Iceland

  1. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  2. Volcanic Dust Threatens U.K. Acts' Coachella Sets

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. acts Gary Numan, the Cribs and Bad Lieutenant could miss their Coachella Festival appearances this weekend because of volcanic ash affecting flights. All flights in and out of Britain have been stopped because of a volcanic eruption in Icelan ...

  3. Bjork Turns Venture Capitalist

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bjork has partnered with a Reykjavik-based venture capital firm on a fund that will invest in companies that are socially and environmentally responsible and will help restore Iceland's battered economy. The Icelandic alternative artist has e ...

  4. Hildur Named Music Export Iceland Director

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Icelandic music industry veteran Anna Hildur has been appointed as the inaugural director of the recently-created Music Export Iceland, Billboard.biz has learned. The former journalist and artist manager will split her time between London and Reyk ...

  5. Iceland Cuts VAT On CDs

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded music goods to 7% from 24.5%, with effect from March 2007. The music industry has long lobbied the European Union for a cut in VAT on music-related goods ...

  6. Iceland Cuts VAT On CDs

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded music goods to 7% from 24.5%, with effect from March 2007. The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded ...

  7. Iceland Cuts VAT On CDs

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded music goods to 7% from 24.5%, with effect from March 2007. The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded ...

  8. New Sigur Ros Album Due In September

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First single expected to hit digital retailers in August. Icelandic rock act Sigur Ros is eyeing a September release for its as-yet-untitled new album. According to the band's official Web site, the 11-track set is sung mostly in Sigur Ros� ...

  9. Sizzling Sales For Pixies Summer Euro Tour

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Outing begins May 26 in Iceland. Outing begins May 26 in Iceland. News ...