Joy Division

  1. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  2. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  3. Backbeat: The Killers Thrill NYC For 'American Express: Unstaged' Concert With Werner Herzog

    September 19, 2012 5:36 PM EDT Brandon Flowers of the Killers on stage at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx. (Photo: Getty: Donald Bowers / American Express Unstaged) "Hello! We're The Killers , brought to you by way of fabulous Las Vegas. This one goes out to Planet ...

  4. 10 Cool Things on Spotify's 'History of Music' Timeline

    March 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Spotify launched its new Facebook Timeline today, with the added wrinkle being that they have compiled a "History of Music," transporting users from the present all the way back to 1000 A.D. and the beginning of "popular music." ...

  5. Disney Pulls Joy Division-Inspired Shirt

    January 25, 2012 9:32 PM EST Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web attention. Peter Hook Calls Disney's Controversial Joy Division-Inspired T-Shirt a 'Backhanded Compliment' The shirt, which presented a s ...

  6. Will Oldham Introduces Bonny Billy Gourmet Coffee Blend

    January 25, 2012 4:32 PM EST Will Oldham's Bonny Billy Blend Kona Rose Coffee available on the Drag City label's website. In an age of seemingly endless possibilities for music merchandising, some items still manage to evoke a sense of wonderment, awe and/or even a ...

  7. Peter Hook Calls Disney's Controversial Joy Division-Inspired T-Shirt a 'Backhanded Compliment'

    January 24, 2012 6:00 PM EST The Disney Store's "Waves Mickey Mouse tee" references Joy Division's 1979 debut "Unknown Pleasures," an album designed by Peter Saville. (Photo: Screen Grab) It was never the most obvious of artist/brand tie-ups, whi ...

  8. Backbeat: Brooklyn Vegan's 'Dream Showcase:' Braids, Weekend, Active Child, Pepper Rabbit, Blue Hawaii

    October 22, 2011 10:55 AM EDT   Tangled Up In Red: Braids Celebrate After Performing for a Sold Out Crowd (L-R) Katie Lee, Taylor Smith, Billboard's Maria Sherman, Austin Tufts andd Raphaelle Standell-Preston. Brooklyn Vegan stands as an unlikely success story. The New Yo ...

  9. Universal Music Publishing Extends Joy Division Deal; Peter Hook Dismayed By New Order Reunion Shows

    October 04, 2011 5:07 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing has extended its worldwide administration deal with pioneering U.K. rock band Joy Division. The legendary Manchester band first formed in 1977 and achieved cult status with its two studio albums "Unknown Pleasures&q ...

  10. U2 Doc 'From The Sky Down' To Open Toronto Film Fest

    July 26, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Davis Guggenheim's U2 documentary "From The Sky Down" will have its world premiere at the opening night Gala for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 8, it was announced today. TIFF's lineup has always included ...

  11. Retail Briefs: NARM, Heavy Rotation Records, Alliance Entertainment

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers and the Country Music Assn. will produce an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Nov. 9. The keynote will be an interview with U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters , who will discuss ...

  12. Primal Scream's Mani Apologizes To Peter Hook

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Primal Scream bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield has issued a forthright apology to his former Freebass bandmate Peter Hook for attacking him via social network site Twitter. Since 2005 Mounfield and Hook, formerly bassist in New Order, have ...

  13. Freebass Drops 4-Track EP, Sets Album Date

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over five years on from the project first being announced, Freebass -- the alternative rock super group comprising Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of ...

  14. Factory Records HQ Reborn As Live Music Venue

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The onetime base of Manchester, England label Factory Records is to re-open as a live music venue and club entitled FAC 251 - the Factory. A joint venture between former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and U.K. club operators Tokyo Indus ...

  15. Business Matters: Guvera, Mewbox, Guy Hands, SXSW

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Unlike most ad-supported sites, the upcoming Guvera will offer downloads and streams. And its take on advertising in unique: it plans to align ...

  16. Historic U.K. Venue To Re-open

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Manchester music venue Band on the Wall is to re-open Sept. 25 following a £4 million ($6.4 million) investment. First opened in 1975 as a jazz venue, Band on the Wall was at the centre of Manchester's punk scene in the late 1970s and was hom ...

  17. U.K. Newspaper's War Child Giveaway

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper the Independent will give away an exclusive compilation featuring a selection of tracks from the series of War Child charity albums, including three from the forthcoming "Heroes" release. Entitled "From Help to Heroes ...

  18. War Child Postpones 'Heroes' Release

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to t ...

  19. Duffy, Beck Cover 'Heroes' For War Child

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity is to partner with EMI's Parlophone label on a covers album, "Heroes", featuring contemporary acts chosen by music legends. The album, released by Parlophone on Nov. 24, will raise funds for the UK-based charit ...

  20. Hook Sets Freebass Release Date

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freebass, the alternative rock supergroup formed by former Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Mani from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of The Smiths, is planning to release their as-yet-untitled debut album in March 2009 ...

  21. Eclectic Songstress Santogold Readies Debut

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic songstress-MC Santogold previewed her debut self-titled album--a 12 collection that mixes everything from pop, punk, goth, electronica, reggae to R&B--last night (April 3) for Billboard.biz. The set drops April 29 via Downtown/ADA. Pr ...

  22. Portishead Relaunching At Coachella

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast becoming an oasis for high-profile reunions. The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Pixies, Rage Against the Machine, Gang of Four and Bauhaus are just a handful of the ac ...

  23. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  24. Vinyl Gets Vital: A Classic Format Makes A Comeback

    November 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST On a humid Friday night in October, three 19-year-olds crowd into a small New York University dorm room to listen to music. The room is typical: battered posters of Joy Division and Harry Nilsson taped to the walls, an unmade bed, no signs of food ...

  25. Publishing Vet Howard Launches New Firm

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Zomba Music Publishing U.K. managing director Steven Howard is returning to the sector with a new company, TCB Music Publishing. The publishing business, part of the TCB Group, has a global administration pact with Kobalt Music Publishing a ...

  26. Napster Re-Launches Web Service

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster is entering yet another new phase of existence, re-launching the Web-based Napster 4.0 service today. The main thrust of the re-launch is a completely web-based access to the Napster service. Previous versions required users to download a ...

  27. Q Gongs Handed Out In London

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tony Wilson, the enigmatic entrepreneur who discovered and signed Joy Division and Happy Mondays to his Factor Records label, was posthumously recognized as a "Q Hero" today at the Q Awards in London. Wilson, whose unconventional career ...

  28. Joy Division Honored At Diesel Awards

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joy Division and its sleeve designer Peter Saville were among the winners at the Diesel:U:Music Awards in London. On the eve of the national U.K. release of "Control," the biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, the Manchester post-pun ...

  29. Last.fm, Orion Pact On Book Campaign

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking Web site Last.fm has teamed up with publisher Orion for a novel book promotion. The music recommendation site, which has more than 20 million users, will form part of the marketing campaign for crime writer Ian Rankin ...

  30. Winehouse Wins At MOJO Awards

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse, the Stooges and Joy Division were among the winners at MOJO magazine's annual gathering of rock legends in London last night. The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to both classic artists and new music and always draws a heavyweig ...

  31. UMPG Forges Pact For Joy Division Catalog

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has struck a long-term, worldwide deal to administer the catalog of Joy Division, the legendary post-punk group which later evolved into New Order. The exclusive agreement represents the band's works, includin ...

  32. In The City OZ Postponed

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, co-founder and co-curator of Manchester, England's In The City (ITC) seminar and showcase event, has postponed the Australian version due to health issues. In The City AAA (Australia, Australasia, Asia) was to have been held for ...

  33. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  34. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  35. HMV Presses Button On 'Biggest Ever' Campaign

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's market-leading music and entertainment merchant HMV will launch on Tuesday (Sept. 5) what it describes as its biggest-ever marketing campaign. Britain's market-leading music and entertainment merchant HMV will launch on Tuesday ...

  36. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  37. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  38. Veteran Zomba U.K. Head Howard Exits

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steven Howard, managing director of Zomba Music Publishers U.K. and Zomba Music Management, has exited the company after 24 years' service. Steven Howard, managing director of Zomba Music Publishers U.K. and Zomba Music Management, has exited ...