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  1. 'The Voice U.K.' Audience Dips For Episode Two, Remains Ahead of Last Year's Ratings

    January 21, 2014 1:35 AM EST The ratings for the third season of 'The Voice U.K.' on the BBC continue to trend ahead of last year, even though the second episode Saturday night drew a smaller audience than the season opener.  The BBC, which has been looking to bolst ...

  2. 'The Voice U.K.' Third Season Opener Pulls Strong Ratings

    January 14, 2014 5:27 AM EST The third season opener of "The Voice U.K." on Saturday night drew much stronger ratings than the second season debut in some good news for the BBC, which has been looking to bolster the show's performance. The singing competition&# ...

  3. Business Matters: Artist Happiness as a Long-Term Investment

    October 01, 2012 9:23 PM EDT As interested parties line up for Universal Music Group's divested EMI assets -- particularly Parlaphone Records -- artists and managers are encouraging bidders not to forget about the artists. Jon Webster, CEO of the Music Managers Forum (MM ...

  4. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  5. Walk the Moon Enjoys Overnight Success, Two Years in the Making

    June 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT ''Anna Sun," a catchy track by Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon, is technically the first single from the paisley revival group's self-titled, major-label debut album, out June 19 on RCA Records. But the song, penned by lead si ...

  6. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  7. Universal's A&M Records To Expand Roster

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music's U.K. imprint A&M Records is to expand its roster following the promotion of Orla Lee to managing director. Lee takes up her new post Sept. 1 following the departure of previous label head Simon Gavin, who was recently ap ...

  8. UMG Pushes More Aggressive App Strategy

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is escalating its already aggressive iPhone strategy with the introduction of its first label-branded iPhone app in the game Six String. This is the first app that allows the label to showcase its entire catalog through its o ...

  9. HMV Secures Mama Group Shares

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV Group said it has secured acceptances of 56.4% of the shares in live venue joint venture partner Mama Group. HMV had the backing of the share-holding Mama company directors for its Dec. 23 offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 ce ...

  10. HMV On Course For Mama Takeover

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is on course to purchase its live music joint venture partner Mama Group, after rival bidder SMS Finance confirmed its offer had lapsed without managing to secure the necessary shareholder support. Last month Luxemb ...

  11. HMV Agrees Deal To Buy Live Partner Mama

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has agreed a bid for its live music joint venture partner Mama Group, which values the London-based company at £46 million ($73.4 million). In a statement today (Dec. 23), HMV said its offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 cents) ...

  12. Jane's Addiction Closes Lollapalooza With Short, Sweet Set

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction only ran through a dozen songs, but Perry Farrell and company made sure to roll through most of their hits for a revved-up crowd Sunday night to close out the 2009 Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago. The headliners started abou ...

  13. Mama Group Profit Up On HMV Deal

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live music, marketing and artist services company the Mama Group has increased profit after tax to £4.94 million ($7.4 million) for the six months ending Jan. 31, 2009. The London-based company benefited from the sale in January of a number of sub ...

  14. Radiohead, Monkeys, Kings To Headline Reading/Leeds

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England’s August Bank ...

  15. Final Week For London's Astoria

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST London's Astoria venue, one of the best known in the U.K. capital, will officially close on Jan. 15 as a result of the government's Crossrail project. To enable the major redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station, a number of propert ...

  16. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Dominates Euro Albums Chart

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC soars triumphantly on European Top 100 Albums, racing 67-1 with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony Music). Pink's "So What" (LaFace/Sony Music) starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. "Black Ice" claim ...

  17. U.K.’s Play.com Adds Majors’ Catalogs

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. online entertainment retailer Play.com has increased its weight in the competitive digital music market, confirming today that it has struck content deals which mean it is now supported by all four major record companies. PlayDigital launched ...

  18. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  19. U.K. Artists Form Coalition To Protect Rights

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of U.K. artists including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash have signed up to a new representative body, the Featured Artists' Coalition. The London-based organization was officially launched at Manchester's In The ...

  20. NME Awards Moves To Brixton Academy

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shockwaves NME Awards are moving to Brixton Academy for the ceremony on Feb. 25, 2009. The South London venue has staged the awards once before in its 55-year history, as well as hosting several of its awards tours and shows. Brixton Academy h ...

  21. Majors Ink O2 Concert Distribution Deal

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital content provider New Stream Media (NSM) has inked licensing deals with the four majors, allowing it to record and distribute concerts at London's O2 and indigo2 venues. NSM -- the venues' digital content partner -- has signed dea ...

  22. Festival Merch Scores Despite Credit Crunch

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-merchandise and licensing company Firebrand Live says its booming business confirms that U.K. festivals continue to offer a strong market for associated products despite the credit crunch. Following analysis of sales in the firs ...

  23. Kaiser Chiefs Find New Home Down Under

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, signed or licensed to Universal affiliates domestically and in the U.S., has broken ranks down under. The act has signed with Michael Gudinski's Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand, distributed th ...

  24. Stay Of Execution For London's Astoria, Metro Venues

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London is expected to lose three central live music venues, including the Astoria and Astoria two venues, because of the Crossrail development, due for completion in 2017. Construction of the new rail service across London will necessitate the dem ...

  25. Prince Closes Coachella Day Two With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a rare U.S. festival appearance, the late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be successful, as the Purple One drew massive crowds to the event's main ...

  26. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be a huge hit, as the Purple One drew a massive crowd to the event's main stage Saturday night (April 26). Pr ...

  27. TCT Line-Up Adds Madness, Armatrading, Gray

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veterans Madness, Joan Armatrading and David Gray will join newcomers Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald on the bill for this year's April 8-13 Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall. Now in its 8th year, the TCT gigs wil ...

  28. BT Sponsors IoW Fest

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST British telecommunications giant BT has come on board this year's June 13-15 Isle of Wight Festival as primary sponsor. The Police, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols and KT Tunstall are among the headliners booked to play the event, which will take ...

  29. Live Nation Acquires Amsterdam Music Hall

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has acquired the operating company for the 5,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Black Box Theater Exploitatie BV manages and holds the 20-year lease for the venue, which is the only one of its size in the Dutch capital. Liv ...

  30. B-Unique Goes Atlantic Route, Starts Management Arm

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST B-Unique, the British label home to Kaiser Chiefs and Primal Scream, has struck a deal with Warner Music U.K. that will see it become integrated into Atlantic Records U.K., with effect from February 2008. The new partnership, unveiled today, will ...

  31. SuperVision's Craig Joins Atlantic U.K.

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Craig, a long-time artist manager who co-founded the SuperVision Management firm, has been appointed GM of Atlantic Records U.K., with effect from Nov. 5. And in a related move, Lavolta Records co-founder Siona Ryan will join the U.K. affilia ...

  32. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  33. Monkeys, Kaisers, Muse, Killers Up For Qs

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nods each, rock acts Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse and the Killers are the frontrunners for the annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 8 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Arctic Monkeys are up for best live act, and their sophomor ...

  34. Kaiser Chiefs Cancel North American Dates

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based rock act Kaiser Chiefs has canceled a week's worth of U.S. and Canada concert dates in September to focus on the follow-up to its sophomore album, "Yours Truly, Angry Mob," according to a spokesperson for the group. The f ...

  35. Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs Lord It Over Proms

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BBC today revealed the first names among the 80 acts that will be performing at the second Electric Proms festival in London. DJ and remixer Mark Ronson and Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs have been confirmed for this year's Electric Proms, whic ...

  36. Belgian Festivals Win 'Green' Awards

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Rimpelrock and the Pukkelpop festivals have been honored with the Green 'n Clean Award in recognition of their environmental efforts. Yourope, the pan-European festival organization, bestowed the accolades after assigning the f ...

  37. Wireless Festival Sets Webcast Record

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More than 55,000 fans watched live streaming from London's four-day O2 Wireless Festival -- the highest Webcasting figures ever achieved by telecommunications company Tiscali. Tiscali partnered with Live Nation for the shows, which took place ...

  38. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  39. Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Italia Wave Bill

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs and Mika are included in the line-up for the Italia Wave Love Festival, which will be held in Florence from July 17 to 22. Italian acts include Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela, Avion Travel and Casino Royale. T ...

  40. Glastonbury Gets The Go Ahead

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Glastonbury Festival have cleared a final, licensing hurdle. The giant outdoor music event has been granted a four-year licence, beginning with this year's June 22-24 event. Mendip District Council, which licenses the festival i ...

  41. The Who, Gallagher Line-Up For U.K. TCT Concerts

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian are some of the big-name artists participating in the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust week of concerts, which kicks off tonight (March 26). Gallagher, hot Scottish newcomers The View ...

  42. Headliners Named For U.K.'s Wireless Fest

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rockers The White Stripes and Kaiser Chiefs will join premiere electro acts Daft Punk and Faithless as headliners for this year's O2 Wireless Festival, organizers said today. The Live Nation-promoted festival will roll out as a fo ...

  43. Iggy, Kaiser Chiefs Lord It Over Fuji Fest

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iggy and the Stooges, the Shins, the Kaiser Chiefs and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are among the first group of acts confirmed to play at this year's Fuji Rock Festival, which takes place July 27-29 in Naeba, Japan. Also confirmed is leading Jap ...

  44. Norah Extends Euro Albums Chart Run

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the fifth consecutive week, Norah Jones is No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone). The album retains top spot in the Belgian region of Flanders and, although it d ...

  45. Norah, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Europe

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Norah Jones racks up a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), English rock band Kaiser Chiefs scores its first No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Ruby" (B-Unique/Pol ...

  46. Snow Patrol Round-Up Four Meteor Awards

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol scooped four awards at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007, held last night (Feb. 1) in Dublin. The Scottish/Irish alternative rock group won for best Irish band, best Irish album for "Eyes Open," (Fiction), best live perfor ...

  47. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  48. Courtney Love Rules BBC Radio Waves For A Day

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love is being made an honorary music controller for the day of Dec. 11 on BBC 6 Music, the digital radio station operated by the United Kingdom's public broadcaster the BBC. As the "6 Music Selector," as the all-day program ...

  49. GLOBAL PULSE: BORN IN EUROPE

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Damon Gough has admitted hitting an artistic "wall" while recording his fifth album as Badly Drawn Boy, "Born in the U.K." (EMI). In summer 2005, the singer/songwriter abandoned sessions with producer Damon Gough has admitted h ...

  50. Moss Upped At Rondor Music Publishing

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to executive VP/creative. Ron Moss was promoted to executive VP/creative at Rondor Music Publishing. Moss reports to Lance Freed, president of the company, and is based in Los Angeles. In this expanded role, Moss is charged with shaping R ...

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