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  1. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Has No. 1 UK Album, Martin Garrix Has Top Single

    November 18, 2013 4:34 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Posi ...

  2. Zulu Winter Reboots

    June 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Zulu Winter has been working full-time for only six months, but that hasn't stopped the U.K. rock band from making a rapid impact on the indie scene. The London-based five-piece, all former childhood friends from Oxfordshire, England, last ye ...

  3. Chart Moves: Keane & Karmin's Albums Debut, Pitbull's Not-Quite Career-Spanning Hits Set Arrives

    May 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT The Billboard 200: As previously reported, Carrie Underwood stayed steady atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week with Blown Away . The set -- her third No. 1 -- sold 120,000 with a 55% drop in sales. Meanwhile, Adele's 21 album ...

  4. ASCAP Honors Coldplay, Taio Cruz

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored Coldplay with two awards at its 2010 London ceremony Wednesday night (Oct. 13) at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin fro ...

  5. AEG Live Shutters Middle East Office

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live has shuttered its Middle East office in Dubai. It will now partner with local event management company and promoter Done Events, part of Arab Media Group (AMG). In a change to AEG's strategy in the region, AEG Middle East managing di ...

  6. AC/DC Makes It 4 Weeks Atop Euro Chart

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The front-runners on Billboard's pan-European sales charts both extend their stays at No. 1, AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) for a fourth week on European Albums and Stromae for an eighth non ...

  7. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good ...

  8. Kylie Minogue Single Brought Forward

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop artist Kylie Minogue's new single, "All the Lovers," from her forthcoming 11th studio album "Aphrodite," has been pushed forward two weeks and is now set for a U.K. digital release on June 13. A physical rel ...

  9. Electioneering: U.K. Politicians Debate Future Of Biz

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With less than a week to go before the May 6 general election in the U.K, politicians from the main parties have finally got round to debating the future of the music industry. So far, the election has been dominated by issues such as the budget d ...

  10. Keane Unveils U.K. Forest Tour, New EP

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. melodic rock act Keane has announced a series of outdoor live shows to take place next summer as part of the Forestry Commission Live Music (FCLM) series, following the global release of a new 8-track EP entitled "The Night Train" o ...

  11. Artists Back Lily, Call For Three-Strikes Law

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a three-hour meeting in London called by the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the artist community has reached an agreed position on tackling illegal file-sharing that would result in technical sanctions against persistent infringers. It fo ...

  12. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  13. 'Abbey Road' Season 3 Sold To Sundance, C4

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has again sold its U.K. music program "Live From Abbey Road" to the Sundance Channel in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K. The third series has 12 hour-long episodes featuring intimate interview, rehearsa ...

  14. U.K. Festivals Reveal Latest Additions

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A number of high profile U.K. events have confirmed more major acts for the 2009 summer festival season, including Scotland's T in the Park and the Isle of Wight festival. Newcomers to the T in the Park line-up include the Killers as headline ...

  15. El Canto Del Loco Wins Big At Premios 40 Principales

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish band El Canto Del Loco won all five awards they were nominated for at the third Premios 40 Principales gala in Madrid in front of an audience of 18,000. Jim Carrey, who was in the city to present his latest film, and singer Beyoncé were am ...

  16. Former Radio 2 Boss Joins Universal Music U.K.

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, who quit as controller of BBC AC station Radio 2 last month, has joined Universal Music U.K. as director of programming and business development. Her appointment becomes effective on Dec. 8 and she will report to chairman David Jos ...

  17. Pink Knocks Katy Perry Off Eurochart No. 1

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica records a sixth week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal), matching the achievement of its 2003 predecessor "St. Anger." But Katy Perry's ten-week run at N ...

  18. Bacharach Opens Electric Proms

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songwriter Burt Bacharach launched the five-day BBC Electric Proms series at the Roundhouse venue in Camden, north London, with a set packed with classic hits and featuring guest stars. The 80-year-old composer performed at the piano along ...

  19. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of his ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. City Showcase 2008 Wraps

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fifth annual City Showcase draws to a conclusion today, wrapping up a week of festivities which saw the likes of rising Aussie pop singer Gabriella Cilmi, Canadian indie rock act Land of Talk and South African alternative rockers the Parlotone ...

  22. UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the 50th anniversary convention of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) kept alive the product presentation, an extravaganza that was well attended by conventioneers. Kicking off the secon ...

  23. Island Execs Step Up, Gatfield Switches To EMI

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has confirmed that Island Records executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle have been appointed co-presidents of the group. As reported on Billboard.biz yesterday (April 15), the pair will replace the label's current preside ...

  24. Amy, Timbaland Continue Euro Chart Runs

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The bestsellers on Billboard's Europe-wide charts extend their reigns by another week. Amy Winehouse heads European Top 100 Albums for a sixth week and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic s ...

  25. A&R Worldwide Launches Japan Biz

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A&R Worldwide, the global artist discovery, development and consulting firm, has launched a Japan operation in conjunction with music consulting company Music Solutions. The A&R Worldwide Japan unit will be overseen by Music Solutions pres ...

  26. Wales Fflam Fest Postponed Due To Bad Weather

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wales' inaugural Fflam Festival has been postponed. Scheduled to take place July 13-15, organizers said the plug was pulled due to poor weather conditions. Promotion company U.K. Straight Music Limited says new dates will be sought. "The ...

  27. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  28. Groove Mobile, Uni U.K. Partner On Mobile Music Store

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has teamed with Universal Music U.K. to build and operate an off-portal mobile music store. The partnership, unveiled today (Jan. 22) during Midem, will allow Brit ...

  29. Keane To Sell 'Official Bootlegs'

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. tour begins Oct. 17. British alternative rock band Keane has entered into an agreement that will allow recordings of their performances to be released on CD just minutes after the gig has concluded. The band will record every gig on their upc ...

  30. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  31. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  32. Keane Scraps Fall Tour, Frontman Enters Rehab

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek was due to begin Sept. 7 Keane has postponed its fall North American tour while singer Tom Chaplin undergoes rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction. The trek was due to begin Sept. 7 in Chicago and run through Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. Re ...

  33. Muse Remains Tops On Euro Chart

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grabs fourth consecutive week. Muse’s “Black Holes and Revelations” (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) snags a fourth consecutive week atop the European Top 100 Albums chart. Signaling the onset of the quieter summer release period, the top ten of th ...

  34. Chili Peppers, The Who To Headline Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. version of the Virgin Festival, presented by Virgin Mobile and set for Sept. 23 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. ...

  35. Keane's 'Sea' Sails Away With Euro No. 1

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Keane's "Under The Iron Sea" (Universal Island) leads the survey for a third week. In the United Kingdom, it falls 1-2 but sells a further 45,000 u In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  36. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mo ...

  37. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mo ...

  38. Universal U.K. Sets Sights On Globe

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV production. The music major said today (June 26) it has launched Globe Productions, a division focused on creating new television formats and innovative TV Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV p ...

  39. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  40. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  41. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April 10) said it has clinched agreements to distribute more than 500 concerts and documentaries on BT Vision, its new on-demand interactive TV service. BT Visi U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April ...

  42. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April 10) said it has clinched agreements to distribute more than 500 concerts and documentaries on BT Vision, its new on-demand interactive TV service. BT Visi U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April ...

  43. Unger-Hamilton Appointed Virgin U.K. MD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been hired to fill the vacant role as managing director of Virgin Records U.K., with effect from Jan. 13. He succeeds the former Virgin U.K. Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-H ...

  44. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards scheduled for Feb. 8 at Staples Center. With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six ...

  45. Fraser Crook Named Woman Of The Year

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Janet Fraser Crook, director of the long-running BBC2 live performance music series "Later With Jools Holland," was last night (Nov. 23) named Woman of the Year at a ceremony at London's Park Lane Hot Janet Fraser Crook, director of ...

  46. IFPI Awards For Coldplay, Rice, Keane

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice and Keane were honored with IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in April. Coldplay's sophomore album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) collected its fourth Platinum ce Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice ...

  47. IFPI Awards For Coldplay, Rice, Keane

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice and Keane were honored with IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in April. Coldplay's sophomore album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) collected its fourth Platinum ce Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice ...

  48. Austin City Limits Fest Confirms Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The lineup of the fourth Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 23-25 in Austin's Zilker Park, will be announced tomorrow (May 5). The lineup of the fourth Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 23-25 in Austin's Zilk ...

  49. Bublé Finds 'Time' At European Chart Peak

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise) rises 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. It marks the album's first time at the summit after 12 weeks on the survey. "It's Time" has now passed European sales o Mi ...

  50. Bublé Finds 'Time' At European Chart Peak

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise) rises 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. It marks the album's first time at the summit after 12 weeks on the survey. "It's Time" has now passed European sales o Mi ...

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