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  1. Ojos De Brujo's U.K. Visa Ruling Reversed

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish hip-hop/flamenco fusion band Ojos de Brujo will be able to play the three U.K. dates on its world tour after all, following a decision by the U.K. consulate in Madrid to overturn an earlier ban on issuing visas to the group's two Cuba ...

  2. Ojos De Brujo Members Refused U.K. Visas

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leading Spanish hip-hop/flamenco fusion act Ojos de Brujo had to cancel its London concert at the Roundhouse venue, because the United Kingdom consulate in Madrid refused to issue visas to the band's two Cuban musicians. Ojos de Brujo's ...

  3. The Beatles To Finally Go Digital With 'Rock Band'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Beatles will finally go digital on Sept. 9 with the release of the Fab Four edition of the popular "Rock Band" video game. In a joint statement Thursday (March 5), the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., Harmonic and MTV Games said that ...

  4. Liverpool Sound City Confirms Keynotes

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Worldwide head of music and marketing at EA Games, Steve Schnur, and programme and music director at San Francisco's KITS 'Live 105,' Aaron Axelsen, have been confirmed as the first keynote speakers for Liverpool Sound City 2009, he ...

  5. Liverpool SoundCity Returns, Offers Free Festival Slots

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music festival and conference, Liverpool SoundCity will return to the "European Capital of Culture" May 20 - 23 and is offering artists the chance to apply for the festival at no cost until Jan. 30. SoundCity made its debut in May 2008, ...

  6. Zavvi Stores To Close

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The joint administrators of U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi have announced the immediate closure of 22 stores. The store closures will result in the redundancy of 178 employees. The other 92 stores in the U.K. will continue to trade and ther ...

  7. MTV EMAs Web Traffic Revealed

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled its figures for Web traffic, online voting and mobile downloads for last month's MTV Europe Music Awards. The event was staged in Liverpool on Nov. 6 and performers included Pink, The Killers, Beyonce a ...

  8. 'Eleanor Rigby' document fetches $177,000

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 97-year-old document that contains clues to the identity of Eleanor Rigby, the subject of one of the Beatles' best-loved songs, sold for £115,000 ($177,000) at auction. The total fell well short of high estimates of around £500,000 ($769,00 ...

  9. Berlin To Host 2009 MTV EMAs

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled Berlin as the city that will host the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Nov. 5. It will be the fourth time that the awards ceremony, which is broadcast on MTV across Europe and screened in the U.S., has ...

  10. Grainge Joins Fellow Business Leaders In Liverpool

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Creative business leaders are to meet in Liverpool for the first ambassador meeting for “Cabinet,” the inaugural creativity and business international network conference held in Hertfordshire on Oct. 26-28, 2009. Universal Music International chai ...

  11. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards held at Liverpool Echo Arena in the U.K., while the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Britney Spears sent a video acceptance for ...

  12. McCartney To Be Honored AT MTV EMAs

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney is to be honored with a one-off ultimate legend award at the 15th MTV Europe Music Awards, which is held Nov. 6 in Liverpool. The former Beatle is due to attend the show. Speaking at a press conference held earlier today in the ...

  13. Mothers Of Invention Drummer Jimmy Carl Black Dies

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's The Mothers of Invention, has died at age 70. Black, a native of El Paso, Texas, died Saturday of cancer in Siegsdorf, Germany, according t ...

  14. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  15. Take That Plot 'Circus' Stadium Tour

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. boy band Take That will embark on its biggest U.K. tour yet, running June 6 to July 4 next year. "Take That Presents The Circus Live - Summer 2009" will take in five stadium venues around the United Kingdom. The tour will begin at S ...

  16. Oasis Wraps Electric Proms, Sells Out Wembley Shows

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has concluded the five-day BBC Electric Proms event with a show at London's Roundhouse venue featuring 50 guest vocalists from the Crouch End Festival Chorus. The choir collaborated with the U.K. rock act on several songs, including the ...

  17. Grainge Appointed To U.K. Govt Creative Industries Panel

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge has been appointed to the panel of business leaders at the U.K. government's Creativity & Business International Network in Oct. 2009. The international creative business ...

  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. Take That Comeback At MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Take That has joined the line-up for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held on Nov. 6 at Liverpool's Echo Arena. It will be a return to the MTV Awards stage for the boy band, which performed at the very first MTV EMAs, stag ...

  20. HMV Lets Customers Swap Pre-Played Games For CDs, iPods

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is entering the pre-played games market with its “Re/Play” service, which will launch Oct. 24. Re/Play will launch in 160 stores across the U.K. and Ireland, including flagships in London's Oxford Street, Birmi ...

  21. Ringo Starr's Fan Mail Ban

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr has posted a video message on his official Web site informing fans that he will no longer sign any memorabilia or receive fan mail. During the brief message at http://ringostarr.com/home.php, the former Beatle says he has "too muc ...

  22. Gillmer Steps Up AT MTVNI

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted Bruce Gillmer to senior VP of talent and music. He was previously senior VP of music/music programming for MTV Networks in the U.S. Gillmer, who has worked for MTV Networks for 21 years, will continu ...

  23. Beyonce Eyeing 2009 Tour

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce is blocking off time for a 2009 tour in support of her upcoming third solo album, due Nov. 18 via Music World/Columbia. The artist will play international dates next spring, followed by a North American tour in early summer. The as-yet-unt ...

  24. MTV Europe Music Awards Get 'Rickrolled'

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eighties U.K. pop star Rick Astley has received his first ever MTV Europe Music Award nomination for his global chart-topper "Never Gonna Give You Up" (RCA) from 1987 and 1988. The nomination follows a viral internet phenomenon last year ...

  25. Beyonce To Perform AT MTV EMAs in Liverpool

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool at the Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The city is 2008 European Capital of Culture. Finalists in seven of the 11 awards categories have also been confirmed. Britney Spears, Coldplay and Duffy ...

  26. Oasis To Close Electric Proms Fest

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Oasis has been confirmed to play the final night of the BBC Electric Proms at London Roundhouse on Oct. 26. The band will be accompanied by the 50-piece Crouch End Festival Chorus for the closing show of the five-day festival, which ...

  27. Bacharach To Open Electric Proms

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songwriter Burt Bacharach will launch this year's BBC Electric Proms festival, which is staged from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. Now in its third year, the Electric Proms will return to London and shows will additionally be staged in Liverpool ...

  28. Female Stars Dominate U.K. MTV Nominations

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adele, Duffy and Leona Lewis will battle it out for best U.K. act at this year's MTV Music Europe Awards (EMAs). The three hitmakers will be competing against pop duo the Ting Tings and alternative band the Wombats at the Nov. 6 event, which ...

  29. HMV Sales On The Rise

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group announced 1.3% growth in total sales for the 18 weeks ending Aug. 30, in the first trading update of its current financial year. "In what is a tough consumer environment, the solid start made by the Group to the new financial year m ...

  30. Perez Hilton Is MTV EMAs Digital Host

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is to host the live Webcast of this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in the U.K. city of Liverpool on Nov. 6. The "EMAs" ceremony will take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, one of the Eu ...

  31. MTV Rolls Out HD Service

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) is launching an international High Definition service on Sept. 15 in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden. The MTV Networks High Definition (MTVNHD) channel will debut at 12 noon (CET) with 30 Sec ...

  32. John Lennon Biopic To Focus On Rise To Fame

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood. Produced by U.K. shingle Ecosse Films and with a script from "Control" screenwriter Matt ...

  33. Universal Unearths Catalog Treasure With Lost Tunes

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Catalog today launches Lost Tunes, an online U.K. download store focused on deep catalog and rare, exclusive and "overlooked" tracks. Based at www.losttunes.com and powered by digital media delivery company 7digital, the ...

  34. MOJO Awards Handed Out In London

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's extraordinary breakthrough was confirmed tonight when the Welsh singer took out one of the main categories at MOJO magazine's annual awards ceremony, held at the Brewery venue in east London. The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to ...

  35. Wombats Burrow Into Royal Albert Hall

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall is canvassing new and breaking artists to perform on its famous stage. The distinctive venue in west London is launching an initiative this week, entitled the Albert Sessions, which enables bands to perf ...

  36. Rockferry Stays On Top In Europe

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third week, while the new Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey shows Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), featuring Justin Timberlake, at the he ...

  37. A Day In The Life To Commemorate The Beatles

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool will host a day of celebrations July 10 in honor of the city's favorite sons, the Beatles. Intended as a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four, the Beatles Day program will include a number of special events taking place throughout th ...

  38. Australia's Gyroscope Grabs Top Chart Slot

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia-signing Gyroscope's third album "Breed Obsession" debuted at the top spot in this week's Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart. The last Australian group to hit No. 1 on the ARIA ...

  39. Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" continues to dominate The Billboard 200, topping the chart for a third non-consecutive week. The J records album sold 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 14% sales drop from t ...

  40. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  41. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  42. Zavvi Celebrates Double-Digit Holiday Sales Boost

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi has reported a 10.8% increase in sales on the previous year, when it was trading as Virgin Megastores. However, music sales were down 11.6% compared to the same period in the previous year. The company blames ...

  43. U.K.'s AMG Ushers In Three New Venues

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group is on the expansion trail. The British live music and club venues firm has struck separate, long-time lease agreements with a view to open new sites next year in the northern English cities Leeds and Sheffield. The London-based ...

  44. MTV EMAs Come To Liverpool In 2008

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool, the northern English city which was the birthplace of the Beatles, has been chosen to host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, organizers said today. The 15th annual event will take place at the 10,600-capacity Echo Arena on Nov. 6, 2008. ...

  45. McCartney Gets Back To Liverpool

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is to play a homecoming concert for 35,000 fans in Liverpool as part of the city's program of events for its year as European Capital of Culture. The former Beatle will headline the Liverpool Sound Concert at Liverpool Foot ...

  46. Winehouse Pulls Out Of V Fest

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has canceled her planned appearance at this weekend's V Festival in the U.K., with her record label blaming ongoing "health issues". The singer has pulled a run of shows in recent days, including dates in Norway and De ...

  47. Winehouse Hospitalized, Cancels Gigs

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has pulled a stretch of European concerts after being admitted to the hospital suffering from "severe exhaustion." The artist was discharged from London's University College Hospital yesterday afternoon just hours afte ...

  48. EMI Throws Support Behind VisitBritain Campaign

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music U.K. artists will take center stage in a campaign to promote Britain as a popular destination for overseas visitors. Through an exclusive, longterm partnership struck with VisitBritain, the national-tourism marketing agency, EMI will sup ...

  49. Ingenious, Rival Organisation Team For U.K. Concerts

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Venture capital firm Ingenious is to invest in and co-promote a series of U.K. open-air concerts at stately British estates from 2008 through an agreement with The Rival Organisation. The deal is Ingenious Live Venture Capitalist Trusts' thir ...

  50. Ingenious Backs New U.K. Fests

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based venture capital firm Ingenious is to co-promote two music festivals in London. Through its Live Venture Capitalist Trusts, Ingenious will invest in the Underage and Field Day music festivals, to be held in Victoria Park, London on Aug. ...

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