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  1. Hastings in Q2: Music Sales Down 12%, Most Everything Else Up

    August 21, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Different retailer, same story. Brick-and-mortar retailer Hastings Entertainment reported a second-quarter loss of $3.4 million on revenue of $104.1 million for the quarter ended July 31. The loss was a slight improvement from a $4.1 million loss ...

  2. Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon Headline Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. rock acts Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon are to headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, which takes place June 10 to 12, 2010. Britpop band Pulp, who announced earlier this month that they were reforming to play a series of U.K. and ...

  3. Kings Of Leon Announce U.K. Outdoor Shows

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon has announced a five-date run of U.K. outdoor shows, to take place next summer. Beginning May 30 at the Coventry Ricoh Arena, the tour also calls at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light (June 17), Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground ...

  4. Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson To Play New U.K. Venue

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Kelis, Hurts, Tinie Tempah, Kele and Klaxons are among the acts booked to play the new HMV Institute venue in Birmingham. Following a long-term, multi-million pound refurbishment since its closure in 2008, the U.K. ve ...

  5. Bestival Renews U.K. TV Deal

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bestival organizers have announced that for the fifth year running Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from the event. Topman CTRL is the official sponsor of Channel 4's coverage and will link up with Bestival founder Rob da Bank, who will cu ...

  6. U.K. Promoter Wins Legal Battle Over Cancelled Bob Marley Tribute Gig

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A U.K. events promoter has won a legal battle against Manchester City Council over the cancellation of a Bob Marley Tribute Festival which had been due to take place in the Northern England city in August 2008. Sean Paul and Kymani Marley, the son ...

  7. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  8. Best Buy Confirms Two More U.K. Stores

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy is busy expanding its U.K. presence after opening its first store here in April. It has confirmed a new store in Derby at Kingsway Retail Park in the autumn, followed by a Nottingham store at the Castle Marina Retail Park in spring/summer ...

  9. New U.K. Venues To Open In Midlands

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. will soon have two new venues in Birmingham and Leicester in the Midlands. Birmingham's Digbeth Institute is to re-launch as the HMV Institute in September, following a major refurbishment. The main room is 1,500-capacity with a seco ...

  10. U.K. Glade Fest Nixed

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Glade Festival has become the first victim of the U.K. summer festivals, with organizers blaming its cancellation on the increased requirements for policing, security and stewarding. The 15,000-capacity event was scheduled to feature Orbital, ...

  11. Jay-Z, Strokes, Pink For Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, the Strokes and Pink are among the first acts confirmed to play the 2010 Isle of Wight festival, held June 11-13 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday June 11 with New York City alt- ...

  12. Editors Light Up Birmingham

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock band Editors will open new Academy Music Group (AMG) venue, the O2 Academy Birmingham, as part of the set-up for the release of its third studio set "In This Light And On This Evening." The band will play the first show at ...

  13. Reading Fest Increases Capacity, Sound Levels

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reading Borough Council has allowed the Reading Festival to increase its capacity each year until 2011, starting with an extra 3,500 for the 2009 event. This brings the total capacity to 84,000. A further 3,500 will be available in 2010 and anothe ...

  14. Study Shows Isle of Wight Fest's $24 Million Boost

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A university study has revealed the annual Isle of Wight festival potentially contributes up to £15 million ($24.4 million) to the island's economy, according to the Isle of Wight Council. The figure includes spend away from the site by visit ...

  15. Beach Break Live Fest Moves To Kent

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. summer festival Beach Break Live has been moved to the new site of Port Lympne Safari Park in Kent after permission to use the original site in Cornwall was rejected. The event is targeted at university students. According to organizers, a pa ...

  16. Specials' Opening London Date Pulled

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. act the Specials will not play its opening scheduled date of a five-night run at London's Brixton Academy. Singer Terry Hall has been ordered to rest because of a throat infection, leading to the postponement of the May 6 show today hour ...

  17. Secondary Ticket Deal For Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following its deal with Festival Republic for Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals , London-based Viagogo has now become the official secondary ticketing partner for the Isle Of Wight Festival, held June 12 to 14. The 50,000-capacity Isle Of W ...

  18. Heavenly Planet Fest Canceled

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s inaugural Heavenly Planet Festival, scheduled for July 10 and 11 in Reading, has been canceled because of the impact of the recession. Reading Borough Council and promoter Festival Republic announced today (March 17) that the world ...

  19. Cocker Confirms New Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock act Jarvis Cocker has confirmed a May 18 release for his second solo album, which is titled "Further Complications" (Rough Trade). He recently announced four dates in support of the album, starting in Blackpool at the Empre ...

  20. Young Headlines Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, closing the event on Sunday, June 14. Young is also strongly rumored to be the final headline act to be confirmed for Glastonbury Festival, held June 24 to 28, alongside U.K. rock ac ...

  21. WOMAD Announces 2009 Dates

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leading world-music festival WOMAD has revealed July 24 to 26 as the dates for its 2009 instalment. The event, now in its 27th year, will remain at Charlton Park in Wiltshire, England. Tickets are on sale now, including the new 'teenager tick ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Weller, Girls Aloud Head To Isle Of Wight

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The promoter of the Isle Of Wight Festival is launching a spin-off event on the British island. British rock veteran Paul Weller will headline the first night at Osborne House on July 26, with pop act Girls Aloud topping the bill the following nig ...

  24. Gov't, Music Biz Get Behind Soccer Project

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British culture secretary Andy Burnham is getting his game behind the music's industry's new alliance with soccer, stating that "together, they can be a potent force all over the country." Burnham, a devout music-man, was one o ...

  25. Stott Joins Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT World-renowned concert pianist Kathryn Stott has been appointed artistic director of the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society (MCCS). Lancashire-born Stott is a soloist with associations with the U.K.'s major orchestras. She has ongoing musica ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Harlow Takes UMGI Int'l Marketing Role

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International will announce today (Jan. 7) the appointment of Tony Harlow as senior VP of international marketing, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Max Hole, executive VP of UMGI, Harlow will be tasked with all UMGI� ...

  28. Reverend Opens New AMG Sheffield Venue

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST British electro newcomers Reverend and the Makers will launch U.K. live music and club venues operator Academy Music Group's new site in Sheffield with a gig on April 11, 2008. Other performers lined-up to play the new Carling Academy Sheffie ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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. ...

  31. WOMAD Adds Box Set And 37 Acts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s World Of Music And Dance (WOMAD) festival has added a further 37 acts to its 2007 line-up and plans to release a lavish three-CD box set to celebrate its 25th birthday on July 23. WOMAD founding director and former Genesis vocalist ...

  32. Stones Split With Manager Loewenstein

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have effectively split with their long-time business manager, Prince Rupert Loewenstein. The move was confirmed in a statement issued this morning by a publicist on behalf of the Stones. The statement reads, "Prince Rupert ...

  33. BRIT Winners Line Up For IoW Festival

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The United Kingdom's annual Isle of Wight Festival today (Feb. 19) unveiled a strong line-up for its 2007 edition, including several artists who starred at this year's BRIT Awards ceremony. Headlining the first night of the three-day eve ...

  34. Promo Veteran Durham Dies

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country and pop record promoter Lee Durham died July 2 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Diane. Veteran country and pop record promoter Lee Durham died July 2 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his ...

  35. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Harlow to continue running indie group. Harlow to continue running indie group. News ...

  36. NAA Elects Huckstep As Chairman

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The United Kingdom's National Arenas Assn. has elected Geoff Huckstep as chairman. Huckstep is currently CEO of the National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena. The United Kingdom's National Arenas Assn. has elected Geoff Huckstep as chairm ...

  37. Global Pulse

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Global deadlines are looming for Editors, with an international touring schedule keeping the Birmingham, England-based alternative rock act on the road throughout spring. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Global deadlines are looming for Editors, w ...

  38. Brit Industry To Hold Court On DRM

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feb. 2 hearing called at House of Commons. A cross-selection of music industry executives have been granted an opportunity to voice their opinions on digital rights management before some of Britain's key decision makers in the Internet field ...

  39. On The Road

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's motorsports division kicks off the first extended European tour of its Monster Jam production Aug. 12 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England. Read Ra Clear Channel Entertainment's motors ...

  40. Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cornwall's Eden Project to host July 2 concert. Cornwall's Eden Project to host July 2 concert. News ...

  41. Retail Track

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While managing to eke out a profit for its fiscal first quarter, ending April 30, Hastings Entertainment was down from the corresponding period in 2004. Read Ed Christman's column. While managing to eke out a profit for its fiscal first quart ...

  42. Retail Track

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While managing to eke out a profit for its fiscal first quarter, ending April 30, Hastings Entertainment was down from the corresponding period in 2004. Read Ed Christman's column. While managing to eke out a profit for its fiscal first quart ...

  43. Retail Track

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While managing to eke out a profit for its fiscal first quarter, ending April 30, Hastings Entertainment was down from the corresponding period in 2004. Read Ed Christman's column. While managing to eke out a profit for its fiscal first quart ...

  44. U.K. Raid Nets Pirated Goods At Trunk Sale

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. anti-piracy agencies reported April 5 that a major raid over the weekend on a Midlands car trunk sale netted about half a million pounds worth of counterfeit films, games and music. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. anti-piracy agencies ...

  45. On The Road

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the final Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a lengthy refund reconciliation, band manager John Paluska will dismantle the band's Burlington, Vt.-based management company, Dionys With the final Phish fest in Coventry, Vt ...

  46. Retail Track

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST After trimming its third-quarter losses, Hastings raises it annual earnings estimate. Read Ed Christman's column. After trimming its third-quarter losses, Hastings raises it annual earnings estimate. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  47. Retail Track

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST After trimming its third-quarter losses, Hastings raises it annual earnings estimate. Read Ed Christman's column. After trimming its third-quarter losses, Hastings raises it annual earnings estimate. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  48. Retail Track

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST After trimming its third-quarter losses, Hastings raises it annual earnings estimate. Read Ed Christman's column. After trimming its third-quarter losses, Hastings raises it annual earnings estimate. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  49. Sony BMG Sales Names VPs

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Field sales team includes Poole, Kennedy, Polson. Field sales team includes Poole, Kennedy, Polson. News ...

  50. Phish Sorting Out Refunds For Rain-Soaked Finale

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coventry festival expected to gross $10 million. Coventry festival expected to gross $10 million. News ...

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