London Symphony Orchestra

  1. Dave Brubeck, Jazz Composer, Pianist, Dead At 91

    December 05, 2012 12:07 PM EST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of hea ...

  2. Shazam Nets Over One Million Interactions During Olympics' Closing Ceremony

    August 13, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Shazam's social engagement strategies are paying off again. Today the company released a few statistics showing the number of interactions the platform received over the course of the Olympics, including more than one million interactions dur ...

  3. Exclusive: Shazam's 20 Most-Tagged Songs During the Olympics Opening Ceremonies

    August 01, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" was the most-tagged song during the Olympics' opening ceremonies broadcast on July 27, according to audio search company has shared with Billboard.biz. The list of the top 20 song ...

  4. Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?

    February 23, 2012 7:50 AM EST The London 2012 Festival, the UK's biggest-ever nationwide festival, falls under the auspicies of the Cultural Olympiad and will include music events. Though much of the musical contents of the opening and closing ceremonies are still shroude ...

  5. The Rise Of Classical Indie Labels

    December 21, 2011 12:30 PM EST With EMI in meltdown and money hardly pouring forth from the major labels into niche classical projects, it's no surprise that the U.K. classical world is taking matters into its own hands. The 2011 BPI figures show that existing classical in ...

  6. Report: EMI Puts 'For Sale' Sign On Abbey Road

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Abbey Road, the iconic London recording studios, has been put on the market by EMI, according to the Financial Times. EMI declined to comment to Billboard.biz on the prospective sale of the studios, immortalized by the 1969 Beatles album of the sa ...

  7. Lucian Grainge Leads Music Biz Contingent Honored By Queen

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International chairman and chief executive Lucian Grainge heads the U.K. music biz names, ranging from film composers to veteran rockers, on the Queen’s traditional New Year Honors List. Grainge is named a Commander of the Or ...

  8. Leading Conductor Richard Hickox Dies

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Richard Hickox, one of the world's leading conductors, has died from a suspected heart attack, age 60. He died on Sunday, Nov. 23, after a recording session in Wales. He had been due to conduct the new English National Opera production of Ral ...

  9. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  10. Kissin Signs With EMI Classics

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Famed Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin has joined the EMI Classics roster. His first release for label will be "Schumann Piano Concerto In A minor Op.54," and "Mozart Piano Concerto In C minor K.491 No.24" with the London Symphony ...

  11. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service allows indies to handle mobile services. Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). It is an offshoot of a generic pla ...

  12. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent la ...

  13. Hewitt Takes Classical Artist of the Year Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Classic FM Gramophone Awards took place Sept. 28. Angela Hewitt, the Canadian pianist signed to independent classical music label Hyperion, nabbed the Artist of the Year award at this year’s Classic FM Gramophone Awards yesterday (Sept. 28). Hewit ...

  14. Panel: Classical Might Ally With Digital

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital technology could end up being the saviour of an uncertain international classical-music industry, speakers concluded at a panel discussion in London yesterday evening (May 17). Digital technology could end up being the saviour of an uncert ...

  15. Mundi's 'Figaro' Tops Gramophone Honors

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro," conducted by Rene Jacobs and released by French indie label Harmonia Mundi, was named record of the year at the Gramophone Awards, which annually honor classic Mozart's opera "The M ...

  16. Classical Score

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London Symphony Orchestra director Clive Gillison will move stateside for his new post at Carnegie Hall. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. London Symphony Orchestra director Clive Gillison will move stateside for his new post at Carnegie Hall ...

  17. Carnegie Hall Names Executive/Artistic Director

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carnegie Hall has appointed Clive Gillinson as executive and artistic director, effective July 1, 2005. Gillinson, who has been with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) for 34 years, will replace the Carnegie Hall has appointed Clive Gillinson as ...

  18. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" starting the second week in Best Buy has scored an exclusive dea ...

  19. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John, Billboard.biz has learned. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal ...

  20. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" starting the second week in Best Buy has scored an exclusive dea ...

  21. Van Morrison To Headline New U.K. Festival

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Van Morrison is to headline the opening night of the inaugural Blenheim Palace Music Festival, set for July 1-3 in the Great Court at English stately home Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, northwest of Ox Van Morrison is to headline the opening night ...