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  1. Dido Reclaims Eurochart Peak

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The dethroning of Dido by Air at the top of European Top 100 Albums proves to be short-lived, as "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) regains the No. 1 spot and the French duo's "Talkie Walkie" (Virgin) fa The dethroning of Did ...

  2. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  3. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  4. 'Top Of The Pops' Bondage Draws Criticism

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST British public broadcaster BBC has pledged to evaluate the planned contents of live performances before they go on air on "Top of the Pops," the U.K.'s flagship music show. The move is in response to British public broadcaster BBC h ...

  5. 'Top Of The Pops' Bondage Draws Criticism

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST British public broadcaster BBC has pledged to evaluate the planned contents of live performances before they go on air on "Top of the Pops," the U.K.'s flagship music show. The move is in response to British public broadcaster BBC h ...

  6. Web-licensing Group Inks Deal For U.K. Music Archive

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based online music licensing company Ricall Limited has signed a deal with U.K. music library Broadchart. The move gives Ricall's clients -- including advertising agencies and TV/film productio London-based online music licensing compa ...

  7. Web-licensing Group Inks Deal For U.K. Music Archive

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based online music licensing company Ricall Limited has signed a deal with U.K. music library Broadchart. The move gives Ricall's clients -- including advertising agencies and TV/film productio London-based online music licensing compa ...

  8. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...

  9. Azoff To Buy TBA Entertainment

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving Azoff has reached an agreement to aquire multifaceted entertainment company TBA Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. Azoff declined to commment on th Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving ...

  10. Cosgrave, Hindmarsh Bow Safehouse Management

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lynn Cosgrave and Ian Hindmarsh, who recently shuttered their Cosmack Management firm and Trust the DJ marketing/label operation, have launched Safehouse Management. Lynn Cosgrave and Ian Hindmarsh, who recently shuttered their Cosmack Management ...

  11. TBJ Forms DVD Division

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST TBJ Entertainment, Inc., founded by Jon Bon Jovi's brother Anthony Bongiovi, has established a DVD production division. TBJ Entertainment, Inc., founded by Jon Bon Jovi's brother Anthony Bongiovi, has established a DVD production divisio ...

  12. Update: EMI Shares Continue To Rise

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stock in EMI Group continued to rise today (Feb. 6). The company's shares closed in London at 238p, up 2.92% over Thursday's close. At one point early today, the share price rose to 248.50p, its best Stock in EMI Group continued to rise ...

  13. Update: EMI Shares Continue To Rise

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stock in EMI Group continued to rise today (Feb. 6). The company's shares closed in London at 238p, up 2.92% over Thursday's close. At one point early today, the share price rose to 248.50p, its best Stock in EMI Group continued to rise ...

  14. EMI Shares Rise in London

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's stock had one of its best days in almost two years today (Feb. 5). During the day, EMI's share price rose to 243p, its highest point in 19 months. The stock closed the day at 231.25p -- up EMI Group's stock had one of it ...

  15. EMI Shares Rise in London

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's stock had one of its best days in almost two years today (Feb. 5). During the day, EMI's share price rose to 243p, its highest point in 19 months. The stock closed the day at 231.25p -- up EMI Group's stock had one of it ...

  16. Cat Deeley Set To Host Brit Awards

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. TV personality Cat Deeley has been confirmed as the host of the 2004 Brit Awards, set for Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court venue. U.K. TV personality Cat Deeley has been confirmed as the host of the 2004 Brit Awards, set for Feb. 17 at Lo ...

  17. U.K.'s Trust The DJ Enters Administration

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based Trust The DJ has gone into administration, says Lynn Cosgrave, who founded the company four years ago with Matthew Bannister. London-based Trust The DJ has gone into administration, says Lynn Cosgrave, who founded the company four yea ...

  18. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

  19. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

  20. SMI Names VP Of Artist Development, Marketing

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Celler takes new, London-based post. Brian Celler takes new, London-based post. News Brian Celler ...

  21. SMI Names VP Of Artist Development, Marketing

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music International (SMI) has appointed Brian Celler to the newly created position of VP of artist development and marketing. Sony Music International (SMI) has appointed Brian Celler to the newly created position of VP of artist development ...

  22. Producer Millar Acquires Sony Studios

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a reported £3 million ($5.45 million) for Sony Studios on Whitfield Street in London, which opened in 1965 as CBS Studios before it was acquired by Sony Co Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a ...

  23. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  24. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Outside To Distribute Domino In Canada

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based Outside Music has become the exclusive distributor in Canada for London-based label Domino Records. Toronto-based Outside Music has become the exclusive distributor in Canada for London-based label Domino Records. The first release u ...

  27. Chili Peppers Tix Move Fast In U.K.

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers sold 250,000 tickets in four hours on Saturday for four June shows in the U.K. The Red Hot Chili Peppers sold 250,000 tickets in four hours on Saturday for four June shows in the U.K. Three of the concerts -- June 18 at C ...

  28. Ryan Adams Breaks Wrist During Concert

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke his wrist in a fall from the stage during a gig in Liverpool, his publicist said today (Jan. 23). Adams, 29, plunged from the stage during a concert last ni American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke hi ...

  29. Dido's 'Rent' Extends Euro Chart Rule

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dido's "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) holds sway on European Top 100 Albums for the 16th week. Dido's "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) holds sway on European Top 100 Albums for the 16th week, maintaining No. 1 slots i ...

  30. Singapore To Get 'Idol' Show

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singapore is the latest country to get a local version of the "Idol" TV contest franchise. "Singapore Idol" will premiere on MediaCorp TV Channel 5 on an undetermined date this year. Singapore is the latest country to get a loc ...

  31. Slow Start For MyCokeMusic.com

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coca-Cola's foray into the British online music market got off to a difficult start Monday (Jan. 19). The service at MyCokeMusic.com was shut down due to technical problems for much of the two days si Coca-Cola's foray into the British o ...

  32. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  33. Slow Start For MyCokeMusic.com

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coca-Cola's foray into the British online music market got off to a difficult start Monday (Jan. 19). The service at MyCokeMusic.com was shut down due to technical problems for much of the two days si Coca-Cola's foray into the British o ...

  34. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  35. Napster Appoints European VP

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leanne Sharman to be based in London. Leanne Sharman to be based in London. News Leanne Sharman ...

  36. Napster Appoints European VP

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of Leanne Sharman to the new role of VP of business development. Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of ...

  37. Napster Appoints European VP

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of Leanne Sharman to the new role of VP of business development. Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of ...

  38. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  39. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  40. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  41. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  42. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  43. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  44. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  45. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST New event spotlights new Euro talent The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Union. T ...

  46. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  47. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  48. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  49. Prince's Trust Charity Launches U.K. Urban Music Fest

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban Music Festival" will The Prince's Trus ...

  50. Prince's Trust Charity Launches U.K. Urban Music Fest

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charity aims for largest-ever urban music event The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban ...

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