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  1. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  2. Business Matters: Are Royalties and Windowing Legitimate Controversies for Subscription Services?

    February 28, 2012 7:50 PM EST Are Royalties and Windowing Legitimate Controversies for Subscription Services? -- The recurring theme -- or broken record -- of digital music in the last few months has been the "controversy" regarding artists' discontent with subs ...

  3. Edel Launches earMUSIC Label

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg indie edel AG has launched the earMUSIC label for rock and pop releases, with its launch roster including artists ranging from Deep Purple, Status Quo and Chris Rea to UB40, Swing Out Sister and former Suede singer Brett Anderson. The ...

  4. Featured Artists Opposed To Cutting Off File-Sharers

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural meeting of the U.K.'s Featured Artists' Coalition (FAC) in London resulted in a vote among its members opposing any measures that criminalize file-sharing. The FAC was formed to give artists a collective voice to campaign f ...

  5. Featured Artist Coalition Set For Inaugural Meeting

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) will hold its inaugural meeting in London today (March 11) and the current impasse between YouTube and PRS for Music over royalty rates is likely to be a major topic of discussion. The FAC was formed ...

  6. Marillion Takes Free Road For New Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Long-standing British rock band Marillion is making its new double album "Happiness Is The Road" available for free, legal download via P2P networks from today (Sept. 10). The potentially controversial move sees Marillion teaming with In ...

  7. Planet Rock Solid After Buy Out

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An unlikely team of veteran rockers has pitched in to save the U.K.'s Planet Rock from extinction. The digital station owned by radio group GCap has been acquired by businessman Malcolm Bluemel (chief executive of British passport and visa se ...

  8. Marillion Pre-Sale Pays Off

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. progressive rock band Marillion claims to have secured the equivalent of a $725,000 advance by appealing direct to its fans online. Last October, the band announced that its as-yet-unnamed fifteenth studio album was being made availab ...

  9. MVD, Big Daddy To Merge

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MVD Entertainment Group and Big Daddy Music Distribution have agreed to merge their operations. The new company, which will use the MVD Entertainment name, will have $15 million in annual revenues. The Big Daddy warehouse will be shuttered and all ...

  10. Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barr A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to ...