Mercury U.K.

  1. U.K.'s OFT Clears UMG-V2 Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group cleared the final hurdle in its acquisition of V2 Music Group when Britain's Office Of Fair Trading said today it would not refer the buyout to the Competition Commission. In a brief statement issued on its Web site, the ...

  2. V2 To Live On Within UMG's Mercury Group

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has started the integration of its newly-acquired V2 Music Group. Moving forward, the British arm of V2 will be aligned with Mercury Records under Mercury U.K. president Jason Iley. UMG is committed to absorbing some of the a ...

  3. U2 Swaps Island For Mercury In U.K.

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Irish supergroup's hits set arrives November. After more than 25 years recording for Island Records in the United Kingdom, U2 has swapped label home with sister Universal Music Group imprint Mercury. It is understood that the Irish quartet ma ...

  4. U2 Swaps Island For Mercury In U.K.

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Irish supergroup's hits set arrives November. After more than 25 years recording for Island Records in the United Kingdom, U2 has swapped label home with sister Universal Music Group imprint Mercury. It is understood that the Irish quartet ma ...

  5. Mercury To Release New Band Aid Single

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has revealed to Billboard.biz initial details of the all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge ...

  6. Mercury To Release New Band Aid Single

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has revealed to Billboard.biz initial details of the all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge ...

  7. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  8. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  9. Mercury U.K. Appoints New A&R Director

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Sault has been appointed A&R director of Mercury Records U.K. He joins from Warner/Chappell U.K., where he was creative director. His start date will be announced shortly. Mike Sault has been appointed A&R director of Mercury Reco ...