Metropolitan Police

  1. Charlotte Church Gets Nearly $1 Mil. in Murdoch Phone Hacking Settlement

    February 27, 2012 7:45 AM EST LONDON -- Charlotte Church, who testified about being hounded by Rupert Murdoch's journalists when she was a teen singing sensation, received 600,000 pounds ($951,000) Monday in a settlement from News International. Despite her legal victory, ...

  2. London Riots Hit Entertainment Industry: Music, Films, Sports

    August 09, 2011 7:31 AM EDT LONDON -- Sony's only depot for CDs and DVDs in the U.K. was burned to the ground , several movie theaters closed their doors early Monday night and Wednesday night's England vs. Holland soccer international was postponed as the British ...

  3. Will Amy Winehouse's Third Album Be Released?

    July 25, 2011 7:17 AM EDT After the initial shock of Amy Winehouse's death subsided, speculation turned would whether fans would ever get to hear her long-delayed third album. The five-time Grammy winner was originally supposed to release the disc months ago. She had ...

  4. George Michael To Be Questioned By Police Over Rebekah Brooks Tweets

    July 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT George Michael's Twitter rants about News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have made their way to the ears and eyes of the Metropolitan Police. Last week, the former Wham star spoke out heavily against Brooks and the phone-hacking scandal tha ...

  5. Police Defend U.K. Live Assessment Form

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The possible threat to the U.K.'s live music business from stringent provisions within the 2003 Licensing Act was once again the focus of attention, during an emotionally charged debate in London. But the Metropolitan Police defended the cont ...

  6. U.K. Govt Rejects MPs' Verdict On Small Venues

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. Music, the umbrella trade organization for the British music industry, has reacted with dismay after the government refused to act on recommendations for the live sector by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. In their review of the 2003 L ...

  7. Police Reviews Live Music Risk System

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is conducting a review into the contentious Form 696, a risk assessment procedure that requires details of the type of music and the names, aliases, phone numbers and addresses of performers 14 da ...

  8. Parliamentary Committee: Live Music Policing 'Authoritarian'

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended the scrapping of a controversial policing system for live music events, and has urged the government to exempt small venues from the need to obtain a license for the performance of live m ...

  9. Winehouse Charged With Assault

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault following an incident at a charity ball in London's Berkeley Square in 2008, her spokesman confirmed. "Amy voluntarily attended a police station in London yesterday morning," he said in a ...

  10. Sharkey Demands Answers On Met Police Form 696

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fergal Sharkey, CEO of music industry representative body U.K. Music, has written to the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair to express concerns about the personal details being demanded as part of a risk assessment procedure for live e ...

  11. Met Investigates Urban Music Awards Incident

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating a serious incident at the sixth annual Urban Music Awards. The awards had to be halted when police were called to the Indigo venue at the O2 in Greenwich at 10.10pm on Nov. 15 aft ...

  12. Sharkey Warns MPs On Policing Of Concert Licensing

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey, CEO of music industry umbrella group U.K. Music, has hit out at the Metropolitan Police's requirements for licensing of music events, during a Parliamentary hearing. Sharkey was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport ...

  13. Live Nation Gets Royal Approval

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has signed a three-year deal with Royal Parks to continue to stage major events in London's Hyde Park until 2011. The new contract will involve the majority of the large-scale events program for Hyde Park. In the past decade, Live ...

  14. Paperticket Closure Prompts Call For Action On Ticket Fraud

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Association of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA) has applauded the efforts of the Metropolitan Police in shutting down an online ticketing site, Paperticket.co.uk. ASTA says it's now more important than ever for government action ...

  15. EMI, MTV Help Pimp Police Van

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hooked up with MTV U.K. and London's police force to launch an initiative that aims to revamp a police riot van to cut down on youth violence in England's capital city. The project, which starts off as a one-year pilot, wil ...

  16. Spanish Cops Bust Mix-CD DJ

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A British-born DJ has been arrested by Spanish authorities on the island of Mallorca on suspicion of selling unlicensed mix albums. The Guardia Civil arrested the unidentified man, who is alleged to have sold "large numbers" of the illeg ...

  17. Hayes Denies Racist Attack

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes has issued a statement in which he "strenuously denies" allegations made against him after he was arrested on suspicion of racial abuse. The Australian singer handed himself in to police followi ...

  18. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  19. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  20. Strict Sentence For British CD Pirate

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The international recorded music industry has welcomed a lengthy jail sentence handed down to one of the world's most prolific CD pirates. Mark Purseglove, 33, was sentenced July 8 at London's Blackfr LONDON -- The international recorded ...

  21. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  22. Sony U.K. Execs Cleared Of ASBOs In 'Flyposting' Case

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing executives at Sony Music U.K. have escaped Anti Social Behavior Orders (ASBO) after pledging to put an end to illegal "flyposting." Yet legal action still looms for executives at BMG U.K. an LONDON -- Marketing executives at So ...

  23. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  24. Sony, BMG Face Charges Of Illegal 'Flyposting'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities in light of recent legal steps taken against Sony Music and BMG. LONDON -- Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities ...

  25. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  26. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  27. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...