Mike Smith

  1. Dave Clark Five Founder Huxley Dies

    February 13, 2013 6:32 AM EST Rick Huxley, bass player and founding member of The Dave Clark Five, part of the first brigade of the “British Invasion,” has died at the age of 72. The quintet – comprising Huxley, Dave Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson and Denis Payton -- carv ...

  2. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  3. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  4. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  5. IFPI: $1 Million To Break An Act

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published a new report outlining the record labels' investment in music talent, which it says now reaches around $5 billion a year. That $5 billion includes A&R development and marketing, and represents around 30% of sales re ...

  6. Ting Tings Lead British Grammy Hopefuls

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As the only U.K. act to be nominated in one of the main Grammy Award categories, Columbia-signed alt-rock band the Ting Tings is primed to benefit most when the awards ceremony takes place next month in Los Angeles, says its U.K. label. "For ...

  7. Business Briefs: 'Free,' Obama, Napster, Apple

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Spurred by comments by Rupert Murdoch on the death of free online media, free music was a big topic in U.K. papers over the weekend. The Telegraph quoted Mike Smith, managing director of Columbia Records: "When you listen to streamed music ...

  8. Dave Clark Five Singer Smith Dies At 64

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mike Smith, the lead singer of the 1960s British band the Dave Clark Five, died on Thursday of pneumonia at an English hospital, his U.S. agent said. Smith, 64, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning with a chest infection resulting fro ...

  9. Sony BMG U.K. Reorganizes Music Division

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its frontline music divisions into two new label groups, with effect from Jan. 31. The two units, Columbia Label Group and the RCA Label Group, will operate Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its ...

  10. Smith Splits EMI Publishing

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran EMI Music Publishing U.K. executive Mike Smith is to exit the company, with effect from Jan. 31. Smith, who is currently London-based senior VP and director of A&R, will assume a "senior Veteran EMI Music Publishing U.K. execu ...

  11. Mike Smith Tribute Concert To Air

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CCE sponsoring TV special and DVD. Clear Channel Entertainment Television will produce a TV special and DVD based on the concert event "British Invasion: A Tribute to Mike Smith." The event benefits the lead singer and keyboard player fo ...

  12. Artic Monkeys Heat Up EMI Publishing Roster

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publishing deal. EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publ ...

  13. Artic Monkeys Heat Up EMI Publishing Roster

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brit act signs exclusive worldwide pub deal. EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publishing deal. London-based EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP and director of A&R ...

  14. Smith Expands Duties At EMI Pub U.K.

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP Mike Smith has added stripes as director of A&R. EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP Mike Smith has added stripes as director of A&R. Based in London, Smith will be charged with leading the company&# ...

  15. PPL/VPL Appoints Finance Director

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record industry collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited and sister organization Video Performance Limited has appointed a new finance director and realigned some executive staff ro British record industry collecting society Pho ...