Ministry of Sound

  1. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  2. Spotify Settles Ministry of Sound's Lawsuit Over User Playlists

    February 27, 2014 4:53 PM EST Spotify and Ministry of Sound have clicked delete on a legal dispute that had the potential of breaking ground. Opinion: Spotify Must Find a Solution for Ministry of Sound Playlist Problem, Other Services Should Take Heed Last September, MoS sued ...

  3. Guest Post: Compilation Producers vs. Spotify, Round One

    September 23, 2013 4:37 PM EDT Dance music label Ministry of Sound has reportedly sued Spotify in the United Kingdom over playlists of MoS’ well-known compilation albums -- even though MoS doesn’t license to Spotify. How can you tell it’s an MoS compilation? Because Spotify’s ...

  4. Ministry of Sound Launches Copyright Lawsuit Against Spotify

    September 04, 2013 6:22 AM EDT British dance music brand Ministry of Sound is taking the extraordinary step of suing Spotify for copyright infringement. London-based MoS launched proceedings Sept. 2 in the U.K.’s High Court, claiming the subscription service had refused to ...

  5. Richard & Adam's 'Impossible Dream' Is UK's Longest Running No. 1 Album of 2013; Ellie Goulding Has Top Single

    August 26, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Classical vocalist brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG) became the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K. artist album chart Sunday (Aug. 25), by moving into a fourth week at the summit. Ellie Goulding’s “B ...

  6. Rod Stewart Arrives with 'Time' Atop Britain's Albums Chart

    May 20, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Rod Stewart’s “Time” (Capitol/Decca/Universal) debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (May 20) to become the veteran rock and easy listening artist’s first chart-topping studio album in his home territory for 37 years. According to the Official ...

  7. Caro Emerald Shines on U.K. Albums Chart, Daft Punk’s 'Get Lucky’ Again At Singles Chart Summit

    May 13, 2013 6:36 AM EDT Dutch retro-pop star Caro Emerald achieved her first No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 12), debuting at the top with her sophomore set “The Shocking Miss Emerald” (Grandmono/Dramatico). Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Ent ...

  8. Robbie Williams Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    November 12, 2012 7:49 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown" (Universal Island). It's the tenth chart ...

  9. Muse Tops UK Album Chart, Rihanna Has No. 1 Single

    October 08, 2012 7:25 AM EDT In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (Oct. 7), Muse's "The 2nd Law" (Helium 3/Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 in their home territory, while Rihanna' ...

  10. Universal-EMI Merger Approved By Canadian Regulators

    August 20, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded music division has passed another hurdle, albeit not the European Commission or FTC approval that the companies are so actively seeking. Today, the Canadian Competition Burea ...

  11. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  12. Read: EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Letter to Staff About Universal Deal

    July 27, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Today, not long after Universal Music submitted the long-delayed divestment package for its proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division to the European Commission , moving the process one big step closer to a conclusion. EMI Group C ...

  13. Updated: UMG-EMI Divestment Package Revealed: Universal to Keep the Beatles

    July 27, 2012 1:09 PM EDT A source close to the situation told Billboard.biz the contents of the divestment package submitted today by Universal Music Group for its proposed acquisition of EMI' s recorded-music division to the European Commission. If accepted, it will ...

  14. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  15. Keane, Rita Ora Top U.K. Music Charts

    May 14, 2012 7:31 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 13) with "Strangeland" (Universal Isand). London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P." ...

  16. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  17. How Oceana's Euro 2012 Soccer Cup Synch Could Make Her a Global Superstar

    April 25, 2012 6:50 AM EDT German pop singer Oceana is set to receive a major sales boost this summer when her song "Endless Summer" is placed in front of a potential global audience of over a billion people as the official song of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. ...

  18. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldpay, Florence Get BRIT Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 8:02 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele. "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the alb ...

  19. Example, Pixie Lott Top U.K. Charts; Doris Day, At 87, Sets Record With Top Ten Debut

    September 12, 2011 9:22 AM EDT London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows" (Data/Ministry of Sound). There was a veteran presence in the album top ten ...

  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart

    September 05, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rappe ...

  21. Emeli Sande Trades Medicine for Music; Lands No. 2 U.K. Single, Twitter Praise From Alicia Keys

    September 01, 2011 10:21 AM EDT Slightly more than two years ago Emeli Sandé was nearing the end of an intensive six-year degree program in medicine at Scotland's Glasgow University, specializing in clinical neuroscience. Now the Scottish-born singer is lighting up the U. ...

  22. Reality Show Stars Will Young, Olly Murs Rule U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. 2002 "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" sing ...

  23. Nero's 'Welcome Reality' Tops UK Album Charts; Wretch 32 Has No. 1 Single (Watch)

    August 22, 2011 7:36 AM EDT London artists are triumphant on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, as electro duo Nero follow their recent singles chart-topper "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) with an instant No. 1 album, "Welcome Reality ...

  24. Leona Lewis Settles Court Dispute Over New Single

    August 17, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Leona Lewis and her record label, Simon's Cowell's Syco, have settled a high profile legal dispute with Swedish dance music producer and DJ Avicii over the "Bleeding Love"-singer's new single, "Collide." Avicii, ...

  25. Amy Winehouse's Posthumous U.K. Sales Spike; Adele, The Wanted Top Charts

    July 25, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Wineho ...

  26. The Wanted Have No. 1 U.K. Single, The Horrors Top Album Debut

    July 18, 2011 10:36 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as British boy band The Wanted scored their second No. 1 single in the territory with "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal). & ...

  27. DJ Fresh's 'Louder' Tops U.K. Singles Chart Buoyed by Sports Drink Ad (Watch)

    July 11, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Beyoncé started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as "Louder" (Ministry of Sound) by DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans debuted at No. 1 on the singles survey. T ...

  28. Beyonce's British Bonanza: Tops U.K. Album Chart, Has Six Singles in Top 75

    July 04, 2011 10:08 AM EDT Yesterday's new U.K. sales charts from the Official Charts Company revealed a week of triumph for Beyoncé, in the wake of her headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26. "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 89 ...

  29. Bon Iver Debuts at No. 4 on U.K. Charts; Derulo Has Top Single

    June 27, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint (and third week in total) as the U.K.'s No. 1 album yesterday, as Jason Derulo debuted atop the singles chart with "Don't Wanna Go Home" ( ...

  30. Take That's Re-Release Tops U.K. Album Chart; Example Single Remains at No. 1

    June 20, 2011 7:29 AM EDT Take That's "Progress" album (Polydor/Universal), which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. last November, powered back to the top yesterday (Sunday) after the release of a new version, augmented by a second CD featuring eight unreleased t ...

  31. Arctic Monkeys Top U.K. Charts; Example Has No. 1 Single

    June 13, 2011 6:17 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys maintained their perfect record on the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 12) by scoring their fourth new entry at No. 1 from four releases, debuting at the top with "Suck It and See" (Domino). London rapper Example achieved ...

  32. Lady Gaga, Pitbull Again at No. 1 on U.K. Charts; The Pierces Debut at No. 4

    June 06, 2011 7:32 AM EDT Lady Gaga started a second week atop the U.K. album chart and Pitbull a third on the singles survey in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) rules the alb ...

  33. Hugh Laurie Debuts At No. 2 on U.K. Album Chart; Bruno Mars Has Top Single

    May 16, 2011 2:07 PM EDT The U.K.'s new best-selling single is Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" (Elektra/Warner Music), after it moved up 2-1 yesterday (15) to end the four-week reign of "Party Rock Anthem" (Interscope/Universal) by LMFAO featurin ...

  34. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 7:24 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at ...

  35. Adele Sets New U.K. Chart Record With No. 1 Album for 11 Weeks

    April 11, 2011 10:37 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) started the 11th week of its U.K. reign yesterday (Sunday) to achieve the longest consecutive run at No. 1 for a studio album by a solo artist in British chart history. Jennifer Lopez's "On The ...

  36. Rad Hollow Money Maker

    February 01, 2011 4:47 PM EST CLIVE DAVIS' PARTY, 2/12/2011, MONDRIAN, L.A. Hiroki Beck, International A&R Coordinator, Ministry of Sound U.K.; David Dollimore, Managing Director of Recording, Ministry of Sound U.K.; Dipesh Parmar, Sr. A&R Manager, Ministry of Sou ...

  37. MIDEM Photo Gallery II: Night Owls from Ministry of Sound, Mobile Roadie, Musicmetric, Mobile Ally, Tommy Boy And More

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Left to right: Hiroki Beck, International A&R Coordinator, Ministry of Sound U.K.; David Dollimore, Managing Director of Recording, Ministry of Sound U.K.; Dipesh Parmar, Sr. A&R Manager, Ministry of Sound U.K. Ministry of Sound was well r ...

  38. MTV U.K. Tips Far East Movement, Mona, Willow Smith

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. acts Far East Movement, Mona and Willow Smith have made the MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland list of 10 emerging acts it predicts will break big in 2011. "Blackberry Presents: Brand New For 2011" was unveiled at London's Koko ve ...

  39. Ministry Of Sound Suspends P2P Legal Campaign

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance label Ministry of Sound says it will continue to pursue illegal uploaders of its repertoire, despite a blow to its campaign to target individuals and seek compensation. Ministry of Sound has put on hold its campaign, launched in the sum ...

  40. Cheryl Cole Rains On Rihanna's Parade

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cheryl Cole scored her second solo U.K. No. 1 single with "Promise This" (Polydor/Universal) to hold Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) to a runner-up debut. Kings of Leon 's "Come Around S ...

  41. British Court Backs ISP On Customer Data Fears

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BT, the U.K.'s largest Internet Service Provider, has been granted a stay of execution by the U.K. High Court in its challenge to efforts by rights holders seeking customer information without strong evidence of copyright infringement. Chief ...

  42. Phil Collins Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Co ...

  43. Germany's Ministry Becomes Embassy

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Berlin-based label Ministry of Sound has changed its name to Embassy of Music. The new name is intended to be a signal of independence from the former parent company, the U.K.'s dance music giant Ministry of Sound. Von Löhneysen staged a ...

  44. Business Matters: BigChampagne, Ministry of Sound, 'Rock Band' and more

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BIGCHAMPAGNE UNVEILS ‘ULTIMATE CHART’ -- Media measurement company BigChampagne has introduced Ultimate Chart, a weekly list of top songs and artists based on data from a variety of services such as iTunes, YouTube, Vevo, Clear Channel, Facebook, ...

  45. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  46. Arvato Partners With Ministry ON D2C

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arvato digital services, part of the Bertelsmann group, has signed a global fulfillment deal for direct-to-consumer (D2C) services with the independent label and dance music brand Ministry of Sound. Sven Deutschmann, CEO arvato digital services EM ...

  47. Mflow Launches In U.K.

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The social music discovery service mflow has officially launched in the U.K. It was has been operating a closed trial for 10,000 invited users since October 2009. From April 15, it has removed access restrictions, though it remains for U.K residen ...

  48. Merlin Signs Up To Sky Songs

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Global independent rights agency Merlin has signed an agreement to add its repertoire to the recently launched Sky Songs service. The U.K. service, from satellite TV company and Internet Service Provider Sky, combines unlimited streaming with an a ...

  49. Germany's BVMI Re-elects Board Members

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The members of the board of the German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindistrie (BVMI) were re-elected at their Oct. 1 annual meeting in Berlin. Prof. Dieter Gorny remains CEO of the BVMI. On the board are Edgar Berger, CEO Sony Mus ...

  50. New Merlin Board Unveiled

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Merlin, the global digital licensing agency for the independent sector, has unveiled its new board. The agency's inaugural board will now step down following the board members' two-year term. Following recent elections among the Merlin m ...

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