Ministry of Sound

  1. AIM Members Urge BBC To Back Indies

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A vote of the AIM membership has approved a proposal for the U.K. independent music companies' trade body to lobby the BBC to play a wider range of independent music on national top 40 station Radio 1 and AC network Radio 2. The proposal won ...

  2. IMS Day Two: Driving Sales By Recommendation

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Day two of the Ibiza International Music Summit once again provided a wealth of business and artist-related topics across a well-attended and generally lively series of conferences. The Presidential Debate featured Rudy Tambala, Ministry Of Sound& ...

  3. MSHK Sues Trinity Street

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST MSHK, the holding company of the Ministry Of Sound label and lifestyle brand, is taking legal action following the demise of digital marketing and direct-to-consumer company Trinity Street. Trinity Street built and administered Ministry Of Sound&# ...

  4. Trinity Street Ceases Trading

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital marketing company Trinity Street, which provided e-commerce facilities for acts including Oasis, has ceased trading. The London-based direct-to-consumer company also provided online music stores at official Web sites for Arctic Monkeys and ...

  5. Former Trinity Directors Issue Writ To Board Members

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Andrew Murray and David Robson, directors and founding members of direct-to-consumer business Trinity Street, have issued a writ in the High Court to two of the company's current board members. Claiming they were unlawfully removed from the c ...

  6. Beggars Group Joins Muzu.tv Community

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beggars Group, one of the largest independent label collectives in Europe, is the latest to join new music television Web site and distribution platform Muzu.tv. The new deal will give Muzu.tv users full access to the entire video library of Begga ...

  7. MUZU.TV Signs Licensing Deal With EMI

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST MUZU.TV, a music TV Web site and distribution platform, has signed a video licensing deal with EMI Music. The agreement, which covers the U.K. and Ireland, will enable the site to provide access for users to more than 5,000 videos from EMI Music&# ...

  8. Grainge, will.i.am Support Comes With Music Launch

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge and will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas were among those lending their support to Nokia's new all-you-can-eat music package Comes With Music at the launch in London. The service, rolling ou ...

  9. Nokia Unveils Comes With Music Service

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has unveiled its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music package for the U.K., although the scope of its "unlimited access to millions of tracks" offer has some potential restrictions. It launches Oct. 16. Nokia has partnered with the Car ...

  10. Ministry Widget Replaces "Expensive" Microsites

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance label Ministry of Sound has launched a "white-label" widget to drive the online promotion of singles, albums and live events across its lifestyle brands and imprints including Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi and Hard2Beat. The wi ...

  11. Alesha Checks Into Asylum

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British singer Alesha Dixon has signed a contract with Atlantic Records U.K. division Asylum U.K. for the world, excluding Asia. Dixon found fame with Telstar Records-signed R&B/pop trio Mis-teeq, whose track "Scandalous" was a world ...

  12. Sony BMG Teams With Muzu TV

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has become the first major music company to strike a video content agreement with Muzu TV, an ad-funded online multimedia music service launching in Beta format today. Muzu TV, a privately-owned venture belonging to the Ireland-regis ...

  13. AIM Blames Losses On MoS, Gut Bust

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A public spat which culminated in Ministry of Sound and Gut defecting from AIM's membership was today cited as a reason behind the indie association's widening losses in 2007. Speaking at AIM's annual general meeting today at London ...

  14. Duffy Reigns Supreme On Euro Charts

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Duffy continues her reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as "Rockferry" starts a third consecutive and sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums and "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  15. MoS, Brightcove Team For Web Content

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. multi-media and dance-music group Ministry of Sound (MoS) is to overhaul its online-video service to boost ad revenue after forming a partnership with Internet-TV company Brightcove, Billboard.biz has learned. U.S.-based Brightcove has alread ...

  16. Atlantic U.K. Returns To Asylum

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music division Atlantic U.K. has re-launched the Asylum imprint in Britain and appointed Ben Cook as managing director of the new frontline label. Cook was previously head of the record label division of Ministry of Sound. The revived Asylu ...

  17. Bebo Opens Virtual Doors To Media Groups

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bebo is tuning in to a new cross-promotional platform, Open Media, which enables media groups to feed content into the youth-oriented social networking service's user-base. Each content partner on Open Media can create a channel through Bebo, ...

  18. MoS Terminates Indian Club Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ministry of Sound International has pulled the plug on its New Delhi club. The dance music brand has terminated its license agreement with New Delhi-based Indus Renaissance Partners Entertainment Private Limited, which in February launched the Lon ...

  19. SuperVision's Craig Joins Atlantic U.K.

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Craig, a long-time artist manager who co-founded the SuperVision Management firm, has been appointed GM of Atlantic Records U.K., with effect from Nov. 5. And in a related move, Lavolta Records co-founder Siona Ryan will join the U.K. affilia ...

  20. MoS Restructures Team, Launches Babelgum Channel

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has tweaked its executive structure. David Dollimore has been promoted from senior A&R manager to head of A&R, while Iain Hagger has been elevated from marketing director to GM of Ministry o ...

  21. Gorny Takes Charge At German Music Industry Assn.

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny has been elected chairman of the new German music industry body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Music Industry Association), formed from the merger of the German labels body BPW, and the German IFPI group. Gorny succeeds Michael Haentje ...

  22. Eyes Turn To MoS Web Biz

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance music company Ministry of Sound is boasting strong success with its online advertising. Video-clip ads, also known as pre-roll ads, hosted on the independent U.K. music firm's Website are achieving click-through rates of 5%-9%, the ...

  23. EMI, Mixalbum.com Forge Deal

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has struck an agreement to deliver DRM-free, a la carte downloads to a new online DJ-mixing service, Mixalbum.com. Through the agreement, unveiled today, EMI will make available DRM-free dance content through its Positiva dance imprint a ...

  24. Incentive Launch Second Life Office

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance music company the Incentive Music Group has set an office in virtual online world of Second Life. The London-based operation -- run by Nick Halkes who set up XL Records and developed EMI's Positiva Records dance label -- believes S ...

  25. Ministry Of Sound Opening In Australia

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT International dance club brand Ministry Of Sound is to open its first venue in Australia. The venue will be part of an A$300 million ($246 million) makeover of the "Golden Triangle" of Melbourne's historic beachfront area of St. Kil ...

  26. Berlin: Music City

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When David Bowie moved to the divided city of Berlin in 1976, he joined 2 million inhabitants of what was effectively an island surrounded by the communist German Democratic Republic. This particular contrast between east and west left such an imp ...

  27. Licensing Problems Halt MoS' India Party

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Ministry of Sound was forced to briefly close its New Delhi club due to some "temporary licensing issues," according to executives closely involved in the start-up. The British-based dance music powerhouse opened the doors to its new ...

  28. V2 Weighs In On MoS Vs AIM Saga

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST V2 has called for a truce between its fellow independent label Ministry of Sound and Europe's trade bodies. In a statement issued this afternoon, the London-based indie today urged the independent community to show a united front, and describ ...

  29. MoS Calls For Impala Heads

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ministry of Sound has started round three in its public campaign against AIM, in protest at Impala's agreement with Warner Music Group. The dance music company has issued its third, barbed open letter to the U.K. independent music companies&# ...

  30. AIM Answers MoS Accusations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST British trade body AIM has returned fire at defecting member, Ministry of Sound. MoS had announced Feb. 23 it was quitting AIM in protest at pan-European trade body Impala's agreement with Warner Music Group, which was intended to smooth the ...

  31. MoS Vs AIM War Of Words Continues

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. dance music empire Ministry of Sound has issued its second "open letter" to AIM within 48 hours, this time lining-up Warner Music Group in its crosshairs and criticising AIM's acceptance of a Non-Disclosure Agreement covering t ...

  32. AIM Members To Reconvene Over Impala-WMG Deal

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST AIM's board members will meet again next Tuesday after today's "emergency" board meeting over Impala's controversial deal with Warner Music Group failed to reach a conclusion. In a statement issued following the gathering, ...

  33. MoS Gripe With AIM Rumbles On

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dance music giant Ministry of Sound has stepped up its war of words against the Association of Independent Music, ahead of the trade body's emergency board meeting tomorrow morning. MoS, by way of its legal representatives, has accused AIM an ...

  34. AIM Preps Emergency Meeting After Gut Splits

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Association of Independent Music has convened an emergency board meeting this week to clear the air after a second member signalled its intentions to split with the trade group, Billboard.biz has learned. The session has been calle ...

  35. 'Shocked' MoS Quits AIM Over Impala, WMG Pact

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading London-based dance music specialist Ministry of Sound today (Feb. 23) confirmed that it has resigned from U.K. trade body the Association of Independent Music over its support of the Impala decision to back Warner Music Group's approa ...

  36. Ministry Sounds On In India

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading international dance brand Ministry of Sound has opened its first club in India. London-based Ministry of Sound International president Michael Wilkings visited the capital New Delhi for the opening of the club, the first such club brand to ...

  37. Gold Mining Xtravaganza

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Xtravaganza founder/DJ Alex Gold is relaunching the online service Xtravaganza.co.uk by the end of the year, Billboard.biz has learned. Gold has inked a deal with V2 in the United Kingdom; it encompasses production, distribution and marketing, wit ...

  38. Gold Mining Xtravaganza

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Xtravaganza founder/DJ Alex Gold is relaunching the online service Xtravaganza.co.uk by the end of the year, Billboard.biz has learned. Xtravaganza founder/DJ Alex Gold is relaunching the online service Xtravaganza.co.uk by the end of the year, Bi ...

  39. Lesker Joins Virgin Germany

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Roland Lesker is the new marketing manager of Virgin Germany in Berlin. Lesker replaces Heino Deeken, who left the company on July 1. Roland Lesker is the new marketing manager of Virgin Germany in Berlin. Lesker replaces Heino Deeken, who left th ...

  40. Ministry Of Sound Opens Retail Business

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Oct. 3. Ministry of Sound (MoS), the U.K. independent music-and-media company, is launching an enhanced digital-download retail service as part of its ministryofsound.com Web site tomorrow (Oct. 3). The 75,000-plus tracks from 2,500 inde ...

  41. EMusic Launches European Download Service

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Presses button on pan-Euro service Sept. 12. After almost two years of groundwork, eMusic pressed the button today (Sept. 12) on a digital music operation servicing all 25 European Union member states. At launch, the online retailer offers 1.7 mil ...

  42. EMusic Launches European Download Service

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After almost two years of groundwork, eMusic pressed the button today (Sept. 12) on a digital music operation servicing all 25 European Union member states. After almost two years of groundwork, eMusic pressed the button today (Sept. 12) on a digi ...

  43. Sony BMG, Peppermint Set Up Joint Label

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company Peppermint Blue to set up a new imprint Peppermint Records. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company ...

  44. Warner Music Group, Internet Phone Service Enter Deal

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has agreed to license its catalog of master ringtones to the Internet-based Skype telephone service. The Skype service allows customers to use the Internet to make telephone calls. Warner Music Group has agreed to license its ca ...

  45. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  46. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  47. Vital:Pias, Apple Clinch Content Deal

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unlocks video downloads for 100-plus labels. Digital music services specialist Vital:Pias Digital has struck a multi-territory content agreement to sell its 100-plus partner labels' music videos on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. Th ...

  48. RealNetworks Launches New European Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based operator of the Rhapsody digital-music service, is launching in Europe a new radio-centered music service RealMusic. The initiative marks the company's biggest bra RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based oper ...

  49. RealNetworks Launches New European Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based operator of the Rhapsody digital-music service, is launching in Europe a new radio-centered music service RealMusic. The initiative marks the company's biggest bra RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based oper ...

  50. Shazam Names Fisher As CEO

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

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