Morrissey

  1. Morrissey Reportedly Compiles Ramones Best-Of

    August 27, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Morrissey isn’t dwelling on his fracas with Harvest Records. The former Smiths frontman has reportedly been busy curating a new Ramones compilation.  In a post published on his fan site True To You , Morrissey is said to have compiled the track-li ...

  2. Morrissey Dropped by Harvest Records

    August 10, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Morrissey has parted with Harvest Records less than a month after the Capitol imprint released his 10th studio album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business , according to Moz fan site True to You . "Morrissey is once again in search of a recor ...

  3. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records, Fox News and Missing Planes in Latest Rant

    August 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Morrissey is up on his soapbox yet again. In a statement posted to True to You, Morrissey began by praising a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” but quickly slipped into a sweeping, vitriolic and barely co ...

  4. New Signings: Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records, Warp Music Publishing Inks Death Grips, and More

    January 16, 2014 10:30 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peter ...

  5. Staples Center Reports Record Year for Concerts

    December 16, 2013 6:45 AM EST Sold-out, multiple-night stands by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Depeche Mode have made 2013 an unprecedented year for concerts at Staples Center. The 14-year-old venue in downtown Los Angeles, owned and operated by AEG, hosted 53 c ...

  6. Producing Magic: Master Session with Steve Lillywhite at ASCAP Expo

    April 19, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Steve Lillywhite has worked on over 500 albums, including the first three U2 records and benchmark follow-ups like The Joshua Tree and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb . In some bit of twisted fate, he says he owes much of it to Ian Curtis. “U ...

  7. Staples Center to Go All Vegetarian for Morrissey Show

    February 18, 2013 3:30 PM EST Morrissey's upcoming concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center will mark the first time the 20,000-capacity venue goes all-vegetarian. All vendors at the March 1 show were mandated to ban "flesh as food" by the singer, a long-time ...

  8. 2013 Grammy Awards: Latin Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST whether multicultural or region-specific, the contenders for top honors all struck a chord BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Campo Campo LABEL: Bizarro Records PRODUCERS: Juan Campodónico, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel ENGINEERS/MIX ...

  9. Goldenvoice To Operate L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium

    December 11, 2012 3:10 PM EST Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles based music promoter, today announced it will assume all booking and operations of the historic Shrine Auditorium and adjacent Expo Hall following an agreement with Al Malaikah Shriner's Temple. Goldenvoice, which ...

  10. Road Work: June 30, 2012

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Jersey boys: In 2011, New Jersey's Real Estate released "Days," the band's second album and first for Domino. Returning from a European trek, the act will perform at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on July 15 and make i ...

  11. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  12. Buck Owens, M83 Among Record Store Day Releases

    March 01, 2012 11:55 AM EST With Record Store Day less than two months away, the details of exclusive releases, re-packaged re-issues and creative collections have started leaking out, with much more to come over the next seven weeks. Maybe the most intriguing of the announc ...

  13. Live Nation Added Managers, Promoters, Ticketing Companies, More in 2011 Acquisition Spree

    February 24, 2012 3:00 PM EST Live Nation continued its acquisition spree in 2011 by adding to its promotion, management, ticketing and ecommerce divisions. The company's 2011 annual report offers a detailed look at how the multi-faceted music giant got bigger last year. ...

  14. Backbeat: Windish Agency, Ticketfly Throw L.A. Taco Party For Touring Execs @ New Echo Park Digs

    February 06, 2012 12:07 PM EST The Windish Agency president Tom Windish (left) welcomes the company's Chicago-based booking agent Sam Hunt to the firm's Los Angeles office in Echo Park, which opened last year. The new office is conveniently just steps away from Los An ...

  15. Backbeat: Dave Navarro, Members of Weezer, Slayer, Slipknot Rock L.A. Charity Event @ Avalon

    December 05, 2011 7:45 AM EST Left to right: Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Keith Emerson; manager Andy Gould (Rob Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, Morrissey); Pinnacle Entertainment's John Dittmar; Nico Network Marketing & Events founder Nico Golf ...

  16. Morrissey's Libel Lawsuit Against NME Over Anti-Immigrant Statements Heading to Trial

    October 26, 2011 12:17 PM EDT Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is never one to shy away from bold proclamations, but he won't stand for publications putting words in his mouth. Morrissey Talks Label Drama & Book, Gaga & Madonna In 2007, one of the most popular U.K ...

  17. Morrissey Leaves Hospital After On-Stage Collapse

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey, the former singer in U.K. band The Smiths, has left hospital after spending the night there as a precautionary measure after collapsing on stage, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 50-year-old was taken to a Swindon hospital after sufferi ...

  18. UMPG Re-Signs Johnny Marr

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has confirmed the re-signing of Johnny Marr to a long-term, global publishing agreement, covering all the songs co-written for the Smiths. The Smiths' four studio albums, singles and other album-length release ...

  19. People's Music Store Signs Universal Deal

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT People's Music Store, a new London-based digital download platform that allows fans to market music online, has signed a deal with Universal Music to license more than 300,000 tracks including songs by Amy Winehouse, Duffy, U2, Kanye West, Ja ...

  20. New York Dolls' Fourth Set In 36 Years

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act the New York Dolls will issue its fourth album "Cause I Sez So" via Warner Music Group's Atco label on May 5 in the U.S and a day earlier in the U.K. The band, which was revived in 2004 at the instigation of Morriss ...

  21. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  22. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  23. Morrissey, Manu Chao Albums To Get Cross-Marketing

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lost Highway and Nacional Records will help market each other’s respective releases by Morrissey and Manu Chao. Nashville-based Lost Highway, home to many alt-country artists and to Morrissey’s Feb. 17 album “Years of Refusal,” will help market Ma ...

  24. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  25. Morrissey Unveils New Album

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey was on hand tonight (Dec. 11) in London to introduce a playback of his new Polydor/Decca album, "Years of Refusal," but he made no comment on recent reports of a Smiths reunion. A spokesman later declined to comment on a story ...

  26. Cokell Reaches Top At U.K's Pinnacle

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joe Cokell has been named as the new managing director of leading U.K. independent distributor, Pinnacle Entertainment, reporting to company chairman, Sean Sullivan. He takes the reins from Chris Maskery, effective immediately. Formerly managing d ...

  27. Morrissey Splits With Management

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey has split with artist management firm ie: music after just three months. An ie: music spokesman confirmed that it had parted company with the ex-Smiths frontman, but declined to give any details. Billboard.biz understands the management ...

  28. 6 Questions: Steve Lillywhite

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Next month, superstar producer Steve Lillywhite will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first hit record (Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Hong Kong Garden") from a studio in Texas, where he'll be producing the next effort from ...

  29. IE Signs Morrissey For Management

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey has joined ie:music, the British management firm which guides the career of Robbie Williams. The former Smiths singer will now be managed on a global basis by Josie Cliff, who heads-up the firm's U.S. division ie:west, and by ie ...

  30. Morrissey Rewards Diehards, Quashes Smiths Reunion

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey is taking special care of his most devoted fans on his upcoming fall North American tour, which, as previously reported, begins Sept. 20 in Tijuana, Mexico. A number of special opportunities have been created for multiple-night runs in L ...

  31. Morrissey Mulling Warner Bros. Deal

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey is mulling a deal with Warner Bros. to release his next studio album, the artist said during a fan Q&A on the True to You Web site . The former Smiths frontman has issued his two prior albums on the Attack imprint via Sanctuary, whic ...

  32. Sanctuary Teams With MPP For Online Shopping

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based independent Sanctuary Records Group has finalized a deal to use MPP's iShop to sell physical and digital music download products. Sanctuary, whose artists include Morrissey and The Charlatans, will be piloting the scheme with sal ...

  33. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. News Morrissey , Axl Rose ...

  34. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement& ...

  35. Pink Finds New Life At Euro Chart Summit

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink is the new leader of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "I'm Not Dead" (LaFace/Zomba) gives the pop star her first pan-European No. 1. The artist's fourth album opens at the peak in Eu Pink is the new leade ...

  36. Pink Finds New Life At Euro Chart Summit

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink is the new leader of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "I'm Not Dead" (LaFace/Zomba) gives the pop star her first pan-European No. 1. The artist's fourth album opens at the peak in Eu Pink is the new leade ...

  37. Morrissey Becomes 'Ringleader' Of New U.K. Chart

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey's latest set "Ringleader of the Tormentors" has made history by topping the first U.K. albums chart to incorporate physical units with digital downloads. Morrissey's latest set "Ringleader of the Tormentors" ...

  38. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' As first tipped May 28 in Billboard , Steve Lillywhite has joined Columbia Records as senior VP of A&R. Lillywhite will report to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and will be ...

  39. Sanctuary Signs Songwriter Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers futures, various Morrissey tracks. British independent music company Sanctuary Group has signed Boz Boorer to a worldwide exclusive songwriting pact. The deal -- unveiled today (April 26) -- includes future compositions and all so ...

  40. Sanctuary Reports Annual Growth

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Morrissey set boosted revenues. Morrissey set boosted revenues. News Morrissey ...

  41. Sanctuary Reports Annual Growth

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Morrissey set boosted revenues. Sanctuary Group today (Jan. 27) reported increased full-year revenues, which the British independent attributes to investment in its core artist management, recorded music and merchandising activities. For the year ...

  42. Sanctuary Reports Annual Growth

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group today (Jan. 27) reported increased full-year revenues, which the British independent attributes to investment in its core artist management, recorded music and merchandising activities Sanctuary Group today (Jan. 27) reported incre ...

  43. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia, Morrissey round out top three. Anastacia, Morrissey round out top three. News Morrissey ...

  44. Morrissey

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seven years since his last album, the former Smiths front man is still the same old Morrissey. Seven years since his last album, the former Smiths front man is still the same old Morrissey. News Morrissey ...