Morrissey

  1. Harvest Records Now Selling Morrissey's 'F--- Harvest' T-Shirts

    October 08, 2014 8:12 PM EDT Harvest Records is taking a cue from the old adage "there is no such thing as bad publicity" and running with it.  After Morrissey dressed his backing band in "F--- Harvest" T-shirts at his European tour opener in Lisbon Mond ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Morrissey's Memoir to Be Published in U.S.

    October 29, 2013 1:24 PM EDT The Morrissey memoir show will soon arrive in the U.S. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Morrissey's "Autobiography" has been acquired jointly by three of its imprints. G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish the hardcover ...

  4. U.K. PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla Calls For Stronger Gov't Support, British Prime Minister David Cameron Chimes In

    June 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT The pertinent issue of stronger government support for the music and creative industries was addressed from two opposing viewpoints in London on Wednesday (June 5). Speaking at the annual general meeting of U.K. licensing body PPL, which took pl ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Morrissey Talks Label Drama, Touring, Lady Gaga

    July 15, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Steven Patrick Morrissey has a bone to pick. It's been nearly two and half years since the influential baritone crooner's last album, "Years of Refusal" (Decca/Universal), and between then and now, the former Sm ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Brit Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon's double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment quartet returned to No. 1 with the album "Only By The Night" ...

  12. Hewitt, Silva Extend Hollywood Bowl Deal Through 2011

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Longtime concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents have negotiated a deal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to continue producing summer concerts at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl through 2011. Financial terms of the ag ...

  13. Franz, Kings For Benicassim 2009

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Weller have been confirmed as headliners for the 2009 FIB Heineken Benicassim Festival in Spain. The 2009 festival, running July 16-19 will be the 15th annual Benicassim event. The festival, which has become ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Producer Jerry Finn Dies At 39

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 and Morrissey producer Jerry Finn died yesterday (Aug. 21) at the age of 39. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage last month and was taken off life support on Aug. 9. Finn got his start as an engineer in the early 1990s before shif ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Morrissey Accepts Apology For Mag's Racist Claim

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey today accepted a public apology at London's High Court from the publishers of British music monthly Word Magazine over a suggestion that he was a racist and hypocrite. The former Smiths singer, whose full name is Steven Patrick Morr ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Pirovano Upped At Sanctuary

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records has promoted Nick Pirovano to VP of marketing. Pirovano reports to Bob Cahill, GM of the label, and is based in New York. In 2002, Pirovano moved from Columbia Records' marketing department to Sanctuary where he accepted a r ...

  24. Sanctuary Names Hammond Senior A&R VP

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Career includes stints with Sony, Capitol, Universal. Jeremy Hammond has been named senior VP of A&R for Sanctuary Records. Hammond, who is based in Los Angeles, moves to the position from the Sanctuary Group, where he was the senior VP of art ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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& ...

  27. Source: Mercuriadis To Split With Sanctuary

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CEO to join Front Line Management. The departure of Merck Mercuriadis from Sanctuary Group is imminent and will be announced within the next couple of weeks, a well-placed source confirms. The source says Mercuriadis, formerly CEO of Sanctuary, wi ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Sanctuary Reports Annual Growth

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

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Sanctuary Poised For Solid Financials

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Buoyed by "excellent" growth in recorded music sales during the second half, Sanctuary Group is on track to meet market expectations for its financial year, the London-based company says. Buoyed by "excellent" growth in recorde ...

  33. Sanctuary Poised For Solid Financials

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Buoyed by "excellent" growth in recorded music sales during the second half, Sanctuary Group is on track to meet market expectations for its financial year, the London-based company says. Buoyed by "excellent" growth in recorde ...

  34. Nancy Sinatra

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This single, a Morrissey collaboration, is tailor-made for Old Blue Eyes' daughter. This single, a Morrissey collaboration, is tailor-made for Old Blue Eyes' daughter. News ...

  35. New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.biz. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Lo ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. London Fleadh To Return After Year Off

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh festival on June 20 in London. The British promoter canceled the Irish music festival last year, citing a lack of headlining acts. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh ...

  39. London Fleadh To Return After Year Off

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh festival on June 20 in London. The British promoter canceled the Irish music festival last year, citing a lack of headlining acts. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh ...

  40. CAA Inks Morrissey

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. The melancholic a ...

  41. CAA Inks Morrissey

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. The melancholic a ...

  42. Sonopress names Morrissey to U.K. role

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vet now sales director, DVD video business development Bertelsmann replication subsidiary Sonopress U.K. has appointed John Morrissey as sales director, DVD video business development. News John Morrissey ...