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  1. London's Southbank Centre Wins Top UK Venue Honors

    May 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT London's Southbank Centre located beside the River Thames . London's Southbank Centre has snatched the No. 1 spot in the 2011 top 100 U.K. music venues as compiled by PRS for Music, the U.K. authors' collecting society. The news, ba ...

  2. Aussies Limp Home In Year-End Charts, Foreign Artists Reign

    January 04, 2012 11:02 AM EST Australia's appreciation for the homegrown is renowned, but judging by year-end sales and airplay data, Australian domestic music lost its appeal in a big way in 2011. No Australian artist appeared in the top-ten airplay charts, according to ...

  3. Sandie Shaw Obtains Rights From EMI To Entire Catalog

    November 28, 2011 4:42 PM EST After several months of negotiations with EMI, British pop icon Sandie Shaw has reached an agreement that gives her back the rights to her entire catalogue. Shaw, who had eight U.K. top ten hits between 1964 and 1969 including the No. 1 singles &q ...

  4. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  5. Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.'s Independent Music Award Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - ...

  6. U.K. Tour Disruption Continues

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Plunging temperatures, snow and icy conditions continue to affect the live business in the U.K. Paul Weller will play Manchester Arena tonight (Dec. 3) and Glasgow SECC tomorrow (Dec. 5) but a show in Aberdeen on Sunday (Dec. 6) has been postponed ...

  7. Strictly Confidential Snags Editors

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European Music publisher Strictly Confidential Music has signed an exclusive, worldwide deal with U.K. alt-rock act Editors. Brussels-based Strictly Confidential is part of the PIAS Entertainment Group. The publishing arm launched in 1987 and gain ...

  8. Faithless Unveils U.K. Arena Tour

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British dance act Faithless will embark on a U.K. arena tour this fall to promote its latest studio set "The Dance" (Nate's Tunes). The nine-date tour, promoted by SJM (DF Concerts in Scotland), begins Nov. 30 at Bournemouth BIC and ...

  9. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  10. Whitney Houston Returns To Stage, Critics Divided

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston kicked off the British leg of her tour after canceling a string of gigs due to illness, but some critics were less than impressed with her performance. "Houston, we still have a problem" was the conclusion of the bestsell ...

  11. Factory Records HQ Reborn As Live Music Venue

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The onetime base of Manchester, England label Factory Records is to re-open as a live music venue and club entitled FAC 251 - the Factory. A joint venture between former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and U.K. club operators Tokyo Indus ...

  12. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  13. AMG Acquires Bournemouth Opera House

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has announced the acquisition of Bournemouth's Opera House, situated on the south coast of England. The deal was completed following the successful grant of a new lease with Amewood Estates Limite ...

  14. NKOTB Cancels Aussie Tour

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Revived U.S. boy band New Kids On The Block has cancelled its August tour of Australia, pinning the blame on the worldwide recession. On a statement on the official NKOTB Web site, band member Donnie Wahlberg posted: "Despite warnings that th ...

  15. Counting Crows Announce U.K., Ireland Dates

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows will return to the U.K. and Ireland for a 12-city tour, beginning May 7 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. The Hold Steady will provide support on the majority of dates. Counting Crows last visited the U.K. to headline London's s ...

  16. Zavvi Stores To Close

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The joint administrators of U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi have announced the immediate closure of 22 stores. The store closures will result in the redundancy of 178 employees. The other 92 stores in the U.K. will continue to trade and ther ...

  17. Kanye West Arrested After U.K. Nightclub Incident

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West was arrested after an alleged assault outside a U.K. nightclub, but was released without charge, according to British press reports. According to the reports, the 31-year-old artist was detained in the early hours of this morning (Nov. ...

  18. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  19. HMV Lets Customers Swap Pre-Played Games For CDs, iPods

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is entering the pre-played games market with its “Re/Play” service, which will launch Oct. 24. Re/Play will launch in 160 stores across the U.K. and Ireland, including flagships in London's Oxford Street, Birmi ...

  20. Metallica's 'Magnetic' Reigns On Euro Albums Chart

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) marks its first full week on release by starting a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. Meanwhile Katy Perry's run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "I Kissed ...

  21. Aussie Country Pioneer Reg Lindsay Dies

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of the founding fathers of Australian country music, Reg Lindsay, has died aged 79 after a long illness in Newcastle, in New South Wales. Lindsay died yesterday (Aug. 5) after a long period of ill health. He had been hospitalised since 2003 af ...

  22. Wax:On Off

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the new Wax:On Live festival in Britain have canceled the event, blaming the credit crunch for its demise. The one-day alternative rock and electronic festival was to be held May 31 at Lotherton Hall in Leeds, north England, with Pri ...

  23. Feeder Offers Support Slot Prizes

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Feeder has teamed up with download retailer 7digital to find artists who will support the band on tour next month. The 7digital indiestore service , which allows unsigned and independent artists to sell MP3s direct to fans, has launc ...

  24. Maximo Park Celebrate With Beer Promo

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warp Records-signed indie rockers Maximo Park will feature on the label of a limited-edition run of Newcastle Brown Ale bottles through a novel tie-in with brewers Scottish & Newcastle U.K. Tens of thousands of "Maxïmo Brown Ale" bot ...

  25. U.K.'s AMG Ushers In Three New Venues

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group is on the expansion trail. The British live music and club venues firm has struck separate, long-time lease agreements with a view to open new sites next year in the northern English cities Leeds and Sheffield. The London-based ...

  26. Ingenious Ploughs Cash Into Sirens Girl Group

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media investment firm Ingenious has invested £500,000 ($1 million) from its two music venture capital trusts into the new album by girl group Sirens. Ingenious is backing the U.K. three-piece's sophomore set "La La Land" in a joint ...

  27. Jamelia Returns To Her Roots For Birmingham Campaign

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop singer Jamelia is fronting a new campaign to raise the profile of her hometown, Birmingham. The multiple MOBO Award winner has been chosen to promote the Birmingham section of the BMW 1 Series online listings magazine, 1 Off , in which ...

  28. Furtado, Lavigne Grab Top Spots In Europe

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the helm of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and seventh overall. But there's a new leader on Euroch ...

  29. Silverchair On Hot Streak In Oz

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair is on a record-breaking streak at home. Four weeks after becoming the first Australian band in 40 years to achieve three No. 1 singles in the national chart, Silverchair this week scored another chart milestone as their "Young Mod ...

  30. U.K.'s AMG Re-Ups With TicketWeb

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venues operator Academy Music Group has renewed terms with Internet ticketing services agency TicketWeb. As part of the new agreement, unveiled today, TicketWeb will continue to provide full box office and trade desk services for AMG's v ...

  31. Dave Matthews Band Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2007 tour two-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23 and March 24, with The Fray set to open. The band will then head down under on March 31 for a two-week jaunt through Australia, fo ...

  32. AMG Acquires The Zodiac

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financials undisclosed. U.K. concerts venue owner and operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has purchased the Oxford-based 750-capacity live music and club venue The Zodiac for an undisclosed sum. The purchase, from previous owners Nick Moorbath and ...

  33. Dolly Preps European Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spring of next year, her biggest such itinerary since the 1970s. Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spri ...

  34. Dolly Preps European Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spring of next year, her biggest such itinerary since the 1970s. Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spri ...

  35. Australia's Ogden IFC Names Worton GM

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sets focus on concerts, sports, family shows. Tim Worton has returned to Australian facility management firm Ogden IFC with a mandate to bring such content as concerts, sports and family shows to arenas under the company’s management. Worton has b ...

  36. AMG Buys Newcastle Venue

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based venue operator Academy Music Group has added a site in Newcastle, North East England, to its expanding portfolio. Financial details of the Gala Bingo Hall acquisition -- announced today ( London-based venue operator Academy Music Grou ...

  37. AMG Buys Newcastle Venue

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New venue due to operate from October. London-based venue operator Academy Music Group has added a site in Newcastle, North East England, to its expanding portfolio. Financial details of the Gala Bingo Hall acquisition -- announced today (April 25 ...