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  1. Study: Distrust Harms Record Sales

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Young Britons' distrust of entertainment firms' policies and pricing is helping stimulate illegal downloading and file-ripping, according to the findings of new research. A poll of 18-34 year olds in the United Kingdom, conducted by U.S. ...

  2. Dream Start For Arctic Monkeys' 'Nightmare'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have swung back into U.K. record stores in style with exceptional opening sales for their second album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." The hugely anticipated set shifted almost 85,000 units on its first day of release ye ...

  3. Reuters: EMI had 16.1% U.K. Market Share In Q1

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group accounted for 16.1% of all albums sold in the U.K. in the first quarter of 2007, behind Universal but level with Sony BMG and ahead of Warner Music Group, market data seen by Reuters shows. The U.K. has traditionally been one of EMI' ...

  4. U.K. Album Sales Fall In Q1

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. album sales fell by 6% in the first quarter of 2007 compared to the same period for 2006, according to figures collated by the Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Although compilation albums managed a year-on-year increase of 10.1% to 6,599,5 ...

  5. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  6. Furtado And Timberlake Dominate Euro Charts

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top two on European Top 100 Albums, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week ahead of Simply Red's "Stay" (simplyred.com). Justin Timberlake's "What G ...

  7. Bebo, 7digital Team For Downloads

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bebo, the U.K.-based international social networking Web site, has joined forces with British online music retailer 7digital to enable artists to sell music directly to consumers. The deal, which kicks off today (March 28), will enable Bebo's ...

  8. Norah Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones makes a victorious debut on European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), opening at the top of the composite chart after amassing no fewer than nine No. 1 debuts around the region. It starts at the top ...

  9. Furtado Claims Eurochart Double

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado rebounds to the top of both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, to lead them simultaneously for the first time. "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) moves 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums, which it led for a week, a fortnight a ...

  10. Furtado Cuts 'Loose' At No. 1 In Europe

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Geffen) ends the Beatles' seven-week reign over European Top 100 Albums with a 3-1 climb. It's the album's first time at the summit in its 31st chart week, although Furtado loses control of Eu ...

  11. Beatles' 'Love' Runs Hot In Europe

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) leads the way on European Top 100 Albums for a seventh straight week, moving up 8-7 in Holland and maintaining top five berths in Germany and Spain. With "U218Singles" (Mercury) holding at No. 2 ...

  12. Knott Splits With HMV

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, HMV U.K. and Ireland managing director Steve Knott is to stand down from the business by "mutual consent" at the end of January, the market-leading music and entertainment retailer said today (Jan. 11). From Feb. 1, g ...

  13. Homegrown Talent Rules In U.K. 2006 Sales

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a year which saw overall album sales slip slightly, local content was king, new sales data for the 2006 British recorded music market indicates. Over the course of the year, U.K. acts accounted for a 61.9% share of the country's 100 best-s ...

  14. Beatles Euro Chart Spell Continues Into 2007

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Love" still reigns on European Top 100 Albums, as Sir George and Giles Martin's sonic Beatles collage starts a sixth week atop the composite chart. The album made gains in the final weekly sales charts of 2006 in several countries, ...

  15. Beatles Hold European Christmas Crown

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) will spend Christmas at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after starting a fourth week atop the composite sales chart. It stands at No. 1 in just one individual market, Greece, but "Love" also c ...

  16. Beatles Bask At No. 1 In Europe

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles continue to spread "Love" (Apple) throughout Europe, as Sir George and Giles Martin's "re-imagining" of the Fab Four oeuvre starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. On Monday (Dec. 11), the albu ...

  17. Europe Continues 'Love' Affair With Beatles

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) retains leadership of European Top 100 Albums, keeping top five placings in all of the countries where the album debuted there last week. Additionally, it's up 6-1 and 9-3 in the Belgian r ...

  18. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  19. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  20. OCC Releases New Rules For Singles Charts

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Changes center on digital tracks. The sales criteria required for digital recordings to qualify for the U.K.'s official singles sales chart are about to change significantly starting Jan. 1. In a move designed to make it easier for digital tr ...

  21. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  22. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  23. U.K.'s OCC Dreams On With Fantasy Manager Game

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Company, compiler of Britain's music sales charts, kicks off a new online game on Oct. 30 that will make dreams come true for aspiring music managers in Britain. The Official U.K. Charts Company, compiler of Britain&# ...

  24. Dramatico Ups Bowles To MD

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based Dramatico Entertainment head of international marketing Andrew Bowles has been promoted to managing director. London-based Dramatico Entertainment head of international marketing Andrew Bowles has been promoted to managing director. B ...

  25. Evanescence Opens Door To Euro Chart Throne

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A little over three years since Evanescence completed an aggregate seven weeks at the top of European Top 100 Albums with "Fallen," the American band is back at No. 1 on the region's composite chart, A little over three years since ...

  26. Evanescence Opens Door To Euro Chart Throne

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A little over three years since Evanescence completed an aggregate seven weeks at the top of European Top 100 Albums with "Fallen," the American band is back at No. 1 on the region's composite chart, A little over three years since ...

  27. Scissor Sisters Still Dancin' Away With Euro Charts

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's pan-European charts welcome another double-winner, as Scissor Sisters move 2-1 with "Ta-Dah" (Polydor) on European Top 100 Albums and with "I Dont' Feel Like Dancin'" on Eurochart Hot 100 Billboard� ...

  28. Muse, Yorke Among BT Digital Award Winners

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. British alternative rock trio and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke were the big winners last night (Oct. 3) at the fifth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London, each taking hope a brace of trophies. Yorke's debut so ...

  29. Dylan's 'Modern Times' Rises To Euro Chart Zenith

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" (Columbia) ascends 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums, fuelled by a No. 2 debut in Italy and climbs of 3-2 in Holland and 6-5 in Wallony. It also holds at No. 2 in the fellow Be Bob Dylan's "Modern T ...

  30. Dylan's 'Modern Times' Rises To Euro Chart Zenith

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" (Columbia) ascends 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums, fuelled by a No. 2 debut in Italy and climbs of 3-2 in Holland and 6-5 in Wallony. It also holds at No. 2 in the fellow Be Bob Dylan's "Modern T ...

  31. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the poll were broadcast M The British publ ...

  32. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the ...

  33. Scissor Sisters To Cut Up Trafalgar Square

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London on Sept. 16. New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London ...

  34. New Brit Acts Break Records

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The trend of new British acts breaking sales records at home is continuing. Debut artists topped the official Top 100 album sales charts for 13 weeks in the first half of 2006, trade body the BPI repo The trend of new British acts breaking sales r ...

  35. U.K. Charts Company OCC Appoints New Exec

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Meriel Blackburn joins as head of charts operations. The Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC) has appointed Meriel Blackburn to be the new head of chart operations. She reports to Omar Maskatiya, OCC chart director, and replaces Paul Want, who leave ...

  36. Downloads Boost Q2 U.K. Album Sales

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second quarter recover to a six-year best, according to a new publication. Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second q ...

  37. Chili Peppers Stay Hot On Euro Albums Chart

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a second week at the summit on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros). The double CD maintains top spot in five markets (the United Kingdom, Germany Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a secon ...

  38. Chili Peppers Stay Hot On Euro Albums Chart

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a second week at the summit on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros). The double CD maintains top spot in five markets (the United Kingdom, Germany Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a secon ...

  39. Imbruglia's 'Shiver' Tops PPL 'Most Used' Chart

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Imbruglia's "Shiver" (Brightside/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2005 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. Natalie Imbruglia's "Shiver" (Brightside/Sony ...

  40. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  41. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  42. Springsteen Bosses European Chart Survey

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart undergoes a dramatic spring-clean, with the top four titles all new entries. Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions" (Columbia) is the n Billboard's European ...

  43. Springsteen Bosses European Chart Survey

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart undergoes a dramatic spring-clean, with the top four titles all new entries. Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions" (Columbia) is the n Billboard's European ...

  44. Pink Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (Laface/Arista) starts a third week at the European Top 100 Albums summit, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna's "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" (SRP/De As Pink ...

  45. Pink Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (Laface/Arista) starts a third week at the European Top 100 Albums summit, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna's "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" (SRP/De As Pink ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Report: New Acts Boost U.K. Q1 Sales

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Releases from newcomers Arctic Monkeys, James Blunt and Corinne Bailey Rae helped push first quarter artist CD album sales in the United Kingdom to a record 27.9 million units, according to sales figu Releases from newcomers Arctic Monkeys, James ...

  49. 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" ...

  50. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

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