PIAS Entertainment Group

  1. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  2. Edwin Schroter, PIAS MD, Talks Nordic Expansion, EMI-Universal Merger

    April 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Edwin Schroter, PIAS Group Managing Director explained how PIAS Nordic's localized expertise in marketing, promotion and sales is one way to combat the decreased label services distributors can provide . Independent labels are increasingly ta ...

  3. Three Arrested Over Sony Warehouse Fire During London Riots -- 25 Million Discs Destroyed

    August 11, 2011 9:49 AM EDT Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday in connection with the fire that destroyed Sony DADC's warehouse during the London riots Monday , gutting the inventories of more than 150 independent labels. According to a BBC report this morning, two ...

  4. Indie Labels Calculate the Damage From Sony's London Warehouse Fire

    August 10, 2011 5:30 PM EDT The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, England, after Monday night's riots (Photo: David Goddard/Getty Images) As the United Kingdom endured another night of civil unrest and rioting yesterday, the country's music industry begins to access ...

  5. BitTorrent Reconsidered: How the Demonized File Sharing Protocol Can Help Your Band (Legally)

    June 06, 2011 1:27 PM EDT Sick of Sarah, whose album "2205" was legally downloaded more than 1.7 million times thanks to BitTorrent's Artist Spotlight . (Photo: Amber McDonald) Sick of Sarah is hardly a household name, but the all-girl punk band from Minneap ...

  6. Hostess Entertainment Partners With Warner Music South East Asia

    April 21, 2011 1:51 PM EDT The Tokyo-based music marketing indie Hostess Entertainment and Warner Music South East Asia announced a licensing agreement that will see Hostess gradually expand its footprint beyond Japan to South East Asian markets, which include Hong Kong, Ko ...

  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. PIAS Launches Direct-To-Consumer Services

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based PIAS Entertainment Group has launched a range of direct to consumer (D2C) services that will enable its repertoire owners to set up their own artist stores, selling everything from downloads to merchandise on a multi-territorial bas ...

  9. PIAS Entertainment Group Signs With YouTube

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Entertainment Group has signed a global licensing and marketing deal with YouTube, that will enable its independent label and artist clients to generate revenues from advertising served alongside wherever their repertoire is used on the servi ...

  10. BSkyB Launches Digital Music Service

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 months after first announcing the service with Universal as the first major on board, leading pay-TV provider and Internet Service Provider BSkyB is finally about to launching its digital music service. Sky Songs offers access to over 4 ...

  11. PIAS U.K. Picks Up Sub Pop

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS U.K. has signed a digital and physical distribution deal with Seattle record label Sub Pop. The deal becomes effective on Sept. 15 and will see PIAS distribute all future Sub Pop releases in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including forthcomi ...

  12. Tiesto Inks Multi-territory PIAS Deal

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dutch dance artist Tiesto has partnered with Brussels-based PIAS Entertainment Group for the release of his fourth album "Kaleidoscope." The distribution and service deal sees PIAS working alongside N.Y.-based Compete Control Management ...

  13. Hostess Entertainment, Beggars Form Partnership

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese independent music company Hostess Entertainment has reached agreement with leading indie Beggars Group on a licensing deal. The strategic licensing deals means Hostess will exclusively release Beggars' repertoire from its labels ...

  14. PIAS Launches Synch Service

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Entertainment Group has launched a dedicated synchronization service, PIAS Synch & Brand, which will position its label and artist repertoire to brand and media platform partners. The new service is a division of the Brussels-based compan ...

  15. Hostess, Sony Partner In Japan

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hostess Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) have reached an agreement on a services and support-based strategic partnership that will see the various entities of SMEJ provide a broad range of backing to Hostess and its artists in Ja ...

  16. Infectious Partners With PIAS

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infectious Records has signed a pan-European distribution deal with PIAS Entertainment Group. PIAS will handle all physical and digital releases in the U.K. and Europe for Infectious, the London-based independent label re-launched by former Warner ...

  17. Shock Secures Placebo Set Down Under

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian independent Shock has scored the rights to release alternative rock act Placebo's forthcoming album in Australia and New Zealand. Belgian independent PIAS Entertainment Group announced during the MIDEM conference last month in Cann ...

  18. PIAS Signs Placebo

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST During the MidemNet conference in Cannes, PIAS Entertainment Group announced that it has signed alternative rock act Placebo, which had a long association with EMI. Placebo has released albums via EMI's Virgin label since its 1996 self-titled ...

  19. PIAS Pacts With We7

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Digital, part of the Brussels-based European indie labels company PIAS Entertainment Group, is to make its repertoire available to We7, the soon-to-launch digital music destination co-founded by Peter Gabriel. The songs, from the more than 25 ...

  20. Groove Mobile Adds 70,000 Indie Tracks

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has bolstered its music catalog after signing a worldwide licensing deal with Indie Mobile. Works by the likes of Editors, Armand Van Helden, the Pigeon Detectives, Laurent Garnier and Royksopp make up t ...

  21. V2/Cooperative Joins With Japan's Hostess

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group-owned V2/Cooperative Music has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Japan's Hostess Entertainment. Under the agreement, Hostess will release, market and distribute records from V2 and European labels including ...

  22. IMPALA Unveils New Board at MIDEM

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pan-European independent labels body IMPALA has unveiled its new management structure at MIDEM, promoting current secretary general Helen Smith to executive chair. The trade body for European independent labels has also elected a triumvirate presi ...

  23. PIAS Strikes DRM-Free iTunes Deal

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based pan-European label group/distributor PIAS has struck a global deal with with Apple Inc.'s iTunes service that will see more than 44,000 tracks added to its DRM-free iTunes Plus service. The tracks come from PIAS' own label ...

  24. PIAS Makes Vital Name Change In U.K.

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. sales and distribution business Vital is to change its name as part of a major re-branding programme by owners PIAS Entertainment Group. The company will now be called PIAS U.K. in line with the group's other companies, which operate in ...