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  1. Preaching To The Choir

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Scala & Kolacny Brothers take the movie and TV world by storm. The female choir heard in the current trailer for Showtime's "Homeland" is the same one that became an Internet sensation after its version of Radiohead's " ...

  2. Updated: Universal Music Offers to Sell More Assets to Salvage EMI Deal

    July 19, 2012 8:41 AM EDT Universal Music has upped the ante in its efforts to gain approval for its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded-music division, offering to sell off even more parts of EMI, according to a report in Financial Times. The European Commission reje ...

  3. Queen Manager Jim Beach on EMI-Universal Deal: EMI Shouldn't Be Owned by a Private Equity Firm

    May 08, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jim Beach, manager of U.K. rock band Queen, has spoken out in support of the proposed Universal-EMI merger. In a letter published in the British newspaper The Times on May 5, Beach said that: "Today's music business is very different to ...

  4. Business Matters: Sirius XM to Offer Personalized Radio

    May 01, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Sirius XM To Dive Into Personalized Radio Internet radio is going to become even more competitive. Sirius XM is following Clear Channel and Pandora into the personalized radio business, the company announced Tuesday. CEO Mel Karmazin mentioned the ...

  5. U.K. Study Says Private Sector Undervalues Creative Industries

    October 11, 2011 3:14 PM EDT Ed Vaizey, the U.K.'s government minister for culture, communications and creative industries, yesterday (Oct. 10) expressed his dismay at British investors' failure to appreciate the creative businesses' financial value. Speaking d ...

  6. PIAS Partners With Proper Music Following Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 19, 2011 8:36 AM EDT The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, England, after the London riots on August 9 (Photo: David Goddard/Getty Images) Less than two weeks on from the London Sony DADC warehouse fire that destroyed 3.25 million units of its stock , PIAS is back in bu ...

  7. Support Fund Established for Labels Affected By Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 12, 2011 9:55 AM EDT The U.K.'s indie sector is pulling together to help support labels devastated by the August 8 Sony DADC warehouse fire, which saw 25 million discs destroyed . A support fund has been established by AIM, the U.K.'s Trade Association for t ...

  8. Sony Distribution Center Destroyed by London Rioters, Indie Labels 'Devastated'

    August 09, 2011 7:14 AM EDT A London warehouse containing stock for a number of U.K. independent labels -- including XL Recordings, 4AD, Beggars, Domino and Rough Trade - was destroyed by rioters during a third night of unrest in the British capital. The three-story building ...

  9. The XX Benefits From Mercury Sales Surge

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The London electronic/alt-rock trio the XX has already benefited from winning the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The televised coverage of the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night (Sept. 7) on BBC Two had an immediate impact ...

  10. French Govt Wins Web Piracy Vote

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French National Assembly has voted to adopt the central clause in the anti-piracy 'Creation and Internet Law,' which would allow a state body to cut off copyright infringers' broadband access after two warnings were issued. The ...

  11. B-Unique Bosses Support New Fan-Funded Model

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. label B-Unique's managing directors Mark Lewis and Martin Toher have signed up as consultants to a new investment scheme, Bandstocks, which allows fans to buy a stake in artists' album releases. Bandstocks has been launched by Civil ...

  12. 'Hurricane' Jones Blows Through This October

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grace Jones' first studio album in two decades, "Hurricane," will arrive Oct. 27 in the U.K. through a deal with British electronic-leaning indie label Wall of Sound. PIAS, the parent company of Wall Of Sound, will distribute " ...

  13. Japan's Hostess Ushers In NIN Deal

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment says it has signed a deal with Nine Inch Nails to distribute, market and promote the industrial-rock unit's new album, "Ghosts I-IV," in Japan, with a June 4 release date. ...

  14. Japanese Hostess Ready For Radiohead

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment is gearing up for its Dec. 26 release of the Japanese edition of Radiohead's album "In Rainbows." Digital promotion activities, including a Japanese version of the existing ...

  15. Diesel-U-Music Awards Set For Oct. 3

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The seventh Diesel-U-Music Awards will take place Oct. 3 at London music venue Koko. The international contest, which gives unsigned acts live and recorded-music opportunities, covers three music genres: electronic/dance, rock/indie, and urban/hip ...

  16. Indie Rights Agency Merlin Names Interim Board

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Merlin, the global new-media rights licensing agency for the independent record sector, has appointed an interim board. Merlin's CEO Charles Caldas has unveiled the team, which will be tasked with fast-tracking the new operation by establishi ...

  17. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  18. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  19. VPL and MTV Reach Last-Minute Agreement

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) and British rights collecting society Video Performance Limited (VPL) have brokered an arrangement over video licensing payments just minutes before their bargaining deadli MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) and British rights ...