Parlophone

  1. Warner Music Begins Auctioning Off Assets to Indies Following Parlophone Acquisition

    March 03, 2014 12:55 PM EST The Warner Music Group has begun the process of divesting of some of its artist and catalog holdings to accommodate a deal it made with indie trade organizations Impala and Merlin when it acquired Parlophone Records last February, according t ...

  2. Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bros: WMG’s US Plans for Parlophone (Exclusive)

    December 18, 2013 10:01 AM EST Warner Music Group has finalized the integration of Parlophone’s roster into its U.S. label structure following the acquisition of the record imprint from Universal Music Group for £487 million (about $765 million) earlier this year, Billboard ...

  3. Updated: Warner Music Group’s Acquisition of Parlophone Approved by European Commission

    May 15, 2013 7:53 AM EDT The European Commission today approved the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group by Warner Music Group, WMG announced. In February, it purchased PLG from Universal Music Group for £487 million (around $765 million) in an all-cash transaction. Af ...

  4. Warner Music Group Outlines Parlophone Integration Process, Expects $70 Million in Annual Cost Savings

    April 25, 2013 10:26 AM EDT In a memo to the Warner Music Group staff today, CEO Stephen Cooper has laid out the procedure by which the Parlophone Label Group will be integrated into the company. Warner acquired Parlophone from Universal Music Group in February as part of ...

  5. From The Magazine: Did Len Blavatnik and Warner Music Overpay For Parlophone?

    February 15, 2013 12:50 PM EST GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OF BILLBOARD HERE WHAT: Warner Music Group’s pre-emptive bid by far beat the nearest competitor to win the auction for Parlophone, home to Coldplay and Pink Floyd. It has agreed to pay £487 million ($762 million) to Uni ...

  6. Universal Sells Sanctuary Label to BMG

    February 14, 2013 7:28 PM EST BMG Rights Management has won the auction to acquire Sanctuary, the rock label that was included in the assets that the Universal Music Group agreed to sell in order to win regulatory approval from the EU for its purchase of EMI Recorded Music. ...

  7. IMPALA, Indies Ask EC to Investigate Sony-BMG's Parlophone Bid

    January 11, 2013 7:17 PM EST Independent music companies have raised concerns about a plan by Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann music venture BMG to bid for former EMI label Parlophone, arguing an acquisition would give the music giants, particularly Sony, too much market power. Viv ...

  8. Deals to Watch in 2013: AEG, Live Nation, EMI Divestments, More

    December 14, 2012 7:00 AM EST As the year comes to a close, some big deals are still up in the air; and others appear to be waiting in the wings. • The auction for AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns more than 100 arenas including Los Angeles' Staples Center and ...

  9. Concord Music Being Shopped to Private-Equity Firms, Not Strategic Suitors

    December 05, 2012 8:27 PM EST Reports that the Concord Music Group is up for sale are true, knowledgeable sources say. But there is one key factor that appears to have been overlooked thus far: management is controlling the company's sale process so far. Consequently, Con ...

  10. Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

    November 15, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BILLY JOEL, 122 OTHER ARTISTS TELL PANDORA: 'THAT'S NOT HOW PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER': The battle over webcast ...

  11. Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

    November 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters SPOTIFY RAISING $100M FOR EXPANSION; OPENING IN LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR: Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of fundi ...

  12. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Bid on EMI Assets

    October 08, 2012 6:54 PM EDT Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls svengali and creator of the TV format behind American Idol, is looking to submit a bid for all the EMI businesses that Universal Music Group must sell. Vivendi-owned UMG recently won regulatory approval of its $1.9 bi ...

  13. Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge Says He'll 'Double A&R Investment' at Capitol, Virgin

    September 24, 2012 2:47 PM EDT Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was in bullish form late on Friday as in the wake of his company's acquisition of EMI Music finally clearing EU and US regulatory hurdle s. It was a long road that officially began when EMI went on the ...

  14. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  15. Universal Music-EMI Deal Expected to Be Approved by EU Friday

    September 13, 2012 7:11 PM EDT The Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI is headed for the endgame in the regulatory process. According to sources, on Friday the European Commission will put the deal and the concessions package to vote before full college of ...

  16. Updated: UMG-EMI Divestment Package Revealed: Universal to Keep the Beatles

    July 27, 2012 1:09 PM EDT A source close to the situation told Billboard.biz the contents of the divestment package submitted today by Universal Music Group for its proposed acquisition of EMI' s recorded-music division to the European Commission. If accepted, it will ...

  17. Universal Finally Submits Divestment Package for EMI Deal to European Commission

    July 27, 2012 10:59 AM EDT As predicted on Thursday, Universal Music Group on Friday submitted its long-delayed divestment package for its proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division to the European Commission, moving the process one big step closer to a conc ...

  18. Universal in Talks to Sell Off Parlophone Instead of Virgin, EMI Labels

    July 26, 2012 9:04 PM EDT BMG Rights Management is in talks with Universal Music Group to purchase the European rights to EMI's legendary Parlophone label as part of UMG's s remedies package of assets to be divested in its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded ...

  19. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  20. Read: Citigroup and Vivendi's Statement About Universal Music's Purchase of EMI's Recorded Music Division

    November 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST Below is the official statement circulated today about Universal Music's purchase of EMI's recorded-music division. For Immediate Release November 11, 2011 Vivendi and Universal Music Group (UMG) to Purchase EMI Music London, Paris, New ...

  21. The Script, Tinie Tempah Top U.K. Charts

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop-rock band the Script's "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted atop the U.K. album chart two weeks ago, moved back 2-1 in yesterday's new sales data. South London rapper Tinie Tempah ...

  22. EMI, Tinie Tempah Discover Hybrid Format

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tinie Tempah's debut album "Disc-Overy" (Parlophone/EMI) will be released in a new, hybrid digital-physical format in the U.K. on Oct. 4. Alongside traditional physical and digital releases, the album will be on sale in the form of ...

  23. Blur Returns For Record Store Day

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur, which reformed for dates last summer, has recorded new material for release as part of Record Store Day. The 1,000 copies of the seven-inch vinyl single will be Blur's first new material since 2003. Details will be confirm ...

  24. Boyzone Beats Gorillaz To U.K. No. 1

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reunited Irish boy band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal), named for the memory of their colleague Stephen Gately, who died suddenly last October, debuted at the top of the new U.K. album chart. South London rapper Tinie Tempa ...

  25. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Hu ...

  26. Pet Shop Boys' Biggest U.K. Show

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. synth-pop duo the Pet Shop Boy has played its biggest indoor British concert as part of a world tour. The act played songs from the '80s including "West End Girls," "Two Divided by Zero" and "It's a Sin" ...

  27. 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" ...

  28. Coldplay Tops 2008 Global Sales List

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) was the best-selling album of 2008 globally, according to new figures from the IFPI. The international recording industry organization said the U.K. melodic roc ...

  29. U.K. Newspaper's War Child Giveaway

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper the Independent will give away an exclusive compilation featuring a selection of tracks from the series of War Child charity albums, including three from the forthcoming "Heroes" release. Entitled "From Help to Heroes ...

  30. Pet Shop Boys Recruit New Management

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran manager Angela Becker of Becker Brown has been confirmed as the Pet Shop Boys' new manager, effective immediately. The Pet Shop Boys will receive the outstanding contribution to music award at this year's BRIT Awards, Feb. 18, wh ...

  31. Lily Allen Confirms Live Comeback

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop star Lily Allen will play a one-off show at London's Koko on Jan. 28, two days after the release of her new single "The Fear." It will be the first gig Allen has performed in over two years and also the first preview of mat ...

  32. Brits Honor For Pet Shop Boys

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. dance-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys will receive the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2009 Brit Awards at Earls Court on Feb. 18. The Pet Shop Boys will also perform at the awards, which are screened on ITV1. The BPI, the U. ...

  33. War Child Postpones 'Heroes' Release

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to t ...

  34. Coldplay, Kylie Triumph At Digital Music Awards

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and Kylie Minogue won two awards each at the BT Digital Music Awards at London’s Roundhouse. The double wins for the U.K. melodic rock act and Australian pop star meant it was a good night for the digital team at EMI’s Parlophone label. C ...

  35. Duffy, Beck Cover 'Heroes' For War Child

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity is to partner with EMI's Parlophone label on a covers album, "Heroes", featuring contemporary acts chosen by music legends. The album, released by Parlophone on Nov. 24, will raise funds for the UK-based charit ...

  36. Metallica Debuts At No. 1 In Europe

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two official days of opening sales are enough to drive Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) to the top of European Top 100 Albums, while "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin/EMI) gives Katy Perry a sixth week at No. 1 on ...

  37. The Verve Storms To No. 1 U.K. Debut

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Verve delivered a No. 1 U.K. album for Parlophone/EMI on Sunday (Aug. 31) as "Forth" debuted at the top. In a double for EMI labels, Virgin's Katy Perry started a fourth week at the singles chart summit with "I Kis ...

  38. EMI Insists Coldplay Has 'Long-Term' Deal

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI has denied a U.K. tabloid report that Coldplay would be in a position to leave the label after delivering one more studio album and a greatest hits. The report in The Sun stated that Coldplay could release the follow-up to "Viva La Vida O ...

  39. The Verve Makes A Beautiful Racket On Reunion Album

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talk of a return to the relative glory days of a decade ago is often hostage to the fortunes of the modern music business. But the re-formation of the Verve has its supporters dreaming big. The reunited British modern rock quartet, fronted by Rich ...

  40. Lily Allen Confused Over Album Delay

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop star Lily Allen has expressed confusion over the release of her sophomore set amid the current changes at EMI. The follow-up to her 2006 album “Alright, Still” (Regal/Parlophone) is due at some point in the fourth quarter or early next ye ...

  41. Lily Allen Admits To Take That 'Rip Off'

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen has rejected a new track for her sophomore release because of its resemblance to a hit by revived boy band Take That. However, the U.K. pop vocalist has made "Who'd Of Known" available on her MySpace page. She writes on h ...

  42. Coldplay's 'Viva' Grabs Top Spot On Euro Chart

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay moves to the European Top 100 Albums summit with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), on which it debuted at No. 4 on part-week sales last week. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Mercy" (A&M/Univers ...

  43. EMI Promotions For Leonard, Unger-Hamilton

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guy Hands' radical transformation of EMI continues to reverberate within the U.K. company. The latest twist to the ongoing saga sees promotions for top A&R-oriented executives Miles Leonard and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, while Mark Collen and ...

  44. Radiohead "Best Of" Gets DVD release

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI is to release a DVD video collection alongside its multi-format "Radiohead: The Best Of" (Parlophone) on June 2 in the U.K. The 20 videos on the Parlophone DVD include Radiohead promos directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Street Spirit ...

  45. Wadsworth Out At EMI U.K.

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Wadsworth has left his role as chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland, it was announced today (Jan. 8). The move is described in a statement from the company as part of the "ongoing restructuring of EMI Music" under the new ...

  46. Radiohead’s Parlophone Box Set Arrives For Christmas

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Radiohead boxed set, spanning the British band's first six studio albums plus a live record, will be available from Dec. 10, EMI said today. The seven-CD limited edition sets will comprise the band's Parlophone albums "Pablo Honey ...

  47. HMV Errs On Radiohead Release Date, Label

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's spokesperson has denied that the band's new album, "In Rainbows," will get a standard physical release Dec. 3 through EMI, after market-leading U.K. retailer HMV started taking pre-orders for the CD via its online ...

  48. Jamelia Eyes-Up Acting, Modeling Roles

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Jamelia is pursuing a busy schedule of branding activities and acting roles as she readies the next phase of her career, Billboard.biz has learned. The artist, who is currently without a record deal after separating in April with ...

  49. Parlophone Seals Bat For Lashes Deal

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI label Parlophone has struck a deal with indie label Echo to license works from Mercury Music Prize nominated-artist Bat For Lashes. EMI and Capitol labels will carry Bat For Lashes' forthcoming releases internationally, while Caroline Rec ...

  50. Parlophone Re-signs Pet Shop Boys

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hitmaking U.K. pop duo Pet Shop Boys has renewed its contract with Parlophone Records after more than 20 years' association. The act has sold more than 30 million albums globally since originally signing with EMI Music's Parlophone label ...

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