Peter Gabriel

  1. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  2. The Power of Music and Madiba: An 89th Birthday Party for Mandela and the History Books (Guest Post)

    December 10, 2013 10:25 AM EST By Ralph Simon as told to Florie Brizel Ralph Simon, a world-recognized leader in the fields of mobile entertainment and music, is a native South African living in London. Florie Brizel is a freelance writer in Los Angeles and co-author of “Words ...

  3. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were ...

  4. Universal Music Launches Caroline International, Michael Roe, Jim Chancellor To Head-Up

    August 08, 2013 8:56 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has launched Caroline International, an independent distributor and label services provider; and has named Michael Roe and Jim Chancellor to head the London-based operation. Roe, who founded the international arm of EMI ...

  5. Peter Gabriel's WOMAD World Music Festival Comes to Russia

    July 03, 2013 5:47 AM EDT Peter Gabriel’s world music festival WOMAD is to debut in Russia, with its inaugural edition scheduled to be held in the Caucasus region city of Kislovodsk on Sept. 21-22. Gabriel himself won’t be able to show up in Kislovodsk, he said in a vide ...

  6. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  7. Producing Magic: Master Session with Steve Lillywhite at ASCAP Expo

    April 19, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Steve Lillywhite has worked on over 500 albums, including the first three U2 records and benchmark follow-ups like The Joshua Tree and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb . In some bit of twisted fate, he says he owes much of it to Ian Curtis. “U ...

  8. Morning Fix: Big CMA Wins for Blake and Miranda; Alt J's Mercury Prize; Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 02, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters BLAKE SHELTON, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN WIN BIG AT CMA AWARDS: Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved ...

  9. Chart Moves: 'Halo 4' Sets Record as Highest-Charting Video Game Soundtrack Ever

    November 01, 2012 12:11 PM EDT The Billboard 200: On the Billboard 200 chart this week, all the news seemed to revolve around Taylor Swift and her striking debut at No. 1 with "Red." The set sold 1.208 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, m ...

  10. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  11. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  12. Spanish Singer Luz Casal Signs with SESAC Latina (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2012 7:54 PM EDT Spanish singer Luz Casal, who will be given a lifetime achievement prize by the Latin Recording Academy in November, has signed with SESAC Latina, according to an official with the performance rights organization. SESAC Latina will represent Casal ...

  13. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Chart

    July 30, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Alternative can't get enough fun. fun. -- Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff -- notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative radio airplay chart, as "Some Nights," the titl ...

  14. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  15. U.K. Retailer Tesco Buys We7, Digital Music Service Co-Founded by Peter Gabriel

    June 15, 2012 7:44 AM EDT U.K. supermarket giant Tesco has acquired London-based digital music service We7 for £10.8 million ($16.8 million), in which music legend Peter Gabriel owns a stake. The deal expands Tesco's digital entertainment offerings that already includ ...

  16. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  17. Peter Gabriel's CueSongs Scores Synchs With Three Major Corporations

    April 27, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Screen shot of CueSongs' prcing page -- and they do bespoke! Three global brands are among the first users of CueSongs, the one-stop online music-licensing service co-founded by U.K. superstar Peter Gabriel in January and targeted at the burg ...

  18. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  19. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and c ...

  20. Joe D'Ambrosio Management Opens Paris Office

    June 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Manager Joe D'Ambrosio, whose stable of producers, mixers, engineers and composers include Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Hugh Padgham (Sting, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Elliot Scheiner (Eric Clapton, Band of Horses) and Mike Pela (Sade, Maxwe ...

  21. Exclusive: Sam Cooke Biopic Moving Forward -- Screenwriters Complete Script

    March 14, 2011 7:19 PM EDT Start singing "Ain't That Good News": A Sam Cooke biopic has taken a significant step toward becoming a reality. The screenwriters behind the all-Beatles musical "Across the Universe" have finished their adaptation of Pete ...

  22. Peter Gabriel Catalog Available At Retail

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The full Peter Gabriel album catalog is now available once again at retail, via EMI Label Services. Many of the artist's studio albums had been unavailable on CD for the last few years, although those albums appear to have been available digi ...

  23. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  24. Peter Gabriel, Trevor Horn To Be Honoured By APRS

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel and British producer Trevor Horn are to be honoured by the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). Other music industry figures to be recognised at the trade body's Sound Fellowship Lunch, wh ...

  25. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  26. Gabriel: Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth" from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on petergabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produ ...

  27. 'Juno,' 'Dark Night,' 'Wall-E' Win Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.& ...

  28. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

  29. Springsteen, Beyonce Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best orig ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Peter Gabriel Backed Online Service Unveiled

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Filter, an online music and entertainment recommendation engine backed by music legend Peter Gabriel, officially launched today. The service has been in a beta mode for several months, compiling over 5 million songs, 330,000 movies and is avai ...

  32. Real World Teams With Speaker Firm For Online Project

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios has launched a download service and online community for audiophiles and music fans, in partnership with bespoke U.K. loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins. B&W Music Club will offer exclusive mo ...

  33. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top soundbites from Monday's Midem panels and debates. "Mr Plant emailed me and said, 'Who's going to prostitute himself first?’" - Peter Gabriel on the Genesis/Led Zep reunion game "I've always been of the a ...

  34. Gabriel Honored As Personality Of The Year

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has picked up Midem's Personality of the Year award at a glittering gala dinner in Cannes, France. A range of top executives, including U2 manager Paul McGuinness, the IFPI's John Kennedy and veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmi ...

  35. Artists, Managers Dominate MIDEM Debates

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artists and managers took center stage today as MIDEM pushed on into its second day. Peter Gabriel and U2 manager Paul McGuinness were the big drawcards, assembling full-houses for their respective stints on the trade fair's podium. But it wa ...

  36. BACS Launches Label, Strikes Deal With Orchard

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters, the independent trade association for U.K. music creators, has launched a label, Academy Recordings Limited, and forged an exclusive worldwide deal with the Orchard which sees the digital music f ...

  37. Real World Signs With Ryko

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel's Real World Records and Ryko Distribution have signed a U.S. distribution agreement for the label's back catalog and future recordings. Under the new pact, Ryko will handle digital and physical distribution of Real World&# ...

  38. Bedingfield, Gabriel Feted At BMI London Awards

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield was one of the big winners tonight at the BMI London Awards, where she took out a string of honors including the prestigious Robert S. Musel Award, recognizing the most performed work of the year, for her 2004 song "Unwrit ...

  39. Gabriel's 'I/O' Takes Shape

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's long-percolating album project is moving ahead under the working title "I/O," representing the initials "Input/Output," the connection points on musical hardware. The alternative rock legend tells Billboard ...

  40. Ingenious Strikes Real World Deal

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media investment firm Ingenious today said its Music VCTs have joined forces with Peter Gabriel's Real World Records to create a new company, VCT Investments Ltd. The new company will have a funding budget of £1.75 million ($3.56 million) and ...

  41. Gabriel, Lennox Set For South African AIDS Benefit

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever Johannesburg 46664 concert will be headlined by a diverse roster of artists, including stalwart supporters of the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign such as Peter Gabriel and Annie Lennox. The concert takes place on World Aids Day (Dec. 1 ...

  42. Gabriel Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MIDEM will honor Peter Gabriel with its Personality of the Year Award at a gala dinner in Cannes, France on Jan. 28. The former Genesis frontman and solo artist is being recognised for his music as well as his work on innovative distribution metho ...

  43. BMI To Fete Peter Gabriel

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel is to be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's London awards gala on Oct. 16. BMI's annual London awards, held at the Dorchester Hotel, recognizes the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers of ...

  44. Viagogo Strikes Exclusive Gabriel Ticket Auction Agreement

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viagogo, the pan-European online secondary-ticketing service, has clinched an exclusive deal to auction ticket packages for Peter Gabriel's current tour. The auction will benefit a new charity the artist is backing, details for which will be ...

  45. WOMAD Adds Box Set And 37 Acts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s World Of Music And Dance (WOMAD) festival has added a further 37 acts to its 2007 line-up and plans to release a lavish three-CD box set to celebrate its 25th birthday on July 23. WOMAD founding director and former Genesis vocalist ...

  46. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  47. Ingenious Forms JV With Peter Gabriel's Real World

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The two venture capital trusts (VCTs) of London-based Ingenious have made a further joint investment, totaling £2 million ($3.9 million), supporting the North American release of Peter Gabriel's next solo album. The investment will be made th ...

  48. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will kick-off the European tour at the Olympic Sta ...

  49. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Euro dates confirmed, U.S. dates to come. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will ...

  50. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced ...

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