Piece by Piece

  1. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the new album. Melua's fourth alb ...

  2. Melua, Bruni Score IMPALA Sales Awards

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Katie Melua and Carla Bruni are among those recognised by the latest batch of IMPALA sales awards. The pan-European trade body for independent music companies gives out the awards annually to acknowledge sales of independent releases across Europe ...

  3. U.K.'s Dramatico Exits Stricken Pinnacle

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label Dramatico -- the U.K. home to multi-platinum singer/songwriter Katie Melua and Carla Bruni -- has struck a new distribution deal with Warner Music's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA). Dramatico was previou ...

  4. Dramatico Cracks Entrepreneur Survey

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mike Batt's Dramatico Entertainment has made a healthy entry to a corporate tracking list. The independent record label and music publisher has opened at No. 31 on Real Business' LDC Hot 100 Survey, which tracks the fastest growing priva ...

  5. Popkomm Debates On Indies, Internet

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mike Batt, founder and managing director of Dramatico Entertainment, used his Popkomm keynote speech this afternoon to call for a truce between independent and major music companies. "A lot of us who run indie labels tend to think of the majo ...

  6. BPI Hails British Success In Germany, France

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s share of the German and French record markets hit a four-year high in 2006, according to new figures issued by the BPI. Germany and France are recognized by the IFPI as the world's fourth and fifth largest recorded music marke ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Melua Pieces Together Third IFPI Platinum Award

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Katie Melua's sophomore September 2005 album release "Piece By Piece" (Dramatic) scored a third IFPI Platinum Europe Award in November, according to new certifications unveiled by the trade body today (Dec. 11). "We are extreme ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bon Jovi's 'Nice Day' Continues In Europe

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua bows in at No.3 with sophomore set. Bon Jovi's "Have A Nice Day" (Island) begins a second week at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, after securing a second week at No.1 in Germany. It also rises ...

  11. Bon Jovi's 'Nice Day' Continues In Europe

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua bows in at No.3 with sophomore set. Bon Jovi's "Have A Nice Day" (Island) begins a second week at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, after securing a second week at No.1 in Germany. It also rises ...

  12. Katie Melua

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's America's turn to experience the toast of Britain with Katie Melua's pitch-pure Dramatico set. It's America's turn to experience the toast of Britain with Katie Melua's pitch-pure Dramatico set. News Katie Melua ...

  13. Dramatico Pacts With Uni For U.S.

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stateside release set for Katie Melua. Stateside release set for Katie Melua. News Katie Melua ...