Pink Floyd

  1. Pink Floyd Make a ‘Big Change,’ Pact with Imagem Music U.K.

    July 25, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Pink Floyd have partnered with Imagem Music U.K. for their publishing. Through the deal, announced today, Pink Floyd Music Publishers has struck a deal that will see Imagem Music U.K. administer the songs of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard ...

  2. Business Matters: The Webcasting Royalty Debate Rages On

    June 25, 2013 7:20 PM EDT Two legendary artists have sounded off against lower royalties for webcasters. On Sunday, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason penned an op-ed in USA Today (which Billboard.biz received permission to reprint here ) warning fe ...

  3. Guest Post: Pink Floyd Pushes Back on Pandora's Royalty Rate Agenda

    June 25, 2013 6:06 PM EDT The following Op-Ed originally appeared this past Sunday (June 23) on the opinion pages of USA Today. Billboard.biz received permission to repost it here in its entirety, Billboard.biz welcomes comments below. Send all .Biz guest post submissio ...

  4. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Album Art Designer Storm Thorgerson Dies

    April 18, 2013 6:07 PM EDT LONDON (AP) -- English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, whose eye-popping album art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin encapsulated the spirit of 1970s psychedelia, died Thursday. He was 69. In a statement, Thorgerson's family said that h ...

  5. Chart Moves: Thompson Square's Best Week Yet, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' Soars

    April 05, 2013 11:35 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake's  The 20/20 Experience held firm at No. 1 for a second week. It sold 318,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- down a moderate 67% from its 968,000 start. Justin Timberl ...

  6. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars' Slow Climb to No. 1, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' Turns 40

    March 08, 2013 9:48 PM EST This past week on the Billboard 200 , Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" jumped to No. 1, thanks largely to sale pricing by Amazon MP3. The move gave Mars his first No. 1, and an unusual achievement: It was the slowest climb to No. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Roger Waters Talks Chart-Topping 'The Wall' Tour in Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ed. Note: This is an excerpt from the Billboard cover story interview with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. To read the full interview, purchase this week's issue of Billboard magazine by clicking above. In stark contrast to the wildly success ...

  9. Waters Wall To Wall

    July 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT "By the way, which one's Pink?" inquires the label executive caricature on the Pink Floyd album cut "Have a Cigar" from the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here." The band did very little to promote individual members ...

  10. EMI Reissues Compelte Pink Floyd Catalog

    September 30, 2011 8:14 AM EDT EMI's new Pink Floyd boxed set and its planned release of additional multiple-disc sets devoted to individual titles will no doubt attract a lot of attention in this fall's reissue market. It has the splashiest launch (including the re ...

  11. Pink Floyd's Pig Flies Over London's Battersea Power Station Marking New Remasters

    September 26, 2011 9:02 AM EDT When Pigs Fly: Pink Floyd's 1977 album was recreated in London today, Sept. 26, to mark the remastered releases of the band's 14 studio albums (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Image) LONDON (AP) - It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it ...

  12. Pink Floyd In Race Against Time To Reissue Albums As Physical Sales Decline

    May 12, 2011 7:40 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mammoth CD reissue program undertaken by Pink Floyd is an acknowledgment that the era of physical CDs and lavish artwork is coming to an end, as fans increasingly opt to download music digitally, drummer Nick Mason said ...

  13. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  14. Pink Floyd Signs Five-Year Deal With EMI Despite Past Lawsuits

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd has signed a new five-year global partnership with EMI Music, the company announced on Tuesday. The deal allows Pink Floyd's long-time record label to continue marketing and distributing the band's catalog. The deal is a high- ...

  15. Pink Floyd Wins EMI Royalties Battle

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd has prevailed over EMI at the UK High Court in an appeal of a lower court's decision that EMI must stop selling individual downloads of the group's songs without permission. Pink Floyd argued that its 1999 contract with EMI re ...

  16. In The City Day 3: Nick Mason Talks EMI Court Battle

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During the third and final day of U.K. music conference In The City in Manchester, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason likened the band's recent court case with EMI to "fighting a rear-guard action." In March this year Pink Floyd won a Lo ...

  17. Warner/Chappell Extends Roger Waters Deal

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has extended its worldwide publishing administration deal with Pink Floyd founder member Roger Waters. The deal includes songs that Waters composed and co-wrote during his time in Floyd, including "Shine On You Crazy Dia ...

  18. David Gilmour To Join Roger Waters On Lone 'Wall' Date

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After having performed together last weekend for just the second time since a bitter split in the early 1980s, Pink Floyd principals Roger Waters and David Gilmour are planning to collaborate again on stage at least once more. The recent reunion a ...

  19. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  20. Roger Waters Takes 'The Wall' On The Road

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As rumored in recent months, Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd's "The Wall" on the road this fall for a 36-date North American tour starting Sept. 15 in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 13 in Anaheim. Prior to this, the 1979 concept album ...

  21. Business Matters: EMI, The Beatles, HMV Bob Dylan and More

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Last week, EMI rushed to close a deal to license its catalog to either Universal Music Group or Sony Music . But not having the legal right to ...

  22. Pink Floyd Wins U.K. Court Battle With EMI

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd won its court battle with EMI on Thursday (March 11) with a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group's concept albums. The outcome of a dispute over the level of royalties ...

  23. Pink Floyd Goes To Court In Royalty Row With EMI

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd has begun legal action against EMI Group over the way royalty payments are calculated in the digital era. The group's lawyer, Robert Howe, told the High Court in London that the band was disputing the way royalties for online sales ...

  24. Lily Allen Lashes Out At File-Sharers

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has written a lengthy diatribe against illegal file-sharing, prompted by some "really rich and successful artists" who publicly stated that P2P users should not have their Internet connections cut. Musicians inclu ...

  25. Pink Floyd Member Richard Wright Dies

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, whose playing enriched some of the most popular songs in rock history, died today (Sept. 15) in Britain after a short battle with cancer. He was 65. Born July 28, 1943, in Middlesex, England, Wright met Roger Wa ...

  26. King Of Sweden Honors Pink Floyd, Renée Fleming

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Polar Music Prize has been presented to Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at Stockholm Concert Hall. Fleming was introduced by Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New Yo ...

  27. Pink Floyd Welcomes Polar Music Prize

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The worlds of classical and rock music came together in Stockholm as 2008 Polar Music Prize winners Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming expressed appreciation for being named laureates of the award. The Pol ...

  28. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  29. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  30. London's Marquee Club Closes

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST The latest incarnation of London's Marquee Club has been forced to shutter, just six months after opening for business. The famous club, now sited at 14 Upper Saint Martin's Lane, on the edge of central London's Soho district, has b ...

  31. Verizon Users Score Floyd Freebies

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is giving away three tracks from his "Remember That Night-Live At The Royal Albert Hall" DVD to Verizon Wireless users. The live versions of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Wish You Were Here ...

  32. Gilmour To Make History With Live Concert Cine-cast

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will play himself into the history books tomorrow when he becomes the first British musician to have a live performance beamed into more than 160 cinemas across North America. Gilmour's brief set f ...

  33. Pink Floyd Catalog Arrives In MP3

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd is the latest heavyweight act to premiere their catalog in the MP3 format through digital delivery firm 7digital. With immediate effect, 7digital has released the legendary prog-rock band's entire albums repertoire as DRM-free down ...

  34. Pink Floyd Members Appear At Barrett Tribute

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night to pay respect to their former frontman, Roger "Syd" Barrett. Guitarist David Gilmour, bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright all ...

  35. Managers, Producers Lauded At MMF Gala

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hot record producer Mark Ronson and former Pink Floyd managers Peter and Sumi Jenner were among the executives feted last night during the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, held at London's Hilton Hotel. A New York City-based Brit, Ro ...

  36. King Crowned PRS Deputy Chairman

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's Performing Right Society has appointed Andrew King as deputy chairman (publisher), with effect from Jan. 1, 2007. King, who is GM of Mute Song, will succeed Nigel Elderton in the PRS role fo Britain's Performing Right Society h ...

  37. Jenner Delivers 'Beyond The Soundbytes'

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has penned a report into the challenges of new technology and consumer attitudes in the digital age. Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has penned a report into the challenges of new technology and consumer att ...

  38. Pink Floyd Founder Syd Barrett Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett has died at the age of 60, reportedly due to complications from diabetes. The artist, who left Pink Floyd in the late 1960s after his mental health began to d Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Sy ...

  39. Gilmour's 'Island' Yields Chart Treasure

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as David Gilmour's third solo set "On An Island" (EMI) goes straight to the top for the vocalist/guitarist best-known as a member of Pink Floyd. "Island There's a new No ...

  40. Gilmour's 'Island' Yields Chart Treasure

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Floyd star's solo set opens at Euro chart peak. There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as David Gilmour's third solo set "On An Island" (EMI) goes straight to the top for the vocalist/guitarist best-known as a mem ...

  41. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day event, Hyd ...

  42. Q&A: David Gilmour

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'On an Island' due March 6. David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. The man described as "the guitar and the voice of Pink Floyd" ...

  43. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST -DVD box-set released on Nov. 7. EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. where it comes ...

  44. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  45. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four Pink Floyd albums return to U.K. chart. Four Pink Floyd albums return to U.K. chart. News ...

  46. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. P ...

  47. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  48. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  49. Pink Floyd To Reform For Live 8

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four members of seminal British rock band Pink Floyd will play together for the first time in 24 years at London's Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2, representatives for the event said yeste Four members of seminal British rock band ...

  50. Pink Floyd Reuniting For Live 8

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band will perform July 2 at Hyde Park. Pink Floyd's classic lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright will perform for the first time in more than 20 years at the London Live 8 concert. The event, which aims to increas ...

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