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  1. Business Matters: Better Late Than Never? Putumayo Finally Goes Digital

    August 30, 2011 10:41 PM EDT Better Late Than Never? Putumayo Finally Goes Digital -- Better late than never? Putumayo World Music is finally going digital. The label's two newest compilations -- "African Beat" and "Latin Beat" -- are its first distri ...

  2. Willie Robertson, Music Biz Insurance Pioneer, Remembered

    July 21, 2011 11:16 AM EDT The life of music industry insurance innovator Willie Robertson (67), who died of cancer in London on July 9, is to be celebrated at a London thanksgiving service Oct. 5 Robertson pioneered insurance for touring acts, building a former pariah sect ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Roger Nichols, Grammy Winning Engineer and Producer, Dead at 66

    April 14, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Roger Nichols, a digital audio pioneer, producer and winner of seven Grammy Awards, died at his home in Burbank, Calif., on April 9 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. Trained as a nuclear physicist yet blessed with an ear ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Live Nation Litigation Over Rolling Stones Tour Can Move Forward

    April 07, 2011 9:40 PM EDT Michael Cohl, the embattled mega-producer currently contending with delays over "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" as well as a multi-million dollar fight with former employer, Live Nation, has gotten something to fall his way. On Monday, a ...

  7. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  8. Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case

    March 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Universal Music Group regarding how much it pays artists for digital music sales. UMG is appealing a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last year, which stated that the label ...

  9. Live Nation And Ex-Chairman Michael Cohl Battling Over Rolling Stones Tour

    January 31, 2011 2:29 PM EST The battle between Live Nation and its ex-chairman Michael Cohl is heating up. In November, the music giant sued Cohl for $5.35 million for allegedly breaching the terms of an agreement made at the time he left the company. Now Cohl has struck bac ...

  10. Will Supreme Court Hear Eminem Royalties Case?

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group, Aftermath Records and Interscope Records have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a Ninth Circuit ruling over royalties owed on Eminem music. The case concerns whether the defendant record labels owe F.B.T. Prods, the outfit ...

  11. Chart Moves: Pink, Katy Perry, AMAs, Amazon MP3, Pink Floyd

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Kanye West & Nicki Minaj : As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots , respectively, on the Billboard 200. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj ...

  12. Live Nation Sues Ex-Chairman Michael Cohl for $5.35 Million

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is claiming in a $5.35 million lawsuit filed Thursday that its former chairman, Michael Cohl, has violated the terms of an agreement made at the time he left the company. Cohl is one of the most influential promoters in concert history ...

  13. Citi Banker In Trial Over EMI Says Truthful To Hands

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Citigroup Inc banker David Wormsley, testifying in a civil fraud trial pitting the word of Terra Firma private equity chief Guy Hands against his, said on Monday he was "always truthful and honest as I could be" with Hands. Wormsley wrot ...

  14. Financier Hands Spars With Citi Lawyer In Court

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Financier Guy Hands, who accuses a onetime friend at Citigroup Inc of lying to him about bids for EMI music company, sparred in court on Friday under cross-examination about why he did not call the banker to clear the air. Hands, the head of Europ ...

  15. Hands Recalls Banker, Biscuits On Eve of EMI Bid

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chocolate biscuits and a disputed telephone conversation with a Citigroup Inc banker friend -- that is all the detail British buyout house boss Guy Hands said he could remember on Wednesday about a board meeting the day before his ill-fated May 20 ...

  16. No Paper on Key Citigroup Calls, Hands Tells Trial

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Terra Firma buyout house chief executive Guy Hands testified on Wednesday he had no paper trail to support his allegations that a Citigroup Inc banker friend lied to him in three May 2007 phone calls about bidding for iconic music company EMI. Ask ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. In The City Day 2: Bertis Downs Talks New REM Album

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "What we need is a revolution. What we've got is an erosion," former Warner Music U.K. chairman Rob Dickins told delegates during an impassioned opening address at day two of U.K. music conference In The City. Speaking alongside Ber ...

  19. Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson To Play New U.K. Venue

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Kelis, Hurts, Tinie Tempah, Kele and Klaxons are among the acts booked to play the new HMV Institute venue in Birmingham. Following a long-term, multi-million pound refurbishment since its closure in 2008, the U.K. ve ...

  20. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  21. Roger Waters: Band Can Rewrite Pink Floyd Song As Anthem

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has no qualms about giving a Canadian band permission to tinker with his band's classic "Another Brick in the Wall" for use as an anthem for young Iranians. Toronto-based band Blurred Vision, fronted ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Chart Moves: Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Daughtry, Shakira

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The artist simply refuses to move out of the penthouse on the Billboard 200 as his "Recovery" spends a third week atop the list, shifting 229,000 (down 27%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Big Boi's solo debut "Sir L ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Top Bonnaroo Fest Lineup

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival ...

  29. EMI Acquires European Merch Distributor

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has acquired Loudclothing.com, Europe's largest independent music merchandise distributor, from Completely Independent Distribution (CID). Terms were not disclosed. The U.K. company will now operate as part of EMI's global merc ...

  30. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA, the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. They'll be joined by David Geffen and ...

  31. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct ...

  32. Kiss: The Hottest Brand In The Land

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kiss realized the power of merch from day one. At an industry coming-out party before they even had a record deal, band members made their own Kiss glitter T-shirts and made sure their female fans were wearing them in the front row. Today, Kiss co ...

  33. Artist Divisions Ahead Of Urgent P2P Talks

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager Colin Lester has hit out at the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) over what he sees as the organization's "misguided views" on file-sharing, ahead of a crunch meeting to be held by the FAC on the issue. The government ...

  34. Elton John Joins File-Sharing Debate

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John has added his voice to the debate among artists over the impact of file-sharing in the U.K. The veteran artist has echoed the views of pop artist Lily Allen, who accused musicians from the Featured Artists Coalition of ignoring the ...

  35. FAC Responds To Lily Allen-Inspired P2P Debate

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After U.K. pop act Lily Allen hit out at "really rich and successful rock stars" who questioned the government's proposals to tackle illegal file-sharing, the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has responded to her comments. The singe ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Numbers Up At Scandinavian Conference by:Larm

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 12th edition of by:Larm, Scandinavia's largest music conference, increased its attendance by 33%. While other music business events such as MIDEM in Cannes and Popkomm in Berlin suffered a downturn in attendance, by:Larm organizers report ...

  38. BBC Doc Rocks Latin America

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Five Latin American territories will screen the BBC/VH1 Classic (U.S.) co-production "Seven Ages of Rock," following its successful inclusion at this year's BBC Showcase Latin America. Globo in Brazil, Hispanoamerica TV in Paraguay, ...

  39. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Classic Rock Hits The Road With 'Flashback' Tour

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Deep Purple, among others, will be performed live by the Mystic Orchestra as part of "Flashback -- the Classic Rock Experience." The nearly 50-date U.S. arena t ...

  44. Roy Harper Albums Get U.S. Releases

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Several of folk-rock musician Roy Harper's albums will see their first U.S. release through an exclusive distribution deal with Koch Entertainment Distribution and London-based Cadiz Music. The records-which previously were only available as ...

  45. Ivors For Winehouse, Gilmour, Collins

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The buzz ahead of today's Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in central London was mostly centered on whether Amy Winehouse would show. Well, she did in the end, but not until 10 minutes after her father had graced the stage to collect her one and ...

  46. 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,& ...

  47. 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,& ...

  48. Edel Buys Publishing Firm Rockbuch

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Edel entertainment, a division of music group Edel AG in Hamburg, has acquired publishing company Rockbuch Verlag in Schlüchtern. Edel declined to disclose financial details on the deal. "Rockbuch is one of the top publishers in the music and ...

  49. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is set for April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field ...

  50. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. As previously reported , Jack Johnson ...

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