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  1. Miley Cyrus Achieves Rare U.K. Charts Double Has Top Album, Single

    October 14, 2013 9:21 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flags ...

  2. One Direction Top UK Album and Singles Charts

    November 19, 2012 6:08 AM EST One Direction completed a U.K. chart takeover yesterday (Nov. 18), debuting at No. 1 with both their "Take Me Home" album and "Little Things" single (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). There were also top three debuts for Ro ...

  3. Adele, Lady Gaga Nominated For Germany's ECHO Awards: Lana Del Rey, Gotye To Perform

    February 02, 2012 7:40 AM EST International acts Lady Gaga, Adele, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse are among the nominees for the 2012 German ECHO music awards to be held on March 22 at the Berlin fair ground. The nominees were announced yesterday (Feb. 1) by the German ...

  4. Fascination Label Boss Forms Management Firm

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine, label head of London-based Fascination Records, is to move into management next month with a new venture backed by Universal Music U.K. Fascination Management's first client will be pop group the Saturdays, whose third album &q ...

  5. Universal's A&M Records To Expand Roster

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music's U.K. imprint A&M Records is to expand its roster following the promotion of Orla Lee to managing director. Lee takes up her new post Sept. 1 following the departure of previous label head Simon Gavin, who was recently ap ...

  6. Ellie Goulding Joins Nike Team

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recent U.K. chart-topper Ellie Goulding has teamed up with international sportswear company Nike for an innovative fitness and music promotion. Titled “Ellie Runs,” the promotion will see Goulding -- who scored a U.K. No. 1 with her debut studio s ...

  7. Take That Breaks U.K. DVD Sales Record

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop group Take That has smashed the U.K. sales record for fastest-selling music DVD with its latest live offering "Take That Present: The Circus Live" (Polydor/Universal). Filmed earlier this year at the band's Wembley Stadium ...

  8. Alphabeat Signs Universal Publishing Deal

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Danish pop group Alphabeat has signed a long-term global deal with Universal Music Publishing (UMP). The deal covers both the group's existing catalog and new material. Alphabeat's debut studio set "This Is Alphabeat" (Charisma ...

  9. Duffy Wins Three Brits

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, ...

  10. Duffy Tops U.K. 2008 Album Sales

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Duffy has scored the biggest-selling album of 2008 in the U.K. with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), according to the Official Charts Company. The pop vocalist's debut set moved 1,685,000 copies, beating off a late challenge from re ...

  11. Unger-Hamilton Heads Up Polydor

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Virgin U.K. boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been appointed president of Polydor Records. He will report to Universal Music U.K. chairman and CEO David Joseph. Unger-Hamilton is returning to Universal Music, where he spent a decade up until 20 ...

  12. UMG Strikes European Deal For Jonas Bros

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has struck a deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to license the Jonas Brothers' self-titled album for Europe. "Jonas Brothers" will be released in Europe by Polydor Records in June, preceded b ...

  13. Van Morrison Nearly On Top

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Van Morrison's new album "Still On Top" is on target for a No. 2 bow when the British chart is published on Sunday, according to his record label Polydor. As things stand in the mid-week sales chart, the hits set would better his pr ...

  14. Former Polydor A&R Heath Dies

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Polydor Records A&R manager Adrian Heath committed suicide on May 26. He was 47. Heath had served as Polydor Records A&R from 1981 to 1983, where he signed Orange Juice and Clock DVA/ He also had stints handling A&R for RAK, Bronze, an ...

  15. Snow Patrol Signs To Q Prime

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish alternative rock act Snow Patrol has split with its U.K. management, Big Life, and signed with U.S.-based management company Q Prime. The band has appointed Q Prime's Peter Mensch to represent them as of this week. Q Prime' ...

  16. Harris To Head EMI U.K. Biz Development

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Giles Harris has been named head of business development at EMI Music U.K., with immediate effect. He transfers from his current post as head of business affairs, Capitol & catalog marketing and Positiva. Harris joined EMI Music U.K. in Octobe ...

  17. Harris To Head EMI U.K. Biz Development

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec reports to Crosswaite. Giles Harris has been named head of business development at EMI Music U.K., with immediate effect. He transfers from his current post as head of business affairs, Capitol & catalog marketing and Positiva. Harris joi ...

  18. GLOBAL PULSE: MORRISON GIVES THE U.K. 'SOMETHING'

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gravel-voiced U.K. vocalist James Morrison is "Undiscovered" no longer after the Polydor-signed singer's debut album of that name topped the Official U.K. Charts Co.'s weekly listing Aug. 12. Gravel-voiced U.K. vocalist James M ...

  19. Grainge Hails Retailers For Debut Successes

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lucian Grainge, Universal Music Group International's chairman/CEO, is attributing the label's recent major success in the United Kingdom to a robust retail sector that is supporting new acts. Lucian Grainge, Universal Music Group Intern ...

  20. Promo Veteran Durham Dies

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country and pop record promoter Lee Durham died July 2 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Diane. Veteran country and pop record promoter Lee Durham died July 2 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his ...

  21. Polydor U.K. Chief Joseph Promoted

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president David Joseph. Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president D ...

  22. Van Morrison's Exile Label Links With UMG

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST New album due in May. Van Morrison has reunited with Universal Music Group through a licensing deal for his label Exile Music. The veteran Northern Irish singer/songwriter has delivered a new album, "Magic Time," which will street May 16 ...

  23. Europe Takes The Cure To No. 1

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Venerable British modern rock staple the Cure makes a triumphant return to the pan-European chart, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with its self-titled I Am/Geffen set. The album is the band's fir Venerable British modern rock staple the ...

  24. Europe Takes The Cure To No. 1

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Venerable British modern rock staple the Cure makes a triumphant return to the pan-European chart, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with its self-titled I Am/Geffen set. The album is the band's fir Venerable British modern rock staple the ...

  25. Polydor Marketing Pair Upped In The U.K.

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to directors of marketing at Universal Music divisions Polydor U.K. and Polydor Associated Labels (PAL). Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to direc ...

  26. Uni Germany Restructures

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has undergone a major restructuring designed to give a boost to local talent. At the heart of the revamp is the creation of separate units for domestic and international repert Universal Music Germany has undergone a major ...