Pop music

  1. Feist Forward

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die," Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist realized she had really just been making "baby steps toward an undetermined future." So rather than commit to a lengt ...

  2. Aussie Biz Grows In 2006

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Surging digital sales and a banner year for local repertoire underpinned massive volume growth in the Australian record market in 2006. The Australian wholesale music market grew in volume by 27.12% to more than 80 million units last year compared ...

  3. Hannah Montana Concert Set For Int'l Roll Out

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The taping of the first live performance by Hannah Montana, the Walt Disney Co.'s TV-originated teenage singing phenomenon, will go live via the U.K. edition of the Disney Channel on May 7. Once aired in the U.K., the taped concert will roll ...

  4. Interscope's Cherrytree Snags The Pipettes

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. buzz act and modern girl group the Pipettes have linked with Interscope Records imprint Cherrytree in the United States. The act released its debut, "We Are the Pipettes," in July of last year on London-based indie Memphis Industr ...

  5. Timberlake Gets Verizon VCast Channel

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Superstar artist Justin Timberlake is taking his image mobile. Timberlake today (Feb. 9) will unveil a mobile video channel on Verizon Wireless' VCast video service called JT-TV at a pre-Grammy party sponsored by Verizon and Rolling Stone, be ...

  6. Wong Rises At Universal HK

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Duncan Wong has been appointed senior VP of Universal Music Hong Kong, effective Feb. 1. Wong will be responsible for UMHK's day-to-day operations, with marketing and A&R teams -- including those of labels Cinepoly, Go East and What' ...

  7. Euro Border Breakers Feted At Midem

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Grammy and Brit Award-nominated newcomer Corinne Bailey Rae, Swedish folk artist José Gonzalez and German pop-rockers Tokio Hotel were among the artists honored today at the fourth annual European Border Breakers Awards. The EBBAs presentation, he ...

  8. Nielsen, SOCAN Forge Data Deal

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Entertainment and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have struck a data and information services agreement. Effective immediately, Nielsen BDS data has been integrated into SOCAN's performance anal ...

  9. Dutch Seminar Tunes Into European Radio's Future

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The fate of Europe's music-radio broadcasters will be a key theme at the Noorderslag Seminar, taking place during the Noorderslag Weekend music event in the Dutch city of Groningen on Jan. 11-13. The impact of digital platforms and emerging n ...

  10. European Festivals Forum Embraces Talent Exchange

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF), the trade organization for a network of European music festivals, is planning to utilize a talent exchange program to support non-rock and pop The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals ...

  11. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Album holds off Scissor Sisters, Killers, Melua. Album holds off Scissor Sisters, Killers, Melua. News ...

  12. Fontana, SoBe Sign Exclusive Deal

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First release to be Brooke Hogan's 'Undiscovered.' First release to be Brooke Hogan's 'Undiscovered.' News Brooke Hogan ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Latin Academy To Fete Ricky Martin

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tribute concert on Nov. 1. Superstar Ricky Martin will be honored as the 2006 Latin Recording Academy person of the year. Martin will be feted at a tribute and dinner concert on Nov. 1 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in New York, prior to the L ...

  15. Musicnotes Christian Sales Double In July

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Downloads increase 125% from July 2005. Downloads of Christian sheet music has more than doubled at digital service Musicnotes. For the month of July, Musicnotes sold a record 12,500 Christian music downloads. The downloads mark an increase of 125 ...

  16. EU Pulls Plug On ETEP Funding

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Talent Exchange Program, an initiative designed to give cross-border exposure to emerging local talent on the pan-European live-music circuit, is about to lose the current financial assis The European Talent Exchange Program, an initi ...

  17. Latin Notas

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Italian star Tiziano Ferro faux pas trips up promotion plans in Mexico--his biggest market outside Italy. Read Leila Cobo's column. Italian star Tiziano Ferro faux pas trips up promotion plans in Mexico--his biggest market outside Italy. Read ...

  18. High Court Bans Busted Boys

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mail-order CD featuring early recordings nixed. The sale of a mail-order CD featuring early recordings by former members of pop group Busted, one of the U.K.’s most popular boy bands in recent years, was today (June 15) permanently banned by Londo ...

  19. Kelly Clarkson, Ford Motors Enter Deal

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact includes ad campaign, tour sponsorship. The Ford Motor Company and two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson have entered into a marketing partnership surrounding the launch of the auto manufacturer's new Bold Moves campaign. The partnership ...

  20. Greek CD Pirate Gets 8 Years

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Greek criminal court this week handed down an eight-year prison sentence and a €15,000 ($18,000) fine to a man convicted of coordinating an illegal pirate CD network. The peddler is a repeate A Greek criminal court this week handed do ...

  21. Geffen Co-President Forms Suretone Records

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label to be housed at Interscope. As expected, Geffen co-president Jordan Schur has formed Suretone Records, a joint venture with Interscope Records. In doing so, Schur leaves Geffen Records, where he was president for more than six years. The mov ...

  22. The Publishers' Place

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. Read Susan Butler's column. The lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger has signed a ...

  23. Nielsen BDS, Musicrypt Further Align Products

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded its strategic relationship with Musicrypt. Now, radio programmers that subscribe to Nielsen BDS will immediately be able to access full songs distributed th Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded it ...

  24. Tokio Hotel Checks In With 4 Echo Nods

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the frontrunners for this year's Echo Awards, to be held March 12 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the f ...

  25. Tokio Hotel Checks In With 4 Echo Nods

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the frontrunners for this year's Echo Awards, to be held March 12 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the f ...

  26. Teen Stars Aly & AJ Sign With CAA

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just completed shooting pilot for Disney Channel. Teen stars Aly and AJ Michalka have signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. Billed as Aly & AJ, their recently released debut album “Into the Rush” on Hollywood Rec ...

  27. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  28. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  29. Dalaras Signs With Universal Greece

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran Greek singer George Dalaras has inked an exclusive recording deal with Universal Music Greece after nearly four decades signed to Minos-EMI. Veteran Greek singer George Dalaras has inked an exclusive recording deal with Universal Music Gre ...

  30. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST albums certified in January. Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by the IFPI. Willia ...

  31. 'Top of the Pops' Crossing the Atlantic

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s longest-running pop music show, "Top of the Pops," is coming to the U.S. "Making the Band" impresario Louis J. Pearlman -- also known for developing 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys -- is re The U.K.’s longe ...

  32. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  33. SIA

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two years after its U.K. release, Sia's sophomore album, "Colour the Small One," is finally rearing its beautiful head stateside. Though the Australian singer/songwriter is known to global tastemakers Two years after its U.K. releas ...

  34. Belle & Sebastian, New Pornographers To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Labelmates eye North America dates in 2006. Belle & Sebastian and the New Pornographers are planning to hit the road together. According to the Matador Records Web site, the multitudinous ranks of the labelmates acts will tour North America ea ...

  35. Shakira Now More Famous

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop singer signs long term pub deal with Famous. Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Famous Music, the publishing division of Paramount Pictures. The new deal covers administration rights ...

  36. Shakira Now More Famous

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Famous Music, the publishing division of Paramount Pictures. Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement ...

  37. BackStreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records Nov. 3 for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" Licata an NEW YORK -- The BackStreet Boys file ...

  38. BackStreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records today (Nov. 3) for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" L The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit ...

  39. Sony BMG Sur Names President

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Argentine producer Afo Verde to take reins. Argentine producer Afo Verde has been appointed president of Sony BMG Sur, which comprises Argentina and Chile. The announcement was made by Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, ...

  40. EMI Publishing Signs Powter

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has inked a long-term deal to represent singer/songwriter Daniel Powter as sub-publisher for Europe, excluding France. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has inked a long-term deal to represent singer/songwriter Daniel Powter as s ...

  41. Nettwerk, Palm Partner For Mobile Downloads

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 10 Nettwerk acts included. Vancouver-based label Nettwerk Productions and Palm Canada have partnered to bring downloads of digital music, screen images and videos by Nettwerk artists to owners of the Treo 650 Smartphone on the Bell mobil ...

  42. Stones Top Europe Chart For Second Week

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI albums spent 24 weeks at the top in 2005. EMI albums spent 24 weeks at the top in 2005. News ...

  43. Cops Make Arrest Over Depeche Mode Pre-Release

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to download ahead of its official release date. LONDON -- Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo availab ...

  44. Cops Make Arrest Over Depeche Mode Pre-Release

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to download ahead of its official release date. Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to down ...

  45. Cops Make Arrest Over Depeche Mode Pre-Release

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Precious' at center of Polish download violation. Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to download ahead of its official release date. The man is understood to have cracked a se ...

  46. Karagrigoris Takes Reins At Uni Greece

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Greece has elevated Thanos Karagrigoris to GM. His appointment follows the departure of the company's managing director Costas Bourmas for personal reasons, Universal Music said today Universal Music Greece has elevated Thanos ...

  47. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young To Play Canada. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Sh ...

  48. Backstreet Boys Poised For Chart-Topping Bow

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters' latest also to debut big. New albums by Backstreet Boys and Foo Fighters are both on track to start above 250,000 copies, with the former having a genuine shot to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Based on first-day sales cit ...

  49. Shakira Album Back On Ritmo Shelves

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A dispute that has kept Shakira's top-selling new album, "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1" (Epic), out of most Ritmo Latino stores has been resolved with a handshake and a smile -- and the recording back o A dispute that has kept Sha ...

  50. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

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