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  1. Stars Turn Out For Lucian Grainge Farewell

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music biz said goodbye to Universal Music Group kingpin Lucian Grainge last night (June 16) at a star-studded "bon voyage" party in London. Executives and artists gathered at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in West London to see off ...

  2. U.K. Record Store Day Sales Up On 2009

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Record Store Day in the U.K. said that singles sales by volume were almost double that of last year's event. The April 17 international promotional event included numerous in-store gigs and more than 100 exclusive releases in th ...

  3. Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards. The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audie ...

  4. Secondary Ticket Deal For Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following its deal with Festival Republic for Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals , London-based Viagogo has now become the official secondary ticketing partner for the Isle Of Wight Festival, held June 12 to 14. The 50,000-capacity Isle Of W ...

  5. Razorlight Drummer Quits

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows has left the U.K. rock band after five years. The band is currently on a touring and promotional schedule for their album "Slipway Fires" (Vertigo/Universal), which has not performed as strongly in their h ...

  6. Young Headlines Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, closing the event on Sunday, June 14. Young is also strongly rumored to be the final headline act to be confirmed for Glastonbury Festival, held June 24 to 28, alongside U.K. rock ac ...

  7. U.K. Festivals Reveal Latest Additions

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A number of high profile U.K. events have confirmed more major acts for the 2009 summer festival season, including Scotland's T in the Park and the Isle of Wight festival. Newcomers to the T in the Park line-up include the Killers as headline ...

  8. Apple Store To Launch Boxer Rebellion Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based rock outfit the Boxer Rebellion will launch its U.K. tour with a performance at London's Regent Street Apple Store on March 9. The show is free for fans and competition winners who enter via the band's official Web site. The ...

  9. Former Radio 2 Boss Joins Universal Music U.K.

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, who quit as controller of BBC AC station Radio 2 last month, has joined Universal Music U.K. as director of programming and business development. Her appointment becomes effective on Dec. 8 and she will report to chairman David Jos ...

  10. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  11. City Showcase 2008 Wraps

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fifth annual City Showcase draws to a conclusion today, wrapping up a week of festivities which saw the likes of rising Aussie pop singer Gabriella Cilmi, Canadian indie rock act Land of Talk and South African alternative rockers the Parlotone ...

  12. Mandela Confirms 46664 Concerts For 2008

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign will host two concerts in 2008. The former South African president made the announcement Saturday (Dec. 1) when he appeared on-stage at the 46664 music event at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. The first ...

  13. BT Digital Awards Return Oct. 2

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominations for the annual BT Digital Music Awards, to presented Oct. 2 at the Roundhouse in north London, were unveiled today. Muse won for their official and unofficial sites last year and they are nominated again this time, for best indie/rock ...

  14. Festival Republic To Build U.S. Fest

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the renamed live music specialist born from the U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Music Group, is planning to branch out into the United States. Billboard.biz has learned that the £6 million ($12 million) sum MAMA Group agreed to pay for ...

  15. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act and British female solo, while her U.K. p ...

  16. Universal Preps Brits Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music will issue next month a double-album and DVD to commemorate the annual Brit Awards. Works from British acts Kasabian, Razorlight, the Fratellis, Muse and American breakthrough successes Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Gnarls Barkl ...

  17. U.K. Hall Of Fame Fetes Music Legends

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart were inducted tonight (Nov. 14) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at London's Alexandra Pa Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wils ...

  18. Scissor Sisters Still Dancin' Away With Euro Charts

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's pan-European charts welcome another double-winner, as Scissor Sisters move 2-1 with "Ta-Dah" (Polydor) on European Top 100 Albums and with "I Dont' Feel Like Dancin'" on Eurochart Hot 100 Billboard� ...

  19. HMV Presses Button On 'Biggest Ever' Campaign

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's market-leading music and entertainment merchant HMV will launch on Tuesday (Sept. 5) what it describes as its biggest-ever marketing campaign. Britain's market-leading music and entertainment merchant HMV will launch on Tuesday ...

  20. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  21. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  22. Muse Tops Euro Chart For Third Straight Week

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Holes' is No. 1 in Switzerland, Flanders; No. 2 in France. For the third straight week, Muse’s “Black Holes and Revelations” (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) leads Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums survey, despite a 1-5 fall in the gro ...

  23. Vodafone Extends Brand To Music Awards Gala

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's biggest wireless-phone operator, is boosting its brand's presence in the music industry with the launch of the Vodafone Live! Music Awards on Oct. 11. The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's ...

  24. Vodafone Extends Brand To Music Awards Gala

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's biggest wireless-phone operator, is boosting its brand's presence in the music industry with the launch of the Vodafone Live! Music Awards on Oct. 11. The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's ...

  25. Universal U.K. Sets Sights On Globe

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV production. The music major said today (June 26) it has launched Globe Productions, a division focused on creating new television formats and innovative TV Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV p ...

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

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 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 even The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. U2 Awarded Nordoff-Robbins Lifetime Accolade

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charity also honors Bob Geldof. U2 picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th anniversary of the annual charity Nordoff-Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch, held today (June 17) in London. When presenting the four band members with the a ...

  29. Coldplay, NIN To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tix go on sale Feb. 5. Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion performances by Gang of ...