Richard Branson

  1. Morning Fix: YouTube to Launch Music Sub Service Soon; Atlantic’s Fourth-Quarter Strategy; Behind Rock the Bells’ East Coast Flop; Pearl Jam at No. 1

    October 24, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE YOUTUBE CLOSE TO LAUNCHING SUBSCRIPTION MUSIC SERVICE The service, designed with mobile listening in mind, will have a free component and a premium tier that offers unlimited access to a full cata ...

  2. Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

    July 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French independent label and distributor Naïve and co-President (for now) of Impala, the independent label association, has made international headlines over the last few days: On Monday a surprising op-ed he wro ...

  3. Updated: Universal Music Offers to Sell More Assets to Salvage EMI Deal

    July 19, 2012 8:41 AM EDT Universal Music has upped the ante in its efforts to gain approval for its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded-music division, offering to sell off even more parts of EMI, according to a report in Financial Times. The European Commission reje ...

  4. Updated: Richard Branson Interested in Buying Back Virgin Records With Impala's Patrick Zelnik

    July 17, 2012 7:59 AM EDT LONDON - Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has expressed his interest in a potential bid for the Virgin Records label he founded. Vivendi's Universal Music Group is meeting with European regulators in Brussels this week to discuss possible ...

  5. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  6. Sir Richard Branson To Be Honored At Pre-Grammy Gala

    January 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, will be honored at Clive Davis and Recording Academy's Pre-Grammy gala this year. Branson will be presented with the President's Merit Award "in recognition of his significant contri ...

  7. Branson Scoops Murdoch With Digital Magazine

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Virgin founder Richard Branson rolled out his iPad-only magazine Tuesday (Nov. 30) by declaring: "The future of publishing lies in apps not on shelves." But Project is actually the gadfly billionaire's second stab at magazine moguld ...

  8. Business Matters: RapidShare, Music Hack Day, Richard Branson

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- File hosting site RapidShare won a court victory against a California-based adult entertainment company. The court ruled RapidShare cannot be accused of copyright infringement, on its users can be charged with infringement. This follows a simil ...

  9. Peter Norris Named Non-Exec Chair Of Virgin Group

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former Barings Bank head Peter Norris has been announced as the non-executive chairman of the board for Virgin Group, the holding company that owns brands such as Virgin Media and Virgin Atlantic. Norris, 54, will take up his new role on November ...

  10. V Festival Launches South African Edition

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Group has confirmed the launch of the V Festival brand in South Africa, as originally revealed in Billboard's July 12 issue. Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5 and OneRepublic will all appear. Known as Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile, the event wil ...

  11. Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P. Virgin Group ...

  12. Virgin Mobile Enters India

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Indian music industry is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Virgin Mobile, which launched here on March 2. "It's still early to say what impact Virgin Mobile will have on mobile music here," comments Savio D'Souza, gener ...

  13. Virgin Digital U.K. Calls Time

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The plug is about to be pulled on Virgin Digital. The U.K.-based online music service will cease selling tracks starting Friday, and will close to all customers Oct. 19, according to a statement posted on the site. The closure of the Virgin-brande ...

  14. Virgin Megastores U.K. Changes Hands In MBO

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold-off its Virgin Megastores U.K. and Ireland chain for an undisclosed sum. A team led by Virgin Megastores managing director Simon Douglas and finance director Steve Peckham has bought the 125-store chain ...

  15. Virgin, Carphone Warehouse Team For Downloads

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online music download service Virgin Digital and U.K. mobile phone retailing giant The Carphone Warehouse have partnered to provide a new digital music service to mobile customers. Virgin Digital has become the "exclusive music download partn ...

  16. V Festival Heads Down Under

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the United States and Canada. The Australian version is a 50:50 partnership between the U.K.-based Virgin Group and Melbourne-based promoter M ...

  17. V Festival Arrives Down Under

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the United States and Canada. Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the Uni ...

  18. V Festival Arrives Down Under

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the United States and Canada. Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the Uni ...

  19. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  20. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  21. Branson Bringing Virgin Festival To North America

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile Canada has partnered with Toronto-based concert production firm Emerge Entertainment to produce a branded festival on Sept. 9 and 10. Virgin Mobile Canada has partnered with Toronto-based concert production firm Emerge Entertainment ...

  22. V2 Pacts With Universal U.K. For Distribution

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to provide distribution services for V2, the London-based independent record label founded and sold recently by Richard Branson, with effect from July 1. Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to ...

  23. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  24. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  25. Virgin Megastore Opens In Hollywood

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT West Coast store key to chain's turnaround. The rain stopped flamboyant millionaire Richard Branson from pulling one of his usual publicity stunts but it didn't ruin the opening day fanfare for the Hollywood Virgin Megastore. Branson, wh ...

  26. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  27. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital-download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to purc The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with ...

  28. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  29. Branson on-air in Oz

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Richard Branson wants to buy Aussie radio Richard Branson wants to buy Aussie radio but for not much money... News Richard Branson ...