Rough Trade

  1. Rough Trade to Open New Retail Store in Nottingham

    July 02, 2014 4:11 PM EDT British music retailer Rough Trade will open its first U.K. store based outside of London this fall. The new outlet will be based in the city of Nottingham and follows Rough Trade Retail Group's acquisition of a majority stake in fellow U.K. ...

  2. Rough Trade NYC Store Puts All Live Performances 'On-Hold'

    December 05, 2013 1:30 PM EST Rough Trade NYC’s brand-spanking-new Brooklyn retail and venue space is temporarily putting all its live performance "on hold" to "allow additional sound remediation," according to a release put out by the store. The retail po ...

  3. Rough Trade Will Open Flagship U.S. Store Nov. 25 in New York (Exclusive)

    September 17, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Rough Trade, the iconic London music retailer that spawned Rough Trade Records and served as a cradle for post-punk music in the late 1970s, will open its first flagship store in the U.S. in New York on Monday, November 25. The store, a 15,00 ...

  4. Morning Fix: Rough Trade Store to Open in NYC; White House Postpones 'Musica Latina'; Restructuring at Rhapsody

    September 17, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EXCLUSIVE: ROUGH TRADE WILL OPEN FLAGSHIP STORE NOV. 25 IN NEW YORK Rough Trade, the iconic London music retailer that spawned Rough Trade Records and served as a cradle for post-punk music in the ...

  5. Billboard to Honor Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills at MIDEM

    January 24, 2013 5:31 PM EST Martin Mills, chairman of the Beggars Group, in many ways helped create the idea of the indie label as we know it today. From its London roots as a mobile disco, a small chain of record shops and the Beggars Banquet label, the company has grown ...

  6. Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

    November 07, 2012 8:13 AM EST Head H ERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters FACEBOOK TO MUSIC APP DEVELOPERS: YOU NEED US: Facebook trumpeted its track record as a platform for music applications not named Spotify in a post e ...

  7. U.K.'s Indie Label Heads to Sell Music at Inaugural Independent Label Market

    May 20, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Independent Label Market - vol.1 Mix by Independent Label Market Mingled amongst the fresh fruits, vegetables and general goods filling the merchant stalls tomorrrow (May 21) at London's Berwick Market will be the owners of such storied U.K. ...

  8. Rough Trade's Jeannette Lee Speaks Out On 'Sexist' Biz

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Jeannette Lee, co-founder/joint director of the iconic U.K. independent music group Rough Trade, last night (April 21) attacked the music industry for still being sexist in the 21st century. Lee and her Rough Trade business partne ...

  9. German Publisher Bavaria Sonor Launches Label

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST German music publisher Bavaria Sonor has launched a record label specialising in film and TV soundtracks. The first release on the Bavaria Sonor label will be a soundtrack album from the cult 1960s German TV science fiction series "Raumpatrou ...

  10. Monsters Ball

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On a hazy mid-August morning at the swanky Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., indie rock royalty Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis -- who have gathered to promote their new band, Monsters of Folk -- are nestled on a mustard-color ...

  11. We7 Hits 2 Million Users

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free music streaming service We7 reports that is has now exceeded two million U.K. users per month. This includes one million site users, and one million unique users via 'Play Anywhere' partnerships with media brands includ ...

  12. Beggars Group, Matador Pact With Imeem

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social music service imeem today announced a worldwide licensing and marketing partnership with indie labels Beggars Group and Matador Records. Beggars Group and Matador Records' entire digital music and video catalog will now be available fo ...

  13. Attendance Up At In The City

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s 17th annual In The City (ITC) has been hailed a "huge success" by organisers with initial figures indicating a 22% rise in delegate attendance on last year. While the final delegate figures are not yet available, the thre ...

  14. Beggars Group Buys Rough Trade

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent music powerhouse Beggars Group has acquired indie Rough Trade Records for £800,000 ($1.6 million) in cash, with immediate effect. London-based Beggars said today it has reached an agreement with Sanctuary Group to buy the 49% stak ...

  15. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S.

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.biz has learned. World's Fair releases are handled by EMI's Caroline Distr ...

  16. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary currently owns a 49% stake in Geoff Travis' Rough Trade, which is the label home to the Strokes, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire, among others. Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing ...

  17. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing British independent music firm reported on Thursday (Nov. 23) "disappointing" results for its recorded product division and admitted that it Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to ...

  18. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing British independent music firm reported on Thursday (Nov. 23) "disappointing" results for its recorded product division and admitted that it Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to ...

  19. Ryko Picks Up Rough Trade

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached a distribution agreement with London-based indie Rough Trade Records, sources say. Rough Trade, which operates as a joint venture with Sanctuary Records, w LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distributio ...