Sanctuary Group

  1. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  2. Universal Launches Classical Management Arm

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group will now manage classical artists and book concerts through its newly-launched unit, Universal Music Classical Artists Management and Productions. Headed by former IMG Artists senior VP Jeffrey Vanderveen in London, the n ...

  3. EMI Strikes Deal For BoxOffice365 On-Demand Video Site

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. will make DRM-free audio and video content available through British Internet Broadcasting Co.'s (BiBC) downloadable virtual store, the music major said today. Works from EMI artists including Coldplay, The Spice Girls, Queen, ...

  4. UMG Sheds Sanctuary Label Staff

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is preparing to hand out pink slips to staff at Sanctuary Group's U.K. label arm. Billboard.biz understands that Joe Cokell, CEO of Sanctuary Records Group Worldwide, and Roger Semon, COO Sanctuary Records Group, are amo ...

  5. MAMA Plays Mean Fiddler Tune

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group has agreed to sell its brand and a raft of London venues to the British media and marketing firm MAMA Group plc in a deal worth £6 million ($12 million) in cash. U.K. live music venue owner and concerts promoter MFMG said ...

  6. Ayling Flies Out Of Sanctuary

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group chairman Robert Ayling and three non-executive directors are no longer on the board of the music company. Ayling and his colleagues James Wallace, Tina Sharp and John Preston leave less than a fortnight after Universal Music Group& ...

  7. Murphy Splits With U.K.'s MAMA Group

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philip Murphy, COO and company secretary of MAMA Group plc, has stepped down from the London-based media and marketing firm. Together with Adam Driscoll, Murphy co-founded in 1999 Channelfly plc, the company from which MAMA was established. Murphy ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. UMG's Sanctuary Offer Extended

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has extended until July 26 its cash offer to buy the financially-troubled British independent firm Sanctuary Group. On June 15 , UMG-subsidiary Centenary Music confirmed its intention to acquire Sanctuary at 20 pence ($0.40) ...

  10. MAMA To Buy More Mean Fiddler Venues

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media and marketing firm MAMA Group plc has tabled a bid to acquire six London venues from the U.K. live music player Mean Fiddler Music Group for an undisclosed sum. The sites include the iconic Jazz Café, Garage, G.A.Y. and the Borderline venues ...

  11. Sanctuary In Takeover Approach

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group, the financially troubled British music company, is in the crosshairs of a takeover move. Following a significant rise in the independent company's shareprice, Sanctuary confirmed today that it "has received approaches fr ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Sanctuary Reactivates Sequel, Slogan Imprints

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records, the label division of publicly-listed U.K. company Sanctuary Group, has reactivating the Sequel and Slogan labels. Sequel will specialize as "a home for contemporary artists," particularly those with an established fan ...

  16. Sanctuary Reactivates Sequel, Slogan Imprints

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records, the label division of publicly-listed U.K. company Sanctuary Group, has reactivating the Sequel and Slogan labels. Sanctuary Records, the label division of publicly-listed U.K. company Sanctuary Group, has reactivating the Seque ...

  17. Sanctuary Reactivates Sequel, Slogan Imprints

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cooper Temple Clause, Idlewild, Cook releases due. Sanctuary Records, the label division of publicly-listed U.K. company Sanctuary Group, has reactivating the Sequel and Slogan labels. Sequel will specialize as "a home for contemporary artist ...

  18. Iron Maiden, Sanctuary In Management Split

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran heavy metal rock act Iron Maiden has ended its management contract with the Sanctuary Group after 27 years together. Veteran heavy metal rock act Iron Maiden has ended its management contract with the Sanctuary Group after 27 years togethe ...

  19. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement" from d Merck Mercuriadis has split tie ...

  20. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement& ...

  21. Sanctuary Germany To Shut

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -plus jobs to be lost. The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records will be closed by the end of the year. Frank Stroebele, managing director of Sanctuary Germany, confirms that the company would be shuttered "due to worldwide restructuring me ...

  22. Sanctuary Germany To Shut

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records will be closed by the end of the year. Frank Stroebele, managing director of Sanctuary Germany, confirms that the company would be shuttered "due to worldwide The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records ...

  23. MAMA Group Pulls Out Of Sanctuary Takeover

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music firm MAMA Group has withdrawn its proposals to acquire British independent music firm Sanctuary Group. Music firm MAMA Group has withdrawn its proposals to acquire British independent music firm Sanctuary Group. In a statement issued Monday ...

  24. MAMA Group Pulls Out Of Sanctuary Takeover

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music firm MAMA Group has withdrawn its proposals to acquire British independent music firm Sanctuary Group. Music firm MAMA Group has withdrawn its proposals to acquire British independent music firm Sanctuary Group. In a statement issued Monday ...

  25. Sanctuary Planning Town House Closure?

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Iconic studios on sale for more than six months. Embattled U.K. independent music company Sanctuary Group is believed to be closing down the iconic Sanctuary Town House recording studios, formerly one of its prized assets, because it has failed to ...

  26. Sanctuary Dismisses Taylor

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Sanctuary Group's board has sacked CEO Andy Taylor over the way he handled the company's financial accounts. In a surprise announcement, Sanctuary Group's board has sacked CEO Andy Taylor over the way he ...

  27. Sanctuary Dismisses Taylor

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Sanctuary Group's board has sacked CEO Andy Taylor over the way he handled the company's financial accounts. In a surprise announcement, Sanctuary Group's board has sacked CEO Andy Taylor over the way he ...

  28. Guns N' Roses Readies Euro Tour

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates with Rolling Stones set for Germany. Interest is high in the upcoming Guns N’ Roses concerts, with four warm-up shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom selling out in less than three minutes on April 21, and tickets for European dates ...

  29. Knowles, Sanctuary Terminate Partnership

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Group closed its urban division in Feb. Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment (MWE) and Music World Music record label have apparently ended their partnership with the Sanctuary Group. Knowles, who rose to prominence as the manager of Destiny’ ...

  30. Sanctuary Withdraws From Sale Talks

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British group plans 'fundamental review' of its business. The Sanctuary Group's board today (Sept. 26) has "decided to withdraw" from all remaining discussions with third parties who had previously expressed an interest in ...

  31. Sanctuary Withdraws From Sale Talks

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans 'fundamental review' of its business. The Sanctuary Group's board today (Sept. 26) has "decided to withdraw" from all remaining discussions with third parties who previously expressed an interest in the company. The ...

  32. Sanctuary Optimistic As Stock Woes Deepen

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its downward trend after the British independent firm today (Sept. 21) reported its third profit warning since June. The company has also openly blamed its expans Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its down ...

  33. Sanctuary Optimistic As Stock Woes Deepen

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its downward trend after the British independent firm today (Sept. 21) reported its third profit warning since June. The company has also openly blamed its expans Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its down ...

  34. Sanctuary Group Sells Book Division

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music and media company Sanctuary Group has sold its book-publishing imprints to Music Sales Group, the London-based international music publishing operation, for an undisclosed sum. LONDON -- Music and media company Sanctuary Group has sold its b ...

  35. Sanctuary Group Sells Book Division

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music and media company Sanctuary Group has sold its book-publishing imprints to Music Sales Group, the London-based international music publishing operation, for an undisclosed sum. Music and media company Sanctuary Group has sold its book-publis ...

  36. Sanctuary Buy-out Talks Collapse

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Financially-pressed independent music company Sanctuary Group on Aug. 23 confirmed that talks on a buy-out had fallen through and that trading conditions remained "difficult" going forward. LONDON -- Financially-pressed independent music ...

  37. Sanctuary Buy-out Talks Collapse

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Financially-pressed independent music company Sanctuary Group today (Aug. 23) confirmed that talks on a buy-out had fallen through and that trading conditions remained "difficult" going forward. Financially-pressed independent music comp ...

  38. Sanctuary Buy-out Talks Collapse

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Financially-pressed independent music company Sanctuary Group today (Aug. 23) confirmed that talks on a buy-out had fallen through and that trading conditions remained "difficult" going forward. Financially-pressed independent music comp ...

  39. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  40. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  41. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, holding sway in six European countries. In the United Kingdom, its three-week stay at the top has accumulated Coldplay's "X& ...

  42. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, holding sway in six European countries. In the United Kingdom, its three-week stay at the top has accumulated Coldplay's "X& ...

  43. Sanctuary Tumbles On Records Warning

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a massive hit after the independent British music firm today (June 17) issued a profit warning. The company's share price fell 30% to 30p in morning trading on the L Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a mass ...

  44. Sanctuary Tumbles On Records Warning

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a massive hit after the independent British music firm today (June 17) issued a profit warning. The company's share price fell 30% to 30p in morning trading on the L Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a mass ...

  45. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Sanctuary Group confirmed June 3 that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. LONDON -- The Sanctuary Group confirmed June 3 that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary tal ...

  46. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British indie confirms 'exploratory discussions.' The Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June 3) that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary talks which may or may not lead to an offer o ...

  47. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June 3) that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary talks which may or may not lead to an offer or a further business o The Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June ...

  48. Sanctuary Signs Songwriter Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers futures, various Morrissey tracks. British independent music company Sanctuary Group has signed Boz Boorer to a worldwide exclusive songwriting pact. The deal -- unveiled today (April 26) -- includes future compositions and all so ...

  49. Sanctuary Picks Up Elton For Management

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group has added Sir Elton John to its management roster as part of a £16 million ($30 million) cash-and-stock deal to acquire the singer/songwriter's management company, Twenty-First Centur NEW YORK -- Sanctuary Group has added Sir ...

  50. Sanctuary Picks Up Elton For Management

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group has added Sir Elton John to its management roster as part of a £16 million ($30 million) cash-and-stock deal to acquire the singer/songwriter's management company, Twenty-First C Sanctuary Group has added Sir Elton Jo ...

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