Sanctuary Records Group

  1. Universal Sells Sanctuary Label to BMG

    February 14, 2013 7:28 PM EST BMG Rights Management has won the auction to acquire Sanctuary, the rock label that was included in the assets that the Universal Music Group agreed to sell in order to win regulatory approval from the EU for its purchase of EMI Recorded Music. ...

  2. Cokell Reaches Top At U.K's Pinnacle

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joe Cokell has been named as the new managing director of leading U.K. independent distributor, Pinnacle Entertainment, reporting to company chairman, Sean Sullivan. He takes the reins from Chris Maskery, effective immediately. Formerly managing d ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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& ...

  6. UMG Seals Sanctuary Buyout Deal

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group will take London-based Sanctuary Group plc into private hands after today winning shareholder approval for a buyout. In a statement issued just before the close of trading on the London Stock Exchange, UMG confirmed it had re ...

  7. Universal Extends Sanctuary Offer

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has extended its buyout offer for Sanctuary Group to Aug. 2 after the major admitted its proposal had been cleared by slightly more than half of the independent music firm's shareholding. By 3.00pm ET yesterday (July 26) ...

  8. OFT Clears Universal's Sanctuary Deal

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has cleared Universal Music Group's (UMG) acquisition of the financially troubled Sanctuary Group. The clearance comes after Centenary Music Holdings, UMG's bid vehicle, made a June 15 cash bi ...

  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 Promotion Department Closing

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As a result of measures taken to reduce the frontline operations of Sanctuary Records Group, the company's entire radio promotions department will be shut down, with its employees exiting the company on June 30. Those exiting the company incl ...

  12. Source: Universal To Embrace Sanctuary's 360-Degree Model

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal will not break up the Sanctuary Group, but plans to embrace the music group's diverse business interests, according to sources familiar with its £44.5 million ($87.68 million) bid to take over the troubled company. The Sanctuary boa ...

  13. Universal Sanctuary Bid Approved

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Weeks of rumours that the struggling Sanctuary Group was about to be taken over proved to be on the button today when Universal's £44.5 million ($87.68 million) bid was approved by the Sanctuary board. The cash offer works out at 20pence (40c ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Sanctuary Reshapes U.S. Records Unit

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British independent music company Sanctuary Group Plc says it is "making good progress" with its program of strategic disposals, and will undergo a realignment of its recorded product operations in the United States. The ailing firm had ...

  16. Sanctuary Teams With MPP For Online Shopping

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based independent Sanctuary Records Group has finalized a deal to use MPP's iShop to sell physical and digital music download products. Sanctuary, whose artists include Morrissey and The Charlatans, will be piloting the scheme with sal ...

  17. Pirovano Upped At Sanctuary

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records has promoted Nick Pirovano to VP of marketing. Pirovano reports to Bob Cahill, GM of the label, and is based in New York. In 2002, Pirovano moved from Columbia Records' marketing department to Sanctuary where he accepted a r ...

  18. Sanctuary Posts Year Loss, Considers Asset Sale

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST British music company Sanctuary Group Plc said on Friday (Jan. 26) it was considering selling parts of the group as it posted an annual loss, hit by refinancing and restructuring costs. "The board is currently considering a number of opportun ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Sanctuary Names Hammond Senior A&R VP

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Career includes stints with Sony, Capitol, Universal. Jeremy Hammond has been named senior VP of A&R for Sanctuary Records. Hammond, who is based in Los Angeles, moves to the position from the Sanctuary Group, where he was the senior VP of art ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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& ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Source: Mercuriadis To Split With Sanctuary

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CEO to join Front Line Management. The departure of Merck Mercuriadis from Sanctuary Group is imminent and will be announced within the next couple of weeks, a well-placed source confirms. The source says Mercuriadis, formerly CEO of Sanctuary, wi ...

  30. Sanctuary Responds To Hostile Takeover

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Willing to discuss bid from smaller rival MAMA Group. Sanctuary Group, the U.K.-based international independent music group, confirmed today (July 24) that it is willing to discuss a potential hostile takeover bid from smaller rival MAMA Group. MA ...

  31. Sanctuary Promotes Cahill

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointed executive VP/GM. The Sanctuary Group has appointed Bob Cahill executive VP/GM of Sanctuary Records Group North America. Cahill is based in New York and reports to both Joe Cokell, CEO of Sanctuary Records Worldwide, and Roger Semon, COO ...

  32. Sanctuary Settles With Three Managers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Urban ties severed. Sanctuary Group said today (July 10) it has "amicably settled" all disputes with a triumvirate of former urban artist managers. Publicly-listed Sanctuary said litigation had started in February after Music World/Sanct ...

  33. Sanctuary Settles With Three Managers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Urban ties severed. Sanctuary Group said today (July 10) it has "amicably settled" all disputes with a triumvirate of former urban artist managers. Publicly-listed Sanctuary said litigation had started in February after Music World/Sanct ...

  34. Knowles Buys-Back MWE For $5M

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mathew Knowles has reclaimed control of MWE. British-based independent music firm Sanctuary Group plc said today (July 6) it has sold MW Entertainment, Productions and Management Inc (MWE) to Knowles Mathew Knowles has reclaimed control of MWE. Br ...

  35. Knowles Buys-Back MWE For $5M

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sale ends rocky 3-year relationship. Mathew Knowles has reclaimed control of MWE. British-based independent music firm Sanctuary Group plc said today (July 6) it has sold MW Entertainment, Productions and Management Inc (MWE) to Knowles for $5 mil ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Sanctuary Records Group CEO To Exit

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lipsky to assist with transition until June 30. Tom Lipsky, CEO/president of Sanctuary Records Group in North America, will be leaving the company effective June 30 to pursue other opportunities. The move is part of the global restructuring the Sa ...

  39. Sanctuary Vet Miller Splits

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group plc stalwart Mike Miller has resigned from the group to pursue "new opportunities," the London-based independent music firm said today (April 3). Sanctuary Group plc stalwart Mike Miller has resigned from the group to pur ...

  40. Sanctuary Vet Miller Splits

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group plc stalwart Mike Miller has resigned from the group to pursue "new opportunities," the London-based independent music firm said today (April 3). Sanctuary Group plc stalwart Mike Miller has resigned from the group to pur ...

  41. 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’ ...

  42. Sanctuary Restructures Management Team

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group is overhauling its board structure as the embattled British music firm progresses toward completing its life-preserving fund raising. Sanctuary Group is overhauling its board structure as the embattled British music firm progresses ...

  43. Sanctuary Restructures Management Team

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group is overhauling its board structure as the embattled British music firm progresses toward completing its life-preserving fund raising. Sanctuary Group is overhauling its board structure as the embattled British music firm progresses ...

  44. Sanctuary Confirms Funding Lifeline

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST British independent music firm Sanctuary Group Plc today (Feb. 3) confirmed details of a heavily-discounted £110 million ($195 million) equity fund raising as it attempts to recover from heavy lo British independent music firm Sanctuary G ...

  45. Sanctuary Confirms Funding Lifeline

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST British independent music firm Sanctuary Group Plc today (Feb. 3) confirmed details of a heavily-discounted £110 million ($195 million) equity fund raising as it attempts to recover from heavy lo British independent music firm Sanctuary G ...

  46. Sanctuary Signals Rescue Deal

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debt-burdened Sanctuary Group plc is close to reaching agreement on an equity fund raising that would help secure its immediate future, the British independent music group says. However, news of a pot Debt-burdened Sanctuary Group plc is close to ...

  47. Sanctuary Signals Rescue Deal

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debt-burdened Sanctuary Group plc is close to reaching agreement on an equity fund raising that would help secure its immediate future, the British independent music group says. However, news of a pot Debt-burdened Sanctuary Group plc is close to ...

  48. Sanctuary Explores New Fund Raising

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group plc today (Dec. 5) admitted it is likely to require addition funding "in the near term" as it confirmed it was closing in on the sale of its music publishing and studio businesses. Sanctuary Group plc today (Dec. 5) admit ...

  49. Sanctuary Explores New Fund Raising

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group plc today (Dec. 5) admitted it is likely to require addition funding "in the near term" as it confirmed it was closing in on the sale of its music publishing and studio businesses. Sanctuary Group plc today (Dec. 5) admit ...

  50. Sanctuary Chairman Taylor Switches Role

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chairman of financially-pressed Sanctuary Group plc, the British company said Nov. 18. Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chairman of financially-pressed Sanctuary Group plc, the British company said ...

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