Sanctuary

  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. Concord Music Being Shopped to Private-Equity Firms, Not Strategic Suitors

    December 05, 2012 8:27 PM EST Reports that the Concord Music Group is up for sale are true, knowledgeable sources say. But there is one key factor that appears to have been overlooked thus far: management is controlling the company's sale process so far. Consequently, Con ...

  3. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy Hits Concert Biz; UMG-EMI Nashville Restructuring; Google Play Gets WMG

    October 30, 2012 8:35 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters HURRICANE SANDY TO COST CONCERT BIZ MILLIONS: With live events being cancelled or postponed as Hurricane Sandy pounds the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, stakeholders in the l ...

  4. Billboard Q&A: Strategic Artist Management's Peter Asher

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Asher has seen every side of the music business, as an artist (with '60s pop duo Peter & Gordon), as head of A&R for the Beatles' Apple Records, and as a producer for everyone from James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt to 10,000 ...

  5. Nichols Moves To Sanctuary For Management

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country act Joe Nichols has signed for exclusive management representation with Sanctuary Artist Management. The company also represents ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee, Elton John, the Who and James Blunt. Nichols was previously handled by John ...

  6. Iron Maiden Closes Integrated Deal With EMI

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal goliath Iron Maiden has struck an integrated international recording pact with long-time label-home EMI, which branches out into other aspects of the band's business, including touring, merchandise and sponsorship. The recording ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Hello Top 40, Goodbye Obscurity

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST When Drive-Thru Records first signed synth-pop act Hellogoodbye in 2004, the label had to keep its new band on the down low. Drive-Thru's multiyear deal with MCA/Geffen was coming to an end, and Drive-Thru co-founder Stefanie Reines didn' ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Charlatans Team Up With McGee

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brit band splits with manager Harrison. Long-running British rock band the Charlatans have split amicably with longtime manager Steve Harrison and are now managed by Creation Records co-founder and former Oasis manager Alan McGee, with Stephen Kin ...

  11. Red Names Bob Morelli Executive VP/GM

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, replacing Ken Antonelli who resigned as president of the Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Unit on June 2. NEW YORK -- Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, replacin ...

  12. Red Names Bob Morelli Executive VP/GM

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Replaces Ken Antonelli who resigned June 2. Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red, replacing Ken Antonelli who resigned as president of the Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Unit on June 2. In taking on his new responsibilities, Morelli leaves ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Sanctuary Inks Fightstar For Management

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group has added new British band Fightstar to its roster of management clients. Sanctuary Group has added new British band Fightstar to its roster of management clients. In recent months, Fightstar has ridden a wave of media exposure in ...

  15. Sanctuary Inks Fightstar For Management

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group has added British newcomers Fightstar to its roster of management clients. Sanctuary Group has added new British band Fightstar to its roster of management clients. In recent months, Fightstar has ridden a wave of media exposure in ...

  16. Megadeth Plans 'Gigantour' Fest

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dream Theater, Fear Factory, others on bill. Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July. Joining Megadeth on the main stage for "Gigantour" will be Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Sanctuary Management U.K. Names MD

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martin Hall, a senior artist manager at Sanctuary Artist Management U.K., has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director. Martin Hall, a senior artist manager at Sanctuary Artist Management U.K., has been promoted to the newl ...

  20. Sanctuary Management U.K. Names MD

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Senior manager Hall takes helm. Martin Hall, a senior artist manager at Sanctuary Artist Management U.K., has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director. Hall joined the firm, part of the Sanctuary Group's Sanctuary Arti ...

  21. Mercuriadis Upped In Sanctuary Revamp

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the Sanctuary Group, has reorganized the London-based company's senior ranks. Among the changes, U.S. CEO Merck Mercuriadis is upped to group CEO, overseeing busines Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the Sa ...

  22. Mercuriadis Upped In Sanctuary Revamp

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST N.A. chief takes worldwide role. Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the Sanctuary Group, has reorganized the London-based company's senior ranks. Among the changes, U.S. CEO Merck Mercuriadis is upped to group CEO, overseeing business on a gl ...

  23. Indies Slam iTunes On Majors Bias

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several European indie labels have voiced concern that they find it difficult to license their repertoire to Apple's online music service iTunes Music Store. Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record compan ...

  24. Indies Slam iTunes On Majors Bias

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record companies for its licensing policy. Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record companies for its licensing policy. Several indie label ...

  25. Euro Indies Strike Deals With iTunes

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Europe's independent labels have ended their content-licensing holdout with Apple Computer's iTunes Music Stores. A raft of licensing pacts have been struck, paving the way for tens of thousands of in Europe's independent labels hav ...

  26. Euro Indies Strike Deals With iTunes

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Europe's independent labels have ended their content-licensing holdout with Apple Computer's iTunes Music Stores. A raft of licensing pacts have been struck, paving the way for tens of thousands of in Europe's independent labels hav ...

  27. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a Alanis Morissette has the ...

  28. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a Alanis Morissette has the ...

  29. 'Anastacia' Unmoved From Euro Summit

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week, "Anastacia" (Epic) is No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as it continues to top charts in Germany and Switzerland. However, there's a new favorite on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, wh For the seventh week, "Ana ...

  30. 'Anastacia' Unmoved From Euro Summit

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week, "Anastacia" (Epic) is No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as it continues to top charts in Germany and Switzerland. However, there's a new favorite on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, wh For the seventh week, "Ana ...

  31. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  32. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...