Scissor Sisters

  1. Scissor Sisters' Viral Video 'Let's Have a Kiki' Kicks Up Sales

    July 16, 2012 11:04 AM EDT Thanks to a delirious, (semi-nsfw) fan-made video for Scissor Sisters' album cut "Let's Have a Kiki," the band has found itself a budding hit single. The tune is an album cut on the group's new album "Magic Hour" ...

  2. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan's Towering 'Tailgates' Sales, Azealia Banks' EP Arrives on Billboard 200

    June 08, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Billboard 200: John Mayer continued to rule the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week , as his Born and Raised sold another 65,000 this past week (down 70%). Three new albums debuted in the top 10 on the tally, led by Regina Spektor ...

  3. Hollywood Palladium Put Up For Sale

    June 01, 2012 7:57 PM EDT The Hollywood Palladium, which has hosted musical acts ranging from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, is being listed for sale by owner LSREF 2 Clover Property 4 LLC, the entity of an undisclosed investment group. The historic live venue at 6215 Suns ...

  4. Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?

    February 23, 2012 7:50 AM EST The London 2012 Festival, the UK's biggest-ever nationwide festival, falls under the auspicies of the Cultural Olympiad and will include music events. Though much of the musical contents of the opening and closing ceremonies are still shroude ...

  5. Spirit Music Group Joins IMPEL, Pan-European Licensing Debate Remains Unresolved

    January 26, 2012 5:20 AM EST New York-based Spirit Music Group has become the first U.S.-based member of IMPEL, the initiative launched by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music to enable independent publishers with Anglo-American repertoires to navigate the complicated pan-Eu ...

  6. Duran Duran's New Album Released Exclusively Through iTunes

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thirteen could be Duran Duran's lucky number. The music video pioneers and pop icons, who are one of the few bands to transition from '80s pinups to legitimate, chart-topping artists, have seen success in every decade since their monumen ...

  7. Scissor Sisters Cancel European Tour Dates

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glam pop band Scissor Sisters says it is canceling tour dates in Europe due to "funding issues." The New York-based quintet says it "has become impossible to make the tour work financially." The band said in a statement posted ...

  8. Business Matters: MySpace, Grooveshark, Netflix and more

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Redesign -- MySpace users’ home pages are getting a redesign. Some users got the new page on Wednesday but the broader rollout isn’t until Monday, August 16. The new page looks a lot like a Facebook page, with a feed (called a stream) domi ...

  9. Universal's A&M Records To Expand Roster

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music's U.K. imprint A&M Records is to expand its roster following the promotion of Orla Lee to managing director. Lee takes up her new post Sept. 1 following the departure of previous label head Simon Gavin, who was recently ap ...

  10. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to M ...

  11. EMI Music Publishing Extends Deals With Winehouse, Other Acts

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has extended publishing agreements with some of its most successful songwriters, including Amy Winehouse, Scissor Sisters, Bryan Ferry, and Take That members Howard Donald and Jason Orange. "Ultimately if writers are not ...

  12. Former Radio 2 Boss Joins Universal Music U.K.

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, who quit as controller of BBC AC station Radio 2 last month, has joined Universal Music U.K. as director of programming and business development. Her appointment becomes effective on Dec. 8 and she will report to chairman David Jos ...

  13. Unger-Hamilton Heads Up Polydor

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Virgin U.K. boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been appointed president of Polydor Records. He will report to Universal Music U.K. chairman and CEO David Joseph. Unger-Hamilton is returning to Universal Music, where he spent a decade up until 20 ...

  14. MGMT Inks Publishing Deal With Spirit

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn band MGMT has signed a multi-year, North American, publishing administration deal with Spirit Music Group. "We're looking forward to working with...their team to bring their simultaneously complex and beautiful songs to music fa ...

  15. Bon Jovi Opens O2 Arena

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's newest music venue, the O2 Arena, enjoyed a hitch-free first night with a sellout concert by Bon Jovi. The New Jersey rockers played their greatest hits and selections from new album "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) - curr ...

  16. Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Italia Wave Bill

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs and Mika are included in the line-up for the Italia Wave Love Festival, which will be held in Florence from July 17 to 22. Italian acts include Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela, Avion Travel and Casino Royale. T ...

  17. EA To Go Mainstream With Videogame Tunes

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Electronic Arts is mounting a new drive to integrate videogame music into the mainstream culture. The company is making music available for use in television, films and other media from many of its best-selling selling videogame franchises, includ ...

  18. Scissor Sisters Prep For 'Passions'

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts," Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears told Billboard in the Sept. 30, 2006, issue. "Tons of Americans would love our music, but they don't kn ...

  19. Groove Mobile, Uni U.K. Partner On Mobile Music Store

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has teamed with Universal Music U.K. to build and operate an off-portal mobile music store. The partnership, unveiled today (Jan. 22) during Midem, will allow Brit ...

  20. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act and British female solo, while her U.K. p ...

  21. Universal Preps Brits Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music will issue next month a double-album and DVD to commemorate the annual Brit Awards. Works from British acts Kasabian, Razorlight, the Fratellis, Muse and American breakthrough successes Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Gnarls Barkl ...

  22. Scissor Sisters Sharpen Up O2 Line-Up

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST N.Y. pop group the Scissor Sisters are booked to play next summer at The O2, U.S. entertainment conglomerate Anschutz Entertainment Group's soon-to-open London venue. The band will perform at the 23,000-capacity O2 Arena on July 26 and 27. Si ...

  23. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Album holds off Scissor Sisters, Killers, Melua. Album holds off Scissor Sisters, Killers, Melua. News ...

  24. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  25. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  26. Ludacris Scores Third No. 1 With 'Release Therapy'

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a week featuring debuts in the first four slots of The Billboard 200, Ludacris' "Release Therapy" bows at No. 1 with 309,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The DTP/Def Jam effort is the ra In a week featuring debuts in t ...

  27. Universal, WPP Team To Link Bands, Brands

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music is teaming up with advertising conglomerate WPP Group to link bands and brands. The London-based venture called BrandAmp is a 50-50 partnership revealed by the two companies on Tuesday Universal Music is teaming up with advertising ...

  28. Trans World Boycotts Scissor Sisters

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move seen as retailiation for comments made at NARM. The verbal slap that was paid back with a boycott is now serving as a rallying point for independent coalitions and Newbury Comics. Scissor Sisters Jake Shears chided Trans World for their high ...

  29. Scissor Sisters To Cut Up Trafalgar Square

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London on Sept. 16. New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London ...

  30. NARM News: Warning From Top Research Firm

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Physical goods buisness, kiosks and more. Retailers must look to a mix of new product innovations and more aggressive consumer marketing strategies to counteract a slumping physical goods business, according to a new study from research firm NPD. ...

  31. Chili Peppers, The Who To Headline Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. version of the Virgin Festival, presented by Virgin Mobile and set for Sept. 23 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. ...

  32. Universal U.K. Sets Sights On Globe

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV production. The music major said today (June 26) it has launched Globe Productions, a division focused on creating new television formats and innovative TV Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV p ...

  33. Coachella Day Two: Madonna Makes It Quick

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna made her festival debut last night (April 30) at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an Madonna made her festival debut last night ...

  34. Chili Peppers, Franz Heat Up Fuji Bill

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of nine acts booked at this year's Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of nine acts booked at this ...

  35. Chili Peppers, Franz Heat Up Fuji Bill

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Japan fest held July 28-30. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of nine acts booked at this year's Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan. Tokyo-based concert promoter Smash have also confirmed Broken Social Sc ...

  36. Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fest to be held April 29-30. Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Coachella in 1999 ...

  37. Scissor Sisters, U2 Help Lift Vivendi In H1

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sisters helped Vivendi Universal beat first half profit forecasts and raise its target for the year. Vivendi's music business Universal Music Group performed stro The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sis ...

  38. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. P ...

  39. VH1 Showcases Artists 'You Oughta Know'

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick featured. VH1 is laying out its red carpet in May to support new music artists that the network thinks fans "oughta know," including John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick. Launched last year on VH1.com, &q ...

  40. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...

  41. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.Y.-based act picks up three honors. With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U. ...

  42. IFPI Hands Out 20 Platinum Nods In December

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Twenty albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in December -- the highest monthly total in more than three years. Twenty albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in December -- the highest monthly total in more than three years. During 2004 ...

  43. IFPI Hands Out 20 Platinum Nods In December

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Twenty albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in December -- the highest monthly total in more than three years. Twenty albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in December -- the highest monthly total in more than three years. During 2004 ...

  44. Franz Ferdinand Tops Brits Nominations

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  45. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  46. iTunes Opens For Business In Ireland

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Add Ireland to the list of countries in which Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store is now open. The computer giant today (Jan. 6) launched an Irish version of the download retailer, featuring more than Add Ireland to the list of countries in w ...

  47. iTunes Opens For Business In Ireland

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Add Ireland to the list of countries in which Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store is now open. The computer giant today (Jan. 6) launched an Irish version of the download retailer, featuring more than Add Ireland to the list of countries in w ...

  48. Robbie, Band Aid Keep Top Euro Posts

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Maroon 5, Scissor Sisters see U.K. boosts. Maroon 5, Scissor Sisters see U.K. boosts. News ...

  49. U2 World Tour To Start March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to kick off its world tour March 1 in Florida, band manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard.biz. The tour, in support of the new Interscope album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," will be Look for U2 to kick off its world to ...

  50. Kylie's U.K. Tour Expands On Hot Ticket Sales

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional dates have been confirmed for Kylie Minogue's forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom after more than 100,000 tickets shifted within hours of going on sale yesterday (Oct. 18). Additional dates have been confirmed for Kylie Minogue& ...

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