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  1. Record Store Day Q&A With Graham Jones of 'Last Shop Standing'

    April 18, 2013 10:02 AM EDT Record Store Day has made “Last Shop Standing” -- a new documentary on U.K. record shops -- the official film of this year’s edition of its annual event. “Last Shop Standing,” released in the U.K. last year and coming out April 20 on DVD, has ...

  2. Justice Collective Wins UK's Xmas Single Title; Emeli Sande Has Top Album, 2012's Best Seller

    December 24, 2012 7:58 AM EST The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won yesterday (Sunday) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" (Metropolis). Emeli Sandé's "Our ...

  3. Jessie Ware, Michael Kiwanuka Talk Mercury Prize Noms; Plan B, Richard Hawley Favorites For Award

    September 12, 2012 4:20 PM EDT British urban artist Plan B and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, a onetime member of Britpop band Pulp, lead the betting for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Register today for the Billboard Hollyw ...

  4. Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 Top UK Charts For First Time

    June 25, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Justin Bieber landed his first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (24) as "Believe" (Def Jam/Universal) outsold Cheryl Cole's new release "A Million Lights" (Polydor/Universal) by some 3,000 units. Maroon 5, meanwhile, topped the ...

  5. London's Southbank Centre Wins Top UK Venue Honors

    May 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT London's Southbank Centre located beside the River Thames . London's Southbank Centre has snatched the No. 1 spot in the 2011 top 100 U.K. music venues as compiled by PRS for Music, the U.K. authors' collecting society. The news, ba ...

  6. Keane, Rita Ora Top U.K. Music Charts

    May 14, 2012 7:31 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 13) with "Strangeland" (Universal Isand). London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P." ...

  7. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 1:03 PM EDT More than the dry wit of Pulp, Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia, the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012 belonged to Mother Nature. With drops of rain plunking down upon the Indio, Calif. P ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Willard Ahdritz

    January 26, 2012 10:07 PM EST No. 88 Willard Ahdritz Founder/CEO Kobalt Music Group Twitter: @KobaltMusic Change Agent... Willard Ahdritz and the company he founded in 2000 have been at the vanguard of a movement toward greater royalty accounting transparency in the music publ ...

  9. Olly Murs, JLS, Merseybeats, Limehouse Lizzy Top PRS For Music's Hardest Working UK Bands List

    December 23, 2011 7:30 AM EST The X Factor magic, the influence of Simon Cowell's hit music-talent TV show that helped push recorded-music sales in the United Kingdom, appears to have enchanted U.K. live music as well, according to the 2011 ranking of Britain's Harde ...

  10. Glastonbury, Paolo Nutini Among Winners At U.K. Festival Awards; Festival Republic CEO Melvin Benn Delivers Conference Keynote And Talks Exclusivity

    November 16, 2011 11:45 AM EST Headline performances from Beyonce, U2 and Coldplay helped Glastonbury win the best major festival award at the eight annual U.K. Festival Awards, held in London last night (Nov. 15). The title of best medium sized festival went to Secret Garden P ...

  11. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  12. U.K. Freeze Disrupts Touring

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Snow and freezing temperatures are disrupting road, rail and air services in the U.K., with a knock-on effect on the U.K. touring business. Paul Weller is the most high-profile casualty. His 3A-promoted show at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena tonight ...

  13. Pulp Reforms, Confirms European Festivals

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britpop band Pulp has reformed and will play shows in 2011. The band from Sheffield in the north of England has been on hiatus since 2002 and frontman Jarvis Cocker has pursued a solo career. The reunion features the full original line-up, which h ...

  14. Usher Adds Four UK Arena Shows

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It may be Tinie Tempah's time on the U.K. charts, but the announcement of a new batch of live shows by Usher confirms that British fans's enthusiasm for all things urban isn't confined to home-grown talent. The U.S. vocalist has add ...

  15. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  16. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting ...

  17. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian Head NME Noms

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock bands Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian head the list of nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards, due to be held Feb. 24 at London venue the O2 Academy Brixton. Both acts picked up six nominations apiece for the weekly U.K. music magazine' ...

  18. Elton John Recovering From E-Coli

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sir Elton John is recovering in hospital from a serious case of e-coli bacterial infection and influenza that forced him to cancel a string of concerts, but he hopes to return to the stage soon, a spokesman said today (Nov. 2). John, 62, postponed ...

  19. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday). Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart&quo ...

  20. Orange U.K.'s 'Monkey' Promoted At Malls

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange U.K. will promote its new music streaming service, Monkey, with hologram screenings of performances at shopping malls across the U.K. The service operates in partnership with Universal Music. Commencing Sept. 19 and 20, the gigs will ...

  21. AMG Acquires Bournemouth Opera House

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has announced the acquisition of Bournemouth's Opera House, situated on the south coast of England. The deal was completed following the successful grant of a new lease with Amewood Estates Limite ...

  22. Susan Boyle Due Back On Tour After 'Rest Day'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle, who became famous the world over after appearing on the "Britain's Got Talent" television show, hopes to return to the stage on Monday (June 15) after canceling a weekend performance amid concerns over her health. The 4 ...

  23. Blur Eyeing U.S., European Dates

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reformed U.K. rock act Blur is looking to add U.S. and European shows to its run of U.K. dates and festival appearances. As well as headline slots at Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals and Oxegen outside Dublin in Ireland, Blur will play two ...

  24. U2 Unveils 18 Stadium Shows

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Live Nation have confirmed the first tranche of stadium dates on the band's global "360°" tour. As first revealed on Billboard.biz on Friday (March 6), the tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by "s ...

  25. Counting Crows Announce U.K., Ireland Dates

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows will return to the U.K. and Ireland for a 12-city tour, beginning May 7 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. The Hold Steady will provide support on the majority of dates. Counting Crows last visited the U.K. to headline London's s ...

  26. Jay-Z Joins Coldplay For U.K. Stadium Dates

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced three stadium shows in the U.K. for September 2009. The dates begin Sept. 12 at Manchester's Old Trafford Cricket Ground, continue on Sept. 16 at Glasgow's Hampden Park and finish Sept. 19 at London's Wembley ...

  27. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  28. Feeder Offers Support Slot Prizes

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Feeder has teamed up with download retailer 7digital to find artists who will support the band on tour next month. The 7digital indiestore service , which allows unsigned and independent artists to sell MP3s direct to fans, has launc ...

  29. Monkeys, Foos, Take That Reign At Brit Awards

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters tweaked the script for the Brit Awards 2008, grabbing two awards each tonight (Feb. 20) alongside Take That. Arctic Monkeys continued their hot st ...

  30. Reverend Opens New AMG Sheffield Venue

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST British electro newcomers Reverend and the Makers will launch U.K. live music and club venues operator Academy Music Group's new site in Sheffield with a gig on April 11, 2008. Other performers lined-up to play the new Carling Academy Sheffie ...

  31. Cocker Rewarded With Royal Gong

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Cocker collected an OBE, an Order of the British Empire, during an official ceremony Thursday at Buckingham Palace in London. The veteran singer was confirmed for the accolade in mid-June when the Queen's Birthday Honours List was publish ...

  32. 'Viva La Diva' Dates Scale Up For Arenas

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST An upcoming 17-date U.K. touring production featuring opera star Katherine Jenkins and ballet great Darcey Bussell has sold out, and will be extended to visit a string of U.K. arena dates in the new year. The "Viva La Diva" show is the b ...

  33. U.K.'s AMG Ushers In Three New Venues

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group is on the expansion trail. The British live music and club venues firm has struck separate, long-time lease agreements with a view to open new sites next year in the northern English cities Leeds and Sheffield. The London-based ...

  34. Monkeys, Kaisers, Muse, Killers Up For Qs

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nods each, rock acts Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse and the Killers are the frontrunners for the annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 8 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Arctic Monkeys are up for best live act, and their sophomor ...

  35. Foo Fighters Nail Down U.K. Arena Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters will spend two weeks touring in the United Kingdom in November, where they have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. The tour begins Nov. 3 in Manchester and wraps with a Nov. 17-18 stand in London. As previously rep ...

  36. MySpace Backs U.K. Concert

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking Web site MySpace is throwing its support behind a new free London music festival. The Aug. 5 1234Shoreditch concert is being launched as part of the Aug. 4-18 Shoreditch Festival, an annual music, lifestyle and culture event in N ...

  37. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  38. Elton Axes Red Piano Dates

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has pulled the plug on a host of upcoming European Red Piano dates. Shows have been cancelled in Venice, Italy on June 5 and 6; Berlin, Germany on June 22; Moscow, Russia on July 3; Paris, France on Sept. 9 and Seville, Spain on Sept. 1 ...

  39. Arctic Monkeys Set For Digital Milestone

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys are on course to break another chart record, this time on digital sales. Thanks to a relaxing in January of the rules governing eligibility for the Official U.K. Singles Chart, all 12 tracks from the new Domino album "Favou ...

  40. Dream Start For Arctic Monkeys' 'Nightmare'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have swung back into U.K. record stores in style with exceptional opening sales for their second album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." The hugely anticipated set shifted almost 85,000 units on its first day of release ye ...

  41. New Ticketing System Set Up For Arctic Monkeys U.K. Tour

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys, which have emerged as one of the hottest properties in the British music industry over the past decade, are testing an enterprising ticketing initiative for their hugely-anticipated U.K. tour. Tickets for their upcoming U.K. da ...

  42. Arctic Monkeys Snatch Two NME Trophies

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arctic Monkeys cemented their status as Britain's hottest young band at the NME Awards tonight, where they won two categories. In a ceremony at London's Hammersmith Palais, the rockers won best album for their debut "Whatever Pe ...

  43. Dolly Preps European Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spring of next year, her biggest such itinerary since the 1970s. Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spri ...

  44. Dolly Preps European Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spring of next year, her biggest such itinerary since the 1970s. Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spri ...

  45. Arctic Monkeys Up For 4 Q Awards

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top of the pile ahead of the annual Q Music Awards, to be held Oct. 30 in London. With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top o ...

  46. Arctic Monkeys Up For 4 Q Awards

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top of the pile ahead of the annual Q Music Awards, to be held Oct. 30 in London. With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top o ...

  47. Arctic Monkeys Win U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino), The Arctic M ...

  48. Rolling Stones Roll On In U.K.

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long gone are the days when the Rolling Stones courted controversy with their sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll antics. Nowadays, the health of the surviving band members is more often the hot talking poin Long gone are the days when the Roll ...

  49. Rolling Stones Roll On In U.K.

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long gone are the days when the Rolling Stones courted controversy with their sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll antics. Nowadays, the health of the surviving band members is more often the hot talking poin Long gone are the days when the Roll ...

  50. Pink Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (Laface/Arista) starts a third week at the European Top 100 Albums summit, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna's "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" (SRP/De As Pink ...

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