Sony Music U.K.

  1. Jason Iley Named CEO Of Sony Music U.K.

    April 04, 2014 5:59 AM EDT Jason Iley is the new head of Sony Music U.K. The former Roc Nation president and one-time Mercury Records U.K. chief has been named CEO of Sony Music’s activities in the U.K. and Ireland, filling the void left by the departure of Nick Gatfield . ...

  2. Morning Fix: David Byrne, Marc Ribot, More Rally for Performance Royalties; 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks at No. 1 for Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'; Ross on Radio: R&B's Almost-Comeback

    February 27, 2014 8:40 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE DAVID BYRNE, MARC RIBOT, CHRIS RUEN LEAD RALLY FOR RADIO TO PAY PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES At the Artists’ Pay for Radio Play Rally at Le Poisson Rouge in New York last night, David Byrne joined hosts mu ...

  3. Sony, Apple U.K. Still Decline Comment on Whitney Houston Price Hike in the Hours After Her Death

    February 14, 2012 11:35 AM EST Reps for Sony and Apple in the U.K. have declined to comment on the label's decision to ramp up the price of the singer's "Ultimate Collection" album by 60% in the hours after news of her death reached England on Sunday. Sony M ...

  4. Sony To Resurrect Relentless Records Label

    January 12, 2012 2:26 PM EST Sony Music is to re-launch Relentless Records, the U.K.-based label which helped launch the careers of Joss Stone, Jay Sean and KT Tunstall. Label co-founder and former Virgin Records U.K. President Shabs Jobanputra is to head the revived London-b ...

  5. Nick Gatfield Named Sony Music U.K. Chairman and CEO

    July 21, 2011 8:26 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, a former Universal and EMI executive, has been named Sony Music U.K.'s chairman and CEO, according to a statement from the company. Gatfield, who replaces Ged Doherty, will report directly to new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Do ...

  6. BPI's Wadsworth Urges Labels To Invest In New Artists

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth has warned labels not to cut back investment in new artists. Addressing the U.K. trade body's annual general meeting at London's May Fair Hotel today (July 8), Wadsworth identified many positives for the biz. ...

  7. Shakira Kicks Off 3-D For Sony Music

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp rolls out its 3D product range in the U.K. tomorrow (June 11) with TVs, Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3 games and movies in the 3D format going on sale in almost 600 outlets. Sony Corp is uniquely placed to provide access to 3D content: i ...

  8. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  9. Alicia Keys, Jay-Z To Duet At BRIT Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. chart-topper Alicia Keys is to perform with Jay-Z at the BRIT Awards in London on Feb. 16. Keys, currently at the top of the U.K. albums chart with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music), last performed at the event in 2004. Keys a ...

  10. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  11. U.K. Tenor Russell Watson Signs With Epic

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. tenor Russell Watson has signed a long-term world wide record deal with Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Under the terms of the deal, the classical crossover artist will start to record his first album for Epic early in 2010 for ...

  12. BSkyB Launches Digital Music Service

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 months after first announcing the service with Universal as the first major on board, leading pay-TV provider and Internet Service Provider BSkyB is finally about to launching its digital music service. Sky Songs offers access to over 4 ...

  13. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  14. EMI Music Australia Enters Blogosphere

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia has launched its own blog. At a glance, the service – theinsoundfromwayout.com – is a visual-rich ecosystem prominently featuring high-definition streams of clips of artists within the EMI orbit. Dig a little deeper and there a ...

  15. BMG Music Publishing Bids Due

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offers to be narrowed to three or fewer. The auction process for BMG Music Publishing is now entering its third phase as firm bids from about 12-15 invited bidders are due before midnight tonight (Aug. 31) Central European Time. During the next se ...

  16. Ex-Sony Execs Advising BC Partners In BMG Pub Bid

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second phase of bidding began July 24. Former Sony executives Richard Rowe and Paul Russell are advising BC Partners in the equity group's bid for BMG Music Publishing, billboard.biz has learned. BC Partners, which is a leader in European bus ...

  17. Orchard Pacts With Warner/Chappell On Ringtones

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST London office expands with exec appointments. Digital music distributor the Orchard has inked a deal with Warner/Chappell Music to sell ringback tones and master ringtones in the U.S. Under terms of the non-exclusive agreement, certain songs from ...

  18. Sony Vet Farrow Starts PR Firm

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. PR executive Gary Farrow is returning to the music business with a new venture, the Corporation. First clients for the London-based firm include Sony BMG U.K., Elton John, the Old Vic The Veteran U.K. PR executive Gary Farrow is retur ...

  19. Sony BMG Names U.K., Ireland, S.A. Execs

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has appointed his executive team for those territories. Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has appointed his executive team for those territories. BMG ...

  20. Sony BMG Taps U.K., Ireland Senior Execs

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has appointed his executive team for those territories. Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has appointed his executive team for those territories. BMG ...

  21. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  22. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  23. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  24. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  25. Cinram Buys The Entertainment Network

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram International Inc. in Canada, has acquired all shares of The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN), a joint venture of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd. and Warn Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram Inter ...

  26. Sony U.K. Execs Cleared Of ASBOs In 'Flyposting' Case

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing executives at Sony Music U.K. have escaped Anti Social Behavior Orders (ASBO) after pledging to put an end to illegal "flyposting." Yet legal action still looms for executives at BMG U.K. an LONDON -- Marketing executives at So ...

  27. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  28. Sony, BMG Face Charges Of Illegal 'Flyposting'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities in light of recent legal steps taken against Sony Music and BMG. LONDON -- Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities ...

  29. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  30. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  31. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  32. Wippit, Sony Forge License Deal

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate digital-music service. Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate ...

  33. Wippit, Sony Forge License Deal

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate digital-music service. Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate ...

  34. Sony U.K. Names Key Business Development Exec

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music U.K. has upped Pete Leggatt to the new position of GM of business development. Sony Music U.K. has upped Pete Leggatt to the new position of GM of business development. Reporting to VP of strategic marketing Graham Samuels, Leggatt take ...

  35. Sony U.K. Eyes George Michael 'Duets' Set

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music U.K. chairman/CEO Rob Stringer tells Billboard.biz that the company is planning to release a duets set by George Michael as the follow-up to his "Patience" album, which is released in the U Sony Music U.K. chairman/CEO Rob Str ...

  36. Sony U.K. Eyes George Michael 'Duets' Set

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music U.K. chairman/CEO Rob Stringer tells Billboard.biz that the company is planning to release a duets set by George Michael as the follow-up to his "Patience" album, which is released in the U Sony Music U.K. chairman/CEO Rob Str ...

  37. Richard Griffiths Setting Up Sony Imprint In U.K.

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to launch an imprint through Sony in the United Kingdom. He is also consulting on an A&R basis for Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to lau ...

  38. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet due to leave in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  39. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet to exit firm in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...