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  1. Geri Halliwell Readies New Music, Signs to Sony Music Australia

    September 12, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will release new music next month through a recording deal inked with Sony Music Australia. The British pop artist, who became a household name as Ginger Spice, will release her new single “Half of Me” on Oct. 25 ...

  2. Spice Girls' 'Viva Forever!' Musical To Close After Six Months

    May 03, 2013 2:59 AM EDT Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! will close in London at the end of June after a run of just six months. "Sadly, ‪#VivaForever‬ today posts closing notices at The Piccadilly Theatre," the Twitter feed for the stage production in Londo ...

  3. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  6. One Direction Aiming for Historic No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 14, 2012 5:55 PM EDT One Direction could be on the way to making history on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the vocal quintet's "Up All Night" may sell between 160,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week ...

  7. Funk Legend Jimmy Castor dies In Las Vegas at 71

    January 17, 2012 9:49 PM EST A funk and pop saxophonist best known for "It's Just Begun" has died of apparent heart failure in a Las Vegas hospital. The son of Jimmy Castor says the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist from New York City died Monday at age 71 ...

  8. Adele's '21' Ties 'Saturday Night Fever' as the Longest-Running No. 1 U.K. Album in 40 Years

    July 26, 2011 4:53 PM EDT It's no secret that Adele is the biggest star to hit the British charts in a long time, but here's some perspective: By securing an 18th week at No. 1 on this week's tally, her "21" is now tied with the "Saturday Nigh ...

  9. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  10. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga, U.K. rock act Kas ...

  11. AEG CEO: Jackson To Play Up To 25 London Shows

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke revealed that Michael Jackson is set to perform 20 to 25 shows at London's O2 Arena and that the singer is "very focused." Leiweke was speaking during his keynote Q&A session at the Billboard Mu ...

  12. Michael Jackson To Announce Open-Ended London Concert Run

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson will start an open-ended run of performances at London's O2 Arena on July 9, according to a Billboard source. The shows, Jackson's first scheduled full concerts since 2001, will be announced at a press conference today at ...

  13. London's O2 Claims 10,000,000 Visitors

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Group says this week will see the 10 millionth visitor to its O2 entertainment site in London since it opened in June 2007. The figure counts visitors to all areas of the O2 site, which includes the main O2 Arena, the smaller Indigo2 venue plu ...

  14. Scardino Tapped For Exec Role At 19 Entertainment

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Scardino has been appointed to president of commercial at 19 Entertainment, according to the company's CEO Simon Fuller. Based in New York, with offices in London and Los Angeles, Scardino will report to Fuller and 19 Entertainment pres ...

  15. Touring Panel Forecasts Bleak Fall Concert Season

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite strong midyear tour grosses from Bon Jovi, Spice Girls and the Police, among others, some concert industry observers are predicting that high fuel prices and the struggling U.S. economy will negatively impact the fall touring season. " ...

  16. Fuller In Frame For MMF Award

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller will be the recipient of the prestigious Peter Grant Award when the Music Managers Forum hosts its annual Roll of Honour dinner this Wednesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in London. The British entrepreneur who created the "Ido ...

  17. Ole Inks Feist

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canada-based publisher ole has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with multi-platinum-selling songwriter/producer Mark Feist. His "No Man, No Cry" is expected to drop next week as the single for Kelly Rowland's upcoming album &qu ...

  18. Spice Girls Tour Likely Their Last

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Don't hold your breath waiting for the next Spice Girls reunion. Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, tells Billboard.biz that she doesn't expect a sequel to the quintet's Return of the Spice Girls World Tour, which wraps up Feb. 26 in ...

  19. Touring, Indies Rule Midem

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live music and independent labels held sway on the third day of Midem panels. Laurence Bell, founder of Domino Records - home to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand -- was the big draw as he opened-up on some of his guiding business and creative ph ...

  20. EMI Strikes Deal For BoxOffice365 On-Demand Video Site

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. will make DRM-free audio and video content available through British Internet Broadcasting Co.'s (BiBC) downloadable virtual store, the music major said today. Works from EMI artists including Coldplay, The Spice Girls, Queen, ...

  21. Lewis' 'Spirit' Off To A Flier

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' debut album "Spirit" (Syco) has had a blistering start at retail, selling more than 130,000 copies on its first day on the racks yesterday. The set has sold as many as the rest of the top 10 albums combined, according t ...

  22. EMI Japan Signs Up For YouTube

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Japan has opened a "brand channel" on the Japanese version of YouTube -- the first local record company to do so. "By launching this brand channel, we can provide information on artists, including their new tunes," th ...

  23. Victoria's Secret To Offer Spice Girls Exclusive

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group has partnered with lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret for the exclusive release of the upcoming Spice Girls greatest hits album. The release will be available for purchase only in Victoria's Secret retail stores and ...

  24. European Survey Tells Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Pink Floyd comeback would be the greatest gig in the sky, according to the findings of a new Europe-wide poll. When asked "Which band would you most like to see re-form," more than 26% of respondents to the census, published today by d ...

  25. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS BAILEY

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The list of superstar bands planning to reunite and hit the road this year has been nothing short of remarkable. The Police, Van Halen, Genesis, Crowded House and the Spice Girls are among the former powers in pop and rock who have decided to push ...

  26. Update: Spice Girls Get Ready For World Tour

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls today confirmed one of the pop world's worst-kept secrets when the girl group announced they would reunite for a world tour. At a press conference in the O2, London -- formerly the Millennium Dome -- the five-piece group annou ...

  27. Spanish Music Awards Stage Comeback

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spain's Premios Amigo music awards are back on the national calendar after a four-year moratorium called by record label body Promusicae to protest against rampant piracy in the country. Since 2003 the only all-music awards ceremony in Spain ...

  28. Spice Girls Reunion Rumors Gain Ground

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Speculation is mounting that 1990s pop phenomenon the Spice Girls are to reunite, with the announcement that the five singers have called a press conference for June 28. U.K. tabloids reports claim that Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Br ...

  29. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  30. Garland Says Farewell to 19 Entertainment

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Charles Garland, COO of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment media group, has quit the company and is understood to be planning his own content-and-branding company. Charles Garland, COO of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment media group, has qui ...

  31. Cowell, Fuller Settle Legal Action

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Amicable solution' agreed on 'X Factor.' Music moguls Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller have reached a settlement in a multi-dollar legal case, apparently clearing the way for Cowell to extend his contract with the hit "Ameri ...

  32. EMI South East Asia Appoints Robinson Pres/COO

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Robinson has been promoted to the new role as president/COO of EMI Music South East Asia, with effect from September 1. Paul Robinson has been promoted to the new role as president/COO of EMI Music South East Asia, with effect from September ...

  33. Kingstreet Fund Ready For Launch

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three veteran U.K. music and advertising industry execs have teamed to launch the Kingstreet Media Group, a $220 million music, film and media-related rights fund. Three veteran U.K. music and advertising industry execs have teamed to launch the K ...