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  1. 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 ...

  2. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  3. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  4. Sandie Shaw Obtains Rights From EMI To Entire Catalog

    November 28, 2011 4:42 PM EST After several months of negotiations with EMI, British pop icon Sandie Shaw has reached an agreement that gives her back the rights to her entire catalogue. Shaw, who had eight U.K. top ten hits between 1964 and 1969 including the No. 1 singles &q ...

  5. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 6:15 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem, when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," f ...

  6. PRS For Music Sets Out Digital Income Plan

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society PRS for Music's new CEO is planning to work more closely with and monetize emerging digital music distribution platforms. That was the key message from Robert Ashcroft, at his first annual general meeting (AGM) in Lond ...

  7. Jay-Z, Strokes, Pink For Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, the Strokes and Pink are among the first acts confirmed to play the 2010 Isle of Wight festival, held June 11-13 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday June 11 with New York City alt- ...

  8. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart ...

  9. Oasis, Adams Win Big At Silver Clefs

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis took home the top prize at the prestigious O2 Silver Clef awards in London. Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer and Andy Bell -- singer Liam Gallagher was notable by his absence -- picked up the prestigious Silver Clef award Friday (July 4) at the Hi ...

  10. Ivors For Winehouse, Gilmour, Collins

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The buzz ahead of today's Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in central London was mostly centered on whether Amy Winehouse would show. Well, she did in the end, but not until 10 minutes after her father had graced the stage to collect her one and ...

  11. Blackstone To Helm Warner/Chappell

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. B ...

  12. 'Jools Holland' Finds U.S. Home

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BBC live-music showcase "Later With Jools Holland" finally has a regular home in the United States, via Rave HD, a music channel available through high-definition satellite provider <A HREF="http: The BBC live-music showcase ...

  13. Anti- To Release Last Elliott Smith Album

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," wi ...

  14. Indie DRT Launches With Name Acts

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Industry veterans Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green have started up a New York-based indie label, DRT Entertainment. Industry veterans Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green have started up a New York-based indie label, DRT Entertainment. DRT ...