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  1. Pirate Bay Appeal In September

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The appeal by four defendants convicted April 2009 for their involvement with the BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay has been scheduled for Sept. 28. The appeal in Stockholm has been allocated nine days of court time. One defendant, Peter Sunde, ha ...

  2. Fito & Los Fitipaldis Honored At Premios De La Musica

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-guitarist Fito Cabrales took awards at the Premios de la Musica gala in Madrid for best song and best rock album for "Antes De Que Cuentes Diez" (Warner/DRO) by his band, Fito & Los Fitipaldis. Carlos Raya was named best produ ...

  3. Analysis: How Important Is Social Media?

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST How important is social media in the development of artists? At Digital Music Forum, Universal Music Group executive VP Cameo Carlson said she was surprised so many twentysomethings are not interested in social networking . Daniel Glass, founder o ...

  4. Job Losses Expected At PRS for Music

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Back-office job losses are imminent at U.K. authors' body PRS for Music, which is due to unveil its results for 2009 within the next few days. The cuts emanate from the transfer of the responsibilities of the collecting society's copyrig ...

  5. Bebo Valdes To Be Honored At Premios De La Musica

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cuban-born pianist Bebo Valdes is to receive the honorary Latin music award at the 14th Premios de la Musica gala to be held in Madrid on March 4, the managing committee of the Spanish Academy of Music Arts and Sciences announced. Valdes, 92, has ...

  6. Edel Sells Playground Music Stake

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hamburg-based Edel AG has sold its 51% stake in the Scandinavian independent label and distribution company Playground Music to Playground's CEO Jonas Sjöström. Edel CEO Michael Haentjes said the sale is representative of the company's n ...

  7. BMG Rights Management Expands Into Sweden

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement to acquire the music publishing rights of Scandinavian Songs AB as well as the master rights of Hawk Records. Following the deal, BMG Rights Management also decided to establish an office in Sweden to ...

  8. Nokia Beats Forecasts

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top mobile phone maker Nokia's fourth-quarter sales and profits beat expectations as it regained market share in smartphones, sending its stock price 14% higher. The strong results cap an otherwise tough year for Nokia and the cellphone indus ...

  9. Abba Members Attend Abbaworld London Premiere

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus, one half of the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA, made a rare joint appearance last night (Jan. 27) to mark the official opening of Abbaworld - a grandiose interactive exhibition staged at London's Earl&# ...

  10. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  11. Sarah Blasko Triumphs At Triple J Awards

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sarah Blasko's third album "As Day Follows Night” (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia) has won the Triple J Australian album of the year accolade. The prestigious award caps a fortnight to remember for the singer. Just last week, Blas ...

  12. Abbaworld Exhibition To Get London Premiere

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Abbaworld, an interactive exhibition produced in association with members of the Swedish pop group, will receive its world debut at London's Earls Court venue on Jan. 27 next year. The exhibition will be staged at the central London location ...

  13. Swedish Music Sales Surge After Pirate Bay Case

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Recorded music trade revenues in Sweden have increased by 18% in the first nine months of 2009, following the majors' high-profile court victory over the Pirate Bay and the introduction of a new copyright law. There was also an 80% increase i ...

  14. Sarah Blasko Signs With Dramatico In Europe

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian songstress Sarah Blasko's critical and commercial hit album "As Day Follows Night" is slated for a pan-European release in partnership with U.K. indie Dramatico next March. The ARIA Award-winner's third album will re ...

  15. Spotify Offers Lower U.K. Subscription

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden-based music streaming service Spotify has lowered its premium subscription rate in the United Kingdom from £9.99 ($16.30) a month to £6.49 ($10.60) for certain customers over a 6-month period. The reduced pricing structure is effective imme ...

  16. Placido Domingo Accepts $1 Million Swedish Music Prize

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish tenor Placido Domingo received the first ever $1 million Birgit Nilsson award at a formal award ceremony in Stockholm. Domingo, who won the prize for his "unrivaled" contributions to the world of opera, accepted the award on Tues ...

  17. EMI Music Publishing Ups Johnny Tennander

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Johnny Tennander to VP of A&R (Europe) and head of A&R (Scandinavia). In the newly created role, Stockholm-based Tennander will be charged with discovering and signing song-writing talent across the contin ...

  18. Seatwave Named No. 1 Tech Media Company

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave has been named the No. 1 Tech Media 100 Company for 2009 in a new study of the sector. Coordinated by business intelligence company Europe Unlimited, in association with the Guardian, Price Waterhouse Coopers an ...

  19. Business Matters: Global Gaming Factory, Live Nation, Spotify

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Global Gaming Factory , the Swedish company that planned to buy The Pirate Bay and transform it into a legitimate company with a bold business ...

  20. GGF To Host Pirate Bay Press Conference

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory (GGF) is to host a press conference on Aug. 27, regarding their proposed takeover of the controversial file-sharing site the Pirate Bay. Widely expected to confirm GGF's acquisition of the BitTor ...

  21. Sunde Steps Down As Pirate Bay Spokesman

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peter Sunde, one of three co-founders of Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay, is stepping down as its spokesman with immediate effect. Describing his resignation as the public face of the troubled site as "the end of a small era for me" ...

  22. Pirate Bay Owners To Appeal Dutch Ruling

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The owners of controversial Swedish file-sharing site the Pirate Bay have announced that they will appeal a July 30 injunction that prohibits the site from operating in the Netherlands. The ruling by the district court of Amsterdam ordered the Pir ...

  23. Spotify Signs IODA Deal For 2 Million Tracks

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify has signed with IODA to bring the digital distributor's catalog to the ad-funded free streaming service. IODA will provide Spotify users with music drawn from a catalog of nearly 2 million tracks from over 50 countries. Artists covere ...

  24. Moby, MTV Join EU Climate Change Battle

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Moby will kick off a series of concerts across Europe next month aimed at raising climate change awareness among young people, the European Union's executive arm said. The concerts are part of the European Commission's "Play to stop ...

  25. London Goes Gaga

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga has played what was billed by her label as her first headline London show, following Wembley Stadium support slots with Take That this month and appearances at Glastonbury Festival and T in the Park. The U.S. synth-pop artist played a 60 ...

  26. Pirate Bay Snapped Up By Swedish Software Firm

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has reacted with cautious optimism to the news that notorious BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay is being bought by a Swedish software firm, Global Gaming Factory (GGF) AB, which has said a new business model will compensate copyright owne ...

  27. Spotify Offers CD Quality Streaming

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Subscribers to the premium version of Spotify will get CD quality streaming this week. The service's stream of 160 kb/s will be upgraded to 320 kb/s, which is "equivalent to CD quality and the highest streaming rate for any digital music ...

  28. Spotify Previews Mobile App

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music streaming service Spotify has shown off its new mobile service working with Google's Android platform. The company, based in London and Stockholm, has posted a demo online at YouTube . The company stressed that the app for Android-power ...

  29. Spotify CEO Talks Portability, Premium Service Growth

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of music streaming service Spotify, says he wants to build on the early popularity of the ad-supported free model by developing a portable service and attracting users to the premium service. Spotify launched in Stockhol ...

  30. Billboard Q&A: Lawyers Analyze Pirate Bay Case

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after the court ruling in Stockholm against BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay, the case is still making headlines and generating huge coverage online, which looks set to continue as the four defendants plan to appeal the verdict of a one-ye ...

  31. Sweden: Hundreds Protest Pirate Bay Conviction

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wearing bandanas and waving Jolly Roger flags, hundreds of supporters of file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay demonstrated on Saturday against a Swedish court's conviction of the Internet site's organizers. The Stockholm district court on Fri ...

  32. Reports: Sweden's Internet Traffic Falls On First Day Of Anti-Piracy Law

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet traffic in Sweden has fallen 30% on the first day a new anti-piracy law took effect in the country, reports BBC News and The Local , an English-language news site in Sweden. From the BBC News article: "By 2pm on Wednesday, internet t ...

  33. Report Underscores Value Of Music In Branding

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new study from Heartbeats International suggests that while almost all respondents agree that music can strengthen a brand, a lack of resources that companies devote to music remains a major problem. In the 31-page report, titled "Sounds Li ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Nashville, RightsFlow

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Sony/ATV Nashville has signed songwriter and producer Keith Stegall to a multi-year publishing agreement. Stegall has nine No. 1 singles to his credit as a writer, and 42 No. 1 as a producer, according to the press release announcing his signing ...

  35. Domingo Wins Inaugural Birgit Nilsson Prize

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish tenor Placido Domingo on Friday won the first $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize for his "unrivaled" contributions to the world of opera, the award foundation said. The Swedish soprano picked Domingo as the winner of the inaugural a ...

  36. Pirate Bay Supporters Hack IFPI Site

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The fourth day of the Pirate Bay trial in Stockholm coincided with an attack on international trade body the IFPI's Web operation. The IFPI's Swedish arm is coordinating the music companies' damages claim for €2.2 million compensati ...

  37. Pirate Bay Trial Begins In Sweden

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four men involved with file-sharing Web site the Pirate Bay went on trial in Stockholm today (Feb. 16) accused of breaking Swedish copyright law, by enabling users to download copyrighted material including music, films and games. There is huge gl ...

  38. AEG CEO Leiweke Discusses LN/TM Merger

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sounding every bit like a man girding for a protracted legal battle, Tim Leiweke, CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), says his company is "very concerned about the proposed Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, and in particular very nervou ...

  39. Sony Sweden, Mr Radar Launch New Label

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Sweden has joined with Stockholm-based publishing and management company Mr Radar to launch a new artist development label. The Svedala label will be operated by Mr Radar in separate offices, but will utilize Sony Sweden's manageme ...

  40. Germany's Optimal Expands

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German CD manufacturer Optimal Media Production, based in Röbel in east Germany, continues to expand in Scandinavia. The company, which has service centers in Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm and London, has now launched Optimal Media in Copenhagen. ...

  41. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  42. Springsteen Unveils European Stadium Dates

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will indeed tour behind their new album, "Working on a Dream," with the first stadium dates announced today for Europe in June and July. So far, six shows are confirmed, beginning June 2 in Tampere ...

  43. Abba Museum Plans World Tour

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Abba Museum, originally scheduled to open in Stockholm in 2008, will instead go on a world tour in 2009, organizers said. The museum, a compendium of the Swedish group's music, memorabilia, and history modeled on the Beatle's museum ...

  44. ADA Launches Nordic Division

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) has launched in the Nordic region. The new division of the leading distributor of indie releases will provide digital and physical distribution services to independent music compani ...

  45. Pirate Bay Block Ordered In Denmark

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has welcomed a Danish court ruling involving the Pirate Bay Web site, ordering it to be blocked in Denmark. The Sweden-based Pirate Bay is a file-sharing site that currently has 3.1 million registered users. A Nov. 26 judgment delivered b ...

  46. RightsFlow Signs Up Zebralution, X5

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A couple of European digital aggregators have signed up to use RightsFlow for digital phonorecord delivery licensing and royalty services for the U.S. marketplace. Berlin-based Zebralution, which serves as a digital distributor for independent lab ...

  47. Warner Music Nordic Makes Key Appointment

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jacob Key has been promoted to the position of business development director for Warner Music Nordic & Baltic, following the recent expansion into digital business at the Baltic arm of the major. The appointment is effective immediately and Ke ...

  48. Cuban Pianist Valdes Honored At 90th Birthday

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes has celebrated his 90th birthday in Madrid ahead of a tour of Spain with his son Chucho. The pair have toured the country together before, and between Oct. 23 and Nov. 15 they will perform in eight Spanish cities. Bebo Va ...

  49. EMI Music Publishing Partners With Global Music Project

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Global One, a worldwide music project featuring acts from five continents on one album, has signed a worldwide deal with EMI Music Publishing. The deal was announced at the Popkomm music conference and entertainment business trade fair in Berlin. ...

  50. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

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