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  1. South African Jazz Giant Mseleku Dies

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The South African jazz scene is mourning the death of iconic artist, Bheki Mseleku following a long battle with diabetes. In statement, Minister of Arts & Culture in South Africa Pallo Jordan described Mseleku as a "supremely talented cre ...

  2. Pink Floyd Welcomes Polar Music Prize

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The worlds of classical and rock music came together in Stockholm as 2008 Polar Music Prize winners Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming expressed appreciation for being named laureates of the award. The Pol ...

  3. Universal Music Publishing Turns On To Zodiak TV

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing and Zodiak Television have launched a strategic cooperation over rights to music composed for the Stockholm-based TV production company's programs. The Zodiak group operates 22 production companies in 14 countries, ...

  4. Ice Cube Tours In Front Of 'Raw'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is on an international tour in support of his upcoming eighth album "Raw Footage," which hits London's Electric Ballroom tonight. "Raw Footage" hits shelves Aug. 19 via Ice Cube's independent label, Lench Mob ...

  5. Duffy Reigns Supreme On Euro Charts

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Duffy continues her reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as "Rockferry" starts a third consecutive and sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums and "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  6. LN Acquires Sweden's Luger, Moondog

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is strengthening its presence in Sweden through the acquisition of Luger Inc AB and Moondog Entertainment AB. The live music juggernaut has bought an additional 51% of promoter Luger and taken out a further 25% stake in its sister mana ...

  7. ICMP Names Hatton Secretary General

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has appointed Ger Hatton to the role of secretary general. Hatton assumed the position April 7, and reports to the board of ICMP, which is now based in Brussels. Long-time ICMP general cou ...

  8. Karlsson Takes Warner Sweden Artist Brand Manager Role

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Nordic has appointed Lasse Karlsson as artist brand manager for its Swedish business. Based in Stockholm, Karlsson will be responsible for tapping new opportunities and artist services, including synchronisation, touring, merchandise, ...

  9. Touring Briefs: Parton, MSG Interactive, Ladytron

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- An ailing back has forced Dolly Parton to postpone her U.S. tour, which was due to begin Feb. 28 in Minneapolis. Parton has been ordered to rest for six to eight weeks; she is hoping to reschedule the dates for late April and May. Parton's ...

  10. Sundin Joins Universal, Sources Say

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran Sony BMG Nordic executive Per Sundin has changed camp, well informed sources tell Billboard.biz. Sundin is joining Universal Music as managing director of its Swedish company. Sources say Sundin will report in his new role to Vico Antippas ...

  11. Terefe Re-ups With Sony/ATV U.K.

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Writer/producer Martin Terefe has signed a long-term contract extension with Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. Stockholm-born Terefe, whose credits include Ron Sexsmith, KT Tunstall, James Morrison, Craig David and a-Ha, recently launched a London-ba ...

  12. Sweden To Charge Pirate Bay In Copyright Case

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sweden plans this week to charge the people running Pirate Bay, one of the world's most visited Web sites, with being accessories in breaking copyright law. Pirate Bay helps Web surfers share copyrighted music and film files, which is illegal ...

  13. AEG Launches Swedish Arm

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant AEG Live has opened an office in Stockholm to cover Sweden's live-music sector. The new unit, AEG Live Sweden, is headed by managing director David Maloney, reporting to London-based AEG Live Europe managing director R ...

  14. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  15. First Leg Of Police Tour Grosses $107 Million

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of the Police reunion tour has been an overwhelming success, grossing $107,592,002 from 38 shows that drew 929,941 people. That does not include stops at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., in June, or the V Fest in Bal ...

  16. NY Philharmonic Names New Music Director

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The New York Philharmonic has chosen a native son - 40-year-old Alan Gilbert - to become its music director. He will lead an ensemble that includes his mother. Gilbert becomes the first native New Yorker in the position, ending years of speculatio ...

  17. ICMP/CIEM Votes In New President

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new president of the Lausanne, Switzerland-based International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP/CIEM) is Kjell-Ake Hamren, chairman of Swedish publishers' association SMFF. Hamren replaces composer Jean-Manuel de Scarano, who is st ...

  18. Siljemark Adds Finnish To Nordic Role

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has re-structured in the Nordic region, adding its affiliate in Finland to what was previously its Scandinavian arm. WMI has appointed Warner Music Scandinavia Jonas Siljemark as the president of the newly-re-named ...

  19. Rednex On Sale For $1.5 Million

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unusual move, novelty Swedish pop outfit Rednex has put itself up for sale via the online auction site eBay . The Stockholm, Sweden band, best known for the international 1994 hit "Cotton Eye Joe", is listed with a starting bid pri ...

  20. Slayer, Manson Announce Co-Bill Dates

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slayer and Marilyn Manson have revealed dates for a 25-city North American co-headline bill, starting July 25 at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Sept. 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Sout ...

  21. Mossing Promoted To MTV Nordic Top Job

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted ad sales executive Lars Mossing to GM, MTV Networks Nordic, with effect from May 5. Among his duties, Mossing will be responsible for increasing the broadcaster's digital media presence across t ...

  22. Lavigne Links With Web-Based Stardoll

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne is jumping into the virtual world via a deal with Stardoll, an avatar-based Web community for teen and tween girls. Under a deal between Stockholm, Sweeden-based Stardoll and Nettwerk Management, Lavigne's management, the pop-pu ...

  23. Groenemeyer, Kobalt Sign Exclusive Admin Deal

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German superstar Herbert Groenemeyer and Kobalt Music Group have struck an exclusive deal which will enable the independent music publisher to administer his entire catalog. Through the agreement, Kobalt will administer all of his Groenland Musikv ...

  24. Musicbrigade Team With Swedish Newspaper For Downloads Site

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the Stockholm-based pan-European online music service, has clinched a groundbreaking deal that will make one of Europe's best-selling newspapers a major music retailer. The deal is with gossip and celebrity-focused Aftonbladet, ...

  25. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  26. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  27. Wermuth Named MD Of EMI Music Denmark

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Denmark has named Michael Wermuth as its new managing director, effective immediately. He will report to Åsa Torneryd, MD of EMI Scandinavia. Danish operations have been run from London via Stockholm since the former MD Lars Toft stepped ...

  28. Wei Wei Launches Album Via DotMobi

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chinese singing superstar Wei Wei is the world's first artist to launch an album exclusively via dotMobi, the first Web site address domain dedicated to mobile content. Wei Wei made a personal appearance today 3GSM Congress mobile-industry tr ...

  29. Musicbrigade, RTL Launch German Download Service

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Musicbrigade, the Stockholm, Sweden-based digital content aggregator, has teamed with RTL interactive to launch what both companies describe as Germany's "most extensive online digital music service to date." The joint platform at m ...

  30. Reich, Rollins To Receive Polar Prize

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST American composer/musician Steve Reich and compatriot saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be the recipients of the 2007 Polar Music Prize, organizers revealed Thursday (Jan. 25). The honors will be presented May 21 in Stockholm by His Majesty King Carl ...

  31. GLOBAL PULSE: LETTING THE MUSIC SPEAK

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Stockholm-born mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter made her 2001 album "For the Stars" (Deutsche Grammophon) with Elvis Costello, the two discovered a shared passion for ABBA and recorded the '70s When Stockholm-born mezzo-sopra ...

  32. Musicbrigade, Sony BMG Forge Pan-Euro Deal

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the Stockholm, Sweden-based digital content aggregator, has struck a pan-European content deal with Sony BMG. Musicbrigade, the Stockholm, Sweden-based digital content aggregator, has struck a pan-European content deal with Sony BMG. ...

  33. Musicbrigade Appoints European Commercial Director

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the pan-European online-music service headquartered in Stockholm, has appointed Philip Shepherd to the newly-created position of commercial director. Musicbrigade, the pan-European online-music service headquartered in Stockholm, has ...

  34. Musicbrigade, EMI Ink Pan-Euro Content Deal

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video digital service, has clinched its first major-label pan-European multi-platform deal. The agreement with EMI Music means Musicbrigade subscribers in 23 Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video ...

  35. Musicbrigade, EMI Ink Pan-Euro Content Deal

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video digital service, has clinched its first major-label pan-European multi-platform deal. The agreement with EMI Music means Musicbrigade subscribers in 23 Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video ...

  36. Digital Music Revives Swedish Biz

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After four years of decline, Sweden's recorded music market is showing signs of bottoming out. After four years of decline, Sweden's recorded music market is showing signs of bottoming out. For the first six months of 2006, the recorded ...

  37. Axl Rose Released From Stockholm Jail

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrested after allegedly biting a security guard. Axl Rose spent most of the day in a Stockholm jail cell after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said. The Guns N' Roses frontman was arrested early this morning ...

  38. Axl Rose Released From Stockholm Jail

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrested after allegedly biting a security guard. Axl Rose spent most of the day in a Stockholm jail cell after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said. The Guns N' Roses frontman was arrested early this morning ...

  39. Musicbrigade Opens U.K. Office

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims to have largest online video library. Sweden-based Musicbrigade, the pan-European music-video download service that claims to have the biggest licensed online music-video library, has opened its first fully-staffed international office in t ...

  40. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 22) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded t ...

  41. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 22) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded t ...

  42. Guns N' Roses Readies Euro Tour

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates with Rolling Stones set for Germany. Interest is high in the upcoming Guns N’ Roses concerts, with four warm-up shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom selling out in less than three minutes on April 21, and tickets for European dates ...

  43. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  44. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  45. Bono, Geldof Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indonesia's president, a former U.S. secretary of state and a Finnish peacemaker. That was the easy part. Making Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nomin ...

  46. Robyn, Laleh Take 3 Swedish Grammis

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual ...

  47. Robyn, Laleh Take 3 Swedish Grammis

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual ...

  48. Swedish Biz Declines In 2005

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Swedish market for pre-recorded music in 2005 decreased in value by 8.9% to 996.4 million kronor ($128.5 million) compared with the previous year, according to trade body GLF. At the same time, th The Swedish market for pre-recorded music in 2 ...

  49. Anti-IP Party Launches in Sweden

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the aim to crush the national and European Union intellectual property laws to provide a free and legal platform for Internet users. A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the ai ...

  50. Anti-IP Party Launches in Sweden

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the aim to crush the national and European Union intellectual property laws to provide a free and legal platform for Internet users. A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the ai ...

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