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  1. Merlin Reaches Global Licensing Deal With YouTube

    October 19, 2011 11:58 AM EDT Merlin, the independent label master rights licensing agency that refers to itself as the fifth major, has reached a global licensing deal with YouTube. Terms of the deal were not released, but the deal points have been published to its members, w ...

  2. Backbeat: Head and the Heart Play Three Sold-Out NYC Dates, Mgm't Talks New Projects

    September 28, 2011 4:18 PM EDT Red-hot indie up-and-comers the Head and the Heart played their second of three back-to-back New York shows last night at Bowery Ballroom. Supported by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down and fellow Seattlites the Devil Whale , the Sub Pop band' ...

  3. Sunny Day Real Estate Classic Lineup Reunites For Tour

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will return to the road with its four original members this fall and will reissue its first two Sub Pop albums on Sept. 15. These will be the band's first shows of any kind since November 200 ...

  4. Kraftwerk To Headline Bestival

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST German electropop veterans Kraftwerk will headline Bestival on the Isle Of Wight on Saturday, Sept. 12. The U.K. festival, organized by DJ Rob da Bank, will be held at Robin Hill Country Park on Sept. 11 to 13 and will feature a new site layout. U ...

  5. Sub Pop Celebrates 20th With Seattle Bash

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records will celebrate its 20th birthday with a July 12-13 party at Seattle's Marymoor Park, featuring performances by bands from throughout the indie label's storied past and present. Among the groups reuniting or breaking long ...

  6. Winehouse Notches Up 13th Week At Euro Chart Peak

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Back To Black" (Universal Island) gives Amy Winehouse a 13th aggregate and sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) starts its fourth week atop Eurocha ...

  7. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  8. Ex-Rogue Wave Member Evan Farrell Dies

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Rogue Wave multi-instrumentalist Evan Farrell died over the weekend in Oakland, Calif., from injuries suffered in an apartment fire caused by a space heater. Details are still coming together, but Farrell succumbed from massive smoke inhala ...

  9. Kid Rock Rolls To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Kid Rock scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Rock N Roll Jesus." The Top Dog/Atlantic set sold 170,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rock has had several bigger weeks in ...

  10. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  11. Yep Roc Heats Up With Reverend Signing

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rockabilly/punk trio Reverend Horton Heat has signed with Yep Roc Records, with the group's label debut, "Revival," due June 29. Rockabilly/punk trio Reverend Horton Heat has signed with Yep Roc Records, with the group's label ...