Sunday Times

  1. Warner Music Owner Len Blavatnik, Adele, Simon Cowell Rise on U.K. 'Rich List'

    April 22, 2013 6:14 AM EDT Adele, Simon Cowell, Paul McCartney and Daniel Radcliffe are among the British entertainment industry figures who saw their fortunes rise last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. Published on Sunday by the newspaper owned by R ...

  2. Business Matters: What it Means For Spotify's Daniel Ek to be Worth $308 Million

    April 30, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Daniel Ek Is Worth $308 Million Because The Market Values Spotify So Highly It may surprise some people that Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek is worth $308 million (£190 million), according to a list of richest British people in music at the S ...

  3. Michael Jackson's Unreleased Tracks Among 50,000 Songs Stolen From Sony By Hackers

    March 05, 2012 6:58 AM EST Hackers have reportedly stolen more than 50,000 music files from Sony Music, including Michael Jackson's entire back catalog and a large number of unreleased songs from the late King of Pop. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, th ...

  4. News Corp's Sky News Deal Clears British Government

    June 30, 2011 7:29 AM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp secured British government backing for its buyout of BSkyB on Thursday after the minister responsible rejected complaints the move would give Rupert Murdoch too much power and influence. The Department of Media gave it ...

  5. Business Matters: Despite Media Reports, EMI Did Not Post a $535 Million Profit Last Year

    May 18, 2011 4:46 PM EDT Don't Believe the Hype: EMI Did Not Post a $535 Million Profit Here's another reason not to believe everything you read in the papers: London's Sunday Times reported that EMI's most recent annual profit rose 7% to £330 million ...

  6. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  7. 'Steve Jobs Is Killing the Music Business,' Says Jon Bon Jovi

    March 14, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is accusing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs of "killing" the music industry with iTunes. "Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes ...

  8. Robert Sandall Dies Aged 54

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robert Sandall, well known as a broadcaster on BBC Radio 3, has died aged 54. He had been battling cancer. He was co-presenter of Radio 3's long-running "Mixing It" show from 1990 until it ended in 2007. The show featured a delibera ...

  9. Edgar Bronfman Tops U.K. Music Rich List

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chairman and chief executive Edgar Bronfman has topped the 2010 Sunday Times British Music Millionaires chart, with a fortune of £1.64 billion ($2.5 billion). Bronfman qualifies for the list after moving from New York to London ...

  10. Report: EMI In Licensing Talks To Raise $601 Million

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI is in talks to allow rival labels to manage its back catalog in order to raise funds and prevent a takeover from its lender, reported the Sunday Times. EMI, owned by Guy Hands' private equity group Terra Firma, is trying to put in place a ...

  11. KKR, Warner Music Eye Break-up Bid For EMI: Report

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Private equity firm KKR and Warner Music Group are in talks to launch a break-up bid for Warner's indebted British rival EMI, reported the Sunday Times. The paper said KKR is interested in acquiring the music publishing arm of EMI, which it s ...

  12. Pink Floyd Wins U.K. Court Battle With EMI

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd won its court battle with EMI on Thursday (March 11) with a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group's concept albums. The outcome of a dispute over the level of royalties ...

  13. Animal Collective Tops U.K. Aggregate Album Poll

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV's aggregate poll of polls for 2009's album releases has revealed Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion" (Domino) as the critics' album of the year. Yeah Yeah Yeahs made second ...

  14. Amazon Denies Plan To Open Bricks-And-Mortar Stores

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Amazon has denied reports that it has embarked on a "secret search for bricks-and-mortar stores" in the U.K., in what was thought to be a move to pick up on customer demand for "click and collect" services. The original report, ...

  15. AEG Insists London's O2 Is Not For Sale

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's O2 Arena is not up for sale, contrary to U.K. press reports, says the venue's owner/operator AEG. According reports originating in the Sunday Times (Aug. 2), Trinity College -- part of the University of Cambridge -- is in exclus ...

  16. The Times Is Right For Oasis' Gallagher

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. national newspaper the Times is to release a collection of live recordings by Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher in a move aimed at raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. The initiative will see recordings from Gallagher's March 2 ...

  17. EMI Keeps Mum On Sceti Hire Report

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI has declined to comment on a published report which claims the music major has poached a key new recorded music executive in the form of Elio Leoni Sceti, a marketing specialist at consumer products firm Reckitt Benckiser. According to the Sun ...

  18. Report: Mobile Phone With Unlimited Downloads To Launch

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. company Omnifone is expected to announce a mobile phone that includes unlimited music downloads, according to London's Sunday Times. Omnifone reportedly has deals with all the major labels for its MusicStation download service. Announcem ...

  19. Ray Davies To Giveaway New Album In U.K. Press

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer-songwriter Ray Davies is following in the footsteps of Prince by releasing his new album in the United Kingdom as a giveaway with a national newspaper. Former Kinks frontman Davies' "Working Man's Cafe" is due fo ...

  20. V2 Teams With The Times For Music Grant

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British independent label V2 is in the news, literally, thanks to a novel initiative celebrating its 10th anniversary. The music company and its label partners have teamed with Rupert Murdoch's British publishing group the Times Newspapers fo ...

  21. 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' ...

  22. Merger Rumor Sparks EMI Stock Rise

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) in the wake of weekend reports which suggested the music major was poised to re-enter merger talks with Warner Music Group. Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) ...

  23. Merger Rumor Sparks EMI Stock Rise

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) in the wake of weekend reports which suggested the music major was poised to re-enter merger talks with Warner Music Group. Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) ...

  24. Clive Calder Tops U.K. 'Rich List'

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A reclusive record executive dubbed "the Howard Hughes of the music business" has toppled Paul McCartney to become Britain's wealthiest music millionaire in the latest list of the rich and famous. A reclusive record executive dubbed ...

  25. Clive Calder Tops U.K. 'Rich List'

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A reclusive record executive dubbed "the Howard Hughes of the music business" has toppled Paul McCartney to become Britain's wealthiest music millionaire in the latest list of the rich and famous. A reclusive record executive dubbed ...

  26. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...