Tears for Fears

  1. It's a Mad, Mad World: New Book Celebrates Stars and Sounds of the New Wave 80s

    April 15, 2014 12:27 PM EDT Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Tears For Fears and, yes, even Kajagoogoo, tell all in a just-released oral history. Good luck escaping the 80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Gr ...

  2. Morning Fix: Pandora & Clear Channel Join Forces; Taylor (& Kendrick's) Week; Rolling Stone's $20 Warm-Up Gig

    October 25, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT READY TO PAINT BILLBOARD 200 'RED,' KENDRICK LAMAR HEADING FOR NO. 2: Taylor Swift's "Red" is trending toward a 1 million-plus sales w ...

  3. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  4. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  5. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  6. MIDEM 2012 Line-Up Adds Mark Ronson, Paul van Dyk, Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts

    November 21, 2011 2:45 PM EST Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson, German dance artist Paul van Dyk and Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi have been confirmed as guest speakers for next year's MIDEM confab, due to take place January 28 ...

  7. Watch Tears For Fears's Curt Smith's Video Q&A On Scoring 'Meth Head,' Making Music Today @ Billboard Film & TV Music Conf.

    October 26, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Tears For Fears and solo artist himself, Curt Smith sat down with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference to answer questions about his experiences scoring the 2011 film &quo ...

  8. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Kicks Off With Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Disney Channel's Steve Vincent, More

    October 24, 2011 4:22 PM EDT Hello There Ladeis and Gentlemen: Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde delivering the 2011 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter's Film & TV Music Conference's welcome remarks . (Photo: Arnold Turner) The morning session of the 2011 Billbo ...

  9. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda to Appear at Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

    October 20, 2011 3:37 PM EDT Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will join Peter Himmelman, "Drive" composer Cliff Martinez and Take 6 co-founder Mervyn Warren in discussing their experiences writing for film at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference being ...

  10. Rebecca Black to Self-Release New Single, EP

    July 11, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Rebecca Black is releasing a new single, her first since "Friday" became a viral video sensation. "My Moment" will debut on Black's Youtube channel starting at 8:00 p.m. on July 18 as well as the singer's official web ...

  11. Silverchair's Johns Makes APRA History

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's guitarist/singer Daniel Johns (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia) made APRA awards history tonight (Monday) by winning songwriter of the year for the third time. Johns won it in 2003 for his work on Silverchair's epic &qu ...

  12. Gut Picks The Orchard For Digital Deal

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label Gut Records has struck an exclusive licensing arrangement with the Orchard which allows the content aggregator to digitally distribute and market the Gut Recordings group of labels worldwide. The pact covers all Gut works, i ...

  13. Artist Manager Wernham Dies

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager David Wernham died on May 29 of a suspected heart attack. He was 59. Early in his career, the Wildlife Management founder managed punk group "The Vibrators", Dave Stewart's first group "The Tourists" and dis ...

  14. Gallo Named Exec At New Door Records

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most previously an exec at Universal Music Enterprises. Richie Gallo has been named executive VP of New Door Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises (UME). Gallo reports to Mike Davis, executive VP/GM of UME, and is based in Santa Monic ...

  15. Kobalt Inks Admin Pacts, Updates Royalties Tool

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pubbery considering IPO. Independent British music publishing firm Kobalt Music Group has inked a flurry of administration deals and rolled out the next phase of its royalty collection infrastructure. The London-based firm has sealed deals to hand ...