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  1. Beggars, Domino and Secretly Canadian's 'Union' Re-ups with Alternative Distribution Alliance, Continuing Pressure

    March 19, 2014 11:16 AM EDT The Independent Distribution Cooperative (IDC), a consortium of five indie labels, has re-signed with the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), but mainly for physical distribution. The five labels -- Beggars Group, Domino Records, Merge Record ...

  2. U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl Launches in Australia

    September 06, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Martin Goldschmidt’s Cooking Vinyl has expanded into Australia. The British indie label has a new office in Melbourne, which is helmed by a twin-track team of two former Shock Records executives, Leigh Gruppetta and Stu Harvey. “Having enjoyed o ...

  3. Backbeat: Lance Bass, Mario, Guggenheim, theAudience Execs Kick Off Coca-Cola's AMA Pre-Party

    November 18, 2012 12:16 PM EST Rain may have dampened L.A.'s downtown streets, but that didn't stop American Music Awards pre-show red carpet hosts Lance Bass, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds (90210) from hitting the town Saturday. Guests exchanged their wet footwear for ...

  4. Why Jay-Z Is a Model For Entrepreneurs: Guest Post by Jason Hirschhorn

    August 23, 2012 12:24 PM EDT If you read this blog or follow me on Twitter you know I'm a big Jay-Z fan. His talent, music, swagger, outlook on life and art and most of all his story. Jay grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York. A former drug dealer, he hustl ...

  5. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  6. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  7. Amanda Palmer Partners With U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl For European Album Release

    June 21, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has signed a distribution and label services deal with U.K. indie Cooking Vinyl for the European release of her forthcoming studio album "Theatre Is Evil." As previously reported and detailed in this week& ...

  8. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  9. Emeli Sande Squeaks Past Joe Bonamassa to Top U.K. Albums Chart

    May 28, 2012 12:57 PM EDT In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday). "We Are Young" (Fuele ...

  10. How 14 Companies Are Making SXSW A Music Marketing Mecca

    March 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT It may seem like every band and brand is heading down to Austin this month for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (running March 9-18), but the music portion of SXSW has lost some buzz in recent years to the behemoth that is now ...

  11. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  12. Veteran Agent Dave Kirby Dies

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dave Kirby, veteran agent and chairman/founder of the Kirby Organization (TKO), passed away at his home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Sept. 18 after a two year battle with prostate cancer. He was 56. To insure the company would move forward in Kirby ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. TKO Acquire Vital Agency

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based booking agency The Kirby Organization (TKO) has acquired the roster and assets of rock-focused indie booking firm the Vital Agency, effective immediately. Vital's roster includes such acts as VersaEmerge, Mychildren Mybride ...

  15. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than ...

  16. Canada's Ole In Deal With Five K

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian music publisher ole has inked a deal with Victor Murgatroyd's newly launched Five K Entertainment Group. Murgatroyd's Five K Entertainment Group will find and develop artists under a new agreement with J Records. Murgatroyd will ...

  17. Beggars, Napster Strike License Deal

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading British independent music company Beggars Group has agreed to license its catalog to download store Napster U.K., Billboard.biz has learned. Leading British independent music company Beggars Group has agreed to license its catalog to downl ...