The Great Escape

  1. Great Escape Day One: U.K. Live Sector Thriving

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Great Escape music conference and festival in Brighton focused on the U.K.'s burgeoning live industry on its first day. U.K. live revenue - £1.39 billion ($2.04 billion) - moved ahead of the British retail value of recorded music - £1.31 ...

  2. Oasis Wins Britpop Airplay Battle

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New airplay figures from U.K. collecting society PRS for Music have revealed that Oasis leads Blur in the battle for Britpop supremacy in the U.K., as the rival acts appear at huge London shows within a week of each other. Oasis' "Wonder ...

  3. Met Police Defend Form 696

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from London's Metropolitan Police have attributed a drop in the number of London's club-related shootings to the controversial Form 696, a risk assessment scheme that requires details of live music events to be handed ove ...

  4. Spotify CEO Talks Portability, Premium Service Growth

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of music streaming service Spotify, says he wants to build on the early popularity of the ad-supported free model by developing a portable service and attracting users to the premium service. Spotify launched in Stockhol ...

  5. P2P Study Questions Long Tail Theory

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. authors' and composers' collecting society PRS for Music has published a report showing new research into file-sharing over a 12-month period that casts doubt on the long tail theory. Will Page, chief economist at PRS for Music, tea ...

  6. Keane Keeps 'Iron' Grip On Euro Throne

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island) by consolidating its leadership of European Top 100 Albums. Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under t ...

  7. Keane Keeps 'Iron' Grip On Euro Throne

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island) by consolidating its leadership of European Top 100 Albums. Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under t ...