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  1. McCartney, Morrissey, Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ...

  2. London Garage Re-Opening

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Garage venue in London, part of the joint venture between Mama Group and entertainment retailer HMV, is to re-open on June 26, 2009. The future of the Garage in north London had been uncertain, but it will now become the first venue to re-open ...

  3. Lily Allen Joins Spanish Fest Line-Up

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Lily Allen, Scottish alt-rock act Glasvegas, reformed British post-punk band Magazine and indie-pop act Mystery Jets have been added to the line-up of the four-day FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) Heineken 09 summer festi ...

  4. MTV Australia Awards Show Goes Global

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Australia's flagship awards night will score a global audience after it was selected to premiere on the music TV network's new World Stage platform. The March 27 Vodafone MTV Australia Awards 2009 will be fed into the international W ...

  5. 'Abbey Road' Season 3 Sold To Sundance, C4

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has again sold its U.K. music program "Live From Abbey Road" to the Sundance Channel in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K. The third series has 12 hour-long episodes featuring intimate interview, rehearsa ...

  6. McCartney To Open New Joint In Las Vegas

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney has been tapped to open the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new Joint in Las Vegas on April 19. Motley Crue will close the old Joint with back-to-back shows tonight and tomorrow night (Feb. 7). Tickets for McCartney's conce ...

  7. Coldplay, Duffy Lead BRIT Awards Nominations

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of ...

  8. Final Week For London's Astoria

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST London's Astoria venue, one of the best known in the U.K. capital, will officially close on Jan. 15 as a result of the government's Crossrail project. To enable the major redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station, a number of propert ...

  9. 'Chinese Democracy' Fires GNR To Euro Albums Summit

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses soars to the top of the new European Top 100 Albums survey with "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen/Universal), as Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" (Columbia/Sony BMG) starts a second week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  10. ARIA Reports 'Dramatic' CD Sales

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Australia moves into the summer season, the country's retail market is defying the gloom of its northern counterparts. Overall Australian album sales in the lead-up to Christmas are well up on the corresponding period last year, according ...

  11. Kanye Edges GNR, Ludacris For No. 1 Debut

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "808s & Heartbreak" bows in the top slot. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved 450,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the artist's lowest debut ...

  12. Beyonce's 'Fierce' Debut Leads Pre-Turkey Day Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce! Nickelback! David Cook! The gang's all here as we roll into the hopefully busy post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend . . . Next week's chart will see new albums arrive from Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the Killers, Ludacris and ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Metal Blade, 3 Doors Down, UMG

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Metal Blade Records has signed a distribution deal with INgrooves. The 26-year-old indie label has been home to artists including Slayer, Metallica and GWAR. - 3 Doors Down will be featured in a new music video game dubbed "PopStar Guitar,& ...

  14. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards held at Liverpool Echo Arena in the U.K., while the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Britney Spears sent a video acceptance for ...

  15. McCartney To Be Honored AT MTV EMAs

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney is to be honored with a one-off ultimate legend award at the 15th MTV Europe Music Awards, which is held Nov. 6 in Liverpool. The former Beatle is due to attend the show. Speaking at a press conference held earlier today in the ...

  16. Kanye, Estelle Sign Up To MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has added Kanye West and U.K. urban artist Estelle to its line-up of performers at the MTV Europe Music Awards at Liverpool Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The pair will duet on Estelle's hit "American Boy" (Homesch ...

  17. Take That Comeback At MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Take That has joined the line-up for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held on Nov. 6 at Liverpool's Echo Arena. It will be a return to the MTV Awards stage for the boy band, which performed at the very first MTV EMAs, stag ...

  18. Paperticket Closure Prompts Call For Action On Ticket Fraud

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Association of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA) has applauded the efforts of the Metropolitan Police in shutting down an online ticketing site, Paperticket.co.uk. ASTA says it's now more important than ever for government action ...

  19. Katy Perry To Host MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will host the MTV Europe Music Awards at Liverpool Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The pop singer has been nominated in two categories - best new act and most addictive track for "I Kissed A Girl" (EMI). "Katy Perry has been one of ...

  20. UMG, Kiwibox Partner For Music Video Content

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has entered into an agreement with Kiwibox.com to provide the teen-focused social networking Web site's users with thousands of music videos from the UMG catalog. UMG's music video catalog -- which includes videos f ...

  21. Stevenson Named Virgin US President

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has appointed Rob Stevenson to president of Virgin US, effective Aug. 15. He will be based in the company's New York office and report to Nick Gatfield, president of A&R for North America, U.K. and Ireland at EMI Music. Most rec ...

  22. Update: Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference an ...

  23. UMG Merch Arm Inks Deal With The Killers

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bravado, the global merchandising arm of Universal Music Group, has entered into an agreement to manufacture and distribute merch for Las Vegas-based rock act the Killers. Financial terms and the length of the deal were not disclosed. "Mercha ...

  24. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  25. Bicknell Splits With WMA

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ed Bicknell, head of international music for the William Morris Agency, has announced that he is leaving the company to return to "civilian life." WMA worldwide head of music Peter Grosslight says in a prepared statement that Bicknell di ...

  26. Abbey Road TV Series To Embrace Unsigned Bands

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Live From Abbey Road" (LFAR), the fly-on-the-wall music-TV series recorded at the iconic London recording studios, looks set to extend the resources used for filming A-List artists to unsigned acts. Michael Gleason, LFAR's co-produ ...

  27. Amy, Timbaland Continue Euro Chart Runs

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The bestsellers on Billboard's Europe-wide charts extend their reigns by another week. Amy Winehouse heads European Top 100 Albums for a sixth week and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic s ...

  28. Kylie Arrives Early Through Nokia Music Store

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nokia has struck an exclusive deal to offer Kylie Minogue's new album ahead of general release. The Australia pop veteran's 10th album, "X" will offered in the U.K.-only through the Nokia Music Store from Nov. 21, five days bef ...

  29. Lewis' 'Spirit' Off To A Flier

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' debut album "Spirit" (Syco) has had a blistering start at retail, selling more than 130,000 copies on its first day on the racks yesterday. The set has sold as many as the rest of the top 10 albums combined, according t ...

  30. U.K.'s ITC Conference Kicks Off

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Livesey, co-founder and director of In The City, used her opening address on day one of Britain's largest music convention to herald the "beginning of a new era." Opening the Oct. 20-22 Manchester event with a moving speech, ...

  31. Monkeys, Kaisers, Muse, Killers Up For Qs

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nods each, rock acts Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse and the Killers are the frontrunners for the annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 8 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Arctic Monkeys are up for best live act, and their sophomor ...

  32. BRIT School Students Hit Glastonbury

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the run-up to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, six acts from the music industry-funded BRIT School have learned they will be playing live at the event. The acts will play the festival's Left Field stage via a hook-up between the B ...

  33. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  34. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  35. Modest Mouse, Incubus, The Shins Lead Download Festival Bill

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature such acts as Modest Mouse, Incubus, the Shins and Wolf Parade, among others, beginning Aug. 18 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston. Along with Boston, this year&# ...

  36. V Festival Adds Five Stars

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian garage rockers Jet, American singer/songwriter Willy Mason and actor Juliette Lewis' act Juliette and the Licks have been added to the line up for the 12th annual V festival. British urban artists Lemar and Just Jack are also among ...

  37. Glastonbury Gets The Go Ahead

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Glastonbury Festival have cleared a final, licensing hurdle. The giant outdoor music event has been granted a four-year licence, beginning with this year's June 22-24 event. Mendip District Council, which licenses the festival i ...

  38. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  39. Ultra Music Fest Sales Strong

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the ninth annual Ultra Music Festival right around the corner, co-founder/executive producer Russell Faibish says ticket sales for the March 23-24 event at Miami's Bicentennial Park are right on track. "[Both days] are looking to se ...

  40. Arctic Monkeys Snatch Two NME Trophies

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arctic Monkeys cemented their status as Britain's hottest young band at the NME Awards tonight, where they won two categories. In a ceremony at London's Hammersmith Palais, the rockers won best album for their debut "Whatever Pe ...

  41. Arctic Monkeys, The Killers Slay At Brit Awards

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST With two trophies apiece, the Arctic Monkeys and the Killers slayed the competition at the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 14) in London. The Monkeys won British group and British album for their U.K. smash "Whatever People Say I Am, That's Wh ...

  42. Making The Leap In 2007

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Having jumped from support slots in sweaty clubs to headlining for thousands in theaters and arenas, bands like the Killers, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco know a thing or two about paying their dues before becoming box-office sellouts. Whil ...

  43. Big Day Out Flag Controversy

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's festival Big Day Out has become embroiled in a controversy over the Australian flag. Its Sydney show is traditionally held on Australia Day (Jan. 26). During the public holiday, citizens usually wave large flags during the all-day ...

  44. Groove Mobile, Uni U.K. Partner On Mobile Music Store

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has teamed with Universal Music U.K. to build and operate an off-portal mobile music store. The partnership, unveiled today (Jan. 22) during Midem, will allow Brit ...

  45. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act and British female solo, while her U.K. p ...

  46. Universal Preps Brits Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music will issue next month a double-album and DVD to commemorate the annual Brit Awards. Works from British acts Kasabian, Razorlight, the Fratellis, Muse and American breakthrough successes Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Gnarls Barkl ...

  47. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  48. Evanescence 'Door' Stays Open To Euro No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  49. Evanescence Opens Door To Euro Chart Throne

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A little over three years since Evanescence completed an aggregate seven weeks at the top of European Top 100 Albums with "Fallen," the American band is back at No. 1 on the region's composite chart, A little over three years since ...

  50. Evanescence Opens Door To Euro Chart Throne

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A little over three years since Evanescence completed an aggregate seven weeks at the top of European Top 100 Albums with "Fallen," the American band is back at No. 1 on the region's composite chart, A little over three years since ...

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