The Proms

  1. UK's Proms Classical Music Fest Going 3D

    August 28, 2012 10:04 AM EDT For the first time ever the U.K's famous Last Night Of The Proms will be screened live in cinemas across the country. Taking place on September 8, 22 Odeon cinemas across the U.K will be screening the iconic classical music event in 3D, with ...

  2. BBC Proms Has Banner Year With Over 300,000 Attendees

    September 12, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Not That Kind of Prom: The Proms, which held its finale last night at London's Royal Albert Hall (above), dates back to 1895. It was originally set-up to allow ordinary people to see live classical music. (Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou) The ...

  3. BBC, MPA Deal Boosts Classical Audience

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new deal signed between the British Broadcasting Corporation and the MPA (Music Publishers Association), acting on behalf of its members, is enabling the BBC to grow its global audience for contemporary classical music. The agreement was brokere ...

  4. Robbie Williams Concert Breaks Record

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams rocked his way into the record books and gave BBC Worldwide the boast of being the distributor of a history maker. The singer's BBC Electric Proms performance -- broadcast to more than 250 cinemas across 23 countries by BBC Wo ...

  5. Robbie Williams Is U.K.'s Latest Giveaway

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is the latest artist to give away his music through a tie-in with a U.K. national newspaper. The Oct. 11 issue of the weekly Mail on Sunday newspaper will contain a free Williams compilation titled "Songbook." The album f ...

  6. Robbie Williams To Open BBC Electric Proms

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop artist Robbie Williams will open the BBC Electric Proms event at London's Roundhouse on Oct. 20. Williams will be accompanied by a string section, horn section and full band as he performs songs from his back catalog and comeback alb ...

  7. Smokey Robinson To Play BBC Electric Proms

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soul legend Smokey Robinson will perform at the BBC's five-day Electric Proms festival in London next month, along with U.K. indie-rock act Doves and rapper Dizzee Rascal. The event runs Oct. 20-24. Now in its fourth year, the festival return ...

  8. Last Night Of The Proms To Hit Cinemas Worldwide

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Last Night of the Proms, one of the most famous classical music events in the world, is to be broadcast live via satellite from London's Royal Albert Hall to cinemas across the world next month. BBC Worldwide Music, part of the commercial ...

  9. BBC Worldwide Bolsters Music Portfolio

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide has increased its catalog of BBC rock and pop output and archive programming, a move which the broadcaster's commercial arm says has led to a "surge" in international music program sales. According to a statement, a &q ...

  10. Oasis Wraps Electric Proms, Sells Out Wembley Shows

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has concluded the five-day BBC Electric Proms event with a show at London's Roundhouse venue featuring 50 guest vocalists from the Crouch End Festival Chorus. The choir collaborated with the U.K. rock act on several songs, including the ...

  11. Oasis To Close Electric Proms Fest

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Oasis has been confirmed to play the final night of the BBC Electric Proms at London Roundhouse on Oct. 26. The band will be accompanied by the 50-piece Crouch End Festival Chorus for the closing show of the five-day festival, which ...

  12. Bacharach To Open Electric Proms

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songwriter Burt Bacharach will launch this year's BBC Electric Proms festival, which is staged from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. Now in its third year, the Electric Proms will return to London and shows will additionally be staged in Liverpool ...

  13. BBC Proms Wrap With Albert Hall Party

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BBC's annual "Proms" series of classical concerts has concluded its 114th edition with the traditional "Last Night of the Proms" party at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organizers say this has been the biggest Proms ...

  14. WOMEX Honor For Hungarian Folk Veterans

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hungarian folk act Muzsikas will receive the 2008 WOMEX Award during this year's edition of of the world music event. The veteran group will perform at the closing of the WOMEX awards ceremony on Nov. 2 in Seville. The global music event begi ...

  15. Abramsky Splits With BBC

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jenny Abramsky, director of audio and music for the BBC, is leaving the Corporation this summer after nearly 40 years' service. Abramsky will take up the role as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, which distributes U.K. lottery cash to worth ...

  16. Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs Lord It Over Proms

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BBC today revealed the first names among the 80 acts that will be performing at the second Electric Proms festival in London. DJ and remixer Mark Ronson and Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs have been confirmed for this year's Electric Proms, whic ...

  17. BBC Pubcaster Launches New U.K. Rock, Pop Fest

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The BBC, the U.K. public broadcaster, today (Aug. 15) unveiled a major new live-music event designed to do for rock and pop what the 80-year-old BBC Proms has done for live classical music. The BBC, the U.K. public broadcaster, today (Aug. 15) unv ...