The Verve

  1. BBC to Give Britpop a Big Programming Push for 20th Anniversary

    March 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Members of Oasis, Blur to participate in programming across radio, TV. The BBC is to devote a season across its television and radio stations to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "the birth of Britpop," complete with footage and tunes ...

  2. Backbeat: Diana Krall Performs Material From New Album With Macklam Feldman, Verve Execs

    September 26, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Diana Krall performs at the Box in Manhattan. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images) When singer-pianist Diana Krall took the stage with her new touring outfit last night at the Box, her elegant attire inspired few double takes. She chose an impeccably t ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Interest In Billie Holliday Catalog, Downtown Signs Admin Deal With MRI

    February 16, 2012 6:26 PM EST Bicycle Music Acquires Interest in Billie Holliday Catalog The Bicycle Music Company has acquired a substantial interest in Billie Holiday publishing catalog as well as her master recordings, name, likeness and image rights. As a songwriter, Billi ...

  4. Richard Ashcroft Signs With Razor & Tie

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following the brief reunion of British alt-rockers The Verve in 2008, frontman Richard Ashcroft has signed with Razor & Tie for the North American release of "The United Nations of Sound," his fourth solo album produced by No I.D. (J ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Glastonbury Founder To Be Honored At Festival Awards

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury festival, will receive the outstanding contribution award at the U.K. Festival Awards held Oct. 30 at London's Indigo venue. Eavis established the iconic outdoor music event in 1970, originally as the ...

  7. U.K. Festival Awards Shortlist Favors Boutique Events

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following 200,000 general public votes, according to organizers, the fifth annual U.K. Festival Awards has announced the 2008 nominations shortlist -- and it's a good result for boutique festivals. Heading the list with three nominations is N ...

  8. U.K. Artists Form Coalition To Protect Rights

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of U.K. artists including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash have signed up to a new representative body, the Featured Artists' Coalition. The London-based organization was officially launched at Manchester's In The ...

  9. MTVNI Scores Exclusive Oasis Gig Broadcast

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will exclusively broadcast Oasis' sold-out concert at London's Wembley Arena live-to-air at 9pm on MTV One on Oct. 16 in the U.K. and Ireland. It will be the first broadcast of the tour for the U.K. rock act� ...

  10. Coldplay, Perry No. 1 In Europe

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) is back at the top of European Top 100 Albums, part of a resuming EMI double that sees Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin) lead Eurochart Hot ...

  11. The Verve Storms To No. 1 U.K. Debut

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Verve delivered a No. 1 U.K. album for Parlophone/EMI on Sunday (Aug. 31) as "Forth" debuted at the top. In a double for EMI labels, Virgin's Katy Perry started a fourth week at the singles chart summit with "I Kis ...

  12. The Verve Storms Back On Fourth Album

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve roars back to life after an 11-year hiatus between new albums with "Forth," a bracing blend of the experimentalism of the group's early work and the more structured songwriting of its last two efforts. The set is due Aug. ...

  13. HMV To Sell Glastonbury Tickets

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV is to, temporarily, add Glastonbury Festival tickets to its inventory. The market-leading British music and entertainment retailer will sell the remaining tickets over the counter for the 2008 festival. Seven of HMV's major branches aroun ...

  14. Eavis Keen For 10 More Years At Glastonbury Helm

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis says he has the energy for another decade as maestro of Glastonbury Festival. Speaking to Billboard, the man behind Britain's most famous music event says he has no immediate plans to relinquish responsibilities for Glastonbury ...

  15. Live Nation Takes Scotland's T Fest

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has pounced on Scotland's T In the Park festival. As part of a joint venture with Denis Desmond's Irish-based promoter Gaiety Investments, Live Nation will now control a reported 67% of Scottish promoter Dance Factory (DFConc ...

  16. Prince To Headline Second Night Of Coachella

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince will make what is believed to be his first U.S. festival appearance ever at Coachella later this month. Organizers confirmed today that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced headliners Jack Jo ...

  17. No Stampede For Glastonbury 2008 Tickets

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticket sales for this year's Glastonbury Festival have proved as sluggish as the ubiquitous mud which has plagued the Somerset, south west England site in recent editions. Organizers this morning (April 7) were still offering a "limited ...

  18. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is set for April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field ...

  19. Coldplay, Pistols, Verve Set For Summer Sonic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in Tokyo and the following day in Osaka. The group will be flanked by the Verve, the Sex Pistols, the Prodigy, Alicia Keys and Fatboy Slim, amon ...

  20. The Verve Books Spring U.S. Shows

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Verve has scheduled its first U.S. shows in nearly a decade in conjunction with its late April appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. The group will play in Las Vegas on April 26 and in New York on April 28-29. The reunited U.K. ...

  21. Portishead Relaunching At Coachella

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast becoming an oasis for high-profile reunions. The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Pixies, Rage Against the Machine, Gang of Four and Bauhaus are just a handful of the ac ...

  22. Verve Names Cohen A&R VP

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mitchell Cohen has been named VP, A&R for the Verve Music Group. Cohen will be based in New York and report to Bruce Resnikoff, president and CEO of Universal Music Enterprises and the Verve Music Group. Most recently, Cohen was senior VP of A ...

  23. Weindorf Named VP At Concord

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Concord Music Group has brought on Jill Weindorf as VP of radio and video promotion. Weindorf is based in L.A. and reports to the label's GM, Gene Rumsey. Weindorf began her career in 1995 as a marketing representative in the college prom ...

  24. Goldstein Exits Verve

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Verve Music Group president/CEO Ron Goldstein exited the company Dec. 6. He is being replaced by Bruce Resnikoff, president of Universal Music Enterprises, who will now oversee both companies. Although managed by Resnikoff, the Verve Music Group w ...

  25. Rodgers, Ramone Line-Up For 'Production Magic'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producers Niles Rodgers and Phil Ramone are among the keynote speakers for "Production Magic," a Nov. 11 discussion forum in London focused on the role of producers in the changing recorded- Legendary producers Niles Rodgers an ...

  26. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. In one of the most ironic moments ever at a National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, Tower Records was named the large retailer of the year on the meeting's closing night (Aug. 5), after t ...

  27. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  28. Rhapsody Rolls Out Verve, Rhino Exclusives

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists include Ella Fitzgerald, Violent Femmes. Rhapsody subscribers now have access to classic, out-of-print recordings that the Verve Music Group and Rhino Records released as digital exclusives through the online music service May 23. Verve wi ...

  29. Coldplay To Return To North America

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001022606">As first reported here</A> in August, Coldplay will return to North America for a spring 2006 tour, beginnin As first reported here i ...

  30. NARM Hands Out Awards

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records continues its comeback as one of the top U.S. music merchants as last night it was named the retailer of the year for the large division. The awards were presented at the National Assn. Tower Records continues its comeback as one of ...

  31. U.K.'s MMF Elects Summers Chairman

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman of the U.K.'s Music Manager's Forum for a one-year term. He succeeds John Glover, who stepped down from the role. Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman ...

  32. U.K.'s MMF Elects Summers Chairman

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman of the U.K.'s Music Manager's Forum for a one-year term. He succeeds John Glover, who stepped down from the role. Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman ...

  33. U.K.'s MMF Elects Summers Chairman

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman of the U.K.'s Music Manager's Forum for a one-year term. He succeeds John Glover, who stepped down from the role. Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman ...

  34. EMI South East Asia Appoints Robinson Pres/COO

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Robinson has been promoted to the new role as president/COO of EMI Music South East Asia, with effect from September 1. Paul Robinson has been promoted to the new role as president/COO of EMI Music South East Asia, with effect from September ...

  35. Verve Pens New Partnership With A.T. Cross

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Verve Music Group (VMG) is launching the Verve Pen Collection in partnership with the A.T. Cross Company. The pen's design is said to be inspired by the recordings of such classic VMG artists as N The Verve Music Group (VMG) is launching ...