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  1. Sony, Apple U.K. Still Decline Comment on Whitney Houston Price Hike in the Hours After Her Death

    February 14, 2012 11:35 AM EST Reps for Sony and Apple in the U.K. have declined to comment on the label's decision to ramp up the price of the singer's "Ultimate Collection" album by 60% in the hours after news of her death reached England on Sunday. Sony M ...

  2. Sainsbury's To Launch U.K. Download Store

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. mass merchant Sainsbury's is to launch a music download store in the run up to Christmas. An exact launch date for the as-yet-unnamed service is to be announced, but a statement posted on the supermarket's corporate website confirms ...

  3. The XX Benefits From Mercury Sales Surge

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The London electronic/alt-rock trio the XX has already benefited from winning the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The televised coverage of the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night (Sept. 7) on BBC Two had an immediate impact ...

  4. AC/DC To Headline U.K.'s Download Fest

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act AC/DC is to headline this year's edition of U.K. metal/rock festival Download. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival, which takes place at the Donington Park motor racing circuit June 11-13, include Them Crooked Vul ...

  5. RATM Vs 'X Factor' For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine and "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry are engaged in a fierce battle for the U.K. Christmas No. 1 single. The Official Charts Company said that Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In the Name" (Sony ...

  6. Jackson Dominates iTunes, Amazon, Twitter

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson has had an immediate impact on his sales. Five of the top ten "trending topics" on Twitter are currently Jackson-related and his death dominates Google trends. The singer dominates the U.S. iTunes store' ...

  7. The Times Is Right For Oasis' Gallagher

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. national newspaper the Times is to release a collection of live recordings by Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher in a move aimed at raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. The initiative will see recordings from Gallagher's March 2 ...

  8. BBC: '2 Entertain Is Not In Administration'

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST BBC Worldwide has issued a statement in response to Woolworths Group plc applying for administration, the U.S. equivalent of bankruptcy, highlighting that BBC/Woolworths joint venture 2 entertain is not in administration. It reads: "Following ...

  9. EMI Music CEO Applauds Govt Action On ISPs

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti has spoken of his support for the U.K. government's and others' attempts to get ISPs to tackle illegal file-sharing, while admitting the music industry failed to adapt to changes in consumer behavior. Leoni ...

  10. Coldplay, Kylie Triumph At Digital Music Awards

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and Kylie Minogue won two awards each at the BT Digital Music Awards at London’s Roundhouse. The double wins for the U.K. melodic rock act and Australian pop star meant it was a good night for the digital team at EMI’s Parlophone label. C ...

  11. Primal Scream Looks To 'Future' With Pre-Release Project

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primal Scream's awaited new album "Beautiful Future" will be supported by a novel multi-platform marketing push which rewards hard-core fans in the United Kingdom who pre-order the set on iTunes. With effect from Tuesday (July 1), v ...

  12. Play.com Undercuts iTunes

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Play.com has launched a download store, PlayDigital, offering DRM-free tracks. The company, based in the British island of Jersey, got in ahead of Amazon.co.uk, which also plans to offer a download store with DRM-free tracks. Play.com boasts 1.3 m ...

  13. Update: Apple Standardizes European Download Prices

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple has pre-empted any regulatory action by the European Commission by announcing today that it will lower the prices on its U.K. iTunes store to match the standardized pricing across Europe. Apple says the new pricing will take effect within si ...

  14. Briton Aims To Appeal Ruling Over iTunes Name

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ownership of the itunes.co.uk domain name could end up in the U.K. High Court in an ongoing dispute between a young British businessman and Apple Computer. LONDON -- Ownership of the itunes.co.uk domain name could end up in the U.K. High Court in ...

  15. Briton Aims To Appeal Ruling Over iTunes Name

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST -year-old taking on Apple. Ownership of the itunes.co.uk domain name could end up in the U.K. High Court in an ongoing dispute between a young British businessman and Apple Computer. Benjamin Cohen, 22, has applied for a judicial review at the H ...

  16. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  17. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  18. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...