Universal Music U.K.

  1. Universal U.K. Sets Sights On Globe

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV production. The music major said today (June 26) it has launched Globe Productions, a division focused on creating new television formats and innovative TV Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV p ...

  2. V2 Pacts With Universal U.K. For Distribution

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to provide distribution services for V2, the London-based independent record label founded and sold recently by Richard Branson, with effect from July 1. Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to ...

  3. Polydor U.K. Chief Joseph Promoted

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president David Joseph. Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president D ...

  4. Brand Joins UMGI

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former MTV exec tasked with biz development. Former MTV executive Harriett Brand has re-emerged in a new role with Universal Music Group International. Brand has been appointed senior VP, business development, based at UMGI's headquarters in ...

  5. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  6. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  7. Choudhury Joins Universal U.K.

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. In his new role, Choudhury will be ta ...

  8. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with Universal, Sony BMG. U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. In what it boasts as one of the "most significant music licensing deals to date," O2 today (Feb. 13) ...

  9. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. In what it boasts as one of the "m ...

  10. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  11. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  12. Gallant Out At HMV U.K.

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Gallant, product director and board member at leading music merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland, has exited amid ongoing restructuring at the company. His unexpected departure, with immediate effect Steve Gallant, product director and board ...

  13. Gallant Out At HMV U.K.

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Gallant, product director and board member at leading music merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland, has exited amid ongoing restructuring at the company. His unexpected departure, with immediate effect Steve Gallant, product director and board ...

  14. Grainge Elevates Universal U.K. MDs

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has elevated the managing directors of its three front-line U.K. labels to become presidents. Separately, the company's Island Universal Universal Music Group International chair ...

  15. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  16. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  17. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  18. Fisher Upped At Universal U.K.

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Universal Music U.K. executive Clive Fisher has been elevated to executive VP of the company. Fisher has served as Universal Music U.K. director of legal and business affairs for 19 years. Bas Veteran Universal Music U.K. executive Clive F ...

  19. UMI's Voss To Join Island Def Jam

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based exec will move to New York. Universal Music International frontline marketing VP Matt Voss will be relocating from London to New York to become senior VP of international for Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Isl ...

  20. UMI's Voss To Join Island Def Jam

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based exec will move to New York. Universal Music International frontline marketing VP Matt Voss will be relocating from London to New York to become senior VP of international for Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Isl ...

  21. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed May 13 that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/ LONDON -- In a surprise announcement, Universa ...

  22. Iley Named Mercury U.K. MD

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Iley is to step into the role as managing director of Mercury Records U.K. with effect from June 1. Iley, currently GM of sister company Island Records U.K., will succeed Greg Castell who is eye Jason Iley is to step into the role as managin ...

  23. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed today (May 13) that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland c In a surprise announcement, Universal Music In ...

  24. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed today (May 13) that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland c In a surprise announcement, Universal Music In ...

  25. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Gr John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the Internationa ...

  26. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST New role "beneficial" to IFPI post. IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Group. It is the only music-related commercial role that Kenn ...

  27. Robbie Retains European Chart Crown

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts an eighth aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It moves 4-1 in Greece and holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany, Italy a Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  28. Robbie Retains European Chart Crown

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts an eighth aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It moves 4-1 in Greece and holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany, Italy a Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  29. OCC: Brit Biz Buoyant In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's recorded music market continued to register growth in 2004. New figures issued today (Jan. 7) by the British Phonographic Industry illustrate that a record 163.4 million albums were sold ov Britain's recorded music market conti ...

  30. Canadian Stars, Sting To Play Tsunami Benefits

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort in the wake of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort ...

  31. Scissor Sisters Claim Top U.K. Album Of 2004

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sisters was the best-selling album of 2004 in the United Kingdom. The Polydor U.K. band sold 1.59 million albums during the year, according to the Official Char The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sister ...

  32. U.K.'s Wippit To Discount Band Aid Download

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST British digital music service Wippit is offering the new Band Aid 20 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas" for 49p ($0.95) per download, instead of the official price of £1.49 ($ 2.89). Sa British digital music servi ...

  33. U.K.'s Wippit To Discount Band Aid Download

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST British digital music service Wippit is offering the new Band Aid 20 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas" for 49p ($0.95) per download, instead of the official price of £1.49 ($ 2.89). Sa British digital music servi ...

  34. Mercury To Release New Band Aid Single

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has revealed to Billboard.biz initial details of the all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge ...

  35. Mercury To Release New Band Aid Single

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has revealed to Billboard.biz initial details of the all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Universal Music U.K. & Ireland chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge ...

  36. McFly Builds Buzz With WAP Portal

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has launched a new mobile-phone entertainment portal for hit British boy band McFly, which the label claims is the country's "first official" artist Wireless Application Protocol Universal Music U.K. has launche ...

  37. McFly Builds Buzz With WAP Portal

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has launched a new mobile-phone entertainment portal for hit British boy band McFly, which the label claims is the country's "first official" artist Wireless Application Protocol Universal Music U.K. has launche ...

  38. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  39. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  40. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  41. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  42. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  43. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  44. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  45. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  46. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  47. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of busi Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrato ...

  48. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Our Price accused of selling goods without consent. Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of ...

  49. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  50. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

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