V2 Records

  1. Universal Music's Concessions Grow in EMI Deal; Sale of Virgin U.K. Looks Likely

    July 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT The Universal Music Group will take some extra time to prepare and submit its remedies package to the EU Commission, as part of its gambit to win regulatory approval to acquire EMI's recorded-music division. Depending on who you listen to, th ...

  2. Cooperative Music Launches in Australia

    June 14, 2011 10:07 AM EDT Cooperative Music, the international music marketing network, has launched an affiliate in Australia. Based in Melbourne, Cooperative Music Australia and its network of labels will be distributed by parent company Universal Music in Australia and ...

  3. Former V2 Exec David Steele Launches Hi Tone Label

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT David Steele, the former managing director of V2 Music, has launched a new U.K. record label and management company, Hi Tone Music. Steele was one of the founding executives at Richard Branson's independent V2 label, where he worked with Ster ...

  4. E1 Acquires IndieBlu

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT E1 Entertainment today acquired the rights to more than 25,000 master recordings as well as a publishing company with the acquisition of IndieBlu Music Holdings. IndieBlu’s roster includes Artemis, V2 (North America), Light Records, Compendia Musi ...

  5. Fontana Takes Cooperative Route

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's independent distribution arm Fontana has expanded its U.S. label division Fontana International through a partnership with U.K.-based international marketing & distribution unit Cooperative Music. Cooperative Music ...

  6. Koch Inks V2

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution and V2 Records North America, a Sheridan Square Entertainment (SSE) company, today revealed an exclusive physical distribution deal. V2’s catalog includes PM Dawn, Moby, Carla Bruni, Underworld and the Black Crowes. ...

  7. V2/Cooperative Joins With Japan's Hostess

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group-owned V2/Cooperative Music has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Japan's Hostess Entertainment. Under the agreement, Hostess will release, market and distribute records from V2 and European labels including ...

  8. Harlow Takes UMGI Int'l Marketing Role

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International will announce today (Jan. 7) the appointment of Tony Harlow as senior VP of international marketing, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Max Hole, executive VP of UMGI, Harlow will be tasked with all UMGI� ...

  9. U.K.'s OFT Clears UMG-V2 Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group cleared the final hurdle in its acquisition of V2 Music Group when Britain's Office Of Fair Trading said today it would not refer the buyout to the Competition Commission. In a brief statement issued on its Web site, the ...

  10. V2 To Live On Within UMG's Mercury Group

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has started the integration of its newly-acquired V2 Music Group. Moving forward, the British arm of V2 will be aligned with Mercury Records under Mercury U.K. president Jason Iley. UMG is committed to absorbing some of the a ...

  11. Universal, AIM Clash Over V2 Acquisition

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music and independent trade body AIM have become embroiled in a row over the major's acquisition of the V2 label. AIM has gone public on its submission to the U.K. government's Office of Fair Trading (OFT), criticising Universa ...

  12. UMG To Acquire V2 From Morgan Stanley

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has reached an agreement to acquire the V2 Music Group from Morgan Stanley. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, have not been disclosed. "V2 is recognized as a pioneer in independent music wit ...

  13. Nitin Sawhney Is Keynote Speaker At AIM AGM

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The keynote speech at the annual general meeting of the U.K.'s Association of Independent Music (AIM) on June 28 will be delivered by pioneering British Asian musician/producer Nitin Sawhney. Described by AIM as "a latter day Renaissance ...

  14. Moby Inks U.S. Deal With Mute

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Sheridan Square's decision to end V2's involvement in new frontline releases, the label's artist roster continues to find new homes. In the latest move, Moby has signed a with Mute North America. The electronica veter ...

  15. Universal, V2 Join Forces For German Independent Network

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany and indie label V2 Records have teamed-up to form a joint-sales and distribution unit, with effect from July 1. Both parties have agreed to forge an independent sales and distribution unit for indie labels, dubbed the Unive ...

  16. V2 Teams With The Times For Music Grant

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British independent label V2 is in the news, literally, thanks to a novel initiative celebrating its 10th anniversary. The music company and its label partners have teamed with Rupert Murdoch's British publishing group the Times Newspapers fo ...

  17. Sources: White Stripes To Sign New Label Deal

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The White Stripes are close to inking a long-term, multi-million dollar deal with Warner Bros., sources have confirmed to Billboard.biz. The group was previously aligned with the now-defunct V2 via frontman Jack White's Third Man imprint, whi ...

  18. Sheridan Square Cuts Gershon, V2 Staff

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sheridan Square has basically shuttered its frontline V2 record business as part of restructuring to focus on its catalog releases and the future opportunities presented by digital distribution. Today (Jan. 12), the company let go its V2 staff, in ...

  19. V2, Quibus Forge Content Pact

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label V2 Music has struck a deal to license its works for streaming and downloading on Quibus' peer-to-peer music promotion platform. Malmö, Sweden-based Quibus' service is free to the user, and revenues are gene ...

  20. GLOBAL PULSE: U.K. ALT-ROCKERS AGREE 'PRINT IS DEAD'

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST For an overview of the United Kingdom's thriving alternative music scene, one place to start is "Print Is Dead Vol. 1" (V2), released Nov. 6 in the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium, Luxem For an overview of the United K ...

  21. Sheridan Square Shuffles Top Execs

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Founders take new roles on board of directors. Sheridan Square Entertainment has reorganized its senior management team. Effective immediately, founders and co-CEO’s, Joe Bianco and Anil Narang, are taking on the newly created roles of co-chairman ...

  22. eMusic Adds V2, Palm Pictures

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes, Raconteurs available to MP3 site. Subscription-based MP3 site eMusic has added V2 Records, Palm Pictures and Velour Music to its roster. The three are the biggest names in a slew of recent signings for eMusic, who has also added SPV ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  25. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  26. Koch Extends Relationship With Sheridan Square.

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution will assume full distribution capabilities for Sheridan Square Entertainment Musicrama as well as handing all of the product from the latter company's labels, except V2 Koch Entertainment Distribution will assu ...

  27. Sheridan Square Pulls Out Of Hirsch Merger

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT V2 acquisition impacted financials of deal. As expected, Sheridan Square Entertainment is pulling out of its planned merger with publicly traded Hirsch International, an industrial embroidery machine distributor. The independent label initially ey ...

  28. Sheridan Square Pulls Out Of Hirsch Merger

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT V2 acquisition impacted financials of deal. As expected, Sheridan Square Entertainment is pulling out of its planned merger with publicly traded Hirsch International, an industrial embroidery machine distributor. The independent label initially ey ...

  29. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Sheridan Square Entertainment, which has been growing mainly through acquisitions, has combined its label operations, reconfigured its management structure and consolidated positions. As a result of those moves, it ...

  30. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Sheridan Square Entertainment, which has been growing mainly through acquisitions, has combined its label operations, reconfigured its management structure and consolidated positions. As a result of those moves, it ...

  31. Sheridan Square, V2 Deal Official

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST SS will continue to use V2 brand name. V2 confirms that Sheridan Square Entertainment has officially acquired the assets of V2 North America. The deal was first reported here (Billboard Oct. 22) . As reported here (Billboard.biz Nov. 15) Sheridan ...

  32. Sources: Sheridan Square To Acquire V2

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal expected to close this week. Sheridan Square Entertainment is close to acquiring the assets of V2 North America according to sources. The pact has been signed off on by both parties and the final steps are being taken to close the deal this w ...

  33. Navin Joins MPA As CEO

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former V2 chief succeeds Faulder. Former V2 chief succeeds Faulder. News ...

  34. Xfm, V2 Strike Podcast Partnership

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elbow feature in alt. station's offering. London-based alternative rock radio station Xfm has teamed up with Richard Branson's independent record company V2 Music to release a series of podcasts featuring full-length music tracks. Billed ...

  35. Xfm, V2 Strike Podcast Partnership

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elbow feature in alt. station's offering. London-based alternative rock radio station Xfm has teamed up with Richard Branson's independent record company V2 Music to release a series of podcasts featuring full-length music tracks. Billed ...

  36. Global Pulse

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a year holed up in its Manchester, England, studio, alternative rock act Elbow called in some outside assistance to finish off its third album, "Leaders of the Free World" (V2). Read Tom Ferguso After a year holed up in its Manches ...

  37. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  38. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  39. Co-Operative Indie Network Rolls Out In Europe

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's V2 Music is launching an initiative which endeavors to give pan-European marketing and distribution muscle to a string of independent labels. Richard Branson's V2 Music is launching an initiative which endeavors to give ...

  40. V2 Inks With Audible Magic

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Registers with P2P copyright protection. Virgin Group's V2 Music has agreed to register its entire catalog of existing and future tracks with Audible Magic's P2P copyright protection and filtering repository. The Audible Magic content re ...

  41. Edel To Distribute V2 In Italy

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. V2 previously went through Sony Music in the territory. Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. ...

  42. V2 To Restructure International Group

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's London-based independent record group V2 is undertaking an international restructuring. A spokesperson confirms a "small number" of international job losses will result. Richard Branson's London-based independ ...

  43. V2 Records Pacts With India's Times Music

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST V2 Records has signed a two-year licensing deal with Mumbai, India-based Times Music, owned by Bennett & Coleman Ltd., one of India's leading media groups. V2 Records has signed a two-year licensing deal with Mumbai, India-based Times ...

  44. Grandaddy Solidifies Spring Tour Plans

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST After winding through three tours in 2003, Grandaddy will keep up the momentum with theater/club shows in March and April, co-headlined by Saves The Day. The Fire Theft has nabbed the opening slot. After winding through three tours in 2003, Granda ...