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  1. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  2. Branson Scoops Murdoch With Digital Magazine

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Virgin founder Richard Branson rolled out his iPad-only magazine Tuesday (Nov. 30) by declaring: "The future of publishing lies in apps not on shelves." But Project is actually the gadfly billionaire's second stab at magazine moguld ...

  3. Peter Norris Named Non-Exec Chair Of Virgin Group

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former Barings Bank head Peter Norris has been announced as the non-executive chairman of the board for Virgin Group, the holding company that owns brands such as Virgin Media and Virgin Atlantic. Norris, 54, will take up his new role on November ...

  4. Business Matters: UMG, Richard Branson, YouTube, Van Halen

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A funny thing happened on the way to the future of the record industry: disagreement. Universal Music Group ’s planned ISP-based music service ...

  5. Virgin Media, Universal Offer 'World First' Unlimited MP3s

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telco and cable TV company Virgin Media has partnered with Universal Music on an unlimited download service described as a "world first" in that users will be able to keep all the MP3 downloads forever. The announcement appears to p ...

  6. Virgin Mobile Acquires Helio

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official, Virgin Mobile USA is acquiring rival mobile operator Helio in a deal valued at $39 million. Helio is jointly owned by Korean carrier SK Telecom and the U.S.-based ISP EarthLink. Both Virgin and Helio are mobile virtual network ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Virgin Brand Embroiled In French Storm

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Leading French music and entertainment firms are disputing media watchdog CSA's approval of a re-branding exercise involving Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The CSA last week validated a corporate name-change, which sees French national ...

  9. Branson Bringing Virgin Festival To North America

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile Canada has partnered with Toronto-based concert production firm Emerge Entertainment to produce a branded festival on Sept. 9 and 10. Virgin Mobile Canada has partnered with Toronto-based concert production firm Emerge Entertainment ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. OD2, Virgin Team For Greek Download Store

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OD2, the international subsidiary of Seattle-based digital music service provider Loudeye Corp., has entered the Greek market through a partnership with music retailer Virgin Megastores. OD2, the international subsidiary of Seattle-based digital m ...

  13. OD2, Virgin Team For Greek Download Store

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OD2, the international subsidiary of Seattle-based digital music service provider Loudeye Corp., has entered the Greek market through a partnership with music retailer Virgin Megastores. OD2, the international subsidiary of Seattle-based digital m ...

  14. Virgin Megastores Japan Changes Hands

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which operates the 1,158-store Tsutaya music and video retail/rental chain, is buying Virgin Megastores Japan from department-store operator Marui. VMJ has 22 sto TOKYO -- Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, ...

  15. Virgin Megastores Japan Changes Hands

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marui selling to Tsutaya chain operator. Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which operates the 1,158-store Tsutaya music and video retail/rental chain, is buying Virgin Megastores Japan from department-store operator Marui. VMJ has 22 stores. & ...

  16. Virgin Megastores Japan Changes Hands

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which operates the 1,158-store Tsutaya music and video retail/rental chain, is buying Virgin Megastores Japan from department-store operator Marui. VMJ has 22 sto Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which op ...

  17. Virgin Group Bows Full-Service Web Store

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Group is the latest company to take the plunge into digital music, launching a service complete with downloads, subscriptions, Internet radio and music management software. The online servi The Virgin Group is the latest company to take ...

  18. U.S. Military Enlists Napster

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has inked an agreement with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that gives all branches of the United States military access to the digital-music service. Napster has inked an agreement with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that ...

  19. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  20. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  21. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  22. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  23. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital-download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to purc The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with ...

  24. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...