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  1. Virgin Mobile FreeFest Announce Line-Up with Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke

    July 29, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Robin Thicke are among the big names confirmed to perform at the Sept. 21 Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the telecoms group’s charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness. Other artists confirmed to the multi-sta ...

  2. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:08 AM EDT The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion i ...

  3. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, Ludacris Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, T.I., and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The announcement was made this morning by ...

  4. Virgin Festival Canada On Hold Till 2011

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have confirmed that Virgin Festival Canada is to be put on ice until 2011. The announcement was made yesterday (June 3) via the official Virgin Festival Canada Facebook page, which contained a link to an exclusive interview with Virgin ...

  5. Virgin Mobile Sponsors Sydney Metro Theatre

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile is bolstering its brand within Australia's live space through a headline sponsorship agreement for the Sydney Metro Theatre. The central Sydney venue will now become the Virgin Mobile Metro, its owners Century Venues revealed to ...

  6. Virgin Media Announces Massive Job Cuts

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. ISP and cable TV provider Virgin Media is to cut over 2,200 employees by 2012 to "significantly improve the efficiency of the business," according to a company statement. The Hampshire-based company, which supplies broadband, cable ...

  7. South African Virgin Fest Pulled

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African music fans are reeling from news that Virgin Mobile South Africa has pulled the plug on the country's inaugural Virgin Festival. The announcement was made by CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa Peter Boyd, via a statement that sai ...

  8. V Festival Launches South African Edition

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Group has confirmed the launch of the V Festival brand in South Africa, as originally revealed in Billboard's July 12 issue. Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5 and OneRepublic will all appear. Known as Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile, the event wil ...

  9. LiveWire, Virgin Mobile Bundle Ringback Tones

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LiveWire Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA have teamed up to offer pre-selected ringback playlists - similar to a music recommendation service for ringback tone customers. Rather than setting a single track, the playlist cycles through five different t ...

  10. Virgin Mobile Onboard With Free Bon Jovi Concert

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA will sponsor a free Bon Jovi concert designed to celebrate the Philadelphia Soul's ArenaBowl XXII win earlier this month. Jon Bon Jovi is a majority owner of the Philadelphia arena football team. Along with the sponsorship, ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Virgin Mobile To Acquire Helio?

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Big changes may be ahead for the U.S. mobile virtual network operator market, with Virgin Mobile USA reportedly set to acquire Helio-the U.S. operator owned by SK Telecom. Helio is a joint venture between SK Telekom and Earthlink, with SK Telekom ...

  13. Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P. Virgin Group ...

  14. Virgin Mobile Enters India

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Indian music industry is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Virgin Mobile, which launched here on March 2. "It's still early to say what impact Virgin Mobile will have on mobile music here," comments Savio D'Souza, gener ...

  15. Amp'd Shutting Service, Virgin Mobile Preps IPO

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two wireless operators shared a similar business plan. One is preparing for a lucrative IPO, the other has gone bankrupt and is selling off assets. Bad news first. Amp'd Mobile is planning to shut down its service Tuesday. The company, which ...

  16. Amp'd Mobile files For Chapter 11

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday, unable to meet payments due on almost $100 million of debt. The company, which launched service in December of 2005, does not own its own network but instead ...

  17. Virgin, Carphone Warehouse Team For Downloads

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online music download service Virgin Digital and U.K. mobile phone retailing giant The Carphone Warehouse have partnered to provide a new digital music service to mobile customers. Virgin Digital has become the "exclusive music download partn ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Amp'd Mobile Raises $67 Million In Funding

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group among the investors. Amp'd Mobile said on it raised about $60 million in funding from investors including Vivendi's Universal Music Group and three venture capital funds to set up a U.S. mobile telephone service. Pr ...

  20. Virgin Rings Up UMG Deal

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has teamed with Universal Music Group to provide exclusive access to master ringtones from the Shady/Interscope album "D12 World." The three-month deal -- which started May 17 -- mar Virgin Mobile USA has teamed with Un ...