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  1. Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour Dates

    April 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This morning the Rolling Stones finally released dates for their "50 and Counting" North American tour. The U.S. dates, as reported by Billboard.biz , will begin early next month on the West Coast, with announced markets including ...

  2. Rolling Stones 2013 U.S. Tour: AEG In, Paul Dainty/Virgin Out, Sources Say

    March 19, 2013 7:00 PM EDT A deal for Australian promoter Paul Dainty and Virgin Music to promote a North American Rolling Stones tour of a confirmed 18 shows has fallen through, and AEG Live has stepped in to promote the shows, sources tell Billboard. The Stones will s ...

  3. Rolling Stones to Play ‘Fewer Than 20’ U.S. Dates in First Half of 2013: Multiple Sources

    March 07, 2013 5:46 PM EST It never seemed likely that the Rolling Stones would crank up their touring machine for fewer than half a dozen shows and, as predicted, the Stones will tour North American arenas in the first half of this year, multiple sources tell Billboard.b ...

  4. IMPALA, Indies Ask EC to Investigate Sony-BMG's Parlophone Bid

    January 11, 2013 7:17 PM EST Independent music companies have raised concerns about a plan by Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann music venture BMG to bid for former EMI label Parlophone, arguing an acquisition would give the music giants, particularly Sony, too much market power. Viv ...

  5. Columbia COO Steve Barnett in Line to Head Up Universal's New Capitol Label Group: Source

    October 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Columbia Records co-chairman/COO Steve Barnett is potentially days away from taking the helm of a new Capitol Label Group at Universal Music, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz Friday afternoon (October 5). The source stressed that ...

  6. Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge Says He'll 'Double A&R Investment' at Capitol, Virgin

    September 24, 2012 2:47 PM EDT Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was in bullish form late on Friday as in the wake of his company's acquisition of EMI Music finally clearing EU and US regulatory hurdle s. It was a long road that officially began when EMI went on the ...

  7. Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

    July 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French independent label and distributor Naïve and co-President (for now) of Impala, the independent label association, has made international headlines over the last few days: On Monday a surprising op-ed he wro ...

  8. Universal Music to Submit Divestment Package Within 24 Hours; May Offer to Sell Virgin, EMI Classics in Certain Territories

    July 16, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Within the next 24 hours, the Universal Music Group will submit a package of assets it expects to sell beyond the publishing assets (including the Koch and Brentwood Benson Christian catalogs) already announced earlier this year. According to mult ...

  9. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  10. David Guetta Re-Signs With EMI, 'The Best Team on the Planet'

    July 03, 2012 8:17 AM EDT After eleven years on the roster, French electronic artist, DJ, producer and collaborator to the stars David Guetta has extended his contract with EMI Music, the label group announced today. EMI is home to me," says Guetta, whose first single ...

  11. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Aus ...

  12. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Retailer accounts for 28%-32% of market. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Retail conglomerate Brazin, which operates the three music retail c ...

  13. EMI Strengthens Global Marketing Team

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paravella, Shackell promoted in London. EMI Music is strengthening its London-based global marketing division by promoting two executives to newly created senior positions. Giampietro Paravella is the new VP, global marketing in charge of the Capi ...

  14. HMV Sells Australian Stores To Brazin

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal valued at $3 million. Sydney-based entertainment and lingerie company Brazin Ltd. has bought HMV Australia Ltd. from its U.K. parent for $4 million Australian ($3.08 million). The deal is effective Oct. 2. HMV has 32 stores in Australia. Acco ...

  15. BMG Pub Creates New Biz-Dev Post

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Simon Mortimer takes the VP title. BMG Music Publishing has promoted Simon Mortimer to the newly-created post of VP, business development worldwide. Mortimer will lead the company's initiatives to develop increasing business in such areas as ...

  16. France-bound Ascoli To Launch New Label

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Music U.K. managing director Philippe Ascoli is returning to his native France to establish a new joint-venture label. Virgin Music U.K. managing director Philippe Ascoli is returning to his native France to establish a new joint-venture la ...

  17. Minogue Cancer Scare Sparks Aussie Sales

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While Kylie Minogue recovers in Melbourne this week after successful surgery for breast cancer, the pop singer's Australian fans have been buying her CDs and DVDs in a show of support. While Kylie Minogue recovers in Melbourne this week after ...

  18. Lauriot-Prevost Takes Over EMI's Global Marketing

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matthieu Lauriot-Prevost has been promoted to senior VP of global marketing, in charge of the marketing of EMI Music's repertoire around the world. Matthieu Lauriot-Prevost has been promoted to senior VP of global marketing, in charge of the ...

  19. U.K.'s Stage Three Picks Up Mosaic Catalog

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing catalog of Mosaic Music Publishing, which includes 44 No. 1 country hits and songs written by members of Aerosmith and ZZ Top. NEW YORK -- London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acqu ...

  20. U.K.'s Stage Three Picks Up Mosaic Catalog

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing catalog of Mosaic Music, which includes 44 No. 1 country hits and songs written by members of Aerosmith and ZZ Top. London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing cat ...