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  1. Backbeat: Warner Sound's Second SXSW Showcase Brings Out Elektra's Castelaz, Tegan and Sara and More

    March 14, 2013 11:42 AM EDT On night two of The Warner Sound showcase captured by Nikon, the industry crowd mingled with some of the host label’s rising stars at The Belmont in downtown Austin, TX. Rock troubadour Gary Clark Jr. and Maybach Music's Rockie Fresh , the ...

  2. Turntable.fm Chairman Seth Goldstein Returns With EDM-Centric DJZ

    October 31, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Serial entrepreneur Seth Goldstein, chairman of social music service Turntable.fm , is back with another music project, DJZ - and he's brought in some Silicon Valley backers and an Internet veteran to help him run the company. With its combin ...

  3. Business Matters: Is Music Still Core to Sony Corp's Mission?

    April 12, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Music May Be Losing Significance to Sony Sony Corp. wants to revitalize its electronics business, but how will it use music to get there? The company announced a transformation plan Thursday that includes shedding 10,000 jobs , or 6% of its global ...

  4. Business Matters: Google Consumer Surveys Pick Up Where Micropayments Left Off

    March 30, 2012 6:33 PM EDT Google's Consumer Surveys Act As Soft Paywalls Would you answer a few questions in an online survey to listen to music, an online article or some other premium digital content? A new Google product helps online publishers get money out of the ...

  5. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  6. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri at ASCAP'S ATL Legends Dinner

    September 29, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To The Nines: Multi-hyphenate and an ATL Legend Ne-Yo ; ASCAP's Jennifer Drake, Director, Rhythm & Soul; ASCAP's VP, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George, Devyne Stephens, CEO of Upfront Megatainment. (Photo: The Picture Group) It was a c ...

  7. Radiohead Drive 55% Rise in U.K. Vinyl Sales

    July 27, 2011 7:03 PM EDT Vinyl album sales in the United Kingdom climbed by 55% in the first six months of 2011, according to new figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). From January to June this year, 168,296 albums were sold in the vinyl forma ...

  8. How 'The Diggers' Military Tribute Album Was Saved by Australian Rules Football

    April 25, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Charity fundraising album "The Diggers" has been given the go-ahead after the Australian Army called a truce with Warner Music over the project's disputed title. Warner Music had lined-up the album as tribute to defense force person ...

  9. Warner Music Australia's Military Tribute Album Shot Down by Armed Services

    April 13, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Warner Music Australia has had to yank an upcoming album project intended to celebrate the nation's war heroes after the album's title ran afoul of the armed services. The album "The Diggers" was to be recorded by three serving ...

  10. Mumford & Sons 'Over The Moon' At Double Grammy Nod

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons is celebrating its double Grammy nod. The band has recently returned from a tour in the U.S. where it has moved 428,000 copies of its debut "Sigh No More" according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band ...

  11. eMusic To Add Universal Music Group, Change Pricing

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has licensed its catalog to eMusic, making it the third major record label available at the store. The addition of 250,000 UMG tracks will be available in November for U.S. subscribers only. Concurrent with the addition of UM ...

  12. @MEL: 'I Am T-Pain' Wins Best Artist-Based App Award

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit iPhone auto-tuner “I Am T-Pain” took home the 'Best Artist-Based App' Award at the Billboard Music App Awards today in San Francisco, beating out finalists Linkin Park's “8-Bit Rebellion” and “TouchChords: Jimmie Vaughan.” Sport ...

  13. @MEL: Key To App Sales Success: Winning Over Apple's Editors

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's App store editorial department – tasked with selecting and promoting the best apps on the crowded site – now holds enormous power over the success or failure of music industry apps, panelists said during “The New Music Industry” discu ...

  14. Music App Summit: Decision-Makers Discuss Past, Present and Future of Mobile Music Apps

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit is taking place Oct. 5 in San Francisco and will be a high-level meeting of the main players involved in making music-relates smartphone apps. They include the leading app developers, VCs ...

  15. Kylie Minogue, Pendulum Boost Chrysalis In Q3

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music group Chrysalis enjoyed a financial third quarter 5.2% rise in its income from royalties on the prior year quarter, according to an interim management statement released today (Aug. 19). Company performance was in line with the board� ...

  16. Appeal Commences In Australian ISP Copyright Case

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has commenced appeal proceedings against a February court decision that found Australian ISP iiNet not guilty of infringing copyright laws. In 2008, a group of 34 TV/film studios and broadc ...

  17. Australian ISP iiNet Wins Copyright Case

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's film and TV industries have failed in their landmark attempt to hold an Internet service provider liable for illegal file-sharing. The Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 4) ruled in favor of iiNet, which had been accused of ...

  18. Australian Court Fast-tracks iiNet Ruling

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Federal Court is to fast-track its decision in the landmark copyright battle which has pitted Internet Service Provider iiNet against a coalition of film and TV companies. A ruling on the eagerly watched copyright test case is exp ...

  19. iiNet Copyright Trial Begins

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Investigators tracked nearly 100,000 instances of iiNet customers sharing files illegally during a 59-week period, prosecutors told the Federal Court in Sydney today as the Internet Service Provider's copyright trial finally got underway. A c ...

  20. BBC To Broadcast 'Muse Night'

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 is to broadcast Muse Night on Sept. 7, a five-hour special devoted to the alt-rock act. The broadcast will include highlights from the Sept. 5 homecoming show at the Den in Teignmouth, Devon and also fe ...

  21. Tattersfield Named As Warner Music U.K. CEO

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Christian Tattersfield as CEO, Warner Music U.K. and chairman, Warner Bros Records U.K. Reporting to John Reid, vice chairman, Warner Music International and chairman, Warner Music Europe, Tattersfield will assume resp ...

  22. Slipknot Leads Charge For Kerrang! Awards

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metal outfit Slipknot has topped the nominations list for this year's Kerrang! Awards, hosted by the U.K weekly rock magazine on Aug. 3 in London. With six nominations, including two for best single ("Dead Memories" and "Psycho ...

  23. Bat For Lashes, The Enemy Join Summer Series

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock band the Enemy and British alt-rock act Bat For Lashes have joined the line-up for the open-air Summer Series of concerts at London's Somerset House. The Enemy perform on July 10, promoting sophomore set "Music For The People&q ...

  24. Pirate Bay Lawyer Files For Retrial

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four men sentenced to jail for breaching copyright in connection with Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest free file-sharing Web sites, should be given a new trial because the judge was biased, according to court documents filed in Sweden. ...

  25. Jane's Addiction At SXSW, Drop Two Free New Tracks

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction is releasing two new studio tracks online today (March 20) via Ninja2009.com , the tour site for the forthcoming co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails. The two studio cuts available for free download are "Chip Away&quo ...

  26. Neil Young: WMG Being Penalized

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young has come to the defense of his label Reprise Records and Warner Music Group (WMG) over the ongoing content dispute between WMG and YouTube. On his blog , Young says the major label is being penalized for being the first to sign licensin ...

  27. Telenor Refuses To Block Pirate Bay Access

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Norwegian telecom group Telenor will not block access to the Swedish BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay, despite demands from representatives of the entertainment industry. Telenor said that a demand from international and Norwegian music and film ...

  28. Exile, Madonna Honored At RIAJ Gold Disc Awards

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Japanese pop act Exile and Madonna were among the winners at the 23rd edition of the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) Gold Disc Awards at Tokyo International Forum in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo. The awards, held March 2, celebra ...

  29. Brit Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon's double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment quartet returned to No. 1 with the album "Only By The Night" ...

  30. Coldplay Tops 2008 Global Sales List

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) was the best-selling album of 2008 globally, according to new figures from the IFPI. The international recording industry organization said the U.K. melodic roc ...

  31. Aus ISP iiNet To File Copyright Case Defense

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Australian music industry will keenly watch developments this week as Internet service provider iiNet's copyright infringement trial enters another phase at the Federal Court. Perth-based iiNet will on Thursday (Feb. 5) file its Federal C ...

  32. Antony Lights Up Euro Albums Chart

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Antony & the Johnsons' "The Crying Light" (Rough Trade) makes a dramatic debut at No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" (Virgin/EMI) scores a fourth week atop Euroch ...

  33. 'X Factor' Winner Favorite For U.K. No. 1

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, who won TV music talent contest "The X Factor" at the weekend, looks set to secure the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with her cover of "Hallelujah" (Syco). The song, originally written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, was ...

  34. Amazon's U.K. MP3 Store Goes Live

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The long-anticipated Amazon.co.uk MP3 service has finally arrived, although the online retailer's download store had a low-key launch. The service went live today (Dec. 3) and boasts 3 million DRM-free tracks from all four majors and leading ...

  35. MTV Europe Music Awards Get 'Rickrolled'

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eighties U.K. pop star Rick Astley has received his first ever MTV Europe Music Award nomination for his global chart-topper "Never Gonna Give You Up" (RCA) from 1987 and 1988. The nomination follows a viral internet phenomenon last year ...

  36. The Killers To Preview Third Album At Royal Albert Hall

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will perform a one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 3 ahead of the release of their third studio set, "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Mercury), on Nov. 24. The Las Vegas rock act's comeback single, "Huma ...

  37. Metallica To Launch Berlin O2 World

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica is to play two budget-priced shows in London and Berlin to launch its album "Death Magnetic," including the opening show at the new 17,000-capacity O2 World arena in Berlin. Tickets will be available to registered users of the ...

  38. Moran Joins Nine North

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promotion man Tom Moran, who exited Show Dog Records in March as VP of promotion, joins Nashville-based indie Nine North Records as VP of promotion and marketing. He reports to Nine North president Larry Pareigis, who calls Moran "the ...

  39. Concerns As Canadian Album Sales Slump

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian music biz continues to be rocked by lackluster sales, with album sales dropping 15% this week compared to the previous week, and tumbling 30% from the same period in 2007, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Soundscan. The to ...

  40. Christmas Bonanza For U.K. X Factor Winner?

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Teenage Scottish pop singer Leon Jackson should have a Christmas to remember. Jackson, the surprise winner of Britain's X Factor reality TV show on Dec. 15, is poised to claim the coveted Christmas No. 1 slot on the Official U.K. Singles Char ...

  41. Blunt Scores European Chart Triple

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt completes a notable triple on Billboard's pan-European charts, debuting atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls." He also starts a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  42. Metal Fans Streamed To Download Festival Site

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The metal/rock Download festival held at Donnington Park in England June 8-10 generated almost a million unique visitors to its dedicated Web site, promoter Live Nation U.K. announced today (June 20). The event, headlined by My Chemical Romance (R ...

  43. La Oreja Lead Spain's Los 40 Awards

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national Top 40 radio network, Los 40 Principales, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with its first Los Premios Principales gala on Dec. 16. It will be Spain's only aw Spain's most popular national T ...

  44. Chilis Unveil North American Tour Plans

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed details for their 2006 North American tour, which will open Aug. 11 in Portland, Ore. As previously reported, the trek in support of the double album "Stadium Arcad Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed detai ...

  45. Italy Launches Official Digital Chart

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Italian music industry body FIMI yesterday (April 10) published the country's first digital singles chart. Italian music industry body FIMI yesterday (April 10) published the country's first digital singles chart. Local artist Gianna Nan ...

  46. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod p France is pushing through a law that woul ...

  47. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod p France is pushing through a law that woul ...

  48. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  49. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  50. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marshall takes Warner Bros; Lousada gets Atlantic. Marshall takes Warner Bros; Lousada gets Atlantic. News ...

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