the Fratellis

  1. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  2. McGoff Rises At EMI Music Pub U.K.

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has appointed Kenny McGoff as senior VP, head of A&R, in the United Kingdom. McGoff joined the publisher in 2000 as A&R manager and has since signed songwriter/artists like Arctic Monkeys, the Enemy, the Feeling, the F ...

  3. UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the 50th anniversary convention of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) kept alive the product presentation, an extravaganza that was well attended by conventioneers. Kicking off the secon ...

  4. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 13-14 at Red Rocks Amphith ...

  5. Island Execs Step Up, Gatfield Switches To EMI

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has confirmed that Island Records executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle have been appointed co-presidents of the group. As reported on Billboard.biz yesterday (April 15), the pair will replace the label's current preside ...

  6. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  7. EMI Publishing Makes A&R Hire

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daniel Lloyd Jones has joined EMI Music Publishing U.K. as A&R manager. The former press officer joins from Warner Brothers Records where, for the past five years, he has helped break a string of bands including My Chemical Romance, Gnarls Bar ...

  8. Fratellis, Cranberries Are Border Breakers

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop/rock band the Fratellis and former Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan are among the 10 winners of the fifth European Border Breakers Awards. The winners' names were unveiled today ahead of a ceremony to be held in Cannes on ...

  9. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  10. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  11. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  12. Chart Greets Sweet Sounds of Musiq

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Musiq Soulchild takes his "Luvanmusic" straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the R&B singer his second chart-topper ... Five other acts' albums debut in the top 10 this week: Lloyd, Rich Boy, Neil Young, Amy Winehouse a ...

  13. Scotland's T In The Park Adds Another Round

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Scottish music festival T In The Park is expanding to run as a three-day event this summer. The organizers of the annual event, which has been held as a two-day festival since 1994, have also applied to local authorities to increase its capacity f ...

  14. Brits Viewers Invited To Vote On Best U.K. Single

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The best British single category at the upcoming Brit Awards will be decided for the first time by a live public vote, organizers the BPI said today (Jan. 8) Mobile telecommunications giant O2 and handset maker Nokia have thrown their support behi ...

  15. Universal Preps Brits Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music will issue next month a double-album and DVD to commemorate the annual Brit Awards. Works from British acts Kasabian, Razorlight, the Fratellis, Muse and American breakthrough successes Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Gnarls Barkl ...

  16. Roxy Music Rocks Diesel-U-Music's Icon Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards show airs in U.K. on Oct. 22. Roxy Music, the glam-rock veteran group, will be receiving the Radio Music Icon Award at this year’s Diesel-U-Music Awards ceremony on Oct. 4. The event, which aims to promote unsigned and other emerging acts a ...

  17. Roxy Music Rocks Diesel-U-Music's Icon Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards show airs in U.K. on Oct. 22. Roxy Music, the glam-rock veteran group, will be receiving the Radio Music Icon Award at this year’s Diesel-U-Music Awards ceremony on Oct. 4. The event, which aims to promote unsigned and other emerging acts a ...

  18. Timberlake Doubles Up On Euro Charts

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake does the double on the pan-European sales charts, where he debuts at the European Top 100 Albums summit with "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) and "Sexyback" starts a third week at No. 1 Justin Timberlake does the ...

  19. Timberlake Doubles Up On Euro Charts

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake does the double on the pan-European sales charts, where he debuts at the European Top 100 Albums summit with "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) and "Sexyback" starts a third week at No. 1 Justin Timberlake does the ...