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  1. Coachella Lineup Rumors Now Include Daft Punk and Phoenix

    December 18, 2012 8:14 PM EST Daft Punk, Phoenix and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have joined the listed of artists rumored to be performing at Coachella in April 2013. On Saturday, music service Songkick sent an email to those subscribed to Daft Punk alerts noting that Daft Punk would be ...

  2. EMI Music France Acquires Stake in PlayOn

    January 12, 2012 1:15 PM EST EMI Music France has acquired a "significant" stake in PlayOn. Why would EMI Music France invest in a company that releases DVDs, produces live theatrical events, works with musical artists and is generally involved with music rights? &q ...

  3. MyMajorCompany Launching In U.K. This Month

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fan-funded music platform MyMajorCompany (MMC) will launch in the U.K. on Oct. 18. MMC's A&R team signs acts and puts them on the site, inviting fans to invest. It launched in France in 2008 and now has 28 fully financed artists with a co ...

  4. Court Rules Bushido Plagiarized French Act

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German rapper Bushido stole parts of songs from the French band Dark Sanctuary and must now pay a sum of €63,000 ($84,000) in damages to the original composers, a court has ruled. This concerns 13 Dark Sanctuary songs, parts of which Bushido u ...

  5. President Sarkozy Pays Tribute To Alain Bashung

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French pop-rock legend Alain Bashung died aged 61 of lung cancer on March 14 in Paris, his agent Garance Productions said in a statement. The multi-platinum artist received three awards at the Victoires de la Musique ceremony, which was televised ...

  6. Sharkey Attacks U.K. Government

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. Music CEO Feargal Sharkey has launched an attack on the British government over its lack of support for rights holders. Speaking at a reception for the British music business umbrella group at the MIDEM conference in Cannes, France, former Un ...

  7. Muse Holds Onto European Chart No. 1

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yorke's 'Eraser' opens at No. 2. Muse retain top place on European Top 100 Albums with "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's No. 1 for a second week in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and ...

  8. Muse Holds Onto European Chart No. 1

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Muse retain top place on European Top 100 Albums with "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's No. 1 for a second week in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Belgian reg Muse retain top place on Eu ...

  9. Phoenix Rise On New Music Format

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI France is experimenting with a new format which combines an illustrated collector book with codes to unlock digital downloads. The new DigHitBook format will be tested May 30 with the release of EMI France is experimenting with a new format wh ...

  10. Gipsy Kings Ink Pub Pact With Peermusic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic France has signed a worldwide publishing deal with world music act Gipsy Kings for their current album "Roots." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The accord does not extend to the act's Peermusic France has signed a wo ...

  11. Gipsy Kings Ink Pub Pact With Peermusic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic France has signed a worldwide publishing deal with world music act Gipsy Kings for their current album "Roots." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The accord does not extend to the act's Peermusic France has signed a wo ...

  12. Trintignant Murder Trial Verdict Due

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The prosecutor at a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithuania, has called for a nine-year jail sentence against Bertrand Cantat. The French singer faces charges of homicide after his companion, the actress Marie The prosecutor at a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithu ...