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  1. The Jam's Paul Weller Wins Photo Case Against Daily Mail (Report)

    April 16, 2014 1:09 PM EDT Paul Weller, former frontman and guitarist for The Jam, has won £10,000 in a case brought against the Daily Mail's parent company Associated Newspapers for publishing photos of his children, the BBC has reported . The photos, published in Oct ...

  2. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  3. Reggae Grammy Nominations Honor Veteran Acts, Snub Emerging Talent

    December 26, 2012 4:00 PM EST The nominations for the 2013 Best Reggae Album Grammy, as in previous years, acknowledge the genre's veteran acts while overlooking popular releases by a younger generation of artists. The nominees are Jimmy Cliff's "Rebirth" ( ...

  4. Universal U.K Partners With Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Clothing Label To Open Virtual 'Shop-Front' Record Stores

    May 08, 2012 11:02 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is taking an innovative approach to boosting its sales of vinyl product. Launching May 24, the label is to partner with British fashion company Pretty Green - the clothing label and retail chain set up by former Oasis, now Bea ...

  5. Paul Weller Tops David Guetta For U.K.'s No. 1 Album; Katy Perry Has Top Single

    March 26, 2012 7:35 AM EDT In a photo-finish that saw him beat David Guetta's "Nothing But The Beat" (Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by a sales margin of just 150 copies, Paul Weller scored his fourth solo U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday (25) with "Sonik Kicks" (U ...

  6. AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album. Another Sony artist, RCA newcomer Diana Vickers , scored a chart-topping single at the first time of aski ...

  7. Industry Unites For Music Matters Campaign

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new cross-industry campaign, Music Matters, has launched in the U.K. to highlight the value of music and educate consumers on digital services. It is being led by Niamh Byrne, Universal Music U.K. head of creative content, and formerly of CMO Ma ...

  8. Universal Renews Paul Weller Publishing Deal

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has confirmed the renewal and extension of its worldwide agreement with U.K. rock artist Paul Weller, covering his entire back catalog as a solo artist and with the Jam and the Style Council, as well as his future ...

  9. MOJO Awards Handed Out In London

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's extraordinary breakthrough was confirmed tonight when the Welsh singer took out one of the main categories at MOJO magazine's annual awards ceremony, held at the Brewery venue in east London. The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to ...

  10. Duffy Doubles Up On Euro Charts

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, A&M/Universal's Duffy completes the pan-European "double," holding at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" and climbing back 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Mercy." Th ...

  11. European Survey Tells Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Pink Floyd comeback would be the greatest gig in the sky, according to the findings of a new Europe-wide poll. When asked "Which band would you most like to see re-form," more than 26% of respondents to the census, published today by d ...

  12. Silver Cleft Award For Weller

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Weller is to be feted during the O2 Silver Clef Luncheon in London on June 29. The songwriter and guitarist who formed the Jam, Style Council and is now a successful solo artist, will be the recipient of the prestigious Silver Clef Award. Sev ...

  13. Universal Eyes New Earbook Releases

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New format to kick off Oct. 23 in U.K. Universal Music is poised to roll out the new "earbook" format. From Oct. 23, the United Kingdom will be the launch pad for six titles in the new range, which will comprise a hard-back book with at ...

  14. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The Leeds-England alternative rock outfit won three at the U.K. industry's show Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophi ...

  15. 'Anastacia' Euro Chart Streak At 14th Week

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set notches a 14th week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The album moves 9-4 in Sweden, 7-2 in Norway and 4-2 in Holland, where her European tour starts on Saturday. Anastacia's self-titled Epic set notch ...

  16. 'Anastacia' Euro Chart Streak At 14th Week

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Daylight/Epic set notches a 14th week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The album moves 9-4 in Sweden, 7-2 in Norway and 4-2 in Holland, where her European tour starts on Sa Anastacia's self-titled Daylight/Epi ...

  17. UMI Audio/Visual Product Gets Int'l Rollout

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product range following a successful trial in three European territories. Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product ran ...

  18. UMI Audio/Visual Product Gets Int'l Rollout

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product range following a successful trial in three European territories. Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product ran ...