1. Richie Hawtin Awarded an Honorary Doctorate

    July 14, 2015 1:22 AM EDT Veteran DJ, producer, label owner and tech enthusiast Richie Hawtin has been bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of music technology. If that wasn’t enough ...

  2. Anton Corbijn-Directed Depeche Mode Concert Film Coming Soon

    October 09, 2014 2:54 AM EDT Depeche Mode will release a live album and concert film later this month which documents their concerts in Berlin on the triumphant Delta Machine tour. The British electro-rock outfit’s Live In Berlin DVD is directed by longtime creative collabora ...

  3. Richie Hawtin to Receive ‘Outstanding Contribution’ AIM Independent Award

    August 27, 2014 4:09 AM EDT Richie Hawtin , the Canadian-born techno master whose trippy alter-ego Plastikman has melted minds for more than 20 years, is this year's recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the AIM Independent Music Awards.   More AI ...

  4. Richie Hawtin to Receive ‘Outstanding Contribution’ AIM Independent Award

    August 27, 2014 4:09 AM EDT Richie Hawtin , the Canadian-born techno master whose trippy alter-ego Plastikman has melted minds for more than 20 years, is this year's recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the AIM Independent Music Awards.   More AI ...

  5. 5 Questions with Daniel Miller, Founder of Mute Group of Companies

    June 12, 2013 12:41 AM EDT Simple question. What do Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Moby, Richie Hawtin and Goldfrapp all have in common? Anyone who knows their “indie” music will know the answer: Daniel Miller. The British music man built a culture with his Mute brand, which he ...

  6. Daniel Miller Says Mute Group Positioned for Growth, Bolsters Exec Team

    May 21, 2013 4:53 AM EDT Two-and-a half-years have passed since Daniel Miller and his Mute brand split from EMI and returned to the "independent" community. Now, the British exec is confident his Mute group of companies is positioned for growth, and he's ...

  7. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:56 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since si ...

  8. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:50 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since ...

  9. Worldwide Independent Network Announces 'Independent Manifesto'

    January 29, 2013 2:55 PM EST Yesterday at MIDEM, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) introduced its Independent Manifesto and the formation of a global council. The document (below) sets out the organization’s core principles to guide the global independent music sector. ...

  10. Backbeat: Hard's Gary Richards Talks Live Nation Acquisition, DJing With Roses In His Hair at EMI's Electrospective Party in Hollywood

    September 20, 2012 4:16 PM EDT POSSO DJing at Hollywood's AV Nightclub for the Electrospective launch and Magnetic Magazine's birthday celebration (Photo by Catie Laffoon) EMI launched their Electrospective campaign on Tuesday night at the AV Nightclub in Hollywood . ...

  11. Updated: Universal Music Offers to Sell More Assets to Salvage EMI Deal

    July 19, 2012 8:41 AM EDT Universal Music has upped the ante in its efforts to gain approval for its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded-music division, offering to sell off even more parts of EMI, according to a report in Financial Times. The European Commission reje ...

  12. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  13. Diplo, Nile Rodgers, Twitter's Tatiana Simonian to Keynote Biggest-Ever Ibiza International Music Summit

    March 02, 2012 2:33 PM EST Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites: Dance music fans at 2011's Ibiza International Music Summitt (Photo: IMS) In line with the ever-expanding global popularity of electronic dance music, this year's Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) ...

  14. Mute Launches Liberation Technologies Label

    January 26, 2012 4:52 PM EST Mute records today announced the launch of Liberation Technologies, a new label focused on electronic music. The label will be headed by Patrick O'Neill and distributed worldwide by S T Holdings. The label's first release is 'Spring ...

  15. U.K. Independent Label Market Comes To Brooklyn

    October 07, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Independent Label Market - Vol.2 by Independent Label Market This Saturday (Oct. 8), heads of 20 or so independent music labels will gather at the Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg on the Williamsburg waterfront in New York City. Among them will be ...

  16. Mute Moves Into Management

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Mute label, relaunched as an independent by original founder Daniel Miller albeit with an elaborate arrangement with EMI , has revealed plans to enter the artist/producer management business. The new version of Mute was unveiled in September a ...

  17. Mute Goes Indie Again, EMI Keeps Depeche Mode

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music and Mute found Daniel Miller have reached an agreement over the future of the label, which will once again be independent - albeit with a label services deal with EMI, who will also take a minority stake. The label specializing in altern ...

  18. Jimmy Page Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 11, 2010 8:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin 's Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo hall of fame at a ceremony in London. The honor, supported by Universal Catalog Marketing, was presented at the Mojo Honours List ceremony at the Brewery venue in London last night (June 10) ...

  19. Depeche Mode Prepares For Tour Of The Universe

    March 23, 2009 9:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a room in New York's Greenwich Hotel, Dave Gahan is sitting erect in a straight-backed chair, immune to the wind outside that's blowing garbage cans down the street. Gahan, the lead singer for Depeche Mode, is a rock star and he dresses ...

  20. Depeche Mode Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    February 20, 2009 11:14 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Depeche Mode will tour North America this summer, beginning July 24 in Toronto. Venues have yet to be announced for the trek, which runs through Sept. 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The band will be out in support of its new album, Sounds of ...

  21. U.K.'s ITC Conference Kicks Off

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Livesey, co-founder and director of In The City, used her opening address on day one of Britain's largest music convention to herald the "beginning of a new era." Opening the Oct. 20-22 Manchester event with a moving speech, ...

  22. Goldsmith Added As Keynote Speaker At In The City

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith will be a keynote speaker at this year's In The City U.K. music seminar, which takes place at Manchester's Midland Hotel Oct. 20 to 22. Most recently in the news after securing the reunion of Led ...

  23. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode The 'Mode' Code New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp can be found on the Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due this week via Reprise. The set was preceded Oct. ...

  24. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder ...