1. British Trade Body BPI Appoints New Chairman

    December 11, 2014 9:58 AM EST British trade body BPI has appointed former Sony Music UK CEO Ged Doherty as chairman of BPI and the BRIT Awards, effective on New Year's Day. Doherty replaces Tony Wadsworth , who announced in March he was stepping down from the role after s ...

  2. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "proba ...

  3. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on IT ...

  4. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  5. Simon Cowell, Sony Sign New TV, Music, Film Deal

    January 19, 2010 4:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Music mogul Simon Cowell has formed a long-term venture with Sony Corp's Sony Music Entertainment to produce music, television and film, beginning with the U.S. version of hit British show "The X Factor". The new venture, called Syco ...

  6. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST 0 0 0 British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  7. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  8. Robbie Williams To Receive BRIT Awards Honor

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has named pop artist Robbie Williams as the recipient of the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2010 BRIT Awards. Williams will close the ceremony with a performance at the Feb. 16 event at London's Earls C ...

  9. Jive Revived In U.K.

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Sony Music Entertainment has revived the Jive imprint in the U.K. under Nick Burgess, who was previously head of A&R at Virgin Records U.K. Jive will be based in Sony Music's west London HQ and it will also operate Silvertone as a sub-label. ...

  10. Dido, "Safe Trip Home"

    November 21, 2008 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in London. And by "homes," she doesn't necessarily mean houses -- she means places where she feels comfortable and creative. "London is still home -- but I ...

  11. 'Home' And Dry

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in London. And by "homes," she doesn't necessarily mean houses -- she means places where she feels comfortable and creative Dido counts herself lucky. She has tw ...

  12. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Dominates Euro Albums Chart

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC soars triumphantly on European Top 100 Albums, racing 67-1 with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony Music). Pink's "So What" (LaFace/Sony Music) starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. "Black Ice" claim ...

  13. Gatfield Cites 'Lack Of Confidence' In A&R

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, EMI Music's president of A&R Labels, North America and U.K., has outlined his approach to developing artists and expressed his concern about A&R departments in his first high-profile appearance at an industry event sinc ...

  14. Oasis Inks Three-Album Deal With Sony BMG

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis has expanded its partnership with Sony BMG by signing a new three-album deal with the company. Oasis has expanded its partnership with Sony BMG by signing a new three-album deal with the company. The profit-sharing agreement will find Oasis co ...

  15. Sony BMG U.K. Names Curran COO

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music publishing veteran Paul Curran has been appointed COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. and Ireland, with effect from May 1. In his new role, Curran will report to the music major's U.K. chairman and CEO Ged Doherty. Until now, Curra ...

  16. Sony BMG Blasts Lennox 'Drop' Report

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sony BMG today (Jan. 15) hit out at "ludicrous" press reports stating the company had dropped Annie Lennox after a 25-year association. Sony BMG today (Jan. 15) hit out at "ludicrous" press reports stating the company had dropped ...

  17. Sony BMG U.K. Launches Online A&R, Blog Service

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. is getting closer to the unsigned artist community through a new interactive Web initiative. The music major is encouraging musicians to become members of its RCA or Columbia labels' A&R "virtual neighbourhood," wh ...

  18. Sony BMG U.K. Re-launches Epic

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Epic Label is getting a new lease on life in Britain. With immediate effect, Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland has re-launched the label, which will sit alongside the major's current frontline music companies, RCA and Columbia Label ...

  19. Doherty Appointed Chief Of Sony BMG U.K.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. and Ireland. He will succeed Rob Stringer, who will assume a New York-based role this September as president of S Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and ...

  20. Doherty Appointed Chief Of Sony BMG U.K.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. and Ireland. He will succeed Rob Stringer, who will assume a New York-based role this September as president of S Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and ...