1. Paolo Nutini, Kiesza Top U.K. Charts

    April 21, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini’s third album “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) became his second in a row to top the U.K. chart, as the Official Charts Company published its new weekly data yesterday (April 20). Twenty-five-year-old ...

  2. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody T ...

  3. Kaiser Chiefs Continue Rule Atop U.K. Albums Chart, Sigma Bags Top Single

    April 14, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody ...

  4. Kaiser Chiefs Crowned Leaders of U.K. Albums Chart

    April 07, 2014 3:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. modern rock band the Kaiser Chiefs debuted at No. 1 on the new British album chart Sunday (Apr. 6) with their fifth full-length, “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/Universal). Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” (Interscope/U ...

  5. 'The Voice U.K.' Ratings Dip On Season’s First Live Show

    March 25, 2014 3:59 AM EDT “The Voice U.K.'s” first live show of the season on Saturday night drew higher ratings for the BBC than last year's equivalent episode, but viewership fell to a season low. The third season of the singing competition has drawn better aud ...

  6. 'The Voice U.K.' Audience Dips For Episode Two, Remains Ahead of Last Year's Ratings

    January 21, 2014 1:35 AM EST The ratings for the third season of 'The Voice U.K.' on the BBC continue to trend ahead of last year, even though the second episode Saturday night drew a smaller audience than the season opener.  The BBC, which has been looking to bolst ...

  7. 'The Voice U.K.' Third Season Opener Pulls Strong Ratings

    January 14, 2014 5:27 AM EST The third season opener of "The Voice U.K." on Saturday night drew much stronger ratings than the second season debut in some good news for the BBC, which has been looking to bolster the show's performance. The singing competition&# ...

  8. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announc ...

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  10. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  11. Business Matters: Artist Happiness as a Long-Term Investment

    October 01, 2012 9:23 PM EDT As interested parties line up for Universal Music Group's divested EMI assets -- particularly Parlaphone Records -- artists and managers are encouraging bidders not to forget about the artists. Jon Webster, CEO of the Music Managers Forum (MM ...

  12. Pearl Jam, Black Keys to Rock Lollapalooza Brazil, Chile

    October 01, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lollapalooza's pair of South American festivals, held in Brazil and Chile, are returning next year with acts including Pearl Jam , The Black Keys , The Killers , Deadmau5 and Queens of the Stone Age collectively on board for both editions. Afte ...

  13. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  14. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  15. Walk the Moon Enjoys Overnight Success, Two Years in the Making

    June 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT ''Anna Sun," a catchy track by Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon, is technically the first single from the paisley revival group's self-titled, major-label debut album, out June 19 on RCA Records. But the song, penned by lead si ...

  16. Tastemakers: Walk The Moon

    May 14, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart, which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and smal ...

  17. Exclusive: Red Light Management Opens London Office With Ex-SuperVision Managers, Roster

    May 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Red Light Management is now on the ground in the U.K., with former SuperVision Management Group managers James Sandom, Cerne Canning and Deb Fenstermacher-and their artists-entering the RLM fold. Sandom and Canning will set up Red Light's new ...

  18. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  19. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  20. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed ...

  21. Coachella To Live Stream Part of Festival Via YouTube

    April 13, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Coachella will be live streaming some of its acts across three channels on YouTube this year, allowing fans who got priced out - or were too late to purchase tickets to the festival which sold out in just a week - to see some of their favorite ban ...

  22. SXSW 2012: Kaiser Chiefs Q&A

    SXSW 2012: Kaiser Chiefs Q&A

    March 19, 2012 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 SXSW 2012: Kaiser Chiefs Q&A Kaiser Chiefs , interview , SXSW , Kaiser Chiefs , Interview Videos Kaiser Chiefs Interview ...

  23. How 14 Companies Are Making SXSW A Music Marketing Mecca

    March 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT It may seem like every band and brand is heading down to Austin this month for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (running March 9-18), but the music portion of SXSW has lost some buzz in recent years to the behemoth that is now ...

  24. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  25. Kaiser Chiefs Reconfigure Internet Album To Connect with U.S. Audiences

    March 03, 2012 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 On June 3, 2011, a widget appeared on Kaiser Chiefs ' website. With little warning, the U.K. rock band, which had been on hiatus for nearly three years since the release of its album "Off With Their Heads," presented a new one, " ...

  26. Splendid Coldplay, Kanye Light Up Splendour in the Grass Festival

    August 01, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 There were fireworks on and off the stage Sunday night as an impressive Coldplay closed the Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia. Like they did at Glastonbury Festival in June, Coldplay used the occasion to test five songs from their forthco ...

  27. Beyonce's '4' Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, Has Six Singles in Top 75

    July 04, 2011 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday's new U.K. sales charts from the Official Charts Company revealed a week of triumph for Beyoncé , in the wake of her headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26. "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 89, ...

  28. U2 Rock Glastonbury Despite Tax Protesters: Video

    June 25, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Irish rockers U2 pulled it off with their Glastonbury music festival debut, critics said on Saturday, but the fallout from a protest over the band's tax status continued to rumble. Bono and co. raced through U2 classics like "Mysterious Wa ...

  29. DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football

    June 09, 2010 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.c ...

  30. Jane's Addiction Closes Lollapalooza With Short, Sweet Set

    August 10, 2009 8:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction only ran through a dozen songs, but Perry Farrell and company made sure to roll through most of their hits for a revved-up crowd Sunday night to close out the 2009 Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago. Billboard.com spoke backstage ...

  31. Airborne Toxic Event Flying High

    June 23, 2009 8:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The trouble with fronting a constantly touring rock outfit is that it leaves little time to finish a novel. That's what Mikel Jollett, singer/guitarist of the Airborne Toxic Event, came to realize as the momentum behind his band's self-tit ...

  32. Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys Top Readings And Leeds Lineups

    March 31, 2009 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England's August Ba ...

  33. AC/DC Back Atop U.K. Chart After 28 Years

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser Chiefs' "Off With Their Heads" (B Unique/Polydor/Universal) to seize the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 26). AC/DC has not led th AC/DC's " ...

  34. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend "evolves" on his third album, Pink soldiers through heartbreak on "Funhouse," Brit rock titans Snow Patrol and the Cure unveil new albums and Ryan Adams finds his focus with the Cardinals The first new album bearing t ...

  35. Oasis Scores Seventh Straight U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12) with "Dig Out Your Soul" (Big Brother), continuing the band's record of having reached No. 1 on the U.K. bestsellers with e Oasis made its customary debut at ...

  36. U.K. Artists Form Coalition To Protect Rights

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative body, the Featured Artists' Coalition. Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Na ...

  37. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  38. Kaiser Chiefs Find New Home Down Under

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, signed or licensed to Universal affiliates domestically and in the U.S., has broken ranks down under. The act has signed with Michael Gudinski's Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand, distributed th ...

  39. Lily Allen Guests on Kaiser Chiefs’ Comeback

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock act Kaiser Chiefs will go head to head with melodic rock trio Keane in the U.K. album chart in October. Kaiser Chiefs today (Aug. 5) confirmed their new album “Off With Their Heads” (B-Unique/Polydor) will be released Oct. 13 in th ...

  40. Bloc Party Frontman Brawls With Lydon Entourage

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, as well as members of the latter's entourage. The altercation took place backs Details are coming to light today abou ...

  41. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be a huge hit, as the Purple One drew a massive crowd to the event's mai The late addition of Prince to the lin ...

  42. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - French songw ...

  43. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominati Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awa ...

  44. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominations. Take That, who made a successful come ...

  45. Female Acts Dominate U.K. Year-End Charts

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST The year ended with girls on top in the United Kingdom, as Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse respectively claimed the biggest-selling single and album of 2007. According to chart compiler the Official U.K. Charts Co., Lewis' "Bleeding Love&q ...

  46. B-Unique Goes Atlantic Route, Starts Management Arm

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST B-Unique, the British label home to Kaiser Chiefs and Primal Scream, has struck a deal with Warner Music U.K. that will see it become integrated into Atlantic Records U.K., with effect from February 2008. The new partnership, unveiled today, will ...

  47. Muse, Chiefs, Cornell Rock For Coke Fest

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Good Charlotte, Chris Cornell and Korn has been announced as headliners for next year's two-date My Coke Fest, taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Good Charlotte, Chris Cornell and ...

  48. Muse, Chiefs, Cornell Confirmed For South Africa Fest

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Good Charlotte, Chris Cornell and Korn have been announced as headliners for next year's two-date My Coke Fest, taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The 2008 incarnation of My Coke Fest will be held a ...

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