1. 'X Factor' Alum Matt Cardle Distances Himself From Ed Sheeran Legal Drama: 'This Is Not My Lawsuit'

    June 09, 2016 3:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran  is currently  embroiled in a lawsuit after songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard (along with their publishing company HaloSongs) claimed that his 2015 hit "Photograph" derives from their 2009 song "Amazing." ...

  2. Is Ed Sheeran's 'Photograph' Plagiarized?

    Is Ed Sheeran's 'Photograph' Plagiarized?

    June 08, 2016 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 A comparison of the pop superstar's hit and Matt Cardle's "Amazing." Videos Matt Cardle Brightcove ...

  3. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Grabs Top Spot in Britain, Eminem Monsters U.K. Singles Chart

    November 04, 2013 6:44 AM EST Arcade Fire have their second U.K. No. 1 album after “Reflektor” (Sonovox) debuted at the summit Nov. 3, outselling last week’s bestseller, Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal), by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Company ...

  4. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Grabs Top Spot in Britain, Eminem Monsters U.K. Singles Chart

    November 04, 2013 6:33 AM EST Arcade Fire have their second U.K. No. 1 album after “Reflektor” (Sonovox) debuted at the summit Nov. 3, outselling last week’s bestseller, Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal), by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Compan ...

  5. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  6. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST 0 0 0 First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff ...

  7. Robbie Williams Tops UK Singles Chart, Calvin Harris Has No. 1 Album

    November 05, 2012 6:13 AM EST Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single for eight years yesterday with "Candy" (Universal Island) to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only the four members of the Beat ...

  8. Cher Lloyd Ready to Swing 'Sticks' at U.S.

    September 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. 'X Factor' Star's 'Sticks + Stones' Arrives Oct. 2 ... 'She's the New Britney Spears,' Boasts Label Prior to her 2010 audition for U.K. series "The X Factor," Cher Lloyd seemed like an average, ...

  9. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  10. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  11. NXNE Co-Founder Andy McLean On 2012's Interdisciplinary Fest: From Raekwon to Irvine Welsh to Rocket Hub

    June 11, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The interdisciplinary-minded NXNE co-founder Andy McLean on the pitch. Since its start 18 years ago in Toronto, North By Northeast (NXNE) has developed into a fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that works as a platform for the ...

  12. UK's Top Selling 2011 Albums and Singles: By the Numbers

    January 03, 2012 3:09 PM EST Official Charts Company data for the U.K. for the full year of 2011 reveal four million-selling albums and two million-selling singles, with female artists taking five of the top ten titles in each list. Combined sales of the top ten albums stood ...

  13. Military Wives & Italian Donkey in Race for U.K.'s No. 1 Christmas Single

    December 23, 2011 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The U.K.'s ever-idiosyncratic Christmas singles market is producing its usual entertaining race for Yuletide chart honors, with contestants including a choir of soldiers' wives, the latest YouTube sensation and a 1960s song about an Italia ...

  14. Noel Gallagher, Rihanna Top U.K. Charts

    October 24, 2011 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, ac ...

  15. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal ...

  16. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, The Pop Festival, Lady Gaga

    April 08, 2011 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earning the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings is The X Factor Live tour featuring finalists from the seventh season of the popular U.K. television talent show that aired during the fall of 2010. Leading the list of performers on the ...

  17. Rihanna Equals Elvis Record with Fifth U.K. No. 1

    January 10, 2011 6:32 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihann a took the U.K. pop music charts by storm this week with a No. 1 single, album and two other songs in the charts. The Official Charts Company said on Sunday the Barbadian singer had rewritten the record books becoming first female solo artis ...

  18. Rihanna's 'Loud' Hits No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    January 03, 2011 11:08 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna's "Loud" album (Def Jam/Universal) achieved its first week at No. 1 on the U.K.'s first sales charts of 2011, as Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week ato ...

  19. Rihanna's 'Loud' Tops Take That on U.K. Album Chart; Matt Cardle's 'When We Collide' Still No. 1 Single

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's "Loud" album (Def Jam/Universal) achieved its first week at No. 1 on the U.K.'s first sales charts of 2011, as Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week at ...

  20. Take That, 'X Factor' Winner Matt Cardle Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added another 430,000 sales last week, according to the Official Chart Company, to continue its reign on the final U.K. album chart of 2010. "X Factor" winner Matt Cardle's & ...

  21. Simon Cowell Says 'X-Factor' Will Discover the Next Bob Marley, Dylan, Jack White

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. version of The X-Factor just wrapped its seventh season, crowning Essex native Matt Cardle its latest winner, and now eyes officially turn to its next go-round: a U.S. premiere in September 2011. To no one's surprise, pretty much all ...

  22. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song

    December 20, 2010 9:04 AM EST 0 0 0 T ake That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 fin ...

  23. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song Beating Out John Cage's '4'13' and Trashmen's 'Surfin' Bird'

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 fi ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, Matt Cardle Wins 'X Factor'

    December 13, 2010 7:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split "High School Musical" co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their four-year relationship. A source close to the ...

  25. Rihanna Performs On 'X-Factor,' Flashes The Papparazzi

    December 13, 2010 11:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna hit up London's "X-Factor" show to sing her latest single "What's My Name" and for a very intimate performance of her track "Unfaithful" with "X-Factor" constestant Matt Cardle. Watch the vid ...