1. Dave Clark Five Founder Rick Huxley Dies

    February 13, 2013 6:58 AM EST Rick Huxley, bass player and founding member of the Dave Clark Five, part of the first brigade of the “British Invasion,” has died at the age of 72. The quintet – comprising Huxley, Dave Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson and Denis Payton -- carved ...

  2. Dave Clark Five Founder Huxley Dies

    February 13, 2013 6:32 AM EST Rick Huxley, bass player and founding member of The Dave Clark Five, part of the first brigade of the “British Invasion,” has died at the age of 72. The quintet – comprising Huxley, Dave Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson and Denis Payton -- carv ...

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  8. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  9. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  10. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  11. IFPI: $1 Million To Break An Act

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published a new report outlining the record labels' investment in music talent, which it says now reaches around $5 billion a year. That $5 billion includes A&R development and marketing, and represents around 30% of sales re ...

  12. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 1:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Florence and the Machine was a major domestic beneficiary from last week's BRIT Awards, with a 53% week-on-week sales increase in the U.K. for her debut album "Lungs" (Island/Universal) and a No. 2 single. The alternative artist' ...

  13. Ting Tings Lead British Grammy Hopefuls

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As the only U.K. act to be nominated in one of the main Grammy Award categories, Columbia-signed alt-rock band the Ting Tings is primed to benefit most when the awards ceremony takes place next month in Los Angeles, says its U.K. label. "For ...

  14. Columbia U.K. Appoints Philippe Ascoli To A&R Role

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Sony Music Entertainment U.K. has announced the appointment of Philippe Ascoli to the role of senior A&R director, Columbia Records. Effective Sept. 7, Ascoli assumes the role from Nick Hugget -- who has held the post for the last two years -- and ...

  15. Business Briefs: 'Free,' Obama, Napster, Apple

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Spurred by comments by Rupert Murdoch on the death of free online media, free music was a big topic in U.K. papers over the weekend. The Telegraph quoted Mike Smith, managing director of Columbia Records: "When you listen to streamed music ...

  16. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassa ...

  17. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mel ...

  18. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is bein ...

  19. Dave Clark Five's Mike Smith Dies At 64

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mike Smith, the lead singer of the veteran British band the Dave Clark Five, died yesterday (Feb. 28) pneumonia at an English hospital, his U.S. agent said. Mike Smith, the lead singer of the veteran British band the Dave Clark Five, died yesterday ...

  20. Dave Clark Five Singer Smith Dies At 64

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mike Smith, the lead singer of the 1960s British band the Dave Clark Five, died on Thursday of pneumonia at an English hospital, his U.S. agent said. Smith, 64, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning with a chest infection resulting fro ...

  21. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night's (Dec. 10) Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. A Billboard roundup of executive attendees suggests the performance certainly lived up t Last night's (Dec. 10) Led Zeppelin co ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassa ...

  23. Underground Garage

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 You've heard who got into the Rock Hall this year: R.E.M., Patti Smith, the Ronettes, Van Halen and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five. All good. All deserving. I was hoping it would be the Pat You've heard who got into the Rock Hal ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city.<b 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle ...

  25. Monkeying Around

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the space of a few months in 2005, the four 19-year-olds in Arctic Monkeys rose from being an unsigned outfit with a dedicated fan base to a U.K. singles chart-topper receiving widespread critical In the space of a few months in 2005, the four 19 ...

  26. Sony BMG U.K. Reorganizes Music Division

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its frontline music divisions into two new label groups, with effect from Jan. 31. The two units, Columbia Label Group and the RCA Label Group, will operate Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its ...

  27. Smith Splits EMI Publishing

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran EMI Music Publishing U.K. executive Mike Smith is to exit the company, with effect from Jan. 31. Smith, who is currently London-based senior VP and director of A&amp;R, will assume a "senior Veteran EMI Music Publishing U.K. execu ...

  28. Arctic Monkeys Debut To Hit U.S. In February

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. buzz band Arctic Monkeys will release their debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," Feb. 21 in North America via Domino. U.K. buzz band Arctic Monkeys will release their debut album, "Whatever Peop ...

  29. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Thides Leasing Corp. files a lawsuit against the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, claiming that the Artist rented a tour bus between May and October 1998 but never paid for it. The Artis 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is ...

  30. Mike Smith Tribute Concert To Air

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CCE sponsoring TV special and DVD. Clear Channel Entertainment Television will produce a TV special and DVD based on the concert event "British Invasion: A Tribute to Mike Smith." The event benefits the lead singer and keyboard player fo ...

  31. Artic Monkeys Heat Up EMI Publishing Roster

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publishing deal. EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publ ...

  32. Artic Monkeys Heat Up EMI Publishing Roster

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brit act signs exclusive worldwide pub deal. EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publishing deal. London-based EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP and director of A&R ...

  33. Smith Expands Duties At EMI Pub U.K.

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP Mike Smith has added stripes as director of A&amp;R. EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP Mike Smith has added stripes as director of A&R. Based in London, Smith will be charged with leading the company&# ...

  34. PPL/VPL Appoints Finance Director

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record industry collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited and sister organization Video Performance Limited has appointed a new finance director and realigned some executive staff ro British record industry collecting society Pho ...

  35. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-p ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: ...

  37. Mike Smith Still Hospitalized In London

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five continues to recover from a fall, but he still has a long way to go. His physician, Dr. Keith McKee, says Smith is paralyzed from the waist down and he has no Singer Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five continue ...

  38. Results May Vary

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Results may vary from listening to Limp Bizkit's fourth album, indeed. Most likely, those results will not be joy or elation, though. Results may vary from listening to Limp Bizkit's fourth album, indeed. Most likely, those results will no ...

  39. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver tries to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which is carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour g 2002 - Ash drummer Rick Mc ...

  40. The Tangled Web

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit. JUST A PLAYER: Started in 1999 by Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Okayplayer.com has evolved into one of the Internet's la ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback The ongoing postponement of Limp Bizkit's next Flip/Interscope album has forced the group to back out of five European festival dates next month. As previously reported , "Panty Sniffer," d ...

  43. Limp Bizkit Album Bumped To September

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Limp Bizkit's long-percolating new Flip/Interscope album has been retitled and rescheduled yet again. According to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site, the set is now call Limp Bizkit's long-percolating ne ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge The upcoming Limp Bizkit album could be receiving yet another facelift, according to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site . Durst indicates that the group may scrap some or al ...

  45. Limp Bizkit Names New Guitarist

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a nationwide talent search failed to yield a replacement for guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit has chosen former Snot axeman Mike Smith as his successor. Smith made his Bizkit debut last Sunday After a nationwide talent search failed to yield ...

  46. Durst Rethinking Next Bizkit Album

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Limp Bizkit next Flip/Interscope album will likely not arrive on May 13 as was previously expected, according to frontman Fred Durst. Limp Bizkit next Flip/Interscope album will likely not arrive on May 13 as was previously expected, according to fr ...

  47. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils ...