1. One Direction Managers Set Up Own Publishing Company

    September 08, 2017 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 AMLOR Music launches with a single client, Murphykid, but is in talks with "a number of writers and artists" about joining. The management team behind One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer is expanding into the publishing sector with the l ...

  2. Leading Music Execs Call on UK Government to Rein In Ticket Resales

    January 12, 2015 10:53 AM EST Leading figures from the music, entertainment and sport industries have called upon the British Government to implement tighter controls in the secondary ticketing industry. Pink Floyd's Nick Mason , promoter Harvey Goldsmith , One Direction ...

  3. Details on One Direction's Secret Financial Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer

    October 03, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Welcome to the new (boy band) sharing economy. When One Direction ­members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne tweeted at fellow boy banders 5 Seconds of Summer back in February, announcing to their millions of followers that the Aussie pop-rockers had ...

  4. The Business Strategy Behind One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Roll-Out (From the Magazine)

    November 25, 2013 11:40 AM EST In this excerpt from our most recent issue's cover story on One Direction, Billboard's Andrew Hampp examines the many moving parts of the group's business strategy with manager Richard Griffiths, Simon Cowell and more. To read the ...

  5. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut ...

  6. One Direction & The Wanted: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 27, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Melissa Lonner, senior entertainment producer for NBC's "Today," booked Brit pop quintet One Direction in January, she scheduled the group for a routine in-studio performance. But once news broke that the boyish fivesome would be ...

  7. Leona's Lineup: Another Album, Then Tour

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Leona Lewis' fast track to global stardom will not detour for a full-scale live outing until after a second album is wrapped next year. Leona Lewis' fast track to global stardom will not detour for a full-scale live outing until after a se ...

  8. Leona's Lineup: Another Album, Then Tour

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' fast track to global stardom will not detour for a full-scale live outing until after a second album is wrapped next year. The British pop star's rise has been nothing short of a phenomenon in the U.K., where her debut album ...

  9. Australia's Goodrem Signs With Modest! Ent.

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer was previously managed by her mother. Australian singer songwriter Delta Goodrem has signed a worldwide management deal with London-based Modest! Entertainment. Modest! is run by Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, who also manage former Wes ...

  10. 'Boys' Dominate Tony Awards

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The boys ruled last night (June 11) at the 60th annual Tony Awards in New York, with "Jersey Boys," the jukebox musical following the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and "The History Boys, The boys ruled last night (June 1 ...

  11. Richard Griffiths Setting Up Sony Imprint In U.K.

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to launch an imprint through Sony in the United Kingdom. He is also consulting on an A&R basis for Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to lau ...