1. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of ...

  2. Damon Albarn Sets Solo Album for April

    January 19, 2014 2:41 PM EST Blur, Gorillaz frontman will release debut solo LP April 29 Despite over two decades in the music industry, Damon Albarn has never released a solo LP of his own music -- that is, until this April. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman will release his de ...

  3. Martin Mills Receives Billboard’s Industry Icon Award

    January 27, 2013 9:07 AM EST Above (from left): Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Beggars Group founder and Billboard Industry Icon Award winner Martin Mills, Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk and Midem director Bruno Crolot. (Photo: MIDEM/D'Halloy/Image & Co) Martin M ...

  4. Billboard to Honor Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills at MIDEM

    January 24, 2013 5:31 PM EST Martin Mills, chairman of the Beggars Group, in many ways helped create the idea of the indie label as we know it today. From its London roots as a mobile disco, a small chain of record shops and the Beggars Banquet label, the company has grown in ...

  5. Morning Fix: Microsoft's Xbox Music; AEG's Seats With Friends; XL's Adele Profits

    October 15, 2012 8:21 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters MICROSOFT PRESSES PLAY ON NEW XBOX MUSIC SERVICE: Microsoft Corp. is taking the wraps off of its rebranded digital music service, now called Xbox Music, that promises an al ...

  6. Backbeat: The Great Bobby Womack Rocks NYC Apple Store With Damon Albarn, XL's Richard Russell

    September 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rocking the tech emporium: From left: XL's Richard Russell, TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton, Bobby Womack, Remi Kabaka, Kwes (behind the piano) and Damon Albarn playing NYC's SoHo Apple Store. (Photo: Andy Gensler) 'It fired me ...

  7. Chart Moves: Jimmy Fallon's 'Blow' Bows on Billboard 200, Bobby Womack's (Electronic) Debut, 'Purple Rain' Returns

    June 22, 2012 2:33 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This past week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the big news was Usher's arrival at No. 1 with Looking 4 Myself . The set garnered the star his fourth chart-topping effort, following Confessions , Here I Stand and Raymond ...

  8. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  9. Troy Carter Severs Ties With Azealia Banks, MC Seeks New Management -- But It's Not Coldplay's Dave Holmes: Source

    June 07, 2012 4:09 PM EDT In April 2012, fast-rising rapstress Azealia Banks announced that she was signing with manager Troy Carter , who also handles Lady Gaga. But after just two months, Carter has severed business ties with the MC. "I can confirm that I ended the ...

  10. Bobby Womack Released From Hospital, Will Undergo Surgery

    March 27, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soul singer Bobby Womack has been released from the hospital following a successful recovery from pneumonia. The cancer-stricken Womack also is scheduled to undergo surgery at a later date. In a statement through his New York publicist, the 68-year- ...

  11. Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

    March 26, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Classic soul-funk singer and guitarist Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer, according to bassist Bootsy Collins. The 68-year-old originally rose to prominence due to his association with Sam Cooke, who had signed him to his SAR Recor ...

  12. Morning Heds: Music Biz's 2011 Recovery, Why America Loves Skrillex, Frank Ocean & Def Jam Make Up

    January 06, 2012 8:07 AM EST Music Sales, Show Tickets Rose in 2011 Wall Street Journal The music industry showed signs of potential recovery in 2011, as sales of albums and concert tickets reversed declines, though it would be premature to declare a full-fledged recovery. Th ...

  13. XL's Richard Russell On Adele, Six Grammy Noms, What's Next (Bobby Womack!)

    December 09, 2011 8:30 AM EST Banner Year: Richard Russell, co-founder and CEO of XL Recordings (Photo: Courtesy XL) All said, 2011 has been a phenomenal year for Richard Russell and XL Recordings, the London-based independent that he co-founded in 1989 and now runs. Since its ...

  14. Indie Execs, Publishing Vet Launch Beggars Music

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. music publishing veteran Andy Heath has joined with XL Recordings founder Richard Russell and Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills to launch a new publishing company. Heath, currently chairman of umbrella trade organization U.K. Music, has for ...

  15. XL Re-Shapes Its U.K. A&R

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie XL Recordings has restructured its A&R operations, with the label's senior A&R manager Hannah Overton and A&R consultant Imran Ahmed both elevated to newly-created positions as A&R directors. At the same time, XL A& ...

  16. Adele Inks U.S. Deal With Columbia

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records will give hot British newcomer Adele's debut set "19" a summer Stateside release, through a joint venture struck with XL Recordings. Columbia Records will give hot British newcomer Adele's debut set "19" ...

  17. Adele Wins Brits Critics Choice Award

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rising British teenage singer songwriter Adele has won the inaugural "Critics Choice" trophy, a new category of the annual Brit Awards, organizers said today. The 19-year-old soul-tinged artist will be handed the gong at the Feb. 20, 200 ...

  18. White Stripes Meets Classical On 'Aluminium'

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten White Stripes tracks have been given new orchestral readings for an album dubbed "Aluminium," due Nov. 6 internationally via XL Recordings. A North American release date has yet to be announced. Ten White Stripes tracks have been given ...