1. Universal Music UK Announces Launch of Virgin EMI Records

    March 18, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Universal Music UK's chairman and CEO David Joseph has announced the launch of Virgin EMI, an amalgamation of Universal Music subsidiary Mercury Records and Virgin Records, one of the many labels acquired by Universal in its takeover of E ...

  2. Jessie Ware, Mercury Prize Nominee, Preps EP for U.S. Release

    December 08, 2012 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 For Jessie Ware , the past few years have been a series of happy accidents. "There are so many great singers out there," says the 28-year-old London-born singer, whose U.K. debut, "Devotion," was recently nominated for a Mercury ...

  3. Annie Lennox Draws Upon Childhood for Christmas Album

    October 29, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 A nnie Lennox was born on Christmas Day 1954-and her plans for a holiday album have been gestating almost ever since. "I remember hearing all these beautiful Christmas carols in choir when I was 6," she recalls with a laugh. Five decades o ...

  4. 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' ...

  5. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST 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� ...

  6. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on IT ...

  7. Island Execs Step Up, Gatfield Switches To EMI

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has confirmed that Island Records executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle have been appointed co-presidents of the group. As reported on Billboard.biz yesterday (April 15), the pair will replace the label's current preside ...

  8. Island Records UK To Name Co-Presidents

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Island Records (UK) executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle will be named co-presidents of the UK label tomorrow (April 16), according to sources. The duo will replace the label's current president Nick Gatfield, whose contract was not renewed ...