Alternative rock

  1. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary currently owns a 49% stake in Geoff Travis' Rough Trade, which is the label home to the Strokes, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire, among others. Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing ...

  2. Futureheads Have No Future With 679/Warner Music

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST British U.K. alternative rock quartet the Futureheads have parted ways with their record label 679/Warner Music. British U.K. alternative rock quartet the Futureheads have parted ways with their record label 679/Warner Music. The split, effective ...

  3. Futureheads Have No Future With 679/Warner Music

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST British U.K. alternative rock quartet the Futureheads have parted ways with their record label 679/Warner Music. British U.K. alternative rock quartet the Futureheads have parted ways with their record label 679/Warner Music. The split, effective ...

  4. Barenaked Ladies Suit Up For OnTour Initiative

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital media innovations based in Franklin, Tenn, in conjunction with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group have launched a special version of its OnTour software th PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital med ...

  5. IFC And eMusic Bring Indie Music To Channel

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Segments to feature the Pixies, Nick Cave. Segments to feature the Pixies, Nick Cave. News Nick Cave ...

  6. Oasis To Be Honored At BRIT Awards

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event set for Feb. 14. Oasis will be honored with The Outstanding Contribution to Music at The BRIT Awards on Feb. 14, 2007. The Manchester-originated U.K. hit-makers were founded in 1991. Led by the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis became ...

  7. Kemado Signs With RED

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Kemado Records has signed with Sony BMG-owned RED Distribution. Effective immediately, the distributor will handle all future Kemado releases. New York-based Kemado Records has signed with Sony BMG-owned RED Distribution. Effective ...

  8. Muse, Yorke Among BT Digital Award Winners

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. British alternative rock trio and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke were the big winners last night (Oct. 3) at the fifth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London, each taking hope a brace of trophies. Yorke's debut so ...

  9. Update: Kill Rock Stars Founder Jumps To Nonesuch

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Famed indie will downsize, move to New York. Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon is leaving the label for an A&R role at Warner Music Group imprint Nonesuch Records. The indie label will be moving its headquarters from Olympia, Wash.-to New York ...

  10. Rose Steps Down As AAIM Head

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thirsty Ear's Peter Gordon assumes acting prez role. Don Rose will step down from his role as acting president of trade group the American Association of Independent Music (AAIM) on Oct. 1. Thirsty Ear Recordings president Peter Gordon has be ...

  11. Evanescence Feeling No Pressure On New Album

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After selling nearly 14 million copies worldwide of its 2003 debut, "Fallen," and winning two Grammy Awards, Evanescence knows there are great expectations for its new album, "The Open Door," which co After selling nearly 14 mi ...

  12. Global Pulse

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the ink on a global publishing deal still wet, critically acclaimed Glasgow, Scotland, band Camera Obscura is hitting the European festival circuit in August and September following a 23-date Jul With the ink on a global publishing deal still ...

  13. Interpol Inks New Deal With Capitol

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Interpol has parted ways with indie home Matador Records and will sign a new deal with Capitol, sources say. The group is now being managed by Dave Holmes, whose clients also include New York rock act Interpol has parted ways w ...

  14. Charlatans Team Up With McGee

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brit band splits with manager Harrison. Long-running British rock band the Charlatans have split amicably with longtime manager Steve Harrison and are now managed by Creation Records co-founder and former Oasis manager Alan McGee, with Stephen Kin ...

  15. Sufjan Stevens Wins First New Pantheon Award

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, "Illinois." Stevens beat out nine other finalists for the $5,000 prize, which aims to continue the mission of the now-def Sufjan Stevens has taken home the fi ...

  16. Embrace To Record England's Soccer Anthem

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Song to be released before World Cup. British guitar-band Embrace has been chosen by soccer's ruling body The FA to record the official England World Cup song. The song, titled "World at Your Feet," will be released prior to the soc ...

  17. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  18. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  19. Mew, TV-2 Big Winners At Danish Music Awards

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock act Mew and veteran act TV-2 each grabbed four trophies at the 18th annual Danish Music Awards, held Saturday (March 11) at Copenhagen's KB Hall. Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grabbed four trophies at the 18 ...

  20. Mew, TV-2 Big Winners At Danish Music Awards

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Each act netted four trophies. Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grabbed four trophies at the 18th annual Danish Music Awards, held Saturday (March 11) at Copenhagen's KB Hall. Mew's "Mew And the Glass Handed Kites&quo ...

  21. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  22. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  23. Death Cab, Franz Ferdinand Make Touring Team

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. The trek will visit a mix of theaters and college campuses th Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie a ...

  24. SST To Offer Catalog Through The Orchard

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download for the first time through a distribution deal with The Orchard. Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download fo ...

  25. Atlantic Promotes Karp To A&R Helm

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently senior VP at Lava. Andy Karp has been promoted to the post of head of A&R for Atlantic Records. He is based at the company's New York headquarters and reports to Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenw ...

  26. Belle & Sebastian, New Pornographers To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Labelmates eye North America dates in 2006. Belle & Sebastian and the New Pornographers are planning to hit the road together. According to the Matador Records Web site, the multitudinous ranks of the labelmates acts will tour North America ea ...

  27. Canada's Sonic Unyon, Caroline Form Pact

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deal effective Jan. 1. Canadian alternative label Sonic Unyon Records has pacted an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Caroline Distribution effective Jan. 1. Sonic Unyon is currently distributed in the U.S. by NAIL/ ...

  28. The New Pornographers "Twin Cinema"

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A.C. Newman has gotten away with writing simply good pop songs for long enough. With "Twin Cinema," the leader of the New Pornographers and his star-studded band have exceeded the bare minimum of indi A.C. Newman has gotten away with wri ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Koch To Distribute Cooking Vinyl USA

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label had prior agreement with SpinArt. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Cooking Vinyl USA. The label, founded in 1986 in the U.K., has released albums from Echo & ...

  31. Ryko Picks Up Rough Trade

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached a distribution agreement with London-based indie Rough Trade Records, sources say. Rough Trade, which operates as a joint venture with Sanctuary Records, w LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distributio ...

  32. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  33. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  34. Kirtland Picks Up Bush Albums

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dallas-based indie Kirtland Records has acquired the rights to four Bush albums from Trauma Records. Dallas-based indie Kirtland Records has acquired the rights to four Bush albums from Trauma Records. Kirtland will distribute the albums -- " ...

  35. New West Picks Up Ben Lee

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Label debut due in February. New West Records has signed hipster singer/songwriter Ben Lee. A new album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," is due Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two albums, 1994's &qu ...

  36. The Indies

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merge Records credits the Internet with igniting the initial sales surge of the Arcade Fire's debut album, "Funeral." Read Todd Martens' column. Merge Records credits the Internet with igniting the initial sales surge of the Ar ...

  37. Death Cab Picks Up Atlantic Deal

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Death Cab for Cutie has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. Death Cab for Cutie has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. The modern rock quartet was previously signed to Barsuk Records, which released the c ...

  38. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  39. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  40. Hollywood Inks Deal With Kemado

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has signed an exclusive deal to distribute Kemado Records in North America. The first release will be the reissue of Elefant's debut, "Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid," out Oct. 26. Hollywood Records has signed an exclu ...

  41. Beggars Banquet Inks The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band the National has signed a worldwide deal with Beggars Banquet. The label will release the band's third full-length in spring 2005. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band the National has signed a worldwide deal with Beg ...

  42. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nat ...

  43. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nat ...

  44. Anti- To Release Last Elliott Smith Album

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," wi ...

  45. Jazz

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz looks to alternative marketing as it faces a crossroads. Also, a look at the genre's chart-toppers. Jazz looks to alternative marketing as it faces a crossroads. Also, a look at the genre's chart-toppers. News ...

  46. Auf der Maur

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hole, Smashing Pumpkins veteran Melissa Auf der Maur takes center stage with her solo debut. Hole, Smashing Pumpkins veteran Melissa Auf der Maur takes center stage with her solo debut. News Melissa Auf der Maur ...

  47. Merge To Donate Compilation Profits To FoMC

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Profits from Merge Records' 15th anniversary set "Old Enough to Know Better" are earmarked to benefit the Future of Music Coalition, the Washington, D.C., non-profit organization. Profits from Merge Records' 15th anniversary se ...

  48. Merge To Donate Compilation Profits To FoMC

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Label's 15th anniversary set due in July. Profits from Merge Records' 15th anniversary set "Old Enough to Know Better" are earmarked to benefit the Future of Music Coalition, the Washington, D.C., non-profit organization. Chape ...

  49. The Cure Unveils Summer Festival Plans

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Cure will headline the Curiosa summer festival tour with support from Interpol and the Rapture, two acts clearly influenced by the veteran U.K. rock act's sound. Instrumental rock com As expected, the Cure will headline the C ...

  50. Merge Signs Four Acts

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Noted indie label Merge Records has added four new acts to its roster. Noted indie label Merge Records has added four new acts to its roster. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based label will release in June a 7" vinyl single featuring a new track each ...

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