Kenny Gates

  1. Universal-EMI Divestment Package Expected to Be Complete by Monday, Possibly Sooner

    July 20, 2012 6:25 PM EDT As of late Friday afternoon (ET), the Universal Music Group's remedies package of assets to be divested as part of its effort to win regulatory approval of its proposed acquisition of still had not been formally submitted to the EU Commission ...

  2. Updated: Universal Music Offers to Sell More Assets to Salvage EMI Deal

    July 19, 2012 8:41 AM EDT Universal Music has upped the ante in its efforts to gain approval for its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded-music division, offering to sell off even more parts of EMI, according to a report in Financial Times. The European Commission reje ...

  3. U.K.-Based [Pias] Recordings Relaunches Play It Again Sam Label

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based [PIAS] Recordings announced today it is re-launching its Play It Again Sam label. The imprint, originally established in 1983 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot, will join Wall of Sound and Different Recordings under the [PIAS] umbrella. ...

  4. PIAS Signs Placebo

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST During the MidemNet conference in Cannes, PIAS Entertainment Group announced that it has signed alternative rock act Placebo, which had a long association with EMI. Placebo has released albums via EMI's Virgin label since its 1996 self-titled ...

  5. PIAS Makes Vital Name Change In U.K.

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. sales and distribution business Vital is to change its name as part of a major re-branding programme by owners PIAS Entertainment Group. The company will now be called PIAS U.K. in line with the group's other companies, which operate in ...

  6. PIAS Heads Down Under

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based label and distributor Play It Again Sam is setting up an Australian and New Zealand base. It has signed a 50:50 joint-venture deal with Liberator Music, part of Michael Gudinski's Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of companies, to ...

  7. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label aspires to be 'new force' among indies. Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-ba ...

  8. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-based group Play Two of Britain's most influential in ...

  9. Hartley Named PIAS U.K. CEO

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based independent PIAS has promoted Nick Hartley as CEO of its U.K. group. He was COO of the London-based PIAS U.K. division, which comprises Vital Distribution, PIAS Recordings (U.K.) and Fa Brussels-based independent PIAS has promoted N ...