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  1. Ivor Novello Nods For Dido, Will Young

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards. Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will ...

  2. EU Urged To Pressure Russia On IP

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission president Romano Prodi to press the Russian government to take action on intellectual property issues. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission presiden ...

  3. London Film-Promo Group Bows

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Mayor of London, film industry executives and entertainers turned out last Thursday for the launch of Film London, a startup agency charged with promoting the film and media business here. LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--The Mayor of London, film ...

  4. MTV International Pours Cash In New Programming

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV International is pumping an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum into a slew of new programming that it aims to distribute worldwide, says Brent Hansen, president of creative at MTV Networks Intern LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--MTV International ...

  5. Britney Merchandising Hitting High Marks

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is generating strong merchandise sales on her current Onyx Hotel tour, with the spring North American leg taking her career total to more than $30 million, according to Signatures Netwo Britney Spears is generating strong merchandis ...

  6. Britney Merchandising Hitting High Marks

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is generating strong merchandise sales on her current Onyx Hotel tour, with the spring North American leg taking her career total to more than $30 million, according to Signatures Netwo Britney Spears is generating strong merchandis ...

  7. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

  8. Nelson Takes A&R Duties At EMI's Innocent

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has signalled its commitment to pop imprint Innocent through the appointment of Jamie Nelson as its director of A&R. With immediate effect, Nelson is tasked with overseeing the A&R strateg EMI has signalled its commitment to po ...

  9. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  10. Posthumous Tribute For Brit Producer Most

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A plaque will be unveiled in memory of late British record producer Mickie Most on May 16 in St. John's Wood, north London. A plaque will be unveiled in memory of late British record producer Mickie Most on May 16 in St. John's Wood, nor ...

  11. Posthumous Tribute For Brit Producer Most

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A plaque will be unveiled in memory of late British record producer Mickie Most on May 16 in St. John's Wood, north London. A plaque will be unveiled in memory of late British record producer Mickie Most on May 16 in St. John's Wood, nor ...

  12. Former EMI Exec Bates Rises At U.K.'s Colt

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group plc to the new role as chief administrative officer, with effect from May 1. Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group ...

  13. Former EMI Exec Bates Rises At U.K.'s Colt

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group plc to the new role as chief administrative officer, with effect from May 1. Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group ...

  14. Ticketmaster U.K. Names New GM London, South

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Market-leading ticketing brand Ticketmaster U.K. is strengthening its senior management team with the appointment of Chris Edmonds to the post of GM, London and South. Market-leading ticketing brand Ticketmaster U.K. is strengthening its senior ma ...

  15. Ticketmaster U.K. Names New GM London, South

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Market-leading ticketing brand Ticketmaster U.K. is strengthening its senior management team with the appointment of Chris Edmonds to the post of GM, London and South. Market-leading ticketing brand Ticketmaster U.K. is strengthening its senior ma ...

  16. Sanctuary Group Names Commercial Director

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London based independent Sanctuary Group plc has appointed Simon Cox group commercial director. London based independent Sanctuary Group plc has appointed Simon Cox group commercial director. A chartered accountant, Cox has more than 20 years' ...

  17. Simmons, Rev Run To Host U.K. Urban Seminar

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, and Reverend Run of Run DMC have been confirmed as speakers for an exclusive session during this year's Urban Music Seminar (UMS) in Lond Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the c ...

  18. Double Classical Brit Nods For Terfel, Westenra

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fifth annual London event to be held May 26. Fifth annual London event to be held May 26. News ...

  19. Double Classical Brit Nods For Terfel, Westenra

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two nominations each, Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel, teenage New Zealand-born newcomer Hayley Westenra and composer/conductor John Rutter are equal leaders heading into the 5th annual Classical With two nominations each, Welsh bass baritone ...

  20. MTV Europe Gulps Down Mastertone Deal

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell phones. MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell p ...

  21. MTV Europe Gulps Down Mastertone Deal

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell phones. MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell p ...

  22. Marketing Promotion For EMI's Mark Dunn

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Dunn, who oversees EMI Music's DVD division, is now vice president of EMI Marketing. LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--Mark Dunn, who oversees EMI Music's DVD division, is now vice president of EMI Marketing. He will oversee the company& ...

  23. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  24. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  25. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  26. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  27. Polydor Marketing Pair Upped In The U.K.

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to directors of marketing at Universal Music divisions Polydor U.K. and Polydor Associated Labels (PAL). Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to direc ...

  28. EMI Appoints Dunn VP Marketing

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has promoted Mark Dunn to VP of marketing, a new London-based role which reflects the rapid growth seen in music-DVD sales. He was most recently senior director, DVD and new formats, a post establ EMI has promoted Mark Dunn to VP of marketing, ...

  29. EMI Appoints Dunn VP Marketing

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has promoted Mark Dunn to VP of marketing, a new London-based role which reflects the rapid growth seen in music-DVD sales. He was most recently senior director, DVD and new formats, a post establ EMI has promoted Mark Dunn to VP of marketing, ...

  30. Temporary Arena To Be Built At Wembley

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London venue to close for renovation. London venue to close for renovation. News ...

  31. Temporary Arena To Be Built At Wembley

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A temporary 10,000-seat structure will be built to provide an alternate venue when London's Wembley Arena shuts down from January to August 2005. A temporary 10,000-seat structure will be built to provide an alternate venue when London's ...

  32. Temporary Arena To Be Built At Wembley

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A temporary 10,000-seat structure will be built to provide an alternate venue when London's Wembley Arena shuts down from January to August 2005. A temporary 10,000-seat structure will be built to provide an alternate venue when London's ...

  33. U.K. Marketing/Distribution Firm 3MV Shutters

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent music marketing and distribution firm 3MV has ceased trading. Until recently, the company counted Ministry of Sound, Rough Trade, V2 and Palm Pictures among its clients. British independent music marketing and distribution firm ...

  34. Britney Eyes Reality Series

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Is broadcast television ready for Britney Spears? Representatives for the pop princess are shopping a reality series featuring backstage footage of her life on tour, according to sources. Is broadcast television ready for Britney Spears? Represent ...

  35. Beatles Wins Early Round In 'Apple' Wars

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' company, Apple Corps, has won an early round in High Court against Apple Computers in their brand-name battle. On April 6, Justice Mann dismissed Apple Computers' motion to have the case LONDON--The "Apple Wars" ra ...

  36. Court Rules On Addinsell Works

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The High Court has ruled that Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co. owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 of the late British composer Richard Addinsell's works. LONDON--The High Court has ruled that Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co., administered by EM ...

  37. Joss Stone Sets U.S. Tour Dates

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other high-profile appearances planned. Joss Stone will play eight U.S. headlining dates this spring. The outing begins April 21 at the Chicago House of Blues and wraps May 2 at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Fla. Additionally, Stone has scheduled a ...

  38. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  39. Antippas Moves Up Universal Ladder

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German vet to move to London for key UMI role. German vet to move to London for key UMI role. News ...

  40. Antippas Moves Up Universal Ladder

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany's interim president Vico Antippas will move to London at the beginning of 2005, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Germany's interim president Vico Antippas will move to London at the beginning of 2005, Bi ...

  41. Sanctuary Buys World Online Merchandising

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up its global merchandising business through the acquisition of World Online Merchandising. The New York-based company counts Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up ...

  42. Sanctuary Buys World Online Merchandising

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up its global merchandising business through the acquisition of World Online Merchandising. The New York-based company counts Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up ...

  43. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  44. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  45. British Publisher Kobalt Names Three Key Execs

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments. London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments. Michelle Manghise joins Kobalt as executive director of global admini ...

  46. Dylan To Headline London's Fleadh Festival

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000475105">As tipped here last week</A>, Bob Dylan has been confirmed to headline this year's Flead As tipped here last ...

  47. Dylan To Headline London's Fleadh Festival

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000475105">As tipped here last week</A>, Bob Dylan has been confirmed to headline this year's Flead As tipped here last ...

  48. BBC Names Grade Chairman

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has named Michael Grade its new chairman. LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--The BBC has named Michael Grade its new chairman. Grade, the former CEO of Channel 4 in London, replaces Gavyn Davies, who exited in the wake of criticism in the Hutton ...

  49. War Over 'Warsaw Concerto'

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The London High Court is expected to rule on who owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 musical works by the late British composer Richard Addinsell. LONDON--The London High Court is expected to rule on who owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 musical works by ...

  50. MTV Europe, VPL Look Ahead

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe and British rights collecting society VPL are set to act on a new deal concerning royalty payments for music videos broadcast on MTVNE from independent labels. LONDON--MTV Networks Europe and British rights collecting society V ...

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