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  1. Backbeat: A$AP Rocky (& Mob), 'Breaking Bad' Fan Oneohtrix Point Never, Indie Rock Elite Hit Pitchfork Fest

    July 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The Indie Nation Sea: The scene at Chicago's Union Park for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) Held in Chicago's Union Park for the seventh straight year, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival featured an eclectic mix ...

  2. Business Matters: Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger

    April 16, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Martin Mills of Beggars Group Says EMI-Universal Music Kills Niche Artists Martin Mills, chairman and founder of the Beggars Group, has lodged a complaint with European regulators regarding the Universal Music Group acquisition of EMI's recor ...

  3. Adele's '21' on Track to Be 2011's Best-Selling Album -- Can Anything Top It?

    September 15, 2011 3:33 PM EDT With 3.4 million sold since its debut in February according to Nielsen SoundScan, Adele's XL/Columbia album "21" is the fastest-selling release of any year since 2005. The last set to sell at a quicker clip was 50 Cent's " ...

  4. U.K.'s AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November

    July 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT The Fourth of July might celebrate the United States' liberation from its original U.K. masters, but Independence Day today sees the unveiling of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the first-ever dedicated ceremony hailing the U.K. indies sect ...

  5. Analysis: Digital Album Sales Big For Now

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital sales account for an abnormally high percentage of sales for some of this week's top albums. In spite of some incredible digital numbers, these albums appear to be deviations from the norm rather than signals that digital sales growth ...

  6. Daan, Absynthe Minded Win Big At Belgium's MIA Awards

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Daan and Absynthe Minded were the big winners at Belgium's Music Industry Awards, organized by the Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen and the Flemish public broadcaster VRT. The annual event, staged for the third time on Jan. 8, highlights domestic tal ...

  7. Ting Tings Lead British Grammy Hopefuls

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As the only U.K. act to be nominated in one of the main Grammy Award categories, Columbia-signed alt-rock band the Ting Tings is primed to benefit most when the awards ceremony takes place next month in Los Angeles, says its U.K. label. "For ...

  8. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  9. Ultra Music Festival Unveils 2009 Lineup

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tiësto, Carl Cox, Bloc Party, Deadmau5, the Ting Tings, Cut Copy and Crystal Castles, among others, will perform as part of the 2009 Ultra Music Festival, to be held March 27-29 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. Other artists scheduled to pe ...

  10. Labels Look To Bundle Artists On iPhone Game

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is the first major label to line up multiple artists for the popular game Tap Tap on the iPhone. It's a move likely to be followed by the other three majors. On Thursday, EMI Music announced a new version of the series of music rhyt ...

  11. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  12. Radiohead Strips Away 'Nude' For Remix Project

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is utilizing the Internet for another initiative built around the band's chart-topping album, "In Rainbows." The British alternative rock act has teamed with iTunes and Garageband for an interactive project which allows co ...

  13. Coldplay, Pistols, Verve Set For Summer Sonic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in Tokyo and the following day in Osaka. The group will be flanked by the Verve, the Sex Pistols, the Prodigy, Alicia Keys and Fatboy Slim, amon ...

  14. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  15. EA FIFA Soundtrack Adds Latin Flair

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ivy Queen, Aterciopelados, CeU, Mexican Institute of Sound, Pacha Massive and Spanish rock group Dover are some of the Latin acts on Electronic Arts' FIFA 08 videogame soundtrack, the tracklist of which was unveiled today. EA says the next ed ...

  16. AIM Strikes Pact With U.K. Podcasters

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the Association of Independent Music has forged a deal with the U.K. Podcasters Association to promote full-length tracks to licence for legal podcasts. As part of the deal, UKPA members have preferential access to take out a licen ...

  17. Update: M.I.A. Release Date Set

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. release date of March 22 has been confirmed for M.I.A.'s debut album "Arular." Additionally, details have emerged on the artist's relationship with Interscope, reported here earlier this week. A U.S. release date of Marc ...

  18. Update: M.I.A. Release Date Set

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interscope details confirmed. A U.S. release date of March 22 has been confirmed for M.I.A.'s debut album "Arular." Additionally, details have emerged on the artist's relationship with Interscope, reported here earlier this wee ...

  19. Indies Sign Up For 3's 'Video Jukebox'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British mobile network 3 is beefing up its content for its "Video Jukebox" service. Fifteen leading independent labels -- including Sanctuary Group, Beggars Group, XL Recordings, V2, Ministry of Soun British mobile network 3 is beefing u ...

  20. Indies Sign Up For 3's 'Video Jukebox'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British mobile network 3 is beefing up its content for its "Video Jukebox" service. Fifteen leading independent labels -- including Sanctuary Group, Beggars Group, XL Recordings, V2, Ministry of Soun British mobile network 3 is beefing u ...

  21. Koch Inks Handful Of New Acts

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists. The label has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, funk-rock act Jimmie's Ch Koch Records has signed a number of new a ...