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Friday 15 February 2013
Music rights firm BMG today bought the back catalogue of Sanctuary Records, the label behind heavy metal giants Black Sabbath, Motörhead and Iron Maiden, for an estimated £40m.
Thursday 07 February 2013
The Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik will add Coldplay, Blur and Tinie Tempah to his empire after his Warner Music group emerged victorious in a bidding war to take over the historic Parlophone record label.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
HMV's flagship London store famously played its part in helping The Beatles land their record deal, setting them on the path to becoming the biggest band in the world.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
The battle to control the British record label Parlophone, home of Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys and Tinie Tempah, is hotting up, with Sony and BMG reported to be planning a joint bid.
Monday 12 November 2012
London Jazz Festival
Meet Gabrielle Aplin - the 20-year-old unsigned YouTube star whose haunting voice appears on John Lewis' Christmas advert
Friday 09 November 2012
Until today, indie-folk singer Gabrielle Aplin’s fame has been limited to her army of YouTube fans. Now she is being tipped for the Christmas number one after her haunting version of The Power Of Love was chosen by John Lewis to soundtrack its blockbuster Christmas advertising campaign.
Saturday 06 October 2012
He's the svengali to the stars who sits in Andy Murray's VIP box, masterminded the Spice Girls and turned Pop Idol into a £15 billion global brand. Now Simon Fuller is plotting to outmanoeuvre his great rival, Simon Cowell, by buying EMI's assets, including the famous Parlophone music label, in an audacious £350 million deal.
Monday 01 October 2012
Some of Britain's top-selling musicians may withhold future albums in protest against being treated as "assets" in the forced sale of their record label, i can disclose.
Monday 01 October 2012
Artists threaten to withhold future releases if planned sell-off of Parlophone goes ahead. Adam Sherwin reports
Saturday 29 September 2012
Wednesday 08 August 2012
EMI, the Coldplay and Beastie Boys music giant, has plunged to a loss of £349m in the year to March, as a result of significant writedowns.
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