2020 – The Queen of Pop – who inked her first-ever record deal on Sire Records in 1982 – is poised to rejoin the label which helped launch her career after releasing three albums via Interscope, including 2019’s ‘Madame X’, since 2011. An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Madonna is still a force […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2016 – Robbie Williams will release his next album through Sony Music. Williams has sold over 70 million albums across his career. He has had nine number one albums out of 10 albums in the UK and can perform to stadium sized shows. In fact he holds the record for the most tickets sold by […]
2016 – Bruno Mars ends his business relationship with manager Brandon Creed. According to Billboard Magazine, Creed had successfully worked with Mars for nine years. The pair met when Creed, whose company The Creed Co. also represents Mark Ronson and Sara Bareilles, was an Artists and repertoire (A&R) executive at Epic Records. Initially, Creed tells […]
2013 – Producer Quincy Jones was suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson for millions of dollars
2013 – Producer Quincy Jones was suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson for millions of dollars. He said the singer’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees. Mr Jones stated that they also broke an agreement giving him the right to remix master recordings […]
2013 – Classic Beatles albums finally went platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules. Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973. This made Sgt. Pepper’s a triple-platinum album, having sold more than 900,000 copies since 1994. In […]
2013 – Paul McCartney wins back song rights from Michael Jackson on This Day in Rock Music History! 30 years ago, Michael Jackson outbid secretly at auction Paul McCartney on his own songs from the Beatles Era. This, after Sir Paul had shown Jackson how to purchase song rights in this way. However, the 1976 […]
2013 – Parlophone: It was announced that Warner Music was set to buy the record label Parlophone which was formerly a part of EMI Music from Universal Music for £487m ($765m). The Parlophone label group also included the Chrysalis and Ensign labels, but The Beatles part of Parlophone, was exempted from the sale.
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History! The iconic movie was carefully restored frame by frame for a May 28th DVD Release this year. The movie was originally released in 1968, and was a surreal story about a magical land called Pepperland which […]
2012 – Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82 on This Day in Rock Music History! As a working teen in 1945 at WRUN-AM in Utica, N.Y., a station owned by his uncle and run by his father, he began his entertainment career as a news and weatherman. After graduating from college, […]
2012 – Agreement on Royalty rates for Digital music reached on This Day in Rock Music History! The Music Industry’s largest trade groupd agreed on rates for licensing music to online services such as iTunes and Rhapsody. The internet has diverted 50% of all music sales. This agreement will introduce 5 new kinds of digital […]