The European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have approved Universal Music’s controversial takeover of EMI, on the condition that a bundle of subsidiary labels get spun off into a independent company. Read More
The Brit Awards 2012 had the highest TV ratings the show has had since 2005. Traffic to its website was more impressive, doubling that of the 2011 awards, enhanced by the events first-ever app. Read More
Graffiti is the theme of Coldplay’s concert tomorrow in Madrid, a performance that is the focal point of a multi-platform event from American Express in partnership with Vevo and YouTube. Read More
The promotional juggernaut supporting this weekend's launch of the New iHeartRadio service continues to demonstrate Clear Channel Radio's clout. The latest evidence is a deal with Microsoft to offer an HD video stream of the entire two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival exclusively to the huge number of Xbox 360 owners. Read More
Slacker Inc. is now live with Austin City Limits 2011, the official personal radio station of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, featuring music from the 130 bands and artists in the 2011 lineup. The free station will continue to be available after the festival, which runs today through Sunday, and it is being updated throughout the event with exclusive artist interviews conducted by Slacker DJs. Read More
London – Coldplay has become the first band to sell over 1 million digital albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan data. The band’s "Viva La Vida" album has sold 1.358 million digital copies in the U.S. Coldplay has to date sold more than 2 million digital copies worldwide of its four studio albums, live album and EP worldwide.