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EMI Picks Up Indie Music Merch Company

EMI has acquired Europe's largest indie music merch distributor Loudclothes for an undisclosed sum, continuing the label's expansion into the retail music merchandise world.

MAMA Swings To A Profit

Venue operator MAMA Group reported that they have managed to chalk up a pre-tax earnings increase of 28% on the year ending July 31st.

Japan Sees Sharp Falloff In Physical Music Sales

The Recording Industry Assoc. of Japan (RIAJ) is reporting a steep decline of 13% in the total production of physical audio music from January to November from the same period in the previous year.

Seal Departs Shock

Marcus Seal has left his post as managing director and board member at Australian indie music conglomerate Shock Group.

EuroSonic Noorderslag Conference Program Complete

Taking place 14 – 16 January 2010 Europe's leading conference and showcase festival EuroSonic Noorderslag will address the current state of affairs within the European music industry during its conference by day and showcase the best and upcoming artists

The Fray’s 2010 Australian Tour

The Fray’s last tour in Australia in March sold-out in every city well in advance of the shows.

Reykjavik Concert Hall To Be Named Harpa

Reykjavik concert and conference centre, while still under construction, held a competition to name the new venue.

New Managing Director At Emagic Romania

As of Dec 1st, 2009, one of Romania’s premier promoter Emagic will work under a new management structure, following the decision by former managing partner Guido Janssens, to hand the management of the company in full to Laura Coroianu.

Conchords Take Flight

The HBO Series Flight of the Conchords will not have a season three. The band will stay but their show will go.

The Football League Approves Ticketmaster As Ticketing Supplier For Clubs 2009/10 Season

Ticketmaster announced that The Football League has granted Ticketmaster official ticketing supplier status for the 2009/10 season.

Johnny Hallyday's Producer Cancels Last Half Of French Rocker's Tour

The producers for French rocker Johnny Hallyday have canceled the final leg of a concert tour following his hospitalization.

Toby Keith Shrugs Off Criticism

There’s no reason to apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts, American country singer Toby Keith said Friday, just hours before performing at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert.

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