Virgin has posted a new in-focus feature on how to fix the music industry.
In amongst all the anger, however, are a big set of opportunities. Music is now more widely available than at any other point in time, while new innovations in recording, distribution and live shows are coming thick and fast. The music industry has sadly failed to cope with the technological advancements which have allowed other sectors to flourish. Wasting so many years resisting change has left it playing catch-up, so how can it be fixed?

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Jason Tate on 10/27/14 - 12:00 PM
Manchester Orchestra talk about the idea behind Simple Math and the lyrics of "Virgin" here. You can also hear them play a new song from their show in Houston in the replies.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/31/11 - 11:38 AM
AM Taxi split from Virgin Records.

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Matthew Tsai on 03/04/11 - 11:54 AM
Virgin/EMI is being sued by Victory Records for causing Hawthorne Heights to repudiate on their four-album deal with the label.
Joe DeAndrea on 01/15/08 - 12:13 PM
The Almost has been upstreamed from Tooth & Nail to Virgin Records.
Rohan Kohli on 01/28/07 - 07:51 PM
Parent group EMI has decided to merge Virgin and Capitol Records to form the Capitol Music Group.
Tony Pascarella on 01/25/07 - 01:38 PM
Virgin Records will be re-releasing Placebo's newest album, Meds, on January 23rd. The album was originally released in the U.S. earlier in 2006 through Astralwerks.
Press ReleaseOver the group's ten-year history, the darkly romantic and musically adventurous style of PLACEBO (Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt) has come to be acknowledged as a key influence on such bands as Panic! at the Disco, AFI, Aiden (Meds is lead singer Will Francis' album of 2006) and My Chemical Romance, who recently commented on Placebo winning a Kerrang! Award in the UK: 'Many congratulations to Placebo from all of us in My Chemical Romance. We love you dearly and you guys are undoubtedly the most...
Rohan Kohli on 01/22/07 - 12:25 PM
I will be conducting an interview with Don Rohr, an A&R representative at Virgin Records, this coming week. Leave any questions you'd like for me to ask him in the replies. Bands - this is a good chance to pick the brain of a major label A&R rep, so ask away.
Rohan Kohli on 11/03/06 - 09:35 AM
Click here to check out Virgin Records' ten-song digital sampler on purevolume; the sampler includes tracks from Over It, The Summer Obsession, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ima Robot, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
Rohan Kohli on 08/22/06 - 10:07 PM
Rohan Kohli on 08/06/06 - 03:08 PM
Okkervil River has signed to Virgin/EMI Records for Europe and will be re-releasing Black Sheep Boy and Black Sheep Boy Appendix in Europe through Virgin on April 28th as a double-disc.
Paul Tao on 04/23/06 - 04:07 PM
AltPress.com has launched a Virgin College Mega Tour diary under the "AP TV" column of their website. The tour features Yellowcard, Mae and Over It and you can view the dates at VirginCollegeMegaTour.com.
Frank Giaramita on 04/20/06 - 02:54 AM
Below are the tour dates for the upcoming "Virgin College Mega Tour," which features Yellowcard, Mae, and Over It:
Tour DatesApril 7 Pomona, NJ Richard Stockton College of NJ/The Sports Complex
April 8 Williamsport, PA Lycoming College Recreation Ctr.
April 12 College Station, TX A&M University/Reed Arena
April 13 Norman, OK University of OK/McCasland Field
April 17 San Jose, CA San Jose State U/Events Center
April 18 San Diego, CA San Diego State U/Cox Arena
April 19 Pomona, CA Cal Poly/Kellogg Gymnasium
April 21 Salt Lake City, UT University of Utah/Free Speech
April 22 Ft. Collins, CO Colorado State University/Moby Arena
April 24 Wichita, KS Wichita State U/Charles Koch...
Rohan Kohli on 03/10/06 - 03:34 PM
Over It will be playing on nearly all of the dates on the "Virgin College Mega Tour," which also features Yellowcard and Mae. Make sure to get to the shows early to hang out with the band in the sponsor village!
Rohan Kohli on 03/08/06 - 09:24 PM
More dates for the Virgin College Mega Tour have been announced. The tour features Yellowcard, Mae, and Reeve Oliver. More dates will be announced soon.
More Virgin College Mega Tour Dates04/07/2006 The Sports Complex Pomona, NJ
04/08/2006 Lycoming College Recreation Center Williamsport, PA
04/12/2006 Reed Arena College Station, TX
04/21/2006 Free Speech Arena Salt Lake City, UT
04/22/2006 Moby Arena Fort Collins, CO
04/26/2006 Rose Arena Mount Pleasant, MI
04/28/2006 Tripp Athletic Center Dartmouth, MA
04/29/2006 Burdick Field Towson, MD
04/30/2006 SUNY Brockport Brockport, NY
05/02/2006 SIU Arena Carbondale, IL
05/03/2006 University of Illinois Champaign, IL
Frank Giaramita on 02/21/06 - 10:49 PM
The Academy Is and Panic! At The Disco will be at Virgin Mega Store in New York City on Wednesday, February 8th. Click here for more information. Both bands will be performing songs from their latest albums as well as signing copies of them.
Jared Kaufman on 02/07/06 - 08:38 AM
Reeve Oliver have been confirmed for the 2006 Virgin Mega College Tour, along with Yellowcard and Mae. Check out the announced dates below.
Curently Confirmed Virgin Mega College Tour Dates4/7-Pomona, NJ- The Sports Complex
4/8 -Williamsport, PA- LYcoming College
4/22-Fort Collins, CO- Colorado State University
4/28-NOrth Dartmouth, MA- Tripp Athletic Center
4/29-Towson, MD- Towson University
4/30-Brockport NY- SUNY/Brockport
5/6-Columbus OH- Shottenstein Center
Frank Giaramita on 02/03/06 - 01:31 PM
Yellowcard will be headlining the 2006 Virgin Mega College Tour this Spring with Mae as main support. Below are the first handful of dates, expect more bands and dates to be announced very soon.
First Handful Of Announced Dates, Expect A Lot More SoonFri 04/07/06 Pomona, NJ The Sports Complex
Sat 04/08/06 Williamsport, PA Lycoming College
Sat 04/22/06 Fort Collins, CO Colorado St. University
Sat 05/06/06 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Frank Giaramita on 01/26/06 - 10:04 AM
Yellowcard will headline the Virgin Mega College Tour in April and early May.

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