1. Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Says

    June 05, 2013 8:54 AM EDT The head of AEG Live told a jury on Tuesday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt. CEO Randy Phillips also said the company bears no responsibility for Jackson's 2009 death, as his mother…

  2. Bon Jovi Gives Cash-Strapped Spanish Fans a Discount

    May 30, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans hit hard by the country's severe economic crisis. El Mundo newspaper and other media outlets said Thursday that tickets for the band's concert cost between 18…

  3. Be a Billboard Festival Photo Correspondent!

    May 30, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Tweet us a favorite music festival shot you took for your chance to be our guest photographer at a NYC music festival! Want to be Billboard.com's guest photo correspondent at New York's Governors Ball? Show us your favorite music fest shot that you took and you'll have a…

  4. Rihanna Sues Topshop Over T-Shirts Printed With Her Image

    May 17, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Don’t ever wear a picture of Rihanna’s face without her permission. The pop star is suing the British fashion label Topshop for $5 million after they refused to stop selling a T-shirt with her face printed on it (shown above). This news comes as a surprise seeing as Rih’ was once a fan of…

  5. Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest Sells Out in Record Time

    May 02, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day passes soon after the onsale at 9am this…

  6. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. The July 26 –…

  7. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

  8. Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Staying Put in Indio Through 2030

    April 04, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Goldenvoice, the music festivals' promoter, will also have the opportunity to hold two fall events. Goldenvoice, the promoter behind both Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, reached an agreement with the city of Indio, CA that will keep the two festivals at their current home through…

  9. Win a Trip to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

    April 01, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, featuring an array of music's biggest stars, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas May 19 on ABC. But you have a special chance to catch all of the action in person! Billboard and Las Vegas are excited to be giving away the music experience of a…

  10. Steve Aoki Reveals 'Neon Future' Album Title, New Hakkasan Residency: Exclusive

    March 04, 2013 1:03 PM EST The DJ/producer joins Calvin Harris on new MGM superclub’s roster. Following the footsteps of Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki today announced his residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas, the soon-to-open nightclub inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The move ends his Aoki’s House party at Wynn…

  11. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  12. Win Lady Gaga 'Born This Way Ball' Tickets

    February 02, 2013 1:30 PM EST Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball is storming stages across North America deep into March 2013 and you could win tickets to witness it for yourself. Courtesy of Live Nation, Billboard.com is giving away one pair of tickets to Lady Gaga's latest live extravaganza and all you have…

  13. Best Bets: Tours 2013

    January 27, 2013 11:16 AM EST Are you a Belieber who's ready to hear Justin Bieber's acoustic stylings live? Anxious to throw on your boots and boogie with Kenny Chesney? Have moves like Jagger and can't wait to show them off while Adam Levine and Maroon 5 rock and arena near you? Well, there are plenty of…

  14. Jenni Rivera's Makeup Artist's Estate Files Legal Petition After Fatal Crash

    January 03, 2013 8:14 PM EST A petition for discovery on behalf of the estate of a traveling companion of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has been filed to seek information from Learjet about the plane, owner, operators and maintenance of the Learjet 25 that crashed minutes after departing from Monterrey, Mexico.…

  15. The Business of New Year's Eve Concerts

    December 27, 2012 8:10 AM EST On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music from their favorite artists, whether it's the rare double-billing of Coldplay and Jay-Z at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn or an intimate performance with the Black Keys at the Joint in Las Vegas.…

  16. Win One Direction Dolls Signed By The Guys!

    December 21, 2012 2:10 PM EST We're giving away a set of One Direction dolls - signed by Louis, Harry, Zayn, Liam & Niall! - to celebrate 1D's 2012 success & Billboard cover story. ONE DIRECTION COVER STORY BUY THE SPECIAL ISSUE THE BEST OF 2012: THE YEAR IN MUSIC To say One Direction had a massive year…

  17. Jenni Rivera Crash Investigation Raises Startling Legal Questions Over Airplane, Owner and Pilot

    December 12, 2012 8:32 PM EST Jenni Rivera was "in the final stages" of buying the Lear Jet on which she and six others were killed Sunday when the plane crashed in Mexico, according to Christian E. Esquino Nuñez, who, the Los Angeles Times reported, identified himself as the operations manager of Starwood…

  18. Skrillex, OWSLA Label Announce The Nest: Subscription Service

    December 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST Twitter's bass music contingency has been all a-wobble since last Thursday, when Skrillex and the team of OWSLA, his digital-only indie label, started hyping a mysterious new hashtag: #thenest.   It prompted a wide range of replies, from the curious ("What's the Nest??"),…

  19. Win a VIP 'Women In Music' Gift Bag

    November 30, 2012 6:40 PM EST Full of goodies like headphones, jewelry, sunglasses, apparel & more, the VIP Women In Music gift bag could be yours. Billboard's 2012 Women In Music event celebrated Woman of the Year Katy Perry, Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen and feted forty key female execs in the music business in…

  20. Win a VIP Trip To SnowGlobe Music Fest in Lake Tahoe!

    November 26, 2012 4:00 AM EST Deadmau5 & Wiz Khalifa lead this Dec. 29-31 fest in Lake Tahoe and you could win a trip to experience it all. The second annual SnowGlobe music festival brings Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo, Beats Antique, Polica, Flosstradamus and many more electronic, rock, and hip-hip acts to Lake…

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