Two days prior to the launch of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, British music magazine NME will hold its first U.S.-based awards ceremony at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on April 23.
The U.S. festival frenzy continues with today's (March 3) announcement that Radiohead, Tom Petty and Jack Johnson will headline San Francisco's inaugural Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 22-24 at Golden Gate Park.
Getting club promoters to bite on a relatively unknown band isn't always easy. But in the case of Atlas Sound, the solo project of Deerhunter vocalist Bradford Cox, some talent buyers quickly snagged a show from the act's current North American trek, based on Deerhunter's past reputation for drawing healthy-sized concert crowds.
The Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, Filter, DJ Z-Trip and comedian Carlos Mencia will perform for U.S. troops at an undisclosed military base in Kuwait on March 10 as part of Operation MySpace.
Viper Room's Harry Morton spoke with Billboard.biz about the club's expansion into new markets, the possibility of using the club's moniker in other facets of the music business, and priceless advice he has received from his father Peter Morton, founder of the Hard Rock Cafes.
Live Nation has reported a net loss of $18.4 million, or 25 cents per share, in the fourth-quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007. The narrowed but continued loss occurred during a time when fewer big-ticket music acts toured, according to Live Nation.