Antwerp

  1. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  2. Free Record Shop Combines CD Pre-Sales With Free Concert Tickets

    October 25, 2011 4:18 PM EDT The Free Record Shop: Music retailer as online sales performance venue? ANTWERP -- A Benelux music retail chain has come up with an innovative solution to declining music retail sales: The Free Record Shop's formula to combat dropping CD reve ...

  3. Free Record Shop Hails Sales Tax Cut Campaign

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Free Record Shop in Belgium said that its one-day price drop, intended to mirror a cut in sales tax from 21% to 6%, increased CD sales significantly. Free Record Shop reported a boost in CDs sold of 37 % in units, accounting for a raise in turnove ...

  4. Belgian Festivals Collaborate On Bookings

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Sfinks Mixed festival and Esperanzah! Festival have teamed up on a collaborative booking policy. Sfinks Mixed, which launched in 1975, will be staged July 30 to Aug. 1 in Boechout in the Flemish province of Antwerp. Its line-up incl ...

  5. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  6. Holland's Avalon Launches 'Luxury' Entertainment Retailer

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Avalon Holdings, owner of the second largest Dutch chain of entertainment shops Music Store and digital platform Digital Media Power, will introduce a new retail formula in April. The new retailer has been dubbed 'Must,' which derives fr ...

  7. Anastacia, Natalia To Team Up In Antwerp

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flemish singer Natalia and Sportpaleis CEO Jan Van Esbroeck announced that a third edition of 'Natalia Meets...' will be held in January 2011, pairing the artist with Anastacia at the arena in Antwerp. With over 130,000 tickets sold for ...

  8. Free Record Shop Posts $1.6 Million Loss

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Free Record Shop Holding, the largest Benelux chain of entertainment stores, posted a loss of €1.2 million ($1.6 million) in its financial year ended Sept. 30, 2009. Total income for Free Record Shop (FRS), consisting of 313 stores and 37 franchis ...

  9. Europe's Younison Demands Digital Transparency

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Younison, a pressure group for the European music industry that formed last year, has issued a charter demanding that artists receive their fair share of digital revenues and calling for more transparency in the accounting and distribution of thes ...

  10. FRS Launches New Concept Store in Antwerp

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Entertainment retail chain Free Record Shop, with 250 stores in the Benelux, has opened its first new concept store in Antwerp. Branding the store as "Your source for Entertainment," FRS hopes that new consumers will be attracted to the ...

  11. Holland Takes 'Golden Years' Trip Down Memory Lane

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Golden Years live nostalgia concept is to be exported to the Netherlands, organizers said today. For the first time, Amsterdam's 4,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall will this year host a "Golden Years" concert, where a ...

  12. Sources: Universal To Buy Belgium's ARS

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Belgium is eyeing-up leading Belgian independent ARS Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. And unconfirmed rumors circulate that ARS founder and managing director Patrick Busschots is to be tapped as the new Universal Belgium M ...

  13. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  14. Belgian Biz Welcomes Lotto Arena

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Belgian market has a new mid-size entertainment venue. Antwerp's Lotto Arena, which opened alongside the Sportpaleis venue on Saturday, is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the City of Antwerp and the Sportpaleis N ...

  15. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  16. Belgian 0110 Concerts Look To 2006

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Free gigs gather 100,000 on Oct. 1. Belgium's groundbreaking "0110" concerts for "solidarity" last Sunday (Oct. 6) exceeded expectations and will more than likely return next year, organizers tell Billboard.biz. "The ...

  17. Belgian 0110 Concerts Look To 2006

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Free gigs gather 100,000 on Oct. 1. Belgium's groundbreaking "0110" concerts for "solidarity" last Sunday (Oct. 6) exceeded expectations and will more than likely return next year, organizers tell Billboard.biz. "The ...

  18. EMI Belgium Releases DualDisc Singles

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. The first batch of titles, issued today (March 10), includes "Hier Bij Jou" by Flemish band Clouseau and &q ...

  19. EMI Belgium Releases DualDisc Singles

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. The first batch of titles, issued today (March 10), includes "Hier Bij Jou" by Flemish band Clouseau and &q ...

  20. Fnac Eyeing 2nd Brussels Outlet

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. The chain's Belgian division current ...

  21. Fnac Eyeing 2nd Brussels Outlet

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. The chain's Belgian division current ...

  22. Brewery Stella Artois Starts Label

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Stella Artois brewery, part of Brussels-based Interbrew Group, is to launch a record label this month under the name Stella Artois Music, Billboard.biz has learned. The Stella Artois brewery, part of Brussels-based Interbrew Group, is to launc ...