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  1. Brantley Gilbert and Big Machine's Big Roll-Out Week: Harleys, NASCAR, Best Buy & More

    May 28, 2014 1:40 PM EDT It had been four years since Brantley Gilbert has last released an album, so the May 19 release of “Just As I Am” was not only cause for celebration among his fans but also one of a heavy marketing campaign by Gilbert’s label, The Valory Music Co. ...

  2. Independent Study: Dead Oceans

    June 18, 2013 11:49 AM EDT Label: Dead Oceans Founded: 2007 Location: Austin, TX and Bloomington, IN Number of Employees: 26, incl. sister labels Next Release: Julianna Barwick, Nepenthe, Aug. 20 Distributor: Secretly Canadian Twitter: @DeadOceans Website: DeadOceans.com ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST the breakout stars who shined brightest this year Alabama Shakes Mixing blues-rock and Southern soul, Alabama Shakes began building major buzz following a glowing New York Times review about its 2011 performance at the CMJ Music Marathon. In the m ...

  4. Chart Moves: Donald Fagen Charts Highest Album Since 1993 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT As previously reported , Jason Aldean scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as "Night Train" rolls in at the summit with 409,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Brandy, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson make top ...

  5. How The Whigs Use Hot Dogs To Roll Out Their New Album

    October 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT When you sit down and start to analyze the marketing plan for the Whigs' new album Enjoy the Company , which dropped in late September on New West Records, the first place to start is "the hotdog." Hotdog! The Whigs' latest alb ...

  6. Colt Ford, Joss Stone, and Sixpence None the Richer

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT COLT FORD "Declaration of Independence" Producers: various Average Joe's Entertainment Release Date: Aug. 7 This Athens, Ga.-based songwriter got a huge boost last year when two songs he co-wrote topped Billboard's Hot Country ...

  7. Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control Dead at 43

    July 31, 2012 3:06 PM EDT Bill Doss, a founding member of indie rock group the Olivia Tremor Control, has died at the age of 43 of as-yet-unannounced causes. After reports surfaced early Tuesday (July 31) of Doss' death, the official OTC web site confirmed the sad new ...

  8. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  9. Alabama Shakes Announce Details of Debut Full-Length 'Boys and Girls'

    January 17, 2012 3:30 PM EST The Alabama Shakes, who were named one of Billboard's Best Bets for 2012 last week, have released the details of their forthcoming debut full-length, titled "Boys & Girls." The record will drop April 10 via ATO stateside and Rou ...

  10. Retail Briefs: NARM Sets 2012 Confab Dates, Redeye Adds !K7 and Mylene Sheath

    October 31, 2011 7:13 PM EDT NARM Confab Set For May 7-10 In L.A. -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will hold its next annual convention May 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and took advantage of the scheduling announcement t ...

  11. Backbeat: Candids From Nashville's SoundLand Festival

    September 30, 2011 2:27 AM EDT Jason Moon Wilkins, SoundLand co-founder, poses at the entrance to the Saturday afternoon show at the Neuhoff Factory. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Established and emerging artists descended on Nashville last week for the four-day SoundLand festival. ...

  12. R.E.M. Remembrances: 31 Chart Milestones of Their 31-Year Career

    September 22, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Life's Rich Pagent Collapses Into Now: Top (From Left), REM's Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck in 1984. Below in 2011 without Bill Berry who left the band in 1997 (Top: Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) After more than ...

  13. Backbeats: Umphrey's McGee Bowls, Doro Dines, Misra's DeLuca Rocks Mercury Lounge

    September 09, 2011 10:30 PM EDT Backbeat: Umphrey's McGee Rolls Strikes At Text-Driven Jam Session @ Brooklyn Bowl Bowling, Texting & Jamming: (from left) Paul Dryden, product manager, ATO Records; Umphrey McGee manager Vincent Iwinski; guitarist Brendan Bayliss, drumme ...

  14. Amy Winehouse Cancels Rest of European Tour

    June 21, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Troubled diva Amy Winehouse has canceled the rest of her European summer concert tour and scrapped all public performances after an embarrassing appearance in Serbia, her spokesman said Tuesday. Chris Goodman said Winehouse, who has struggled with ...

  15. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 06, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Days before embarking on a critical run of amphitheater shows that will solidify his major-league touring status, Jason Aldean shows no signs of stress. Why should he? He's out in the barn -- his "man cave"-- at home, south of Nas ...

  16. BACKBEAT: ASCAP @ CMJ's Music Marathon

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP’s 2010 CMJ Showcase at Tribeca’s Canal Room filled up early and stayed packed throughout the evening on October 20 where a dynamic range of bands fueled their buzz with great sets. Nashville rockers Non-Commissioned Officers , Scotland’s The ...

  17. Bertis Downs, Rob Dickins To Appear At In The City

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs and former Warner Music chairman Rob Dickins have been confirmed as keynote speakers at this year's In The City music conference, to be held in the U.K. city of Manchester, Oct. 13 to 15. Downs has handled R.E.M. s ...

  18. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  19. Chart Beat: Going For The Gold (and Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics, "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red ...

  20. Folk-rocker Vic Chesnutt Dead

    December 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Vic Chesnutt, the folk-rocker whose sometimes dark reflections on life were influenced in part by a car wreck that left him paralyzed, has died. He was 45. Family friend Christina Stuckey, who answered the phone at Chesnutt's home, confirmed ...

  21. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  22. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Vevo, Robbie Williams

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff said he "remains highly confident" the company's proposed merger with Live Nation "will happe ...

  23. Placebo Holds Off Black Eyed Peas On Euro Chart

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moves back to the top of Billboard's European Hot 100 Singles, but the group's "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is again held off No. 1 on European Top ...

  24. Editors To Launch O2 Birmingham Academy

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Editors are set to be the first headline act to perform at the new O2 Birmingham Academy on Sept. 10. It will be the band's first non-festival U.K. show this year, with bookings for European festivals including Germany's Hu ...

  25. Depeche Mode Pulls O2 Date After Singer's Surgery

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hosp ...

  26. Depeche Mode Singer In Hospital In Athens

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode lead singer David Gahan is not well enough to perform in Athens on Wednesday, concert organizers said, a day after he was rushed to hospital moments before he was to appear on stage. Tuesday night's concert north of the Greek cap ...

  27. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  28. Bug Music Acquires Selectracks

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music has acquired Selectracks, a production studio with operations in Baltimore and Los Angeles, and a custom music service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition includes Selectrack's production music catalog. Going ...

  29. Going For The Gold

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the 2008 Summer Olympics came to a close Aug. 24 in Beijing, the world's top athletes weren't the only ones celebrating victory. Such artists as Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and Brandi Carlile enjoyed a significant lift in sales thanks t ...

  30. Razor & Tie Team With Gary Gersh's TAO

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie Entertainment and Gary Gersh's The Artist Organization (TAO) have partnered. Under the deal, Razor & Tie will provide marketing, sales and distribution to TAO. The two companies plan to sign a handful of artists per year, ...

  31. Happy Mondays Get To Work On New Album

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock band the Happy Mondays are recording a new album, which they hope to release early next year, Billboard.com can reveal. The set is earmarked for a possible early 2009 release. "It's sounding good," says sing ...

  32. Bad Boy, Mariah And Madonna: What A Week!

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy act Day26 replaces labelmate Danity Kane atop the Billboard 200, marking the first time Diddy's label has scored back-to-back No. 1 albums ... Panic at the Disco's new set, "Pretty. Odd.," settles for the runner-up slot ...

  33. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  34. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  35. Michael Adds Second Wembley Date

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Michael has extended his British and European tour to include a second Wembley Stadium date. Michael will now also perform June 10 at the rebuilt London stadium, in addition to the previously-announced June 9 date. Michael's manager An ...

  36. R.E.M. Inducted Into Music Hall Of Fame

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night (Sept. 16) as the group was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night (Sept. 16) as the group ...

  37. GLOBAL PULSE: TEXAS LIGHTNING STRIKES ALL YEAR LONG

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg quintet Texas Lightning has just celebrated a solid year on Germany's Media Control album chart with "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" (X-Cell/Sony BMG). Its success has been fueled by the single Hamburg quintet Texas Lightning ...

  38. R.E.M. Plots One-Off Berry Reunion, New Album

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band to be inducted to Georgia Music Hall of Fame. R.E.M. will perform three songs with original drummer Bill Berry to celebrate its induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, to be held Sept. 16 in Atlanta. Berry has only played three times w ...

  39. Razor & Tie Publishing Signs First Deal

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Inks Drive-By Trucker's Hood and Cooley. Razor & Tie's recently launched music publishing division has signed its first deal. The company has entered an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with Drive-By Trucker's Patter ...

  40. Chili Peppers Stay Hot On Euro Albums Chart

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a second week at the summit on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros). The double CD maintains top spot in five markets (the United Kingdom, Germany Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a secon ...

  41. Chili Peppers Stay Hot On Euro Albums Chart

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a second week at the summit on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros). The double CD maintains top spot in five markets (the United Kingdom, Germany Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a secon ...

  42. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi collected a record-setting number of It's something most Eurovision fans ...

  43. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi collected a record-setting number of It's something most Eurovision fans ...

  44. Athens Music Forum Begins

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 2nd Athens Music Forum organized by Mad TV and independent label Archangel Music kicks off today (May 15) at the Dais conference centre in the Athens suburb of Maroussi. The 2nd Athens Music Forum organized by Mad TV and independent label Arch ...

  45. MWE, Mirage Forge Middle East Deal

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mathew Knowles' urban artist management firm Music World Entertainment has appointed leading Middle Eastern promoter Mirage Promotions to exclusively represent its artists in a string of territories. Mathew Knowles' urban artist manageme ...

  46. MWE, Mirage Forge Middle East Deal

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoter to represent Knowles' artists. Mathew Knowles' urban artist management firm Music World Entertainment has appointed leading Middle Eastern promoter Mirage Promotions to exclusively represent its artists in a string of territorie ...

  47. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  48. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  49. Greek CD Pirate Gets 8 Years

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Greek criminal court this week handed down an eight-year prison sentence and a €15,000 ($18,000) fine to a man convicted of coordinating an illegal pirate CD network. The peddler is a repeate A Greek criminal court this week handed do ...

  50. Stones Roll On For China Concert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. Local promoter Emma Entertainment today (Feb. 28) c ...

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