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  1. Tomorrowland Sells Out Two Weekends, 360K Tickets in Under An Hour

    February 16, 2014 8:00 AM EST The 2014 edition of Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland went on sale Saturday (Feb. 15)  morning and sold out its 360,000 available tickets in under an hour, according to its organizers. Tomorrowland Expands to Two Weekends in 2014 SFX Purchases 7 ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Swon Brothers Set Sail At Country Radio

    January 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Swon Brothers, Kodaline, Bear Hands and Bando Jonez Swon Brothers Although the Swon Brothers ga ...

  3. SFX's Inaugural US Launch of TomorrowWorld Draws 140K Without Incident

    September 30, 2013 2:57 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks ­-- some of them self-imposed. TomorrowWorld is the biggest play so far for ...

  4. Atlanta Dance Music Festival TomorrowWorld Takes Drug Precautions After Electric Zoo Deaths

    September 27, 2013 3:27 PM EDT Organizers of the electronic dance music festival TomorrowWorld are taking extra precautions to maintain a safe environment for concertgoers this weekend after two drug-related deaths occurred at a similar festival in New York this summer. " ...

  5. Don Cannon Named Def Jam VP of A&R

    July 08, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Def Jam Recordings has named Don Cannon VP, A&R, according to a statement by Karen Kwak, EVP, head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. Mr. Cannon will oversee current and new artist projects, and will actively seek out, discover and si ...

  6. Chris Kelly, Half of '90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Died from Drug Overdose Says Medical Examiner

    July 02, 2013 9:50 AM EDT Chris Kelly of the `90s rap duo Kris Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator said Monday. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History A toxicology screening revealed that Kelly, 34, had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was ...

  7. T.I. Signs With United Talent Agency

    May 03, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Tip “T.I.” Harris has signed with United Talent Agency in all areas except music. Harris began his career in hip hop, releasing eight studio albums and winning three Grammys. In 2006 he starred in his first film, Warner Bros.’ "ATL," w ...

  8. Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross' Chris Kelly

    May 02, 2013 4:53 PM EDT The mother of rapper Chris Kelly told authorities in Atlanta her son became sick after taking cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, according to a police report. Kelly, half of the 1990s teen rap duo Kriss Kross, was found dead Wednesd ...

  9. Jermaine Dupri Calls The Late Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly 'Son I Never Had'

    May 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT To famed producer Jermaine Dupri, who turned a pair of backwards pants-wearing teens from Atlanta into the hit-making force Kris Kross, the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was like losing a son. Dupri released his first statement sinc ...

  10. Chris Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at 34

    May 01, 2013 10:10 PM EDT Rapper Chris Kelly of the group Kris Kross was found dead at his Atlanta home this evening, a rep for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner confirmed to Billboard. He was 34. Officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Kelly was found ...

  11. Muse, Dave Matthews Band, Sting to Headline NCAA Big Dance Concert Series in Atlanta April 5-7

    March 07, 2013 7:00 AM EST Muse, Dave Matthews Band and Sting have been tapped to headline the 2013 NCAA Big Dance Concert Series, in conjunction with the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four, held in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park April 5-7. The event is produced by the NCAA an ...

  12. Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and More: The Year In Billboard's Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 11:30 AM EST In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart action. By yea ...

  13. Backbeat: The Scene at Rolling Stones' Closing Night at Prudential Center

    December 16, 2012 5:01 PM EST Global Spectrum's Ike Richman (left) with Billboard's Ray Waddell (Photo: Teri Waddell) The final show of the Rolling Stones' "50 & Counting" mini-tour at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday night brought out a di ...

  14. L.A. Reid's Career Timeline: From Deele to 'X-Factor,' LaFace to Epic, TLC to Bieber

    December 14, 2012 5:40 PM EST - May 1988 The R&B group with Ken "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid has his first top big hit with "Two Occassions" as a member of the Deele, which peaks at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 21. . - 198 ...

  15. Exclusive: Trinidad James Signs With Def Jam

    December 13, 2012 5:08 PM EST Atlanta rapper Trinidad James, known for his breakout hit "All Gold Everything," has chosen to sign with Def Jam Recordings, the label's president, Joie Manda , told Billboard exclusively. "Def Jam, thank you for believing,&quo ...

  16. Bubbling Under: The Secret State Isn't So Secret Anymore; Also, the Neighborhood, Alexis Spight, Watch The Duck

    December 10, 2012 4:51 PM EST Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Secret State, the Neighbourhood, Alexis Spight and Watch the Duck The Secret State The rock ...

  17. Ethiopia Habtemariam

    November 28, 2012 3:49 PM EST Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Relaunching An Icon After a year of rebuilding, Ethiopia Habtemariam is excited to "get the ball rolling" on the revamped Motown, where she hol ...

  18. Nokia Music to Premiere Six Films Focusing on U.S. Cities' Music Scenes

    November 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST Nokia Entertainment vice president Jyrki Rosenberg (left) and Sundance Partnerships vice president Lee Sparer in West Hollywood, Calif. Nokia Music is producing a series of six short films about music scenes in six U.S. cities that will air on the ...

  19. Bubbling Under: Family Of The Year Keeps Radio's Folk Revival Rolling; Plus Sarah Darling, Gold Fields, Trinidad James

    November 23, 2012 9:25 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Family of the Year, Sarah Darling, Gold Fields and Trinidad James. Family of the Ye ...

  20. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston, Rolling Stones' New Greatest Hits Albums Debut

    November 23, 2012 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, One Direction found a home at No. 1 with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia effort moved 540,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the third-large ...

  21. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  22. Road Work: George Jones, Sigur Ros, The Hives

    November 19, 2012 12:57 PM EST Timeless hearts: After a near six-decade career, country music legend George Jones has begun what he's terming a farewell tour. Dubbed the Grand Tour and booked by the Richard de la Font Agency, the run kicked off Nov. 11 at the Mansion The ...

  23. Freeway Hooks Up with Babygrande For Fourth LP

    November 19, 2012 12:49 PM EST With more than a decade in the rap game, Freeway still has a hustler's spirit. The Philadelphia native broke into music as one of the flagship members of Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella Records, and his 2003 debut, Philadelphia Freeway, bowed at N ...

  24. Future Finds New Life in Old Sounds

    November 19, 2012 12:44 PM EST Future is one of the few artists to get another shot at making a first impression. The Atlanta native spent the past two years releasing a handful of mixtapes ahead of his debut album, "Pluto" (Epic/A1/Free Bandz), that arrived in Apri ...

  25. Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour Announced for 2013

    November 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will mark 20 years on the road with the "No Shoes Nation" tour, scheduled to roll through stadiums throughout North America starting on March 16 in Tampa, Florida. The first round of dates includes 17 stadiums in cities ran ...

  26. Light Of My Life

    November 05, 2012 11:36 AM EST a decade since his debut, cody chesnutt returns with self-released project that's brighter, but still packs plenty of soul In 2002, Atlanta native Cody Chesnutt sang, "Man, something is killin' me . . . My break- down is on the wa ...

  27. GetMixxd, Playground.fm, Swarm.fm, Tixie and Tunezy Announced as Billboard FutureSound Innovators Finalists

    November 05, 2012 10:00 AM EST The next digital-music disruption could come from one of the five finalists in the Innovators Showcase at Billboard's upcoming FutureSound conference . GetMixxd, Playground.fm, Swarm.fm, Tixie and Tunezy were chosen from a group of 67 nominee ...

  28. Bubbling Under: UK's Paloma Faith Hits the US; Also, Cazzette, City Harbor, Rock Mob

    November 02, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob Paloma Faith In the vein of su ...

  29. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  30. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Backbeat: T.I. Brings Together Atlantic Execs, Media For 'Trouble Man' NYC Listening Party

    October 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT (Back Row L-R): Brian St. John, Dionnee Harper, T.I., Kawn "K.P." Prather, Ashley Kalmanowitz, (Front Row L-R): Clay Evans, Lil Duval, Sydney Margetson (Photo: © Grayson Dantzic) "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble,& ...

  33. Backbeat: Nokia Music, Eli Young Band, Musicians on Call, Billboard Join Forces for Nashville Event

    October 22, 2012 4:50 PM EDT (L-R): Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, Elizabeth Mitchell (Nokia), Jon Jones, Anthony Montenegro (Nokia), James Young, Scott Welch (Musicians On Call), Theo Gupta (Nokia), Henrik Bowadt (Nokia). Nokia Music , together with Billboard Magazine and Musicia ...

  34. Backbeat: Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, More Rock MTV/CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Killer Mike on stage at the studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Dan Rys) With CMJ in full swing, the studio at Webster Hall played host to a hip hop showcase put on by a suite of MTV 's digital entities -- MTV Hive , mtvU , the recently-launched ...

  35. Road Work: Death Grips, Two Door Cinema Club, Alabama Shakes, Trey Songz

    October 15, 2012 7:19 AM EDT Trouble makers: Sacramento, Calif.-based rock group Death Grips will take controversial new album "NO LOVE DEEP WEB" on an international swing booked by Robert Frazer of William Morris Endeavor. Starting with a headlining gig for Pitch ...

  36. Ross on Radio: Q100 20 on 97.9 Transitions To Contemporary Hit Radio

    September 24, 2012 10:48 AM EDT Over the last year, Sirius XM's 20 On 20, which began as an ongoing countdown channel, has morphed into something even more intriguing, the most elaborate effort to date at a CHR "new music discovery" channel. 20 On 20 is still very ...

  37. Road Work: Kreayshawn, PVT, Frankie Rose and Lower Dens

    September 19, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Dream big: Indie electro-rockers Lower Dens just expanded their European and U.S. tours. The group kicks things off at Cincinnati's Midpoint Music Festival supporting Dirty Projectors (Sept. 27) before joining Grizzly Bear for dates in Chicag ...

  38. C3 Presents Partnering In St. Lous' LouFest

    September 18, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Listen Live Entertainment, producers of the LouFest Music Festival in St. Louis, has joined forces with C3 Presents in a joint venture to grow the festival, which just completed it's third edition. The third annual LouFest took place Aug. 25- ...

  39. AEG and C3 Presents Acquire Front Gate Tickets

    September 13, 2012 4:41 PM EDT AEG and Outbox Enterprises have formed a joint venture with C3 Presents to purchase Austin, Texas-based Front Gate Tickets whereby they will jointly own the ticketing company and together develop ticketing solutions primarily targeted toward the f ...

  40. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  41. Jason Alden is the Leader of the New School

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's trademark blend of Country basics and rock attitude has put him at the front of a new country scene and moved him to multiplatinum stadium status. hatever its original purpose, the out-building at Jason Aldean's sprawling ...

  42. College Radio: A Study In Success

    September 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Illustration by Michael Byers "It's not radio. It's college radio. There's nobody listening. Nobody. Maybe, like, three guys in a dorm somewhere." After a then-senior at Boston University Howard Stern crafted "the sin ...

  43. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  44. Arenas Are Where Content Is King

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Arenas are challenged to have skin in the game in a competitve booking climate. If there's one primary objective for the modern-day arena manager, it's to keep the lights on. Dark nights are a bummer. Content is king, and, frankly, there ...

  45. Road Work

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Das Racist, Woods, and new supergroup Divine Fits hit the road. Sounds divine: Divine Fits -- a new supergroup comprising Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and repped by Willia ...

  46. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  47. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  48. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  49. Lexus Puts Poetry In Motion

    August 30, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The luxury car brand looks to reach affluent African-Americans through music/spoken-word events and TV's 'Verses & Flow'. At a time when virtually every major automotive brand has its own music strategy -- even Fiat hired Jennif ...

  50. Single Reviews: Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Future & Brandi Carlisle

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT FLYING LOTUS FEATURING ERYKAH BADU See Thru to U (2:24) Producer: Steven Ellison Writers: S. Ellison, E. Badu Publishers: Divine Pimp Publishing/Universal Music Warp Experimental electronic auteur Steve Ellison, better-known as Flying Lotus, has r ...

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