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  1. Bruce Springsteen Plays Incendiary SXSW Show With Tom Morello, Jimmy Cliff, Arcade Fire

    March 16, 2012 11:01 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen played an epic 2-hour and 50-minutee set at Austin's ACL Live at Moody Theater (Photo: Getty Images) Bruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech. He wound up making history - at least by the standards of hi ...

  2. Jason Aldean's 'My Kinda Party' Tour Breaking Attendance Records

    March 16, 2012 8:24 AM EDT In only his second year as a large venue headliner, Jason Aldean continues to blow up the box office on his 2012 My Kinda Party tour. Even with his 360-degree production that increases capacity, Aldean has been selling out arenas since the tour be ...

  3. 9-Year Old Rapper MattyB Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart

    March 15, 2012 6:37 PM EDT Making a big debut at No. 11 on the Social 50 this week is a 9-year old rapper from Atlanta, known simply as MattyB. As seen on NBC's "Today" rapping "Ice Ice Baby" and featured on "The Insider," MattyB bows this ...

  4. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  5. Whitney Houston Left Everything to Daughter Bobbi Kristina

    March 07, 2012 5:49 PM EST Whitney Houston left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The pop superstar's will doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving child ...

  6. Warner Music Launches YouTube Channel

    March 01, 2012 12:00 PM EST YouTube's roll-out of original content is picking up steam. Today, the Google-owned company announced a slew of exclusive programs featuring such music stars as Cee Lo Green, Regina Spektor, B.o.B and Cody Simpson. Sleigh Bells Leads Bowery P ...

  7. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 5:15 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fo ...

  8. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  9. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  10. Clarence Clemons' Nephew Jake to Play Sax on Springsteen Tour

    February 10, 2012 7:56 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - It takes two men to replace The Big Man. Bruce Springsteen announced Thursday that two musicians - Jersey Shore sidekick Eddie Manion and Clarence Clemons' nephew Jake - will "share the saxophone role" during the E S ...

  11. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen Playing Exclusive Apollo Concert for SiriusXM Subscribers

    February 02, 2012 5:55 AM EST SiriusXM is marking the 10th anniversary of satellite radio with some notes from the Boss. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play a concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem exclusively for subscribers that will air on SiriusXM's E S ...

  13. 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead in Apparent Suicide

    February 01, 2012 9:47 AM EST Don Cornelius, who with the creation of Soul Train helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75. Office ...

  14. 2 Chainz Rocks NYC, Unofficially Announces Def Jam Signing

    January 31, 2012 6:38 PM EST Taking the stage as rumors swirled about a new label deal, Georgia rapper 2 Chainz made his New York debut on Monday night (Jan. 30) with a raucous showcase at S.O.B.'s. The MC, one-half of rap duo Playaz Circle who was previously known as Ti ...

  15. Business Matters: Looking for a New Kind of Record Label? Here's DigSin ...

    January 30, 2012 5:43 PM EST Looking for a New Kind of Label? Here's DigSin ... -- DigSin -- a free, singles-only label founded in 2011 by Jay Frank, author and most recently SVP Music Strategy at Country Music Television -- has released its first song, " DRNK TXTNG ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Mark Campana & Bob Roux

    January 27, 2012 12:04 AM EST No. 39 Mark Campana & Bob Roux Co-Presidents Live Nation Twitter: @LiveNation Locally Sourced... When Live Nation Entertainment global music chief executive Jason Garner exited the company in November 2010, it signaled a shift toward placing m ...

  17. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  18. Billboard Power 100: Debra Lee

    January 26, 2012 8:20 PM EST No. 94 Debra Lee Chairman/CEO BET Holdings Power, according to Debra Lee, "means being able to set your own destiny. And, in my instance, it means being able to navigate BET, Centric and our other platforms in the direction that's approp ...

  19. Billboard Power 100: Coran Capshaw

    January 26, 2012 5:50 PM EST No. 2 Coran Capshaw Founder Partner Red Light Management, Star Hill Presents; ATO Records, TBD Records Twitter: @atorecords The Quiet Revolution... Coran Capshaw founded Red Light Management in 1991 with the Dave Matthews Band and a plan to connec ...

  20. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  21. Business Matters: SoundExchange Royalties Smaller Than Downloads, Bigger Than Subscriptions

    January 18, 2012 6:26 PM EST Subscription Services Get All The Attention, Pay Artists Less Than Webcasts SoundExchange made 18,000 payments totaling $89.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. That brought its 2011 distributions to $292 million, an increase of 17 percent fro ...

  22. Adele Matches No. 1 Run of 'Titanic' at the Top of Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST As expected, Adele's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (104,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at No. 1 i ...

  23. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  24. David Crowder Band Headed for No. 2 Debut

    January 14, 2012 11:01 AM EST On Billboard's Building chart, Adele's "21" is at No. 1 while new albums from David Crowder Band ("Give Us Rest") and Snow Patrol ("Fallen Empires") appear at Nos. 2 and 3. The two albums are aiming to sell ...

  25. Robert Black

    January 12, 2012 3:42 PM EST Merchandising Mania On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s bou ...

  26. Robert Jones

    January 12, 2012 3:15 PM EST Running the Game Why on earth is this not working? On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W ...

  27. Snow Patrol, David Crowder Band Aiming High on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 11, 2012 9:09 PM EST While it seems safe to say that Adele's "21" will hang in at No. 1 for a sweet 16th week on the Billboard 200 chart next week, we could see high debuts from both David Crowder Band and Snow Patrol. Sources say the former's &quo ...

  28. Urban Power List: Magic Johnson

    January 11, 2012 4:48 PM EST Magic Johnson Owner, Magic Johnson Enterprises Website: MagicJohnson.com Twitter: @MagicJohnson Business Baller The Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend is still playing ball: He's part of the Guggenheim Partners-backed group that purchased the ...

  29. Listicle Numerical Test

    January 11, 2012 12:43 PM EST A Numberical list test   On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood&a ...

  30. Listicle Numberical Testing

    January 11, 2012 1:50 AM EST Captain of Industry On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s bou ...

  31. Urban Power List: T.I. & Jason Geter

    January 10, 2012 6:30 PM EST T.I. & Jason Geter Grand Hustle Website: GrandHustle.com Twitter: @Tip Rubberband Men In April 2011, with its star rapper and co-CEO Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. still serving a 10-month prison stint for violating terms of his probatio ...

  32. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  33. Backbeat: Future Rocks Fader Party at Converse Rubber Tracks

    December 19, 2011 7:10 AM EST Fader Magazine's "The Now Issue" (Issue 77) and Converse Rubber Tracks promo. (Photo: Emily Berl) On a cold, wet Wednesday night in New York, a crowd of the city's trendsetters and tastemakers packed into Converse's Rubber ...

  34. Rapper Slim Dunkin Shot Dead in Atlanta

    December 17, 2011 12:57 PM EST Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down Friday evening in a city music studio as he prepared to record a video. Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the performer, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the chest after ...

  35. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  36. Exclusive: Bear in Heaven Cosigns to Dead Oceans, Hometapes

    December 12, 2011 12:00 PM EST Experimental indie trio Bear in Heaven have cosigned to Dead Oceans and their native label Hometapes, Billboard.biz has learned. The band will release their upcoming third LP ("I Love You, It's Cool," out April 3) through both impri ...

  37. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  38. Backbeat: Roscoe Dash Dishes The 'J.U.I.C.E.' At Exclusive Listening Party

    December 06, 2011 7:23 AM EST Upgrade From Baloney: Roscoe Dash At Jungle City Studios. (Photo: The Chamber Group) Chamber Group , the NY-based agency behind the success of Drake and Big Boi, held an intimate, after-work listening session for "J.U.I.C.E.," the upcomi ...

  39. Charlie Brusco, Alliance Artists Join Red Light Family

    December 02, 2011 11:55 AM EST Atlanta-based artist management firm Alliance Artists has joined Red Light Management and is now operating as Red Light Management's Atlanta office, Billboard.biz has learned. Working directly with RLM founder Coran Capshaw, COO Bruce Eskowit ...

  40. Smule Buys Fellow Music App Creator Khush

    December 01, 2011 12:35 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Smule, maker of apps such as Glee Karaoke, is hoping to make beautiful music with fellow app creator Khush through an acquisition announced Thursday. In an interview Wednesday, Smule Inc. CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Smith said ...

  41. Backbeat: Young Jeezy Does It The 'Jeezy Way' @ NYC Screening of 'A Hustlerz Ambition' Doc

    November 30, 2011 3:48 PM EST Def Doc: Island Def Jam Music Group's President Steve Bartels, Young Jeezy , Island Def Jam VP of Lifestyle Shawn "Pecas" Costner, at the New York screening of the documentary "A Hustlerz Ambition" Rapper Young Jeezy' ...

  42. TLC's Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins Files for Bankruptcy -- for Second Time This Year

    November 28, 2011 5:52 PM EST After declaring bankruptcy along with her group TLC in the mid-'90s, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has filed for Chapter 13 for the second time this year after defaulting on mortgages on her Atlanta, Georgia home and failing to keep up wit ...

  43. Backbeat: Janelle Monae, Jan Smith & Uwonda Carter Honored At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Event

    November 23, 2011 7:35 AM EST L-R: Jay Sloan, Jan Smith, Uwonda Carter, Janelle Monae and Jennifer Drake. (Photo: Prince Williams/ASCAP) Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monae. (Photo: Prince Williams/ASCAP) The music that has shaped much of the last 15 years of pop ...

  44. Avery*Sunshine Builds Her Social Network Base Onstage and Off

    November 21, 2011 7:25 AM EST "The days when the artist is a lone island are over," says soulful singer/pianist Avery*Sunshine. And she would know. Emerging from the Atlanta area over the past two years, following the 2010 release of her self-titled debut album, she ...

  45. Kelly Clarkson Plots 'Stronger' 2012 Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:46 PM EST Kelly Clarkson will spend the first three months of 2012 on the road in the North America supporting her latest studio album, "Stronger." The pop star announced the first leg of her Stronger Tour 2012 on Monday (Nov. 14), with singer-son ...

  46. Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg Announce 'Mac and Devin' Soundtrack and Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:44 PM EST To support their upcoming buddy comedy, "Mac and Devin Go To High School," Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will release the film's official soundtrack on Dec. 13 and team up for a six-city December trek dubbed the High School tour. Khali ...

  47. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  48. Backbeat: 'The Voice's' Javier Colon Does Walmart Shoot, Explains Vegetarianism, Not Throwing Blood On Furs

    November 08, 2011 7:29 AM EST Javier Colon films his Walmart performance at Village recording studios in L.A. Javier Colon , winner of the first season of NBC's "The Voice" swooped into Los Angeles Friday for a one-day performance shoot that will be seen in Walm ...

  49. Radiohead Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

    November 07, 2011 11:30 AM EST As expected, Radiohead will head out on an extensive U.S. tour next year in support of their eighth album, "The King of Limbs." The group announced the first dates of its 2012 North American trek on Monday (Nov. 7). The tour, which will ...

  50. Clear Channel Announces New Brand Management Team

    November 03, 2011 11:47 AM EDT In the wake of last week's layoffs, Clear Channel continues to lay out its national programming strategy with the announcement of a new Brand Management Team, which includes a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator who will serve as "in-hou ...

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