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  1. Anti-Piracy Critics Lash Out at Congress, Entertainment Industry During SXSWi Panel

    March 11, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Academics, an attorney and an Internet entrepreneur gave the SXSW Interactive audience an earful on the problems caused by U.S. copyright law during the panel "Copyright & Disruptive Technologies" at the Austin Convention Center Su ...

  2. Lupe Fiasco Talks Creative Director Role At Higi, His New Health And Wellness App, During SXSWi

    March 10, 2013 1:08 PM EDT While it was still three days before South By Southwest Music officially kicks off, at least one high-profile musician made an early stop to Austin Saturday to plug a new technology venture. Lupe Fiasco, the Chicago-raised rap star currently cli ...

  3. SXSW Report: The Dos and Don'ts of Angel Investing

    March 08, 2013 6:09 PM EST Hundreds of orange-lanyard-clad attendees filled the grand ballroom of the Hilton in Downtown Austin mid-afternoon Friday, eschewing the formality of the official opening remarks taking place concurrently just across the street. On the agenda ...

  4. The SXSW Social Scoop

    March 08, 2013 3:28 PM EST Billboard brings you a multi-platform compendium of all of the top tweets, pictures, video, and social media postings from SXSW daily -- all in one place, updated throughout the day so you get the latest news on what's happening in Austin. ...

  5. Reddit Co-Founder Goes Off on RIAA at SXSW, Advocates Internet Access

    March 08, 2013 3:00 PM EST Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Chief Swine Defender (his real title) at BreadPig , just gave the second of three keynote addresses on the first day of SXSW in Austin, Texas. In it, he laid out a well-worn yet important argument: that the Int ...

  6. SXSW Interactive: Daniel Glass, Britt Daniel, More on Why It's a Must for Music Biz

    March 08, 2013 2:17 PM EST Today marks the kickoff of Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest’s Interactive Festival -- now in its 18th year as its own distinct entity within the entire SXSW conference. But while SXSW Interactive started primarily as a hothouse for emerging t ...

  7. SXSW: This Year's Standout Brands

    March 08, 2013 12:49 PM EST The branding of South by Southwest 2012 sometimes reached art-and-­commerce proportions so grandiose and surreal, Andy Warhol would have been proud. Lil Wayne dropped by to film a live commercial for Mountain Dew, Doritos erected a stage in the ...

  8. Warner Sound Showcase at SXSW: Full Schedule

    March 04, 2013 8:00 PM EST A full schedule has been announced for the Warner Sound showcase at SXSW in Austin this month, with daytime performances by Fitz & the Tantrums and Lianne La Havas, plus headline sets by the Flaming Lips, Paramore and others. The three-day War ...

  9. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Heads to SXSW with Stacked Concert in Tow

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Dave Grohl isn’t just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert to Austin that same evening with an exclusive Thursday-concert, “Sound City Players at SXSW,” at Stubb’s. The concert will be ...

  10. Exclusive: Carson Daly Sets Line-Ups for SXSW, 'Last Call'

    March 04, 2013 2:49 PM EST Carson Daly’s “Last Call” show will hold its annual showcase at SXSW, this year emphasizing rock bands that have not made their television debuts. Angel Haze, Big Black Delta, Glossary, Grape St., Maximum Hedrum and The Coup will perform March 1 ...

  11. SXSW Adds Films on Stevie Nicks, Flaming Lips, James Booker

    February 13, 2013 3:09 PM EST A compilation of iPhone videos shot by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, a chronicle of the recording of Stevie Nicks' last album and a documentary on New Orleans piano legend James Booker have been added to the SXSW Film Festival. All th ...

  12. Green Day, Chicago Blues, 'Sound City’ to Screen at SXSW

    January 31, 2013 3:01 PM EST SXSW will screen the world premieres of two films about Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day as well as films about the racial mix in the 1960s Chicago blues world, Burning Man and the travels of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. In addit ...

  13. Clive Davis To Speak At SXSW

    January 22, 2013 6:11 PM EST Clive Davis will speak at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival on Thursday March 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. the festival announced today. His speech comes shortly after the release of his new autobiography "The Soun ...

  14. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  15. The Year in Touring: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 8:12 AM EST In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this business often depends on whom you ...

  16. Layoffs Hit Major-Market Clear Channel Stations

    December 07, 2012 4:54 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is going through another round of layoffs, this time with cuts taking place at many of the company's major market clusters. According to reports, the cuts have effected stations in Los Angeles, Dallas, Mi ...

  17. Exclusive: AT&T, CBS Team For 'Stageside Live,' Premiering Dec. 5 With Neon Trees

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST CBS Interactive and AT&T are re-teaming for their second online concert series, "Stageside Live," following the successful "Live On Letterman" that was introduced in 2009. Premiering Dec. 5, "Stageside Live" is a ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Dave Grohl To Give Keynote at 2013 SXSW

    November 16, 2012 5:58 PM EST AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dave Grohl may be taking a break from his band, but with the addition of an appearance at South By Southwest next spring 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year nonetheless. The often eloquent Foo Fighters frontman has signed on ...

  20. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  21. Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

    October 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of Septemb ...

  22. SXSW Announces SXSW V2V Entrepreneur Conference In Las Vegas

    October 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT SXSW Inc, today announced the launch of SXSW V2V, a four-day event dedicated to entrepreneurship that will take place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, August 11-14, 2013. The conference, according to its website , "is an extension and ...

  23. C3 Expands Relationship With Lollapalooza Brazil Partner GEO

    October 16, 2012 7:05 AM EDT (Photo: Rafael Canas) C3 Presents has expanded on its venture with Lollapalooza Brazil partner GEO, the live entertainment division of Globo Organization, Brazil's leading sports, media and entertainment firm. C3's new joint venture GEO ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Backbeat: Frank Ocean, Bon Iver Play Fader/Vitaminwater's Surprise Uncapped Show at NYC Synagogue

    September 26, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Frank Ocean performed at NYC's Angel Orensanz synagogue on Manhattan's Lower East Side Monday night with Bon Iver as part of the Fader and vitaminwater's Uncapped series. (Photo: Andy Gensler) If the Fader and vitaminwater wanted to ...

  26. Chart Moves: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Album Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart, David Byrne Hits New High

    September 21, 2012 11:26 AM EDT The Billboard 200: To say it was an exciting top 10 this week would be an understatement. For only the second time in the Billboard 200's history, the entire top six albums were debuts . And, with a No. 1 bow from Dave Matthews Band, the act ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Backbeat: Michael Kiwanuka Wows a Packed Webster Hall With John Mayer, Martin Kierszenbaum, More

    September 19, 2012 4:50 PM EDT MIchael Kiwanuka with John Mayer, backstage at New York's Webster Hall after Kiwanuka's headlining set on Tuesday night (Photo: Jem Aswad) Fast-rising British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka kicked off his first headlining U.S. tour a ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Road Work

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Wizards of Oz: After three consecutive sold-out tours in Australia, Boyz II Men ­return to the land of Oz for a nine-date run Âbeginning in Adelaide at the Barton Theatre (Nov. 16) and ending in Sydney at the State Theatre (Nov. 30). Other stops i ...

  31. Latin Music's Retail Blues

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT One of the country's biggest Latin music stores faces dwindling sales, but vows to press on. In 2001, Nielsen SoundScan reported increasing sales of Latin music, much of it attributed to the genre's growing presence with mass merchants. ...

  32. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  33. Brent Grulke, SXSW Creative Director, Dead at 52

    August 13, 2012 7:01 PM EDT Brent Grulke, the creative director for Austin, TX's wildly popular SXSW Music Festival and Conference, has died, according to reports . He was 52. Grulke was scheduled to undergo oral surgery this morning, August 13, and reportedly died of a ...

  34. Niki and the Dove Fly

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Swedish electronic pop duo Malin Dahlstrom and Gustaf Karlof have been friends for more than a decade, but it was just two years ago that the Stockholm-based musicians teamed up to form Niki and the Dove. "When we started working together it ...

  35. Veteran Alt-Rock Act the Toadies Take a New Approach on Latest Album

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT You might assume that a band like the Toadies, which initially formed in 1989 and reunited in 2008 after a seven-year hiatus, would be stuck in its ways. But you'd be wrong. "Play.Rock.Music.," the band's fifth album, and third ...

  36. Live Nation Announces Booking Agreement For Austin's Tower Amphitheater

    July 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Live Nation has entered into a booking agreement with Circuit of the Americas to bring concerts to the Circuit's The Tower Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, which will be completed in early 2013. The open-air, 15,000-capacity amphitheater will b ...

  37. Bubbling Under: Tim McMorris' Sam Adams Synch 'Overwhelms'

    July 20, 2012 9:47 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: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you ...

  38. Tim McMorris Makes Splash With Sam Adams Ad

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Cheers to Tim McMorris TV viewers might've found themselves humming a song featured in a Sam Adams ad, and they may have even bought it: Tim McMorris' breezy folk love song, "Overwhelmed" (King's Crown), approaches the Roc ...

  39. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  40. Road Work: Beirut, Antibalas, and Grizzly Bear Hit The Road

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A wave of a tour: Beirut will launch its North American outing with an appearance at the Quebec City International Summer Festival (July 13). Frontman Zach Condon and company will then play the Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 26) and the Orpheum ...

  41. Green Day: How the Year's Most Ambitious Project Came Together

    July 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands after an eight-month hiatus. That audience - al ...

  42. Run-DMC to Reunite For Fun Fun Fun Fest

    July 10, 2012 1:01 PM EDT They haven't performed together in over a decade, but the surviving members of Run-DMC are set to reunite this fall at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Joseph Simmons, now known as Rev. Run, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels retired ...

  43. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Adds Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications

    June 26, 2012 10:56 AM EDT Clear Channel's Internet radio service is getting more local. An agreement announced Tuesday will add to the iHeartRadio platform 86 radio stations from Cox Media Group and another 20 from Emmis Communications. The stations will promote iHear ...

  44. A2IM's Indie Week Day One: U.S.'s Shrinking World Market Share, YouTube Helps Indies, Playing China

    June 20, 2012 9:21 AM EDT A2IM's Exporting to the Emerging Music Market in China Panel: Moderator Robert Singerman, on the far right with (from left), Laura Devine Attorney's lawyer Anastasia Tonello, China Audio-Video Assn. Secretary general Ju Wang; Shanghai Sy ...

  45. iTunes App Store: 30 Billion Downloads, $7.14 Billion in Revenue

    June 11, 2012 6:07 PM EDT McDonalds used to track how many customers it had served on its store's signs, until the number grew too large; now, the signs simply read "billions and billions served." The iTunes app store is headed in the same direction. Apple T ...

  46. Willie Nelson on Leaving Nashville, Outlaw Movement, Highwaymen Reunion, Weed at Billboard Summit (Part 2)

    June 06, 2012 9:12 AM EDT When Willie Nelson left Nashville for Austin in 1972, he wasn't exactly sure what direction the move would take him. What he did know was that he was dissatisfied with the music he was making in Nashville, and he was spending a lot of time in ...

  47. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  48. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  49. Business Matters: @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are BFFs

    May 09, 2012 8:39 PM EDT @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are Best Friends Forever -- Brands are getting more involved with music. That may not always be a good thing, but it's a trend that isn't going to reverse course. "Bands and Brands 20 : Who ...

  50. Business Matters: Topspin Partners with TuneCore

    May 02, 2012 3:32 PM EDT Topspin and TuneCore Announce a 'Technical Integration' Digital sales and marketing has gotten easier and more affordable as two leaders in their respective fields announced a partnership Wednesday. Digital distributor TuneCore and direc ...

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