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  1. A Guide to Music at SXSW Interactive: Jay-Z, Flying Lotus, SoundCloud, Gigs, Parties, More

    March 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST SXSW Interactive has forged a reputation as not only a breeding ground for the hottest new tech companies and apps on the market (Hi Foursquare), but also as a place that can introduce the world to companies that can change the way humans interact ...

  2. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie, whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard's annual showcase at South by Southwest's Music Festival on March 14 at Aust ...

  3. How Sabu, a 'Legendary' Anonymous Hacker Member, Turned Into an FBI Informant

    March 07, 2012 6:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked Tuesday by news that one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five p ...

  4. The Only Tools You'll Need For SXSW 2012

    March 07, 2012 5:45 AM EST Evolver.fm's Eliot Van Buskirk (Right) with Spotify's Daniel Ek in a keynote interview at SXSW 2010 (Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com) Each year, those of us lucky enough to attend the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas face the same questions: ...

  5. Goh Nakamura-Starring Film 'Daylight Savings' One of 74 To Premiere at SXSW

    March 06, 2012 10:30 PM EST On the streets of Austin, Texas, between March 9-17, Goh Nakamura is likely to not stand out too much, especially if he if he is carrying his guitar case. He lives about an hour outside of San Francisco, has a couple of self-released albums and hi ...

  6. German Music Industry Plots SXSW Events

    March 06, 2012 11:44 AM EST A boat-trip, a lunch with German cuisine under the motto "Wunderbar," and performances by ten German bands are part of the campaign of the German delegation at SXSW to attract attention to the German music market. The German ministry for ...

  7. SXSW En Espanol: Billboard Latin Showcase To Feature La Vida Boheme, Jotdog, Muchachito Bombo Inferno

    March 02, 2012 12:13 PM EST The line up of international acts performing at the Billboard Latin showcase March 14 at SXSW exemplifies the style-shifting nature of current Latin music. Grammy-nominated art punk rockers La Vida Boheme will be joined by Mexican electro-pop duo ...

  8. Exclusive: AM Only's UKF Dubstep Tour -- With Gemini, KOAN Sound -- Coming to U.S.

    February 28, 2012 12:30 PM EST Top dance-music agency AM Only is backing the first North American tour of UKF, the brand name of the popular British drum 'n' bass/dubstep YouTube channels, starting March 1. The UKF Dubstep channel on YouTube , owned and operated by U. ...

  9. 'X Factor' Judge Announcements Not Expected For Weeks, Says Simon Cowell

    February 22, 2012 5:36 PM EST Don't expect the "X Factors" two new judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges at which time executive producer ...

  10. C3's Charlie Walker on How Metallica's Orion Music + More Fest Was Curated

    February 17, 2012 7:49 PM EST When Metallica recently announced that its first North American music festival would feature appearances by indie-centric bands like Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Best Coast, some questioned how those artists would go over with dyed-in-the-wool ...

  11. Twitter Unveils Self-Service Advertising System

    February 17, 2012 7:54 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buying ads on Twitter is about to get easier for small businesses as the online messaging service adds a key piece to its moneymaking model. Twitter is unveiling a long-awaited automated system that will enable advertisers to ...

  12. TV On The Radio, Battles, Gotye Featured @ 2012 SXSW Film

    February 08, 2012 4:58 PM EST Short films about TV on the Radio, a Chopin piano competition and a lyrical absurdist who the Beatles signed to Apple Records in the 1960s will be screened during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas, March 9-17. The Film Conference and Festiva ...

  13. Bob Marley, Mumford & Sons, Ginger Baker Docs to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

    February 01, 2012 4:38 PM EST Documentaries on Mumford & Sons' U.S. train tour, drummer Ginger Baker and the world of concert poster artists are among the films receiving their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival Conference in Austin, Texas this March. Kevin Mac ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 33 Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker Partners C3 Presents Twitter: @C3Concerts Private Shows, Festivals, Independent Spirits... Led by partners Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker, Austin-based C3 Presents was in 20 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Bruce Springsteen's New Album 'Wrecking Ball' to Swing March 6; European E Street Band Tour Confirmed

    January 19, 2012 7:07 AM EST Another Busy Year: Bruce Springstee's 17th studio album is set for this spring, which he will tour behind extensively in the U.S. and Europe with the E Street Band . (Photo: Danny Clinch) "Wrecking Ball," Bruce Springsteen's 17 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  20. Tips on Finding Your Next Favorite Band with SXSW, Last.fm, Spotify

    January 06, 2012 9:43 AM EST The holidays are over, leaving us with 356, 339, and 357 shopping days until Christmas, Hannukkah, and Kwanzaa respectively. Let's use that time productively, shall we? You might not want to think about this now, having recently braved the cr ...

  21. Morning Heds: Music Biz's 2011 Recovery, Why America Loves Skrillex, Frank Ocean & Def Jam Make Up

    January 06, 2012 8:07 AM EST Music Sales, Show Tickets Rose in 2011 Wall Street Journal The music industry showed signs of potential recovery in 2011, as sales of albums and concert tickets reversed declines, though it would be premature to declare a full-fledged recovery. Th ...

  22. Morning Heds: If Adele Was On A Major, The EDM Cruise, Is Spotify's Ek Really That Important?

    January 05, 2012 8:45 AM EST Would Adele have been as successful if she was signed to a major label? The Guardian Adele is an exceptional artist, but she has also been nurtured by her indie label, but would a major label have done the same? Del Rey strikes deal with Next Mode ...

  23. C3 Presents Forms Partnership With Big Day Out

    January 04, 2012 9:38 AM EST Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has formed a partnership with the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, C3 partner Charlie Walker told Billboard.biz early this morning. The deal marks a new phase for the venerable Australian festival ...

  24. Dick Clark Celebrates 40 Years Rocking New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2011 8:46 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution. "New Year' ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Bruce Springsteen to Be Keynote Speaker at South by Southwest 2012

    December 01, 2011 11:24 AM EST The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival announced this morning that Bruce Springsteen will be keynote speaker for next year's event. The keynote will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Convention Center in Au ...

  28. Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

    November 29, 2011 8:02 AM EST With Music Business Support, Farm Aid's Main Players: Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson Leave Impact This is what the music business has long known about Farm Aid: On one day, each year, since 1985, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  29. U2, Journey, Taylor Swift Among Winners At 8th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST U2, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pres ...

  30. Perry Farrell Talks Lollapalooza, Jane's Addiction, Music's Future @ BB Touring Conference Keynote

    November 10, 2011 7:15 PM EST Perrry Farrell (left) the subject of the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards Keynote Q&A Session hosted by Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde. (Photo: Michael Seto). The NFL and NBA are at the root of Perry Farrell's vision for t ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Dan Deacon Signs With Domino Records

    November 04, 2011 11:33 AM EDT Updated Bespectacled electronic musician and longtime indie favorite Dan Deacon recently signed with Domino Records. Deacon has actually been working with Domino's publishing company since the release of his widely-praised album, "Spider ...

  33. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  34. Adele Cancels All 2011 Tour Dates to Undergo Throat Surgery

    October 28, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Just days after Adele's "21" began its 13th week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 and her "Someone Like You" began its fifth week atop the Hot 100 , the singer announced that she must cancel the rest of her tour dates for 201 ...

  35. Clear Channel, Rodeo Ent. Team-Up For America's First Country Boy Band Search

    October 28, 2011 6:34 AM EDT Rodeo Entertainment, a company formed by publishing executive David Schulhof and artist manager Jeff Rabhan, will partner with Clear Channel Radio to launch a nationwide casting call to find members for America's first country music boy band. ...

  36. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  37. CMJ Fader Fort: Will Fiat Stay Committed?

    October 12, 2011 10:39 AM EDT After a relatively low-key, title sponsor-free 2010 , the Fader Fort is returning to CMJ next week with a host of new partners. Presenting sponsor Fiat steps in for longtime sponsor Levi's, continuing its sponsorship from this year's Sou ...

  38. Jennifer Lopez Debuts New Fiat Commercial After Last Spot Called 'Decade's Worst' (Watch)

    October 10, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is expanding her relationship with Fiat, after the Chrysler brand sponsored her "Papi" music video last month and featured clips in a widely-seen 30-second TV campaign. In a new 60-second TV commercial debuting today on br ...

  39. J. Cole Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 05, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Just one week after 85-year-old Tony Bennett grabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole , 26, bows in the No. 1 slot with " ...

  40. Adele Cancels U.S. Tour To Rest Injured Voice

    October 04, 2011 7:09 PM EDT Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord, the singer and her label announced Tuesday. Set to kick off Oct. 7 in Atlantic City and positioned to cover much of the South and Texas over ten dates, the tour was ...

  41. Emo's Owner on Famed Austin Club's Closure: 'What Makes a Venue Is Not Four Walls'

    September 29, 2011 1:22 PM EDT Posters at Emos, Austin, TX from MightiestofGuns.com on Vimeo . Last Saturday, during the Official Austin City Limits after-show, Toronto dance-punk band Death from Above 1979 took the stage at Emo's main room, becoming the last band to ever ...

  42. Backbeat: Live From Coldplay's New Year's Eve Taping @ Austin City Limits (In Mid-September)

    September 18, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Like New Years in September: Coldplay taped a special Austin City Limits TV performance last night (Sept 15) that will air on New Year's Eve complete with fake countdown and confetti. The band headlines the Austin City Limits Fest tonight (Se ...

  43. Backbeat: Arcade Fire Dazzle With 'Austin City Limits' Taping -- Throw Mic to Our Fearless Correspondent

    September 18, 2011 5:07 PM EDT (Photo: Jillian Mapes) While ACL festgoers and industry figures alike flocked to Zilker Park for a glimpse of Stevie Wonder, Billboard correspondent Jillian Mapes snuck away to the Moody Theater in the W Hotel to watch Arcade Fire's "Aus ...

  44. Backbeat: Austin City Limits Producer Charles Attal of C3 Hosts Fest Kick-Off Party

    September 17, 2011 2:33 PM EDT The Mostest Host: Charles Attal (second from left) of C3 Presents and Austin City Limits Festival producer with (from left) Sebastian de la Barra, Matias Awad and Maximiliano del Rio all of Lotus Productions (Lollapalooza Chile promoter). A couple ...

  45. Backbeat: The Gourds Celebrate Vanguard Records Debut Album At L.A. Release Party

    September 16, 2011 12:53 AM EDT "This is the biggest night of our career," Gourds accordionist/keyboardist Claude Bernard joked early on during the alt-country band's album release party at Los Angeles' Echo on Sept. 13. But the ear-to-ear smiles on concertgo ...

  46. Girls to Webcast Friday's Nashville Performance as 'America's Very First Nationwide In-Store'

    September 13, 2011 2:26 PM EDT To celebrate the release of their highly touted new album "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" (out today via True Panther/Matador), San Francisco indie rockers Girls will stage an in-store performance Friday at Grimey's Records in Nashville t ...

  47. Moshito Music Conference in Johannesburg: The New Mediums Are The Message

    September 02, 2011 9:18 AM EDT An opening address by Jim Griffin, Managing Director of Virginia-based digital music delivery consultancy, OneHouse LLC, on Aug. 31st set the tone for the three-day Moshito Music Conference in central Johannesburg. Now in its eighth year and due t ...

  48. Business Matters: SXSW 2011 Had $167 Million Impact on Austin

    August 23, 2011 7:19 PM EDT SXSW'S Multi-Million Dollar Trickle Down on Austin -- A new study puts the financial impact of 2011 South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals (SXSW) at $167 million -- $44.6 million of operational output (festiv ...

  49. HMV Rolls Out Expanded Tech Offerings To 150 U.K. Stores

    August 23, 2011 7:49 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is to significantly expand its technology offering -further reducing the amount of shelf space available for music product. As previously reported, the troubled retailer - which reported a net loss of £121.7 million ...

  50. Adele Planning To Record Country, Bluegrass Music

    August 05, 2011 7:07 AM EDT British singing sensation Adele may have rescheduled most of her American summer tour because of laryngitis, but the artist did manage to pick up some U.S. influences during the short time she spent singing across the pond. And now she says she pl ...

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