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  1. Arcade Fire-Spike Jonze Short Film Influenced by Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam (Berlin)

    February 16, 2011 6:15 PM EST BERLIN -- The decline of the music video in modern times was the impetus for Arcade Fire's Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes from the Suburbs," appearing in the shorts section of the Berlin Film Festival. The band, which is co ...

  2. Biz Matters: Spain's Music Sales Dropped 21% In 2010

    January 31, 2011 1:52 PM EST Spain's Recorded Music Dropped 21% Last Year -- Spain's recorded music market dropped 21.1% to €167 million (U.S. $228 million), according to figures released by Promusicae, the country's recorded music industry trade group. The dec ...

  3. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  4. Bob Geldof Announced as South By Southwest Keynote Speaker

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The annual music confab South By Southwest announced its 2011 keynote speaker, Bob Geldof. The former Boomtown Rats frontman will also be a showcase performer at the music portion of the conference, which begins on March 16 in Austin, Texas. Appro ...

  5. Warner Music Group Names Cameron Strang CEO of Warner/Chappell Music; Acquires Southside Publishing

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today announced the appointment of Cameron Strang as CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's largest music publishers with a catalog of more than one million copyrights. David Johnson will continue on as Warner/Cha ...

  6. Bowersox Bonnaroo Bound?

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST We knew from the moment Crystal Bowersox hit our TV screens last January that she wasn't your typical American Idol contestant. With an acoustic guitar -- signed by one of her heroes, Melissa Etheridge -- slung over her shoulder like an old b ...

  7. Univision Radio Signs PPM Deal

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish language radio giant Univision radio has finally signed a multi-year contract for Arbitron’s Portable People Meter in some of the nation’s biggest markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Although Univision had subscribed to Arbitron P ...

  8. MTV Announces Dates For 2011 VMAs

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV has announced dates for its 2011 award shows. The music network says the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EDT. The MTV Movie Awards, its in 20th year, is set to air live on Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ...

  9. Manager Sues The Agency Group, Seeks $20 Million

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Todd Meagher and TODD Entertainment, former manager of Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd, have sued The Agency Group and TKO President Andrew Goodfriend for “fraud, negligence, false representations, breach of fiduciary duty, unconscionability and bre ...

  10. Madrid Promotes Its Musical Nightlife

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madrid Cool Night will be staged between Nov. 22-28 in order to promote the city's nightlife with dozens of gigs taking place under the Cool Night banner. Madrid Cool Night (MCN) will include 104 concerts in 55 venues with more than 300 artis ...

  11. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  12. Web Trends: Gregory Isaacs, Willow Smith, Keith Richards and more

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 5. Gregory Isaacs Died Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs died of lung cancer today (Oct. 25) at age 59. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Clean) 2. Only Girl In The World (With Me) 3. "Th ...

  13. Web Trends: Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne and more

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): 13. Kanye West album cover Controversy has started over Kanye's album cover for his new album. His record label, Def Jam, has asked him not to use the picture of an angel having sex with a bear man because they w ...

  14. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, 50 Cent, Shakira, John Lennon and more

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: There are no music news/videos in this topic at this time. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Ke$ha - We R Who We R 2. Taylor Swift - Back T ...

  15. Web Trends: Kid Cudi, Taylor Swift, Greyson Chance, Bob Dylan and more

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: There are no music news/videos at this time. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Kid Cudi - Erase Me ft. Kanye West 2. Taylor Swift - Back To ...

  16. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  17. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, MC Hammer, Yoko Ono and more

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 19. Back to December Lyrics "Back to December" is the name of the newest Taylor Swift track to be debuted from her upcoming album, "Speak Now." Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Our 25 Favorite Lyri ...

  18. Web Trends: Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Trey Songz, Neil Young and more

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 5. Lil Wayne "I Am Not A Human Being" Mixtape Lil Wayne is releasing his "I Am Not A Human Being" mixtape today, despite being in prison. 15. Lil Wayne Birthday Today (Sept. 27) is rapper Lil Wayne� ...

  19. Web Trends: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruno Mars, Robert Plant and more

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 19. Lynyrd Skynyrd Leonard Skinner, the man rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd named their band after, died in his sleep last night. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 15 Best Songs Performed on 'Glee' YouTube: Toda ...

  20. Web Trends: Eddie Vedder Married, Bruno Mars, My Chemical Romance and more

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 PM): 4. Jill McCormick Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder married his longtime girlfriend, Jill McCormick in Hawaii this past weekend. 19. Sarah McLachlan Songs Sarah McLachlan's "Sarah and Friends" tour will ki ...

  21. BACKBEAT: Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Nelly and More Celebrate The MTV VMAs With ASCAP

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team , along with Jermaine Dupri and his Ocean's 7, teamed up to celebrate ASCAP's 2010 VMA nominees at a pre-VMA party, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka. The event was held September 10 in Beverly Hills, Cailf ...

  22. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Trent Reznor, 'American Idol' and more

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. 15 Fun & Bizarre Facts About Lady Gaga 2. Trent Reznor to Release Preview for “The Social Network” Soundtrack 3. DJ Pauly D's ...

  23. Web Trends: 'America's Got Talent,' Kanye West, Taylor Swift and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 10. Michael Grimm "America's Got Talent" Grimm won "America's Got Talent" last night (Sept. 15) with a performance of Michael Bolton's "When a Man Loves a Woman." 12. Jackie E ...

  24. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Eminem, Cher, Madonna and more

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 6. Lady Gaga meat dress Lady Gaga accepted her "Video of the Year" Moon Man in a dress that looked like raw meat. (Also trending at #13) 15. Jay-Z/Eminem Yankee Stadium The two rapper heavyweights will be perfo ...

  25. Billions Corporation, Constant Artists Touring Merge

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Constant Artists Touring have merged. Beginning Sept. 13, Los Angeles-based Constant Artists founder Ben Dickey will begin working as a booking agent for Billions. Dickey brings with him an ei ...

  26. Hot On The Web: Steven Adler, Kings Of Leon, MGMT and more

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Steven Adler Steven Adler released his autobiography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, Drugs, and Guns’n’Roses” today. 12. Ohio State Fair The Ohio State Fair runs July 28 - Aug. 8. Digg Music Video 24 Hours No music ...

  27. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Big Star bassist Andy Hummel's death earlier this week, the surviving members in the current incarnation of the legendary cult band are pondering an appropriate way to continue performing the group's music. "It's ...

  28. Machete Tour 2010 Announces First Seven Concerts

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The AEG Live-promoted Machete Tour 2010 has announced its first seven dates. The tour branded around the Universal-owned Latin urban label is headlined by Ivy Queen and Tego Calderon, with other artists on the bill including Cosculluela, Jowell y ...

  29. Belly Up Aspen Links With C3

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Austin-based C3 Presents will book the Belly Up Aspen in partnership with its owner Michael Goldberg and the Belly Up staff. C3 talent buyer Brooke Wirth will be the primary C3 booker working with the 450 capacity room. “It’s a great venue in an a ...

  30. Lilith Tour Cancels 10 Summer Concerts

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Further proof that the 2010 summer concert season is taking a beating came late Thursday afternoon when the Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. The cancellations include previously sched ...

  31. Billboard Adds 10 New Reporting Stations

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is adding a slew of Nielsen BDS-monitored radio stations to its Latin chart reporting panels on Thursday, July 1. Riverside, Calif.’s KRQB (Que Buena 96.1 FM), Kansas City’s KYYS-AM (1250 "La Super X"), WAFZ (La Ley) in Ft. Mye ...

  32. ASCAP Honors Dr. Dre At Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Chris "Tricky" Stewart" and The-Dream shared honors as songwriters of the year at ASCAP's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (June 25), ...

  33. Ticketfly Acquires Gigbot, Ramps Up Social Focus

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ticketing company Ticketfly has announced the acquisition of Gigbot. Details were not made available. Gigbot provides web-based ticketing and social marketing tools for venues and promoters. Sean Porter, Gigbot’s founder and chief architect, will ...

  34. C3 Presents Subpoenaed In Lollapalooza Investigation

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Controversy around radius clauses attached to artists playing Lollapalooza in Chicago appears to be coming to a head. Chicago-based blogger Jim Derogatis posted today that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating Lolla promoters C3 ...

  35. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  36. Lilith Fair, WNBA Team For Summer Promotions

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two brands supporting women’s entertainment will join forces this summer as the 2010 Lilith Fair partners with the WNBA to provide special ticket promotions, appearances, and community activations. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the WNBA,” ...

  37. The Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of H ...

  38. Tunecore By The Numbers

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor TuneCore posted some revealing statistics on its blog on Wednesday. -- The top line numbers: In 2009, TuneCore artists grossed over $35 million from 26.2 million track downloads, 1.47 million album downloads and 37.5 million st ...

  39. Austin City Limits Three-Day Passes Sell Out Before Lineup Announced

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three-day passes for the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival sold-out in 14 hours, before a single band has been announced. This pace is a record for the festival, which began at Austin’s Zilker Park in 2002, and is believed to be a first ...

  40. Business Matters: The Best Retailers, Digital Economy Bill, Criminal Records and More

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- In honor of Saturday’s Record Store Day , Spin named its 15 best record stores in the U.S. The list is predictably heavy on rock-leaning locations. Spoiler alert: #1 in Amoeba (all three locations). Austin’s Waterloo is #2 and New York’s Other ...

  41. German Live Body Signs Up With Reeperbahn Fest

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival and the German Federal Association of the live entertainment industry (IDKV) in Hamburg have formed a partnership. During the Reeperbahn festival, Sept. 23-25. September 2010, the IDKV and its 235 members will have ...

  42. Country Briefs: Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jewel and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- With his H2O world tour set to sail May 21, Brad Paisley anchors this year’s AquaPalooza Signature Event in Lake Travis near Austin. Sea Ray Boats, which is co-sponsoring his tour, booked the 2010 water show for July 10. An estimated 35,000 peo ...

  43. Search Traffic Points To A Growing Record Store Day

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Judging from frequency of "record store" as a search term at Google, as viewed at Google Analytics, the only exception to the record store's waning popularity is the annual Record Store Day event held at indie retailers around the c ...

  44. Country Briefs: EMI, CRB, Mark Chesnutt, Marty Stuart and more

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - EMI Records Nashville added three staffers: Chuck Swaney (director of promotion, mid/southwest), Trudie Daniell (director of promotion, southeast) and Ron Bradley (director of promotion, West Coast). They will report to both senior VP of promoti ...

  45. SXSW Pulls Record Numbers To Austin Fest

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For fans that crowded into Austin's streets, clubs and even churches last week, the South by Southwest Festival was about drinking a lot of beer, eating barbecue and hearing some of the world's hottest bands. But for music executives tha ...

  46. WOXY.com Off Air

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WOXY.com, an online indie rock station based in Austin, TX, announced it was suspending operations this morning (March 23). "The current economic climate" was the reason provided for the shutdown. WOXY started out as a terrestrial statio ...

  47. @SXSW: Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring Fest To A Close

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with mu ...

  48. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center ...

  49. @SXSW: Alex Chilton Memorial Gig To Feature M. Ward, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Big Star's Jody Stephens said he felt "a little numb" in the wake of the death of bandmate Alex Chilton but said the show -- and panel discussion -- should go on at this week's South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference. &q ...

  50. @SXSW Day 2: Chilton, A2IM, eMusic, Sharon Jones, And More

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chilton Dedications, Fundraiser At SXSW on Thursday morning, the Memphis Music Foundation booth at the Austin Convention Center was busy with well wishers and those curious about what would happen to the Big Star programming scheduled for the week ...

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