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  1. Black Veil Brides, Dropkick Murphys Top 10 Bound on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    January 13, 2013 4:18 PM EST In the dead of January, a number of acts are taking advantage of the traditionally slow period for new album releases. 

Veteran Christian singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin, along with rock bands Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides and Dropkick Murph ...

  2. The Business of Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade

    August 31, 2012 10:32 AM EDT Brooklyn's West Indian American Day Parade is New York City's largest and the country's largest Caribbean cultural event. A kaleidoscope of colors and a cacophony of adrenaline pumping soca rhythms are at the core of the West Indian ...

  3. Ron Howard to Direct Film of Jay-Z's 'Budweiser Made in America' Music Festival

    August 28, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have inked a deal to film Jay-Z's Budweiser Made in America music festival, which runs Sept. 1-2 in Philadelphia. Howard will direct the film, which Grazer will produce alongside Transl ...

  4. BandMerch Inks Long-Term Global Merch Deal With the Who

    August 28, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Global entertainment merchandising firm BandMerch has entered into a new long-term worldwide merchandising agreement with the Who as the legendary rock band prepares for the launch of their Quadrophenia tour this fall. The 40th anniversary of the ...

  5. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  6. MTV Movie Awards Bring Sales Bumps For Black Keys, fun., Martin Solveig, Wiz Khalifa

    June 14, 2012 7:05 AM EDT The hold-your-right-arm look: The Black Keys' Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach flank actor Johnny Depp at the MTV Movie Awards June 3, where the trio performed two Black Keys songs. (Photo Courtesy: MTV) The MTV Movie Awards on June 3 s ...

  7. Exclusive: Vice Launches Three-Year Global Partnership With Warner Bros. Records

    November 22, 2011 9:05 AM EST Four years after parting ways with Atlantic Records, Vice Music is re-teaming with Warner Bros. Records for a three-year global partnership, encompassing distribution, marketing, touring support and other components. Vice Music, the in-house recor ...

  8. DeLuna Festival Returns for Second Year with Linkin Park, Jane's Addiction, Weezer and Big Boi

    September 20, 2011 3:51 PM EDT The second annual festival will take place at Casino Beach on Oct. 13 - 16 in Pensacola, Fla. DeLuna Festival's first year brought economic recovery to the BP oil-spill damaged area. This year, the festival has partnered with the Surfrider Fo ...

  9. BandMerch Acquires Brothers Entertainment Merchandising

    May 17, 2011 12:01 PM EDT BandMerch , a division of AEG Live , has acquired Brothers Entertainment Merchandising . Brothers clients include Bon Jovi, Jeff Dunham, Kathy Griffin, Buckcherry, Yo Gabba Gabba!, now with the Bandmerch roster. Joseph Bongiovi and Steve Miles, co ...

  10. Business Matters: Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On

    April 25, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On -- At the same time an Amazon Web Services outage wreaked havoc on websites and Internet services last week, Sony's PlayStation and Qriocity networks were experiencing unre ...

  11. Business Matters: Live365 Will Survive Webcasting Royalty Rates But May Appeal Ruling

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live365 Internet Radio Network Says It Will Survive New Webcasting Royalty Rates -- Internet radio network Live365 will survive with the new webcasting royalty rates, general counsel David Rosenberg tells Billboard. The company, which opted out of ...

  12. Ray Davies To Curate Meltdown Fest

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ray Davies has been announced as director of the 2011 Meltdown festival, which is staged annually at London's Southbank Centre site. The series of shows will take place in June 2011 with the line-up to be confirmed. Previous Meltdown director ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third full-length "Glee" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 136,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The Rolling Stones' reissue of "Exile on Main St." re-enters the ...

  15. Briefs: Apollo Theater, Cypress Hill, Dru Hill

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The Apollo Theater's legendary "Amateur Night" talent competition will return Jan. 27. Comedian Capone is the opening night host, which will also feature a performance by hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh. "Amateur Night" h ...

  16. Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Cake Ready For Street Scene

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Weather and Cake lead the lineup for the 2009 Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 28-29 in downtown San Diego. The festival will be set up in San Diego's East Villag ...

  17. Slayer, Manson, Bullet Anchor Second Rockstar Fest

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tour founders/producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese will reprise their Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, with headliners Marilyn Manson and Slayer topping a main stage bill that also includes Bullet For My Valentine and another act to TBA. Pro ...

  18. Orchard To Distribute WU Music Group Catalog

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan has announced a deal with digital distributor the Orchard to distribute and market its WU Music Group catalog worldwide. In addition to forthcoming material, the catalog includes 13 previous releases that have been ...

  19. Digital Briefs: YouLicense, XS Games, The Orchard

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - YouLicense.com and RightsFlow have joined forces to give indie record labels the ability to add an automated synch licensing storefront of sorts to their Web sites. YouLicense runs the licensing tool, which RightsFlow essentially is marketing to ...

  20. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

  21. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, among many others. The '80s hair metal-t ...

  22. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  23. Paradigm Taps Micone

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm, the Los Angeles-based film, TV and literary talent agency, has tapped industry vet Ed Micone as head of adult contemporary, Billboard.biz has learned. He will be based in Paradigm's New York offices and report to Monterey Peninsula ...

  24. Eagle Vision Preps High Definition DVD Rollout

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pat Metheny Group DVD first up. In what it describes as a first for a visual music company, Eagle Vision is to simultaneously issue a DVD release on both high definition formats and standard definition. Eagle Vision, the visual division of indepen ...

  25. 'Underground' Readies Second Trek

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST To include roughly 25-30 shows. The second editon of the Sounds of the Underground tour is tenatively set to begin July 7 and will include 25-30 shows. Confirmed acts include As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Terror, Black ...

  26. Jamie Foxx Back On Top

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musi ...

  27. Fat Possum Sues Epitaph

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label Fat Possum Records is claiming its that now-sundered joint venture with Epitaph Records was a deal with the devil, and the companies have gone down to the crossroads, legally speaking. LOS ANGELES -- Blues label Fat Possum Records is c ...

  28. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label Fat Possum Records and its owner Matthew Johnson have sued former joint-venture partner Epitaph Records, alleging that Epitaph hatched "a malicious plot ... to financially destroy J ...