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  1. Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Announces Lineup, Schedule

    March 06, 2014 12:17 PM EST Last May, Red Bull Music Academy took over New York City with a month of innovative workshops, live performances, and lectures that showcased both established and emerging artists. Almost a year later, RBMA is back with the inaugural Red Bull Musi ...

  2. Action Bronson, Paul Rosenberg Talk Vice Records Deal

    August 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT From the Kitchen to the Mic: Action Bronson, who recently signed to Vice Records. (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty) Less than two years ago, Action Bronson (real name Arian Asllani) was a full-time chef in New York, serving up gourmet dishes like frittat ...

  3. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  4. Single Reviews: Alicia Keys, 3OH!3, Bloc Party

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT R&B ALICIA KEYS New Day (4:18) Producers: Swizz Beatz, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Andre Brissett Writers: various Publishers: various RCA For her first single after marrying producer Swizz Beatz and becoming a new mother, Alicia Keys taps her hubby ...

  5. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park fr ...

  6. Hostess Entertainment Partners With Warner Music South East Asia

    April 21, 2011 1:51 PM EDT The Tokyo-based music marketing indie Hostess Entertainment and Warner Music South East Asia announced a licensing agreement that will see Hostess gradually expand its footprint beyond Japan to South East Asian markets, which include Hong Kong, Ko ...

  7. Adele Confirms Sophomore Release

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer songwriter Adele will release her new album "21" via XL Recordings on Jan. 24, 2011 in the U.K. The single "Rolling In The Deep" is out Jan. 16. The North American release of the album will follow on Feb. 22 via Col ...

  8. Web Trends: Trey Songz, Kele, Weezer and more

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4PM) There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sings Aretha Franklin's "Natural Woman" Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. "F**k Me, Ray Bradbury" is the ...

  9. Grace Jones Wraps London's Lovebox Fest

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Grace Jones closed the U.K.'s Lovebox festival in London with a typically flamboyant performance. The veteran Jamaican-born dance artist topped the bill on the final day (July 18) of the festival in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox, which launc ...

  10. Bloc Party's Kele Goes Solo, Talks Band's Future

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bloc Party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke has been gearing up for the release of his solo album "The Boxer" (Glassnote) with a series of European shows. Okereke brings his love of electronic music to the fore on "The Boxer," rel ...

  11. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  12. Fall Opening For AMG's New Birmingham Venue

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its new site in Birmingham, England this Fall with shows already confirmed by rapper Dizzee Rascal and alt-rock acts Bloc Party and the Maccabees. The venue, the new O2 Academy Birmingham, wa ...

  13. Lily Allen Lined Up For Somerset House Shows

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soul diva Grace Jones and U.K. pop act Lily Allen are among the first acts announced to play at this year's open-air concert Summer Series at London's Somerset House. The series kicks off with Jones on July 9, followed by Allen on July 1 ...

  14. U.K. Festivals Reveal Latest Additions

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A number of high profile U.K. events have confirmed more major acts for the 2009 summer festival season, including Scotland's T in the Park and the Isle of Wight festival. Newcomers to the T in the Park line-up include the Killers as headline ...

  15. Butler, Eno Honored At Producers Awards

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bernard Butler was named producer of the year the inaugural Music Producers Guild Awards in London. Butler, formerly the guitarist in U.K. rock act Suede, was recognized for his work on pop act Duffy's debut set "Rockferry" (A&M ...

  16. Scotland's Hydro Connect Fest Rests In 2009

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish promoter DF Concerts has announced that boutique festival Hydro Connect will take a break in 2009, in the face of growing economic pressure from the global credit crunch. In a statement released by the Glasgow-based promoter, "very h ...

  17. Final Week For London's Astoria

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST London's Astoria venue, one of the best known in the U.K. capital, will officially close on Jan. 15 as a result of the government's Crossrail project. To enable the major redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station, a number of propert ...

  18. British Music PR Giant Rob Partridge Dies

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music industry veteran Rob Partridge has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 60. Partridge, born Robert John Partridge on June 2 1948, was the founder and owner of London-based music PR and artist management company Coalition ...

  19. Report: Atlantic Scores Digital Milestone

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following full-year results for Warner Music Group that showed a 39% increase in digital revenue to $639 million, representing 18% of total revenue, the major's label Atlantic is claiming a milestone in digital music. More than half of Atlant ...

  20. AC/DC Fends Off High Debuts To Remain No. 1

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Turning back the challenge of 11 new entries in the top 20, AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 271,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "B ...

  21. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  22. The Cure To Headline 'Big Gig'

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following news that they will be named Godlike Geniuses at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, The Cure has been confirmed as headliners for the accompanying Big Gig at the O2 arena in London. The Big Gig is held the night after the NME Awards, which ...

  23. NME Awards Moves To Brixton Academy

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shockwaves NME Awards are moving to Brixton Academy for the ceremony on Feb. 25, 2009. The South London venue has staged the awards once before in its 55-year history, as well as hosting several of its awards tours and shows. Brixton Academy h ...

  24. STP, Tragically Hip Lead Virgin Fest Calgary

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots and the Tragically Hip will headline this year's first Virgin Festival in Calgary, to be held June 21-22 at Fort Calgary. Other acts on the bill include the Flaming Lips, Three Days Grace, Corb Lund, Face to Face, the Dude ...

  25. Radiohead, Rage, NIN, Kanye Set For Lollapalooza

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza officially revealed this year's lineup, which features some 120 acts led by Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco. The three day festival is set for Aug. 1 - 3 at Chicago's Grant Park. Lo ...

  26. Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P. Virgin Group ...

  27. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  28. Touring Briefs: Virgin Fest, Grammy Tour, Movement '08

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- The Foo Fighters and Oasis will headline Toronto's third annual Virgin Festival , to be held Sept. 6-7 on Toronto Island. Other artists scheduled to perform are Bloc Party, Wintersleep, Constantines, Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Stereophoni ...

  29. BMG Japan, Hostess Strike Distribution Deal

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan has struck an agreement to exclusively distribute Hostess Entertainment's catalog and new releases, with effect from March 1. The deal will cover all the Tokyo-based indie label's repertoire from partnerships in the market, inc ...

  30. V2/Cooperative Joins With Japan's Hostess

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group-owned V2/Cooperative Music has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Japan's Hostess Entertainment. Under the agreement, Hostess will release, market and distribute records from V2 and European labels including ...

  31. Dim Mak, Downtown Sign Joint Venture

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dim Mak Records, the label founded by celebrity DJ Steve Aoki, has signed joint venture with Downtown Records. According to a statement, Downtown will provide Dim Mak with infrastructure and marketing support. Downtown's roster includes Gnarl ...

  32. Bedingfield, Chemicals Among BT Digital Winners

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bedingfield, who performed her current single "Say It Again" at the awards ceremony in the Roundhouse venue last night (Oct. 2), was named Best Pop Artist. Funeral For A Friend beat Razorlight, Rihanna and Bloc Party to the Artist of the ...

  33. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  34. UMG To Acquire V2 From Morgan Stanley

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has reached an agreement to acquire the V2 Music Group from Morgan Stanley. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, have not been disclosed. "V2 is recognized as a pioneer in independent music wit ...

  35. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  36. Brooklyn Venue To Launch With Patti Smith

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie concert promoter the Bowery Presents has tapped Patti Smith and her band to help launch the Sept. 4 opening of its newest venue, the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The 550-capacity hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., will occupy the former s ...

  37. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  38. ADA Spearheading Indie Rock Compilation Series

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Distributor ADA and top indie labels may be teaming to create a series of compilations modeled after the very successful "NOW That's What I Call Music" series. However, sources tell Billboard.biz the series is in the earliest discus ...

  39. Spoon, Allen, The Pipettes Usher In SXSW

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Minimalist alt-rockers Spoon unveiled songs from its new album, ramshackle folk-pop collective Beirut flashed some accordion prowess and modern girl group the Pipettes set out to prove its old-fashioned pop transcended shtick status. So began the ...

  40. The Orchard, Pringles Serve Up Mobile Promotion

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor and marketing firm The Orchard has struck a deal with Pringles for a mobile music promotion. For three months, Pringles will conduct a nationwide campaign offering a choice of two master ringtone downloads via a code printed on ...

  41. Norah Continues Euro Chart Supremacy

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), ruling the composite listing ahead of Madonna's "The Confessions Tour" (Warner Bros.), which holds at No. 2. Nelly F ...

  42. 'Infinity On' Top: Fall Out Boy Debuts at No. 1

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy rocks The Billboard 200 with its first No. 1 album as "Infinity on High" debuts in the penthouse ... Ashley Tisdale, best-known as a co-star of Disney Channel's "High School Musical," becomes the second member ...

  43. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  44. Review: Bloc Party's 'A Weekend In The City'

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party: "A Weekend in the City" Producers: Jacknife Lee Vice/Atlantic Release Date: Feb. 6 U.K. rock act Bloc Party follow up its buzzy 2005 debut by scaling back the nervous guitar riffs and enlisting the help of U2 producer Jacknif ...

  45. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  46. Vice Strikes Licensing Deal With Ed Banger

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic-affiliated Vice Records will distribute releases from Paris-based Ed Banger Records in the U.S. via a licensing agreement. The French label was founded by longtime Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter, and Vice is already the U.S. home for the ...

  47. Bloc Party Cancel North America Dates

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST British alternative rock group Bloc Party have cancelled the remaining 19 dates of their current North America tour in light of a serious injury to drummer Matt Tong. Tong was admitted into an Atlanta British alternative rock group Bloc Party have ...

  48. Bloc Party Cancel North America Dates

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST British alternative rock group Bloc Party have cancelled the remaining 19 dates of their current North America tour in light of a serious injury to drummer Matt Tong. Tong was admitted into an Atlanta British alternative rock group Bloc Party have ...

  49. The Orchard Strikes New Digital Deals

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distro says Dim Mak, Norton, others join roster. Digital distributor The Orchard has added four labels to its roster. The aggregator announced today (Sept. 13) that it will handle digital distribution and marketing for Dim Mak, Norton, Cornerstone ...

  50. Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fest to be held April 29-30. Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Coachella in 1999 ...

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