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  1. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  2. Business Matters: Songza Lands Investments from Troy Carter, William Morris Endeavor, Others

    August 15, 2012 11:22 AM EDT Songza Lands Investments from Troy Carter, William Morris Endeavor, Others Internet radio service Songza announced some encouraging listener metrics Wednesday, but its new celebrity investors will probably get more attention. SXSWi Q&A: Songza ...

  3. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  4. John Mayer Cancels Tour Due To Throat Condition

    March 09, 2012 12:37 PM EST Six months after delaying his new album and halting his touring plans to battle granuloma, John Mayer has revealed that the throat condition has persisted, and announced on his Tumblr blog on Friday (Mar. 9), "I have no choice but to take an ...

  5. John Mayer Sets 'Born and Raised' Release Date, Track List

    February 29, 2012 9:11 PM EST Two days after announcing a spring tour and a new single, John Mayer has confirmed that his fifth studio effort, Born and Raised , will be released on May 22 through Columbia Records, and has released the album's official track list. The foll ...

  6. John Mayer Unveils Tour Dates, Previews New Single 'Shadow Days'

    February 27, 2012 5:21 PM EST It's been two years since John Mayer last toured the U.S., but this April the singer/songwriter will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming album, Born and Raised . But wait there's more: Mayer posted a 60 second clip of the reco ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Industry Veteran Frank Jirik Dies

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Influential sports and entertainment executive Frank J. Jirik died on April 30 from lymphona in Lakeville, Minn. He was 69. Jirik spent 40 years in the sports and entertainment industry, including stints with the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Nor ...

  9. Drive-By Truckers, Hold Steady Prep Trek

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Drive-By Truckers will begin a 23-date co-headlining tour with the Hold Steady on Oct. 30 in Louisville, Ky. The bands will alternate who closes the shows throughout the tour, which is being billed as the "Rock and Roll Means Well" t ...

  10. Update: Billions Corporation, Aero Booking Merge

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Aero Booking will merge, effective June 1. The two firms will combine artist rosters and operate as one entity with offices in Chicago and Seattle, and a total of seven agents. "We have a ...

  11. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  12. Ex-Rogue Wave Member Evan Farrell Dies

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Rogue Wave multi-instrumentalist Evan Farrell died over the weekend in Oakland, Calif., from injuries suffered in an apartment fire caused by a space heater. Details are still coming together, but Farrell succumbed from massive smoke inhala ...

  13. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead 2008 Rock Hall Class

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five will be enshrined next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers announced today (Dec. 13). The 2008 induction will be held March 10 at New York's Waldorf ...

  14. Ween Inks With Rounder

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Quirky, genre-spanning duo Ween has signed with Rounder Records and will release "La Cucaracha," their first studio album in over four years, October 23. La Cucaracha is Ween's ninth studio album; their previous album, 2005's & ...

  15. Mellencamp Unveils 'Freedom Road' Track List

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST First album of original material since 2001. John Mellencamp has unveiled the track list for "Freedom Road," his first album of original material since 2001. The set is due Jan. 23 via UMe/Universal Republic and, as previously reported, ...

  16. Koch Picks Up Three

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distro adds two labels, one DVD company. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has added Legit Ballin Records, Real Talk Entertainment and Blank Stare Films to its exclusive North American distribution roster. Based in Chicag ...