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  1. Morning Fix: '12-12-12' Concert Raised $36 Mil. Before Show; Warner's 4Q Results; Skrillex's New Imprint

    December 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free daily Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters 12-12-12 SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ROCKS WITH "LOCALS" ROLLING STONES, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND A REUNITED NIRVANA: Musicians clo ...

  2. Shanghai Touring Market Heating Up for International Stars

    December 12, 2012 10:51 AM EST Jennifer Lopez rocking Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena on Nov. 24. (Photo: AEG China) The city of Shanghai, the largest in China, has seen a surge of top-level international acts touring the city, and the trend looks set to continue. In a firs ...

  3. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  4. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  5. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  6. Musicians On Tumblr: Ten Dos And Don'ts From Experts

    November 18, 2011 7:00 AM EST If you're an independent musician looking to grow an online fanbase, it's a good idea to start Tumbling. Since launching in 2007, Tumblr has become one of the internet's hottest blogging platforms, often exceeding 50 million posts p ...

  7. Don Was Named Chief Creative Officer of Blue Note Records

    August 09, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Musician, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was has been named Chief Creative Officer of EMI's Blue Note Records label, the label announced today. Was, who has produced records for artists including Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Ziggy M ...

  8. CBS Interactive, CNET Targeted in LimeWire-Related Lawsuit

    May 04, 2011 2:29 PM EDT The legal case against P2P service LimeWire is now spilling over into the broader digital ecosystem. CBS Interactive and CNET were both named in a lawsuit brought by film and music rights holders alleging they were the "main distributor" ...

  9. A Look At First-Day Beatles Rankings on iTunes

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the music industry awaited the official announcement that iTunes had finally scored rights to the Beatles catalog, one question kept popping up: Would the Fab Four let iTunes sell its music as singles? The thought is that since the Beatles have ...

  10. Drones Win 2 At AIR Awards

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Melbourne alternative rock act the Drones took out two main categories at the Jagermeister AIR Awards in their hometown Sunday night (Nov. 22), winning the independent artist of the year and best independent album honors. The fourth annual awards ...

  11. The Roots Gear Up For 'Late Night'

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fans of The Roots can rest easy. The Philadelphia-based band has started work on a new album and still plans to tour. But the Grammy Award-winning group's primary focus right now is its new gig as the house band for "Late Night with Jimm ...

  12. Jazz Briefs: The Rippingtons, Cassandra Wilson, ELLA Award

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- "Modern Art," the new album by the Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, arrives March 10 from Peak Records. Band founder Freeman is joined by a new lineup that includes bassist Rico Belled, saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa (whose original stin ...

  13. EMI Cuts Hit Capitol Nashville

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records Nashville VP of A&R Larry Willoughby and VP of sales Bill Kennedy are among those who have exited the company as part of parent EMI's previously announced worldwide restructuring of its recorded music division. EMI had no ...

  14. Wyclef Jean Embarks On India Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean will play three club dates on his upcoming tour of India, his first in the country. Jean will open in Bangalore on April 16, followed by Pune (near Mumbai) on April 18. His run of dates will round off on April 19 in Mumbai. The Hard Ro ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across various Milwaukee venues. Springsteen & ...

  17. Simon Webbe Teams With VH1 For India Shows

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop vocalist Simon Webbe, formerly of multi-platinum boy band Blue, is the latest western name to announce live shows in India. Webbe is undertaking a three-date swing through the subcontinent, promoted by VH1 India. His shows mark the unfurl ...

  18. Goldstein Exits Verve

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Verve Music Group president/CEO Ron Goldstein exited the company Dec. 6. He is being replaced by Bruce Resnikoff, president of Universal Music Enterprises, who will now oversee both companies. Although managed by Resnikoff, the Verve Music Group w ...

  19. Grascals, Vincent, O'Brien Take Bluegrass Honors

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards held Sept. 28. The Grascals claimed the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Sept. 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The Rounder Records group was al ...

  20. ACM Names New Board Officers

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Holcomb appointed to third term as chairman. The Academy of Country Music board of directors has appointed Gayle Holcomb of the William Morris Agency to a third term as chairman. Rod Essig of Creative Artists Agency was elected president. Essig su ...

  21. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven In an unchang ...

  22. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven In an unchang ...

  23. Maroon5, Jenifer Take Two At NRJ Awards

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the only multiple winners at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, each taking home two awards. The ceremony was held last night (Jan. 22) at the Grand Auditorium of the Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the on ...

  24. Maroon5, Jenifer Take Two At NRJ Awards

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala held Jan. 22 in Cannes. Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the only multiple winners at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, each taking home two awards. The ceremony was held last night (Jan. 22) at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festiva ...

  25. Holcomb Re-Appointed As ACM Director

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Academy of Country Music's board of directors has appointed the William Morris Agency's Gayle Holcomb as its chairman for a second term. The Academy of Country Music's board of directors has appointed the William Morris Agency&# ...

  26. Wembley Arena Gets Another Cash Injection

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will extend its refurbishment and upgrade program by investing a further £9 million ($16.59 million). Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoo ...

  27. Wembley Arena Gets Another Cash Injection

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will extend its refurbishment and upgrade program by investing a further £9 million ($16.59 million). Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoo ...

  28. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Still Shines On Euro Albums Chart

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 1 in Norway and Switzerland, enjoys climbs of 2-1 climb in Italy and 7-5 in Belgium, and deb R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  29. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Still Shines On Euro Albums Chart

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 1 in Norway and Switzerland, enjoys climbs of 2-1 climb in Italy and 7-5 in Belgium, and deb R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  30. EMI South East Asia Appoints Robinson Pres/COO

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Robinson has been promoted to the new role as president/COO of EMI Music South East Asia, with effect from September 1. Paul Robinson has been promoted to the new role as president/COO of EMI Music South East Asia, with effect from September ...

  31. Outkast, Stone Among June IFPI Platinum Honorees

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in June, according to the trade body's latest certifications. Four albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in June, according to the trade body's latest certifications. British boyband ...

  32. Outkast, Stone Among June IFPI Platinum Honorees

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in June, according to the trade body's latest certifications. Four albums achieved IFPI Platinum Europe status in June, according to the trade body's latest certifications. British boyband ...

  33. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  34. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  35. Blue's Lee Ryan Cleared On Assault Charges

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A district judge at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court has cleared Lee Ryan, of Innocent/Virgin-signed British pop band Blue, of assaulting photographers. LONDON--A district judge at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court has cleared Lee Rya ...

  36. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  37. Nelson Takes A&R Duties At EMI's Innocent

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has signalled its commitment to pop imprint Innocent through the appointment of Jamie Nelson as its director of A&R. With immediate effect, Nelson is tasked with overseeing the A&R strateg EMI has signalled its commitment to po ...