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  1. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  2. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  3. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  4. Australia's Live Music Industry Soars With $1.4 Billion in 2010 Ticketing Revenue

    August 09, 2011 7:42 AM EDT A new report published Down Under confirms what many observers had already figured - Australia's live music sector is officially booming. In a frenetic year which saw the likes of AC/DC, U2, Bon Jovi, Metallica and the Eagles tour these shore ...

  5. Kenny Chesney On Verge of Touring Milestone

    July 28, 2011 6:42 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Already secure as country music's king of the road, Kenny Chesney is really flexing his muscle now. Chesney is poised to reach a milestone - and perhaps clear a path - as he readies for an Aug. 13 visit to New Meadowlands S ...

  6. L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

    July 18, 2011 10:20 AM EDT He's been on the job for weeks , but on Monday morning LA Reid was officially named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records by new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris . Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the N ...

  7. Cody Lauzier: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cody Lauzier Touring Assistant, Concerts West/AEG Live Fredrick "Cody" Lauzier, 23, is a touring assistant for Concerts West/AEG Live, but a more apt title would be right-hand man for Doug Clouse, senior VP of touring in the company' ...

  8. Clarence Clemons Fans Gather To Pay Tribute at Asbury Park's Stone Pony

    June 20, 2011 8:06 AM EDT ASBURY PARK, N.J. - Scores of fans gathered Sunday at a legendary rock club to mourn the death and celebrate the life and music of saxophonist Clarence Clemons. The Stone Pony in Asbury Park was the place where Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and other ...

  9. Wiseguy Ticket Brokers Avoid Jail Time

    June 10, 2011 10:35 AM EDT The owners of a ticket-brokerage business who used computer programs to buy 1.5 million tickets online have avoided jail time and received probation for their roles in the operation, according to Bloomberg . The indictments were handed out in Marc ...

  10. Richie Sambora to Leave Bon Jovi Tour for Rehab

    April 29, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Who wants to play guitar in Bon Jovi? The rock band said on Thursday its upcoming tour of North America and Europe would proceed even though guitarist Richie Sambora has entered rehab for a drinking problem. A spokeswoman declined to say who would ...

  11. ROBA Launches Interactive Albums for Tablets

    March 28, 2011 2:11 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi earlier this month made headlines by saying digital music is ruining fans ability to interact with their music like they could with vinyl records of yore. Emerging to bring that same experience to the digital realm is ROBA Interactive ...

  12. Gwen Stefani, Snoop, Fleet Foxes, Squarepusher: Artists of All Stripes Offer Support to Japan

    March 25, 2011 3:48 PM EDT Gwen Stefani certainly showed the depth of her generosity by pledging $1 million to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund earlier this week -- "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to ...

  13. Bon Jovi Tour Juggernaut Continues, Gross $30 Million So Far In 2011

    March 22, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Bon Jovi continues packing houses more than a year into the biggest tour of the band's nearly 30-year career, having grossed close to $30 million and sold more than a quarter million tickets since resuming the trek Feb. 9, according to 15 sho ...

  14. Read: L.A. Reid's Farewell Letter To The Island Def Jam Staff

    March 17, 2011 11:21 AM EDT In the wake of yesterday's news that Antonio "L.A." Reid will be leaving his post at Island Def Jam to become a judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor" (and possibly to join his old boss Doug Morris at Sony), Billboard.biz ...

  15. Jon Bon Jovi And Jack White: Are They Really That Different, When It Comes To Loving Vinyl And Hating Steve Jobs?

    March 15, 2011 1:58 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi has drawn the ire of technologists, the tech media and Apple customers around the world -- all for giving a nostalgic opinion in an. Really, can't we all get along? Digital music is great for music fans and consumers: There' ...

  16. Business Matters: Irving Azoff On Battling Business Models; Spotify; YouTube + RightsFlow

    February 10, 2011 1:37 PM EST -- Ray Waddell's series of interviews with Live Nation chairman Irving Azoff on Billboard.biz this week provide a great example of the different approaches being taken in the ticketing world (read parts one , two and three ). One of the most ...

  17. Sony Releases Australian Flood-Relief CD, Powderfinger To Release Single

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia has responded to the country's disastrous recent floods with the release of a three-disc fund-raising compilation CD. "Flood Relief: Artists for the Flood Appeal" features 59 tracks, including recordings from Pi ...

  18. Australia Floods Take Toll on Brisbane Venues, Music Scene

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The extraordinary floods that have swamped Brisbane have caused untold damage to some key live music venues and forced the cancellation of several shows. In recent weeks, U2, Jay-Z and Bon Jovi have performed to big crowds at the Suncorp Stadium. ...

  19. Take That Surges To Euro Albums Chart Summit

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST British pop five-piece Take That has Europe's new No. 1 album with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal), replacing Rihanna 's "Loud," but the Barbadian star's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) mo ...

  20. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  21. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga topped the winners at the MTV European Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, scooping the awards for best pop, best female and best song for "Bad Romance." Lady Gaga thanked MTV and her fans via satellite from Budapest, where she was pe ...

  22. Bon Jovi To Receive Prize At MTV Europe Awards

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will receive a Global Icon prize at next month's MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, the music channel said. Bruce Gillmer, executive VP of music and talent at MTV Networks International called Bon Jovi "one of the most beloved a ...

  23. Business Matters: Live Nation, HullabaLOU, Verizon and more

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION EYES IRELAND -- Live Nation has plans to take its UK model to Ireland, according to Denis Desmond of Gaiety Investments. “In England, we’ve got Live Nation/Gaiety, which works great, and the plan is to recreate that in Ireland. We are ...

  24. Jon Bon Jovi Injures Leg At New Jersey Concert

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maybe he had "Something For The Pain," but rocker Jon Bon Jovi was able to finish a concert in his home state of New Jersey despite tearing a calf muscle toward the end of the show. Bon Jovi injured himself during the band's 2 1/2-h ...

  25. AEG Live Shutters Middle East Office

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live has shuttered its Middle East office in Dubai. It will now partner with local event management company and promoter Done Events, part of Arab Media Group (AMG). In a change to AEG's strategy in the region, AEG Middle East managing di ...

  26. Bon Jovi Kicks Off O2 Residency

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has launched its London O2 Arena residency - returning to the venue they officially launched three years ago. Rob Hallett, AEG Live president of international touring , is predicting that tickets sales for the band's current tour wil ...

  27. Rihanna, Shakira Draw Huge Rock In Rio Madrid Audience

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock in Rio Madrid broke its own attendance record on Saturday (June 5) with 87,000 fans turning out for Rihanna and Shakira. It was Rihanna's first ever concert in Spain and her only Spanish date scheduled for this year. And Shakira is an ol ...

  28. Social Network Tagged Rolls Out Music Strategy, Offers Bon Jovi Exclusive

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in third isn’t so bad when you’re competing in the Olympics, where it earns you a place on the podium and a medal. But when you’re in third place among U.S. social networking sites, and the first two slots are taken by Facebook and MySpace, ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  30. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  31. U.S. Indicts Four In Concert Tickets Scheme

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Four people were indicted for illegally buying and then reselling tickets to sought-after shows like Bruce Springsteen, Hannah Montana and Bon Jovi concerts as well as top Broadway shows and baseball games, the Justice Department said on Monday. T ...

  32. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  33. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. sing ...

  34. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  35. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page, the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special perfo ...

  36. Simon Cowell's Haiti Single Out Feb. 7

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts," organized by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released Feb. 7. The BBC reports that the song features Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kyli ...

  37. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones, John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  38. EMI Acquires European Merch Distributor

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has acquired Loudclothing.com, Europe's largest independent music merchandise distributor, from Completely Independent Distribution (CID). Terms were not disclosed. The U.K. company will now operate as part of EMI's global merc ...

  39. Grammy Nominations Revealed, Beyonce Leads With 10 Nods

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including album of the year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," record of the year for "Halo" and ...

  40. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  41. Bon Jovi Teams Up With NBC

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has a new album and a new gig -- artist in residence with U.S. television network NBC, its affiliated cable TV networks, and all its news, information and digital brands. In a deal unveiled by NBC Universal, the veteran rock band will per ...

  42. Bon Jovi Documentary Set For Showtime

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Showtime has acquired "When We Were Beautiful," a documentary about rock band Bon Jovi. It will premiere Oct. 24. Directed by filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin and produced by @radical.media, the documentary was filmed on the road ...

  43. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consi ...

  44. The Monetization of Mimi: Mariah CD To Have Ads

    August 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As music sales continue to drop like they’re not so hot throughout the industry, Island Def Jam Music Group is jamming on a new business model: integrating brands into artists’ CD booklets. The first deal, created for the Mariah Carey release Memo ...

  45. Special: Celebrating Songs For 40 Years

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame convene for its annual gala award dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, attendees will celebrate not just a stellar group of inductees but also the organization's 40th an ...

  46. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  47. Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Honorees

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees, who will be honored at the organization's annual dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. On that day, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct Fe ...

  48. McCartney To Open New Joint In Las Vegas

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney has been tapped to open the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new Joint in Las Vegas on April 19. Motley Crue will close the old Joint with back-to-back shows tonight and tomorrow night (Feb. 7). Tickets for McCartney's conce ...

  49. Bon Jovi Added To Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2. Bon Jovi joins previously announced per ...

  50. Urban, Bentley To Perform At Daytona

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show at Daytona International Speedway, on Feb. 15. Urban is set to perform three of his eight Billboard No. 1 songs prior to the 51st annual Daytona 500 - the season-opening e ...

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