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  1. Bruce Springsteen's 2014 High Hopes Closes, Tops Hot Tours with $14.3M

    May 22, 2014 2:54 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen has wrapped his 2014 High Hopes tour that included performances in 25 cities worldwide during a four-month span. Ticket sales totaling $14.3 million from the final nine markets give the legendary rocker this week’s No. 1 Hot Tour ...

  2. Chuck D, Record Store Day Ambassador, Looks to the Past for Music Retail's Future (Q&A)

    March 21, 2014 12:33 PM EDT   A student of history, Public Enemy founder Chuck D reached back to the early 1950s in his remarks at Amoeba in Hollywood Thursday to suggest an idea that would bring brick and mortar record stores in closer contact with the Internet: Radio stat ...

  3. Bruce Springsteen Top Hot Tours, Grossing $5.2 Million From South African Shows

    February 07, 2014 6:01 PM EST Bruce Springsteen earns this week’s No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with the first box office stats reported from his new tour that launched on Jan. 26. On the road in support of his latest album "High Hopes," released in January, the Boss opene ...

  4. Universal Launches Pan-African Mobile Streaming Service Kleek

    March 13, 2013 1:01 PM EDT Universal Music Group has teamed with Samsung to launch a pan-African mobile music service entitled the Kleek, which was officially unveiled today (Mar. 13) at the Samsung Africa Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. The free to access service is to ...

  5. Morning Fix: WMG Realignment; Elections' Impact on Music Biz; Tim Schaaf Leaving Sony; Azoff Speaks Out

    November 08, 2012 8:20 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business news letters WARNER MUSIC REALIGNS STRUCTURE; CAMERON STRANG GETS BIG BOOST: Warner Music is restructuring and dividing itself into 3 divisions: frontline recorde ...

  6. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 6:30 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto ...

  7. Bubbling Under: U.K. 'X Factor' Runner-Up Olly Murs

    June 15, 2012 8:14 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Olly Murs, the Parlotones, Katie Armiger and Tex James . Olly Murs One Direction, w ...

  8. Sonar Fest Hits Tokyo This Weekend

    April 20, 2012 6:50 AM EDT SonarSound, the internationally renowned, multi-city, electronic music and art festival, will take place in Tokyo on April 21-22 at the Ageha venue after a successful reintroduction to the city last year. Organizers Beatink predict 5,000 attendees ...

  9. South Africa's Freshlyground Tries to Repeat World Cup Anthem Success With Rugby

    July 22, 2011 9:30 AM EDT South African Afro-pop outfit, Freshlyground, expanded its domestic and international fanbase following its 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Song collaboration with Shakira, "Waka Waka (It's Time For Africa) (Sony). Now the Cape Town-based s ...

  10. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  11. South African Probe Into Collecting Societies

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST South Africa's Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) has announced details of a Copyright Review Commission that will investigate collecting societies and the distribution of royalties. The remit of the Commission is more wide-ranging than ...

  12. Shakira's World Cup Anthem Makes Global Impact

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an explosive performance at the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 10, Shakira 's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" is making an impact on international charts. The official ...

  13. South African Artist Busi Mhlongo Dies

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On the day its national football team plays its second match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup being held here, South Africans awoke to news of the death of musician Busi Mhlongo . The artist from the Kwa-Zulu Natal region - whose track "We Baba Omn ...

  14. Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim To Play World Cup Shows

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With just over two weeks to go to the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, a slate of live music events have been announced as part of the entertainment taking place around the month-long tournament. Leading the charge is Cool Br ...

  15. Die Antwoord Announces Interscope Album Details

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Die Antwoord, South Africa's breakout digital rap-rave act, has confirmed a label deal with Interscope on its website. Although official reps for the band remain silent on the deal, a "guess what!?"" button on www.dieantwoord.c ...

  16. U.S. Debut For South Africa's Die Antwoord

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South Africa's Die Antwoord, which broke out with global Internet hits, makes its live U.S. debut at this weekend's Coachella festival. The Cape Town-based outfit comprising Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek plays the Sahara stage on ...

  17. South Africa Set For Digital Music Expansion

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Charles Goldstuck, president of and CEO of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, predicts that South Africa's broadband network will be robust enough by mid-2010 to see the potential roll out of several global digital music platforms in the countr ...

  18. Full Coverage of MIDEM 2010

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Full coverage of the 2010 MIDEM global trade fair and conference in Cannes, France, which runs Saturday, Jan. 23 - Wednesday, Jan. 27. *** CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF KEY MOMENTS AT MIDEM 2010 *** @MIDEM: Attendance Down 10% January 27, 2010 As the M ...

  19. @MIDEM: South African Licensing Platform Unveiled

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cape Town-based Keevision used the MIDEM trade fair and conference to announce the launch of Africori, a business-to-business platform for licensing of African music. The announcement was made in Cannes by Africori founder and CEO Yoel Kenan, a mu ...

  20. Killers To Play Debut South African Shows

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock act the Killers will play their first South African shows in December. The announcement of the band's two dates ends the international rock act drought that has marked South Africa since the April Coca-Cola Zero Fest, headlined by O ...

  21. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  22. Live Nation Expands Into South Africa

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has entered into a strategic alliance with South Africa's BIG Concerts. As part of the alliance, BIG Concerts will serve as the exclusive promotion partner for all Live Nation tours in South Africa. BIG Concerts sells more than 40 ...

  23. Goldfish Earns Eight SA Music Awards Nominations

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cape Town electronica act Goldfish is the leading nominee in this year's South African Music Awards. The duo scored a record-breaking eight nominations for the May 1 and 2 event at the Sun City entertainment complex in South Africa's Nor ...

  24. South African Singer Miriam Makeba Dies

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST South Africans are mourning the loss of Grammy-winning singer Miriam Makeba, who died in Italy on Sunday night (Nov. 9). The singer has been described as "one of the greatest songstresses of our time," by the country's Foreign Affai ...

  25. South African Virgin Fest Pulled

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African music fans are reeling from news that Virgin Mobile South Africa has pulled the plug on the country's inaugural Virgin Festival. The announcement was made by CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa Peter Boyd, via a statement that sai ...

  26. V Festival Launches South African Edition

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Group has confirmed the launch of the V Festival brand in South Africa, as originally revealed in Billboard's July 12 issue. Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5 and OneRepublic will all appear. Known as Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile, the event wil ...

  27. Queen, Lennox To Rock Mandela

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox and Simple Minds are among the international acts performing at a charity concert to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday. Billed as the "46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela at 90," the sh ...

  28. Freshlyground Leads South African Music Awards

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freshlyground claimed three South African Music Awards Saturday night (May 3rd) to be the top award winners in the country's premiere music awards event. The Cape Town-based Afro-pop seven-piece were the leading nominees going into the two-da ...

  29. SAMAs Nominations For Freshlyground, Zonke, Baxter

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Newcomers figure prominently in the list of nominees for the 14th annual MTN South African Music Awards, which will be held May 3 at Sun City in the North West Province. But the stage is all set for a night of Freshlyground domination. Cape Town-b ...

  30. South African 'Idols' Winner Picked For Celine Tour

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Victory in the season four finale of South Africa's "Idols" is paying off in more ways than one for Cape Town's Jody Williams. The 17-year-old, the youngest winner in the competition's history, has been lined-up to support ...

  31. Mandela Confirms 46664 Concerts For 2008

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign will host two concerts in 2008. The former South African president made the announcement Saturday (Dec. 1) when he appeared on-stage at the 46664 music event at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. The first ...

  32. Muse, Chiefs, Cornell Confirmed For South Africa Fest

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Good Charlotte, Chris Cornell and Korn have been announced as headliners for next year's two-date My Coke Fest, taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The 2008 incarnation of My Coke Fest will be held a ...

  33. Gabriel, Lennox Set For South African AIDS Benefit

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever Johannesburg 46664 concert will be headlined by a diverse roster of artists, including stalwart supporters of the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign such as Peter Gabriel and Annie Lennox. The concert takes place on World Aids Day (Dec. 1 ...

  34. Dion To Embark On South African Stadium Tour

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion is to play her first-ever shows in South Africa as the curtain raisers to her 2008 world tour. Sponsored by local retailer Mr Price Group and three of the country's regional radio stations (94.7 Highveld Stereo, KFM 94.5, East Coa ...

  35. AEG Live To Produce Spice Girls Dates

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will produce arena shows by the reunited Spice Girls in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London. The ‘90s pop sensation announced the reunion at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. The five-piece group will perform shows in 11 cities i ...

  36. Update: Spice Girls Get Ready For World Tour

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls today confirmed one of the pop world's worst-kept secrets when the girl group announced they would reunite for a world tour. At a press conference in the O2, London -- formerly the Millennium Dome -- the five-piece group annou ...

  37. GNR Cancels South Africa Concerts

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Africa's biggest outdoor rock event of 2007 has been left without a major headlining act after Guns N' Roses pulled out of My Coke Fest. The group's planned appearances in Johannesburg on April 27 and Cape Town on May 1 were b ...

  38. GNR Scraps New Album Release Date Again

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The seemingly never-ending saga of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" album rolls on, as the group has once again postponed the project's release. The band announced in December that "Chinese Democracy" was tenta ...

  39. Guns N' Roses Set For First African Concerts

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses will play their first-ever African shows when they headline My Coke Fest 2007. The rock group tops a bill that so far includes Evanescence and Hoobastank at Johannesburg's New Market Racecourse on April 27 and Cape Town ...

  40. South Africa's J Arrives On Memory Stick

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST South African independent label Just Music has become the first record company in that territory to release an album on a USB Flash Drive. South African independent label Just Music has become the first record company in that territory to release ...

  41. South Africa's J Arrives On Memory Stick

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST South African independent label Just Music has become the first record company in that territory to release an album on a USB Flash Drive. South African independent label Just Music has become the first record company in that territory to release ...

  42. Marley's 'Africa Unite' Celebrations Head To SA

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "Africa Unite" festivities will take place in three South African cities next February. Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "A ...

  43. Marley's 'Africa Unite' Celebrations Head To SA

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "Africa Unite" festivities will take place in three South African cities next February. Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "A ...

  44. Artists Support Mandela AIDS Drive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international concert to raise funds for women in South Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international ...

  45. Artists Support Mandela AIDS Drive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international concert to raise funds for women in South Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international ...

  46. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign in the fight against AIDS is set for March 19 at Fancourt in South Africa. The focus of this year's concert will be women and A second concert benefiting the Nels ...

  47. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign in the fight against AIDS is set for March 19 at Fancourt in South Africa. The focus of this year's concert will be women and A second concert benefiting the Nels ...

  48. Behind the Deal: "Soft Money" Film Financing

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST French producer Philippe Carcassone, whose 40-plus feature films include "L'Homme Du Train" and "Read My Lips," was among the presenters at a film-financing seminar presented by the Entertainment Prac French producer Phili ...

  49. Black Eyed Peas To Tour South Africa

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gigs in Johannesburg, Cape Town set for November. Gigs in Johannesburg, Cape Town set for November. News ...

  50. Black Eyed Peas To Tour South Africa

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will play two shows in South Africa this November. The American hip-hop act will play the Dome in Johannesburg on November 20, followed by Cape Town's Belville Velodrome on Novembe The Black Eyed Peas will play two shows i ...

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