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  1. Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Gregg Allman, More Join Zac Brown Band for Southern Ground Fests

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 2 ...

  2. Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks' 'Celebrate' Makes Chart Debut

    June 05, 2012 11:09 AM EDT Whitney Houston's last creative effort in the form of the movie "Sparkle" isn't due to hit theaters until Aug. 17; but, the motion picture soundtrack's first cut, "Celebrate," a duet with film co-star Jordin Spar ...

  3. Sugarland Tour Manager May Be Key To Stage Collapse Lawsuits

    April 16, 2012 7:18 PM EDT MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- The tour manager who was widely credited with saving the lives of country duo Sugarland before a deadly stage collapse at last summer's Indiana State Fair has become a central focus of lawyers seeking millions in damages ...

  4. Eric Levin, Record Store Day's Co-Founder: The .Biz Q&A

    April 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Eric Levin is a happy man, despite working in independent music retail for more than three decades. While his industry has faced immense challenges in the digital age, Levin has successfully navigated the prevailing ill winds and managed to help o ...

  5. Lauryn Hill Announces 'Intimate' Winter Shows

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lauryn Hill will embark on an intimate North American tour, it was announced on Wednesday (Dec. 22). Kicking off at New York City's Highline Ballroom on Dec. 27 -- one of six local shows at multiple venues including legendary jazz club The Bl ...

  6. Op-Ed: A Cultural Gateway

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin music is currently enjoying a greater level of popularity in the United States than at any other time in its long history. Spanish radio has become a leading format in major markets like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Houston, while growin ...

  7. Drake Announces North American Solo Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake will headline "The Away From Home Tour," his first North American solo trek, which runs from Apr. 6 through May 8. The 25-city jaunt follows his participation in the "Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Fest ...

  8. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  9. Spears Twitpic Account Hacked

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts. The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking was discovered Sunday ...

  10. Briefs: Piracy, Live Nation, Millennium Music

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Feargal Sharkey, chief executive of UK Music , wrote an op-ed for the Guardian that addresses criticism of trade groups' estimates of damages from digital piracy. The short version: it wasn't our estimates, we get a lot of competition ...

  11. Kings Of Leon Following MSG Sellout With Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon will follow up their Jan. 29 sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York with another run of North American arena shows, beginning April 19 at Agganis Arena in Boston and wrapping at the Bill Graham Civic Center on May ...

  12. Industry Veteran Al Bell Launches Web Venture

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran music industry executive Al Bell has established a new company, Al Bell Presents. Bell is the former owner of Stax Records and president of Motown. The cornerstones of Al Bell Presents are a full-service Web site and "Al Bell Presents ...

  13. ASCAP Sues 29 Establishments

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has filed 29 separate copyright infringement lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization's songwriter, composer and music ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Sugarland To Headline CMT Tour

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising country duo Sugarland will headline CMT’s sixth annual fall tour, which kicks off Sept. 27 in Charleston, S.C. “CMT On Tour 2007: Sugarland Change for Change” will also feature Little Big Town and Jake Owen. The tour, executive-produced by ...

  16. Lily Allen Scraps Most Of U.S. Tour

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has cancelled her May-June U.S. tour, excluding performances at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals, among several others. Allen revealed the news earlier today (April 16) via her Myspace blog. Allen jok ...

  17. Rascal Flatts Gears Up For Tour

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rascal Flatts will begin the 2007 version of their Me and My Gang tour on Feb. 8 in Charleston, W.V. The tour will play 21 cities before wrapping in early April, at which time the band will take a break from the road to work on a new album. Jason ...

  18. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  19. Global Spectrum's Long To Head Iowa Venue

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has named Andy Long as GM for the new Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Long will report to Global Spectrum regional director Brett Mi Philadelphia-based facility management firm Gl ...

  20. Artemis Signs Dope Outright

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band previously operated through subsidiary deal. Hard rock act Dope has signed directly to Artemis Records for a worldwide deal. The band's most recent album, "Group Therapy," was released last fall via Recon Records/Artemis. Dope, ...