Chemistry

  1. Psilocybin

    August 16, 2012 1:26 PM EDT Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin mushrooms are fungi that contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Some species also contain analogues of these compounds in addition to them, namely baeocystin and norbaeocystin. There are multiple coll ...

  2. Updated: David Henney, Veteran Dance-Music Promotion Exec, Dead at 50

    July 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Update: According to Henney's close friend Leslie Doyle, initial reports were incorrect: no alcohol was found in Henney's sytem and the death certificate is being changed to reflect that. She said the coroner noted an intestinal bleed, e ...

  3. Mercury Prize Announces New Venue, Live Gigs, Broadcast Partner

    May 23, 2012 7:53 AM EDT The Barclaycard Mercury Prize has announced a new location for this year's event, as well as increased television coverage and, for the first time, a series of gigs featuring nominees for the prestigious award. The awards show itself will mov ...

  4. Backbeat: Iridium Nightclub Launches Record Label with Loose Set by Jane Monheit, Les Paul Trio

    April 03, 2012 2:44 PM EDT Jane Monheit performing with The Les Paul Trio at Iridium in New York on Monday night (photo: Frank White) The Iridium nightclub in New York's theater district came to prominence as a jazz room that once a week hosted Les Paul, the legendary ...

  5. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found ...

  6. Billboard Power 100: Dennis Arfa

    January 26, 2012 11:09 PM EST No. 57 Dennis Arfa President/CEO Artist Group International Consummate Showman... Need a concert tour gift-wrapped as a special event? Call Dennis Arfa. The president/CEO of Artist Group International has a knack for packaging. Long before multipl ...

  7. Exclusive: AGI Acquired By Yucaipa

    January 05, 2012 5:00 AM EST Artist Group International (AGI), the leading independent music booking agency whose clients include Billy Joel, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Linkin Park, Rush, Def Leppard, Rammstein, Motley Crue, Volbeat and Hollywood Undead, has been acquired by the ...

  8. Expert: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Propofol

    October 20, 2011 9:06 PM EDT Michael Jackson was so heavily drugged in the hours before his death that he would have been incapable of self-administering the massive dose of propofol that killed him, a medical expert testified Thursday at the trial of Jackson's doctor. D ...

  9. Defense Drops Claim Michael Jackson Swallowed Fatal Dose

    October 12, 2011 8:48 PM EDT Dr. Conrad Murray's defense on Wednesday abandoned a theory that it touted for over a year that Michael Jackson swallowed the drug that killed him, an abrupt shift in strategy that potentially undermines its case. The reason was clear: The de ...

  10. Coroner: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Fatal Dose

    October 11, 2011 9:39 PM EDT A medical examiner struck a major blow to the defense of Michael Jackson's doctor Tuesday, saying it is unreasonable to believe Jackson could have given himself a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Dr. Christopher Rogers, who con ...

  11. Interscope Denies Involvement in Drug-Trafficking Operation

    September 16, 2011 4:36 PM EDT Interscope has responded to federal prosecutors' claim that the company's offices were used by a drug-trafficking ring involving Game manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash. ...

  12. Interscope Offices Used by Cocaine Ring, Federal Documents Say

    September 15, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Federal prosecutors say that the offices of Interscope Records were used by a drug-trafficking ring as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash, according to a report in the Smoking Gun published Thursday. The allegation was included ...

  13. Zac Brown Band Cooks Up Kingsford Tour Deal

    May 04, 2011 1:49 PM EDT Kingsford charcoal is partnering with the Zac Brown Band on ZBB's summer tour, sponsoring pre-show events, "eat and greets" featuring Brown's recipes, and a sweepstakes where fans can win a chance to eat with the band. This wil ...

  14. Michael Jackson's Doctor Ordered to Stand Trial

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST A judge on Tuesday ordered Michael Jackson's doctor to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's 2009 death by an overdose of the powerful drug propofol. Judge Michael Pastor gave the order on the sixth day of ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Green Label Sound Celebrates CMJ's Music Marathon With Neon Indian, Theophilus London, And More!

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Green Label Sound , Mountain Dew's record label run with the help of cornerstone promotion, held its CMJ showcase at Backstage Bar in NYC on October 22, for a large crowd of rowdy fans and music insiders. The evening's performances inclu ...

  16. Buju Banton Drug Case: Judge Declares Mistrial

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Florida judge declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him ...

  17. U.S. Informant Testifies In Buju Banton Drug Trial

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton had a conversation about drugs with a government informant he met on a plane, it triggered a series of meetings and phone calls about buying and selling cocaine, according to testimony from the informant and ...

  18. Buju Banton Begins Drug Trial

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was an established drug trafficker before the singer allegedly tried to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Florida last year, attorneys for the U.S. government said at the beginning of Banton's drug tri ...

  19. Bands Urged To Act On Green Touring Study

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A detailed study on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission impact of international touring offers artists guidelines on how to cut their emissions. "Moving Arts: managing the carbon impacts of our touring: Bands, Orchestras and Theatre" is a ...

  20. Wal-Mart Still Selling Miley Cyrus Cadmium Jewelry

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jewelry from two entire lines being sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, including bracelets and necklaces branded by Miley Cyrus, contains high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, according to an Associated Press investigation. Testing o ...

  21. Buena Vista Leads New Impala List

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Cuban veterans of the Buena Vista Social Club head the latest list of European sales awards issued by independent labels trade body Impala. The 1997 set "Buena Vista Social Club" (World Circuit) has been certified double platinum, ma ...

  22. Paoliello Relocates To Sydney In Mercury, M.Net Merger

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian mobile content and marketing expert Mercury Mobility has struck an agreement to merge with m.Net Corporation to combine what both companies boast will become the market's leading marketing and content business for handsets. M.Net C ...

  23. Coroner Rules Michael Jackson Death A Homicide

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles County coroner says Michael Jackson's death was a homicide primarily caused by two drugs. In a statement released Friday, the coroner said the cause of death was acute intoxication from the anesthetic propofol. Other sedatives ...

  24. Coroner Says Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The "Thriller" singer suffere ...

  25. Oxygen Flips Switch On Emerging Artist Campaign

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal's Oxygen is breaking into song this summer, launching a new music initiative designed to introduce the network's girl-power demo to a roster of emerging artists. Starting today (July 15) , the network will flip the switch o ...

  26. Opinion: On-Demand CDs Still Problematic

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new Cheap Trick album, "The Latest" , is current available at Amazon.com through the company's on-demand CD manufacturing as a one-month exclusive from the release date , but on-demand CDs are both the new wave and a failed expe ...

  27. President Reduces Sentence Of Fugees Producer Forte

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer John Forte, who worked closely with the Fugees before being sent to prison on drug charges, had his sentence commuted yesterday (Nov. 24) by President George W. Bush. The artist was arrested for possession with intent to distribute ...

  28. Winehouse Diagnosed With Emphysema

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has developed the lung condition emphysema and has been warned by doctors that she will die if she continues smoking drugs, her father said in an interview on Sunday. Mitch Winehouse said the incurable illness, which leaves sufferers ...

  29. Reverb: Dave Matthews Trek Hits Green High Note

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide was eliminated as a result of the Dave Matthews Band's 2007 summer tour through use of biodiesel and carbon offsets, according to data revealed by environmental nonprofit Reverb. Portland, Maine- ...

  30. 9th Wonder, Buckshot Geat Up For 'The Formula'

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, and rapper Buckshot, of Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik, have re-teamed for their follow-up album titled "The Formula," due April 15th via Duck Down Records. The album's first single, & ...

  31. FIMI Lowers Gold, Platinum Levels

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Italian industry body FIMI has confirmed that requirements for gold, platinum and diamond records have been lowered, as of January 1. Gold, which was previously 40,000 units shipped, has been reduced to 35,000, while platinum drops from 80,000 to ...

  32. Ike Turner's Death Tied To Cocaine

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' roll pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was caused by a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said Wednesday. "We are listing that he abused cocaine, and that's what re ...

  33. Bestival Label Goes Green

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The label arm of Bestival, the U.K. dance and electronic-music festival, will produce only environmentally-friendly CDs from now on. The label, Sunday Best Recordings, is preparing to release two "carbon neutral" albums ahead of this yea ...

  34. Inaugural Impala Awards Handed Out

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys, Franz strike double platinum. Arctic Monkeys, Franz strike double platinum. News ...

  35. GLOBAL PULSE: STAR ACADEMY ALUM OLIVIA RUIZ GAINS STEADY MOMENTUM IN FRANCE

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the past year, France's Olivia Ruiz has been busy making gold out of chocolate. Double-platinum, to be more precise. A member of the inaugural French TV reality series "Star Academy" in 2001, t During the past year, France� ...

  36. Mercury Co-Founder Irving Green Dies

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec established Mercury in 1945. Exec established Mercury in 1945. News ...

  37. Chili Peppers Top Euro Chart For Fifth Week

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Arcadium' received overseas platinum award. 'Arcadium' received overseas platinum award. News ...

  38. Japanese Biz Registers Q1 Growth

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Value up 6%, volume up 12%. Value up 6%, volume up 12%. News ...

  39. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  40. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  41. Bacardi Raises Spirits With Mobile Mixes

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spirits giant Bacardi is further extending its brand into music through a new mobile/Internet radio initiative. Executives from the rum specialist pressed the button this morning (April 6) on its new Spirits giant Bacardi is further extending its ...

  42. Bacardi Raises Spirits With Mobile Mixes

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spirits giant Bacardi is further extending its brand into music through a new mobile/Internet radio initiative. Executives from the rum specialist pressed the button this morning (April 6) on its new Spirits giant Bacardi is further extending its ...

  43. Visual Ent To Offer Fitness Titles

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First releases include 'Perfect Abs' in stores Nov. 1. Universal Music & Video Distribution's independent DVD arm, Visual Entertainment, will now be releasing fitness titles. VE, which also distributes DVDs from Palm Pictures, X ...

  44. IFPI Awards For Coldplay, Rice, Keane

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice and Keane were honored with IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in April. Coldplay's sophomore album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) collected its fourth Platinum ce Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice ...

  45. IFPI Awards For Coldplay, Rice, Keane

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice and Keane were honored with IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in April. Coldplay's sophomore album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) collected its fourth Platinum ce Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice ...

  46. BPI Appoints Webster To Champion Indies

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Virgin U.K. chief created Mercury Prize. Former Virgin U.K. chief created Mercury Prize. News ...

  47. Beatles Earn Landmark 6th RIAA Diamond Award

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's latest certified quadruple-platinum. 50 Cent's latest certified quadruple-platinum. News ...

  48. U.K. Launches New Singles Chart

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Addition of downloads bumps up volume. Addition of downloads bumps up volume. News ...

  49. The Indies

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST MDM Musicrama expands its portfolio with distribution deals that include material from Zno Records and metal veteran Danzig. Read Todd Martens' column. MDM Musicrama expands its portfolio with distribution deals that include material from Zno ...

  50. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Confessions' is eight-times platinum. 'Confessions' is eight-times platinum. News ...

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