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  1. R. Kelly Dropped From Ohio Festival After Protests

    July 29, 2014 12:15 PM EDT R. Kelly has been dropped from the lineup of an Ohio music festival following complaints about his past as an alleged sexual predator. The musician was slated to perform on the opening day of the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival over Labor D ...

  2. Morning Fix: Hilco Buys HMV; YouTube, UMPG's Multi-National Pub Deal; Anthony, Santos, Tapia To Play Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 05, 2013 9:18 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered Directly To Your Inbox HERE . HILCO BUYS HMV HMV has been handed a lifeline. Retail restructuring specialist Hilco has swooped in with a rescue package for the British chain -- reportedly worth some £50 million ($76 ...

  3. Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

    April 04, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Roger Ebert, the ardent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who put his indelible thumbprint on the history of film criticism forged from spending a lifetime at the movies, has died, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. He was 70. In early Decembe ...

  4. R. Kelly Owes Nearly $5M In Taxes: Documents

    June 14, 2012 8:11 PM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, who last year saw his suburban Chicago mansion fall into foreclosure, now has the Internal Revenue Service at his door. The Chicago Sun-Times reports documents held by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds show the recording art ...

  5. Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook

    September 02, 2011 3:41 PM EDT RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook -- RootMusic's BandPage is the top music app on Facebook, according to the AppData. With 32.5 million monthly average users (MAU) as of September 2, BandPage is far and away the mos ...

  6. Business Matters: Last.fm, Shazam, Jim DeRogatis and More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Music critic Jim DeRogatis has quit the Chicago Sun-Times and will become a blogger for Chicago Public Radio. ( Chicago Tribune ) -- Live Nation has announced it intends to offer a $250 million private notes offering. The company intends to use ...

  7. DOJ Draws Criticism Over Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The newly formed Live Nation Entertainment has industry watchers asking this: Why would the government allow a vertical merger that could possibly limit competition? Promoters are upset a competitor will have their ticketing data. And most everybo ...

  8. Business Matters: GGF, Google, Rascal Flatts, Marc Geiger

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Add the experiences of Peerialism to the list of reasons to be skeptical about Global Gaming Factory's planned re-launch of the Pirate Bay as a legitimate service. Peerialism has technology that improved data transfer over P2P networks. No ...

  9. Jay Bennett, Ex-Wilco Member, Dies At 45

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay Bennett, the former Wilco multi-instrumentalist, passed away in his sleep on early Sunday morning (May 24) due to unknown causes. He was 45. Bennett was best known for his work with Wilco, the group for which he wrote and recorded on 1996' ...

  10. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger has been the talk of the industry for the last few days, with every media outlet speculating about the effect of the deal on the music industry landscape. Below, a selection of analysis and opinion from around ...

  11. R. Kelly Pornography Trial Set To Begin In Chicago

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It seemed for a while as if R. Kelly's day in court might never come. But after six years of repeated delays, jury selection is set to begin Friday in the Grammy-winning R&B singer's trial on child pornography charges, prompted by a ...

  12. Pearl Jam To Anchor Third Chicago Lollapalooza

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to its Lollapalooza roots by serving as one of the headliners for the 2007 edition of the event, which will be held Aug. 3-5 in the city's Grant Park. The news was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by ...

  13. CC Gospel PD Linked To Payola Scandal

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The program director of gospel radio WGRB-AM was fired Feb. 17 for her alleged involvement in a payola scandal. PD and afternoon host Sandra Robinson was canned after six years at the Clear Channel Br NEW YORK -- The program director of gospel rad ...

  14. CC Gospel PD Linked To Payola Scandal

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sandra Robinson fired after six years. The PD of gospel radio WGRB-AM was fired yesterday (Feb. 17) for her alleged involvement in a payola scandal. PD and afternoon host Sandra Robinson was canned after six years at the Clear Channel Radio statio ...

  15. Seven R. Kelly Charges Dropped

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST A representative from the Cook County State's Attorney's office in Chicago says prosecutors today (Feb. 27) agreed to drop seven of 21 counts against R. Kelly in the R&B star's ongoing child porno A representative from the C ...