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  1. Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

    November 14, 2012 7:08 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters UNIVERSAL MUSIC EARNINGS DIP, REVENUES RISE IN FIRST NINE MONTHS: Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes ...

  2. Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced, Kevin Puts' 'Silent Night: Opera In Two Acts' Wins Music Award

    April 17, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from judges: ARTS Music: "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts" by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011, a stirr ...

  3. Morning Heds: RIM CEOs Out, HMV's New Banking Terms, Does Facebook Make People Sad?

    January 23, 2012 6:45 AM EST If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Ars Technica For more than a year, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America have argued that existing laws were insufficient to deal with ...

  4. Morning Heds: If Adele Was On A Major, The EDM Cruise, Is Spotify's Ek Really That Important?

    January 05, 2012 8:45 AM EST Would Adele have been as successful if she was signed to a major label? The Guardian Adele is an exceptional artist, but she has also been nurtured by her indie label, but would a major label have done the same? Del Rey strikes deal with Next Mode ...

  5. Morning Heds: Grammy Cuts, The End of the Blues, Kanye's G.O.O.D. Album

    December 29, 2011 8:25 AM EST Adele's '21' Aiming for 14th Week at No. 1, LMFAO Headed For First Top 10 Album Billboard.biz Adele's "21," the top selling release of 2011, is poised to make yet another return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week ...

  6. Weezer's Mikey Welsh: His Demons & Twitter-Predicted Death

    October 11, 2011 7:30 AM EDT When former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh -- who died at age 40 on Saturday (Oct. 8) at a Chicago hotel -- turned up at the band's show at Long Island's Jones Beach on July 29, the security guard struggled to locate his name on the guest li ...

  7. Delois Barrett Campbell, Gospel Legend of Barrett Sisters, Dies at 85

    August 03, 2011 6:57 AM EDT CHICAGO (AP) - When she sang "Fly Away," Delois Barrett Campbell's voice soared to the church rafters and her joy raised the roof. The gospel legend was the oldest of the three singing Barrett Sisters, who electrified audiences worl ...

  8. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, ha ...

  9. Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters to Headline Lollapalooza 2011

    February 09, 2011 2:04 PM EST Eminem, Muse, and Foo Fighters will be rocking Chicago's Grant Park this summer as three of the headliners at Lollapalooza 2011, which will take place Aug. 5-7. The news was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, and although festival promote ...

  10. Business Matters: Chuck Klosterman, Google, VIP Packages Examined and more

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Klosterman Essays Priced At 99 Cents -- Following the lead of iTunes’ 99 cents-per-track model, book publisher Scribner has begun offering 69 essays by pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman for 99 c ...

  11. Business Matters: Rolling Stones, Ustream, DMX and more

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT FINDING SUCCESS IN THE SUMMER TOUR SEASON -- As people look at the challenging 2010 concert season – which is dominated by large venues – many people have drawn attention to the better situation at small venues. The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot take ...

  12. A.R. Rahman To Reschedule All U.S. Tour Dates

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After suffering significant damage to his stage last weekend in Pontiac, Mich., Indian composer and artist A.R. Rahman has postponed the remaining North American dates on his Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, with plans to reschedule fo ...

  13. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Business Matters: MySpace Records, Dannie Flesher, eMusic

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- MySpace Records has reduced its staff. A source confir ...

  16. Business Matters: Vivendi, MySpace Music, Mojo Nixon

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The CEO of Vivendi , the parent company of Universal Music Group , says the UK should follow France's lead and pass legislation to disconn ...

  17. Business Matters: Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Net Neutrality, Garth Brooks

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Major concessions would be needed for the Justice Department to approve a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation , sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The report offered no details or guesses on which concessions could be made. One possi ...

  18. Recap: Future Of Music Summit 2009

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year's Future of Music Summit, held from Sunday to Tuesday in Washington, D.C., had its usual mix of intelligence and meaningful discourse. The appearance of Senator Al Franken, who once drew a map of the lower 48 in under two minutes on ...

  19. Briefs: BT, Melodis, The Pirate Bay, Schuba's

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- BT , Britain's largest ISP, plans to launch a music subscription service and is reported to be in early talks with the four major music groups. BT's entry would be the third such service. Sky has planned a service, which may be out la ...

  20. Briefs: Live Nation-Ticketmaster, Anti-Piracy In Sweden

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The UK Competition Commission, an independent public body that investigates mergers and regulated industries, announced yesterday it is looking into the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger. “If the inquiry group considers that the merger may be exp ...

  21. A Bittersweet Adios For WNUA

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After several days of rumors, change has indeed come to Clear Channel's WNUA/Chicago, which dropped smooth jazz after 22 years and flipped to what is being billed as "Spanish Hot AC" as "Mega 95.5." The news broke late Thu ...

  22. Lollapalooza Taps Kings Of Leon, Jane's Addiction

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will be among the headliners of this year's Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festivals, Billboard sources have confirmed. Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and Jane's Addiction are also playing Lollapalooza, which takes pla ...

  23. Grammys Media Roundup

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just like everyone blogging and Twittering at home, each media outlet coast to coast had its own take on the 2009 Grammys. The New York Times focused on the show's turn away from awards presentations and towards live performances, mostly prai ...

  24. Pumpkins Line Up Residency Gigs

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this summer, during which they will draw from a different set list each night. The Billy Corgan-led group will visit the Orange Peel in Ashevill ...

  25. Reunited Smashing Pumpkins Hit The Studio

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT According to a short post on its Web site, the reunited Smashing Pumpkins are recording their first album in seven years with producer Roy Thomas Baker, who is best known for his work with Queen but r According to a short post on its Web site, the ...

  26. Pumpkins Reunion Is On, New Album In Works

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Confirming news first reported here in February, veteran modern rock act Smashing Pumpkins is writing material for its first new studio album since 2000. In a message on its Web site, the Billy Corgan Confirming news first reported here in Februar ...

  27. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is ...

  28. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," hits stores today (June 21). But fans in his hometown of Chicago were greeted with a full-page ad in this morning's Chicago Trib Smashing Pumpkins leader B ...