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  1. Radiohead Eyeing Multiple Night Stands

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Possible cities include Montreal, Philly, Chicago. Radiohead is eyeing multiple-night stands in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia and Chicago as part of its summer North American tour, which will get underway in June, Billboard.biz has learned. Date ...

  2. Calif. Music Pirates Plead Guilty

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal copyright infringement and other charges, admitting their involvement in the largest music manufacturing piracy seizure in the United States. Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal cop ...

  3. BMG Songs Signs Lupe Fiasco

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debut album expected this summer. BMG Songs entered into a global co-publishing agreement with Lupe Fiasco, the Chicago-based rapper featured on Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," which he co-wrote. Fiasco's debut album, "Food ...

  4. Chili Peppers, Kanye, Wilco Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. To will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. News Grant Park ...

  5. Chili Peppers, Kanye Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza, which will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Ma ...

  6. Chesney Plans Stadium Trek

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included nine stadium dates on his tour route this year, including National Football League stadiums in Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa, and Major Le Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included n ...

  7. The Tube Partners With Tribune Broadcasting

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brings network to stations in NY, LA, Chicago. Tribune Broadcasting Co. and the digital music television network The Tube announced a deal Thursday that will place the fledgling network on stations in the nation's largest markets and dramatic ...

  8. Pearl Jam Reveals First Leg Of Summer Tour

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 in Toronto, a week after the release of its eighth studio album. As previously reported, the self-titled set will be the band's first for J Records. First singl Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 i ...

  9. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group Corp.'s board of directors. She will serve as an independent director on WMG's board and will sit on its audit committee. Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group C ...

  10. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hooper joins as an independent director. Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group Corp.'s board of directors. She will serve as an independent director on WMG's board and will sit on its audit committee. Hooper, 54, is a ...

  11. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  12. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  13. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  14. Lollapalooza Confirmed As 3-Day Fest

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists expected to be confirmed next month. As initially speculated last month, Lollapalooza will return to Chicago's Grant Park as a three-day event in 2006. Organizers Capitol Sports & Entertainment confirmed that the one-time touring ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Lollapalooza To Return To Chicago's Grant Park

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dates tenatively set for Aug. 4-6. It appears Lollapalooza will return to Hutchinson Field at Chicago’s Grant Park, with dates tenatively set for Aug. 4-6. Lollapallooza is produced by Austin-based Capital Sports & Entertainment and Charles At ...

  17. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. As tipped here earlier this month, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will embark on a sequel to their 2000 Soul2Soul tour this spring. The arena trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to e ...

  18. Lawrence Grabs Top Honors At Stellar Awards

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes six including artist, producer, CD of year. Donald Lawrence took top honors at the 21st annual Stellar Awards, winning six awards including artist, producer and CD of the year for "I Speak Life." J Moss netted three Stellars, among ...

  19. Clear Channel Begins Massive HD2 Rollout

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) revealed its 15-months-in-the-making HD2 digital radio multicast programming strategy. The aggressive rollout calls for 25 of the company's stations in five mar Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) rev ...

  20. Greater Media, Emmis Unveil HD2 Strategies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Markets include N.Y, L.A., Chicago, Philly, more. Markets include N.Y, L.A., Chicago, Philly, more. News ...

  21. Greater Media, Emmis Unveil HD2 Strategies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Markets include N.Y, L.A., Chicago, Philly, more. Greater Media, a founding member of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, has announced the details of its digital multicast channels for the Boston and Philadelphia markets. The eight new channels are mo ...

  22. Musicland Hoping For A Buyer

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co. also preparing going-out-businesses sales. In first day (Jan. 13) motions in the Chapter 11 filing of the Musicland Group in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, it was revealed the company is up for sale with the g ...

  23. Hawthorne Heights Singer Brings Label To Victory

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST First releases due in May. Chicago-based Victory Records has entered into an exclusive, worldwide distribution agreement with Carbon Copy Media, a label founded by Hawthorne Heights lead singer JT Woodruff. Based in Cincinnati, Carbon Copy will is ...

  24. Live Nation Talent Buyer Exits Nashville

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jason Wright relocates to Chicago. As of today (Jan. 9), Live Nation talent buyer Jason Wright has relocated from the company’s Nashville office to the Live Nation Chicago office. Booking responsibilities for the states of Tennessee, Alabama and M ...

  25. Rascal Flatts Reveals 2006 Tour Plans

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country upstarts Rascal Flatts will begin a late winter tour Feb. 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will be on the road through March 25 in Lafayette, Ark. Blake Shelton will support on all dates of the M Country upstarts Rascal Flatts will begin a la ...

  26. Singer Lou Rawls Dies

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner was 72. Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to sell more than 40 million albums has died, his publicist said. He won three Grammy Awards in a career that spanned nearly five decades and a ...

  27. Nederlander Names Friedman New CEO

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former HOB exec takes reins Jan. 19. Former House Of Blues executive VP Adam Friedman has been named CEO of Nederlander Concerts, effective Jan. 19. Friedman will report to James M. Nederlander, chairman of the Nederlander Organization, and will b ...

  28. Clear Channel, JamSports Case Settled

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The high-profile case between Clear Channel Communications and JamSports was quietly settled just prior to the spinoff of CCC’s live entertainment division, Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Chan The high-profile case between Clear Channel Comm ...

  29. Clear Channel, JamSports Case Settled

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Quietly resolved prior to spinoff of Live Nation. The high-profile case between Clear Channel Communications and JamSports was quietly settled just prior to the spinoff of CCC’s live entertainment division, Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Cha ...

  30. Belle & Sebastian, New Pornographers To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Labelmates eye North America dates in 2006. Belle & Sebastian and the New Pornographers are planning to hit the road together. According to the Matador Records Web site, the multitudinous ranks of the labelmates acts will tour North America ea ...

  31. Victory Signs Up With Vital In U.K.

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from Feb. 1. Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom a ...

  32. Victory Signs Up With Vital in U.K.

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from Feb. 1. Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom a ...

  33. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  34. Major Music Wholesaler For Sale

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Baker & Taylor being shopped by Goldman Sachs. Baker & Taylor, the books, video and music wholesaler based in Charlotte, N.C., is up for sale, sources say. Nearly 30 months after Willis Stein & Partners acquired the wholesaler in J ...

  35. Xbox 360 To Promote Indie Tour

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST First headlining trek for the Academy Is. The upcoming Truckstops and Statelines tour by indie rockers the Academy Is will be promoted by Xbox 360. Nationally promoted by House of Blues, the tour begins Feb. 2 at the Opera House in Toronto. Among ...

  36. Madonna Dances Straight To No. 1

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixth time in top position on The Billboard 200. For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. Her latest, "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.), sold nearly 350 ...

  37. U2's Vertigo Trek To Roll On

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour extended into 2006. Already among the most successful tours in history, U2's Vertigo has been extended into 2006. According to the band's official Web site , the band will return the road in February and visit Mexico, South America, ...

  38. Koch Picks Up Three

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distro adds two labels, one DVD company. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has added Legit Ballin Records, Real Talk Entertainment and Blank Stare Films to its exclusive North American distribution roster. Based in Chicag ...

  39. Victory Re-Ups With RED

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock label home to Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu. Chicago rock label home to Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu. News ...

  40. Victory Re-Ups With RED

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock label home to Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu. Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has renewed its agreement with New York-based RED Distribution. The deal comes after months of industry speculation as to where the sought-after label w ...

  41. UMG, Starbucks Partner For Elton Release

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. Universal Music Group and Starbuck's Hear Music have partnered for the release and distribution of "Elton John's Christmas Party" (Billboard Sept. 10). Beginning ...

  42. AOL Acquires Circuit City's MusicNow

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST America Online said Nov. 3 it has purchased from Circuit City the electronics retailer's MusicNow asset for an undisclosed amount, giving the Time Warner unit a service that looks a lot like the legit (The Hollywood Reporter) -- America Onlin ...

  43. VOD Targets Hip Hop

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first video-on-demand channel targeting hip-hop fans--the DoD channel--will debut this Friday (Nov. 11) on Comcast Digital Cable. DoD, which is a subsidiary of the Simmons Lathan Media Group, will The first video-on-demand channel targeting hi ...

  44. AOL Buys MusicNow

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Preview of the new service is live now. American Online has acquired digital music subscription service MusicNow, which the company is integrating into a new digital music store to replace its existing MusicNet@AOL service. A preview of the new se ...

  45. 'Tonight Show' Bandleader Henderson Dies

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning conductor was 87. Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader, died Mond ...

  46. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  47. Franklin, St. James To Host GMA Music Awards

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nominees will be announced February 1. Kirk Franklin and Rebecca St. James have been tapped as hosts for the 37th annual GMA Music Awards, slated for April 5, 2006 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Voted on by the members of the Gospel Mus ...

  48. Sun Capitol Recruits Musicland Equity Help

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Firm hires banking firm Duff & Phelps. Sun Capital Partners has hired Chicago-based investment banking firm Duff & Phelps to help raise $50 million in equity capital for the Musicland Group, it was revealed today (October 18) on the Su ...

  49. Nickelback Tops Chart With 'Right Reasons'

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band's first career No. 1 on Billboard 200. Nickelback has scored the first chart-topping album of its career with "All the Right Reasons" (Roadrunner/IDJMG). The Canadian act's fifth full-length set sold 317,000 copies in its ...

  50. SparkNet Loses Infringement Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville International did not infringe the "playing what we want" trademark of SparkNet Communications. NEW YORK -- A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville Internation ...

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