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  1. Lady Gaga Is First Person to Reach 10 Million Twitter Followers

    May 16, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Lady Gaga ( @ladygaga ) gained her 10 millionth Twitter follower on Saturday. The singer announced the milestone that day on Twitter . "10MillionMonsters! I'm speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling,& ...

  2. Moog Music Sales Increase in the Digital Era

    May 13, 2011 4:09 PM EDT RALEIGH, N.C. - In an era when all music is digital, Moog Music is doing fine with analog, thank you very much. Sales of synthesizers, guitars, effects pedals and Theremins are up 35 percent through April 2011 over the same period last year, says ...

  3. New Orleans Jazz Fest Thrives Despite Competition

    May 04, 2011 7:36 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A sea of flowered shirts, colorful tank tops and straw hats sways to an infectious beat under a searing blue sky. Artists ranging from Bon Jovi to New Orleans jazz singer John Boutte pump tunes on multiple stages as an exub ...

  4. EMI Artists, Songwriters Raise $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief

    April 26, 2011 2:39 PM EDT An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the company announced in ...

  5. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  6. Jack Isquith Guest Post: What The Music Industry Can Learn From the Super Bowl

    February 03, 2011 2:00 PM EST The following guest post is from Jack Isquith, a digital music expert who has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and AOL Music, that originally appeared on his blog Digital Music Insider and is reposted with his permission. The Football ...

  7. Chart Moves: Edward Sharpe, Usher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Lady Antebellum: At No. 12, the trio's "A Merry Little Christmas" EP flies with a 58-pos ...

  8. Coldplay Reteams with Brian Eno for Concept Album

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Although Coldplay earned a Best Rock Album Grammy for 2008 album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" and scored a hit with its single "Viva la Vida," the band appears to be thinking even bigger for its in-the-works fift ...

  9. Deane Cameron To Receive Junos Honor

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada president Deane Cameron, who has been integral to the success of artists including Anne Murray, Nickelback, k-os, Serena Ryder and Tom Cochrane, will receive the Walt Grealis special achievement award at the 40th anniversary of Ca ...

  10. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted ...

  11. BBC's Urban Station Grabs New Listeners

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban station BBC 1Xtra has registered its highest audience share to date, attracting over 800,000 weekly listeners in the third quarter, according to the latest RAJAR figures. The digital network increased its audience from the 600,000 it lo ...

  12. BACKBEAT: The 30th Annual ASCAP Awards In London

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP held its 30th annual ASCAP Awards on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The gala dinner and awards presentation honored those songwriter, composer and publisher members of PRS for Music – the UK's Perfor ...

  13. ASCAP Honors Coldplay, Taio Cruz

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored Coldplay with two awards at its 2010 London ceremony Wednesday night (Oct. 13) at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin fro ...

  14. Gwyneth Paltrow To Play Teacher On 'Glee'

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After days of speculation on the Internet, Gwyneth Paltrow will be setting foot on "Glee" this season, the show's creator said. "Yes, it's true," Ryan Murphy told UsMagazine.com. "She is a fan of the show." ...

  15. Jay-Z Joined By Beyonce, Chris Martin, Kanye At Yankee Stadium

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Midway through his portion of his heavyweight twin billing with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Eminem took a moment to reflect the gravity of performing a concert on a hallowed ground. But he wasn't talking about the house that Jeter built: Instead ...

  16. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  17. Here's All You Need To Know From The Apple Announcement

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the big news about the Ping social network and the new lineup of iPods , here are the other interesting bits from the company's annual media event today in San Francisco: - Apple has shipped 120 million devices running the iOS operatin ...

  18. BBC 6 Music Ratings Up Again

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music has continued to grow its audience despite a tough few months for those working on the network. It is now hitting a weekly audience of 1.19 million listeners. The digital station was under threa ...

  19. U.K. Pop Sale For Haiti Raises Almost $80,000 So Far

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST An online auction of pop memorabilia from some of Britain's biggest acts has raised around £50,000 ($79,600) so far for survivors of the Haiti earthquake, organizers Oxfam said. Among the top lots sold so far is a jacket worn by Coldplay fron ...

  20. Simon Cowell's Haiti Single Out Feb. 7

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts," organized by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released Feb. 7. The BBC reports that the song features Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kyli ...

  21. 'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $57 Million

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record ...

  22. Stars Unite To Help Haiti In Telethon

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. The telecast opened with ...

  23. Susan Boyle's Return To No. 1?

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is re ...

  24. Belgian Fests Win Out At European Festival Awards

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Belgian festivals emerged as the big winners at the first ever European Festival Awards, bagging four of the eight public-voted categories as well as one voted by an industry panel. The awards were held on the opening night of European music confe ...

  25. Delta Goodrem Scores Decade's Biggest Australian Album

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Homegrown artists Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian scored Australia's best-selling album and single of the 2000s, according to new retrospective over-the-counter sales tallies reported today (Jan. 7) by labels body ARIA. Goodrem's 14-time ...

  26. EMI Acquires European Merch Distributor

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has acquired Loudclothing.com, Europe's largest independent music merchandise distributor, from Completely Independent Distribution (CID). Terms were not disclosed. The U.K. company will now operate as part of EMI's global merc ...

  27. Ting Tings Lead British Grammy Hopefuls

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As the only U.K. act to be nominated in one of the main Grammy Award categories, Columbia-signed alt-rock band the Ting Tings is primed to benefit most when the awards ceremony takes place next month in Los Angeles, says its U.K. label. "For ...

  28. Business Matters: Guvera, Mewbox, Guy Hands, SXSW

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Unlike most ad-supported sites, the upcoming Guvera will offer downloads and streams. And its take on advertising in unique: it plans to align ...

  29. Jay-Z, Strokes, Pink For Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, the Strokes and Pink are among the first acts confirmed to play the 2010 Isle of Wight festival, held June 11-13 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday June 11 with New York City alt- ...

  30. George Michael Honors Jonathan Ross At MITs

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael led the salutes to U.K. TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross at the annual Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony, held last night (Nov. 2) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Awarded the accolade in recognition of his ser ...

  31. The Baron Cohen Brothers Discuss Music For 'Ali G,' 'Borat,' 'Brüno'

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his brother, composer Erran Baron Cohen, filled the room with laughs this afternoon, as they discussed their collaborations on "Da Ali G Show,"" "Borat" and "Brüno." The discussion was ...

  32. Blizzards Blast Into U.K. At 'Hitchhiker's Guide' Bash

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Platinum-selling Irish rock act the Blizzards launched their first U.K. album release with a performance at an event to mark 30 years since the publication of the comic science fiction novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." P ...

  33. Neil Young, No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett Onboard For Bridge School Benefit

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2009 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 24-25 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett, Coldplay' ...

  34. 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Come Together for Fab 4

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles will get a little help from new corporate friends on Sept. 9 when EMI Music embarks on the global launch of its digitally remastered Beatles catalog on CD to coincide with the release of videogame The Beatles: Rock Band. It will be har ...

  35. MTV Africa Music Awards Nominations Unveiled

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South Africa and Nigeria lead the nominations list in the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) taking place in Kenya on Oct. 10. South Africa and Nigerian artists received 15 nominations, with Nigerian R&B artist 2Face notching up four MAMA ...

  36. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  37. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day. A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon ...

  38. Last Minute Concert Tickets Hot Items In Recession

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unemployment is up and consumer confidence is down, but one silver lining of the recession is that last-minute tickets to hear big acts like Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen are as little as $1. According to eBay Inc's StubHub, the leading Inte ...

  39. Natalie Imbruglia Recruits Coldplay And Eno

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia-born singer Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with Coldplay and Brian Eno for her first new album in four years. The new set, "Come To Life," is released in the U.K. Oct. 5 on Island Records. A European release follows on Oct.12. ...

  40. Oz Touring Awards Honor Sound Relief, Gudinski's Frontier

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian impresario Michael Gudinski was among the big winners at Monday night’s Helpmann Awards ceremony, taking out a string of major category wins and receiving the Australian live entertainment sector’s most coveted trophy, the JC Williamson ...

  41. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his debut at a multi-day U.S. festival at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West ...

  42. Coldplay's 'Strawberry Swing' To Screen In U.K. Cinemas

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The video for Coldplay's new single, "Strawberry Swing," will be premiered in U.K. cinemas from July 22, before screenings of "Bruno" and U.S. box office hit "The Proposal." Odeon, the U.K.'s biggest cinema ...

  43. Michael Rapino: 'Strong Summer' For Live Nation

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a rare television interview this morning with CSNBC's Julia Boorstin, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino says LN is having a "strong summer" and hopes the proposed merger with Ticketmaster will be consummated by the end of the year. ...

  44. Amazon U.K. Pricing Mishap

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Amazon service, Amazon.co.uk, has confirmed that a "pricing error" resulted in hit albums being sold for just 29p (47 cents). Although Amazon.co.uk has aggressively priced its new MP3 store, with albums as low as £3 ($4.88), the ...

  45. Billboard Q&A: Tapulous Co-Founder Bart Decrem

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone and App Store have spawned a veritable industry of mobile application developers. And while many startup companies are panning for gold, Tapulous, the developer behind Tap Tap Revenge, has a record of consistent success. Tap Ta ...

  46. MySpace Premieres Kasabian, Little Boots

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has premiered new albums from U.K. artists Kasabian and Little Boots in a weeklong stream one week ahead of release. From June 1, Kasabian's third album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia) and Little Boots' &q ...

  47. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  48. Digital Briefs: Pandora, MTV Games, Project Playlist

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- As part of their effort to turn a profit by next year , Pandora has introduced a premium service tier called Pandora One , which charges users $36 a year in return for an ad-free experience. This includes a specialized desktop Pandora music pla ...

  49. Analysis: MySpace Album Premieres Lack 'Stickiness'

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Album premieres have been a common event at MySpace, which in the recent past has debuted exclusives from artists such as Coldplay, Oasis and Guns N' Roses . But, judging from numbers recorded over many months, MySpace users care less about l ...

  50. BBC Worldwide Bolsters Music Portfolio

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide has increased its catalog of BBC rock and pop output and archive programming, a move which the broadcaster's commercial arm says has led to a "surge" in international music program sales. According to a statement, a &q ...

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