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  1. Live Nation CEO Confident About Summer Touring Season

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite Live Nation's first-quarter loss of $102.7 million , due in part because of fewer music fans attending concerts in the North American market, the company's CEO Michael Rapino has assured investors that business will pick up this ...

  2. Business Briefs: MySpace Music, Live Nation, P2P

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A report that the major labels, co-owners of MySpace Music , are not happy with the revenue performance of the service does not come as a surprise. Nor is their patience and confidence in new president Cortney Holt a surprise. MySpace Music, th ...

  3. Paradigm Expands Christian Footprint With Third Coast Deal

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Christian music booking agency Third Coast Artists Agency, and will incorporate it into the firm's Nashville office. Third Coast president Mike Snider will bring his entire team and roster into the Paradigm Nashville fol ...

  4. Sound Relief Results Revealed

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results. The historic March 14 stadium concerts, held simultaneou ...

  5. Live Nation, Comcast Sign Naming Deal For Hartford Shed

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation and Comcast have entered into a seven-year agreement that gives the latter naming rights to the former New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford, Conn. The 25,000-capacity amphitheater will be renamed the Comcast Theatre, effective im ...

  6. U.K. Biz Builds North America Market Share

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The British music industry has grown its share of the U.S. and Canadian music markets, according to a report from U.K. trade body the BPI. U.K. artists have increased their market share in North America for the fourth year in a row, the report sta ...

  7. Coldplay Denies Copying 'Viva La Vida'

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has denied in federal court that it copied parts of Joe Satriani's music for its hit song, "Viva La Vida." In a response filed in Los Angeles on Monday (April 6), attorneys for Coldplay's band members also argued that ...

  8. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual 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. Other bands and music ...

  9. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  10. Coldplay Breaks Record Down Under

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's just-wrapped Australian tour has broken a record at one venue and created a halo effect for half-a-dozen recordings. With their fourth and final concert at Sydney's Acer Arena on Sunday, the group clocked-up nearly 59,000 tick ...

  11. Sound Relief Concerts Raise $3.3 Million

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The historic twin Australian Sound Relief concerts at the weekend were a mighty success, organizers and onlookers have declared. The bushfire benefit event, held simultaneously at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground on Satur ...

  12. Soggy Sound Relief Sydney Concert A Success

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who delivered a s ...

  13. Australia Set For Sound Relief Concerts

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The stages are set for Saturday's Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. Developments behind the scenes continue apace for the historic live events taking place in Australia's two biggest cities. National youth r ...

  14. Double Digit Physical Sales Decline Down Under

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Monster hit album releases from Pink, Kings Of Leon, AC/DC and Andre Rieu weren't enough to stem a double digit physical sales decline down under last year, according to official figures published today (March 11) by labels body ARIA. But the ...

  15. Sound Relief Show Sets New Aussie Record

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne leg of the March 14 Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts has become the biggest live music show in Australia’s history after selling out its capacity of 78,000-plus tickets, organizers said today. The box-office feat for the Melbou ...

  16. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  17. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon For Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. A ...

  18. Fox, Winehouse Win German Echo Awards

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST German hip hop newcomer Peter Fox was the big winner at the Echo awards, collecting three awards at the O2 World Arena in front of 10,000 guests in Berlin. He received the awards in the categories best national/international hip hop/urban artist, ...

  19. Richie Set For Echo Awards Honor

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST During the Feb. 21 Echo Awards at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Lionel Richie will be receiving a special award in recognition of the entire achievements of the legendary Motown label as well as his own lifetime achievements. Richie will also be p ...

  20. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  21. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year f ...

  22. Perry Picks Up Wrong NRJ Award In Cannes

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry received the award for best international song during France's NRJ awards in Cannes, but the honor was actually meant for Rihanna. Perry was given the award by mistake and host Nikos Aliagas later admitted the error. Rihanna actual ...

  23. Pemberton Festival Taking Hiatus In 2009

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Pemberton Festival, a Live Nation-promoted event that launched last July in British Columbia, will not be staged in 2009, according to the company. "We will not produce the Pemberton Festival this summer due to the fact that the necessary ...

  24. Satriani Accuses Coldplay Of Plagiarism

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song ...

  25. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Tha Carter III?" Not even close. Try "Tha Carter VIII." Lil Wayne - who is on track to have the best-selling album of 2008 - also leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods, including album of the ...

  26. Australian Live Biz Booms

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australia's live sector has enjoyed boom times of late, according to the annual report issued this week by Live Performance Australia, the national trade association for live entertainment and the performing arts industry. The live business, ...

  27. Chris Brown Wins Big At American Music Awards

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Chris Brown swept the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning three prizes including artist of the year. The 19-year-old star, famed for his on-stage athleticism, overshadowed Alicia Keys, who led the field with five nominations, a ...

  28. Gatfield Cites 'Lack Of Confidence' In A&R

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, EMI Music's president of A&R Labels, North America and U.K., has outlined his approach to developing artists and expressed his concern about A&R departments in his first high-profile appearance at an industry event sinc ...

  29. Live Nation Ticketing In Deal With Roseland

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will be handling the ticketing at the Roseland Ballroom beginning in 2009 and running through 2014. Live Nation is the exclusive promoter for the Roseland Ballroom, which hosts more than 100 shows and events which draw over 100,000 fan ...

  30. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  31. T.I.'s 'Trail' On Track For No. 1 Debut

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Paper Trail" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) is on course to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The rapper's sixth studio set leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Oct. 3). Unweighted sales ...

  32. MTVNI Scores Exclusive Oasis Gig Broadcast

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will exclusively broadcast Oasis' sold-out concert at London's Wembley Arena live-to-air at 9pm on MTV One on Oct. 16 in the U.K. and Ireland. It will be the first broadcast of the tour for the U.K. rock act� ...

  33. Slipknot Edges The Game Atop Billboard 200

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" barely wins out over the Game's "LAX" in the race for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Roadrunner set moved 239,516 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, o ...

  34. EMI Insists Coldplay Has 'Long-Term' Deal

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI has denied a U.K. tabloid report that Coldplay would be in a position to leave the label after delivering one more studio album and a greatest hits. The report in The Sun stated that Coldplay could release the follow-up to "Viva La Vida O ...

  35. Coldplay Kicks Off Summer Tour In Los Angeles

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay opened its North American tour last night (July 14) at the Forum in Los Angeles, treating the sold-out crowd to a career-spanning, 20-song set list. The 90-minute show, complete with floating video globes, confetti and flashing laser beam ...

  36. Spain's Oreja Reveals New Singer

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most successful pop group of the past decade, Latin Grammy winner La Oreja de Van Gogh, has a new lead singer. Leire Martínez, 29, was presented to the media in Madrid on Monday. She joins the four male founder-members of LOVG ahead o ...

  37. 'Viva La' Coldplay!

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005' ...

  38. Coldplay Headed To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Hot 100

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The set leads N ...

  39. Online Retailers Shift Pricing

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The cost of digital music is rising, and falling, depending on where you shop online these days. Amazon.com introduced two new discount promotions on select digital albums as part of an ongoing variable pricing strategy. The company’s Daily Deals ...

  40. Warm Welcome As Coldplay Kicks Off Live Dates

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There were some miscues and some cobwebs, but Coldplay can be satisfied with their return to the stage at Brixton's Academy on Monday night. The limelight is well and truly focused on the British band at the moment, thanks to the phenomenal e ...

  41. Stones Deny Label Move From EMI

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have played down a weekend report that the band planned to ditch long-term record company EMI to join concert promoter Live Nation. But industry experts still believe the British group could soon part ways with the label, which ...

  42. Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" Sells Platinum In 3 Days

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's hugely anticipated new album "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" has easily secured the No. 1 slot on this week's Official U.K. Albums Chart, selling 302,000 units in just three-days at retail. It means the a ...

  43. Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' On A Record-Breaking Haul

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British retailers are admitting their sales estimates for Coldplay's new album were too conservative after the album shifted a staggering 125,000 albums on its first day on sale yesterday. The band's hugely-anticipated fourth studio set ...

  44. Coldplay's Latest On Target For U.K. Year-Best

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's new album release is off to a hot start in Britain. Retailers are reporting that early sales of "Viva La Vida" are on track to make the album the fastest and best-selling set of the year. The EMI release went on sale in t ...

  45. Costello, The Roots Set For Whistler Music Festival

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped for this year's inaugural Whistler Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Tube Park at Base II on the side of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Other ar ...

  46. Coldplay Confirms Free Barcelona Date

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's anticipated free Barcelona concert will be held June 17 at the Espacio Movistar venue, the British band's record label EMI confirmed today. The Spanish gig, which was initially leaked by frontman Chris Martin during a radio br ...

  47. Dirty Pretty Things Join MP3 Giveaway Trend

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dirty Pretty Things is the latest rock band to climb aboard the free download bandwagon. The alternative British rock group, fronted by Libertines co-founder Carl Barat, has posted a new song "Hippy Son" as a free MP3 file via its Web si ...

  48. Coldplay's 'Violet Hill' Cracks Top 10 Despite Giveaway

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's decision to give-away its new track "Violet Hill" has apparently has done little to cannibalise purchases of the single. The track opened at No. 8 on the new Official U.K. Singles Chart, published today, selling more than ...

  49. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  50. Coldplay Download Freebie Proves A Hit

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's free download offering proved to be no shrinking violet when it went live on the band's Web site today. The site slowed to a halt soon after the track, "Violet Hill," which has a harder, more experimental sound than ...

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