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  1. Still On Top: ZZ Top Returns

    August 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Texas trio makes a comeback with 'La Futura,' its new album produced by Rick Rubin. At the band's first U.S. show after a six-week tour of Europe, ZZ Top guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons didn't make a big deal out of the fact ...

  2. Frank Ocean Pulls Out of Coldplay Stadium Tour, European Festival Dates

    August 13, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Frank Ocean put an end to his European tour on Saturday, abruptly pulling out of various summer festivals, including Way Out West in Sweden, and a Coldplay stadium tour that would have taken the Channel Orange singer to ten major cities starting l ...

  3. Backbeat: Sensation Fest Launch With Live Nation, ID&T Execs, Victoria's Secret Angel -- All Dressed in White

    June 04, 2012 3:04 PM EDT Sensation founder and ID&T CEO Duncan Stutterheim (left) with Jason Miller, President of Live Nation, New York for at Provocateur where the two announced the U.S. premiere of Sensation at Brooklyn's Barclays Center . (Photo: Keeyahtay Lew ...

  4. Live Nation Partners With Sensation, Will Bring the EDM Festival to Brooklyn For U.S. Debut

    May 31, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Live Nation took its courtship of electronic dance music fans to the next level on Thursday night, announcing its partnership with Dutch party brand Sensation during an invite-only soiree at exclusive New York lounge Provocateur. The highly produc ...

  5. Frank Ocean To Open For Coldplay On European Dates

    March 05, 2012 2:59 PM EST A little over a year after releasing his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape, which included a creative cover of Coldplay's "Strawberry Swing," Frank Ocean will be galavanting around Europe with the U.K. arena rockers later this summer. Warner ...

  6. Business Matters: Why Spotify Royalties Are Greater Than Radio Royalties

    December 27, 2011 4:48 PM EST Why Spotify Royalties Are Bigger Than Radio Royalties -- Because of its large audience, radio is a more valuable revenue stream than on-demand subscription services. But when compared a revenue-per-listen basis, Spotify royalties exceed those paid ...

  7. Business Matters: Digital Executives Excited, Optimistic About Google Music

    November 16, 2011 9:13 PM EST Digital Executives Excited, Optimistic About Google Music -- It's official: Google is in the digital music business. At an event in Los Angeles on Wednesday the company unveiled a new MP3 store that is integrated with its existing cloud stora ...

  8. Business Matters: Shrinking IPO Market Hurt Venture Capital in Q3

    October 11, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Shrinking IPO Market Hurt Venture Capital in Q3 -- Venture capital fundraising fell to an eight-year low in the third quarter, according to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Firms raised $1.7 billion in the quarter, down sharply fro ...

  9. Backbeat: Oh Land Performs Five-Song Set at Sony Tablet Event in NYC

    September 18, 2011 6:41 PM EDT Oh Land performs at Sony's #catchthetablet event. (Photo by Katie Morse) The tower of Sony cupcakes at the #catchthetablet event. (Photo by Katie Morse) If there's a company out there that excels at merging music with technology, it' ...

  10. Universal Music Acquires Denmark's MBO Group

    September 06, 2011 10:48 AM EDT Danish labels and publishing consortium MBO Group has been acquired by Universal Music Group (UMG), strengthening the major's hold of European domestic talent The terms of the deal, which was announced by MBO co-founder Michael Ritto; Max Hol ...

  11. Steven Tyler to Premiere Solo Video on 'American Idol'

    May 03, 2011 7:47 AM EDT Steven Tyler will premiere the video for his first ever solo single, "(It) Feels So Good," on the May 12 episode of American Idol, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter's Idol Worship. The song will have its debut on Ryan Seacrest ...

  12. Medina Snags 5 Danish Music Awards

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Danish pop diva Medina won five Danish Music Awards at the ceremony held at the Bremen venue in Copenhagen. She won for best album ("Velkommen Til Medina"), best female vocalist and best newcomer, among others. Her album producer team th ...

  13. BMG Signs Deal With Danish Publisher

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT TG Publishing in Copenhagen has signed a worldwide partnership with BMG Rights Management in Berlin. The agreement covers TG's catalog of 1,500 songs. As part of the deal, BMG acquired 50% of the catalog and will sub-publish the remaining 50% ...

  14. Kelis Announces European Tour

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelis has confirmed a 17-date European tour in support of her recently released studio album "Flesh Tone" (will.i.am/Interscope). Starting at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Oct. 1 the tour visits Paris (Oct. 6), Brussels (Oct. ...

  15. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  16. @SXSW: Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up Friday

    March 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs an ...

  17. Finnish Composer Saariaho Wins Sonning Music Prize

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has won Denmark's highest musical honor, the 600,000 kroner ($110,000) Sonning Music Prize. The award committee says Saariaho is "one of the most outstanding composers of our time." The Leonie Sonning ...

  18. The Hours Label Launches Climate Change Download

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French independent label the Hours has targeted 50 million downloads as part of a new climate change initiative, which aims to gather global support by distributing a free track. The 'tck tck tck' campaign, designed by French adverti ...

  19. Bob Dylan To Exhibit Artwork In Denmark

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He writes, he sings, he sometimes exchanges blows in the boxing ring. But Bob Dylan is also familiar with another type of canvas as a quietly prolific painter. Nearly 100 artworks from the noted musician will be exhibited at the National Gallery o ...

  20. Moby, MTV Join EU Climate Change Battle

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Moby will kick off a series of concerts across Europe next month aimed at raising climate change awareness among young people, the European Union's executive arm said. The concerts are part of the European Commission's "Play to stop ...

  21. Germany's Optimal Expands

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German CD manufacturer Optimal Media Production, based in Röbel in east Germany, continues to expand in Scandinavia. The company, which has service centers in Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm and London, has now launched Optimal Media in Copenhagen. ...

  22. Boosey & Hawkes Secures Indie Synch Deal

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST London-based music publisher Boosey & Hawkes has built on its contemporary music roster by signing on to represent global synch rights for two leading U.K. independent record labels, One Little Indian Records and Fat Cat Records. The deal cove ...

  23. WOMEX Trade Fair Breaks Records

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST WOMEX organizers have reported record attendance at the 2008 edition of the world music trade fair, held in Seville, Spain. In recognition of its Spanish host, WOMEX kicked off proceedings with a tribute to Andalusia's famed contribution to w ...

  24. Kanye, Estelle Sign Up To MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has added Kanye West and U.K. urban artist Estelle to its line-up of performers at the MTV Europe Music Awards at Liverpool Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The pair will duet on Estelle's hit "American Boy" (Homesch ...

  25. Sony BMG Buys Majority Stake in Denmark's Kick Music

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has bought a majority stake in the Copenhagen-based Kick Music label for an undisclosed sum. Kick, one of the oldest and biggest indies in Denmark, will continue to operate independently out of its present HQ. Michael Quvang will remain a ...

  26. Sony Ericsson To Roll Out Music Service In Weeks

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing at the firm, said on Tuesday. Play Now Plus, which will compete with Nokia's Comes with Music service, will give ...

  27. Ice Cube Tours In Front Of 'Raw'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is on an international tour in support of his upcoming eighth album "Raw Footage," which hits London's Electric Ballroom tonight. "Raw Footage" hits shelves Aug. 19 via Ice Cube's independent label, Lench Mob ...

  28. 24-7 Boasts Big Numbers

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service provider 24-7 Entertainment today reported that it distributed 10 million full-length audio tracks and music videos in Europe during April. The figure, up 732% from the same period in 2007, was given a huge boost by the recen ...

  29. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  30. Natasja Honored At Danish Music Awards

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Urban artist Natasja posthumously won four Danish Music Awards at the 20th annual DMA show, held Feb. 23 in Copenhagen. The young artist, who died in a car accident last July, took awards for best album, female vocalist, urban album and songwriter ...

  31. Playground Snaps Up Crunchy Frog's Distribution

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Danish label Crunchy Frog has signed a distribution deal with Swedish company Playground Music for Scandinavian territories. According to Copenhagen-based Crunchy Frog managing director Jesper Reginal, the deal includes Crunchy Frog's entire ...

  32. Bengtson Recruited To Helm Universal Denmark

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Casper Bengtson has been named as the successor to Jens-Otto Paludan at Universal Music Denmark. Bengtson becomes managing director of the Copenhagen-based company, where he is tasked with developing future strategies for domestic and internationa ...

  33. Timberlake Up For 4 MTV EMAs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Justin Timberlake grabs pole position heading into the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at the Munich OlympiaHalle. The former *NSYNC singer, who hosted the 2006 MTV EMAs in Copenhagen, is in the runnin ...

  34. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  35. 24-7 Broadens Scope

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT -7 MusicShop, the digital music service provider and distributor, has a new name: 24-7 Entertainment. The move aims to take into account plans to extend the company's portfolio into other forms of digital entertainment, including movies, TV ...

  36. Bailiff's court raids CD Wow office in Denmark

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Officials from the bailiff's court in Aarhus, Denmark have raided CD Wow's offices serving the Danish market, according to the national arm of the IFPI. Officials on May 14 confiscated accounting material, correspondence and other eviden ...

  37. Danish Music Awards Takes Shape

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veto (Playground), Michael Simpson (A:larm) and Nephew (Copenhagen Records) boast seven nominations each for the Danish Music Awards, and are all contends for best album and best rock album. Gnarls Barkley and Arctic Monkeys each got nods in the t ...

  38. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Top Spot In Europe

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST An unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums sees Robbie Williams start a second week at No. 1 with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). It drops 1-2 in the United Kingdom, where sales fell by two-thirds on an An unchanged top three on European T ...

  39. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Top Spot In Europe

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST An unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums sees Robbie Williams start a second week at No. 1 with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). It drops 1-2 in the United Kingdom, where sales fell by two-thirds on an An unchanged top three on European T ...

  40. Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley Score At MTV Euro Awards

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 2. Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each won several trophies tonight (Nov. 2) at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also served as host and performer at the event, won for best male an ...

  41. Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley Score At MTV Euro Awards

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 2. Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each won several trophies tonight (Nov. 2) at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also served as host and performer at the event, won for best male an ...

  42. U.K.'s OCC Dreams On With Fantasy Manager Game

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Company, compiler of Britain's music sales charts, kicks off a new online game on Oct. 30 that will make dreams come true for aspiring music managers in Britain. The Official U.K. Charts Company, compiler of Britain&# ...

  43. MTV Europe Awards Taking Shape

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keane, the Killers and P Diddy have been added to the line-up of performers at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Keane, the Killers and P Diddy have been added to the line-up of performers a ...

  44. MTV Europe Awards Taking Shape

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keane, the Killers and P Diddy have been added to the line-up of performers at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Keane, the Killers and P Diddy have been added to the line-up of performers a ...

  45. Chili Peppers Head Up MTV Awards

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Copenhagen to host gala Nov. 2. Copenhagen to host gala Nov. 2. News ...

  46. Chili Peppers Head Up MTV Awards

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers top the nominations listings ahead of the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Red Hot Chili Peppers top the nominations listings ahead of the 13th annual MTV Europ ...

  47. Chili Peppers Head Up MTV Awards

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Copenhagen to host gala Nov. 2. The Red Hot Chili Peppers top the nominations listings ahead of the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The alternative rock act is nominated four times, includi ...

  48. MTV To Launch 24-Hour Channel In Turkey

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International is extending its business and brand in Turkey. At a press conference in Istanbul, the music TV broadcaster today (May 16) unveiled plans to launch a dedicated 24-hour MTV ch MTV Networks International is extending its bu ...

  49. Radiohead Sets June Tour Dates

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Opening acts have not yet been named. Radiohead has announced a set of June tour dates consisting of two-show theater stints in North American nine cities. The run will open with a June 1-2 stand just outside of Philadelphia at the Tower Theatre a ...

  50. 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 ...

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