Death Cab For Cutie

  1. Artist Development: Musicians Are Now in Control (Guest Post)

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Steve Rennie is president of REN Management and host of Renman Music & Business. In addition to having managed  Incubus, Primal Scream and The The, Rennie was a founding member of ArtistDirect and SVP and GM of Epic Records where he worked wit ...

  2. AEG Live, Transom Capital Merge BandMerch with Cinder Block, Creating Merch Powerhouse

    March 03, 2014 3:23 PM EST AEG Live and Transom Capital Group have announced that their entertainment licensing and merchandising companies, BandMerch and Cinder Block, respectively, will merge into a standalone company. The new Los Angeles-based entity, which will continue ...

  3. Noise Pop Fest's Jordan Kurland Sentenced for Domestic Assault

    November 13, 2013 2:09 AM EST Jordan Kurland, the music exec who produces the Noise Pop festival and guides the careers of Death Cab for Cutie and Bob Mould, has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor assault charges relating to an incident with an ex-girlfriend. The 41-year ...

  4. Chart Moves: Donald Fagen Charts Highest Album Since 1993 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT As previously reported , Jason Aldean scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as "Night Train" rolls in at the summit with 409,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Brandy, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson make top ...

  5. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  6. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer Kathy Griffin ...

  7. Firefly Director Talks Festival's Success, Looks Ahead to Next Year's Return to Delaware

    July 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Last weekend, the inaugural Firefly Festiva l put Delaware on the musical map, drawing an estimated audience of 30,000 people per day to the First State's first major music festival. Before the dust had completely settled on the Woodlands of ...

  8. NPR Intern Sparks Online Debate Over Artists' Rights in the Digital Age

    June 21, 2012 7:20 PM EDT A college student bragged about her music collection on a Saturday.By Monday, an indie-rock stalwart had a band of fired-up online supporters ready to take her tuition money and distribute it to everyone from Big Star to Yo La Tengo. On June 18, D ...

  9. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  10. Billions' David 'Boche' Viecelli Has Choice Words About SXSW, Two-Weekend Coachella

    April 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The normally press-shy David "Boche" Viecelli, president of powerhouse indie touring agency Billions, made a rare speaking appearance at Boston's Rethink Music Conference on Tuesday to talk the perils of an over-branded South by Sou ...

  11. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  12. Jack White, Black Keys, Killers Announced For Delaware's Firefly Music Fest

    April 05, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Delaware's Coachella? Screenshot of the Firefly Music Festival line-up and geographical radius map. Jack White, Black Keys, and the Killers have been announced for the Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in ...

  13. Sports Illustrated To Highlight Indie Bands in Swimsuit Issue, Music Festival

    February 02, 2012 6:14 PM EST For nearly 50 years, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been the ultimate showcase for the hottest models (and, technically, swimwear) in fashion. But for the first time ever, the No. 1 sports magazine's biggest annual iss ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  15. Web Trends: Watch Nicki Minaj & Big Sean's New Video, Listen To The Weeknd's Lady Gaga Remix

    November 02, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Google Trends: 4. Ben Gibbard After announcing the split between Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel, people are searching about Death Cab For Cutie's lead singer. 6. Bieber Baby Star Magazine is running a cover story that claims a 20 year-old gi ...

  16. Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Split

    November 02, 2011 10:51 AM EDT The indie-rock romance to rule them all has ended: She & Him singer and actress Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard have separated after two years of marriage. A representative for Death Cab has confirmed the split to ...

  17. Last Call With Carson Daly Kicks Off With Greek Theatre Shows; David Guetta, Game, Kreayshawn To Guest

    September 15, 2011 2:31 PM EDT NBC's music-oriented talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly" will kick off its 11th season on Sept. 20 with performances filmed this summer at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. Performances from last week's concert headlined by Thiever ...

  18. Billboard DIY Q&A: Nick Gordon, VP of Client Services at the Orchard

    June 15, 2011 12:33 PM EDT Nick Gordon is the Vice President of Client Services at digital distribution and marketing company the Orchard, which works with artists, managers, and labels to create digital strategies that include social media, sync placement, and more. Their ...

  19. Business Matters: Another Sign of Retail Life -- Hastings Music Sales Up 1.3%

    June 08, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Slightly Better Than Flat Is the New Up! -- Here's another example of brick-and-mortar retail reaching something of a plateau: Hastings' music sales were up 1.3% in the quarter ended April 30. That's a few percentage points better t ...

  20. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  21. Telekinesis SXSW Diary: Insane Television Watching, Heaps of Sunscreen, Chris Walla

    March 21, 2011 2:30 PM EDT A Room With A View. The author shoots Austin's famed 6th Street from the balcony of the Driskill Hotel where "it was calm and nice to watch the craziness from." (Photo: Michael Benjamin Lerner) I think there are two types of SXSW go ...

  22. VH1 Announces 'Storytellers' Lineup

    February 16, 2011 5:50 PM EST Kings of Leon, Cee Lo Green and Death Cab for Cutie are among the musicians that will be featured on the 15th season of VH1's Storytellers series, premiering in May. Maxwell, My Morning Jacket and Ray Lamontagne will also be spotlighted. The ...

  23. Noise Pop Fest to Feature Arcade Fire, Feist Docs

    January 26, 2011 7:25 PM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival, which takes over the city from February 22-27, will feature several rock documentaries as part of its 2011 lineup. The multi-day indie rock confab will mark the U.S. premiere of "The Extraordinary Ordi ...

  24. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale. Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said o ...

  25. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale . Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said ...

  26. @MEL: Key To App Sales Success: Winning Over Apple's Editors

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's App store editorial department – tasked with selecting and promoting the best apps on the crowded site – now holds enormous power over the success or failure of music industry apps, panelists said during “The New Music Industry” discu ...

  27. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  28. Music App Summit: Decision-Makers Discuss Past, Present and Future of Mobile Music Apps

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit is taking place Oct. 5 in San Francisco and will be a high-level meeting of the main players involved in making music-relates smartphone apps. They include the leading app developers, VCs ...

  29. Billions Corporation, Constant Artists Touring Merge

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Constant Artists Touring have merged. Beginning Sept. 13, Los Angeles-based Constant Artists founder Ben Dickey will begin working as a booking agent for Billions. Dickey brings with him an ei ...

  30. Music Supervisor Patsavas Discusses 'New Moon' At Film/TV Confab

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The artists featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming film “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” could easily share the same bill at any live music event, according to music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who played a crucial role in putting music toget ...

  31. 'New Moon' Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which featu ...

  32. The Billboard Q&A: Chris Walla, Death Cab for Cutie Guitarist

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chances are, most tweens watching the video for Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox," the first single from the "New Moon" soundtrack, will fast forward right past the band to get to the scene of Robert Pattison ...

  33. Taylor Swift Climbs Hot 100, Black Eyed Peas Still No. 1

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyes Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" reigns for a 13th week on the Billboard Hot 100, besting the 12-week stay at the summit of "Boom Boom Pow," the Peas' previous single that directly preceded its follow-up at No. ...

  34. Death Cab For Cutie Scores Lead 'New Moon' Single

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie, the Grammy nominated indie rock band from Bellingham, Wash., has scored the coveted lead single spot on the soundtrack for New Moon," the intensely anticipated second installment of the "Twilight" vampire series ...

  35. Cinder Block Acquired By Transom Capital Group

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based equity firm Transom Capital Group has acquired independent merchandise company Cinder Block. Cinder Block founder and president Jeffery Bischoff will continue to lead the company and retain some ownership of the business. Cinder ...

  36. Eminem Leads For Second Week With 'Relapse'

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Relapse" easily holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 211,000 in its sophomore frame. Last week it bounded in atop the list with 608,000 . . . The top 10 welcomes new albums from Marilyn Manson, W ...

  37. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' Breaks In At No. 1

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielse ...

  38. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...

  39. Digital Briefs: Kadoink, EMI, Twitter, Imeem

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Kadoink , a company that creates mobile widgets used to promote music and artist-fan interaction, has shut down service two weeks after it was taken over by its primary investor, Hercules Technology growth Capital. The company, which raised $7 ...

  40. Los Angeles Philharmonic Taps Herbie Hancock

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced that Grammy-winning jazz artist Herbie Hancock will become its new creative chair for jazz. He succeeds bassist Christian McBride. During his two-year tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic ...

  41. Slow Ticket Sales Sink Langerado Festival

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Langerado Music Festival in Miami is the first large-scale U.S. festival to fall victim to a poor economy in 2009. The seventh annual event, which was set for March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park, has been cancelled "due to sluggish ticket sale ...

  42. Hidden Beach Inaugural Project Features Top Artists, Obama Speeches

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hidden Beach Recordings, in association with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), is releasing a commemorative CD/DVD set, "Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise." Stevie Wonder, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hud ...

  43. 'O.C.' Creator Lining Up Bands For Web Show

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Josh Schwartz plans to make good use of the indie rock bands appearing in his upcoming online endeavor "Rockville," putting their entire exclusive performances online. Unlike on his former Fox series "The O.C.," which introduce ...

  44. Merge To Celebrate 20th With Chapel Hill Fest

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Merge Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a five-day music festival this summer in its homebase of Chapel Hill, N.C. Dubbed XX Merge, the July 22-26 event is expected to feature past and present bands from throughout the label's ...

  45. Viecelli, Kadvan Open New Management Firm

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Billions Corporation president David Viecelli and Kadvan Entertainment owner Alex Kadvan have announced the formation of Lever and Beam, a new artist management firm based in New York City. Viecelli and Kadvan will serve as senior partners at ...

  46. Warner Music Canada Locks In Merch Deal

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Canada has inked a deal with music merchandising company Philcos Enterpriser Ltd. that will see it offer sales, manufacturing and distribution for a variety of clothing and other items relating to the record label's artists. The ...

  47. Report: Atlantic Scores Digital Milestone

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following full-year results for Warner Music Group that showed a 39% increase in digital revenue to $639 million, representing 18% of total revenue, the major's label Atlantic is claiming a milestone in digital music. More than half of Atlant ...

  48. HDNET Unveils Concert Series Lineup

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Upcoming concerts by Death Cab For Cutie, O.A.R. and Melissa Etheridge at the approximately 2,3000-capacity House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J., will be the first of many performances through 2009 to be featured on high-definition cable network ...

  49. No Sellout, But Bonnaroo '08 Considered A Success

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of above 70,000. The festival ran June 12-15 on a 750-acre rural site about ...

  50. Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT No surprise here: Usher's "Here I Stand" starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the year's second-biggest sales week -- 443,000. Only Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" notched a bigger week, when it launched with 463,000 ...

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