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  1. Trojan To Offer Grants To Artists

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trojan Brand Condoms is asking for help. The company, which is owned by Church & Dwight, is asking musician and artists to apply for the Trojan Artists Grant program. Those receiving grants are asked to produce a piece of music that encourages ...

  2. Flobots Added To DNC Music Lineup

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Flobots will play a free show tomorrow (Aug. 27) at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. The rock act joins previously scheduled performers Rage Against The Machine, the Coup, State Radio and Wayne Kramer. The performance ...

  3. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singing at the Democratic convention, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for the occasion. "Are you strong enough to be my man, or my president?" Crow sang to her ...

  4. OurStage Adds Partners

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT OurStage.com has added four new partners to its recently launched Marketplace tool , which aims to help artists book concerts, while allowing music venue talent buyers to browse for new talent on the road. The new partners are music festivals Nois ...

  5. Cheech & Chong Plan First Tour In 25 Years

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. More than 20 dates have been confirmed for the Live Nation-produced U.S. trek, with more to be announced ...

  6. Latin Stations Up For Sale

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish news/talkers KNRV-AM (La Buena Onda)/Denver and KNUV-AM (La Buena Onda)/Phoenix are up for sale, HM Communications president Heberto Limas-Villers told R&R. With the sale, HM Communications is also disappearing, he added. In addition, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. JDub Records To Host Free Anniversary Concerts

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nonprofit record label and even production company JDub Records will celebrate its five-year anniversary with free concerts this summer in New York, Denver, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The first free show will be held July 20 at Celebrate Brooklyn ...

  9. The Indies Issue: The Visionaries

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here, Billboard presents 10 indie innovators who are taking risks and reaping the rewards. Click here to read more information about each innovator. Pennywise Take one venerable punk band, add a pioneering social networking site, throw cash from a ...

  10. T.I. Hits The Road

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. has embarked on a sporadic tour with his Grand Hustle Entertainment roster including Young Dro, DJ Drama and newcomer rapper, Alfamega. The series of dates kicked off earlier this month and will end on August 31 in Seattle. The run coincides ...

  11. Pearl Jam, Verizon Go Mobile For Live Bootlegs

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless' V Cast service to sell select tracks from the authorized live bootlegs that will be available in conjunction with the band's upcoming summer tour. The trek begins tomorrow (June 11) in W ...

  12. Bravery, Carlton, Folds Tapped For Ovation TV Show

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Bravery, Vanessa Carlton, Ben Folds, Josh Kelley and Jason Mraz will perform during the inaugural season of "Bonefish Grill's Notes From The Road" on Ovation TV, Billboard.biz has learned. The one-hour series will combine live p ...

  13. Report: New AC/DC Album To Be Wal-Mart Exclusive

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's next studio album will be exclusively sold at Wal-Mart stores in the United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The as-yet-untitled Columbia album, which, as previously reported , was produced by Brendan O'B ...

  14. Pennywise, MCS Join Warped Tour Dates

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Additions to the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup continue to roll in, as rock acts Pennywise and Motion City Soundtrack have announced select appearances on the 14th edition of the traveling summer festival. Pennywise will help launch this year' ...

  15. Touring Briefs: Slow Food Rocks, SoCo Music Experience, All Points West

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Gnarls Barkley, Ozomatli, the New Pornographers, Medeski Martin & Wood, G. Love & Special Sauce and the John Butler Trio, among others, will perform at the Slow Food Rocks music festival, to be held Aug. 30-31 at the Great Meadow at For ...

  16. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  17. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  18. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  19. Amazon Named NARM's Large Retailer Of The Year

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon, based in Seattle, has emerged as the top merchandiser to beat as it picked up its second consecutive retailer of the year award for the large-size division at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The ...

  20. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  21. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 13-14 at Red Rocks Amphith ...

  22. Third Day, Switchfoot Join Forces For Music Builds Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay, among others, will join forces for the Music Builds tour, which launches Aug. 21 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, and wraps Oct. 12 at the Pepsi Center in De ...

  23. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  24. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck. "Thi ...

  25. Toyota, 'Nature' Team For Zoo Tour

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Toyota and PBS's 'Nature' are teaming up with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for a nine zoo national tour to raise awareness about the environment and promote Toyota's hybrid technology. The tour begins on Earth Day Week ...

  26. Camila Lines Up U.S. Shows

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coming off a double win at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last week, Mexican pop trio Camila is embarking on several U.S. concert dates presented by AEG Live/Goldenvoice. The group will hit New York City's Nokia Theatre Times Square June 13 ...

  27. The Billboard Q&A: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After spending the past two months touring Europe and the United Kingdom, the third annual traveling heavy metal festival Gigantour launches Stateside tomorrow (April 12) at the Fillmore in Denver. The 29-date trek -- featuring Megadeth, In Flames ...

  28. 'Paid Dues' Adds Dates

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Paid Dues," the independent hip-hop festival that prides itself in supporting underground hip-hop artists, has added dates to this year's series. Promoted by Murs 3:16, Guerilla Union and SanDisk, the festival recently wrapped up i ...

  29. George Strait Goes Straight in at No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest chartin ...

  30. Plugged & Unplugged: MySpace Music, And Who's No. 1?

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED No matter how you spin it, the MySpace Music announcement is a net positive for the music industry. But not for the reasons most may think. Frankly, I don't give a hoot if the new MySpace service unseats iTunes or puts Napster out of ...

  31. Roots, Marley, Nevilles Set For Green Apple Fest

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots, Los Lonely Boys, the Neville Brothers, Ziggy Marley and Taj Mahal are just a few of the names that will grace this year's eight-city Green Apple Festival. The free concert event, which last year was held only in New York, Chicago a ...

  32. AEG Live Taps Valentino To Open Florida Office

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based live entertainment promoter AEG Live has tapped John Valentino to head up its newly opened regional office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Valentino previously served as executive VP at Florida-based independent concert promotions compa ...

  33. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and runs through early May. & ...

  34. Janet's In Control of Billboard 200 With Sixth No. 1 Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Janet Jackson earns a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "Discipline" debuts with 181,000. She's now in second place among female artists for the most No. 1 albums (tied with Madonna ) behind Barb ...

  35. Sasha & Digweed Plot First Tour Since 2002

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's not history-making like their previous outing, but DJ/producers Sasha and John Digweed are hitting the road together again this spring for the first time since 2002. The duo's 21-date, one-month bus tour will kick off at Mansion in ...

  36. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  37. Green Apple Festival Expands Concert Locations

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an ongoing effort to raise the profile of Earth Day (April 22), the third Green Apple Festival will expand this year with eight simultaneous concerts in city parks across the United States on April 20. Producers of the 2008 Green Apple Festival ...

  38. Touring Briefs: Keys, Ultra Music Festival, Rooney

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Lexus will present Alicia Keys ' upcoming 32-city U.S. tour, scheduled to begin April 18 in Hampton, Va., and wrap June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Keys will be on the road promoting her latest album, "As I Am," whic ...

  39. Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Plans New Facility

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Berkeley, Calif.'s Freight & Salvage Coffee House, an established folk venue since 1968, has begun construction on an $11.3 million project that will boast two performance spaces, six classrooms for music-related workshops and a full-serv ...

  40. Legend Onboard For In-Flight Grammy Gig

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of this year's Grammy Awards, organizers have tapped five-time Grammy winner John Legend to perform an in-flight acoustic concert for 50-60 sweepstakes winners. Details are still being worked out, a Gr ...

  41. Super Estrella To Launch New Morning Show

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST On Monday (Jan. 7), Entravision Radio pop KSSE (Super Estrella)/Los Angeles will launch a new morning show called "La Regadera con La Chokolata," which will be hosted by Ysaac Alvarez and Oswaldo Diaz. Alvarez is the host of Super Estrel ...

  42. Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour Set

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rockstar Taste of Chaos festival tour will feature performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot, along with sets by Japanese rock bands D'espairsRay, Mucc and the Underneath. The 4t ...

  43. The Police Score Top-Grossing Tour Of '07

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion trek led all tours in 2007 with a gross that has passed $212 million and is still climbing. The global tour few thought would ever happen moved more than 1.8 million tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore, prior to the Boxscor ...

  44. The Festival Frenzy

    December 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taking respite from the midday heat on a tour bus behind the scenes at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music Festival in June, the three principles of C3 Presents were asked why they came to Tennessee for this event, not one of their own. Was it a fact- ...

  45. Women Execs, EMI's Platt Take Spotlight At R&B Confab

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The SESAC sponsored "Breaking & Entering" Nov. 30 at Billboard's eighth annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference was hosted by Gail Mitchell and featured an all-female panel, including entertainment lawyers Denise Brown and Omara Harri ...

  46. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  47. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

  48. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  49. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  50. Cafe Tacuba Lines Up U.S. Trek

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacuba will kick off a 22-date U.S. tour of clubs, theaters and amphitheaters beginning Nov. 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for most dates go on sale Friday (Sept. 28). Fresh off a headlining slot this summer at Lollapaloo ...

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