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  1. Premios Premmusa Nominees Announced

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2007 Premios Premmusa, which honor artists in the regional Mexican genre, were announced Aug. 15 by the Promotores Unidos concert promoters' association. The awards will round out the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit and wil ...

  2. Martin To Open Fillmore Miami

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin will be the inaugural act to play at the new Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Martin, who is in the midst of his "Black & White" international tour, brings his show back to Miami ...

  3. Twista Cut From McDonald's Live Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's USA has pulled Chicago-based rapper Twista from appearing on its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing the hip-hop artist's "controversial lyrics." Twista was scheduled to perform Aug. 7 in Chicago as part of the mul ...

  4. Moran, Morrow Rise In Live Nation Shake-up

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Changes are afoot at the Live Nation New York offices. Former Live Nation New York president Bruce Moran has been named president of the company's newly formed Latin American Division, effective immediately. In his new role Moran will remain ...

  5. Super Estrella Mirrors KSSE/L.A.

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week after Entravision Radio's pop KSSE (Super Estrella)/Los Angeles took the plunge and added English music to its programming to become "La Nueva Super Estrella," the company's Super Estrella Network has adopted the bilingu ...

  6. McDonald's Goes Live With 10-City Trek

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's has announced its entrance into the live music business. The fast food giant will host a free 10-city tour with multi-genre performances from Ne-Yo, Kenna, Kat DeLuna, the Dey, Single File, Twista and Kevin Michael in various marke ...

  7. Underworld Shape Up For Electronic Beats Fests

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British electronic act Underworld will take part in the 2007 Electronic Beats Festivals, the flagship live-music event for wireless carrier T-Mobile International. This year's fest tour kicked off early June in Budapest, Hungary. It continues ...

  8. Broomfield Event Center Taps Felling

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo., has appointed facility management veteran Gene Felling as its new executive VP and GM. He will oversee booking and operations at the approximately 7,500-seat venue, beginning in August. Prior to jo ...

  9. Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem Make Touring Team

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire has tapped LCD Soundsystem to open the fall leg of its North American tour, which begins Sept. 17 at Red Rocks outside Denver. The excursion's only other confirmed date is Sept. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, though ...

  10. Sony BMG Nashville Apologizes To Radio

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of letter sent by Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of legal and business affairs Katherine E. Woods yesterday, the label has issued an apology to radio for what it calls a "distraction and waste of your valuable time." As previo ...

  11. Sony BMG Nashville 'Demands' Radio Stop Playing Album Cut

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music Row and country radio are buzzing about a cease and desist letter sent to radio by Sony BMG Nashville. The letter, written by Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of legal and business affairs Katherine E. Woods, demands that radio stop playing a Tr ...

  12. Live Nation Expands Fillmore To Miami

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2,700-capacity Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami is the latest venue to join Live Nation's rejuvenated Fillmore brand. Live Nation has finalized a 10-year pact (with a five-year extension) with the Miami Beach City Commission, to operate, m ...

  13. Fergie To Help Launch Fillmore Detroit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks into her upcoming Verizon VIP Tour, on June 13, Fergie will be the first artist to perform in concert at the newly branded Fillmore Detroit, previously known as State Theatre. As previously reported , Fergie's upcoming 20-city solo ...

  14. Lips, Decemberists Lead First Monolith Fest Bill

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips, the Decemberists, Kings Of Leon, Cake and Spoon lead the lineup for the first Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 14-15 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver. Also on the bill are Ghostland Observatory, Clap Your Hands Say Yea ...

  15. Update: Small Webcasters Get A Break In Royalties

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has offered a deal to small webcasters to lower the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board's decision in March. The offer would make the rates for streaming sound recordings roughly the same as those set by the Small W ...

  16. Sage Francis Readies Tour

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Underground spoken-word rapper Sage Francis, a self-declared "road warrior," will embark on a seven-week U.S. club/theater trek later this month in support of his latest album, "Human the Death Dance," which hits stores today v ...

  17. NARM Coverage: WMG Wins Big At NARM Awards

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an online merchant won a retailer of the year award, while the Warner Music Group picked up three awards; and Twist & Shout and Electric Fetus kept their streaks alive winning in their categories respectively, for the seven ...

  18. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  19. 'Personal Issues' Upend Fall Out Boy Tour

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fall Out Boy has postponed the start of its stint on the Honda Civic Tour due to undisclosed "personal issues." The trek was to begin April 18 in Charlotte, N.C., but has now been pushed back to May 11 in Denver. The lone date that has b ...

  20. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. The tour, which brings Poison and ...

  21. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  22. Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver. In New York that concept will debut on April 11 wi ...

  23. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  24. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

  25. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  26. B.B. King Blues Fest To Feature Green, James

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will embark on a 14-city trek beginning July 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami, and wrapping Sept. 9 at the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards Theatre in Murphys, Calif., Billboard.biz has learned. ...

  27. Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson To Hit The Road

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country superstars Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson are teaming for a 30 date co-headlining tour that will run from May through October. The trek kicks off in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 10. Arista Nashville labelmates Jackson, who came on the c ...

  28. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  29. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  30. Ozzfest Offering Free Tickets For 2007 Tour

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tickets to the 2007 edition of Ozzfest will be free, organizers said today (Feb. 6). The 25-date tour will begin July 7 in Los Angeles; details have yet to be announced regarding distribution of tickets. The event, which will be headlined by Ozzy ...

  31. VH1 Takes 'You Oughta Know' On The Road

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mat Kearney, The Feeling and Rocco DeLuca & The Burden will take part in the first VH1 "You Oughta Know" tour. VH1.com will offer an exclusive ticket pre-sale beginning January 24 for the month-long tour which kicks off March 17 in D ...

  32. Backstage At The 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Five-time winner T.I. has already recorded upwards of 35 songs for the follow-up to this year's "King," which took home rap album of the year at the BBMAs. Dubbed "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," the set is due this summer via Grand Hus ...

  33. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  34. Holiday Tales Of Bagels & Broadcasts At Indie Stores

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie retailers find new ways to survive the holidays. Indie retailers may not be jumping for holiday joy this season, but there's plenty keeping them busy. From continuing to diversify beyond music to include everything from bagels to vintag ...

  35. Strait Sets Sights On Winter Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST CMA Hall of Fame inductee George Strait will embark on another winter tour, beginning Jan. 11 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Twenty dates have been unveiled as a first leg, concluding March 3 at the Pepsi Arena in Denver. This would be a typic ...

  36. Strait Sets Sights On Winter Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST dates to roll out from Jan. 11. CMA Hall of Fame Inductee George Strait will embark on another winter tour, beginning Jan. 11 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Twenty dates have been unveiled as a first leg, concluding March 3 at the Pepsi Are ...

  37. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  38. Live Nation's Miller Takes 'Rocky' Duty

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Senior VP to oversee Rocky Mountain territory. Live Nation senior VP of touring, Jason Miller, will now be responsible for booking the Rocky Mountain territory for the company, effective immediately. Miller will handle Live Nation’s concerts in Co ...

  39. AEG To Produce Timberlake Tour

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the highly-coveted promoter rights to Justin Timberlake's upcoming world tour went to AEG Live. The tour, which AEG Live nailed down in a hotly-contested bidding war with Live Nation, will Sources say the highly-coveted promoter r ...

  40. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  41. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. In one of the most ironic moments ever at a National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, Tower Records was named the large retailer of the year on the meeting's closing night (Aug. 5), after t ...

  42. Nashville Scene

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dierks Bentley recently filmed a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver that is slated to become a full-length concert DVD. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Dierks Bentley recently filmed a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver that ...

  43. Mariah Carey Tour Dates Shuffled

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three dates cancelled, four added to route. Live Nation, promoters of Mariah Carey’s summer tour, have pulled the plug on three dates and added four more to the route. Off the route because of soft ticket sales are shows in Hershey, Pa. at the Gia ...

  44. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  45. Clear Channel Sued Over Concert Competition

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U ...

  46. Clear Channel Sued

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action filed for dominating competitors. Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t ...

  47. Global iPulse: Massive Attack, Public Symphony and Caparezza

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Massive expected in early 2007. Fifteen years after its first album, pioneering U.K. “trip-hop” act Massive Attack is hitting the road to promote “Collected—The Best of Massive Attack” (Virgin). The act will play late-April U.S. dates in Seatt ...

  48. Massive Attack Hits Road For 'Collected'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New album expected in early 2007. Fifteen years after its first album, pioneering U.K. "trip-hop" act Massive Attack is hitting the road to promote "Collected—The Best of Massive Attack" (Virgin). The act will play late-April U ...

  49. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  50. Widespread Panic Hits The Big Screen

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live show to be simulcast in movie theaters. Widespread Panic's May 9 show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre will be simulcast at movie screens nationwide through a deal with Regal Cinemas and National Cinemedia. Director Eric Cochran will shoot the c ...

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