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  1. Fiona Apple Announces 27-Date North American Summer Tour

    April 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT To support her long-awaited fourth album, The Idler Wheel… , Fiona Apple has plotted a 27-date headlining trek that kicks off on June 19, the same date as her album release. The reclusive singer's upcoming run will include a stop at Randall&# ...

  2. More Layoffs at Clear Channel Radio Stations

    March 30, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has started another round of downsizing at their radio properties across the United States. These are the company's first major cuts in personnel since October. Updated: Layoffs at Clear Channel While the ...

  3. Avicii Announces North America Arena Tour

    March 22, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Electronic dance music DJ/producer, Avicii has announced that he will embark on another massive North American Tour from May to June. Called the "Le7els" tour, promoters are billing this as the first all-arena North American tour by an e ...

  4. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  5. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  6. Jack White Rocks Career Retrospective at Third Man Records SXSW Show

    March 17, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Karen Elson surely knew the answer when she asked her audience Friday night at the Stage on Sixth: "Are you ready for Jack?" The night was dedicated to Jack White's Third Man Records label, but as his ex-wife plainly knew, he was th ...

  7. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:11 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, ...

  8. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  9. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  10. John Mayer Unveils Tour Dates, Previews New Single 'Shadow Days'

    February 27, 2012 5:21 PM EST It's been two years since John Mayer last toured the U.S., but this April the singer/songwriter will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming album, Born and Raised . But wait there's more: Mayer posted a 60 second clip of the reco ...

  11. Tim McGraw, Kid Rock to Headline BamaJam Fest

    February 21, 2012 8:38 AM EST The BamaJam Festival in Enterprise, Ala. has become one of the most anticipated country music events of the year, and with the announcement of Tim McGraw, the Zac Brown Band, and Kid Rock as headliners of the 2012 edition, it's safe to assume ...

  12. Whitney Houston Mourners Face Dearth of Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 7:30 AM EST BETH DeFALCO and TED SHAFFREY | Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on theHol ...

  13. Whitney Houston's Death Still Under Investigation, Police May Release More Info Today

    February 13, 2012 8:31 AM EST A makeshift Whitney Houston memorial popped on Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday night (Feb. 11) near the Beverly Hilton where the much-beloved singer passed-away. (Photo: Bill Werde) LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whitney Houston's life of glorious song an ...

  14. Business Matters: Digging Into Vevo's $150 Million of Revenue in 2011, Eventbrite's growth

    February 01, 2012 5:33 PM EST Vevo Announces $150 million in revenue, Averages $0.0043/Stream -- Vevo pulled in $150 million in revenue in 2011 and expects to hit $1 billion soon, CEO Rio Caraeff said at the Dive Into Media conference. Caraeff made the rare financial disclosur ...

  15. Billboard Power 100: Dan Mason

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 22 Dan Mason President/CEO CBS Radio Twitter: @CBSRadio Focusing The Eye... Mason, who returned to CBS Radio's top office in 2007 after serving in that role from 1995 to 2002, oversees all aspects of the company's 130 stations. Upon ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Mark Campana & Bob Roux

    January 27, 2012 12:04 AM EST No. 39 Mark Campana & Bob Roux Co-Presidents Live Nation Twitter: @LiveNation Locally Sourced... When Live Nation Entertainment global music chief executive Jason Garner exited the company in November 2010, it signaled a shift toward placing m ...

  17. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  18. Urban Power List: Paul Rosenberg

    January 12, 2012 5:49 PM EST Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder, Shady Records CEO, Goliath Artist Management Website: ShadyRecords.com Twitter: @bunyan71 Mr. Big Thirteen years ago, Paul Rosenberg appeared in a skit on Eminem's debut album, The Slim Shady LP , in which the " ...

  19. Caveman Sign to Fat Possum Records

    January 10, 2012 4:01 PM EST New York five-piece Caveman announced today that they've signed to Fat Possum Records. The signing includes the band themselves, in addition to their own label, Magic Man!. In concurrence with the signing announcement, Fat Possum rereleased C ...

  20. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  21. Vevo: The Numbers Behind Two Years of Growth

    December 20, 2011 3:24 PM EST When Vevo launched its ad-supported music video platform two years ago, streaming was sluggish for a few days. The kinks were quickly worked out, and Vevo has since become the best example of how advertising plays into the future of the music busi ...

  22. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  23. Dobie Gray, Singer of 'Drift Away,' Dead at 71

    December 07, 2011 11:18 AM EST Singer and songwriter Dobie Gray, who had a top 5 hit in 1973 with the song "Drift Away," has died. The news came on the evening of Dec. 6 via his official website, although no cause of death was listed. Born near Houston in 1940 to a fa ...

  24. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  25. Taylor Swift, The Band Perry Win Big at 2011 CMA Awards

    November 09, 2011 11:56 PM EST It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as Republic Nashville's The Band Perry, th ...

  26. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Kanye West Get Platinum Awards for 'Watch the Throne' at Madison Square Garden

    November 08, 2011 4:37 PM EST From left: Kanye West, Island Def Jam Group President & COO Steve Bartels, Jay-Z, Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Chairman & CEO Barry Weiss celebrating the worldwide success of "Watch the Throne" backstage at Madison Squ ...

  27. Journey's Road to Billboard Legend of Live Award: A Candid Q&A With Neal Schon

    November 08, 2011 4:28 PM EST Lay It Down: Neal Schon (above) and his band will receive this year's Legend of Live Award at the Billboard Touring Conference. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) As we gear up for the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference and Awards -- which kick of ...

  28. George 'Tree' Rountree, Four Tops Musical Leader, Dead at 61

    November 02, 2011 8:36 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) - A key behind-the-scenes associate of the famed Motown quartet the Four Tops, George Rountree, has died. He was 61. The Sun reports (http://bit.ly/rCPHOW ) Rountree, who worked as the group's musical director for more than 30 ...

  29. Retail Briefs: NARM Sets 2012 Confab Dates, Redeye Adds !K7 and Mylene Sheath

    October 31, 2011 7:13 PM EDT NARM Confab Set For May 7-10 In L.A. -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will hold its next annual convention May 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and took advantage of the scheduling announcement t ...

  30. Eminem Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Back on Track at New MGM

    October 20, 2011 8:45 PM EDT The new MGM has put the roar back into "Southpaw," a gritty boxing drama that will star rapper Eminem in his first major movie role since the acclaimed 2002 drama "8 Mile," according to a source. It will be distributed through ...

  31. Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    September 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Cente ...

  32. Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Pay Tribute at Esther Gordy Edwards' Funeral

    August 31, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. drew knowing laughs at the funeral for his sister -- former label executive and Motown Historical Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards, who died Aug. 24 at the age of 91 , after a long illness -- when he ackn ...

  33. Dan Sicko, Detroit Music Journalist, 'Techno Rebels' Author, Dead at 42

    August 29, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Dan Sicko a Detroit-based music journalist who chronicled Detroit's techno music died Sunday (Aug. 28) from ocular Melanoma at his home in Ferndale, Mich., according to the Detroit Free Press . Sicko, may be best know for his book "Techn ...

  34. Remembering 'Motown's Mother:' Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of LMFAO, Others on Esther Gordy Edwards

    August 26, 2011 8:50 AM EDT News of Esther Gordy Edwards' death on Wednesday night quickly spread throughout the Motown family. Several of the label's artists and others associated with the company's famed history shared their memories and thoughts about " ...

  35. Esther Edwards Gordy, 'The Mother of Motown,' Dead at 91

    August 25, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Esther Edwards Gordy (right) circa 1967 with Smokey Robinson at the Motown offices (Photo: Getty Images) Esther Edwards Gordy was known by many as the "Mother of Motown," a longtime company executive who served in a variety of capacities ...

  36. Billboard Pro's D.I.Y. 50 Indie Labels (Part I)

    August 15, 2011 12:19 PM EDT Just Give Me Indie: Culling the list down to 50 American indie labels was no easy task... Trying to get signed? Universal and Sony laugh you out the door? In Billboard's second-annual DIY Manual, we listed 20 great indie labels along with str ...

  37. Chris Brown Tour Dates Revealed; T-Pain and Kelly Rowland on the Bill

    August 10, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Chris Brown will kick off his F.A.M.E. tour in Toronto on Sept. 12 and he's taking T-Pain, Kelly Rowland and Tyga along for the cross-country ride that will bring the R&B star to his native Virginia, as well as Los Angeles before ending i ...

  38. Audi Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Eminem Over 'Lose Yourself' Ad

    August 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Audi, the German carmaker based in Ingolstadt, has settled a lawsuit with rapper Eminem. Audi admitted using a composition that sounded remarkably similar to Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" in an online promotional video for its new A ...

  39. Jay-Z and Kanye West Reschedule 'Throne' Tour (Report)

    August 02, 2011 11:04 AM EDT The Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration 'Watch the Throne' hits iTunes in a week (Aug. 8) and brick-and-mortars a week after that, but fans eager to see them in person will have to wait until late October to take in their live show, according ...

  40. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour

    August 01, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kings of Leon announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour following an onstage meltdown at a performance in Dallas on Friday night (July 29). Frontman Caleb Followill walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequ ...

  41. Jay-Z and Kanye West, A.K.A. 'The Throne,' Announce Tour

    July 25, 2011 8:31 AM EDT A week after debuting their new single, "Otis," off "Watch the Throne," Jay-Z and Kanye West are joining forces to form the group 'The Throne' and announce their 'Watch the Throne Tour,' kicking off on Septe ...

  42. Creem Magazine Plans Return To Print

    July 13, 2011 7:43 AM EDT DETROIT -- An iconic, sardonic rock 'n' roll magazine with Detroit roots that ceased regular print publication more than 20 years ago is planning a comeback. The publishing team behind Creem said it's restarting the presses in mid-t ...

  43. Essence Music Festival Draws More Than 422,000 Attendees

    July 06, 2011 8:06 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS- More than 422,000 people took part in the 2011 Essence Music Festival held over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans, festival organizers said Tuesday. For three days, thousands gathered for nightly concerts inside the Louisiana ...

  44. House of Blues CEO Ron Benison Brings 30 Years of Experience to Live Nation

    June 24, 2011 12:27 PM EDT The House of Blues/clubs and theaters division of Live Nation is the largest collection of small-capacity venues in the world. Ron Bension, CEO of the business since November 2010, hopes to bring the sort of national touring activity to small ve ...

  45. Nashville Music Council Seeks to Leverage City's Vast Music Resources

    June 23, 2011 8:01 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It's increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recent ...

  46. A&R Exec Steve McDonald Exits Warner Bros. Records

    June 10, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Warner Bros. Records A&R executive Steve McDonald has left the company, THR has learned. Hired a year ago, McDonald is perhaps better known as the bassist for beloved power pop band Redd Kross, which he started with his brother in 1978, and, m ...

  47. Eminem's Publisher's Lawsuit: Audi Responds

    June 06, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Audi has responded to a lawsuit filed by Eminem's publishing company , Eight Mile Style LLC. According to representatives for the rapper, Audi used an unauthorized sample of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for its new ...

  48. Eminem's Publisher Files Lawsuit Against Audi's Chrysler-Like Ad (Watch)

    June 03, 2011 6:15 AM EDT Eight Mile Style LLC, the Detroit-based publisher of Eminem's copyrights, is seeking a cease-and-desist order against Audi AG, alleging that a new European commercial makes unauthorized use of the rapper's song "Lose Yourself" ...

  49. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull

    June 02, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into a long-term, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Pitbull. Moreover, when the artist's current deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group expir ...

  50. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and M ...

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