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  1. Business Matters: We7, Rhino Records, Live Nation, Atlantic Records and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- One side note about We7 ’s announcement that it was able to cover all costs for its on-demand streaming from advertising on the site. Not to take away from the company’s success – because so many before it have failed – but a digital music comp ...

  2. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  3. Business Matters: SoundExchange, Google, Live Nation and more

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SoundExchange Q1 2010 payouts topped $52 million – 25% higher than any previous quarter. New registrants, growth in Internet radio and an increase in satellite radio subscriptions were said to be behind the record payout. ( New York Times ) -- ...

  4. Bon Jovi To Stream Dallas Show

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will stream part of its Dallas show this weekend at the band's official Web site. The sold-out April 11 Texas show at the American Airlines Center will begin at 8pm ET. The Webcast will be powered by Ustream and fans will get to see ...

  5. Country Briefs: EMI, CRB, Mark Chesnutt, Marty Stuart and more

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - EMI Records Nashville added three staffers: Chuck Swaney (director of promotion, mid/southwest), Trudie Daniell (director of promotion, southeast) and Ron Bradley (director of promotion, West Coast). They will report to both senior VP of promoti ...

  6. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center ...

  7. @SXSW: Smokey Robinson Delivers Keynote

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Smokey Robinson delivered the keynote address on Thursday (March 18) for this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, entertaining a bleary-eyed crowd of attendees with stories about meeting Berry Gordy, starting Mot ...

  8. @SXSW: Stone Temple Pilots Launch Revival Tour

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots were this year's mutli-platinum rock act to use South By Southwest as a launching pad for a new project - in this case "Stone Temple Pilots," the group's first album of new material in nine years. The quarte ...

  9. Dramatics Founder Ron Banks Dies

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ron Banks, singer and a founding member of veteran R&B group the Dramatics, died yesterday (March 4) at his Detroit home of a reported heart attack. He was 58. Originally a vocal sextet known as the Dynamics in the early ‘60s, the group change ...

  10. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  11. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 14). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  12. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 15). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  13. Veteran Touring Exec Steve Finkel Dies

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Steve Finkel, GM of Live Nation's Verizon Wireless Music Center and Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Jan. 4 after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 54. Finkel was in the concert industry for more than 30 years and sp ...

  14. Percy Sutton, Harlem Political Pioneer, Dies

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who revitalized the famed Apollo Theater when the Harlem landmark's demise appeared imminent, has died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed that S ...

  15. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  16. Jay-Z Reveals Additional North American Tour Dates

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The second leg of Jay-Z's North American tour will begin on Feb. 22 in Houston and will make stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Boston before ending on March 26 in Los Angeles' Staple Center. Jay-Z will be joined by former Def Jam ...

  17. TV Broadcasters Sue SESAC

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST A group of television broadcasters have filed a class-action anti-trust complaint against SESAC, according to the Television Music License Committee, a non-profit organization which represents 1,200 local television broadcasters in negotiations on ...

  18. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously l ...

  19. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  20. Chris Brown Announces 'Fan Appreciation' Tour

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last month, New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced Chris Brown would be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, marking his first major promotional event since his February 8 altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, Jive Reco ...

  21. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Des ...

  22. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  23. CBS Launches AMP Radio Detroit

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taking on the top-rated station in Detroit, CBS Radio Monday at 8 a.m. debuted AMP Radio, which employs a top-40 format, on WVMV-FM. With the change, WVMV's smooth jazz programming, a format that has been disappearing from major markets acros ...

  24. Eminem's Publisher, Apple Settle Dispute

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. and the music publisher for Eminem have settled a lawsuit over the digital downloading rights to many of the Detroit rapper's songs. Eight Mile Style attorney Richard Busch said Friday that the deal was reached late Thursday. He de ...

  25. Apple, Eminem Headed For Trial As Talks Break Down

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc and Eminem have failed to settle a lawsuit over whether the rapper's songs can be downloaded on the iTunes music service, paving the way for a federal trial to begin on Thursday. Eight Mile Style LLC, Eminem's music publisher, ...

  26. Eminem's Music Publisher Takes Apple To Court

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's music publisher wants a bigger slice from Apple. Eight Mile Style LLC and a co-plaintiff, Martin Affiliated LLC, are suing Apple Inc., claiming they never authorized the use of 93 songs in a downloadable format on Apple's popula ...

  27. Live Nation Expands Promotion Offers To Clubs

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is expanding its already huge 2009 promotion schedule to its club venues, with the Live Nation Club Passport program. For $49.99 (all-in and no fees) purchasers can see every show at Live Nation clubs in their city for the rest of the ...

  28. Beyonce Named Billboard Woman Of The Year

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today (Aug. 25) that Beyoncé will be accepting its Woman Of The Year Award at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music Event, taking place on Oct. 2 in New York City. The honor, given to a female recording artist that has inspired the ...

  29. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  30. Kiss Makes 'Sonic Boom' Set A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" is following the hottest trend in classic rock. Like Journey ("Revelation") and Foreigner ("Can't Slow Down") before it, Kiss' new "Sonic Boom" is a t ...

  31. Maxwell Extends 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album, "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at ...

  32. Billboard.biz Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's 'Big' Jon Platt

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even while attending the 2009 BET Awards in June, EMI Music Publishing executive "Big" Jon Platt found himself in work mode. The president of West Coast Creative/head of urban signed rap phenomenon Drake to a publishing agreement in the ...

  33. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its Best Childen's Album Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 o ...

  34. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  35. Sunny Day Real Estate Classic Lineup Reunites For Tour

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will return to the road with its four original members this fall and will reissue its first two Sub Pop albums on Sept. 15. These will be the band's first shows of any kind since November 200 ...

  36. Microsoft Makes Gains With Bing

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine won more market share from rivals last week, according to new industry data, but still trails Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. Challenging market leader Google -- which in turn is looking to break into Microsoft&# ...

  37. Stations Boycott Artists Supporting Performance Royalty?

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music First Coalition has asked the FCC to investigate whether radio stations have violated their public interest obligation by allegedly boycotting artists who support a performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Without naming stations or co ...

  38. Asher Roth, Kid Cudi Team For Summer Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi are setting off on their first headlining tour this summer. The two Universal Motown artists will hit 19 cities around the U.S. as part of "the Great Hangover Tour" with support from B.O.B., an Atlanta-b ...

  39. Eminem Heading For Huge First Week Sale

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's comeback "Relapse" (Interscope) is set to return the rapper to the top of the album charts in the U.K. with the biggest week one sale of the year so far. Entertainment retailer HMV reports that the set has proved to be its ...

  40. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  41. Brands Take The 'American Idol' Stage

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Each season there is only one American Idol. But the real winners may be the show's loyal sponsors. Almost since its inception, "American Idol" has maintained strong ties with three main benefactors: Coca-Cola, Ford and AT&T (pr ...

  42. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  43. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  44. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  45. Timothy Wright, Famed NY Gospel Singer, Dies At 61

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Rev. Timothy Wright, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer and composer known for his up-tempo praise songs and powerful mass choir sound, has died. He was 61. Wright, who was seriously injured in a car crash that killed his wife and grandson, di ...

  46. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  47. Keyshia Cole Unveils 20-City Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Keyshia Cole announced today the tour dates for her "A Different Me" tour in support of her latest album of the same name, which starts on May 13 in Cincinnati and caps on June 20 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 20-city trek will ...

  48. Beyonce Unveils Summer Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and her all-female band will kickoff a 22-date North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and will wrap with a four-night residence at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas July 30-August 2. Winners of her "Single Ladies& ...

  49. David 'Pop' Winans Sr. Dies At 74

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David "Pop" Winans Sr., singer and patriarch of the Winans gospel music family, died April 8 at a hospice in Nashville, from complications of a heart attack and a stroke. He was 74. Born on April 20, 1934, in Detroit, Winans was the son ...

  50. Festival Season Starts With Optimism Despite Economic Challenges

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on ...

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