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  1. Scorpions Drummer Jailed in Dubai Over Alleged Islam Insult

    April 29, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates are reporting that the American drummer for the rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail after being convicted of offensive behavior in Dubai. Related Articles Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arr ...

  2. How Colin James Came To Rock the 19th Floor of The Royal York Hotel

    October 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Colin James rocking Toronto's Royal York Hotel (Photo: Michel Roy/Digital Direct) If you happen to be a loyal Fairmont Hotels & Resorts guest, you just might be eligible for a private concert by an EMI artist like Corinne Bailey Rae, Emel ...

  3. Swedish House Mafia Sell Out U.S. Tour in 'Minutes'

    September 28, 2012 10:48 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia, among the most popular EDM (electronic dance music) acts, has sold out all announced tour dates for their upcoming U.S. tour in a matter of minutes, according to a release from the group. The trio has said this tour will be it ...

  4. Behind Canada's Last-Minute Concert For Japan Fundraiser

    August 30, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Concert promoters from Dubai are hoping to pull off an ambitious two-day Concert For Japan fundraiser in Toronto Sept. 3 to 4. The venue is Downsview Park, the site of the Rolling Stones-headlined SARS concert in 2003 that drew an estimated half-m ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  6. What You Didn't Know About Live Nation's Growth in 2010

    March 07, 2011 6:30 AM EST In addition to its merger with Ticketmaster in January 2010 , Live Nation Entertainment aggressively expanded its footprint through 14 other deals last year, according to details listed in the company's 2010 annual report . Not all of the dea ...

  7. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Beach Boys and more

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. "Mine" - Taylor Swift song Taylor Swift's first single, "Mine" from her upcoming album, "Speak Now" leaked yesterday and has shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart. She will pe ...

  8. Web Trends: Sam Watters, Ke$ha, 'Inception,' Kenny Chesney and more

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 11. Sam Watters The former Color Me Bad singer and American Idol contestant wife Tamyra Gray welcomed their newborn baby girl into the world today. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Why You Shouldn't Dance Into Traffic (V ...

  9. Web Trends: Wale, 'Inception,' Double Rainbow Song and more

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 3:30 pm) 5. Wale “More About Nothing” Mixtape Wale released his new mixtape, “More About Nothing,” on Rap Radar this afternoon. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. How The “Inception” Score’s Main Song Was Constructed 2. This is Why ...

  10. Web Trends: Kristy Lee Cook, Biggie Smalls, Newport Folk Fest and more

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Kristy Lee Cook The former American Idol songstress has a reality TV show called “Kristy Lee Cook Goin’ Country” on Versus that follows her hunting trips. 9. T.I. and Tiny’s wedding T.I. married Tameka “Tiny” Cottle on ...

  11. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 10. Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is allegedly a new judge on American Idol. 13. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly be ...

  12. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, J-Lo and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 2. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on American Idol. 3. Steve ...

  13. AEG Live Shutters Middle East Office

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live has shuttered its Middle East office in Dubai. It will now partner with local event management company and promoter Done Events, part of Arab Media Group (AMG). In a change to AEG's strategy in the region, AEG Middle East managing di ...

  14. EMI, Fairwood Sign UAE Sub-Publishing Deal

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has agreed a sub-publishing deal in the United Arab Emirates with Fairwood Music (Arabia) - the leading music publishing operation in the Middle East and North Africa (Billboard, April 25). Under the terms of the deal, Dubai-b ...

  15. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  16. Sony Music Opens Dubai Hub

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has established a new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, called Sony Music Entertainment Middle East. Kevin Ridgely, who opened the new office and has supervised locations for Sony Music in Beirut and Cairo, will be ba ...

  17. Business Briefs: Free Music, Google, Pirate Bay, Live Nation

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Free music will continue to exist on the Internet, but as some companies burn through cash it is clear some users are going to have to pay to subsidize those users who prefer the free version. Ad revenue and royalty rates are such that addition ...

  18. Cherry Lane Expands Middle East Footprint

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to further expand its footprint in emerging markets Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. has signed a sub-publishing agreement with Fairwood/BKP Music (Arabia) fz-llc for representation in the Middle East region. Dubai-based Fai ...

  19. 'Thriller' Video Director Sues Michael Jackson

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The director of the influential music video "Thriller" has sued pop star Michael Jackson over his share of profits from the 14-minute work. Filmmaker John Landis, who co-wrote and directed the 1983 "Thriller" video, filed a bre ...

  20. Iron Maiden Announces Final Stage Of Tour

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal stalwarts Iron Maiden are preparing for the fourth and final leg in their “Somewhere Back In Time World Tour,” starting Feb. 13 in Dubai. The customized Boeing 757, affectionately known by the band as Ed Force One, will return under th ...

  21. Cocker To Headline New Israel Fest

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Israel has a new summer festival. Organizers have booked Joe Cocker to headline the inaugural Gilboa Co-existence Festival, which begins Aug. 26 at the 6,000-capacity Charod Springs Amphitheatre in the Gilboa municipality of northern Israel. The t ...

  22. Asian Matters Take Center Stage At HK Confab

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith accused Asian counterparts of overpaying acts, in remarks he made during the "The Live Panel" discussion at the third annual Music Matters conference in Hong Kong, which wrapped today. "You'r ...

  23. Jordan Opens Up To Live Biz

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Middle Eastern Kingdom of Jordan will host a month-long music and arts festival this summer. Mika, Diana Krall and Placido Domingo are just some of the artists confirmed to play the Jordan Festival, to be held July 8-Aug. 9 at Amman Petra, in ...

  24. Live Nation Reports $35 Million Q1 Loss

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has reported a net loss of $35.4 million, or 47 cents per share, in the first-quarter ended March 31. Driven by increased ticket sales and recent acquisitions, first-quarter revenue at the Los Angeles-based live entertainment company r ...

  25. Muse Chasing New Fans Across The Globe

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Muse has carved-out a reputation for pushing the boundaries musically, the British alternative rock trio has been particularly busy of late exploring new routes to their fans. The live music juggernaut is on the verge of completing a hattric ...

  26. SA's Kusasa Faces Accusations As Groban Cans Dates

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African promotions company Kusasa Entertainment is facing an uncertain future. The firm has been involved in a series of negative incidents, the most recent which saw Josh Groban postpone his upcoming South African tour by way of a March 10 ...

  27. Ovesen To Head Up AEG Live In Middle East

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has snapped up the services of Thomas Ovesen, former GM of Mirage Promotions, to oversee the company's Middle Eastern presence. Ovesen will remain based in Dubai, where he will now helm AEG Live's live promotions office. The exe ...

  28. Grooverider Gets Four Years In Dubai Drug Case

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Dubai court sentenced DJ Raymond Bingham, better known as Grooverider, to four years in jail on today (Feb. 19), three months after he was caught in possession of marijuana. The 40-year-old disc jockey was arrested at Dubai airport on Nov. 23 wh ...

  29. Live Nation Strikes Mirage Deal

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 65% controlling stake Dubai-based promoter Mirage Promotions. Mirage annually stages a wide range of concerts, shows and events in Dubai and other cities in the region, including suc ...

  30. Celine's 'Taking Chances' Sales Strong

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A five-year residency in Las Vegas and an unusually long lead-time between onsales and play dates seem to have had zero impact on demand for Celine Dion's upcoming Taking Chances world tour, which begins Feb. 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

  31. Timberlake To Wrap World Tour In Abu Dhabi

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake will put the lid on his FutureSex/LoveShow World tour Thursday night with a performance at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, capitol of United Arab Emirates. The tour has been one of the top-grossing tours of 2007, taking i ...

  32. Ludacris, Akon Play Dubai For MTV Arabia Launch

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hip hop star Ludacris and soul singer Akon will perform Nov. 15 at an exclusive concert in Dubai, which will form part of the launch celebrations for MTV's new Arabic entertainment and lifestyle channel. The concert, which will also feature a ...

  33. Producer Dallas Austin Jailed In Dubai

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Been in custody since May 19 on drug charges. Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted hits for TLC, Michael Jackson and Madonna, has been jailed in the Middle Eastern country of Dubai since May 19 on charges of "possessing and taking drugs,&q ...

  34. MWE, Mirage Forge Middle East Deal

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mathew Knowles' urban artist management firm Music World Entertainment has appointed leading Middle Eastern promoter Mirage Promotions to exclusively represent its artists in a string of territories. Mathew Knowles' urban artist manageme ...

  35. MWE, Mirage Forge Middle East Deal

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoter to represent Knowles' artists. Mathew Knowles' urban artist management firm Music World Entertainment has appointed leading Middle Eastern promoter Mirage Promotions to exclusively represent its artists in a string of territorie ...

  36. On The Road

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop concerts are not always what they are cracked up to be in the United States, but rap is exceeding expectations in Dubai. Read Ray Waddell's column. Hip-hop concerts are not always what they are cracked up to be in the United States, b ...

  37. Universal India In Wireless Pact

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Provides content from Bon Jovi and Shaggy. Universal Music India has pacted with Mauj Telecom, a leading wireless solutions operator, to offer select international repertoire to Indian consumers. The agreement is effective since Sept. 19, with a 6 ...

  38. Universal India In Wireless Pact

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Provides content from Bon Jovi and Shaggy. Universal Music India has pacted with Mauj Telecom, a leading wireless solutions operator, to offer select international repertoire to Indian consumers. The agreement is effective since Sept. 19, with a 6 ...