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  1. Garth Brooks Issues Statement on Cancelled Dublin Shows

    July 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Following last week's cancellation of Garth Brooks' five shows at Croke Park in Dublin, the back-in-action country superstar has issued a statement announcing that the Dublin City Council cannot change its ruling. "To say I am crush ...

  2. Garth Brooks' Five-Night Run in Dublin Cancelled

    July 08, 2014 1:17 PM EDT The country icon must refund 400,000 tickets for the Ireland dates. After Garth Brooks and the Dublin City Council engaged in some back-and-forth regarding the country superstar's planned five-night run at the city's Croke Park from July ...

  3. The Orchard Acquires BalconyTV (Exclusive)

    March 06, 2014 12:45 PM EST The Orchard today announced it has acquired BalconyTV, a global music channel featuring artists playing on balconies from across the globe. Past performers on BalconyTV include such artists as Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J ...

  4. Bubbling Under: Swon Brothers Set Sail At Country Radio

    January 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Swon Brothers, Kodaline, Bear Hands and Bando Jonez Swon Brothers Although the Swon Brothers ga ...

  5. Phil Chevron, Guitarist for The Pogues, Dies at 56

    October 08, 2013 1:37 PM EDT Phil Chevron, a guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Celtic punk band The Pogues, died Tuesday in Dublin following a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, was diagnosed with throat cancer in summer 200 ...

  6. Birth of a Buzz: Behind the Scenes as Hozier Goes Viral

    October 07, 2013 4:54 PM EDT There's a good chance you haven't heard of Hozier quite yet -- though over 230,000 have over the past week-and-a-half. Born Andrew Hozier Byrne, the emerging singer-songwriter is in the midst of a unique spike of awareness, made possib ...

  7. Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

    November 26, 2012 3:46 PM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell - featuring comments about Barsalona fr ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Reservoir Media/Reverb Music, Steve Perry/Universal, Imagem, BMG/Little Green Cars, Hit House/Danail Getz

    September 19, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Reservoir Media Acquires Reverb Music Reservoir Media Management has acquired Reverb Music, a U.K. music publishing firm, with 30,000 copyrights and agreements and more than 100 songwriters. As part of the deal, Reverb MD Annette Barrett will rema ...

  9. Vaccines Top UK Album Chart, Ne-Yo Has No. 1 Single

    September 10, 2012 8:52 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as R&B luminary Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To L ...

  10. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  11. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen Mocks London Concert Curfew; UK Official Says There Were 'No Safety Issues'

    July 18, 2012 8:09 AM EDT LONDON - Bruce Springsteen Tuesday night poked fun at the London concert organizers who had cut off the power during his Saturday night concert in Hyde Park due to a noise curfew. When he took to the stage in Dublin, "The Boss" flipped a ...

  13. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  14. Swedish House Mafia Show in Dublin Marred By Nine Stabbings, One Death

    July 09, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia's farewell tour took an unfortunate turn Saturday night, as a performance in Dublin's Phoenix Park resulted in nine stabbings and one fatality from a suspected drug overdose. Irish police arrested Raymond Donnan, 22, ...

  15. Former Aide to U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Gets Seven Years For Embezzlement

    July 06, 2012 10:11 AM EDT DUBLIN (AP) - A former household aide to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has received a seven-year prison sentence after an Irish jury unanimously found her guilty of embezzling more than €2.8 million ($3.6 million) from the musician. Carol Hawkins offere ...

  16. 'Once' Completes Cinderella Story, Wins Eight Tony Awards

    June 11, 2012 9:27 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Once upon a time, a quirky film made on a shoestring turned into an unlikely Oscar-winner and, even more improbably, a Broadway show. Now, "Once" has completed its Cinderella story, winning the coveted best-musical Tony ...

  17. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. ...

  18. Music Apps To Look Forward To @ SXSW Accelerator

    February 06, 2012 10:35 AM EST With MIDEM out of the way, we're looking forward to the next big conference on Evolver.fm's docket: SXSW, where we'll represent at Music Apps Gone Wild and Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free alongside executives ...

  19. Billboard Power 100: U2 & Paul McGuinness

    January 27, 2012 12:11 AM EST No. 27 U2 & Paul McGuinness Rock Band; Managing Director, Principal Manager Twitter: @u2com The Band And The Man On A Mission... If any one figure sums up the power of U2 in the music business today it would be this number: $736,421,586. Or ma ...

  20. Will Oldham Introduces Bonny Billy Gourmet Coffee Blend

    January 25, 2012 4:32 PM EST Will Oldham's Bonny Billy Blend Kona Rose Coffee available on the Drag City label's website. In an age of seemingly endless possibilities for music merchandising, some items still manage to evoke a sense of wonderment, awe and/or even a ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Patricia Glafcke Named Director of Publishing at Peermusic Classical GmBH

    January 20, 2012 8:00 AM EST Hamburg - Patricia Gläfcke (MA, MBA) is the new director of publishing at Peermusic Classical GmbH in Hamburg. She comes to this position after four years of freelance activity as a cultural manager and six years as managing director of the Hambur ...

  23. Facebook Agrees To Improve Transparency...In Europe

    December 22, 2011 7:59 AM EST BERLIN (AP) - Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the U.S., following an in-depth audit of its international headquarters ...

  24. Musical Based On Film 'Once' Will Leap To Broadway

    December 06, 2011 5:30 PM EST The musical based on the Academy Award-winning film "Once" is falling slowly onto Broadway. Producers announced Tuesday that the show, which has been playing downtown at New York Theatre Workshop, will play Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this ...

  25. Noel Gallagher Debuts Atop U.K. Album Charts, Rihanna Has No. 1 Single

    October 24, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, ...

  26. Q&A: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Reflects on Steve Jobs' Passing

    October 07, 2011 10:36 PM EDT The Kitchen Debate: (From left) Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, U2's Bono, Apple founder and CEO the-late Steve Jobs and U2 guitarist The Edge holdeing the black-and-red U2-branded iPod, the plan for which was first negotiate ...

  27. StubHub Preps U.K. Launch

    September 16, 2011 8:23 AM EDT Secondary ticket site StubHub is to launch in the United Kingdom, according to reports. The Ebay-owned company is due to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011 and has been recruiting staff in Dublin ahead of its U.K. bow, claims The Financial Times ...

  28. U2 Doc 'From The Sky Down' To Open Toronto Film Fest

    July 26, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Davis Guggenheim's U2 documentary "From The Sky Down" will have its world premiere at the opening night Gala for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 8, it was announced today. TIFF's lineup has always included ...

  29. Take That, Reunited British Boy Band With Robbie Williams, Beats Bruce Springsteen's Record

    July 18, 2011 11:07 AM EDT A reunited Take That - the British boy band featuring Robbie Williams -- has stormed through the U.K., shattering gross records, including Bruce Springsteen's eight-year title as the highest grossing concert stand ever, a mark it topped twice ...

  30. Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced; .Biz Interviews Award Founder Steve Jordan

    July 06, 2011 4:54 PM EDT Canada's juried Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees were announced today in Toronto. 213 members of the Canadian music media vote on the ten albums, up for the $30,000 (CAD) grand prize. On September 19th in Toronto, a small sequestered j ...

  31. U2's Record-Breaking 360 Tour Is Culmination of 'Under-Play' Strategy, Says Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    July 05, 2011 3:36 PM EDT U2's 100th show on the record shattering 360 tour came and went Saturday night in at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Stadium, leaving the town buzzing in its wake. This was the band's first visit to Nashville proper since playing V ...

  32. David Gray Releases Album Exclusively on Groupon

    June 29, 2011 2:22 PM EDT For the first time ever, Groupon became the sole destination for downloading a music recording when British artist David Gray debuted "Lost and Found-Live in Dublin" on the deal-of-the-day website on Monday (June 27). Groupon made the 12 ...

  33. Jolly Boys: Why GeeJam Recordings Launched with a Septuagenarian Jamaican Mento Band

    March 11, 2011 3:11 PM EST -Somethings: Jamaican Mento Group the Jolly Boys, who now cover Amy Winehouse and Iggy Pop, once played For Errol Flynn Eleven years after he sold his UK-based hip-hop label Gee Street Records to Richard Branson's V2 Records, Jon Baker expe ...

  34. Oscar Nominee Hans Zimmer Talks 'Dark Knight Rises,' Next 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

    February 25, 2011 3:42 PM EST Guitar sounds have been big in film composer Hans Zimmer's life lately. If he picks up his second Academy Award Sunday the nod will owe a debt to the performance from ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr on "Inception." "Rango," ...

  35. 'Killing Bono' Soundtrack To Feature Pre-U2 Song by the Hype

    February 23, 2011 5:49 PM EST A song from U2's earliest days will appear on the soundtrack to "Killing Bono," the Paramount Pictures film being released April 1 in the U.K. "Street Mission," a song from 1977 when Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen, Adam Clay ...

  36. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  37. The Muscle Behind Decemberists' No. 1? NPR And Amazon

    January 27, 2011 11:44 AM EST Decemberists Top The 200 With Help From NPR & Amazon.com (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Billboard 200: -- The Decemberists: As previously noted , the band's new album "The King Is Dead" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with their fir ...

  38. MIDEM One-on-Ones: Online Ticketing, The Value of Music, Western Acts In Japan

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Between the music industry panel discussions at this year's MIDEM conference in Cannes, France, Billboard senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples picks the brains of attendee executives to learn what's happening behind the scenes. Exiting ...

  39. Kings Of Leon Move 300K Tickets In 48 Hours

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST After selling out Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov 16, Kings Of Leon moved 300,000 tickets in 48 hours recently, for U.K. shows slated for the spring of 2011. The sold out dates in such large venues as Dublin’s Slane Castle (79,000 tickets ...

  40. 'Glee' Tour To Visit U.K.

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cast of "Glee" is to play a five-date tour of the United Kingdom next summer. Beginning June 22, the U.K. trek, which features "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale, among oth ...

  41. Web Trends: J Cole, Latin Grammys 2010, Donny Osmond

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 11AM): 4. J Cole Friday Night Lights download J Cole released his mixtape "Friday Night Lights" today (Nov. 12) 12. Latin Grammys 2010 The Latin Grammys aired last night (Nov. 11) 20. Donny Osmond Donny appeared on O ...

  42. Indie Retailers Bring Exclusive To Black Friday

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of Record Store Day are bringing a slew of exclusive releases to independent music retail for the upcoming "Back to Black Friday" promotion on November 26. The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping d ...

  43. Irish Govt To Hold P2P Talks

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eamon Ryan, the Irish Minister For Communications, has pledged to hold roundtable talks on the issue of illegal file-sharing. The discussion will involve representatives from government, the Internet service providers and the music industry. Speak ...

  44. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Th ...

  45. Brandon Flowers, Kelis, KT Tunstall Join Guinness Arthur's Day Bill

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers, Kelis and U.K. singer-songwriters KT Tunstall have been added to the line up for the second annual "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 at various locat ...

  46. Mercury Prize Shortlist Unveiled

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut share space on the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, announced today in London. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue ...

  47. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for ...

  48. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  49. Web Trends: Dorothy Provine, Ciara, Ludacris, Bret Michaels and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Dorothy Provine Singer and actress Dorothy Provine, best-known for her roles as Milton Berle's wife in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and as a singer on ABC's "The Roaring Twenties" ...

  50. Web Trends: Gerry Ryan, Dorothy Provine, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Trent Reznor and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Gerry Ryan Gerry Ryan was perhaps Ireland's most famous broadcaster known for hosting TV and Radio talk shows for the past 20 years, notably the Gerry Ryan Show on Irish radio. The 53 year old father of five was ...

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