Duran Duran

  1. Duran Duran Sues Its Own Fan Club

    July 23, 2014 4:36 PM EDT A 2010 contract promises the band 75 percent of the fan club's earnings. Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The group known for hits like "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf" accuses the suburban C ...

  2. It's a Mad, Mad World: New Book Celebrates Stars and Sounds of the New Wave 80s

    April 15, 2014 12:27 PM EDT Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Tears For Fears and, yes, even Kajagoogoo, tell all in a just-released oral history. Good luck escaping the 80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Gr ...

  3. Chris Nilsson Appointed President of 10th Street Entertainment

    February 12, 2014 1:12 AM EST Chris Nilsson has been named president of 10th Street Entertainment, the company that's home to a variety of Motley Crue business ventures. Nilsson started at 10th Street seven years ago and was named Chief Marketing Officer in 2009. 10th Str ...

  4. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Battle With Label: 'We Don't Want to Work for The Man, We Want to Be The Man' (Q&A)

    August 01, 2012 6:45 PM EDT One by one, Def Leppard's arsenal of hit songs will get a modern-day shining. No, we're not talking about a newly mastered version of "Pyromania" or an anniversary edition of their greatest hits package "Vault." Rathe ...

  5. U.K. Artists Score Biggest Share of North American Album Market This Century

    March 19, 2012 2:44 PM EDT British artists' share of the North American albums market climbed to a record high in 2011, with U.K. acts accounting for approximately 1 in every 8 albums sold, according to new figures released today by U.K. labels trade body the BPI. Acco ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Robert Kyncl

    January 26, 2012 9:41 PM EST No. 65 Robert Kyncl Global Head of Content YouTube Twitter: @RKyncl Billions and Billions Served... Robert Kyncl reports to YouTube head Salar Kamangar and oversees content on the video platform. He's no stranger to online content: Kyncl was ...

  8. Tips on Finding Your Next Favorite Band with SXSW, Last.fm, Spotify

    January 06, 2012 9:43 AM EST The holidays are over, leaving us with 356, 339, and 357 shopping days until Christmas, Hannukkah, and Kwanzaa respectively. Let's use that time productively, shall we? You might not want to think about this now, having recently braved the cr ...

  9. This Week in Apps: iTunes Festival, Exfm Mobile, MOG's Moggles, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Mix-N-Match

    June 23, 2011 6:22 PM EDT iTunes Festival London Live Nation released an app for the iTunes Festival London, which will allow users to stream performances from the music festival live on their iPhone, iPad or iPod. It's a free app that also supports AirPlay so users c ...

  10. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  11. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  12. Foo Fighters Announce Special Record Store Day Gig, Album

    April 04, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The Foo Fighters will be one of the artists making high-profile shows of support for Record Store Day on April 16 when the Rosewell/RCA recording act plays a set at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Calif. "I'm proud to be a part of Record Sto ...

  13. Ultra Music Festival Extending Global Reach to Asia, Australia

    March 30, 2011 7:39 AM EDT Once a humble beach party, Miami's mega-hip Ultra Music Festival is expanding to Asia and Australia after a sellout, three-day rave this past weekend that left revelers nursing a nasty hangover on Monday. Around 150,000 sun-baked party-goers ...

  14. SXSW: 10 Things Seen And Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday, ...

  15. Flipboard Announces Duran Duran Project At SXSWi 2011

    March 13, 2011 6:43 PM EDT Flipboard , developer of what it calls the world's first "social magazine" for the iPad (and, this summer, the iPhone), is aiming big. The company, based in Palo Alto, Ca., says it wants nothing less than to completely transform the ...

  16. Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 26, 2011 9:08 PM EST The 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has sold out, a week after the lineup was announced and tickets went on sale. Organizers of the event, which takes place April 15-17 in Indio, Calif., posted a notice on the Coachella website that "f ...

  17. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons to Play Coachella: Sources

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and PJ Harvey are booked to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Apr. 15-17) in Indio, Calif., sources confirm to Billboard.com. The Canadian band, English folk act and U.K. singer/songwriter are the ...

  18. Christmas Lights Up Billboard Sales Charts

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted , Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276 ...

  19. Duran Duran's New Album Released Exclusively Through iTunes

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thirteen could be Duran Duran's lucky number. The music video pioneers and pop icons, who are one of the few bands to transition from '80s pinups to legitimate, chart-topping artists, have seen success in every decade since their monumen ...

  20. Paul McCartney, Kasabian, Take That Honored At Q Awards

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A combination of British pop royalty, rowdy rock acts and recently re-formed pop groups took home the major prizes at the annual Q Awards ceremony, organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 25) at London's Grosvenor ...

  21. BPI Takes Save 6 Music Campaign Online

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. labels body the BPI has followed its lobbying efforts to save under-threat digital radio station BBC 6 Music with a new Web site, showing British artists' support for the modern rock and alternative station. The BBC Trust is holding a pu ...

  22. @CTIA: TuneWiki, FunMobility Apps, Android Phones Unveiled

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The CTIA International Wireless convention is underway in Las Vegas, bringing together the leaders of the mobile phone industry to talk policy, technology and new devices and services. With smartphone sales skyrocketing worldwide, the music and en ...

  23. Billboard Editorial: Under the Influence

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST For years, the debate over the Internet's impact on the music industry has centered on piracy, which has put a sizable dent in the wallets of artists and labels alike. But Duran Duran bassist John Taylor recently shifted the discussion to a n ...

  24. Business Matters: EMI, Comcast, John Taylor, Wolfgang's Vault

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- More on EMI 's debt with Citi : The Financial Times reports Terra Firma has written down its investment in EMI by 90%. "Mr Hands want ...

  25. PRS For Music Backs "Songbook" Series

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker heads the list of high-profile performers appearing in the second series of songwriting TV series "Songbook," which is again being sponsored by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music. Albert Hammond, the ...

  26. AMG Adds Birmingham Venue

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Academy Music Group is expanding its portfolio of music venues with a deal to acquire the "Dome" in Birmingham, its second site in the English midlands city. AMG has reached terms with Portmanor Projects, and has proposed ...

  27. Duran Duran Mixes It Up With Ronson, Monkeys

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran is eyeing collaborations with two of the hottest young names in British music, the Arctic Monkeys and Mark Ronson. As details roll out for the European leg of the band's Red Carpet Massacre tour, word is out that Duran Duran will ...

  28. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  29. Duran Duran Get 'Red Carpet' Treatment With U.K. Fans

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Duran Duran show set for Dec. 3 at the historic 2,000-capacity Lyceum Theatre in London's West End sold out in just five minutes after going on sale this morning, promoters AEG said today. The U.K. concert is in support of their new album, ...

  30. Miami's Bang! Music Festival Postponed

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Bang! Music Festival, originally scheduled for Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, has been "postponed," according to the festival's Web site. Representatives for the festival were not available for comme ...

  31. Kanye, Pumpkins To Headline Bang! Music Festival

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the 2007 Bang! Music Festival, to be held Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Sept. 1). Thirty acts are expected to perform at the Haddad Productions-st ...

  32. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  33. Bentley Steps Into Second Life For Live Performance

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dierks Bentley will become the first country star in the four-year history of Second Life to stream a live concert performance to the virtual community's nearly 7 million residents. Other artists who have appeared on Second Life include Suzan ...

  34. Incubus, Fintage Strike Sub-Pub Pact

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rockers Incubus has agreed to a deal which will enable financial services firm Fintage Music to sub-publish their most recent album "Light Grenades" for the world excluding North America. Fintage Music's CEO Niels Teves ...

  35. AEG Live To Operate Royal Oak Music Theatre

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live announced today (Jan. 26) that it has finalized a deal to assume booking and operation responsibilities of the 1,700-capacity Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich. (a suburb of Detriot). The long-term deal is a partnership between L ...

  36. Sanchez Spins Deal With Fintage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celebrated DJ and producer Roger Sanchez has forged a multi-prong worldwide pact in which financial services firm Fintage Music will handle collection and administration for his production company Indeep Music Inc and label Stealth Records. Throug ...

  37. Stars Come Out For Princess Diana Concert

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams head the line-up of performers confirmed for a concert at the new London Wembley Stadium next summer to celebrate the life of the late Princess Diana. Others named to the bill ...

  38. Fintage's Lampcov Goes West

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music executive VP Bruce Lampcov has relocated from London to L.A. in a move which triggers the financial services firm's expansion into the West Coast. Fintage has existing representation in North America, through Nashville-based Pau ...

  39. Voodoo Music Experience Breaks Attendance Record

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST This year's eighth annual Voodoo Music Experience, which took place Oct. 28-29 at New Orleans' City Park, drew approximately 93,000 concert-goers, breaking past attendance records, according to Stephe This year's eighth annual Voodo ...

  40. Andy Taylor Splits With Duran Duran

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist leaves ahead of tour, recording. Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. The band's founding guitarist has split with the band again, this time ahead of a string of U.S. dates, beginning tonigh ...

  41. 6 QUESTIONS WITH NICK RHODES

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Duran Duran's international fame rose to near-hysteric heights in the early '80s, it was the British band's harnessing of the then-new music video medium that gave it an edge. Time has advanced, When Duran Duran's internat ...

  42. Duran Duran Videos Prepped For Download

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty clips roll out Oct. 2. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music videos is to be made available as digital downloads from Oct. 2. An initial offering of 20 clips will roll out across video-enable ...

  43. Duran Duran Videos Prepped For Download

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music videos is to be made available as digital downloads from Oct. 2. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music ...

  44. Palm Preps Hype Williams Collection

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DVD coincides with director receiving MTV honor. Palm Pictures and UMVD will on September 12 reissue "Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1," a collage of influential videos directed by Williams. The DVD comes in conjunction with Williams� ...

  45. Fintage Completes 8 Mile Deal

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 Mile Style covering a collection of songs written by the Detroit-based firm's hitmaking songwriters Eminem, Luis Resto and Steve King. Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 ...

  46. Fintage Completes 8 Mile Deal

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 Mile Style covering a collection of songs written by the Detroit-based firm's hitmaking songwriters Eminem, Luis Resto and Steve King. Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 ...

  47. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  48. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...

  49. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  50. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

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