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  1. Sire's Seymour Stein Signs Americana Band Delta Rae

    June 14, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Last June, the daughter of Sire Records chairman and Warner Bros. Records VP Seymour Stein was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The veteran record man accompanied his daughter Samantha to the hospital at Duke University in Durham, N.C., a ...

  2. Kevin Costner Readies Concept Album, Tour With Modern West

    March 20, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Kevin Costner can spot the looks from the stage. He and his band, Modern West, have carved out quite a musical following over the years, so the crowds at his shows include people who have become fans of his music. Still, there are some that might ...

  3. How Eric Church Battled Scalpers Head-On

    February 06, 2012 8:38 AM EST Eric Church, at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, has found both success and ticket resellers. (photo: ericchurch.com) Eric Church has a song called "Springsteen" on his current album Chief , but the country rocker discovered he ...

  4. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Adele Cancels All 2011 Tour Dates to Undergo Throat Surgery

    October 28, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Just days after Adele's "21" began its 13th week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 and her "Someone Like You" began its fifth week atop the Hot 100 , the singer announced that she must cancel the rest of her tour dates for 201 ...

  7. Adele Cancels U.S. Tour To Rest Injured Voice

    October 04, 2011 7:09 PM EDT Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord, the singer and her label announced Tuesday. Set to kick off Oct. 7 in Atlantic City and positioned to cover much of the South and Texas over ten dates, the tour was ...

  8. Backbeats: Umphrey's McGee Bowls, Doro Dines, Misra's DeLuca Rocks Mercury Lounge

    September 09, 2011 10:30 PM EDT Backbeat: Umphrey's McGee Rolls Strikes At Text-Driven Jam Session @ Brooklyn Bowl Bowling, Texting & Jamming: (from left) Paul Dryden, product manager, ATO Records; Umphrey McGee manager Vincent Iwinski; guitarist Brendan Bayliss, drumme ...

  9. Lindsey Buckingham Announces New Self-Released Album, Tour

    June 13, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Lindsey Buckingham will self-release his sixth solo album, "Seeds We Sow," on Sept. 6 and embark on 31-city North American tour in September and October. The album's first single is "In Our Own Time." Buckingham's las ...

  10. Arcade Fire's Label Publicist Christina Rentz's Grammy Diary: Winning the Big One, Giggling at Barry Manilow

    February 16, 2011 11:59 AM EST Merge Records' Christina Rentz, driving, and Jamie Beck, foreground, in their red Mustang convertible with noticeable post-Grammy victory glows. (Photo: valet at the Petit Hermitage Hotel, L.A.) What do you do when your band wins an Album of ...

  11. Grammys Confirm Rise of Indies, Despite 11% of All Music Sales

    February 15, 2011 8:01 AM EST Independent labels are reveling in their success after grabbing the spotlight and many of the biggest awards at the Grammys. It marked one of the biggest nights in years for indies, setting the stage for a surge in their online music sales. Meanwh ...

  12. Leonard Cohen Announces Second U.S. Leg Of World Tour

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen will return to the United States this fall to perform in theaters and arenas, beginning Oct. 17 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and wrapping Nov. 13 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Select tickets for the 15-date U ...

  13. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  14. Legend Tour To Kickoff Next Month

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend is kicking off an international concert tour in support of his upcoming album, "Evolver," (Columbia) dropping Oct. 28. The tour begins Nov. 19 in Minneapolis and runs through Dec. 13 in Durham, N.C. Raphael Saadiq will open f ...

  15. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  16. Dinosaur Jr., Rapture Set For Free Yr Radio Tour

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Klaxons, Dinosaur Jr., the Rapture, Long Winters, Tapes 'N Tapes, the Ponys, Rogue Wave and Voxtrot, among others, will perform at various Urban Outfitters locations across the U.S. as part of the Free Yr Radio tour (Billboard.biz, April 10). ...

  17. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  18. Canadian Minister Oda In Fundraiser Row

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian heritage minister Bev Oda is being accused of a "conflict of interest" for raising C$15,000 ($13,267) at a fundraiser organized by three top Canadian broadcasting industry leaders in May 2005 Canadian heritage minister Bev Oda i ...

  19. Columbia Inks Anastasio

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist's CD expected in November. Columbia has signed former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, who has spent his entire career on Elektra. The artist's label debut, "Shine," will be released Nov. 1 as a DualDisc. ...

  20. Blind Boys Founder George Scott Dies

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Scott, a founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, died in his sleep yesterday (March 9) at his home in Durham, N.C. The 75-year-old baritone had retired from touring with the famed gospel George Scott, a founding member of the Blind Bo ...

  21. BPI Helps Dismantle British Piracy Gang

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of England. Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of Englan ...

  22. BPI Helps Dismantle British Piracy Gang

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of England. Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of Englan ...

  23. Vanguard, Sugar Hill Make Promotions

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Welk Music Group, parent company of Vanguard Records and Sugar Hill Records, has upped several staffers to new positions. Welk Music Group, parent company of Vanguard Records and Sugar Hill Records, has upped several staffers to new positions. Kim ...

  24. Merge To Donate Compilation Profits To FoMC

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Profits from Merge Records' 15th anniversary set "Old Enough to Know Better" are earmarked to benefit the Future of Music Coalition, the Washington, D.C., non-profit organization. Profits from Merge Records' 15th anniversary se ...

  25. Merge To Donate Compilation Profits To FoMC

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Label's 15th anniversary set due in July. Profits from Merge Records' 15th anniversary set "Old Enough to Know Better" are earmarked to benefit the Future of Music Coalition, the Washington, D.C., non-profit organization. Chape ...