Dusseldorf

  1. Germany's Collection Societies Filing Lawsuits For Mobile Phone Tax, Win Christmas Market Litigation

    November 14, 2011 6:48 AM EST BERLIN - The eight German collection societies and the producers of mobile phones are likely on the verge of protracted lawsuits, with outcomes that could potentially change the price consumers pay for mobile phones while filling the coffers of th ...

  2. Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

    September 15, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Bandsintown , a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Bandsintown acquire a larger audience by taking advantage of Cellf ...

  3. Azerbaijan's Ell & Nikki Win 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

    May 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Dusseldorf - Ell and Nikki from Azerbaijan won the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf on Saturday evening in a show watched by over 130 million TV viewers in 55 countries. With their song "Running Scared", the duo comprised of vo ...

  4. Nokia Sues Apple Again Over Patents

    March 29, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Nokia is suing Apple in the United States for allegedly infringing patents in "virtually all" of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers, the Finnish company said Tuesday. The move is the latest in a string of la ...

  5. Business Matters: Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album...

    March 10, 2011 7:43 PM EST Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album… -- In response to my post on a hypothetical breakeven point for a $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow album deal, I got an e-mail from an executive regarding the profit margin on digital albums an ...

  6. German TV Show Halted After Tragedy

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST After only 25 minutes, one of Europe's most successful Saturday TV entertainment shows "Wetten, Dass..?" ("I Bet That...?") came to a sudden, tragic end in the Düsseldorf's venue Messehalle in front of 3,400 guests. I ...

  7. Dusseldorf To Host Eurovision 2011

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 14, 2011 in Düsseldorf at the Esprit Arena football stadium. The location was confirmed today (Oct. 12) by German broadcasting organization ARD. The venue has a 50,000-capacity. German entran ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. AOL Shutting German Operation

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet group AOL is leaving Germany, closing offices in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. About 140 employees will lose their jobs. The closures were confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 12) by AOL spokesman Thomas Knorpp in Hamburg. No comment c ...

  10. Disagreement Over Popkomm Revival

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The attempts for a revival of the German music fair Popkomm under the "Berlin Music Week" banner next year are being hindered by a conflict between the city of Berlin and the music industry. In June 2009, the October edition of Popkomm i ...

  11. Popkomm 2009 Canceled

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music fair and conference Popkomm will not be taking place this year, it has been confirmed. Popkomm was originally to take place on September 16 to 18 at a new venue - Station Berlin - with substantially lower prices. "Amid contin ...

  12. Zappa Family Loses Zappanale Court Battle

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gail Zappa -- widow of U.S. rock legend Frank -- has failed in her bid to stop a German festival using her late husband's name and image. Zappa and her family trust had launched a lawsuit against the German Frank Zappa fan club over its annua ...

  13. Depeche Mode Announces Euro Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. synth-pop act Depeche Mode presented its plans for the “Tour of the Universe 2009" during an announcement at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. In front of over 350 media representatives from all over Europe and about 1,000 fans today (Oct. 6 ...

  14. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  15. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  16. All Screens Lead To 'Rome' For Genesis Q&A

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Genesis is making a return to the Big Screen for the launch of their upcoming live DVD, Billboard.biz has learned. The prog-rock veterans, who hit the road for a famous comeback last year on the "Turn It On Again" tour, will participate ...

  17. Kraftwerk/Neu! Member Klaus Dinger Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He was 61. The news was not widely publicized until Neu!'s label, Gronland, announced it today (April ...

  18. Loveparade Dances Away From Berlin

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Loveparade -- which claims to be the biggest dance music event in the world -- is waltzing off from Berlin after 18 years in the city. Event organisers claim local authorities were unwilling to pick up the tab for rubbish disposal and were also ke ...

  19. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  20. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  21. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST European sales surge for Ray Charles. "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries ...

  22. Two Key Execs Split Germany's Viva

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. ...

  23. Two Key Execs Split Germany's Viva

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. ...

  24. Revered Conductor Carlos Kleiber Dies, Age 74

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. ...