Echo

  1. Unheilig, Universal's Chart-Topping, Platinum-Selling German Success Story

    May 31, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Two years ago a former record shop assistant became a sensation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, selling more than a million albums seemingly overnight. Bernd Graf, just called "Der Graf" (The Earl) by his fans, sold over 2 million a ...

  2. ASCAP 2012 Expo: Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Talk Songwriting, More During Day 1 Panels

    April 20, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The three day 2012 ASCAP Expo kicked off in Los Angeles on Thursday as an array of eager songwriters - novice, up and coming, and established - filed into the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, anxious to soak up advice from songwriting idols like Ca ...

  3. Adele Wins, Katy Perry Performs at 2012 German ECHO Awards in Berlin

    March 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Berlin - At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21 . Further interna ...

  4. Casper, Tim Bendzko, Gotye: Germany's Echo Awards Dominated by Newcomers

    March 08, 2012 6:30 AM EST BERLIN - The final list of nominees for Germany's 2012 ECHO music award were announced earlier this week in Berlin. This year's slate is dominated by newcomers: German rapper Casper was nominated in four categories, while rising star Tim ...

  5. Adele, Lady Gaga Nominated For Germany's ECHO Awards: Lana Del Rey, Gotye To Perform

    February 02, 2012 7:40 AM EST International acts Lady Gaga, Adele, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse are among the nominees for the 2012 German ECHO music awards to be held on March 22 at the Berlin fair ground. The nominees were announced yesterday (Feb. 1) by the German ...

  6. German ECHO Classical Music Awards Set For October 14

    January 26, 2012 10:47 AM EST The German ECHO classical music award ceremony will take place on Oct. 14 2012 at the Konzerthaus in Berlin. This was announced by the Deutsche Phonoakademie, the cultural institute of the German music Industry Association (BVMI). It will be the t ...

  7. The Echo Nest Partners With Twitter for Better App Integration

    January 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST ://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile ...

  8. Zubin Metha Cecilia Bartoli, Rolando Villazon Among Germany's Echo Classical Music Award Winners

    September 02, 2011 7:45 AM EDT The final winners of Germany's 18th annual Echo Classical Music Awards Echo have been announced. Among the 58 award-winners in 21 categories are Italian soprano Cecilia Bartoli, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón, British pianist Murray Perahia a ...

  9. eMusic Partners With The Echo Nest to Create eMusic Radio

    August 30, 2011 10:57 AM EDT eMusic has partnered with The Echo Nest to build new products for its digital music service using The Echo Nest's music intelligence platform. The first result of the partnership is eMusic Radio, radio programs hosted at eMusic that help list ...

  10. Echo Nest Adds Music ID Features with Echoprint

    June 23, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Music ID apps are hot. Just ask Shazam, the pioneering app in this space which just scored $32 million in new funding . But soon Shazam, and rival SoundHound, will find themselves with multiple competitors, thanks to the first open-source music ID ...

  11. Rdio Partners With Echo Nest

    May 03, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Cloud music service Rdio has partnered with the Echo Nest so developers can create web applications that use Rdio's licensed catalog of eight million tracks. The Echo Nest's music intelligence allows developers to tap into the characteri ...

  12. Eminem, Linkin Park, 'IZ' Win German ECHO Awards, Bruno Mars Performs (Watch)

    March 25, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Is there an Echo in here? Frank Briegmann (second from left) President of Universal Music Germany and Deutsche Grammophon, was the first to congratulate Best New Artist winner Lena (third from right) and the reunited British "boy" band T ...

  13. Adele, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas Among Nominees for Germany's Echo Awards

    March 10, 2011 6:00 PM EST The late-Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole who is nominated for a Hit Song of the Year ECHO award for his version of "Over the Rainbow." The contrast among the nominees for Germany's 20th annual ECHO awards is rather impress ...

  14. Echo Nest, Columbia University Launch Million Song Dataset

    March 04, 2011 10:52 AM EST It just got a whole lot easier to deconstruct a million songs. The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform and Columbia University's LabROSA (Laboratory for the Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio) today announced the launch of ...

  15. @MEL: Jim Lucchese: Future of Music Biz is Apps

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "The future of the music business is application developers. They're the new Tower Records. They're the new college radio. That's great news," the Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese told the crowd during his keynote speech at the ...

  16. Echo Nest, 7digital Partner For New DIY Platform

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Echo Nest and UK music service 7digital have teamed up to give music app developers a comprehensive technology and music sales platform on which to build new services. The deal adds the ability to sell DRM-free MP3 files from 7digital to any a ...

  17. 2011 ECHO Awards Date Set

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German Phonographic Academy, the cultural institute of the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI), has confirmed that the 2011 ECHO Music Awards will take place March 24 at the Berlin Fairground. In line with this year's ceremon ...

  18. Paul Kuhn To Receive ECHO Jazz Honor

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The pianist and band leader Paul Kuhn will receive the ECHO Jazz award for lifetime achievement. Kuhn will receive the award on May 5 at the inaugural awards ceremony at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum. The German Phono-Academy, the cultural instit ...

  19. BMG Rights Management Signs Leona Lewis

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Leona Lewis. The worldwide deal - arguably the biggest international artist-songwriter signing for the 18-month-old company - was announced today (March 9) by the company in B ...

  20. Lady Gaga Wins Big At ECHO Awards

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga was the main winner of the ECHO German music awards, held in front of an audience of 4,000 in Berlin. Lady Gaga - who did not attend - got the awards in the categories female artist rock/pop international, best newcomer of the year inter ...

  21. First ECHO Winners Revealed, Ke$ha To Perform

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German Phono Academy has announced the winners of the first five categories of the ECHO Awards, with Ke$ha added to the line-up of performers at the ceremony in Berlin. The producers of the year honor went to Andreas Herbig, Peter "Jem&qu ...

  22. Peter Fox Snags 5 ECHO Nominations

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German hip-hop singer Peter Fox leads the nominees for ECHO German music awards on March 4, 2010 at the Berlin fair ground. Fox is nominated for five awards, including the artist/group national/international hip-hop/urban category in which Fox ...

  23. Peter Maffay To Be Honored At ECHO Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran German singer Peter Maffay will be awarded with the ECHO lifetime achievement award at the ECHO awards ceremony on March 4 in Berlin. The singer celebrated his 40th anniversary on stage in January this year. "Maffay will accept the aw ...

  24. Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards. The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audie ...

  25. ECHO Klassik Awards Date Confirmed

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 17th German ECHO Klassik awards will be presented on Oct. 17, 2010 in the Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia) Philharmonic hall. The presentation of the awards will take place as part of the events in the Ruhr district surrounding the European cult ...

  26. Leona Lewis Confirms First U.K. Tour

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis has announced her first U.K. and Ireland tour, which will visit 10 arenas in May and June next year. It follows the singer's first full U.K. concert at London's Hackney Empire in London earlier this month (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  27. Germany's ECHO Awards Adds Jazz Ceremony

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jazz music in Germany is to get its own ECHO Awards ceremony. As the German Recording Academy - the cultural institution of trade body Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V. (BVMI) - announced in Berlin today (Nov. 10), the ECHO Jazz Awards will be aw ...

  28. Leona Lewis Makes Live Debut

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis played her first ever full concert on home turf in Hackney, East London, as she launched her new album. The U.K. singer, who became a worldwide star after winning "The X Factor" in 2006, grew up in Hackney and chose the borou ...

  29. ECHO Klassik Awards Broadcast Attracts 1.8 Million

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Viewing figures show that 1.8 million people watched the 15th ECHO Klassik awards at a major gala event in the packed Semperoper in Dresden last night (Oct 18). The ZDF TV station achieved a market share of 8.2% with its "ECHO der Stars," ...

  30. Leona Lewis Leak Investigated

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Syco is working with the IFPI and the police to investigate the leak of unreleased songs including a new Leona Lewis track, "Don't Let Me Down," a collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Lewis, the 2006 winner of the U.K. TV talent sh ...

  31. Echo Klassik Awards Back In Dresden

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German Echo Klassik awards will move from Munich to Dresden this year. The ceremony takes place on Oct. 18 at the Semperoper venue. The awards show is returning to Dresden for the first time since 1996. The previous five ceremonies have taken ...

  32. Fox, Winehouse Win German Echo Awards

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST German hip hop newcomer Peter Fox was the big winner at the Echo awards, collecting three awards at the O2 World Arena in front of 10,000 guests in Berlin. He received the awards in the categories best national/international hip hop/urban artist, ...

  33. Richie Set For Echo Awards Honor

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST During the Feb. 21 Echo Awards at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Lionel Richie will be receiving a special award in recognition of the entire achievements of the legendary Motown label as well as his own lifetime achievements. Richie will also be p ...

  34. Potts To Perform At Echo Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST British tenor Paul Potts and U.K. rock act Razorlight are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year's Echo Awards, to be held at Berlin's O2 World on Feb. 21. Potts, the 2007 winner of TV talent show "Britain's Got Tale ...

  35. Echo Awards Honor For Scorpions

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The veteran German hard rock band the Scorpions will get the German Echo lifetime achievement award at the televised ceremony at Berlin O2 World on Feb. 21. The band, which started in 1965 and claims sales of 75 million records worldwide, will per ...

  36. Echo Award Reveals 2009 Noms

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Duffy and Jack Johnson are among the first nominees for the Echo 2009, an award given each year in recognition of German record sales achievements. The news arrived with the announcement of eight out of the 24 categories, made today (Jan ...

  37. Grönemeyer, Ötzi Double-Up At Germany's Echo Awards

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran German rock star Herbert Grönemeyer and Austrian singer DJ Ötzi each grabbed a brace of trophies tonight at the 17th annual German record industry's Echo Awards, held at Berlin's International Congress Center. Grönemeyer won for ...

  38. Triple Echo Nods For Furtado, Gronemeyer

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado, German rock singer Herbert Gronemeyer and Berlin pop duo Ich+Ich have each received three nominations for the German record industry's 17th Echo Awards, which will be presented Feb. 15 in Berlin. Furtado is nominated in the int ...

  39. German Biz Names Echo Klassiks Winners

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The German record industry has announced the winners of its annual classical awards, Echo Klassik, to be presented during a gala at the Philharmonie venue in Gasteig, near Munich, Oct. 21. The Echo Klassik award for the best-selling classical work ...

  40. Groenemeyer, Kobalt Sign Exclusive Admin Deal

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German superstar Herbert Groenemeyer and Kobalt Music Group have struck an exclusive deal which will enable the independent music publisher to administer his entire catalog. Through the agreement, Kobalt will administer all of his Groenland Musikv ...

  41. Echos Handed Out In Berlin

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Canadian group Billy Talent, and German-language acts Silbermond and La Fee were the big winners tonight at the 16th annual Echo Awards, held at Berlin's Palais am Funkturm. Atlantic/Warner-signed Billy Talent won for ne ...

  42. Silbermond Leads Germany's Echo Nominations

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, rock band Silbermond is the frontrunner heading into Germany's 16th annual Echo Awards, to be held March 25. The act is up for group rock/pop national, and is nominated for hit of the year with "Das Beste" (Co ...

  43. Echos 2007 Date Revealed

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German record industry's 16th annual Echo Awards will be held March 25, 2007 in Berlin. A total of 25 categories will be handed out on the night. The German record industry's 16th annual Echo Awards will be held March 25, 2007 in Ber ...

  44. Wir Sind Helden Win Echos Double

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Williams also take home honors. German-language act Wir Sind Helden won the group national rock/pop category at the 15th annual Echo Awards, held last night (March 12) at Berlin's Estrel Convention Center. Also on the night, Patrick ...

  45. Wir Sind Helden Win Echos Double

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST German-language act Wir Sind Helden won the group national rock/pop category at the 15th annual Echo Awards, held last night (March 12) at Berlin's Estrel Convention Center. German-language act Wir Sind Helden won the group national rock/pop ...

  46. Tokio Hotel Checks In With 4 Echo Nods

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the frontrunners for this year's Echo Awards, to be held March 12 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the f ...

  47. Tokio Hotel Checks In With 4 Echo Nods

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the frontrunners for this year's Echo Awards, to be held March 12 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the f ...

  48. Global Pulse

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some 26 years into their career, Liverpool, England, alternative rock act Echo & the Bunnymen are still going strong on new album "Siberia" (Cooking Vinyl). Read Tom Ferguson's column. Some 26 years into their career, Liverp ...

  49. Rammstein, Stefan Raab Top Echo Awards

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST German honors aired on RTL. Hard rock band Rammstein and music producer/TV host Stefan Raab each nabbed two honors at Germany's Echo Awards 2005, presented Saturday at the Berlin Estrel Convention Center. Rammstein won for alternative nationa ...

  50. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

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