Environment

  1. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

  2. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. An estimated 12,000 people at the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba Prefecture, ...

  3. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts kicked off in Sydney today with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended 10 hours later, equally as emotional, when a reuni ...

  4. Live Earth Goes D.C.

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Initially rebuffed by Washington, former Vice President Al Gore's Live Earth concerts found a last-minute home in the U.S. capital on Friday after Native Americans offered their museum for the worldwide event. A few blocks from the U.S. Capit ...

  5. Live Earth Show In Rio To Go On After Ban Revoked

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Brazilian judge revoked on Thursday her own injunction blocking the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Live Earth global series of concerts after organizers secured approval from the police and met security concerns. "The show is on again. The prose ...

  6. Green Goes Virtual

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's desire to go green is also going virtual. Taking a cue from the organizers of the Live Earth festival, virtual world Zwinktopia is holding its won full-day "concert" on July 7 to also raise awareness of environm ...

  7. Bestival Label Goes Green

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The label arm of Bestival, the U.K. dance and electronic-music festival, will produce only environmentally-friendly CDs from now on. The label, Sunday Best Recordings, is preparing to release two "carbon neutral" albums ahead of this yea ...

  8. Judge Cancels Rio Live Earth Concert

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A judge has canceled a Live Earth concert planned for Saturday in Rio because police said they did not have enough officers to guarantee crowd safety. Organizers of the free show on Rio's Copacabana Beach said Wednesday they were trying to ov ...

  9. Live Earth Istanbul Show Cancelled

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Istanbul, Turkey, leg of July 7's Live Earth global concert extravaganza has been cancelled. Organisers are now seeking a site to erect giant screens in the city to take TV feeds from the remaining eight shows around the world. Reports in ...

  10. Electronic Ecology

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MP3 players and other digital entertainment devices may be causing the environment some stress today, but there's no reason they can't play a more positive role in the future. Here are three steps consumers and the consumer electronics i ...

  11. Green Today, Great Tomorrow

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It would play right into the hands of critics if the seven Live Earth concerts to be staged worldwide July 7 were to come off in an unfriendly environmental way. And it's probably fair that no concerts in history will be more closely monitore ...

  12. Learning To Love The Environment

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Hi, Paulina Rubio here. If you wash your clothes at lower temperatures, you can save a lot of energy. You can save even more energy by washing no clothes. And you can do that if you don't wear them. I'm not wearing any right now.&q ...

  13. From Hippie To Hip

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Al Gore was ahead of his time. The presidential hopeful was discussing environmental issues for 20 some years-long before his documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," picked up a couple of Academy Awards and long before Wa ...

  14. Eco-Friendly Fests

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Long before Live Earth, festivals were at the forefront of the eco-conscious live movement, with European events like Glastonbury and Roskilde pioneering many of the initiatives now taken for granted. Nowadays, Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., is a ...

  15. Perry Farrell Boxed In

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Perry Farrell was getting ready to release the Columbia debut from his new band, Satellite Party, ecology weighed so heavily on his mind that he wanted the project to be available only digitally. But as often happens with well-intentioned env ...

  16. Live Nation S.F. Goes Green

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation San Francisco, in consultation with the California Environmental Association, has implemented several new initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and waste generated by six of its Bay Area venues. As part of its over ...

  17. Award Scheme Acknowledges 'Green' Fests

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Greener Festival, the U.K. initiative set up to make live music festivals safer and cleaner, has launched a voluntary award scheme to highlight the most environmentally-friendly events. According to organizers, the first festivals to sign up to ...

  18. Nelson, Mellencamp Bring Farm Aid To New York

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a host of local farmers today (June 11) amid the Union Square Green Market to announce a Sept. 9 date for the annual Farm Aid benefit at Randall's Island. As usual, ...

  19. Live Earth South Africa Details Roll Out

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop/soul singer Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South African leg of the historic concerts on July 7, organizers said today. Joining Stone will be veteran U.K. act UB40, Benin's Angelique Kidjo and Senegal's Baaba ...

  20. Billboard Launches Canadian Hot 100 Chart

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of Billboard's franchise charts expands north of the border this week with the launch of the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 . The new list, which ranks songs' popularity by blending digital track sales measured by Nielsen SoundScan with ...

  21. London's City Showcase Kicks Off

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock legend Chris Bailey is throwing his clout behind a Billboard-sponsored gig devoted to bands from Down Under as part of the five-day City Showcase festival of events, which begins today in central London. Bailey, who has performed a ...

  22. Primary Wave Inks Deal With Maurice White

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave has inked a deal with Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Billboard.biz has learned. The publisher acquired White's writer's share of songs written for Earth, Wind & Fire and his publishing rights in other songs ...

  23. Euro Parliament Shows Support For Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament has called for better job protection for singers, musicians and songwriters across Europe. The Parliament's Culture Committee voted Monday for the introduction of a special electronic social security card for artists, ...

  24. Billboard, AEG Live Team For Events

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming up with AEG Live to expand existing Billboard-branded live events and create new concerts, festivals and televised awards shows around the world. Los Angeles-based AEG Live, the producer and promoter ...

  25. Aussie Live Earth Gig Revealed

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The line-up for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled. Sydney's Aussie Stadium will feature performances from Crowded House, who reformed this year for a world tour; hard rock trio Wolfmother; Missy Higgins, w ...

  26. Constant Artists Adds Agency Division

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Manager/booking agent Ben Dickey has left his post as an agent at Ground Control Touring to open a new booking division at his Los Angeles-based management company Constant Artists. His company will oversee booking duties for Explosions in the Sky ...

  27. Live Earth Ticket Demand 'Overwhelming'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to the U.K. leg of this summer's Live Earth spectacular have been well over-subscribed, organizers said today. Roughly 203,000 concert-goers had registered for tickets to the July 7 environment-awareness concert at London's new W ...

  28. Live Nation Adds Support To Live Earth Event

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has confirmed it will promote the July 7 Live Earth concerts in London and New York. The line-ups were announced this week , with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters among the acts playing London's Wembley Stadium, and ...

  29. Sheryl Crow Kicks Off 'Green' Tour

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow began a bus tour of U.S. colleges to raise awareness about global warming on Monday, one of several high-profile celebrities to take up the cause of climate change. Crow, a Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, will speak about the i ...

  30. Live Earth Line-Up Takes Shape

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters were today confirmed for the U.K. leg of "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," which will take place across the globe on July 7. Also named to the bill for the ...

  31. Steely Dan To Open Billboard Live Tokyo Venue

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan will be the first act to play the new Billboard Live Tokyo venue, which opens Aug. 18. Other acts scheduled to perform at Billboard Live Tokyo include Jill Scott, Joe, Aleksander With, Babyface and Amerie, according to Osaka-based Hansh ...

  32. Billboard Awards Look To Nashville

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is looking to expand its awards brand to Nashville by creating a Billboard Country Music Awards telecast. Billboard already has successful TV franchises with the "Billboard Music Awards," which honors the top sellers on the yea ...

  33. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  34. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  35. U.K. Band Signs Deal With Ford Transit

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Liverpool garage rock band The Coral are the latest to benefit from the car industry's desperation to be hip. According to a report at Mad.uk , the band has formed a partnership with Ford Transit for their upcoming U.K. tour. The group will h ...

  36. Billboard, CenterStaging Partner For Artist/Exec Series

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard has partnered with CenterStaging Corp. to produce and deliver a series of in-studio artist performances and executive interview events. The pact, which was revealed Jan. 23 at MIDEM, will capture performances and interviews with up-and-c ...

  37. Argentine Officials Wrap Up CD-R/DVD Investigation

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Culminating a one-month investigation, Argentine customs officials seized three million blank CD-Rs and DVDs Jan. 4 at the port of Buenos Aires. The investigation was prompted by discrepancies between the declared and actual weight of the shipment ...

  38. Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K., Ireland service due spring 2007. U.K., Ireland service due spring 2007. News ...

  39. EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second phase investigation likely, sources say. Second phase investigation likely, sources say. News ...

  40. Elizalde Gunned Down In Mexico

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artist was 27. Artist was 27. News ...

  41. ON THE ROAD: CROWD CONTROL

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnering with concert promoters House of Blues and Live Nation to organize local chapter meetings in a number of U.S. cities. The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnerin ...

  42. Panel: Mobile Platform In Vogue

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST H. Reporter/Billboard event held Nov. 14-15. H. Reporter/Billboard event held Nov. 14-15. News ...

  43. Inaugural Impala Awards Handed Out

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys, Franz strike double platinum. Arctic Monkeys, Franz strike double platinum. News ...

  44. Cardwell Joins CAA

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vet will represent artists for sponsorship. Vet will represent artists for sponsorship. News ...

  45. ON THE ROAD: AFTER THE STORM

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For 3 Doors Down lead vocalist Brad Arnold and lead guitarist Matt Roberts, taking part in the keynote panel at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York is a uniqu For 3 Doors Down lead vocalist Brad Arnold and ...

  46. Judge Dismisses Spears' Libel Suit Vs. Us Weekly

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artist sought $10 million in damages. Artist sought $10 million in damages. News ...

  47. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label licenses tracks for 'alert tones.' Label licenses tracks for 'alert tones.' News ...

  48. Debut Winners Dominate ARIA Awards

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gala held Oct. 29. Gala held Oct. 29. News ...

  49. Verizon Sponsors New Killers Video

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To debut Oct. 25. To debut Oct. 25. News ...

  50. Homefront: Billboard Publicity Wire Launches

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Can be accessed through 'resources menu' on Billboard.biz. Billboard has partnered with software company Vocus, Inc. to launch Billboard Publicity Wire today (Oct. 24). The offering is a major press release distribution service that deli ...

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