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  1. Backbeat: Nero, Junkie XL, Andy Grammer, KCRW's Jason Bentley Rock American Music Awards Kickoff EDM Party

    November 17, 2012 10:58 AM EST Josh Mayer (The Glitch Mob) and PennyBirdRabbit. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) The electronic dance music community flocked to Club Nokia 's swanky VIP lounge last night to kick off AMA weekend. The party was thrown in honor of the genre's recen ...

  2. Benjamin Grosvenor, UK Pianist, Becomes Youngest To Win Double Gramophone Awards

    September 28, 2012 9:26 AM EDT British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has become the youngest artist to achieve double-award win at the Gramophone Awards. The 20-year-old (who was also the youngest soloist to open the BBC Proms and the youngest pianist ever to be signed by Decca) w ...

  3. Pussy Riot Release New Single, Madonna Calls 2-Year Jail Sentence 'Inhumane'

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The Russian band/art collective known as Pussy Rio has released a new song entitled "Putin Lights Up the Fires." The news follows the guilty verdict and two-year sentence a Russian court handed the band last Friday (Aug. 17) on charges o ...

  4. Rita Ora Praises Roc Nation in 'Roc the Life' Single

    July 24, 2012 10:29 AM EDT Not content with conquering the U.K. alone, Rita Ora continues her American take-over with her new rock-infused single, "Roc the Life." The Roc Nation signee has been performing the fiery song at her live shows for several months now, fi ...

  5. Keane, Rita Ora Top U.K. Music Charts

    May 14, 2012 7:31 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 13) with "Strangeland" (Universal Isand). London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P." ...

  6. Rita Ora Performs, Talks Album Debut, Coldplay Tour, Signing To Jay-Z's Roc Nation at 18 (Video)

    May 01, 2012 4:07 PM EDT It's hard to keep your eyes off Rita Ora. The Kosovo born, London raised singer has an alluring, fresh look -- blonde tresses, signature red lipstick and Jordans -- a carefree, eccentric 'tude and impassioned pipes. Backbeat: Rita Ora� ...

  7. Rita Ora Rocks Crowd Filled With Roc Nation, Columbia Execs -- and Steven Tyler -- at Debut L.A. Performance

    April 27, 2012 4:15 PM EDT New Roc Nation signee Rita Ora performs during her first-ever Los Angeles showcase at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Thursday night, a crowd lined up outside of West Hollywood's Viper Room for Roc Nation/Columbia Record ...

  8. Edmundo Ros, Who Took Latin Sound to London, Dead at 100

    October 24, 2011 7:15 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- He introduced wartime Britain to the percussive rhythm of the rumba, so capturing the nation's imagination that its young princess chose his songs for her public dancing debut. Bandleader Edmundo Ros, 100, died peacefully in hi ...

  9. Goran Bregovic Recording With Gogol Bordello, Gipsy Kings

    October 18, 2011 7:00 PM EDT On his current tour of the United States, Goran Bregovic is performing music he has recorded with Gogol Bordello, Gipsy Kings and other gypsy musicians for release in February. Bregovic and his 19-member Weddings and Funerals Orchestra has stops a ...

  10. Better Know a Panelist: NS2's Darrin Lashinsky on Country Music Summit's 'Touring Saturation' Panel

    May 24, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Third generation concert promoter Darin Lashinsky left a senior VP post at Outback Concerts last year to launch Nashville-based independent concert promotion company National Shows 2 (NS2) active in several genres, including country. At the Billbo ...

  11. Ken Jeong, Joe Jonas, Matthew Morrison, More Rock Billboard's Awards After-Party -- Check Out Photos!

    May 23, 2011 10:44 AM EDT The Dope MC: Ken Jeong, the Billboard Music Awards Master of Ceremonies, called the night "a great career highlight."(Photo: Tiffany Brown) Revved up by three hours of standing-ovation performances , 2011 Billboard Music Awards attendees ...

  12. Bob Geldof Pleads For Rock's Future At SXSW Keynote

    March 17, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Bob Geldof thinks that rock 'n' roll, which he called "America's great cultural gift to the world," might be over. And during his keynote address on Thursday at South By Southwest, he wasn't merely talking about the I ...

  13. Sony Japan Apologizes for Band Wearing Nazi Uniforms on MTV

    March 02, 2011 8:11 AM EST Executives from a Japanese Sony music unit apologized Wednesday for a rock band under its management that dressed up like Nazis on a national TV broadcast. The apology from Sony Music Artists Inc. came after an international Jewish group complaine ...

  14. Bob Dylan To Headline Byron Bay Bluesfest

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Byron Bay's annual Bluesfest have pulled off a major coup with the announcement today (Nov. 3) that Bob Dylan, BB King and Elvis Costello will headline the 2011 edition. The triumvirate are all first-timers at the popular Bluesf ...

  15. EMI Music Sign JV Partnership With David Guetta

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has signed a joint venture partnership with the live events company of David Guetta to turn the DJ's "F*** Me I'm Famous" branded club night into a global enterprise. "F*** Me I'm Famous" (FMIF) was fir ...

  16. German Industry Veteran Peter Meisel Dies

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Peter Meisel, German music publisher and producer, died at the age of 75 on Oct. 5 in Pinkhurst, North Carolina. Together with his brother Thomas, he led the Berlin-based music publisher Meisel Musikverlage since 1960. In 1964, the Meisel brothers ...

  17. Emma's Imagination Wins U.K. Talent Show

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Emma Gillespie triumphed in the pubic vote to win the final of Sky1 music talent show "Must Be The Music." The Scottish singer-songwriter, who performs as Emma's Imagination, won the live show last night (Sept. 19). It was broadcast ...

  18. Johnny Hallyday Splits With Camus Productions

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday has left promoter and booking agent Jean-Claude Camus after 30 years of working together. Hallyday will work with Gilbert Coullier, a former associate of Camus, who said in a statement that he plans to produce ...

  19. Claudio Abbado's Illness Cancels La Scala Return

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT La Scala says illness has forced the cancellation of two highly anticipated concerts that were to mark Claudio Abbado's return to the Milan opera house after 25 years. La Scala announced that concerts on June 4 and June 6 will not take place ...

  20. BMG Rights Management Snags Germany's Ich + Ich

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The composers and producers of the German language duo Ich + Ich, Adel Tawil and Florian Fischer, have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing contract with BMG Rights Management for their publishing company Trackworks in Berlin. Adel Tawil is al ...

  21. Abbaworld Exhibition To Get London Premiere

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Abbaworld, an interactive exhibition produced in association with members of the Swedish pop group, will receive its world debut at London's Earls Court venue on Jan. 27 next year. The exhibition will be staged at the central London location ...

  22. Peter Fox Named Star Of Comet Awards

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop and reggae artist Peter Fox was the big winner at Germany’s VIVA Comet awards, which were presented for the 14th time in front of nearly 8,000 guests in the sold-out König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen. Fox received prizes in the categories ...

  23. 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, ...

  24. BritBus Gears Up for Next Invasion

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST BritBus, a sponsored tour by established U.K. musicians, on Monday announced that it is returning for its fifth year next year. The tour traditionally plays U.S. college campuses such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. New this year, ...

  25. Streaming Treatment For Bruni's New Set

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carla Bruni's new album release has been made available to stream ahead of its official release. The First Lady of France's entire album, "Comme Si De Rien N'Etait" ("As If Nothing Had Happened"), went live in st ...

  26. France's UPFI Names Frerebeau Pres

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels trade body UPFI has elected Tot ou Tard MD Vincent Frerebeau as president. A former A&R with EMI and Warner Music, Frerebeau launched record label Tot ou Tard, notably home to Yael Naim, whose single "New Soul&qu ...

  27. Rapper Slick Rick Pardoned In Attempted Murder Case

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters received a full and unconditional pardon from New York Governor David Paterson for the attempted murders of two men in 1991. The move may aid Walters in his storied deportation battle. Walters, w ...

  28. Bruni's 'Promises' To Arrive This Summer

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carla Bruni, the singer, former supermodel and headline-grabbing wife of France's president Nicolas Sarkozy, will release a new album in Europe this July. Paris-based independent label Naïve will issue the new set, which will be named "C ...

  29. German Artists Team For IP Campaign

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German artists Herbert Grönemeyer, Peter Maffay, Udo Jürgens, Rosenstolz and Tokio Hotel are among the 200-plus signatories for a national campaign calling on greater government support for intellectual property. Prominent German artists, authors ...

  30. DEAG Acquires 75.1% Of Raymond Gubbay Ltd

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DEAG Classics AG in Berlin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of German promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG, is extending its reach in the international classical music business through a deal to buy 75.1% in British classical music concert promoter Raymon ...

  31. Percussionist Gerardo 'Toto' Rotblat Dies

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gerardo "Toto" Rotblat, the percussionist for Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, has died at the age of 38. Argentina's Clarín newspaper reports the cause of death on Saturday night as pulmonary edema. Rotblat played with roc ...

  32. Digital Classics DVD Migrates Online

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DCD Media-owned Digital Classics DVD is to make classical music and arts programs available online. The Digital Classics download service launched March 14 at www.digitalclassics.co.uk with more than 150 titles, featuring arias sung by some of the ...

  33. Billboard Exclusive: Yael Naim's Mac Attack

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Right now, the only way to get a copy of Yael Naim's "New Soul," which is prominently featured in the new Mac Air ad, is to buy it on iTunes. Alternatively, a friend in France could procure you a physical copy of Naim's self-ti ...

  34. Ukranian Kirill Takes Up BSO baton

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has named Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits as its new principal conductor for the 2009 season. The 30-year-old Karabits has a tough act to follow, succeeding Marin Alsop, who was with the orc ...

  35. No Smiles At Dramatico As Comedy DVD Hits German No. 1

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua's record label has attacked changes in German chart rules that have seen her "Pictures" (Dramatico) album kept off No. 1 by a comedy DVD. Comedian Mario Barth's spoken word DVD "Männer Sind Primitiv, Aber Glück ...

  36. BPI Hails British Success In Germany, France

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s share of the German and French record markets hit a four-year high in 2006, according to new figures issued by the BPI. Germany and France are recognized by the IFPI as the world's fourth and fifth largest recorded music marke ...

  37. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  38. Sony BMG Poland Chief Out

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Poland has parted ways with its managing director Jacek Jaglowski. Prior to taking the post in July 2005 , Jaglowski had served at Poland's Magic Records as local catalog manager. Previously, he had headed Warner Music Poland and had ...

  39. GLOBAL PULSE: HALLYDAY IN THE SUN

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After 43 years with Universal Music and its predecessor companies, French rock veteran Johnny Hallyday has released his first album at his new home, Warner Music France. After 43 years with Universal Music and its predecessor companies, French roc ...

  40. Placebo Effect Continues On European Albums Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Placebo's "Meds" (Virgin) withstands all competition to secure a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. While the album falls away dramatically in the United Kingdom, dropping 7-35, it conti Placebo's "Meds" ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. French songwriter Marly Dies At 88

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterday (Feb. 15) in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the song "Chan French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterd ...

  44. French songwriter Marly Dies At 88

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wrote resistance anthem 'Chant des Partisans.' French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterday (Feb. 15) in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the ...

  45. Making The Brand

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Epic artist Natasha Bedingfield is the shining centerpiece of the VO5 Red Hot Rising Star campaign. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Epic artist Natasha Bedingfield is the shining centerpiece of the VO5 Red Hot Rising Star campaign. Read Micha ...

  46. Making The Brand

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Epic artist Natasha Bedingfield is the shining centerpiece of the VO5 Red Hot Rising Star campaign. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Epic artist Natasha Bedingfield is the shining centerpiece of the VO5 Red Hot Rising Star campaign. Read Micha ...

  47. Timbuktu Wins Two At Sweden's Publishing Awards

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop artist Timbuktu scooped two awards last night (Oct. 27) at author's body Svenska Musikförläggareföreningen's third annual Swedish Music Publishers Awards, held in Stockholm. Hip hop artist Timbuktu scoo ...

  48. U2 Awarded Nordoff-Robbins Lifetime Accolade

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charity also honors Bob Geldof. Charity also honors Bob Geldof. News Bob Geldof ...

  49. French Exec Barclay Dies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary French label executive Eddie Barclay died at a Paris hospital May 13, aged 84. During his career, he signed such artists as Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferré, and Claude No Legendary French label executive Eddie ...

  50. Corbis Adds To Dead-Celebrity Pool With Acquisition

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Gates-owned Corbis, overseer of the world's largest archive of imagery, has paid an undisclosed sum for the Roger Richman Agency, one of the nation's largest agencies specializing in the promotio (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Bill Gat ...

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