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  1. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart on Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

    September 15, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemor ...

  2. Norah Jones Splits From Macklam Feldman Management, Signs With S.A.M.

    September 02, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Grammy-winning jazz singer Norah Jones has parted ways with her longtime management company Macklam Feldman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She has joined S.A.M., or Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Beastie Bo ...

  3. MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Pregnant Beyonce Steal Show

    August 28, 2011 11:53 PM EDT The JayBey Spawn: Beyonce stole the 2011 VMAs announcing her pregnancy on the red carpet (above) and later striking a similar pose post-VMA performance (Getty Images) The MTV Video Music Awards returned to L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Sunday (Aug. 28 ...

  4. Jon Stewart To Interview Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Producer Butch Vig on SiriusXM

    August 25, 2011 1:37 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will host a Q&A session with the surviving members of rock band Nirvana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album "Nevermind." Stewart will host the event on SiriusXM for two ho ...

  5. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  6. Lollapalooza Expanding to Brazil in 2012

    August 06, 2011 8:37 AM EDT As Lollapalooza kicked off its 20th anniversary edition Friday in Chicago, organizers announced international expansion plans. The concert will take place in Brazil for the very first time next year on April 7 and 8 at Sao Paulo's Jockey Club ...

  7. Read: Independent Retailers' Open Letter to Jay-Z and Kanye West About 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives

    July 28, 2011 4:54 PM EDT In response to Jay-Z and Kanye West's decision to offer exclusive sales programs to iTunes and Best Buy for their forthcoming "Watch the Throne" LP, a number of independent retailers have written an open letter to the duo protesting ...

  8. Matt Jones: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Matt Jones Co-Founder, CrowdSurge; Founder, SPC Live Matt Jones, 25, describes his business as "collapsing the distribution chain and creating more value for the artist and the fan." CrowdSurge reports ticket sales of 250,000 in 2010, wi ...

  9. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  10. Guest Post: A Study in Music Purchasing: Jack Isquith Buys a Foo Fighters Album

    April 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT (The following is a guest post from Jack Isquith that originally appeared on his blog Digital Music Insider and is reposted here with his permission. Isquith, a digital music industry veteran, has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and A ...

  11. Regina Spektor To Make Special In-Store Performance At New York's Other Music For Record Store Day

    April 08, 2011 2:23 PM EDT Regina Specktor will hold a special in-store performance at New York indie mecca Other Music on Record Store Day, April 16 -- and fittingly enough, the performance itself is limited edition. The first 100 customers who buy Spektor's special R ...

  12. Foo Fighters Announce Special Record Store Day Gig, Album

    April 04, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The Foo Fighters will be one of the artists making high-profile shows of support for Record Store Day on April 16 when the Rosewell/RCA recording act plays a set at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Calif. "I'm proud to be a part of Record Sto ...

  13. Foo Fighters To Play Gigs In Eight Fans' Garages

    March 17, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Next month, the Foo Fighters will be playing songs from "Wasting Light," the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl's garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities as part of a sponsorship with BlackBerry. ...

  14. Foo Fighters' 'Rope' Debuts at No. 1 on Rock Chart

    February 28, 2011 4:12 PM EST Foo Fighters reflect the building anticipation for "Wasting Light," their first studio album since 2007, as the set's first single, "Rope," roars in at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart. The song starts with 11.9 ...

  15. Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Cee-Lo Announced For 2011 Hangout Music Festival

    February 01, 2011 3:40 PM EST The Hangout Music Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which includes Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips and Cee Lo Green. The festival, now in its second year, will run the weekend of ...

  16. Britney Spears, Kanye West Roll-Out New Album News on Twitter, Rather than Traditional PR

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST What does a music publicity campaign look like in this day and age? A series of 140-character clues that trickle out slowly on Twitter, oftentimes without any involvement from the artist's press representative or manager. From album release d ...

  17. Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney Receive Kennedy Center Honors Salute

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Wash ...

  18. Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon Headline Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. rock acts Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon are to headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, which takes place June 10 to 12, 2010. Britpop band Pulp, who announced earlier this month that they were reforming to play a series of U.K. and ...

  19. Web Trends: LeAnn Rimes, Nelly, Keith Richards and more

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 5. Monster Mash Song The Monster Mash song is considered one of the most popular Halloween songs of all times. 6. Halloween Free Music In preparation for the holiday, there are many sites that are providing free Hallowee ...

  20. Web Trends: Rihanna, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productions 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (21-04-2010) 3. Rihanna - ...

  21. Web Trends: Rihanna, Oprah, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (21-04-2010) 3. The Seeds Of Hope (by proXima) 4. Tinie ...

  22. Web Trends: Ciara, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lloyd Banks and more

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Ciara featuring Ludacris - Ride 2. The iPad DJ: @ranajune 3. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productio ...

  23. Web Trends: B.o.B, Eminem, Gang Starr, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson and more

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 pm) *None at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. B.o.B featuring Eminem & Hayley Williams 2. OMG- usher feat will i am (dance cover) 3. B.o.B. Feat. Eminem & Hayley (Part 2) - Airplanes 4. How to Ra ...

  24. Just Signed: UMPG, Emack, Warner/Chappell, John Paul Jones and Joshua Homme

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired the publishing assets of Emack Music, the publishing arm of Christian label Gotee Records. The catalog includes songs by Relient K, Luna Halo, Grits, Jennifer Knapp, Ayeisha, House of Heroes, an ...

  25. Web Trends: Curtis Mayfield, B.o.B, Eminem and More

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 20. Crystal Bowersox People Get Ready Crystal Bowersox sang Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" on last night's American Idol. Using her own mic stand from home and breaking into tears ...

  26. Web Trends: Guru, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nike and More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 6. Guru Dies 10. Guru Dead 13. Gang Starr Guru Dead Iconic rapper Guru, who fell into a coma after suffering cardiac arrest in early March has died yesterday morning at the age of 43, losing a long battle with cancer. The report come ...

  27. Web Trends: CMA Awards, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and more

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at what's making waves on the Web on Monday afternoon (April 19). Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. CMA Awards 2010 Winners The 2010 Country Music Awards Ceremony took place on Sunday dominated by Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. Winn ...

  28. @SXSW: Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up Friday

    March 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs an ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  30. Jay-Z, Strokes, Pink For Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, the Strokes and Pink are among the first acts confirmed to play the 2010 Isle of Wight festival, held June 11-13 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday June 11 with New York City alt- ...

  31. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for Germa ...

  32. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) ...

  33. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  34. Them Crooked Vultures Set Release Date For Debut

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures will release its debut album Nov. 17. Bandmates Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) will put the self-produced and self-titled release out on ...

  35. From CTIA: EMI, Myxer, Shazam, Tapulous

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI Music licensed its catalog to ringtone provider Myxer , becoming the first major label to strike a deal with the company. The deal covers ringtones, full-track songs, ringtones, videos and images available via Myxer's service. -- Shaza ...

  36. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  37. Sunny Day Real Estate Classic Lineup Reunites For Tour

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will return to the road with its four original members this fall and will reissue its first two Sub Pop albums on Sept. 15. These will be the band's first shows of any kind since November 200 ...

  38. Colbie Caillat, UMPG Win Big At BMI Pop Awards

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter of the year award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards resulted in a record-breaking, eight-way tie between Colbie Caillat, Polow Da Don, T-Pain, Alan Chang, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette and Brian Yale, Chris Brown, and Maroon ...

  39. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  40. McCartney, Radiohead To Rock Grammy Telecast

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and the quadruple threat of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West have been added to the performance lineup for the 51st annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. McCa ...

  41. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site, the game "allows you to ...

  42. Osbourne, AC/DC Win At Classic Rock awards

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and AC/DC were among the winners at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour held at London's Park Lane Hotel. Osbourne won the gong for living legend although almost dropped the trophy on his foot, commenting, &qu ...

  43. Foos, QOTSA Rock Blackberry Launch Party

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters brought their arena rock show to a much smaller stage last night (Oct. 29) at the 1,400-capacity Avalon in Los Angeles, during a private concert with Queens Of The Stone Age to help promote Blackberry's first touch-screen pho ...

  44. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  45. Universal Republic Names Blair VP

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dennis Blair has been appointed VP of alternative promotion for Universal Republic Records. Blair will report to Joel Klaiman, senior VP of promotion and artist development for the company, and be based in New York. Most previously, Blair was seni ...

  46. Pearl Jam, Foos, Lips To Salute The Who On VH1

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Flaming Lips have signed on to perform at VH1's third annual "Rock Honors," which this year will salute the Who. The event will be held July 12 at Los Angeles' Pauley Pavilion and air five days later ...

  47. Mariah And Leona Hold While Rest Of Billboard 200 Gets Busy

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (down 61%) while Leona Lewis' "Spirit" stays firm at No. 2, earning a gain after her "American Idol" performance last week ... The ...

  48. Dylan, Iggy, Berry Join Virgin Fest

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Iggy & The Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the Black Keys and Wilco will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots for the 3rd A ...

  49. STP, Tragically Hip Lead Virgin Fest Calgary

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots and the Tragically Hip will headline this year's first Virgin Festival in Calgary, to be held June 21-22 at Fort Calgary. Other acts on the bill include the Flaming Lips, Three Days Grace, Corb Lund, Face to Face, the Dude ...

  50. Fatboy's Southern Fried Gets New Oz Deal

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. DJ and producer Norman Cook's label Southern Fried Records has found a new home Down Under. Liberator Music will distribute the label in Australia and New Zealand after striking a deal with Cook -- who records under various guises, the b ...

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