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  1. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  2. Five Hot Tours to Watch For in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:10 AM EST With Madonna's ongoing "MDNA" tour sweeping away all challengers to take the title of Top Tour of 2012, the gauntlet has been laid down for 2013's batch of headliners. Luckily, some of the world's biggest rock, pop and cou ...

  3. Steve Rifkind Signs Deal To Help Promote New American Basketball League

    September 05, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Steve Rifkind, the label head who founded Loud Records before selling it to Sony and creating SRC Records, has signed a partnership deal with the brand new American Basketball League, the U.S.'s first professional league with international FI ...

  4. En Breve: Rhapsody Makes Moves, Pitbull Buys Into Subs

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Rhapsody Radar Touts Newcomers Spanish DJ Juan Magan and regional Mexican singer El Bebeto are among those who appear on Rhapsody Radar 2012, a list by music journalists of up-and-coming acts advancing in the music business. This year's picks ...

  5. IAVM's Annual Confab Offers a New Brand

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT The names have changed - the former International Assn. of Assembly Managers is now the International Assn. of Venue Managers, and its annual conference and trade show is now VenueConnect - but the motivations to attend remain the same for this 87 ...

  6. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  7. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  8. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  9. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  10. Rick Ross Doesn't Appear at Memphis Show After Suffering Seizure

    October 15, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Hours after suffering a medical episode that forced a Delta Air Lines plane to return to Florida so he could be taken to the hospital, rapper Rick Ross tweeted that he still planned to perform as scheduled in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday evening. &qu ...

  11. SBS Flips Miami Regional Mexican Station La Raza 106.3 FM to Colombian Music

    May 06, 2011 1:24 PM EDT SBS Entertainment has flipped its regional Mexican station in Miami-La Raza 106.3 FM-to a tropical format geared toward Colombian listeners and fans of Colombian music. The new WRAZ-Cima programs mostly cumbia and vallenato, eminently Colombian ge ...

  12. U.S. Informant Testifies In Buju Banton Drug Trial

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton had a conversation about drugs with a government informant he met on a plane, it triggered a series of meetings and phone calls about buying and selling cocaine, according to testimony from the informant and ...

  13. Trey Songz To Join Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Tour

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST First he lands two songs in the top five of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week ("I Invented Sex" at No. 2 and "Say Aah" at No 3). Now, R&B crooner Trey Songz has been added to Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" tou ...

  14. Janet Jackson Cancels Missed Shows

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson won't be rockin' any rescheduled tour dates. The 42-year-old singer is not choreographing any makeup dates for the seven "Rock Witchu" tour performances that were initially postponed because of her illness "d ...

  15. Janet Resuming Tour After Battling Vertigo

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson is returning to her "Rock Witchu" tour and -- finally -- revealing the mystery illness that led her to cancel a string of concerts. Following two weeks of scrapped shows, Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour tonight (Oc ...

  16. Janet Delays Three More Shows Due To Illness

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has postponed three more shows because of an undisclosed illness. Her publicist said in an e-mail late Saturday that Jackson was postponing a Saturday show in Greensboro, N.C., one on Sunday in Atlanta and a third on Tuesday in Fort ...

  17. Live Nation In Talks To Launch Florida Festival

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is in negotiations with the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to launch a multiple-day music festival in 2009. During a recent public presentation to city commissioners, Live Nation officials said the new two-day music festival would like ...

  18. Jazz Briefs: Jazz Cruise, Earl Klugh

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -"The Jazz Cruise" will set sail Nov. 9-16 with a lineup that includes Regina Carter, nnenna Freelon, Tom Scott, Andy Bey and The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Produced by Jazz Cruises LLC, the eighth annual voyage will depart from Fo ...

  19. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 17). He was 58. Federic ...

  20. SBS Launches Miami Regional Mexican Station

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a nod to the changing Latin demographic of the East Coast, the Miami airwaves will welcome the strains of regional Mexican music on Jan. 5. The imminent launch of La Raza 106.3 FM was previously announced in Billboard (Billboard.biz, Oct. 24), ...

  21. Miami Tunes In To Regional Mexican Station

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami is close to launching its first FM regional Mexican station. La Raza will take over the 106.3 FM frequency, which at one point belonged to La Gran Cadena. The station belongs to the SBS network, which already owns pop station WRMA, Romance ( ...

  22. The Tube Partners With Tribune Broadcasting

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brings network to stations in NY, LA, Chicago. Tribune Broadcasting Co. and the digital music television network The Tube announced a deal Thursday that will place the fledgling network on stations in the nation's largest markets and dramatic ...

  23. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  24. Depeche Mode's 'Angel' Flies High In Europe

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode makes a triumphant return to claim the top spot on European Top 100 Albums, after topping the charts in a string of markets. The British alternative rock veteran's latest set "Playing the Depeche Mode makes a triumphant retu ...

  25. Depeche Mode's 'Angel' Flies High In Europe

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode makes a triumphant return to claim the top spot on European Top 100 Albums, after topping the charts in a string of markets. Depeche Mode makes a triumphant return to claim the top spot on European Top 100 Albums, after topping the ch ...

  26. SBS Making TV Debut

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio station group Spanish Broadcasting System is broadening its reach into the television sector, unveiling a $37.5 million deal to acquire WDLP-TV and other TV assets serving Miami and South Florid NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Radio sta ...

  27. Craig Morgan Extends Curiosita Management Ties

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broken Bow artist drops NeoStar. Broken Bow Records artist Craig Morgan has signed an exclusive management agreement with Faith Quesenberry of Nashville-based Curiosita Entertainment. Morgan was previously managed jointly by Curiosita and Fort Lau ...

  28. Adam Phillips Splits As CCE Exec VP

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec to stay on as consultant. Adam Phillips, who has served for four years as Clear Channel Entertainment's executive VP for corporate development and strategic planning, will leave his full-time position with the company and become a consul ...

  29. Koz Plans Eighth Smooth Jazz Christmas

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise his annual Smooth Jazz Christmas tour for the eighth consecutive year, beginning Nov. 26 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise his annual Smooth J ...

  30. Clear Channel Pulls Stern From Six Channels

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) as the nation's largest radio station group made good on its promise to clean up the airwaves. Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) a ...