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  1. Vodafone Announces $10.2 Billion Bid for Kabel Deutschland

    June 24, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Britain's Vodafone PLC has launched a takeover bid for Germany's biggest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland, as part of its push to dominate media services in its biggest market. Vodafone, a British cellphone company with wide internati ...

  2. Call Carly Rae Jepsen Billboard's Rising Star of 2012

    November 30, 2012 2:21 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen describes the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, as a "Cinderella night"-and one that would've been unimaginable a year ago. At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" ...

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen: Billboard's Rising Star 2012

    November 30, 2012 11:30 AM EST (Photo: Vanessa Heins) Carly Rae Jepsen describes the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, as a "Cinderella night" - and one that would've been unimaginable a year ago. At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Jepsen's &qu ...

  4. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  5. Can Sean Paul Find 'Dutty Rock' Success Once Again?

    October 19, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Get(ing) Busy: Sean Paul has just released Tomahawk Technique on VP/Atlantic records. For his fifth album "Tomahawk Technique" (VP/Atlantic) released last month, Grammy award winner Sean Paul recruited a cadre of international hit-making ...

  6. Morning Fix: US, Drake Top Illegal Filesharing Report; iPhone 5's Record Sales; Rihanna's MTV EMA Noms

    September 17, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. THE XX'S 'COEXIST' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON UK ALBUM CHARTS AHEAD OF BOB DYLAN, THE SCRIPT: The xx's sophomore set Coexist (Young Turks) debuted at No. 1 on ...

  7. German Live Music Market Recovering, Revenue Up 24 Percent

    July 26, 2012 10:31 AM EDT The German live entertainment market has recovered from the dramatic drop in sales of 2008 and 2009 and reports a revenue boost of 24 percent for 2011. The total revenue volume of €3.94 billion is €2.76 billion for music events and €1.18 billion f ...

  8. CTS Eventim, German Football Association Offices Raided For Second Time in World Cup Ticketing Investigation

    June 27, 2012 7:37 AM EDT Eventim CEO Klaus Peter Schulenberg The offices of one of the Europe's biggest concert promoters and ticket companies, CTS Eventim in Bremen, as well as the private house of CTS Eventim's CEO, Klaus Peter Schulenberg, and the offices of ...

  9. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  11. German Digital Music Market Up Nearly 20% In First Half of 2011

    September 13, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Streaming services are experiencing the greatest sales growth in Germany's current digital market while the overall digital market expanded by 19.3 percent from the beginning of January to the end of June 2011, according to the German Federal ...

  12. Love Parade Follow-Up: Why Little Has Changed in German Concert Industry

    March 21, 2011 11:41 AM EDT 's Love Parade: Many German concert promoters believe the industry is sufficiently regulated. (Photo: Getty Images) Very little has changed in Germany's concert industry since the tragic events of July 24, 2010 when 21 people died an ...

  13. New iPad to Launch Today With or Without Steve Jobs

    March 02, 2011 7:48 AM EST More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday -- possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credit ...

  14. Stock Futures Drop Following Steve Jobs Medical Leave Announcement

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Stock index futures extended their fall on Monday, pulled lower by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) after the company's CEO Steve Jobs said the company's board had granted him leave to concentrate on his health. Apple's shares traded in Frankfurt ...

  15. German Live Biz Down Again

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to a study by the Nuremberg-based research institute GFK, the German live entertainment market's turnover for 2009 totaled €3.17 billion ($4.38 billion) - a 12% decline on 2008's €3.6 billion ($4.97 billion). There had already ...

  16. Girl Band Star Escapes Jail Over HIV Infection

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A German pop singer who confessed to knowingly exposing two men to the risk of HIV after finding out she had the virus herself was convicted by a court on Thursday (Aug. 26) of grievous bodily harm. Nadja Benaissa, 28, from German girl-band No Ang ...

  17. Nicholas Riddle Promoted To Peters Edition Group CEO

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nicholas Riddle has been promoted to Group CEO of international classical music publishing house Peters Edition. The company, which has offices in New York, London, Frankfurt and Leipzig, has also undergone an internal restructure with its separat ...

  18. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  19. Violinist David Garrett Invests In Promoter, Label

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT David Garrett, the violinist and long-standing DEAG Entertainment partner, has acquired 371,670 shares in the German music company. Deutsche Entertainment AG, based in Berlin, is a concert promoter and it also has a recorded music arm. It releases ...

  20. Love Parade Death Toll Rises To 20

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The number of people who died at the German Love Parade festival has risen to 20, police have confirmed. The latest victim, a 21-year-old German woman, died as a result of her injuries in hospital late yesterday (July 26). Authorities confirmed th ...

  21. Crowds Turn Out For European iPad Launch

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Huge crowds have turned out to purchase an iPad in European territories. The Apple device went on sale today (May 28) in nine countries, following its U.S. launch on April 3. The international launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, J ...

  22. German Biz Welcomes Wi-Fi Ruling

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ruling by the German federal high court of justice in Karlsruhe on protecting wi-fi Internet connections has been welcomed by the music industry. The Frankfurt-based label 3P, owned by the musician Moses Pelham, sued a WLAN (Wireless Local Are ...

  23. Marek Lieberberg Honored In Hamburg

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frankfurt-based Marek Lieberberg (MLK) was awarded with the German Live Entertainment Award (LEA) as tour promoter of the year. MLK presented shows by Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Green Day, Xavier Naidooo and U2 last year. DEAG Classics i ...

  24. Volcanic Ash Grounds Artists, Disrupts Biz

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan, the Cri ...

  25. Apple Fans Eagerly Touch and Swipe First iPads

    April 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that the iPad is in the hands of early adopters, the hard work for Apple Inc. begins. Eager customers intent on being among the first owners of this new class of gadgetry stood in long lines across the country Saturday. They seemed willing to ...

  26. CTS Eventim Moves 80 Million Tickets

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than 80 million tickets were sold last year using the systems developed and operated by the CTS Eventim Group. In the period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 2009, the group generated €466.7 million ($633 million) in revenue, compared to 2008's €4 ...

  27. AOL Shutting German Operation

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet group AOL is leaving Germany, closing offices in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. About 140 employees will lose their jobs. The closures were confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 12) by AOL spokesman Thomas Knorpp in Hamburg. No comment c ...

  28. Music Fairs Muscle In On German Computer, Book Events

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Germany will host three music fairs in March 2010, taking place in Leipzig, Hannover and Frankfurt. The concentration of German events is partly explained by organizers of book and computer trade shows opening up their events to make up the declin ...

  29. BBC, MPA Deal Boosts Classical Audience

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new deal signed between the British Broadcasting Corporation and the MPA (Music Publishers Association), acting on behalf of its members, is enabling the BBC to grow its global audience for contemporary classical music. The agreement was brokere ...

  30. German Publishers Plan Online Sheet Music Service

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A dozen leading German independent publishers want to launch a new platform for downloading sheet music between now and March 2010 in Germany. This will allow users to download sheet music and will also be available to music retailers, who will be ...

  31. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  32. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  33. Secondary Ticket Service Denies German Court Ban

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smartfox Media has hit back after Frankfurt-based promoter Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur (MLK) claimed victory in a legal battle over secondary tickets being sold on the Ventic online platform for Depeche Mode concerts in Germany. "Smartfox ...

  34. Depeche Mode Pulls O2 Date After Singer's Surgery

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hosp ...

  35. German Promoter Wins Depeche Mode Tickets Ruling

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Marek Lieberberg, based in Frankfurt, has fought back against the secondary ticket market after concerns about inflated prices for the Depeche Mode tour. The District Court of Munich prohibited dealing in indirectly purchased conc ...

  36. JPC-Schallplatten Purchases WOM Brand

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German music retail company JPC-Schallplatten Ersandhandelsgesellschaft has bought the "WOM-World of Music" brand from department store chain operator Karstadt Quelle AG, Europe's largest department store & mail order group. WOM ...

  37. Prodigy Invades Euro Albums Chart

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pioneering British electro act the Prodigy makes a bold return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 with its fifth studio set, "Invaders Must Die" (Takemetothehospital). Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Univer ...

  38. Double Win For Lieberberg At Germany's LEAs

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Frankfurt-based concert promoter Marek Lieberberg was the big winner at this year's Live Entertainment Awards (LEAs) in Hamburg. Marek Lieberberg received two of the 17 LEAs. He was named concert promoter of the year and also got the LEA ...

  39. Sugarland Heads To Europe

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour throughout the month of March. Traveling to seven different countries they will perform in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military inst ...

  40. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  41. Sony Corp. To Cut 8,000 Jobs

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Japan's Sony Corp. said it will cut about 4% of its workforce, curb investment and pull out of businesses to save $1.1 billion a year, as the financial crisis ravages demand for its electronics products. The 8,000 job cuts are the biggest ann ...

  42. German Vinyl Sales Slide

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vinyl record distributors are reporting declines of up to 60% in sales, a trend which is affecting dance music labels behind vinyl releases of house, techno and hip-hop. More and more DJs are using MP3s in their work rather than expensive vinyl re ...

  43. Depeche Mode Announces Euro Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. synth-pop act Depeche Mode presented its plans for the “Tour of the Universe 2009" during an announcement at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. In front of over 350 media representatives from all over Europe and about 1,000 fans today (Oct. 6 ...

  44. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  45. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  46. Lieberberg Wins Big At Germany's LEA Event

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marek Lieberberg has been awarded tour promoter of the year 2007 at the third annual Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), which took place Tuesday in Hamburg's Color Line Arena. Frankfurt-based Lieberberg, who promoted concerts during the year by ...

  47. Spain All Set For SxSW

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish indie Armada is sailing into South By South West for the first time this week, with music biz and government backing. Until this year, Spain was the world's only major market without a stand at SxSW in Austin, Texas, but the Sound ...

  48. European Concert Channel To Arrive In 2008

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert Channel, a new Europe-wide TV music station, is to start broadcasting from the first quarter of 2008. The Erfurt-based station will carry a range of content, from pop through to jazz and country music, and will focus on concerts, tours and ...

  49. Names Added To MTV EMA Bill

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 1 MTV Europe Music Awards' artist line-up is taking shape. Will.i.am and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will perform together on Munich's OlympiaHalle stage for the music TV broadcaster's flagship European awards event, o ...

  50. Snoop Dogg In The House For MTV EMAs

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg will take the mic as host of the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at Munich's OlympiaHalle. Organizers are keeping quiet on the line-up, apart from today confirming performances from American rock staple Foo Fighters and ...

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