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  1. Round Hill Music to Acquire Songs by Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B

    September 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Round Hill Music, which made big news when it announced that it acquired the North American rights to six iconic Beatles songs at the beginning of the year, just went to the other end of the music generational spectrum by agreeing to acquire a cat ...

  2. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  3. Free Record Shop Combines CD Pre-Sales With Free Concert Tickets

    October 25, 2011 4:18 PM EDT The Free Record Shop: Music retailer as online sales performance venue? ANTWERP -- A Benelux music retail chain has come up with an innovative solution to declining music retail sales: The Free Record Shop's formula to combat dropping CD reve ...

  4. DeLuna Festival Returns for Second Year with Linkin Park, Jane's Addiction, Weezer and Big Boi

    September 20, 2011 3:51 PM EDT The second annual festival will take place at Casino Beach on Oct. 13 - 16 in Pensacola, Fla. DeLuna Festival's first year brought economic recovery to the BP oil-spill damaged area. This year, the festival has partnered with the Surfrider Fo ...

  5. Billboard Pro's D.I.Y. 50 Indie Labels (Part II)

    August 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT This is part II of our 50 Best Indie Labels in America piece. To read part I, click here. Indie-tastic: Billboard Pro breaks down 50 American indie labels. 26. RVNG Intl. Pronounced "revenge," this boutique electronic label drops careful ...

  6. Radiohead Ventures Into Chinese Social Media, Launches Page on Sina.com

    July 03, 2011 10:05 AM EDT HONG KONG (AP) - Radiohead has taken a tentative step into censored Chinese cyberspace, even though the British rock band has been critical of China's human rights record. Radiohead recently launched a page on the "weibo" site of le ...

  7. Plan B Scoops Three UK Ivor Novello Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 3:57 PM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Rapper Plan B was the big winner at this year's Ivor Novello music awards in London, carrying off three prizes. The 27-year-old from London -- whose real name is Benjamin Drew -- won Songwriter of the Year as well as the Al ...

  8. Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Bob Marley Week with Ziggy Marley, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Others

    May 03, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Bob Marley on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next week. The tribute to Marley, which begins May 9, honors the 30th anniversary of ...

  9. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone' ...

  10. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center ...

  11. Lucky Seven For Swift While 'Notorious' Debuts

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . Can you name the last album to spend as many weeks at the top? . . . The first top 10 debut of the year comes in the form of the soundtrack to " ...

  12. Mountain, Foreigner Manager Prager Dies

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bud Prager, a longtime label executive and manager who fostered the rock bands Mountain, Foreigner and Damn Yankees, died Dec. 22 of esophageal cancer at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 79. In the 1960s, the native New Yorker formed independent l ...

  13. Island Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Island Records will mark its fiftieth anniversary in May 2009, with founder Chris Blackwell overseeing the week-long "Island 50 Live" festival. Blackwell founded the Island label in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959 and moved to London in the ea ...

  14. Queen + Paul Rodgers Plan Int'l Trek

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. The 28-date "Cosmos Rocks Over Europe" arena t ...

  15. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  16. Queen Rules January IFPI Awards

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queen's three-CD anthology moved past the 3 million shipments milestone, according to IFPI Platinum Europe certifications for January. The band's "Platinum Collection" (EMI) was the only multi-platinu Queen's three-CD anth ...