Geography of Alabama

  1. Belmont University's Student Road Crew: Dealing With Problems on The Road

    July 06, 2012 3:51 PM EDT Editor's Note: For 10 entertainment industry students of Belmont University in Nashville, the summer of 2012 will include an experience they probably never dreamed they'd be getting school credit for: Being the road crew for a touring ba ...

  2. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Becomes Year's Second-Biggest-Selling Album

    May 24, 2012 5:29 PM EDT This week, Lionel Richie's smash "Tuskegee" album becomes the second-biggest selling album of the year with a total of 789,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Mercury Nashville set surpasses Whitney Houston's "Gre ...

  3. This Week In Music: FLO Thinkery's Mark Montgomery Gives Artists Career Advice

    March 29, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Mark Montgomery founded FLO Thinkery as a way to help solve many of the problems that businesses encounter, and as an investor in the Artist Growth mobile app he's recognized one of the solutions to the problem of building a career through mu ...

  4. John Mayer Unveils Tour Dates, Previews New Single 'Shadow Days'

    February 27, 2012 5:21 PM EST It's been two years since John Mayer last toured the U.S., but this April the singer/songwriter will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming album, Born and Raised . But wait there's more: Mayer posted a 60 second clip of the reco ...

  5. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow Help Bama Rising Raise Over $2 Million For Tornado Benefit

    June 15, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Bama Rising Bunch: (Back row, L-R) Bo Bice; Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town; J.D. Nicholas, Walter Orange, and William King of The Commodores; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Williams, Eddie Montg ...

  6. Bama Jam 2011 Officially Cancelled

    May 27, 2011 9:14 AM EDT As expected, Conway Entertainment Group has opted not to proceed with the Bama Jam music festival in Enterprise, Ala., for 2011, and plan on bringing the event back in 2012. Embattled developer and festival founder Ronnie Gilley posted on his Face ...

  7. Hangout Festival With Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Black Keys Helps Gulf Coast Tourism Recover

    May 20, 2011 7:32 AM EDT GULF SHORES, Ala. - A year ago bad vibes from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and fear over the future of Gulf Coast tourism hung like rain clouds over the inaugural Hangout Music Festival this resort destination. Flash forward 12 months and the f ...

  8. Virgin Mobile Sponsors Sydney Metro Theatre

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile is bolstering its brand within Australia's live space through a headline sponsorship agreement for the Sydney Metro Theatre. The central Sydney venue will now become the Virgin Mobile Metro, its owners Century Venues revealed to ...

  9. Briefs: Michael Jackson Sales, Jazz Times, Red Mountain

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- How did the estimate for Michael Jackson 's lifetime sales figure go from 200 million albums to 750 million in recent years? "A likely explanation is that a rough tally of individual songs was misinterpreted or misrepresented to refle ...

  10. Editors To Launch O2 Birmingham Academy

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Editors are set to be the first headline act to perform at the new O2 Birmingham Academy on Sept. 10. It will be the band's first non-festival U.K. show this year, with bookings for European festivals including Germany's Hu ...

  11. Fall Opening For AMG's New Birmingham Venue

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its new site in Birmingham, England this Fall with shows already confirmed by rapper Dizzee Rascal and alt-rock acts Bloc Party and the Maccabees. The venue, the new O2 Academy Birmingham, wa ...

  12. Mobile Entertainment Shrugs Off Credit Crunch

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Global trade body Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) has revealed its members expect an average revenue growth of 27% in the mobile entertainment industry during 2009. The figure comes from the MEF's first quarterly Business Confidence Index (B ...

  13. Fox Opens Doors On New Mobile Group

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After buying out the minority stake of its Jamba mobile entertainment joint venture from partner VeriSign, NewsCorp has reorganized its mobile interests into a new business unit. The new organization - Fox Mobile Group - oversees three mobile team ...

  14. Montgomery Partners With A2M For Distribution

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Michael Montgomery has signed an exclusive agreement with independent music distributor Artist To Market Distribution (A2M). The company will handle the distribution of Montgomery's tenth studio album, "Time Flies," which will ...

  15. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  16. Groove Mobile Adds 70,000 Indie Tracks

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has bolstered its music catalog after signing a worldwide licensing deal with Indie Mobile. Works by the likes of Editors, Armand Van Helden, the Pigeon Detectives, Laurent Garnier and Royksopp make up t ...

  17. Montgomery Opens Stringtown Records

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country star John Michael Montgomery has launched his own independent label, Stringtown Records. The label takes its name from a small community near Montgomery's home in Mercer County, Ky. Montgomery will serve as the label's CEO and Na ...

  18. Warner Austria, T-Mobile Team For 'Beats' CD

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Austria has linked up with T-Mobile International to release what the music company says will be its first ever physical-CD compilation with a mobile-phone operator. The CD "Electronic Beats Collectables Volume One" is sched ...

  19. Mobile Meffys Awards To Be Handed Out

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-music ventures involving Christine Aguilera, Lily Allen, Ludacris, Sugababes and Dirty Pretty Things are up for trophies at this year's Meffys, the international mobile entertainment annual awards ceremony. Sony Ericsson's 2006 pa ...

  20. Lyman To Keynote Billboard Mobile Conference

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At Billboard's upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live! conference March 26, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be the featured keynote speaker in an exclusive Fireside Chat interview. So what is the founder of the Warped Tour doing at a mobile ...

  21. Reports: Moderati Sold

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ringtone and mobile media company Moderati reportedly has been sold to Santa Monica-based digital media firm Bellrock Media. MocoNews reports that Moderati's prior owner, Japanese firm Faith West, is commanding a price in the "mid double ...

  22. Montgomery Signs With Hallmark Direction

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST John Michael Montgomery has signed with Hallmark Direction Company for management representation. The move marks a return to Hallmark for Montgomery, who was represented by the company from 1992-2000. When he left Hallmark in 2000, Montgomery init ...

  23. Binks Joins Groove Mobile

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has expanded its London office with the appointment of Jason Binks to be director of off-portal marketing. Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mob ...

  24. Chuck D Delivers Mobile Keynote, Slams Labels

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three-day Mobile Content World runs Sept. 19-21. Three-day Mobile Content World runs Sept. 19-21. News ...

  25. Warner Music Strikes Deal With China Unicom

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First pact between major, Chinese mobile firm. First pact between major, Chinese mobile firm. News ...

  26. Global Pulse

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Global deadlines are looming for Editors, with an international touring schedule keeping the Birmingham, England-based alternative rock act on the road throughout spring. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Global deadlines are looming for Editors, w ...

  27. Red Mountain Ent. Adds Partner

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ruffino joins team, most recently with New Era. John Ruffino has joined Red Mountain Entertainment, Inc., as one of four partners at the concert and event promotion company based in Birmingham, Ala. Formed last month, Red Mountain promotes concert ...

  28. Movie Gallery Launches $14.1M Offer For VHQ

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie Gallery Inc. said it formally launched a tender offer for the stock of Canadian rival VHQ Entertainment Inc. on March 11, about a week after the companies agreed to a friendly $14.1 million merg NEW YORK (AP) -- Movie Gallery Inc. said it fo ...

  29. Movie Gallery Buying Canada's VHQ

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. company also has bid for Hollywood. Through its subsidiary Movie Gallery Canada, the chain has made a takeover bid to buy all outstanding shares of VHQ's common stock for $1.15 (Canadian) per share. VHQ owns and operates 61 stores in Alb ...

  30. EMI N.A. Names Mobile Music Exec

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. Ryan, who is based in New York, will develop e-commerce initiatives and produ ...

  31. Music-N-More Owner Aquil Abdur-Rasheed Killed

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, owner of the three-store Music-N-More chain in Birmingham, Ala., was shot dead last night during an apparent robbery at his Phillips Drive outlet, according to The Birmingham News Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, owner of the three-store ...