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  1. Latin Grammy Week: Tears, Laughter at Special Awards Ceremony

    November 14, 2012 9:19 PM EST There was laughter, reminiscence and plenty of tears at a Wednesday morning ceremony to honor the Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award winners. Academy members and press crowded the Ballroom at the Four Seasons Ho ...

  2. C3 Presents Partnering In St. Lous' LouFest

    September 18, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Listen Live Entertainment, producers of the LouFest Music Festival in St. Louis, has joined forces with C3 Presents in a joint venture to grow the festival, which just completed it's third edition. The third annual LouFest took place Aug. 25- ...

  3. Brent Grulke, SXSW Creative Director, Dead at 52

    August 13, 2012 7:01 PM EDT Brent Grulke, the creative director for Austin, TX's wildly popular SXSW Music Festival and Conference, has died, according to reports . He was 52. Grulke was scheduled to undergo oral surgery this morning, August 13, and reportedly died of a ...

  4. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal To Play September Tour Dates

    July 13, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Promoters for a major Latin music co-headlining tour featuring Mexican stars Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal say originally announced Sept. dates will take place despite the fact that the tour's initial eight summer dates have ...

  5. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 1:49 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at ...

  6. Whitney Houston's Funeral Cost Her Newark Hometown $187,000

    April 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's funeral cost her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, $187,000 in police overtime, and some residents aren't happy about footing the bill. Local authorities staffed nearly 200 police officers at the New Baptist Church, where ...

  7. Dell, YouTube Partner to Live-Stream Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Jazzfest

    March 16, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Today (March 16), Dell and YouTube announced an exclusive partnership to deliver live webcasts of this year's four major music festivals: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits (ACL). YouTube b ...

  8. SoundHound's Katie McMahon SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT SoundHound VP, Sales and Marketing Katie McMahon takes a break during SXSW (photo: Glenn Peoples) Some tech companies used SXSWi to decorate a vehicle or throw an elaborate party. SoundHound went to Austin for meetings and trend watching. Billboar ...

  9. Whitney Houston's Funeral: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder to Perform; Clive Davis to Speak

    February 16, 2012 3:01 PM EST Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonderwill perform at Whitney Houston's funeral, while Clive Davis will speak, Houston's rep, Jill Fritzo, has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. WATCH VIDEO: Whitney Houston With Clive Davis, Brandy, Monica ...

  10. Whitney Houston Mourners Face Dearth of Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 7:30 AM EST BETH DeFALCO and TED SHAFFREY | Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on theHol ...

  11. Emo's Owner on Famed Austin Club's Closure: 'What Makes a Venue Is Not Four Walls'

    September 29, 2011 1:22 PM EDT Posters at Emos, Austin, TX from MightiestofGuns.com on Vimeo . Last Saturday, during the Official Austin City Limits after-show, Toronto dance-punk band Death from Above 1979 took the stage at Emo's main room, becoming the last band to ever ...

  12. Backbeat: Arcade Fire Dazzle With 'Austin City Limits' Taping -- Throw Mic to Our Fearless Correspondent

    September 18, 2011 5:07 PM EDT (Photo: Jillian Mapes) While ACL festgoers and industry figures alike flocked to Zilker Park for a glimpse of Stevie Wonder, Billboard correspondent Jillian Mapes snuck away to the Moody Theater in the W Hotel to watch Arcade Fire's "Aus ...

  13. One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas

    June 20, 2011 7:40 AM EDT DALLAS (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man died after attending a sold-out rave party at Dallas' Fair Park, and another concert-goer was in critical condition on Sunday, Dallas officials said. Some 25 to 30 other people were treated for heat, drug ...

  14. SXSW

    April 02, 2011 12:00 AM EDT The annual South by Southwest conference took place March 9-18 in Austin and hosted more than 40,000 people who flooded the sleepy little music town to discover new creative content, launch tech products, preview buzzing films and check out the la ...

  15. Backbeat: Check Out Photos From South By Southwest 2011

    March 29, 2011 10:13 AM EDT The annual South by Southwest conference took place March 9-18 in Austin and hosted more than 40,000 people who flooded the sleepy little music town to discover new creative content, launch tech products, preview buzzing films and check out the la ...

  16. South By Southwest 2011 Was More Dangerous Than Usual: A Recap

    March 22, 2011 6:33 PM EDT The vast majority of the estimated 200,000 people who flocked to Austin for this year's South by Southwest festival played nice, patiently lining up to see buzz bands and keeping any drunken impulses under control. But a few people didn' ...

  17. South By Southwest: Execs Tell Their Favorite Places And Ways To Do Business

    March 22, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Despite its spring-break reputation, plenty of real business gets done at SXSW. Amid thousands of bands, tens of thousands of attendees and heaven knows how many thousands of gallons of alcohol served, you've got deals being made in every noo ...

  18. Scott Schumaker, of Bright Antenna Records, SXSW Diary: Look at That Foo Fighters Line!

    March 16, 2011 5:15 PM EDT (Scott Schumaker is managing Jedi for Bright Antenna Records . Tweet him: @brightantenna) Wednesday 3.16.11 The 16-passenger white van and trailer invasion began last night. It was a noticeable shift. Until 6:00 pm the Austin Conference Center was ...

  19. Austin City Limits Three-Day Passes Sell Out Before Lineup Announced

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three-day passes for the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival sold-out in 14 hours, before a single band has been announced. This pace is a record for the festival, which began at Austin’s Zilker Park in 2002, and is believed to be a first ...

  20. Pitbull Brings 'Carnaval' To U.S. Tour

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pitbull and AEG Live will bring his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour to cities across the U.S. this summer, in what will be the bilingual rapper's biggest domestic tour to date. The U.S. tour starts May 25 at Denver's 1stBa ...

  21. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies At 74

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New Yor ...

  22. SXSW Pulls Record Numbers To Austin Fest

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For fans that crowded into Austin's streets, clubs and even churches last week, the South by Southwest Festival was about drinking a lot of beer, eating barbecue and hearing some of the world's hottest bands. But for music executives tha ...

  23. WOXY.com Off Air

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WOXY.com, an online indie rock station based in Austin, TX, announced it was suspending operations this morning (March 23). "The current economic climate" was the reason provided for the shutdown. WOXY started out as a terrestrial statio ...

  24. Country Music Impresario Johnnie High Dead At 80

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Johnnie High, a north Texas country music showman who gave such performers as LeAnn Rimes and Boxcar Willie their early exposure, has died at the age of 80. High's daughter, Luanne Dorman, says her father died Wednesday after battling heart d ...

  25. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

  26. SXSW Day 2: Buzz Bands, Quincy Jones, Kanye West

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Austin is still full of the young, cool, and beautiful drinking their way through the hype machine, there are signs the recession has had an impact on the festival. Parties that offered lavish spreads last year have cut back to putting out b ...

  27. 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage, news and analysis from the 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference, being held March 18 - 22 in Austin, Texas. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections March 22, 2009 - BillboardBiz Billboard editorial director Bill Werde reflects on this ...

  28. Liberman Broadcasting Buys New York TV Station

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the heels of signing an affiliate deal in four Texas markets, Liberman Broadcasting has bought New York television station WASA Channel 25 as part of its bid to launch its Spanish-language network Estrella TV. The network is slated to launch in ...

  29. 'Mega' Moves In On 'Movin' In Dallas

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS Radio's KMVK (Movin)/Dallas has dropped its rhythmic AC format in favor of Spanish-language hot AC "Mega 107.5." No word yet on who's programming. "Movin" PD Nikki Nite and promotion director Eric Landrum remain f ...

  30. Report: Latin Stations Targeted In Payola Investigation

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Latin radio stations in Texas appear to be among those being investigated in an ongoing FCC probe into payola allegations. According to the McAllen Monitor , Spanish-language stations in the Rio Grande Valley have received letters of inquiry as we ...

  31. Hispanic Radio Pioneer Dies

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hispanic radio pioneer McHenry Taylor Tichenor died Saturday (Jan. 3) of natural causes in Round Rock, Texas. He was 76. Tichenor managed the family broadcasting business, Tichenor Media System, which owned the country's first Spanish-languag ...

  32. Veteran Sales Exec Zwirn Dies

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dickey Zwirn, a longtime sales executive in the BMG family, passed away on July 15 in Stamford, Conn., after a 12-year battle with cancer. She was 63. Zwirn originally started in the music industry in 1972, working at an RCA shipping facility befo ...

  33. Warner Artists Play On Triple Bill

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Latina's Jesse & Joy, Tommy Torres and Jorge Villamizar are teaming up for a four-city Texas club tour in conjunction with BMP Radio. From June 30 - July 3, the tour will take the three pop acts to McAllen's Tao, Laredo& ...

  34. Handleman Steers Away From Music Biz

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Handleman Company is exiting the music business in North America. As part of a radical upheaval of its interests, the company has sold its music inventory and selected other assets related to its Wal-Mart business in the U.S. to Anderson Merchandi ...

  35. Jury Hits Clear Channel With $66M Verdict

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Lufkin, Texas, has hit Clear Channel Communications with a judgment for patent infringement, awarding Grantley Patent Holdings $66 million. Clear Clear owns and operates about 1,200 radio stations across the United States. ...

  36. Duelo, Horoscopos Break Go Tejano Day Attendance Record

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duelo and Los Horoscopos de Durango have broken the attendance record for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Go Tejano Day. The event was held March 16 at Reliant Park. With a paid attendance of 71,165, according to organizer RodeoHouston ...

  37. Guzman Kicks Off Tour Next Month

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alejandra Guzman's "Fuerza USA Tour" will start April 9 in Laredo, Tex. and hit other cities in Texas and California over the next month. Guzman's tour takes her to clubs in Laredo, San Antonio and Houston April 9 - 11 before h ...

  38. C3 Presents To Book Chicago’s Congress Theatre

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents continues to expand its Chicago presence with a new exclusive, multi-year booking agreement with the Congress Theatre, a 4,200-seater that has been an open room in the past. The deal is effective immediately. It's the ...

  39. Final Brown Recordings In Legal Dispute

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST The legal feud over the estate of James Brown is stalling the release of the soul legend's final recordings, his longtime adviser said. Brown cut an album in Los Angeles the summer before he died in December 2006, but the songs are not being ...

  40. AT&T To Braodcast Austin City Limits Festival

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T has won the exclusive rights to stream the Austin City Limits Music Festival from its Blue Room music-focused Web site. AT&T is also the presenting sponsor for the event. Fans likely will watch the online performance closely. The Blue ...

  41. Emo's, C3 Presents Partner On Talent Buys

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Emo's, the popular Austin, Texas, rock club that has booked indie, punk, electronica and underground music for the last 15 years, has signed a deal for C3 Presents to be exclusive talent buyer for national acts, effective today (July 2). C3 i ...

  42. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  43. LEGAL MATTERS: TEXAS JUSTICE

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschirhart is learning this lesson the hard way. After record labels sued her in San Antonio for unauthorized file sharing, Tschirhart wiped her computer hard drive clean Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschir ...

  44. LEGAL MATTERS: TEXAS JUSTICE

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschirhart is learning this lesson the hard way. After record labels sued her in San Antonio for unauthorized file sharing, Tschirhart wiped her computer hard drive clean Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschir ...

  45. Tejano Legend 'Rosita' Dies

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT San Antonio's First Lady of Song was 88. San Antonio's First Lady of Song was 88. News ...

  46. Virgin To Close Three Stores

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT South Miami, Dallas, Boston locations scheduled to shutter. The Virgin Entertainment Group is shuttering three of its U.S. stores in South Miami, Dallas, both which will be closed this summer, and Boston, which is scheduled to shutter June 2007. V ...

  47. AMA Elects New Officers

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously served as trade group's VP. Tamara Saviano, owner of American Roots Publishing and Saviano Media in Nashville, has been elected president of the Americana Music Assn.'s board of directors for 2006. She previously served as the ...

  48. Blockbuster To Cut 300 Jobs

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rental giant Blockbuster today (Feb. 8) laid out plans to eliminate 300 jobs at its corporate headquarters in Dallas and McKinney, Texas. Rental giant Blockbuster today (Feb. 8) laid out plans to eliminate 300 jobs at its corporate headquarters in ...

  49. HOB To Open New Houston Club Next Year

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST The venue will be part of the Houston Pavilions project. House of Blues Entertainment will open its 11th club in Houston in 2007. HOB Houston will be part of the $200 million Houston Pavilions project, a three-block downtown area which will includ ...

  50. 2005 UK Ringtone Chart Topped By Crazy Frog

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market expected to grow by another 7% in 2006. The UK's 2005 year-end ringtone chart was topped by tunes from fictional cartoon characters and old pop favorites, not hit singles, according to data released from the Mobile Entertainment Forum. ...

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