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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. Rick Springfield's Interactive Album App Reaches New Audiences

    November 08, 2012 9:41 AM EST Rick Interactive: An exclusive screenshot of the online version for Springfield's interactive album content. As musicians continue to recognize the power of mobile devices as a tool for interactive artistic expression and as a way to reach fa ...

  3. Macklemore: A Hip-Hop Duo's Come-Up

    October 10, 2012 6:56 AM EDT After building a base on the back of a steady touring schedule and heavy online engagement, independent hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis deliver debut. Seattle rapper Macklemore has finally arrived. After releasing his debut EP, "Open ...

  4. 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- ...

  5. Indiana State Fair A Year After Fatal Stage Collapse

    August 03, 2012 9:04 AM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana State Fair that opens Friday is trying to shake off the emotional and economic shadow of last year's deadly stage collapse, pumping up the event's appeal in hopes of drawing back crowds whose faith in the ...

  6. Two Die at IDentity Fest; Jason Aldean, Tenacious D Concerts Marred by Violence

    July 30, 2012 6:18 PM EDT The past few days have seen a noticeable uptick in violence, drug overdoses and/or deaths at four separate concerts, which include the Mansfield, Mass., stop of Live Nation's electronic dance music IDentity Festival, a shooting at Jason Aldea ...

  7. Who Tickets From Canceled 1979 Show Are Valid for Current Tour

    July 19, 2012 4:52 PM EDT Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them. The Who's 1979 concert in Providence was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede be ...

  8. Irving Azoff, Coachella Team to Speak at 2012 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    July 19, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Billboard's top 2012 Power Player Irving Azoff has been announced as a keynote Q&A for the 9th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Addi ...

  9. Pitbull To Visit Kodiak Alaska Walmart Following Facebook Promotion, Invites Pranksters

    July 17, 2012 5:19 PM EDT When 71,000 people want to exile you to one of the most remote places imaginable, there's not much you can do but grin and bear it. That's what Pitbull seems to be doing-and he may indeed run into a bear or two-after a Facebook promotion ...

  10. Goldenvoice to Launch Coachella Cruise With Cloud Nothings, Girl Talk, Others: Sources

    July 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, are expected to announce later today the launch of a Coachella cruise, informed sources reportedly told the Los Angeles Times . Sources told Billboard.biz earlier today that two of the acts on the cruise will b ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Pitbull May Soon Be Chilling-Out at Walmart in Alaska

    July 03, 2012 8:46 AM EDT ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Miami rapper Pitbull might soon be chilling out in Alaska. In a marketing deal, Walmart will send Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez, to the store that gets the most "likes" on its Facebook page. Pitbull Says ...

  14. Howie Richmond, Co-Founder of Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dies

    June 01, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Howie Richmond, a giant in music publishing since the 1940s, died May 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 94. Richmond began his career in the music industry in 1935, working in publicity, before founding publishing company Cromwell Music in 1949 a ...

  15. Billboard Latin Music Awards Score Highest Ratings in 14-Year History

    April 30, 2012 10:12 AM EDT Averaging more than 2.4 million viewers, Telemundo experienced its highest-rated telecast in its 14-year history of broadcasting the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired live from Miami on Thursday (April 26), the network has announced. Hoste ...

  16. Foo Fighters, T.I. to Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown

    April 24, 2012 10:37 PM EDT Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, T.I. and Ludacris will headline two days of concerts in September at Atlanta's Music Midtown. Organizers of the music festival announced on Tuesday that the event will take place at Piedmont Park. The musicians are sl ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Bon Iver to Appear in 2012 Fitness DVD (Video)

    December 28, 2011 6:18 AM EST On the road DVD Trailer from Rogcity Fitness on Vimeo . 50 Cent's not the only musician getting into the personal fitness market. Bon Iver, the Grammy-nominated band from western Wisconsin, will appear in a fitness DVD. Personal trainer Jeff ...

  21. Grammy Foundation To Expand Grammy Camp To Nashville

    December 23, 2011 10:15 AM EST The Grammy Foundation today announced that it will be bringing back its summer Grammy Camp program to both Los Angeles, where it has been held for the past seven years, and New York, where it debuted last summer, and will this year expand to inclu ...

  22. Video: Quint Davis, President Of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, On Rebuilding Fest After Katrina

    November 16, 2011 12:37 PM EST For the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the past six years have been anything but normal. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the festival took a major hit not only in attendance but also in acts, stages and food booths, knocking the ...

  23. Ear X-Tacy, Legendary Louisville Record Store, Closes Down

    November 01, 2011 5:17 PM EDT Ear X-Tacy, a popular independent record store that served Louisville, Kentucky, for 26 years, shut down over the weekend . Jim James, frontman of Louisville's My Morning Jacket, posted a testimonial for the store on the band's website: ...

  24. Backbeat: The Knux Rock the Vote at W Los Angeles - Westwood

    October 27, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The Knux perform at W Los Angeles - Westwood on Oct. 20. Alt-rappers the Knux and DJ CC Sheffield helped usher in the second "Rock the Vote Nights" at the W Los Angeles - Westwood on Oct. 20. The event, part of non-profit organization Ro ...

  25. Backbeat: Stumbling Upon Real Estate's Release Party @ The Bohemian Hall Beer Garden In Astoria, Queens

    October 20, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Beer Gardening: Real Estate played a release party at the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens in honor of their new album "Days" which came out this week on Domino Records. They used only social media and the label's websit ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Backbeat: Austin City Limits Producer Charles Attal of C3 Hosts Fest Kick-Off Party

    September 17, 2011 2:33 PM EDT The Mostest Host: Charles Attal (second from left) of C3 Presents and Austin City Limits Festival producer with (from left) Sebastian de la Barra, Matias Awad and Maximiliano del Rio all of Lotus Productions (Lollapalooza Chile promoter). A couple ...

  28. Cleveland Rock Critic Jane Scott Honored at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Memorial

    August 29, 2011 2:49 PM EDT Nearly 900 people crowded into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the evening of Aug. 28 for a memorial service to honor pioneering rock music reporter Jane Scott. The location for the service was fitting, many of the event& ...

  29. Indiana State Fair to Honor Dead Before Resuming

    August 15, 2011 8:30 AM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana State Fair was reopening Monday for the first time since a strong gust of wind caused a deadly stage collaps e, but was pausing first to honor and remember the five people killed in the accident. Gov. Mitch Daniels ...

  30. Essence Music Festival Draws More Than 422,000 Attendees

    July 06, 2011 8:06 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS- More than 422,000 people took part in the 2011 Essence Music Festival held over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans, festival organizers said Tuesday. For three days, thousands gathered for nightly concerts inside the Louisiana ...

  31. Nashville Memorial Service for Steve Popovich Announced

    June 22, 2011 2:23 PM EDT A Tennessee memorial service for longtime CBS and Cleveland International executive Steve Popovich will be held on Thursday, June 30, in Murfreesboro. Popovich, who played a key role in Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" as well as the c ...

  32. Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, on the State of Country: Video

    June 09, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, is a country music industry vet and former promoter. He sat down with Billboard.biz to talk about the state of Country music, its amazing and diverse stable of talent, the many misperceptions abou ...

  33. CAA Expands Its Nashville Office

    June 08, 2011 6:43 AM EDT Creative Artists Agency announced a move from its current offices in Nashville's West End to downtown Tuesday. The talent agency will be relocating its 65-person staff into the 23,000 square-foot top floor of the city's SunTrust Plaza af ...

  34. Coachella 2012 Expanding to Two Weekends

    May 31, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Coachella 2012 will be held over two consecutive weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA., according to festival organizers. Next year the festival will attempt to produce two identical weekends with the same lineup, location and art install ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Mississippi River Is Rising in Memphis, but Graceland, Music Landmarks Are Dry

    May 09, 2011 3:00 PM EDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Mississippi rose toward the highest level ever in the river city, flooding pockets of low-lying neighborhoods and forcing more than 1,000 people from their homes, though the water was not threatening the music heartland's ...

  37. Chaz Fest Offers Freaky, Funky Alternative to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    May 03, 2011 2:50 PM EDT While hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe flock to the world-renowned 42nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to catch national acts like Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi and Willie Nelson as well as local legends Allen Toussai ...

  38. Michael Jackson Court Case Doctor's Love Life, Strip Clubs Cited

    April 15, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was so distracted by his own complicated love life that he failed to pay proper attention to Jackson's treatment in the hours before the pop star died, according to court documents filed Thursday. Prosecutors sai ...

  39. Telekinesis SXSW Diary: Insane Television Watching, Heaps of Sunscreen, Chris Walla

    March 21, 2011 2:30 PM EDT A Room With A View. The author shoots Austin's famed 6th Street from the balcony of the Driskill Hotel where "it was calm and nice to watch the craziness from." (Photo: Michael Benjamin Lerner) I think there are two types of SXSW go ...

  40. W. Va. Country Music Singer Doc Williams Dies

    February 02, 2011 5:55 AM EST Country music singer Doc Williams became a big star in small places through the power of radio. In the years before World War II, his Wheeling, W.Va.-based radio show built him a following in Maine, Vermont and the Canadian provinces -- places whe ...

  41. Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Cee-Lo Announced For 2011 Hangout Music Festival

    February 01, 2011 3:40 PM EST The Hangout Music Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which includes Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips and Cee Lo Green. The festival, now in its second year, will run the weekend of ...

  42. Windish Agency Opening L.A. Office

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Windish Agency today announced it is opening West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The booking agency, which operates out of Chicago with satellite offices in Toronto and New York, is known for its large and e ...

  43. Flatiron Management, Borman Entertainment Merge

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gary Borman and Mike Martinovich announced today a merger of Martinovich's Flatiron Management into Borman Entertainment. The new partnership will bring Flatiron's roster of artists including My Morning Jacket, The Sword and Flight of th ...

  44. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Talks Break Down

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The first formal talks in two months between striking members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and management of the financially struggling organization have failed to end the discord. Both sides issued releases saying management increased its to ...

  45. Hootie & The Blowfish to Get S.C. Monument

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hootie & The Blowfish is getting a monument in South Carolina's capital city. The State newspaper reported that a large steel and black granite art piece will be unveiled Oct. 21 in Columbia's Five Points neighborhood, blocks from th ...

  46. De Luna Fest Donating Half Its Profits To Ecological Causes

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of the inaugural De Luna Fest in Pensacola Beach, Fla., aren’t going to let the Gulf of Mexico oil spill halt their plans to host the two-day music event in October. Despite a drop in summer tourism in Pensacola Beach as a result of ...

  47. @ IAAM: 4 Tips For Small Market Venues To Attract Events

    July 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ways for small market venues to attract and create events were discussed at a panel here at the George R. Brown Convention Center as part of the Venue Connect annual conference and trade show, produced by the International Assn. of Assembly Manage ...

  48. DEAG Classics Ups Stake In U.K. Promoter

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT DEAG Classics, a subsidiary of Deutsche Entertainment in Berlin and Sony Music Classical in Munich, has increased its shareholding in the British classical music promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd (RGL). The Berlin-based classical promoter now has 100% o ...

  49. Arizona Immigration Law Stirs Fear, Loathing On The Road

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law isn't scheduled to take effect until late July. But fear and anger stirred by the law are already beginning to take a toll on concerts in the state, particularly on events featuring regiona ...

  50. Pitbull Cancels Phoenix Concert To Protest Arizona Law

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pitbull has canceled the May 31 stop of his AEG Live-promoted “Mr. Worldwide’s Carnaval” tour at Phoenix' Celebrity Theatre, as a protest against Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law. “I am canceling my concert in Phoenix on May 31... Ho ...

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