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  1. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  2. Chuck Brown, The Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75

    May 16, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Chuck Brown, leader of Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, who was widely known as "The Godfather of Go-Go," has died at the age of 75. The gravelly voiced Go-Go music legend may be best remembered for his biggest hit "Bustin Loose ...

  3. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Label Group Announces First Distributed Labels: ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More

    May 09, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Frenchkiss, which announced the formation of the Frenchkiss Label Group earlier this year, has announced the first nine labels joining the fold: ATP Recordings, Cavity Search, Cult, God Mode, Holiday Friends, JAXART, Pendu Sound, Underwater People ...

  4. Billboard Bits: Dylan Roadie Impersonator Orders 178 Gourmet Pizzas, Madonna's Philanthropy, Michelle Branch's Return To Pop

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan Mistakenly Involved in Pizza Prank, Perpetrator Found There's no denying Bob Dylan is a legend, and until recently, some Amherst, Mass. folks thought he was a pizza prankster as well. Dylan's name was used in a cruel joke invol ...

  5. Touch & Go To Cease New Signings, Distribution

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Revered Chicago indie label Touch & Go Records, which has been home to such iconic bands as Slint, the Jesus Lizard and Big Black, will stop releasing new albums and operate going forward as a catalog label. A source at the label confirms the ...

  6. Hip-Hop/R&B Briefs: Souls of Mischief, Charles Hamilton,

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Souls of Mischief, Tanya Morgan, AOK Collective, Uncle Ralph McDaniels, Rob Flow and DJ Synapse will perform at the Knitting Factory in New York on Dec. 16. The concert is in support of the Souls of Mischief's upcoming as-yet-untitled album ...

  7. Eagles, Kid Rock, Wailers Added To CMA Lineup

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who still refers to the genre as "country and western" will get a surprise when they tune in to the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 12. The Eagles, Kid Rock, the Wailers, Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum join the ...

  8. Altercation Marrs Butthole Surfers NYC Show

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The triumphant return of the Butthole Surfers to New York nearly ended in a melee last night (July 29) at Webster Hall, after frontman Gibby Haynes was escorted off-stage by security following a physical altercation with the club's soundman. ...

  9. NARM Coverage: AAIM's Membership Up To 121 Labels

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) president Richard Bengloff said the indie trade body has upped its membership to 121 labels. He revealed a slew of recent label additions at the annual NARM convention in Chicago. Among the labels who ...

  10. NARM Coverage: Touch & Go Launching Digital Store

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Famed Chicago indie Touch & Go Records will unveil a digital download store this summer. Label founder Corey Rusk tells Billboard.biz that the site should launch sometime in June. The site promises to carry Touch & Go's current and ca ...

  11. Modest Mouse Debuts At No. 1

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, mor ...

  12. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  13. TV On The Radio Signs With Interscope

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album later this spring. No details have yet been revealed about the se New York rock act TV On The Radio has jump ...

  14. Spitzer Fallout: Indie Label Sues Sony BMG

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The $10 million Sony BMG Music Entertainment settlement in July over payola allegations, spearheaded by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, has spawned an indie label's antitrust lawsuit against The $10 million Sony BMG Music Entertainme ...

  15. Indie News From NARM

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In indie news from NARM, revered label Jade Tree Records is switching its distribution to Chicago's Touch & Go from the Toldeo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Mordam Music Group and Fontana chief Steve Pri Revered indie rock label Jade Tree Re ...

  16. TV On The Radio Wins Shortlist Prize

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST TV On the Radio won the fourth annual Shortlist Music Prize yesterday (Nov. 15) at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles. The New York-based act, which received a $10,000 cash prize presented by XM Satell TV On the Radio won the fourth annual Shortlis ...

  17. Ten Finalists Set For Shortlist Prize

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Air, Killers albums make cut. Albums by Wilco, Air, the Killers and Franz Ferdinand are among the 10 finalists for the 2004 Shortlist Prize . The annual award honors critically acclaimed albums that have not yet been certified gold by the R ...

  18. New Board For Australia's PPCA

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun James was re-elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Co. of Australia (PPCA) board at the body's annual general meeting last week in Sydney. He will Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun ...