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  1. Las Vegas Embraces Electric Daisy Rave Shunned by Los Angeles

    April 22, 2011 7:33 AM EDT The Electric Daisy Carnival - with its towering Ferris wheel, celebrity disc jockeys and pulsating lights - is the largest electronic music party in the United States. The wildly popular multi-day festival is relocating this year from Los Angeles ...

  2. German Comedian's Chart Challenge Fails

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Germany's most successful comedian Mario Barth has failed in his attempts to have his latest Sony Music release "Männer Sind Peinlich, Frauen Manchmal Auch" ("Men are embarrassing but so are women sometimes") moved from th ...

  3. Analysis: Everything Is Wrong With Free Moby MP3 Story

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Was the power of free the reason Moby's song "Shot in the Back of the Head" was the best-selling track in the debut week of his new album, "Wait For Me"? As Moby wrote to Bob Lefsetz , "it's the track we've ...

  4. Lessons Learned From Twitter Windfalls

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Amanda Palmer , a solo artist and member of the Dresden Dolls with releases on Roadrunner Records, has achieved Internet notoriety for using Twitter to gross $19,000 in 19 hours over three separate events. The first was a T-shirt created during a ...

  5. Coldplay, Ne-Yo Up For MTV Video Music Awards Japan

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009 nominations have been announced, with Coldplay, Ne-Yo and Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro landing three apiece. With domestic and overseas artists nominated in all 15 categories, the awards on May 30 will be s ...

  6. Pearl Jam Rolls Out 'Ten' With Verizon

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is rolling out tracks from the remastered version of its 1991 debut album, "Ten," exclusively through Verizon Wireless. A different song from the new edition, due March 24 from Epic, will go live through V Cast Music with Rhaps ...

  7. Mobile Network GoTV Links With Alltel For Latin Deal

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile media network GoTV Networks has struck a deal with wireless network Alltel Wireless to offer Alltel customers access to music channel ES Música and Univision Móvil content. ES Musica, which is programmed by GoTV, is a channel that features ...

  8. Doc Walker Wins Big At CCMAs

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian group Doc Walker cleaned up during the broadcast portion of the 2008 Canadian Country Music Awards in Winnipeg tonight, taking home the top prize for single, album, group and video. The band—made up of singer Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasy ...

  9. R&B Singer Mario Tours Boys & Girls Clubs

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having grown up with a mother who was addicted to heroin, 21-year-old R&B singer Mario knows what it’s like to have a troubled childhood. As such, in conjunction with his current tour, which launched June 12 at Six Flags in St. Louis, Mario wi ...

  10. Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his second straight chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Trilla" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam) debuts at No. 1. The set sold 198,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an improvement over ...

  11. Moby, Housecat Enlist Strictly Confidential

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST European indie publisher Strictly Confidential has signed publishing deals with Moby and Chicago DJ and producer Felix da Housecat. Under a sub-publishing deal, the publisher will represent Moby's songs on his new album, "Last Night" ...

  12. The Film And TV Interview: Sean Penn And Eddie Vedder

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Penn has wanted to make a movie based on Jon Krakauer's 1996 book "Into the Wild" since the moment he finished reading it. The true story of Christopher McCandless, a recent college graduate who in 1990 cut ties with his family ...

  13. 'Covermounts' Dispute Erupts In Belgium

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music artist Sarah Bettens is at the center of a "covermount" row in Belgium. The Belgian Federation of Distributors and Retailers (FEDIS) has filed a complaint with the federal department of economic affairs over the distribut ...

  14. GoTV Adds ES Musica

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT GoTV networks is adding a Latin Music channel, ES Musica, to its original programming lineup. The channel will feature Latin pop, rock, hip-hop, reggaeton as well as daily news, interviews, music videos, live performance and behind-the-scene foota ...

  15. GoTV Taps Cocco For Producing Role

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gabriela Cocco has joined mobile TV network GoTV as executive producer of its new Latin music channel, set for launch this summer. Cocco will be based in Sherman Oaks, Calif. and will report directly to Rachael McLean, VP of GoTV's music grou ...

  16. Primary Wave Seals Deal With Knight

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Larry Mestel's Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired 50% of famed songwriter Holly Knight's interest in songs she has co-written for such icons as Tina Turner and Heart. The publisher paid a sum in the "significant seven-figure ...

  17. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 346,000 copies in the United States. Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according ...

  18. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  19. Mario's Former Manager Files Countersuit

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artist sued Troy Patterson in February. Mario's former manager, Troy Patterson, and his Third Street Music have responded to the lawsuit filed by the multiplatinum artist in February. They countersued Mario today (March 30) for breach of cont ...

  20. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set moved 152K units in first week. For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well as ...

  21. Mario Sues Production Company To Void Contract

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a lawsuit today (Feb. 16) against Troy Patterson and Third Street Music Group to void his contract with the production company, which he entered as a minor. Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a ...

  22. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  23. New Sigur Ros Album Due In September

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First single expected to hit digital retailers in August. Icelandic rock act Sigur Ros is eyeing a September release for its as-yet-untitled new album. According to the band's official Web site, the 11-track set is sung mostly in Sigur Ros� ...

  24. Crue Reunion Selling Well Early

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Many dates already nearing sellout. Initial on-sales for the upcoming Motley Crue reunion tour were very encouraging, those close to the tour say, with many dates nearing sellout. Dates in such markets as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapoli ...

  25. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  26. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  27. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  28. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  29. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  30. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  31. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  32. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  33. Twista's Return Hits Hard On Billboard 200

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fueled by hit single "Slow Jamz," Twista's "Kamikaze" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the Chicago-bred rapper his best week ever on the big chart. The Atlantic album sells 312,000 copies in Fueled by hit single ...

  34. Twista's Return Hits Hard On Billboard 200

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fueled by hit single "Slow Jamz," Twista's "Kamikaze" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the Chicago-bred rapper his best week ever on the big chart. The Atlantic album sells 312,000 copies in Fueled by hit single ...

  35. Voodoo Child

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Moby's alter-ego allows the artist to branch out on this straight-up dance album. Moby's alter-ego allows the artist to branch out on this straight-up dance album. News Moby ...

  36. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" at No. 1 for fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position ...