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  1. Guest Post: 'Pay What You Want' Comes to Music Apps -- Will Musicians Be More Generous Than Their Fans?

    September 06, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The following is a guest post from Adam Hanft, a brand strategist whose clients include Barnes & Noble,Vinfolio, Original SoupMan, and Wheelz. He also writes for Huffington Post, Fast Company and other media. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible ...

  2. Exclusive: Green Day Documentaries To Coincide With New Album Trilogy

    July 09, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Two documentaries on Green Day are expected to complement the release of three albums between late September and the middle of January. Green Day Announces New Album Trilogy: First Disc Out In September Filmmakers Tim Lynch, a producer of "Gr ...

  3. Jake Berry, Tour Manager for U2's 360 Tour, Talks Difficulties (400-Ton Stage) and Rewards at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 10, 2011 10:35 AM EST Jake Berry, a tour producer with more than thirty years of experience, describes leading the U2 360° Tour as the most difficult, and rewarding, project he's ever undertaken. "It was the longest production load out that I've ever exp ...

  4. The Black Keys Sue Della Femina Ad Agency Over Song Usage

    June 09, 2011 7:15 AM EDT The popular blues-rock duo The Black Keys hammered New York agency Della Femina Rothschild Jeary & Partners with two separate federal lawsuits last week for using their hit song "Tighten Up" to promote a New Jersey bank during the Gr ...

  5. Radiohead, 'The King of Limbs' and Music Business Acumen in 2011

    February 22, 2011 7:29 AM EST Serious Fans First -- The new music business model axiom says access over ownership...except in this case. If you want Radiohead's "The King of Limbs" you'll have to legally or illegally download it. None of the subscription se ...

  6. Overcoming Red Carpet Fears: Vampire Weekend's Publicist Sonya Kolowrat's Grammy Diary

    February 15, 2011 5:00 PM EST The 2011 Grammy Red Carpet: For some Grammy goers, the rouge rug presents the award ceremony's biggest challege. (Photo: Sonya Kolowrat) As a result of Vampire Weekend's album "Contra" (XL Recordings/Beggars) receiving a Grammy ...

  7. The Legal Fight Over That Song From 'The Fighter'

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST If you've seen "The Fighter," you're likely familiar with the inspiring story of boxer Mickey Ward and great acting performances, particularly from Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Here's something you don't ...

  8. BACKBEAT: Phoenix Celebrates Milestone

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Indie star Phoenix rose to the occasion during its CMJ Music Marathon event at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20. That evening, the RIAA awarded the act its first gold plaque for selling 500,000 copies of its album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoe ...

  9. Thom Yorke Recruits Flea To Live Band

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's Thom Yorke has formed a live band and recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea to the line-up, with two L.A. shows confirmed next week. The band will also include Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker, who ha ...

  10. Speculation Over Radiohead EP Release

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is speculation that Radiohead will issue a new digital EP as early as Monday (Aug. 17), following the leak of a track online assumed to be a new song by the band. Fan site At Ease reports that "These Are My Twisted Words" was poste ...

  11. Radiohead Pays Tribute to WW1 Veteran

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has released a brand new song entitled "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" as a paid download. The song, available from today (Aug. 5) was written by frontman Thom Yorke in memory of the late British World War 1 veteran, who died on J ...

  12. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  13. MIDEM Gets Message On Radiohead Experiment

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brian Message, co-manager of Radiohead, Faithless and pop act Kate Nash, revealed how management and artists now work together to build a fan base without the backing of a traditional record label, during a keynote at MIDEM. Message, a partner in ...

  14. Considering Direct-To-Fan Distribution? Keep These Tips In Mind

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the first anniversary of Radiohead's industry-rocking decision to distribute its album "In Rainbows" directly to fans, interest in DIY sales strategies is greater than ever before. While other artists had previously e ...

  15. Radiohead Digital Experiment Pays Off

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's direct-to-fan digital distribution experiment for the release of "In Rainbows" last year made more in publishing revenues from the first licence, for the band's Web site, than the band's digital publishing reve ...

  16. Radiohead, Google Partner For Remix Footage

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has partnered with Google in an effort to have people remix the footage from its latest video, "House of Cards," from the album "In Rainbows." The video, which was made with neither cameras nor lights, was put togethe ...

  17. Radiohead Catalog Appears On iTunes

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's back catalog became available for sale via Apple's iTunes Music Store this morning (June 3) in DRM-free files, removing the band from the ever-dwindling list of major holdouts from the digital download service. The band previ ...

  18. Radiohead To Prince: Unblock 'Creep' Cover Videos

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn't be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied - even Radiohead. All videos of Prince's unique ren ...

  19. Yorke Calls 'In Rainbows' Strategy A 'One-Off'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It was a pivotal moment for the music industry which many thought sounded the death knell for recorded music sales, but Radiohead won't be repeating their decision to let fans choose what to pay for their downloads, frontman Thom Yorke told t ...

  20. Radiohead "Best Of" Gets DVD release

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI is to release a DVD video collection alongside its multi-format "Radiohead: The Best Of" (Parlophone) on June 2 in the U.K. The 20 videos on the Parlophone DVD include Radiohead promos directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Street Spirit ...

  21. Radiohead Launches Video Contest

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is inviting fans to create animated music videos for any song on the band's "In Rainbows" album as part of a contest run by online animation network Aniboom. The band will select the winning animated videos, wit the grand ...

  22. Radiohead Go 'Nude’ With New Single, Play Free Gig

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will play a free concert in central London on April Fools Day in support of their new single release, "Nude." The April 1 gig for BBC Radio 2 will be held at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House in central London. Tickets ...

  23. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Appears On iTunes

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has broken its iTunes holdout. The British alternative rock group's latest album "In Rainbows" has been made available to download from Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, the first and only album in its recording ca ...

  24. 'In Rainbows' Looms For U.K. No. 1

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is on track to make a No. 1 start on the first Official U.K. Albums chart of 2008. The set, Radiohead's first release through XL Recordings, is likely to sell about 50,000 copies by the end of what is ...

  25. Yorke Addresses EMI Renegotiation Report

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has responded to a report that his band demanded an exorbitant advance from EMI for its next album as well as control of its back catalog, before ultimately deciding not to re-sign with the company. The Times of Londo ...

  26. Radiohead Readies New Year's Eve Webcast

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will perform its new album, "In Rainbows," in its entirety during a pre-taped, hour-long set that will premiere New Year's Eve on TV and the Internet. The event will air on Current TV and Current.com starting 12 a.m. ET on ...

  27. David Byrne Talks Digital, Interviews Thom Yorke

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST David Byrne outlines his thoughts on the future of the music business, and advice for both emerging artists and established stars, in Wired magazine. In it, he granularly goes over the evolution of the music industry and analyzes where it stands t ...

  28. Radiohead In Talks With iTunes On 'In Rainbows'

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's camp is in talks with iTunes Music Store for the release of "In Rainbows," Billboard.biz can reveal. The British alternative rockers' EMI catalog remains a notable omission from the world's leading download sto ...

  29. Opera Singer Hendricks Takes Radiohead Route

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is taking a leaf out of Radiohead's book. In a development which has the hallmarks of Radiohead's recent "honesty box" initiative on "In Rainbows," the American soprano's label Arte ...

  30. Radiohead Sets U.S. Deal For New Album Release

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Radiohead has completed a deal with ATO Records Group for the U.S. release of its new album, "In Rainbows." The album, to be released on the TBD Records imprint, will arrive Jan. 1, one day after being issued in the United K ...

  31. Research Group Studies Radiohead Sales

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST If a product is worth only what people will pay for it, then what is a digital album worth? Not much, according to Internet research group ComScore. In a study examining how consumers reacted to Radioheads' "set-your-own-price" gamb ...

  32. Radiohead’s Parlophone Box Set Arrives For Christmas

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Radiohead boxed set, spanning the British band's first six studio albums plus a live record, will be available from Dec. 10, EMI said today. The seven-CD limited edition sets will comprise the band's Parlophone albums "Pablo Honey ...

  33. Radiohead, XL Label Deal Completed

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has ended weeks of speculation by confirming it has struck a deal with British indie label XL Recordings for the physical release of its new album, "In Rainbows." The deal is expected to cover territories outside North America, ...

  34. Report: XL Handling Radiohead CD Outside U.S.

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XL Recordings will distribute the physical edition of Radiohead's new album, "In Rainbows," outside the United States, according to the New York Times. The company last year released Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's solo album, ...

  35. Radiohead Plan 2008 Tour

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will embark on a rare international tour from next Spring, Billboard.biz can reveal. Although details are still sketchy, expect the British alternative rock band to play multiple markets, in sizeable venues. "We plan to tour next ye ...

  36. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Goes Online

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's "In Rainbows" album is finally available online from its Web site today, with thousands of fans downloading the 10 new tracks from early this morning. Billboard's unique download activation code arrived at 07.38AM B ...

  37. Direct-Licensing Deal For Radiohead's 'Rainbows'

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's industry model-busting new digital album release, "In Rainbows," will sidestep traditional authors’ rights licensing channels, Billboard.biz understands. The British alternative-rock act's anticipated new album, its ...

  38. Radiohead Closing In On Deal For 'In Rainbows' CD

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is closing in on a deal for the physical release of its new album, "In Rainbows," sources tell Billboard.biz A band spokesperson said earlier this week that the album, which will be available for download Oct. 10 via Radiohead. ...

  39. HMV Errs On Radiohead Release Date, Label

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's spokesperson has denied that the band's new album, "In Rainbows," will get a standard physical release Dec. 3 through EMI, after market-leading U.K. retailer HMV started taking pre-orders for the CD via its online ...

  40. Radiohead Site Overloaded With New Album Orders

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans flocking to Radiohead.com to order the band's new album, "In Rainbows," have slowed the site to a crawl in the past 24 hours. As reported yesterday , the album can be downloaded beginning Oct. 10 for any price the purchaser des ...

  41. Radiohead Lets Fans Name Price For New Album

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Radiohead has gone an unusual route for distribution of its seventh studio album, "In Rainbows." The set will be available for digital download from the band's Web site beginning Oct. 10, but with a twist -- fans can na ...

  42. Radiohead Selling Full Albums Via 7digital Deal

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has begun selling full album downloads via U.K. retailer 7digital, including such classics as "The Bends" and "OK Computer." Only the full albums are available, not individual track downloads. The catalog also will be ...

  43. The White Stripes Still On Top With ‘Icky Thump’

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes: “Icky Thump” Producer: Jack White Label: Third Man/Warner Bros. Release Date: June 19 A decade into their career, Jack and Meg White remain at the top of their game. And on their seventh studio album as the White Stripes, no one ...

  44. Radiohead Unveils Eight New Songs In New York

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band: No timetable to release next album. Radiohead played its first New York show since late 2003 last night (June 13) at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden and delivered eight new songs in consideration for its next studio album. The 23-song s ...

  45. Radiohead To Unveil New Tunes On Tour

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST European tour starts in May in Copenhagen. Radiohead will unveil its newest material during a short European tour that kicks off with a May 6-7 stand in Copenhagen. Dates are on tap through May 19 in London, after which Radiohead will cross the At ...

  46. Radiohead To Unveil New Tunes On Tour

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Euro tour kicks off in May in Copenhagen. Radiohead will unveil its newest material during a short European tour that kicks off with a May 6-7 stand in Copenhagen. Dates are on tap through May 19 in London, after which Radiohead will cross the Atl ...

  47. Keys Grabs Third Straight No. 1

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Unplugged' moves 196,000 copies in first week. 'Unplugged' moves 196,000 copies in first week. News ...

  48. Coldplay Fend Off Blunt's European Chart Challenge

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both of the long-standing bestsellers on the pan-European sales charts log yet another week at No. 1. Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes it 11 weeks atop European Top 100 Albums, while Crazy Frog Both of the long-standing b ...

  49. Coldplay Fend Off Blunt's European Chart Challenge

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both of the long-standing bestsellers on the pan-European sales charts log yet another week at No. 1. Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes it 11 weeks atop European Top 100 Albums, while Crazy Frog Both of the long-standing b ...

  50. Label-less Radiohead Pressing On With New Album

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today (Aug. 18) to continue work on its seventh studio album, according to a post from frontman Thom Yorke at the "Dead Air Space" section of Radiohead will enter a &quo ...

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