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  1. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  2. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  3. Business Matters: Harry Fox, Smule, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster Bankruptcy and more

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Harry Fox Inks Deal With IODA -- Harry Fox has inked a deal with digital distributor IODA for a clearance and royalty digital process. One feature is the ability of IODA clients to clear digital l ...

  4. Joan Sebastian Takes Rodeo On The Road

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an earlier tour this year alongside Marco Antonio Solís and Alejandro Fernández, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian kicks off a tour that blends music and rodeo. Called "Jaripeo de Oro: Tres a Caballo" (Golden Ja ...

  5. Business Matters: TuneCore, MySpace Music, Merch Tips, Bono and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- TuneCore has a marketing partnership with MySpace Music that will get MySpace Music-registered artists – which is just about everybody – a 50% discount on TuneCore distribution. That drops the fee for an album sold in 19 stores to $23.49. In ad ...

  6. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  7. Mobile World Congress: Omnifone Takes Dolby Pulse Format

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dolby Laboratories and digital music service provider Omnifone have announced an international collaboration to introduce the multi-platform digital file format Dolby Pulse into music services for mobile, PC, in-home, and in-car streaming and down ...

  8. Mobile World Congress: MusicStation Launches On Android

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music service provider Omnifone has demonstrated its MusicStation platform working on Android handsets during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Android vendors, application developers and mobile network operators can utilize the ...

  9. Live Nation Confirms 2010 'Los Tres' Line-Up

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstars Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís and Joan Sebastian will team for a nine-city U.S. tour that kicks off April 10 in Anaheim, Calif. The “Los Tres” tour will be produced by Live Nation and tickets go on sale Feb. 12. The & ...

  10. Omnifone, HP Partner On Unlimited Music

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST London-based digital music provider Omnifone and PC manufacturer HP have announced a partnership on a pre-loaded unlimited music offer for 16 HP models in 10 European countries. The deal was announced at MIDEM Jan. 25 and will provide unlimited ac ...

  11. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  12. UMG, HP Confirm South-East Asia Download Deal

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group (UMG) and leading technology company HP has confirmed the launch of its music download partnership in 18 countries across South-East Asia. As previously reported, the partnership will enable customers who purchase an Intel-po ...

  13. Jay-Z Reveals Additional North American Tour Dates

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The second leg of Jay-Z's North American tour will begin on Feb. 22 in Houston and will make stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Boston before ending on March 26 in Los Angeles' Staple Center. Jay-Z will be joined by former Def Jam ...

  14. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  15. Business Matters: Live Nation, UMG Distribution, Rhapsody

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A report says the Ambassadors Theatre Group is the frontrunner to buy Live Nation 's theatrical division for up to £100 million ($158 million). The company plans to use the proceeds from this sale for debt reduction. Selling off non-core a ...

  16. Interscope’s Iovine, Dr. Dre Help Unveil New HP Notebook

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heralding the arrival of "a new benchmark in sound for the PC," Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine -- together with legendary producer Dr. Dre and HP -- unveiled the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC. Launching in ...

  17. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  18. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

  19. Leonard Cohen Announces Second U.S. Leg Of World Tour

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen will return to the United States this fall to perform in theaters and arenas, beginning Oct. 17 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and wrapping Nov. 13 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Select tickets for the 15-date U ...

  20. China Paper Says Web Filter Only A Matter Of Time

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It is only a matter of time before a controversial scheme to install Internet filtering software on all computers begins in China, a state newspaper said on Thursday, after the plan was abruptly delayed this week. The surprise climbdown was report ...

  21. China To Require Software On PCs To Block Sites

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Chinese government has required that personal computer makers bundle software that filters Internet content from July 1, raising concerns over cyber-security as well as Internet freedoms. The free "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software, d ...

  22. Industry Veteran Frank Jirik Dies

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Influential sports and entertainment executive Frank J. Jirik died on April 30 from lymphona in Lakeville, Minn. He was 69. Jirik spent 40 years in the sports and entertainment industry, including stints with the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Nor ...

  23. AC/DC Plans Second U.S. Leg Of Black Ice Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a successful run of North American arenas earlier this year, AC/DC will bring its Black Ice tour back to the United States this summer. New dates begin July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and are currently scheduled through ...

  24. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  25. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  26. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  27. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  28. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  29. George Michael Puts Faith In U.S. Tour

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year hiatus, George Michael is giving the U.S. touring market one more try. Tickets for his summer outing, which begins June 17 in San Diego, go on sale this weekend. Michael may also have a hit on his hands in the form of his retrospec ...

  30. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  31. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  32. Juanes Reveals Stateside Dates

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first U.S. leg of Juanes’ 2008 world tour was revealed today, with shows set in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14 for the arena trek, which is sponsored by Sprint and Ford. More dates in T ...

  33. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  34. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  35. Mexican Supergroup RBD Plans U.S. Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following dates in Europe and Latin America, Mexican pop supergroup RBD is bringing its "Tour Celestial 2007" to arenas stateside. A 24-hour presale will be held Aug. 3 on a dedicated page at Univision.com for dates beginning Oct. 5 at S ...

  36. Martin Preps North American Trek

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's "Black & White" tour kicks-off a seventeen-city run in the United States and Canada with an April 17 show at San Jose, California's HP Pavilion. The arena tour will wend its way through the southwestern US, C ...

  37. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  38. Gates: 'Digital Decade Is Here'

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates unveiled a slew of new products and content partners Sunday in his keynote address kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, vowing to deliver access to video and data no matter where the con ...

  39. TNT Taps Jay-Z For NBA Ads

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Turner Network Television has tapped Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to star in a series of eight 30-second ads promoting the 2006-07 NBA season on TNT. The first Jay-Z promo spot, dubbed "The Truth About Stardom," begin ...

  40. TNT Taps Jay-Z For NBA Ads

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will star in a series of eight 30-second spots. Turner Network Television has tapped Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to star in a series of eight 30-second ads promoting the 2006-07 NBA season on TNT. The first Jay-Z promo spot, d ...

  41. Jay-Z Signs On With HP Campaign

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -second spot debuting during NBA Finals. Shawn Carter, aka rapper Jay-Z and Def Jam Recordings president/CEO, has partnered with HP for its The Computer Is Personal Again ad campaign. Carter appears in a 60-second spot that debuts tonight (June ...

  42. Infinity Launches First Commercial HD Multicast

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Committed to be the first to deploy Visual Radio. Today (May 12) Infinity Broadcasting launched the nation’s first multicast HD radio channel by a commercial broadcaster on WUSN-FM (US99), the group’s top-rated country station in Chicago. The mult ...

  43. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  44. Eminem/50 Cent Tour Set

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in January, Eminem and 50 Cent will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. As first tipped here in January, Eminem and 50 Cent will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. The outing, "Anger Management 3," w ...

  45. Apple Backing Blu-ray

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. LOS ANGELES -- Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-ray camp ...

  46. Apple Backing Blu-Ray

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer company joins board. Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. Apple joins Sony Corp., HP, Dell Panasonic, Tw ...

  47. Clear Channel, NBC Team For Dew Action Sports Tour

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Multi-sport tour will include live music, video games. Clear Channel's Motor Sports division and NBC Sports are teaming together to launch the Dew Action Sports Tour this June. The multi-sport tour, featuring skateboarding, BMX, freestyle mot ...

  48. 'Nashville Star' Outlines Tour

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first "Nashville Star" tour, featuring winner Brad Cotter and the three finalists from the popular USA Network television show, begins June 18 at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio. The tour i The first "Nashville Star" ...

  49. Starbucks To Start Selling Music Downloads

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coffee giant pacts with HP for kiosk campaign. Coffee giant pacts with HP for kiosk campaign. News ...

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