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  1. Exclusive: Vice, Recreation Worldwide Discuss Debut of New EDM Vertical THUMP

    April 17, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Vice, the self-described “bad boy” media empire, debuted a new EDM vertical Wednesday called THUMP, a new digital platform created in partnership with Recreation Worldwide, a creative agency founded by executives from AM Only and Complete Con ...

  2. Heineken Launches Ultra Music Fest Contest App

    February 04, 2013 3:23 PM EST Heineken is enhancing its onsite sponsorship of Ultra Music Festival (UMF) with a contest leading up to the two-weekend Miami festival, March 15-17 and 22-24. Using a custom app developed by Heineken and its partner agencies (including “multicul ...

  3. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  4. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  5. Tiesto Teams With (RED) For Global EDM Event On World AIDS Day

    November 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST Tiesto will become the latest celebrity face of the (RED) campaign, teaming with the organization for a global event on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1, 2012) that will see the superstar DJ recruiting A-list house and EDM artists to raise awareness over th ...

  6. En Breve

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT La Santa Cecilia, Latin Recording Academy, and Berklee in Spain La Santa Cecilia tapped to Support Ryan Bingham La Santa Cecilia, known for mixing traditional Mexican music with pop songs, is embarking on a 10-city tour with Americana singer/songw ...

  7. Backbeat: Afropunk Festival Roars Back With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, TV On The Radio

    August 27, 2012 2:03 PM EDT TV On the Radio closes out the eighth Afro-punk Festival. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Around this time last year, Matthew Morgan , managing director of Afropunk LLC , thought the Afropunk Festival he dreamed up eight years ago was over for good. ...

  8. Nontraditional Sponsors Make Pop Stars Reach Beyond The Core

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Pet food and other nontraditional sponsors finding love from music fans At the recent Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, the sponsors included a mix of beverages (Heineken, vitaminwater), automotive companies (Acura), technology firms (Intel) an ...

  9. Backbeat: A$AP Rocky (& Mob), 'Breaking Bad' Fan Oneohtrix Point Never, Indie Rock Elite Hit Pitchfork Fest

    July 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The Indie Nation Sea: The scene at Chicago's Union Park for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) Held in Chicago's Union Park for the seventh straight year, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival featured an eclectic mix ...

  10. Northside Fest CEO Scott Stedman: 'Brooklyn Has Become An Adjective For What's Next...'

    June 14, 2012 8:02 AM EDT The fourth edition of Brooklyn's Northside Festival, the independent music, art, film, and now, entrepreneurial confab, kicks off today (June, 14) with over 400 bands (from GZA to Kitty Pryde), 200 artists, 30 venues, 50 films, 1,500 entrepre ...

  11. Backbeat: Warner Bros. Kicks Off 'Summer Sessions' With LP Performance

    June 08, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Overview of "Summer Sessions" audience on Warner Bros. patio. (Photo: JILL AUGUSTO PHOTOGRAPHY) "This is an artist Warner Bros. Records is going to break." So declared label exec. VP of A&R Jeff Fenster -- greeted by exuber ...

  12. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  13. Spotify, BandPage Win, Slick Rick Performs at SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards were presented at the Gramercy Theater Tuesday as part of Internet Week. (Photo Courtesy: NickyDigital.com) At 7pm on a rainy Tuesday evening right in the middle of Internet Week NY , tech entrepreneurs and music e ...

  14. Backbeat: tUnE-yArDs, Manchester Orchestra, Z-Trip Sweat Through Coachella's Second Weekend

    April 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis overcoming Coachella's desert heat that kicked-in the second weekend. (Photo: Jeff Miller) INDIO, CALIF. -- tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis, played a set under the harsh sun during the day on Saturday at Coachell ...

  15. Billboard Latin Music Conference Marketing Awards Announce Finalists

    March 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Music from Camila, Chino y Nacho, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio, among others, make up some of the advertising, branding and sponsorship campaigns up for honors in the second annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards ta ...

  16. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  17. Backbeat: 5th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Party Pairs The Roots with Shaggy, Big Daddy Kane, Other Guests

    December 19, 2011 4:28 PM EST The Roots played host to the fifth annual Okayplayer Holiday Party last Thursday night at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring a string of surprise guests who stopped by to perform and hang out with the Philly-based hip-hop crew. Questlove founded the Okaypla ...

  18. Heineken-Sponsored Conectate Tour Launches New Website

    July 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Heineken and MX Live Entertainment have launched a new website featuring music acts from the Conéctate Con Heineken tour. Included in the concert series is the Mexican rock band Zoe, who performs July 30 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia. The band i ...

  19. Business Matters: The Numbers Inside the Latest Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group; Apple's Cloud and Music Publishers

    May 20, 2011 5:52 PM EDT The Numbers Inside The Latest Royalties Lawsuit Against Universal -- More artists have filed a class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group over a dispute about royalty calculations . According to the New York Times, Rob Zombie, White Zombie ...

  20. Nacional Records Concert Series Coming To California Venues This Fall

    May 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Latin alternative acts Los Amgios Invisibles, Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible and Ana Tijoux have signed on to be part of the Heineken and Nacional Records Road Trip series this fall. The California-exclusive concert series is schedule ...

  21. Amsterdam Dance Event Day 1: Celebrating Birth Of Techno

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first day of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicked off with a major surprise. So many delegates (1,100) arrived for the daytime sessions that a queue stretching some 50 meters down the street formed. It was the first time this has happened, a ...

  22. Heineken Breaks With Benicassim Fest

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT International beer producer Heineken is to cease being the main sponsor for Spain's highest-profile summer music festival, held in July at Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast. Heineken had been the main sponsor for the past 10 years ...

  23. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Brand Alchemy's Steven Yanovsky

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Steven Yanovsky Title: Founder, Brand Alchemy Panel: Beyond The TV Commercial: How Are Artists Striking New Deals With Brands? 9:00am - 9:50am, June 15. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? ...

  24. Vevo Passes Hulu In Users, Finds Hispanic Niche

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Vevo launched last December, the music video-centric joint venture—backed by competing record companies Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, investor Abu Dhabi Media, and even Google’s YouTube—had all the makings of what Lady G ...

  25. Rush Documentary Wins Tribeca Audience Award

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tribeca Film Festival attendees have selected the rockumentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage" for the fest's 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's Canadian feature received the $25,000 award Saturday nigh ...

  26. Vampire Weekend, Klaxons Join Benicassim Line-Up

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend, dance act Leftfield, and electro-pop band Klaxons are among a host of musicians added Feb. 25 to the 16th International Festival of Benicassim, Spain, known as FIB Heineken. They join the Prodigy, Kasabian, PiL, the Specials, Ian ...

  27. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  28. Why A Music Strategy Matters To Brands

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST If brands and their creative agencies agree, in full or in part, about the breadth of the cultural influence and the social value of music, they need to make a long-term commitment to developing a "music strategy," according to Steve Yan ...

  29. Chart Beat: Best of 2009, Part 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  30. Latin Briefs: Alicia Keys, Latin Grammys, EMI, UMLE

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Alicia Keys will perform with Alejandro Sanz on Thursday’s Latin Grammy telecast, the lineup of which now also includes Mexican pop group Reik, Brazilian songstress Daniela Mercury, and performances by Cirque du Soleil and “Le Rêve.” Keys’ and S ...

  31. Cafe Featuring Digital Download Kiosks Opens In Argentina

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new chain of cafes in Argentina, Stars Café Digital, opened its first location in a mall in Buenos Aires today, Aliado Digital reports . The cafes feature machines where patrons can legally download music to their phones, mp3 players, CDs or USB ...

  32. Aleks Syntek Kicks Off Second Season Of 'Estudio Billboard' Tonight

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT “Estudio Billboard,” the in-depth, one-hour music interview show that airs on the V-me network, kicks off its second season today with an in-depth interview with award-winning singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek. Syntek will be one of 13 top Latin acts ...

  33. The Power Play: Connecting Brands And Bands

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The connection between artists and brands, and the future of this relationship, was the focal point of “The Power of Connecting Brands and Bands” panel at Billboard and Adweek’s Music and Advertising Conference in New York. Moderator Mike Tunnicli ...

  34. Benicassim Fest 2009 'Bigger Than Ever'

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 15th FIB Heineken summer festival at Benicassim on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast will be the biggest ever, in terms of attendance and the size of the site, organiser José Morán said during a press conference in the town. At the pres ...

  35. Lily Allen Joins Spanish Fest Line-Up

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Lily Allen, Scottish alt-rock act Glasvegas, reformed British post-punk band Magazine and indie-pop act Mystery Jets have been added to the line-up of the four-day FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) Heineken 09 summer festi ...

  36. LN, TM Merger: European Regulatory Challenges Ahead

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation/Ticketmaster declined to comment on its specific merger approval strategy for Europe, but the deal is likely to require clearance by the European Commission. Both companies are operational in multiple European Union member states and a ...

  37. Publishers Say Lyrics Are A Growing Cash Cow

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST One of the more pleasant finds in these painful times was discovering the value of lyrics as a cashflow generator, panelists at MIDEM revealed Tuesday. In a panel on maximizing license and business opportunities for lyrics, EMI Music Pubishing exe ...

  38. Franz, Kings For Benicassim 2009

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Weller have been confirmed as headliners for the 2009 FIB Heineken Benicassim Festival in Spain. The 2009 festival, running July 16-19 will be the 15th annual Benicassim event. The festival, which has become ...

  39. Heineken Mounts Third Red Star Soul Tour

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti and Goapele. From there the tour will make stops in eight other major markets with a lineup that includes K ...

  40. Uva Takes Over At Univision

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There is a new, more open dynamic at work at Hispanic powerhouse Univision -- and the change can in large part be attributed to the tone set by CEO Joe Uva. While no one would ever describe Uva as an over-the-top personality, his hands-on approach ...

  41. Live Nation Reports $35 Million Q1 Loss

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has reported a net loss of $35.4 million, or 47 cents per share, in the first-quarter ended March 31. Driven by increased ticket sales and recent acquisitions, first-quarter revenue at the Los Angeles-based live entertainment company r ...

  42. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  43. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

  44. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night (April 7) with a brief performance at the former estate of magician Harry Houdini, tucked away in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. The group's 30-minute ...

  45. Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, Velvet Revolver and frontman Scott Weiland have officially parted ways, according to a statement from founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner. "This band is all about it ...

  46. Park, Police, Pistols Play Italy's Jammin' Fest

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police, Sex Pistols and Linkin Park have been named in the line-up for the 11th edition of Italy's Heineken Jammin' Festival, to be held at the Parco San Giuliano near Venice on June 20, 21 and 22. Alanis Morrisette, the Stooges and ...

  47. Live Nation Acquires Amsterdam Music Hall

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has acquired the operating company for the 5,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Black Box Theater Exploitatie BV manages and holds the 20-year lease for the venue, which is the only one of its size in the Dutch capital. Liv ...

  48. Holland Takes 'Golden Years' Trip Down Memory Lane

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Golden Years live nostalgia concept is to be exported to the Netherlands, organizers said today. For the first time, Amsterdam's 4,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall will this year host a "Golden Years" concert, where a ...

  49. European Music Day Boosts Spanish Sales

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music sales across some 120 stores in Spain have soared thanks to discounts to mark European Music Day on June 21. FNAC, the French-owned music and book retail chain, offered a 16% discount on all recorded music for three days from June 21 to June ...

  50. Heineken Extends FIB Sponsorship

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dutch beer company signs for three more years. Heineken has extended its sponsorship deal with the Benicassim International Festival (FIB), Spain’s leading summer music festival, for three years. The extended agreement for the sponsored festival, ...

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