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  1. MTV Forms Partnership to Showcase Helsinki's 'Effervescent Music and Cultural Scene'

    July 16, 2014 10:26 AM EDT Viacom's MTV said Wednesday that it has struck a multi-year partnership with the city of Helsinki to "showcase the best of the Finnish capital's effervescent music and cultural scene to international youth audiences." The partn ...

  2. Hot Tours: Roger Waters On Top, Bruce Springsteen On His Tail

    August 09, 2012 11:52 AM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wra ...

  3. Green Day: How the Year's Most Ambitious Project Came Together

    July 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands after an eight-month hiatus. That audience - al ...

  4. Business Matters: @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are BFFs

    May 09, 2012 8:39 PM EDT @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are Best Friends Forever -- Brands are getting more involved with music. That may not always be a good thing, but it's a trend that isn't going to reverse course. "Bands and Brands 20 : Who ...

  5. Madonna's 2012 Tour 'On Track' To Be Among 'Top 10 of All Time': Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    April 19, 2012 4:41 PM EDT Ongoing chatter that the Madonna tour, and by extension her multi-rights deal with Live Nation , are underperforming is "baseless," according to sales figures provided by tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring ...

  6. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  7. Estonia's Fast-Rising Music Scene Gets Its Shine at Tallinn Music Week

    April 03, 2012 1:22 PM EDT As the home of Skype, Estonia already has its place on the world stage. A vital country, Estonia is historically and culturally connected to the nearby Scandinavian countries and is also a conduit into its neighbours Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. ...

  8. Business Matters: MySpace Adds 1 Million Users, Now at 25 Million

    February 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST MySpace Sees Growth Potential in Internet Radio Player MySpace says it has nabbed "over 1 million" new registered users since it debuted a new music player on December 19. A MySpace spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that MySpace now has & ...

  9. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen Playing Exclusive Apollo Concert for SiriusXM Subscribers

    February 02, 2012 5:55 AM EST SiriusXM is marking the 10th anniversary of satellite radio with some notes from the Boss. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play a concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem exclusively for subscribers that will air on SiriusXM's E S ...

  11. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  12. Apple Settles With Nokia in Drawn-Out Patent Dispute

    June 14, 2011 4:52 PM EDT HELSINKI, Finland - Nokia Corp. on Tuesday notched a valuable win against rival Apple Inc., with the U.S. company agreeing to pay the Finnish handset maker a one-time sum to settle long-standing patent disputes as well as royalties for current lic ...

  13. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  14. Nokia Sues Apple Again Over Patents

    March 29, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Nokia is suing Apple in the United States for allegedly infringing patents in "virtually all" of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers, the Finnish company said Tuesday. The move is the latest in a string of la ...

  15. New iPad to Launch Today With or Without Steve Jobs

    March 02, 2011 7:48 AM EST More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday -- possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credit ...

  16. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  17. Australian State Govt To Modify Licensing Rules

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The state government of Victoria has pledged to soften the much-derided liquor licensing regulations that have put the pinch on Melbourne's live venues. After weeks of public protests and industry wrangling, the government has signed a " ...

  18. Madonna To Set Record With Sticky & Sweet Tour

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's Sticky & Sweet wraps today with the second of two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel Sept. 1-2, putting the lid on what looks to be a record setting tour. With a gross of $408 million, Sticky & Sweet is the top-grossing tour by a sol ...

  19. Muse Announces European Tour

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Muse has confirmed a 30-date European tour including British and Irish arena dates in support of its forthcoming album "The Resistance." Starting at Sheffield Arena on Nov. 4, the U.K. and Irish dates run through Liverpool ...

  20. Tickets Fly For Maiden Movie

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI claims Iron Maiden's tour film "Flight 666" has become the biggest worldwide release of a documentary, after launching simultaneously in 38 countries. The major says the feature-length documentary achieved the highest per-screen ...

  21. Soggy Sound Relief Sydney Concert A Success

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who delivered a s ...

  22. Nokia Q3 Sales, Profits Fall

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's third-quarter sales and profits fell from a year ago, hit by weaker cellphone demand in its European markets, but the world's top handset maker soothed growing fears about the fourth quarter. Handset makers have started to feel t ...

  23. Lordi To Launch Album At Popkomm

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Monster rock band Lordi will launch its new album at this year's Popkomm. The Finnish act releases "Deadache" (Sony BMG) internationally on Oct. 27. The international music and entertainment business trade show takes place in Berlin ...

  24. WOMEX Honor For Hungarian Folk Veterans

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hungarian folk act Muzsikas will receive the 2008 WOMEX Award during this year's edition of of the world music event. The veteran group will perform at the closing of the WOMEX awards ceremony on Nov. 2 in Seville. The global music event begi ...

  25. Ice Cube Tours In Front Of 'Raw'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is on an international tour in support of his upcoming eighth album "Raw Footage," which hits London's Electric Ballroom tonight. "Raw Footage" hits shelves Aug. 19 via Ice Cube's independent label, Lench Mob ...

  26. Finns Cross Borders With Berlin Fest

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to crack the giant German music market's capital city, a delegation of almost 50 Finnish artists will take to Berlin next month for a music festival. Disco Ensemble (Fullstream Records), Jori Hulkkonen (F Communication), Lovex (E ...

  27. AMP Short List Expands To Ten

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The short list for the 2007 Australian Music Prize (AMP) has rounded-up from nine to ten releases. The 22-strong judging panel said today there were too many quality Australian albums released last year to limit nominations to nine. The 2006 short ...

  28. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  29. MyStrands Raises $24M In BBVA Funding

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish-U.S. social music recommendation service MyStrands today said it has raised an additional $24 million from Spanish bank and financial service group BBVA in the second half of their B round of funding. This sum comes on top of the $25 milli ...

  30. Austria Exits ESC In Block-Vote Protest

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Austria will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade in May 2008, as broadcasting chiefs say the public voting is based on regional loyalties rather than the quality of the compositions. "The song contest reflects negative ...

  31. Heavy Ticket Demand Is Maiden Heaven

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iron Maiden's upcoming world tour is pulling-in the punters. The Nordic leg of Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" world tour has proven particularly hot, with three stadium dates in Sweden and Finland selling out in less th ...

  32. Big Changes At Warner Finland

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Finland has restructured its executive team as the Helsinki-based affiliate looks to shift towards a new integrated, artist-focused business model. With immediate effect, Niko Nordström has joined the Warner Finland as GM, while Asko ...

  33. Eurovision Win Boosts Serbia Mood After Tough Year

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The victory of Marija Serifovic at the 2007 Eurovision song contest caused an outpouring of national pride in Serbia, a country more used to rebuffs from Europe over its wartime past than to accolades. Serbs took to the streets with flags, tooting ...

  34. Furtado Doubles Up On European Charts

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado scores a European double on Billboard's new weekly composite charts. Her "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, and eighth in total, while "Give It To Me" ...

  35. Furtado, Stefani Rule Euro Charts

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal-signed female artists again rule the pan-European sales charts, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads European Top 100 Albums for a fourth non-consecutive week and "The Sweet Escape" (Interscope) by Gw ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will kick-off the European tour at the Olympic Sta ...

  38. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Euro dates confirmed, U.S. dates to come. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will ...

  39. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced ...

  40. Chili Peppers Top Euro Chart For Fifth Week

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Arcadium' earned platinum award June 14. Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) leads European Top 100 Albums for the fifth straight week, taking the band’s total weeks at No. 1 on the composite chart in ...

  41. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi collected a record-setting number of It's something most Eurovision fans ...

  42. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi collected a record-setting number of It's something most Eurovision fans ...

  43. Guns N' Roses Readies Euro Tour

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates with Rolling Stones set for Germany. Interest is high in the upcoming Guns N’ Roses concerts, with four warm-up shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom selling out in less than three minutes on April 21, and tickets for European dates ...

  44. Finland To Issue Mobile TV License

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Finnish government said it has launched a tender process for Europe's first mobile digital television broadcasting license in a bid to boost such innovative services as mobile TV broadcasting via sannaLONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  45. EMI, Nokia Team For Trial Service In Finland

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Offering to be free during initial period. EMI Music Group and Nokia have teamed to offer music fans in Finland a trial service that would allow users to download music and related content directly to their mobile phones over a Bluetooth wireless ...

  46. 4 Nations Face EC Fines Over Copyright

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT France, Finland, Spain and the Czech Republic could face hefty fines for failing to implement a 2001 law offering copyright protection for music, movies and software, the European Commission revealed BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France, Fi ...

  47. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  48. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  49. Sony BMG Names Nordic MDs

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG today (Sept. 6) unveiled its executive team for the Nordic region. Sony BMG today (Sept. 6) unveiled its executive team for the Nordic region. Stockholm-based Per Sundin has been appointed managing director of Sony BMG Sweden. Until now, ...

  50. MEF Honors Ringtone Pioneer Paananen

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Paananen, the Finnish pioneer of the ringtone business, received the special recognition award at the Mobile Entertainment Forum's (MEF) inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards ceremo Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Pa ...

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