Hospitality

  1. Report: Jay-Z Checks Into Hotel Biz

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z is planning to launch a high-end hotel chain in Manhatttan, dubbed the J Hotel. The former Def Jam president along with partners CB developers and the SK Development group have acquired a 150,000 square foot site and air rights for $66.4 mil ...

  2. Black Eyed Peas Design Hard Rock Suite

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have designed their own suite at the new Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, Calif. A portion of the proceeds generated by guests staying at the "Rock Star Suite" will benefit the band's child-focused charity, the Peap ...

  3. Lolla, Festival Republic Producers Launching New U.S. Festival

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival in a partnership with U.K. festival producer Mel ...

  4. Borders To Exclusively Carry Grammy Book

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A book celebrating the Recording Academy's 50th Anniversary is now available exclusively through the Border's chain. "And The Grammy Goes To..." was written by Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild, with a foreword by Qu ...

  5. U.K.'s PRS Sues Garage Firm For License Dodging

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Performing Right Society is suing British car repair group Kwik-Fit for £200,000 ($400,000) in damages claiming employees played music in its garages nationwide without a relevant license. Lord Emslie, the judge at the Court of Sess ...

  6. Fopp Flag Flies Again In London

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Market-leading U.K. retailer HMV is to re-open the Covent Garden branch of shuttered record store Fopp in London on Saturday (Oct. 6), after persuading the landlord to reverse its decision over the lease. The 4,000 sq.ft. store will recommence tra ...

  7. Live Nation Inks Deal With Seneca Indians

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has inked an exclusive deal with the Seneca Indians to book the Seneca Events Center and the Bear's Den Showroom at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Billboard.biz has learned. As part of the deal, Live Natio ...

  8. Live Nation To Book Spotlight 29 Casino

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has inked a deal to become the exclusive booker for Coachella, Calif.'s Spotlight 29 Casino, which houses the 2,200-capacity Spotlight Showroom theater. Prior to its booking agreement with Los Angeles-based Live Nation, entertainm ...

  9. EMI Partners With Teen-Focused Virtual World

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI continues its music licensing blitz across the digital landscape -- this time partnering with teen-focused virtual world Habbo Hotel to promote the upcoming compilation album "Now 67." Members can preview and comment on the album by ...

  10. U.K.'s Rough Trade Opens New Prototype Store

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rough Trade, the iconic specialist London music store, is about to launch a new outlet which it claims is designed to revolutionize the music-retail landscape. The retailer, until now operating two small niche outlets in Central London's Cove ...

  11. Tower Founder Soft Opens R5

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Russ Solomon's R5 store had its soft opening last week and is now reporting sales to Nielsen SoundScan. The legendary found of Tower Records will officially launch the store's opening sometime in July. Ed Christman Retail ...

  12. Green Light Labels

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Earthology Recordings Craig Minowa's Alternative Distribution Alliance-distributed label and CD replication house sits on an organic farm in Minnesota, and is close to making an all-green CD package. Minowa promises that by the end of 2007, a ...

  13. Eight Essential Green Touring Contacts

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Here are eight essential names for your contacts book: ON-TOUR ASSISTANCE Clif Bar's GreenNotes Speciality: A "training wheels" program in touring green, with "green grants" available for everything from biodiesel to organ ...

  14. Award Scheme Acknowledges 'Green' Fests

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Greener Festival, the U.K. initiative set up to make live music festivals safer and cleaner, has launched a voluntary award scheme to highlight the most environmentally-friendly events. According to organizers, the first festivals to sign up to ...

  15. Prince In Hollywood?

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince will reportedly play a string of dates in June at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the hotel declined to officially confirm the dates, but told Billboard.biz a press release would be forthcoming. The Los Ange ...

  16. Mohegan Sun Taps Cantone

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., has named former Foxwoods Resort Casino VP of entertainment and marketing Tom Cantone its new VP of sports and entertainment. In his new role, Cantone will oversee sports and entertainment bookings at the 10,000-s ...

  17. U.K.'s Reading, Leeds Fest Acts Unveiled

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising British rock act Razorlight and veteran American alternative rock acts Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins will headline Britain's annual Reading and Leeds this summer, organizers confirmed tonight. An eclectic array of bands, ...

  18. Sanz Tour Hits US In June

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz's "El Tren de los Momentos Tour 2007" will kick off its US leg June 6 at Las Vegas' Palms Casino. Dates continue in 15 cities, including stops at LA's Gibson Amphitheatre, Miami's Ameri ...

  19. Live Nation And Hewitt To Book Pearl

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and promoter Andrew Hewitt have entered into a multi-year deal to become the official booker of the Pearl, located at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Hewitt has already worked in the Las Vegas market for more than 11 years, bookin ...

  20. Habbo Hotel Checks In With RealAmplify

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST International virtual online community Habbo Hotel has installed a branded Internet radio station operated via RealAmplify, a plug-in technology supplied by digital-entertainment service provider RealNetworks Inc. Subscribers to Habbo Hotel are kn ...

  21. European Hotels Told To Check In On Royalties

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST European hotels must pay royalties for the music and television programs they offer in their rooms, according to a ruling Thursday (Dec. 7) by the European Union's Court of Justice. The Luxembourg-based court -- the highest in the EU -- uphel ...

  22. Piano Man Plays U.S. Dates Early 2007

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Southern tour lined-up Feb, March. Southern tour lined-up Feb, March. News ...

  23. Cohl: Bigger Bang Could Roll On In 2007

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stones tour breaks records. Stones tour breaks records. News ...

  24. Coachella Expands To Three Days

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Festival will expand to a three-day event in 2007. Festival will expand to a three-day event in 2007. News ...

  25. HoB Features In Mohegan Sun Expansion

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., will include several House Of Blues-themed elements as part of a planned $740 million Project Horizon expansion. The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., will include several House Of Blues-themed elements as par ...

  26. Prescott To Return To Australia

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG to keep door open for marketing vet. Sony BMG to keep door open for marketing vet. News ...

  27. ON THE ROAD: AFTER THE STORM

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For 3 Doors Down lead vocalist Brad Arnold and lead guitarist Matt Roberts, taking part in the keynote panel at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York is a uniqu For 3 Doors Down lead vocalist Brad Arnold and ...

  28. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Euro dates confirmed, U.S. dates to come. 20 Euro dates confirmed, U.S. dates to come. News ...

  29. Nobs Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. News ...

  30. Strait Sets Sights On Winter Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST dates to roll out from Jan. 11. 20 dates to roll out from Jan. 11. News ...

  31. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label licenses tracks for 'alert tones.' Label licenses tracks for 'alert tones.' News ...

  32. Prince Rolling The Dice In Vegas

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel. Will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel. News ...

  33. IFC And eMusic Bring Indie Music To Channel

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Segments to feature the Pixies, Nick Cave. Segments to feature the Pixies, Nick Cave. News Nick Cave ...

  34. Victory Joins eMusic

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock label's catalog to be available Oct. 31. Rock label's catalog to be available Oct. 31. News ...

  35. Black Sabbath Members To Form New Band

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heaven and Hell to launch tour next year. Heaven and Hell to launch tour next year. News ...

  36. Confirmed: Dupri Exits Virgin

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Became head of urban at the label last year. Became head of urban at the label last year. News ...

  37. Borders Moves Into Ireland

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstore outlet opens Oct. 27. Superstore outlet opens Oct. 27. News ...

  38. Swedish File-Sharer Fined

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First online piracy case in Sweden. First online piracy case in Sweden. News ...

  39. Robinson Expands Duties At Universal U.K.

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-Rowell splits. London-Rowell splits. News ...

  40. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New download store to offer a la carte, subs. New download store to offer a la carte, subs. News ...

  41. Coca Cola Offers Unsigned Artists

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Initiative offers free downloads, podcasts. Initiative offers free downloads, podcasts. News ...

  42. ON THE ROAD: MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT We now know for sure that Congress is corrupt, as Ill Nino, Godhead, Ra and the Dreaming are burning up the road in the hard rock Congress of Corruption tour this fall. The tour, which began Sept. 21 We now know for sure that Congress is corrupt, ...

  43. REAL TALK: RADIO RECIPE

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Among the key decision-makers hashing out top industry trends at Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Conference at Atlanta's Renaissance Waverly Hotel, one panel stood out. Among the key decision-makers hashing out top industry trends at Bil ...

  44. IODA To Buy Uploader

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital store will inherit 50,000-plus titles. Digital store will inherit 50,000-plus titles. News ...

  45. Chuck D Delivers Mobile Keynote, Slams Labels

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three-day Mobile Content World runs Sept. 19-21. Three-day Mobile Content World runs Sept. 19-21. News ...

  46. Aiken Holding Off On Tour Until Next Year

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spot dates planned for November and December. Spot dates planned for November and December. News ...

  47. RETAIL TRACK: FREE FALLIN'

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The SpiralFrog deals could wind up costing merchants big-time--even ones that are now thriving. The SpiralFrog deals could wind up costing merchants big-time--even ones that are now thriving. News ...

  48. Universal Motown Boosts Marella To Senior VP

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most previously VP of promotion for the label. Most previously VP of promotion for the label. News ...

  49. Death Cab Lines Up Fall Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. Kicks off Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. News ...

  50. Bertelsmann Pays UMG $60m In Napster Settlement

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI the lone label chasing Napster lawsuit. EMI the lone label chasing Napster lawsuit. News ...

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