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  1. Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Announces Lineup, Schedule

    March 06, 2014 12:17 PM EST Last May, Red Bull Music Academy took over New York City with a month of innovative workshops, live performances, and lectures that showcased both established and emerging artists. Almost a year later, RBMA is back with the inaugural Red Bull Musi ...

  2. Backbeat: Coachella Saturday: New Order Eat Peruvian Guinea Pig; WBR's New Signings; Bat For Lashes; Guards; More

    April 14, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Coachella day two, first weekend 2013, kicked off with a pool party/brunch at the Hotel Zoso’s Hard Rock Hote l around 11am. Guests – groggy from the night before -- flocked to the pool for a Women Who Rock party, which featured DJs, an afterno ...

  3. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 12:35 AM EST Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is set to once again take over Indio, Calif. on con ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Songkick, Andrew Bird Launch Crowdfunded Tour

    October 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Andrew Bird today announces his next tour: a 12-city South American affair in February that's unlike any other tour that the 39-year-old indie rock musician has ever put on. Bird teamed up with U.K. concert-discovery startup Songkick to try o ...

  6. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  7. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. DIY Case Study: Erin Barra Uses Digital Software to Tour Solo for Cheap

    October 14, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Barra's career had reached a breaking point a year and a half ago. After steadily gaining notoriety while playing around the New York City club scene, she caught the touring bug and realized it was time to step outside ...

  10. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  11. Windish Agency Opening L.A. Office

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Windish Agency today announced it is opening West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The booking agency, which operates out of Chicago with satellite offices in Toronto and New York, is known for its large and e ...

  12. Converse Teams With Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Footwear brand Converse is releasing the first of its music collaborations featuring U.K. acts today (Oct. 6). It is part of a year-long campaign centered around British talent. The first track features Bernard Sumner from New Order and Bad Lieute ...

  13. The Windish Agency Expanding Into Los Angeles

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, the Windish Agency president Tom Windish said that opening a West Coast office was "in the back of my mind." Now, Windish has confirmed to Billboard that the Chicago-based independent booking firm will expand into Los ...

  14. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  15. Spain's Sonar Fest Heads To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United Sta ...

  16. Hoodoo Gurus Frontman Among Big Sound 2010 Speakers

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner, Australian music industry veteran John O'Donnell and American music writer Michael Azerrad are in the first batch of speakers confirmed for the Big Sound 2010 conference, to be held Sept. 8-10 in Brisbane. ...

  17. Blur Returns For Record Store Day

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur, which reformed for dates last summer, has recorded new material for release as part of Record Store Day. The 1,000 copies of the seven-inch vinyl single will be Blur's first new material since 2003. Details will be confirm ...

  18. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  19. The Windish Agency To Open New York Office, Taps Mori

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chicago-based independent booking firm The Windish Agency has announced that it will open a New York office. The new office -- located at 580 Broadway in Manhattan -- will open in the first week of February. Joining The Windish Agency's New Y ...

  20. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement and the Special ...

  21. London's City Showcase Confirms Line-Up

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The seventh edition of London's City Showcase has confirmed its bill of emerging acts, performing at a range of stores in the capital next month, alongside its timetable of industry workshops at the Regent Street Apple Store. City Showcase ha ...

  22. War Child Postpones 'Heroes' Release

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to t ...

  23. Imeem, Treasure Island Fest Partner For Contest

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free streaming music service Imeem has launched an online contest that will give two artists a performance slot on the second annual Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the titular island in San Francisco Bay. To ...

  24. Beck, Black Crowes To Headline 2008 Street Scene

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck and the Black Crowes have been tapped to headline the 24th annual Street Scene festival, which returns to its roots in downtown San Diego Sept. 19-20. Approximately 40 acts will perform at the 2008 Street Scene, including Justice, Tegan and S ...

  25. HMV To Sell Glastonbury Tickets

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV is to, temporarily, add Glastonbury Festival tickets to its inventory. The market-leading British music and entertainment retailer will sell the remaining tickets over the counter for the 2008 festival. Seven of HMV's major branches aroun ...

  26. City Showcase 2008 Wraps

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fifth annual City Showcase draws to a conclusion today, wrapping up a week of festivities which saw the likes of rising Aussie pop singer Gabriella Cilmi, Canadian indie rock act Land of Talk and South African alternative rockers the Parlotone ...

  27. Raconteurs, Justice Anchor Treasure Island Festival

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs and Justice will headline the second Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the titular island in San Francisco Bay. The event is spearheaded by the team behind San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival as well as a ...

  28. Eavis Keen For 10 More Years At Glastonbury Helm

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis says he has the energy for another decade as maestro of Glastonbury Festival. Speaking to Billboard, the man behind Britain's most famous music event says he has no immediate plans to relinquish responsibilities for Glastonbury ...

  29. Prince Closes Coachella Day Two With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a rare U.S. festival appearance, the late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be successful, as the Purple One drew massive crowds to the event's main ...

  30. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be a huge hit, as the Purple One drew a massive crowd to the event's main stage Saturday night (April 26). Pr ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. BMI Returns London Showcase Events

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. performing rights body BMI has relaunched its monthly U.K. showcase nights for new and emerging artists, under the name the BMI Sessions. The well-attended opening gig in the series took place Jan. 17 in a new home for the event, the 229 venu ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. EMI, DJdownload.com Strike Pact

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has licensed its catalog to U.K. specialist digital dance music store DJdownload.com, becoming the first major to do so. Through the deal, unveiled today, EMI will offer its repertoire in MP3 format, including works released on celebrate ...

  35. Shortlist Announces Finalists

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Price has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the cut from a total of 61 nominations are the Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Spa ...

  36. EMI To Preload Videos On Microsoft's Zune

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars to be featured on player. EMI Group Plc said on Thursday (Aug. 17) it had signed a deal to provide preloaded music videos on Microsoft Corp.'s soon-to-launch Zune digital media player. The London-based company said the deal ...