Human behavior

  1. Exclusive: Indie-Rock Stock Exchange TastemakerX Launches With Apple iOs App, Open Website

    June 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Sports enthusiasts have fantasy leagues, box-office buffs have the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Now social game startup TastermakerX, co-founded by two former A&R reps, has its sights set on being a virtual stock market for the guy who totally kn ...

  2. Coachella Backbeat: Fitz and the Tantrums Rock A Red Suit, Revel In Radiohead

    April 16, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Fitz In Red And A Whole Bunch of Tantrums: (L to R): Brian Klein (I'm in Music), John Wicks (drums/percussion), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/percussion), Michael Fitzpatrick (lead vocals/keyboards), James King (saxophone/flute/trumpet/harmonica), Li ...

  3. Live Earth Producer Kevin Wall Partners With Tadasana Yoga & Music Festival

    January 26, 2012 10:34 PM EST Kevin Wall, the founder of Live Earth and producer of Live 8 and many other mega-events, has joined on as a partner of the inaugural Tadasana Festival, a yoga and music festival to be held April 20-22 on the Santa Monica (Calif.) beachfront. The E ...

  4. Stone Temple Pilots Lip-Synching?

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Let's agree on this: If Scott Weiland is actually keeping this song going after what happens at 1:27 in the video - and by the way, ouch! - he gets all of our votes for Best Song Performance Ever After Falling Off Stage. Lip-synching? You be ...

  5. Music Producer Files Identity Theft Suit

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST A top music producer has been the victim of brazen identity theft by a convicted felon who allegedly impersonated his way into a Hollywood Records studio. Eric Valentine, who has worked with Maroon 5 and Queens of the Stone Age, filed a lawsuit De ...

  6. Man Made Music Opens Doors On 'The Ledge'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Man Made Music, the company behind NBC's theme for the Super Bowl and artist partnerships like Ice-T teaming with the History Channel for music for their show "Gangland," is debuting a new invitation-only music production library, a ...

  7. China To Name And Shame Lip-synching Performers

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST China will name and shame artists who lip-synch or engage in other "fake" acts at commercial concerts, with repeat offenders getting their performing licenses revoked, local media reported on Thursday, citing the Ministry of Culture. Chi ...

  8. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  9. Alicia Keys Snubs Out Cigarette Branding

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philip Morris International has pulled down billboards and posters promoting an Alicia Keys concert Thursday in Indonesia's capital after the singer protested the cigarette company's sponsorship. The logo and slogans of A Mild cigarettes ...

  10. Traveler Mag Gets Going With Live Concerts

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT National Geographic Society is lending the brand name of its Traveler glossy magazine to a series of live-music concerts aimed at U.S. geo-tourists. As part of the value-added service National Geographic Traveler offers the tourism boards that adv ...

  11. U.S. Civil Rights Group Holds Funeral For 'N-Word'

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Demonstrators marched in a mock funeral procession through downtown Detroit on Monday in a symbolic burial of the "N-word" and an effort to persuade black Americans to stop using a variant of the racial slur in hip-hop music, comedy and ...

  12. Christmas In July

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can anything be more pleasant than the holidays? If your bottom line depends on December, the answer is probably "Yes!" Music fans may flip through these pages and see great gifts. But the industry sees a frenzied workplace and a tough e ...

  13. Axl Rose Released From Stockholm Jail

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrested after allegedly biting a security guard. Arrested after allegedly biting a security guard. News ...

  14. Silva and Hewitt Extend Hollywood Bowl Booking Deal

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST They have been the Bowl's promoters since 1991. The partnership of Bill Silva Presents and Andrew Hewitt have been retained by the Hollywood Bowl to book their shows, according to the venue. Hewitt and Silva—who also manages artists including ...

  15. Psychologists Call For Reduction Of Game Violence

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Violence in videogames is bad for children's health. So says the American Psychological Assn., which is calling on the industry to cut it back. WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Violence in videogames is bad for children's health. So says the Ame ...

  16. Hollywood Unions Decry Agent Bill

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's unions are scrambling to prevent New York Gov. George Pataki from signing a bill that would amend the state's talent agency law to allow managers to procure work for artists. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood& ...

  17. Jury Finds Against 'Girls Gone Wild' Producers

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The company that produces "Girls Gone Wild" -- racy tapes of young women baring their breasts -- was ordered to pay a woman $60,000 after a jury determined that filmmakers illegally used her image in VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The compa ...

  18. India Smoking Ban Extends To Foreign Films

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following the Indian government's directive to ban smoking in films and television, Information and Broadcasting Minister Jaipal Reddy has confirmed that foreign films depicting people smoking also wi NEW DELHI, India (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  19. Aussie Memorabilia Store Dealt Kiss Of Death

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Kiss' first official retail store KissWorld is holding a closing down sale before it ever opened for business. The store, planned to open November 2004, was a joint-venture between Kiss and M Rock act Kiss' first official retail ...

  20. India Bans Smoking Scenes In Films

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT India has banned smoking scenes in movies and on television, saying they glamorize the use of cigarettes. The move has angered filmmakers in the prolific Bollywood movie industry. NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India has banned smoking scenes in movies an ...

  21. Clear Channel To Offer Morning Show Podcasts

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Phone pranks from N.Y. radio station will test concept. Phone pranks from N.Y. radio station will test concept. News ...

  22. Keating To Host IFPI Platinum Awards

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Zucchero, Marlin to perform at July 12 gala. Zucchero, Marlin to perform at July 12 gala. News Zucchero ...

  23. HOB Plans Anti-Tobacco Events

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pacific N.W. division teams with department of health. The Washington state department of health is teaming with the Pacific Northwest division of House of Blues Concerts to ban tobacco sponsors from promoting their goods at musical events within ...

  24. Sony Ordered to Pay in PlayStation Case

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immersion to get $90.7M. Immersion to get $90.7M. News ...

  25. Power Players: Music Innovators

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST When the going gets tough, the tough start brainstorming. That may explain why the music industry is emerging from one of the most difficult business periods in its history awash with new ideas. When the going gets tough, the tough start brainstor ...

  26. Nicoli Speaks On U.K.'s Creative Industries IP Forum

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at the Advancing Enterprise 2005 conference in London, organized by the department of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown.The following is an edite EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at ...

  27. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI chief calls for protection on int'l level. EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an i ...

  28. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an international le EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is ur ...

  29. Sources: Eminem, 50, Linkin Eye Tour

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Monster outing would hit stadiums. Monster outing would hit stadiums. News ...

  30. On The Road

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Offering a holiday toast to Clear Channel Entertainment's move to eliminate facility fees for lawn seats at its sheds in 2005. Read Ray Waddell's column. Offering a holiday toast to Clear Channel Entertainment's move to eliminate fa ...

  31. Words & Music

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marcy Drexler signs singer/songwriters Edwin McCain and Vaneese Thomas to her new company, Smoking Caterpillar Music. Read Jim Bessman's column. Marcy Drexler signs singer/songwriters Edwin McCain and Vaneese Thomas to her new company, Smokin ...

  32. Juanes

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin star incorporates his earlier hard-rock edge with a more recent strain of optimism. Latin star incorporates his earlier hard-rock edge with a more recent strain of optimism. News ...

  33. Jill Scott

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The socially aware artist reflects on love, infidelity, feminine power and family. The socially aware artist reflects on love, infidelity, feminine power and family. News ...

  34. Michelle Branch Nails Cosmetic Campaign

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist to create Flirt! line of nail polish. Artist to create Flirt! line of nail polish. News ...

  35. GameSpot Starts Gamer Community

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-game players are often labeled as introverts. Now there's a proven weapon designed to combat that stereotype. Video-game players are often labeled as introverts. Now there's a proven weapon designed to combat that stereotype. GameS ...

  36. Beat Box

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Larsen's Grammy Award win catapults him into juggling a series of projects with such acts as Sham Rock and the B-52's. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Philip Larsen's Grammy Award win catapults him into juggling a series ...

  37. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Company also bowing device to rival iPod. Company also bowing device to rival iPod. News ...

  38. Indies Picked To Jumpstart Latin Biz Rebound

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Optimism reigns at Billboard's Latin Conference. Optimism reigns at Billboard's Latin Conference. News ...

  39. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Label sparring with WMG over value, ownership. Label sparring with WMG over value, ownership. News ...

  40. Lil' Kim Faces November Trial

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Charges include conspiracy, perjury. Charges include conspiracy, perjury. News ...

  41. Michael Jackson Charged With Molestation

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson was charged on Thursday with nine counts of child molestation against a youth under the age of 14, including seven "lewd acts" committed earlier this year. Michael Jackson was charged on Thursday with nine counts of child ...

  42. Jive Set To Get 'Wild'

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mantra Entertainment, the company behind the "Girls Gone Wild" video series, has teamed with Jive for a series of compilation CDs to launch in first-quarter 2004. Mantra Entertainment, the company behind the "Girls Gone Wild" v ...