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  1. Morning Fix: Liberty Vs. SiriusXM, DJs Stump for Obama, Deezer Comes To Asia

    August 15, 2012 8:25 AM EDT MTV Unveils Artist.MTV Pages, Tries to Catch MySpace Napping If a re-launched MySpace isn't going to be the online destination for musicians it once promised to be, maybe MTV is up for the job. MTV today unveiled its long-awaited Artists.MTV ...

  2. En Breve: Estela Rava's Death, Deezer Streaming Service, Marc Anthony and Obama

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Argentine Singer Estela Raval Dead at 77 Estela Raval, the Argentine Latin jazz singer known for her romantic pop ballads, has died of cancer. She was 77. The songstress, who recorded more than 50 albums, was one of the best-known entertainers in ...

  3. Video: Watch President Obama Slow-Jam the News With The Roots on 'Jimmy Fallon'

    April 25, 2012 10:08 AM EDT When "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" headed to the University of North Carolina for special taping on Tuesday (Apr. 24), the show received a very special, powerful guest: President Barack Obama. Among other things, the President turned hi ...

  4. Jennifer Hudson Breaks Down During Rehearsal for Whitney Houston Grammy Tribute: Source

    February 12, 2012 5:43 PM EST Jennifer Hudson deserves all the praise the music industry can muster today as she prepares to pay tribute to Whitney Houston , the R&B superstar who was found dead in her hotel room on Saturday afternoon, hours before she was due to make an a ...

  5. Obama's Soulful Serenade Bumps Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' Sales by 490%

    January 26, 2012 5:34 PM EST Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" got a sales boost last week from an unlikely source -- President Barack Obama. A video of the president singing the first line of the song at a Jan. 19 fund-raising event went viral the next day ...

  6. The Music Biz Could Learn A Lot From The President-Elect's Marketing Savvy

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST The marketing world has swooned over the way U.S. president-elect Barack Obama deftly used new-media outlets like social networks and mobile phones to mobilize support for his campaign. Advertising Age even named him Marketer of the Year in Octobe ...

  7. Obama, Durbin Push For PPM Delay

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Presidential candidate Barack Obama and Dick Durbin, both Democratic senators from Illinois, have sent Arbitron president/CEO Steve Morris a letter expressing their concerns over the company's plans to continue rolling out PPM without Media R ...

  8. Weezer Plots First Tour In Three Years

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer will embark on its first North American tour in three years, beginning Sept. 23 at the Tsongas Arena in Boston, and wrapping Oct. 25 at the Gwinnett Arena in Atlanta. Rock acts Tokyo Police Club and Angels & Airwaves have been tapped as ...

  9. Nas Joins Protesters At Fox News In NYC

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the day Nas' untitled Def Jam album hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 , the rapper joined political groups Color of Change and Move On, along with fans and protesters, outside of the Fox News building in New York to protest the network's ...

  10. DJ Green Lantern Plans Political Mixtape

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mixtape DJ Green Lantern is planning to release a politically charged mixtape featuring Russell Simmons and Senator Barack Obama. Simmons recently endorsed Obama as his choice for the Democratic presidential nomination. Green Lantern says the tape ...

  11. NIU Shootings Affect Soulja Boy Date

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Due to the declared Emergency Status in the wake of yesterday's shootings at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, the university's Convocation Center box office is closed today, impacting a Soulja Boy Tellem onsale for a March 21 show ...

  12. Campana Relocates To Live Nation Chicago

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Midwest regional president Mark Campana will relocate to the company's downtown office in Chicago. Previously, Campana divided his time between Live Nation offices in Detroit and throughout the Midwest. The relocation "demons ...

  13. Co-op Tapes and Records Founder Dies

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bill Love, a former concert promoter and founder of the defunct Co-op Tapes and Records store chain, passed away on June 23 in Peoria, Ill., according to the Peoria Journal Star, which did not list a cause of death. Love, 60, founded the 27-store ...

  14. Sufjan Stevens Wins First New Pantheon Award

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, "Illinois." Stevens beat out nine other finalists for the $5,000 prize, which aims to continue the mission of the now-def Sufjan Stevens has taken home the fi ...

  15. Live Nation Talent Buyer Exits Nashville

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jason Wright relocates to Chicago. As of today (Jan. 9), Live Nation talent buyer Jason Wright has relocated from the company’s Nashville office to the Live Nation Chicago office. Booking responsibilities for the states of Tennessee, Alabama and M ...

  16. On The Road

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the first stationary Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago claim total attendance of 66,000 and about $3 million from ticket sales, with plenty more coming from merchandise and Organizers of the first stationary Lollapalooza ...

  17. Illinois Senate OKs Videogame Restrictions

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Illinois Senate approved a version of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's proposed restrictions on the sales of violent and sexually explicit videogames to children, even though some senators said the idea is SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Sen ...

  18. Dave Matthews Band Settles Dumping Suit

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band will be keeping a log for the next five years of each place, date and time its tour buses dispose of human waste as part of a settlement reached with the state of Illinois. NEW YORK -- The Dave Matthews Band will be keeping ...

  19. Dave Matthews Band Settles Dumping Suit

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Penalties include $200,000 fine. The Dave Matthews Band will be keeping a log for the next five years of each place, date and time its tour buses dispose of human waste as part of a settlement reached with the state of Illinois. Illinois attorney ...

  20. Superfly Sets JazzFest Lineup

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Galactic, more to hit New Orleans. Superfly Productions has announced some of the bands for its ninth annual "Superfly During JazzFest" concert series. The concerts will take place April 21-May 1, concurrent with the festival, at ...

  21. Bill Targets Retailers Who Sell 'Mature' Games To Minors

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The governor of Illinois on Dec. 16 proposed legislation that would make it a crime for retailers to sell violent or sexually graphic videogames to minors. It is the first state bill ever to try polic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The governor of Illinois o ...

  22. Hyman Splits The Mark

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Steve Hyman has left his longtime position as executive director of the Mark of the Quad Cities arena in Moline, Ill., to take a position as president of CCO Entertainment in Chicago. Steve Hyman has left his longtime position as executive directo ...

  23. Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich To Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill. Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will ...

  24. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  25. The Indies

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST University of Illinois students form Green St. Records to highlight their campus music scene. University of Illinois students form Green St. Records to highlight their campus music scene. News ...

  26. Apple Hits 50-Million Benchmark On iTunes

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Service operating at 2.5 million songs per week pace. Service operating at 2.5 million songs per week pace. News ...