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  1. CD Baby's Brian Felsen Reports From The Istanbul Protests

    June 13, 2013 1:34 PM EDT CD Baby president Brian Felsen just happened to be in Istanbul, Turkey with his family as the anti-government protests over the past two weeks made headlines around the world. What started as a peaceful occupation of Gezi Park, located in Taksim ...

  2. Road Work

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Wizards of Oz: After three consecutive sold-out tours in Australia, Boyz II Men ­return to the land of Oz for a nine-date run Âbeginning in Adelaide at the Barton Theatre (Nov. 16) and ending in Sydney at the State Theatre (Nov. 30). Other stops i ...

  3. Madonna Kicks Off World Tour in Israel

    May 31, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Madonna's stage being erected at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv (Photo: Via Madonna's Facebook Page) JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her "MDNA&quo ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Tunc Erim, Longtime Atlantic Records Executive, Dead at 76

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST Tunc Erim, a legendary and longtime Atlantic Records executive from the 1960s until the 1990s, passed away on Saturday, March 3, after a long illness. He was 76. While the obituary that follows, supplied by Atlantic, isn't quite in Billboard. ...

  6. Amy Winehouse Cancels Rest of European Tour

    June 21, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Troubled diva Amy Winehouse has canceled the rest of her European summer concert tour and scrapped all public performances after an embarrassing appearance in Serbia, her spokesman said Tuesday. Chris Goodman said Winehouse, who has struggled with ...

  7. Business Matters: China, Canada Among 40-Plus Countries Make U.S. Trade Representative's Watch List

    May 02, 2011 8:04 PM EDT Forty-Plus Countries Make U.S. Trade Representative's Watch List -- The U.S. Trade Representative's Ron Kirk released the annual "Special 301" report, a list of countries whose I.P. rights protections do not meet its approval. ...

  8. Venue Deals: Nederlander Concerts, Live Nation, AEG Facilities

    February 23, 2011 4:30 PM EST -- Nederlander Concerts has entered into a multi-year agreement with the University of California, San Diego to exclusively promote and produce events at the RIMAC Arena and Field . The approximately 4,700-seat RIMAC Arena is adjacent to RIMAC Fie ...

  9. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  10. Turkish Police Detain Turkey's Top Pop Star

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Turkish police detained Tarkan, the country's best-known pop star, in a narcotics raid Friday in Istanbul along with nine other people. Tarkan, who only uses one name, and others were detained for their alleged links with two drug dealers bei ...

  11. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  12. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  13. Gloria Estefan Confirms European Dates

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After playing sold-out shows in Chile, Uruguay and Argentina, countries where she performed for the first time in her career in May and June, Gloria Estefan will play a series of European dates, beginning July 16 at the Latinoamericando Expo in Mi ...

  14. Depeche Mode Pulls O2 Date After Singer's Surgery

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hosp ...

  15. Depeche Mode Singer In Hospital In Athens

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode lead singer David Gahan is not well enough to perform in Athens on Wednesday, concert organizers said, a day after he was rushed to hospital moments before he was to appear on stage. Tuesday night's concert north of the Greek cap ...

  16. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  17. World Peace One Reaches Out To Top Artists

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to bring peace to the world through a 10-year global campaign of concerts, education and government initiatives, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a se ...

  18. Live Earth Show In Rio To Go On After Ban Revoked

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Brazilian judge revoked on Thursday her own injunction blocking the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Live Earth global series of concerts after organizers secured approval from the police and met security concerns. "The show is on again. The prose ...

  19. Live Earth South Africa Switches Venue

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the South African leg of the Live Earth concerts have announced a change of venue for the July 7 show. According to a statement from promoters Big Concerts, "A decision to change the venue for the Johannesburg leg of the series ...

  20. Live Earth Istanbul Show Cancelled

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Istanbul, Turkey, leg of July 7's Live Earth global concert extravaganza has been cancelled. Organisers are now seeking a site to erect giant screens in the city to take TV feeds from the remaining eight shows around the world. Reports in ...

  21. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  22. MTV Launches In Pakistan

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST New 24-channel goes live via license deal. MTV Network International today (Nov. 21) pressed the button on a new 24-hour channel serving the Pakistan market, through a license agreement with local broadcast partner Indus Media Group. MTV Pakistan ...

  23. MTV Launches In Pakistan

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV Network International today (Nov. 21) pressed the button on a new 24-hour channel serving the Pakistan market, through a license agreement with local broadcast partner Indus Media Group. MTV Network International today (Nov. 21) pressed the bu ...

  24. Legendary Producer/Arranger Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 74. Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer ...

  25. MTV To Launch 24-Hour Channel In Turkey

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International is extending its business and brand in Turkey. At a press conference in Istanbul, the music TV broadcaster today (May 16) unveiled plans to launch a dedicated 24-hour MTV ch MTV Networks International is extending its bu ...

  26. EMI Turkey Names Kursun MD

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Turkey has recruited Hakan Kursun as managing director, with effect from Jan. 1, 2005. EMI Music Turkey has recruited Hakan Kursun as managing director, with effect from Jan. 1, 2005. An established producer, arranger and songwriter in t ...

  27. Ukraine Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT She was a warrior princess on stage Saturday night, but yesterday afternoon a humble Ruslana from the Ukraine broke down in tears of joy after her victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with the energ She was a warrior princess on stage Saturday n ...

  28. Ukraine Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest Saturday, delighting fans with an eye-catching mix of frenetic dancing, skimpy leather costumes and passionate vocals in a song called "Wild Dance." Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest Saturday ...