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  1. Cox Media Selling 25 Radio Stations as Part of Strategy Overhaul

    July 20, 2012 2:31 PM EDT The Cox Media Group has announced a change in overall strategy with a new focus on larger markets and places where it can use cross-media collaboration - pairing newspaper, radio and television assets - to have a heightened impact. The new plan in ...

  2. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Adds Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications

    June 26, 2012 10:56 AM EDT Clear Channel's Internet radio service is getting more local. An agreement announced Tuesday will add to the iHeartRadio platform 86 radio stations from Cox Media Group and another 20 from Emmis Communications. The stations will promote iHear ...

  3. More Layoffs at Clear Channel Radio Stations

    March 30, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has started another round of downsizing at their radio properties across the United States. These are the company's first major cuts in personnel since October. Updated: Layoffs at Clear Channel While the ...

  4. Phish, Elton John Lead Hot Tours With Biggest Box Office Numbers

    January 23, 2012 2:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellou ...

  5. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  6. How Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Auto Lubricant Put Neal McCoy Back On The Country Charts

    November 29, 2011 6:00 PM EST After an absence of five-and-a-half years from the Hot Country Songs chart, Texas-born Neal McCoy is No. 55 with a bullet this week with his comeback single, "A-OK," produced by and featuring the vocals of one of country's hottest m ...

  7. Backbeat: fun.'s NYC Gig Packed With Execs From Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify

    November 15, 2011 1:26 PM EST fun.'s power-pop set at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. L-R: Ashley Mateo, News Editor at Seventeen Magazine and Jordan Frazes, Regional/Online Publicist at Atlantic Records. With their sophomore album "Some Nights" arriving on February ...

  8. Kelly Clarkson Plots 'Stronger' 2012 Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:46 PM EST Kelly Clarkson will spend the first three months of 2012 on the road in the North America supporting her latest studio album, "Stronger." The pop star announced the first leg of her Stronger Tour 2012 on Monday (Nov. 14), with singer-son ...

  9. Lindsey Buckingham Announces New Self-Released Album, Tour

    June 13, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Lindsey Buckingham will self-release his sixth solo album, "Seeds We Sow," on Sept. 6 and embark on 31-city North American tour in September and October. The album's first single is "In Our Own Time." Buckingham's las ...

  10. Lynyrd Skynyrd-Themed Restaurant to Open in Las Vegas

    June 08, 2011 6:15 AM EDT In the never-ending search for licensing opportunities to exploit, iconic southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will serve as the theme of a new restaurant set to open in Las Vegas at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer is du ...

  11. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  12. Analysis: Labels Began Phasing Out CD Manufacturing Plants A Decade Ago

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Yesterday we reported that Sony Music is closing a CD manufacturing plant in New Jersey. This is more than just a reaction to the current woes of the CD format. Sony's move out of CD manufacturing is just the latest example of major music com ...

  13. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard To Tour Together

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the two contestants who battled for the "American Idol" title in 2003, will co-headline a summer tour. Studdard, who was voted the winner, and Aiken, the close runner up, will play dates on the East Coast a ...

  14. Woman Claiming To Be Diddy's Wife Arrested

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST A woman claiming to be the wife of Sean "Diddy" Combs has been arrested after making two visits to a Long Island house she erroneously believed was the home of the hip-hop superstar. Cemelia Green has pleaded not guilty to criminal misch ...

  15. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  16. 'America's Got Talent' Champion Selected

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Skinner flew the coop with the grand prize on "America's Got Talent." The singing chicken farmer from Mayfield, Ky., was awarded the NBC talent competition's $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at a Las Vegas sho ...

  17. Business Briefs: EMI, Sony/ATV, YouTube, Apple

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI notified the city of Jacksonville, Ill., that it would lay off about 100 employees from its distribution center in June. The company plans to retain two dozen workers. ( State Register-Journal ) -- Reuters took a look at investments in musi ...

  18. Business Briefs: EMI, Bob Dylan, Death Row And More

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - EMI is cutting back operations at its Jacksonville, Illinois, distribution center. ( Journal-Courier ) - Lala's new iPhone app previewed with text and video. "Unfortunately, it still may be a while before everyone can get their hands o ...

  19. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  20. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  21. Brad Paisley To Kick Off Tour In June

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley will begin his 41-city American Saturday Night tour, with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, June 5 in Charlotte, N.C. Booked by Rob Beckham at the William Morris Agency, Paisley has become one of country's biggest to ...

  22. Elton John, Billy Joel Joint Tour A 'Smash'

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a positive sign for the 2009 touring season, sales for the upcoming Billy Joel/Elton John co-headlining tour are "through the roof," according to Wilson Howard, president, Live Nation Music Southeast, who calls the tour "a smash. ...

  23. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  24. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestant ...

  25. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  26. Young Jeezy Sets Date For 'The Recession'

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy has set a Sept. 2 release date for his new CTE/Def Jam album, "The Recession." In support, the rapper will kick off a three-week promo tour Aug. 10 in Houston. The new album's first single, "Put On," sits at No ...

  27. Kid Don’t Follow

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first chapter of the Black Kids' story reads like an indie rock fairy tale. Plucked from Jacksonville, Fla., after their demo impressed Pitchfork and the blogosphere, the band found itself the toast of the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon after on ...

  28. 'Idol' Sets Auditions For New Season

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for the eighth season of "American Idol" begin Thursday, July 17 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The other audition cities are: Louisville, Ken. on July 21; Phoenix, Ariz. on July 25; Salt Lake City, Utah on July 29; San Ju ...

  29. T-Pain's Digital Label Unveils Signings

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After revealing his Nappy Boy digital label to Billboard.com last year, T-Pain has chosen his first artist, Tay Dizm. Miami native Dizm's debut single, "Beam Me Up" featuring T-Pain and Rick Ross, hit the Web on May 30. The track is ...

  30. Matisyahu, Chiodos Sign On For Warped Tour Dates

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu and rock act Chiodos will join the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup for limited dates this July, Billboard.com can reveal. Matisyahu, who joins the Vans Warped Tour for the first time, will appear on the traveling rock ...

  31. Ticketmaster Goes Paperless For Waits' Tour

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster is introducing its new paperless ticketing service in conjunction with the May 16 on-sale for Tom Waits' 13-date "Glitter And Doom" tour, which begins June 17 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. Fans who order concert ti ...

  32. LATV Heads To Jacksonville

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin youth-focused entertainment channel LATV has signed an affiliate agreement with its fifth Post-Newsweek television station, WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla. The agreement to distribute LATV over the station's digital spectrum and cable channe ...

  33. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  34. Hootie Delays Summer Tour

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hootie & the Blowfish is again delaying the start of its summer tour as lead singer Darius Rucker recovers from a staph infection in his left knee. Rucker has undergone three surgeries to clear the infection and is still trying to rehabilitate ...

  35. Taylor Hicks Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, latest "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks will spend the early part of 2007 on the road in support of his self-titled debut album. The theater trek begins Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Fla., and has dates on the books through Apr ...

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

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Southern U.S. dates in February and March. Joel will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tour Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (D ...

  37. Thomas, Jewel Plan Tandem Tour

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seven-week tour will open May 23. Atlantic labelmates Rob Thomas and Jewel will combine forces for a seven-week tour that will open May 23 in Clearwater, Fla. Making it an Atlantic roster hat trick, Toby Lightman will support the most dates on the ...

  38. Jury Indicts For Posting Pre-Release Music On Web

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Defendants each face up to 11 years in prison. A grand jury in Nashville indicted two men yesterday (March 7) for posting pre-release music by Ryan Adams & the Cardinals on the Internet. Robert Thomas, 24, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jared Bowser, ...

  39. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  40. Billy Joel Tour Selling Out

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek begins in Florida in early January. Billy Joel's return to the road is being greeted enthusiastically by ticket buyers. First tipped here (Billboard.biz, Nov 9), Joel's first tour in nearly eight years went on-sale over the weekend ...

  41. Billy Joel To Hit The Road

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST First solo headlining tour in nearly eight years. Billy Joel will return to the road as a solo headlining artist for the first time in nearly eight years, sources say, beginning with a series of shows in January through April of next year. Dates o ...

  42. SMG Launches New System Of Regional Bookers

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New web-based booking system launched May 1. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has launched a new system of regional booking managers to work with agents and promoters. Under the new system, SMG has five U.S. regional booking manager ...

  43. RIAA Targets Retail Pirates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The major labels filed copyright infringement lawsuits May 12 against seven retail establishments in New York and Florida federal courts, the Recording Industry Assn. of America announced. NEW YORK -- The major labels filed copyright infringement ...

  44. Mergers & Acquisitions

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Karmazin quashes Sirius-XM merger rumor; Front Line eyeing Nashville firms; InMotion picks up AltiTunes; Take-2 signs Sega sports developers This Week's Stories: Karmazin Quashes Sirius-XM Merger Rumor By Tony Sander ...

  45. InMotion Picks Up AltiTunes

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST InMotion, the retail chain that rents and sells portable electronics and movies, has purchased AltiTunes, which sells music, in a deal that will create a $40 million chain with 53 locations in airport InMotion, the retail chain that rents and sell ...

  46. 3 Doors In, Lonely Boys Out For CMT Special

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down replaces Los Lonely Boys for Country Music Television's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000751123">live music special</A> also f 3 Doors Down replac ...

  47. Skynyrd Set For CMT Super Bowl Special

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST CMT will air a live music special featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Los Lonely Boys and Jo Dee Messina from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena, sources say. The show will be held Feb. 5, the nigh CMT will air a live music special featuring Ly ...

  48. Skynyrd Set For CMT Super Bowl Special

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST CMT will air a live music special featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Los Lonely Boys and Jo Dee Messina from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena, sources say. The show will be held Feb. 5, the nigh CMT will air a live music special featuring Ly ...

  49. Lacy Van Zant Dead At 89

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Southern rock figure Lacy Van Zant died last night (Aug. 3) at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., due to chronic pulmonary illness. He was 89. Legendary Southern rock figure Lacy Van Zant died last night (Aug. 3) at his home in Jacksonville ...

  50. EMI Axes 1,500 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc has announced a major restructuring in an attempt to cut costs. The plan includes cutting 1,500 staff, dropping 20% of its artist roster, and exiting from disc manufacturing in Europe an EMI Group plc has announced a major restructur ...

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