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  1. PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone

    December 21, 2012 10:05 AM EST PSYs "Gangnam Style" has just become the first video in the history of the Internet to reach and surpass one billion views. This morning (Dec. 21), Psy's mega-hit reached this unprecedented milestone just 27 days after surpassing Ju ...

  2. Value of Music Streaming is Data, Says Artist Zoe Keating @FutureSound Conference

    November 18, 2012 9:16 AM EST From left: Ethan Diamond, CEO/Co-Founder, Bandcamp; David Marcus, SVP of Worldwide Artist Services, WMG; Emily White, Co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment; Zoe Keating, Artist; consultant Antony Bruno; Jon Irwin, President, Rhapsody International; ...

  3. AKB48, J-Pop's Leading Girl Group, Gets Ready to Go Global With A Regimented Model

    June 12, 2012 11:49 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- AKB48 is not exactly a band. It's an army of girls-next-door, ranked by its fans, and after taking Japan by storm it's getting ready to go global. More than 60 girls and young women, split into four teams, make up what is a ...

  4. Rihanna Continues to Reign on Social 50, Lady Gaga Jumps to No. 2

    May 31, 2012 6:46 PM EDT Rihanna continues to reign supreme on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. She holds at No. 1 on the tally, reeling from media excitement generated by her film debut in "Battleship." Further, a series of remixes of her popular sin ...

  5. Lady Gaga Denied Permit For Indonesian Concert While Raunchy 'Dangdut' Shows Continue

    May 30, 2012 6:15 AM EDT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Titin Karisma parades onto the stage wearing a rhinestone bustier and matching bottoms, with sequin fringe that jiggles wildly to the rhythm of the beating drums. Preteen boys watch the singer wide-eyed as she straddles ...

  6. Lady Gaga Cancels Indonesian Show Citing Security Threats

    May 28, 2012 8:03 AM EDT A cancellation notice in Indonesian for Lady Gaga's June 3 show in Jakarta While the "Born This Way Ball" sold out of its 52,000 tickets for its scheduled June 3 concert in Indonesia, Lady Gaga has decided to cancel the performance ...

  7. Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's Manager, Says Singer Won't Change Show For Protests

    May 25, 2012 7:57 AM EDT SINGAPORE (AP) -- Lady Gaga's manager says the pop diva has no plans to tone down her act, even if that prevents her from performing in some countries on her Asian tour. The Straits Times newspaper of Singapore reported Friday that Troy Carte ...

  8. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Appearance, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:09 PM EDT Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5), thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" on May 20. The Social 50 chart ranks the ...

  9. Lady Gaga Tweets Indonesia 'Born This Way' Show Still Up In The Air

    May 23, 2012 7:24 AM EDT The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence - Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 22, 2012 If the show does go on as scheduled, I will perform the BTWBall al ...

  10. Lady Gaga Denied Permit For Indonesia Stadium Concert Following Protests

    May 15, 2012 6:56 AM EDT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Lady Gaga will have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following protests by Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers, who said her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt the youth. National police spokesm ...

  11. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  12. Rihanna Cancels Indonesia Show

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna has canceled a concert scheduled Friday in Indonesia over security concerns. Dive Purnomo, a spokeswoman for the event organizer, said the 20-year-old singer had been scheduled to perform before a sold-out crowd of 6,000 in the capital, Ja ...

  13. Ten Killed During Concert Stampede

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ten rock fans, mostly teenagers, were crushed to death at a heavy metal rock concert on Feb. 9 in Bandung, about 100 miles southeast of Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. The concert, held in the 1,000-capacity Asia Africa Arts Hall, was crammed wit ...

  14. Barkah Named As Universal Indonesia Head

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Indonesia has turned to the digital music sector to hire its new GM, Bimbom Barkah, appointed with effect from today (Jan. 25). Jakarta-based Barkah was previously managing director of Jakarta-based digital-download Web site Import ...

  15. MoS Terminates Indian Club Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ministry of Sound International has pulled the plug on its New Delhi club. The dance music brand has terminated its license agreement with New Delhi-based Indus Renaissance Partners Entertainment Private Limited, which in February launched the Lon ...

  16. Beyonce Set For November Jakarta Concert

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform at an as-yet-unannounced venue on Nov. 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to her Los Angeles-based booking agency, International Creative Management (ICM). The announcement follows the cancellation of a performance that was sc ...

  17. Ten Killed In Indonesian Rock Concert Stampede

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ten people, mostly teenagers, were killed in a stampede at a rock concert in Indonesia's Central Java province, police said on Wednesday (Dec. 20). The crush occurred on Tuesday evening when thousands of fans jostled to leave the stadium at t ...

  18. Jakarta Police Seize Pirate Discs In Raid

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized about 21,000 illegal CD discs plus 27,000 Video CD (VCD) units, 500,000 unfinished discs, and enough material to produce another 700,000-plus disc units in Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized a ...

  19. Indonesian Raids Seize 434K Pirated Units

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three men arrested. Nearly half a million pirated movie DVD-Rs and music CD-Rs were seized in two Indonesian raids, the Motion Picture Assn. reported yesterday (July 10). On June 20 and June 26, acting on information generated during previous anti ...

  20. Indonesian Police Raid Jakarta House

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrest two, seize record 140 burners. Indonesian police in Jakarta raided a house in West Jakarta, arresting two men and seizing a record 140 DVD-R burners and 53,400 pirated optical discs that included 25,000 music CDs. The June 1 raid was part o ...

  21. MTV Indonesia Appoints Malhotra GM

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Malhotra has risen to the post as GM of MTV Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Malhotra reports to MTV Indonesia CEO Cheok Yew. Natasha Malhotra has risen to the post as GM of MTV Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Malhotra reports to MTV Indonesia CE ...

  22. Alicia Keys Cancels Jakarta Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the Indonesian capital after last week's deadly suicide attack on the Australian Embassy. Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the In ...

  23. Alicia Keys Cancels Jakarta Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the Indonesian capital after last week's deadly suicide attack on the Australian Embassy. Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the In ...

  24. Missy Cancels Indonesian Date

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop star Missy Elliott has canceled a planned concert in Indonesia after the U.S. Embassy warned Americans about potential terrorist attacks in the country, according to the singer's promoter. Hip-hop star Missy Elliott has canceled a pla ...