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  1. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  2. Bonnaroo 2014 Preview: Superfly's Jonathan Mayers on Kanye, XBox Live Stream, VIP Package

    June 09, 2014 12:32 PM EDT This 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., will be swarmed with 80,000 euphoric Bonnaroovians by Thursday, but right now it’s a hub of productivity as Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, assesses the situatio ...

  3. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set ...

  4. Kings of Leon, Cher and Elton John Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200

    September 27, 2013 9:40 PM EDT It will be busy on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as a slew of big-name acts are heading for high debuts. As previously reported  on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Drake's new album "Nothing Was the Same" is heading for a very st ...

  5. MLB to Co-Produce New York's Global Citizen Festival with AEG Live

    August 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Major League Baseball is dipping into the music business after buying the distribution rights for an upcoming concert in New York's Central Park. Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year� ...

  6. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  7. RCA CEO Peter Edge Talks Keith Naftaly Promotion, New A&R Structure

    November 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST With a little more than a year under his belt as CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge, who headed up the label's A&R team for 16 years, has handed over those reins to new executive vice president, head of A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly ...

  8. Former RCA Exec Suffering From Cancer Shares Her Final Weeks

    October 15, 2012 5:38 PM EDT This Thursday, the eighth annual Songs of Hope event, benefitting non-profit comprehensive cancer center City of Hope, will take place at the House of Rock in Santa Monica. There, in a palatial estate where last week Christina Aguilera debuted her ...

  9. Single Reviews: Paloma Faith, Muse & More

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT PALOMA FAITH Picking Up the Pieces (4:04) Producer: Nellee Hooper Writers: P. Faith, W. Hector, T. Powell Publishers: various Epic "Picking Up the Pieces," off British songstress Paloma Faith's second album, "Fall to Grace" ...

  10. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  11. Grammy's Nominations Concert Heading to Nashville

    August 21, 2012 8:45 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent. The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone ...

  12. Backbeat: Turbo Fruits Storm Knitting Factory, Ready New Album Produced by Spoon's Jim Eno

    June 18, 2012 1:21 PM EDT (L-R): Turbo Fruits manager David Newgarden of Manage This!, Turbo Fruits publicist Shira Knishkowy of Big Hassle, Turbo Fruits drummer Matt Hearn, frontman Jonas Stein, bassist Dave McCowen, and guitarist Kingsley Brock all hang out backstage aft ...

  13. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  14. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Unloads Again: On Pitchfork, Twitter, 360 Deals, Why the '90s Were Better, More

    March 14, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan's is one of today's most opinionated and outspoken musicians. At a SXSW panel on Monday he made bold statements about the state of the music industry and his disdain for what he believes is a broke ...

  15. Live Nation Added Managers, Promoters, Ticketing Companies, More in 2011 Acquisition Spree

    February 24, 2012 3:00 PM EST Live Nation continued its acquisition spree in 2011 by adding to its promotion, management, ticketing and ecommerce divisions. The company's 2011 annual report offers a detailed look at how the multi-faceted music giant got bigger last year. ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  17. Ethan Johns, Kings of Leon Producer, Joins Atlantic Records UK A&R

    December 09, 2011 10:07 AM EST Ethan Johns, the acclaimed producer of Kings of Leon's first three albums, has joined the U.K. team of Atlantic Records in an A&R capacity. Effective immediately, the partnership will see Johns source and nurture artists that will be sign ...

  18. Black Friday, Cyber Monday Great for Retailers; Record-Store Day Items Drive Music Sales

    November 29, 2011 1:42 PM EST While music merchants say that they too, like retail in general, experienced a strong sales for the Black Friday weekend, some of them acknowledge that music wasn't leading the charge. "We had a great weekend," says one chain execut ...

  19. A Strong 2011 Holiday Season Could Bring Music Business First Positive-Sales Year Since 2004

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Coming into Black Friday, year-to-date U.S. album sales were up 3.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, leaving music merchandisers cautiously optimistic that this holiday selling season will be strong enough to deliver the industry's first ris ...

  20. Business Matters: Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next?

    October 17, 2011 8:20 PM EDT Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next? -- Amazon will publish 122 books in both physical and digital formats this fall, according to the New York Times. It won't just act as an exclusive distributor, however. The company is acting ...

  21. Backbeat: Frankmusik Talks Enrique Iglesias, Cherrytree Records Backstage @ Erasure's NYC Show

    September 27, 2011 3:19 PM EDT Can You Hear The Musik: Frankmusik backstage at Terminal 5. (Photo: Jeff Benjamin/Billboard) Frankmusik is preparing for the September 27th release of his album "Do It In The AM" with a supporting slot on Erasure 's "Erasure: T ...

  22. Backbeat: Karen Elson Brings Country to Fashion Week at Posh NYC Showcase

    September 14, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Karen Elson performs at Beauty and Essex in New York Tuesday night (Photo: Clint Spaulding - PMC) Nearly all of Karen Elson 's worlds collided on New York's Lower East Side on Tuesday night, when the model/singer/songwriter/designer/moth ...

  23. Amid Layoffs, Is Warner Bros. Records Abandoning Rock Music?

    September 09, 2011 8:56 PM EDT The goodbye email from Reprise senior vice president of promotion Mike Rittberg said it all. "Before my first job at a record store I had dreamed to work at Warner Bros. Records," he wrote on Sept. 8, the day he and more than a dozen oth ...

  24. Read: Warner Bros.' Memo to Staff About Thursday's Layoffs

    September 09, 2011 7:23 PM EDT (The promotion staffs of Warner Bros. and Reprise Records were hit hard by layoffs Thursday. Here is the internal email circulated to the company's staff today under the subject line "Memo from Memo from Rob, Todd & Livia," i.e. ...

  25. Rihanna's 'Cheers' Nears Hot 100 Top Ten; Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator Get VMAs Bounce

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rolls to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week. L ...

  26. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  27. Kings of Leon Management Removes Dallas Show Clips From YouTube

    August 04, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Many fans have already witnessed Kings of Leon's train wreck performance in Dallas last weekend, but the band's management is still attempting to remove YouTube clips of fan-shot videos from the show. Vector Management has successfully r ...

  28. Web Trends, Listen To Drake's New Single "Headlines"

    August 01, 2011 5:02 PM EDT Google Trends: 5. Kings of Leon Kings Of Leon cancel rest of US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. MTV Is 30 Years Old Today NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. How Did MTV Spend Its 30 ...

  29. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour

    August 01, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kings of Leon announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour following an onstage meltdown at a performance in Dallas on Friday night (July 29). Frontman Caleb Followill walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequ ...

  30. Nashville Music Council Seeks to Leverage City's Vast Music Resources

    June 23, 2011 8:01 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It's increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recent ...

  31. Kings of Leon Tapped For NCAA Tournament Push

    March 03, 2011 3:43 PM EST CBS and Turner Sports are turning to Kings of Leon to add some star-power to their upcoming March Madness coverage. Beginning Friday, the companies will roll out a multi-platform campaign featuring tournament footage weaved into a music video for ...

  32. Update: Live Nation Losses Grew In Fourth Quarter

    February 28, 2011 4:49 PM EST Live Nation reported a net loss of $124 million on revenue of $1.24 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, the company revealed on Monday afternoon. Its full-year net loss was $228 million on revenue of $5.06 billion. During the earnings call Live ...

  33. Mumford and Sons, the xx, Plan B, Tinie Tempah Lead Brit Awards

    February 15, 2011 7:45 AM EST Rapper Tinie Tempah, soul singer Plan B and folk-rockers Mumford and Sons lead homegrown talent in the race for the Brit Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys. The 22-year-old Tempah, who released his first album last year, has four nom ...

  34. Sony Releases Australian Flood-Relief CD, Powderfinger To Release Single

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia has responded to the country's disastrous recent floods with the release of a three-disc fund-raising compilation CD. "Flood Relief: Artists for the Flood Appeal" features 59 tracks, including recordings from Pi ...

  35. Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon Headline Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. rock acts Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon are to headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, which takes place June 10 to 12, 2010. Britpop band Pulp, who announced earlier this month that they were reforming to play a series of U.K. and ...

  36. Cheryl Cole Rains On Rihanna's Parade

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cheryl Cole scored her second solo U.K. No. 1 single with "Promise This" (Polydor/Universal) to hold Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) to a runner-up debut. Kings of Leon 's "Come Around S ...

  37. What’s Happening to Digital Album Sales?

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital album sales aren’t falling off a cliff, but they are experiencing a sustained decline for the first time. A Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data has found that after seven years of strong growth, digital albums are finally starting ...

  38. Kings Of Leon Debut New Album At Tiny London Show

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon swapped vast indoor arenas and festival headline slots for the more intimate confines of London's Rivoli Ballroom when the Tennessee rock band played an exclusive gig for national Top 40 station BBC Radio 1 last night (Oct.27). ...

  39. Sugarland Tops Billboard 200 With Third No. 1 Album

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 203,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's country duo's third chart-topper . . . At No. 2, Kings of Leon's "Come Aro ...

  40. Paul McCartney, Kasabian, Take That Honored At Q Awards

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A combination of British pop royalty, rowdy rock acts and recently re-formed pop groups took home the major prizes at the annual Q Awards ceremony, organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 25) at London's Grosvenor ...

  41. Chart Moves: Lil Wayne, David Archuleta, Taylor Swift, Kanye West

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Lil Wayne: The CD version of Weezy's "I Am Not a Human Being" arrived in stores last week, promptin ...

  42. The Gracious Few, Postelles, Sick Puppies Among Acts Tapped For Billboard Touring Conference Showcase

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first Billboard Touring Conference Showcase, produced by Live Nation at New York's Gramercy Theatre, is set for Nov. 3 as part of the 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Nov. 3-4. On the bill are the Gracious Few, Sick Pu ...

  43. Bon Jovi To Receive Prize At MTV Europe Awards

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will receive a Global Icon prize at next month's MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, the music channel said. Bruce Gillmer, executive VP of music and talent at MTV Networks International called Bon Jovi "one of the most beloved a ...

  44. Chart Moves: Florence and the Machine, Bruno Mars, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kings of Leon, VMAs

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Linkin Park: The rock band beat out R&B singer Trey Songz for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album ...

  45. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Lead MTV Europe Nominations

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Katy Perry go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, with five nominations apiece. The U.S. pop princesses are both shortlisted in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video. Completi ...

  46. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  47. Kings Of Leon Reject 'Glee' Request

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With everybody from Paul McCartney to Madonna clamoring to get their music on "Glee," at least one act is refusing to license its music to the TV show. Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill told U.K. music newspaper NME that he's r ...

  48. Live Biz Hit By Summer Slump, Cancellations

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While it seems more and more clear that the live music business is taking a beating this summer, blogger Bob Lefsetz’ surprising claim that Live Nation has “supposedly” canceled as many as 200 shows by Creative Artists Agency acts alone cannot be ...

  49. Bonnaroo '10 Lights Up Live Online

    June 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's often joked that more people like to claim that they were at Woodstock in 1969 than were actually there. For today's music mega-festivals, such boasting is entirely plausible. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which begins its ...

  50. Full Coverage: Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival June 11, 2010 Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival has the genre catering heavily to the brand’s ultra-core fans. VIDEO: Digital Strat ...

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