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  1. Taylor Swift Media Blitz: Over 70 Outlets in One Day

    October 29, 2012 4:29 PM EDT The Taylor Swift media blitz to promote Red continued on Friday, as the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year took part in something very unique -- a multi-station remote broadcast held at Nashville's Pinnacle Building, in which she discussed ...

  2. 40 Under 40: Jonathan Mayers

    August 02, 2012 3:02 PM EDT Jonathan Mayers Co-Founder, Superfly Presents Website: superflypresents.com Twitter: @Bonnaroo Tastemaker On The Road The first Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., in 2000 sold out 70,000 tickets in 11 days over the Internet. ...

  3. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  4. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 10:23 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour ...

  5. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  6. Moogfest Promoter Says Fest 'Predates Boom In Electronica'

    October 28, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Some might consider Asheville, N.C., an unlikely place to stage an electronic-themed niche music festival. They would be wrong. The second Moogfest is set to take place in Asheville Oct. 28-30, tapping into a burgeoning electronic/DJ music scene. ...

  7. Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment and Bonnaroo Joins Eventbrite Board (Exclusive)

    August 31, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Online ticketing startup Eventbrite has added Ashley Capps to its board of advisors. Capps is the founder of Knoxville-based AC Entertainment and is a co-founder of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Eventbrite is putting more emphasis on the ...

  8. 5 Hot Fall Tours: Widespread Panic, Reba McEntire, Foster The People, Tiesto and Pretty Lights

    July 22, 2011 12:56 PM EDT WIDESPREAD PANIC VENUES: Theaters, amphitheaters, arenas DATES: Sept. 15-Dec. 31 SUPPORT: Trombone Shorty, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Futurebirds; most shows billed as "an evening with" BOOKING AGENT: Buck Williams, Progressive G ...

  9. Bonnaroo Co-Producer Ashely Capps Calls Festival's Success an 'Affirmation'

    June 13, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Widespread Panic closed out the 10th anniversary of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., last night, wrapping one of the most successful runs in the event's history. With inspired performances and a logistically smooth ...

  10. Business Matters: Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Now Believes In Record Industry

    May 25, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Now He Tells Us: Sean Parker Believes In The Record Industry -- Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and investor in music service Spotify, believes the record industry is "on the verge of being fixed." Parker made the comment Wednesday at ...

  11. Zim Ngqawana, Preeminent South African Jazz Musician, Dead at 52

    May 10, 2011 11:41 AM EDT Zim Ngqawana, widely considered one of South Africa's pre-eminent contemporary jazz composer and performer, has died. The saxophonist and flautist suffered a stroke May 9 and today the 52-year-old was taken off life support at a hospital in J ...

  12. Business Matters: TicketBiscuit Acquires Dais Limited

    April 15, 2011 7:57 PM EDT TicketBiscuit Acquires Dais Limited -- TicketBiscuit added more heat to an already hot ticketing market by acquiring Portland, Ore.-based Dais Limited , the company announced on Friday. Dais founder Jason Mastrine will become TicketBiscuit's ...

  13. Business Matters: Investor Enthusiasm for the Cloud Continues as Beyond Oblivion Secures $77 Million Funding

    March 08, 2011 8:39 PM EST Beyond Oblivion Secures $77 Million Funding -- Investments in new digital music companies are surprisingly large and frequent these days. The latest example is Beyond Obilvion . The most anticipated cloud-based music service you've never hear ...

  14. Charlie Louvin, Country Music Legend, Dies at 83

    January 26, 2011 12:31 PM EST Charlie Louvin (Photo: Steele Management) Charlie Louvin, half of the Louvin Brothers whose harmonies inspired fellow country and pop singers for decades, has died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 83. Brett Steele, his manager, ...

  15. Country Throwdown Returns With Willie Nelson

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Country Throwdown tour, this year branded as Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown, returns with confirmed acts Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell and Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real. 4fini Productions, ...

  16. Garth Brooks Prepares for Nine-Show Run in Nashville

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As he prepared to kick off his first of nine sold out shows tonight (Dec. 16) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which will benefit Middle Tennessee's flood relief efforts, Garth Brooks praised the city's resilience and thanked the c ...

  17. Business Matters: Live Nation, HullabaLOU, Verizon and more

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION EYES IRELAND -- Live Nation has plans to take its UK model to Ireland, according to Denis Desmond of Gaiety Investments. “In England, we’ve got Live Nation/Gaiety, which works great, and the plan is to recreate that in Ireland. We are ...

  18. Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Dies

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sparklehorse visionary Mark Linkous, 47, took his life with a gunshot to his heart on Saturday (Mar. 6) in Knoxville, Tenn. Best known for his unique folk-based soundscapes, the singer-songwriter, who recorded under the name Sparklehorse, released ...

  19. AC Entertainment Acquires Promoter Great Big Shows

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC Entertainment, co-creator of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., has acquired Nashville-based concert promotion company Great Big Shows. This move will strengthen AC Entertainment's Nashville presence and expand its ...

  20. Showcase Showdown: Billboard At SXSW

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Howlies Web site: howlies.com Label: OverUnder Records Latest release: "Trippin' With Howlies" Management: OverUnder Management Atlanta's Howlies got off to an inauspicious start: The band joined forces in 2007 after a camping ...

  21. Magazine Distributors Clash With Publishers

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The parent companies of Anderson Merchandisers and Alliance Entertainment -- the two largest music industry wholesalers -- are caught up in a high stakes and high profile spitting contest with the biggest U.S. magazine publishers. In a move initia ...

  22. No Sellout, But Bonnaroo '08 Considered A Success

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of above 70,000. The festival ran June 12-15 on a 750-acre rural site about ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. RIAA's 10th Wave of Letters Hits Colleges

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities. A ...

  25. RIAA Sends Seventh Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a new wave of 503 pre-litigation settlement letters to 58 universities on behalf of its record company members. The latest round of letters is part of the education and deterrence campaign the RIAA launched earlier this year, whi ...

  26. RIAA Launches New College Anti-Piracy Initiative

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is launching a new anti-piracy program to encourage illegal P2P users to settle infringement claims before the record companies file a lawsuit against them. The program begins today (Feb. 28) with 400 pre-litigation letters going out to 1 ...

  27. Decemberists Explore New Ground In March

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Indie rock titans the Decemberists are gearing up for a spring trek that will hit 1,500- to 3,000-capacity venues across the United States. The outing follows the success of the act's Capitol Records debut, "The Crane Wife," which h ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Elvis Collaborator Hodge Dies At 71

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (March 3) of lung cancer in a Knoxville, Tenn., hospital. Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (Ma ...

  30. GAC Formalizes Relocation To Nashville

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move follows the '04 sale to Scripps Networks. As previously reported in Billboard in July, cable network Great American Country (GAC) formally announced today that it is headquartering all of its operations in Nashville. The move follows the ...

  31. Bass Berry Names 3 New Partners

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three Nashville attorneys have been made partners in the Music Row office of law firm Bass Berry & Sims. They are Charles Biederman, Christian Horsnell and Robin Mitchell Joyce. NASHVILLE--Three Nashville attorneys have been made partners ...

  32. Jackson Class-Action Suit Withdrawn

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-action lawsuit against Janet Jackson and others over the singer's breast-baring incident during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-a ...

  33. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  34. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  35. Music Veterans Launch Vivaton Records

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records will launch next month. President/CEO Jeff Huskins, formerly a member of the band Little Texas, is looking to launch with an initial roster of five ac Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Reco ...