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  1. Four Tet, Fever Ray, Terry Riley Featured On Blonde Redhead's Japan Benefit Comp Out Today

    February 07, 2012 7:22 AM EST Four Tet - Moma by Four Tet Today (Feb. 7), marks the release of We Are The Works In Progress , an album to benefit Japanese disaster relief compiled and organized by Kazu Makino of the band Blonde Redhead. The album, featuring such artists as Ter ...

  2. Japanese Music Biz Continues Relief Efforts, HoriPro Launches Fundraising Campaign

    March 22, 2011 2:11 PM EDT Efforts to raise money and get relief supplies to the survivors of the massive 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and resultant tsunami and radiation leaks have been continuing in Japan with major management company and talent agency HoriPro, and others, leadi ...

  3. The Hours Label Launches Climate Change Download

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French independent label the Hours has targeted 50 million downloads as part of a new climate change initiative, which aims to gather global support by distributing a free track. The 'tck tck tck' campaign, designed by French adverti ...

  4. Live Earth Returns In India

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will join Bollywood stars for a one-off Live Earth concert in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. Live Earth India will take place at the 20,000-capacity Andheri Sports Complex. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is also on the bill. The event will be ...

  5. The Green Index

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You know green is good, you know you want to go green, but the question is: what’s the first step? As Reverb's Adam Gardner stated in his Q&A with Billboard for our Second Annual Green Issue, the short answer is: there are a lot of first ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: Live Earth Executive Producer Kevin Wall

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last summer's global Live Earth megaconcerts were precedent-setting on many fronts, from the clarity of the cause and the mammoth logistical challenges faced, to the ambitiously green staging of the shows and the multiplatform mass-messaging. ...

  7. Music Goes Green

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From artists remaking their studios to promoters with an eye on changing the world, the (recycled) pages of our second annual Green issue showcase every sector of the music business, blazing trails for concertgoers, music diehards and casual fans ...

  8. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. An estimated 12,000 people at the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba Prefecture, ...

  9. Linkin Park To Perform Live Earth Japan Concert

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japan will host two live-music events as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series to combat global warming on July 7, organizers said today. The Makuhari Messe venue, in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, will be the scene of a day ...

  10. Japan's Brave Buys Rightsscale

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Brave, a company specializing in audio/visual production and digital content distribution, has become sole owner of digital distribution company Rightsscale. Brave has bought all of Rightsscale's issued shares for an undisclosed p ...

  11. Nintendo's Profits Cut In Half

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 dropped sharply due to hefty foreign exchange-related losses caused by the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar. Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net ...