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  1. Morning Fix: Billboard Music Awards This Sunday; Ticketmaster Settles Rewards Suit; How Candace Glover Won 'American Idol'; Superfly's Googa Mooga Improvements

    May 17, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS KICK-OFF SUNDAY WITH PRINCE, MADONNA, LIL WAYNE, TAYLOR SWIFT, JUSTIN BIEBER, BRUNO MARS, MUCH MORE Get ready for this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards at Las Vega ...

  2. Cee-Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, PSY and Shania Twain Among Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland, Kid Rock, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere will also present at the event, airing live May 19 on ABC An awards show isn't complete without a stocked roster of superstar presenters, and ...

  3. Who Will Pay For YouTube Videos? Alchemy Networks Has One Answer

    May 09, 2013 1:23 PM EDT Who will pay the monthly subscription fee to access a YouTube channel? Peter Griffith, Chief Executive of Alchemy Networks, believes he has one good answer to that question: afficionados of rap battles, an urban art form dating back to the 1970s ...

  4. Madonna to Be Honored as Top Touring Artist at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • J.Lo, Lil Wayne, Minaj Performing • ...

  5. Shania Twain Extends Las Vegas Run with Fall Dates

    May 06, 2013 9:03 PM EDT After nearly a decade-long hiatus marred by burnout, a painful divorce and physical problems that affected her ability to sing, country superstar Shania Twain said she's finding her groove as a Las Vegas headliner. On Monday, Twain announce ...

  6. Hakkasan Opens in Las Vegas With J. Lo, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and More

    April 30, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Hakkasan Las Vegas celebrated its official opening at the MGM Grand Las Vegas April 26-28 with a star-studded weekend, both on the guest list and behind the decks. The 80,000-square-foot nightclub/restaurant has been under development for over t ...

  7. Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 8/7c on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • M ...

  8. Visualizing Radio’s Future: FM Chips, HD Radio, One-Touch Pizza Ordering

    April 11, 2013 4:23 PM EDT Radio’s problem is that it doesn’t look very good. It sounds fine but, compared to newer online audio services that give users a visually rich experience, AM/FM radio needs to up its game.  The good news is that several potential solutions to ra ...

  9. Backbeat: Warner Nashville's ACM Party Draws New Talent – RaeLynn, Angie Johnson – and Top Managers to MGM Grand

    April 08, 2013 11:36 AM EDT The buzz of Hunter Hayes rightfully permeated the Warner Nashville party held outdoors at the MGM Grand after the ACM Awards concluded. Warner Nashville president John Esposito was thrilled to hear that Hayes had been hanging out with Stevie W ...

  10. Backbeat: Show Dog Universal Music Shows Off Its New Crop of Talent During ACMs

    April 08, 2013 10:36 AM EDT Show Dog Universal Music, the independent label founded by Toby Keith in 2005 and which merged with Universal Records South in 2007, hosted its 3rd annual brunch at the ACMs today in Las Vegas. Held at Craftsteak at the MGM Grand, the event dr ...

  11. Backbeat: Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, Sheryl Crow Rock ACM’s Party For A Cause Day Two

    April 07, 2013 3:22 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music and its charitable arm ACM Lifting Lives presented $25,000 each to Wounded Warrior Project and Folds of Honor plus another $10,000 to Nellis Air Force Base Force Support Squadron on the second day of the ACM' ...

  12. Electric Daisy Carnival Adds London Edition With Tiesto, Avicii, Steve Angello, More

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Insomniac Events announced today that it would bring its marquee festival Electric Daisy Carnival to London for the first time in 2013, bringing its total editions worldwide to five (including Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Puerto Rico). T ...

  13. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Miguel to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 03, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Chart-topping artists join Prince as live acts for May 19 broadcast on ABC; tickets go on sale April 4 Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars, who have all topped the Billboard 200 in the past year, as well as critically acclaimed R&B s ...

  14. Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour Dates

    April 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This morning the Rolling Stones finally released dates for their "50 and Counting" North American tour. The U.S. dates, as reported by Billboard.biz , will begin early next month on the West Coast, with announced markets including ...

  15. Downtown Music Taking 2013 Music Fest National With Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy, Purity Ring

    March 28, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Downtown Events, the live arm of the Downtown Music family of companies -- which include Downtown Records, RCRDLBL.com, Downtown Music Services and Downtown Music Publishing (which recently acquired the catalogs of Yoko Ono and John Lennon) -- t ...

  16. Backbeat: Prince Royce, Horacio Palencia, UMPG Celebrate Wins at BMI's Latin Awards in Vegas

    March 28, 2013 10:38 AM EDT Talk of new albums and new deals swirled during the BMI 20th annual Latin music Awards, held March 21 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. From left: Phil Graham, BMI SVP, writer/publisher relations; songwriter of the year winner Horacio Palencia; Mich ...

  17. Exclusive: HSN Partners With Las Vegas' Venetian On Concert Series

    January 25, 2013 9:00 AM EST HSN is taking its Live music division on the road with a Las Vegas residency that it hopes will result in more viewers and raise the profile of the cable shopping channel.  HSN Live is partnering with the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino to host conce ...

  18. Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Exit

    January 11, 2013 6:53 PM EST Britney Spears' "X Factor" exit is now official.   Responding to "sourced reports and speculation," the pop star's rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three. "Britney did decide, and is in fac ...

  19. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  20. The Business of New Year's Eve Concerts

    December 27, 2012 7:30 AM EST On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music from their favorite artists, whether it's the rare double-billing of Coldplay and Jay-Z at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn or an intimate performance w ...

  21. Jenni Rivera's Memorial Services Scheduled For Wed. at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater

    December 17, 2012 4:51 PM EST Singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service is scheduled to take place on Wed., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater in a ceremony led by the late entertainer's brother Pedro Rivera, Jr., according a spokesper ...

  22. Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Denies Drug Connections

    December 15, 2012 5:45 PM EST The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking and that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has dogged him for more than two decad ...

  23. Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Under Investigation by DEA

    December 14, 2012 1:26 PM EST The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Mexican pop superstar Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing prob ...

  24. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  25. Jenni Rivera Crash Investigation Raises Startling Legal Questions Over Airplane, Owner and Pilot

    December 12, 2012 4:47 PM EST Jenni Rivera was "in the final stages" of buying the Lear Jet on which she and six others were killed Sunday when the plane crashed in Mexico, according to Christian E. Esquino Nuñez, who, the Los Angeles Times blog reported, identified ...

  26. Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Jack Daniel's Team For 'Sinatra Select' Whiskey

    December 12, 2012 4:00 PM EST On what would have been Frank Sinatra's 97th birthday, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Frank Sinatra Enterprises unveiled the first "Sinatra Experience," an interactive tasting and listening experience at Las Vegas' Mc ...

  27. Morning Fix: Others Who Died on Jenni Rivera Flight; Pepsi's Label-Like Plans; 12-12-12 Benefit Album

    December 11, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters WHO WAS WITH JENNI RIVERA ABOARD THE PLANE THAT CRASHED? There have been few details about the people who were aboard the private plane with ...

  28. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  29. Tiesto, Diplo, Execs From Ultra, Ministry of Sound, EMI, Modular Hit Australia's First Electronic Music Conference

    December 04, 2012 3:08 PM EST Australian artist and Neon Records owner Grant Smillie (left) chats with DJ Tiesto during the day one opening of Australia's EMC keynote Q&A. Adapt or die was the killer theme which spilled from the Nov. 27-28 Electronic Music Conference ...

  30. Morning Fix: Broadcasters Get Earful at House Hearing; Rihanna Rules Charts; Dre Tops Forbes; iTunes 11 Today?

    November 29, 2012 7:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters BROADCASTERS GET AN EARFUL AT INTERNET RADIO FAIRNESS HEARING: In a rather lively Congressional hearing that was supposed to be about Intern ...

  31. Ultra Music's YouTube Channel Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Moxey Calls Video Streaming 'Serious Revenue Source'

    November 28, 2012 8:00 AM EST Dance-music powerhouse Ultra Music will announce later today that its YouTube channel has reached 1 million subscribers, making it the No. 1 independent label channel on the site, and No. 11 channel overall. The milestone comes on the heels of the ...

  32. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  33. Video: The Agency Group's Ken Fermaglich On Guns 'n Roses' Hard Rock Hotel Residency in Las Vegas

    November 20, 2012 10:30 AM EST The Agency Group agent Ken Fermaglich visited with Billboard during the Billboard Touring Conference last week in New York City to talk about Guns 'n Roses' 4-week, 12-show residency at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Read All Our Tou ...

  34. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  35. Jesse & Joy Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 12:18 AM EST LAS VEGAS--Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran with the night as four-time winners at the Latin Grammys, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessi ...

  36. Caetano Veloso Honored as Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

    November 15, 2012 10:28 AM EST Caetano Veloso, the fabled musician, writer, filmmaker, all-around intellectual and founder of Tropicalia, the revolutionary Brazilian cultural movement, was feted as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year with an all-star tribute N ...

  37. Latin Grammy Week: Tears, Laughter at Special Awards Ceremony

    November 14, 2012 9:19 PM EST There was laughter, reminiscence and plenty of tears at a Wednesday morning ceremony to honor the Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award winners. Academy members and press crowded the Ballroom at the Four Seasons Ho ...

  38. Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

    November 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters SPOTIFY RAISING $100M FOR EXPANSION; OPENING IN LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR: Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of fundi ...

  39. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Winners

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, h ...

  40. Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice's CNTRL Tour Aims To Extend, Broaden EDM's Moment

    November 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Taking CNTRL: Richie Hawtin's set at New York's Webster Hall Now that EDM has settled comfortably into America cultural landscape-- witness backing tracks to this week's top ten Hot 100 songs by PSY, Ke$ha, Alex Clare and others; Bl ...

  41. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery

    November 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, 72, has cancelled the remainder of his 2012 tour as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a lump from his liver , according to his rep. In October, the singer announced that doctors had found a lump in his live ...

  42. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  43. Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

    October 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of Septemb ...

  44. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  45. Morning Fix: Apple's Music Strategy; Samsung's Profits Surge; Aguilera, Reid, Lovato Light Up Billboard Conference

    October 26, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters APPLE RADIO SERVICE RUMORS CRUSH PANDORA STOCK: Press reports claiming Apple is on track to go live with its streaming radio service in 2013 sent Pandora's stock sinki ...

  46. Aussie Bits: P!nk's Colossal Tour, Allans Billy Hyde Closes, Aria Awards Makeover

    October 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Allans Billy Hyde's flagship store on Melbrourne's Bourke Street is one of 25 instrument retail chain stores going out of business. (Photo: Lars Brandle) ALLANS BILLY HYDE CLOSING DOWN It's curtains for Australia's leading inde ...

  47. Business Matters: Why Taylor Swift's 'Red' is Absent From Subscription Services

    October 23, 2012 6:07 PM EDT Taylor Swift has joined a litany of artists in holding back a new release from subscription services. Her new album Red is conspicuously absent from Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, Mog and Xbox Music this week. The album's absence from subscription ...

  48. SXSW Announces SXSW V2V Entrepreneur Conference In Las Vegas

    October 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT SXSW Inc, today announced the launch of SXSW V2V, a four-day event dedicated to entrepreneurship that will take place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, August 11-14, 2013. The conference, according to its website , "is an extension and ...

  49. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  50. Can Sean Paul Find 'Dutty Rock' Success Once Again?

    October 19, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Get(ing) Busy: Sean Paul has just released Tomahawk Technique on VP/Atlantic records. For his fifth album "Tomahawk Technique" (VP/Atlantic) released last month, Grammy award winner Sean Paul recruited a cadre of international hit-making ...

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