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  1. Nicki Minaj Teams With Nokia For Times Square Event, 'Starships' Remix

    April 06, 2012 6:19 PM EDT Just three days after releasing her anticipated sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , Nicki Minaj took over Times Square Friday night for a live performance and remix of current single "Starships." The event was hosted by Nokia i ...

  2. David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Announced for Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    April 05, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Strike a Pose: David Guetta one of this summer's Electric Daisy Carnival headliners. (Photo: Getty) The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, ...

  3. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Hot Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 3:08 PM EDT In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star," on Sunday's (April 1) CBS telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country ...

  4. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  5. Ron Fair on Front Line Management, 'The Voice,' Darren Criss, Being His Own 'Mini-Label'

    April 03, 2012 9:13 AM EDT On Monday, it was announced that longtime music producer and executive Ron Fair, along with marketing and promotions veteran Richard Palmese, will join Irving Azoff's Front LIne Management as consultants. Home to such clients as The Eagles, C ...

  6. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  7. Pitbull, Songwriters, Publishers Honored At BMI Latin Awards In Las Vegas

    March 31, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Entertainer Pitbull received the BMI President's Award and top industry songwriters and publishers were also recognized at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Encore Las Vegas on March 30. Pitbull, known for his energetic musical an ...

  8. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reco ...

  9. Pete Tong, Kaskade, Crystal Method Rally In Support of Pasquale Rotella, Indicted Electric Daisy Promoter

    March 23, 2012 6:15 PM EDT MIAMI - The EDM community took time out of its regularly scheduled Miami Music Week revelry to rally around Pasquale Rotella, embattled CEO of Insomniac Events, the production company behind Electric Daisy Carnival. "I hope for the sake of th ...

  10. Turntable.fm, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Team Up for 'Turntable Tuesday' Contest Next Month

    March 23, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Turntable.fm and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas today announced a new partnership intended to "bridge the gap between live and online music experiences." For the month of April, Turntable will bring its "Turntable Tuesday" serie ...

  11. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 20, 2012 10:27 AM EDT Deadmau5 and Skrillex at XS Nightclub Labor Day (Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub) Las Vegas hotel group Wynn has locked 34 electronic dance artists into exclusive residencies for 2012- some of them established live acts that usually play concert ...

  12. Billboard Music Awards to Air Live From Las Vegas on ABC May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:49 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be ...

  13. ASCAP President Paul Williams Documentary Headed For Theaters

    March 13, 2012 12:27 PM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kes ...

  14. SXSWi Panel Explores The Future of High Quality Audio, 4K Televisions

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM EDT While some SXSW attendees were choosing between happy hour or Sean Parker's interview of Al Gore ("If you like platitudes, then it was great," the Los Angeles Times' Jon Healey said afterward), some fortunate people were gettin ...

  15. Goh Nakamura-Starring Film 'Daylight Savings' One of 74 To Premiere at SXSW

    March 06, 2012 10:30 PM EST On the streets of Austin, Texas, between March 9-17, Goh Nakamura is likely to not stand out too much, especially if he if he is carrying his guitar case. He lives about an hour outside of San Francisco, has a couple of self-released albums and hi ...

  16. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  17. Cee Lo Green Announces 'Loberace' Las Vegas Residency

    March 02, 2012 1:01 PM EST LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green says his semi-permanent show launching in Las Vegas will feature showgirls, pyrotechnics and other over-the-top touches. The 37-year-old performer most recently known for his Grammy-winning 2010 sin ...

  18. House of Blues CEO Ron Bension on Santana's 2-Year Vegas Residency: 'Not Something You Get at a Big Box Theater'

    February 29, 2012 9:15 AM EST On May 2, Carlos Santana will begin a two-year residency at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It will be the House of Blues' first-ever residency in its nearly 13 years of operation and could open doors for other performers ...

  19. Celine Dion Cancels 10 Las Vegas Shows

    February 28, 2012 5:13 PM EST Celine Dion performing earlier this year Jamaica Jazz Blues Fest when her voice was in better condition. (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) Sure, Celine Dion's heart will go on, but as of now, her voice cannot. The pop singer h ...

  20. Madonna Didn't Change 'Girl Gone Wild' Single Title Because of Joe Francis, Rep Says

    February 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST Madonna did not switch the name of her latest single to thwart legal action fromGirls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, her representative, Liz Rosenberg, tells The Hollywood Reporter. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gon ...

  21. Exclusive: Electric Daisy Carnival Coming to East Coast

    February 24, 2012 4:56 PM EST It's official: Electric Daisy Carnival is coming to the East Coast. The festival, which drew over 250,000 attendees to its three-day Las Vegas event last year, will hit New York on May 19-20, 2012, at a soon-to-be-announced location. Electric ...

  22. Santana Books Two Years at Las Vegas' House of Blues

    February 23, 2012 6:00 PM EST Guitar legend Carlos Santana plans a two-year headlining gig at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, switching venues from his previous home at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Representatives for the House of Blues say Santana will h ...

  23. How Celine Dion's Performance at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Changed the Festival's Future

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST Celine Dion performing at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, her only performance outside her record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- In her only ...

  24. Michael Jackson Estate Sues Former Manager

    February 17, 2012 6:00 PM EST Michael Jackson's estate sued the singer's former manager on Friday, claiming he lined his own pockets by persuading the pop superstar to sign unconscionable contracts in the final year of his life. The lawsuit against Tohme R. Tohme cam ...

  25. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  26. How Eric Church Battled Scalpers Head-On

    February 06, 2012 8:38 AM EST Eric Church, at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, has found both success and ticket resellers. (photo: ericchurch.com) Eric Church has a song called "Springsteen" on his current album Chief , but the country rocker discovered he ...

  27. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  28. Madonna Premiering 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' On Clear Channel Platforms

    February 03, 2012 8:45 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel is giving Madonna all its luvin'. The radio giant announced plans Friday to premiere the 53-year-old pop star's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and its music video across Clear Channel ...

  29. Sports Illustrated To Highlight Indie Bands in Swimsuit Issue, Music Festival

    February 02, 2012 6:14 PM EST For nearly 50 years, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been the ultimate showcase for the hottest models (and, technically, swimwear) in fashion. But for the first time ever, the No. 1 sports magazine's biggest annual iss ...

  30. Nicki Minaj's Rider: What She's Demanding For Her Super Bowl Dressing Room

    February 02, 2012 7:45 AM EST The organizers of the Super Bowl better watch out. Nicki Minaj, who will perform onstage with Madonna at the halftime show, seems to have quite a list of requirements in order to make her stay backstage comfortable. A copy of the "Super Bass& ...

  31. Billboard Power 100: John Hogan

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 12 John Hogan President CEO Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @ClearChannel Curator Of Far More Than Radio Stations... In a move that couldn't more clearly reflect the expanded influence of the company's radio division, ...

  32. Billboard Power 100: Mark Campana & Bob Roux

    January 27, 2012 12:04 AM EST No. 39 Mark Campana & Bob Roux Co-Presidents Live Nation Twitter: @LiveNation Locally Sourced... When Live Nation Entertainment global music chief executive Jason Garner exited the company in November 2010, it signaled a shift toward placing m ...

  33. Backbeat: Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Teach, Jam With Underprivileged Youth @ Panama Jazz Fest

    January 23, 2012 11:24 AM EST Students from Berklee College of Music's Global Jazz Institute met some of Panama's youngest musicians on a visit to the Fundación Danilo Perez in Panama City's impoverished El Chorillo neighborhood. "Dream about your career bu ...

  34. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  35. CES 2012: 8 Cool Things

    January 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot ...

  36. Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican Rapper, To Release Signature Headphones Line

    January 13, 2012 3:13 PM EST Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has signed on with Section 8 to create a signature line of headphones, according to a spokesperson for the artist. News of the partnership was officially announced this week at the 2012 International CES, the largest co ...

  37. Beats By Dre Ending Partnership With Monster

    January 13, 2012 12:31 PM EST Beats by Dre and Monster Cable Products are parting ways at year's end, per a new report from Bloomberg Business Week . Although Beats has quickly risen to be the leader in the headphone category, with 53 percent of 2011's $1 billion mar ...

  38. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  39. Backbeat: Will.I.Am, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party

    January 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST Online radio service iHeartRadio hosted a party at Haze nightclub in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night that drew some of the most storied stars and celebrities attending the CES conference this year. CES 2012: On the Floor, On the Wires, ...

  40. Backbeat: Tiesto DJs First Twitter Live Stream Event, But Does He Write His Own Tweets?

    January 12, 2012 5:18 PM EST Tiësto DJs at XS nightclub in Las Vegas (Photo: Franklin Williams) "This entrance is only for VERY important clients," the woman with the guestlist advised gravely. XS nightclub, the glittering indoor/outdoor venue at Las Vegas' Wyn ...

  41. CES Backbeat: Where Is Rhapsody President Jon Irwin's Hair? We Know ...

    January 12, 2012 10:32 AM EST Rhapsody president Jon Irwin is currently attending CES in Las Vegas with a buzz cut. Here's why: Irwin set a goal of reaching 1 million subscribers by the end of 2011 during a planning meeting for the year. When somebody asked Irwin what he ...

  42. CES Quick Hits: Tim, Chris Vanderhook on Making MySpace TV 'Complete TV Experience'

    January 11, 2012 7:44 PM EST LAS VEGAS -- Just what exactly is MySpace TV ? As described by Tim and Chris Vanderhook, MySpace's new owners at Specific Media, it's a "linear TV experience" for the app-heavy smart TV marketplace. Launching on Panasonic' ...

  43. Will.I.Am and Intel at CES: Ultrabook Is 'the New Ghetto Blaster'

    January 11, 2012 7:49 AM EST LAS VEGAS -- So what exactly has Will.I.Am up to since being named Intel's director of creative innovation last year? As the Black Eyed Peas' leader detailed on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he's taking his ...

  44. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  45. CES Quick Hits: TDK Honors Mixtape Roots with Boombox, Headphones

    January 10, 2012 6:17 PM EST Steven Swenson, global brand manager for TDK, still hears it all the time. "Whenever we say 'TDK,' consumers will inevitably say 'cassettes,'" he told Billboard from TDK's booth at CES' Central Hall Tuesday. ...

  46. Jay-Z Signs on as Duracell Spokesperson, Investment Partner

    January 10, 2012 11:04 AM EST New dad Jay-Z has signed a multi-year global agreement with Duracell as an investment partner, and will also be the face and voice of the Duracell Powermat JV, the company announced Tuesday morning (January 10). "I believe in the future of wi ...

  47. Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld, Kelly Clarkson Headline Sony CES Event

    January 10, 2012 8:01 AM EST LAS VEGAS -- Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld showed up in Las Vegas on Monday for Sony's Consumer Electronics Show press conference, which included a sneak peek at their upcoming Men in Black 3. "We have a fantastic movie," ...

  48. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  49. Morning Heds: CES & SOPA Cud Chewing, L.A.'s Music Box Closes, Homer Backs the Nuge

    January 09, 2012 8:14 AM EST CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For Billboard.biz The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which launches today, has long been the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries and is increasingly becomi ...

  50. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

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