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  1. Bob Geldof Pleads For Rock's Future At SXSW Keynote

    March 17, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Bob Geldof thinks that rock 'n' roll, which he called "America's great cultural gift to the world," might be over. And during his keynote address on Thursday at South By Southwest, he wasn't merely talking about the I ...

  2. Bob Geldof Announced as South By Southwest Keynote Speaker

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The annual music confab South By Southwest announced its 2011 keynote speaker, Bob Geldof. The former Boomtown Rats frontman will also be a showcase performer at the music portion of the conference, which begins on March 16 in Austin, Texas. Appro ...

  3. BBC Apologizes For Band Aid Story

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC apologized on Thursday (Nov. 4) for reports this year which gave the impression that millions of pounds raised for Ethiopian famine relief by the Band Aid music charity were used by rebel groups to buy weapons. Irish singer Bob Geldof comp ...

  4. Business Matters: Live Nation, Popjustice, RIAA, UMG and more

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The analyst consensus, according to Barrons, is that Live Nation will take a financial hit this summer but its stock has been punished too much. Barrons talks to some analysts (whose investor notes have been mentioned in this column in recent w ...

  5. Lennon's 'Day In The Life' Lyrics Up For Auction

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life," considered one of the Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," will go on sale in New York in June. Sotheby ...

  6. Bob Geldof Dismisses Live Aid Arms Claims

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian government have denied allegations that millions of dollars in aid for Ethiopian famine victims in the '80s went to buy arms. The BBC reported claims by former rebel leaders, who said th ...

  7. Live Nation Gets Royal Approval

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has signed a three-year deal with Royal Parks to continue to stage major events in London's Hyde Park until 2011. The new contract will involve the majority of the large-scale events program for Hyde Park. In the past decade, Live ...

  8. James Blunt Set To Guest Edit Paper

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Blunt will guest edit the global section of Metro, a free newspaper, on Nov. 17. On that day, Blunt will work out of the paper's Rome office, under the tutelage of global editor Sakari Pitkänen. The artist will ...

  9. Liverpool Sound City Deemed A Success

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Liverpool Sound City conference and music showcase event has been declared a "massive success" by its organizers, following the confab's culmination last weekend. From May 27-30, more than 200 bands staged concerts in ...

  10. U.K. Gov't Urges Industry To Tackle Touts

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The British government will not enforce strict new rules to regulate the secondary ticketing sector, but instead has called upon the live music industry to collectively clean its own act up. In its response to a Parliamentary select committee repo ...

  11. Live Earth Breaks Stream Records, U.K. Viewers Tune Out

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Saturday's international Live Earth environment-awareness concerts drew more than 10 million live online streams, the most in history for an entertainment show, according to Microsoft's MSN portal. The Webcast achieved "a milestone ...

  12. Geldof, Bono Fight On For Africa Aid

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof, U2 frontman Bono and German rock singer Herbert Groenemeyer fronted a rock concert in Rostock, North Germany yesterday as part of an appeal for world leaders to ramp-up support for the people of Africa. More than 70,000 people attended ...

  13. Bono Lobbies Nations For Aid

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock icon Bono Tuesday urged rich nations to take the "smart and strategic" choice of fulfilling their aid promises and debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries. Speaking in Brussels after a meeting with European Commi ...

  14. Live Earth Ticket Demand 'Overwhelming'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to the U.K. leg of this summer's Live Earth spectacular have been well over-subscribed, organizers said today. Roughly 203,000 concert-goers had registered for tickets to the July 7 environment-awareness concert at London's new W ...

  15. Live Biz Should Brace For Change, ILMC Confab Told

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing and prosperous international live-music industry must avoid complacency, attendees at this year's International Live Music Conference were told. During his keynote speech on the opening day of the March 9-11 event in London, ...

  16. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  17. Germanys Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry’s annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German indust ...

  18. Germany's Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German i ...

  19. BBC Blasted For Live 8 Profanity

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Green Day, Snoop swore on broadcast. The BBC has been chastised by the media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert. Of ...

  20. Bob Geldof Picks Up Award At MIDEM

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named as one of the personalities of the year. Live 8 mastermind Bob Geldof stopped by at MIDEM, the annual gathering of the music industry, to pick up another prize on Monday (Jan. 23) but he said this one was different. Named with Live 8 partner ...

  21. Network Live Prepares For Madonna, Urban

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exclusive shows to be broadcast across AOL, XM. Network Live, a joint venture between America Online, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, is producing two exclusive concerts-Keith Urban Nov. 14 and Madonna Nov. 15-which will be broadcast across its multi- ...

  22. Midem To Honor Live 8 Co-organizers

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith and John Kennedy will be honored during the Midem trade show at a gala dinner on Jan. 23 in Cannes, France. Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmi ...

  23. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST -DVD box-set released on Nov. 7. EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. where it comes ...

  24. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  25. On The Road

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT If Live 8 was the watershed event that married live music with digital delivery, then Network Live could be the offspring of that marriage. Read Ray Waddell's column. If Live 8 was the watershed event that married live music with digital deli ...

  26. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. P ...

  27. Producers: Philly Live 8 "Close To Perfect"

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Crowd estimated at 700,000-800,000. Producers of the Philadelphia Live 8 show feel like they pulled off "as close to perfect a show as you could have," according to Larry Magid, president of Electric Factory, a division of the Clear Chan ...

  28. Clear Channel's Promo Supporting Live 8 Boosts Sales

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estimated at 500% of typical Fourth of July weekend. A special lawn ticket discount promotion by Clear Channel Music Group over the holiday weekend in support of Live 8 was a huge success, according to CCMG chairman Michael Rapino. For the holiday ...

  29. BPI Finds Live 8 Pirates On eBay

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. Thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered ...

  30. BPI Round On eBay Live 8 Pirates

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures after thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered on sale at the auction Web site less than 24 hours The British Phonographic Industry is calling o ...

  31. BPI Round On eBay Live 8 Pirates

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of pirate DVDs auctioned on Web site. The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures after thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered on sale at the auction Web site just hours after ...

  32. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  33. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  34. Clear Channel Lowers Prices To Support Live 8

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT July 2 - 4, limited lawn seats set at $18. Clear Channel Music Group is offering specially-priced lawn seats for more than 400 shows as a way to support Live 8. For this weekend only--July 2 through July 4--a limited number of lawn seats for CCMG ...

  35. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 i ...

  36. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young To Play Canada. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Sh ...

  37. EMI Wins World Rights For Live 8 DVDs

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI has secured the worldwide DVD rights to July 2 Live 8 concerts in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Germany and Italy. EMI has secured the worldwide DVD rights to July 2 Live 8 concerts in the United Kingdom, United States, Ca ...

  38. Live 8 Unveils Tokyo Line-up

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bjork will perform live for the first time in two years at the Japan Live 8 show on July 2, organizers of the event announced today (June 24). The Icelandic artist will be headlining a bill that incl Bjork will perform live for the first time in t ...

  39. Live 8 Unveils Tokyo Line-up

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bjork to perform first concert in Japan in two years. Bjork will perform live for the first time in two years at the Japan Live 8 show on July 2, organizers of the event announced today (June 24). The Icelandic artist will be headlining a bill tha ...

  40. MTV Lends Support To Live 8 Concerts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Network to air live customized broadcasts July 2. MTV Networks' services will telecast live customized programming from the July 2 international Live 8 concerts, the broadcaster said today (June 23). The performances, featuring artists U2, Co ...

  41. Makuhari Messe To Host Japan's Live 8 Concert

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Live 8 concert will be held July 2 at the Makuhari Messe convention center, east of Tokyo. Major Japanese acts and possibly some international performers will feature on the bill of 10-20 act Japan's Live 8 concert will be held J ...

  42. U2 Awarded Nordoff-Robbins Lifetime Accolade

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charity also honors Bob Geldof. U2 picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th anniversary of the annual charity Nordoff-Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch, held today (June 17) in London. When presenting the four band members with the a ...

  43. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additiona ...

  44. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg added. Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow. Speaki ...

  45. Live 8 Plans Show With African Musicians

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Africa Calling' to be held in Cornwall, England. Organizers of the Live 8 concerts to raise awareness of poverty in Africa announced on Wednesday plans for a separate concert featuring African artists. The event, called Africa Calling, ...

  46. Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians, details for which were unveiled today (June 15). British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singe ...

  47. Updated: Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians, details for which were unveiled today (June 15). British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singe ...

  48. Aussie Live 8 Concert Fails

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. According to Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg, managing dire ...

  49. Queen's List Honors For Ure, May, Page

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 11). Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Bi ...

  50. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

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