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  1. 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). The ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Charles Caldas, Merlin CEO, Talks Market Complexities, UMG's 'Hubris' (Q&A)

    March 29, 2013 11:01 AM EDT Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, the global digital-rights champion for indie labels, received the prestigious IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award this week, in recognition of his relentless work chasing royalties due to indie companies and arti ...

  4. Weak Release Schedule Blamed For 12% Drop In U.K. Entertainment Market; Music Sales Fell $90 Million In 2012

    March 12, 2013 10:53 AM EDT Combined sales of music, video and games products in the United Kingdom fell 12% in 2012 to £4.21 billion ($6.26 billion), with music sales declining by £59 million ($87.8 million) from the previous year, according to the annual Entertainment Re ...

  5. Simon Darlow, Songwriter for Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey, Named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA

    February 28, 2013 5:00 AM EST U.K. songwriters’ body BASCA (the British Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors) has announced the appointment of composer, musician and arranger Simon Darlow as its new chairman. Darlow, 52, has a long list of song credits including ...

  6. IFPI Digital Music Report 2013: Global Recorded Music Revenues Climb for First Time Since 1999

    February 26, 2013 8:52 AM EST It’s been a long time coming, but the global recorded music industry is finally “well on the road to recovery,” declared Frances Moore, chief executive, IFPI, at the London launch of IFPI’s annual Digital Music Report. Business Matters: Inside the ...

  7. Kanye West Rants About 'Suit & Tie,' Music Biz at London Concert

    February 24, 2013 12:09 PM EST There's nothing like a rant from Kanye West. The rapper is known to occasionally let off steam during his shows by going off on long freestyles. While performing in London yesterday, 'Ye took to the mic for a 10-minute rant expressing hi ...

  8. Brit Awards 2013: Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Adele Win Big

    February 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST Female artists dominated the 2013 Brit Awards with Emeli Sandé and Adele taking home two of the biggest prizes. Sandé won best British female and the highly coveted British album title for her 2012 debut "Our Version of Events," while Ad ...

  9. Biz Q&A: IFPI CEO Frances Moore On Expanding The Global Music Business

    February 06, 2013 8:50 PM EST A barrister by training, Frances Moore was appointed CEO of global trade body IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) in July 2010, having previously headed IFPI's European regional office in Brussels, where she led the m ...

  10. AXS Ticketing Launches in LA's Staples Center, Other AEG Venues

    February 04, 2013 3:36 PM EST AXS Ticketing, AEG's new ticketing platform, has officially launched in Los Angeles. On Monday, AXS Ticketing replaced Ticketmaster as the platform for AEG-owned venues Staples Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and Club Nokia. The first event ...

  11. Justin Timberlake Playing 'Fans Only' Show on Grammy Night

    February 01, 2013 6:39 PM EST Another day, another bit of news about the new Justin Timberlake album. Today, J.T. announced via Twitter that he'll be playing Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium Feb. 10 in promotion of new album  The 20/20 Experience . Tickets go on sale ...

  12. The Fall of HMV: U.K. Music Execs Debate What Went Wrong, What's Next

    January 27, 2013 3:30 PM EST The January 14 announcement that HMV, the U.K.’s leading entertainment retailer, had entered administration was not unexpected -- having long struggled with year-on-year declines in sales and mounting debts -- but its fallout still has serious r ...

  13. Live Nation Strikes Deal to Host Concerts at London Olympic Stadium

    January 22, 2013 4:00 PM EST Live events giant Live Nation has struck a deal that gives it exclusive rights to organize concerts and music festivals in the British capital's Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium this summer. The company last year said it wouldn't bid for ...

  14. Sony Music Boosts Digital Team With Ole Obermann and Mark Piibe

    January 16, 2013 4:06 PM EST Sony Music Entertainment's president of global digital business and U.S. sales Dennis Kooker announced the creation and appointment of two new, digitally focused positions; current Sony Music executive Ole Obermann has been named executive vi ...

  15. Billboard.biz's Top News Stories of 2012

    December 31, 2012 3:00 PM EST In this business, "top stories" is a relative term: owing to the vagaries of the Internet, you can never tell what your most popular articles will be. This year, our numeric best-performing stories were led by Billboard's "Powe ...

  16. Lloyd Charmers, Jamaican Musician and Producer, Passes

    December 31, 2012 12:10 PM EST Lloyd Charmers, an accomplished singer, pianist/organist and producer who played a significant role in popularizing reggae in England throughout a career that spanned six decades, suffered a heart attack on Thursday Dec. 27 while driving himself t ...

  17. Morning Fix: Holiday Music Sales Drop; MP3 Player Sales Dwindle; Fiscal Cliff Nears; Britney Spears Exiting 'X Factor'?

    December 28, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HOLIDAY BLUES: MUSIC SALES DOWN 10%: In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele 's "21" or Michael Buble ...

  18. Universal-Led Suppliers Liable for Up to $242 Million If HMV Folds: Report

    December 27, 2012 10:51 AM EST British music and DVD retailer HMV, which has said it faces a liquidity crunch early in the new year, has seen $65 million in benefits from financial support from product suppliers, led by Universal Music, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Mu ...

  19. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  20. Morning Fix: SoundExchange Financials; 2013 Grammy Voter Guide; Xmas Sales; Lady Gaga Doc

    December 26, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE. EXCLUSIVE: SOUNDEXCHANGE FINANCIALS: HOW MUCH PAID VS. HOW MUCH IN LIMBO? SoundExchange had a $363 million cash balance on Dec. 31, 2011 on its Form 990, the annual r ...

  21. Backbeat: Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Maxi Priest Ali Campbell's UB40 Play Barclays Center First Reggae Concert

    December 24, 2012 7:30 AM EST BioLife Sounds of Reggae was Brooklyn's Barclay's Center brought out some 13,000 fans. The year-long series of celebrations honoring Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence wound down Dec. 12 with the largest Jamaican music event ...

  22. The Ten Most Interesting Startups of 2012

    December 19, 2012 5:16 PM EST Unlike years past, 2012 lacked debuts by big music services that require tens of millions of dollars of venture capital. Rdio, Vevo and Guvera made the list in 2010. Turntable was on last year's list. In fact, this year's list doesn' ...

  23. Apollo Global Management Invests In HMV, Eyes Possible Takeover: Report

    December 17, 2012 9:57 AM EST New York-based investment group Apollo Global Management has bought a 10% holding in struggling U.K. music retailer HMV, with a possible view to acquiring the company, according to reports. . Apollo Global Management -- commonly referred to as a v ...

  24. Morning Fix: Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation; Rolling Stones' 'Final' Show; Apollo Global and HMV

    December 17, 2012 9:03 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters ARTHUR FOGEL RE-UPS WITH LIVE NATION: Arthur Fogel has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the C ...

  25. Amy Winehouse Inquest To Be Heard Again

    December 17, 2012 7:56 AM EST Officials in London say the inquest into the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications and will be re-heard next month. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27 Camden Council says a new hearing will take pl ...

  26. Rolling Stones Rock N.J. With Springsteen, Gaga, Others; Mourn Newtown at Final '50' Concert

    December 16, 2012 8:18 AM EST (Kevin Mazur, WireImage ) The Rolling Stones blew the roof off of New Jersey's Prudential Center last night, putting a cap on their brief 2012 run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. With a packed Prudential Cent ...

  27. Hadopi, France's Anti-Piracy Law, Could Be In Jeopardy Following Commission Report

    December 14, 2012 3:03 PM EST Recent reports have surfaced claiming the end of Hadopi, the French graduated-response law combatting Internet piracy, could be near. The news comes after a French Ministry of Culture commission on digital content and cultural policy led by Pierre ...

  28. Cary Elwes to Direct Biopic On The Who's Manager Kit Lambert

    December 14, 2012 1:39 PM EST The life -- and death -- of Kit Lambert, famed rock impresario and manager of The Who, is coming to the big screen with all the music and drama that entails, courtesy of producer Orian Williams and actor Cary Elwes, who will be making his director ...

  29. Does Streaming Cannibalize Albums?

    December 14, 2012 7:25 AM EST (Illustration by Jan Feindt) Meet Michael Acton. In many ways, he represents the past, present and future of the music business. As a teen growing up in Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1980s, Acton trawled record stores for vinyl. In his 20s, he ...

  30. Five Hot Tours to Watch For in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:10 AM EST With Madonna's ongoing "MDNA" tour sweeping away all challengers to take the title of Top Tour of 2012, the gauntlet has been laid down for 2013's batch of headliners. Luckily, some of the world's biggest rock, pop and cou ...

  31. Deals to Watch in 2013: AEG, Live Nation, EMI Divestments, More

    December 14, 2012 7:00 AM EST As the year comes to a close, some big deals are still up in the air; and others appear to be waiting in the wings. • The auction for AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns more than 100 arenas including Los Angeles' Staples Center and ...

  32. Rolling Stones' Final Anniversary Concert Offered as an Interactive Pay-Per-View

    December 13, 2012 1:21 PM EST The pay-per-view delivery of the Rolling Stones' "50 And Counting" show Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the final installment of a run of dates commemorating the Stones' 50th anniversary, will be an interacti ...

  33. Whitney Houston, PSY, Hurricane Sandy Were Most-Googled Terms in 2012

    December 13, 2012 12:37 AM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the " ...

  34. Shanghai Touring Market Heating Up for International Stars

    December 12, 2012 10:51 AM EST Jennifer Lopez rocking Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena on Nov. 24. (Photo: AEG China) The city of Shanghai, the largest in China, has seen a surge of top-level international acts touring the city, and the trend looks set to continue. In a firs ...

  35. Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

    December 12, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters RAVI SHANKAR DEAD AT 92: Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, S ...

  36. Facebook 2012: One Direction Nearly as Popular as Obama

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's that time of year again when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Year. Facebook on Wednesday joined in that annual exercise, releasing its Year in Revie ...

  37. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  38. Classical Music Goes Clubbing In London

    December 11, 2012 1:44 PM EST The familiar mood at a classical music concert is, if you're a fan, quiet and atmospheric; and if you're not a fan a stuffy, awkward ambience where you aren't allowed to breathe, eat or whisper for fear of upsetting the establishmen ...

  39. Former 'X Factor' Judge Cheryl Cole Sues for $2.3 Million

    December 07, 2012 10:00 PM EST British pop star and former "X Factor" judge Cheryl Cole filed a lawsuit Friday claiming she is owed at least $2.3 million by Blue Orbit Productions, the entity that produces the American TV show. Cole was let go as a judge on the show b ...

  40. Morning Fix: Young Acts Score Big Grammy Noms, But Bieber Snubbed; Concord Shopped To Equity Firms; Instagram Vs. Twitter

    December 06, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters FRANK OCEAN, MUMFORD & SONS, FUN., JAY-Z, KANYE LEAD GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 2013 : The 55th annual Grammys announced its nominees in Nashvil ...

  41. Shazam Predicts 2013 Chart Toppers

    November 30, 2012 7:04 PM EST Predicting which artists will hit the Billboard charts can be a vexing parlor game. Shazam wants to turn that game into a science, sprinkled with a little human intuition. The London company, whose name-that-tune app is used by more than 250 milli ...

  42. Bubbling Under: Sam and the Womp's U.K. No. 1 'Bom Bom' Hits Stateside

    November 30, 2012 6:29 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Sam and the Womp, IAmDynamite, the Henningsens and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Sam a ...

  43. Melissa Lonner

    November 29, 2012 11:43 AM EST Lonner Senior producer of NBC news and sports, NBC Universal Hurricane Aid In the proverbial dance of chicken and egg, NBC news and sports senior producer Melissa Lonner is a master choreographer. The longtime music producer of NBC's "To ...

  44. Cara Lewis

    November 28, 2012 3:15 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency A Bold Move Cara Lewis, who joined Creative Artists Agency as a music agent in January after a 23-year career at William Morris Endeavor, is widely regarded as the top agent in urban music. Her roster boasts such art ...

  45. The Leading Women In Social Engagement

    November 28, 2012 11:38 AM EST With social media transforming every corner of the music industry, in this Women in Music issue, Billboard chose to salute four executives who are at the forefront of this new era of digital connection. Tatiana Simonian Head of Music Industry Rela ...

  46. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut In Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported, Rihanna's "Unapologetic" opens ...

  47. Cara Lewis, Caroline Kinzel and the Women of CAA

    November 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST (L-R): Jenna Adler, Caroline Kinzel, and Marlene Tsuchii at CAA's Los Angeles offices. (Photo: Austin Hargrave) Rob Light, managing partner and head of music at Creative Artists Agency, had a change of heart this year regarding Billboard' ...

  48. Can Brooklyn Bowl Be Exported To Las Vegas?

    November 28, 2012 9:30 AM EST A Tale of Two Bowls: The original Brooklyn Bowl (left) and an artist rendering of LINQ (right), the Las Vegas entertainment complex where Brooklyn Bowl plans to open in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl; Caesar's Entertainment) Within t ...

  49. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  50. Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

    November 27, 2012 7:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business e-newsletters UNIVERSAL OFFICIALLY NAMES STEVE BARNETT CHAIRMAN/CEO OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP: Universal Music officially named former Columbia Records COO ...

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