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  1. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  2. Rihanna Tops UK Album Chart; 'Now! That's What I Call Music 83' Has 2012's Best Sales Week

    November 26, 2012 6:36 AM EST Rihanna's "Unapologetic" (Def Jam/Universal) sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicized compilatio ...

  3. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  4. Chris Stamp, Early Co-Manager of The Who and Track Records Co-Founder, Dead at 70

    November 25, 2012 11:29 AM EST Early Who co-manager Chris Stamp, left, with Who singer Roger Daltrey (Photo: Getty Images) On stage at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night, The Who's Roger Daltrey saluted Chris Stamp -- one of the two early managers that launch ...

  5. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston, Rolling Stones' New Greatest Hits Albums Debut

    November 23, 2012 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, One Direction found a home at No. 1 with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia effort moved 540,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the third-large ...

  6. Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

    November 21, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters FREE ONE DIRECTION'S 'TAKE ME HOME' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH 2012'S THIRD-BIGGEST SALES WEEK: One Direction scores i ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BLACK FRIDAY PREVIEW: BRAND-NEW RELEASES FROM P!NK, CLARKSON, ALDEAN, PITBULL, MORE AVAILABLE FOR $5 & $7: It's beginning to look a lot ...

  9. Backbeat: Journalists Aboard Rihanna's Weeklong '777' Tour Spiral Into Madness...

    November 19, 2012 4:25 PM EST Billboard.com's Erika Ramirez is on a continent-hopping seven-day trip with Rihanna and 250 journalists and fans that is taking in concert stops in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London, and (finally) NYC, where the trip will ...

  10. Russell Emmanuel: Taking It To Extremes

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Fourteen years ago, EMI production music chief Peter Cox summoned a punk rocker named Russell Emmanuel into his London office. Emmanuel had launched Extreme Music just a year earlier in 1997 and was the talk of London after he mailed out condoms ...

  11. Backbeat: Nero, Junkie XL, Andy Grammer, KCRW's Jason Bentley Rock American Music Awards Kickoff EDM Party

    November 17, 2012 10:58 AM EST Josh Mayer (The Glitch Mob) and PennyBirdRabbit. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) The electronic dance music community flocked to Club Nokia 's swanky VIP lounge last night to kick off AMA weekend. The party was thrown in honor of the genre's recen ...

  12. WME's Marc Geiger: Have Faith, There Will Be a 'Billion Paying Music Subscribers at Some Point'

    November 16, 2012 3:44 PM EST Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor head of music (left), with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde during a Billboard FutureSound Conference keynote Q&A. (Photo: Arnold Turner) William Morris Endeavor head of music Marc Geiger said global ...

  13. Record Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI Report

    November 12, 2012 12:52 PM EST A new Investing in Music report from international music-industry trade body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) concludes that, globally, record companies invested $4.5 billion in A&R and marketing in 2011, of whi ...

  14. Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn's Barclays Center Next Month

    November 12, 2012 9:55 AM EST As exclusively reported by Billboard.biz back in August, the Rolling Stones will play a date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month - and it's the opening U.S. date of the group's "50 and Counting" celebration. The show ...

  15. Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

    November 09, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters ROGER WATERS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NEIL DIAMOND, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY GAGA AMONG 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS WINNERS: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

    November 07, 2012 8:13 AM EST Head H ERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters FACEBOOK TO MUSIC APP DEVELOPERS: YOU NEED US: Facebook trumpeted its track record as a platform for music applications not named Spotify in a post e ...

  18. Backbeat: Skrillex on Kill the Noise, Justice on New Record, Gary Richards Face Paints at HARD's Day of The Dead LA Fest

    November 06, 2012 2:22 PM EST Day of the EDM Dead: Some 35,000 fans turned out for Hard's Day of the Dead music fest in L.A. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Thirty-five thousand electronic dance music fans made their way to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday (Nov. 3) f ...

  19. AEG Live, Royal Parks Ink Summer Concert Deal in London's Hyde Park

    November 05, 2012 5:12 PM EST AEG Live and the Royal Parks have announced a five-year deal to produce six summer concerts each year at London's Hyde Park, beginning in 2013. Further details about the events are forthcoming. Register today for the Billboard Touring Confere ...

  20. After the Flood: Hurricane Sandy's Impact on the Music Business

    November 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT (Photo: Doug Kuntz) Below is an article from an in-depth package in the new issue of Billboard examining Hurricane Sandy's enormous economic impact on the music business. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia K ...

  21. Backbeat: Tim McGraw, Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Host CMA Week Halloween Party

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Tim McGraw hosted a Halloween night party to debut tracks off his new album Two Lanes of Freedom . Big Machine Records threw an invite-only party for Tim McGraw on Halloween night in Nashville for him to preview his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom ...

  22. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    November 02, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Music bookings for tonight's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon , which will benefit the American Red Cross' relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Christina Agui ...

  23. Morning Fix: Big CMA Wins for Blake and Miranda; Alt J's Mercury Prize; Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 02, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters BLAKE SHELTON, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN WIN BIG AT CMA AWARDS: Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved ...

  24. Indie Act Alt-J Wins Mercury Prize

    November 01, 2012 8:50 PM EDT Indie pop quartet Alt-J has won Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize, beating more established acts to the 20,000 pound (roughly $32,000) prize at the Roundhouse in north London. Formed of four Leeds University students who met in 2007, the ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Adam White, Universal International VP and Billboard Vet, Retires

    November 01, 2012 4:12 PM EDT Universal Music Group International announced today that VP of communications Adam White is to retire after 10 years with the company. White, 64, joined Universal in 2002 from Billboard, where he had been international editor-in-chief, based in Lo ...

  27. Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sting, More to Appear at NBC's Hurricane Sandy Benefit

    November 01, 2012 8:29 AM EDT NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the hour-long concert F ...

  28. 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. ...

  29. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Debuts At No. 1 On UK Charts, Labrinth Has Top Single

    October 29, 2012 7:27 AM EDT Taylor Swift scored her first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Red" (Mercury/Universal) debuted at the top. Writer-producer Labrinth was also celebrating a first British bestseller, as "Beneath Your Beautiful" (Syco Musi ...

  30. Songkick, Andrew Bird Launch Crowdfunded Tour

    October 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Andrew Bird today announces his next tour: a 12-city South American affair in February that's unlike any other tour that the 39-year-old indie rock musician has ever put on. Bird teamed up with U.K. concert-discovery startup Songkick to try o ...

  31. Backbeat: Nokia Music, Eli Young Band, Musicians on Call, Billboard Join Forces for Nashville Event

    October 22, 2012 4:50 PM EDT (L-R): Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, Elizabeth Mitchell (Nokia), Jon Jones, Anthony Montenegro (Nokia), James Young, Scott Welch (Musicians On Call), Theo Gupta (Nokia), Henrik Bowadt (Nokia). Nokia Music , together with Billboard Magazine and Musicia ...

  32. Bubbling Under: Madeon Charts Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour; Also, Willy Moon, Granger Smith, Bridget Kelly

    October 19, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com ...

  33. 7digital Snags $10 million in Funding, Inks New Deal for BlackBerry 10

    October 18, 2012 9:22 PM EDT digital, a London-based technology company that operates digital music stores and services for companies like Samsung and Hewlett-Packard, said on Thursday it had secured $10 million in financing from undisclosed corporate investors. Billboard� ...

  34. Morning Fix: C3's Brazil Expansion; Neil Diamond for Billboard Touring Conference; $18K Stones Tickets

    October 16, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters NEIL DIAMOND TO BE HONORED AT 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS: Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of ...

  35. Rolling Stones Concert To Air as Live Pay-Per-View Via World Wrestling Ent.

    October 15, 2012 3:34 PM EDT World Wrestling Entertainment will distribute the final of four Rolling Stones concerts this year as a live pay-per-view event entitled "One More Shot." The legendary band earlier on Monday (Oct. 15) said it would play two London gigs in ...

  36. It's Official: Rolling Stones to Play Arena Shows in London, New York Area

    October 15, 2012 10:46 AM EDT Photo: Getty Images LONDON - The Rolling Stones on Monday made official a much-awaited return to the concert stage after taking a break of more than five years, unveiling four arena shows in London and New Jersey. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Char ...

  37. Sky(fall)'s The Limit

    October 15, 2012 9:37 AM EDT Adele's interpretation of the classic James Bond theme makes waves It seems inevitable that any release from Adele will immediately result in heavy radio play and high sales numbers, and that's already happened with her latest effort, ...

  38. Zedd Is Busy Making Moves

    October 15, 2012 9:33 AM EDT The EDM producer's big success is no accident. On the list of things that can supercharge a new artist's career, a supportive tweet from Lady Gaga to her 30.2 million followers is right up there. So on Aug. 22, when she tweeted, " ...

  39. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  40. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  41. Road Work: Death Grips, Two Door Cinema Club, Alabama Shakes, Trey Songz

    October 15, 2012 7:19 AM EDT Trouble makers: Sacramento, Calif.-based rock group Death Grips will take controversial new album "NO LOVE DEEP WEB" on an international swing booked by Robert Frazer of William Morris Endeavor. Starting with a headlining gig for Pitch ...

  42. The 'Origin' of Mika

    October 15, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Electro-pop act Mika enjoys global fame and solid record sales-now, if he could just get on the radio. ''I don't necessarily fit into a particular box," London-based singer/songwriter Mika says. "I stand in this weird bo ...

  43. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  44. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  45. Rolling Stones Add More Live Dates, Says Touring Member

    October 09, 2012 10:14 PM EDT More signs have surfaced pointing to some special Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows taking place before the year's out. In a new interview with Q magazine, guitarist Keith Richards confirms that "We've got some shows in London, ...

  46. WME Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell Talks Strategy, Social, EDM, AEG, More at IEBA Conference

    October 09, 2012 2:06 PM EDT At the International Entertainment Buyers Assn. (IEBA) convention in Nashville Monday, from left: Greg Oswald, co-head, Nashville office, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO, WME; Bill Werde, editorial director, Billbo ...

  47. Bring Your Own Band

    October 08, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Singer Maria McKee and film-director husband Jim Akin add value with a twist to their new movie The world premiere of the independent film "After the Triumph of Your Birth" stood out from most Southern California film screenings. Inste ...

  48. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  49. Chart Moves: Mumford & Sons Chart Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits By A Band Since the Beatles

    October 05, 2012 11:56 AM EDT (Photo: Rebecca Miller) As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains bulleted at No. 2. Plus, Taylor Swift, ...

  50. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' & 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Soundtrack Albums Debut on Billboard Charts

    October 04, 2012 6:39 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was all about the triumph of Mumford & Sons' Babel this week on the chart, as the British band's sophomore set crashed in at No. 1 with a whopping 600,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Not only did it r ...

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