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  1. Backbeat: Essence Festival Draws Blue Chip Sponsors for Record-Setting 19th Year

    July 08, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Now in its 19th year, the Essence Festival has often described as an event “you just need to see to believe.” The three-day conference and concert festival is massive in scale — it’s attracted more than 400,000 people over three days for years ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Twitter 140: Page 12

    July 26, 2012 7:43 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Kevin Smyth and Jeremy Johnson Songwriters, We Sing Your Tweet @WeSingYourTweet Combining all of Twitter's major draws-music, comedy and the ridiculous-this duo turns 140 characters into songs, or "Swe ...

  5. Justin Bieber, Chris Brown to Headline NBC's 'Today' Summer Concert Series

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT NBC's Today show has announced the acts for their 17th annual Summer Concert Series, and the lineup does not disappoint. Toyota is again sponsoring the weekly morning live concerts, kicking off Friday, May 18, with Usher for his first-ever To ...

  6. Business Matters: ABC News Helps Yahoo! Overtake Vevo for #2 in U.S. Online Video Traffic

    March 19, 2012 4:43 PM EDT Yahoo! Bumps Vevo To #3 In Online Video Rankings A deal to stream ABC News video helped Yahoo! overtake Vevo for second place in the U.S. online video rankings for February, according to comScore. Google sites had 16.7 billion video streams, Yahoo ...

  7. CNN Led Cable Channels in Whitney Houston Funeral Ratings

    February 22, 2012 12:00 PM EST CNN prevailed over cable news competitors in the ratings for Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday afternoon. The channel attracted an average audience of five million viewers over the course of its coverage of the singer's Baptist memor ...

  8. Video: The Roots Greet Michelle Bachmann With Politically Loaded Fishbone Song on 'Jimmy Fallon'

    November 22, 2011 1:49 PM EST Jimmy Fallon's house band the Roots didn't have a warm welcome for Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann when she appeared on the NBC show early Tuesday. As Bachmann strode on to the stage at Fallon's "Late Night,& ...

  9. Kindle Fire: Low Price May Overshadow Missing Bells & Whistles

    September 29, 2011 7:44 AM EDT On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled not one, but four new Kindle products. It was the Kindle Fire that really had to tech world buzzing. The tablet was quickly called a rival to Apple's iPad, but with a much lighter price tag at $199. The product, ...

  10. Universal Motown's Sylvia Rhone Honored By National Action Network; President Obama Speaks At Ceremony

    April 07, 2011 10:55 AM EDT NEW YORK -- Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone was honored last night at the National Action Network's 20th Anniversary Keepers of the Dream Awards. Other honorees included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NB ...

  11. Will The Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Get FCC Approval Today?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission may approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal Tuesday, according to reports. Citing what it called "people close to the review," the Wall Street Journal said four of the FCC ...

  12. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  13. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Poll Exclusion: Council

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sund ...

  14. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Trap Or Die 2, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Bret Michaels Press Conference Poison singer Bret Michaels has been discharged from the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. 3. Trap Or Die 2 Mixtape The latest mixtape by Young Jeezy ...

  15. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Twitter CEO Unveils Newest Feature, But Where’s The $?

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twitter was the undisputed king of SXSW three years ago when the service first broke out of obscurity during the multi-day event. Yesterday, the company’s CEO Evan Williams made his mark again, this time as a SXSW Interactive keynote, when he unve ...

  16. 31 Million Viewers Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to Nielsen Media Research, the memorial service for Michael Jackson on Tuesday (July 7) totaled a combined 20.5 household rating with 30.92 million viewers on the 19 networks carrying it from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The participat ...

  17. Melodeo Broadens Reach Via T-Mobile Deal

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Melodeo will expand its wireless music and entertainment service Mobilcast to T-Mobile customers, the company said today. T-Mobile customers with a Sidekick or Sidekick 3 will be able to subscribe to the service for $3.99 a month, which gives them ...

  18. Don Imus Signs Deal To Return To Radio

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Disgraced shock jock Don Imus, who was fired by CBS Radio six months ago in an uproar over an on-air racial slur he made, has signed a deal to return to radio on December 3 with a new nationally syndicated morning show. Imus will broadcast his sho ...

  19. 19 Million In U.S. Watch Live Earth

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nineteen million people tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts on NBC and cable channels, according to Nielsen Media Research. The audience includes viewers who watched at least six minutes of the telecasts on NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, the Sundance ...

  20. Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics. During the furor that ...

  21. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  22. McGraw, Connick Sign On For Relief Telethon

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Sept. 2 on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. NBC Universal will stage "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" tonight (Sept. 2) to raise funds for those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Country superstar Tim McGraw, jazz trumpeter W ...

  23. TiVo Names Rogers Prez

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TiVo named industry veteran Tom Rogers its president/CEO, replacing the company's co-founder Mike Ramsay effective July 1. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo named industry veteran Tom Rogers its president/CEO, replacing the company's co-f ...