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  1. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compila ...

  2. Live Nation Muscles Up in Southern California: Joins Forces With Promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva

    October 25, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment today announced an agreement with Los Angeles-based concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva covering Southern California and Las Vegas, two of the largest music markets in North America. The move significantly stre ...

  3. BlackBerry Working on Music Service (Report)

    August 19, 2011 11:16 AM EDT BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is in talks with record labels about a BlackBerry music service, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported Thursday by CNET , which claims the planned music service will run on top of the popula ...

  4. Veteran Industry Photo Journalist Chuck Pulin Dies

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock and music industry photo journalist Chuck Pulin died in his sleep during the night of April 20-21. The cause of death has yet to be determined. He was 69. Pulin, who has been chronicling bands through his camera lens since at least th ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps ...

  7. U.K. Promoter Predicts Summer Ticketing Strife

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer stadium and arena shows by Take That, Madonna, Oasis and U2 are likely to be targeted by fraudulent ticket operations, according to one leading U.K. promoter. Rob Ballantine, director of Manchester-based SJM Concerts, tells Billboard.biz th ...

  8. Beautiful Day One Sale For U2

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has scored strong early sales for its new set "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), which is almost certain to get the Irish rock band its tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. according to the Official Charts Co. The OCC says that, b ...

  9. Hard Rock Sponsors Millennium Stadium

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has signed a new sponsorship deal for its stadium tours with the Hard Rock Café. As well as being a major sporting venue, the Millennium Stadium has hosted performances by acts including the Rolling Stones, ...

  10. H1 Touring Numbers Strong

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The North American concert business is not off to last year's blistering pace, but business is strong, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from January through June. Attendance is 20.4 million so far this year, generating box ...

  11. Warner/Chappell Gives Lee Key Asia Pacific Role

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has promoted Monica Lee to regional general manager for its Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, Lee takes over from Steven Fock, who has left the company for a business opportunity outside of music publishing. Lee was pr ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional ...

  14. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Producers line-up for London conference. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Speaking to Billboard.biz at Production Magic, a music-industry confer ...

  15. Crosstown Songs Buys Murlyn Catalog

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Murlyn administers Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg Crosstown Songs has inked a multi-million dollar deal to acquire Sweden's Murlyn Songs catalog, which was built up by the company's co-founder and managing director Christian Wahlber ...

  16. Boxscore: Touring Biz On The Up

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Though the blistering pace of earlier this year has slowed, North American touring dollars remained up double digits through the saturated summer season. Though the blistering pace of earlier this year has slowed, North American touring dollars re ...

  17. Rodgers, Ramone Line-Up For 'Production Magic'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producers Niles Rodgers and Phil Ramone are among the keynote speakers for "Production Magic," a Nov. 11 discussion forum in London focused on the role of producers in the changing recorded- Legendary producers Niles Rodgers an ...

  18. Metallica, iTunes Strike Deal

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band ends holdout, catalog available on music store. After a long-running holdout from digital distribution services that allow users to purchase individual songs, Metallica has finally made its catalog available online in North America via an exc ...

  19. Network Live To Offer John Mayer Trio

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show will broadcast live Nov. 23 on AOL, XM. Network Live continues its slate of live concert broadcasts with the John Mayer Trio on Nov. 23. The company—which is a joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG—will broadcast the show live ...

  20. Stones, Queen, Robbie Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams were chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony tonight (Nov. 11) at London' Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, ...

  21. Stones, Queen, Robbie Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams were chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony tonight (Nov. 11) at London' Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, ...

  22. Elvis, Beatles Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as founding inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, details on which were unveiled today (Sept. 9). Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as ...

  23. Elvis, Beatles Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as founding inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, details on which were unveiled today (Sept. 9). Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as ...