Madonna

  1. Second Man Dies After Madonna Show Stage Collapse

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A British worker died in hospital after he was injured in the collapse of a stage that was being built for a Madonna concert in the southern French city of Marseille, authorities said on Friday. A French worker was killed on the spot when the stag ...

  2. Mika Gets 'Golden' On New Album

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Mika is set to release his anticipated sophomore album "We Are Golden" through Casablanca/Island Records worldwide Sept. 21, with the U.S. following on Sept. 22. The album will be preceded with the worldwide digital release ...

  3. Madonna Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson In Concert

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna paid tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday night (July 4) in the same arena where he was to stage his comeback, dancing along with an impersonator doing Jackson's distinctive moves. Jackson, who died last week, was to begin a series ...

  4. Publishers Quarterly: EMI Makes Lyrics A Big Business

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The apparel company Lyric Culture has its offices in a three-story house in West Hollywood, just stumbling distance from famous Sunset Strip music haunts like the Whisky a Go Go and the KeyClub. The location is a little trendy and a whole lot rock ...

  5. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2009 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's M ...

  6. Madonna To Extend Sticky & Sweet Tour

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna will return to the road with her Sticky & Sweet tour this summer for roughly 25 more shows in the U.K. and Europe, adding to the total of what's already the top-grossing tour ever by a female or solo artist. The final leg of the t ...

  7. Beck Tempts Goldsmith Back To Management

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient Jeff Beck has announced Harvey Goldsmith CBE as his new manager. It is a return to the management field for the renowned promoter, who has worked with everyone from Queen to Madonna as well as both Live Ai ...

  8. Madonna Wins Privacy Case Against U.K. Tabloid

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has won a court battle against a British tabloid that published pictures recently of her wedding eight years ago. The one-time Material Girl won a judgment on Monday (Dec. 8) against a British tabloid that she accused of breaching her priv ...

  9. Madonna Postpones Concert In Buenos Aires

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has postponed the first of four shows in Argentina. Representatives of River Plate Stadium say they have postponed the pop star's opening concert at the request of the production company. She will still perform as scheduled in Buenos ...

  10. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  11. Britney, Justin Join Madonna In Los Angeles

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna had a little help from some friends at the Los Angeles stop of her Sticky and Sweet tour last night (Nov. 6) at Dodger Stadium, as both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake turned up as surprise guest stars. The former wowed the crowd duri ...

  12. Britney, Justin To Play With Madonna In L.A.?

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna will get a lift from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at her show tonight (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium, according to KIIS-FM personality Ryan Seacrest. Spears and Timberlake have rarely been in the same place, much les ...

  13. Madonna Adds Buenos Aires Show Amid Sellouts

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following three sellouts of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium, promoters Live Nation and Time 4 Fun have added a fourth show at the Argentine capital's venue. The Dec. 3 date, ann ...

  14. The Killers To Preview Third Album At Royal Albert Hall

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will perform a one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 3 ahead of the release of their third studio set, "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Mercury), on Nov. 24. The Las Vegas rock act's comeback single, "Huma ...

  15. Madonna's Buenos Aires Stop Sells Out In Three Hours

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three hours and one day of presale was all it took for Madonna's Dec. 6 stop in Buenos Aires, at the River Plate Stadium, to sell-out 70,000 tickets. The show is part of her "Sticky & Sweet Tour." The one-day presale, offered to ...

  16. Madonna Starts 'Sticky And Sweet' Tour In Wales

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even at 50, the queen of pop just can't stop courting controversy. As Madonna kicked off her international "Sticky and Sweet" tour Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales, she took a none-too subtle swipe at the presumptive Republican nomi ...

  17. Former Madonna, Dylan Manager Critically Injured

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talent manager and film producer Joan Hyler was in critical condition after she was hit by a car Friday night on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, authorities said. Hyler, who has represented Bob Dylan and Madonna and is a former president of the n ...

  18. Trail Of Dead Launches Imprint With Universal

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead is launching its own label, Richter Scale Records, in association with Universal Music Group's Justice Records. The band's next album is due in January 2009 and was co-produced by ...

  19. Exclusive: Cohl, Rapino Talk Live Nation Plans

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official: Michael Cohl has resigned as chairman of the board of Live Nation, and also vacates his post as CEO of Live Nation Artists, effective immediately. Negotiations for Cohl's resignation were finalized today (June 20); he will ...

  20. Cohl Out At Live Nation?

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Michael Cohl is out as chairman of the board for Live Nation is premature, but it's apparent that there is plenty of discord atop the world's largest concert promotion company. Even if he remains in place for no ...

  21. Concerns As Canadian Album Sales Slump

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian music biz continues to be rocked by lackluster sales, with album sales dropping 15% this week compared to the previous week, and tumbling 30% from the same period in 2007, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Soundscan. The to ...

  22. Madonna's 'Candy' Sticks At No. 1 In Europe

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's another triumphant chart week in Europe for Madonna, who retains leadership of both European Top 100 Albums with "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.), for a third week, and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring ...

  23. Madonna Sticky & Sweet Sales Off To Strong Start

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Initial onsales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour are off to a strong start, with weekend sell-outs reported in Paris (Sept. 20), Boston (Oct. 15) and Chicago (Oct. 26), followed by sell-outs in New York this morning. Performance ...

  24. Madonna Completes Euro Chart Double

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna scores a double victory for Warner Bros. on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, starting a third week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake, and climbing 14-1 on European Top 1 ...

  25. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  26. Diamond On Track For First No. 1 Album

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Forty-one years after he first appeared on The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond looks to be on course to earn his first No. 1 album as "Home Before Dark" (Columbia) leads the Nielsen SoundScan Building chart released May 7. Unweighted sales f ...

  27. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  28. Tina Turner Plots First Tour in Eight Years

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tina Turner will indeed embark on her first tour in eight years this fall, beginning Oct. 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The arena tour will be promoted by AEG Live, sources confirm, and will include close to 40 shows in North America, ...

  29. Plugged and Unplugged: erockster, Madonna, Verizon

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged I have to admit, when I first read the details about Clear Channel's new erockster initiative I was skeptical. But after actually checking it out, I have to give props to what looks to be an excellent music resource. To be sure, it� ...

  30. Rockferry Stays On Top In Europe

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third week, while the new Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey shows Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), featuring Justin Timberlake, at the he ...

  31. First Day Sales Put Madonna On Track For 7th No. 1

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is on track to net her seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.) tops Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released this afternoon (April 30). Among all female artists, only Barbra Streisand has ...

  32. Duffy's 'Rockferry' Solid At No. 1 In Europe

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy starts a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal). But its hit "Mercy" is usurped at the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles by Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), ...

  33. Madonna Plots NYC Webcast, Social Network

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will celebrate her new album, "Hard Candy," with an intimate April 30 show at New York's Roseland Ballroom. The performance will be cybercast live on MSN Music in Concert in the U.S. and on May 15 internationally. Verizon cu ...

  34. Timbaland, Timberlake Pact For Madonna Exclusive

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake have teamed up to create a remix of Madonna's single "4 Minutes," which will be available exclusively via Verizon Wireless in the United States and internationally through Vodafone. The track ...

  35. Samsung Dials Up Madonna Deal For France

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile manufacturer Samsung will be the official mobile partner in France of Madonna's upcoming album "Hard Candy", which is due out on April 25. The full album and the video of the single "4 Minutes" will be preloaded on ...

  36. 'Nation' Building

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The sudden election of Michael Cohl to the chairmanship of Live Nation's board of directors may herald a flurry of announcements regarding new 360-degree artist deals a la the much-discussed 10-year, $120 million Madonna pact of last October. ...

  37. Cohl Elected Chairman Of Live Nation Board

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Cohl has been elected chairman of Live Nation's board of directors effective immediately. Cohl was previously vice chairman of the board. He will continue in his role as chairman and CEO of Live Nation Artists, formerly known as Artis ...

  38. Madonna Directorial Debut Set For Berlin Festival

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madonna's film directorial debut, "Filth and Wisdom," will make its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday. The film stars Eugene Hutz, the lead singer of Gogol Bordello, alongside St ...

  39. The Year In Music & Touring 2007: Bumps In The Road

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST The touring industry continues its roller-coaster ride in 2007, with North American concert dollars and attendance down double digits after a record year in 2006. The final numbers tallied from Billboard Boxscore reports in 2007 are eye-opening: N ...

  40. Fogel Gives First-Ever Public Q&A

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST In his first-ever public interview, Arthur Fogel, chairman of global music for Live Nation and president of TNA International, discussed the recent Madonna 360-degree deal under Live Nation's new Artist Nation division, among other things. Wh ...

  41. Live Nation Artists Acquires Merch Company Signatures

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Artists acquired merchandiser Signatures Network, Inc. for approximately $79 million in cash, stock and repayment of debt, before working capital adjustments. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Signatures Network ...

  42. Madonna Deal Will Test New Artist Nation Platform

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The profitability of the Live Nation/Madonna 10-year deal depends on how well the company can capitalize on the depth, global breadth and, perhaps most important, length of the deal. Additionally, Madonna's success or lack thereof will serve ...

  43. Street Cautious On Live Nation's Madonna deal

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With its Madonna deal in place, Live Nation is discussing revolutionizing the music business. But Wall Street observers have doubts that the deal will pay off for the firm. Until last week, the company used the following description of its busines ...

  44. Update: Madonna, Live Nation Sign Global Pact

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirms today that Madonna has entered a 10-year global partnership with Live Nation and will become the founding artist in LN's new Artist Nation division, headed by veteran Rolling Stones tour produ ...

  45. Causing A Commotion

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If Madonna leaves Warner Bros. for an all-encompassing $120 million deal with Live Nation—which, it is important to note, Live Nation would not confirm—the maneuver at the very least heralds the most ambitious move yet for Live Nation and a signif ...

  46. Madonna Close To Massive Deal With Live Nation

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is close to leaving her longtime home at Warner Bros. for a wide-ranging $120 million deal with concert promotion firm Live Nation Inc., a source familiar with the talks said yesterday (Oct. 10). The story was first reported on the Wall St ...

  47. Madonna To Exit WMG For Live Nation?

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Speculation that Madonna is considering an exit from her Warner Music Group home continues to circulate. Most of the focus centers around a deal said to be in the works with Live Nation that would encompass recorded music, touring, merchandising, ...

  48. Something For Everyone!

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a little something for everyone this week in the top half of The Billboard 200. While T.I. continues to reign atop The Billboard 200 for a second week, the Smashing Pumpkins return with their first studio album in more than seven year ...

  49. Madonna, H&M Offer New Collection

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the forthcoming "M by Madonna" collection, the partnership between global superstar Madonna and global megabrand H&M continues. The women's line -- encompassing tops, lumber jackets, trench coats, blazers, dresses and acces ...

  50. Madonna Chronicling 'Confessions' With CD/DVD Set

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Wembley Arena stop on Madonna's box-office busting Confessions tour will be released as part of a CD/DVD set Jan. 30 via Warner Bros. Portions of the DVD were originally broadcast during an NBC special over Thanksgiving. "The Confess ...

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