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  1. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  2. Nas Set For Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 9:36 PM EDT Nas is set for his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his just-released album, "Life Is Good," is heading for the top slot next week. Industry sources suggest that the title will sell perhaps 120,000, which should be enough to sec ...

  3. Rock Docs Reach Beyond Theaters

    July 18, 2012 7:40 PM EDT Production chiefs at film studios have their eyes focused on the box-office results of "Katy Perry: Part of Me," which pulled in slightly more than $10 million on 2,700 screens in its first four days of release, according to Box Office M ...

  4. Tuff Gong Signs Distribution Deal with Warner Music

    July 03, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Warner Music Group (WMG) and Tuff Gong International Caribbean Distributors, one of several entities comprising the Marley family's Tuff Gong group of companies, have struck an exclusive licensing agreement under which Tuff Gong will distribu ...

  5. Cheryl Cole's 'Call My Name' Is Top UK Single, 2012's Fastest Seller

    June 18, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Gary Barlow's Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project (Decca/Universal) started a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday as Cheryl Cole's "Call My Name" (Polydor/Universal) became the market's fastest-selling sin ...

  6. Jamaica's Reggae Film Festival Tells Island's Rich Music Story

    May 10, 2012 7:30 AM EDT While it's unlikely any of the movies presented at the recently concluded 5th Annual Reggae Film Festival (RFF) will attract the widespread interest generated by director Kevin McDonald's "Marley" documentary, many are just as ...

  7. Business Matters: Is Music Still Core to Sony Corp's Mission?

    April 12, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Music May Be Losing Significance to Sony Sony Corp. wants to revitalize its electronics business, but how will it use music to get there? The company announced a transformation plan Thursday that includes shedding 10,000 jobs , or 6% of its global ...

  8. Bob Marley Documentary to Stream on Facebook While in Theaters

    April 12, 2012 7:55 AM EDT The Bob Marley documentary "Marley" will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows. Such day-and-date releases have become increasin ...

  9. Paul Simon Documentary 'Under African Skies' Wins SXSW Audience Award

    March 18, 2012 1:34 PM EDT Joe Berlinger's documentary on Paul Simon's return to South Africa 25 years after the recording of Graceland won the SXSW Audience Award in the 24 Beats per Second Category. "Under African Skies" is the only music film to win a ...

  10. Bob Marley Documentary Gets an April Release, DVD Release Gets Plenty of Bonus Material

    March 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Phil Gallo, Austin, Texas Magnolia Pictures has set the not-so-surprising release date of April 20 for the documentary "Marley" - more commonly referred to as 4/20 - but director Kevin Macdonald has already plotted the bonus material for ...

  11. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  12. Miley Cyrus and Manager Split; Replaced By Selena Gomez in Sony's 'Hotel Transylvania'

    February 10, 2012 6:20 PM EST On the heels of the news this week that Miley Cyrus is out of Sony Pictures' upcoming animated vampire flick, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that she and manager Jason Morey have also split. The studio confirmed the departure of th ...

  13. Damian, Stephen Marley, Romain Virgo Celebrate Roots Reggae at Jamaica's Rebel Salute

    February 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST With more than 40 veteran artists, contemporary stars and upcoming acts performing during its 12-hour presentation, Pepsi Rebel Salute, held on Jan. 14 at the Port Kaiser Sports Complex, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, reaffirmed that culturally-themed ro ...

  14. Magnolia Pictures Grabs U.S. Rights to Bob Marley Documentary

    February 06, 2012 2:30 PM EST Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Marley , the first documentary about iconic musician Bob Marley made with the support of the Marley family. The film will open in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms April 20, after its world pre ...

  15. Bob Marley, Mumford & Sons, Ginger Baker Docs to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

    February 01, 2012 4:38 PM EST Documentaries on Mumford & Sons' U.S. train tour, drummer Ginger Baker and the world of concert poster artists are among the films receiving their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival Conference in Austin, Texas this March. Kevin Mac ...

  16. Philip 'Fattis' Burrell, Jamaican Producer, Manager, Xterminator Records CEO, Dead at 57

    December 05, 2011 4:30 PM EST A celebrated prolific producer, successful artists manager and an all around staunch defender of cultural roots reggae, Philip 'Fattis' Burrell, 57, died at Kingston's University of the West Indies Hospital on Saturday Dec. 3. Burre ...

  17. Mobb Deep Kick Off Red Bull Music Academy's 'Five Out of Five' Hip-Hop Concert/Discussion Series

    September 26, 2011 5:36 PM EDT Mobb Deep at Red Bull Music Academy's "Five Out of Five" event Sunday night (Photo: Dan Rhys) The Red Bull Music Academy kicked off its "Five Out Of Five" concert series -- highlighting what it considers New York City' ...

  18. Backbeat: Austin City Limits Producer Charles Attal of C3 Hosts Fest Kick-Off Party

    September 17, 2011 2:33 PM EDT The Mostest Host: Charles Attal (second from left) of C3 Presents and Austin City Limits Festival producer with (from left) Sebastian de la Barra, Matias Awad and Maximiliano del Rio all of Lotus Productions (Lollapalooza Chile promoter). A couple ...

  19. Rolling Stones, Emienm, Lady Gaga Join Bob Marley Save the Children Campaign to Aid East Africa

    August 18, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Eminem and dozens of other popular musicians are supporting Save the Children's social networking campaign, "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" to provide food, water and medicine to East African nations i ...

  20. International Reggae Day Celebrated Across the Globe

    July 01, 2011 12:45 PM EDT The anti-Apartheid movement in the 1980s was spearheaded through numerous consciousness raising initiatives, which included reggae music's unrelenting attention to the plight of South Africans (notably the late Peter Tosh's 1977 anthem & ...

  21. Austin City Limits Nears Sellout Within Hours of Tickets Going On Sale

    May 18, 2011 4:08 PM EDT The Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place Sept. 16-18 in the city's Zilker Park, announced its lineup yesterday and sold out single-day passes for Friday and Saturday within two hours, Charles Attal, partner in ACL Fest producer C3 ...

  22. Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West To Rock 2011 Austin City Limits Fest

    May 17, 2011 1:02 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes and Alison Krauss & Union Station are among the top acts booked for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. 16- ...

  23. Eminem, Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters Headlining Lollapalooza 2011

    April 26, 2011 7:43 AM EDT Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Muse will help Lollapalooza ring in its 20th anniversary as the headliners of the annual U.S. music festival. The full lineup for Lollapalooza 2011, which will invade Chicago's Grant Park on August 5-7, was ...

  24. Chart Moves: Mumford & Sons, Beatles, Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-Fueled Resurgence

    February 17, 2011 1:16 PM EST The Billboard 200: -- Mumford & Sons, Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan: As detailed in yesterday's morning story about the Billboard 200 , Mumford & Sons has the highest-ranking album impacted by the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards. Its "Sigh No ...

  25. Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Monte Lipman, president/CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman, the label's co-president/COO, have signed new long-term contracts with Universal Music Group. Universal Republic's roster includes Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, D ...

  26. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  27. Tribute Concert Marks Bob Marley's Final Show

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 30th anniversary of Bob Marley and the Wailers' final concert performance was celebrated at the same venue, the Benedum Center (formerly the Stanley Theater) in Pittsburgh, with a Marley family and friends concert. The Bob Marley Live For ...

  28. Web Trends: Makeda Marley, Selena Gomez, Robert Plant and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As of 4pm: Google Trends: 13. makeda jahnesta Marley Bob Marley's youngest child Makeda has pleaded guilty to growing marijuana at her US home according to online reports. Bob Marley’s Daughter Pleaded Guilty To Growing Marijuana Digg Music N ...

  29. Reggae Label Exec Launches Grammy Campaign

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Heeding annual criticism that reggae's finest releases are oftentimes overlooked as nominees in the Grammy's best reggae album category, Cristy Barber, VP of marketing and promotions at New York-based reggae label VP Records, is spearhea ...

  30. Music Icons Rock HMV Charity Calendar

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has issued a limited edition charity calendar featuring the stars of its "my inspiration" advertising campaign. HMV hopes to raise £20,000 ($33,100) for CLIC Sargent, the children's and young person&# ...

  31. Townshend, Newman, Post Honored At BMI Film/TV Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend, composer David Newman and composer Mike Post were among those who received high honors and awards at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards, held tonight (May 20) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was co- ...

  32. Ziggy Marley Schedules ‘Family Time’

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson are among the guests joining Ziggy Marley on “Family Time.” The children-oriented reggae album, due May 5 from Tuff Gong Worldwide, is produced by Marley and renowned producer Don Was. “Family Time” also ...

  33. Founding P.O.D. Member Re-Joins For 'Angelic' Effort

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST After parting ways with P.O.D. four years ago, original guitarist Marcos Curiel has reunited with the San Diego-based rock act for its next release, "When Angels & Serpents Dance," due April 8 via INO/Columbia. "I'm excited ...

  34. Plugged And Unplugged

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: You've got to give Nokia points for ambition. The phone manufacturer's new Ovi Web services which includes a digital music store and games download service is exactly the kind of structure the mobile entertainment industry needs ...

  35. Coachella Kicks Off, Day One Highlights

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche, Kanye, Daft Punk. Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field. Depeche Mode close ...

  36. No Doubt's Tony Kanal Launches Label

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debut album coming from reggae artist Elan. No Doubt's Tony Kanal will launch his own Kingsbury Studios label this spring with the debut album from reggae artist Elan. Due May 23, "Together As One" features the Gwen Stefani duet &qu ...

  37. Mariah Wins Big At Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards. Carey netted artist of the year, album of the year ("The Emancipati Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback ...

  38. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  39. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  40. Marley Family Plotting Festival

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency will launch the Marley Family Presents: Roots, Rock and Reggae festival this summer. The William Morris Agency will launch the Marley Family Presents: Roots, Rock and Reggae festival this summer. Starring Bob Marley' ...

  41. Epiphone Creates Bob Marley Guitar

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epiphone, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp., is memorializing a reggae legend with the Bob Marley Commemorative Les Paul Special. Epiphone, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp., is memorializing a reggae legend with the Bob Marley Commemorative Les P ...