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  1. Bob Dylan to Play Grammys, Dr. Dre To Perform With Eminem

    February 10, 2011 9:04 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Gra ...

  2. Maroon 5 'Would Have Liked' More Success with 'Hands All Over'

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Though they'll will be touring internationally during the first quarter of 2011, the members of Maroon 5 are thinking about following up last year's "Hands All Over" sooner rather than later. "It would be nice to start wor ...

  3. Why Michael Jackson's New Album Could Debut Stronger Than 'This Is It'

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a year and a half after the tragic death of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop continues to play a significant role in boosting the fortunes of his label Epic Records and its parent Sony Music Entertainment. Jackson's total U.S. music sa ...

  4. Chart Moves: Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Daughtry, Shakira

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The artist simply refuses to move out of the penthouse on the Billboard 200 as his "Recovery" spends a third week atop the list, shifting 229,000 (down 27%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Big Boi's solo debut "Sir L ...

  5. UMG Releasing Free Version of Six-String iPhone App

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is releasing a free version of its Six-String iPhone app in addition to the existing paid app in the latest twist in the major labels' app strategy. The free app includes the song "Raised On Rock," from the Sco ...

  6. Conor Oberst Pens Open Letter To Arizona Promoter Charlie Levy

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes' mainman Conor Oberst has been an outspoken advocate for Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike effort, joining fellow musicians and artists in a campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. R ...

  7. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder, Nine Inch Nails, and comedian Chris Rock to the growing lis ...

  8. @CTIA: TuneWiki, FunMobility Apps, Android Phones Unveiled

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The CTIA International Wireless convention is underway in Las Vegas, bringing together the leaders of the mobile phone industry to talk policy, technology and new devices and services. With smartphone sales skyrocketing worldwide, the music and en ...

  9. UMG Pushes More Aggressive App Strategy

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is escalating its already aggressive iPhone strategy with the introduction of its first label-branded iPhone app in the game Six String. This is the first app that allows the label to showcase its entire catalog through its o ...

  10. Faith Hill, Chris Isaak To Perform At Rock Hall

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill may be a country veteran, but the singer will show off her rock roots when she performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony later this month. Hill will be joined by Chris Isaak, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroo ...

  11. Michael Jackson: King Of Charts

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, the passing of Michael Jackson rocks the Billboard charts, as consumers were moved to purchase the King of Pop's catalog of work. Jackson makes history on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart where the top nine titles are all Jack ...

  12. Colbie Caillat, UMPG Win Big At BMI Pop Awards

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter of the year award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards resulted in a record-breaking, eight-way tie between Colbie Caillat, Polow Da Don, T-Pain, Alan Chang, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette and Brian Yale, Chris Brown, and Maroon ...

  13. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  14. South African Virgin Fest Pulled

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African music fans are reeling from news that Virgin Mobile South Africa has pulled the plug on the country's inaugural Virgin Festival. The announcement was made by CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa Peter Boyd, via a statement that sai ...

  15. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Set to Release Line of Music Products

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Levine, lead singer of modern rock act Maroon 5, will release a line of 22 music products in conjunction with instrument maker First Act. Dubbed "222 by First Act" the line includes electric and acoustic guitars, amps, music books, ...

  16. Hidden Beach Releases Obama-Inspired Compilation

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having inspired several songs, Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign has now spawned an entire CD. Hidden Beach Recordings has compiled a collection of current, classic and new tracks for "Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movem ...

  17. Digital Briefs: YouLicense, XS Games, The Orchard

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - YouLicense.com and RightsFlow have joined forces to give indie record labels the ability to add an automated synch licensing storefront of sorts to their Web sites. YouLicense runs the licensing tool, which RightsFlow essentially is marketing to ...

  18. Live Nation, AdBrite Launch eFan Finder

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has partnered with Internet ad network AdBrite to launch eFan Finder, a free tool designed to track the performance of Live Nation's online advertising campaigns for concerts it markets and produces across North America. In conjun ...

  19. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  20. Gridiron Bash Postponed Until Fall 2008

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Gridiron Bash -- which originally called for simultaneous concerts across 16 college stadiums nationwide on April 18 -- has been postponed until fall 2008, according to New York-based producer MSL Sports and Entertainment. The event ...

  21. Maroon 5, Counting Crows Plot Summer Tour

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5 and Counting Crows are teaming for an extensive summer/fall tour, beginning July 25 in Virginia Beach, Va. Sara Bareilles has been tapped as the opener through Aug. 26, while Epic labelmate Augustana will support on the rest of the dates. ...

  22. Billboard Q&A: Reverb's Adam Gardner

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Gardner has come a long way since nicknaming his band's tour bus "the Earth Eater." Last October, the Guster guitarist/vocalist, who also co-founded environmental nonprofit Reverb, traveled from his home in Portland, Maine, to ...

  23. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  24. Deals Of The Century: Live Nation And AEG Live

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a music business where nothing is certain, the Jonas Brothers are about as close to a sure thing as exists. They're the kind of act a promoter would like to be in bed with well beyond a one-night stand. That's because they sell record ...

  25. Keys Notches Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am," making this her fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1. The J Records effort had a 3% sales bump to 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The ...

  26. Clarkson, Swift, Maroon 5 Suit Up For 'Gridiron Bash'

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST College football will get the ultimate hype this spring as Kelly Clarkson, ZZ Top, Maroon 5, Dwight Yoakam, Counting Crows, Taylor Swift and Montgomery Gentry, to name a few, perform simultaneously in college stadiums nationwide as part of the ina ...

  27. Zazzle Expands Content Through Partnership With Signatures

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online customizable merchandise company Zazzle has expanded its available content via a strategic partnership with Signatures Network. The two said they will work together to bring Signature's catalog of artist designs, photos and other image ...

  28. SUPER BOWL SONG DAY

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Big Winner On Feb. 3 May Not Be On The Field The Halftime Hero: Tom Petty Even in these post-wardrobe-malfunction times, the performer at the Super Bowl's halftime show stands to see a jump in sales afterward. Last year, "The Very Be ...

  29. Timberlake, Rihanna Take Top MTV VMA Honors

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sept. 9) at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Timberlake won the first "Quadruple Threat" trophy and male artist of the year, wh ...

  30. 'SNL' Taps Target For Exclusive Release

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first “Saturday Night Live” CD of live performances in nearly 10 years will be sold exclusively at Target retail stores, Billboard.biz has learned. Priced at $13.98, “Live From SNL! Music Performances From Saturday Night Live” will become avai ...

  31. Wal-Mart Selling Digital Music Free Of Copy Curbs

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it was now selling digital music downloads on its Web site without the customary copy-protection technology that limits where consumers can play the songs. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, said ...

  32. Vivendi Reports H1 Sales Rise, UMG Declines

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi has reported a strong first half, with sales up 6.4% to €9.610 billion ($13.14 billion). But business was not quite as rosy at the French media conglomerate's Universal Music Group, where revenues were €2.095 billion ($2.86 billion), ...

  33. Performers Confirmed For MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Fergie, Finger Eleven, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used and Toronto rock band Billy Talent have been confirmed as performers for the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards, to be held June 17 in Toronto. "We ...

  34. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  35. Interscope Geffen A&M Shifting To Octone

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Formerly affiliated with Sony BMG, New York-based Octone Records is shifting to the Universal Music Group and will be re-branded A&M/Octone. Octone is home to such acts as Maroon 5 and Flyleaf. Octone was formed in 2000 by J Records/RCA Music ...

  36. Nederlander Taps Palazzo As Senior Director Of Talent

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has appointed Paola Palazzo as its new senior director of talent. She will be based at the company's headquarters in Los Angeles and report to executive VP Ken Scher. In her new role, Palazzo will book and promote events ...

  37. Maroon 5, Lil Jon Take Top BMI Honors

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held last night (May 16) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Na ...

  38. Sly Stone Emerges At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST First major public appearance since 1993. Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Sly & the Family Ston ...

  39. Springsteen, Coldplay Added To Grammy Lineup

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multiple nominees Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay are among the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. An all-star tribute to legendary R&B act Sly & Multiple nominees Bruce Springsteen an ...

  40. Keys Grabs Third Straight No. 1

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legacy this week, notching her third consecutive No. 1 bow on The Billboard 200. With first-week U.S. sales of 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Un Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping leg ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have join ...

  43. Producers: Philly Live 8 "Close To Perfect"

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Crowd estimated at 700,000-800,000. Producers of the Philadelphia Live 8 show feel like they pulled off "as close to perfect a show as you could have," according to Larry Magid, president of Electric Factory, a division of the Clear Chan ...

  44. 3 Doors Down, Lil Jon Honored At BMI Pop Awards

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI presented 3 Doors Down with song of the year honors during its 53rd annual Pop Awards gala, held last night (May 17) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. BMI presented 3 Doors Down with song of the year honors during its 53rd annual ...

  45. OutKast Tops Britain's PPL Poll

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2004 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. PPL monitors public performance of music both on radio a OutKast's & ...

  46. OutKast Tops Britain's PPL Poll

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2004 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. PPL monitors public performance of music both on radio a OutKast's & ...

  47. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  48. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  49. Franz Ferdinand Tops Brits Nominations

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  50. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

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