Matchbox Twenty

  1. Rob Thomas' Sidewalk Angels Foundation Spreads Its Wings

    January 17, 2014 5:18 PM EST Sidewalk Angels Foundation rings in its 10th anniversary with a new twist. Returning to Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino Music Box for a third consecutive year of benefit shows (Jan. 17-19), the non-profit organization -- founded by Matchbox Twenty ...

  2. Behind Matchbox Twenty's Techy Tour – One of the First Uses of 'Geofencing'

    August 09, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Matchbox Twenty may have been around since 1995, with its alt-rock grooves steeped in the post-grunge era, but their digital chops are firmly in the 21st Century. The band, currently on tour , is deploying a dizzying array of digital tools t ...

  3. Jason Flom, John Rudolph to Bid for Universal's EMI Assets: Source

    November 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST Billboard has learned that former Bug Music CEO John Rudolph and Lava Records founder Jason Flom have partnered to throw their hat in the bidding ring for the EMI assets that Universal Music Group must sell as part of the terms of their acquisitio ...

  4. Ross on Radio: Q100 20 on 97.9 Transitions To Contemporary Hit Radio

    September 24, 2012 10:48 AM EDT Over the last year, Sirius XM's 20 On 20, which began as an ongoing countdown channel, has morphed into something even more intriguing, the most elaborate effort to date at a CHR "new music discovery" channel. 20 On 20 is still very ...

  5. Chart Moves: Two Door Cinema Club, Stars Albums Make Splashy Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 14, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard 200 We had a one-two-three punch at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, thanks to debuts at Nos. 1-3. Matchbox Twenty led the pack, earning its first chart-topper with North (95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  6. Matchbox Twenty Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002 ...

  7. Matchbox Twenty Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    September 05, 2012 9:12 PM EDT Watch for Matchbox Twenty to nab its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as its new "North" album is heading for the top. Industry prognosticators suggest the set could sell more than 110,000 copies by Sept. 9. The new Billboard ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Warner Bros., Emblem Music Group Ink Partnership

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records and Matt Serletic's Emblem Music Group (EMG) have signed a multi-year global partnership. Serletic, EMG's founder and a former chairman/CEO of Virgin Records America, produced Aerosmith's "I Don't Want ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Publishing Briefs: Cherry Lane, International Songwriting Competition

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed Allan Pineda Lindo, (also known as Apl.de.Ap., a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas) to a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement. Cherry Lane has represented the publishing of The Black Eyed Peas si ...

  12. PBS's 'Soundstage' Unveils Summer Lineup

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PBS's "Soundstage" is kicking off its sixth season summer lineup with a performance by Josh Groban on June 26. As the show runs through August, "Soundstage" will feature performances by Bon Jovi, Matchbox Twenty, Kenny Che ...

  13. Matchbox Twenty Cancels Cheyenne Frontier Days Gig

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop rockers Matchbox Twenty have canceled plans to perform during this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days, and an animal rights group opposed to rodeo says it played a role in that decision. Frontier Days bills itself as the world's largest ...

  14. Facebook Bolsters Music Offering

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook today unveiled a new music section designed to let artist create profiles that showcase their music, videos, photos and other details. Participating artists can post songs for fans to stream, provide a full discography of previous works a ...

  15. Primary Wave, Serletic Form Venture

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a co-publishing venture with Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic and his company, Emblem Music Group. Serletic has co-written songs recorded by Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Willie Nelson and C ...

  16. Matchbox Twenty Frontman Talks Mobile

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas sat down with Billboard’s Antony Bruno to discuss the band’s partnership with AT&T, mobile music and the state of digital distribution today. How did you get so interested in mobile as a means of getting you ...

  17. Fans Embrace iLike Facebook App

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The iLike application for Facebook went live just this past May, but already it's generating more fan participation for some artists than MySpace, according to an article on VentureBeat . Of the 11 randomly chosen topline acts surveyed, five ...

  18. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  19. Flom Helms Virgin Record America

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America effective immediately. Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairm ...

  20. Flom In At Virgin

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, will replace Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America, Billboard has learned. According to sources close to the deal, Fl Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic ...

  21. Thomas Makes Billboard History

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Solo set soars straight to No. 1 Rob Thomas makes Billboard 200 chart history this week with "Something To Be" (Melisma/Atlantic), which debuts at No. 1 with 252,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Matchbox Twenty ...

  22. Rob Thomas

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This solo debut showcases many different musical sides of the Grammy Award-winning Matchbox Twenty frontman. This solo debut showcases many different musical sides of the Grammy Award-winning Matchbox Twenty frontman. News ...

  23. Rob Thomas

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST This solo bow from Matchbox Twenty frontman Thomas is as obvious a hit as chocolate cake at a kid's birthday party. This solo bow from Matchbox Twenty frontman Thomas is as obvious a hit as chocolate cake at a kid's birthday party. News ...

  24. The Beat

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Something to Be." Read Melinda Newman's column. Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Som ...

  25. The Beat

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Something to Be." Read Melinda Newman's column. Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Som ...

  26. The Beat

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups - Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott Stapp - are working on solo projects. Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups - Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott Stapp ...

  27. The Beat

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups -- Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott Stapp -- are working on solo projects. Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups -- Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott St ...