Middle East

  1. Lollapalooza Coming to Israel in 2013

    August 06, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Lollapalooza continues to broaden its international horizons. Festival organizers announced Saturday it would hold Lollapalooza Israel in Tel Aviv next year, in what will be the country's first large-scale international music festival. Israel ...

  2. Letter To The Editor: EA Exec Calls For Continued Dialogue On Israel

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the recent article "Line Of Fire" by David Prince , Billboard reported on the growing - and alarming - trend of artists canceling performances in Israel in protest of actions in the West Bank and Gaza. While the piece represented both ...

  3. Pixies Calls Off Israel Concert

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pixies has canceled a concert in Tel Aviv in the wake of Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. The group's Tel Aviv promoter, Shuki Weiss, relayed a statement from the band announcing the cancellation "with great regret ...

  4. Sacem Signs with Saudi Arabia's Rotana

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French authors, composers and publishers society Sacem has signed a global deal with Saudi Arabian group Rotana Audio Visual. Sacem will handle management of the publisher's entire catalog for the world except for Turkey for Rotana, which bec ...

  5. Arab-Israeli Orchestra Stops Shows in Qatar, Egypt

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and his orchestra of Arab and Israeli musicians say they are canceling performances in the Middle East this weekend because of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Instead, they will play in the German capital. Bar ...

  6. Sheik Settles With Jackson

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with Michael Jackson are to remain private. Attorney Bankim Thanki says the two sides have come to a confidential agreement that they will sign soo ...

  7. Jackson Set To Testify In Lawsuit Hearing

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson plans to testify next week in a British court in a lawsuit brought against him by a Bahrain prince, Jackson's lawyer said. The singer is being sued by Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the second son of the king of Bahrain ...

  8. Jackson May Be Too Unwell To Attend Court

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson may be too sick to travel to London to give evidence in a court case against him brought by a son of the king of Bahrain, his lawyer said. Robert Englehart presented judge Nigel Sweeney with a medical report on Jackson's condi ...

  9. Michael Jackson Being Sued In UK Court

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The son of an Arab monarch took the King of Pop to court Monday, charging that Michael Jackson took $7 million as an advance on an album and an autobiography that he never produced. Lawyers for Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain say th ...

  10. Sony/ATV Signs Middle East Licensing Deal

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has made a license agreement with Rotana Audiovisual, a leading producer, distributor and publisher of Arabic music and film. The deal covers the Middle East and gives Rotana's publishing arm the right to license and ...

  11. Melody Tunes Ramps Up Arab World Campaign

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melody Tunes brings modern Western music to the Arab world. Does the Arab world want its Melody Tunes? More precisely, does it want an all-English channel playing Western music by artists such as 50 Cent and Madonna? Melody Tunes, a channel that l ...

  12. Orchard Grows With Saudi Firm Rotana

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rotana a power-player in Arabic music world. The Orchard, the U.S.-based digital-music and marketing group, has clinched the global digital-distribution rights to the music portfolio belonging to Rotana Audiovisual, the Saudi Arabia music and film ...

  13. Queen Of Israeli Song Damari Dies

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Shoshana Damari, considered by many in the Jewish state to be the queen of Israeli song, died on Tuesday (Feb. 13) after a short illness, her family said. She was 83. Shoshana Damari, considered by many in the Jewish state to be the queen of Israe ...

  14. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hagar appears to have won back vocalist job. Hagar appears to have won back vocalist job. News ...