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  1. Jay-Z and Kanye West Reschedule 'Throne' Tour (Report)

    August 02, 2011 11:04 AM EDT The Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration 'Watch the Throne' hits iTunes in a week (Aug. 8) and brick-and-mortars a week after that, but fans eager to see them in person will have to wait until late October to take in their live show, according ...

  2. Was Cheap Trick Stage Collapse Preceded By Mishandling of Black Keys Concert?

    August 01, 2011 8:00 AM EDT The Ontario Ministry of Labor says it is continuing to investigate how the Ottawa Bluesfest stage crumpled during Cheap Trick's July 17 performance . While the Ministry released the scene on Wednesday July 28, earlier in the week it also issu ...

  3. Jay-Z and Kanye West, A.K.A. 'The Throne,' Announce Tour

    July 25, 2011 8:31 AM EDT A week after debuting their new single, "Otis," off "Watch the Throne," Jay-Z and Kanye West are joining forces to form the group 'The Throne' and announce their 'Watch the Throne Tour,' kicking off on Septe ...

  4. Sidney Cooper, Big Band and Studio Musician, Dies at 92

    July 19, 2011 8:20 PM EDT Big band and studio musician Sidney Cooper, who played woodwinds with some of the biggest names in the business including Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey, died Monday in Lake Worth, Fla. He was 92. His daughter Carole Cooper and her husband Richard ...

  5. Business Matters: Myspace's Real Decline

    May 12, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Myspace: Less Your Space -- Artist and digital market experts, take note: MySpace is holding the line on unique visitors but losing momentum on other metrics, according to comScore numbers scrutinized by TechCrunch. People are visiting far less of ...

  6. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Re-Elected, Arts Groups Concerned About Funding

    May 03, 2011 2:39 PM EDT When the results of Canada's federal election were in last night, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party won a majority government and history was made when the New Democrat Party (NDP) became Official Opposition for the fir ...

  7. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch To Be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 7:55 AM EDT LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an inter ...

  8. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  9. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks To Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Nicki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour, as reported in Billboard.biz last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj befo ...

  10. Vice Media Secures Investments From Tom Freston, Others

    April 05, 2011 7:41 AM EDT Vice Media Inc., the company spawned from a Montreal-based punk magazine that now includes music, film and book divisions, has secured investments from a trio of heavy hitters in an effort to boost its expanding business. The company is set to ann ...

  11. Veteran Sound Mixer Dennis Maitland Dies

    April 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Dennis L. Maitland -- the veteran production sound mixer whose has worked with filmmakers such as Paul Mazursky and Norman Jewison and performers such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles -- passed away March 31 in New York. He was 79. A veteran of ov ...

  12. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  13. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  14. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Winners List

    March 11, 2011 11:15 AM EST Canadian Music Week held its 29th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto Thursday. The dinner and awards ceremony, honoring every sector of the Canadian music business, included performances by Bachman & Turner and Sa ...

  15. Business Matters: Who Will Soon Join Eminem in YouTube Billion-Airs Club?

    February 23, 2011 2:58 PM EST The YouTube Billion-Airs Club: Eminem, Bieber, Gaga and...Rhi Rhi? -- Who will follow Eminem to become the fourth artist to surpass one billion YouTube views? Rihanna, who currently has nearly 986 million YouTube views. Based on her daily average ...

  16. Arcade Fire-Spike Jonze Short Film Influenced by Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam (Berlin)

    February 16, 2011 6:15 PM EST BERLIN -- The decline of the music video in modern times was the impetus for Arcade Fire's Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes from the Suburbs," appearing in the shorts section of the Berlin Film Festival. The band, which is co ...

  17. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Tinie Tempah Win Big at Brit Awards

    February 16, 2011 8:47 AM EST Dapper London lads Plan B and Tinie Tempah were popular local winners at the Brit music awards Tuesday, while Arcade Fire followed their surprise Grammys victory with two prizes at the British ceremony. Tempah, a 22-year-old product of London' ...

  18. Biz Matters: The Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO

    February 15, 2011 4:05 PM EST The Great Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO -- Headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has filed for an initial public offering , signaling a strong belief in the increasingly crowded high-end headphone market. The company says it plans on ...

  19. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  20. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks To Tour North American Arenas In March

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will come together for the upcoming the Heart and & Soul Tour, a series of North American arena performances scheduled to begin March 20 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Thirteen dates had been c ...

  21. Gorillaz Release New Album Recorded And Mixed Entirely On iPad

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Gorillaz have dropped a special Christmas present for fans -- "The Fall," an album mixed and recorded by frontman Damon Albarn using the iPad, is available on the band's website (thefall.gorillaz.com) as of Dec. 25. Over a dozen ...

  22. Lauryn Hill Announces 'Intimate' Winter Shows

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lauryn Hill will embark on an intimate North American tour, it was announced on Wednesday (Dec. 22). Kicking off at New York City's Highline Ballroom on Dec. 27 -- one of six local shows at multiple venues including legendary jazz club The Bl ...

  23. Michael Jackson's New Album Out Dec. 14

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Michael," the Michael Jackson album comprised of original material recorded by the King of Pop before his death, will be released Dec. 14 on Epic Records in conjunction with his estate, it was announced today (Nov. 4). The first full tr ...

  24. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  25. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Far East Movement

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Zac Brown Band: The country group scores its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with "You ...

  26. Karkwa Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Montreal indie rock act Karkwa took home the Polaris Music Prize for its fourth album, "Les Chemins de Verre" or "The Glass Paths" (Audiogram). The ceremony was held last night (Sept. 20) at CTV's Concert Hall at the Mason ...

  27. Web Trends: Marvin Sapp, Rich Cronin, Lady Gaga and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 1. Marvin Sapp The gospel singer lost his wife to colon cancer on Sept. 9. 4. LFO Singer Dies Rich Cronin, the lead singer of '90s boyband LFO died yesterday of cancer complications. (Also trending at #6 as Rich Cro ...

  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. Web Trends: Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and more

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11AM) There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours There are no music news/videos in this topic. YouTube: Today’s Hits Wiz Khalifa - In The Cut (official video) Cute boy singing Katy Perry T ...

  30. Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift Sweep in With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week, as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's " ...

  31. Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "M ...

  32. Gilliam to Direct YouTube Webcast of Arcade Fire

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Terry Gilliam will direct the live webcast of Arcade Fire's concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The Arcade Fire show kicks off "Unstaged," a new online concert series being launched by American Express and streame ...

  33. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  34. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  35. Virgin Festival Canada On Hold Till 2011

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have confirmed that Virgin Festival Canada is to be put on ice until 2011. The announcement was made yesterday (June 3) via the official Virgin Festival Canada Facebook page, which contained a link to an exclusive interview with Virgin ...

  36. Amendments To Canadian Copyright Bill Tabled

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canadians will be allowed to copy legally acquired music to their iPods and computers but will be barred from getting around digital locks, according to draft copyright legislation proposed by the country's minority Conservative government. T ...

  37. Harmonix Reports Early Success For Rock Band Network

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock Band Network initiative is proving to be a hit with early adopters, according to developer Harmonix , a subsidiary of MTV Games . Speaking at Liverpool Sound City - a 4-day music and international business conference held annually in the ...

  38. Ninja Tunes Marks 20th Anniversary

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie Ninja Tune celebrates its 20th anniversary with the release of the Ninja Tune "XX" box set. It includes original artwork from Ninja designer Openmind and three hardcover cases filled with new material and an exclusive hardcove ...

  39. Cirque Du Soleil To Create Michael Jackson Show

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cirque du Soleil will develop a series of shows based on the music and songs of Michael Jackson, representatives for the late singer's estate said on Tuesday. The projects include touring and permanent shows and a nightclub to open in Las Veg ...

  40. Canadian Music Week: Dave Stewart, Paul Williams Talk Songwriting

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week came to a conclusion with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart talking about songwriting and acts including Arkells, Metric and Joel Plaskett taking home prizes at the Indie Awards. Stewart, who gave a sometimes provocative, and o ...

  41. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  42. Rock Band Network Music Store Opens

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock Band Network Music Store is open for business. The initiative from MTV games and its "Rock Band" developer subsidiary Harmonix -- unveiled last July -- allows artists to submit their music as downloadable add-on content to the m ...

  43. Xerox, Starwood Hotels Back Upcoming Sting Tour

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature Xerox as presenting sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the official hotel partner. The tour will find Sting performing his most well-known songs re-tooled for sy ...

  44. Neil Young, Avril Lavigne Play Olympics Closer

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST A wide-ranging group of Canadian performers headlined the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, including a surprise appearance by Neil Young, as well as songs from the likes of Michael Buble and Avril Lavigne. The performers had ...

  45. Aerosmith To Hold Auditions For Replacement Singer

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith has begun its search for a singer to replace Steven Tyler -- though whether it's permanent or temporary is uncertain. Guitarist Joe Perry told Canada's QMI Agency that the group is "already getting the word out there. The ...

  46. Canadian Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle, best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded b ...

  47. Lady Gaga Collapses In Indiana, Cancels Show

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga cancelled an Indiana concert appearance last night (Jan. 14) after collapsing backstage due to exhaustion and dehydration. "An hour before the show I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing," she posted on Twitter. Param ...

  48. Lhasa de Sela Dies Aged 37

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Montreal-based singer-songwriter Lhasa de Sela has died, succumbing to a battle with breast cancer, according to the singer's official Web site. The eclectic, multi-lingual singer, 37, died Jan. 1 after a 21-month illness. Her final, self-tit ...

  49. EMI Music Canada Partners With Stingray Digital

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada has inked a multi-year, multi-platform deal with Montreal-based Stingray Digital to add content its Galaxie Music Video on Demand service. Galaxie Music Videos on Demand service was launched on Rogers Digital Cable in September, a ...

  50. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously l ...

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