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  1. Adam Levine Film Acquired by Weinsteins; Elton John on the Emmys; Arcade Fire on 'SNL'; Cher on 'The Voice': Gallo's Film/TV Briefs

    September 09, 2013 2:36 PM EDT The Weinstein Co. Will Distribute "Can a Song Save Your Life?" The Weinstein Co. will distribute "Can a Song Save Your Life?" , director John Carney' s film about a record producer ( Mark Ruffalo ) and an aspiring musici ...

  2. Backbeat: Afropunk Festival Roars Back With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, TV On The Radio

    August 27, 2012 2:03 PM EDT TV On the Radio closes out the eighth Afro-punk Festival. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Around this time last year, Matthew Morgan , managing director of Afropunk LLC , thought the Afropunk Festival he dreamed up eight years ago was over for good. ...

  3. Exclusive: ?uestlove Announces Okayplayer Records Re-Launch, New Albums By Danny!, Young Guru

    August 14, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Today ?uestlove of The Roots announced the formal re-launch of his label Okayplayer Records after an 8-year hiatus. The digital-only label's first releases are by Atlanta-based rapper and producer Danny! and recording engineer Young Guru Dann ...

  4. Jay-Z to Perform at South by Southwest, Show to Be Livestreamed on YouTube

    March 06, 2012 10:51 PM EST Jay-Z will be performing at South by Southwest for the second year in a row. The MC has teamed up with American Express for the "Amex Sync Show," which will air live from SXSW at Austin City Limits on March 12 at 7 p.m. CST -- the show w ...

  5. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  6. Rock the Bells Teams With Live Nation for House of Blues Tour

    July 25, 2011 7:15 AM EDT In summer of 2010, concert ticket sales were so sluggish that several big-name acts, such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lilith Fair, and the American Idol Live summer outing, were forced to cancel dates, downsize, or in the most dramatic of exam ...

  7. Music Fans Brave Storm For Gulf Aid Concert

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , wit ...

  8. Lala Scores Exclusive Tracks For New Google Feature

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fresh off a new streaming partnership with Google, digital music provider Lala has scored exclusive access to several tracks from a variety of labels and artists as part of a bid to help promote the new Google music search feature. Artists includi ...

  9. 'Embedded' Provides A New Music Documentary Outlet On TV

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is in a Tokyo hotel room, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette. He's holding forth on the differences between Japanese and American culture, revealing how impressed he is by the intensity of the local hip-hop fans who have been ...

  10. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  11. Black Eyed Peas Score First No. 1 Album

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas go "Boom Boom Pow!" on the Billboard 200 chart, netting its first No. 1 album as "The E.N.D." bows atop the list with 304,000 ... Aventura scores a record high week with its new set "The Last," sta ...

  12. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  13. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Under the agreement, Interscope will provide strategic marketing and promotion for ...

  14. Mos Def Hits The Studio With Mr. DJ

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is hard at work on his upcoming album "The Estatic," but not with Kanye West, as previously reported . The MC is now working closely with Outkast producer Mr. DJ on the project, which is slated for release later this year on Down ...

  15. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  16. The Roots 'Rise' On Upcoming Album

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' ?uestlove and Black Thought hosted a private listening session on Thursday (March 6th) of their upcoming 10th album, "Rising Down," set for an April 29 release via Def Jam. "Rising" features guest appearances fr ...

  17. B.B. King Blues Club Owner To Open New Venue

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The HighLine Ballroom, a new performance space in New York's meat packing district on 16th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves), will open April 30 with a concert by Lou Reed. The first month at the HighLine Ballroom will feature performances ...

  18. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  19. Rawkus Resurfaces With RED

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rawkus Records, the famed hip-hop label that was once home to Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Company Flow, has resurfaced via a long-term distribution agreement with RED Distribution. Rawkus Records, the famed hip-hop label that was once home to Mos Def ...

  20. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Celine, Mos Def debut in top five. Celine, Mos Def debut in top five. News Mos Def ...

  21. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  22. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  23. Sources: Geffen, Rawkus Split

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. The label, home to such artists as Mos Def and Talib Kweli, was affiliated with MCA Records before the latter was folded into Geffen. A ...