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  1. Whitney Houston To Play Russian Shows

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston will headline two concerts in Russia, at Moscow Olympisky Stadium on Dec. 9 and at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg on Dec. 12. The promoter for the two shows is Andrey Agapov, general director, Russian Entertainment Academy. " ...

  2. Putin Wants Song Contest With China, Central Asia Allies

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has suggested that China, Central Asian nations and Russia should hold a song competition to boost cultural ties. Putin said the joint song competition could be called "Intervision" to rival the annu ...

  3. Universal Sues Russian Internet Provider

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Russia is suing a local cable TV and Internet provider for failure to pay a license fee for content owned by Universal. The Moscow-based cable operator Akado signed an agreement with Universal last year, while preparing to launch i ...

  4. Bryan Ferry Honored At Russian Awards

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Roxy Music frontman and solo artist Bryan Ferry was honored at the seventh Muz-TV awards, organized by the Muz-TV channel, held at the Olympiyski sports center in Moscow. Pop-singer Sergei Lazarev picked up the best male artist award, beating last ...

  5. Medici.tv Clocks Up 2.3 Million Concert Viewings

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Classical music webcast service Medici.tv, which has just celebrated its first year of operation, has reported figures showing that the site has recorded 330,000 unique visitors and 2.3 million concert viewings since launching online. Medici.tv no ...

  6. Norway's Eurovision Triumph

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Norway's Alexander Rybak won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which came to a close in Moscow in the early hours of Sunday (May 17). The singer and violinist scored 387 points, a record figure in the event's history. Audiences a ...

  7. Ireland Out Of Eurovision

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest has failed to make the final on Saturday (May 16). Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy did not get past last night's (May 14) semi-final stage at the Olimpiysky venue in Moscow with their song &q ...

  8. Russia Launches Its First Ever Eurovision

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, which kicked off at Moscow's Manezh exhibition center last night (May 10), could be the most lavish and expensive to date judging by the Russian broadcaster's plans for the event. The official opening ce ...

  9. Georgia Eurovision Entry Exits Over Putin Lyric

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Georgia's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, which is scheduled to take place in Moscow on May 12-16, has pulled out in the midst of a controversy over the lyrics of the selected song. On Wednesday, the Georgian Public Broadcaster, which i ...

  10. Germany Chooses Eurovision Act

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alex Swings Oscar Sings is the act representing Germany at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow on May 16, with the song "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang." The duo features Alex Christensen from Hamburg, and singer and dancer Oscar Loya, who c ...

  11. Billboard Hosts MIDEM Masters Breakfast

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Day two of MIDEM began early for those attending Billboard's MIDEM Masters Breakfast at the InterContinental Carlton hotel in Cannes. Dozens of delegates at the MIDEM international music market and conference attended the invite-only breakfas ...

  12. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site, the game "allows you to ...

  13. Graham Norton Takes Over Eurovision Job

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Comedian Graham Norton is to take over as presenter of the Eurovision Song Contest in the U.K., replacing Terry Wogan who bowed out after more than 30 years of hosting the show, the BBC announced on Friday. Wogan, who first commentated on the camp ...

  14. Lifetime Honor For Badalamenti At World Soundtrack Awards

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Hollywood film composers James Newton Howard and Angelo Badalamenti were among those honored at the World Soundtrack Awards, held in association with the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. But they and fellow composers at the event expressed ...

  15. Juanes Tops Los Premios MTV Nominations

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Colombia's Juanes tops the list of nominees for the seventh annual Los Premios MTV awards. Juanes' nominations include video of the year (for "Me Enamora"), artist of the year and solo artist of the year. His s ...

  16. Russia's Nashestviye Fest A Hit, Organizers Say

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite the rainy weather, Nashestviye, Russia's biggest open-air rock festival, was able to draw attendance upwards of 100,000, one of its best turnouts in recent years organizers say. Among the headliners for the July 4-6 edition were DDT, ...

  17. Winehouse Diagnosed With Emphysema

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has developed the lung condition emphysema and has been warned by doctors that she will die if she continues smoking drugs, her father said in an interview on Sunday. Mitch Winehouse said the incurable illness, which leaves sufferers ...

  18. Queen + Paul Rodgers Plan Int'l Trek

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. The 28-date "Cosmos Rocks Over Europe" arena t ...

  19. Rare Recordings Of Jazz Greats Discovered

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST With cocktail glasses clinking in the background, jazz singer Billie Holiday stood near a piano amid partygoers inside an apartment overlooking New York City's Hudson River. She began singing "Good Morning Heartache." It was Nov. 18 ...

  20. Russian Music Download Case Rejected

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Moscow court threw out a case against the former head of music downloading site allofmp3.com and rejected the damages claims made by EMI Group PLC, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, a music industry official said Wednesday. Allofmp3. ...

  21. WMG, Sony BMG Launch Digital Platform In Russia

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music and Sony BMG, along with two Russian record labels, launched a wholesale digital distribution platform in Russia on Thursday, a market dominated by piracy across the entire entertainment industry. The two majors said they had formed a ...

  22. Elton Axes Red Piano Dates

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has pulled the plug on a host of upcoming European Red Piano dates. Shows have been cancelled in Venice, Italy on June 5 and 6; Berlin, Germany on June 22; Moscow, Russia on July 3; Paris, France on Sept. 9 and Seville, Spain on Sept. 1 ...

  23. CD Buyers Given Edge For Free Ozzfest

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though this summer's Ozzfest tour will cost fans nothing to attend, those who want to purchase Ozzy Osbourne's first new studio album in six years, "Black Rain," will now have a better shot at getting in the door, Billboard.biz ...

  24. Berlin's Finest: Six Acts To Watch From The German Capital

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One mark of a great international city is the variety and vitality of the music it produces. By that measure, Berlin has reason to be proud. This sample of just six Berlin acts, chosen by Billboard correspondent Wolfgang Spahr, highlights the dive ...

  25. Labels Sue AllofMP3.com

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several major record labels sued the operator of the Russian music Web site AllofMP3.com on Wednesday, claiming the company has been profiting by selling copies of music without their permission. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York ...

  26. Madonna Switches Moscow Concert Venue

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers on Monday (Aug. 28) switched the venue for Madonna's Moscow concert from a hilltop site overlooking the city to a Soviet-era stadium used in the 1980 Olympic Games because of crowd control Organizers on Monday (Aug. 28) switched th ...

  27. Madonna Switches Moscow Concert Venue

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers on Monday (Aug. 28) switched the venue for Madonna's Moscow concert from a hilltop site overlooking the city to a Soviet-era stadium used in the 1980 Olympic Games because of crowd control Organizers on Monday (Aug. 28) switched th ...

  28. Madonna Takes Home Highest '06 Gross

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rings up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena in August. Madonna has notched Billboard Boxscore's highest gross of 2006, ringing up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena in August, despite talk in the British press earlier this year that fans were balki ...

  29. Warner Seals Deal For Russian Mobile Service

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has clinched a major deal in Russia's nascent legal mobile-music market with local network operator VimpelCom and its new music platform. Warner Music International has clinched a major deal in Russia's nascent ...

  30. IFPI Wins Moscow Piracy Court Case

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, following a court ruling in Moscow today (July 13). The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, follo ...

  31. IFPI Wins Moscow Piracy Court Case

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, following a court ruling in Moscow today (July 13). The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, follo ...

  32. Clapton Plans North American Trek

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT dates scheduled for fall, beginning Sept 16. As expected, Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The last of the announced 20 dates is ...

  33. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST goal: press 13M CDs, 11M DVDs. Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 million DVDs i ...

  34. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 mil Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  35. Konnov Succeeds Junk At Universal Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to the role as GM, with immediate effect. Konnov succeeds David Junk, who leaves in December as managing director of the Moscow-based company. Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to ...

  36. Konnov Succeeds Junk At Universal Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to the role as GM, with immediate effect. Konnov succeeds David Junk, who leaves in December as managing director of the Moscow-based company. Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to ...

  37. Moscow Piracy Taking Different Tack

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Street sales of pirated music CDs, software and DVDs are declining in Moscow, anti-piracy officials indicated Nov. 16. But the fall is due to a rise in illegal downloads via increased broadband access MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Street sale ...

  38. Sony Cuts Global Workforce

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ,000 jobs lost. Sony Corp. unveiled a series of restructuring moves today (Sept. 22) including a 7% reduction, or 10,000 jobs, of its global workforce aimed at reversing the Japanese electronic giant's poor results in recent years. Sir Howa ...

  39. Sony Cuts Global Workforce

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ,000 jobs lost. Sony Corp. unveiled a series of restructuring moves today (Sept. 22) including a 7% reduction, or 10,000 jobs, of its global workforce aimed at reversing the Japanese electronic giant's poor results in recent years. Sir Howa ...

  40. Korn Signs With Virgin

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Korn has signed a new deal with Virgin that covers a recording deal and an integrated partnership with parent company EMI Music for touring, music publishing, merchandising and sponsorship. T Rock act Korn has signed a new deal with Virgi ...

  41. Russia Won't Renew Accreditation For ABC-TV

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Russian Foreign Ministry will not renew the accreditation of ABC-TV after it broadcast an interview with a notorious Chechen warlord. MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Aug. 2 it will not renew the accreditation of ABC-TV after i ...

  42. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 i ...

  43. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young To Play Canada. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Sh ...

  44. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  45. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  46. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  47. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  48. House Leaders Want Pirate Nations Challenged

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In two back-to-back hearings May 17, House lawmakers called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to go to the mat with pirate nations China and Russia over lax copyright protection, enforcement and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In two back-to-back hearin ...

  49. House Leaders Want Pirate Nations Challenged

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Point out China and Russia as violators. In two back-to-back hearings May 17, House lawmakers called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to go to the mat with pirate nations China and Russia over lax copyright protection and enforcement. Witne ...

  50. USTR Places 14 Countries On Piracy Priority Watch List

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The nation's top trade negotiator pushed China to do more to prevent copyright piracy and sent a warning to Russia that its behavior toward pirates needs to change, but his efforts fell far short of t WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

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