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  1. Estefan To Host Charity Gala

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala on Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach, Fla., home to benefit the Gloria Estefan Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to the Miami Children's Hospital Brain Institute, which serves children sufferi ...

  2. Bono Itching To Take U2 To The 'Next Level'

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With its monster-selling Vertigo tour complete, U2 is ready to reinvent itself, frontman Bono said during a BBC Radio interview earlier this week. "Our band has certainly reached the end of where we've been at for the last couple of albu ...

  3. Bono Receives Honorary British Knighthood

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 lead singer and rights campaigner Bono, has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said Saturday (Dec. 23). "Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excell ...

  4. Aretha Corrals Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar For New Album

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin says her new album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," is "the real deal," and she has a guest list to back that up. Franklin is joined on the set by gospel greats Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark-Sheard and the ...

  5. Quincy Jones Moves Songs To Cherry Lane

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The legendary Quincy Jones has moved his music publishing catalog of more than 1,600 copyrights from major publisher Warner/Chappell Music to indie publisher Cherry Lane Music Publishing. Jones and the New York-based Cherry Lane signed a multi-yea ...

  6. Piano Man Plays U.S. Dates Early 2007

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Southern U.S. dates in February and March. Joel will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tour Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (D ...

  7. Streisand Puts Up Impressive Ticket Sales

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite initial talk of slow ticket sales, Barbra Streisand's first live performances in six years put up record-setting box office numbers. The 20 concerts grossed $92,457,062 and set house gross records in 14 of the 16 arenas played on the ...

  8. Streisand Puts Up Impressive Ticket Sales

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite initial talk of slow ticket sales, Barbra Streisand's first live performances in six years put up record-setting box office numbers. The 20 concerts grossed $92,457,062 and set house gross rec Despite initial talk of slow ticket sales ...

  9. U2, Pearl Jam Team Up At Aussie Anti-Poverty Show

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with Pearl Jam to join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne Nov. 17. The event drew 14,000 to the Myer Music Bowl, and was broa ...

  10. RHYTHM & BLUES: WOMEN BENEATH THE RADAR

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Where would R&B be today without the likes of such heart-stirring pioneers as Ruth Brown, Etta James, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin? This year has borne witness to an array of albums by a female Where would R&B be today without the l ...

  11. U2, Pearl Jam Team Up At Aussie Anti-Poverty Show

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with Pearl Jam to join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne tonight (Nov. 17). The ev U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with P ...

  12. ON THE ROAD: STONES KEEP A-ROLLIN'

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To cop a song title from the band to which he'll be forever linked, Michael Cohl is . . . happy. With the Rolling Stones on a record-shattering run with their Bigger Bang world tour, as well as hot to To cop a song title from the band to whic ...

  13. Streisand Sets Record In Philly

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grabs high mark in Wachovia Center history. Barbra Streisand’s tour-opening performance at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 4 was the highest single event gross ever in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grossed $5,265,600 from 16, ...

  14. Bennett To Receive Billboard Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented at Billboard Music Awards. Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in ...

  15. Streisand Taking Il Divo On Fall Tour

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seats priced at $750, $350, $200 and $100. The initial round of dates for Barbra Streisand's tour have been announced. The 20-date trek will begin Oct. 4 at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and will run through the end of November. Il Divo ...

  16. Goldsmith To Receive Music Industry Trusts' Award

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented in London Oct. 30. Harvey Goldsmith, the British live-music impresario famous for producing the Live Aid and Live 8 music events to end famine in Africa, will be the recipient of the 2006 Music Industry Trusts’ Award (MITS). The aw ...

  17. Streisand To Tour; Cohl Producing

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -show trek due to begin in October. Barbara Streisand will return to the road this fall for a 20-show tour due to begin in October. The artist has pledged to donate millions of dollars in proceeds to environmental, education and women's hea ...

  18. The Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's summer tour will definitely be the one to see. Read Melinda Newman's column. For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Sti ...

  19. The Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's summer tour will definitely be the one to see. Read Melinda Newman's column. For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Sti ...

  20. Estefans Donate $1M To Paralysis Project

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST To help establish human clinical trials program. Latin superstar couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan will donate $1 million to help establish a human clinical trials program at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami. The Estef ...

  21. Streisand Mulls Fall Trek

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST After two years of industry speculation, talk is heating up that a fall tour by Barbra Streisand is in the works. It would be her first outing since performing Oct. 2005 at the Andre Agassi Grand Slam After two years of industry speculation, talk ...

  22. On The Road

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel is likely to set the top arena gross ever without the support of current radio hits and a hot album perched atop The Billboard 200. Read Ray Waddell's column. Billy Joel is likely to set the top arena gross ever without the support ...

  23. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. Bono suggests announcement is imminent. News ...

  24. Joel Goes For 10 MSG Sell-Outs

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tickets on sale Jan. 14. Having already sold out nine shows at Madison Square Garden in New York, Billy Joel will go for a record-tying 10th show, to go on sale Saturday. Joel has sold out concerts at MSG for Jan. 23, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 11, 16, 25, 27 ...

  25. Manager Gerry Tolman Killed In Car Wreck

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Worked with Crosby, Stills & Nash for 20 years. Gerry Tolman, a veteran business manager who worked with the Crosby, Stills & Nash for over twenty years, has died. Tolman was killed instantly in a motor vehicle accident near his Los An ...

  26. On The Road

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney wraps up a 37-date North American tour that grossed approximately $80 million and drew about 550,000 fans. Read RayWaddell's column. Paul McCartney wraps up a 37-date North American tour that grossed approximately $80 million a ...

  27. Huge Sales Continue For Billy Joel's Return

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel's upcoming return to the concert stage (Billboard.biz, Nov. 21) continues to be greeted enthusiastically, as evidenced by more huge on-sales last weekend. Billy Joel's upcoming return to the concert stage (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  28. Billy Joel Tour Selling Out

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek begins in Florida in early January. Billy Joel's return to the road is being greeted enthusiastically by ticket buyers. First tipped here (Billboard.biz, Nov 9), Joel's first tour in nearly eight years went on-sale over the weekend ...

  29. Billy Joel To Hit The Road

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST First solo headlining tour in nearly eight years. Billy Joel will return to the road as a solo headlining artist for the first time in nearly eight years, sources say, beginning with a series of shows in January through April of next year. Dates o ...

  30. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. News Elton John ...

  31. McCartney, Fidelity Launch Charity

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music Lives Foundation will promote music education. Paul McCartney and Fidelity Investments are extending their marketing partnership with the launch of the Music Lives Foundation, a new public charity aimed at raising awareness and funds for mus ...

  32. EMI 'On Track' For H1 Profit

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group today (Oct. 17) predicted a boost in first-half profits, thanks in part to successful releases from Coldplay, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Keith Urban, among others. EMI Group today (Oct. 17) predicted a boost in first-half pro ...

  33. Rhythm & Blues

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 27, Stevie Wonder took reporters on a guided tour through his first studio album in 10 years, "A Time to Love." Read Gail Mitchell's column. On Sept. 27, Stevie Wonder took reporters on a guided tour through his first studi ...

  34. Recording Arts Day A Success In D.C.

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Hill welcomed music industry. Capitol Hill welcomed musicians and a wide range of music industry representatives with open arms yesterday (Sept. 7) at the first-ever industry Recording Arts Day. In light of the Katrina tragedy, the advocac ...

  35. First Recording Arts Day Set For Capitol Hill

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring more than 50 musicians and music professionals to Capitol Hill Sept. 7 to visit lawmakers and spread the word about the importance of the recording arts in The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring m ...

  36. The Beat

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, which pairs the singer/songwriter with producer Rick Rubin, has been pushed back to Nov. 8. Read Melinda Newman's column. Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, wh ...

  37. Legal Matters

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On U2's Vertigo tour, Bono has brought attention to a symbol for peace and harmony, which adorns the singer's headband during an intense part of the show. But the symbol has also prompted a trademark On U2's Vertigo tour, Bono has b ...

  38. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  39. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  40. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  41. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  42. Music Legend Paul Simon To Be Honored As BMI Icon

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 53rd annual Pop Awards on May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 53rd annual Pop Awards on May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire H ...

  43. McCartney Sets North American Tour

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The 28-date "US" tour, in support of a new Capitol album, will wrap As first tipped here, Paul McCartney ...

  44. ASCAP To Honor Young, Dupri

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop awards will take place May 16. ASCAP will honor Neil Young and Jermaine Dupri at its 22nd annual Pop Music Awards on May 16 in Los Angeles. Young will receive the Founders Award, which honors pioneering songwriters. Past recipients include Elv ...

  45. Universal, Telemundo On Board For Estefan Show

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label will award winner a record deal. Universal Music Latino has signed a joint-venture deal with Estefan Enterprises for "Nuevas Voces de América" (New Voices of America), a TV talent show that begins airing Feb. 13 on the Telemundo ne ...

  46. Universal, Telemundo On Board For Estefan Show

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino has signed a joint-venture deal with Estefan Enterprises for "Nuevas Voces de América" (New Voices of America), a TV talent show that begins airing Feb. 13 on the Telemundo Universal Music Latino has signe ...

  47. Producer/Musician Steve Burgh Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Burgh, a record producer and musician who worked with Billy Joel, the Ramones, Phoebe Snow and others, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in Kingston, N.Y., said his lawy ...

  48. Studio Monitor

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read Chris Walsh's column. Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read ...

  49. Studio Monitor

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read Chris Walsh's column. Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read ...

  50. Canadian Stars, Sting To Play Tsunami Benefits

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort in the wake of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort ...

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