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  1. My Chemical Romance Break Up: 'Time For It To End'

    March 23, 2013 12:33 PM EDT 1 1.488 k 76 5 0 My Chemical Romance has called it quits, the rock act announced on its website on Friday. The long-running group had been together for over a decade, releasing four studio albums. "Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a ...

  2. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  3. Backbeat: Skrillex Brings The Party; Datsik, Zedd, Dillon Francis Hang Backstage At HARD Summer

    August 06, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Skrillex, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (who covers his face in every photo), and Ellie Goulding. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Day two of L.A.'s HARD Summer brought larger crowds than the night before for mainly one reason - ...

  4. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Battle With Label: 'We Don't Want to Work for The Man, We Want to Be The Man' (Q&A)

    August 01, 2012 6:45 PM EDT One by one, Def Leppard's arsenal of hit songs will get a modern-day shining. No, we're not talking about a newly mastered version of "Pyromania" or an anniversary edition of their greatest hits package "Vault." Rathe ...

  5. How Nick Stern Hopes to Repeat Success of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Self-Distribution Model With Circa Survive

    June 27, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The record industry is no stranger to self-release and pay-what-you-like albums, with acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Amanda Palmer, and Radiohead opting to deliver new material to their fans via their websites rather than deal with record lab ...

  6. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  7. Photos: Warner Music's Grammy Party, With Bruno Mars, Neil Young, Skrillex, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, More

    February 14, 2012 2:19 PM EST Singer Bruno Mars performs for guests attending the Warner Music Group Grammy Celebration hosted by InStyle at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup) Warner Music threw an exclusive party after the Grammys at ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Rob Cavallo & Todd Moscowitz

    January 26, 2012 10:45 PM EST No. 45 Rob Cavallo & Todd Moscowitz Chairman; Co-President/CEO Warner Bros. Records Twitter: @ToddMoscowitz Team Spirit... With Warner Bros. Records, traditionally the largest label in Warner Music Group, trailing Atlantic Records in market sh ...

  9. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  10. This Week in Billboard History: Frank Sinatra's 'Mysterious' Record Label; Live Aid's Bootlegging Scourge

    December 06, 2011 9:30 AM EST Frank Sinatra at a recording studio with coffee and cigarette. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty ) 1960: Let's Call the Whole Thing...hmmm? Billboard revealed that the debut of a new label founded by Frank Sinatra was just two months away, though ...

  11. Eminem Adds Third Date, Janet Jackson Cancels More Dates, Odd Future Dropped: Aussie, New Zealand Touring Bits

    November 07, 2011 4:14 PM EST Australia's summer season should be another hot one for concert goers, if recent artist announcements is anything to go by. Eminem has added a third date to his brief stadium tour this December. Lil Wayne will join Slim Shady on stage and pla ...

  12. Big Day Out's Long-Time Promoters Ken West and Vivian Lees Split

    November 01, 2011 8:42 AM EDT The two promoters behind Australia's colossal Big Day Out festival tour are going their separate ways. Ken West and Vivian Lees are calling time on a partnership which spans 20 years, and more than 100 BDO shows. West, who is based in Sydney, ...

  13. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart on Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

    September 15, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemor ...

  14. My Chemical Romance Drummer Michael Pedicone Booted From Band for Allegedly Stealing

    September 06, 2011 7:46 AM EDT My Chemical Romance booted drummer Michael Pedicone from the band late last week because of his alleged stealing. The band said on its website Friday, "The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught r ...

  15. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  16. A&R Exec Steve McDonald Exits Warner Bros. Records

    June 10, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Warner Bros. Records A&R executive Steve McDonald has left the company, THR has learned. Hired a year ago, McDonald is perhaps better known as the bassist for beloved power pop band Redd Kross, which he started with his brother in 1978, and, m ...

  17. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and M ...

  18. MTV's Dermot McCormack Talks O Music Awards

    April 05, 2011 1:03 PM EDT MTV today revealed the full list of categories and nominees for its inaugural O Music Awards , a Web-based awards show dedicated to all things digital that will take place April 28. Nominees -- selected by MTV's internal committee following d ...

  19. Foo Fighters Announce Special Record Store Day Gig, Album

    April 04, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The Foo Fighters will be one of the artists making high-profile shows of support for Record Store Day on April 16 when the Rosewell/RCA recording act plays a set at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Calif. "I'm proud to be a part of Record Sto ...

  20. Mike Elizondo Joins Warner Bros. as Staff Producer and A&R Exec

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Mike Elizondo, who has worked with Eminem, Dr. Dre and produced Fiona Apple's 2005 album Extraordinary Machine, has joined Warner Bros. Records as a staff producer and Senior VP of A&R, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. It's the sa ...

  21. What’s Happening to Digital Album Sales?

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital album sales aren’t falling off a cliff, but they are experiencing a sustained decline for the first time. A Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data has found that after seven years of strong growth, digital albums are finally starting ...

  22. Linkin Park, NIN To Play Japan's Summer Sonic

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Creative Man Productions has announced the initial line-up for the 2009 edition of the Summer Sonic festival. Headliners include Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Nine Inch Nails, all veterans of the bash. This year is the 10th anniversary for ...

  23. Nederlander To Exclusively Book San Jose Venue

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has struck a deal with Team San Jose for the former to be the exclusive talent booker for the 3,000-seat Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. "I've always had an interest in [San Jose] because of the lack of attentio ...

  24. Warner Music Canada Locks In Merch Deal

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Canada has inked a deal with music merchandising company Philcos Enterpriser Ltd. that will see it offer sales, manufacturing and distribution for a variety of clothing and other items relating to the record label's artists. The ...

  25. 30 Seconds To Mars Land 4 Kerrang! Noms

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars are battling with U.K. rock act Bullet For My Valentine in the Kerrang! Awards, with both groups securing four nominations. The two bands will go head to head in two categories including best single, ...

  26. Booking Agencies' Battle

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As more artists turn to the road to make up lost revenue from dwindling recorded-music sales, many boutique booking agencies in the touring business are facing mounting competition for new acts and to keep existing ones. While a handful of remaini ...

  27. The Agency Group Acquires Kork Agency

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emeryville, Calif.-based boutique booking firm the Kork Agency has merged with the Agency Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kork Agency owner Christian Bernhardt and his team -- Ryan Craven, Andrew Skikne, Avery McTaggart and ...

  28. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  29. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  30. Updated: MySpace Announces Music Service

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, MySpace today officially announced its MySpace Music service. The move clears up much of the speculation and conflicting reports surrounding the much-rumored launch, but not all. Set in stone are the participants. All major labels sav ...

  31. Projekt Revolution Tour Line-Up Unveiled

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide (featuring A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel) will perform on the main stage of the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour, set to begin July 16 at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in B ...

  32. EMI Publishing Makes A&R Hire

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daniel Lloyd Jones has joined EMI Music Publishing U.K. as A&R manager. The former press officer joins from Warner Brothers Records where, for the past five years, he has helped break a string of bands including My Chemical Romance, Gnarls Bar ...

  33. Ghost Signs To EMI Publishing

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amanda Ghost, co-writer of James Blunt's breakout hit "You're Beautiful", has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with EMI Publishing. Ghost also has co-writing credits on Beyonce and Shakira's Grammy-nominated "Beauti ...

  34. AEG's Leiweke: We Won't Go 360

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG president/CEO Tim Leiweke made it clear that the Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter doesn't intend to adopt the same business model as competitor Live Nation, during his keynote address at the Grammy Foundation's 10 ...

  35. Names Added To MTV EMA Bill

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 1 MTV Europe Music Awards' artist line-up is taking shape. Will.i.am and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will perform together on Munich's OlympiaHalle stage for the music TV broadcaster's flagship European awards event, o ...

  36. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  37. Timberlake Up For 4 MTV EMAs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Justin Timberlake grabs pole position heading into the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at the Munich OlympiaHalle. The former *NSYNC singer, who hosted the 2006 MTV EMAs in Copenhagen, is in the runnin ...

  38. Kerrang Honors For Enter Shikari, Machine Head

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two trophies each, British alternative rock band Enter Shikari and veteran West Coast metal act Machine Head were the big winners tonight at the Kerrang Awards, held at the Brewery venue in East London. Enter Shikari converted two of their fo ...

  39. Modest Mouse, Incubus, The Shins Lead Download Festival Bill

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature such acts as Modest Mouse, Incubus, the Shins and Wolf Parade, among others, beginning Aug. 18 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston. Along with Boston, this year&# ...

  40. Lamb Of God Lead Metal Hammer Nominations

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, American metal outfit Lamb of God are the front-runners for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards ceremony, which will be held June 11 in London. Lamb of God are up for best live band, best international band, album of the yea ...

  41. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  42. Nederlander Taps Palazzo As Senior Director Of Talent

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has appointed Paola Palazzo as its new senior director of talent. She will be based at the company's headquarters in Los Angeles and report to executive VP Ken Scher. In her new role, Palazzo will book and promote events ...

  43. Big Day Out Flag Controversy

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's festival Big Day Out has become embroiled in a controversy over the Australian flag. Its Sydney show is traditionally held on Australia Day (Jan. 26). During the public holiday, citizens usually wave large flags during the all-day ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Reports: YouTube Content ID Filters Delayed

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST YouTube is finding out first hand how difficult content identification and filtering technology can be. The company fell short of its promise to implement the technology by the end of 2006. According to a Financial Times article (subscription requ ...

  46. Voodoo Music Experience Breaks Attendance Record

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST This year's eighth annual Voodoo Music Experience, which took place Oct. 28-29 at New Orleans' City Park, drew approximately 93,000 concert-goers, breaking past attendance records, according to Stephe This year's eighth annual Voodo ...

  47. Evanescence Tops Euro Chart For Second Week

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Notches a No. 1 debut in Greece. Evanescence starts a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). Although it loses its chart-topping berths in Germany and Switzerland, falling to No. 2 in those mar ...

  48. Hawthorne Heights Tops Nintendo Fusion Tour

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Outing will run Sept. 27 through Nov. 11. Hawthorne Heights will headline the fourth annual Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature Relient K, Emery, the Plain White T's and Hawthorne Heights' Victory labelmate the Sleeping. The ou ...

  49. My Chemical Romance, Blunt Up For MTV Asia Awards

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and British singer-songwriter James Blunt are among the multiple nominees unveiled for the fifth annual MTV Asia Awards, to be held in Bangkok on May 6. Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and Br ...

  50. Clear Channel Begins Massive HD2 Rollout

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) revealed its 15-months-in-the-making HD2 digital radio multicast programming strategy. The aggressive rollout calls for 25 of the company's stations in five mar Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) rev ...

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