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  1. Pharrell Williams Named Creative Director of Karmaloop TV Network

    May 10, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is expanding his focus to include a new TV network aimed at the online generation. Karmaloop TV said Monday that Williams has been named creative director for the network scheduled to launch later this year. Karma ...

  2. Musicians & Video Games: A Perfect Marriage

    February 01, 2011 7:52 AM EST The biggest music party of 2010 wasn't at Coachella and didn't have anything to do with the Grammy Awards. It was barely advertised and not open to the public. Still, it packed L.A.'s Staples Center last June with a headlining set b ...

  3. Taylor Swift Likely To Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A familiar face will likely crown the Billboard 200 albums chart next week; all signs point to Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" easily holding for a second week atop the list, with perhaps 350,000 sold by week's end on Nov. 7, accord ...

  4. BACKBEAT: BMI Rocks CMJ's 2010 Music Marathon

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMI invaded Brooklyn on October 20 with its CMJ showcase at Bar Matchless. The line-up included seven promising acts: progressive pop artists, Debutaunts ; indie upstarts Lesands ; raucous rockers White Belt Yellow Tag ; Tennessee natives Heypenny ...

  5. Fashion's Night Out: Pharrell, Kanye, Gwen Stefani, Draw Fans to NYC

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music stars and industry VIPs grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week each season, but at this year's Fashion's Night Out, they mingled with everyday fans. As retail stores ranging from Nine West to Balenciaga opened their doors to ...

  6. Usher, Jane's Addiction, Eminem Join Activision At E3

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While other game publishers held press conferences featuring big-screen game trailers of their fall titles, Activision put the action all on the stage. In a multi-artist extravaganza usually reserved for awards shows like the Grammys, Activision w ...

  7. Die Antwoord Announces Interscope Album Details

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Die Antwoord, South Africa's breakout digital rap-rave act, has confirmed a label deal with Interscope on its website. Although official reps for the band remain silent on the deal, a "guess what!?"" button on www.dieantwoord.c ...

  8. Pharrell Williams Launches Kidult.com

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams is the force behind a new online venture: Kidult.com . Described by Williams in a press release as a "reliable news source that speaks directly to teenagers," the Web site features edited and use ...

  9. @MIDEM: Chris Morrison Blasts File-Sharers

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gorillaz manager Chris Morrison launched an impassioned attack on file-sharing, TV talent shows and much else besides as managers took center stage at MIDEM. Morrison was speaking on the "Developing an Artist's Career in Today's Dig ...

  10. @MIDEM: Pharrell Williams Relaxed About P2P

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams was the big star name in attendance for the opening day of MidemNet, where there was a generally positive attitude about digital music and the future of the industry. MidemNet launched 11 years ago and the digital-focused confere ...

  11. Inaugural F1 Rocks Concerts Staged In Singapore

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music South East Asia SVP Sandy Monteiro has described the inaugural F1 Rocks in Singapore as "electrifying" while acknowledging some "setbacks" at the event. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas pe ...

  12. F1 Rocks Revs Up In Singapore

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural, three-day F1 Rocks event has launched in Singapore, with Hong Kong pop superstar Jacky Cheung headlining, along with Taiwan acts A-Mei Sodagreen and Da Mouth. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas are performing at ...

  13. A-Mei Joins F1 Rocks Singapore Bill

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taiwanese pop diva A-Mei has been added to the bill for the inaugural F1 Rocks event, held Sept. 24-26 at Fort Canning Park, Singapore. A-Mei, who has sold over 8 million albums worldwide, according to her label, joins fellow Chinese pop star Jack ...

  14. Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas For F1 Rocks Singapore

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Black Eyed Peas are to among the headline acts for the inaugural F1 Rocks concerts in Singapore. The announcement was made today (Aug.4) at the official launch of F1 Rocks in London, attended by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. O ...

  15. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  16. Malaysia Blacklists Promoter Over Permits

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Malaysian government has blacklisted local concert promoter Pineapple Concerts from bringing in foreign artists, because it failed to comply with rules after several warnings. The promoter failed to secure work permits for American acts Korn a ...

  17. Duran Duran To Headline Lovebox Weekender

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. pop act Duran Duran has been announced as the Saturday night headliner for London festival Lovebox Weekender, held July 18 to 19. It will be the band's only U.K. festival gig of 2009. Main support on Saturday night will be provid ...

  18. Zune Pacts with New Era for Webisodes

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft's Zune, as part of a marketing campaign with hat manufacturer New Era, will be releasing a series of Webisodes featuring artists such as Nelly, Linkin Park and N.E.R.D. The free Webisodes, which are expected to be from five to seven ...

  19. Lil Wayne Crushes The Competition To Debut At No. 1

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the highest weekly sales figure since 2005, Lil Wayne crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Tha Carter III. As reported yesterday , the Cash Money/Universal set moved just over 1 million copies in the United States, according to ...

  20. Lil Wayne A Lock To Top Next Week's Album Chart

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Lil Wayne this week as The Billboard 200 prepares for the arrival of "Tha Carter III." The rapper's new Cash Money/Universal album will easily bow at No. 1 next week, as it leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building ...

  21. Bill Unveiled For 2nd London iTunes Fest

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The iTunes Festival: London returns this year, with the likes of James Blunt, Feeder, N.E.R.D., Pendulum and Chaka Khan confirmed to perform through the month of July. The 1,000-capacity Koko venue in Camden, north London will host the free perfor ...

  22. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

  23. Kanye Touring With Rihanna, Lupe, N.E.R.D.

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West has drafted some of the top names in urban music for his Glow in the Dark tour, dates for which are still coming together. The outing will feature support from Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D., according to a post on West's blog. ...

  24. BMG Songs Up Thompson

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Derrick Thompson promoted to senior VP, urban music BMG Songs has promoted Derrick Thompson to senior VP, urban music. He will continue to oversee all urban creative activities for the company, including signing and developing writer/producers and ...

  25. Shortlist Prize Ends With Controversy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Shortlist Music Prize appears to have come to an end after a disagreement between its founders. Artist manager and Shortlist principal Tom Sarig is moving ahead with plans to stage a like-minded a The Shortlist Music Prize appears to have come ...

  26. Kanye West Grabs 7 MOBO Nominations

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honors set for Sept. 30 in London. With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for the ninth annual MOBO Awards, to be held Sept. 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall. West's debut solo album, "College Dr ...

  27. Kanye West Grabs 7 MOBO Nominations

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for the ninth annual MOBO Awards, to be held Sept. 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall. With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for t ...

  28. Local Ladies Win Big at Japan's MTV Video Awards

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese female vocalists Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro and Mika Nakashima (Sony) were the big winners at the third annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan, held in Tokyo on Sunday (May 23). Japanese female vocalists Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro and Mika ...