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  1. House Of Blues, Revolver Partner

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation-owned House Of Blues and Revolver Magazine have entered into a two-year partnership, which calls for Revolver to provide advertising and sponsorship opportunities to the House Of Blues brand. As part of the deal, Revolver will supply a ...

  2. Cafe Tacuba Lines Up U.S. Trek

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacuba will kick off a 22-date U.S. tour of clubs, theaters and amphitheaters beginning Nov. 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for most dates go on sale Friday (Sept. 28). Fresh off a headlining slot this summer at Lollapaloo ...

  3. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes On Board For Volunteer Concert

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes and Angels & Airwaves will perform at this year's Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) concert. The event will take place October 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The only way to get ...

  4. Racy Timberlake 'Box' Video Wins Emmy

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An off-color "Saturday Night Live" video featuring Justin Timberlake and strategically placed gift boxes was honored at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. "(Blank) in a Box," last December's fake music video performed by Timbe ...

  5. Diesel-U-Music Awards Set For Oct. 3

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The seventh Diesel-U-Music Awards will take place Oct. 3 at London music venue Koko. The international contest, which gives unsigned acts live and recorded-music opportunities, covers three music genres: electronic/dance, rock/indie, and urban/hip ...

  6. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  7. Sax Player Boots Randolph Dead At 80

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died Tuesday. He was 80. Randolph suffered a cerebral hemorrhage June 25 and had been hospitalized in a coma. He was taken off a respirator earlier Tuesday, sai ...

  8. Rage To Co-Headline Vegoose Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine will be one of the headliners at the third annual Vegoose Music Festival, Billboard.biz has learned. The event is set for Oct. 27-28 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Vegoose is produced by Superfly Presents and A.C. Enter ...

  9. Rage, Pumpkins Anchor Voodoo Music Experience

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine and Smashing Pumpkins anchor a lineup of rock heavy-hitters and acclaimed New Orleans musicians for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, which is expanding to three days and will be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City P ...

  10. Netflix Teams With Actors For Concerts

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online movie rental service Netflix has revealed the lineup for three free summer concerts/film screenings that will feature music performances by Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, the Bacon Brothers (Kevin and Michael) and the Bruce Willis Blues Ban ...

  11. R.E.M., Bowie Set For Cobain Film Soundtrack

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by R.E.M., David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will be found on the soundtrack to "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son," due Sept. 11 via Barsuk. The film is told in Cobain's voice from audiota ...

  12. SaveNetRadio Enlists Jazz Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SaveNetRadio, a coalition formed after the Copyright Royalty Board set new webcaster royalty rates in March, has enlisted jazz legends, artists and educators to urge Congress to knock out the new rates . In a letter to House Judiciary chairman Joh ...

  13. Essence Music Fest Adds Artists

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This year's Essence Music Festival main stage bill got a boost today with the addition of Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey. The event is being held July 5-7 at th ...

  14. Norah, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Europe

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Norah Jones racks up a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), English rock band Kaiser Chiefs scores its first No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Ruby" (B-Unique/Pol ...

  15. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  16. Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd To Hit The Road

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams, Jr., and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The initial run of shows includes 20 dates, beginning April 11 at the VBCC Arena in Huntsville, Ala. Other ...

  17. Making The Leap In 2007

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Having jumped from support slots in sweaty clubs to headlining for thousands in theaters and arenas, bands like the Killers, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco know a thing or two about paying their dues before becoming box-office sellouts. Whil ...

  18. Staind's Lewis Plans Solo Acoustic Tour

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Staind lead vocalist Aaron Lewis will begin a small venue solo acoustic tour on March 1 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit. The first leg of the tour will include close to 30 dates, tentatively wrapping April 6 at the Hampton Beach (N.H.) C ...

  19. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  20. Day One: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event kicked off Nov. 8 The post-Katrina revival of the Gulf Coast region dominated conversations today (Nov. 8) at the third annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel. Artists and venue promoters rep ...

  21. Voodoo Music Experience Breaks Attendance Record

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST New Orleans fest draws more than 90,000 fans. New Orleans fest draws more than 90,000 fans. News ...

  22. IAAM, HOB, Live Nation Link On Chapter Meetings

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST First meeting set for Nov. 6 in New Orleans. First meeting set for Nov. 6 in New Orleans. News ...

  23. IAAM, HOB, Live Nation Link On Chapter Meetings

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnering with concert promoters House of Blues and Live Nation to organize local chapter meetings in a number of U.S. cities. The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnerin ...

  24. French Jazz Artist Luter Dies

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French jazzman Claude Luter died on Oct. 6 near Paris, at the age of 83. Born July 23, 1923 in Paris, Luter is considered by many as the chief ambassador of New Orleans-style jazz in France. With cla French jazzman Claude Luter died on Oct. 6 near ...

  25. French Jazz Artist Luter Dies

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French jazzman Claude Luter died on Oct. 6 near Paris, at the age of 83. Born July 23, 1923 in Paris, Luter is considered by many as the chief ambassador of New Orleans-style jazz in France. With cla French jazzman Claude Luter died on Oct. 6 near ...

  26. U2 Back In The Studio With Rick Rubin, Green Day

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2 is working on material for its next studio album with producer Rick Rubin, according to the band's Web site. The group has been at work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "How To Dismantle U2 is working on material for it ...

  27. Death Cab Lines Up Fall Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a North American headlining theater tour on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. The fall tour follows a successful summer playing large festivals and a co-headlning to Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a ...

  28. Citadel's Q2 Revs Up

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board declares dividend of 18 cents per share. Thanks in part to Citadel Broadcasting Corporation’s second quarter revenues rising 2.4% to $112.5 million, the company’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share, pa ...

  29. Billboard To Honor Sir Elton John, Music Rising

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event part of Touring Conf. & Awards, Nov. 8-9. Sir Elton John and Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund, will receive the Legend of Live and Humanitarian Awards, respectively, at the Third Annual Billboard Touring Conferen ...

  30. Jazz Artist Hilton Ruiz Dies In New Orleans

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Blamed on complications from an accident in New Orleans. Jazzman Hilton Ruiz has died from complications following an accident in New Orleans. Ruiz had turned 54 barely a week ago. A native of Teaneck, N.J., Ruiz was widely recognized as one of th ...

  31. Latin Jazz Pianist Hilton Ruiz In Coma

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Injured in fall on morning of May 19. Latin jazz pianist, arranger and composer Hilton Ruiz remains in a coma due to injuries sustained after a fall in New Orleans. Ruiz, of Teaneck, New Jersey, had flown to New Orleans on May 18 with Marco Matute ...

  32. Chilis Unveil North American Tour Plans

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed details for their 2006 North American tour, which will open Aug. 11 in Portland, Ore. As previously reported, the trek in support of the double album "Stadium Arcad Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed detai ...

  33. On The Road

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans-based music festival the Ponderosa Stomp will take place May 8-10 at the Gibson Guitar factory in downtown Memphis. Read Ray Waddell's column. New Orleans-based music festival the Ponderosa Stomp will take place May 8-10 at the Gi ...

  34. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Record ...

  35. Reinert Promoted At Uni Motown Records Group

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes executive VP of business and legal affairs. Michael Reinert has been promoted to executive VP of business and legal affairs for Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG). Reinert, based in New York, will continue to report directly to Mel Lewi ...

  36. Cosby, Costello Set For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Costello to perform with New Orleans icon Toussaint. Bill Cosby returns as host of the 28th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, taking place June 17 and 18 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Marking his 24th season as master of ceremonies, Cosby will ...

  37. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show offered collaborations, surprise guests. From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night' ...

  38. Interscope Geffen A&M Appoints Urban Prez

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Step Johnson has been with label since '92. Step Johnson has been appointed president of urban music at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA). With Interscope since 1992, he most recently co-headed the company's urban music staff with Ron Gily ...

  39. Xbox 360 To Promote Indie Tour

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST First headlining trek for the Academy Is. The upcoming Truckstops and Statelines tour by indie rockers the Academy Is will be promoted by Xbox 360. Nationally promoted by House of Blues, the tour begins Feb. 2 at the Opera House in Toronto. Among ...

  40. Major Labels Join For Hurricane Relief

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Double-disc benefit CD set for November. Coldplay, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and Barbra Streisand are among the acts appearing on a double-disc benefit CD being released through the EMI, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner and Concord labels. The project, ...

  41. Voodoo Music Experience Returns To New Orleans

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Oct. 29 Riverview Park. After being moved to Memphis in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Voodoo Music Experience will return to its original home of New Orleans for the first of its two-night duration. The Oct. 29 show at New Orlea ...

  42. Radio Revenue, Local Ad Sales Up In August

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Small increases offer hope of upturn in spending. Radio industry revenue trends turned positive in August, giving the long-languishing sector a glimmer of hope that advertising momentum eventually could return. Total radio revenue for the month in ...

  43. Exclusive: Voodoo Moving To Memphis

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails first act confirmed. The Voodoo Music Experience, which was to be held in New Orleans Oct. 29-30, has been moved to Memphis' Tom Lee Park in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. Nine Inch Nails ...

  44. Behind the Deal: Rio Properties vs. Rod Stewart

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 decided that Rod Stewart and his company, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. (SA), should return a $2 million deposit plus interest to Rio Properties (owned by Harrah A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 d ...

  45. Broadcasters Testify At FCC Atlanta Meet

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The FCC's four commissioners met for nearly three hours Sept. 15 in Atlanta to hear testimony from four broadcasters and various representatives of other parts of the country's communications industry NEW YORK -- The FCC's four comm ...

  46. Broadcasters Testify at FCC Atlanta Meet

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio, TV signals vital to country's safety. The FCC's four commissioners met for nearly three hours today (Sept. 15) in Atlanta to hear testimony from four broadcasters and various representatives of other parts of the country's co ...

  47. Sandoval, Perez Host Katrina Benefit

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining forces for a massive concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Miami Dade County Relief Concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Americ Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining ...

  48. SMG: Superdome's Demise Exaggerated

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will take 45-60 days to accurately assess damage. Talk of the demise of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans has been greatly exaggerated, according to officials at SMG, the Philadelphia-based management firm that runs the stadium and adjacent N ...

  49. Movie, Music Industries Must Commit To Aid

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT I have watched the events unfold in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, and my heart has been breaking from what I've seen. My wife and I have been sick with worry for all the relatives and friends Joel C. High is senior VP of music and sou ...

  50. Behind the Deal: Rio Properties vs. Rod Stewart

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 decided that Rod Stewart and his company, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. (SA), should return a $2 million deposit plus interest to Rio Properties (owned by Harrah A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 d ...

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