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  1. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  2. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' (Plus Hits) Tour

    July 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date romp through North Amer ...

  3. Universal-EMI Merger: European Commision's Statement of Objections Leak (Report)

    July 03, 2012 12:15 PM EDT As the music industry anxiously awaits whether or not Universal Music Group's purchase of EMI Music will be approved by European and U.S. regulators, the media is in overdrive reporting every twist and turn of the labyrinth process as if it w ...

  4. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  5. Business Matters: Tax Day $2.99 Albums A Hit for Google Music

    April 27, 2012 5:26 PM EDT Google Play's Tax Day Deal Bumped Sales Selling digital albums for $2.99 won't help Google Music reach the company's initial projections, but it's one way for the young download store to move the needle. On April 17, Google Pla ...

  6. Video: Steve Jobs Memorial Service Posted by Apple -- Features Coldplay, Norah Jones, Al Gore

    October 24, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Apple is allowing the general public to get a look at a heartfelt and star-studded memorial service it held for employees to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters last week. Apple Inc. posted a link on its website ...

  7. Apple Stores To Close Today For Steve Jobs Memorial Service

    October 19, 2011 7:49 AM EDT CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple is holding a private memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of company co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs. The service, announced to Apple employees in an email by CEO Tim Cook, is schedu ...

  8. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star in Music-Themed Drama 'Sparkle'

    September 12, 2011 6:44 PM EDT Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in Sparkle, Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mik ...

  9. Marc Anthony Officially Launches Kohl's Clothing Line, Kicks off Tour Friday

    September 07, 2011 12:36 PM EDT Marc Anthony officially unveiled his new clothing collection for Kohl's Department store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kohl's in Jersey City today. The Marc Anthony Collection includes outerwear, sportswear, suit separates, sport coa ...

  10. Marc Anthony Announces Tour Dates

    May 19, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Tickets for Marc Anthony's upcoming U.S. tour go on sale tomorrow (May 20) via Ticketmaster outlets. Anthony will kick off his nine-date U.S. stint Sept. 1 at the State Fair Grounds in Minneapolis and will continue an all-arena trek that ends ...

  11. Lucky Seventh Week At No. 1 For Adele's '21'

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" spends a lucky seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds ato ...

  12. Viacom's Philippe Dauman Tops Wall Street Journal's Highest-Paid CEOs List

    May 09, 2011 12:11 PM EDT CEOs of media, entertainment and TV giants claimed five of the top 10 spots on a Wall Street Journal list of executives with the highest compensation for 2010 . The median value of salaries, bonuses and long-term incentive awards for the CEOs of 3 ...

  13. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week At No. 1

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And not a single album in the top 40 posts a sales gain. Things should br ...

  14. Lil Wayne Announces 'I Am Music II' Tour Dates

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a h ...

  15. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  16. Business Matters: Qtrax, Fontana, Slicethepie and more

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Oracle Goes After Qtrax -- Legal P2P service Qtrax has a history of not living up to even its own expectations. It has routinely missed launch dates and goes quiet for months at a time. Now, Qtrax ...

  17. Justin Bieber Back at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top. But he does so with just a little over 60,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the se ...

  18. Bieber's Back At No. 1, Katy Perry's 'Gurls' Get Busy

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" album is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but with a rather dreary sales figure . . . It's the Bieb's fourth nonconsecutive week at the top of the chart . . . the National, the Dead Weathe ...

  19. On Next Week's Billboard 200: Godsmack, Lady Antebellum, Dead Weather, The National and More

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT • On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, none of the albums that were released on May 11 look likely to debut with strong enough sales to enable a No. 1 entry. So perhaps we'll see Lady Antebellum return to the top slot with "Ne ...

  20. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Godsmack notches its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Eminem snares the best sales week for a digital download song this year. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's new single "Not Afraid" debuts at No. 1 with 379,0 ...

  21. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chart watchers were correct in predicting that Godsmack would notch its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The band's latest project, "The Oracle," starts with 117,000 and is one of six new entries in the chart's top 10. M ...

  22. Godsmack On Track For No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 watch for rock band Godsmack to possibly earn its third No. 1 album with its new release "The Oracle." Industry prognosticators think the set could sell in the range of 100,000 to 120,000 copies by week ...

  23. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  24. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  25. Qtrax To Go Live In the Asia Pacific

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of several lawsuits from the vendors it has yet to pay for services, ad-supported music service Qtrax unveiled plans to go live in the Asia Pacific region on Oct. 29, with a U.S and U.K. rollout expected by the end of the year. Specif ...

  26. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, MySpace, iLike

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ad-supported music service Qtrax continues to struggle as it moves towards launch. It now faces multiple lawsuits by technology vendors that it has yet to pay. Oracle, Millennium Information Technologies and Las Vegas Wall Street Group have all ...

  27. Briefs: Piracy, Live Nation, Millennium Music

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Feargal Sharkey, chief executive of UK Music , wrote an op-ed for the Guardian that addresses criticism of trade groups' estimates of damages from digital piracy. The short version: it wasn't our estimates, we get a lot of competition ...

  28. Fleet Foxes, Blur Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes was named best live act by Mojo magazine at its annual awards ceremony in London. Fleet Foxes beat Leonard Cohen, Seasick Steve, Paul Weller and Radiohead to the live award, although they lost out in the other tw ...

  29. Beyonce Unveils Summer Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and her all-female band will kickoff a 22-date North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and will wrap with a four-night residence at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas July 30-August 2. Winners of her "Single Ladies& ...

  30. AC/DC Adds Dates To North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has added three new concert dates to its North American tour in support of the forthcoming album "Black Ice," due Oct. 20 via Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores as well as ACDC.com . The newly added dates include performances at C ...

  31. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  32. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  33. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  34. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  35. MySpace Joins Google OpenSocial Initiative

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google's newly unveiled OpenSocial effort received a huge boost when MySpace announced its support of the initiative. Other newly announced companies named to the initiative include Imeem, Oracle, Six Apart and more. MySpace is by far the lar ...

  36. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  37. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  38. Zombies Principals Reunite For Album

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The first new studio album for 35 years to carry the name of seminal 1960s U.K. band the Zombies will be released in Britain Apr. 26. Original members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent have collaborated The first new studio album for 35 years to carr ...