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  1. DigiTour Live Music Series Details Trickle Out Slowly

    February 08, 2011 9:22 PM EST The details of the first DigiTour live music series -- featuring the most popular YouTube celebrities -- have been revealed. Sort of… The tour will begin April 13 in Northern California and continue through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Char ...

  2. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  3. Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the name Johnny Wright has been synonymous with one thing, it's screaming girls. The Orlando-based music manager has played a key role in the careers of Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake (and previously 'NSync), Backst ...

  4. Marc Anthony U.S. Tour Goes On Sale Friday

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Marc Anthony’s 2010 U.S. tour go on sale tomorrow as the pop star begins a string of dates in Latin America. Both legs are produced by Chicago-based Cardenas Marketing Network. Anthony, whose latest Spanish-language album “Iconos” is N ...

  5. Machete Tour 2010 Announces First Seven Concerts

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The AEG Live-promoted Machete Tour 2010 has announced its first seven dates. The tour branded around the Universal-owned Latin urban label is headlined by Ivy Queen and Tego Calderon, with other artists on the bill including Cosculluela, Jowell y ...

  6. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  7. Ticketfly Acquires Gigbot, Ramps Up Social Focus

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ticketing company Ticketfly has announced the acquisition of Gigbot. Details were not made available. Gigbot provides web-based ticketing and social marketing tools for venues and promoters. Sean Porter, Gigbot’s founder and chief architect, will ...

  8. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  9. Ticketfly Secures $3 Million In Funding

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fast-growing independent ticketing company Ticketfly has secured $3 million in Series A funding, and is on track to sell 1 million tickets this year, according to the company. Investors include High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners ...

  10. Tunecore By The Numbers

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor TuneCore posted some revealing statistics on its blog on Wednesday. -- The top line numbers: In 2009, TuneCore artists grossed over $35 million from 26.2 million track downloads, 1.47 million album downloads and 37.5 million st ...

  11. Inaugural Cool Tour To Kick Off In July

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Cool Tour will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, the Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War Of Ages. The large club/theater tour, which begins July 12 in Orlando, Fla., is presented ...

  12. Ellen DeGeneres Debuts As 'American Idol' Judge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Befor ...

  13. Drake Announces North American Solo Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake will headline "The Away From Home Tour," his first North American solo trek, which runs from Apr. 6 through May 8. The 25-city jaunt follows his participation in the "Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Fest ...

  14. Briefs: Faith Evans Signs With E1, Drake To Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Faith Evans has signed on with E1 Television and E1 Music for a new studio album and reality series. E1 Television, in partnership with Faith Evans and Ten2One Entertainment, has developed a new reality series, "It's All About Faith,& ...

  15. CBS To Extend Four Radio Brands Beyond Local Markets

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio announced a new strategy Friday (Oct. 30) that will extend four of its iconic radio brands beyond their local markets. Taking advantage of HD Radio technology, the four stations WFAN-AM Sportsradio in New York, World Famous KROQ-FM in Lo ...

  16. Coors Light To Promote Daddy Yankee Single Release

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coors Light will sponsor a series of intimate appearances by reggaetón star Daddy Yankee promoting his new single “Grito Mundial” as a prelude to the release of his new album in 2010. Coors Light will present Yankee in six single release events th ...

  17. Chris Brown Announces 'Fan Appreciation' Tour

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last month, New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced Chris Brown would be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, marking his first major promotional event since his February 8 altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, Jive Reco ...

  18. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Des ...

  19. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  20. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. ...

  21. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

  22. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  23. Hearst to Clear Estrella in Orlando

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hearst Television has agreed to clear Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network) on the digital channel of WKCF, the company's CW affiliate in Orlando. The affiliation deal, announced Thursday (July 16), is the ...

  24. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Delivers 'Trouble'

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following another successful collaboration with Rick Ross on the Miami rapper's latest album, "Deeper Than Rap," production trio the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League is working on several new projects. Headlng the League's to-do list is a ...

  25. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  26. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  27. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  28. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  29. Business Briefs: Seeqpod, iPhone, Rapidshare

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3 search engine/player Seeqpod is in acquisition talks, according to its CEO, by a large media company that is a competitor to Apple. Seeqpod is currently being sued by record labels and maintains its service is legal. Unlike a standard searc ...

  30. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  31. Business Briefs: Live Nation, AEG Live, Twitter, Brite Revolution

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Brite Revolution was profiled by The Tennessean and is worth reading about. The Nashville-based startup, starting with funds in the mid-six figures, offers subscribers downloads, videos, interviews and performance news for $4.99 per month. The ...

  32. Luis Fonsi To Launch U.S. Tour In April

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Luis Fonsi, whose single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" is in its 38th week on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, will tour nine U.S. cities between April and June on the first leg of his "Palabras del Silencio" stateside tour. F ...

  33. R&B Briefs: Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, Vivan Green

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Teena Marie’s new single, “Can’t Last a Day,” becomes available April 7 on iTunes. Featuring Faith Evans, the song is the lead single from Marie’s thirteenth album and the first for Stax Records/Concord Music Group: “Congo Square,” due June 9. Th ...

  34. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  35. Remaining Virgin Megastores To Close, VEGNA To Liquidate

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The planned closures of the Virgin Megastores in Times Square and Union Square in New York City and the Market Street store in San Francisco are the beginning of the final wind-down of the Virgin Entertainment Group North America. Over the next fe ...

  36. More Virgin Megastores To Close

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The six-unit Virgin Megastore chain will close two more stores, the Union Square location in New York City at the end of May and the Market St. store in San Francisco at the end of April, sources say. The company previously announced that its Time ...

  37. Kings Of Leon Following MSG Sellout With Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon will follow up their Jan. 29 sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York with another run of North American arena shows, beginning April 19 at Agganis Arena in Boston and wrapping at the Bill Graham Civic Center on May ...

  38. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme s ...

  39. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  40. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  41. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  42. Arbitron Moves PPM Deployment For Nine Markets

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced Tuesday (Nov. 4) that it was moving up the PPM commercialization date for four markets, Kansas City, San Antonio, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. These markets are now scheduled to commercialize with the December 2009 PPM survey r ...

  43. Lupe Fiasco Readies Tour

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco will kick off a US tour Friday. The MC also recently released a remix of his last single, "Paris, Tokyo" featuring Q-Tip, Sarah Green and Pharrell along with a jazz remix, crafted by Chris Paultre, via his Myspace page . Here ...

  44. Celedon, Zambrano Plan U.S. Outing

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Colombian vallenato stars Jorge Celedón and Jimmy Zambrano will kick off their first major U.S. tour with an October 3 show at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. The pair will play a total of 19 cities as part of their "Qué Bonita Es Esta Vi ...

  45. Brian Culbertson Pushes The Funk

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Currently on the road with his 11-piece band, jazz musician/songwriter/producer Brian Culbertson says he also plans to do a Christmas tour again this year. "We're still working on the lineup," he tells Billboard.biz during a recent ...

  46. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Tom Joyner, Johnny Cash, Living Legends

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Jennifer Hudson and Al Green will headline concerts for the 2008 Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Among other performers set for the Labor Day weekend event at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center are Eri ...

  47. Carey Kicks Off Krush

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Surrounded by thousands of screaming fans, Mariah Carey helped launch the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush last night (July 31) with a five-song set at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Portions of Carey's brief c ...

  48. Lou Pearlman Sentenced To 25 Years In Jail

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The man who created the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges. But Judge G. Kendall Sharp in Orlando, Fla., said today (May 21) he would reduce the sentence by one month for every $1 mill ...

  49. Disney Sports Complex To Be Rebranded

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., which hosts concerts by Disney Channel stars like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and The Cheetah Girls during the Disney Channel Games, is being rebranded in the name of corporate sibli ...

  50. My Morning Jacket Reveal Headlining Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket will follow up its performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., with a headlining run, beginning June 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The route includes theaters, large clubs and amphitheaters, and almost all dates will ...

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