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  1. DeVaughn, Michele Plan 'Art Of Love' Outing

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele are hitting the road for their "Art of Love" tour beginning May 22. Hair care brand Mizani will support Michele during her performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, ...

  2. Lachey To Host 'High School Musical: Summer Session'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Lachey will host ABC's "High School Musical: Summer Session," the summer TV reality show spinoff of the Disney franchise. "Summer Session" is seeking contestants to audition for and then participate in a summer music ...

  3. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 17). He was 58. Federic ...

  4. Menudo Plots 'Bandemonium'

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After wrapping a series of opening gigs for the Jonas Brothers, Epic act Menudo will tour 16 cities as part of the "Bandemonium" boy-band tour. The tour, produced by manager Johnny Wright, includes NLT (Geffen), V-Factory (Warner Bros.) ...

  5. Alexis y Fido Link With AT&T

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton stars Alexis y Fido act and rap in AT&T's new campaign advertising unlimited calls to and from Puerto Rico between AT&T subscribers. Actress Roselyn Sanchez and the Orlando Magic's Carlos Arroyo also appear in the ads, ...

  6. Touring Briefs: Raven-Symone, Summer Camp Fest, Essence Fest

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Actress/singer Raven-Symoné will embark on a 55-date U.S. arena tour, beginning April 26 at Orlando, Fla.'s UCF Arena, and wrapping July 13 at Sacramento, Calif.'s ARCO Arena. The nationwide "Pajama Party" trek, produced by ...

  7. Rev Theory, Chili Peppers Line Up For Wrestlemania

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rev Theory's "Light It Up" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Snow (Hey Oh)" will be the theme songs for Wrestlemania XXIV in Orlando on March 30. "Light It Up" will be featured in Wrestlemania ads, on the WWE ...

  8. Third Day Guitarist Avery Exiting Band

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Third Day guitarist Brad Avery is exiting Christian rock titan Third Day after a 13-year stint in the group. Avery is leaving to pursue solo projects; he will not be replaced in Third Day, which will continue as a quartet. Third Day is one of the ...

  9. Music World Entertainment Expands Staff

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music World Entertainment, headed by president/CEO Mathew Knowles, has appointed three new members to its executive staff: Lynn Scott, VP of marketing; Jennifer Carlson, VP of digital strategy and emerging technologies; and Penny Lazo, national di ...

  10. Juanes Reveals Stateside Dates

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first U.S. leg of Juanes’ 2008 world tour was revealed today, with shows set in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14 for the arena trek, which is sponsored by Sprint and Ford. More dates in T ...

  11. Entravision Buys Mega For $24M

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media company Entravision Communications will acquire Spanish-language station WNUE-FM (Mega, 98.1 FM) in Orlando from Mega Communications for about $24 million. Spanish-language Entravision began operating the station, which plays tropical and po ...

  12. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. R. Kelly Drafts Cole, Holiday, Ne-Yo For Winter Tour

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B acts R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, J. Holiday and Ne-Yo will join forces for a U.S. fall tour, beginning Nov. 14 at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga., and wrapping Jan. 13 at a venue to be announced. The 40-city arena trek follows Kelly ...

  15. Q-Tip Joins Common For 2K Sports Tour

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip will hit the road this fall alongside Chicago rapper Common for the 2K Sports Bounce Tour. The trek, in support of the video game series, commences in Milwaukee, WI on Sept. 22 and wraps up on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles. Q-Tip, who is featured a ...

  16. Virgin Megastores To Host In-Store Latin Tour

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Megastores will host its first series of in-store performances by emerging Latin artists with its "Musica y Pasion" tour in November. The Pinker Tones, an electronic group from Spain on Nacional Records, will headline the trek, wh ...

  17. Calle 13 Line Up Stateside Summer Trek

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico's Calle 13 will hit both U.S. coasts this summer in a series of concerts in support of its latest album for Sony BMG, "Residente O Visitante." The hip-hop/reggaeton/alternative duo will hit Irvine, Calif.'s Reventon ...

  18. Blue Man Group Enters Orlando

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blue Man Group opens June 6 at Universal City Walk's Sharp AQUOS Theatre in Orlando, Fla. The 1,000-seat venue is accessible from Universal City Walk and Universal Studios theme park. The Blue Man Group's permanent stand at Universal Cit ...

  19. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  20. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  21. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Mobile Entertainment Renaissance The next issue of Billboard (dated March 31) will feature the first-ever top 10 list of artists who are doing the most innovative things in mobile entertainment. It's fascinating to see the broad ways ...

  22. Sprint Nextel To Drop Sirius Programming

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint Nextel has informed subscribers is a recent billing statement that it plans to drop the streaming music service provided by Sirius Satellite Radio, and replace it with 10 channels of genre-based music from another, as-yet- ...

  23. Martin Preps North American Trek

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's "Black & White" tour kicks-off a seventeen-city run in the United States and Canada with an April 17 show at San Jose, California's HP Pavilion. The arena tour will wend its way through the southwestern US, C ...

  24. Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson To Hit The Road

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country superstars Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson are teaming for a 30 date co-headlining tour that will run from May through October. The trek kicks off in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 10. Arista Nashville labelmates Jackson, who came on the c ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. LATV To Enter New Markets This Spring

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Southern California bilingual entertainment channel LATV will begin national broadcast this spring on four Post-Newsweek stations, the TV subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. LATV, which began broadcasting in the Los Angeles market in 2001, ...

  27. Taylor Hicks Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, latest "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks will spend the early part of 2007 on the road in support of his self-titled debut album. The theater trek begins Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Fla., and has dates on the books through Apr ...

  28. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  29. Fall Out Boy Building Buzz With Small Venue Tour

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two-week jaunt starts Jan. 4. Fall Out Boy will play two week's worth of club shows next month as it builds buzz for its next Fueled by Ramen/Island album, "Infinity on High." The Friends or Enemies trek begins Jan. 4 in San Francis ...

  30. Piano Man Plays U.S. Dates Early 2007

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Southern U.S. dates in February and March. Joel will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tour Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (D ...

  31. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  32. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Doc reveals strategies against counterfeiting and piracy. The U.S. government has developed a five-pillar intellectual-property rights strategy to combat piracy in China, according to a report released by the Bush Administration today (Sept. 28). ...

  33. Trans World Boycotts Scissor Sisters

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move seen as retailiation for comments made at NARM. The verbal slap that was paid back with a boycott is now serving as a rallying point for independent coalitions and Newbury Comics. Scissor Sisters Jake Shears chided Trans World for their high ...

  34. Sudden 'Switch': INXS Parts Ways With Epic

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Last album sold 375,000 copies in the United States. The reconstituted INXS has parted ways with Epic Records in North America, a source confirms to Billboard.biz. The group roared back onto the charts last year with the album "Switch," ...

  35. Sudden 'Switch': INXS Parts Ways With Epic

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The reconstituted INXS has parted ways with Epic Records in North America, a source confirms to Billboard.biz. The group roared back onto the charts last year with the album "Switch," which featured n The reconstituted INXS has parted wa ...

  36. Update: Live Nation To Buy HOB

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Billboard that he did not see a sale of his company happening, Live Nation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire HOB Entertainment, Inc. f Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Bill ...

  37. Musicrypt Sues Destiny Media, Promo Only

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims patent infringement. Canadian digital media distribution company Musicrypt Inc. has filed a $15 million lawsuit alleging patent infringement against Destiny Media Technologies Inc., Destiny Software Productions Inc. of Vancouver, Promo ...

  38. Former iTunes Exec Cetinsoy Joins MusicStrands

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pioneer U.S.-Spanish search engine MusicStrands has recruited Atakan Cetinsoy, the former business intelligence manager of the iTunes Music Store, to its team. Cetinsoy joins as V.P. business products Pioneer U.S.-Spanish search engine MusicStrand ...

  39. BackStreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records Nov. 3 for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" Licata an NEW YORK -- The BackStreet Boys file ...

  40. BackStreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records today (Nov. 3) for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" L The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit ...

  41. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

  42. Original Little River Band Win Legal Case

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three original members of Australian act Little River Band have won the right to advertise themselves as the founders and songwriters of the '70s hitmakers. Three original members of Australian act Little River Band have won the right to adve ...

  43. Original Little River Band Win Legal Case

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trio plan to relaunch act in U.S. Three original members of Australian act Little River Band have won the right to advertise themselves as the founders and songwriters of the '70s hitmakers. The trio -- Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeha ...

  44. House Of Blues, Dolly Parton Team For 'Vintage'

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues will produce the upcoming Dolly Parton: the Vintage Tour trek, which begins at the newly opened House of Blues Atlantic City on Aug.16. The Vintage Tour, which has dates on the books th House of Blues will produce the upcoming Dolly ...

  45. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

  46. Latin Stars Announce U.S. Tour Plans

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guerra, Syntek play major cities. Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra is launching a tour of the United States. The first stop on this tour is a 20-year anniversary show in New York’s Madison Square Garden on May 28. Guerra will continue on to play fi ...

  47. RIAA Targets Retail Pirates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The major labels filed copyright infringement lawsuits May 12 against seven retail establishments in New York and Florida federal courts, the Recording Industry Assn. of America announced. NEW YORK -- The major labels filed copyright infringement ...

  48. Integrity Signs Munizzi

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Releases to be distributed by Provident-Integrity. Martha Munizzi, the gospel music community's most successful indie artist, is signing with Mobile, Alabama-based Integrity Music. Munizzi and her husband Dan have been operating their own lab ...

  49. Duran Duran Returning To North America

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Summer tour hits amphitheaters, smaller venues. Reunited British rock act Duran Duran has confirmed a summer North American tour, beginning July 15 in Nashville and running through Aug. 3 in Virginia Beach, Va. The tour will play a mix of outdoor ...

  50. Case Summary: Using Name & Likeness Without Permission, Florida Law

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Warner Bros. Pictures produced "The Perfect Storm" about a fishing vessel that was lost in a rare, powerful weather system off the New England coast, it did not ask permission -- or compensate -- When Warner Bros. Pictures produced ...

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