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  1. Virgin Mobile FreeFest Charity Concert With Jack White, Skrillex, Nas Sells Out In Record Time

    August 28, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Tickets to Virgin Mobile's FreeFest, Virgin Mobile's charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness, has sold-out in a record two minutes. In order to obtain free concert tickets fans have to volunteer time at homeless youth ...

  2. SAG-AFTRA Reaches Industrywide Music Video Deal

    June 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Capping months of effort, SAG-AFTRA announced Friday that it has reached the first-ever industrywide agreement covering dancers in music videos. The deal, which encompasses Sony Music, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and their subsidiary labels, came les ...

  3. Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW

    March 20, 2012 1:09 PM EDT BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Friday. A favorite among festival attendees, the brunch boasted a dynamic lineup fe ...

  4. 'Homeless Hotspots' Garner Heated Criticism at SXSWi

    March 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT An ad agency's use of some of Austin's homeless as wifi hotspots during the SXSW festival has become a hot topic itself in the first days of the event. As part of what it calls "a charitable innovation experiment," BBH Labs has ...

  5. .Music Domain Debate Is About Control, Not Opposition

    January 26, 2011 5:23 PM EST As with any debate over the music industry's reaction to any kind of online advancement, the hubbub over the .music domain registry is rife with inaccuracies and confusion. On Jan. 5, that ugly head again reared based on a letter sent by 15 n ...

  6. Hastings Makes Big Push Into Comic Books

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment retailer Hastings is extending its footprint in comic books, a segment that has taken on greater importance as its music sales have fallen. In the 12 months ending April 30, Hastings’ music sales were down over 15% while books were d ...

  7. Live Nation, Starwood Expand Sponsorship Beyond North America

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will expand their existing sponsorship partnership beyond North America to include Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In 2009, Starwood became the official hotel partner for Live Nation throug ...

  8. New U.K. Venture Matches Up Indies, Brands

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. indies Wichita, Moshi Moshi Records and Bella Union and French indie Because Music have all signed up to IMU, a new London-based venture that will help the independent sector to license content to brands and agencies for marketing campaigns. ...

  9. The Orchard Signs Up For China's iMusic Service

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has entered into an agreement with Chinese mobile services provider ZTEMT to program the English language genre sections of China Telecom's updated iMusic service. The digital music service will re-launch in September and the Orch ...

  10. Traveler Mag Gets Going With Live Concerts

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT National Geographic Society is lending the brand name of its Traveler glossy magazine to a series of live-music concerts aimed at U.S. geo-tourists. As part of the value-added service National Geographic Traveler offers the tourism boards that adv ...

  11. Hal Leonard, FreeHand Ink Deal

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Print publisher Hal Leonard has inked a deal with FreeHand Systems, manufacturer of the digital device, MusicPad Pro. Under the agreement, Hal Leonard will exclusively distribute FreeHand's product to music retailers in North America and Aust ...

  12. PPL, ADAMI Strike Reciprocal Deal

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British music services organization PPL has forged a groundbreaking accord with counterpart ADAMI in France. Through the reciprocal agreement, unveiled today, thousands of performers in both countries will benefit from the deal and will now be ent ...

  13. ON THE ROAD: AFTER THE STORM

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For 3 Doors Down lead vocalist Brad Arnold and lead guitarist Matt Roberts, taking part in the keynote panel at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York is a uniqu For 3 Doors Down lead vocalist Brad Arnold and ...

  14. MisRolas Presses Button On Six Stores

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital music store misrolas.com has launched six free, online music stations. Digital music store misrolas.com has launched six free, online music stations. MisRolas specializes in Latin music with a focus on indie acts and labels and hard-to-fin ...

  15. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  16. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  17. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  18. Behind the Deal: Pataki Vetoes Talent Agency Amendment

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While musicians were touring in the summer heat, New York Gov. George Pataki was in the hot seat trying to decide whether to sign or veto a bill that would change the way performers get work in the st While musicians were touring in the summer hea ...

  19. Behind the Deal: Pataki Vetoes Talent Agency Amendment

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While musicians were touring in the summer heat, New York Gov. George Pataki was in the hot seat trying to decide whether to sign or veto a bill that would change the way performers get work in the st While musicians were touring in the summer hea ...

  20. Hollywood Unions Decry Agent Bill

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's unions are scrambling to prevent New York Gov. George Pataki from signing a bill that would amend the state's talent agency law to allow managers to procure work for artists. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood& ...

  21. Clear Channel To Offer Morning Show Podcasts

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Phone pranks from N.Y. radio station will test concept. Phone pranks from N.Y. radio station will test concept. News ...

  22. Keating To Host IFPI Platinum Awards

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Zucchero, Marlin to perform at July 12 gala. Zucchero, Marlin to perform at July 12 gala. News Zucchero ...

  23. Rob Thomas

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST This solo bow from Matchbox Twenty frontman Thomas is as obvious a hit as chocolate cake at a kid's birthday party. This solo bow from Matchbox Twenty frontman Thomas is as obvious a hit as chocolate cake at a kid's birthday party. News ...

  24. Michelle Branch Nails Cosmetic Campaign

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist to create Flirt! line of nail polish. Artist to create Flirt! line of nail polish. News ...

  25. Beat Box

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Larsen's Grammy Award win catapults him into juggling a series of projects with such acts as Sham Rock and the B-52's. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Philip Larsen's Grammy Award win catapults him into juggling a series ...

  26. Ecast Inks Juicy Deal With Fatburger

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadband jukeboxes to hit fast-food outlets. Broadband jukeboxes to hit fast-food outlets. News ...

  27. Billy Blanks Jumps Into Rap Game

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fitness guru has recorded inspirational album. Fitness guru Billy Blanks is exercising his musical muscle. The guiding force behind the popular Tae Bo workout franchise has recorded an inspirational hip-hop album. "Let Loose" is being re ...

  28. Clear Channel Pays Record Indecency Fine

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Decides not to contest 'Love Sponge' charges. Decides not to contest 'Love Sponge' charges. News ...

  29. Clear Channel Pays Record Indecency Fine

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel today (March 4) paid a record $755,000 fine to the Federal Communications Commission for indecent material aired on Todd "Bubba the Love Sponge" Clem's show, which aired on WXTB (98 Rock Clear Channel today (March 4) p ...