Phoenix

  1. Bentley Is 'Locked & Loaded' For Fall Tour

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek starts Oct. 4. Country artist Dierks Bentley will kick off his Bud Light-sponsored "Locked & Loaded" headlining tour on Oct. 4 in Auburn, Ala. Miranda Lambert and the Randy Rogers Band will also be on the bill. Tour dates includ ...

  2. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 346,000 copies in the United States. Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according ...

  3. Rolling Stones Set For North American Return

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second leg will launch Sept. 20 in Boston. The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour, which is destined to be the top-grossing trek in history. The second North American leg, which follows a run o ...

  4. Congressman, Jimmy Webb To Be Honored By NMPA

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented June 19 in New York City. Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will be receiving the 2006 NMPA President’s Award. Jimmy Webb will receive the NMPA Influential Songwriter Award. Smith, a long-time champion of music publishers and songw ...

  5. Phoenix Rise On New Music Format

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI France is experimenting with a new format which combines an illustrated collector book with codes to unlock digital downloads. The new DigHitBook format will be tested May 30 with the release of EMI France is experimenting with a new format wh ...

  6. Madonna Tour Selling Out

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shows added in several cities. Initial on-sales for Madonna's upcoming Confessions tour were predictably huge, with shows added in several cities and virtually all dates selling out. The tour, which begins May 21 in Los Angeles, has sold out ...

  7. 'Hee Haw' Country Star Buck Owens Dies At 76

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Had more than 20 No. 1 records. Singer Buck Owens, the flashy rhinestone cowboy who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally" and brought the genre to TV on the long-running "Hee Haw," has died at age 76. ...

  8. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  9. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  10. Huge Sales Continue For Billy Joel's Return

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.Y., Boston, Philly, Phoenix sell-out. N.Y., Boston, Philly, Phoenix sell-out. News ...

  11. Huge Sales Continue For Billy Joel's Return

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel's upcoming return to the concert stage (Billboard.biz, Nov. 21) continues to be greeted enthusiastically, as evidenced by more huge on-sales last weekend. Billy Joel's upcoming return to the concert stage (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  12. America West Arena Renamed

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conversion to US Airways Center expected by Jan. Following this year's merger between America West Airlines and US Airways, the America West Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. will be renamed the US Airways Center, a conversion that is expected to be co ...

  13. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  14. SparkNet Loses Infringement Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville International did not infringe the "playing what we want" trademark of SparkNet Communications. NEW YORK -- A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville Internation ...

  15. Bonneville Prevails In Infringement Case

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Court rules against SparkNet. In a legal upset for the owners of the "playing what we want" trademark, a U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of Bonneville International in an infringement case brought against the broadcaster by SparkN ...

  16. Urban Hits The Road, Theaters

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty-nine-date tour runs through Dec. Keith Urban will launch his fall Alive In '05 tour today (Sept. 9) in Boise, Idaho. The 39-date tour runs through Dec. 17 with stops in Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and elsewhere. Op ...

  17. Clear Channel Sued For Trademark Infringement

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SparkNet Communications, owner of the "Jack FM" and "playing what we want" trademarks, filed a lawsuit against Clear Channel on Aug. 18 in San Diego federal district court. NEW YORK -- SparkNet Communications, owner of the &quo ...

  18. China Toughens Regs On Imports

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China further tightens media regulations controlling foreign participation in television and the distribution of foreign online games and newspapers. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China has moved to further tighten media regulations controll ...

  19. Retail Track

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Latin music the only genre increasing its U.S. sales in the first half of the year, Ritmo Latino continues to ride the wave it helped create. The chain just opened its 42nd store, in the Glendale With Latin music the only genre increasing its ...

  20. Retail Track

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Latin music the only genre increasing its U.S. sales in the first half of the year, Ritmo Latino continues to ride the wave it helped create. The chain just opened its 42nd store, in the Glendale With Latin music the only genre increasing its ...

  21. Retail Track

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Latin music the only genre increasing its U.S. sales in the first half of the year, Ritmo Latino continues to ride the wave it helped create. The chain just opened its 42nd store, in the Glendale With Latin music the only genre increasing its ...

  22. CCE, Las Vegas Partner For Rock Star Poker

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tournament to take place Aug. 25-27. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties are partnering for the second annual Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes. The tournament, taking place Aug ...

  23. Bonneville Seeks To Cancel SparkNet Trademark

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest wrinkle in the legal battle over the "playing what we want" slogan, Bonneville International Corp. has made a counterclaim against SparkNet Communications seeking to cancel the consultan NEW YORK -- In the latest wrinkle in ...

  24. Legal Battle Over 'Jack' Continues

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonneville Seeks To Cancel SparkNet Trademark There's a new wrinkle in the legal battle over the "Jack" format slogan "playing what we want." Bonneville International Corp. plans to file a counterclaim against SparkNet Com ...

  25. Michaels, Malito Rise At WB Nashville

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both execs with company since 2002. Warner Bros. Nashville VP of field promotion Gator Michaels rises to the position of senior VP of promotion for the company. He replaces David Haley, who exited in March. Concurrently, West Coast regional promot ...

  26. Bonneville Sued For Trademark Infringement

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jack format slogan in question. The company that owns the U.S. rights to the federally trademarked "playing what we want" slogan is suing Bonneville International Corporation for infringing use of the trademark on its radio stations in S ...

  27. The Eagles Are Top Touring Act At 2005 Mid-Point

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 likely leader at year end. The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will ...

  28. France-bound Ascoli To Launch New Label

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Music U.K. managing director Philippe Ascoli is returning to his native France to establish a new joint-venture label. Virgin Music U.K. managing director Philippe Ascoli is returning to his native France to establish a new joint-venture la ...

  29. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  30. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  31. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  32. On The Road

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Danny Zelisko, founder and president of Evening Star Productions, will be inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame April 17 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix. Read Ray Waddell's co Danny Zelisko, founder and president of E ...

  33. Collective Soul On 'Road To Vegas'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Collective Soul. The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Co ...

  34. More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will as ...

  35. Maroon 5 Riding On Honda Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST dates kick off May 11. Maroon 5 will headline the fifth Honda Civic Tour. This year's outing, which kicks off March 11 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, will also feature Phantom Planet, the Donnas and the Thrills. The 35-date ...

  36. French Export Shipments Rise, But Value Dips

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pricing, margins hurt revenues. Despite a rise in units sold, French exports of music dramatically dropped in value in 2003. According to statistics unveiled yesterday (Jan. 24) at Midem by the French Music Export Office, units of French repertoir ...

  37. Cherry Lane Signs West Indian Girl

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Publishing has inked upcoming Astralwerks/Virgin band West Indian Girl to a worldwide co-publishing deal. Cherry Lane Music Publishing has inked upcoming Astralwerks/Virgin band West Indian Girl to a worldwide co-publishing deal. ...

  38. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview with Michael Guido

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Guido is a partner with Carroll, Guido & Groffman in New York. His clients include Jay-Z, OutKast, Velvet Revolver and Richie Sambora. The following is an edited version of his interview o As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat dow ...

  39. France's Phoenix Flies Stateside

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Parisian rock outfit Phoenix will kick off its first U.S. headlining tour Nov. 29 in Philadelphia. Parisian rock outfit Phoenix will kick off its first U.S. headlining tour Nov. 29 in Philadelphia. The band will play nine dates through Dec. 13 in ...

  40. Clear Channel Restructuring Promotion Arm

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a major restructuring of its music division, Clear Channel Entertainment will resurrect some of the most well-known promoter names in concert history, Billboard.biz has learned. Also part of the re In a major restructuring of its music division ...

  41. Everclear Sets Anniversary Dates

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Everclear is embarking on a 24-date tour Nov. 3 in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Concertgoers will all receive a free CD, “Closure,” as they exit the venue. Rock act Everclear is embarking on a 24-date tour Nov. 3 in celebration of ...

  42. Cetera Inks Deal With ViaStar

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mesa, Arizona-based ViaStar Records has signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the Oct. 19 release of singer/songwriter Peter Cetera's "You Just Gotta Love Christmas." Mesa, Arizona-based ViaStar Records has signed a worldwid ...

  43. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Teaming For Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Jay-Z will team for a North American tour this fall, kicking off Sept. 30 in Chicago. The full routing has yet to be announced for the Best of Both Worlds trek, R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Ja ...

  44. Modern Rockers Team For Nintendo Tour

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Story Of The Year will headline the second Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance, Letter Kills, Anberlin and Autopilot Off. The trek begins Sept. 18 in Phoeni Story Of The Year will headline the second Nin ...

  45. Axe Falls On Crusty Demons

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault tour, beginning with the show that had been scheduled for today (June 28) at the E-Center in Salt Lake City. Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault to ...

  46. Stiff Founder Robinson Launches New Label

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New-wave pioneer Dave Robinson, co-founder of seminal British label Stiff Records, is starting a new indie, Shell. New-wave pioneer Dave Robinson, co-founder of seminal British label Stiff Records, is starting a new indie, Shell. Shell will have U ...

  47. Stiff Founder Robinson Launches New Label

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New-wave pioneer Dave Robinson, co-founder of seminal British label Stiff Records, is starting a new indie, Shell. New-wave pioneer Dave Robinson, co-founder of seminal British label Stiff Records, is starting a new indie, Shell. Shell will have U ...

  48. S.I.R. Vacating Longtime Base

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based music equipment rental and rehearsal facility S.I.R. (Studio Instrument Rentals) has sold its 310 W. 52nd St. building in Manhattan to an investment group. The space will become part of New York-based music equipment rental and rehe ...

  49. Booking Agencies AM, FYI Live Join Forces

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronic music booking agency AM Only has announced a merger with Phoenix-based rock booking agency FYI Live. FYI's roster of bands, including Way Out West, VNV Nation, Halou, Mocean Worker and Gray Electronic music booking agency AM Only h ...

  50. Gospel Artist Duawne Sterling Signs With The Wright Group

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other spotlights: Vivendi Universal Names Dufour deputy chief financial officer, NARAS names Moore regional director of the West, Koch ups Franck VP of marketing, Blender appoints Simon associate pub - Vivendi Universal names Sandrine Dufour deput ...

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