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  1. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  2. Judge Makes Key Ruling In Ticketmaster Suit

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Los Angeles issued a preliminary injunction against RMG Technologies to stop creating, trafficking in, or facilitating the use of computer programs that allow its clients to circumvent the protection systems on the ticketmaster. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  8. Borman VP Foraker Dies

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Borman Entertainment VP Joni Foraker died March 9 after a long battle with cancer. She was 48. Foraker, who headed the Nashville office of the Los Angeles-based management firm, is survived by her husband Brian and son Jackson. Her 30-year career ...

  9. Buzz Bound

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Among the legions of acts booked for this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival March 14-18 in Austin, here are 10 that people will talk about, as profiled by Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Mich ...

  10. Live Nation To Sell Starwood Amphitheatre

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation confirms that they have found a buyer for the 65-acre Starwood Amphitheatre site in Antioch, Tenn., and the plug has been pulled on the 2007 season. "We have made the decision to close the amphitheater pending the completion of th ...

  11. Ozzfest Offering Free Tickets For 2007 Tour

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tickets to the 2007 edition of Ozzfest will be free, organizers said today (Feb. 6). The 25-date tour will begin July 7 in Los Angeles; details have yet to be announced regarding distribution of tickets. The event, which will be headlined by Ozzy ...

  12. Hillbillies Split With Rust

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pittsburgh-based country band the PovertyNeck Hillbillies have exited Nashville independent Rust Records, which as previously reported, is undergoing restructuring and is looking for new financial backers. Prior to their relationship with Rust, th ...

  13. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  14. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  15. 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). ...

  16. Four Dozen Orchestras Sign Landmark Agreement

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will make recording performances much easier. The tide seems to be turning for nearly fifty North American orchestras, most of whom have effectively been shut off from recording for years. Last night (Aug. 3), the American Federation of Musicians, ...

  17. Netflix Sinks On Slow Guidance

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shares of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix Inc. plunged more than 20% in after-hours trading Monday (July 24) after the company reported earnings that topped estimates, but offered guidance that disa Shares of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix In ...

  18. Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Set First Dates

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony are fielding the Opie & Anthony Traveling Virus - The Comedy Event of the Year! tour, a multi-act, festival style comedy tour. The syndicated jocks’ flagship station is 92.3 ...

  19. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  20. Opie & Anthony Come Home To CBS Radio

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duo replace Roth. It's official. CBS Radio and XM Satellite Radio have confirmed the return of Greg "Opie" Hughes and "Anthony" Cumia to CBS Radio, this time in morning drive on seven stations, beginning Wednesday. As Bill ...

  21. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  22. The Tube Inks Deal With Sinclair Broadcasting

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second pact the network revealed this month. Fresh on the heels of a distribution agreement with Tribune Broadcasting , the Tube Music Network is expanding its multicasting music video network further through a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group. ...

  23. Label Vet Ray Anderson Dies

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST He was 65. Ray Anderson, a major figure in record promotion who rose to become president of Epic Records, died of an apparent heart attack Dec. 15 at his home in San Clemente, Calif. He was 65. A native of Pittsburgh, Anderson got his start in the ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Clear Channel Layoffs Begin

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the axe has been falling this week at Clear Channel Entertainment as the company preps for an upcoming spinoff from parent company Clear Channel Communications (Billboard.biz, Oct. 14). M As expected, the axe has been falling this wee ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. SMG Launches New System Of Regional Bookers

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New web-based booking system launched May 1. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has launched a new system of regional booking managers to work with agents and promoters. Under the new system, SMG has five U.S. regional booking manager ...

  28. Chesney's First TV Special To Air In November

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One-hour show will feature live concert footage. Kenny Chesney will appear in his first network TV special when "Kenny Chesney: Somewhere In the Sun" airs on ABC Nov. 23. The one-hour special will intercut live concert footage from his s ...

  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. 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 ...

  31. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  32. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  33. Uni Strikes Deal With Rust Records

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cleveland-based indie Rust Records says it has entered into a distribution agreement with Universal's new indie distribution arm Fontana. The deal represents the first official announcement of a Fonta Cleveland-based indie Rust Records says i ...

  34. Springsteen, Grushecky Rock For Flood Victims

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a Pittsburgh benefit concert for victims of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a Pittsbu ...

  35. MTV2 To Reprise Headbangers Ball Tour

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbangers Ball tour, with a lineup of Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. The tour begins Nov. 4 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N. MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbang ...

  36. Motown Artist Syreeta Wright Dies

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," died last night (July 6) after a long struggle with cancer. She was 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albu Syreeta Wright, best known for ...

  37. Howard Stern Gains Nine Infinity Affiliates

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shock-jock to get back on air in five markets. In a move that he says "proves Viacom's commitment" to him, Howard Stern this morning (June 30) revealed that his talk show will gain nine affiliates, all Infinity stations, starting Ju ...

  38. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three insurance companies, alleging that they breached contracts indemnifying UMG against certain damages incurred in an ongoing suit brought by TVT LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group (UMG) has ...

  39. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  40. WMG Drops Catalog Prices

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move merchandisers praised, the new ownership of Warner Music Group is lowering the cost on 1,776 titles, the largest devaluation in WEA's 33-year history. In a move merchandisers praised, the new ownership of Warner Music Group is lower ...

  41. Clear Channel Pulls Stern From Six Channels

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) as the nation's largest radio station group made good on its promise to clean up the airwaves. Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) a ...

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