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  1. Briefs: Edgar Bronfman, BT, Topspin

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Edgar Bronfman, CEO and chairman of Warner Music Group is profiled and interviewed in the Financial Times. Bronfman talked about the company's bond issuance ("a real vote of confidence"), multi-rights deals ("Fundamentally, ...

  2. Booking Agent Kevin French Joins Paradigm

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bigshot Touring Artists founder/owner Kevin French has joined Paradigm as a music agent. French, who founded Portland, Ore.-based Bigshot, will begin working at Paradigm's New York office on June 15. As part of the move, French will bring his ...

  3. Miley Cyrus Plans 2009 Tour With Paperless Ticketing

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus, riding high on the success of her "Hannah Montana" film and soundtrack, has announced plans for a 45-date North American tour this fall. The tour, which features Metro Station as opening act, kicks off September 14 in Portla ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley Team For Summer Bill

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley have teamed up for this summer's Blazed and Confused tour. The month-long trek will begin July 10 in Primm, N.V., and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta befo ...

  7. Reports: Traffic, Sales Up At 2009 Record Store Day

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to the 82 exclusive releases and limited availability, customers lined up at record stores all around the country on Saturday morning and helped kickoff Record Store Day 2009 with a bang. Reports suggest traffic pick-ups and sales volume th ...

  8. Record Store Day Preview: Events, Releases

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco's advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing ...

  9. Music Execs To Stage Benefit Show For Deb Flanagan

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A number of music industry executives and artist are putting together a benefit for Deb Flanagan, a long-time music industry executive who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig's Disease.” A live performance ...

  10. Music Execs To Stage Benefit Show For Deb Flanagan

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A number of music industry executives and artist are putting together a benefit for Deb Flanagan, a long-time music industry executive who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig's Disease.” A live performance ...

  11. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  12. Latin Briefs: El Tigrillo Palma, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Zizek Club

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST -El Tigrillo Palma scores his best sales week and highest position on the Top Latin Albums chart this week. "Al Cien Por Millon" on Fonovisa debuts at No. 2 with 4,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. -Jose Luis Gonzalez, host of ...

  13. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: India.Arie, SoBe Entertainment, 'Unsung'

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- India.Arie launches her 2009 Soulbird Tour in April with a series of West Coast dates: Berkeley, Calif. (April 1), Portland, Ore. (April 3), Seattle (April 4), Vancouver, (April 5), Los Angeles (April 15), San Diego (April 18) and Anaheim, Cali ...

  16. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Merle Haggard Sues Environmental Group

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Country star Merle Haggard has sued an environmental awareness group, claiming it illegally used his name and likeness to raise money. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Chancery Court against the Green Train, a Nashville-based organization, and it ...

  19. Ad Agency Launches Online Radio Station

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland, Ore. based advertising agency, this week launched it's own online radio station, W+K Radio ( radio.wk.com ). WK, whose clients include brands such as Nike and Electronic Arts, plans to play an eclectic mix of m ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell Dies

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell was found dead early this morning (Nov. 12) in a Portland hotel room, according to representatives for the Hendrix estate. He was 62. After completing the Experience Hendrix tour in Portland with one- ...

  22. Neil Diamond Extends North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to his North American tour in support of the album "Home Before Dark." The freshly added shows begin Nov. 22 in Grand Forks, N.D., and wrap Jan. 8 in Portland, Ore. As usual, Diamond is doing huge busi ...

  23. Orchard Taps Caroline Exec Bull

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has hired Caroline distribution executive Michael Bull as GM, to oversee TVT Distribution. Bull will be based in New York and will report to the Brad Navin, executive VP and GM of the company. He starts Sept. 1. The announcement comes ...

  24. Drive-By Truckers, Hold Steady Prep Trek

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Drive-By Truckers will begin a 23-date co-headlining tour with the Hold Steady on Oct. 30 in Louisville, Ky. The bands will alternate who closes the shows throughout the tour, which is being billed as the "Rock and Roll Means Well" t ...

  25. Aldean To Headline CMT Tour

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising country star Jason Aldean will follow in the footsteps of Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Brad Paisley by headlining CMT's fall tour. "CMT On Tour '08: Jason Aldean," with special guests Lady Antebellum and ope ...

  26. Disc Makers Acquires CD Baby

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent CD and DVD manufacturer Disc Makers announced they have acquired independent music seller CD Baby, following a 7-year close strategic partnership between the two companies. Based in Portland, Oregon, CD Baby allows independent musician ...

  27. Spain's Oreja Reveals New Singer

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most successful pop group of the past decade, Latin Grammy winner La Oreja de Van Gogh, has a new lead singer. Leire Martínez, 29, was presented to the media in Madrid on Monday. She joins the four male founder-members of LOVG ahead o ...

  28. Ice Cube Tours In Front Of 'Raw'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is on an international tour in support of his upcoming eighth album "Raw Footage," which hits London's Electric Ballroom tonight. "Raw Footage" hits shelves Aug. 19 via Ice Cube's independent label, Lench Mob ...

  29. RIAA To Pay Over $100K?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA's legal campaign against file traders had an off week; a federal magistrate recommended that the judge award Tanya Anderson $103,000 of the $299,000 she requested, on Wednesday. The labels may file objections by May 27, which an RIAA ...

  30. Amazon Named NARM's Large Retailer Of The Year

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon, based in Seattle, has emerged as the top merchandiser to beat as it picked up its second consecutive retailer of the year award for the large-size division at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Fussy Adds Allyn, Masterson To Team

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fussy International, a bio-diesel coordination and "green" initiatives consulting firm, has added Tim Allyn and Doug Masterson to its team. Allyn, a "green" consultant and activist, previously worked for the Sierra Club organiz ...

  33. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck. "Thi ...

  34. Robyn Returns To North America For Tour

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After teasing American audiences with three club shows in February, Swedish pop singer Robyn will return stateside for a three-week club and theater tour to promote her forthcoming self-titled album, due April 29 via Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscop ...

  35. The Green Index

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You know green is good, you know you want to go green, but the question is: what’s the first step? As Reverb's Adam Gardner stated in his Q&A with Billboard for our Second Annual Green Issue, the short answer is: there are a lot of first ...

  36. Billboard Q&A: Reverb's Adam Gardner

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Gardner has come a long way since nicknaming his band's tour bus "the Earth Eater." Last October, the Guster guitarist/vocalist, who also co-founded environmental nonprofit Reverb, traveled from his home in Portland, Maine, to ...

  37. Reverb: Dave Matthews Trek Hits Green High Note

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide was eliminated as a result of the Dave Matthews Band's 2007 summer tour through use of biodiesel and carbon offsets, according to data revealed by environmental nonprofit Reverb. Portland, Maine- ...

  38. NME Plans U.S. Awards

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two days prior to the launch of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, British music magazine NME will hold its first U.S.-based awards ceremony at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on April 23. The announcement arrives on the ...

  39. Atlas Sound Making Tour A Family Affair

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Getting club promoters to bite on a relatively unknown band isn't always easy. But in the case of Atlas Sound, the solo project of Deerhunter vocalist Bradford Cox, some talent buyers quickly snagged a show from the act's current North A ...

  40. Billboard Q&A: Viper Room's Harry Morton

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink Taco Restaurants founder Harry Morton will get a taste of the live music business following his recent purchase of Los Angeles' 250-capacity Viper Room, which sits on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Morton, whose father Peter Morton found ...

  41. L.A.'s Viper Room Sold To Morton

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Viper Room, which sits on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, has been sold to Pink Taco Restaurants founder Harry Morton, whose father Peter Morton founded the Hard Rock Cafes and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Financial terms of the ...

  42. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  43. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  44. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is expected to result in more than 140 theater and ...

  45. O'Donnell Begins North American Trek

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Daniel O'Donnell will embark on his largest North American tour to date, visiting approximately 3,000- to 5,000-capacity venues, beginning with four concerts at Ontario's Niagara Falls Memorial Arena from Dec. 3-7. Those l ...

  46. Burnside To Distribute Highbridge

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Burnside Distribution, an independent distributor based in Portland, Oregon, has signed a deal to begin distributing the catalog of the Highbridge Company. Highbridge is the label of many NPR programs and personalities, including "A Prairie H ...

  47. Nielsen BDS Expands Regional Mexican Roster

    September 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen BDS has begun tracking data for four new regional Mexican stations. Beginning Oct. 9, Nielsen BDS data will be available for XHIM in El Paso, Tex., KESO in McAllen, Tex., KXPD in Portland, Or. and KIST in Santa Barbara, Calif. The move is ...

  48. Allegro Expands Label Roster

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Allegro Distribution Group has signed several new jazz and world labels. The labels include Germany-based jazz label Act, California-based Hollywood Music Center and Caravan Records, which specializes in Middle Eastern music, and New Jersey-ba ...

  49. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes On Board For Volunteer Concert

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes and Angels & Airwaves will perform at this year's Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) concert. The event will take place October 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The only way to get ...

  50. 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 ...

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