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  1. Blake Shelton Sets Oklahoma Relief Concert, Carrie Underwood Donates to Red Cross

    May 24, 2013 7:22 PM EDT In the wake of tragedy in Moore, Okla., Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood are raising funds to help with tornado relief. Shelton, a native of Ada, Okla., has set a date for his “Healing the Heartland” benefit concert, which will be held at th ...

  2. Oklahoma City Radio Works to Help After Disaster

    May 21, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Oklahoma City radio is providing information to a community devastated by yesterday's massive tornado, which struck an area just outside the city. At least 24 people were killed, including nine children, at Plaza Towers Elementary School in ...

  3. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  4. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  5. Mick Fleetwood, Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Join New Jersey Hurricane Relief

    November 09, 2012 6:09 PM EST With the impact of Hurricane Sandy still being felt, musicians including Mick Fleetwood, the Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, the Gaslight Anthem and Nicole Atkins have joined Move for Hunger's RebuildRecover effort to provide relief to New Jerse ...

  6. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy T ...

  7. Hurricane Sandy Makes Its Mark on CMA Week

    November 02, 2012 7:39 PM EDT Hurricane Sandy left its mark on Nashville during a week filled with awards dinners and the annual CMA Awards. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November 15-16 in San Francisco. FutureSound will feature keynotes from the top min ...

  8. Hurricane Sandy Relief: iTunes, ebay, Other Ways to Donate

    November 01, 2012 3:55 PM EDT There are multiple ways you can donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts: As it did in the wake of the Haiti earthquake and the tsunami in Japan, iTunes has launched an easy-to-use donation page (just look for the Red Cross logo on the iTunes stor ...

  9. Katy Perry Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    September 25, 2012 2:05 PM EDT (Photo by Christie Goodwin) Billboard today announced that Katy Perry will accept its coveted Woman of the Year Award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event taking place on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Capitale in New York City. This award honors ...

  10. Taylor Swift Vs. Carrie Underwood: Who's Country's Chart Queen?

    September 04, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When it comes to which women dominate country music today, it seems most would answer either Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood. But, between them, whose star shines brighter? Let's run some numbers. Take a look and then vote for your favorite ...

  11. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  12. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Sugarland will sing an emotional version of their song "Stand Up" tonight on the CMT Awards - and the song will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. Tiffan ...

  13. Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Others Urge Support at CMT Disaster Benefit

    May 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Help is on the way. That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The ...

  14. EMI Artists, Songwriters Raise $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief

    April 26, 2011 2:39 PM EDT An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the company announced in ...

  15. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  16. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  17. An Open Letter From Japan On Earthquake Relief: Make Donations To Red Cross

    March 22, 2011 5:51 PM EDT March 21st, 2011 Hello everybody, Never thought I'd have to open a letter like this, however: "Please excuse the mass-mailing"... As you will all be fully aware, a devastating tragedy has struck the North-East of Japan as a direct r ...

  18. Japan Earthquake Relief Livestream Telethon Taking Place At SXSW Saturday

    March 18, 2011 6:12 PM EDT To raise money and awareness for Japanese earthquake relief efforts, South by Southwest and Hanson are joining forces for a livestream online telethon featuring back-to-back performances and chats by artists at SXSW on Saturday, driving the audien ...

  19. How Much Can A Top-Name Artist Make For Private Shows?

    March 03, 2011 4:00 PM EST Nelly Furtado and Beyonce proved this week that artists can bring in big bucks even when they aren't headlining a major world tour. Both singers have scored a cool $1 million for performing for family members of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddaf ...

  20. Benefit Show For Tropical Storm Alex Victims Set For July 17

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Adal Ramones, Bobby Pulido, Dulce María, Los Claxons, Paty Cantú and at least a dozen other artists will perform at a July 17 concert in Monterrey, Mexico, to benefit victims of Tropical Storm Alex in the country's hard-hit Nuevo Leon state. ...

  21. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  22. Shakira, Juanes Among Stars Supporting 'Ay Haiti'

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thirty Spanish and Latin American artists and soccer players say that almost every cent raised by a song and video they have produced to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake three months ago, will go to relief efforts in the country. The only exc ...

  23. Hispanic Media Outreach for Haiti Unprecedented

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As horrific images of Haiti flashed across the screens, murmurs of recognition floated through the audience at Univision Network's live celebrity telethon, many people nodding as they recalled disasters in their native countries. To drive the ...

  24. 'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $57 Million

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record ...

  25. Aventura, Ricky Martin Among Acts Assisting In Haiti Relief

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin artists are pitching in to help victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti with everything from benefit concerts to donations to volunteer work. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are donating $200,000 to rebuild an orphanage ...

  26. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  27. MTV Networks Reveals Haiti Relief Plans

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney. The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti." It ...

  28. Madonna Gives $250K To Haiti, Asks Others To Match

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madonna says she has donated a $250,000 to help the people of Haiti — and she is urging her fans and friends to do the same. The pop queen said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti. She says she donated to Partners I ...

  29. Gloria Estefan Confirms European Dates

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After playing sold-out shows in Chile, Uruguay and Argentina, countries where she performed for the first time in her career in May and June, Gloria Estefan will play a series of European dates, beginning July 16 at the Latinoamericando Expo in Mi ...

  30. Bushfire Benefit CD Sells Over 100,000

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australia's bushfire-aid CD release has raised more than $1.6 million Australian ($1.15 million) after selling more than 100,000 units in the two months since its release, Billboard.biz has learned. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, M ...

  31. Sound Relief Results Revealed

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results. The historic March 14 stadium concerts, held simultaneou ...

  32. Wolfmother 'Back Round' With Free Download

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With a sophomore album on the way, Australian rockers Wolfmother is building the buzz with a freebie download of new single "Back Round." Fans can download an MP3 of the song from the official Wolfmother.com Web site in return for a pers ...

  33. The Who Backs Australian Bushfire Relief Effort

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Who and Australian promoter Andrew McManus Presents are throwing financial support behind the bushfire relief efforts in Victoria. AMP has issued a special new $125 Australian ($82) ticket for the veteran British rock act's closing concer ...

  34. Sound Relief Concerts Raise $3.3 Million

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The historic twin Australian Sound Relief concerts at the weekend were a mighty success, organizers and onlookers have declared. The bushfire benefit event, held simultaneously at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground on Satur ...

  35. Australia Set For Sound Relief Concerts

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The stages are set for Saturday's Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. Developments behind the scenes continue apace for the historic live events taking place in Australia's two biggest cities. National youth r ...

  36. Bee Gee Joins Sound Relief Concert Bill

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barry Gibb, the singer, songwriter and eldest brother in the Bee Gees, is returning to Australia to perform on the Sydney stage for this Saturday's Sound Relief concert, organizers said today (March 11). Gibb's headline performance for t ...

  37. Sound Relief Show Sets New Aussie Record

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne leg of the March 14 Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts has become the biggest live music show in Australia’s history after selling out its capacity of 78,000-plus tickets, organizers said today. The box-office feat for the Melbou ...

  38. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  39. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon For Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. A ...

  40. Pink Donates To Aus Bushfire Relief Program

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pink has pledged $250,000 Australian ($160,000) to Australia's bushfire relief program. The donation will assist the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, which has worked at the frontline of support efforts for the thousands affected by rampant bushfir ...

  41. Fundraising Efforts For Aus Bushfire Tragedy Victims

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Andre Rieu, Midnight Oil and Delta Goodrem are among dozens of high profile artists who have thrown their support behind fundraising efforts for victims of Australia's destructive bushfires. American superstars ...

  42. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  43. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  44. Asian Stars Perform For Tsunami Benefit

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST All across Asia, people are digging deep to give to survivors of the worst tsunami on record and tomorrow more than 100 entertainers from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will pitch in to raise funds in a All across Asia, people are digging deep to giv ...