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  1. U2 to Premiere Song with (RED) and Bank of America During Super Bowl

    January 23, 2014 3:21 PM EST U2 will premiere a new song, “Invisible,” via a commercial from (RED) and Bank of America that will air during next Sunday’s Super Bowl (Feb. 2.) As previously reported by Billboard, the song will set up U2’s forthcoming album – a follow-up to 200 ...

  2. Broken Bow, RED Distribution Form Red Bow Records, Sign Joe Nichols

    October 31, 2012 1:11 PM EDT Broken Bow Records - home to Jason Aldean, Thompson Square and others - and RED Distribution today announced a new label called Red Bow. The new imprint's first signings are ACM/CMA award-winner Joe Nichols and 17-year-old singer Rachel Farle ...

  3. Is Taylor Swift's 'Red' iTunes Exclusive a Play to Prevent Deep Discounting?

    October 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT In a possible attempt to ensure that Google Play and Amazon don't use Taylor Swift's just-released Red album as a loss leader priced below $3.49, Big Machine Records has not serviced the album to those stores, a source confirmed to Billb ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Morning Fix: Neon Trees Grow; Mog Sells Off; 'Gangnam Style' Gets Subversive

    August 24, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. NEON TREES GROW ON BILLBOARD HOT 100: Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer tag this week, while Demi Lovato 's &q ...

  6. Teen Choice Awards: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, 'Twilight' Win Big

    July 23, 2012 8:10 AM EDT The Twilight Saga is gonna need a bigger garage. It was announced at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards that the supernatural franchise has won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since 2008, including awards earned this year for the penultimate film insta ...

  7. How Nick Stern Hopes to Repeat Success of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Self-Distribution Model With Circa Survive

    June 27, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The record industry is no stranger to self-release and pay-what-you-like albums, with acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Amanda Palmer, and Radiohead opting to deliver new material to their fans via their websites rather than deal with record lab ...

  8. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  9. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  10. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  11. Glen Campbell, Diana Ross, George Jones, Allman Brothers, More Honored at Grammy Special Merit Awards

    February 12, 2012 5:30 PM EST Lifetime Achievement Award winners (from left) George Jones, Gregg Allman, Diana Ross and Glen Campbell at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Special Merit Awards Ceremony at L.A.'s Wilshire Ebell Theatre. (Photo: WireImage) LOS ANGELES -- Glen ...

  12. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  13. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  14. At Warner Music Nashville's Post CMA Awards Party, Blake Shelton, Lady A, John Esposito Revel Until The Wee Hours

    November 10, 2011 3:26 PM EST From left: Starstruck Management Group's Brandon Blackstock, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, John Oates, Warner Music Nashville President & CEO, John Esposito, Red Light Management's Will Botwin, Starstruck Management Group� ...

  15. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  16. Victory Records Moves To RED For Digital Distribution, Re-Ups For Physical

    August 17, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Victory Records has re-upped its physical distribution agreement with RED. The deal marks the first time that the Sony-owned indie distributor will also handle the Chicago-based label's digital distribution. Digital distribution had been prev ...

  17. Business Matters: Obama Admin. Gets Behind Performance Rights Act, Harsher Illegal Streaming Penalties

    March 16, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Obama Administration Gets Behind Performance Rights Act -- Record labels and performers appear to have inched closer to getting a performance right for sound recordings. On Tuesday, the White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinato ...

  18. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200; Dr. Dre Tops Digital Songs

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark t ...

  19. Red, Civil Wars To Debut High On Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    February 03, 2011 9:22 PM EST Rock band Red is aiming to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Until We Have Faces." The group could sell 45,000 copies by week's end on Feb. 6, according to industry prognosticators. Red's last album, &quo ...

  20. Davis Entertainment Group and Good Fight Entertainment Merge

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Music management company Davis Entertainment Group has formed a strategic partnership with Good Fight Entertainment, a music and sports management outfit, it was announced today. Under the terms of the agreement Davis will fold into Good Fight. Th ...

  21. SGAE-backed Latin America Tour Set To Launch

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish collecting society SGAE's promotion arm Fundación Autor tomorrow (Nov. 16) kicks off its 11th annual Rock en Ñ tour of Spanish and Latin acts in Latin America. The tour takes in seven concerts on Colombia, Argentina and Mexico until D ...

  22. EMI Hires Hit Producer Down Under

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ARIA Award-winning producer and engineer Scott Horscroft will succeed Craig Hawker as VP A&R at EMI Music Australasia, the music company said today (Oct. 12). Sydney-based Horscroft produced the Presets' multi-platinum hit album "Apo ...

  23. Rising Stars Win Big At Australian Indie Awards

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rising stars dominated the fifth annual Australian Independent Music Awards, held Oct. 1 at Melbourne's Forum Theatre, while more established names like Sia went home empty handed. Prior to the awards ceremony taking place, Adelaide-born sing ...

  24. Casting Crowns Wins Artist Of Year At Dove Awards

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For Casting Crowns , the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Shortly after having its five-year winning streak as group of the year snapped at the 41st annual Dove Awards on Wednesday, the top-selling Christian supergroup won the night's bi ...

  25. Paradigm Expands Christian Footprint With Third Coast Deal

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Christian music booking agency Third Coast Artists Agency, and will incorporate it into the firm's Nashville office. Third Coast president Mike Snider will bring his entire team and roster into the Paradigm Nashville fol ...

  26. Performers Line-Up For AIR Awards

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rising star Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, alternative rock act the Drones and folk-rock singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2008 AIR Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at Melbourne's Corner Hotel. Othe ...

  27. MySpace Music Adds IODA

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music added thousands of independent labels to its service today (Oct. 23) through a new deal with independent digital distributor IODA. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. MySpace Music has drawn criticism from some in the indie ...

  28. Getty Images Rolls Out Online Music Licensing Service

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images, a leading distributor/clearing house of film footage, stock photo images and other digital media, is launching Premium Playlist, a one-stop online service for film makers, advertising agencies and others looking to license music. Pre ...

  29. Latin Briefs: Jaguares, Monte Negro, Red Bull's Soundclash

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Mexican rock legends Jaguares will be releasing a special mp3 version of their latest album, "45," on a set of limited-edition earphones. The Skull Candy-brand earphones bearing the Jaguares logo and pre-loaded USB memory stick with son ...

  30. Wyclef, The Bravery, Flo Rida Sign On For MTVU Fest

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean, the Bravery, Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lloyd, the Spill Canvas and All Time Low, among others, will perform as part of MTVU's 2008 Campus Invasion Music Festival. This year's Campus Invas ...

  31. Stone Temple Pilots Reunite For Ohio Festival

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium. Other acts confirmed for the AEG Live-steered ...

  32. Underworld Shape Up For Electronic Beats Fests

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British electronic act Underworld will take part in the 2007 Electronic Beats Festivals, the flagship live-music event for wireless carrier T-Mobile International. This year's fest tour kicked off early June in Budapest, Hungary. It continues ...

  33. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the prior weekend. The bill is headed by George Strait, Kenny Che ...

  34. Hello Top 40, Goodbye Obscurity

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST When Drive-Thru Records first signed synth-pop act Hellogoodbye in 2004, the label had to keep its new band on the down low. Drive-Thru's multiyear deal with MCA/Geffen was coming to an end, and Drive-Thru co-founder Stefanie Reines didn' ...

  35. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  36. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  37. Chely Wright Signs With Dualtone

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Self-released 'S.U.V.' on country chart. Chely Wright has signed with Dualtone Music Group, an artist-friendly independent label in Nashville. In partnership with Wright's own Painted Red Music Group, Dualtone will release her new a ...