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  1. AEG Live, Transom Capital Merge BandMerch with Cinder Block, Creating Merch Powerhouse

    March 03, 2014 3:23 PM EST AEG Live and Transom Capital Group have announced that their entertainment licensing and merchandising companies, BandMerch and Cinder Block, respectively, will merge into a standalone company. The new Los Angeles-based entity, which will continue ...

  2. Evan Peters Named Virgin Records Director of A&R

    July 10, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Evan Peters has been appointed as the Director of A&R for Virgin Records, according to an announcement made today by Ron Fair, the company's chief creative officer and EVP. “I told Evan to take the ball and run with it," Fair said ...

  3. Backbeat: Lisa Worden On KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Xmas' 'We Spend The Entire Year Curating the Lineup'

    December 11, 2012 2:57 PM EST From left: Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Ryan Ries of The Whosoevers (Photo courtesy of Ryan Ries) The moment when Gwen Stefani joined her husband Gavin Rossdale onstage for a moving rendition of Bush's staple "Glyercine" served ...

  4. BandMerch Inks Long-Term Global Merch Deal With the Who

    August 28, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Global entertainment merchandising firm BandMerch has entered into a new long-term worldwide merchandising agreement with the Who as the legendary rock band prepares for the launch of their Quadrophenia tour this fall. The 40th anniversary of the ...

  5. Soundgarden's New 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

    April 17, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden's first new song in 15 years, "Live to Rise," will be available as a free download beginning April 17 on iTunes as part of the promotion of Disney's film "Marvel's The Avengers." The iTunes promotion, ...

  6. No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger, Rise Against--All Interscope Artists--Twitter-Hacked By Ron Paul Supporters

    January 11, 2012 3:56 PM EST Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch may have unofficially endorsed Ron Paul, but Nicole Scherzinger, No Doubt and Rise Against? Not exactly supporters, as recent tweets from the musical artists may lead people to believe. Kelly Clarkson's  ...

  7. Paul Oakenfold Leaves WME for APA

    October 11, 2011 8:33 PM EDT Superstar DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold is leaving William Morris Endeavor for APA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "I wish my friends at William Morris Endeavor all the best," says Oakenfold, in a statement being issued on Wednesda ...

  8. BandMerch Acquires Brothers Entertainment Merchandising

    May 17, 2011 12:01 PM EDT BandMerch , a division of AEG Live , has acquired Brothers Entertainment Merchandising . Brothers clients include Bon Jovi, Jeff Dunham, Kathy Griffin, Buckcherry, Yo Gabba Gabba!, now with the Bandmerch roster. Joseph Bongiovi and Steve Miles, co ...

  9. IRISH TUNES GAIN; CLOSE CALL FOR 'BORN'; BLACK BOWS

    March 28, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Adele's "21" heads back to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," ...

  10. Rise Against Debuts At No. 2, Adele's '21' Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" returns to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," dow ...

  11. Venue Deals: Nederlander Concerts, Live Nation, AEG Facilities

    February 23, 2011 4:30 PM EST -- Nederlander Concerts has entered into a multi-year agreement with the University of California, San Diego to exclusively promote and produce events at the RIMAC Arena and Field . The approximately 4,700-seat RIMAC Arena is adjacent to RIMAC Fie ...

  12. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  13. Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join the Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the ...

  14. UMG Pushes More Aggressive App Strategy

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is escalating its already aggressive iPhone strategy with the introduction of its first label-branded iPhone app in the game Six String. This is the first app that allows the label to showcase its entire catalog through its o ...

  15. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Top Bonnaroo Fest Lineup

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival ...

  16. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Sinatra first opened the 4,000-capacity Palladium during a concert with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra i ...

  17. SanDisk Releases New Details About SlotMusic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is releasing new information about its new slotMusic initiative , which aims to distribute digital albums on its microSD memory cards in lieu of CDs. Albums in the new format will be available this week, with a price of $15 each, and a hos ...

  18. Elfman, Korn, Plain White T's Revisit 'Nightmare'

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Records will release "Nightmare Revisited," a collection of covers and new recordings inspired by the 1993 film "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas," on Sept. 30. Danny Elfman re-recorded "Opening ...

  19. Linkin Park, No Doubt, NIN Onboard With Ding

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freeze Artist Management has launched a new merchandising product dubbed Ding, a custom-fitted, device-specific decal featuring a wide range of bands. The decals can be applied and removed to more than 100 products - including cell phones, gaming ...

  20. Metallica, Offspring, Raconteurs In For Weanie Roast

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Bravey are among the acts confirmed for KROQ-Los Angeles' Weenie Roast, to be held May 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Also on t ...

  21. Global Gathering Fest Descends On Miami

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event to be held March 18 at Bicentennial Park. An eclectic lineup of rock and electronica acts will perform this spring at Global Gathering, the first U.S. edition of the long-running European festival. The event will be held March 18 at Miami� ...