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  1. The DIY Approach: 'Letterman' Executive Producer Rob Burnett

    November 19, 2012 12:34 PM EST Of Gentleman and Cowards, a rock quartet from Hamilton, Ontario, landed a track on the soundtrack to "We Made This Movie," and four days after the premiere appeared on "Late Show With David Letterman." The band owes a conside ...

  2. Justin Bieber Nabs Third Hot Tours No. 1, Phish at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 6:14 PM EST Pop star Justin Bieber makes his third appearance at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours recap since launching the North American leg of the Believe Tour in late-September. This week's chart-topping performance is based on $11.8 million in reported ...

  3. Updated: Hurricane Sandy Concert Cancelations, Postponements: Springsteen, Aimee Mann, Deftones, More

    October 30, 2012 12:51 PM EDT In addition to the multiple Hurricane Sandy-related show cancelations and postponements already announced (and listed below), several more came over the transom on Tuesday. The biggest is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who postponed thei ...

  4. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  5. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Launches Label Named After 'Northern Exposure' Character

    June 12, 2012 9:09 PM EDT The inspiration behind Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's new label Chigliak Records is a noble one: to bring to the world long lost treasures that never saw commercial release (let alone success) in hopes of exposing these recordings to a new ...

  6. Urban Power List: Jay Stevens

    January 04, 2012 6:13 PM EST Jay Stevens SVP Programming, Radio One Website: Radio-One.com Multi-Market Master "Jay really understands urban and urban AC," says Jerry Boulding, urban editor/department manager at AllAccess.com. As he should. After two decades as VP o ...

  7. Why Converse, Scion, Intel, PepsiCo, Others Are Spending Big on Underground Music

    November 29, 2011 7:00 AM EST During October's CMJ Music Festival, Rochester, N.Y.-based indie-pop band Joywave booked some free time in one of Brooklyn's hottest new studios. The state-of-the-art recording space had more than enough features to make an upstart, unsi ...

  8. The Green Bring Hawaii to the Top of Reggae Chart

    November 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Incorporating drum and bass driven grooves, nuanced harmonies and the positive vibrations that have made Jamaican reggae an internationally embraced music since the early 1970s, Hawaiian band The Green's sophomore album "Ways & Means ...

  9. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 7:39 PM EDT "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, THR has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part of her set during ...

  10. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  11. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Kid Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live a ...

  12. Black Friday Leaves Music Retailers Optimistic For Holiday Season

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The holiday music sales season is off to a good start, music retails say. Black Friday (Nov. 26) has left many retailers optimistic about their sales prospects for the overall holiday selling season. In its weekly customer e-mail, Rochester, N.Y.- ...

  13. ‘Sing Along’ Star Mitch Miller Dies

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Miller, the powerful American music executive who guided some of the biggest U.S. pop stars of the 1950s and had Americans crooning with him on the "Sing Along With Mitch" television show, has died at age 99. Miller, who wore a tra ...

  14. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  15. Trey Smoov Making Inroads With 'The Flyest'

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guy groups, long an R&B staple, have been missing in action of late. Trey Smoov hopes to change that scenario. The Samoan trio is gaining spins across the country with "The Flyest," the first single from the group's debut album ...

  16. Drake Announces North American Solo Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake will headline "The Away From Home Tour," his first North American solo trek, which runs from Apr. 6 through May 8. The 25-city jaunt follows his participation in the "Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Fest ...

  17. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  18. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through M ...

  19. T-Pain Readies First National Headlining Trek

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain has announced his first national headlining tour, "T-Pain and Family Playlist." T-Pain will use the tour to introduce his fans to his record label, Nappy Boy, and it's artists; singer Jay Lyriq, rapper Tay Dizm and the female ...

  20. Something For Everyone!

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a little something for everyone this week in the top half of The Billboard 200. While T.I. continues to reign atop The Billboard 200 for a second week, the Smashing Pumpkins return with their first studio album in more than seven year ...

  21. ASCAP Files Suits In Eight States

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has filed copyright infringement suits against 10 nightclubs, bars and restaurants in eight states. Although all establishments licensed rights from the performing rights organizati ...

  22. CBS Radio Cuts Staff

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio, a unit of CBS Corp, said today (July 12) it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its radio stations in the United States. The company declined to specify the number of job reduction CBS Radio, a unit of CBS Corp, said today (Jul ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. UMG Settles Pay-For-Play Probe

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The third and largest settlement with majors. Universal Music Group today (May 11) became the third major label to settle with the state of New York over alleged radio pay-for-play violations, investigated by New York State attorney general Eliot ...

  25. Entercom's Alleged Dirty Dealings

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Documents reveal specific payments. New York State attorney general Eliot Spitzer’s lawsuit charging Entercom Communications of illegally trading airtime for “secret” payments outlines numerous specific instances of alleged dirty dealings in the s ...

  26. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Springsteen Classic 'Born' Again

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Columbia preps box set due Nov. 15. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's breakthrough 1975 album "Born To Run," Columbia is prepping a box set that will include two DVDs along with a version of the album new ...

  29. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  30. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Distribution Veteran Merrill Kirsch Dies

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merrill Kirsch, who bought the then 20-year-old Dart Distributing in 1985, died Feb. 20 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., while recovering from heart surgery. He was 67. Merrill Kirsch, who bought the then 20-year-old Dart Distributing in 19 ...