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  1. Amanda Palmer Partners With U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl For European Album Release

    June 21, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has signed a distribution and label services deal with U.K. indie Cooking Vinyl for the European release of her forthcoming studio album "Theatre Is Evil." As previously reported and detailed in this week& ...

  2. Cooking Vinyl's Martin Goldschmidt On Universal-EMI Deal, Marilyn Manson, the Rise of Indies

    May 03, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The current Cooking Vinyl homege features Marilyn Manson whose new album "Born Villain" is just out. Label founder Martin Goldschmidt says Interscope "dropped the ball" with his last album. Cooking Vinyl, a label founded in 198 ...

  3. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms

    July 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to sell different editions of their "Watch the Throne" album has other music retailers in open revolt. Brick-and-mortar ...

  4. AC/DC Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST AC/DC returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as Britney Spears secures a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Womanizer" (Jive/Sony BMG). "Bla ...

  5. The Year In Music & Touring: Disappointing Guns N' Roses Sales Show The Limits Of Exclusives

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Wal-Mart sold 784,000 copies of AC/DC's "Black Ice" during the album's first week in stores, many label executives believed that more superstars would release albums exclusively through big-box retailers. And when Best Buy ...

  6. Killers Trump Guns N' Roses For U.K. No. 1

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an all-new top three on the U.K. album chart, the Killers' "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Universal) took the No. 1 spot ahead of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen), while Take That scored its 11 ...

  7. Film And TV Confab Runs The Gamut

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Day one of the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Thursday covered a wide range of topics including composition and breaking into the industry. For adults, creating and scoring a realistic television show about teenag ...

  8. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Electrifies With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's all about AC/DC this week as the veteran rock band notches its second No. 1 album -- and first chart-topping debut -- as "Black Ice" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 784,000. The entry marks the second-biggest sales week of the ...

  9. GNR's 'Chinese Democracy' Gets Release Date

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirms to Billboard. As first reported here , the set will b ...

  10. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  11. GNR Scraps New Album Release Date Again

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The seemingly never-ending saga of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" album rolls on, as the group has once again postponed the project's release. The band announced in December that "Chinese Democracy" was tenta ...

  12. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  13. Nightwish Claims Euro Chart Crown For 'Once'

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish scores a career best as its fifth album "Once" hits No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums after two weeks at No. 4. After reaching platinum certification for 30,000 shipm Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish s ...

  14. Nightwish Claims Euro Chart Crown For 'Once'

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish scores a career best as its fifth album "Once" hits No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums after two weeks at No. 4. After reaching platinum certification for 30,000 shipm Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish s ...