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  1. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra Music Festival Announce 'Global Alliance'

    August 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Ultra Music and Ultra Music Festival (UMF) will announce today that they are joining forces in what is being called a "global alliance," Billboard.biz has learned. The two companies will form one of the most powerful independent entities ...

  2. Dick Clark Celebrates 40 Years Rocking New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2011 8:46 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution. "New Year' ...

  3. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 7:57 AM EDT In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over ...

  4. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  5. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  6. Warner Bros. Shakes Up Top Ranks, Lays Off Staffers

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records laid off senior VP of marketing Rob Gordon on Friday in the wake of a Sept. 14 shuffle at the top of the label's ranks, a label spokesperson confirmed. In addition, other sources indicated that as many as an additional 20 ...

  7. Katy Perry To Get A Lift From Steve Madden Campaign

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steve Madden is stepping into music marketing again. The footwear and apparel retailer is launching an in-store and online marketing campaign dubbed Steve Madden Music that will spotlight a recording artist every month or two, Billboard has learne ...

  8. Foxy Brown Addresses Hearing Loss

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper to have surgery, likely in Jan. Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown, 26, told reporters today (Dec. 15) she is “strong, resilient and fortunate” and is focused on the "necessary surgery" to rest ...

  9. Pioneering Sports/Entertainment Executive Dies

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loris Smith died Sept. 22 at 70. Pioneering sports and entertainment executive Loris Francis Smith died Sept. 22 at 70 in Newton, N.J., from emphysema. Smith had been COO of concessions/facility management firm Ogden Entertainment in New York City ...

  10. U.K. Indie Soul Label Snags U.S. R&B Acts

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dome to release albums by Patterson, Russell. Dome to release albums by Patterson, Russell. News ...