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  1. Jennifer Lopez Will Kick Off The World Cup

    June 11, 2014 10:29 AM EDT Not so fast: J.Lo is performing at the World Cup after all. World Cup: Why Can't Brazil Get Its Groove On? Pitbull, Lopez World Cup Song a Flop? World Cup Panel at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference Jennifer Lopez said in an interview with ...

  2. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez World Cup Song a Flop?

    May 25, 2014 6:12 PM EDT The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil. Since the recent release of FIFA's "We Are One (Ole Ola)," hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cu ...

  3. Q&A: A2IM President Rich Bengloff Talks Export Mission to Brazil

    April 29, 2013 11:58 AM EDT With an eye toward nurturing new revenue streams and increasing their share of the global music market, representatives from 11 independent record labels headed to beautiful Brazil last week to meet with their South American counterparts. The ...

  4. Indie Beat: A2IM Heads to Brazil, Rough Trade Posts 25% Growth, and NXNE Gets a New Director

    April 16, 2013 3:50 PM EDT A2IM Heads South A2IM and representatives from 11 indie labels are headed south of the border this week. VP Records, Dead Oceans, Naxos, Yep Roc and more will join American Association for Independent Music president Rich Bengloff on a mission ...

  5. More Than 200 Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire

    January 27, 2013 8:04 AM EST A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 233 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world’s deadlie ...

  6. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  7. Veteran Promoter Jose Muniz Joins Evenpro Group, XYZ Live

    October 03, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Latin American concert promoter Jose Muniz has joined Evenpro Group and XYZ Live, according to the companies. The Evenpro Group, which has equity in the Brazil-based XYZ Live, has offices in Miami; Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose; C ...

  8. Lollapalooza Coming to Israel in 2013

    August 06, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Lollapalooza continues to broaden its international horizons. Festival organizers announced Saturday it would hold Lollapalooza Israel in Tel Aviv next year, in what will be the country's first large-scale international music festival. Israel ...

  9. Lollapalooza Announces 2013 Dates

    July 25, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Photo courtest of the Lollapalooza message board . Lollapalooza's organizers sure are thinking ahead. While their 2012 iteration hasn't even kicked off yet -- the Chicago festival is set to take place over the weekend of August 3-5 -- ad ...

  10. Brasil Summerfest Brings Brazilian Music to New York All Week, With Shows by Bebel Gilberto, Criolo, More

    July 24, 2012 1:49 PM EDT (L-R): BSF co-producer Béco Dranoff, Summer Stage artistic director Erika Elliott, and festival founder Petrit Pula pose at the Brasil Summer Fest on Saturday. (Photo: Emmanuelle Saliba) As a tropical breeze made its way through the city, thousand ...

  11. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  12. How Michel Telo Went From Obscure Brazilian Country Singer To Global Superstar

    March 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The astronomical global success of Michel Teló, a Brazilian country singer, is an example of the diverse new talents emerging from Brazil's thriving pop scene and the multitude of ways even the most obscure artists can shine brightly on the w ...

  13. Lollapalooza Festivals in Chile and Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Many More

    November 21, 2011 8:46 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza C ...

  14. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  15. Perry Farrell to Receive Inaugural Apple Award, Give Keynote Q&A At Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    October 25, 2011 3:42 PM EDT In observance of the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary promoter Bill Graham, the inaugural Apple Award will be given to Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell at the eighth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Aw ...

  16. Metallica To Play First-Ever Gig In India For F1 Grand Prix Concert

    September 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT F1 Rocks CEO Robert Montague and Metallica. The tradition-steeped elegance of India's Bollywood music and the rough, rattle and roll of heavy metal might make them apparent incompatible genres, but Metallica are set to disprove that conceptio ...

  17. Rock in Rio 2011's Sellout, by the Numbers

    August 15, 2011 10:19 AM EDT Rock in Rio 2011's Sellout, by the Numbers Brazil's renowned music festival has come back to its homeland for the first time since 2001 and has done so in a big way. Rock In Rio Returns Home Rock in Rio 2011 edition will be held over sev ...

  18. U2's '360' Tour Gross: $736,137,344!

    July 29, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The Claw from U2's all-time record-setting 360 Tour (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImang.com) Tomorrow night in Moncton, N.B., U2 will perform the 110th and final show of its monster 360 tour, wrapping up not only epic technological and musical achi ...

  19. Britney Spears Adds South America Tour Dates

    July 25, 2011 8:30 PM EDT Britney Spears' Facebook page proclaimed the promise of big news Monday at 6pm EST. And, fans of the singer, who is currently on her Femme Fatale tour weren't disappointed. Spears, who appeared in a Ustream video along with two of her ba ...

  20. U2 Breaks All-Time Tour Gross Record In Brazil

    April 20, 2011 6:56 PM EDT When U2 broke the all-time tour gross record in Brazil on April 10, the second performance of a three-night stand at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, the band entered history in dazzling fashion. The three-show total was $32,754,065, according to Bil ...

  21. U2's '360' Is Officially The Most Successful Tour Of All Time

    April 11, 2011 10:58 AM EDT As projected by Billboard.biz last week, U2's "360" officially became the most successful tour of all time , Live Nation announced today. Sunday night's sold-out show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo pulled U2 past the previous ...

  22. U2 To Set Record For Highest-Grossing Tour This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:19 AM EDT When the doors open Sunday night for U2's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's "360" tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 "360" will pass the $558 million ...

  23. Ultra Music Festival Extending Global Reach to Asia, Australia

    March 30, 2011 7:39 AM EDT Once a humble beach party, Miami's mega-hip Ultra Music Festival is expanding to Asia and Australia after a sellout, three-day rave this past weekend that left revelers nursing a nasty hangover on Monday. Around 150,000 sun-baked party-goers ...

  24. Business Matters: Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album...

    March 10, 2011 7:43 PM EST Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album… -- In response to my post on a hypothetical breakeven point for a $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow album deal, I got an e-mail from an executive regarding the profit margin on digital albums an ...

  25. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  26. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  27. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Rage Against The Machine and more

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 12. "Who Owns My Heart" video "Who Owns My Heart" is a new video from Miley Cyrus. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Four Bands That Need to Break Up 2. Michael Jackson Scarecrows Pop Up In Taiwan 3 ...

  28. Web Trends: John Lennon, Drake, Eminem, Mariah Carey and more

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. John Lennon Was a Style Icon YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Drake - I Get Lonely Too 2. Kolontár vörös iszap 2010.10.04 3. Gemini - B ...

  29. Spain's Sonar Fest Heads To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United Sta ...

  30. Guns N' Roses Plan 'Secret' Shows In South America

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses will play three private shows in Brazil and Argentina during the band's current tour of South America, the organizer said. The shows are set for undisclosed locations in Sao Paulo on Thursday (March 11) and Buenos Aires on ...

  31. Year-End: Global Concert Business Remains Strong In 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite an extremely challenging economy, the global concert business managed to put solid numbers in 2009, a testament to both the resiliency of the business and the enduring popularity of live music. Global data reported to Billboard Boxscore fr ...

  32. Empire Of The Sun Wins 4 ARIAs

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire of the Sun shone brightest at the ARIA Awards in Sydney, where the psychedelic newcomers picked up four awards including best group and the coveted album of the year gong. New Zealand-born pop artist Ladyhawke and veteran rockers AC/DC each ...

  33. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Mad ...

  34. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  35. MTVNLA Opens Colombia Office

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. Headed by country manager Christian Prada, who formerly represented Televisa Networks in Colombia, the office will handle ad sales, affiliate sales and marketing for MTV, VH1, ...

  36. London To Host 'Music Hack Day'

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Music Hack Day, an event for the international tech and digital music community, is to take place in London this weekend (July 11 to 12). Bringing together 200 delegates, the two-day event is believed to be the first 'hack' ...

  37. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  38. Radiohead Snags Kraftwerk For Spring Shows

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has drafted legendary German electronica act Kraftwerk to support its spring tour of Latin America, which begins March 15-16 in Mexico City. Kraftwerk will also play headlining shows April 25-26 in Wolfsburg, Germany. However, the group& ...

  39. Latin Briefs: Vicente, La Quinta Estacion, Alanis in Latin America

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez continues his reign at the top of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week, with his live set "Primera Fila" up 3% in sales to 11,300 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All albums in the top 10 gained in ...

  40. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  41. Britney, Justin Join Madonna In Los Angeles

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna had a little help from some friends at the Los Angeles stop of her Sticky and Sweet tour last night (Nov. 6) at Dodger Stadium, as both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake turned up as surprise guest stars. The former wowed the crowd duri ...

  42. Madonna Adds Buenos Aires Show Amid Sellouts

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following three sellouts of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium, promoters Live Nation and Time 4 Fun have added a fourth show at the Argentine capital's venue. The Dec. 3 date, ann ...

  43. Retailers Listing Kanye Disc For December

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although there's been no confirmation from Def Jam, Kanye West's new album will be titled "808's & Heartbreak" and will be released Dec. 16, according to listings on Amazon.com and Target.com. West unveiled the new tra ...

  44. Madonna Starts 'Sticky And Sweet' Tour In Wales

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even at 50, the queen of pop just can't stop courting controversy. As Madonna kicked off her international "Sticky and Sweet" tour Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales, she took a none-too subtle swipe at the presumptive Republican nomi ...

  45. Honorary Degree For Rocker Cave

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The correct title is now Dr. Cave. Alternative-rock icon Nick Cave has been presented with an honorary degree of doctor of laws from Monash University in his longtime hometown of Melbourne. The U.K.-based, Australian-bred musician, novelist, actor ...

  46. MyStrands Raises $24M In BBVA Funding

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish-U.S. social music recommendation service MyStrands today said it has raised an additional $24 million from Spanish bank and financial service group BBVA in the second half of their B round of funding. This sum comes on top of the $25 milli ...

  47. Richard Ogden Management Heads To Brazil

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Ogden is relocating his European artist management and live music business from London to Sao Paulo, Brazil. With effect from Aug. 1, Ogden, the former manager of Paul McCartney, and his wife and business partner Telma will migrate Richard ...

  48. MTV Latin America Relocates Teams

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of a regional localization strategy, MTV Networks Latin America will decentralize its programming and production operations from Miami to local teams in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. The move puts Jose Tillan, currently senior V ...

  49. Tech Firms To Fight Piracy, Black Market in Brazil

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven of the world's major electronics and computer goods companies including Microsoft and Intel joined forces June 28 to fight Brazil's vast black market and piracy, which they say cost the country SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) -- Seven ...