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  1. Shoe Company Crocs Lines Up Music Festival Deals

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shoe company Crocs Inc. will have a presence at a number of U.S. music festivals and amphitheater concerts this summer. Crocs Inc. has signed or is finalizing contracts with approximately 30 non-sports properties, according to a recently published ...

  2. Update: Billions Corporation, Aero Booking Merge

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Aero Booking will merge, effective June 1. The two firms will combine artist rosters and operate as one entity with offices in Chicago and Seattle, and a total of seven agents. "We have a ...

  3. Robyn Returns To North America For Tour

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After teasing American audiences with three club shows in February, Swedish pop singer Robyn will return stateside for a three-week club and theater tour to promote her forthcoming self-titled album, due April 29 via Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscop ...

  4. The Green Index

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You know green is good, you know you want to go green, but the question is: what’s the first step? As Reverb's Adam Gardner stated in his Q&A with Billboard for our Second Annual Green Issue, the short answer is: there are a lot of first ...

  5. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for an 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previously announced co-headlining appearance at ...

  6. AEG Live Taps Valentino To Open Florida Office

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based live entertainment promoter AEG Live has tapped John Valentino to head up its newly opened regional office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Valentino previously served as executive VP at Florida-based independent concert promotions compa ...

  7. 4 Years For Use Of Software To Steal IDs

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday in what prosecutors said was the first federal case against someone using file-sharing software to steal identities. Gregory Kopiloff pleaded guilty in November to mail fraud, aggravated ...

  8. mun2 Extends Reach Via Comcast

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment cable channel mun2 will grow its reach from 17 million to 24 million subscribers next month through a long-term carriage agreement with Comcast. Comcast will begin carrying mun2 on its most widely-available tier of digital ...

  9. NME Plans U.S. Awards

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two days prior to the launch of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, British music magazine NME will hold its first U.S.-based awards ceremony at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on April 23. The announcement arrives on the ...

  10. Billboard Q&A: Viper Room's Harry Morton

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink Taco Restaurants founder Harry Morton will get a taste of the live music business following his recent purchase of Los Angeles' 250-capacity Viper Room, which sits on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Morton, whose father Peter Morton found ...

  11. Sevendust Pulls Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Dates

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock act Sevendust has pulled out of this summer's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, citing scheduling conflicts, according to a blog posting on the band's MySpace page . "Due to changes in Sevendust's touring schedule, th ...

  12. Le Tigre Members Tour Behind New Project

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Le Tigre remains "on a long hiatus," says band member JD Samson, but that hasn't stopped her from teaming up with the group's Johanna Fateman for DJ-based project Men, which launches a month-long club tour tomorrow (Feb. 20) at ...

  13. L.A.'s Viper Room Sold To Morton

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Viper Room, which sits on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, has been sold to Pink Taco Restaurants founder Harry Morton, whose father Peter Morton founded the Hard Rock Cafes and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Financial terms of the ...

  14. Radiohead Reveals North American Tour Dates

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will embark on its first North American tour in two years May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eight shows have been confirmed for the first leg, which wraps May 18 in Dallas. Afterward, Radiohead will visit Europe for a month's worth of ...

  15. RealNetworks Forecasts Lower Revenues, Shares Fall

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital media company RealNetworks Inc forecasts first-quarter and full-year 2008 revenue below Wall Street expectations partly due to slower growth in its Rhapsody America music business. The news sent shares down as much as 3.3 percent in extend ...

  16. Celine's 'Taking Chances' Sales Strong

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A five-year residency in Las Vegas and an unusually long lead-time between onsales and play dates seem to have had zero impact on demand for Celine Dion's upcoming Taking Chances world tour, which begins Feb. 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

  17. Seattle's Crocodile Cafe Shutters

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Although rumors of its demise had circulated on local music blogs for some time, Seattle music fans and club employees were shocked when legendary venue the Crocodile Café closed suddenly over the weekend. According to reports out the Northwest, c ...

  18. AEG, Australia's Ogden IFC Pair On JV

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Australian venue operator Ogden IFC, and created a new 50:50 joint venture called AEG Ogden. The partnership will operate arenas, theaters, stadiums, convention a ...

  19. AEG Live Acquires Seattle Showbox Clubs

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has purchased two of Seattle's largest clubs -- the 1,147-capacity Showbox at the Market, and the 1,511-capacity Showbox SoDo -- from former owner Jeff Steichen, who will stay on a ...

  20. The Festival Frenzy

    December 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taking respite from the midday heat on a tour bus behind the scenes at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music Festival in June, the three principles of C3 Presents were asked why they came to Tennessee for this event, not one of their own. Was it a fact- ...

  21. Download Shop For Sub Pop

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie label Sub Pop has launched a digital download store. The store is currently stocking 200 titles and the label hopes to eventually make its entire catalog available for download. At this point, Sub Pop is only selling full album ...

  22. 'Dancing With The Stars' Gears Up For Tour

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As the current season of "Dancing with the Stars" heats up, the cast of the ABC television show will gear up for a 37-date tour beginning Dec. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle, and wrapping Feb. 10 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. T ...

  23. The Film And TV Interview: Sean Penn And Eddie Vedder

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Penn has wanted to make a movie based on Jon Krakauer's 1996 book "Into the Wild" since the moment he finished reading it. The true story of Christopher McCandless, a recent college graduate who in 1990 cut ties with his family ...

  24. Ozzy Says He'll Headline 2008 Ozzfest

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Forget those rumors that Ozzfest will have to do without Ozzy Osbourne in the future. The Prince of Darkness told reporters during a teleconference today that he'll be at the top of the 2008 Ozzfest bill -- "as far as I know." He di ...

  25. Vedder, Penn Set For THR/Billboard Film & TV Conference

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and actor/director Sean Penn will be the subjects of the keynote Q&A at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, to be held Nov. 1-2 at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton. Vedder and Penn w ...

  26. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  27. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  28. White Stripes Cancel Fall U.S. Tour

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have abruptly canceled their fall U.S. tour, after it was revealed that drummer Meg White "is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time." The trek was to have begun tomorrow (Sept. 13) in Albuque ...

  29. Fall From Grace Wins $1 Million Bodog Competition

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Bodog Music, a division of the international digital entertainment organization Bodog Entertainment, has awarded Seattle band Fall From Grace a $1 million recording contract as a result of their victory in the first-ever Bodog Music Ba ...

  30. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  31. Eckerson Named GM Of Citizens Business Bank Arena

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG has named Steve Eckerson GM of Ontario, Calif.'s Citizens Business Bank Arena, which is scheduled to open fall 2008. He will report to Bob Newman, COO of AEG Facilities. In his new role, Eckerson will oversee all operati ...

  32. Apple Unveils New iPods, Ringtone Service

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made a number of product updates and announcements today in San Francisco, including a ringtone service, a partnership with Starbucks and a touch-screen, WiFi-en ...

  33. MySpace Organizing Fall Tour

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace.com is launching its first-ever branded music tour this fall with headliners Say Anything and Hellogoodbye. Kicking off Oct. 16 at the ShowBox in Seattle, the all-ages MySpace Music Tour will stop off in more than 30 venues through Thanksg ...

  34. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  35. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  36. WaMu Partners With Venues Nationwide

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based banking company WaMu (formerly Washington Mutual) is expanding its presence in the live music business with WaMu Live!, a new program that gives customers exclusive benefits to concerts at venues in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and ...

  37. Lewis To Resume Trek

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is set to resume his solo tour July 27 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D. The current leg of the trek, entitled "Have Guitar, Will Travel II," has 18 dates scheduled. Performances thus far have fe ...

  38. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  39. Indie Rockers Midlake Ready Stateside Tour

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock outfit Midlake is gearing up for a fall trek that will hit 270- to 1,400-capacity venues across the United States. The outing follows the Denton, Texas-based act's album "The Trials of Van Occupanther" (Bella Union/World& ...

  40. The Cure Touring North America, Wrapping New CD

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometime this fall, the Cure will hit the Road in North America for month-long tour beginning Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla. Tickets begin going on sale June 28. 65 Days Of Static will open. The Cure's prese ...

  41. Ozzfest Moves All Free Tickets

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Freefest, the free version of Ozzfest, went clean on its free tickets for all 24 dates in four days. More than 428,000 tickets in all were given away through livenation.com, which producers say is the largest number of free tickets distributed in ...

  42. MSG, WaMu Ink Naming Rights Deal

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York's Madison Square Garden and banking company WaMu (formerly Washington Mutual) have entered into a multi-year naming rights deal for the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The arena's 5,600-seat theater will now be called the WaMu ...

  43. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  44. Buble Rises To European Chart Peak

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Buble goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums chart with "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise), after bestselling starts in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The Canadian singer's album als ...

  45. NARM Coverage: WMG Wins Big At NARM Awards

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an online merchant won a retailer of the year award, while the Warner Music Group picked up three awards; and Twist & Shout and Electric Fetus kept their streaks alive winning in their categories respectively, for the seven ...

  46. The Billboard Q&A: Paul Tollett

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Tollett has always been a concert promoter with vision. After taking an $800,000 hit on the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999, the president of Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice never lost hope. "It seemed like $8 mi ...

  47. Lily Allen Scraps Most Of U.S. Tour

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has cancelled her May-June U.S. tour, excluding performances at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals, among several others. Allen revealed the news earlier today (April 16) via her Myspace blog. Allen jok ...

  48. CD Buyers Given Edge For Free Ozzfest

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though this summer's Ozzfest tour will cost fans nothing to attend, those who want to purchase Ozzy Osbourne's first new studio album in six years, "Black Rain," will now have a better shot at getting in the door, Billboard.biz ...

  49. Dinosaur Jr., Rapture Set For Free Yr Radio Tour

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Klaxons, Dinosaur Jr., the Rapture, Long Winters, Tapes 'N Tapes, the Ponys, Rogue Wave and Voxtrot, among others, will perform at various Urban Outfitters locations across the U.S. as part of the Free Yr Radio tour (Billboard.biz, April 10). ...

  50. With No Album On Horizon, Pearl Jam Touring For Fun

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has "no set date" for returning to the studio to follow-up last year's self-titled album for J, but the group couldn't pass up a series of "pretty cool offers" on the live front this summer, guitarist Mike M ...

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