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  1. Lolla Organizer Eliminates Ticket Service Fees

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza producer C3 Presents will offer tickets at a service charge free price for this year's annual summer event, to be held Aug. 3-5 at Chicago's Grant Park, Billboard.biz has learned. The official Lollapalooza lineup won't ...

  2. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

  3. Clapton Flanked By Guitar Heroes For Summer Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Vince Gill lead the lineup for the event, w ...

  4. Ozzfest Bill Shapes Up

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lamb Of God, Hatebreed and Lordi are among the first acts to be revealed for the 2007 Ozzfest, which turned heads this summer when founders Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announced the festival would be a free event. LOG and Lordi will perform on the ma ...

  5. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  6. Sub Pop Launches Hardly Art Imprint

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie Sub Pop records has launched a sub-label in Hardly Art. Sub Pop head Jonathan Poneman will oversee the imprint, and Sarah Moody has been named Hardly Art GM. Moody joined the publicity team at Sub Pop in 2005, and will now shif ...

  7. Hendrix Family Sues Over Vodka Marketing

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jimi Hendrix's family filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday (March 6) over the use of the guitar legend's name to market a brand of vodka. The family claims in the lawsuit that companies owned by Seattle businessman Craig Dieffenbach used trad ...

  8. RealNetworks Ups Sheeran, O'Neil

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has a new head of its music division. The company named Philip O'Neil senior VP of music replacing music chief Dan Sheeran, who is taking a new role in the organization. O'Neil is based in Seattle and reports to Real CEO Rob ...

  9. Sony BMG Global Dig Cuts Staff, Shutters Offices

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales team cut staff and said it would close four field offices as the recently formed company internally announced its new organizational structure. The company will shutter its Seattle, Dallas, New Yor ...

  10. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  11. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  12. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  13. One Reel Links With AEG For Bumbershoot Fest

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bumbershoot festival producers One Reel have linked with AEG Live in a move that will boost talent buying and sponsorship resources for the long-running Seattle event, Billboard.biz has learned. The five-year deal is similar to those AEG has reach ...

  14. The Sword Plot Stateside Stint

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal act the Sword will embark on a brief tour starting March 9 at the Launchpad in Albuquerque, N.M. Kemado Recoords labelmates Priestbird, formerly known as Tarantula AD, will support on the stint, which wraps March 23 at Double-Wide in D ...

  15. Ozzfest Offering Free Tickets For 2007 Tour

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tickets to the 2007 edition of Ozzfest will be free, organizers said today (Feb. 6). The 25-date tour will begin July 7 in Los Angeles; details have yet to be announced regarding distribution of tickets. The event, which will be headlined by Ozzy ...

  16. Making The Leap In 2007

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Having jumped from support slots in sweaty clubs to headlining for thousands in theaters and arenas, bands like the Killers, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco know a thing or two about paying their dues before becoming box-office sellouts. Whil ...

  17. Jacobsen Rises At Live Nation

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Neil Jacobsen of Live Nation's Philadelphia office has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of Live Nation Miami. In Miami, Jacobsen will oversee all of the company's concert booking, marketing and promotion in the st ...

  18. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  19. Pearl Jam Goes Covers Crazy For Holiday Single

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's annual holiday single for members of its Ten Club fan organization will feature a pair of classic rock covers: the Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," th ...

  20. Ticketmaster Buys Stake In ILike.com

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster has bought a 25 percent stake in music-oriented networking Web site iLike.com in a deal that seeks to generate exposure for the ticket-selling giant among independent music fans. Ticketmaster invested $13.3 million in iLike.com and si ...

  21. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  22. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  23. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  24. Hendrix Family Contests Sale Of Songs

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rights sold Oct. 26 for $15 million. A private bidder paid $15 million for the rights to hit songs by rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix at an auction on Thursday (Oct. 26), but a company owned by the musician's family said it will sue to prove it o ...

  25. House of Blues To Open In Philadelphia

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A new House of Blues venue will be in downtown Philadelphia, Billboard.biz has learned. House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. has finalized lease negotiations with Philadelphia-based real estate developm A new House of Blues venue will be in downtown ...

  26. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  27. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  28. Apregan To Consult GSN

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nonprofit GSN is seeking more events for stadium network. The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has brought on Jeff Apregan, president of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Apregan Group, as a consultant. Apregan, who has worked in the live entertainment bu ...

  29. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  30. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  31. Death Cab Lines Up Fall Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a North American headlining theater tour on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. The fall tour follows a successful summer playing large festivals and a co-headlning to Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a ...

  32. Bentley Is 'Locked & Loaded' For Fall Tour

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek starts Oct. 4. Country artist Dierks Bentley will kick off his Bud Light-sponsored "Locked & Loaded" headlining tour on Oct. 4 in Auburn, Ala. Miranda Lambert and the Randy Rogers Band will also be on the bill. Tour dates includ ...

  33. Nokia Buys Loudeye For $60M

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal to be completed by Q4. Finnish mobile technology giant Nokia has struck a deal to buy digital music technology vendor Loudeye Corp for about $60 million. Under the terms of the pact, unveiled today (Aug. 8), Loudeye shareholders will receive ...

  34. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. In one of the most ironic moments ever at a National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, Tower Records was named the large retailer of the year on the meeting's closing night (Aug. 5), after t ...

  35. Metallica, iTunes Strike Deal

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band ends holdout, catalog available on music store. After a long-running holdout from digital distribution services that allow users to purchase individual songs, Metallica has finally made its catalog available online in North America via an exc ...

  36. Rolling Stones Set For North American Return

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second leg will launch Sept. 20 in Boston. The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour, which is destined to be the top-grossing trek in history. The second North American leg, which follows a run o ...

  37. Mariah Carey Tour Dates Shuffled

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three dates cancelled, four added to route. Live Nation, promoters of Mariah Carey’s summer tour, have pulled the plug on three dates and added four more to the route. Off the route because of soft ticket sales are shows in Hershey, Pa. at the Gia ...

  38. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  39. Kanye West, Ludacris Win Copyright Trial

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit centered on duo's song 'Stand Up.' Top-selling rappers Kanye West and Ludacris won a copyright infringement trial Thursday (June 1) when a jury concluded their 2003 hit "Stand Up" did not copy a tune by New Jersey mus ...

  40. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  41. Tool Tops Album Chart With '10,000 Days'

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboard 200 again this week, with Tool's "10,000 Days" taking the crown with more than double the sales of the latest from Pearl Jam. Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboar ...

  42. Kelly Clarkson, Ford Motors Enter Deal

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact includes ad campaign, tour sponsorship. The Ford Motor Company and two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson have entered into a marketing partnership surrounding the launch of the auto manufacturer's new Bold Moves campaign. The partnership ...

  43. Loudeye U.S. Operations Sold To Muze

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal closed for $11 million in cash. Loudeye, which has been openly searching for a buyer since February, has sold its U.S. operations to digital entertainment firm Muze for $11 million in cash. The Seattle-based company will continue to run the U ...

  44. House Of Blues Headed To Seattle

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HOB, Seattle Theatre Group developing venue. A new House Of Blues Club venue will be in Seattle, Wash., Billboard.biz has learned. House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. and the Seattle Theatre Group have entered into a preliminary agreement to develo ...

  45. Global iPulse: Massive Attack, Public Symphony and Caparezza

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Massive expected in early 2007. Fifteen years after its first album, pioneering U.K. “trip-hop” act Massive Attack is hitting the road to promote “Collected—The Best of Massive Attack” (Virgin). The act will play late-April U.S. dates in Seatt ...

  46. Massive Attack Hits Road For 'Collected'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New album expected in early 2007. Fifteen years after its first album, pioneering U.K. "trip-hop" act Massive Attack is hitting the road to promote "Collected—The Best of Massive Attack" (Virgin). The act will play late-April U ...

  47. Kanye, Tribe To Rock Bumbershoot

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. Event to be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. News ...

  48. Exclusive: Kanye, Tribe To Rock Bumbershoot

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event will be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, AFI, Hawthorne Heights and Yellowcard are among the first acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can re ...

  49. Pearl Jam Gets Intimate For London Show

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six years on April 20, when it will drop by the 1,600-capacity Astoria. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 31) in the United Kingdom; a limited amount of tic Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six ...

  50. Chesney Plans Stadium Trek

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included nine stadium dates on his tour route this year, including National Football League stadiums in Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa, and Major Le Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included n ...

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