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  1. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  2. Spain Celebrates European Music Day

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the Spanish music industry is in the economic doldrums, music events remain popular - especially if they are free, of course. Spain is one of a handful of European countries that celebrates European Music Day every June 21, but this year the ...

  3. Spanish Judges Compare P2P To Lending Libraries

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's anti-piracy campaigners have suffered a new blow following yet another court ruling that clears a web site that offered links to protected cultural content of infringing intellectual property legislation. Three judges closed the five- ...

  4. Youssou N'Dour To Close Africa Vive Series

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour will play the last of a series of concerts across Spain as part of the month-long Africa Vive festival to celebrate Africa Day on May 25. N'Dour's closing concert is on May 29 in Santa Cruz de Tene ...

  5. Caceres Womad Festival Line-Up Confirmed

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cuban guitarist/singer Eliades Ochoa, Colombian duo Aterciopelados, and Mali's Salif Keita headline the 18th Caceres Womad festival, to be held in the western Spanish city of Caceres between May 7-10. The Caceres edition of the world music fe ...

  6. Spain's Premios De La Música Nominations Unveiled

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nena Daconte, Amaral, Vetusta Morla and Russian Red have won three nominations each for Spain's 13th Premios de la Música awards, announced simultaneously in offices of the Spanish authors' and publishers' collecting society SGAE in ...

  7. WOMEX Trade Fair Breaks Records

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST WOMEX organizers have reported record attendance at the 2008 edition of the world music trade fair, held in Seville, Spain. In recognition of its Spanish host, WOMEX kicked off proceedings with a tribute to Andalusia's famed contribution to w ...

  8. SGAE Launches World Music Label

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has launched a world music label called Musica de Autores del Mundo (MAM), which aims to release five albums a year recorded in Spain by immigrant musicians living in the country. The first tw ...

  9. WOMEX Honor For Hungarian Folk Veterans

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hungarian folk act Muzsikas will receive the 2008 WOMEX Award during this year's edition of of the world music event. The veteran group will perform at the closing of the WOMEX awards ceremony on Nov. 2 in Seville. The global music event begi ...

  10. Spain All Set For SxSW

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish indie Armada is sailing into South By South West for the first time this week, with music biz and government backing. Until this year, Spain was the world's only major market without a stand at SxSW in Austin, Texas, but the Sound ...

  11. Big Screen Concert Debut For Spain's Heroes

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some 14,000 fans of Heroes del Silencio will by the weekend have seen the group "live" in concert, via cinema screens hundreds of miles away in a soccer stadium in the legendary Spanish rock band's home city of Zaragoza, northern Sp ...

  12. Elton Axes Red Piano Dates

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has pulled the plug on a host of upcoming European Red Piano dates. Shows have been cancelled in Venice, Italy on June 5 and 6; Berlin, Germany on June 22; Moscow, Russia on July 3; Paris, France on Sept. 9 and Seville, Spain on Sept. 1 ...

  13. Farka Toure Honored Posthumously With BBC Award

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The late Ali Farka Toure, Somalian hip-hop artist K'naan and New York-based gypsy punks Gogol Bordello were among the winners at this year's BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. The winners were announced in London March 31; they will rec ...

  14. Orchard Grows With Saudi Firm Rotana

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rotana a power-player in Arabic music world. The Orchard, the U.S.-based digital-music and marketing group, has clinched the global digital-distribution rights to the music portfolio belonging to Rotana Audiovisual, the Saudi Arabia music and film ...

  15. PRS Foundation To Support Emerging Acts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Funding will help showcase artists abroad. The PRS Foundation for New Music, a unit of the British collecting-rights organization Performing Right Society, has launched a funding scheme for emerging talent. Designed to encourage and help rising U. ...

  16. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. He was 85. Merrill died Sa Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera bar ...

  17. Opera Star Nicolai Ghiaurov Dies at 74

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bulgarian-born opera singer Nicolai Ghiaurov, who played memorable roles in Milan's La Scala and continued singing until earlier this year, died today (June 2) at a private clinic near his home in Mod Bulgarian-born opera singer Nicolai Ghiau ...