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  1. China's Media Regulators Silence TV Singing Contests

    July 31, 2013 4:57 AM EDT China’s media regulators have ordered the country’s satellite television stations to stop producing new singing-contest programs and to cut down on melodramatic elements of those currently airing. Chinese authorities are “controlling the total n ...

  2. Robb Spitzer Named Managing Director of Live Nation China

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  3. Morning Fix: '12-12-12' Concert Raised $36 Mil. Before Show; Warner's 4Q Results; Skrillex's New Imprint

    December 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free daily Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters 12-12-12 SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ROCKS WITH "LOCALS" ROLLING STONES, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND A REUNITED NIRVANA: Musicians clo ...

  4. The MUSIC Act Aims to Help Independent Labels in U.S.

    December 12, 2012 7:45 PM EST Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for U.S. independent music labels to access the global marketplace. The Making United States Independents Competitive (MUSIC) Act aims to help small label ...

  5. Shanghai Touring Market Heating Up for International Stars

    December 12, 2012 10:51 AM EST Jennifer Lopez rocking Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena on Nov. 24. (Photo: AEG China) The city of Shanghai, the largest in China, has seen a surge of top-level international acts touring the city, and the trend looks set to continue. In a firs ...

  6. Backbeat: Indies Go To China: A2IM's Trade Mission To Shanghai

    October 01, 2012 1:05 PM EDT World Party: The A2IM trade mission to Shanghai, from left: Randy Chin (VP Records), Jean Hsiao Wernheim (Chief International Executive a-Peer Synergy), Bill Zang (CEO & GM Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group), Sam Alpert (Eleve ...

  7. Morning Fix: EMI/Universal; Scooter Lands Psy; AEG's Michael Jackson Emails

    September 04, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's FREE music-business newsletters. SCOOTER BRAUN, KOREAN VIRAL VIDEO SENSATION PSY ANNOUNCE LABEL PARTNERSHIP: Scooter Braun and Psy, the Korean pop star whose video for "Gangnam Style" this summe ...

  8. A2IM Using Federal Grant To Expand Trade Missions, Bolster Indie Music

    August 31, 2012 5:12 PM EDT A2IM went to Washington, D.C.'s U.S. Trade Information Center at the Ronald Reagan Building to pick up the award certificate for the MDCP funding. From left: Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services Maureen Smith, who ...

  9. Zebra Music Fest Reaches China's Rapidly Expanding Rock & Pop Touring Market

    August 13, 2012 1:34 PM EDT The crowd at the Zebra Music Fest at Jinshan Beach, near Shanghai. (Photo: Rob Schwartz) SHANGHAI -- The Channel Young Zebra Music Festival has emerged as one of the potent forces in China's nascent touring scene, a market that is expanding r ...

  10. AKB48, J-Pop's Leading Girl Group, Gets Ready to Go Global With A Regimented Model

    June 12, 2012 11:49 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- AKB48 is not exactly a band. It's an army of girls-next-door, ranked by its fans, and after taking Japan by storm it's getting ready to go global. More than 60 girls and young women, split into four teams, make up what is a ...

  11. L'Arc-en-Ciel, Japanese Visual Rock Band, To Play Madison Square Garden This Weekend

    March 23, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Leading Japanese 'visual rock' band L'Arc-en-Ciel is amidst an 11-country world tour and are slated to thrash Madison Square Garden on Sunday March 25, becoming the first Japanese band to headline the storied NYC arena. The group or ...

  12. Apple Vs. Proview iPad Trademark Lawsuit Comes To U.S.

    February 24, 2012 7:48 AM EST SHANGHAI (AP) -- Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China - this time in a court in California. Proview Electronics Co., a unit of Proview International Holdings, which claims it owns the iPad name, file ...

  13. Apple Defends Use of iPad Trademark in China During Heated Court Battle

    February 22, 2012 7:54 AM EST SHANGHAI (AP) - Apple defended its right to use the iPad trademark in China in a heated court hearing Wednesday that pitted the electronics giant against a struggling company that denies it sold the mainland China rights to the tablet's name. ...

  14. Chinese Authorities Seizing iPads

    February 16, 2012 7:30 AM EST BEIJING (AP) - Authorities have seized iPads from retailers in more Chinese cities in an escalating dispute between Apple Inc. and a struggling local company over the trademark for the popular tablet computer, news reports said Thursday. The Chine ...

  15. Billboard Power 100: Peter Grosslight

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 32 Peter Grosslight Executive VP/Worldwide Head of Music William Morris Endeavor The Calm In The Storm... In a world where some view being a jerk as a career strategy, Peter Grosslight remains a dignified, understated power player. He runs one ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Rich Bengloff

    January 26, 2012 11:28 PM EST No. 97 Rich Bengloff President American Assn. of Independent Music Twitter: @A2IM Indie Advocate... When Rich Bengloff was named president of the American Assn. of Independent Music in 2007, the then-2-year-old trade group was still struggling to ...

  17. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Hits Banned by China From Music Sites to Preserve 'Cultural Security'

    August 26, 2011 8:12 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) - China's Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment. The ministry posted a list of 100 songs - inclu ...

  18. Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China

    July 21, 2011 7:35 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) -- At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words ...

  19. Radiohead Ventures Into Chinese Social Media, Launches Page on Sina.com

    July 03, 2011 10:05 AM EDT HONG KONG (AP) - Radiohead has taken a tentative step into censored Chinese cyberspace, even though the British rock band has been critical of China's human rights record. Radiohead recently launched a page on the "weibo" site of le ...

  20. China to Punish Baidu for Illegal Music Search Service

    April 25, 2011 7:37 AM EDT China's Ministry of Culture will punish Baidu Inc for providing illegal music downloads, a move that poses near-term risk to the firm's soaring stock price. Xinhua, China's official news agency, reported on Monday that the governmen ...

  21. Bob Dylan Plays Vietnam To Half-Full Venue

    April 11, 2011 7:20 AM EDT After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. The American folk singer and songwriter known for his anti-war anthem ...

  22. Bob Dylan Gets Rapturous Reception at China Concert With 'Approved Set'

    April 07, 2011 7:21 AM EDT Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first gig in China, despite agreeing to sing an approved set so as not to offend political sensitivities. Famous for his songs against in ...

  23. Bob Dylan Clears China's Censors, Playing First Shows in April

    March 11, 2011 7:42 AM EST Censors have cleared Bob Dylan to make his China debut despite worries that the country's authoritarian government would block his planned shows given the American folk icon's antiestablishment reputation. China's Ministry of Cultur ...

  24. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  25. Bob Dylan's April Gig in China Held Up By Chinese Government

    March 03, 2011 8:20 AM EST China is reviewing an application from Bob Dylan to stage concerts in the country, a year after the American folk legend's planned concerts in Beijing and Shanghai were canceled, an official at the Ministry of Culture said Thursday. The appli ...

  26. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  27. Apple In Talks To Buy China's Handseeing

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc is in talks to buy Chinese software maker Handseeing, an executive at the Chinese company said on Friday (Aug. 6), a deal that would mark the iPhone maker's first acquisition in the country. "We should have a decision in about ...

  28. Clampdown Rumored As China Twitter-style Sites Down

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chinese social networking websites that provide Twitter-like services have suddenly reverted to testing mode and access has been spotty amid reports of a government clampdown. Although Twitter has been banned for more than a year in China, Chinese ...

  29. Apple To Open Second Flagship Store In China

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc will open its second flagship store in China, in the heart of Shanghai's financial district on Saturday (July 10), the company said on Thursday (July 8). The retail outlet, featuring a 40-foot glass cylindrical wall, is located near ...

  30. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  31. Business Matters: EMI, The Beatles, HMV Bob Dylan and More

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Last week, EMI rushed to close a deal to license its catalog to either Universal Music Group or Sony Music . But not having the legal right to ...

  32. Apple Plans 40-50 Store Openings In 2010

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said plans to open 40 to 50 retail stores next year as the consumer electronics giant expands its reach to customers. More than half of the new stores will be outside the United States, with new outlets planned in London, Paris and two i ...

  33. Beyonce Confirmed But China Cancels Other Foreign Acts

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As China celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic Thursday morning (Oct. 1), one of the country's top independent labels announced the cancellation of all foreign acts at its upcoming music festival. The M ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. China Cancels Oasis Shows

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Oasis won't be performing its first ever shows in China after all. The Chinese government has revoked the performance licenses issued to the U.K. rock act. The band's Chinese promoters Emma Entertainment/Ticketmaster China informed them ...

  36. Promoter China West Suspends Operations

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shanghai-based China West Entertainment, which has promoted shows by Norah Jones, James Blunt and Kanye West in China, has suspended operations. Following a lengthy career as a promoter in the U.S, Steve Sybesma launched China West Entertainment i ...

  37. Live Earth Returns In India

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will join Bollywood stars for a one-off Live Earth concert in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. Live Earth India will take place at the 20,000-capacity Andheri Sports Complex. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is also on the bill. The event will be ...

  38. Linkin Park Confirm Post-Olympics China Shows

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park is to return to China for two concerts, Ticketmaster's Shanghai office confirms. The act will perform on Oct. 12 at the 80,000-seat Shanghai Stadium and Oct 19. at the 72,000-seat Beijing Workers' Stadium as part of their Mus ...

  39. Lavigne's China Dates Confirmed

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Retail ticket giant Ticketmaster has disclosed details of Avril Lavigne's previously reported upcoming tour in China. Tickets for one concert, taking place Oct. 4 in Shanghai, are now on sale. According to a Ticketmaster statement, Lavigne� ...

  40. China Confirms Extra Scrutiny For Int'l Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT China is tightening the screws on political expression, saying it will ban foreign artists and entertainers who have ever engaged in activities deemed to "threaten national sovereignty." The notice, posted Thursday on the Ministry of Cul ...

  41. Beijing Pop Festival Nixed

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT China's biggest international rock music festival, the Beijing Pop Festival, has been canceled, organizers said today (May 30). The festival has been held in Beijing's Chaoyang Park each September since 2005. "We're not going t ...

  42. Hung Tik Joins Live Nation

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is bolstering its business in China with the hire of local label veteran Hung Tik to its team. The executive, until recently Universal Music's managing director Hong Kong and China, has joined the live music giant as senior VP for ...

  43. China's Midi Fest Postponed

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Just days after receiving performance permits, organizers of Beijing's Midi Modern Music Festival have been told by local police that they cannot provide security, meaning the festival will not be held. The ninth annual Midi festival -- China ...

  44. 30 Foreign Acts Approved For Beijing Rock Fest

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Performance permits for 30 international bands have been approved for the ninth annual Midi Modern Music Festival, China's longest-running outdoor rock festival. But the Shanghai edition of Midi is a no-go. Midi had planned to expand the even ...

  45. Dandi Wind Blows-Off Shanghai Date

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian dance-music duo Dandi Wind is the latest overseas act to experience difficulty in trying to play live in China. Dandi Wind was scheduled to kick off its debut mainland-China tour at Shanghai's Shelter club on April 4. But a statement ...

  46. Celine Cancels Beijing Concert

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite attempts to reschedule the show, Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" Beijing April 13 concert has been canceled. "Due to some difficulties in securing the appropriate venue, organizers for Celine's Beijing concert annou ...

  47. Celine's Beijing Date Postponed

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion will miss her scheduled Beijing debut on April 13, after rescheduling shows in the Australian segment of her "Taking Chances" world tour because of a throat infection. "We regretfully announce that this rescheduling has ...

  48. Bjork's Shanghai Surprise For Chinese Authorities

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Icelandic singer Bjork's first major concert in mainland China on March 2 may have been her last, after she chanted "Tibet" several times during "Declare Independence," the closing song in her set at the Shanghai Internati ...

  49. AEG's Leiweke: We Won't Go 360

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG president/CEO Tim Leiweke made it clear that the Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter doesn't intend to adopt the same business model as competitor Live Nation, during his keynote address at the Grammy Foundation's 10 ...

  50. China Concert Debuts For Björk, Maroon 5

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Björk and Maroon 5 will make their Chinese live debuts in March, Shanghai-based concert promoter Emma Ticketmaster said Jan. 24. Both acts are set to play one date each at the 4,000-capacity Shanghai International Gymnastics Center; Björk will per ...

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