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  1. Celine Dion To Make China Debut

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will make her mainland China debut on April 13 at a Beijing concert marking the start of official celebrations leading up to the 2008 summer Olympics, which are being held in the Chinese capital. The concert will take place at Beijing& ...

  2. 8th Flamenco Festival Line-Up Unveiled

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Major Spanish flamenco music and dance artists will take part in the 8th Flamenco Festival five-country tour, which starts Feb. 6 in Los Angeles and ends May 25 in Brussels. The full bill for this year's festival was unveiled today (Jan. 14) ...

  3. Live Nation Beefs-Up HK Biz

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is stepping-up its activities in the Far East. The live music juggernaut has struck an agreement with Chinese company Cosmedia Group that sees it manage the new 10,000-capacity outdoor Pop TV Arena (Zhong Tian Di) in Hong Kong. The mul ...

  4. Beyonce Lines Up China Date

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform live in China for the first time at Shanghai's Grand Stage venue on Nov. 5. Shanghai-based promoter Emma Ticketmaster today confirmed her appearance at the 9,000-capacity venue. Emma "is very proud to introduce the w ...

  5. Spanish Biz Sets Sights On China

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE and the industry and trade ministry are planning to join forces in an attempt to raise the profile of Spanish music repertoire in China. Fundación Autor, SGAE's promotional arm, and the ...

  6. Live Earth Goes D.C.

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Initially rebuffed by Washington, former Vice President Al Gore's Live Earth concerts found a last-minute home in the U.S. capital on Friday after Native Americans offered their museum for the worldwide event. A few blocks from the U.S. Capit ...

  7. Live Earth Show In Rio To Go On After Ban Revoked

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Brazilian judge revoked on Thursday her own injunction blocking the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Live Earth global series of concerts after organizers secured approval from the police and met security concerns. "The show is on again. The prose ...

  8. Judge Cancels Rio Live Earth Concert

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A judge has canceled a Live Earth concert planned for Saturday in Rio because police said they did not have enough officers to guarantee crowd safety. Organizers of the free show on Rio's Copacabana Beach said Wednesday they were trying to ov ...

  9. Spice Girls Reunion Rumors Gain Ground

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Speculation is mounting that 1990s pop phenomenon the Spice Girls are to reunite, with the announcement that the five singers have called a press conference for June 28. U.K. tabloids reports claim that Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Br ...

  10. Ticketmaster Grabs Stake In China's Emma Entertainment

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has bought a majority stake in Beijing- and Shanghai-based ticketing and event promotions company Emma Entertainment Holdings. Terms were not disclosed. The purchase marks the third investment Ticketmaster has made in the mainland Chi ...

  11. China Won't Embrace DRM, Music Matters Panel Says

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital-rights management is not the way to go in the mainland China music market, according to members of a panel discussion on DRM held on the opening day of the Music Matters conference in Hong Kong. "DRM is never going to be successful in ...

  12. Aussie Live Earth Gig Revealed

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The line-up for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled. Sydney's Aussie Stadium will feature performances from Crowded House, who reformed this year for a world tour; hard rock trio Wolfmother; Missy Higgins, w ...

  13. Live Earth Ticket Demand 'Overwhelming'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to the U.K. leg of this summer's Live Earth spectacular have been well over-subscribed, organizers said today. Roughly 203,000 concert-goers had registered for tickets to the July 7 environment-awareness concert at London's new W ...

  14. Berlin's Finest: Six Acts To Watch From The German Capital

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One mark of a great international city is the variety and vitality of the music it produces. By that measure, Berlin has reason to be proud. This sample of just six Berlin acts, chosen by Billboard correspondent Wolfgang Spahr, highlights the dive ...

  15. Live Earth Line-Up Takes Shape

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters were today confirmed for the U.K. leg of "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," which will take place across the globe on July 7. Also named to the bill for the ...

  16. Labels File Suit Against Yahoo China

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Record labels in China have filed suit against the operator of Yahoo China for providing access to free music. According to Shanghai China Daily , 11 labels -- including Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group --filed the joint suit against t ...

  17. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  18. "Noodle" Maker Wins At Channel V Awards

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beijing musician Xiao Fei found the recipe for success at Channel V's 13th annual Chinese Music Awards ceremony in Shanghai on Jan. 26, winning the inaugural Wireless Original Music Award for his novelty song "Instant Noodle." The c ...

  19. Chen Joins Chinas SUM As GM

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST SUM Entertainment, a Shanghai-based joint venture between Universal Music and the Shanghai Music Group (SMG) has appointed A&R chief Antonio Chen as its new GM, effective immediately. Chen replaces Carol Choi, who helped set up SUM in 2004 and ...

  20. EMI, SMG Strike Digital Content Deal For China

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Agreement covers int'l local EMI repertoire. EMI Music South East Asia has signed a "strategic content partnership" with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) to distribute its content via digital platforms in China. The deal, which takes effe ...

  21. EMI, SMG Strike Digital Content Deal For China

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music South East Asia has signed a "strategic content partnership" with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) to distribute its content via digital platforms in China. EMI Music South East Asia has signed a "strategic content partnership&q ...

  22. MTV, Baidu Forge China Alliance

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has forged a content and advertising alliance with Beijing-based web portal Baidu, the companies said today (Oct. 17) in a joint statement. MTV Networks has forged a content and advertising alliance with Beijing-based web portal Baidu ...

  23. Jay-Z's China Concerts May Go Ahead

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoter quashes press reports. Despite press reports, rapper Jay-Z's Shanghai concert is "not necessarily canceled," according to the event's promoter, Emma Entertainment. "It might still happen as initially scheduled on ...

  24. China iPod Libel Claim Slashed

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel claim against two Shanghai journalists, who said workers at a plant making iPods were mistreated, from 30 million yuan ($3.77 million) to just 1 yuan, Xinhu A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel cl ...

  25. Apple Works On Labor Issue At iPod Plant

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 million iPods have been sold since 2001. Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday (Aug. 30) it was working to resolve a dispute over alleged labor abuses by an iPod manufacturer in China. Hongfujin Precision Industry Co., a major exporter o ...

  26. Stones Roll On For China Concert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Shanghai 'Bigger Bang' gig held April 8. Shanghai 'Bigger Bang' gig held April 8. News ...

  27. Stones Roll On For China Concert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. Local promoter Emma Entertainment today (Feb. 28) c ...

  28. Stones Roll On For China Concert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. The show will be held at the indoor Shanghai Grand Stage, which has a capacity of 8,000 to 10,000. Tic The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever ...

  29. Movie Pirate Pleads Guilty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Faces up to five years in prison, fine of up to $250K. Movie pirate Randolph Hobson Guthrie pleaded guilty today (Jan. 4) in a Mississippi federal court to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Guthrie, a U.S. citizen, is the former leader o ...

  30. Warner Establishes Distribution Facility In China

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford today (Dec. 6) confirmed that Warner Music International is setting up a majority-owned distribution joint venture in mainland China. Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford today ...

  31. China Begins 90-day Drive Against Piracy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Under increased pressure from the World Trade Organization and ahead of a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush, China has launched a three-month campaign to fight piracy and pornography, the Ministr BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Under incr ...

  32. Sources: Warner To Expand China Operations

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International is set to become the first international record company to establish its own distribution arm in mainland China, according to industry sources. Warner Music International is set to become the first international record c ...

  33. U.K. Indie Labels Target China

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission to China by the country's independent labels following last year's successful inaugural initiative. The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission t ...

  34. DVD Piracy Suspect Making $1 Million Bond

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of running an international counterfeit DVD ring was ordered Oct. 4 to remain in jail pending a $1 million bond. (AP) -- A man accused of running an international counterfeit DVD ring was ordered Oct. 4 to remain in jail pending a $1 ...

  35. U.S. Examines DVD Piracy In China

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever U.S. piracy czar demanded here Sept. 14 that officials show tangible results from ramped up efforts to crush the counterfeiting of films, drugs and clothes, and said he had the backing BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first-e ...

  36. China Web Sites Must Register Or Be Shut Down

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have ordered all China-based Web sites and blogs to register or be closed down, in the latest effort by the communist government to police the world of cyberspace. SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Authorities have ordered all China-based Web si ...

  37. Britain's AIM Opens Up China To Indies

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent labels are looking to increase their presence in China through the launch of a dedicated music services office, <i>ELW</i> has learned. Based in Beijing, the office opened for busi LONDON -- British independent labe ...

  38. Britain's AIM Opens Up China To Indies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent labels are looking to increase their presence in China through the launch of a dedicated music services office, Billboard.biz has learned. Based in Beijing, the office will open fo British independent labels are looking to incr ...

  39. China Jails Americans For Piracy

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. A Shanghai court on A ...

  40. Universal, Shanda Link For Chinese Online Biz

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In its first foray into mainland China's online music market, Universal Music South East Asia has teamed up with Shanghai-based Shanda Interactive Entertainment, one of the country's biggest online ga In its first foray into mainland Chi ...

  41. China Caught In Web Of Games

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online videogame revenue is the driving force for China's gaming market that comprises 28.8 million users, a new report has found. After all, Chinese gamers spend more money on online games than PC, c (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online videog ...

  42. Jay Chou Wins Four At Channel V Awards

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Male vocalist Jay Chou was the big winner at the 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held last night (Jan. 11) in Shanghai. He walked away with four awards: best male singer, most popular male Male vocalist Jay Chou was the big winner at t ...

  43. Jay Chou Wins Four At Channel V Awards

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Male vocalist Jay Chou was the big winner at the 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held last night (Jan. 11) in Shanghai. He walked away with four awards: best male singer, most popular male Male vocalist Jay Chou was the big winner at t ...

  44. Channel V Chinese Awards Set For Jan. 11

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Broadcaster Channel V, China Central Television (CCTV) and the Shanghai Media Group will jointly present the 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards Jan. 11, 2005 at the Shanghai International Gymn The 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards ...

  45. Channel V China Awards Set For Jan. 11

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards are set for Jan. 11, 2005, at the Shanghai International Gymnastics Center. The event will be presented by Channel V, China Central Television and the Sh The 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards ...

  46. Japan's Avex Taps China Through Linktone Deal

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. says it had signed a "strategic alliance agreement" with Avex Inc., one of Japan's leading independent record companies. Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. s ...

  47. Japan's Avex Taps China Through Linktone Deal

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. says it had signed a "strategic alliance agreement" with Avex Inc., one of Japan's leading independent record companies. Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. s ...

  48. Faye Wong, Pu Shu Win Big At CCTV-MTV Awards

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Asia artist Faye Wong picked up the award for pan-Asian female artist of the year at the sixth CCTV-MTV Music Honors, held Saturday at the Beijing Olympic Indoor Stadium. Sony Music Asia artist Faye Wong picked up the award for pan-Asia ...

  49. Great Wall Of China To Host Pop Concert

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys is first confirmed performer. Alicia Keys is the first confirmed performer for the inaugural international pop music concert to be staged at the Great Wall of China. Wall of Hope China 2004 will take place Sept. 25 at the Wall's J ...

  50. China Places Conditions on Britney Tour

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China to Britney: Come perform but leave the revealing outfits at home. Britney Spears' first China tour has been approved by the Culture Ministry, but they want to know what she's wearing before she China to Britney: Come perform but le ...

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