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  1. Ross On Radio: Who Said Alternative Is Supposed To Rock?

    April 27, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Guitars And "Danger" Could Help, But Shouldn't Define The Format The articles hit within a few days of each other. There was L.A. Weekly's look at how much of what alternative KROQ Los Angeles played wasn't "rock.&quo ...

  2. Metallica’s Orion Fest Moves to Detroit – C3’s Charlie Walker Explains Why

    February 25, 2013 6:44 PM EST Accessibility and affordability were key factors that led to a location change for Metallica's second Orion Music + More festival.   Though last year's inaugural event at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. -- which drew 50,000 people ov ...

  3. Marsha Vlasic

    November 28, 2012 3:03 PM EST Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, ICM Partners (Photo: Sasha Maslov) Rock On ICM Partners senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock Marsha Vlasic says she has had much to be thankful for in the past two years. You could start ...

  4. Jeff Castelaz Named President of Elektra Records

    October 04, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Jeff Castelaz was today named President of Elektra Records, which operates under the Atlantic Records Group where he will oversee all areas of Elektra's activities, both working with existing signings and developing new talent. Castelaz will ...

  5. Silversun Pickups Issue Cease and Desist to Romney Campaign

    August 15, 2012 8:15 PM EDT Silversun Pickups don't want Mitt Romney hitting the "Panic Switch." The Los Angeles band's attorney issued a cease-and-desist on Wednesday over the Republican presidential candidate's use of the 2009 hit in recent campaig ...

  6. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  7. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Album Nabs Second Week At No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, with "Blown Away" selling another 120,000 copies (down 55%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend more th ...

  8. Backbeat: Silversun Pickups Celebrate 'Neck of The Woods' Release at Red Bull Sound Space

    May 10, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Silversun Pickups at their album release party for the upcoming Neck of the Woods . (Photo: Catie Laffoon) A crowd of radio station winners, industry types and friends of the band cheered on Silversun Pickups at Red Bull Sound Space Tuesday night ...

  9. Dangerbird Links With Fontana

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dangerbird Records announced it will now be distributed via Fontana Distribution, the indie distribution arm of Universal. Dangerbird Records artists include Silversun Pickups, Canadian alternative rock band Hot Hot Heat, Seattle's Minus the ...

  10. Billions Corporation, Constant Artists Touring Merge

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Constant Artists Touring have merged. Beginning Sept. 13, Los Angeles-based Constant Artists founder Ben Dickey will begin working as a booking agent for Billions. Dickey brings with him an ei ...

  11. Business Matters: EMI Pension Fund, Fake Reviews, Bananarama

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S PENSION PROBLEMS -- It would be ironic if EMI 's biggest problems came not from its debt but from a liability unrelated to the credit bubble or the recorded music downturn: its pension fund. As ( Billboard.biz has reported ), the U ...

  12. AEG Live Hails Regional Operations

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Larry Vallon , executive VP North American regional offices for promoter AEG Live, says the various regional offices for the company are doing "pretty good" this summer. "At some point we figured out that the audience has voted agai ...

  13. Business Matters: Post-Katrina New Orleans, Cloud Hackers, 9:30 Club and more

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- A summary of New Orleans' music scene five years after Hurricane Katrina: 20% fewer musicians, 50% fewer gigs, 43% lower earnings, and a higher cost of living. The third annual st ...

  14. 'Guitar Hero' Comes To iPhone

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Activision has finally brought the "Guitar Hero" franchise to the iPhone. The point of the game is the same as the popular console version, but the mobile title features a new form of gameplay that takes advantage of the device’s touchsc ...

  15. Year-End: Silversun Pickups, dangerbird Records Keep Local Focus

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST To say 2009 was quite a year for Jeff Castelaz is a gross understatement - he saw his label's flagship band Silversun Pickups enter the Billboard Top 200 at No. 7 and go on to sell 191,000 copies of "Swoon," according to Nielsen Sou ...

  16. Ting Tings Lead British Grammy Hopefuls

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As the only U.K. act to be nominated in one of the main Grammy Award categories, Columbia-signed alt-rock band the Ting Tings is primed to benefit most when the awards ceremony takes place next month in Los Angeles, says its U.K. label. "For ...

  17. Whitney Houston's Grammy Snub Irks Producers, Friends

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's comeback album, "I Look To You," may have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but it wasn't enough of a feat to garner a single Grammy nod this year. In a surprising omission, Houston received no nomi ...

  18. Placebo To Give Away MP3 Bundle

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based alt-rock band Placebo is giving away a free tour bundle download to accompany the band's current European winter tour. The bundle is available to download immediately and features a live version of "Breathe Underwater" -- ...

  19. 'Embedded' Provides A New Music Documentary Outlet On TV

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is in a Tokyo hotel room, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette. He's holding forth on the differences between Japanese and American culture, revealing how impressed he is by the intensity of the local hip-hop fans who have been ...

  20. Jane's Addiction Closes Lollapalooza With Short, Sweet Set

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction only ran through a dozen songs, but Perry Farrell and company made sure to roll through most of their hits for a revved-up crowd Sunday night to close out the 2009 Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago. The headliners started abou ...

  21. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day. A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon ...

  22. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his debut at a multi-day U.S. festival at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West ...

  23. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and music ...

  24. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  25. Metallica, Offspring, Raconteurs In For Weanie Roast

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Bravey are among the acts confirmed for KROQ-Los Angeles' Weenie Roast, to be held May 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Also on t ...

  26. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 13-14 at Red Rocks Amphith ...

  27. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

  28. Coldplay, Pistols, Verve Set For Summer Sonic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in Tokyo and the following day in Osaka. The group will be flanked by the Verve, the Sex Pistols, the Prodigy, Alicia Keys and Fatboy Slim, amon ...

  29. Radiohead Gives MapleMusic 1st Canadian No. 1

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent distributor and label MapleMusic has scored its first No. 1 album in Canada with Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (ATO). The album tops the current chart, dated Jan. 19. "We're thrilled to have our first ever number N ...

  30. Indie Labels Venture Into Venue Business

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While the majority of independent record labels are focusing on selling albums and developing their artists, others are seeking new ways to expand business. Since opening its doors in early June, Saddle Creek's Slowdown club in Omaha, Neb., h ...

  31. Digital Retail Focus Of SXSW Talk With MySpace President

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the announcement this morning (March 15) that online music seller Snocap would make available content from Sub Pop and Dangerbird via MySpace, president of the social networking site Tom Anderson said music retail is not a top priority for ...

  32. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  33. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  34. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...