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  1. IFPI Strikes Against Unauthorised "Masterbox" Sellers

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Industry body IFPI has partnered with police forces in four European countries to tackle a suspected piracy ring which had generated more than €19 million ($26.3 million) in illegal sales. More than 100 police officers were involved in the operati ...

  2. Sonisphere Festivals Draw More Than 700,000

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonisphere Festival, which visited 11 countries across Europe this summer, had a total attendance of more than 700,000 across 19 dates, according to the organizers. The rock festival benefited from a line-up that included the big four of metal - M ...

  3. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  4. Web Trends: Summerfest, Sandra Bullock, Antrax, Oasis and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Summerfest Summerfest is an annual 11-day music festival in Milwaukee that kicks off today. Artists performing include Eric Clapton, Santana, Rush, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Tom Petty, Tim Mc ...

  5. Web Trends: Gregg Allman, Lady Gaga Falls, Vuvuzela, Viacom and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 9. Gregg Allman Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band underwent a liver transplant. 10. Lady Gaga Falls Lady Gaga fell in Heathrow Airport, London. 13. YouTube Vuvuzela As it is World Cup season, YouTu ...

  6. Web Trends: Pitbull, Maroon 5, Shakira, World Cup and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music-related trends at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. "Egoista" ft. Pitbull 2. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie Feat. Rihanna (Lyrics) (Recovery Album) 3. Ricky - Lady Gaga Telephone ft. ...

  7. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal's 'Big Four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia ...

  8. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  9. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  10. Madonna To Set Record With Sticky & Sweet Tour

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's Sticky & Sweet wraps today with the second of two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel Sept. 1-2, putting the lid on what looks to be a record setting tour. With a gross of $408 million, Sticky & Sweet is the top-grossing tour by a sol ...

  11. Depeche Mode Pulls O2 Date After Singer's Surgery

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hosp ...

  12. Digital Briefs: 'Sofia's Diary,' DMX

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -CBS' Last.fm and Bebo have teamed up to stream an Internet radio station inspired by the online drama "Sofia's Diary." Bebo will embed Last.fm's Superbands widget onto the Sofia's Diary profile page—as well as that o ...

  13. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  14. EU Warns Romania, Bulgaria To Improve IP Protection

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission told Romania and Bulgaria Tuesday (Sept. 26) that they can become full members of the European Union from Jan. 1, 2007, but warned of unprecedented sanctions if a series of goa The European Commission told Romania and Bulga ...

  15. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on coun ...

  16. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI supports Brussels on IP concerns. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The Commission -- European Union's executive authority -- said ...

  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 ...