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  1. Madonna Celebrates 3rd Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) moves into a third week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums, as "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon secures a sixth week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles. ...

  2. Michael Buble Beats Kiss On Billboard 200

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After only three days of sales, Michael Bublé's "Crazy Love" opens atop the Billboard 200 chart with 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the pop singer his second No. 1 album. Bublé's last set, 2007's &q ...

  3. Michael Buble Earns Second No. 1 Album

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" gives the pop singer his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with an opening frame of 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Buble's "Crazy" start was based on just three ...

  4. Kiss, Buble Battle For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 chart will either house a first-ever No. 1 album from iconic band Kiss, or pop singer Michael Buble may crash the group's rockin' party with his new set, "Crazy Love." Industry sources suggest tha ...

  5. Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps ...

  6. Business Matters: Anti-Piracy Measures, Blackberry, U2

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a statement following the UK government's consultation period on anti-piracy measures, The UK Music Managers Forum has called for statutory licensing in the event parties cannot agree to voluntary licensing agreements. It carries the fo ...

  7. Pavement To Reunite In 2010, World Tour Planned

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pavement, the lo-fi quintet from Stockton, Calif. that became one of indie rock's most influential groups before disbanding indefinitely in 1999, is set to reunite in 2010. Pavement will play select cities on a world tour in 2010, the band co ...

  8. Kiss Makes 'Sonic Boom' Set A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" is following the hottest trend in classic rock. Like Journey ("Revelation") and Foreigner ("Can't Slow Down") before it, Kiss' new "Sonic Boom" is a t ...

  9. New Touring Alert iPhone App from iLike

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. social music discovery service iLike has introduced a new iPhone app designed to alert users when artists they like will be playing in their area. The Local Concerts app scans the music on the iPod Touch or iPhone and provides a customer conc ...

  10. We7 Hits 2 Million Users

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free music streaming service We7 reports that is has now exceeded two million U.K. users per month. This includes one million site users, and one million unique users via 'Play Anywhere' partnerships with media brands includ ...

  11. Violent Soho Wrapping New Set

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aussie buzz band Violent Soho is currently camped in the Welsh countryside putting the finishing touches to their awaited new record for Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label, Billboard.biz can reveal. Gil Norton (The Pixies, Echo and the Bun ...

  12. Briefs: Capitol vs. Thomas-Rasset, YouTube, Spotify

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- By all accounts, Julius Genachowski breezed through his hearing as President Obama 's nomination to be FCC chairman. Genachowski , a former executive at InterActive Corp. and a co-founder of LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, said ...

  13. Dave Matthews Band Is 'King' Of Charts

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 424,000, giving the band its fifth straight studio album to bow atop the list. "King" is one of a bevy of rock albums that ...

  14. Polydor To Release U.K. Soulja Boy Mini Album

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Polydor label in the U.K. is to release U.S. hip-hop act Soulja Boy's new material in a mini album format on June 22. The set features five new tracks plus his 2007 hit "Crank That" from his debut album "Soulja ...

  15. Hostess Strikes Digital Deal with Avex

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Hostess Entertainment has signed an agreement on a digital support-based strategic partnership with Avex Marketing Inc. The deal means that the division of the Avex Group will provide back end support services and, together with the i ...

  16. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eighth edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park, Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thieve ...

  17. Record Store Day Boosts Indie Stores' Sales

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The numbers are in and Record Store Day produced a nearly 1% gain -- to 566,000 for the week versus 561,000 from the corresponding week of the prior year -- in U.S. album sales for the indie store sector, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that ...

  18. Reports: Traffic, Sales Up At 2009 Record Store Day

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to the 82 exclusive releases and limited availability, customers lined up at record stores all around the country on Saturday morning and helped kickoff Record Store Day 2009 with a bang. Reports suggest traffic pick-ups and sales volume th ...

  19. Hostess, Sony Partner In Japan

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hostess Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) have reached an agreement on a services and support-based strategic partnership that will see the various entities of SMEJ provide a broad range of backing to Hostess and its artists in Ja ...

  20. Linkin Park, NIN To Play Japan's Summer Sonic

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Creative Man Productions has announced the initial line-up for the 2009 edition of the Summer Sonic festival. Headliners include Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Nine Inch Nails, all veterans of the bash. This year is the 10th anniversary for ...

  21. Cave Curates All Tomorrow’s Parties Aus Fest

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia’s busy festivals circuit has a new player on the scene. The All Tomorrow’s Parties brand will debut in three Australian regions for the upcoming southern summer season, organizers said today. Home-grown alternative rock act Nick Cave the ...

  22. Sonic Youth Inks New Deal With Matador

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a two-decade stint with Universal Music Group, Sonic Youth has returned to the indie ranks and signed a new deal with Matador Records. The veteran rock act's label debut is due next year. The deal is worldwide except for Japan. "Fo ...

  23. Verizon Unveils New Applications

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Wireless kicked off the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference with a series of music-related announcements. First, Verizon created a Facebook application called Ringback Buddies, which lets Verizon subscribers invite their frie ...

  24. Performances Of Classic Indie Albums Generating Box-Office Bumps

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Built to Spill announced its fall tour in May, fans took notice. That's because rather than a typical jaunt around the country promoting a new album, the three-month trek will find the band performing its 1997 release, "Perfect From ...

  25. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  26. Razor & Tie Team With Gary Gersh's TAO

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie Entertainment and Gary Gersh's The Artist Organization (TAO) have partnered. Under the deal, Razor & Tie will provide marketing, sales and distribution to TAO. The two companies plan to sign a handful of artists per year, ...

  27. My Bloody Valentine To Curate New York Festival

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited My Bloody Valentine will headline and curate a new upstate New York branch of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival on Sept. 19-21. According to the Daily Swarm , MBV will also perform in six to eight additional U.S. cities. The AT ...

  28. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 17). He was 58. Federic ...

  29. Kraftwerk/Neu! Member Klaus Dinger Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He was 61. The news was not widely publicized until Neu!'s label, Gronland, announced it today (April ...

  30. IODA, Spectre Launch Joint Service

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital distribution service IODA and independent radio promotion firm Spectre have partnered for a joint service, Spectre Digital. The offering will provide artists who work with Spectre the ability to digitally service their tracks to radio, as ...

  31. New Devices Bring HD Radio To iTunes

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two new electronics devices have been announced that will allow HD Radio listeners to "tag" songs they like and then purchase and download those songs via the Apple iTunes music store. The devices, from Polk Audio and JBL, make use of Ap ...

  32. Singer/Songwriter Lee Hazlewood Dies At 78

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Famed singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood, best known for writing Nancy Sinatra's signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walking," died Saturday (Aug. 4) in Henderson, Nev., after a three-year battle with kidney cancer. He was 78. Hazl ...

  33. DMX, MusicNet Team For New Music Service

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cable TV music service provider DMX has teamed with MusicNet to create a new digital music service called Sonic Tap. The service will offer subscription music plans, a la carte downloads, and online access to users' personal music collections ...

  34. Brooklyn Venue To Launch With Patti Smith

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie concert promoter the Bowery Presents has tapped Patti Smith and her band to help launch the Sept. 4 opening of its newest venue, the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The 550-capacity hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., will occupy the former s ...

  35. OurStage Reveals Bonnaroo Performance Winners

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music and film talent site OurStage.com has announced its May winners, who will perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Starting tomorrow, winners Ashleigh Flynn (June 15), American Babies (June 16) and Nico Stai (June 17) will perform set ...

  36. Now Hear This: Your Guide To Unsigned Bands

    March 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST > > > The Envy Corps When the Envy Corps stopped by its nearby Clear Channel-owned radio station last year, the rock quartet had designs on hearing its music on a Sunday-evening local music show. The act didn't dream it would become ...

  37. Sonic Youth, Slint 'Look Back' In London

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Don't Look Back, the London-based live music season that features bands playing classic albums in full, today (Feb. 20) unveiled three dates for 2007. Slint will play their critically acclaimed 1991 album, "Spiderland", on Aug. 22 a ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Deerhoof, Out Of The Woods

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST San Francisco experimental noise-pop trio Deerhoof didn't feel the need to upgrade to a fancy tour bus after being handpicked to open for Radiohead on a string of California gigs last June, which included a stop at Berkeley's Greek Theat ...

  40. Group Approves Disc-burning Rules

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DVD Copy Control Assn. passes changes. Advocates of burning DVDs at home, in small specialty stores and elsewhere besides manufacturing plants are about to receive the blessing of the DVD Copy Control Assn. The organization responsible for the enc ...

  41. CinemaNow Offers Download-To-DVD Service

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a breakthrough first for the entertainment industry, CinemaNow on Tuesday (July 18) made it possible for consumers to legally burn downloaded movies that can be played on standard DVD players. In a breakthrough first for the entertainment indus ...

  42. Bonnaroo, Oasys Mobile Pact

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Festival to be held June 16-18. For the first time, Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival has selected a mobile partner—Oasys Mobile—to provide services for the event. At this year's festival, Oasys will offer mobile services ranging from free tex ...

  43. Aus Fest Adopts Anti-Scalping System

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having booked its strongest international line-up to date and enlarged its capacity, Australia's Splendour In the Grass outdoor festival has this year initiated a new ticketing system which is intende Having booked its strongest international ...

  44. Aus Fest Adopts Anti-Scalping System

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having booked its strongest international line-up to date and enlarged its capacity, Australia's Splendour In the Grass outdoor festival has this year initiated a new ticketing system which is intende Having booked its strongest international ...

  45. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  46. Pearl Jam Gets Intimate For London Show

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six years on April 20, when it will drop by the 1,600-capacity Astoria. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 31) in the United Kingdom; a limited amount of tic Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six ...

  47. Chili Peppers, Kanye Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza, which will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Ma ...

  48. Canada's Sonic Unyon, Caroline Form Pact

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deal effective Jan. 1. Canadian alternative label Sonic Unyon Records has pacted an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Caroline Distribution effective Jan. 1. Sonic Unyon is currently distributed in the U.S. by NAIL/ ...

  49. 'Long John' Baldry Dies At 64

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver ...

  50. Lollapalooza Back As Two-Day One-Off Fest

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After Lollapalooza's dismal 2004, with the tour cancelled before it ever left the station, the groundbreaking festival hopes to re-emerge as a two-day, one-off event in 2005. After Lollapalooza's dismal 2004, with the tour cancelled befo ...

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