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  1. Exclusive: Yamaha Launching In-House Record Label, Signs Leogun

    September 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Corporate brands including Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Hard Rock International and even Tag Body Spray created record labels in recent years to make their products more credible among music fans. Now a brand with a more direct link to music, instrumen ...

  2. Get Yer Yamahas Out

    August 30, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Instrument company launches label and promotes itself through other partnerships. Corporate brands including Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Hard Rock International and even Tag Body Spray created record labels in recent years to make their products more ...

  3. Inaudible Frequencies, InConcert Amp'd, And More -- 5 Apps That Are Changing Live Music

    June 26, 2012 2:09 PM EDT The Flaming Lips hacked FM radio as part of their boombox experiments, which started in the '90s. Smartphones are better than FM radios. The Flaming Lips blew us away in the '90s, when they invited the crowd onto the stage as part of the ...

  4. Men at Work's Greg Ham Found Dead

    April 19, 2012 6:42 AM EDT SYDNEY (AP) -- Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of the house ...

  5. Jim Marshall, Famed Founder of Marshall Amps, Dead at 88

    April 05, 2012 10:02 AM EDT Jimi Hendrix (left) with Noel Redding performing live onstage filming German TV Show 'Beat Club' in 1967 with Marshall amplifiers. ( Photo by Bob Baker/Redferns) LONDON (AP) -- Ears still ringing from the 1960s? Jim Marshall might be to ...

  6. Turntable.fm, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Team Up for 'Turntable Tuesday' Contest Next Month

    March 23, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Turntable.fm and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas today announced a new partnership intended to "bridge the gap between live and online music experiences." For the month of April, Turntable will bring its "Turntable Tuesday" serie ...

  7. Why Young Music Fans Buy Vinyl -- and the Apps That Can Help Them

    January 26, 2012 5:00 AM EST As someone who spends lots of time thinking about the future of music as an app phenomenon, it might surprise you that I do a lot of my listening on vinyl records. I'm not alone - reports abound of vinyl's surging sales numbers over the ...

  8. Daniel Glass on Building Glassnote, Connecting To Artists, Importance of Startups (Video)

    November 28, 2011 8:00 AM EST Daniel Glass, founder of Glassnote Entertainment Group, has positioned his organization as one of the top independent music companies in the business. After his keynote address at Billboard's FutureSound conference, he stopped to give a few m ...

  9. Sounddropper, UK-Based 'Audio Graffiti' App, Bombing the Urban Landscape

    November 03, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Scientists say that smell is the sensation most closely linked to memory, but as we walk around our cities with our headphones on, that title might be better bestowed upon music. For fans and artists alike, there's no underestimating the conn ...

  10. Backbeat: Joe Henry Previews 'Reverie' For 30 Guests @ L.A. Home Studio

    September 27, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Joe Henry set the needle down on a vinyl copy of his new Anti-Records release "Reverie," inviting guests to his home studio in South Pasadena, Calif., to "feel free to talk while the music plays -- provided you talk about me or it.& ...

  11. Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

    September 15, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Bandsintown , a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Bandsintown acquire a larger audience by taking advantage of Cellf ...

  12. Slacker Drives Into Automobiles With Harman Aha Deal

    September 08, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Slacker Drives Into Automobiles With Harman Aha Deal By Antony Bruno (AntonyNBruno) Looks like the car is now the cool place to hang out if you're a digital music service. Slacker is pushing its way into the vehicle via a partnership with in- ...

  13. New Pitbull Single Debuted Exclusively on SoundHound

    June 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Music identification app SoundHound debuted the new Pitbull single, "Rain on Me" featuring Marc Anthony on Monday. SoundHound users can find the song atop the "What's Hot" section of the app. Released in conjunction with M ...

  14. Pub Briefs: Bug Lands Sugar Hill Catalog; Harry Fox Offers Discount; Plus, Danzig!

    May 25, 2011 4:23 PM EDT --Bug Music has entered into an exclusive agreement to administer the rights to Sugar Hill Records' music publishing catalog, which is comprised of 600 songs in the country, bluegrass and Americana genres. The rosters at Sugar Hill Records� ...

  15. Moog Music Sales Increase in the Digital Era

    May 13, 2011 4:09 PM EDT RALEIGH, N.C. - In an era when all music is digital, Moog Music is doing fine with analog, thank you very much. Sales of synthesizers, guitars, effects pedals and Theremins are up 35 percent through April 2011 over the same period last year, says ...

  16. Phil Spector Denied Wearing A Wig

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of Phil Spector's sons has praised a documentary that depicts the convicted homicidal music producer as a sociopath and a narcissist. The film, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," is based on a three and a half hour int ...

  17. Smithsonian Channel Goes 'Inside The Music'

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Channel will debut a series of music-related television specials entitled “Inside the Music” in August. The series includes the premiere of “All You Need is Klaus,” an in-depth look at musician/artist Klaus Voormann. Known largely ...

  18. Ruling On Men At Work Plagiarism Compensation

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Men At Work have been ordered to pay just 5% of royalties from their iconic '80s hit "Down Under" following an earlier ruling they had plagiarized another song. With the copyright damages ruling, handed down today ( ...

  19. Phil Spector Produces New Album -- For Wife

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Spector has produced his first major recording project in 30 years -- a debut album for his wife Rachelle, her publicist said. Spector, 70, who is serving a minimum 19 years in prison for the 2003 shooting death of a Hollywood actress, produc ...

  20. Australian Venues May Hand Out Earplugs

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's live venues may soon have to distribute earplugs and place warning signs if their music is deemed to be too loud. The country's Senate committee has put forward the recommendations and many others in an extensive report into ...

  21. Men At Work's Hay Accuses Publisher Of 'Opportunistic Greed'

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Colin Hay, the frontman of Men at Work, has hit out at Thursday's (Feb. 4) Federal Court of Australia ruling which saw the songwriter lose a high-profile copyright case over the band's '80s hit "Down Under." Scottish-born ...

  22. Court Rules Men At Work's 'Down Under' Lifted Riff

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Men At Work will have to dig a little deeper after the Federal Court ruled Thursday (Feb. 4) that the Australian pop giants had lifted a riff in "Down Under" from another song. A Federal Court judge found that Men At Work's memorabl ...

  23. Pharrell Williams To Give MidemNet Keynote

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams has signed up as a keynote speaker at MidemNet on Jan. 23. The digital music business conference takes place in Cannes from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27. The producer and vocalist will speak about the opportunities of fan relationship deve ...

  24. Business Matters: Joel Tenenbaum, Songbird, Trans World

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- File sharer Joel Tenenbaum , who was found guilty of copyright infringement in July, has filed a motion seeking to reduce the statutory damages ...

  25. Ronnie Wood Arrested For Possible Assault

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has been released on bail after being arrested for possible domestic assault. The guitarist was picked up by police Wednesday evening near his home in Esher, in southern England and released the following day. &qu ...

  26. Briefs: 50 Cent, Harry Fox, Rocket Science, Jordin Sparks

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- 50 Cent 's "Before I Self Destruct" album, due next Tuesday (Nov. 16) on G-Unit/Shady Records/Aftermath/Interscope, is now available as an exclusive at iTunes until its physical release. -- The Harry Fox Agency will provide the 3 ...

  27. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consi ...

  28. Men At Work Loses First Stage In Copyright Dispute

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aussie pop-rock act Men At Work has lost the first round of a legal battle over the copyright in its iconic 1980s hit "Down Under." Sydney-based Larrikin Music Publishing launched compensation proceedings last year against Men at Work� ...

  29. Peter Gelb To Deliver MidemNet Keynote

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gelb, GM of New York's Metropolitan Opera, will deliver a keynote at the 2010 edition of MidemNet, the digital music conference held in Cannes from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24. Gelb will use his keynote to outline how new technologies have revit ...

  30. Latin Briefs: Pepe Aguilar, Qsound

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Contemporary mariachi star Pepe Aguilar is launching his own clothing label, The Pepe Aguilar Signature Line, beginning with men’s shoes and boots and branching into women’s shoes, clothing and accessories. The shoes will be sold initially throug ...

  31. Men At Work Accused Of Plagiarizing Kids' Song

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock band Men at Work are fighting accusations that the melody of their 1980s international hit, "Down Under," was stolen from a popular children's song about a bird. Publisher Larrikin Music is suing for compensation fro ...

  32. Spector Gets 19 Years To Life For Clarkson's Death

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Six years ago, Phil Spector was barely a blip on the American celebrity radar screen. Although his music lived on, his name and face were only dimly recalled by rock music aficionados until a shooting at his Alhambra mansion propelled him to notor ...

  33. Phil Spector Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion six years ago. A Superior Court jury returned the verdict after an estimated 29 to 30 hours of deliberation ...

  34. Liverpool Sound City Confirms Keynotes

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Worldwide head of music and marketing at EA Games, Steve Schnur, and programme and music director at San Francisco's KITS 'Live 105,' Aaron Axelsen, have been confirmed as the first keynote speakers for Liverpool Sound City 2009, he ...

  35. MIDEM Gets Message

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's co-manager Brian Message will deliver a keynote speech at the 2009 MIDEM international music market in Cannes, which runs Jan. 18 to 21. Message, of Courtyard Management, also represents singer songwriter Kate Nash and dance act F ...

  36. 'Down Under' Copyright Dispute Still Heading To Court

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST An Australian copyright case involving Men At Work's anthem "Down Under" is still heading for the Federal Court, despite a confidential agreement struck between two of the parties, Billboard.biz has learned. Sydney-based Larrikin Mu ...

  37. Jazz Veteran Al Gallodoro Dies

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Al Gallodoro, a jazz saxophonist who also played clarinet and bass clarinet, and who enjoyed a long association performing with the orchestral leader Paul Whiteman, passed away peacefully in Oneonta, New York, Oct. 4 due to old age complications. ...

  38. Five Buzz Topics At Popkomm 2008

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Popkomm, the younger of Europe's two big music biz confabs, are kicking off the 2008 edition of the conference with a commitment to explore the "three C's" of the music business: creativity, communication and comm ...

  39. Line of Dylan Harmonicas Set For Release

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, a musical instrument maker, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's signature. &qu ...

  40. Phil Spector Recording Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock 'n' roll music with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday, his family said Tuesday. L ...

  41. Aussie Didgeridoo Player Dargin Dies

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alan Dargin, regarded as one of the lead exponents of the didgeridoo, died Feb. 24, from a cerebral haemorrhage following a stroke. He was 40. The indigenous player is best remembered for a series of albums and live performances in which he blende ...

  42. ILMC Confab Readies 20th Anniversary

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The International Live Music Conference (ILMC), the annual confab dedicated to the business of international concert promoters, artist management, and talent agents, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an event March 7-9 at the Royal Garden Hotel ...

  43. Gibson Acquires Garrison Guitars, Pushes Further In Canadian Market

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gibson Guitars in Nashville has acquired Garrison Guitars in St. John's, Newfoundland. The acquisition is expected to further Gibson's expansion in the acoustic guitar market offering a new series of Gibson branded acoustic guitars. The ...

  44. Nettwerk CEO: Drop DRM, Market Will Expand

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group head honcho Terry McBride gave the keynote speech at the Digital Summit in Nashville yesterday, reiterating his theme of giving control of music distribution to the fans. Music Row has a summary of the speech, which contains t ...

  45. Gracenote Develops Mobile Toolkit

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gracenote has introduced a "mobile music solution suite" toolkit designed to provide a range of software options for most mobile music applications developed by wireless operators, phone manufacturers and content providers. The software ...

  46. French Jazz Artist Luter Dies

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clarinet player symbolized post-WWII jazz scene. Clarinet player symbolized post-WWII jazz scene. News ...

  47. Instant Live Embraces New Format

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. Instant Live, the live concert CD division of promoter Live Nation, is now producing live recordings in SRS Circle Surround 5.1, with many of the tracks available as digital downloads through Napster. Fans ...

  48. Wal-Mart Launches New Music Series

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soundcheck, Yellowcard debut acts. Soundcheck, Yellowcard debut acts. News ...

  49. ASCAP Expo To Kick Off April 2006

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST First national songwriting/composing conference. ASCAP will present the first national songwriting and composing conference next year, to be held April 20-22 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, it was revealed today (Nov. 3). The pe ...

  50. U.S. Companies Rule Music Innovation Awards

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Americans grab top 3 prizes at Popkomm event. The United States clinched the top three prizes at the second Popkomm IMEA (Innovation in Music & Entertainment Awards), which took place on Sept. 14 in Berlin, Germany, where 14 international fina ...

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