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  1. Justin Bieber Nabs Third Hot Tours No. 1, Phish at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 6:14 PM EST Pop star Justin Bieber makes his third appearance at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours recap since launching the North American leg of the Believe Tour in late-September. This week's chart-topping performance is based on $11.8 million in reported ...

  2. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  3. Kelly Clarkson Plots 'Stronger' 2012 Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:46 PM EST Kelly Clarkson will spend the first three months of 2012 on the road in the North America supporting her latest studio album, "Stronger." The pop star announced the first leg of her Stronger Tour 2012 on Monday (Nov. 14), with singer-son ...

  4. Business Matters: Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before It Launches?

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before it Launches? -- Boinc, the innovative music service by Beyond Oblivion, could revolutionize the way people consume music. But the industry is going to have to wait a bit longer to see it in action. ...

  5. Denroy Morgan Out on Bail For Marijuana Charge; Son Refutes 'Official' Version of Events

    September 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Rasta Dandy: Denroy Morgan (above) was arrested for marijuana posessions on Sept. 13 and is now out on bail. His son Roy "Gramps" Morgan says the media is fabricating the story of his father's arrest. Veteran Jamaican singer Denroy ...

  6. New Show-Me Fest Hires Conway Entertainment Group

    January 28, 2011 4:24 PM EST Contracts were finalized on Wednesday for Nashville-based Conway Entertainment Group to produce a new festival, the Show-Me Music & Arts Festival in Springfield, Mo., Billboard.biz has learned. CEG is helmed by CEO Tony Conway, longtime presid ...

  7. 'American Idol' Season 10 Underway In Nashville

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10th season of "American Idol" is under way in Nashville, and despite the long lines and big dreams of wannabe contestants, there's no denying that something's missing. "'Idol's' going to be different th ...

  8. Singer Al Martino Dies At 82

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Al Martino, a crooner who had several pop hits spanning more than 20 years and played Johnny Fontane in the 1970s "Godfather" movies, died Tuesday at his childhood home in Springfield, Pa. He was 82. He was born Alfred Cini on Oct. 7, 19 ...

  9. Jazz Bassist Haden Returns To Country Roots On CD

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST After a career on modern jazz's cutting edge, bassist Charlie Haden acknowledges being scared before recording his first country music album at Ricky Skaggs' Nashville, Tenn., studio. But with a little help from family and friends, Haden ...

  10. Radio Reacts To Guns N' Roses Single

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine years is running the gamut. &qu ...

  11. Aldean To Headline CMT Tour

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising country star Jason Aldean will follow in the footsteps of Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Brad Paisley by headlining CMT's fall tour. "CMT On Tour '08: Jason Aldean," with special guests Lady Antebellum and ope ...

  12. Garden Party For Former Sony BMG Exec Farnham

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will officially announce today what many have known for a while: former Sony BMG exec Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, for Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Farnham will be responsible for th ...

  13. MSG Entertainment Restructures Executive Team

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As New York-based MSG Entertainment continues to grow its brand beyond the New York metro area, the live entertainment company has reorganized its operations with a newly expanded executive team of music industry veterans. - Melissa Ormond has bee ...

  14. Madison Square Garden Ent. Plots Festival

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment has made moves to purchase 910 acres in rural Springfield, N.Y., with plans to spend $15 million launching a three-day, multi-genre music festival in 2010. MSGE senior VP, business development Don Simpson tells ...

  15. Day 1 Preps 'Yo Soy Barrio' Tour

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Latin's artist management arm, Day 1 Entertainment, is kicking off its "Yo Soy Barrio" tour in tandem with three new releases by its artists. Urban acts Voltio, Alexis y Fido and Toby Love are performing together on the tou ...

  16. Illinois Senate OKs Videogame Restrictions

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Illinois Senate approved a version of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's proposed restrictions on the sales of violent and sexually explicit videogames to children, even though some senators said the idea is SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Sen ...

  17. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A joint federal-a ...

  18. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. ...

  19. Slayer Signs On For Jagermeister Fall Outing

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo., and wraps Dec. 17 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. Slayer previously Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour ...

  20. Cher Extends Farewell Tour Again

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In one of the longest goodbyes in music history, Cher is prepping yet another North American leg for her Farewell Tour. In one of the longest goodbyes in music history, Cher is prepping yet another North American leg for her Farewell Tour. Cher wi ...

  21. Yep Roc Inks Dave Alvin

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham, N.C.-based indie Yep Roc Records has inked a multi-album deal with roots-rocker Dave Alvin. The first release under the deal, "Ashgrove," is due June 15. It and Alvin's next album will be dist Graham, N.C.-based indie Yep Ro ...