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  1. Latin Briefs: Alicia Keys, Latin Grammys, EMI, UMLE

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Alicia Keys will perform with Alejandro Sanz on Thursday’s Latin Grammy telecast, the lineup of which now also includes Mexican pop group Reik, Brazilian songstress Daniela Mercury, and performances by Cirque du Soleil and “Le Rêve.” Keys’ and S ...

  2. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  3. Billboard Unveils New Billboard.com

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT To solidify Billboard.com as the Web's top music entertainment destination, Billboard has relaunched the site with new features and products that will provide music fans with a more interactive and customized discovery experience. Billboard.c ...

  4. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, 'Guitar Hero 5,' Crystal Method

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service mSpot has added content from CBS Radio and Last.fm to its streaming music channels it delivers for various wireless operators. mSpot's mobile application lets users stream participating radio channels through their pho ...

  5. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  6. Nokia Halts Xpress Music Phone Sales

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia over the weekend halted sales of its much-heralded Xpress Music phone just days after its Feb. 26 debut, citing technical glitches plaguing the device. Most notably, the devices were unable to connect to AT&T's 3G network, which is ...

  7. mSpot Licenses Sony Catalog, All Majors Onboard

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mobile media firm mSpot has licensed Sony Music Entertainment's catalog for its customizable ringtone service. The Make-UR-Tones app, available from operators like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon lets users select the clip of a song they want to ...

  8. Waltrip, Bentley Added To Sound & Speed

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three-time NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip, country star Dierks Bentley and country legends Connie Smith and Charlie Louvin have joined the roster of racing and country music celebrities that will appear at Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by Su ...

  9. Pandora, Slacker Tweak Streaming Offers

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio services Pandora and Slacker are ending the year with new service offerings. Pandora is making its mobile version available for free to Sprint wireless customers. The company previously charged $3 a month for Sprint cus ...

  10. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  11. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  12. Digital Briefs: INgrooves, Rhino, Zazzle

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Digital label/distributor INgrooves is licensing its roster to indie-focused ringtone provider Myxer. Users will be able to customize their ringtones using whatever portion of the song they like best. - Rhino Entertainment has teamed up with wir ...

  13. AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To 'Rock Band'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have ...

  14. Neil Diamond Extends North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to his North American tour in support of the album "Home Before Dark." The freshly added shows begin Nov. 22 in Grand Forks, N.D., and wrap Jan. 8 in Portland, Ore. As usual, Diamond is doing huge busi ...

  15. New Orleans Band Helms Music-Driven Disney Series

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Using alternative rock to help introduce creative problem-solving skills to preschoolers: that’s the premise behind the Disney Channel’s “Imagination Movers,” a music-driven live-action series. Starring the New Orleans rock band of the same name, ...

  16. Pandora Service To Arrive On iPhone

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized music service coming to the iPhone. The company created an iPhone application that is for sale on the new iPhone App Store, which can be used to steam Pandora members’ existing online stations from all versions of the iPho ...

  17. Virgin Mobile Acquires Helio

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official, Virgin Mobile USA is acquiring rival mobile operator Helio in a deal valued at $39 million. Helio is jointly owned by Korean carrier SK Telecom and the U.S.-based ISP EarthLink. Both Virgin and Helio are mobile virtual network ...

  18. AT&T Mobility Settles Suit

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following a similar settlement earlier this year in Florida, AT&T Mobility has settled a class action lawsuit in Georgia targeting the company's involvement with placing unauthorized content charges on subscribers phone bills. The complai ...

  19. Sony BMG In DRM-Free Deal With Dada

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is providing DRM-free full song downloads to Dada Entertainment, a mobile entertainment joint venture between the label and Dada USA. At this time, only Sony BMG's catalog is available via the service, but it hopes to add content fro ...

  20. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  21. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  22. Radio City Christmas Spectacular To Hit The Road

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) will launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season, Billboard.biz has learned. The $25 million production will be geared specifically for arenas and play 18 ci ...

  23. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  24. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  25. Sprint Unveils Answer To iPhone

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Devices were the story of CTIA Wireless 2008 day two, with both Samsung and Nokia introducing slick new gadgets. Sprint introduced its answer to the iPhone during a keynote by CEO Dan Hesse—the Samsung Instinct. The device, developed by both Sprin ...

  26. LiveWire Mobile Acquires Groove

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LiveWire Mobile has acquired mobile music service provider Groove Mobile for $14.5 million. Groove Mobile powers the mobile music stores of such wireless operators as Sprint in the U.S., as well as Bell Mobility in Canada and 3 UK. LiveWire Mobile ...

  27. AEG Facilities Adds San Antonio's AT&T Center

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has signed a venue service agreement with the AT&T Center in San Antonio. AEG Facilities COO Bob Newman announced the agreement. As part of the deal, AEG F ...

  28. IDJ, Flycell Partner For Mobile Service

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has launched the first-ever label-centric mobile subscription service in a deal with mobile and online media company Flycell. IDJ Mobile will offer subscribers exclusive online and mobile content, including ringtones, gr ...

  29. Touring Briefs: Paid Dues, Phoenix Rising Benefit, Philly Live!

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert prom ...

  30. McEntire, Clarkson Sharing Band On Tour

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson's upcoming "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour" will find the pair joining forces to share one band, one stage and plenty of hits. The 15-city tour, which will include stops in Louisville, Indianapolis, Norfolk, ...

  31. Juanes To Promote U.S. Trek Through TV Spots, Batanga.com

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Juanes will promote his 2008 U.S. tour in a pair of TV spots for Sprint, along with a contest at music site Batanga.com, beginning Feb. 18. The Sprint commercials will run on Univision's broadcast and cable networks, as well as on Telemundo, ...

  32. AEG, Australia's Ogden IFC Pair On JV

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Australian venue operator Ogden IFC, and created a new 50:50 joint venture called AEG Ogden. The partnership will operate arenas, theaters, stadiums, convention a ...

  33. Juanes Reveals Stateside Dates

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first U.S. leg of Juanes’ 2008 world tour was revealed today, with shows set in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14 for the arena trek, which is sponsored by Sprint and Ford. More dates in T ...

  34. Live365 Goes Mobile

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Internet radio outfit Live365 is now streaming on mobile phones. The service is limited to Internet-connected handsets running Windows Mobile. Several models of such smartphones are available on operators like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizo ...

  35. McEntire, Clarkson Join Voices For Winter Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the heels of this week's announcement of a winter Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood tour, another star pairing is preparing to hit the road around the same time. Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will team for the 2 Worlds 2 Voices tour, kicking ...

  36. Plugged And Unplugged

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Google's Android operating system plan for mobile phones is a much-needed step to opening up the mobile environment. Not saying it's gonna be successful, but I applaud both the idea and the effort. Details are still pretty thin ...

  37. Sprint Grabs Joan Sebastian Exclusive

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Joan Sebastian's new album, "No Es De Madera," will launch exclusively on Sprint a week ahead of its physical release. Few details were available as of press time, but "No Es De Madera" will be availa ...

  38. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  39. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This week saw the entrance of yet another major wireless operator fully committing to a mobile music download service. AT&T's launch of Napster Mobile not only puts the nation's No. 1 carrier on par with competitors Sprint a ...

  40. AT&T, Napster Extend Mobile Deal

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T extended it's partnership with Napster to include an over-the-air, full-song download service that provides the wireless operators’ customers to the entire Napster catalog of 5 million tracks. The Napster Mobile service looks very mu ...

  41. Motricity Acquires InfoSpace Mobile Assets

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile content services firm Motricity is taking over the mobile assets of its primary competitor, InfoSpace, in an acquisition worth $135 million. With the move, Motricity now manages the mobile content activities of 11 of the top 13 wireless ope ...

  42. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Rhapsody's deal to extend its service to TiVo is exactly the kind of effort that is needed on a much larger scale for the music subscription model to have a chance at survival. Subscription services just aren't much of a portabl ...

  43. Beyonce-Phone Among New Devices Hitting The Market

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of new multimedia mobile phones are poised to hit retail shelves, just in time for the holiday sales season. Just a week after Verizon unveiled a touch-screen iPhone competitor as part of its fall device lineup, Sprint pulled the curtain ba ...

  44. Island Def Jam To Launch Mobile Music Offering

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group is launching a mobile music subscription service dubbed IDJ Radio. The service will feature six streaming "radio" stations and on-demand music videos featuring hip-hop/R&B, old school classics, and Reggaeto ...

  45. Exclusive Juanes Shows Headed To Sprint Phones

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of his partnership with Sprint, Colombian rocker Juanes will perform two exclusive concerts for the carrier, not open to the general public, in New York and Chicago. The first show takes place Oct. 22 at New York's Fillmore Theater an ...

  46. Garth Brooks Lines Up Kansas City Dates

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks' one scheduled performance Nov. 14 at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., quickly spiraled into nine shows. On Saturday, the artist moved nearly 160,000 tickets in less than two hours via ticket outlets, online and telepho ...

  47. AEG Pacts With Conseco Fieldhouse, E-Center

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has inked venue service agreements with Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse and West Valley City, Utah's E-Center. As part of the deals, AEG Facilities ...

  48. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  49. Juanes Partners With Sprint For New Album

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin pop superstar Juanes is partnering with Sprint for the Oct. 23 release of his latest album on Universal, "La Vida Es...Un Ratico." Starting today (Sept. 4) and for the next two weeks, first single "Me Enamora" is availabl ...

  50. iPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhone ...

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