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  1. Live Nation Expanding Into Russia

    December 04, 2012 8:15 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment has announced plans to expand into Russia and the Ukraine. The company will open a new office in Moscow in 2013. Tim McWilliams has been tapped as managing director of Live Nation Russia and Ukraine. He previously served ...

  2. Tedeschi Trucks Band to Headline Inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival

    October 08, 2012 8:11 PM EDT The Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline the inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival, to be held Jan. 18 2013 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers, Fla. The three-day fest will continue Jan. 19 to Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton and end Jan. 20 at Vino ...

  3. Black Keys, Pulp Among Western Musicians Avoiding Russia in Wake of Pussy Riot Verdict

    September 04, 2012 5:30 PM EDT MOSCOW -- The recent high-profile court case against the members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot has made some Western artists reconsider their plans for touring Russia, but local promoters say it might not have a long-lasting effect. Patrick ...

  4. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Adds Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications

    June 26, 2012 10:56 AM EDT Clear Channel's Internet radio service is getting more local. An agreement announced Tuesday will add to the iHeartRadio platform 86 radio stations from Cox Media Group and another 20 from Emmis Communications. The stations will promote iHear ...

  5. Madonna Refuses To Cancel St. Petersburg Show Despite Russian City's Anti-Gay Regulation, Planned Protests

    March 26, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Madonna's Facebook post on the controversy surrounding her St. Petersburg show. MOSCOW -- Madonna's new album "MDNA" may have come out today, but a concert scheduled for Aug. 9 in St. Petersburg is already causing controversy. ...

  6. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  7. 50 Years of Adult Contemporary: From Johnny Mathis to Elton John, From Celine Dion to Bruno Mars

    July 19, 2011 2:29 PM EDT "I was on my way to an airport," said Richard Marx , "flipping the dial. I was like, 'Awesome, it's the new single!'" At a June 23 performance at Clear Channel's P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York, M ...

  8. Boney M's Bobby Farrell Died of Heart Disease, Say Investigators

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Boney M frontman Bobby Farrell died of heart disease, Russian investigators said on Wednesday, almost a week after the singer was found dead in his hotel room in St. Petersburg. "It was not a suspicious death. Heart disease was the cause,&quo ...

  9. Tokio Hotel Nixes Second Russian Show

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST German rock-pop act Tokio Hotel has canceled another Russian date amid a dispute with the promoter. Despite statements from the promoter and the band's management that they were doing all they could to make the March 10 show happen, the conce ...

  10. Tokio Hotel Pulls Russian Show

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST A show by the German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel at St. Petersburg's 12,000-seat Ice Palace was canceled at the last minute, allegedly due to a dispute between the artist and the promoter. "Due to a very material contractual breach and viol ...

  11. Whitney Houston To Play Russian Shows

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston will headline two concerts in Russia, at Moscow Olympisky Stadium on Dec. 9 and at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg on Dec. 12. The promoter for the two shows is Andrey Agapov, general director, Russian Entertainment Academy. " ...

  12. N.Y. Accreditation Deadline Looms For Arbitron's PPM

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More fireworks could be in store for Arbitron’s portable people meter service. This Thursday (Oct. 15) is the deadline for Arbitron to get Media Rating Council accreditation for its service in New York or face the possibility of renewed action by ...

  13. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  14. Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley Team For Summer Bill

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley have teamed up for this summer's Blazed and Confused tour. The month-long trek will begin July 10 in Primm, N.V., and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta befo ...

  15. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  16. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Geldof, Bono Fight On For Africa Aid

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof, U2 frontman Bono and German rock singer Herbert Groenemeyer fronted a rock concert in Rostock, North Germany yesterday as part of an appeal for world leaders to ramp-up support for the people of Africa. More than 70,000 people attended ...

  19. Stones Split With Manager Loewenstein

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have effectively split with their long-time business manager, Prince Rupert Loewenstein. The move was confirmed in a statement issued this morning by a publicist on behalf of the Stones. The statement reads, "Prince Rupert ...

  20. Rolling Stones Flesh Out Summer Tour Plans

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones will make up their lost dates from Europe last summer ... and then some. In a live cybercast on the band's Web site, Mick Jagger revealed today (March 22) that the Stones will play 27 more European dates as par ...

  21. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  22. Big3 Launches Nashville Label

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI-distributed co. signs Joey Daniels. Big3 Entertainment, the diversified, St. Petersburg, Fla.-based music company, has opened a country label division, Big3 Nashville. The label is distributed by EMI. The parent company includes numerous divis ...

  23. Fan Dies At Corrosion Of Conformity Show

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show last night (June 23) at the Masquerade club in Ybor City, Fla. According to police, a fight between two women broke out in the Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Cor ...

  24. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  25. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  26. Rhythm & Blues

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mario Winans' nearly 2-year-old Yellow City joint venture with St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Big3 Records has ended, but he is ramping back up with label and management company Golden City Entertainment. Mario Winans' nearly 2-year-old Yell ...

  27. 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 ...