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  1. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surg ...

  2. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Sting, One Direction, Imagine Dragons Sign New Pub Deals

    May 21, 2013 7:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term extension administration agreement with Sting , who has had a relationship with the company for more than 16 years. The global agreement will cover all music publishing throughout Sting’s solo ...

  4. Muse, Dave Matthews Band, Sting to Headline NCAA Big Dance Concert Series in Atlanta April 5-7

    March 07, 2013 7:00 AM EST Muse, Dave Matthews Band and Sting have been tapped to headline the 2013 NCAA Big Dance Concert Series, in conjunction with the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four, held in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park April 5-7. The event is produced by the NCAA an ...

  5. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    November 02, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Music bookings for tonight's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon , which will benefit the American Red Cross' relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Christina Agui ...

  6. Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Jon Stewart To Headline First NYC Secret Policeman's Ball

    January 25, 2012 9:40 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The Secret Policeman's Ball is letting America in on the party: The British-based music and comedy festival is coming to New York in March. Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons and Russell Brand are among ...

  7. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  8. Sting Rocks Out With Orchestral Maneuvers

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "It's the biggest band I've ever had," bragged Sting about the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra that is accompanying him on a tour promoting his new album "Synchronicities." Featuring orchestral versions of songs ...

  9. Xerox, Starwood Hotels Back Upcoming Sting Tour

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature Xerox as presenting sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the official hotel partner. The tour will find Sting performing his most well-known songs re-tooled for sy ...

  10. Sting Announces 'Winter' Album For Fall

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer is just around the corner, but Sting has another season on his mind. The singer announced today (June 17) that his next album, "If On a Winter's Night...," will be inspired by his favorite time of year and feature two origina ...

  11. Houston, Hudson Wow Crowd At Davis Grammy Bash

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST An exuberant Whitney Houston kept the Beverly Hilton ballroom audience on its feet during a rousing performance at last night’s (Feb. 7) pre-Grammy Gala saluting Clive Davis. Dressed in a leopard skin-patterned, form-fitting sheath and matching ov ...

  12. Ray Chew Directs Music For 'Neighborhood Inaugural Ball'

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Having served as musical director for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, veteran musician, composer and producer Ray Chew will step it up a notch on Jan. 20 as he handles the same duties for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Newly installed P ...

  13. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Police took a final bow Thursday night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at the box office, according to Billboard B ...

  14. Best Buy Snags Police Live CD/DVD Exclusive

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for the Police live CD/DVD "Certifiable," due Oct. 7. As first reported here, the set was filmed last December in Buenos Aires. It will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD set, a single disc Blu-ray/2 CD ...

  15. The Police Announce Last Show Ever

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police will perform their final concert ever in New York on a date to be announced in August. The show, which was announced by the band and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Times Square today (May 6), will be a fundraiser with proceeds ...

  16. Police Drummer Blasts Reunion Concert

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The crowds have been ecstatic, but Police drummer Stewart Copeland has been anything but impressed so far by the band's reunion concerts. Copeland trashed Wednesday's concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a posting on his Web site t ...

  17. Exclusive: Police Visiting Bonnaroo, Fenway On Reunion Tour

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. As part of a tour that will play arenas and stadiums internatio ...

  18. Reunited Police Kick Off Grammy Telecast

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Performing in public for just the second time since 1986, the Police kicked off the 49th Grammy Awards tonight (Feb. 11) with a performance of its breakthrough hit, "Roxanne," at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "Ladies and gentle ...

  19. Police Set Press Conference Day After Grammys

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A press conference and "special announcement" featuring rehearsals by the Police is set for Monday (Feb. 12) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, Calif., the day after the band will reunite for a performance at the Grammys. The 11 a. ...

  20. Police Reunion Rumors Reaching Fever Pitch

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rumors are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the United States, which would be the legendary trio's first since disbanding in 1986. Sources tell Billboard.com the reports are legitimate but would not publicly ...

  21. Germanys Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry’s annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German indust ...

  22. Germany's Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German i ...

  23. Hewitt To Work With TNA

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Concert vet to secure national tours. Veteran promoter Andrew Hewitt has signed on to work with Clear Channel Entertainment's TNA International division to secure national tours and produce arena shows in Las Vegas. TNA, headed by president A ...

  24. Canadian Stars, Sting To Play Tsunami Benefits

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort in the wake of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort ...

  25. Elton John Raises £1.5M For Royal Academy

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elton John's series of charity concerts in the United Kingdom with the Royal Academy of Music's orchestra and choir have raised £1.5 million ($2.74 million) for the academy. Elton John's series of charity concerts in the Un ...

  26. Elton John Raises £1.5M For Royal Academy

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elton John's series of charity concerts in the United Kingdom with the Royal Academy of Music's orchestra and choir have raised £1.5 million ($2.74 million) for the academy. Elton John's series of charity concerts in the Un ...

  27. Live Aid Video Rights To Be Auctioned

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The custodians of the historic 1985 Live Aid concerts have given the green light for their official DVD and video release. The Band Aid Trust has agreed to auction the global rights for the concerts f The custodians of the historic 1985 Live Aid c ...

  28. Annie Lennox To Join Sting Tour

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Annie Lennox will join the second North American leg of Sting's Sacred Love Tour this summer and fall. The extensive run of primarily amphitheaters -- featuring Sting, Lennox and another artist to be Annie Lennox will join the second North Am ...

  29. 'Mountain,' 'Rings' Lead Oscar Music Nominations

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shore, Sting, Costello among contenders. Shore, Sting, Costello among contenders. News ...

  30. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  31. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  32. Billboard Music Awards 2003

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Our Billboard Music Awards mini-site contains wrap-ups and analysis of the awards, held Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. The mini-site also features info on past award winners, a profile of Century Award winner Our Billboard Music Awards mini-site contains w ...

  33. 2003 Century Award: Sting -- A Portrait of the Artist

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST For a man who says that his ambition was "simply to make money playing music," Sting has succeeded far beyond his wildest dreams. For a man who says that his ambition was "simply to make money playing music," Sting has succeede ...

  34. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  35. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  36. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  37. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  38. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...