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  1. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  2. Jennie Boddy Teams with Ambrosia Healy to Open East Coast Office of The Fun Star

    January 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today public relations pro Jennie Boddy joins publicity veteran Ambrosia Healy to open an East Coast branch of The Fun Star, the publicity firm founded by Healy. Boddy will oversee the East Coast office, while Healy and associate Erin Cooney run T ...

  3. Myspace Launches ‘Music Video Collaborations With Artists We Like’ Program, Premieres with TV on the Radio, Federal Prism (Exclusive)

    August 27, 2013 11:43 AM EDT In a bid to cut through the noise of an altered internet landscape, and resuscitate its reputation as an ally for artists, the new Myspace has launched a program to produce original music videos. The program, dubbed “Music Video Collaborations W ...

  4. FYF Fest Founder Sean Carlson on Goldenvoice, Market Saturation and 2013's Stellar Lineup (Q&A)

    August 21, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Outside of the market-leading Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one would be hard-pressed to find another multi-day music festival in Southern California with a more impressive lineup than this year’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles.  Celebra ...

  5. Splendour in the Grass 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 4:08 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, T ...

  6. Backbeat: The Great Bobby Womack Rocks NYC Apple Store With Damon Albarn, XL's Richard Russell

    September 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rocking the tech emporium: From left: XL's Richard Russell, TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton, Bobby Womack, Remi Kabaka, Kwes (behind the piano) and Damon Albarn playing NYC's SoHo Apple Store. (Photo: Andy Gensler) 'It fired me ...

  7. Backbeat: Afropunk Festival Roars Back With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, TV On The Radio

    August 27, 2012 2:03 PM EDT TV On the Radio closes out the eighth Afro-punk Festival. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Around this time last year, Matthew Morgan , managing director of Afropunk LLC , thought the Afropunk Festival he dreamed up eight years ago was over for good. ...

  8. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  9. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Label Group Announces First Distributed Labels: ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More

    May 09, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Frenchkiss, which announced the formation of the Frenchkiss Label Group earlier this year, has announced the first nine labels joining the fold: ATP Recordings, Cavity Search, Cult, God Mode, Holiday Friends, JAXART, Pendu Sound, Underwater People ...

  10. TV On The Radio, Battles, Gotye Featured @ 2012 SXSW Film

    February 08, 2012 4:58 PM EST Short films about TV on the Radio, a Chopin piano competition and a lyrical absurdist who the Beatles signed to Apple Records in the 1960s will be screened during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas, March 9-17. The Film Conference and Festiva ...

  11. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  12. Lollapalooza Festivals in Chile and Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Many More

    November 21, 2011 8:46 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza C ...

  13. Moogfest Promoter Says Fest 'Predates Boom In Electronica'

    October 28, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Some might consider Asheville, N.C., an unlikely place to stage an electronic-themed niche music festival. They would be wrong. The second Moogfest is set to take place in Asheville Oct. 28-30, tapping into a burgeoning electronic/DJ music scene. ...

  14. This Week in Music: Marc Geiger on How Pitchfork Helped The Weeknd Earn $25K Per Show (Video)

    October 12, 2011 1:38 PM EDT On This Week in Music, Mark Geiger of William Morris Endeavor sits across the desk from Topspin's Ian Rogers. In this video outtake, Geiger, who helped create Lollapalooza and Artist Direct, discusses the power a good Pitchfork review - like ...

  15. Backbeat: Cee-Lo Green, Richard Branson Tend Bar @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest

    September 12, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Virgin Mobile FreeFest attracted some 50,000 fans to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, September 10. This year's line-up featured 20 bands on three stages including, Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on th ...

  16. Backbeat: Jane's Addiction's New LP Previewed at Listening Party in Burbank

    September 09, 2011 10:49 AM EDT Boys on Film: (From left) Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell, producer Rich Costey and drummer Stephen Perkins (Photo: Screen Grab from Jane's Addiction Studio Videos) Two dozen people crammed into the Burbank, Calif., r ...

  17. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  18. TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Dies of Lung Cancer

    April 20, 2011 4:33 PM EDT TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith has died of lung cancer, the band announced on its official website Wednesday (Apr. 20). "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous figh ...

  19. Foo Fighters Earn First No. 1 Album

    April 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As forecasted last week, Foo Fighters finally get their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wasting Light" debuts atop the list with 235,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The start is the band's second-largest sales w ...

  20. Scott Schumaker, of Bright Antenna Records, SXSW Diary: Look at That Foo Fighters Line!

    March 16, 2011 5:15 PM EDT (Scott Schumaker is managing Jedi for Bright Antenna Records . Tweet him: @brightantenna) Wednesday 3.16.11 The 16-passenger white van and trailer invasion began last night. It was a noticeable shift. Until 6:00 pm the Austin Conference Center was ...

  21. Vampire Weekend Anchors Third Roots Picnic Fest

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend will headline the third annual Roots Picnic, which will also feature a performance by the Philadelphia-based Roots. The event will be held June 5 at Philadelphia's Festival Pier; tickets go on sale Friday (March 5) via LiveNat ...

  22. 6 Questions With Michaelangelo L'Acqua

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT W Hotels Worldwide has just appointed Michaelangelo L'Acqua as the hotel chain's first global music director, assigning him the task of creating partnerships with labels, curating the company's compilation CDs and finding other ways ...

  23. Beggars Group Enters China

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based independent Beggars Group has reached an agreement to release key albums physically in China via local labels Jingwen and Hi-Note. The full catalog will be become available through the digital service wa3.cn for online subscription and ...

  24. Indie Lex To Issue Alan Moore Deluxe Release

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He may have insisted his name did not appear on the "Watchmen" movie. But legendary comic book writer Alan Moore has been enthusiastic in his partnership with U.K. indie Lex Records on the release of a new work including an audiobook a ...

  25. Killers, M.I.A. Cap Off Day Two At Coachella

    April 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As the sun was setting over the Empire Polo Field on Saturday (April 18), Arizona rock band Calexico lulled an attentive audience at the Outdoor Theatre with a collection of dusty, county-tinged tunes while just a few hundred yards away, New York& ...

  26. McCartney, Morrissey, Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ...

  27. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery ...

  28. 10 Acts To Watch At SXSW

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some of the artists who descend on Texas for this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival will soon step up to greater success. Here are 10 who will get some attention. AIDS Wolf When people apply the label "noise rock" to Montrea ...

  29. Lily Allen Joins Spanish Fest Line-Up

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Lily Allen, Scottish alt-rock act Glasvegas, reformed British post-punk band Magazine and indie-pop act Mystery Jets have been added to the line-up of the four-day FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) Heineken 09 summer festi ...

  30. TV On The Radio, Public Enemy Set For 'Roots Picnic'

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TV On The Radio, Public Enemy, the Black Keys and Santigold are among the acts handpicked by The Roots to play the band's second annual hometown "Roots Picnic" on June 6 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Public Enemy will perform th ...

  31. Touch & Go To Cease New Signings, Distribution

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Revered Chicago indie label Touch & Go Records, which has been home to such iconic bands as Slint, the Jesus Lizard and Big Black, will stop releasing new albums and operate going forward as a catalog label. A source at the label confirms the ...

  32. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will ...

  33. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  34. Beggars Group, Matador Pact With Imeem

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social music service imeem today announced a worldwide licensing and marketing partnership with indie labels Beggars Group and Matador Records. Beggars Group and Matador Records' entire digital music and video catalog will now be available fo ...

  35. 'Death' Still Alive, Spends Third Week At No. 1

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" is still sticking to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, becoming only the second album to spend three consecutive weeks at No. 1 this year ... the top 10 of the Billboard 200 greets five debuts from D ...

  36. Imeem, Treasure Island Fest Partner For Contest

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free streaming music service Imeem has launched an online contest that will give two artists a performance slot on the second annual Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the titular island in San Francisco Bay. To ...

  37. Beck, Black Crowes To Headline 2008 Street Scene

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck and the Black Crowes have been tapped to headline the 24th annual Street Scene festival, which returns to its roots in downtown San Diego Sept. 19-20. Approximately 40 acts will perform at the 2008 Street Scene, including Justice, Tegan and S ...

  38. Raconteurs, Justice Anchor Treasure Island Festival

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs and Justice will headline the second Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the titular island in San Francisco Bay. The event is spearheaded by the team behind San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival as well as a ...

  39. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 13-14 at Red Rocks Amphith ...

  40. Indie Rockers Feel The 'Frequency' In L.A.

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall will host two concerts this January as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic-presented Concrete Frequency, a series of events that explores the effects of urban environments on music and art. The first c ...

  41. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  42. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  43. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  44. Constant Artists Adds Agency Division

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Manager/booking agent Ben Dickey has left his post as an agent at Ground Control Touring to open a new booking division at his Los Angeles-based management company Constant Artists. His company will oversee booking duties for Explosions in the Sky ...

  45. Amoeba To Release Live TV On the Radio Disc

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT San Francisco-based retailer Amoeba Records will exclusively release a live TV On the Radio EP on March 27. The four-track disc will be exclusive to Amoeba's three California stores -- San Francisco, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- for 30 days af ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. TV On The Radio Signs With Interscope

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album later this spring. No details have yet been revealed about the se New York rock act TV On The Radio has jump ...

  48. Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fest to be held April 29-30. Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Coachella in 1999 ...

  49. Shortlist Prize Ends With Controversy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Shortlist Music Prize appears to have come to an end after a disagreement between its founders. Artist manager and Shortlist principal Tom Sarig is moving ahead with plans to stage a like-minded a The Shortlist Music Prize appears to have come ...

  50. Lynn, Wilco, Killers On Long List For Shortlist

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Long List" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically ac Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand ...