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  1. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Is New No. 1 in the U.K. with Big Opening Sales

    May 27, 2013 11:52 AM EDT Daft Punk’s 'Random Access Memories' (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) made its expected powerful debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (May 26), becoming the fastest-selling artist set of the year to date with opening sales of 165,00 ...

  2. Pentatonix Working On Christmas EP, Four-Month Tour In 2013

    September 26, 2012 2:22 PM EDT Pentatonix, the a cappella quintet that won the third season of NBC's "The Sing-off" and then went top 20 with their debut EP, has a Christmas EP and a January-to-April tour in the works. Making their Los Angeles debut at a sold-out ...

  3. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

    November 29, 2011 8:02 AM EST With Music Business Support, Farm Aid's Main Players: Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson Leave Impact This is what the music business has long known about Farm Aid: On one day, each year, since 1985, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  6. Radiohead Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

    November 07, 2011 11:30 AM EST As expected, Radiohead will head out on an extensive U.S. tour next year in support of their eighth album, "The King of Limbs." The group announced the first dates of its 2012 North American trek on Monday (Nov. 7). The tour, which will ...

  7. Chart Moves: Bad Meets Evil's 'Lighters' Ignites on the Hot 100; Adele's 'Someone' Returns

    July 21, 2011 9:18 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock. Other notable moves, however, highlight this week's Hot 100 rankin ...

  8. 'Glee' Producer Adam Anders Launches Record Label

    May 06, 2011 7:30 PM EDT After co-producing more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 hits for Fox's "Glee," the show's executive music producer, Adam Anders, is looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle for recording artists on his own label. Ande ...

  9. Concert Ticket Prices Expected To Drop In 2011 After Sluggish 2010

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock 'n' roll in the new year. 2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they ...

  10. Stars Turn Out For Lucian Grainge Farewell

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music biz said goodbye to Universal Music Group kingpin Lucian Grainge last night (June 16) at a star-studded "bon voyage" party in London. Executives and artists gathered at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in West London to see off ...

  11. Country Music Legend Jimmy Dean Dies

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country music artist Jimmy Dean, who topped the charts in 1961 with the crossover hit "Big Bad John," and later became a sausage entrepreneur, has died, police said on Monday (June 14). Dean, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, d ...

  12. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  13. @SXSW: Music Fest Kicks Off With All-Star Country-Blues Jam

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A day before its official start, this year's music portion of the South By Southwest festival got rolling on Tuesday (March 16) with an all-star country-rock and blues bash at La Zona Rosa celebrating Asleep at the Wheel leader and Texas musi ...

  14. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

  15. Ellie Goulding Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Critics' Choice BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding made a winning start to her U.K. album chart career, debuting at No. 1 with her first set, "Lights" (Polydor/Universal). South London rapper Tinie Tempah made a similarly triumphant f ...

  16. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. ...

  17. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Houston: We don't have any problems. Whitney Houston debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "I Look to You." With its opening of 305,000, it gives the diva her fourth chart-topper and her best opening sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  18. 'Viva La Vida' Lives Large On Euro Chart

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top two titles on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart are unchanged, with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) at No.1 for Coldplay for a fifth week. Its predecessor at the top, Duffy's "R ...

  19. ABBA Fever Heats Up U.K. Charts

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Swedish dance artist Basshunter arrived at No. 1 on the U.K.'s individual artist album chart Sunday (July 20) with "Now You're Gone -- The Album" (Hard2Beat), while Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), ...

  20. Stars Celebrate Fuller's MMF Honor

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller picked up the Music Managers Forum's biggest award Wednesday night, with a little help from his celebrity clients. Annie Lennox presented the 19 Entertainment CEO with the Peter Grant award for outstanding management achievement ...

  21. Music Row Veterans Launch Management Co.

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music Row veterans Tim DuBois and Marc Dottore have formed Dottore-DuBois Artist Management. Dottore's current clients Shooter Jennings, Kathy Mattea and Marty Stuart will be joined by newcomer Matt Jenkins, Texas artist Roger Creager and Atl ...

  22. Diesel-U-Music Awards Set For Oct. 3

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The seventh Diesel-U-Music Awards will take place Oct. 3 at London music venue Koko. The international contest, which gives unsigned acts live and recorded-music opportunities, covers three music genres: electronic/dance, rock/indie, and urban/hip ...

  23. Elizalde Gunned Down In Mexico

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artist was 27. Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico. He was 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned ...

  24. Elizalde Gunned Down In Mexico

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico. He was 27. Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico ...

  25. Douglas Honored At Gold Badge Awards

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' 33rd annual Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 25) at the Savoy hotel in Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radi ...

  26. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day even The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as ...

  27. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day event, Hyd ...

  28. Fraser Crook Named Woman Of The Year

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Janet Fraser Crook, director of the long-running BBC2 live performance music series "Later With Jools Holland," was last night (Nov. 23) named Woman of the Year at a ceremony at London's Park Lane Hot Janet Fraser Crook, director of ...

  29. The Go! Team Signs With Columbia

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First record for band on a major U.S. label. On Sept. 27, the U.K.-based The Go! Team will release "Thunder, Lightning, Strike" on Columbia Records, its first record on a major U.S. label. The Columbia version will feature two additional ...

  30. Update: Three Haggard Shows Back On

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After initially pulling the plug on all of his dates for the rest of the year due to respiratory problems, Merle Haggard has decided to move forward with three Texas shows in early October. After initially pulling the plug on all of his dates for ...

  31. Gospel Artist Duawne Sterling Signs With The Wright Group

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other spotlights: Vivendi Universal Names Dufour deputy chief financial officer, NARAS names Moore regional director of the West, Koch ups Franck VP of marketing, Blender appoints Simon associate pub - Vivendi Universal names Sandrine Dufour deput ...

  32. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  33. Guy, James Take Home Handy Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James were the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, which were presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation last night (April 29) at the Cannon Center Bal Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James w ...

  34. Little Richard Entertains At SXSW Keynote

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard encouraged artists to take control of the business side of their careers and devote themselves to their craft during an entertaining keynote address this morning (March 18) at the South Little Richard encouraged artists to take cont ...