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  1. Latin Grammy Week: Tears, Laughter at Special Awards Ceremony

    November 14, 2012 9:19 PM EST There was laughter, reminiscence and plenty of tears at a Wednesday morning ceremony to honor the Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award winners. Academy members and press crowded the Ballroom at the Four Seasons Ho ...

  2. Intocable Signs Global Licensing Deal With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    November 13, 2012 9:00 AM EST Tejano/norteño fusion group Intocable, one of the most successful names in the regional Mexican music realm, has signed a global licensing deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment for its upcoming studio album, Billboard.biz has learned. The ...

  3. C3 Presents Partnering In St. Lous' LouFest

    September 18, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Listen Live Entertainment, producers of the LouFest Music Festival in St. Louis, has joined forces with C3 Presents in a joint venture to grow the festival, which just completed it's third edition. The third annual LouFest took place Aug. 25- ...

  4. Brent Grulke, SXSW Creative Director, Dead at 52

    August 13, 2012 7:01 PM EDT Brent Grulke, the creative director for Austin, TX's wildly popular SXSW Music Festival and Conference, has died, according to reports . He was 52. Grulke was scheduled to undergo oral surgery this morning, August 13, and reportedly died of a ...

  5. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal To Play September Tour Dates

    July 13, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Promoters for a major Latin music co-headlining tour featuring Mexican stars Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal say originally announced Sept. dates will take place despite the fact that the tour's initial eight summer dates have ...

  6. Dell, YouTube Partner to Live-Stream Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Jazzfest

    March 16, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Today (March 16), Dell and YouTube announced an exclusive partnership to deliver live webcasts of this year's four major music festivals: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits (ACL). YouTube b ...

  7. SoundHound's Katie McMahon SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT SoundHound VP, Sales and Marketing Katie McMahon takes a break during SXSW (photo: Glenn Peoples) Some tech companies used SXSWi to decorate a vehicle or throw an elaborate party. SoundHound went to Austin for meetings and trend watching. Billboar ...

  8. Jason Aldean's 'My Kinda Party' Tour Breaking Attendance Records

    March 16, 2012 8:24 AM EDT In only his second year as a large venue headliner, Jason Aldean continues to blow up the box office on his 2012 My Kinda Party tour. Even with his 360-degree production that increases capacity, Aldean has been selling out arenas since the tour be ...

  9. Whitney Houston's Funeral: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder to Perform; Clive Davis to Speak

    February 16, 2012 3:01 PM EST Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonderwill perform at Whitney Houston's funeral, while Clive Davis will speak, Houston's rep, Jill Fritzo, has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. WATCH VIDEO: Whitney Houston With Clive Davis, Brandy, Monica ...

  10. Emo's Owner on Famed Austin Club's Closure: 'What Makes a Venue Is Not Four Walls'

    September 29, 2011 1:22 PM EDT Posters at Emos, Austin, TX from MightiestofGuns.com on Vimeo . Last Saturday, during the Official Austin City Limits after-show, Toronto dance-punk band Death from Above 1979 took the stage at Emo's main room, becoming the last band to ever ...

  11. Backbeat: Arcade Fire Dazzle With 'Austin City Limits' Taping -- Throw Mic to Our Fearless Correspondent

    September 18, 2011 5:07 PM EDT (Photo: Jillian Mapes) While ACL festgoers and industry figures alike flocked to Zilker Park for a glimpse of Stevie Wonder, Billboard correspondent Jillian Mapes snuck away to the Moody Theater in the W Hotel to watch Arcade Fire's "Aus ...

  12. Backbeat: Austin City Limits Producer Charles Attal of C3 Hosts Fest Kick-Off Party

    September 17, 2011 2:33 PM EDT The Mostest Host: Charles Attal (second from left) of C3 Presents and Austin City Limits Festival producer with (from left) Sebastian de la Barra, Matias Awad and Maximiliano del Rio all of Lotus Productions (Lollapalooza Chile promoter). A couple ...

  13. One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas

    June 20, 2011 7:40 AM EDT DALLAS (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man died after attending a sold-out rave party at Dallas' Fair Park, and another concert-goer was in critical condition on Sunday, Dallas officials said. Some 25 to 30 other people were treated for heat, drug ...

  14. Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West To Rock 2011 Austin City Limits Fest

    May 17, 2011 1:02 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes and Alison Krauss & Union Station are among the top acts booked for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. 16- ...

  15. SXSW

    April 02, 2011 12:00 AM EDT The annual South by Southwest conference took place March 9-18 in Austin and hosted more than 40,000 people who flooded the sleepy little music town to discover new creative content, launch tech products, preview buzzing films and check out the la ...

  16. Trailblazing Tejano Music Manager Antonio 'Tony' Ambriz Garza Dies At 73

    March 29, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Antonio "Tony" Ambriz Garza, who helped launch his sons' musical careers in Tejano music, which in turn helped launch other well-known musicians, died March 27 of natural causes. He was 73. Garza, whose health had declined in recent ...

  17. Backbeat: Check Out Photos From South By Southwest 2011

    March 29, 2011 10:13 AM EDT The annual South by Southwest conference took place March 9-18 in Austin and hosted more than 40,000 people who flooded the sleepy little music town to discover new creative content, launch tech products, preview buzzing films and check out the la ...

  18. South By Southwest 2011 Was More Dangerous Than Usual: A Recap

    March 22, 2011 6:33 PM EDT The vast majority of the estimated 200,000 people who flocked to Austin for this year's South by Southwest festival played nice, patiently lining up to see buzz bands and keeping any drunken impulses under control. But a few people didn' ...

  19. South By Southwest: Execs Tell Their Favorite Places And Ways To Do Business

    March 22, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Despite its spring-break reputation, plenty of real business gets done at SXSW. Amid thousands of bands, tens of thousands of attendees and heaven knows how many thousands of gallons of alcohol served, you've got deals being made in every noo ...

  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. Party Scene at SXSWi 2011: Who Needs Meet-Up Apps When You Have the Driskill?

    March 12, 2011 8:28 PM EST The Lobby Scene: At SXSWi NYC's Silicon Alley went to the Driskill Hotel Parties, may they be promotional events, drunken revelries or simply a group of people wandering down 6th Street, are an essential component of the SxSWi experience. If ...

  22. Austin City Limits Three-Day Passes Sell Out Before Lineup Announced

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three-day passes for the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival sold-out in 14 hours, before a single band has been announced. This pace is a record for the festival, which began at Austin’s Zilker Park in 2002, and is believed to be a first ...

  23. SXSW Pulls Record Numbers To Austin Fest

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For fans that crowded into Austin's streets, clubs and even churches last week, the South by Southwest Festival was about drinking a lot of beer, eating barbecue and hearing some of the world's hottest bands. But for music executives tha ...

  24. Country Music Impresario Johnnie High Dead At 80

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Johnnie High, a north Texas country music showman who gave such performers as LeAnn Rimes and Boxcar Willie their early exposure, has died at the age of 80. High's daughter, Luanne Dorman, says her father died Wednesday after battling heart d ...

  25. @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 ...

  26. SXSW Day 2: Buzz Bands, Quincy Jones, Kanye West

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Austin is still full of the young, cool, and beautiful drinking their way through the hype machine, there are signs the recession has had an impact on the festival. Parties that offered lavish spreads last year have cut back to putting out b ...

  27. 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage, news and analysis from the 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference, being held March 18 - 22 in Austin, Texas. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections March 22, 2009 - BillboardBiz Billboard editorial director Bill Werde reflects on this ...

  28. Liberman Broadcasting Buys New York TV Station

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the heels of signing an affiliate deal in four Texas markets, Liberman Broadcasting has bought New York television station WASA Channel 25 as part of its bid to launch its Spanish-language network Estrella TV. The network is slated to launch in ...

  29. 'Mega' Moves In On 'Movin' In Dallas

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS Radio's KMVK (Movin)/Dallas has dropped its rhythmic AC format in favor of Spanish-language hot AC "Mega 107.5." No word yet on who's programming. "Movin" PD Nikki Nite and promotion director Eric Landrum remain f ...

  30. Report: Latin Stations Targeted In Payola Investigation

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Latin radio stations in Texas appear to be among those being investigated in an ongoing FCC probe into payola allegations. According to the McAllen Monitor , Spanish-language stations in the Rio Grande Valley have received letters of inquiry as we ...

  31. Hispanic Radio Pioneer Dies

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hispanic radio pioneer McHenry Taylor Tichenor died Saturday (Jan. 3) of natural causes in Round Rock, Texas. He was 76. Tichenor managed the family broadcasting business, Tichenor Media System, which owned the country's first Spanish-languag ...

  32. Austin Fights To Keep Its Music Rep

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Thriving nightclubs, popular festivals and favorite sons like Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan have given Austin a well-deserved, if boastful, moniker: "Live Music Capital of the World." But the world has gotten a lot bigger since th ...

  33. South Padre Fest Gears Up For Second Event

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo Fantasma, Fastball and Alejandro Escovedo, among others, will lead the lineup for the second annual South Padre International Music Festival, to be held Oct. 31 ...

  34. '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 ...

  35. Warner Artists Play On Triple Bill

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Latina's Jesse & Joy, Tommy Torres and Jorge Villamizar are teaming up for a four-city Texas club tour in conjunction with BMP Radio. From June 30 - July 3, the tour will take the three pop acts to McAllen's Tao, Laredo& ...

  36. Jones' Guitar To Be Returned

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country legend George Jones and his 1957 Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar will be reunited after 46 years of separation on June 14. The guitar was stolen by two boys in 1962 while Jones performed in Fort Worth, Texas. A short time after stealing the ...

  37. Jury Hits Clear Channel With $66M Verdict

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Lufkin, Texas, has hit Clear Channel Communications with a judgment for patent infringement, awarding Grantley Patent Holdings $66 million. Clear Clear owns and operates about 1,200 radio stations across the United States. ...

  38. Touring Briefs: Rozone Productions, Pachanga Latino Music Festival

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Austin, Texas-based Rozone Productions has been named the exclusive facility promotion and production team for Sturgis, S.D.'s Glencoe Amphitheater, home to the annual Sturgis Bike Week. In its new role, Rozone Productions will recruit tal ...

  39. Willie's Place To Open July 1

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson's alternative fuel truck stop and entertainment hub, Willie's Place in Carl's Corner, Texas, will host a grand re-opening with a week of shows beginning July 1. The newly designed and renovated Earth Bio-Willie Theater ...

  40. Duelo, Horoscopos Break Go Tejano Day Attendance Record

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duelo and Los Horoscopos de Durango have broken the attendance record for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Go Tejano Day. The event was held March 16 at Reliant Park. With a paid attendance of 71,165, according to organizer RodeoHouston ...

  41. Guzman Kicks Off Tour Next Month

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alejandra Guzman's "Fuerza USA Tour" will start April 9 in Laredo, Tex. and hit other cities in Texas and California over the next month. Guzman's tour takes her to clubs in Laredo, San Antonio and Houston April 9 - 11 before h ...

  42. C3 Presents To Book Chicago’s Congress Theatre

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents continues to expand its Chicago presence with a new exclusive, multi-year booking agreement with the Congress Theatre, a 4,200-seater that has been an open room in the past. The deal is effective immediately. It's the ...

  43. Final Brown Recordings In Legal Dispute

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST The legal feud over the estate of James Brown is stalling the release of the soul legend's final recordings, his longtime adviser said. Brown cut an album in Los Angeles the summer before he died in December 2006, but the songs are not being ...

  44. Country Promoter/Producer Ritter Dies

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST David Kenneth "Ken" Ritter, a former Beaumont, Texas, mayor and music promoter/producer, died Dec. 30 at his home after a long illness. He was 79. Ritter began his career in the music industry as a teen doing advance work for his uncle T ...

  45. AIM Mission Takes Another Bite Of Big Apple

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British trade body the Association of Independent Music will bring a contingent of 19 music firms when it embarks on a third trade mission to New York next week. Participants in the Oct. 15-19 mission, entitled "AIM 4 America," include A ...

  46. Fire Critically Injures Two At Austin City Limits

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two people were critically injured and two others hurt after a fire broke out Sept. 14 at the Austin City Limits Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles resulting from a blaze that is being blamed on a pro ...

  47. AT&T To Braodcast Austin City Limits Festival

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T has won the exclusive rights to stream the Austin City Limits Music Festival from its Blue Room music-focused Web site. AT&T is also the presenting sponsor for the event. Fans likely will watch the online performance closely. The Blue ...

  48. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  49. Walker Exits Live Nation, Teams With Attal, Jones

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Live Nation president of music Charlie Walker has left the company and joined forces with Charlie Jones and Charles Attal, co-producers of Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Attal, Jones and Walker will be partners in a ...

  50. LEGAL MATTERS: TEXAS JUSTICE

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschirhart is learning this lesson the hard way. After record labels sued her in San Antonio for unauthorized file sharing, Tschirhart wiped her computer hard drive clean Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschir ...

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