The Decemberists

  1. The Echo Nest's Paul Lamere on the Dangers and Solutions to Streaming Discovery (Q&A)

    May 08, 2014 2:21 PM EDT It's become fairly obvious to anyone paying half-attention that music streaming services are the future of consumption for the average listener, offering fans tens of millions of songs practically wherever they go. Because of the number of pe ...

  2. Guest Opinion: Proposed Universal Acquisition Is a Positive Development for EMI and for Music

    July 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division by Universal Music Group continues to inspire debate. This is a guest post from Vernon Brown is Chairman and CEO of V. Brown & Company, Inc. and a Professor of Entertainment Law at ...

  3. Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi Highlight The Hunger Games Soundtrack

    February 14, 2012 2:48 PM EST Fans awaiting the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate's adaptation of the extremely popular book by Suzanne Collins, now know what the world of Panem will sound like. The full soundtrack list was released, and, while it leans a bit on the ...

  4. Maggie Vail Leaves Kill Rock Stars for Nonprofit CASH Music

    October 26, 2011 4:42 PM EDT Maggie Vail, whose name has been virtually synonymous with the Kill Rock Stars label for more than 17 years, has left the company and will be focusing fulltime on CASH Music , a nonprofit "that builds open source digital tools for artists and ...

  5. Last Call With Carson Daly Kicks Off With Greek Theatre Shows; David Guetta, Game, Kreayshawn To Guest

    September 15, 2011 2:31 PM EDT NBC's music-oriented talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly" will kick off its 11th season on Sept. 20 with performances filmed this summer at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. Performances from last week's concert headlined by Thiever ...

  6. Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook

    September 02, 2011 3:41 PM EDT RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook -- RootMusic's BandPage is the top music app on Facebook, according to the AppData. With 32.5 million monthly average users (MAU) as of September 2, BandPage is far and away the mos ...

  7. Beirut Explores Global Sound on Third Album

    September 01, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Zach Condon, the songwriter and mastermind behind Beirut, may be just as famous for his music as for the cultures that have influenced it. Beirut's debut, 2006's Gulag Orkestar, played like an old-world village party in the Balkans. Fo ...

  8. Booking Bonnaroo: Co-Producer Ashley Capps on the 'Dance and Discussion' of Making the Festival Happen

    May 19, 2011 6:34 PM EDT As reported earlier, Bonnaroo 2011 , the 10th anniversary of the Manchester, Tenn., festival, has sold out its 80,000 tickets. The lineup includes Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, Buffalo Springfield, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, the Stroke ...

  9. Outside Lands Lineup Announced: Muse, Arcade Fire, Phish, Black Keys, Many More

    April 11, 2011 3:56 PM EDT Arcade Fire, Muse, Phish, the Black Keys, MGMT, the Decemberists, Erykah Badu the Warren Haynes band and many more artists will perform at the fourth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The festival will once again take place in San Fr ...

  10. Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Sonny Rollins To Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the ...

  11. Business Matters: EMI Pension Fund, Fake Reviews, Bananarama

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S PENSION PROBLEMS -- It would be ironic if EMI 's biggest problems came not from its debt but from a liability unrelated to the credit bubble or the recorded music downturn: its pension fund. As ( Billboard.biz has reported ), the U ...

  12. Business Matters: Post-Katrina New Orleans, Cloud Hackers, 9:30 Club and more

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- A summary of New Orleans' music scene five years after Hurricane Katrina: 20% fewer musicians, 50% fewer gigs, 43% lower earnings, and a higher cost of living. The third annual st ...

  13. Arcade Fire, David Byrne Help Raise AIDS Charity Funds

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A charity compilation featuring songs by Arcade Fire, David Byrne and Feist, among others, has raised over £400,000 ($662,370) for charity. The album, "Dark Was The Night," was released internationally in February this year by U.K. indep ...

  14. 'Embedded' Provides A New Music Documentary Outlet On TV

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is in a Tokyo hotel room, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette. He's holding forth on the differences between Japanese and American culture, revealing how impressed he is by the intensity of the local hip-hop fans who have been ...

  15. Bonnaroo 2009 Attendance 'Up Dramatically'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Phish wrapped Bonnaroo 2009 last night (with a sit-in from Bruce Springsteen), drawing the curtain on what producers feel was their most successful event ever on many levels. Aside from thunderstorms on Thursday that brought mud on Friday, and som ...

  16. Booking Agent Kevin French Joins Paradigm

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bigshot Touring Artists founder/owner Kevin French has joined Paradigm as a music agent. French, who founded Portland, Ore.-based Bigshot, will begin working at Paradigm's New York office on June 15. As part of the move, French will bring his ...

  17. Indie Retailers Ready For Record Store Day

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the success of online retailers, explosion of Internet downloads and high-profile closings of Virgin Megastores and Tower Records stores, bricks-and-mortar record stores aren't all spinning toward oblivion. Although hundreds of indepe ...

  18. Kill Rock Stars Signs Distribution Deal With Redeye

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Northwest indie label Kill Rock Stars (KRS), which lost its distribution when Touch and Go folded last month, has signed a deal with independent distributor Redeye. KRS will move its catalog, including records by Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, S ...

  19. Bowery Presents Revives New Jersey Theatre

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York promoter Bowery Presents is making its first foray into running a New Jersey venue with the re-opening of the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair this fall. The maiden show at the 2,500-capacity building will be Hanson on Nov. 1. Also scheduled ...

  20. Touring Briefs: AEG Facilities, StubHub, Wellmont Theatre

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- AEG Facilities , a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has entered into a joint venture with Arena Group 2000 (AG 2000) to manage, book and operate the 14,400-capacity San Diego Sports Arena. The two parties wi ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Facebook Bolsters Music Offering

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook today unveiled a new music section designed to let artist create profiles that showcase their music, videos, photos and other details. Participating artists can post songs for fans to stream, provide a full discography of previous works a ...

  23. Green Apple Festival Expands Concert Locations

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an ongoing effort to raise the profile of Earth Day (April 22), the third Green Apple Festival will expand this year with eight simultaneous concerts in city parks across the United States on April 20. Producers of the 2008 Green Apple Festival ...

  24. Shins, Ween, M.I.A. Help Open New NYC Venue

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shows from the Shins, Ween, M.I.A., the National and the Decemberists are among the first confirmed for Terminal 5, a new venue opening in early October on the west side of midtown Manhattan. Launched by Bowery Presents, the venue at 610 W. 56th S ...

  25. Lips, Decemberists Lead First Monolith Fest Bill

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips, the Decemberists, Kings Of Leon, Cake and Spoon lead the lineup for the first Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 14-15 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver. Also on the bill are Ghostland Observatory, Clap Your Hands Say Yea ...

  26. NARM Coverage: 'Winning At The Digital Game'

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard's VP of global licensing Brad Navin called upon independent retailers to more aggressively launch digital download stores. Speaking on an indie retail panel at the annual NARM convention in Chicago, Navin observed that he hasn ...

  27. Police, Tool, White Stripes Lead Bonnaroo Line Up

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 14-17 in Manchester, Tenn. Other acts on the bill for the event include Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and the Innocent ...

  28. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  29. Evanescence Zooms By Killers To Take No. 1

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up release moved 447,000 copies first week. In another major week for new releases, Evanescence's "The Open Door" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Wind-Up effort moved 447,000 copies in its first week, according to Niels ...

  30. Vegoose Draws 40,000 To Vegas

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST First annual festival held Oct. 29-31. The first annual Vegoose festival, produced by Bonnaroo organizers A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents, drew roughly 40,000 people to concerts held Oct. 29-31 at Sam Boyd Stadium, Thomas & Mack Cente ...

  31. Inaugural Vegoose Fest Solidifies Lineup

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Dave Matthews and Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic will head the lineup for the first Vegoose festival, assembled by A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents As first tipped here last month, Dave Matthe ...