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  1. Sub Pop Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman Diagnosed with Parkinson's

    June 04, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Jonathan Poneman, the co-founder of Seattle's Sub Pop Records, who helped launch such seminal bands as Nirvana and Soundgarden, among others, announced May 31 that he has Parkinson's, the degenerative nervous system disease that also ...

  2. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan, One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Next for 2012's Million-Sellers Club

    December 14, 2012 9:35 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" returned to No. 1, selling 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the album's fourth non-consecutive week atop the list. The tally's high ...

  3. Sony Music Names Jenifer Mallory VP International Marketing

    August 06, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sony Music today announced that Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment. In her new capacity Mallory will lead international marketing campaigns for Sony's U.S.-signed artists, co ...

  4. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  5. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich's 'From the Basement' Series Goes 3D with The Shins, Feist, More

    June 20, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich's music series From the Basement is getting the 3D treatment for broadcast on 3net in the U.S. and Sky 3D in the UK, as well as a multiplatform 2D release on Crackle. From the Basement is produced ...

  6. Exclusive: Alanis Morissette's New Album on Collective Sounds Announced for August

    May 02, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. Her seventh studio album, it is her first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, ...

  7. Business Matters: Official.fm Targets Business Users for its Music Platform

    April 23, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Official.fm Simplifies Management For Artists Artists and labels have no shortage of tools for promoting music online. Official.fm wants to simply the process. "Official.fm aims to provide a single place for artists, labels and managers to ma ...

  8. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since "Michael ...

  9. How 14 Companies Are Making SXSW A Music Marketing Mecca

    March 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT It may seem like every band and brand is heading down to Austin this month for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (running March 9-18), but the music portion of SXSW has lost some buzz in recent years to the behemoth that is now ...

  10. MTVu Campus Invasion Tour With Jason Derulo, Fabolous Adds DJs Diamond Kuts, Chelsea Leyland, Dove Sponsorship

    October 18, 2011 7:55 AM EDT MTVU's Campus Invasion Tour returns Oct. 20 with a new sponsor, Dove Go Fresh, that will be an integrated part of the music festival. The female deodorant and body mist will be represented by two of its official DJs, Diamond Kuts and Chelsea ...

  11. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Marsha Vlasic

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 17 Marsha Vlasic Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, International Creative Management Website: Icm.com Four decades into her career, International Creative Management senior VP of concerts Marsha Vlasic experienced a stellar year ...

  12. DeLuna Festival Returns for Second Year with Linkin Park, Jane's Addiction, Weezer and Big Boi

    September 20, 2011 3:51 PM EDT The second annual festival will take place at Casino Beach on Oct. 13 - 16 in Pensacola, Fla. DeLuna Festival's first year brought economic recovery to the BP oil-spill damaged area. This year, the festival has partnered with the Surfrider Fo ...

  13. Dwight Yoakam Returns to Warner Music Nashville

    September 20, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam has returned to Warner Music Nashville -- his first major-label home -- after a decade elsewhere. Yoakam debuted on the Top Country Albums chart in 1986 with "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc," which spent two weeks at No. 1. ...

  14. Noise Pop Fest to Feature Arcade Fire, Feist Docs

    January 26, 2011 7:25 PM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival, which takes over the city from February 22-27, will feature several rock documentaries as part of its 2011 lineup. The multi-day indie rock confab will mark the U.S. premiere of "The Extraordinary Ordi ...

  15. Harmonix Reports Early Success For Rock Band Network

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock Band Network initiative is proving to be a hit with early adopters, according to developer Harmonix , a subsidiary of MTV Games . Speaking at Liverpool Sound City - a 4-day music and international business conference held annually in the ...

  16. Fourth No. 1 Album For Ludacris

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris lands his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle of the Sexes" debuts atop the list with 137,000 . . . It's the first rap album to reach No. 1 in nearly six months . . . the last was Jay-Z's "The Bluep ...

  17. Rock Band Network Music Store Opens

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock Band Network Music Store is open for business. The initiative from MTV games and its "Rock Band" developer subsidiary Harmonix -- unveiled last July -- allows artists to submit their music as downloadable add-on content to the m ...

  18. Insound Beefs Up Indie Vinyl Offerings

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST When online retailer Insound began offering instant MP3 downloads of albums being ordered on vinyl, only a handful of indie labels were on board for the promotion. But by year's end, nearly 500 titles will be part of the program. Driving th ...

  19. The Shins Releasing Next Album On Frontman's Label

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shins are likely to self-release their fourth studio album through frontman James Mercer's Aural Apothecary label, Billboard can reveal. The beloved indie rock group's first three albums were released by Sub Pop. "The deal will ...

  20. Exclusive: Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can reveal. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's City Center. Also s ...

  21. Those Yummy Nick Tunes Set For Mass Consumption

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST It creeps up on you unexpectedly during the least convenient moments -- at a work lunch, say, or while waiting at the interminable line at Mozza. Worst yet, once it catches you, it won't let go. "There's a party in my tummy! So yumm ...

  22. Rage, Daft Punk, QOTSA, Shins Set For Vegoose Fest

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month , Rage Against The Machine will co-headline this fall's Vegoose Festival at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, alongside French electronica duo Daft Punk. The event is set for Oct. 27-28; two-day passes go on sale Sat ...

  23. Brooklyn Venue To Launch With Patti Smith

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie concert promoter the Bowery Presents has tapped Patti Smith and her band to help launch the Sept. 4 opening of its newest venue, the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The 550-capacity hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., will occupy the former s ...

  24. Modest Mouse, Incubus, The Shins Lead Download Festival Bill

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature such acts as Modest Mouse, Incubus, the Shins and Wolf Parade, among others, beginning Aug. 18 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston. Along with Boston, this year&# ...

  25. ADA Spearheading Indie Rock Compilation Series

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Distributor ADA and top indie labels may be teaming to create a series of compilations modeled after the very successful "NOW That's What I Call Music" series. However, sources tell Billboard.biz the series is in the earliest discus ...

  26. The Shins, Wu-Tang, Crowded House Set For Bumbershoot

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe Fiasco lead the initial lineup for the 2007 installment of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Sept. 1-3 throughout the ...

  27. MAMA Buys London Forum

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. promoter and venues operator Mean Fiddler has reached a deal to sell the London Forum entertainment venue for £1 million ($1.9 million). MAMA, a media and marketing group quoted on the Alternative Investment Market segment of the London Stock ...

  28. Digital Retail Focus Of SXSW Talk With MySpace President

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the announcement this morning (March 15) that online music seller Snocap would make available content from Sub Pop and Dangerbird via MySpace, president of the social networking site Tom Anderson said music retail is not a top priority for ...

  29. Indie Execs Open SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The opening panel at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, today (March 14) saw such indie label execs as Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy and New West founder Cameron Strang debating potential new models for indie labels ...

  30. Iggy, Kaiser Chiefs Lord It Over Fuji Fest

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iggy and the Stooges, the Shins, the Kaiser Chiefs and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are among the first group of acts confirmed to play at this year's Fuji Rock Festival, which takes place July 27-29 in Naeba, Japan. Also confirmed is leading Jap ...

  31. Pretty Ricky, Shins Grab Top Album Chart Spots

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST After several slow weeks at retail where no title cracked the 100,000-copy plateau, Pretty Ricky and the Shins achieve the feat with their new albums this week. Pretty Ricky's "Late Night Special" (Atlantic) opens at No. 1 after sel ...

  32. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  33. Review: The Shins' 'Wincing The Night Away'

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Shins: "Wincing the Night Away Producers: James Mercer, Joe Chiccarelli Sup Pop Release Date: Jan. 23 The Shins' third album probably won't change your life, despite what Natalie Portman insists. But "Wincing the Night Away ...

  34. Chili Peppers, Kanye Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza, which will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Ma ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Moir/Marie Ent. Owner Sues Former Partner

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moir/Marie Entertainment operated by sole remaining owner Lisa Marie sued former co-owner Steve Moir and his Moir Entertainment Aug. 18 over the two managers' business breakup. NEW YORK -- Moir/Marie Entertainment operated by sole remaining o ...

  37. Moir/Marie Ent. Owner Sues Former Partner

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moir/Marie Entertainment operated by sole remaining owner Lisa Marie sued former co-owner Steve Moir and his Moir Entertainment yesterday (Aug. 18) over the two managers' business breakup. Moir/Marie Entertainment operated by sole remaining o ...

  38. Moir/Marie Ent. Owner Sues Former Partner

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks an unspecified amount of damages. Moir/Marie Entertainment operated by sole remaining owner Lisa Marie sued former co-owner Steve Moir and his Moir Entertainment yesterday (Aug. 18) over the two managers’ business breakup. The complaint ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  41. RED Picks Up Lakeshore Records

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lakeshore Records has inked a North American distribution deal with RED. Lakeshore, the music division of film production company Lakeshore Entertainment, was previously distributed by Navarre Corp. Lakeshore Records has inked a North American dis ...

  42. RED Picks Up Lakeshore Records

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lakeshore Records has inked a North American distribution deal with RED. Lakeshore, the music division of film production company Lakeshore Entertainment, was previously distributed by Navarre Corp. Lakeshore Records has inked a North American dis ...