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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. Why Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashed Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 12:05 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich ( @nigelgod ) called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.  Godrich takes issue with the eco ...

  3. RCA CEO Peter Edge Talks Keith Naftaly Promotion, New A&R Structure

    November 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST With a little more than a year under his belt as CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge, who headed up the label's A&R team for 16 years, has handed over those reins to new executive vice president, head of A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly ...

  4. Backbeat: Turbo Fruits Storm Knitting Factory, Ready New Album Produced by Spoon's Jim Eno

    June 18, 2012 1:21 PM EDT (L-R): Turbo Fruits manager David Newgarden of Manage This!, Turbo Fruits publicist Shira Knishkowy of Big Hassle, Turbo Fruits drummer Matt Hearn, frontman Jonas Stein, bassist Dave McCowen, and guitarist Kingsley Brock all hang out backstage aft ...

  5. Aussie Bits: Live and TV Briefs From Down Under

    November 21, 2011 5:00 PM EST Australia's Hi-Fi live music brand has finally landed a venue in Sydney, the group's third on the east coast. After closing for business in March, Sydney venue the Forum has changed hands and will be re-branded the Hi-Fi Sydney from next ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Chart Moves: Beyonce's 'Love' Doesn't Last, Drops 20-70 on Hot 100

    September 15, 2011 3:47 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in charge, rebounding 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honor ...

  8. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Coachella to Feature 'Mind-Blowing' Tech From Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Interpol

    April 14, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Trip the Light Fantastic: a Creators Project installation by Muti Randolph and Felipe Morozine (Photo: Felipe Morozine ) For the more than 200,000 expected to attend Coachella music festival in Indio, California over the coming weekend, there will ...

  11. Adele's '21' Ties Beatles, Madonna U.K. Album Charts Record

    March 28, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Adele's epic reign on the U.K. sales charts strengthened again yesterday (Sunday), as her "21" album (XL) started a ninth week at No. 1 and its single "Someone Like You" climbed back to the top, 2-1, giving it five of the ...

  12. Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 26, 2011 9:08 PM EST The 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has sold out, a week after the lineup was announced and tickets went on sale. Organizers of the event, which takes place April 15-17 in Indio, Calif., posted a notice on the Coachella website that "f ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons to Play Coachella: Sources

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and PJ Harvey are booked to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Apr. 15-17) in Indio, Calif., sources confirm to Billboard.com. The Canadian band, English folk act and U.K. singer/songwriter are the ...

  15. Web Trends: Lollapalooza, Lady Gaga, Marvin Isley and More

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup The 2010 Lollapalooza Lineup was announced today with headliners Lady Gaga, Green Day and Soundgarden as well as Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Devo, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Travele ...

  16. Web Trends: Ray Stevens, Outside Lands 2010, Kings of Leon and More

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. Ray Stevens Country singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is garnering attention for a video that takes on the immigration issues in Arizona. 8. Outside Lands 2010 Lineup The lineup for the 2010 Oustide Lands mu ...

  17. Web Trends: Austin City Limits, Justin Bieber, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Music Most Viewed Tod ...

  18. Web Trends: ACL, The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes, M.I.A. and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 4. ACL 2010 Lineup 5. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Mu ...

  19. Rough Trade's Jeannette Lee Speaks Out On 'Sexist' Biz

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Jeannette Lee, co-founder/joint director of the iconic U.K. independent music group Rough Trade, last night (April 21) attacked the music industry for still being sexist in the 21st century. Lee and her Rough Trade business partne ...

  20. ASCAP To Honor The Killers With Vanguard Award

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor The Killers at its 27th annual Pop Music Awards— to be held on April 21, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.—with its Vanguard award, which rec ...

  21. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Green Day, a reunited Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, ...

  22. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian Head NME Noms

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock bands Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian head the list of nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards, due to be held Feb. 24 at London venue the O2 Academy Brixton. Both acts picked up six nominations apiece for the weekly U.K. music magazine' ...

  23. Vampire Weekend Added To Isle Of Wight Fest

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock act Vampire Weekend has been added to the bill for the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival in 2010, along with British pop veterans Spandau Ballet and dance act Calvin Harris. Dance-rock act Friendly Fires also joins the bill for t ...

  24. Jay-Z, Strokes, Pink For Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, the Strokes and Pink are among the first acts confirmed to play the 2010 Isle of Wight festival, held June 11-13 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday June 11 with New York City alt- ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Ladyhawke Among New U.K. V Fest Acts

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand-born pop singer Ladyhawke joins Lightning Seeds and Danish act Alphabeat as the latest additions to the U.K.'s 2009 V Festival. Held simultaneously in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire over the weekend of Aug ...

  27. Kerchoonz Signs Up Beggars

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Social networking and free ad-funded streaming service Kerchoonz.com has signed a licensing deal with the Beggars Group, which will provide users with access to around 20,000 tracks from the Beggars catalog. The licensing deal with Beggars (which ...

  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. Prince To Play Four Nights On Leno

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prince will perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno three nights in a row, March 25-27, as he builds anticipation for the March 29 release of two new albums, "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND." Prince will perform a fourth night on ...

  30. Universal Republic Names Blair VP

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dennis Blair has been appointed VP of alternative promotion for Universal Republic Records. Blair will report to Joel Klaiman, senior VP of promotion and artist development for the company, and be based in New York. Most previously, Blair was seni ...

  31. Beggars Group Buys Rough Trade

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent music powerhouse Beggars Group has acquired indie Rough Trade Records for £800,000 ($1.6 million) in cash, with immediate effect. London-based Beggars said today it has reached an agreement with Sanctuary Group to buy the 49% stak ...

  32. Indies Cast Collective Digital Spell With Merlin

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST A slew of top independent labels and trade groups have joined forces to launch Merlin, described at the MidemNet event in Cannes today (Jan. 20) as "the world's first global new-media rights licensing agency." Accounting for almost ...

  33. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S.

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.biz has learned. World's Fair releases are handled by EMI's Caroline Distr ...

  34. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary currently owns a 49% stake in Geoff Travis' Rough Trade, which is the label home to the Strokes, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire, among others. Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing ...

  35. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing British independent music firm reported on Thursday (Nov. 23) "disappointing" results for its recorded product division and admitted that it Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to ...

  36. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing British independent music firm reported on Thursday (Nov. 23) "disappointing" results for its recorded product division and admitted that it Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to ...

  37. South Korea Warms Up For Summer Fest

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a summer music festival this year. Organized by local promoter Yellow Nine Entertainment, the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place July 28-30 on After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a su ...

  38. South Korea Warms Up For Summer Fest

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a summer music festival this year. Organized by local promoter Yellow Nine Entertainment, the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place July 28-30 on After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a su ...

  39. Scottish Fest Dismisses Bird Flu Fears

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers say bird flu 'no threat' to July 8-9 event. Organizers of Scotland's annual T In The Park have played-down fears that the July 8-9 festival would be pulled this year due to a "bird flu" scare. The British govern ...

  40. Scottish Fest Dismisses Bird Flu Fears

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers say bird flu 'no threat' to July 8-9 event. Organizers of Scotland's annual T In The Park have played-down fears that the July 8-9 festival would be pulled this year due to a "bird flu" scare. The British govern ...

  41. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. Tim Prescott has been named executive VP/chief marketing officer for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Prescott -- who is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack -- has the mandate ...

  42. Jim Merlis Tapped As Geffen Publicity Head

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Merlis, a founder of New York-based independent publicity firm Big Hassle Media, will replace Lillian M ...

  43. Stein Joins Counsel To Carroll, Guido & Groffman

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorney Dave Stein has become of counsel to the firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman, which works primarily with music and new-media clients. Attorney Dave Stein has become of counsel to the firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman , which work ...

  44. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  45. Momentum Worldwide Bows Music Unit

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.Y. firm focuses on sponsorship, talent, production. Sponsorship/marketing firm Momentum Worldwide has formed a new event production and music sponsorship division, Momentum Music and Entertainment (MME). Based in New York, MME will specialize in ...

  46. Licensing Talks Stall Between Euro Indies, MTV

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fans of the White Stripes and the Strokes will not be able to see their favorite rockers on video music channel MTV Europe come April 1, as talks between the two sides have broken down over a new lice Fans of the White Stripes and the Strokes will ...

  47. Licensing Talks Stall Between Euro Indies, MTV

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fans of the White Stripes and the Strokes will not be able to see their favorite rockers on video music channel MTV Europe come April 1, as talks between the two sides have broken down over a new lice Fans of the White Stripes and the Strokes will ...

  48. Artists Line-up For Pre-Grammy Concerts

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Strokes and Counting Crows are among the artists who will perform as part of a concert series at the L.A. House of Blues in the days leading up to the Grammys. Proce Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Strokes and ...