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  1. Retail Briefs: NARM, Heavy Rotation Records, Alliance Entertainment

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers and the Country Music Assn. will produce an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Nov. 9. The keynote will be an interview with U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters , who will discuss ...

  2. U2 To Wrap European Leg In Rome

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After postponing its second North American leg due to back surgery for frontman Bono, U2 is back in fine form and wraps the sold out second European leg of the record-breaking 360 tour tonight at Olympic Stadium in Rome. The band will take a break ...

  3. Glastonbury 2011 Sells Out

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 2011 Glastonbury festival has sold out within hours of tickets going on sale. Tickets for next year's U.K. event, due to be held June 22 to 26 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, went on sale 9am BST yesterday morning (Oct. 3) and sold out ...

  4. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  5. Six Names Likely Mentioned in Google's Search for Music Chief

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's plans for a digital music resurfaced in the headlines again this week after Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reported that the search giant is soliciting input from music industry executives on who might best oversee such a service. Which r ...

  6. Bono Asks Russian President For Help In AIDS Fight

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed U2 frontman Bono to tea yesterday (Aug. 24) ahead of the group's first ever Russian concert, and the Irish musician asked for Russia's help in fighting AIDS. "Taking care of people is not j ...

  7. U2 'Spider-Man' Musical Hits Broadway In December

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited Spider-Man musical with music by U2 members Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December, the show's producers said on Tuesday, after being caught in financial problems. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," which ...

  8. U2 Debuts New Material At Tour Comeback

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will continue its 360 tour in Germany tomorrow (Aug. 10) at Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena and fans can expect to hear new material. The Irish band has returned from a two-month absence , which was caused by Bono's back injury. The U2 frontma ...

  9. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  10. Time Life Rolls Out Anniversary DVD Sets

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Time Life is commemorating two milestone industry anniversaries with the release of two special DVD sets. Arriving Aug. 31, "The Best of Soul Train" three-DVD set celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic dance series. It will be fol ...

  11. Court Strikes Down FCC Indecency Policy

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission's indecency policy is unconstitutionally vague and could create a chilling effect beyond "fleeting expletives" heard on broadcasts, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday in a major win for broadcast ...

  12. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  13. 5 Years After Live 8: Online Live Events Exploding

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, AOL’s webcast of the Live 8 concerts marked a watershed moment for the live streaming of concert footage online. More than 5 million people tuned in via the Internet to watch footage of the event, compared to the 2.2 million that w ...

  14. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "pro ...

  15. Lilith Tour Cancels 10 Summer Concerts

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Further proof that the 2010 summer concert season is taking a beating came late Thursday afternoon when the Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. The cancellations include previously sched ...

  16. Web Trends: Sergio 'El Shaka' Vega, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 19. Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega Mexican singer Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega was murdered by gunmen on the way to a concert just hours after denying reports of his death. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga @ Elton John� ...

  17. Business Matters: CRB, Ringtone Royalties, Vevo, Zune and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT COURT UPHOLDS CRB DECISION -- Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a 2009 decision by the Copyright Royalty Board that set the mechanical royalty rate for ringtones at 24 cents. The judges found that the CRB’s decision ...

  18. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to M ...

  19. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  20. Live Biz Hit By Summer Slump, Cancellations

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While it seems more and more clear that the live music business is taking a beating this summer, blogger Bob Lefsetz’ surprising claim that Live Nation has “supposedly” canceled as many as 200 shows by Creative Artists Agency acts alone cannot be ...

  21. Veteran Booking Agent Barbara Skydel Dies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Skydel, a veteran New York booking agent has died, Billboard has confirmed. The cause of her death and age were unknown at press time. Skydel began her career in the music business in 1968 as the assistant to pioneering agent Frank Barsalo ...

  22. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Brand Alchemy's Steven Yanovsky

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Steven Yanovsky Title: Founder, Brand Alchemy Panel: Beyond The TV Commercial: How Are Artists Striking New Deals With Brands? 9:00am - 9:50am, June 15. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? ...

  23. Bon Jovi Kicks Off O2 Residency

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has launched its London O2 Arena residency - returning to the venue they officially launched three years ago. Rob Hallett, AEG Live president of international touring , is predicting that tickets sales for the band's current tour wil ...

  24. Web Trends: 'Get Him To The Greek,' Kanye West, Justin Bieber and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 13. Get Him To The Greek Review Get Him To The Greek, which reprises Russell Brand's character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall released in theaters today. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - ...

  25. Web Trends: Kellie Pickler, Lady Gaga, Obama Joins McCartney and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11 a.m.) 7. Kellie Pickler Country singer Kellie Pickler performed her single "Making Me Fall In Love Again" on "Fox & Friends'" "All American Concert Series" this morning on Fox News Cha ...

  26. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Eurovision, Bono, 'American Idol' and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Teaser) 2. Sexion D'assaut 3. Taylor Swift & Carrie Duel Lady Gaga Telephone Alejandro Music Video C ...

  27. Web Trends: Gucci Mane, Janet Jackson, Diddy, Rick Ross and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Teaser) 2. [CLIP OFFICIEL] SEXION D'ASSAUT - CHANGEMENT D'AMBIANCE B.O DU FILM L'AGENCE TOUS RISQUES 3. Tayl ...

  28. Web Trends: Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 8. Drake Thank Me Later Leak Drake's upcoming release "Thank Me Later" has seen more tracks leaked to the internet this week. 17. Mariah Carey Pregnant Rumors that Mariah Carey and husband Ni ...

  29. Web Trends: Drake, Lady Gaga, Greyson Chance, Christina Hendricks and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Charlyne Yi Michael Cera and longtime girlfriend comedian-musician Charlyne Yi have reportedly split up in the midst of a publicity tour for their upcoming romance mockumentary "Paper Heart." ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Janet Jackson, Greyson Chance, Gorillaz and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. 50 Cent Weight Loss Pictures Rapper 50 Cent lost a shocking 50 pounds as part of his role as a cancer patient in "Things Fall Apart." 15. Janet Jackson on American Idol Janet Jackson, Joe Cocke ...

  32. Gorillaz Replaces U2 At Glastonbury

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz has stepped in to replace U2 at Glastonbury festival. Damon Albarn 's animated pop act will make its only U.K. festival appearance this summer at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 25. U2 has pulled out because of a ser ...

  33. Web Trends: Bono, 360 Tour, Slipknot, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 12. U2 360 Tour Irish arena rockers U2 have postponed their 2010 tour as singer Bono recovers from a back injury. 18. Slipknot Bassist Dead Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel ...

  34. Bono’s Surgery: What's The Financial Hit?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2’s 360 North American leg is now officially postponed, putting the brakes on the band’s march to claiming the highest-grossing tour in history. The eight-week minimum recovery/rehab time doctors say Bono needs for his recent back surgery meant s ...

  35. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono . He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury ...

  36. U2's Bono Has Surgery, Tour Date Postponed

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono had emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital on Friday (May 21) after being injured while preparing for the next leg of a world tour, the first date of which has been postponed. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been g ...

  37. Business Matters: TuneCore, MySpace Music, Merch Tips, Bono and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- TuneCore has a marketing partnership with MySpace Music that will get MySpace Music-registered artists – which is just about everybody – a 50% discount on TuneCore distribution. That drops the fee for an album sold in 19 stores to $23.49. In ad ...

  38. Madrid To Host MTV EMAs 2010

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has unveiled Madrid as the host country for the annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010. The ceremony, televised live across Europe and also broadcast internationally, will be held on Nov. 7, 2010. It is the second time t ...

  39. The Who Rock Super Bowl Halftime With Hits Medley

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iconic British rock act the Who took the stage for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami and delivered a solid if expected medley classic rock hits. Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of the original ...

  40. Exclusive: Steven Tyler May Sue Aerosmith

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosm ...

  41. Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards. The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audie ...

  42. The Who Reveals Super Bowl Set List

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Who's Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a "compact medley" of their signature classic-rock anthems. "We're ...

  43. 'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $57 Million

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record ...

  44. Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti January 21, 2010 Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti Ja ...

  45. U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz Team Up for Haiti Charity Song

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz are the latest celebrities to come together in an effort to raise money for Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck a week ago. The three are joining forces for an as-yet-untitled Beatz-produced charity son ...

  46. Delta Goodrem Scores Decade's Biggest Australian Album

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Homegrown artists Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian scored Australia's best-selling album and single of the 2000s, according to new retrospective over-the-counter sales tallies reported today (Jan. 7) by labels body ARIA. Goodrem's 14-time ...

  47. Jonathan Ross Quits BBC

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. TV and radio host Jonathan Ross has announced he is quitting the BBC after 13 years. His BBC One TV show "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" was named the No. 5 most important U.K. platform for music in Billboard's Maximum Exposu ...

  48. U.K. ISP Hits Back At Bono

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. Internet Service Provider (ISP) Talk Talk has described Bono as "seriously misguided" following his comments about ISPs in the New York Times. The U2 singer warned the film industry that it risks suffering from piracy in the same wa ...

  49. Business Matters: Bono, Google, Lala, Three-Strikes Law

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- France's three-strikes law was to be implemented on January 1, but a report says the country's commission on computer science and fre ...

  50. 'MySpace For Mobile' Flips Switch On Artist Services

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mobile ringtone and media provider Myxer is expanding into artist services with a new program called MobileStage. Dubbed the "MySpace for Mobile," MobileStage is a suite of mobile marketing tools and services for iPhone, BlackBerry and A ...

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