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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. U2, Paul McCartney Among Golden Globe Nominees

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2, Paul McCartney, Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett and Karen O were among the nominees for the Golden Globe Awards, announced Tuesday morning. U2, McCartney, Bingham and Burnett received nominations in the best original song-motion picture catego ...

  5. Shakira, Black Eyed Peas Win At Premios 40 Principales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Black Eyed Peas each walked off with two awards at the Premios 40 Principales gala ceremony in Madrid before some 18,000 fans and a live TV, radio and Internet audience in Spain and eight Latin American countries. It was the fourth Pre ...

  6. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  7. Taylor Swift Links With Comcast For VOD Deal

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST In another sign of its commitment to building content strength, Comcast unveiled an exclusive VOD partnership with country singer Taylor Swift Wednesday - a day ahead of a likely announcement of a deal that would give the cable giant a 51% stake i ...

  8. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for Germa ...

  9. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) ...

  10. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  11. The Baron Cohen Brothers Discuss Music For 'Ali G,' 'Borat,' 'Brüno'

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his brother, composer Erran Baron Cohen, filled the room with laughs this afternoon, as they discussed their collaborations on "Da Ali G Show,"" "Borat" and "Brüno." The discussion was ...

  12. Muse, Lily Allen, Kasabian Collect Q Awards

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Lily Allen and Kasabian all walked away with Q awards at the annual ceremony organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 26) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Allen won the best track award for "The Fear&q ...

  13. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Working Out Deal With U.S.

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc are in negotiations with U.S. regulators to come up with concessions that would allow a merger between the two most powerful companies in the live music business, people familiar with the talks sa ...

  14. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  15. Yo Gabba Gabba! Tour Sells Out In New York

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: There's a Party in My City, the first live U.S. touring shows for the popular children's program "Yo Gabba Gabba!," looks like a hit. Conceived by animation/entertainment company W!ldbrain and produced and ...

  16. Billboard Q&A: Alan Brenner, Research In Motion

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The skyrocketing popularity of more media-capable smartphones has sparked a resurgence of interest in mobile music opportunities. As one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world, Research In Motion is aggressively targeting the mobile ...

  17. Music Icons Rock HMV Charity Calendar

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has issued a limited edition charity calendar featuring the stars of its "my inspiration" advertising campaign. HMV hopes to raise £20,000 ($33,100) for CLIC Sargent, the children's and young person&# ...

  18. U2 Expanding 'Unforgettable Fire' This Fall

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While U2's "360 Tour" just got underway in Chicago this past weekend, fans are in store for another treat this fall as the 25th anniversary of the band's classic 1984 album, "The Unforgettable Fire" will be celebrated ...

  19. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Chiefs Talk Strategy

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT At Wednesday’s Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff and Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino talked about the future of their businesses and the need for their comp ...

  20. Last Minute Concert Tickets Hot Items In Recession

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unemployment is up and consumer confidence is down, but one silver lining of the recession is that last-minute tickets to hear big acts like Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen are as little as $1. According to eBay Inc's StubHub, the leading Inte ...

  21. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  22. Who's Who On The Mercury Prize 2009 Shortlist

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bat for Lashes - "Two Suns" (Parlophone/EMI) "Two Suns" is the second album from alt-folk act Bat for Lashes, the brainchild of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan. According to the Official Charts Co (OCC) ...

  23. U2 Opens World Tour With A Bang In Barcelona

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 kicked off their first tour in three years, rocking a raucous Barcelona crowd of around 90,000 and reaching for the stars with a live link-up to the International Space Station. Featuring one of the biggest concert stages ever built, the U2 360 ...

  24. U2 To Launch World Tour In Barcelona

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock group U2 kick off their first tour in three years on Tuesday (June 30), playing to 90,000 fans in Barcelona on one of the biggest concert stages ever built. Over the next four months U2 will perform to an estimated three million fans in ...

  25. Jackson Wrapped Video Before Death

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks before he died, Michael Jackson wrapped up work on an elaborate production dubbed the "Dome Project" that could be the final finished video piece overseen by the King of Pop, The Associated Press has learned. Jackson was appare ...

  26. Dave Stewart Signs With Kobalt

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Stewart has signed a deal with Kobalt Music Group. Through the deal, Kobalt will administer the Stewart’s songs, and their international synch licensing team and agents will represent Stewart for synch licensing for film, TV, advertising, rin ...

  27. Stations Boycott Artists Supporting Performance Royalty?

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music First Coalition has asked the FCC to investigate whether radio stations have violated their public interest obligation by allegedly boycotting artists who support a performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Without naming stations or co ...

  28. MySpace Premieres Kasabian, Little Boots

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has premiered new albums from U.K. artists Kasabian and Little Boots in a weeklong stream one week ahead of release. From June 1, Kasabian's third album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia) and Little Boots' &q ...

  29. Live Nation CEO Confident About Summer Touring Season

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite Live Nation's first-quarter loss of $102.7 million , due in part because of fewer music fans attending concerts in the North American market, the company's CEO Michael Rapino has assured investors that business will pick up this ...

  30. Business Briefs: MySpace Music, Live Nation, P2P

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A report that the major labels, co-owners of MySpace Music , are not happy with the revenue performance of the service does not come as a surprise. Nor is their patience and confidence in new president Cortney Holt a surprise. MySpace Music, th ...

  31. People's Music Store Signs Universal Deal

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT People's Music Store, a new London-based digital download platform that allows fans to market music online, has signed a deal with Universal Music to license more than 300,000 tracks including songs by Amy Winehouse, Duffy, U2, Kanye West, Ja ...

  32. UMG, Google In Deal For Video Service

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Google finalized their long-awaited deal to create a new music video service called Vevo, expected to launch before the end of the year. Vevo is designed as a central repository for all UMG video content initially—includi ...

  33. SKU'ing Up

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the past two years, one 29-year-old Bay Area music fan reckons she's spent about $200 on music. She gets most of her music for free from blogs and BitTorrent trackers, but one recent release struck her as cool enough to get her to lay ...

  34. U2 Debuts At No. 1 In 14 Euro Territories

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) climbs 15-1 on European Top 100 Albums, after debuting at the top in no fewer than 14 territories across the region. Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) to ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Exclusive: U2 Readies '360' Global Tour

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 360°, U2's world tour in support of the band's new album "No Line on the Horizon," will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced ...

  37. New York City Honors U2 By Renaming Street

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 1 ...

  38. U2 Play London Rooftop Gig

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 stopped the traffic in central London tonight as it performed a short set on the roof of the BBC’s Broadcasting House. Bono and company performed four songs as around 5,000 fans thronged the streets below --“Get on Your Boots” and “Magnificent” ...

  39. Bono Talks Cheaper Ticket Prices

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 teamed up with the BBC today with a special concert to debut their new material - and Bono took the opportunity to pledge that U2 will try and price their tickets lower because of the recession. The Irish rock band blitzed the BBC today (Feb. 2 ...

  40. Broadway Going 'Dark' For Spidey

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works Spider-Man musical, featuring music and lyrics by U2's Bono and the Edge, has an official opening date. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," directed by Julie Taymor, will open on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2010. Preview ...

  41. Billboard Q&A: Branding Expert Steve Stoute

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Licensing music for advertising campaigns can be a tricky business. Recording artists risk turning off fans if they pair up with the wrong brand or star in a poorly executed campaign. And brand marketers can be vulnerable to the unpredictable beha ...

  42. Fox, Winehouse Win German Echo Awards

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST German hip hop newcomer Peter Fox was the big winner at the Echo awards, collecting three awards at the O2 World Arena in front of 10,000 guests in Berlin. He received the awards in the categories best national/international hip hop/urban artist, ...

  43. Richie Set For Echo Awards Honor

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST During the Feb. 21 Echo Awards at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Lionel Richie will be receiving a special award in recognition of the entire achievements of the legendary Motown label as well as his own lifetime achievements. Richie will also be p ...

  44. U2 Release Blunder Down Under

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST There won't be any cigars for the staffers at Universal Music Australia who inadvertently made U2's anticipated new album "No Line On the Horizon" available digitally more than a week before release. According to reports, high- ...

  45. Jazz Briefs: The Rippingtons, Cassandra Wilson, ELLA Award

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- "Modern Art," the new album by the Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, arrives March 10 from Peak Records. Band founder Freeman is joined by a new lineup that includes bassist Rico Belled, saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa (whose original stin ...

  46. Duffy Wins Three Brits

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, ...

  47. U2 Books 'Letterman' Run

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform for an unprecedented five nights in a row on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on March 2 - March 6, the release week of their next album, "No Line on The Horizon." The last time U2 performed on the show was ...

  48. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  49. Antitrust Woes Could Dog Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A proposed merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is expected to be announced within days, but antitrust concerns could delay its completion. Board members for at least one of the companies ...

  50. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jo ...

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