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  1. Brent Grulke, SXSW Creative Director, Dead at 52

    August 13, 2012 7:01 PM EDT Brent Grulke, the creative director for Austin, TX's wildly popular SXSW Music Festival and Conference, has died, according to reports . He was 52. Grulke was scheduled to undergo oral surgery this morning, August 13, and reportedly died of a ...

  2. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  3. Shakira Joins Obama Commission on Educational Excellence

    October 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT President Obama has asked Colombian star Shakira to be part of his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira, who has devoted much time and effort to providing and expanding early childhood care and education, will join ...

  4. Business Matters: Spotify, Apple, MPAA and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Is Spotify Rattling Apple? -- Is Spotify rattling Apple? Judging from a post by CNET’s Greg Sandoval, Apple is taking Spotify seriously. From the CNET post: “…Apple executives (are) worried about ...

  5. Poll: English-Speaking Latinos Turn to Spanish TV

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An automobile technician by day, Miguel Ramirez often returns home in a mostly white Dallas suburb to a world of romantic telenovelas, futbol or the latest U.S. news on Spanish-language TV. "When there is a Mexican soap opera that is really j ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Greg Curtis

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Houston, Texas native Greg Curtis has worked with everyone from Destiny's Child to Yolanda Adams, but it’s his songwriting relationship with R&B singer Keyshia Cole that has catapulted him to No. 1. After seven weeks at No. 1, Cole's ...

  7. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  8. RIAA's 10th Wave of Letters Hits Colleges

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities. A ...

  9. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,620

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent its fourth wave of letters to universities today, asking administrators to forward the 402 pre-litigation settlement proposals to the individuals using campus networks to illegally share music files. As part of the deterrence and edu ...

  10. RIAA: Students Settling Piracy Claims

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A recording industry group that has been offering settlements to college students suspected of sharing music online says more than a quarter of the alleged music pirates have accepted the offer. The Recording Industry Association of America sent l ...

  11. RIAA Launches New College Anti-Piracy Initiative

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is launching a new anti-piracy program to encourage illegal P2P users to settle infringement claims before the record companies file a lawsuit against them. The program begins today (Feb. 28) with 400 pre-litigation letters going out to 1 ...

  12. Theater-Owners Group Names General Counsel

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Theatre Owners appointed G. Kendrick Macdowell to serve as the association's general counsel and director of government affairs in Washington, D.C. The National Assn. of Theatre Owners appointed G. Kendrick Macdowell to ...

  13. Future of Music Summit Sure To Fuel Debate

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first panel at the Future of Music's annual policy summit in D.C. on May 2 and 3 is certain to generate fireworks. WASHINGTON--The first panel at the Future of Music's annual policy summit in D.C. on May 2 and 3 is certain to generat ...

  14. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  15. Roc-A-Fella's Ronson To Open For JC

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella artist Samantha Ronson, currently out on a national college tour co-sponsored by Rock The Vote, will also open several dates for JC Chasez, including House Of Blues clubs in Anaheim, Calif Roc-A-Fella artist Samantha Ronson, currently ...