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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. Indie Music Labels Set to File Complaint Over YouTube's 'Strong-Arm' Tactics

    June 04, 2014 9:03 AM EDT The industry body that represents independent music labels worldwide says it has had enough of YouTube's aggressive negotiating tactics and will bring its case to the European Commission for review. The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), wh ...

  3. Worldwide Independent Network to File Complaint Over YouTube's 'Strong-Arm' Tactics

    June 04, 2014 7:22 AM EDT The industry body that represents independent music labels worldwide says it has had enough of YouTube's aggressive negotiating tactics and will bring its case to the European Commission for review. The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), wh ...

  4. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 10:04 PM EST Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted announcement on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie and V ...

  5. Beats Music Courting Indies, Signs Up Merlin (Exclusive)

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Beats Music is courting independent artists and labels. Related Articles AT&T Fires Up Beats Music Marketing After Weeklong Delay Billboard International Power Players 2014: Merlin's Charles Caldas Martin Mills Reappointed Chairman of M ...

  6. Chart Moves: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack's Sturdy Sales, David Bowie's 'Day' Lengthens, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Returns

    May 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts for a second week in a row, as Vampire Weekend, George Strait and Demi Lovato started in the Nos. 1-3 slots, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 there were a num ...

  7. Vampire Weekend Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 22, 2013 10:29 AM EDT As predicted, Vampire Weekend notches its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Modern Vampires of the City debuts atop the list this week. The set sold 134,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which is a record-hig ...

  8. Vampire Weekend Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 15, 2013 6:34 PM EDT Rock band Vampire Weekend is winging its way to a second No. 1 album next week. Its new Modern Vampires of the City album, released yesterday (May 14), may sell around 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (19), according to i ...

  9. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 12:35 AM EST Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is set to once again take over Indio, Calif. on con ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  11. Backbeat: Members of Yeasayer, Das Racist, Neon Indian and Stereogum's Amrit Singh Premiere 'Dosa Hunt' Film

    October 08, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Dosa hunters and friends: (L-R) Stereogum's Amrit Singh, Yeasayer's Ira Wolf Tuton, Steve Marion of Delicate Steve, and Anand Wilder, member of film cast and Yeasayer. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For a small sect of New York's indi ...

  12. Twitter 140: Page 10

    July 26, 2012 7:17 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Salaam Remi Producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fergie) @SalaamRemi The legendary producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse) turns the bulk of his feed over to retweets of those either mentioning him and his work, talking music pr ...

  13. Chili Peppers, Killers, YYYs, Kaskade Announced For Australia's Big Day Out In Make Or Break Year

    July 16, 2012 1:11 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend are among the acts confirmed to play Australia's festival giant, the Big Day Out, which will next its 21st birthday in six months' time. Others announced today i ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.'s Independent Music Award Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - ...

  16. How Feist's 'Secret' New York Concert Came Together

    October 07, 2011 7:48 PM EDT Feist performs in New York, October 3, 2011 (Photo: Jillian Mapes) The campaign surrounding "Metals," the first album in more than four years from Canadian songstress Feist, has been a calculated one -- an unusual combination of small (m ...

  17. Diplo Turns to Turntable.fm To Test New Material

    July 08, 2011 8:12 AM EDT Indie tastemakers and music fans gathered in the "VIPfest" Turntable.fm room last Monday night where Philadelphia-based DJ, producer and label head, Diplo (a.k.a. Thomas Wesley Pentz) premiered three new Major Lazer tracks. On June 28, C ...

  18. Beggars Group Opens West Coast Office

    April 25, 2011 6:06 PM EDT Beggars Group , the label consortium that houses seminal indie houses Matador Records, XL Recordings, 4AD and Rough Trade, has opened up west coast offices in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. The move follows the west coast migration of Matado ...

  19. Coachella 2011: Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 11:20 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may ha ...

  20. Overcoming Red Carpet Fears: Vampire Weekend's Publicist Sonya Kolowrat's Grammy Diary

    February 15, 2011 5:00 PM EST The 2011 Grammy Red Carpet: For some Grammy goers, the rouge rug presents the award ceremony's biggest challege. (Photo: Sonya Kolowrat) As a result of Vampire Weekend's album "Contra" (XL Recordings/Beggars) receiving a Grammy ...

  21. Watch: Colbert Skewers Glut of Indie Rock Bands Licensing Music To Commercials, Officiates 'Sellout Off' Between Black Keys and Vampire Weekend

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST If the best comedy contains a grain of truth, then a satirical sketch on last night's Colbert Report on the surfeit of indie rock bands licensing their music to TV commercials was like a documentary. The skit (video below) featured the Black ...

  22. Business Matters: Rdio Gets More Indie; X5 Music To U.S.; Movie-Sharing Lawsuits; Nashville's New Amphitheater

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST RDIO To Get More Indie With Merlin Licensing Deal -- Rdio's music catalog will be more complete after its new deal with indie label licensing agency Merlin . The deal will add the catalogs of such bands as Arcade Fire, The xx, Vampire Weekend ...

  23. Vinyl Posts 14% Sales Gain in 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST The year-end SoundScan numbers , released today, have a lot of minus signs. But one big exception is vinyl sales: While the numbers aren't massive, they still rose 14% from 2009 to 2010, according to the Nielsen Company and Billboard's 2 ...

  24. Agency Heavyweights Set For Touring Conference Roundtable

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most influential booking agents in the concert business will be on-hand at the 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 3-4 in New York, for the just announced keynote roundtable. Moderated by Billboard’s Ray Waddell, 2010 ...

  25. Converse Teams With Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Footwear brand Converse is releasing the first of its music collaborations featuring U.K. acts today (Oct. 6). It is part of a year-long campaign centered around British talent. The first track features Bernard Sumner from New Order and Bad Lieute ...

  26. Astronaut Sues Dido Over Image

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut pictured small and floating in space above the Earth on Dido's album cover for "Safe Trip Home" is now suing Dido, Sony Music, Arista Records and Getty Images for using his picture. The ex-spacem ...

  27. Billions Corporation, Constant Artists Touring Merge

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Constant Artists Touring have merged. Beginning Sept. 13, Los Angeles-based Constant Artists founder Ben Dickey will begin working as a booking agent for Billions. Dickey brings with him an ei ...

  28. Benicassim Fest Attendance Slumps

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's highest-profile summer music festival, the international Benicassim festival (FIB) on the eastern Mediterranean coast, suffered an alarming slump in attendance this year. The total attendance of 127,000 over the July 15-18 four-day fe ...

  29. @Apple's WWDC: No Lala, No iTunes Upgrade, But Big iPhone News

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Anyone hoping Apple would introduce its new music strategy during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference today found themselves disappointed. The CEO didn’t even mention the May 31 shuttering of streaming music service Lala, wh ...

  30. The Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of H ...

  31. Muse, Kasabian Top NME Awards With Two Apiece

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Muse and Kasabian tied for top spot at the NME music awards with two prizes apiece. There were also standout performances from godlike genius recipient Paul Weller, who played classic Jam songs at the O2 Academy Brixton, as well as the Specials, K ...

  32. 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' ...

  33. Analysis: Digital Album Sales Big For Now

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital sales account for an abnormally high percentage of sales for some of this week's top albums. In spite of some incredible digital numbers, these albums appear to be deviations from the norm rather than signals that digital sales growth ...

  34. Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York band Vampire Weekend sees its sophomore set, "Contra," debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set is only the 12th independently distributed album to top the Billbo ...

  35. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement and the Special ...

  36. Florence And The Machine Takes U.K. No. 1

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Florence and the Machine's debut album "Lungs" (Universal Island) finally claimed the No. 1 spot it was denied in an opening five-week run at No. 2 last summer, as the new U.K. sales charts were announced. There was a second week at ...

  37. Ke$ha's 'Animal' Bites At No. 1 With Big Digital Debut

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Newcomer Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album, "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies . . . Of that figure, an eye-popping 76% was made up of digital downloads . . . After a six-week run at No. 1, Susan Boyle's ...

  38. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  39. Ibiza Rocks Expands Into Mallorca

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ibiza Rocks, an annual music event on the island of Ibiza, will expand into the Spanish island of Mallorca in 2010 with the opening of the 330-room Mallorca Rocks Hotel in Magaluf. It will be based on the same model as the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, which ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Jane's Addiction Closes Lollapalooza With Short, Sweet Set

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction only ran through a dozen songs, but Perry Farrell and company made sure to roll through most of their hits for a revved-up crowd Sunday night to close out the 2009 Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago. The headliners started abou ...

  42. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his debut at a multi-day U.S. festival at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West ...

  43. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and music ...

  44. Viecelli, Kadvan Open New Management Firm

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Billions Corporation president David Viecelli and Kadvan Entertainment owner Alex Kadvan have announced the formation of Lever and Beam, a new artist management firm based in New York City. Viecelli and Kadvan will serve as senior partners at ...

  45. Beggars Group, Matador Pact With Imeem

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social music service imeem today announced a worldwide licensing and marketing partnership with indie labels Beggars Group and Matador Records. Beggars Group and Matador Records' entire digital music and video catalog will now be available fo ...

  46. Imeem, Treasure Island Fest Partner For Contest

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free streaming music service Imeem has launched an online contest that will give two artists a performance slot on the second annual Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the titular island in San Francisco Bay. To ...

  47. Beck, Black Crowes To Headline 2008 Street Scene

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck and the Black Crowes have been tapped to headline the 24th annual Street Scene festival, which returns to its roots in downtown San Diego Sept. 19-20. Approximately 40 acts will perform at the 2008 Street Scene, including Justice, Tegan and S ...

  48. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 13-14 at Red Rocks Amphith ...

  49. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, the National and Goldfrapp helped usher in the opening day (April 25) of the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Fi ...

  50. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

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