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  1. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  2. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck. "Thi ...

  3. STP, Tragically Hip Lead Virgin Fest Calgary

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots and the Tragically Hip will headline this year's first Virgin Festival in Calgary, to be held June 21-22 at Fort Calgary. Other acts on the bill include the Flaming Lips, Three Days Grace, Corb Lund, Face to Face, the Dude ...

  4. George Michael Puts Faith In U.S. Tour

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year hiatus, George Michael is giving the U.S. touring market one more try. Tickets for his summer outing, which begins June 17 in San Diego, go on sale this weekend. Michael may also have a hit on his hands in the form of his retrospec ...

  5. Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P. Virgin Group ...

  6. Live Nation, Rogers Offer Mobile Ticketing Option

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation and Rogers Wireless have teamed up to offer Canadian concertgoers the opportunity to purchase tickets through their cell phones. Through the newly launched Wireless Box Office initiative, Canadian music fans can search for upcoming Liv ...

  7. Touring Briefs: Virgin Fest, Grammy Tour, Movement '08

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- The Foo Fighters and Oasis will headline Toronto's third annual Virgin Festival , to be held Sept. 6-7 on Toronto Island. Other artists scheduled to perform are Bloc Party, Wintersleep, Constantines, Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Stereophoni ...

  8. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for an 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previously announced co-headlining appearance at ...

  9. Producer, Songwriter Howes Inks With Macklam Feldman

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver-based Macklam Feldman Management has inked a deal to represent producer and songwriter Brian Howes, best known for his work with the likes of Hinder and Hedley. Howes produced Hinder's four-million selling album "Extreme Behavi ...

  10. Ole To Administer Studio B

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver-based Studio B Productions has signed a worldwide television music administration agreement with Canada's ole. Studio B's current properties include George of the Jungle (Cartoon Network U.S. and Teletoon); Ricky Sprocket - Sho ...

  11. Raconteurs Album Being Rushed To Market Next Week

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs are eschewing the standard months-long wait between finishing an album and releasing it with "Consolers of the Lonely," which will hit retail March 25 via Third Man/Warner Bros. The set wasn't even completed until the ...

  12. Coldplay, Petty, Jay-Z Onboard For Pemberton

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C., Billboard.biz has learned. The festival is produced by Live Nation and Good Boy Producti ...

  13. NME Plans U.S. Awards

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two days prior to the launch of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, British music magazine NME will hold its first U.S.-based awards ceremony at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on April 23. The announcement arrives on the ...

  14. Newly Launched Pheromone Recordings Preps First Releases

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canada’s MapleCore Ltd. has announced a joint venture with the company’s former GM Kim Cooke to create Pheromone Recordings. MapleCore chief executive Grant Dexter and Cooke announced the creation of the label, designed to allow Cooke to bring act ...

  15. Canada's Touring Market Remains Strong From Coast To Coast

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian touring market is still on fire. "Maybe you need to talk also to some of my colleagues in the other provinces as well, but by current accounts, Canada is still selling tickets and the traffic is still on the road," says Patt ...

  16. Online Exclusive: Five Canadian Acts Burning Their Way To International Stardom

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST While artists as diverse as Michael Buble and Arcade Fire prove Canada's ongoing strength as a source of international talent, rising artists wait in the wings. Here are capsule profiles of five Canadian artists to watch. Basia Bulat Hometown ...

  17. Radiohead Reveals North American Tour Dates

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will embark on its first North American tour in two years May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eight shows have been confirmed for the first leg, which wraps May 18 in Dallas. Afterward, Radiohead will visit Europe for a month's worth of ...

  18. Dion Leads Juno Nods

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Céline Dion led all artists by receiving six Juno Award nominations today, while punk pop queen Avril Lavigne, crooner Michael Bublé and the eclectic Feist all received five shots at awards. "Each year we continue to see more artists raising ...

  19. Modest Mouse, The National Opening R.E.M. Tour

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has drafted Modest Mouse and the National as support acts for its upcoming tour of North American theaters and arenas, which begins May 23 in Vancouver. The outing comes on the heels of the April 1 release of R.E.M.'s new Warner Bros. ...

  20. After Canada, Big & Rich To Take Break From Road

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich's upcoming and first-ever Canadian tour will likely be the genre-bending duo's last for a while. The long-lasting effects of a car accident involving a drunk driver a few years ago will sideline the duo's Big Kenny Al ...

  21. DMX Back In Business With New Bodog Deal

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST After being released from his Sony Music deal earlier this year, rapper DMX has signed a deal with the music division of Canadian online gaming company Bodog Entertainment. The rapper plans to release his next two albums, "Walk With Me Now&qu ...

  22. 'Outcome Paper' Drawn Up From Transmission Confab

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In keeping with Transmission's "results-oriented" focus, an international research group will be set up to further investigate the role that ISPs play in the music value chain, organizers of the music-industry conference said today. ...

  23. Spice Girls Kick Off World Tour In Canada

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST “Girl Power" returned Sunday as Britain's Spice Girls kicked off their long-awaited world reunion tour with a more sophisticated look than when they first stormed the pop world in the 1990s. The quintet -- known by their nicknames Posh, ...

  24. MAMA Snaps Up Nettwerk Stake

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST MAMA Group has acquired a 20% stake in the Nettwerk Music Group, the Canada-based record label, artist management and publishing business. MAMA claim the investment will create the world's largest management collective, with a combined roster ...

  25. Celine Takes 'Chances' To The Top In Europe

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) debuts in pole position on Top 100 Albums and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbala ...

  26. Canadian Companies Join Forces On Movie Music

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music production and management company Dexter Entertainment announced it has entered into a joint venture with Maximum Music Group to develop, produce and market soundtracks aimed at global markets. The joint venture between the Vancouver-based c ...

  27. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  28. European Survey Tells Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Pink Floyd comeback would be the greatest gig in the sky, according to the findings of a new Europe-wide poll. When asked "Which band would you most like to see re-form," more than 26% of respondents to the census, published today by d ...

  29. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  30. Nettwerk Defends LimeWire Deal

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group GM Brent Muhle said today (Aug. 20) that there’s nothing controversial about the label’s decision to work with Lime Wire LLC, a company best known for creating software that allows computer users to take music for free. “We ar ...

  31. New Akon Hit Earmarked For Expanded 'Konvicted'

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Akon is eyeing an Aug. 28 CD/DVD reissue for his latest Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown album, "Konvicted." The CD portion will include three new songs, including "Sorry, Blame It on Me," which addresses the controversy sp ...

  32. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  33. Spice Girls Add Tour Dates

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Spice Girls are expanding their upcoming world tour to cater for "overwhelming demand" for tickets. An extra three dates have been tacked onto the tour, bringing the total to 14 performances across nine countries. Vancouver ...

  34. Songwriter Retracts Avril Remarks

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chantal Kreviazuk, the fellow Canadian singer/songwriter who dismissed collaborator Avril Lavigne's songwriting skills in an interview in the June issue of Performing Songwriter magazine has retracted her comments. "I would like to apolo ...

  35. Avril Hits Back At Rubinoos Lawsuit

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne has dismissed allegations that her hit single "Girlfriend" is taken from a song called "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" by the power pop band the Rubinoos. "I had never heard this song in my li ...

  36. Lavigne Sued In Rubinoos 'Sound-Alike' Case

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RCA singer Avril Lavigne is being sued by two co-songwriters who claim that her hit "Girlfriend" sounds like a track their American power pop band recorded in the '70s. Tommy Dunbar, founder of the Rubinoos, filed the suit in San Fr ...

  37. The Cure Touring North America, Wrapping New CD

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometime this fall, the Cure will hit the Road in North America for month-long tour beginning Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla. Tickets begin going on sale June 28. 65 Days Of Static will open. The Cure's prese ...

  38. Police Drummer Blasts Reunion Concert

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The crowds have been ecstatic, but Police drummer Stewart Copeland has been anything but impressed so far by the band's reunion concerts. Copeland trashed Wednesday's concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a posting on his Web site t ...

  39. Police Heading To Vancouver For Final Tour Prep

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police convene in Vancouver this week to begin final preparations for their slavishly anticipated reunion tour, which begins there on May 28 -- preceded by a special fan club show the night before. "It's feeling really good," gu ...

  40. Play MPE Launches In Canada

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Destiny Media Technologies of Vancouver launched its Play MPE system for distributing pre-release music to radio and other trusted recipients in Canada on April 23. According to Dean Ernst, VP MPE Operations, several record labels, including Nettw ...

  41. 'Hockey Theme' Goes Digital

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beginning Tuesday, "The Hockey Theme" one of the longest running theme songs in Canadian broadcasting history, will be made digitally available from Warner Music Canada to all major Canadian digital music stores as a download, and mobile ...

  42. Furtado, Billy Talent Win Big At Juno Awards

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five major wins, Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado swept Canada's Juno Awards over the weekend. A total of 39 Juno trophies were handed out over two nights, Saturday (March 31) and Sunday (April 1) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Furtado, host ...

  43. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  44. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  45. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  46. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  47. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  48. Exclusive: Police Visiting Bonnaroo, Fenway On Reunion Tour

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. As part of a tour that will play arenas and stadiums internatio ...

  49. Reunited Police Kick Off Grammy Telecast

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Performing in public for just the second time since 1986, the Police kicked off the 49th Grammy Awards tonight (Feb. 11) with a performance of its breakthrough hit, "Roxanne," at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "Ladies and gentle ...

  50. Nominees Announced For 2007 Juno Awards

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading this year's Juno Award nominee list with five nominations each are Geffen Records' Nelly Furtado -- who will host this year's annual Canadian awards show -- EMI Canada rapper K-os and Atlantic/WEA rock band Billy Talent. The ...

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