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  1. Road Work: Future Island, Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers, The Milk Carton Kids, Old Crow Medicine Show

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT To infinity and beyond: Baltimore synth-pop trio Future Islands continues to tour behind last year's "On the Water" (Thrill Jockey), playing hometown venue Current Gallery on July 27 before hitting Catalyst Nightclub in Santa Cruz, ...

  2. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Honor Live Nation Chairman Riley O'Connor, Others

    March 23, 2012 10:26 AM EDT People were still finding their seats in the massive ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel last evening (March 23) when the 30th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards and Gala Dinner got underway in Toronto. The most important ...

  3. Neil Young's 'Journeys' Plays Slamdance Film Fest

    January 23, 2012 7:00 AM EST PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Neil Young recalls how his first concert film with director Jonathan Demme was a lush, stately tribute to country music. He says their latest, "Neil Young Journeys," is more like an electric bolt, with a "grin ...

  4. Prince Unveils 'Welcome 2 Canada' Tour

    October 30, 2011 9:35 PM EDT Etan Vlessing, THR TORONTO - Pop funkster Prince is coming to Canada for a cross-country concert tour to follow his "Welcome 2 America" tour. Promoter Live Nation Entertainment is behind the "Welcome 2 Canada" tour, which kicks ...

  5. Australian Live Music Industry Worth More Than $1.2 Billion

    September 21, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Australians love a drink and a show. In fact, the live music culture has become so ingrained in Australian society it's worth more than a billion dollars to the country's economy, a new study reveals. Collecting society APRA on Monday is ...

  6. 'Footloose' Soundtrack to Feature Blake Shelton, Victoria Justice

    August 10, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Flexing her acting muscle rather than her vocal cords, Julianne Hough will not make an appearance on the soundtrack for Paramount's Footloose remake. Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville have revealed the complete track listing for the ...

  7. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Winners List

    March 11, 2011 11:15 AM EST Canadian Music Week held its 29th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto Thursday. The dinner and awards ceremony, honoring every sector of the Canadian music business, included performances by Bachman & Turner and Sa ...

  8. Sony Releases Australian Flood-Relief CD, Powderfinger To Release Single

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia has responded to the country's disastrous recent floods with the release of a three-disc fund-raising compilation CD. "Flood Relief: Artists for the Flood Appeal" features 59 tracks, including recordings from Pi ...

  9. Melbourne's Tote Venue Re-Opens

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Melbourne's Tote Hotel is alive and rocking once again. The iconic venue has new owners, a new alcohol license and its doors have swung open for business again. Earlier this year, the famous rock 'n' roll pub became the highest-prof ...

  10. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards . The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Ku ...

  11. Protests At Venue Curfews Down Under

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hundreds gathered in central Brisbane today (March 11) to protest proposed new laws that would enforce a tough state-wide curfew on nightclubs and live music venues. Under controversial new measures aimed at tackling alcohol-related violence, the ...

  12. Australian State Govt To Modify Licensing Rules

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The state government of Victoria has pledged to soften the much-derided liquor licensing regulations that have put the pinch on Melbourne's live venues. After weeks of public protests and industry wrangling, the government has signed a " ...

  13. Australian Music Body Secures State Funding

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST For Melbourne's live music fans, the Tote Hotel remains dead. But its passing has not been in vain. The state government today committed $250,000 Australian ($223,000) in funding for the newly-created music lobby body Music Victoria. The gove ...

  14. Melbourne's Tote Closed After 27 Years

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last drinks have been served at Melbourne's Tote Hotel, a familiar gathering place for the city's gig-goers over the past 27 years. The venue, which has played host to gigs by the likes of White Stripes, Jet, Mudhoney and Silverchair, cl ...

  15. 'American Idol' Premieres, Victoria Beckham Faces Off With Simon Cowell

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ninth season of "American Idol" premiered Tuesday night (Jan. 12) on Fox amidst widespread chatter about Simon Cowell, who announced Monday he was leaving "Idol" to bring "The X Factor" to the U.S. in 2011. " ...

  16. 'American Idol' Returns, But How Long Can It Last?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings juggernaut "American Idol" returns next week for a ninth season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show's biggest star -- Simon Cowell. Despite s ...

  17. 63 Songs Make Oscar Short List

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sixty-three songs have made the short list for the original song category at the Oscars, including five from "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and four from "The Princess and the Frog." On January 12, the Academy's Music Branch ...

  18. Pam Sheyne Inks Publishing Deal With BMG

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand songwriter/producer Pam Sheyne has signed a global sub-publishing deal with BMG Rights Management. The company will represent and administer Sheyne's AppleTreeSongs Ltd catalog, which contains such hits as Christina Aguilera' ...

  19. Bushfire Benefit CD Sells Over 100,000

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australia's bushfire-aid CD release has raised more than $1.6 million Australian ($1.15 million) after selling more than 100,000 units in the two months since its release, Billboard.biz has learned. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, M ...

  20. The Who Backs Australian Bushfire Relief Effort

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Who and Australian promoter Andrew McManus Presents are throwing financial support behind the bushfire relief efforts in Victoria. AMP has issued a special new $125 Australian ($82) ticket for the veteran British rock act's closing concer ...

  21. Canada's Transmission Conference Heads To Victoria

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Transmission music conference is moving from Vancouver to Victoria, the event's organizer has disclosed. Transmission, created by Vancouver entrepreneur Tyl van Toorn, said the event will run from Sept. 22 to 26 at Victoria' ...

  22. Bushfire Relief Compilation Scores Huge Sales

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia's bushfire relief compilation was the biggest-selling album in the country last week, raising more than $300,000 Australian ($195,000) for victims of Victoria's destructive bushfires, Billboard.biz can reveal. Bruce ...

  23. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  24. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  25. Barnes Responds To Aussie Bushfire Crisis

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes is releasing an album exclusively through the iTunes Music Store to raise funds for victims of Australia's devastating bushfires. The album, "Live At The Enmore," contains a mix of current materia ...

  26. Fundraising Efforts For Aus Bushfire Tragedy Victims

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Andre Rieu, Midnight Oil and Delta Goodrem are among dozens of high profile artists who have thrown their support behind fundraising efforts for victims of Australia's destructive bushfires. American superstars ...

  27. U.K. Newspaper's War Child Giveaway

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper the Independent will give away an exclusive compilation featuring a selection of tracks from the series of War Child charity albums, including three from the forthcoming "Heroes" release. Entitled "From Help to Heroes ...

  28. Cohen Supports Australian Bushfire Relief

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen and his Australian touring party have thrown their support behind victims of the deadly bushfires currently raging through the Victorian state of Australia. Cohen and his touring support act Paul Kelly, tog ...

  29. Janet Out Of Hospital, Postpones Two Shows

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson was released from a Montreal hospital just two hours after she arrived, a spokeswoman for the facility said yesterday (Sept. 30), but it was still not clear why she was admitted. The 42-year-old singer became "suddenly ill" ...

  30. Spice Girls Cut Reunion Tour Short

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Spice Girls are cutting back their reunion tour "due to family and personal commitments." Summer concerts in China, South Africa, Australia and Argentina have been canceled; the trek will now end Feb. 26 in Toronto. "Sadly the t ...

  31. Aus Manager Wheatley Jailed

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Australian talent manager Glenn Wheatley was today jailed for two and a half years on charges of tax evasion. He has to serve a minimum of 15 months. The Melbourne-based manager of John Farnham, who also guided the careers of international ...

  32. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  33. Furtado To Host Junos

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado has been picked to host the 2007 Juno Awards, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed today (Jan. 16). The annual awards will be held April 1. Nominees for the event will be announced at media conference ...

  34. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  35. Cosmic Psychos Guitarist Watts Dies

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, died in Melbourne on Saturday morning (July 1), aged 47. The cause of death was not immediately known. Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian ...

  36. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  37. UMVD Names VP Of Sales Analysis

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kroeger moves to role from Macy's Merch Group. Universal Music & Video Distribution has appointed Erin Kroeger VP of sales analysis. Kroeger is based in Universal City and reports to Mike Davis, executive VP of sales and marketing. Kroege ...

  38. Ticketmaster Buys Out Aussie Service

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to buy out Australian entertainment and sports ticketing network Ticketmaster 7. The ticketing giant said April 6 it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 49.99% sh MELBOURNE -- Ticketmaster has agreed to buy ou ...

  39. Ticketmaster Buys Out Aussie Service

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to buy-out Australian entertainment and sport ticketing network Ticketmaster 7. It said yesterday (April 6) it has reached agreement to acquire the remaining 49.99% share in th Ticketmaster has agreed to buy out Australian ...

  40. Ticketmaster Buys Out Aussie Service

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to buy-out Australian entertainment and sport ticketing network Ticketmaster 7. It said yesterday (April 6) it has reached agreement to acquire the remaining 49.99% share in th Ticketmaster has agreed to buy out Australian ...

  41. Spanish Soprano De Los Angeles Dies

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary Spanish opera singer Victoria de los Angeles died Saturday (Jan. 15) in Barcelona aged 81. The soprano had been admitted to hospital on New Year's Eve with a bronchial infection. Renowned as Legendary Spanish opera singer Victoria d ...