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  1. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  2. Madonna Dismisses Paris Backlash, Blames Issues On 'A Few Thugs'

    July 30, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Madonna's intimate performance at the Olympia club in Paris last Thursday (July 26) -- planned as a peace-making show after she insulted political figure Marine Le Pen during an earlier Paris performance -- drew boos and "refund!" c ...

  3. Popkomm Shuts Down; Berlin Music Week, Reeperbahn Fest, Musikmesse, and Other German Fests Rise

    July 24, 2012 4:13 PM EDT After 23 years, Popkomm, Berlin's annual music fair has closed its doors. But now, with the city of Berlin launching Berlin Music Week this Sept. and the success of Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival in the same month, many in the industry ma ...

  4. ACTA Shot Down By EU; German, Austrian Music Industries Disappointed

    July 05, 2012 10:29 AM EDT The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in Strasbourg by a majority of 478-39 (with 146 abstentions) against ACTA, the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement. ACTA was signed by the European Commission along with ten nations including the U.S., Ca ...

  5. Germany Up, Switzerland Down, Austria Mixed in 2011 BVMI Revenue Numbers

    April 06, 2012 7:00 AM EDT In the three countries of the German language music market, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the economic turnover from 2010 to 2011 was full of contrasts. While the official figures will be reported on April 19 in Berlin, Dr. Florian Drücke, man ...

  6. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  7. The Waltz King: With 30 Million Discs Sold, It Doesn't Matter What Critics Think About Andre Rieu

    November 01, 2011 2:45 PM EDT No Respect: Andre Rieu, "The Waltz King," who has sold more than 30 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is preparing to return to American shores with a new album and tour. The man known as "the Waltz King" has sold more than 30 mi ...

  8. Business Matters: MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month

    October 21, 2011 6:15 PM EDT MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month -- MySpace's U.S. traffic is dropping while the company retools under new ownership. The social network had 30.5 million unique U.S. visitors in September, down 7.6 percent from 33 million in ...

  9. Zubin Metha Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Germany's 2011 ECHO Klassik Awards

    October 05, 2011 7:35 AM EDT In a unique moment last Sunday night (Oct 2), conductors Zubin Metha and Daniel Barenboim performed segments of one of Tschaikowsky's polonaises together on stage during the 18th-annual German Classical ECHO awards. 75-year-old Mehta, who was ...

  10. Gramophone Award Nominees Announced: Andris Nelsons, Alison Balsom, Mitsuko Uchida & More

    September 15, 2011 6:50 AM EDT Nominations have been announced for the annual Gramophone Awards. Known as the "Oscars of the classical music world," the Gramophone Awards will take place on Oct. 6 at London's Dorchester Hotel and honor the best international reco ...

  11. Zubin Metha Cecilia Bartoli, Rolando Villazon Among Germany's Echo Classical Music Award Winners

    September 02, 2011 7:45 AM EDT The final winners of Germany's 18th annual Echo Classical Music Awards Echo have been announced. Among the 58 award-winners in 21 categories are Italian soprano Cecilia Bartoli, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón, British pianist Murray Perahia a ...

  12. Philip Ginthor Named CEO of Sony Music GSA

    August 09, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Philip Ginthör, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA. Philip Ginthör has been named CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), succeeding Edgar Berger, who was officially named CEO and Chairman of Sony Music Internation ...

  13. Jacksons To Play Tribute Shows In Tokyo

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping Japanese R&B singer A.I. announced that she will MC reunion concerts by the Jacksons on Oct. 14-15, 2011 in Tokyo. The announcement was made by video in which brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine Jackson all appeared and st ...

  14. Popkomm: The Industry Reaction

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm received mixed reviews from the biz after drawing to a close on Friday (Sept. 10) evening. The organizers put out some attendance figures and said it had been a success, following the year off in 2009. The majors were only represented with ...

  15. Katy Perry, Deutsche Telekom To Launch 'Firework'

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has entered into a marketing partnership that will see Europe's biggest telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom promote her next single and album, while she supports the company's consumer-brand message. The campaign centers ...

  16. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  17. Researchers Change Tune, Now Say P2P Has Negative Impact

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two researchers who previously believed that file-sharing had no impact on music sales have now changed their minds. In a 2004 paper , Felix Oberholzer-Gee of Harvard Business School and Koleman Strumpf of UNC Chapel Hill (now at the University of ...

  18. 'Rock Star Conductor' André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurate ...

  19. GEMA TO Honor Michael Kunze

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German lyricist and librettist Michael Kunze will receive the lifetime achievement award at the annual German Music Authors' Awards, presented by the German collection society GEMA on April 22 in the Axica building in Berlin. The 66-year- ...

  20. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Stro ...

  21. Music Unit Sales Up In Austria, Revenue Dips

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Austrian music market reached a total turnover of €182 million ($248 million) in 2009, down 1.6% from the 2008 total of €185 million ($252 million). The Austrian market had unit sales of 22.1 million in 2009 for physical records, single downlo ...

  22. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. sing ...

  23. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  24. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Business Matters: Digital Economy Bill, Bandcamp, Qtrax

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- It is estimated that 40,000 U.K. broadband subscribers will give up their Internet service due to the cost of an anti-piracy campaign tied to t ...

  27. Jackson Tribute Organizer In Liquidation

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Austrian company that was organizing a global Michael Jackson tribute in London said Friday (Dec. 18) it is being dissolved and will not be able to put on a star-studded show in honor of the King of Pop. The company - now officially known as W ...

  28. Year-End Chart Analysis: Priests, 'Popera' Stars Shine On Classical Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Priests, a group of holy men from Northern Ireland, and Il Divo, the "popera" boy band assembled by "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, were the year's best sellers on the Traditional Classical and Classical Crossover ...

  29. German Publishers Plan Online Sheet Music Service

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A dozen leading German independent publishers want to launch a new platform for downloading sheet music between now and March 2010 in Germany. This will allow users to download sheet music and will also be available to music retailers, who will be ...

  30. Organizers Cancel Jackson Vienna Tribute Concert

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A scheduled Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna has been canceled and the event will be shifted to London next year, organizers said on Friday. Concerns over whether artists such as Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and Natalie Cole would perform i ...

  31. Mary J. Blige, Akon, Chris Brown For Jackson Tribute

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Jackson has confirmed that R&B stars Mary J. Blige, Akon and Chris Brown will be taking part in the Michael Jackson tribute concert at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace on Sept. 26. Commenting on recent media speculation that the acts w ...

  32. Opera Singer Hildegard Behrens Dies In Tokyo

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soprano Hildegard Behrens, one of the finest Wagnerian performers of her generation, has died while traveling in Japan. She was 72. Jonathan Friend, artistic administrator of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, said Tuesday in an e-mail to opera o ...

  33. Promoter: Jackson Tribute To Be Televised Globally

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next month's tribute to Michael Jackson on the grounds of a 17th century palace in Vienna will feature a three-hour, star-studded show to be televised live to a global audience of 1 billion people, the event promoter said Tuesday. Georg Kinde ...

  34. Michael Jackson Tribute Planned In Vienna Palace

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace is planned to provide the stage for a high-profile tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, at the end of September, organizers of the concert said on Tuesday. Michael Jackson's older brother Jermaine is i ...

  35. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  36. Austrian Market Falls 8%

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST In 2008, the recorded music market in Austria posted total revenues of €185 million ($234.4 million), down 8% from 2007's €201 million ($254.6 million). The digital market again increased, by 14% to €11.4 million ($14.4 million), while music ...

  37. Austrian Biz Launches CD Campaign

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Austrian record industry has launched a campaign for recorded music CDs in response to a 20% fall in sales (based on Austria's IFPI figure) in the last five years. The campaign will feature more than 3,000 posters with slogans such as &qu ...

  38. Roscic Heads Up Sony Classical

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bogdan Roscic has been appointed president, Sony Music Classical by Sony CEO Rolf Scmidt-Holtz. Effective April 6, the newly created role gives Roscic responsibility for all of Sony's Classical operations. He will report directly to Schmidt-H ...

  39. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  40. Pink Floyd Welcomes Polar Music Prize

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The worlds of classical and rock music came together in Stockholm as 2008 Polar Music Prize winners Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming expressed appreciation for being named laureates of the award. The Pol ...

  41. Chinese Orchestra To Make Landmark Vatican Performance

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The conductor leading the China Philharmonic Orchestra in a landmark concert Wednesday at the Vatican said he feels honored to perform for the pope, saying music breaks down cultural barriers. Ties between the Vatican and China's communist go ...

  42. Unterholzner Out At Sony BMG Austria

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Horst Unterholzner, who has served as managing director of Sony BMG Austria for more than five years, will exit the company May 1. Stefan Klimek will take the helm of the Vienna-based affiliate. Klimek joined Sony Music in 2002 from Universal Musi ...

  43. Grönemeyer On The Double At Austrian Music Awards

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German rock-singer Herbert Grönemeyer picked up a brace of awards Friday night at the 6th Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2008, held at the Gasometer in Vienna. Grönemeyer's "12" (Groeneland/EMI) took out best international album, and ...

  44. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  45. Aussie TV Network SBS, Universal Pair On Label

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Australia and multicultural free-to-air radio and TV network SBS have teamed up to create a music label, SBS Music. The deal, initially for three years, will see Universal manufacture, market and distribute SBS-associated concept a ...

  46. Warner Austria, T-Mobile Team For 'Beats' CD

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Austria has linked up with T-Mobile International to release what the music company says will be its first ever physical-CD compilation with a mobile-phone operator. The CD "Electronic Beats Collectables Volume One" is sched ...

  47. Jazz Legend Joe Zawinul Dies At 75

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joe Zawinul, who soared to fame as one of the creators of jazz fusion and performed and recorded with Miles Davis, died early Tuesday, a hospital official said. He was 75. Zawinul had been hospitalized since last month. A spokeswoman for Vienna� ...

  48. Ringo Goes DRM-Free With 7Digital Deal

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital media delivery company 7digital has followed last week's deal with EMI for its Rolling Stones catalog with another pact, this time featuring former Beatle Ringo Starr's solo material. Apple/Capitol's new "Very Best of R ...

  49. Underworld Shape Up For Electronic Beats Fests

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British electronic act Underworld will take part in the 2007 Electronic Beats Festivals, the flagship live-music event for wireless carrier T-Mobile International. This year's fest tour kicked off early June in Budapest, Hungary. It continues ...

  50. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

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