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  1. Rolling Stones Launch iOS App, Still No Beatles in Spotify

    November 21, 2012 1:03 PM EST The new Rolling Stones official App The classic battle of Beatles vs. Stones is over, at least where digital strategies are concerned. Even as the Fab Four continue to drag their feet regarding all things digital, their erstwhile rivals released a ...

  2. Tuff Gong Signs Distribution Deal with Warner Music

    July 03, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Warner Music Group (WMG) and Tuff Gong International Caribbean Distributors, one of several entities comprising the Marley family's Tuff Gong group of companies, have struck an exclusive licensing agreement under which Tuff Gong will distribu ...

  3. Watch the Billboard Battle of the Bands (Live Stream)

    May 18, 2012 10:45 PM EDT The Billboard Battle of the Bands begins at 8 pm (PT) with six of the country's best and most talented unsigned acts as voted on by Billboard readers, one from each of six regions: Saints of Valory (Southwest), Savannah Outen (Northwest), Tak ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi Highlight The Hunger Games Soundtrack

    February 14, 2012 2:48 PM EST Fans awaiting the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate's adaptation of the extremely popular book by Suzanne Collins, now know what the world of Panem will sound like. The full soundtrack list was released, and, while it leans a bit on the ...

  5. Damian, Stephen Marley, Romain Virgo Celebrate Roots Reggae at Jamaica's Rebel Salute

    February 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST With more than 40 veteran artists, contemporary stars and upcoming acts performing during its 12-hour presentation, Pepsi Rebel Salute, held on Jan. 14 at the Port Kaiser Sports Complex, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, reaffirmed that culturally-themed ro ...

  6. Why Converse, Scion, Intel, PepsiCo, Others Are Spending Big on Underground Music

    November 29, 2011 7:00 AM EST During October's CMJ Music Festival, Rochester, N.Y.-based indie-pop band Joywave booked some free time in one of Brooklyn's hottest new studios. The state-of-the-art recording space had more than enough features to make an upstart, unsi ...

  7. Tim Chang Leaving Norwest for Mayfield

    September 06, 2011 4:23 PM EDT Tim Chang, partner at Norwest Venture Partners, is leaving to join venture capital group Mayfield Fund. His new role will be that of managing director, according to Fortune . Chang focuses on gaming, digital media, social media and mobile. He' ...

  8. Chris Cornell Pens Original Track For 'Machine Gun Preacher' Soundtrack

    August 29, 2011 10:56 PM EDT Chris Cornell has written and recorded "The Keeper" for the film "Machine Gun Preacher." Relativity Music Group will release the movie's soundtrack on Sept. 20. Cornell premiered the song on his website Monday, giving fans ...

  9. London Riots Hit Entertainment Industry: Music, Films, Sports

    August 09, 2011 7:31 AM EDT LONDON -- Sony's only depot for CDs and DVDs in the U.K. was burned to the ground , several movie theaters closed their doors early Monday night and Wednesday night's England vs. Holland soccer international was postponed as the British ...

  10. Joe Arroyo, Legendary Colombian Salsa Star, Dead at 55

    July 26, 2011 12:33 PM EDT Joe Arroyo, the salsa star and composer whose piercing, high tenor and groundbreaking songs-including "La Noche"-made him a groundbreaking force in Colombian salsa and one of its major ambassadors abroad, has died. He was 55 years old. A ...

  11. U2 Receives Touring Award at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:15 PM EDT U 2 took a break from the just-started second North American leg of its 360 World Tour to accept the Touring Award -- for both the biggest tour of the year and of all-time -- at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. After the Black Eyed Peas ' wil ...

  12. British Protesters Urge Inquiry Into Reggae Star Smiley Culture's Death

    April 18, 2011 7:05 AM EDT Hundreds of protesters have marched through central London to call for a public inquiry into the death of British reggae star Smiley Culture. The singer, whose real name was David Emmanuel, died of a single stab wound through the heart while polic ...

  13. Billboard Battle Of The Bands Finalists Announced

    April 12, 2011 11:56 AM EDT After Billboard.com voters selected their favorite acts among our hand-picked pool of 18 under the-radar artists across the U.S., six Billboard Battle of the Bands finalists will now advance to a head-to-head live competition, featuring a panel of ...

  14. Bob Dylan Plays Vietnam To Half-Full Venue

    April 11, 2011 7:20 AM EDT After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. The American folk singer and songwriter known for his anti-war anthem ...

  15. Red, Civil Wars To Debut High On Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    February 03, 2011 9:22 PM EST Rock band Red is aiming to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Until We Have Faces." The group could sell 45,000 copies by week's end on Feb. 6, according to industry prognosticators. Red's last album, &quo ...

  16. U2's Bono, The Edge Talk About Making 'Spider-Man'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Creating a megamusical is no easy feat, even in the hands of U2 megastars Bono and The Edge. "Easier than we could ever have imagined. Harder than we ever thought," says Bono, resting on a Times Square hotel bed near where "Spider-M ...

  17. Jamaican Artists Honored In Brooklyn

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venerable Jamaican entertainers Glenroy Anthony "Ernie" Smith, 62 and Manley "Big Youth" Buchanan, 61, were awarded Congressional Proclamations for their ongoing contributions to the development of Jamaican music and culture. T ...

  18. Tribute Concert Marks Bob Marley's Final Show

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 30th anniversary of Bob Marley and the Wailers' final concert performance was celebrated at the same venue, the Benedum Center (formerly the Stanley Theater) in Pittsburgh, with a Marley family and friends concert. The Bob Marley Live For ...

  19. Enrique Iglesias Added To U.K. Armed Forces Concert Line Up

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias will join previously announced headliners Robbie Williams and James Blunt at a fundraising charity concert at Twickenham Stadium, Sept. 12, to be held in honor of the British Armed Forces. U.K. pop singer Alesha Dixon, Welsh class ...

  20. Akon Denied Visa To Perform In Sri Lanka

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sri Lanka said it would deny a visa to singer Akon, whose planned April concert in the island nation sparked rock-throwing protests by Buddhists offended by one of his videos. A day earlier, hundreds of people stormed the head offices of the Mahar ...

  21. White Stripes Protests Super Bowl Ad

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The White Stripes plans "strong action" against the Air Force Reserve over its Super Bowl commercial, which the duo claims is an unauthorized re-recording of its song "Fell in Love With a Girl." On its official Web site , the W ...

  22. Sly Stone Sues Ex-manager For $50 Million

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sly Stone has filed a $50 million lawsuit against his former manager, alleging fraud and 20 years of stolen royalties. Stone, the frontman of Sly and the Family Stone, claimed that Jerry Goldstein had diverted an estimated $20-$30 million of royal ...

  23. Jack Daniel's Seeks New Latin Talent

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jack Daniel's Studio No. 7 Latin Music Series has launched a "Battle of the Bands" competition where the winner gets to open a Los Angeles concert by Mexican artist Julieta Venegas. Although Jack Daniel's has hosted a U.S.-base ...

  24. U.K. ISP Hits Back At Bono

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. Internet Service Provider (ISP) Talk Talk has described Bono as "seriously misguided" following his comments about ISPs in the New York Times. The U2 singer warned the film industry that it risks suffering from piracy in the same wa ...

  25. Juanes Honored With Colombian Peace Prize

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded his country's National Peace Prize for his involvement with the problems generated by Colombia's armed conflict. Juanes has worked actively with his Mi Sangre (My Blood) foundation to reduce ...

  26. Eurovision To Putin: Pay Up For Song Contest Idea

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin has long sought to build military ties with his country's eastern neighbors as a counterweight to NATO. Now he's proposing that East challenge West in a head-to-head battle of the song contests ...

  27. Manu Chao To Play Cuba Che Guevara Anniversary Concerts

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French alt-rock artist Manu Chao is in Cuba to play two concerts marking the 42nd anniversary of the assassination in Bolivia of Cuban-Argentine Revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on Oct. 9, 1967. Chao and his band Radio Bemba So ...

  28. Russian Download Store Fidel Returns To Original Owners

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fidel.ru, one of Russia's largest music download stores, has returned to its previous owners following financial problems for majority stakeholder RBC. The media group RBC, which has recently faced major financial problems, obtained a control ...

  29. Radiohead Pays Tribute to WW1 Veteran

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has released a brand new song entitled "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" as a paid download. The song, available from today (Aug. 5) was written by frontman Thom Yorke in memory of the late British World War 1 veteran, who died on J ...

  30. China Ups Security Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chinese security forces blanketed Tiananmen Square on Wednesday ahead of the 20th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, while Twitter and Hotmail Internet services in China were blocked. Black police vans lurked at the s ...

  31. Members of War Declare One On Former Bandmate

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four surviving members of '70s funk group War dropped a bomb today on former bandmate Lonnie Jordan and others, demanding more than $1 million in damages and a ruling that will stop Jordan from promoting his band in a way that confuses fans i ...

  32. Competing Mobile Applications Open Opportunities For Media Companies

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The battle of the mobile apps is officially under way. Research in Motion's (RIM) new BlackBerry App World store made its debut at the CTIA Wireless trade show in early April, joining Google's Android Marketplace as a challenger to the s ...

  33. Sugarland Heads To Europe

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour throughout the month of March. Traveling to seven different countries they will perform in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military inst ...

  34. New U2 Single Hits Radio, iTunes

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Get on Your Boots," has hit radio all over the world this morning (Jan. 19) and is also available for sale from Apple's iTunes Music Store. In addition, U2's official Web site is streaming the song. " ...

  35. Arab-Israeli Orchestra Stops Shows in Qatar, Egypt

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and his orchestra of Arab and Israeli musicians say they are canceling performances in the Middle East this weekend because of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Instead, they will play in the German capital. Bar ...

  36. Rihanna Cancels Indonesia Show

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna has canceled a concert scheduled Friday in Indonesia over security concerns. Dive Purnomo, a spokeswoman for the event organizer, said the 20-year-old singer had been scheduled to perform before a sold-out crowd of 6,000 in the capital, Ja ...

  37. Cosmopolitan Launches Music Competition

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hearst Magazine's Cosmopolitan has launched a talent show competition via YouTube, dubbed StarLaunch. Sponsored by Nikon and Procter and Gamble's Pantene, the contest asks for entries from female fronted bands and solo artists to be uplo ...

  38. Flobots Added To DNC Music Lineup

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Flobots will play a free show tomorrow (Aug. 27) at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. The rock act joins previously scheduled performers Rage Against The Machine, the Coup, State Radio and Wayne Kramer. The performance ...

  39. Rage To Rock During Democratic Convention

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University, Rage Against The Machine will play a free show Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. The performance is part of the Tent State Mus ...

  40. Juanes, Bose, Betancourt Call For Freedom At Paris Concert

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt took the stage and shook her hips to a Colombian superstar's guitar riffs, leading the crowd in chants of "Freedom for all!" at a concert Sunday dedicated to captives held by Colombia's FARC reb ...

  41. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Motown, Essence Festival, Wyclef

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brooklyn, NY-based Purpose Music Group has signed a digital distribution and marketing agreement with San Francisco-based InGrooves . The first Purpose digital release under the new pact will be Angela Johnson's "Let Me Know" feat ...

  42. Digital Briefs: RIAA, UMG Suit, Metallica

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A profile of RIAA lawsuit defendant-turned-crusader Tanya Anderson in BusinessWeek . She serves as an interesting test case for how the RIAA's anti-piracy litigation campaign affects the faces behind the subpoenas, as well as the front door ...

  43. Report: British Court Rejects Snoop Dogg Visa Ban

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A British court has overruled the government's decision to deny Snoop Dogg a visa after he was involved in an airport lounge brawl in 2006. The Guardian newspaper says a panel of immigration judges has rejected an attempt by Britain's Ho ...

  44. Indie Briefs: Alive Records, Redeye, Razor and Tie, Militia Group

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Los Angeles-based Alive Records signed an exclusive distribution deal with Redeye Distribution. Under the terms of the new agreement, Redeye will serve as the exclusive physical and digital distribution arm for Alive Records, as well as the Bomp ...

  45. Chesney Looks Locally For Opening Acts

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Kenny Chesney is taking a page out of the rock tour book used by Ozzfest and the Jagermeister Music Tour, among others, by looking locally to find opening acts for his "Poet's & Pirates 2008 Tour." Dubbed the & ...

  46. T.I. Pleads Guilty In Weapons Case

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons possession charges and is to be sentenced in one year, after completing a period of community service. In the year that he is awaiting sentencing, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, mus ...

  47. Rights Flap Jamming Bob Marley Film

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of Bob Marley has refused to license any of his music for a biopic that the Weinstein Co. is prepping -- despite the fact that his widow, Rita Marley, is its executive producer. The reason? There is a competing Martin Scorsese documenta ...

  48. Dolls, Simpson, Disturbed Lead Operation MySpace

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, Filter, DJ Z-Trip and comedian Carlos Mencia will perform for U.S. troops at an undisclosed military base in Kuwait on March 10 as part of Operation MySpace, a three-hour concert that will also be br ...

  49. CMT Loot Flies Into Nashville Airport

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT has partnered with travel retailer Hudson Group for the network's first ever retail store, CMT Loot, at Nashville International Airport. The store will showcase authentic CMT apparel, CDs, DVDs and other memorabilia to the thousands of tr ...

  50. Juanes, Columbia University Partner For Peace Projects

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Juanes' Mi Sangre Foundation and Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution are partnering on peace projects in the pop star's home country of Colombia. The two organizations will organize conflict resolution ...

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