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  1. Billboard Power 100: Mark Campana & Bob Roux

    January 27, 2012 12:04 AM EST No. 39 Mark Campana & Bob Roux Co-Presidents Live Nation Twitter: @LiveNation Locally Sourced... When Live Nation Entertainment global music chief executive Jason Garner exited the company in November 2010, it signaled a shift toward placing m ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Debra Lee

    January 26, 2012 8:20 PM EST No. 94 Debra Lee Chairman/CEO BET Holdings Power, according to Debra Lee, "means being able to set your own destiny. And, in my instance, it means being able to navigate BET, Centric and our other platforms in the direction that's approp ...

  3. This Week in Billboard History: First Openly Gay Comedy Album Released; Is Rock Dead?

    January 24, 2012 2:30 PM EST Even before the Beatles backlash, radio programmers were resistant to "raucous" rock and roll preferring to play anodyne "sweeter, swinging sounds." - 1960: Will Rock & Roll Be Replaced by "Sensible Programming"? ...

  4. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  5. The Wanted: Is Another British Pop Invasion On The Way?

    January 13, 2012 3:08 PM EST Could the Wanted usher in a new wave of British pop to American shores? The five-piece male U.K. vocal group -- which has notched five top five singles on the Official U.K. Singles chart and a pair of top five albums -- is taking a serious stab at ...

  6. This Week in Music History: So There's This Band Called The Beatles....

    December 28, 2011 10:48 AM EST : So There's This Band Called the Beatles... Billboard, Dec. 28, 1963, page 4 Most Americans had never heard of the Beatles when the Dec. 28, 1963 issue of Billboard hit the stands, but the page 3 story was right on the money. The article ...

  7. Protect-IP and SOPA Acts Will Not 'Break the Internet': Guest Column by A2IM's Rich Bengloff

    December 14, 2011 4:57 PM EST (Following is a guest column from Rich Bengloff, president of American Association of Independent Music ("A2IM"). Billboard.biz welcomes guest commentary--please contact Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad at jem.aswad@billboard.com for infor ...

  8. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  9. Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg Announce 'Mac and Devin' Soundtrack and Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:44 PM EST To support their upcoming buddy comedy, "Mac and Devin Go To High School," Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will release the film's official soundtrack on Dec. 13 and team up for a six-city December trek dubbed the High School tour. Khali ...

  10. U2, Journey, Taylor Swift Among Winners At 8th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST U2, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pres ...

  11. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  12. Music, Internet Industries React Strongly to 'Protect IP' Bill

    October 27, 2011 2:38 PM EDT As soon as news hit yesterday that the PROTECT IP bill, legislation aimed at shutting down rogue websites, was introduced into the House of Representatives , our inboxes began filling up with statements and commentary from all corners of the music ...

  13. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  14. Singer Bilal Teams with Autism Speaks

    October 10, 2011 9:45 PM EDT Following the release of soul singer Bilal's 2010 album, Airtight's Revenge, autism science and advocacy organization Autism Speaks caught wind of the set's track "Little One," based loosely on the artist's 9-year-o ...

  15. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  16. Future of Music Coalition Summit Day Two: It's Possible For Musicians To Thrive, But No Easy Answers

    October 05, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Rapper and community activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith talks about the Chicago music scene and his non-profit program Power of Purpose, which teaches young people civic engagement and community organizing through music-making. (Photo: Sarah ...

  17. Rhapsody CPO Brendan Benzing Talks Napster Acquisition @ Future of Music Conference

    October 03, 2011 5:17 PM EDT Rhapsody Chief Product Officer Brendan Benzing sat on a panel called "New Frontiers in Mobile & Music and spoke about his company's acquisition of Napster today. (Photo: Sarah Godfrey) Shortly after news of Rhapsody's acquisitio ...

  18. Backbeat: Leadership Music Welcomes Class of 2012 in Nashville

    September 19, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Alumni of Leadership Music , the Nashville-based group of music industry professionals, gathered Tuesday evening to welcome the Class of 2012. With open bars on either side of the hall and a spread of food in its center, the spacious room at the N ...

  19. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  20. Esther Edwards Gordy, 'The Mother of Motown,' Dead at 91

    August 25, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Esther Edwards Gordy (right) circa 1967 with Smokey Robinson at the Motown offices (Photo: Getty Images) Esther Edwards Gordy was known by many as the "Mother of Motown," a longtime company executive who served in a variety of capacities ...

  21. Chris Brown Tour Dates Revealed; T-Pain and Kelly Rowland on the Bill

    August 10, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Chris Brown will kick off his F.A.M.E. tour in Toronto on Sept. 12 and he's taking T-Pain, Kelly Rowland and Tyga along for the cross-country ride that will bring the R&B star to his native Virginia, as well as Los Angeles before ending i ...

  22. Jay-Z and Kanye West Reschedule 'Throne' Tour (Report)

    August 02, 2011 11:04 AM EDT The Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration 'Watch the Throne' hits iTunes in a week (Aug. 8) and brick-and-mortars a week after that, but fans eager to see them in person will have to wait until late October to take in their live show, according ...

  23. Zoe Announce Tour Dates

    July 27, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Mexican alternative rock band Zoé has landed Jack Daniel's as the official sponsor of their U.S. tour, which begins July 30 in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre. The band - vocalist Leon Larregui, guitarist Sergio Acosta, bassist Angel Mosqued ...

  24. 5 Hot Fall Tours: Widespread Panic, Reba McEntire, Foster The People, Tiesto and Pretty Lights

    July 22, 2011 12:56 PM EDT WIDESPREAD PANIC VENUES: Theaters, amphitheaters, arenas DATES: Sept. 15-Dec. 31 SUPPORT: Trombone Shorty, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Futurebirds; most shows billed as "an evening with" BOOKING AGENT: Buck Williams, Progressive G ...

  25. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:08 AM EDT The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion i ...

  26. David Israelite, NMPA President's Guest Post: Why Music Publishers Must Adopt Blanket Licensing

    June 24, 2011 1:19 PM EDT National Music Publishers' Assn. president/CEO David Israelite told NMPA members during the trade group's June 16 annual meeting that the lack of blanket licensing for U.S. mechanical and synchronization rights is robbing publishers of g ...

  27. The 25 Hottest Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:32 PM EDT These are the top-ranked clubs in North America based on box-office data reported to Billboard Boxscore by concert promoters or venue representatives for events that occurred this year from Jan. 1 through June 1. Some are booked and promoted by ...

  28. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  29. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 06, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Days before embarking on a critical run of amphitheater shows that will solidify his major-league touring status, Jason Aldean shows no signs of stress. Why should he? He's out in the barn -- his "man cave"-- at home, south of Nas ...

  30. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and M ...

  31. From Sea To Shining Sea, FM Radio Salutes America

    May 02, 2011 3:12 PM EDT A s previously reported , following the news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American music and commentary. Across the country, other stations in a var ...

  32. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  33. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary by Michael Rapaport to Hit Theaters

    April 27, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New Yo ...

  34. P. Diddy's NYC Police Escort, Dry Cleaner Under Investigation

    April 27, 2011 7:23 AM EDT New York City police say a sergeant allowed a police escort for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for one city block after a concert. The police department says the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation. Police say the Friday night ...

  35. Mana Announces Global Trek In Support of 'Drama y Luz'

    April 18, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Mexican rock act Maná has announced a world tour to coincide with the release of its latest album, "Drama y Luz." Several years since the group's last major tour, Maná returns with a new show that begins June 16 at Coliseo de Puerto ...

  36. Nick Cannon, CBS Radio Launch Countdown Show

    April 05, 2011 8:25 AM EDT Nick Cannon, currently morning personality at WXRK (92.3 NOW) New York, has added new duties as host of a nationally syndicated weekly countdown show. Premiering the weekend of April 23, "Cannon's Countdown" will be broadcast on CBS ...

  37. Business Matters: Yes, Artists Still Want Label Deals

    March 28, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Think Record Labels Are Redundant? Try Telling That To 75% Of Artists Surveyed … Three out of four independent artists want to be signed to a record label, according to a survey of 1,869 artists by ReverbNation and Digital Music News . When asked ...

  38. Exclusive: 'A Night in Treme' Tour, Featuring Artists From HBO Show, Launches In June

    March 24, 2011 4:07 PM EDT A tour of New Orleans musicians under the banner of the HBO show "Treme" has been booked for nine dates this summer, and the promoter is looking to extend its routing into the spring of 2012. So far, "A Night in Treme" is booke ...

  39. Don Henley, Vice President Biden Among Grammys on the Hill Award Honorees

    March 16, 2011 4:20 PM EDT The Eagles' Don Henley, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) are among the honorees at The Recording Academy's 10th Annial GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards The presentation, which honors recipients for their commitmen ...

  40. Chris Brown Ramps Up 'Team Breezy' For Album Release

    March 14, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Chris Brown will treat fans to a series of secret listening sessions -- as well as an exclusive bonus track and video -- during the week leading up to the March 22 release of his fourth Jive Records album, "F.A.M.E." (Forgiving All My En ...

  41. Business Matters: Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions?

    February 22, 2011 7:54 PM EST Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions? -- Anti-Apple sentiment continues this week with a statement from French music service Deezer . The company, which offers a paid mobile service via an iPod app, believes regulators wi ...

  42. 1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

    February 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST A word cloud reflecting the percentage of songs in the Billboard Hot 100's first 1000 No. 1 songs -- click here for a larger version, and head here for a list of all labels with more than four No. 1 songs. This week, Billboard published " ...

  43. DigiTour Live Music Series Details Trickle Out Slowly

    February 08, 2011 9:22 PM EST The details of the first DigiTour live music series -- featuring the most popular YouTube celebrities -- have been revealed. Sort of… The tour will begin April 13 in Northern California and continue through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Char ...

  44. White House Nominates Former RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Donald Verrilli Jr., a deputy counsel to President Barack Obama, was chosen Monday to be the next U.S. solicitor general. Obama announced his intention to nominate Verrilli. If confirmed by the Senate, Verrilli would succeed Justice Elena Kagan as ...

  45. Lil Wayne Announces 'I Am Music II' Tour Dates

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a h ...

  46. Ticketfly Adds Outback, Monqui to Client Roster

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ticketfly has added two significant independent promoters to its growing client base in Portland-based Monqui and Nashville-based Outback Concerts. "These are long term, exclusive deals, and we're going to do a few things for these guys, ...

  47. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billy Taylor, a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  48. Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney Receive Kennedy Center Honors Salute

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Wash ...

  49. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  50. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Co., BMG, ASCAP Songwriter Residency

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Bicycle Music Co. and its affiliate the AF Circle C Fund have acquired a significant interest in the catalog of Chris Connelly , who has been in such bands as the Revolting Coks, Ministry Pigface and the Damage Manual. Terms of the deal wer ...

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