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  1. My Morning Jacket Reveal Headlining Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket will follow up its performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., with a headlining run, beginning June 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The route includes theaters, large clubs and amphitheaters, and almost all dates will ...

  2. Keys Cancels Second Performance

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After canceling the Pittsburgh stop on her "As I Am" concert tour last night (April 22), Alicia Keys must cancel a second show due to swollen vocal chords. This comes just after opening act Jordin Sparks dropped off the tour on April 21 ...

  3. Jordin Sparks Battling Throat Injury, Leaves Keys Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while she recovers. The 2007 "American Idol" winner was forced to cancel three shows over the weekend, including the opening ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. ASCAP Unveils 'Bill of Rights' Initiative

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP unveiled a new advocacy initiative -- "Bill of Rights for Songwriters and Composers" -- during its third annual "I Create Music" EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles (April 10-12). Targeting established ...

  6. Rapper Wale Signs With Mark Ronson Label

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Producer Mark Ronson has partnered with Interscope to distribute his Allido Records label, Billboard has learned. The first fruit of the joint venture will be an album from Washington, D.C.-based MC Wale. The go-go-influenced MC made a name for hi ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. ASCAP Sues 29 Establishments

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has filed 29 separate copyright infringement lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization's songwriter, composer and music ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Billboard Q&A: Reverb's Adam Gardner

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Gardner has come a long way since nicknaming his band's tour bus "the Earth Eater." Last October, the Guster guitarist/vocalist, who also co-founded environmental nonprofit Reverb, traveled from his home in Portland, Maine, to ...

  11. Alexis y Fido Link With AT&T

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton stars Alexis y Fido act and rap in AT&T's new campaign advertising unlimited calls to and from Puerto Rico between AT&T subscribers. Actress Roselyn Sanchez and the Orlando Magic's Carlos Arroyo also appear in the ads, ...

  12. MS&K Open NYC Offices

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp has opened an office in New York City. Among the partners based in the new office are entertainment litigators Christine Lepera, Paul LiCalsi, Jane Stevens and Howard Weller, who represent such cli ...

  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. Publishers File Class Action Against MediaNet

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have filed a class action lawsuit against MediaNet Digital for copyright infringement. Nine publishing companies under the umbrellas of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Peer International and MBL Music claim that the digital music provi ...

  15. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Reveal Tour Plans

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige will tour this spring in what will be one of the most potent urban music bills in recent memory. The "Heart of the City" outing begins March 22 in Miami. And while a full itinerary is still coming together, the ar ...

  16. CRB Denies DiMA Legal Question Request

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board today rejected a request by the Digital Media Assn. to have the Register of Copyrights decide whether interactive streams should fall under a compulsory license, Billboard.biz has learned. The order came during the init ...

  17. Green Apple Festival Expands Concert Locations

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an ongoing effort to raise the profile of Earth Day (April 22), the third Green Apple Festival will expand this year with eight simultaneous concerts in city parks across the United States on April 20. Producers of the 2008 Green Apple Festival ...

  18. Kinky To Re-Issue 'Reina,' Tour North America

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican genre mashers Kinky are re-issuing their 2006 album "Reina" on Feb. 5 in advance of a 22-date North American tour. The re-issue on Kin-Kon/Nettwerk will contain two bonus tracks: a Brazilian Girls remix of "¿A Dónde Van Los ...

  19. Live Nation Completes Theatrical Sale

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has sold the remainder of its North American theatrical business to Key Brand Entertainment for a gross sale price of $90.4 million. The divestiture is part of Live Nation's ongoing strategy to focus its core business on music ope ...

  20. RIAA Names Western Region Anti-Piracy Director

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has added former senior FBI official Kathy Leodler to its anti-piracy unit as the new director of investigations for its Western region. Leodler will oversee all anti-piracy RIAA operations in the western United States and assist law enfo ...

  21. UMG Ups Gerson To Exec VP

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has promoted Matthew Gerson from senior VP to executive VP for public policy and government affairs. Gerson will oversee all public policy issues related to the company's business, including directing Universal's in ...

  22. Chaitovitz Named FMC Executive Director

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ann Chaitovitz has been named executive director of the Future of Music Coalition (FMC). Chaitovitz, based in Washington, D.C., will report to FMC's board of directors and will assume her new role February 4. Chaitovitz most recently worked a ...

  23. Juanes Reveals Stateside Dates

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first U.S. leg of Juanes’ 2008 world tour was revealed today, with shows set in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14 for the arena trek, which is sponsored by Sprint and Ford. More dates in T ...

  24. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  25. Senators Take On Performance Right Debate

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Artists and broadcasters today continued their fight over a performance right to play recordings over terrestrial radio during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Singer-songwriter Alice Peacock urged members of the Senate Judiciary C ...

  26. Students, ASCAP Members Discuss Piracy

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP and i-SAFE held a special school assembly yesterday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the impact of music piracy with middle-school students. Songwriters Wynter Gordon ("Gonna Breakthrough") and Bill Danoff ("Afternoon Delight,& ...

  27. Jimmy Eat World, Domingo Set For MLS Championship

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Jimmy Eat World and opera star Placido Domingo will perform live during Major League Soccer’s championship game Nov. 18. Jimmy Eat World will perform songs during halftime from “Chase This Light,” its latest Interscope release, which debu ...

  28. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

  29. 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& ...

  30. Exclusive: Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For my Billboard "Legal Matters" column this week (Oct. 20 issue), Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge met with me in his office on Capitol Hill for an exclusive interview to explain how the new Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) works ...

  31. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  32. R. Kelly Drafts Cole, Holiday, Ne-Yo For Winter Tour

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B acts R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, J. Holiday and Ne-Yo will join forces for a U.S. fall tour, beginning Nov. 14 at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga., and wrapping Jan. 13 at a venue to be announced. The 40-city arena trek follows Kelly ...

  33. Cafe Tacuba Lines Up U.S. Trek

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacuba will kick off a 22-date U.S. tour of clubs, theaters and amphitheaters beginning Nov. 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for most dates go on sale Friday (Sept. 28). Fresh off a headlining slot this summer at Lollapaloo ...

  34. Radio Issues Talk Of FOMC Confab

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In his remarks to a crowded auditorium at the seventh annual Future of Music Coalition Summit, which began today (Sept. 17) on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) reaffirmed his commitment to pr ...

  35. Veteran Go-Go Group E.U. Offers 'The Mixture'

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Known originally by its full name Experience Unlimited, E.U. was the top Washington, D.C., go-go group and jumped to the national stage after Spike Lee used its song "Da Butt" in his 1988 film "School Daze." Now, 20 years later ...

  36. Q&A: Teddy Bear Founders

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Dean and Ted Hopkins have been key players in the Washington, D.C., R&B music scene for more than two decades. Hopkins had worked with local labels and owned and managed the Club LeBaron nightspot before moving into management with D.C.& ...

  37. Teddy Bear's Return

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When director Spike Lee picked E.U.'s dance tune "Da Butt" for the soundtrack to his 1988 film "School Daze," the song became a No. 1 hit and a national sensation. Some 20 years later, the anniversary of the film and song ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  40. RIAA Government Relations Execs Expand Roles

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has promoted Rafael Fernandez and expanded the responsibilities of Joel Flatow, both government relations executives with the labels' trade group. Miami-based Fernandez, formerly VP of Latin Music, is now senior VP of state governmen ...

  41. KCRW Protests New Internet Royalties

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KCRW 89.9, a Los Angeles radio station, will shut down its 3 internet radio webstreams on June 26 in protest of new internet royalty rates. The elevated rates were determined by the Copyright Royalty Board in March. Barring any changes, the new ra ...

  42. T.I., Ciara Set For Summer 'Scream' Tour

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. and R&B-leaning pop star Ciara will anchor the 2007 Scream tour, which will begin in late July. Support acts have yet to be announced; according to a spokesperson, a handful of special guests will also appear in select cities. The ...

  43. Calle 13 Line Up Stateside Summer Trek

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico's Calle 13 will hit both U.S. coasts this summer in a series of concerts in support of its latest album for Sony BMG, "Residente O Visitante." The hip-hop/reggaeton/alternative duo will hit Irvine, Calif.'s Reventon ...

  44. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  45. NARM Coverage: New Laws Threaten Used CD Market

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New legislation aimed at curbing the sale of stolen goods could threaten the growing used CD marketplace in a number of states. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers outside counsel, John Mitchell, an attorney with Washington, D.C.-based I ...

  46. Sony BMG Vs. Yahoo, Closing Arguments

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a six-year litigation, a federal jury in New York on Friday unanimously found Yahoo! not liable to Sony BMG Music Entertainment for copyright infringement. Billboard attended the closing arguments, and spoke with two of the six jurors after ...

  47. Karmazin Reiterates Sirius/XM Merger Benefits

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Making another appearance in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning (April 17) regarding the proposed merger of his company, Sirius Satellite Radio and competitor XM Satellite Radio, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin this time appeared before the Senate Commi ...

  48. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  49. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  50. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

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