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  1. Publishing Briefs: CISAC Summit, Kobalt, Paul McCartney, Wonderlous, Jingle Punks, More

    October 16, 2012 5:16 PM EDT CISAC Summit Set for June 2013 CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, will hold its fourth biennial World Creators Summit on June 4-5, 2013, in Washington, DC, at the Ronald Reagan Center. Formerly known as t ...

  2. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  3. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' (Plus Hits) Tour

    July 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date romp through North Amer ...

  4. Backbeat: Governors Ball Dances With Chromeo, A-Trak Goes Bowling, Warner Bros., Solid Gold Execs Hang

    June 25, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg mug for the camera with manager Kevin Kocher. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For its second year, New York City's Governors Ball took place from June 23-24 not on its namesake island, but the significantly bigg ...

  5. Fiona Apple Announces 27-Date North American Summer Tour

    April 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT To support her long-awaited fourth album, The Idler Wheel… , Fiona Apple has plotted a 27-date headlining trek that kicks off on June 19, the same date as her album release. The reclusive singer's upcoming run will include a stop at Randall&# ...

  6. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  7. Music Apps To Look Forward To @ SXSW Accelerator

    February 06, 2012 10:35 AM EST With MIDEM out of the way, we're looking forward to the next big conference on Evolver.fm's docket: SXSW, where we'll represent at Music Apps Gone Wild and Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free alongside executives ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Exclusive: Bear in Heaven Cosigns to Dead Oceans, Hometapes

    December 12, 2011 12:00 PM EST Experimental indie trio Bear in Heaven have cosigned to Dead Oceans and their native label Hometapes, Billboard.biz has learned. The band will release their upcoming third LP ("I Love You, It's Cool," out April 3) through both impri ...

  10. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Billboard Pro's D.I.Y. 50 Indie Labels (Part I)

    August 15, 2011 12:19 PM EDT Just Give Me Indie: Culling the list down to 50 American indie labels was no easy task... Trying to get signed? Universal and Sony laugh you out the door? In Billboard's second-annual DIY Manual, we listed 20 great indie labels along with str ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  18. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefan i , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singe ...

  19. Pitbull Brings 'Carnaval' To U.S. Tour

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pitbull and AEG Live will bring his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour to cities across the U.S. this summer, in what will be the bilingual rapper's biggest domestic tour to date. The U.S. tour starts May 25 at Denver's 1stBa ...

  20. The Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban Plan Summer Run

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will team up with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban for a run of North American stadium shows promoted by Live Nation. The tour begins June 8 in Toronto; while only eight dates are being announced, it is possible that more may be added. ...

  21. Devo Inks 360-Deal With Warner Brothers

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new 360-deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company will internationally service all aspects of the ban ...

  22. 'Glee' Cast Hits The Road With 'The Gleek Tour'

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This summer eight members of the "Glee" cast will be traveling the country on "The Gleek Tour" to meet fans, sign autographs and give a sneak peek of the new fall comedy on Fox. "Glee" actors Cory Monteith, Lea Michel ...

  23. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  24. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  25. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  26. Neil Young Brings His Lincvolt To SXSW

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Though his participation at South By Southwest has not been announced, Neil Young was spotted strolling around the Four Seasons hotel and tooling around downtown Austin in his environmentally clean Lincvolt car. It makes sense: "Neil Young� ...

  27. Fonseca Announces 12-City U.S. Tour

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer/songwriter Fonseca has announced the launch of the U.S. leg of his "Gratitour," so named after his new album, "Gratitud" (Gratitude). Fonseca's 12-city stint, which boasts five more stops than his 2007 U.S ...

  28. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  29. Ximena Sariñana Preps U.S. Tour, SXSW Showcase

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana will embark on her first full U.S. tour April 18. Sariñana, a Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee and MTV Tr3s "Descubre y Download" artist, will play in support of "Mediocre," her Seitrack ...

  30. Kinky Preps Club, Theater Tour

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Electro/alternative Mexican group Kinky will accompany the physical release of their album “Barracuda” (Nettwerk Music Group) with a 16-date U.S. tour that kicks off February 21 at San Francisco’s Grand Ballroom. Kinky released “Barracuda” in digi ...

  31. Voices Featured On Atari Soundtrack

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The world-renowned, 50-year-old female choir, Mystery of Bulgarian Voices is featured in the "Alone in the Dark" Atari videogame soundtrack CD, the first ever for leading film soundtrack label Milan Records. Due in stores and available d ...

  32. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  33. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  34. FMC Summit Puts Spotlight On 'Orphan Works'

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A panel at yesterday's Future of Music Coalition summit addressed the growing issue of "orphan works," defined as "unlocateable copyright works." These recordings are often old folk ballads whose copyright was always uncle ...

  35. Kissin Signs With EMI Classics

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Famed Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin has joined the EMI Classics roster. His first release for label will be "Schumann Piano Concerto In A minor Op.54," and "Mozart Piano Concerto In C minor K.491 No.24" with the London Symphony ...

  36. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  37. Labels File 784 'John Doe' Suits

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. NEW YORK -- Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John ...

  38. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  39. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  40. BET Promotes Lee To CEO

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debra L. Lee has been named CEO of Black Entertainment Television. She was president/COO. Debra L. Lee has been named CEO of Black Entertainment Television. She was president/COO. CEO Robert L. Johnson is now taking the title of chairman, with pla ...

  41. Debra Lee Takes Reins At BET

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founder to step down by January 2006. Debra L. Lee has been named BET's CEO, effective immediately, by founder/CEO Robert L. Johnson. Lee is currently president/COO. Johnson takes the title of chairman, with plans to retire from the company h ...

  42. The Game Sued For $280 Million

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, has been hit with a $280 million civil lawsuit, in addition to assault charges, stemming from an inci The rules have changed for this Game. The Comp ...