Washington

  1. Macklemore: A Hip-Hop Duo's Come-Up

    October 10, 2012 6:56 AM EDT After building a base on the back of a steady touring schedule and heavy online engagement, independent hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis deliver debut. Seattle rapper Macklemore has finally arrived. After releasing his debut EP, "Open ...

  2. Of Monsters and Men to Play Billboard Party in Chicago, Aug. 5

    July 27, 2012 3:51 PM EDT Billboard will rock Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 5 with a little help from critical darlings Of Monsters and Men and The Jezabels. The groups will help close out Lollapalooza weekend when they perform at the Billboard Post Party, presented by Starbucks ...

  3. Backbeat: Stumbling Upon Real Estate's Release Party @ The Bohemian Hall Beer Garden In Astoria, Queens

    October 20, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Beer Gardening: Real Estate played a release party at the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens in honor of their new album "Days" which came out this week on Domino Records. They used only social media and the label's websit ...

  4. The Ventures Guitarist Bob Bogle Dies

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band The Ventures, known for 1960s instrumental hits like "Walk, Don't Run," has died at age 75. Don Wilson, the band's other co-founder, tells The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wa ...

  5. Live Nation, Comcast Sign Naming Deal For Hartford Shed

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation and Comcast have entered into a seven-year agreement that gives the latter naming rights to the former New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford, Conn. The 25,000-capacity amphitheater will be renamed the Comcast Theatre, effective im ...

  6. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattleā€™s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. ...

  7. NARM Panel Debates Copyright Issues

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A panel on copyright issues at NARM featured many of the usual arguments, as both sides disagreed on how to best monetize free content and make sure royalty rates are equitable. On one hand, new media folks like the Digital Media Association' ...

  8. Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year. The set of Latin love songs will be available Feb. 5 a ...

  9. AEG Live Acquires Seattle Showbox Clubs

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has purchased two of Seattle's largest clubs -- the 1,147-capacity Showbox at the Market, and the 1,511-capacity Showbox SoDo -- from former owner Jeff Steichen, who will stay on a ...

  10. Fall From Grace Wins $1 Million Bodog Competition

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Bodog Music, a division of the international digital entertainment organization Bodog Entertainment, has awarded Seattle band Fall From Grace a $1 million recording contract as a result of their victory in the first-ever Bodog Music Ba ...

  11. WaMu Partners With Venues Nationwide

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based banking company WaMu (formerly Washington Mutual) is expanding its presence in the live music business with WaMu Live!, a new program that gives customers exclusive benefits to concerts at venues in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and ...

  12. Paramasivam Exits Microsoft For EMI

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hired M. "Parama" Paramasivam away from Microsoft to be its new VP of technology. His role will be to evaluate new technologies and applications that influence the digital music business and recommend new strategies for pur ...

  13. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  14. Sub Pop Launches Hardly Art Imprint

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie Sub Pop records has launched a sub-label in Hardly Art. Sub Pop head Jonathan Poneman will oversee the imprint, and Sarah Moody has been named Hardly Art GM. Moody joined the publicity team at Sub Pop in 2005, and will now shif ...

  15. One Reel Links With AEG For Bumbershoot Fest

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bumbershoot festival producers One Reel have linked with AEG Live in a move that will boost talent buying and sponsorship resources for the long-running Seattle event, Billboard.biz has learned. The five-year deal is similar to those AEG has reach ...

  16. House Of Blues Headed To Seattle

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HOB, Seattle Theatre Group developing venue. HOB, Seattle Theatre Group developing venue. News ...

  17. House Of Blues Headed To Seattle

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HOB, Seattle Theatre Group developing venue. A new House Of Blues Club venue will be in Seattle, Wash., Billboard.biz has learned. House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. and the Seattle Theatre Group have entered into a preliminary agreement to develo ...

  18. Kanye, Tribe To Rock Bumbershoot

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. Event to be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. News ...

  19. Exclusive: Kanye, Tribe To Rock Bumbershoot

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event will be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, AFI, Hawthorne Heights and Yellowcard are among the first acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can re ...

  20. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. News ...

  21. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. Removal is response to Starbucks deal. News ...

  22. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. News ...

  23. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  24. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  25. Loudeye Launches In Poland

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which launched Feb. 28 on Onet.pl, one of the country's leading Internet portals. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music ser ...

  26. Retail Track

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begining of the chain's efforts to revamp its outlets. Read Ed Christman's column. The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begi ...

  27. Retail Track

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begining of the chain's efforts to revamp its outlets. Read Ed Christman's column. The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begi ...

  28. Retail Track

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begining of the chain's efforts to revamp its outlets. Read Ed Christman's column. The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begi ...

  29. Farm Aid Heading West

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sept. 18 event set for Seattle area. Sept. 18 event set for Seattle area. News ...

  30. Farm Aid Heading West

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Farm Aid benefit concert will be held on the West Coast for the first time this fall. The event is set for Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation outside The annual Farm Aid benefit concert will be he ...

  31. Farm Aid Heading West

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Farm Aid benefit concert will be held on the West Coast for the first time this fall. The event is set for Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation outside The annual Farm Aid benefit concert will be he ...

  32. Five Majors Testing Sales Of DualDisc Albums

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST CD/DVD hybrids released in Boston and Seattle. CD/DVD hybrids released in Boston and Seattle. News ...