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  1. 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 ...

  2. Elton John Starts Three-Year Las Vegas Run At Caesars

    September 29, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas ...

  3. Backbeat: Joe Henry Previews 'Reverie' For 30 Guests @ L.A. Home Studio

    September 27, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Joe Henry set the needle down on a vinyl copy of his new Anti-Records release "Reverie," inviting guests to his home studio in South Pasadena, Calif., to "feel free to talk while the music plays -- provided you talk about me or it.& ...

  4. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  5. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  6. Publishing Round-up: Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billy Joel, Diana Krall, ASCAP and More

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame has added music publishing executive Keith Mardak to those who will be honored at its induction ceremony on June 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Mardak, who is chairman/CEO for the Hal Leonard Corp., will ...

  7. Opry House Stripped To Foundation For Repairs

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Grand Ole Opry House has been stripped to its concrete foundation as workers try to repair damage from flooding about two weeks ago. The stage, including a historic six-foot circle of floorboards from the old Ryman Auditorium stage, has been r ...

  8. Business Matters: Live Nation, MySpace Music, Gibson and More

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- The Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger "should not h ...

  9. Polydor To Release U.K. Soulja Boy Mini Album

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Polydor label in the U.K. is to release U.S. hip-hop act Soulja Boy's new material in a mini album format on June 22. The set features five new tracks plus his 2007 hit "Crank That" from his debut album "Soulja ...

  10. TV Ratings Up For Japan's Red & White Singing Contest

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 59th edition of NHK's New Year's Eve show, the Red and White Singing Contest, an industry-leading program, bounced back after two years of slipping ratings. It scored a 42.1% audience share rating in the Kanto (Tokyo) area for the se ...

  11. Iggy & The Stooges Robbed

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iggy & the Stooges had their gear stolen on Aug. 4 outside the Embassy Suites hotel in Montreal. The band had played the Osheaga Festival in Montreal the night before. The truck and all backline equipment were stolen. The band has a show Wedne ...

  12. TuneCore Preps Free Compilation

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital distribution service TuneCore announced that it plans to give away seven million copies of a compilation entitled "34 Stars" via its Web site and iTunes. The compilation will be available Tuesday, Nov. 12 and features a number of ...

  13. Popkomm IMEA Shortlist Unveiled

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Four European companies, two U.S. ventures, plus one each from Australia and Israel comprise the eights finalists at this year's Popkomm Innovation in Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA) on Sept 19 in Berlin. Between them, the short-listed ...

  14. Commodores Competition Seeks Musician

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sponsors such as the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Yamaha, and Roland have launched Land in the Band, a new competition for musicians worldwide to join the Commodores on a one-week, three-city tour. Contestants will choose from one of five Com ...

  15. Lloyds, EMI Get Behind U.K. Schools Project

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST British bank Lloyds TSB has launched a multimillion-pound music education initiative, endorsed by the government and backed by EMI. British bank Lloyds TSB has launched a multimillion-pound music education initiative, endorsed by the government an ...

  16. NTT To Bow Music-Recognition Service In Japan

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition service for mobile phones in Japan. NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition ser ...

  17. NTT To Bow Music-Recognition Service In Japan

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition service for mobile phones in Japan. NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition ser ...

  18. Shazam Launches In Japan

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. Shazam, which already operates in 12 other coun ...

  19. Shazam Launches In Japan

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. Shazam, which already operates in 12 other coun ...

  20. Steinberg, Yamaha Team For Studio Connections

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Yamaha, the musical instrument/pro audio equipment manufacturer, and production software developer Steinberg have formed an alliance, Studio Connections. The project was announced yesterday (March 31) Yamaha, the musical instrument/pro audio equip ...

  21. NAMM To Stage Expo At Conference

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Association for Music Education will feature the Music and Sound Expo for the first time at its 59th National Biennial In-Service Conference, set for April 14-18 at the Minneapolis Conven The National Association for Music Education w ...