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  1. Roadwork: This Week in Tours

    July 19, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Smooth sailing: With a show at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 19), American trumpeter Chris Botti embarks on a U.S. summer tour supporting his 2012 release, "Impressions" ( ...

  2. New Canadian Music Site Launches In The Wake of FYIMusic's Shuttering

    April 04, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Screenshot of the FYIMusic.ca site that now redirects users to the newly launched NewCanadianMusic.ca site. Canada's only dedicated music industry news source, FYIMusic.ca, has shut down. In its place FYIMuisc publisher David Farrell [a forme ...

  3. Backbeat: Bumstead Productions' Larry Wanagas Throws A Kitchen Party at Canadian Music Week

    March 27, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Bumstead recording artists Poor Young Things get some assistance from members of gold-selling act The Trews at the Bumstead Kitchen Party in a hotel suite at the Fairmont Royal York during CMW. (Photo: Luther Mallory) Larry Wanagas , who launched ...

  4. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  5. Does Shania Twain Single's Big Debut Mean Long-Term Success? Radio Programmer Weigh In

    June 20, 2011 5:51 PM EDT The latest stop on Shania Twain's multi-media comeback blitz: Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The star singer/songwriter ends a six-year hiatus from the survey, as "Today Is Your Day" blasts in as the list's highest d ...

  6. Music Industry Sales Vet Jay Perloff Dies at 53

    May 04, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Jay Perloff, a veteran music industry sales executive, passed away May 3, after a long fight with cancer. He was 53. Perloff, who began his music career at Universal One-Stop, where both of his parents and sister worked, was also a sales executive ...

  7. Arcade Fire Manager Responds To Steve Stoute, Explains Grammy Appearance

    February 23, 2011 6:30 PM EST Marketing and music executive Steve Stoute posted a long letter criticizing the Grammy Awards in the New York Times on Sunday that singled out Arcade Fire -- who performed two songs during the show and capped off the night by winning Album of the ...

  8. Portishead Curating ATP 2011 In Asbury Park, NJ

    January 26, 2011 8:07 AM EST Portishead's Beth Gibbons (Photo: Mark Venema/WireImage) All Tomorrow's Parties announced its fourth annual New-York-area show will be curated by British trip-hop band Portishead. The music festival will be held for first time in Asbury ...

  9. Oprah Winfrey Offered U2's Bono a TV Show on OWN

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Oprah Winfrey recently chatted up U2's Bono at a dinner -- and then propositioned a business deal. "Would you like a TV show?" she asked him, according to the New York Times. "I look at everything now through the prism of,  ...

  10. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Lands In National Film Registry

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has made it into the National Film Registry. The late performer's 1983 video "Thriller" is among the 25 motion pictures that have been selected this year for preservation by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. ...

  11. Kontor New Media Partners With RightsFlow

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kontor New Media, a European digital distributor of independent music and movies, has cut a deal that allows its distributed lines to use New York-based RightsFlow for mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services. By offering labe ...

  12. Five Million 'Dirty Dancing' In Theaters Worldwide

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The musical "Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage" has now surpassed five million ticket sales around the world, according to the producers. Since opening in Sydney in 2004, the show has toured 13 cities across three continents, in ...

  13. Zavvi Confirms More Store Closures

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The joint administrators of U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi have announced the closure of a further 17 stores, leading to the redundancy of 242 employees. Among the stores affected are Blackpool, Coventry, Harlow and York. The remaining 31 s ...

  14. Wood, Oates Triumph At Radio 2 Folk Awards

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST English folk stalwart Chris Wood and Jackie Oates, a former Young Folk Awards finalist, each won a pair of Radio 2 Folk Awards at the ceremony in London. While much of the U.K. capital came to a standstill with the snow, London's trendy Brewe ...

  15. Zavvi Stores To Close

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The joint administrators of U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi have announced the immediate closure of 22 stores. The store closures will result in the redundancy of 178 employees. The other 92 stores in the U.K. will continue to trade and ther ...

  16. SHOF Honors 'Take Me Out'

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will be honoring "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with the towering song award at this year's gala. The award is presented each year to the creators of an individual song that has influenced America ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Nickelodeon Preps 'The Backyardigans' Release, Tour

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelodeon's preschooler favorite, "The Backyardigans," will expand beyond the small screen with a third CD that drops Jan. 22 and a 50-city live theatrical tour starting March 28. On Jan. 14, Nickelodeon will premiere an hour-long ...

  19. EMI Teams With Fairmont Hotels

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music and Fairmont Hotel & Resorts have partnered to bring new music initiatives this fall to Fairmont's portfolio of North American hotels. As part of the deal, such hotels as the Fairmont San Francisco, Toronto's Fairmont Royal ...

  20. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes On Board For Volunteer Concert

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes and Angels & Airwaves will perform at this year's Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) concert. The event will take place October 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The only way to get ...

  21. Sprint, Atlantic Records Team For P2P Promotion

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint and Atlantic Records are reportedly joining forces to distribute music on pirate P2P networks in a unique mix of advertising and distribution. According to the New York Post , Atlantic will flood various P2P networks with ...

  22. Caplan, Ross Form New Firm

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brian Caplan and Jonathan Ross have formed the law firm Caplan & Ross in New York, which will focus on intellectual property and entertainment-related litigation. The lawyers were with Labaton Sucharow & Rudoff in New York. Caplan has been ...

  23. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  24. Cumulus, Investors Buy Susquehanna For $1.2 Billion

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal expected to close in the first half of 2006. With financial backing from three investment firms, Cumulus Media, radio's 11th largest radio group, is acquiring Susquehanna Radio for approximately $1.2 billion. To pull off the widely expec ...

  25. Artic Monkeys Heat Up EMI Publishing Roster

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publishing deal. EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publ ...

  26. Artic Monkeys Heat Up EMI Publishing Roster

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brit act signs exclusive worldwide pub deal. EMI Music Publishing has signed hotly-tipped British rock act Arctic Monkeys to a long-term, exclusive worldwide publishing deal. London-based EMI Music Publishing U.K. senior VP and director of A&R ...

  27. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...