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  1. Giorgio Moroder On His Daft-Punk-Fueled Re-Emergence, DJ Gigs, Vegas Hotel Show

    February 09, 2014 5:36 PM EST This story originally appeard in the new issue of Billboard. Pick-up this issue here. Subsribe to Billboard here. Producer Giorgio Moroder, who helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer (“I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby”) before conj ...

  2. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  3. Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Brings Big Numbers to North American Premiere Tonight

    August 28, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Madonna's "MDNA" tour hits North American shores tonight with a show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. The European leg of the tour wrapped last week in Nice, France. The tour, which began May 29 in Tel Aviv, has grossed $1 ...

  4. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  5. Germany Up, Switzerland Down, Austria Mixed in 2011 BVMI Revenue Numbers

    April 06, 2012 7:00 AM EDT In the three countries of the German language music market, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the economic turnover from 2010 to 2011 was full of contrasts. While the official figures will be reported on April 19 in Berlin, Dr. Florian Drücke, man ...

  6. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. UK's International Festival of Country Music Adds Charley Pride, Asleep at the Wheel

    December 09, 2011 12:47 PM EST The International Festival of Country Music, which will return to U.K. stages in February, has announced the addition of Charley Pride and Asleep At The Wheel to the Wembley Arena bill. Pride, now 73, will play only the Wembley show Feb. 26, but A ...

  9. Berlin Promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG Expanding To Switzerland With Starclick

    October 28, 2011 2:32 PM EDT BERLIN - The German concert promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) in Berlin has joined forces with the Swiss media company Ringier AG to form the concert agency Starclick Entertainment AG, in Zurich The new company will work independently in S ...

  10. Natasha Bedingfield Explains How Her Unlikely Collaboration With Rascal Flatts Came About

    August 10, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Six years after she made her debut on the Hot 100, British-born Natasha Bedingfield is in new chart territory, breaking into the top 30 of the Hot Country Songs chart this week as "Easy," her collaboration with Rascal Flatts, jumps 31-29 ...

  11. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.biz gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best origin ...

  12. Violinist David Garrett Invests In Promoter, Label

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT David Garrett, the violinist and long-standing DEAG Entertainment partner, has acquired 371,670 shares in the German music company. Deutsche Entertainment AG, based in Berlin, is a concert promoter and it also has a recorded music arm. It releases ...

  13. CTS Eventim Acquires See Tickets Germany

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CTS Eventim in Bremen is acquiring 100% of Hamburg-based See Tickets Germany and Ticket Online Group. The share purchase agreement and a 12-year exclusive ticketing contract with Stage Entertainment Germany were signed today (July 5). Hamburg-base ...

  14. A.R. Rahman To Reschedule All U.S. Tour Dates

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After suffering significant damage to his stage last weekend in Pontiac, Mich., Indian composer and artist A.R. Rahman has postponed the remaining North American dates on his Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, with plans to reschedule fo ...

  15. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  16. CTS Eventim Moves 80 Million Tickets

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than 80 million tickets were sold last year using the systems developed and operated by the CTS Eventim Group. In the period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 2009, the group generated €466.7 million ($633 million) in revenue, compared to 2008's €4 ...

  17. CTS Eventim Moves Into Swiss Market

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bremen-based ticket marketer CTS Eventim and Swiss media company Ringier in Zurich have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture. According to Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, CEO of CTS Eventim, the purpose of this transaction is to gain leadersh ...

  18. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  19. Caliente! Music Festival Heads To Miami

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Caliente!, the Latin music festival that is staged every year in Zurich, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Miami edition Nov. 21. The fest will take place at the AmericanAirlines arena and will feature performances by Colombia's Grup ...

  20. Madonna To Set Record With Sticky & Sweet Tour

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's Sticky & Sweet wraps today with the second of two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel Sept. 1-2, putting the lid on what looks to be a record setting tour. With a gross of $408 million, Sticky & Sweet is the top-grossing tour by a sol ...

  21. German Ringtone Ruling

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Germany's Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Karlsruhe has delivered a ruling on the licensing of music as a ringtone for mobile phones. According to a Dec. 18 decision, as a rule a simple license from the collecting society GEMA ...

  22. Kyte Scoops Popkomm-IMEA Award

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital media platform Kyte has won the 2008 Popkomm Innovation in Music Entertainment Award (IMEA) in Berlin. The San Francisco-based service -- which allows artists to produce live and on-demand content and simultaneously distribute it to multip ...

  23. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  24. Muehlemann To Leave MTV

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Catherine Mühlemann, managing director of MTV Networks Central since 2001, has decided to leave the company at the end of July 2008. "After seven years with MTV Networks, I am taking the opportunity to explore new adventures," said Mühle ...

  25. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  26. DEAG Acquires 75.1% Of Raymond Gubbay Ltd

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DEAG Classics AG in Berlin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of German promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG, is extending its reach in the international classical music business through a deal to buy 75.1% in British classical music concert promoter Raymon ...

  27. Trans World Receives Buyout Offer

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sherwood Investment Overseas Ltd. has proposed paying $7 per share, or $217 million, to buyout Trans World Entertainment, the Zurich-based financial firm says. The company, which says it holds 1.5 million Trans World shares, says it is in the proc ...

  28. Estefan Runs With Madrid Bullring Promo Concert

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan will break new ground in Spain on Sept. 15 when she gives a free concert in Madrid's 15,000 capacity open-air Las Ventas bullring, the world's biggest such venue. Entry will be available only to customers of the Vodafone m ...

  29. Hopfgartner Joins MTV Germany

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks (MTVN) Germany in Berlin has appointed Jurgen Hopfgartner as director digital media G/S/A (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) with immediate effect. In the newly-created role, Hopfgartner will be responsible for the business and produc ...

  30. GEMA Strikes Alliance With Austrian Rights Bodies

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA and its Austrian counterparts AKM and Austro Mechana are to forge a new partnership in 2008 to promote music from German-speaking Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. The creation of the alliance follows ongo ...

  31. Universal's Antippas Elevated In Europe

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music stalwart Victor Antippas has been handed a promotion. With effect from May 1, Antippas will rise to senior VP, Universal Music Group International, and president of Nordic, Central and Eastern Europe. Zurich, Switzerland-based Anti ...

  32. Rosa Elevated At Warner Switzerland

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Rosa, GM of Warner Music Switzerland, has been appointed managing director of the company with immediate effect. Oliver Rosa, GM of Warner Music Switzerland, has been appointed managing director of the company with immediate effect. Based i ...

  33. Sony BMG, PlayStation Paint Europe Pink

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe has joined forces with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to release a version of the PlayStation computer-game console dedicated to U.S. pop star Pink. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe has joined forces with ...

  34. Guns N' Roses Readies Euro Tour

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates with Rolling Stones set for Germany. Interest is high in the upcoming Guns N’ Roses concerts, with four warm-up shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom selling out in less than three minutes on April 21, and tickets for European dates ...

  35. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  36. Beck Ready To Hit The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. The artist will play mostly hea ...

  37. EMI Appoints MDs for Netherlands, Switzerland

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Continental Europe has made two senior appointments. EMI Continental Europe has made two senior appointments. EMI Music Switzerland managing director Bart Cools is appointed MD, EMI Music Netherlands, effective Jan. 1, 2005. He will report to ...

  38. EMI Appoints MDs for Netherlands, Switzerland

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Continental Europe has made two senior appointments. EMI Continental Europe has made two senior appointments. EMI Music Switzerland managing director Bart Cools is appointed MD, EMI Music Netherlands, with effect from Jan. 1, 2005. He will rep ...

  39. UMI Elevates Antippas To New Role

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) today confirmed Vico Antippas' elevation to the new role as senior VP, UMI, Central & Eastern Europe, with effect from September 1. Universal Music International (UMI) today confirmed Vico Antippas& ...

  40. Revered Conductor Carlos Kleiber Dies, Age 74

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. ...

  41. Rosa Upped To GM Of Warner Music Switzerland

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Rosa has been promoted to GM of Warner Music Switzerland, with immediate effect. At the same time, Warner Music Switzerland managing director Chris Wepfer will exit the company after 7 years' s Oliver Rosa has been promoted to GM of Wa ...

  42. Love Parade Will Miss Berlin in 2004

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year after organizers failed to raise the necessary funds. This year's street party was scheduled to take place in the German capital on July 10. The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year a ...

  43. Love Parade Will Miss Berlin in 2004

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year after organizers failed to raise the necessary funds. This year's street party was scheduled to take place in the German capital on July 10. The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year a ...

  44. MTV Heats Up Summer Club Tour

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this year takes place in 11 cities. MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this ye ...

  45. MTV Heats Up Summer Club Tour

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this year takes place in 11 cities. MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this ye ...

  46. AIM Launches Digital-Music Licensing Venture

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musicindie, the new-media unit of U.K. independent labels trade body Association of Independent Music (AIM), is launching a new digital-music licensing venture called Rightsrouter. Musicindie, the new-media unit of U.K. independent labels trade bo ...