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  1. Legally Monetized Mashups: How New Technology Pays DJs

    July 12, 2012 5:05 PM EDT During the past 10 years, a few small companies have built important tools that helped solve some of the music industry's biggest dilemmas. In that spirit, the new platforms of Thefuture.fm, Beatport and Legitmix may not offer complete soluti ...

  2. Metallica Announce (Surprisingly Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr.

    February 07, 2012 5:59 PM EST After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N ...

  3. Black Sabbath Reunion Hits Speed Bump: Drummer Threatens to Quit

    February 02, 2012 8:23 PM EST The Black Sabbath reunion hasn't faced enough obstacles already, what with guitarist Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma diagnosis moving the band's recording sessions to London and reportedly forcing them to pull out of a headlining slot ...

  4. Backbeat: Vice Pulls Out the Stops for Lavish 'Upfront' Party; Rick Ross, Death From Above 1979, More Perform

    September 16, 2011 1:32 PM EDT (Photo: Bryan Derballa ) BROOKLYN, New York -- After spending much of the last decade being misrepresented by an unintuitive, clunky website -- Viceland.com -- and having its subsequent endeavors fractured across multiple late-coming sites (VBS.tv ...

  5. Butch Walker's Second Project With The Black Widows Is Bigger And Rougher

    September 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT When Butch Walker records an album under his own name, it's usually sandwiched between jobs producing for others. His new album, The Spade, his sixth and second with his band the Black Widows, came together after Walker spent the spring in ...

  6. Cooperative Music Launches in Australia

    June 14, 2011 10:07 AM EDT Cooperative Music, the international music marketing network, has launched an affiliate in Australia. Based in Melbourne, Cooperative Music Australia and its network of labels will be distributed by parent company Universal Music in Australia and ...

  7. Australian Indigenous Singer Ruby Hunter Dies

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Celebrated indigenous Australian singer, songwriter and storyteller Ruby Hunter passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. A two-time ARIA Award nominee, Hunter and her partner in life and music Archie Roach provided the enduring voi ...

  8. Solomon Burke To Headline WOMAD

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Solomon Burke, the Grammy award-winning soul veteran, tops the list of acts set to appear at this year's WOMAD festival which takes place July 24-26 in Wiltshire, England. Other confirmed headline artists for the world music event, now in its ...

  9. The Mars Volta Anchors L.A.'s Detour Festival

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and the Black Lips, among others, will lead this year's third annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, to be held Oct. 4 on Main and 1st Streets in downtown Los ...

  10. Poptones Plays Its Final Tune

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label figurehead Alan McGee has closed his London-based label Poptones. A statement today (Oct. 4) from McGee and his joint shareholder in Poptones, Stephen King, said that the two companies the pair owned, Poptones and Creation M ...

  11. Enter Shikari, MCR Up For Kerrang Awards

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nods each, British newcomers Enter Shikari and American alternative rockers My Chemical Romance lead the nominations for the Kerrang Awards, to be held at London's the Brewery on Aug. 23. Enter Shikari is vying for best single with ...

  12. Ian Copeland Dies At 57

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Founded Frontier Booking International (F.B.I.). One of the most colorful careers in music came to a close today as pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland died in Los Angeles of melanoma. He was 57. The sons of a CIA agent, Copeland and his brother ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  15. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...