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  1. Kevin Godley's WholeWorldBand App Allows Fans to Create Video Mixes Online, Artists Get Paid

    May 23, 2014 1:27 AM EDT With WholeWorldBand , music biz vet Kevin Godley's innovative new iPad and iPhone app, users anywhere in the world can record music and video in a virtual studio with a who's who of superstars. The app just completed an initial round of ...

  2. Omnivore, Rhino to Release 'CBGB' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will appear on “CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” that Omnivore ...

  3. 'CBGB,' Film on Birthplace of American Punk, To Get Theatrical Release by XLrator Media

    May 30, 2013 10:54 AM EDT “CBGB,” the film about the legendary New York City club that was the first home to American punk rock, will be released theatrically after premiering at the CBGB Music Festival in New York City, Oct. 9-13. CBGB Festival Announces Dates, Expanded ...

  4. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy T ...

  6. Rolling Stones' Tour Producer Finds Success With Stage Shows, 'Spider-Man'

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Michael Cohl is a merry old soul these days. Cohl earned his most widespread acclaim as producer of six Rolling Stones tours, from 1989's Steel Wheels show through the most recent, the $558 million-grossing (according to Billboard Boxscore) A ...

  7. The Temptations Join Chorus of Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties

    March 15, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Another major class-action lawsuit has just been filed on the digital royalties front. The Temptations, the pioneering male vocal group from the 1960s, is suing Universal Music in federal court in California, seeking millions of dollars after alle ...

  8. Dave Matthews Band Wraps 2010 Bonnaroo Music Fest

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival wrapped Sunday night with the Dave Matthews Band, and festival producers say it was their best-attended event since 2007. More than 75,000 music fans from across the country and internationally descende ...

  9. Wines That Rock Launches First Three Varietals

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wines That Rock, a partnership between rock business managers RZO and the Mendocino Wine Company, has launched its first three rock'n'roll varietals: Forty Licks Merlot, Woodstock Chardonnay and The Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvign ...

  10. Juanes 'Peace' Concert Stirs Debate Over Cuba

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Plans for Colombian rocker Juanes' "Peace Without Borders" concert in Cuba Sept. 20 continue despite an unabated maelstrom of debate and opinion that the show that will be staged in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución. Although det ...

  11. Artists Turning To Tickets-For-Charity

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, singer/songwriter James Taylor wanted to help fund the Natural Resources Defense Council through the sale of his concert tickets, so he turned to the online ticketing platform Tickets-for-Charity. Taylor is one of many artists u ...

  12. Business Briefs: Pandora, ASCAP, Sprialfrog, 'Drum King'

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pandora is the latest music service to adopt Gracenote's music lyrics licensing program. The deal will allow Pandora users to view the lyrics of any song streaming from the service at any time, so long as they are covered in Gracenote' ...

  13. Hewitt, Silva Extend Hollywood Bowl Deal Through 2011

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Longtime concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents have negotiated a deal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to continue producing summer concerts at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl through 2011. Financial terms of the ag ...

  14. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  15. Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band. The 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium has been shuttered ...

  16. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Police took a final bow Thursday night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at the box office, according to Billboard B ...

  17. U.S. Sheds See Grosses, Attendances Rising

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Live Nation preps for its Q2 earnings call after market close today, the company can at least point to an amphitheater season that has not only weathered an iffy economy in the first half of the year, but managed to post some improved numbers. ...

  18. Touring Panel Forecasts Bleak Fall Concert Season

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite strong midyear tour grosses from Bon Jovi, Spice Girls and the Police, among others, some concert industry observers are predicting that high fuel prices and the struggling U.S. economy will negatively impact the fall touring season. " ...

  19. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. And, with major tours underway after the cutoff dates for our midyear charts, more h ...

  20. The Police Pick Madison Square Garden For Final Gig

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police's last-ever show will be held Aug. 7 at New York's Madison Square Garden, with proceeds to benefit New York public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. Tickets will only be available via donations to the station, star ...

  21. The Police Announce Last Show Ever

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police will perform their final concert ever in New York on a date to be announced in August. The show, which was announced by the band and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Times Square today (May 6), will be a fundraiser with proceeds ...

  22. Sunset Strip Music Fest Lined Up For June

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real of Cypress Hill have been confirmed for the first Sunset Strip Music Festival, to be held June 26-28 throughout several music venues along Los Angeles ...

  23. Weller, Girls Aloud Head To Isle Of Wight

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The promoter of the Isle Of Wight Festival is launching a spin-off event on the British island. British rock veteran Paul Weller will headline the first night at Osborne House on July 26, with pop act Girls Aloud topping the bill the following nig ...

  24. Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT His Verve group boasts four albums on the Billboard 200, and is fresh off Herbie Hancock's Grammy win. It's not been a bad run for Bruce Resnikoff. Last month, Herbie Hancock's "The Joni Letters," released in fall 2007 on ...

  25. Park, Police, Pistols Play Italy's Jammin' Fest

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police, Sex Pistols and Linkin Park have been named in the line-up for the 11th edition of Italy's Heineken Jammin' Festival, to be held at the Parco San Giuliano near Venice on June 20, 21 and 22. Alanis Morrisette, the Stooges and ...

  26. BT Sponsors IoW Fest

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST British telecommunications giant BT has come on board this year's June 13-15 Isle of Wight Festival as primary sponsor. The Police, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols and KT Tunstall are among the headliners booked to play the event, which will take ...

  27. Live Nation Posts Loss In 4Q

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has reported a net loss of $18.4 million, or 25 cents per share, in the fourth-quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007. The Los Angeles-based company posted a loss of $33.1 million during the same period in 2006. The narrowed but continued loss oc ...

  28. Summer Run To Be The Police's Final Tour

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police will take one more victory lap through North America on their massively successful reunion tour before calling it quits for good, sources close to the tour tell Billboard.biz. The Police -- Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland -- wi ...

  29. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  30. Hard Rock Sponsors Millennium Stadium

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has signed a new sponsorship deal for its stadium tours with the Hard Rock Café. As well as being a major sporting venue, the Millennium Stadium has hosted performances by acts including the Rolling Stones, ...

  31. Fogel Gives First-Ever Public Q&A

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST In his first-ever public interview, Arthur Fogel, chairman of global music for Live Nation and president of TNA International, discussed the recent Madonna 360-degree deal under Live Nation's new Artist Nation division, among other things. Wh ...

  32. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Live Earth London, New Jersey Shows Gross $14 Million

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth concerts at Wembley Stadium in London and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, both produced by Live Nation, were sellouts, grossing a combined total of almost $14 million. The London Live Earth show came off "as clos ...

  35. Live Earth Gets A Hand From Hollywood

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With music stars set to trumpet the message of eco awareness at the worldwide July 7 Live Earth concerts, organizers now have enlisted the help of Hollywood with the launch of a series of green public service announcements starring celebrities lik ...

  36. Live Earth Istanbul Show Cancelled

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Istanbul, Turkey, leg of July 7's Live Earth global concert extravaganza has been cancelled. Organisers are now seeking a site to erect giant screens in the city to take TV feeds from the remaining eight shows around the world. Reports in ...

  37. Live Earth Links With XM Radio For Coverage

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio and Live Earth are partnering to provide live 24-hour satellite radio coverage of the July 7 global concert series, set for Australia, China, Africa, England, Turkey, Brazil and the United States. Beginning July 6, fans can listen to cove ...

  38. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  39. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'),&quo ...

  40. Police Drummer Blasts Reunion Concert

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The crowds have been ecstatic, but Police drummer Stewart Copeland has been anything but impressed so far by the band's reunion concerts. Copeland trashed Wednesday's concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a posting on his Web site t ...

  41. MTV's 'Unplugged' Reborn With The Police, Bon Jovi

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's on-again, off-again "Unplugged" program will return in a big way this summer, with new episodes featuring the Police, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige and John Mayer. This time around, however, the show will be rolled ou ...

  42. Police Heading To Vancouver For Final Tour Prep

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police convene in Vancouver this week to begin final preparations for their slavishly anticipated reunion tour, which begins there on May 28 -- preceded by a special fan club show the night before. "It's feeling really good," gu ...

  43. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  44. Live Nation, Blender Re-Launch Venue

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In yet another investment in the small venue space, Live Nation has now formed an alliance with Blender magazine with the new New York club to be known as the Blender Theatre at Gramercy. Formerly known as the Gramercy Theatre, the 600-capacity Bl ...

  45. Live Nation Adds Support To Live Earth Event

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has confirmed it will promote the July 7 Live Earth concerts in London and New York. The line-ups were announced this week , with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters among the acts playing London's Wembley Stadium, and ...

  46. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this year's Lollapalooza, to be held Aug. 3-5 ...

  47. Live Earth Line-Up Takes Shape

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters were today confirmed for the U.K. leg of "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," which will take place across the globe on July 7. Also named to the bill for the ...

  48. Police, Beasties, Pumpkins Headline U.S. Virgin Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, the Beastie Boys and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the second U.S. Virgin Fest, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. According to producer Seth Hurwitz, the lineup follows a Virgin Fest strategy of "blockbus ...

  49. Bonnaroo Ticket Sales Run Hot

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bonnaroo tickets are selling very strong out of the gate, up about 20% over last year's pace, according to Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly Presents, co-producers of Bonnaroo with A.C. Entertainment. Tickets went on sale last Friday aft ...

  50. Sherman Exits VH1 Classic

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eric Sherman, the GM at VH1 Classic, several of his staffers and staff employees at MTV2 were among the first cuts at the start of an overall reduction of 250 jobs at Viacom-owned MTV Networks. Sherman, who also was GM of VH1 Soul and the high-def ...

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