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  1. Briefs: House of Blues, Joel Tenenbaum, Live Nation

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Turns out Live Nation doesn’t need to merge with Ticketmaster to offer new and creative bundles to increase attendance at concerts, one of the stated benefits of a merged company. Today the concert promoter announced the “first ever” one-price ...

  2. Springsteen, Ticketmaster War Escalates

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The war of words between Ticketmaster and the Bruce Springsteen camp continues to heat up. In a letter posted on Springsteen's Web site today, Springsteen manager Jon Landau calls to task the Newark Star Ledger and Ticketmaster Chairman Barry ...

  3. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  4. Fontana To Distribute Sonicstar Records

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Independent distributor Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Sonicstar Records. The label is the newly formed independent entertainment company led by Scooter Ward and Toby McDonald. Ward is also the lead singer for metal band Co ...

  5. Four Tops, Autry, Jones Among Special Merit Honorees

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST One of the more emotional moments at The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony (Feb. 7) occurred during the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to venerable soul/pop group the Four Tops. Joined by relatives of deceased me ...

  6. Hidden Beach Inaugural Project Features Top Artists, Obama Speeches

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hidden Beach Recordings, in association with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), is releasing a commemorative CD/DVD set, "Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise." Stevie Wonder, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hud ...

  7. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  8. Virgin Classics Marks Two Decades With Gala Concert

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paris-based classical label Virgin Classics is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a unique French concert this weekend in Nice. The star-studded birthday party takes place on Nov. 1 as part of the C'est pas Classique Festival in Nice. ...

  9. 'Death' Still Alive, Spends Third Week At No. 1

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" is still sticking to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, becoming only the second album to spend three consecutive weeks at No. 1 this year ... the top 10 of the Billboard 200 greets five debuts from D ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the defendants, Jeffrey Collins, t ...

  12. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. Fuego Entertainment, which distributes music through Koch, has entered into a joint venture, Echo-Fue ...

  13. ASCAP Readies Sundance 'Music Cafe'

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is celebrating its 10th year of producing the "Music Café" at the Sundance Film Festival. This year's lineup includes such artists as Patti Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, ...

  14. Street Cautious On Live Nation's Madonna deal

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With its Madonna deal in place, Live Nation is discussing revolutionizing the music business. But Wall Street observers have doubts that the deal will pay off for the firm. Until last week, the company used the following description of its busines ...

  15. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  16. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. An estimated 12,000 people at the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba Prefecture, ...

  17. Ozzfest Bill Shapes Up

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lamb Of God, Hatebreed and Lordi are among the first acts to be revealed for the 2007 Ozzfest, which turned heads this summer when founders Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announced the festival would be a free event. LOG and Lordi will perform on the ma ...

  18. Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Conf Set For Atlanta

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Runs Sept. 6-8 at Renaissance Waverly Hotel. Billboard's annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference & Awards will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. The star-studded awards show will take place on the closing night at t ...

  19. Star Wars Episode III To Be DVD Only

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith" will be the first major theatrical home video title to only be released on the DVD format. The title, which is the last of the Star Wars franchise to be re “Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of t ...

  20. Staind's 'Chapter V' Makes It Mark At No. 1

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. The Elektra/Atlantic album moved 185,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to With "Chapter V," modern r ...

  21. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  22. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  23. Soul Asylum Bassist Karl Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founded Soul Asylum with Dave Pirner and two others. Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller lost his battle with throat cancer and died Friday. He was 41. Mueller was due to have surgery the day he died, his friend, Maggie Macpherson said. His cancer ha ...

  24. Uehara Appointed Fujipacific Music Prez

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toru Uehara has been named president and chief representative director of Japanese music publisher Fujipacific Music. He replaces Ichiro Asatsuma, who becomes Fujipacific's chairman. Toru Uehara has been named president and chief representati ...

  25. Uehara Appointed Fujipacific Music Pres

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toru Uehara has been named president and chief representative director of leading Japanese music publisher Fujipacific Music. He replaces Ichiro Asatsuma, who becomes Fujipacific's chairman. Toru Uehara has been named president and chief repr ...

  26. Hendrix Family Wins Legal Battle

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British record company that released recordings of the late musician's live concerts. LONDON -- The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British ...

  27. Hendrix Family Wins Legal Battle

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British record company that released recordings of the late musician's live concerts. The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British record com ...

  28. Court Battle Over Hendrix Live Record

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday (Jan. 27) launched a royalties claim in London's High Court against a British label that released a recording of one of the late musician's live concerts in Sweden The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday ...

  29. Music To Get Star Treatment At Sundance

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase in Park City, Utah, will feature a slate of eclectic live performances and ot Music seems to take a bigger role each year at ...

  30. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. He was 85. Merrill died Sa Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera bar ...

  31. Hits Compilation Tops Billboard 200

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week with U.S. sales of 504,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!&qu ...

  32. Hits Compilation Tops Billboard 200

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week with U.S. sales of 504,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!&qu ...

  33. Best Buy Lands 'Midnite Movies'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be offering yet another DVD exclusive. In a deal with MGM Home Entertainment, the mass merchant will exclusively sell a dozen "Midnite Movies" double-feature titles. The line will be in Best Buy will be offering yet another ...

  34. Cannes Protest Turns Violent

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing protest at the Cannes film festival by part-time workers erupted into violence Saturday. A group of 50 protesters occupied the Star cinema, blocking market screenings, and were forcibly ej CANNES (Hollywood Reporter)--The ongoing prote ...

  35. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  36. The Cure Unveils Summer Festival Plans

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Cure will headline the Curiosa summer festival tour with support from Interpol and the Rapture, two acts clearly influenced by the veteran U.K. rock act's sound. Instrumental rock com As expected, the Cure will headline the C ...

  37. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Molestation Charges

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson pled not guilty today (April 30) in Santa Maria, Calif., to an indictment charging him with child molestation and a conspiracy count alleging child abduction, false imprisonment and ex Michael Jackson pled not guilty today (April 3 ...

  38. Update: BMG Confirms Label Changes

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. labels, first tipped here yesterday. Barry Weiss has taken the new title of president/CEO of Zomba Label Group. He was president of Jive. New York-based W BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. ...

  39. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  40. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

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