1. ACM Awards Moving to AT&T Stadium, Home of Dallas Cowboys, in 2015

    April 06, 2014 8:36 PM EDT Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton kicked off the 49th ACM Awards with an announcement about No. 50. Next year's show will be leaving Las Vegas for the wide open spaces of Texas and the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ...

  2. Joe Satriani’s 'Chrome Dome': The Shiniest Part of a New Career Retrospective

    April 06, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Grammy-nominated guitarist celebrates three decades in the music business with boxed set in shape of his head, biography and world tour. Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. In his early years, he gave less ...

  3. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  4. Fleetwood Mac's Music Sales Surge on Reuniting News

    April 05, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Fleetwood Mac's music sales have surged, thanks to the publicity generated by the group's reunion with singer/songwriter Christine McVie. Related Articles Fleetwood Mac With Christine McVie Announce North American Tour Tour Managers of F ...

  5. Security Management Firm for HARD Summer, EDC, Insomniac, Live Nation Acquired by U.S. Security Associates

    April 04, 2014 1:30 PM EDT National crowd management firm Staff Pro Inc., whose clients include a wide range of venues, festivals, tours and other live events, has been acquired by U.S. Security Associates (USA), and will maintain current management and executive staff. Fin ...

  6. Vulfpeck Stands to Earn More Than $18K From Spotify for Silent Album

    April 04, 2014 1:01 PM EDT "Surely this will chart on the Billboard Silent 100," jokes Vulfpeck songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Stratton. He's referring to "Sleepify," Vulfpeck's completely silent album that has so far racked up some ...

  7. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1994-1998

    April 04, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the ...

  8. Pre-Cancellation Gigs Launch Stones Atop Hot Tours with $41.6M in Ticket Sales

    April 04, 2014 12:35 PM EDT While the Rolling Stones' recent shows in Australia and New Zealand in late March/early April were postponed following the death of Mick Jagger’s partner, L’Wren Scott, on March 17, earlier dates for the legendary band, from February to mid-M ...

  9. 'I Watched in Awe:' A Frankie Knuckles Remembrance

    April 02, 2014 5:03 PM EDT I first saw Frankie Knuckles play records — on what I now recognize as an epic, life-changing night of adventure in the fall of 1984 at the newly opened nightclub Smart Bar on the fourth floor of a run down former vaudeville house in the shadow ...

  10. Ultra Announces Review After Security Issues Draw Criticism

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT The Ultra Music Fest today announced a comprehensive review of all security procedures for its annual electronic dance music festival. The initiative follows an incident last weekend in which crowds breached a security fence on Friday (March 28) c ...

  11. MTV to Carry Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival Worldwide

    April 02, 2014 1:03 PM EDT Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Carl Cox are among the EDM acts confirmed to play at the Belgium fest, held over two weekends in July. MTV has signed on as the exclusive international broadcast partner for the Tomorrowland 2014 electronic d ...

  12. Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal to Headline Billboard Latin Music Conference's 25th Anniversary Concert

    April 02, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Global pop stars Luis Fonsi and David Bisbal will share the stage for the Billboard Latin Music 25th Anniversary Concert, taking place April 23 at Liv Nightclub in Miami Beach. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & ...

  13. Death of 21-Year-Old Tied to Ultra Music Festival (Report)

    April 01, 2014 3:57 PM EDT A young man has died in connection to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami over this weekend, local news outlets are reporting. The young man died late in the evening Saturday or early morning Sunday. According to NBC 6 South Florida, 21-year-old Ado ...

  14. Rolling Stones To Resume Tour In May

    April 01, 2014 6:21 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will restart their world tour next month in what will be the group’s first concerts since the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The legendary British rockers have announced 14 dates across Europe and Is ...

  15. Kanye West Delays Australia Tour To Complete New Album

    March 31, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Kanye West has rescheduled his Australia tour to work on his new studio album, tentatively due this year.  Live Nation Australasia reported the news on the morning of April 1, though reps for the concert promoter confirm its press release wasn’t a ...

  16. Ultra Music Festival Wraps in Miami Amid Problems (Analysis)

    March 31, 2014 3:20 PM EDT With another Ultra Music Festival in the books, the 2014 American EDM festival season is officially underway, though perhaps off to a rocky start. The 16th annual festival and flagship of the worldwide Ultra brand began on Friday, March 28 at Miam ...

  17. Martin Garrix, Scooter Braun and Eelko van Kooten Talk 'Animals,' Tease Collabs, New Music at Ultra (Video)

    March 31, 2014 11:37 AM EDT What a difference a year makes. In 2013, young dance stud Martin Garrix was at Ultra in a totally different capacity. “I was actually in the crowd last year,” he told Billboard’s Kerri Mason just an hour removed from performing at the Miami dance ...

  18. Tiësto, Believe Entertainment Announce Third Season of 'In the Booth'

    March 31, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Tiesto, the Dutch producer fresh off performing at Miami's Ultra Music Festival, has announced a third season of his "In the Booth" series. The series will be, as in the past, presented on YouTube. Believe Entertainment is producing ...

  19. Miami Mayor & City Officials Look To End Ultra Music Festival

    March 30, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Two days after security guard Erica Mack was trampled at Ultra Music Festival on Friday (March 28), Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami city officials are looking to call an end to the festival. The 28-year-old Contemporary Services Corporatio ...

  20. Ultra Music Festival Security Guard Trampled, In 'Critical' Condition (Report)

    March 29, 2014 6:50 PM EDT -year old security guard Erica Mack is in "extremely critical" condition at Miami's Jackson Memorial hospital after being trampled by unruly gate crashers at Ultra Music Festival last night (March 28). According to the Miami Heral ...

  21. Avicii to Undergo Surgery, Cancels Ultra Appearance

    March 29, 2014 1:12 PM EDT The EDM star will not perform at the Miami music festival so that he can have his gall bladder removed on Saturday morning. EDM star Avicii has had to call off a headlining appearance at Miami's Ultra Festival this coming Saturday so that he ...

  22. Tiesto Cancels Venezuela Shows Over Political Unrest

    March 29, 2014 9:32 AM EDT Related Articles Eric Clapton Postpones Thailand Concert Due to Political Unrest Depeche Mode Cancels Tour Date in Ukraine Over 'Civil Unrest and Instability' Frankie Valli Thailand Concert Canceled After Political Unrest Dutch DJ Tiesto ...

  23. Lady Gaga Kicks Off Roseland Ballroom's Closing Shows

    March 29, 2014 8:58 AM EDT Related Articles Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April (Breaking) Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC Lady Gaga Thanks Doritos, Defends 'Artpop' Sales, Slams Critics 'Who Don't Know F--ck ...

  24. Kate Bush Sells Out 22 London Comeback Concerts in 15 Minutes

    March 28, 2014 1:12 PM EDT English singer-songwriter Kate Bush is performing live for the first time in 35 years, so it's no surprise the tickets have turned into a hot item. Still, though, the response to Bush's Before the Dawn concert series has been astounding ...

  25. SFX Shares Tumble After Profane Earnings Call

    March 28, 2014 12:49 PM EDT SFX Entertainment's tumultuous earnings was somewhat reflected in a profanity-laced conference call between company chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman and a few analysts, a call that coincided with a 20% drop in SFXE's shares, The Street ...

  26. Ontario Minister Tries to Explain Why Drake’s OVO Fest Received Controversial $300k Grant

    March 28, 2014 12:37 PM EDT A brand new charity partnership, basketball tournament, celebrity panel and beach party added to Drake’s OVO Fest are among the reasons his annual sold-out Toronto music festival received a $300,000 grant from the Ontario government designed to at ...

  27. Depeche Mode Tops Hot Tours With $29.7 Million Gross

    March 27, 2014 6:10 PM EDT Depeche Mode’s international Delta Machine tour is now on the books with the final box office stats reported from the tour's closing European leg of 40 cities over a four-month span. The legendary electronic music group tops this week’s bevy ...

  28. Jukebox Heroes? How Broadway Musicals Add Up for Sony/ATV

    March 27, 2014 1:34 PM EDT The music publisher behind Carole King's "Beautiful," "Motown: The Musical" and "Jersey Boys" finds new revenue on the Great White Way. Music publishing giant Sony/ATV, which in the past licensed rights to songs ...

  29. Pitbull Plans To Be the Next Billion Dollar Brand

    March 27, 2014 11:51 AM EDT Normal 0 0 1 424 2421 20 4 2973 11.1539 0 0 0 Pitbull's aspirations go far beyond being just an entertainer. With a net worth somewhere between $11-20 million, nine top 10 singles under his belt, the official song of the 2014 World Cup, and a ...

  30. SkyLight To Honor Dance Music Icon Judy Weinstein at Miami Music Week Benefit

    March 26, 2014 3:15 PM EDT The non-profit supporting female entrepreneurs and execs in dance music will host a benefit brunch at the Red Bull Guest house in Miami. SkyLight , the non-profit organization supporting female entrepreneurs and executives in electronic dance musi ...

  31. Moby, David Lynch To Be Featured at IMS Engage

    March 26, 2014 1:06 PM EDT The International Music Summit is returning to Hollywood for a second year. The IMS Engage conference, scheduled for April 16 at the W Hotel, will focus on the convergence of music and film and feature the pairings of Moby and David Lynch and Hans ...

  32. Carlos Vives Joins David Correy, Execs from Coca-Cola, RCA, Sony, and EA Games at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 25, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Dream team of industry players unites for “Gooooll!!! The Making and Marketing of the Music for the World Cup. Colombian superstar Carlos Vives will join executives from RCA, Sony Brazil, EA Games, Coca-Cola, and Coca-Cola World Cup campaign recor ...

  33. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  34. Lollapalooza Heads to South America, 'Where the Money's Great'

    March 24, 2014 1:40 PM EDT A trio of South American Lolla­paloozas scheduled for this spring, including a first foray into Argentina, underscore how the events' organizers are mining the buzzy South American market and could provide a road map for similar festivals loo ...

  35. MSG to Take 50 Percent Stake In Tribeca Film Fest Parent Company

    March 22, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Related Articles Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Makes $200 Million Bid For Fuse (Report) Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Co. Announce $300 Million Joint Venture Behind the Scenes at LA's Renovated Forum: Wall of Fame, Backstage Bowling, Expanded C ...

  36. Sasquatch! Music Festival Cancels Fourth of July Weekend

    March 22, 2014 7:23 AM EDT For the first time in its 12-year history, Sasquatch! Music Festival planned to expand to two weekends in 2014, offering an initial weekend of music in late May and another over the Fourth of July. However, that plan will not come to fruition. The ...

  37. How Mick Jagger's Tragedy Could Cost the Rolling Stones Up to $10 Million

    March 21, 2014 12:45 PM EDT By postponing the Australian leg of their 14 On Fire Tour following the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones and multiple parties involved in staging the tour potentially could be on the hook for as ...

  38. Kate Bush Announces Surprise Residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo

    March 21, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Kate Bush will make a rare return to the stage later this year for a series of live shows in London. The enigmatic and uniquely British singer has announced she’ll play 15 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo under the banner “Before the Dawn”. The res ...

  39. Barenaked Ladies, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Phillip Phillips Among Record Store Day 2014 In-Store Appearances

    March 20, 2014 7:46 PM EDT Barenaked Ladies, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Phillip Phillips and Mark Mulcahy are among the artists already confirmed to do in-store appearances on Records Store Day, April 19. Related Articles Record Store Day Announces 2014 Exclusive Offerings ...

  40. Justin Timberlake Tops Hot Tours with $23.6 Million, Beyonce Trails with $5.5 Million

    March 20, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience tops the weekly list of Hot Tours based on $23.6 million in ticket sales from the final 14 performances of the tour’s opening leg. The four-month trek covered North American markets from Nov. 6 through March 5, ...

  41. Webster Hall to Take Back Its Reins from Bowery Presents, Hints at Brooklyn Plans

    March 20, 2014 3:17 PM EDT New York live music mainstay Webster Hall and its booking and promotions arm Webster Hall Presents will both be responsible for their own destinies (more or less) this Fall. The 130-year-old venue is shifting from Bowery Presents-led talent buys a ...

  42. Tyler the Creator's Attorney Says Rapper Didn't 'Seek to Incite' Riot

    March 20, 2014 1:01 PM EDT An attorney for Tyler, The Creator, says the Odd Future rapper did not incite a riot at a show during South By Southwest last week and would not deliberately put fans at risk. Related Articles Tyler the Creator Arrested Over SXSW Riot at Scoot Inn ...

  43. Rolling Stones Plot Return to Australia, New Zealand For Fall

    March 20, 2014 8:15 AM EDT The Rolling Stones, forced to postpone the Australian leg of the band's 14 On Fire tour due to the death of L’Wren Scott, longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, are working with promoters to return to the territory by the fall of this year, acco ...

  44. How the Bluebird Cafe Is Dealing With Its 'Nashville' Star Turn

    March 19, 2014 5:01 PM EDT When ASCAP hosted its monthly songwriters-in-the-round showcase on March 5 at the Bluebird Cafe, about 20 people huddled in the cold outside the venue, hoping a seat might open up for them. Related Articles Bluebird Café To Change Hands Big Machin ...

  45. Past and Present Meet at ASCAP's Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2014 4:57 PM EDT The thread that connects the past and present of Latin music was in full display March 18 at the annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, with legendary musicians Fania All-Stars sharing the stage with today’s stars in what became one of those once-in-a-l ...

  46. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set ...

  47. Rolling Stones Postpone Australian, New Zealand Tours Following L'Wren Scott’s Apparent Suicide

    March 18, 2014 3:03 AM EDT Update: The band has released a statement saying that all shows in their upcoming tours in Australia and New Zealand have been postponed. "Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their su ...

  48. Marc Geiger Invests in Audiam (Exclusive)

    March 17, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Marc Geiger, the head of music for William Morris Endeavor who co-founded Lollapalooza and was an early proponent of digital streaming, has personally invested an undisclosed amount in Audiam, a start-up that collects money from YouTube on behalf ...

  49. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1989-1993

    March 17, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the g ...

  50. Inside Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Spotify Stunt

    March 17, 2014 2:34 PM EDT 27 2.033 k 175 4 If you happen to notice your Spotify activity window flooded with plays of Vulfpeck’s latest album “Sleepify,” it is not because of how good the songs are -- as a matter of fact, the 10-song set is absolutely silent. The Ann Arbor, Michig ...

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