Verizon Lines Up Guitar Hero Exclusive

Verizon Lines Up Guitar Hero Exclusive

Verizon Wireless hopes to capitalize on the popularity of the Guitar Hero III videogame by buying the exclusive rights to the mobile version of the game through a deal with developer Hands On Mobile and publisher Activision.
Live Nation, CTS Team For Ticketing Platform

Live Nation, CTS Team For Ticketing Platform

Live Nation is entering the ticketing business. The live music giant has struck a long-term agreement with CTS Eventim, the Bremen, Germany-based ticket marketer and promoter, to launch a worldwide ticketing business, with effect from Jan. 1, 2009.
China Court Rejects Yahoo China's 'Deep Linking' Appeal

China Court Rejects Yahoo China's 'Deep Linking' Appeal

The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court on Dec. 20 rejected an appeal by Yahoo China against an April ruling that found it guilty of copyright violation due to its practice of providing "deep links" to Web sites offering unauthorized content such as mp3 downloads, lyrics and ringtones.
Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year.
Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour Set

Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour Set

The 2008 Rockstar Taste of Chaos festival tour will feature performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot, along with sets by Japanese rock bands D'espairsRay, Mucc and the Underneath.
DMX Back In Business With New Bodog Deal

DMX Back In Business With New Bodog Deal

After being released from his Sony Music deal earlier this year, rapper DMX has signed a deal with the music division of Canadian online gaming company Bodog Entertainment.
Sony BMG To Embrace MP3s

Sony BMG To Embrace MP3s

Sony BMG Music Entertainment is about to make its first foray into the MP3 format when it launches artist-specific digital download album cards in mid-January, sources say.
Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.biz about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. 19.
Led Zeppelin Tops European Albums Chart

Led Zeppelin Tops European Albums Chart

Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" compilation (Rhino/Atlantic) surges 6-1 in its fifth week on European Top 100 Albums to top the survey for the first time.
DG Download Store Impresses In First Week

DG Download Store Impresses In First Week

Universal Music Group's classical label Deutsche Grammophon has revealed what it declares "impressive" download figures for the week following the Nov. 28 re-launch of its Web site.
Brit Ticket Touting Report Due Jan. 10

Brit Ticket Touting Report Due Jan. 10

Britain's Culture, Media and Sport Committee will publish its long-awaited report into the secondary ticketing market on Jan. 10, 2008.

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