1. James Brown's Band 'Get On Up' for Hollywood Bowl Tribute Concert: The Inside Story

    August 05, 2014 12:10 AM EDT To promote the James Brown biopic that opened Aug. 1, Get on Up , executive producer Peter Afterman called jazz bassist and big-time Godfather of Soul fan Christian McBride to ask if he had any ideas. McBride said he would think about it and a few ...

  2. Angélique Kidjo to Release 'Eve' Album in January: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Grammy winning African artist has a busy 2014 lined up; Listen to "Eva," featuring Asa, off her upcoming album For Angélique Kidjo, "Eve" represents a fresh start. The world music icon has struck a new recording deal with 4 ...

  3. CISAC Launches LINK, a Multi-Repertoire Creators Forum

    June 05, 2013 12:46 PM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, which is currently staging the world Creators Summit in Washington, D.C., has launched LINK, a forum of intellectual property creators, to facilitate communication and ...

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  5. Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

    December 07, 2012 8:34 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters TODD MOSCOWITZ STEPS DOWN FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS, CAMERON STRANG TAKES OVER: One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of res ...

  6. Alicia Keys Raises $2.9M at Gala, Honors Oprah Winfrey

    December 07, 2012 7:30 AM EST 0 0 0 During the auction portion of Alicia Keys' Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to jump his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South Africa - if Keys would join him and his friends. "I'll go for a little more," Keys said ...

  7. Beyonce to Perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball

    September 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Call it ladies night: Beyonce and Carole King are joining Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys at Keys' annual Black Ball event. Beyonce and King will perform at the fundraising gala for Keys' charity Keep a Child Alive on Nov. 1 at New York' ...

  8. At Long Last, Antibalas

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Afrobeat pioneers-and backing band for 'Fela!'-drop first studio album in five years The stakes are high for Antibalas on the eve of the release of its self-titled, fifth studio album. The project, due Aug. 8 on Daptone Records, represen ...

  9. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  10. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  11. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on ...

  12. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz ...

  13. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the ...

  14. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened ...

  15. Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?

    February 23, 2012 7:50 AM EST The London 2012 Festival, the UK's biggest-ever nationwide festival, falls under the auspicies of the Cultural Olympiad and will include music events. Though much of the musical contents of the opening and closing ceremonies are still shroude ...

  16. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez On 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 11, 2011 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "No Woman No Cry" that will include music from Rosanne Cash , the Dixie Chicks , Jennifer Lopez , Madonna , Sinead O'Connor , Gwyneth Paltrow and othe ...

  17. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recentl ...

  18. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the an ...

  19. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awar ...

  20. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace ...

  21. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there wit ...

  22. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will d ...

  23. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas , John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira , Mali's acclaimed ...

  24. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 4 ...

  25. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-u ...

  26. Amnesty Track To Commemorate Rights Decree

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Indie Nacional Reords has paired up with Amnesty International and world music network LinkTV to record a track and video commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "Price of Silence" will be release ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statu ...

  28. CD/DVD Chronicles Groban Utah Gig

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Josh Groban's Aug. 28, 2007, concert in Salt Lake City forms the basis for "Awake Live," due May 6 via 143/Reprise. The CD/DVD set will spawn a PBS special scheduled to air in June. Josh Groban's Aug. 28, 2007, concert in Salt La ...

  29. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statu ...

  30. Live Earth Heading To CD/DVD In November

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. "Live Earth: ...

  31. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  32. Stone, Maal Stand Out At Live Earth Johannesburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome today (July 7) featured sets from reggae stalwarts UB40, Soweto Gospel Choir, indie rocker The South African leg of the Live Earth cli ...

  33. Stone, Maal Stand Out At Live Earth Johannesburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome today (July 7) featured sets from reggae stalwarts UB40, Soweto Gospel Choir, indie rockers the Parlotones, as well as a show-steali ...

  34. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti sto ...

  35. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Holding court once again at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the two-day festival (June ...

  36. Stone, Kidjo Head African Live Earth Bill

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South African leg of the historic concerts on July 7. Joining her are UB40, as well as Benin's Angelique Kidjo and Senegal's Baaba Maal. Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South Af ...

  37. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly ...

  38. 21OnTV

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for May 21-27, 2007. MONDAY, May 21 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Jesus & Mary Chain (also scheduled: Rudolph Giuliani). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured ...

  39. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In-demand songwriter Ne-Yo returns to his own music on his sophomore album, Feist gets loose with the follow-up to the indie hit "Let It Die," Miranda Lambert courts Nashville controversy again and Ru A new abum from Tori Amos, "Ameri ...

  40. Documentary Chronicles Marley Birthday Bash

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Africa Unite," the documentary film capturing the 2005 concert in Ethiopia that celebrated Bob Marley's 60th birthday, received a work-in-progress preview Saturday in New York, with a little help fro "Africa Unite," the doc ...

  41. Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Unveiled

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival was revealed today (Feb. 22), with such acts as Etta James, Buddy Guy, trumpeter Chris Botti and the Phil Woods Quintet slated to perform during the June 16-17 event at Los Angeles' Hollywo ...

  42. Kidjo Digs Deep With Groban, Keys, Santana

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With a little help from her friends, international music star and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Angelique Kidjo will return this spring with "Djin Djin," a return to her diverse cultural and musical root With a little help from her friends, i ...

  43. Keys, Bowie Duet At African Charity Gala

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys joined David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter's "Changes" last night (Nov. 9) to close out a star-studded New York benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which he Alicia Keys joined David Bowie fo ...

  44. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>"Coldplay Live 2003," a forthcoming DVD release from Coldplay, receives big screen premieres across the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes add ...

  45. Nas Declares 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label, "Hip-Hop Is Dead," in late September. The rapper made the announcement last night (May 18) while performing on the first leg of la Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver ...

  46. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display ...

  47. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News P ...

  48. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  49. MMJ, moe. Lead Jammy Noms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars lead the field for the sixth Jammy Awards. With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton/Dolly

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton John and Dolly Parton. Alicia Keys will host and perform at a Thursday (Nov. 3) fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will be joined by fellow music ...

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