1. Michael Franti, Rooney, Josh Kelley, Clare Bowen to Play ASCAP Music Café at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

    January 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST 0 0 3 Michael Franti , Rooney , Clare Bowen , Josh Kelley and Andy Shauf are among the performers who will take the stage at the ASCAP Music Café during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. In its 19th year, the Music Café features singer/songwriters performi ...

  2. BottleRock 2016: On the Scene with Ziggy Marley, Pharcyde, X Ambassadors and More

    BottleRock 2016: On the Scene with Ziggy Marley, Pharcyde, X Ambassadors and More

    May 30, 2016 10:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard spends day two of the 2016 BottleRock festival with Iration, X Ambassadors, Monophonics, Atlas Genius, The Struts, Pharcyde, K.Flay, Son Little, Michael Franti and Ziggy Marley. Pharcyde , Monophonics , k.flay , iration , X Ambassadors , s ...

  3. Michael Franti Talks 'Soulrocker' & Politics at BottleRock 2016: 'The World Is a Shit Show, But We Can Make It Better'

    May 29, 2016 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 If Michael Franti were to write a new version of his “Obama Song” about the current presidential election, he says the first lyric would be: “The world is a shit show, but we can make it better.” The musician, who spoke with Billboard at BottleRock ...

  4. Michael Franti at BottleRock 2016: 'The World is a Shit Show But We Can Make It Better'

    Michael Franti at BottleRock 2016: 'The World is a Shit Show But We Can Make It Better'

    May 29, 2016 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Franti talks the upcoming presidential election and why his new album seeks to promote optimism through it all. michael franti , Michael Franti Videos Michael Franti Brightcove ...

  5. Maroon 5 Members Speak Out On Illegal Logging After Rainforest Trip; Documentary Premieres at Grammy Museum

    May 17, 2016 12:52 PM EDT Members of Maroon 5 and Guster, who traveled last year to the Guatemalan rain forest, are featured in a new documentary on illegal logging of the hard woods used to create musical instruments.  The project also explores sustainable sources for wood ...

  6. Michael Franti, Bonnie Raitt & Indigo Girls Join Forces on 'Buy This Fracking Album': Exclusive Premiere

    June 16, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Producer Jason Samel is using his talents for the greater good with his latest compilation,  Buy this  Fracking  Album . Specifically, the producer (whose resume includes work with everyone from Willie Nelson to Jane's Addiction ) wants to ...

  7. BottleRock 2015: Michael Franti Remembers Opening for U2

    BottleRock 2015: Michael Franti Remembers Opening for U2

    May 31, 2015 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 BottleRock 2015: Michael Franti Remembers Opening for U2 Videos Michael Franti ...

  8. Chart Highlights: P!nk's 'Reason' Powers To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    May 06, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Plus, new No. 1s for Alexis Jordan and Florida Georgia Line. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our chart ...

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  10. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  11. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21- ...

  12. Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Gregg Allman, More Join Zac Brown Band for Southern Ground Fests

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 2 ...

  13. The Collective Hires Genevieve Jewell To Run New Nashville Office

    January 25, 2012 8:38 PM EST Los Angeles-based entertainment management and production company the Collective has opened its first regional office in Nashville, headed by artist manager Genevieve Jewell. Joining her at the company as a management client is Tyler Bryant & ...

  14. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  15. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their b ...

  16. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray ...

  17. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  18. Dave Matthews Band Reveals Summer Mini-Festival Details

    March 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here Feb. 22, Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Munic ...

  19. BACKBEAT: Michael Franti And Crystal Bowersox At The 12th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Franti hosted the 12th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival on September 11 at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. As one of the nation’s largest free annual music festivals, the event hosted 80,000 people for musical per ...

  20. Dashboard Confessional Singer to Play Pikes Peak for Charity

    July 26, 2010 4:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 D ashboard Confessional' s Chris Carrabba is about to get higher than he's ever been before -- at least with a guitar in his hands. On July 31, Carrabba will perform at the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado for the second annual Love Hope Stre ...

  21. Michael Franti Pushes Up 'Sound of Sunshine' Release

    July 26, 2010 9:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirteen years later, Michael Franti is right back where he started. After releasing several independent albums, the barefoot troubadour and band Spearhead are now signed to Capitol -- the major the act left in 1997 after releasing two albums. " ...

  22. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting

    July 22, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'LOVE' IS ...: As previously reported , Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , becoming the rapper's fourth chart leader. The song's coronation is likewise noteworthy for featured art ...

  23. 'Idol' Top 10 Ready to Make a 'Beautiful Mess' on Tour

    July 01, 2010 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garcia was not pleased to learn he'd been dubbed the odds-on favorite to be the messiest member of the men's bus by his fellow performers on this year's American Idols Live! tour. "Really?!" he exclaimed to Billboard. ...

  24. Bonnaroo 2010: Michael Franti LIVE! + Interview

    Bonnaroo 2010: Michael Franti LIVE! + Interview

    June 21, 2010 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Franti performance and interview at Bonnaroo 2010! interview , performance , Live , michael franti , bonnaroo 2010 , Michael Franti , Interview , Live , Performance Videos Michael Franti Interview Live Performance ...

  25. Bonnaroo 2010 Kicks Off With Conan, Kings of Leon, Chromeo & Daryl Hall

    June 12, 2010 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Nas brought "Distant Relatives" to Tennessee, Kings of Leon ruled the mainstage and the National put another exclamation point what is quickly becoming the band's best summer yet, but the firs ...

  26. Michael Franti Delivers 'Sound of Sunshine' This Summer

    June 01, 2010 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Flush with the success of the Top 20 single "Say Hey (I Love You)," Michael Franti & Spearhead aren't wasting any time in following it up with a new label deal, a new album and a pair of fresh singles as the group continues tourin ...

  27. John Mayer / Feb. 25, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 01, 2010 6:33 PM EST 0 0 0 John Mayer ended his Thursday night (Feb. 25) show at New York's Madison Square Garden in the same way he probably starts most conversations these days: with an apology. "I never in my entire life intended to come off as an asshole," ...

  28. Video: Spearhead's Michael Franti On His Hit, Appendix, & Bare Feet

    October 30, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I wanted this to be a record that would shake people's cynicism and say this world is still worth fighting for, there are still things in the world we should care about," Spearhead's Michael Franti says of the inspiration behind ...

  29. Pearl Jam, Dead Weather Cap Hot, Muddy ACL Fest

    October 05, 2009 4:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 They came, they saw, they danced and got covered in stinky mud. Such was the case on Sunday (Oct. 4) as Pearl Jam, the Dead Weather, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper closed out the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The fest grounds in Zilker Par ...

  30. Counting Crows Video Q&A

    September 15, 2009 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Counting Crows want everyone to know that critics who have dubbed the band "uncool" are just plain wrong -- and they have the hip-hop collaborations and impact on younger artists to prove it. "We got to be uncool because someone s ...

  31. Michael Franti Finds 'Love' On The Radio

    September 04, 2009 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Several weeks ago as Michael Franti was notching his first Billboard Hot 100 single in a two-decade-plus career, he found himself in surgery with a ruptured appendix. "The doctor is saying, 'It's a lot more serious than we expected bu ...

  32. Counting Crows Taking 'Circus' On Tour

    June 23, 2009 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tours provided the models for the Saturday Night Rebel Rockers Traveling Circus and Medicine Show that Counting Crows will stage this summer with Michael Franti &am ...

  33. Michael Franti Q&A I Billboard.com

    Michael Franti Q&A I Billboard.com

    May 27, 2009 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 From backstage in NYC, Spearhead's Michael Franti talks to Billboard about playing festivals this summer, his album, Obama and activism. Interview by Jessica Letkemann. interview , exclusive , vuclip , michael franti , Madison Square Garden , S ...

  34. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thiever ...

  35. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 ...

  36. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. ...

  37. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Har ...

  38. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3 ...

  39. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  40. Lineup Unveiled For Superfly During Jazzfest

    February 19, 2009 1:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Death Cab For Cutie, Black Keys, Michael Franti and Galactic are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2009 Superfly during Jazzfest Concert Series, which runs April 24-May 2 in New Orleans. The nightly events run in tandem with the New Orle ...

  41. Slow Ticket Sales Sink Langerado Festival

    February 03, 2009 1:54 PM EST 0 0 0 The Langerado Music Festival in Miami is the first large-scale U.S. festival to fall victim to a poor economy in 2009. The seventh annual event, which was set for March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park, has been cancelled "due to sluggish ticket sales, ...

  42. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard C ...

  43. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  44. Maroon 5, John Legend Highlight D.C. Green Ball

    January 15, 2009 2:17 PM EST 0 0 0 The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder Kev ...

  45. Death Cab, Snoop, Ryan Adams To Rock Langerado

    December 09, 2008 11:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Dashboard Confessional, Broken Social Scene and Girl Talk lead the bill for the seventh Langerado Music Festival, to be held March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. Thievery Corporation ...

  46. Warren Haynes Still Jamming For Charity

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Warren Haynes is pleased to report that in 20 years of annual Christmas Jams in his hometown of Asheville, N.C., he's never once had to don a Santa cap. "I did that when I was a teenager once, and it Warren Haynes is pleased to report that ...

  47. Conchords, Opshop Dominate NZ's Tuis

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The public almost outnumbered the music industry for the first time at this year's New Zealand Music Awards -- and the organizers couldn't be happier. The Vodafone-sponsored "Tuis" were held at the Vector Arena in Auckland on W ...

  48. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copie In just a three-day sales wi ...

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