1. Sting & Al Green Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 04, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes. Now Al Green can claim both, knowing that President Barack Obama is a fan. Green is among five artists receiving this year' ...

  2. Gimme Five: IU's Favorite Singers (Video)

    August 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though she's only 21,  IU  has proven in her six years on the K-pop scene that she has a musical taste far beyond her years. The singer has earned No. 1s on the K-Pop Hot 100 after dabbling in everything from big band swing  to  classic Korean ...

  3. Mick Jagger, Sting Urge Scotland to Stay in U.K.

    August 07, 2014 12:59 PM EDT 3 1 1 Mick Jagger , Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking are among dozens of celebrities and public figures in Britain who have signed a petition appealing to Scottish voters to vote to stay in the United Kingdom in a referendum in September. More on Scotland S ...

  4. Sting Says His Kids Won't Inherit His $306 Million

    June 22, 2014 10:11 PM EDT Pop icon Sting says his children won't be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there's any money left in it. Tonys: Neil Patrick Harris Gives Sting a Lap Dance During 'Hedwig' Performance The 16-time Grammy Award ...

  5. Chart Moves: R.E.M. Gets 'Unplugged' With 18th Top 40 Album, Billy Joel's 'Russia' Concert Returns

    May 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Coldplay secured the largest sales week of the year , as the band's "Ghost Stories" album debuted at No. 1 with 383,000 copies sold in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  6. Amazing Media, Digital A&R Solution, Draws Big Names, Money

    May 21, 2014 11:54 AM EDT This article first appeared in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Former BBC executive Paul Campbell launched a new company in the United Kingdom in 2007, looking for ways to help musicians find a wider audience for their work. He establis ...

  7. Sting Musical Heading to Broadway

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "The Last Ship" will premiere Oct. 26, with previews beginning Sept. 30 Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspir ...

  8. Paul Simon and Sting Merge Voices, Styles in Tour Opener: Live Review

    February 09, 2014 10:38 AM EST 25.591 k 264 25 Paul Simon and Sting apparently meant it when they decided to title their joint concert tour On Stage Together. On opening night at Houston's Toyota Center the two veteran headliners spent plenty of time in each other's company, ...

  9. Paul Simon and Sting to Tour Together

    November 04, 2013 1:45 PM EST Paul Simon and Sting will embark on a North American tour in 2014. The tour, dubbed "Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together," launches Feb. 8 and will include a March 4 date at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  "Paul and I ...

  10. Sting Goes Home With 'The Last Ship,' Talks Album Guests Including AC/DC Singer

    August 28, 2013 9:32 AM EDT For his new studio album, "The Last Ship," which is set in a shipbuilding community, Sting brought in an eclectic group of musical collaborators with ties to his native Newcastle, England. He enticed singer-actor Jimmy Nail out of retire ...

  11. Sting Launching 'Ship' Album With Series of Benefit Concerts

    July 09, 2013 6:15 PM EDT As a sampler of his first album of new material in 10 years, and the forthcoming theater production of the same name, Sting will perform songs from "The Last Ship" in a series of 10 benefit concerts at the Public Theater in the fall. The ...

  12. Sting to Play 10 Concerts in Fall to Benefit Arts Organization Ahead of New Album 'The Last Ship'

    July 09, 2013 3:43 PM EDT Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9. The 6 ...

  13. Bono's 'One Campaign' to Lobby G-8 Leaders with Protest Songs from Sting, Green Day, Mumford, More

    June 11, 2013 10:24 AM EDT Sting, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among musicians raising their voices against poverty by re-recording classic protest songs. The agit8 project, which hopes to influence leaders at next week's G-8 summit in Northern ...

  14. Sting Releasing Album of New Music in Fall

    June 04, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Sting's first full-length album of new music since 2003's "Sacred Love" is on the horizon. The singer's publicist tells the New York Times that he'll release "The Last Ship" on Sept. 24. The album, which ...

  15. Publishing Briefs: Sting, One Direction, Imagine Dragons Sign New Pub Deals

    May 21, 2013 7:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term extension administration agreement with Sting , who has had a relationship with the company for more than 16 years. The global agreement will cover all music publishing throughout Sting’s solo ...

  16. Grammys 2013: Rihanna, Sting and Bruno Mars to Perform Together

    February 04, 2013 3:56 PM EST Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will take the stage together at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for a special performance, CBS announced Monday. Kelly Clarkson will also perform on music's biggest night. Sixteen-time Grammy winner Beyonce, who ...

  17. 5 Questions at MIDEM With Vyclone’s David King Lassman And Joe Sumner

    January 26, 2013 5:10 PM EST Social-video startup Vyclone raised many an eyebrow in Hollywood when it launched last summer with $2.7 million in seed funding from Live Nation, DreamWorks Animation, Thrive Capital and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-GRade fund. One in the la ...

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  19. Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation

    December 17, 2012 5:00 AM EST Arthur Fogel, the reigning king of the megatour, has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the Chairman of Global Music and the CEO of Global Touring. His tours with Live Nation have grossed more than $2.5 bill ...

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  22. Chart Moves: Coldplay's 'American Idol' Gain; 'Avengers' Soundtrack Debuts; Jackie Evancho Returns to No. 1

    May 10, 2012 9:29 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As reported earlier this week, Carrie Underwood claimed her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Blown Away." The effort, her fourth release overall, debuted atop the list with 267,000 copies sold, accord ...

  23. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 20 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment The Quiet King Of The Mega-Tour... In a 2005 Billboard article breaking down Arthur Fogel's global touring strategies, a few notable figures touted his skills: Bono, Dav ...

  24. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  25. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears Head Social Campaign for Africa

    August 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than 150 stars of music, fashion, pop culture and sports, including Lady Gaga , Eminem , Rihanna , Justin Bieber , Britney Spears , Shakira , Sting and Kanye West , are combining their social media might to raise awareness of the growing food c ...

  26. 'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison's Debut Album: Track-by-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the first "Glee" cast member to release a solo album under a major label, you'd think Matthew Morrison -- who plays glee club teacher Will Schuester on the hit show -- would be feeling some pressure right about now. But the Broadwa ...

  27. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Live Aid 25th Anniversary: 10 Awesome Benefit Show Performances

    July 13, 2010 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty five years ago today (July 13), more than 50 artists across two continents united for the Live Aid benefit concerts, organized by UK musicians Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to aid famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. The event touched the hearts (an ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 ...

  31. NYC Assistant Convicted In Ex-Ramones Manager Killing

    February 24, 2010 5:53 AM EST 0 0 0 The personal assistant of punk-rock pioneer and celebrity real estate broker Linda Stein has been convicted of bludgeoning her boss to death with a piece of exercise equipment. Jurors spent less than a day reaching a second-degree murder verdict in ...

  32. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 8:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini 's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps th ...

  33. Susan Boyle May Retake Top Spot On Billboard 200

    January 22, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 S usan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is re ...

  34. The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

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    January 21, 2010 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Friday's telethon for Haiti boasts A-list performers, new compilation released for Haiti relief, Coheed and Cambria talk about new concept album. Coheed & Cambria , Dave Matthews Band , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Hope for Haiti , ...

  35. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen , Jay-Z , Taylor Swift , Justin Timberlake , Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, ...

  36. Bono, Sting, Timberlake To Perform On Haiti Telethon

    January 17, 2010 11:22 PM EST 0 0 0 George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting , Justin Timberlake , Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys . Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Gl ...

  37. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

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