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  1. Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' Headed For Hot 100 Debut

    May 23, 2013 5:42 PM EDT “Clouds,” by late singer/songwriter Zach Sobiech, appears headed for a potentially high debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100, possibly in the top 20, fueled largely by strong sales and likely increasing streaming activity following his pa ...

  2. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  3. Punk Rock Band SoCal Releases Second Album

    August 12, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Caughthran became a fan of punk bands like the Ramones and Black Flag at the same time that he was exposed to Mexican music in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pico Rivera. Caughthran, 32, now fronts Mariachi ...

  4. Business Matters: Lockerz Gets Investment from Live Nation, Sells Its Tickets, Too

    August 03, 2011 4:58 PM EDT Lockerz Gets Investment from Live Nation, Sells its Tickets, Too - Live Nation has backed online rewards company Lockerz . Other investors in the $36 million Series C funding round include DAG Ventures, Liberty Media, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield ...

  5. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  6. Tunecore By The Numbers

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor TuneCore posted some revealing statistics on its blog on Wednesday. -- The top line numbers: In 2009, TuneCore artists grossed over $35 million from 26.2 million track downloads, 1.47 million album downloads and 37.5 million st ...

  7. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  8. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  9. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  10. Jury Awards $675K In Boston Music Downloading Case

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Boston University student has been ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels for illegally downloading and sharing music. Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., admitted he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to de ...

  11. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  12. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  13. Death Cab For Cutie Readies Spring Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie will begin a spring tour April 7 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. Cold War Kids will support in April, with Matt Costa taking over for dates in May. Ra Ra Riot will open all shows. Exclusive fan club pre-sales begin Wed ...

  14. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through M ...

  15. Beastie Boys Plot Star-Studded Vote Shows

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin Oct. 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for Nov. 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and Nov. 2 in Milwaukee. &qu ...

  16. Ice Cube Tours In Front Of 'Raw'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is on an international tour in support of his upcoming eighth album "Raw Footage," which hits London's Electric Ballroom tonight. "Raw Footage" hits shelves Aug. 19 via Ice Cube's independent label, Lench Mob ...

  17. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  18. Touring Briefs: Neil Diamond, AEG Facilities, Nederlander

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT --To help push his new Rick Rubin-produced album, "Home Before Dark," which dropped today (May 6) via Columbia, Neil Diamond will play a free MySpace secret show tomorrow at the Bitter End nightclub in New York. Since 2006, MySpace has o ...

  19. Diamond Set For North American Summer Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American tour, promoted nationally by AEG Live, on July 19 in St. Paul, Minn. Tickets go on sale in some markets beginning April 28, preceded by an American Express presale. Last Tuesday, Diamond announced h ...

  20. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  21. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  22. Counting Crows Touring With Live, Collective Soul

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a bill straight out of 1995, Counting Crows will tour minor-league baseball stadiums this summer with support from Live and Collective Soul. Third Eye Blind will also join the lineup for a handful of shows. The trek begins July 22 in Wilmington ...

  23. Kumbia All-Starz Prep Tour

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Urban/Tejano pop fusionists the Kumbia All-Starz will kick off their US tour in Odessa, Texas May 4, to be followed by dates in Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota. Venue information was unavailable as of press time, but the band led by former Kumbia ...

  24. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  25. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  26. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  27. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  28. Clapton Plans North American Trek

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT dates scheduled for fall, beginning Sept 16. As expected, Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The last of the announced 20 dates is ...

  29. Tom Petty Fights Back Against Scalpers

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty and his fans are fighting back against scalpers who used the Petty fan club to score tickets to an upcoming show with Pearl Jam in St. Paul, Minn. With the help of Ticketmaster, promoter Jam Tom Petty and his fans are fighting back again ...

  30. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  31. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  32. Red House Founder Feldman Dies

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran label exec was 56. Bob Feldman, president of St. Paul, Minn.-based Red House Records, died Wednesday (Jan. 11) in his home. He was 56. In a statement released by Red House, the firm notes that Feldman had been battling a host of "heal ...

  33. Red House Founder Dies

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Feldman was 56. Bob Feldman, president of St. Paul, Minn.-based Red House Records, died Wednesday in his home. He was 56. In a statement released by Red House, it notes that Feldman had been battling a host of “health issues” in recent weeks. ...

  34. BMI Holds Board Election

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ginny Hubbard Morris New Board Member The BMI annual shareholders' meeting was held in New York City yesterday (Nov. 3). Virginia (Ginny) Hubbard Morris, president of St. Paul, Minn.-based Hubbard Broadcasting, was elected to a four-year term ...

  35. Clear Channel VP Resigns, Starts New Company

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frank LoPresti forms Clutch Entertainment Group. Frank LoPresti, former VP of Clear Channel Entertainment-Music Festivals, has resigned from CCE's Indianapolis office, Sunshine Promotions, and formed a new company, Clutch Entertainment Group. ...

  36. First Reports From NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie retail, Music Monitor Network and more. Music label exes, retailers, distributors, merchandisers and artists flocked to San Diego Thursday for the opening day of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention held at the Mar ...

  37. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  38. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  39. Dylan, Nelson Re-Visit Minor Leagues

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -date tour kicks off May 25. Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. The 27-date tour, which will also feature opening act the Greencards, kicks off May 25 at the Willia ...

  40. Judas Priest Sets U.S. Summer Dates

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the road. Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the r ...

  41. Mudvayne Ready To Roll

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Epic set due April 12. Hard rock quartet Mudvayne will tour in support of its Epic release "Lost and Found," due April 12. The band will embark on a seven-week headlining outling March 29 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Mi ...

  42. Los Temerarios Set U.S. Outing

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican group Los Temerarios, one of Latin music's top-selling acts, have announced dates for their 2005 U.S. tour. The group is scheduled to play a total of 40 dates, beginning April 1 at Disco Rodeo Mexican group Los Temerarios, one of Lati ...

  43. Survey: Most Adults Oppose Lawsuits Vs. Downloaders

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers has found that a majority of adults are opposed to suing people who illegally download music from the Internet. Since September 2003, the RIAA has filed suit against m LOS ANGELES -- A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumer ...

  44. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  45. Norah Jones Planning Large-Venue Tour

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas on a fall outing, Billboard.biz has learned. Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas ...

  46. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...

  47. Venue Manager John Friedmann Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Facility manager John Friedmann, executive director of the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority in Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 9 at Truman Medical Center in the city. Friedmann, 71, had been in cri Facility manager John Friedmann, executive dir ...