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Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger: Rapino & Azoff Talk
February 11, 2009 - Touring
Live Nation Entertainment brings together two of the most influential players in the music industry: Ticketmaster Entertainment/Front Line Management CEO Irving Azoff, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. » Full Story
The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200
February 11, 2009 - Rock and Pop
The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. » Full Story
Eminem's 'Bottle' Breaks Digital Record
February 11, 2009 - Digital and Mobile | RB Hip-Hop
The rap triumvirate of Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent will soar 78-1 on The Billboard Hot 100 to be posted tomorrow morning (Feb. 12) with "Crack a Bottle," which sets a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). » Full Story
Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction
February 11, 2009 - Digital and Mobile
The Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger has been the talk of the industry for the last few days, with every media outlet speculating about the effect of the deal on the music industry landscape. Click through for a round-up of analysis and opinion from around the Web. » Full Story
Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog
February 11, 2009 - Record Labels
Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. » Full Story
Justice Dept. To Probe Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal
February 11, 2009 - Touring
The Justice Department says it will investigate the proposed merger of ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. with Live Nation Inc. » Full Story
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Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog
February 11, 2009 -
Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. » Full Story
Warner Music Deal, Qtrax Lock In Deal
February 11, 2009 -
Universal Finland Names Managing Director
February 11, 2009 -
TOURING
Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger: Rapino & Azoff Talk
February 11, 2009 -
Live Nation Entertainment brings together two of the most influential players in the music industry: Ticketmaster Entertainment/Front Line Management CEO Irving Azoff, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. » Full Story
Justice Dept. To Probe Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal
February 11, 2009 -
Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction
February 11, 2009 -
BRANDING
Marley Family In Licensing Deal For Clothes, Food
February 11, 2009 -
Bob Marley's family has teamed up with a private equity group to handle licensing of the late Jamaican reggae legend's likeness, trademarks and themes on retail products ranging from apparel to video games. » Full Story
Banana Republic To Kick Off Artist Ad Campaign
February 10, 2009 -
Wrigley Suspends Chris Brown Ad Campaign
February 09, 2009 -
DIGITAL / MOBILE
Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction
February 11, 2009 -
The Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger has been the talk of the industry for the last few days, with every media outlet speculating about the effect of the deal on the music industry landscape. Click through for a round-up of analysis and opinion from around the Web. » Full Story
Nokia To Cut Production
February 11, 2009 -
BlackBerry-Maker RIM Sees Earnings At Low End Of Forecast
February 11, 2009 -
INDIES
Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog
February 11, 2009 -
Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. » Full Story
E1 Entertainment Eyes Survival Tactics
February 10, 2009 -
Rocket Science Links With Europe's Essential Music
February 03, 2009 -
GLOBAL
Plant, Krauss Get Post-Grammys Push
February 11, 2009 -
The five-times Grammy-winning partnership between bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is getting another promotional push in the U.K. » Full Story
Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger: Rapino & Azoff Talk
February 11, 2009 -
Nokia To Cut Production
February 11, 2009 -
LEGAL & MANAGEMENT
Muzak Files For Bankruptcy
February 10, 2009 -
Muzak Holdings LLC had heavy debt load, and it filed to try to refinance some of its debt. Its total debt is between $100 million and $500 million and it has assets of less than $50,000, the company said in a court filing. » Full Story
Original Village People Member Sues Group
February 10, 2009 -
Rihanna Delays Malaysia Show After Alleged Attack
February 10, 2009 -
PUBLISHING
Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog
February 11, 2009 -
Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. » Full Story
Boosey, Platinum Partner On Gaming Synchs
February 11, 2009 -
Sony/ATV, Linda Perry Renew Deal
February 10, 2009 -
RETAIL
The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200
February 11, 2009 -
The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. » Full Story
Borders To Shrink Music Shelf Space
February 10, 2009 -
Retailer JB Hi-Fi Reports Gains
February 10, 2009 -
CHRISTIAN
Sapp Wins Big At 2009 Stellar Awards
January 19, 2009
Marvin Sapp took top honors at the 24th annual Stellar Awards Jan. 17 at the Grand Ole Opry House, winning eight awards. » Full Story
Primary Wave Buys Tennessee Ernie Ford Catalog
January 12, 2009
Evergreen Signs BeBe Winans To Publishing Deal
January 12, 2009
CLASSICAL
NY Met manager Says Economy Casts Pall Over Opera
February 11, 2009
The economy has cast a pall over U.S. opera companies, but the head of New York's Metropolitan Opera said the show will go on in a new season with stars such as Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. » Full Story
Banana Republic To Kick Off Artist Ad Campaign
February 10, 2009
Decca Confirms U.K. 'Realignment'
February 05, 2009
COUNTRY
Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Nominations
February 11, 2009
Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced today during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. » Full Story
Barnabee Promoted At Sony Nashville
February 10, 2009
2009 Grammy Award Winners
February 09, 2009
DANCE
2009 Grammy Award Winners
February 09, 2009
The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in L.A. » Full Story
Groove Armada, Bacardi Launch Music Sharing Platform
January 20, 2009
Bacardi Confirms Groove Armada Release
January 06, 2009
R&B; / HIP-HOP
Eminem's 'Bottle' Breaks Digital Record
February 11, 2009
The rap triumvirate of Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent will soar 78-1 on The Billboard Hot 100 to be posted tomorrow morning (Feb. 12) with "Crack a Bottle," which sets a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). » Full Story
Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog
February 11, 2009
Snoop Dogg Releasing New Album Through MTV
February 10, 2009
LATIN
Ximena Sariñana Preps U.S. Tour, SXSW Showcase
February 11, 2009
The artist's 11-city tour will take her from Miami's Bandshell to clubs across the U.S., wrapping at Dallas' House of Blues May 3. » Full Story
Latin News Briefs: Marroquin, Jack Daniel's
February 11, 2009
Banana Republic To Kick Off Artist Ad Campaign
February 10, 2009
ROCK
The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200
February 11, 2009
The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. » Full Story
Doyle, Ghomeshi To Host ECMAs
February 11, 2009
Plant, Krauss Get Post-Grammys Push
February 11, 2009
JAZZ
Banana Republic To Kick Off Artist Ad Campaign
February 10, 2009
Sara Bareilles, Liz Phair, OK Go! and Tommy Torres will join five other artists as the faces of Banana Republic’s spring and summer ad campaigns. » Full Story
2009 Grammy Award Winners
February 09, 2009
Bon Jovi Added To Jazz Fest Lineup
February 06, 2009
 
 
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