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  • With Best Buy Deal in Place, Guns N' Roses Album Finally Arrives

    With Best Buy Deal in Place, Guns N' Roses Album Finally Arrives | ARTICLE

    It's a day many Guns N' Roses fans thought would never come: Chinese Democracy, the album Axl Rose has labored over for more than a decade, will finally hit stores on Sunday, November 23rd (a departure from...

    October 17, 2008 11:27 AM ET
  • Apple Wins Royalty Fight: No Rate Hike Means iTunes Is Saved

    Apple Wins Royalty Fight: No Rate Hike Means iTunes Is Saved | ARTICLE

    The Copyright Royalty Board decided Thursday not to raise the online royalty rates for song publishers, meaning much-publicized April 2007 threats by Apple to shut down the iTunes Music Store have become irrelevant. Had the board followed...

    October 2, 2008 5:25 PM ET
  • MySpace Music Readies for Liftoff as Music Industry Holds Breath

    MySpace Music Readies for Liftoff as Music Industry Holds Breath | ARTICLE

    The next great hope for the music business is about to come out of the gate. Though they still don't have a firm release date, the MySpace store has moved forward with their first big promotional push,...

    September 17, 2008 2:48 PM ET
  • Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, Sheryl Crow Close Out DNC Festivities

    Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, Sheryl Crow Close Out DNC Festivities | ARTICLE

    When a recording of Bruce Springsteen's "Born In the U.S.A." blared through the speakers at Invesco Field at Mile High after Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech Thursday night, it was official. Springsteen, rumored all week to close...

    August 29, 2008 1:13 PM ET
  • Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine Energize DNC Crowds

    Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine Energize DNC Crowds | ARTICLE

    At 1 a.m. Thursday, Jamie Foxx jumped on stage during Kanye West's private-party show at the Exdo Event Center in Denver, surprising even West himself, and the two did a roaring "broke . . . broke" version...

    August 28, 2008 11:31 AM ET
  • Tom Morello, Crosby & Nash Steal "E-Town" Show in Denver

    Tom Morello, Crosby & Nash Steal "E-Town" Show in Denver | ARTICLE

    David Crosby and Graham Nash did "Teach Your Children" and "Guinnevere" and reunited with James Taylor for 1971's "You Can Close Your Eyes," but musicians the audience had barely heard of took over Tuesday night's "E-Town" during...

    August 27, 2008 1:29 PM ET
  • Sheryl Crow, New Orleans Bluesmen Launch Rock-Heavy DNC

    Sheryl Crow, New Orleans Bluesmen Launch Rock-Heavy DNC | ARTICLE

    Packed with more live music than perhaps any other political gathering in history, the Democratic National Convention unofficially opened Sunday night with Barack Obama supporter Sheryl Crow changing the words of "A Change Would Do You Good"...

    August 25, 2008 1:16 PM ET
  • Rock & Roll Refugees: 10 People Who Escaped the Music Industry

    Rock & Roll Refugees: 10 People Who Escaped the Music Industry | ARTICLE

    The major record labels have laid off more than 5,000 employees since CD sales began plunging in 2000 — and that's not counting all the people who ran screaming from the music business on their own. All...

    July 22, 2008 11:12 AM ET
  • Kanye, Jay-Z Prove Hip-Hop Tours Can Be Big Business

    Kanye, Jay-Z Prove Hip-Hop Tours Can Be Big Business | ARTICLE

    Every night on Kanye West's Glow in the Dark Tour, an alien comes down from the sky and declares the rapper "the biggest...

    June 12, 2008 2:50 PM ET
  • High Ticket Prices Could Hurt Concert Business

    High Ticket Prices Could Hurt Concert Business | ARTICLE

    Despite a summer of more festivals than ever and a diverse roster of touring superstars from Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead to

    May 29, 2008 11:35 AM ET
  • High Ticket Prices Could Hurt Concert Business

    High Ticket Prices Could Hurt Concert Business | ARTICLE

    Despite a summer of more festivals than ever and a diverse roster of touring superstars from Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead to Kanye West, the U.S. economic slowdown and $4-a-gallon gasoline are driving up ticket prices for many...

    May 14, 2008 1:15 PM ET
  • Rockers Rally For Obama Campaign

    Rockers Rally For Obama Campaign | ARTICLE

    With six months to go before the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama's surging campaign has attracted a remarkable number of big-name musical supporters. Over...

    March 6, 2008 5:05 PM ET
  • Music Biz Waits and Worries: Grammys to Air Despite Strike, But What Will Be Left?

    Music Biz Waits and Worries: Grammys to Air Despite Strike, But What Will Be Left? | ARTICLE

    The Grammys are definitely happening, but will they be hobbled by the Hollywood writers' strike? The Grammys broadcast remains scheduled for February 10th on CBS, but striking writers are "unlikely" to grant the show a waiver, a...

    January 16, 2008 2:12 PM ET
  • Kanye Rules the Charts

    Kanye Rules the Charts | ARTICLE

    Hip-hop's battle for sales supremacy may have a winner, with Kanye West's Graduation far outselling 50 Cent's Curtis in the...

    October 4, 2007 1:55 PM ET
  • Amazon's New Online Music Store Will Be Huge

    Amazon's New Online Music Store Will Be Huge | ARTICLE

    Amazon.com's announcement that it will sell unprotected MP3s through an online digital music store later this year could have huge implications for the future of the record industry. The addition of parts of EMI Music's storied catalog...

    May 16, 2007 5:22 PM ET
  • Traveling Wilburys to Reissue Two Albums

    Traveling Wilburys to Reissue Two Albums | ARTICLE

    The Traveling Wilburys, the supergroup starring George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and ex-ELO frontman Jeff Lynne,...

    April 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Clapton Reminisces, Plots Another Crossroads Fest

    Clapton Reminisces, Plots Another Crossroads Fest | ARTICLE

    He reunited with his Cream compatriots in 2005 and has been mining Derek and the Dominoes catalog on his current tour. Now Eric Clapton is getting ready to reopen yet another chapter of his classic-rock past --...

    March 22, 2007 4:19 PM ET
  • Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera Plan 2007 Arena Tours

    Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera Plan 2007 Arena Tours | ARTICLE

    Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera – who grossed $31.8 million together in their Justified/Stripped tour in 2003 – will kick off the...

    November 16, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Dylan's Chart-Topping Strategy

    Dylan's Chart-Topping Strategy | ARTICLE

    When Bob Dylan's latest album debuted at the top of the charts just after Labor Day, the sixty-five-year-old had Scarlett Johansson, YouTube and...

    October 5, 2006 12:05 PM ET
  • Desmond Dekker (1942-2006)

    Desmond Dekker (1942-2006) | ARTICLE

    Desmond Dekker, the Kingston singer whose haunting, strident "Israelites" was the first Jamaican reggae hit to cross over to international success, died May 25 of a heart attack in his Surrey, England, home. He was 64, and...

    May 26, 2006 4:37 PM ET
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