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  • Women Rule the Charts in 2010

    Women Rule the Charts in 2010 | ARTICLE

    When Ke$ha's debut, Animal, hit Number One in January, only two artists in the Top 10 were men — and one was a chipmunk....

    March 4, 2010 1:05 PM ET
  • Music Industry Reacts to U.S. Approval of Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

    Music Industry Reacts to U.S. Approval of Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger | ARTICLE

    Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the two biggest players in the $4.4 billion worldwide concert business, received U.S. Department of Justice approval Monday for a merger that is likely to affect every live-music fan, artist, agent, manager and...

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Tool Pummel Mile High Music Festival With Heavy, Sprawling Set

    Tool Pummel Mile High Music Festival With Heavy, Sprawling Set | ARTICLE

    God knows the reason behind anything Maynard James Keenan says onstage. "Good evening, naked people!" the mohawked Tool frontman declared from the shadows after the band opened with "Jambi" Saturday night in Colorado. "This evening's performance is...

    July 20, 2009 11:47 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson's Legacy Includes Tangled Financial Web

    Michael Jackson's Legacy Includes Tangled Financial Web | ARTICLE

    When Michael Jackson died unexpectedly last Thursday at age 50, he left behind a tangled web of financial issues that may reverberate for months. His 50 scheduled shows at London's O2 Arena next month might have grossed...

    June 29, 2009 8:00 AM ET
  • Academy Snubs Bruce for 'The Wrestler'

    Academy Snubs Bruce for 'The Wrestler' | ARTICLE

    The biggest Bruce Springsteen controversy of the season has nothing to do with Walmart. Springsteen fans are shocked that his stunning song "The...

    February 19, 2009 3:00 PM ET
  • RIAA's Gaze Turns From Users to ISPs in Piracy Fight

    RIAA's Gaze Turns From Users to ISPs in Piracy Fight | ARTICLE

    After suing more than 35,000 people for illegally sharing music online since September 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America has canceled its much-publicized lawsuit campaign. The RIAA will instead work with Internet service providers to identify...

    December 19, 2008 3:30 PM ET
  • Chris Cornell Brings Sexy Back But Gets Upstaged By Timbaland

    Chris Cornell Brings Sexy Back But Gets Upstaged By Timbaland | ARTICLE

    The idea was for Timbaland to warm up the crowd, but the super-producer's hour-and-a-half set on Friday night at Denver's packed Ogden Theatre was so boisterous, intimate, funky and funny that the headliner, singer Chris Cornell (Timbo's...

    October 20, 2008 11:32 AM ET
  • 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
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