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Ticketmaster, Live Nation plot merger

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and Live Nation Inc. are close to a merger, people familiar with the matter said, in a deal that would consolidate two of the most powerful forces in the music industry under one roof. According to the Wall Street Journal, the combined company would be called Live Nation Ticketmaster, and would merge the world's biggest concert promoter with the world's dominant ticketing and artist-management company. The resulting firm would be able to manage everything from recorded music to ticket sales and tour sponsorship. It could package artists in new ways, for example, allowing corporations such as a cellphone provider to sponsor a concert tour and to sell an exclusive download of a song.

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Osbourne family to return to reality tv

Monday, July 7, 2008

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Osbourne family to return to reality tv

FOX network has given the family a six-episode variety show treatment, Variety reports. The show will be a mixture of comedy sketches, game show and audience participation series. The family will most likely all participate on the show, which will have elements of competition, stunts and performances.

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Bon Jovi to play free show in Central Park

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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Bon Jovi to play free show in Central Park

Grammy-winning rock band Bon Jovi is scheduled to play a free show on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, July 12th at 8 p.m. This show will be in celebration of Major League Baseball All-Star Summer in New York City.

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Rzeznik to collaborate with American Idol winner

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Rzeznik to collaborate with American Idol winner

It's no surprise that at the height of his success, American Idol winner David Cook is set to team up with some of the best song writers in the country, as he prepares to start the recording process of his post-Idol win solo debut.

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‘N Sync comes short of outdoing themselves

Thursday, August 2, 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Maybe pop isn't dead. Boy band 'N Sync sold nearly 1.9 million copies of their newCelebrity album in the week ended Sunday, Reuters reports. The album, released July 24, holds the second-best week sales numbers in history, outdoing everyone but themselves.

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Fans welcome ‘N Sync’s “Celebrity”

Tuesday, July 24, 2001

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BOCA RATON, FL -- The wait is over. 'N Sync's new album Celebrityhit shelves Tuesday. And if you waited in line to be one of the first to grab a copy, you were not alone. At 10 a.m., about 30 fans who had been waiting in line flocked into Best Buy in Boca Raton (which was blasting the group's first single "Pop") to buy the new album.

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Madonna launches U.S. tour

Monday, July 23, 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Madonna is back in town…do you know what you're wearing yet? The entertainer kicked off her first U.S. tour in eight years Saturday at Philadelphia's First Union Center, where anxious Madonna-bes waiting for the show to start sat mesmerized by its extravagant stage sets and costumes.

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Napster back in business, Beta test launches

Thursday, July 19, 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - A federal appeals court gave Napster Inc. permission Wednesday to resume business over the Internet, overruling a lower court judge who had demanded more assurances on copyright protection. Napster, which has been voluntarily offline since the beginning of the month, was allowed to resume operations "pending further order of the court," the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said, Reuters reported.

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Newcomer Juanes dominates Latin Grammy nominations

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

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MIAMI - Colombian newcomer Juanes received six Latin Grammy Awards nominations on Tuesday, the most for any artist, including record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, for "Fijate Bien," and best new artist. Spanish artist Alejandro Sanz earned the second-most nominations, five in total, including record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, for "El Alma Al Aire," and best male pop vocal album.

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DJs fired after starting Spears-Timberlake hoax

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Sometimes taking a joke too far can cause harm. Just ask disc jockeys Kramer and Twitch of the Dallas hard-rock radio station KEGL-FM, who were fired Monday after reporting on their night show that teen heartthrobs Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were involved in a car accident. Police and fire officials in Los Angeles were bombarded with phone calls from distraught fans on the night of June 12 and into the morning of June 13 wanting to know whether the accident had killed Spears and left her beau, 'N Sync's Timberlake, comatose. The disc jockeys, whose real names are Keith Kramer and Tony Longo admitted later that the report was a hoax.

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