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August 16, 2007 

Limato Scores Arbitration Victory - Lands At WMA

A legally-binding arbitration has determined that Ed Limato, formerly a long-time agent with ICM can take his clients with him as he departs the agency, the New York Times reported.

WMA Vet Lou Weiss Retires

Lou Weiss, chairman emeritus of the William Morris Agency, has officially retired after a whopping 70 years with the agency.

EMI Music Mexico/MIS
During the day, Camilo Lara is the managing director for EMI Music Mexico; at night and on the weekend, Camilo is a songwriter, keyboardist and remixer with the one-man Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS), which he formed in 2001.
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UMG Testing Sale Of Unrestricted Tracks

Universal Music Group said Thursday it will sell digital music from artists such as Sting, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder without the customary copy-protection technology for a limited time.

Verizon Wireless Music Center Taken Off The Block

After 9 long months with a for-sale sign in the yard, Live Nation has taken the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Ind. off the market.

Van Halen
Van Halen, Roth Announce Tour Dates

They're in their 50s now, and they've traded their long heavy-metal locks for close-cropped cuts, but the original members of Van Halen are back in business and promise that they're better than ever.

Just Roll Tape
It's funny how Neil Young is seen as a legendary iconoclast, and Stephen Stills has almost been forgotten.
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Eddie Vedder
AT&T Errs In Edit Of Pearl Jam's Anti-Bush Lyrics

Lyrics performed by Pearl Jam criticizing President Bush should not have been censored from a webcast by AT&T Inc., a company spokesman acknowledged Thursday.

Live Nation Launches New Fan-Friendly Online Concert Tools

Live Nation has launched a new online product powered by which will enable fans to more easily search and buy tickets for concerts by their favorite artists.

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson Headlines Pro-Marijuana Festival

It's been decades since Willie Nelson smoked that first joint in Fort Worth, but he's still singing pot's praises.

A Conversation With Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Singer Karen O

Sipping water in a sunlit cafe in a trendy Los Angeles neighborhood, Karen O looks like the ultimate California girl -- minus blonde hair. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer smiles and laughs, her black bangs swept to the side. More...



Melvin Benn
Festival Republic Eyes U.S. Festival

New renamed music company Festival Republic, created from the remains of the U.K.’s Mean Fiddler Music Group following the company’s massive name and assets deal with MAMA Group, is planning to branch out into the U.S. with plans to host a new music festi


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08/03/07Lollapalooza: Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Modest Mouse, Interpol, My Morning Jacket & others Grant Park - Chicago, IL C3 Presents 3/0 9,843,840 167,330 200,000 83.7% $195.00
08/05/07The Police, The Fratellis, Fiction Plane Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ The Next Adventure (A Live Nation Company) 1/1 6,415,610 55,247 55,247 100% $250.00
08/01/07The Police, Fiction Plane Madison Square Garden - New York, NY The Next Adventure (A Live Nation Company) 2/2 4,753,610 37,487 37,487 100% $250.00
07/31/07The Police, Fiction Plane Rentschler Field - East Hartford, CT The Next Adventure (A Live Nation Company) 1/1 3,318,015 32,450 32,450 100% $225.00
07/12/07Genesis Stade de Gerland - Lyon, Alain Lahana-Le Rat Des Villes 1/0 2,736,643 30,830 40,000 77.1% $124.56
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Artist: Blood On The Wall
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Artist: The Dynamites
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Artist: Danilo Perez
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Artist: Dave Evans and The BadAsses
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Artist: Peabo Bryson
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