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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


Michael Rapino
Live Nation Academy Music Acquisition Challenged

The Competition Commission has provisionally decided that the proposed acquisition of Academy Music Holdings Limited would lead to a loss of competition.


EMI Set To Reject $5 Billion Permira Bid

EMI Group Plc is expected to reject a potential $4.92 billion bid from private equity firm Permira as being too low.


eBay Suing Australia’s Big Day Out Organizers

Internet auction site eBay.com is reportedly suing the organizers of Australia’s Big Day Out concert tour over their new anti-scalping ticket policy.


Nelly Furtado Makes UK Tour Plans

Canadian Songstress Nelly Furtado will add a UK leg to her 'Get Loose World Tour.'


The Killers
The Killers Ditch Dublin Date

American Synth-pop band, The Killers, were forced to cancel a scheduled November 30 Dublin appearance when frontman Brandon Flowers called in sick.


The Machine
The Machine Announce New Keyboardist And European Tour

Pink Floyd Multimedia Intepretation, The Machine, has announced the addition of keyboardist Scott Chasolen to their lineup, just in time for their upcoming European tour.


Eminem
MCD Sues Eminem Over Cancelled Gig

Concert promoter MCD is seeking nearly $2 million in compensation.


Gearing Up For Noorderslag

Influential European tax specialist Dick Molenaar is just one of the panelists lined up for upcoming Noorderslag Seminar.


Edge Performance Invests In George And Martha Productions

Edge Performance, a venture capital trust that looks for investment opportunities in the live entertainment industry has made its first investment.


Pirated Movies (AP)
MPA: Chinese Import Limits Fuel Piracy

An American film industry official said Thursday that China should lift barriers that block most movie imports, warning that they are fueling its thriving market for pirated titles.


Muse
Muse First To Confirm Show At New Wembley

Indie rockers Muse have become the first act to confirm that they will play the revamped Wembley Stadium in London, and are slated to hit the stage on June 16, 2007.


Japanese Group Asks YouTube For System To Prevent Copyrighted Works

A Japanese entertainment group has asked the popular video-sharing site YouTube Inc. to implement a system to prevent users from uploading videos that would infringe copyrights.


MySpace Japan Beta Opens

MySpace, the social networking portal has launched the Japanese version of its page.


Fairouz (AP)
Lebanese Come Together To Honor Diva

Her voice brought together under one roof both supporters of the beleaguered government and opponents trying to topple it.


ZeltFestival Gets Another Chance

When ZMF Trägervereins, a German company that had been responsible for putting on the Zelt Festival, (Zelt is German for tent) went insolvent, it seemed like it might be over for the 24 year-old music festival.


Frenzy 2007 Christian Festival Line-Up Announced

Frenzy, one of the largest one-day Christian music festivals in UK, has already announced the date and impressive line-up for 2007.


Stage crews work to repair the damage
Serious Stages Responsible For Rainbow After The Storm

Three hugely powerful freak gusts of wind lifted and twisted the Serious Stages 18m Orbit roof built over the stage for the BBC’s Children In Need concert.


Wyclef Jean (AP Photo)
Wyclef Jean To Give Free Concert To Promote Haiti

Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean was back in his native country Friday to headline a free concert promoting Haitian arts and culture.


Michael Chugg
Chugg Donates Wave Aid DVD Proceeds

Australian promoter Michael Chugg was in Phuket recently to drop off a check for 5,239,220 bhat (146,551 American) to the Phuket Has Been Good To Us foundation, the Phuket Post reported.


Pavarotti (AP)
Pavarotti Eyes Return To Concert Stage

Luciano Pavarotti, battling pancreatic cancer, recently completed medical treatment and is looking forward to resuming his concert tour next year.


'The Harder They Come' Director Dead

Perry Henzell, a filmmaker whose reggae classic "The Harder They Come" helped introduce Jamaican pop culture to a global audience, died Thursday. He was 70.


You Win This Round Cuba

Two Cuban-based record labels got the better end of a court decision last month.


Doherty (AP)
Rocker Pete Doherty Is Spared Jail Time

British rocker Pete Doherty smiled and hugged fans outside court on Monday after a judge ruled he will not serve jail time for possession of drugs including heroin and crack cocaine.

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