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Billboard/THR Conference Panel to Address 'Blurred Line' Between Film & TV Music

For decades, composers needed to pick their medium: film or television. Today, in many ways, the independent film and high-end TV composer communities are more or less the same. A group of composers will discuss this phenomenon at BMI's panel "The Blurred Line Between Film and Television" at the Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference.
First Cover of Billboard Magazine

The First Billboard: All That Was 'New, Bright and Interesting on the Boards'

On Nov. 1, 1894, Billboard published its first issue … one that's vastly different from today's magazine (and Billboard's expanded platforms). The premiere issue wasn't even focused on the music industry: Billboard's eventual trademark concentration on music, and, of course, charts, would develop over decades.
Def Leppard on Performing Without Vivian Campbell, Making a 'Big Push' in 2015

Def Leppard on Performing Without Vivian Campbell, Making a 'Big Push' in 2015

After a successful summer tour with Kiss, Def Leppard gets back on the horse for a one-off show Saturday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which will be slightly odd for the group, since Vivian Campbell -- currently getting treatments as he continues to battle cancer -- sits out, with Steve Brown filling in for the moment. But frontman Joe Elliott tells Billboard it's important for the band t honor the commitment.
Willow Smith

Willow Smith Releases ‘3’ EP

One week after tearing up the FADER Fort with new music during the CMJ Music Marathon, Willow Smith has unleashed her new EP, 3, featuring a trio of new tracks and a collaboration with SZA.
Katy Perry

Katy Perry Got a New Tattoo -- of Hello Kitty

Katy Perry got a new (seemingly permanent) tatoo this week, and posted a picture on Instagram of the new Hello Kitty design on her finger. "Does this make my gang signs look soft now?" she wondered.