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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.
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.
Jack and Jack

Exclusive Premiere: Watch Jack & Jack's 'Wild Life' Video

Back in August, a surprising duo appeared on the Hip-Hop charts next to big names like Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa: Vine stars Jack Gilinksy and Jack Johnson, known to their millions of followers as Jack & Jack.