1. Culture Club Cancels North American and U.K. Reunion Tour Dates

    November 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Back in August, Culture Club announced they’d be reforming their classic lineup for a few 2014 tour dates and a new album. Now, only half of that is true. “It is with great regret that the members of Culture Club have announced the cancellation of their tours in North America and the UK…

  2. Vice and Live Nation to Team Up on Joint Digital Content Venture

    November 12, 2014 4:34 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment and Vice Media today announced a joint venture whereby the two companies will create content around the live music space and co-launch a new digital platform slated to roll out in 2015. "We thought about how can we take 23,000 shows [that] our artist…

  3. Lee Daniels' Business Partner Claims Damon Dash Is 'Libel-Proof'

    November 12, 2014 4:25 PM EST Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder is suing Daniels over profits from 'The Butler' & other projects. Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash 's defamation claim against Canyon Entertainment president Simone Sheffield might best be considered the undercard in a legal match…

  4. The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

    November 12, 2014 3:59 PM EST Who should replace Randy Jackson next year? The season 8 runner-up. American Idol fans probably never imagined a day when Randy Jackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season 14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned…

  5. Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

    November 11, 2014 7:12 PM EST He's been with the show for all 13 seasons. American Idol is losing one of its last remaining original players. Randy Jackson , who has been with the Fox series since its start, will exit the singing competition, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Top 100 'American Idol'…

  6. Luke Bryan Leads Nominees For 2014 American Country Countdown Awards

    November 11, 2014 10:00 AM EST Newly-crowned CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan leads the upcoming American Country Countdown Awards with seven nominations. The ACCA awards celebrate the best in country radio. Following Bryan, Florida Georgia Line earned six nominations. The American Country Countdown Awards will air…

  7. Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel Marries Longtime Girlfriend Kate Jackson

    November 10, 2014 10:25 PM EST Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel married longtime girlfriend Kate Jackson last month, Billboard has confirmed. The ceremony took place on Oct. 11 at Studio City's Tree People , the nonprofit conservancy organization based at the top of Coldwater Canyon in Los Angeles' San…

  8. Shonda Rhimes to Receive Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

    November 10, 2014 1:45 PM EST The influential showrunner will be honored at the 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast, to be held Dec. 10 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Shonda Rhimes  has been tapped to receive The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Award at its 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast. The award,…

  9. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1990, It Was Mariah Carey's 'Time' to Shine Again

    November 10, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 1990, 'Love Takes Time' led the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rihanna, Rod Stewart and Ginuwine. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov. 10, 1990 Mariah Carey scored her second…

  10. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns, Imagine Dragons Debut

    November 07, 2014 6:22 PM EST Halloween classic makes its annual resurgence, while Imagine Dragons preview their next album. Plus, chart action for Rae Sremmurd, Meghan Trainor & Ella Henderson. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  11. Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group Is Joining Forces With L.A. Reid (Thanks to Michael Jackson)

    November 07, 2014 5:00 PM EST After nearly a decade at universal's Interscope, hitmaker Timbaland has jumped ship to Sony, entering into a joint venture with Epic Records for his Mosley Music Group. The MMG label, which officially came under the Universal umbrella in 2006, counts among its top sellers the group…

  12. American Music Awards Announce 2014 Pre-Show Hosts & Performers

    November 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST The American Music Awards have officially announced the lineup for the pre-show, and it's quite star-studded. Hosted by Lance Bass , Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw , Frankie Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks , Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker , the Coca-Cola Red…

  13. OK Go's Latest Video Triumph Impacts Hot Rock Songs Chart

    November 07, 2014 11:55 AM EST "We're that f---ing video band," OK Go frontman Damien Kulash said in a keynote speech at the Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27. Earlier that day, the group debuted its latest video, "I Won't Let You Down," on NBC's Today , and…

  14. Gavin DeGraw & Lady Antebellum Set to Play 'New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015'

    November 07, 2014 9:35 AM EST is looking better already -- Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum are set to perform live in Nashville on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015. The New York singer-songwriter and Nashville hitmakers will rock downtown Nashville while Ryan Seacrest…

  15. Top Studio Execs Talk the 'Frozen' Effect, New Films, Breaking Into the Biz at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    November 07, 2014 8:04 AM EST "To our left is Danielle Diego , EVP of Music at 20th Century Fox, and this is Mitchell Leib ; he is known as Frozen ." Laughter kicked off the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's high-powered discussion as Billboard's Phil Gallo introduced the Keynote Roundtable…

  16. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Day Two Report: Maroon 5, Steven Price's 'Fury' Soundtrack, and the New 'Annie'

    November 07, 2014 6:39 AM EST The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference wrapped on Thursday with a conversation featuring composer Steven Price , the phenom responsible for scoring Gravity and this year's Fury . Price spoke to ASCAP's director of film and TV music, Jeff Jernigan , to…

  17. Judge Hears Allegations of 'American Idol' Racism

    November 06, 2014 7:13 PM EST 'It was bad enough they got knocked off the show,' a lawyer for 10 former contestants says at a court hearing Thursday. On Thursday (Nov. 6), U.S District Judge Naomi Buchwald heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that aims to put the spotlight at what has occurred behind the scenes…

  18. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Day One Report: Trent Reznor, Mark Mothersbaugh, and More

    November 06, 2014 7:14 AM EST At the Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference on Wednesday, the intersection of commerce and art was frequently met. The topic came up again and again in panels and discussions that included interviews with film composers and analytics measuring the life of a…

  19. Mark Mothersbaugh Reveals Next Project at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    November 05, 2014 8:20 PM EST Composer will join frequent collborators Phil Lord & Chris Miller on 'Last Man on Earth' TV show. After scoring all of directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller 's films so far -- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , Lego Movie , 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump…

  20. 8 Observations From Babymetal's Debut NYC Concert

    November 05, 2014 7:28 PM EST The Japanese pop-metal group danced and shredded their way through Hammerstein Ballroom. After opening for five dates on  Lady Gaga 's Artpop tour and a sold-out Los Angeles concert this year,  Babymetal  hit the East Coast for their first New York show. The Japanese trio has been made…

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