1. Why the Academy's Music Branch Tightened Up Its Live Performances Rule

    June 24, 2015 10:27 PM EDT The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday released its annual update to its "regulations concerning the promotion of films eligible for the 88th Academy Awards" -- the rules governing Oscar campaigning -- and there was only really one change from the previous…

  2. Ex-New Radicals' Frontman Sings 'Begin Again' Song 'Lost Stars'

    January 03, 2015 2:43 PM EST "Lost Stars," a rousing song featured prominently in John Carney's music-centric indie Begin Again is one of the most talked about songs of the past year: in addition to cracking into the lists of iTunes' top 10 most downloaded songs and Billboard's Hot 100, it…

  3. Three 'Boyhood' Songs, Including Two by Ethan Hawke, Enter Oscar Race

    November 08, 2014 1:32 PM EST As the Oscar race approaches the Thanksgiving break, with only a small handful of major awards hopefuls that haven't yet screened, IFC Films' summer release Boyhood continues to look like the film to beat. Found Star: New Radicals' Gregg Alexander Grants First Interview in…

  4. Gregg Alexander Talks Switch From New Radicals to 'Begin Again' at Billboard/THR Conference

    November 05, 2014 3:00 PM EST The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference launched Wednesday with a question-and-answer session featuring composer Gregg Alexander , hosted by Billboard senior editor of film and TV, Phil Gallo. Best known to mainstream culture as frontman of the New Radicals --…

  5. Gregg Alexander to Perform 'Begin Again' Song at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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  6. Found Star: New Radicals' Gregg Alexander Grants First Interview in 15 Years

    October 14, 2014 10:21 PM EDT The frontman of the 1990s band behind the hit single 'You Get What You Give' was lured back into the business, after a long self-imposed exile, to write the songs for 'Begin Again,' including best original song Oscar contender 'Lost Stars' t couldn't…

  7. Adam Levine's Label To Release Soundtrack To His Film Debut ‘Begin Again’

    June 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Adam Levine’s 222 Records has formed a distribution partnership with Interscope Records that kicks in with the release of the soundtrack to Levine's first film, "Begin Again." "Begin Again," which features songs co-written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Glen…

  8. May 4, 2009

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. 2000 – Letters to Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month. 1992 – Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu of Johnny Clegg & Savuka dies of a gunshot wound…

  9. The Billboard Q&A: Carly Smithson Of 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol" finalists: she had a rock edge, a load of tattoos and even had a record label deal before she joined the show. Read up on her international pas Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol"…

  10. Hanson Splits Island, Working On New Album

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brotherly pop trio Hanson has left Island Def Jam (IDJ) and is working on a new studio album. "For a long time, it was building up that this partnership wasn't something that was productive," group me Brotherly pop trio Hanson has left Island Def Jam (IDJ) and is working on a…

  11. 34ask

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers' questions about Sophie Ellis Bextor, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and Rush answered by Keith Caulfield. SOPHIE'S CHOICE Keith, Is it true that Sophie Ellis Bextor will soon release music in the U.S.? I've heard that maybe she was thinking of trying to break…

  12. Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of tha Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date,…

  13. Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of tha Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date,…

  14. Destiny's Child 'Survive' On U.K. Singles Chart

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child confirmed its international stature as the hottest thing in crossover R&B with another new entry at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (April 22). "Survivor" is the Columbia group's secon Destiny's Child confirmed its international stature as the hottest…