1. Blue Raincoat Music Launches Publishing Division with Mike Chapman as Inaugural Signing

    March 15, 2016 5:08 PM EDT London-based management company Blue Raincoat Music has signed Mike Chapman, part of the songwriting team behind many of the biggest hits of the '70s, to its newly launched publishing division. Australian-born Chapman, who alongside songwriting partner Nicky Chinn wrote hits for Suzi…

  2. Happy 30th Birthday, Chart Beat

    March 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT On this date 30 years ago, Billboard introduced a new column that "look(s) behind the numbers and, hopefully, put(s) it all in some perspective." In the March 28, 1981, issue of the print magazine, Billboard published the first Chart Beat. The page three news item "New Feature:…

  3. Blondie Celebrating 30th Birthday Of 'Parallel Lines'

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry. A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry.…

  4. Update: Two Members Exit The Cure

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two members of the Cure have exited the veteran U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving door of musicians backing up leader Robert Smith. Two members of the Cure have exited the veteran U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving door of musicians backing up leader Robert…

  5. Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For many, this fan included, Blondie (as well as acts like the Talking Heads) defined the genre-bending and -blurring era (1976-'82) when punk gave way to disco then morphed into new wave. BLONDIE Blondie REISSUE PRODUCER: Kevin Flaherty ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Richard Gottehrer Chrysalis…