1. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Promotions, Rich Conlon's New Firm, Mike & Keys Join Atlas

    October 23, 2014 8:47 AM EDT Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world. -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Rich Christina to the role of senior VP, head of East Coast A&R, based in the company’s New York office. He will report to Sony/ATV U.S. co…

  2. Brooklyn's Glasslands Closing: Another Iconic Williamsburg Venue Bites the Dust

    October 21, 2014 11:27 AM EDT A little over a month after Brooklyn venue Death by Audio revealed that it would be closing its doors in November, its neighboring performance space Glasslands has announced its closure as well.  It's Megaclub Mania in Williamsburg, Brooklyn "Dearest friends," begins the post…

  3. ‘Hideaway’ Singer Kiesza: Dyslexia 'Makes You More Creative’

    October 16, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Put Kiesza on a rooftop with a rifle and she could probably shoot you down from a block away -- not that she's planning to. Prior to her amazing one-take video for her debut single, "Hideaway," going viral (to the tune of 132 million-plus views since February), the dance-pop…

  4. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  5. 'Ghostbusters' Reboot: What Woman Should Take On the Theme Song?

    October 08, 2014 5:07 PM EDT Who are they gonna call? Time to place a call: Ghostbusters is officially being rebooted with director Paul Feig and  Katie Dippold ( The Heat ) penning the script. "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star…

  6. 'Ghostbusters' At 30: A Soundtrack Appreciation

    June 08, 2014 9:10 AM EDT It's spooky and it's kooky...and, no, we're not talking about the Addams Family. Thirty years ago this weekend on June 8, 1984, the world got its first taste of "Ghostbusters" -- the Ivan Reitman film starring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (who co-wrote the script) as…

  7. Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan, 'Pieces of the Puzzle': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Foo Fighters drummer discusses his new project and the status of the Foos' next LP. Taylor Hawkins calls the Birds of Satan, his latest "other" band, "a cover band making a record of original songs." The Foo Fighters drummer put the group together last year with…

  8. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as much as a given film's featured song&…

  9. Peter Frampton on Beatles Tribute: 'A Lot of Not-So-Dry Eyes'

    February 08, 2014 2:22 PM EST Guitarist participated as part of house band for "The Night That Changed America," premiering Sunday Just six weeks into the new year, Peter Frampton can say he's already had a pretty good 2014. As if being inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville just after the…

  10. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  11. New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik & Songwriter/Author Alex Woodard Team Up for 'Breathe the Sky': Exclusive Premiere

    January 23, 2014 10:57 AM EST The Americana-influenced track tells the story of a man's unflinching optimism while dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease. "For the Sender: Love Is (Not a Feeling)" – the second installment of the ongoing music-meets-literature project of Alex Woodard – is shaping up to be one…

  12. Tim Minchin Talks-Up ‘Groundhog Day’ Musical

    January 15, 2014 12:21 AM EST Finally spilling the secret of what his next project will be, Tim Minchin revealed via Twitter that he is recreating "Groundhog Day" for the stage.  The British-born Australian musical comedian, who sprang to theater prominence as the composer and lyricist behind the hit Roald Dahl…

  13. Little Mix, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony: Which Pop Group Will Rule The Summer?

    May 23, 2013 3:15 PM EDT 0 Vote now! Following a year in which pop groups like One Direction, the Wanted and fun. made notable leaps to stardom, the summer of 2013 promises to raise the profile of a new batch of radio-friendly collectives. Three up-and-coming groups -- Little Mix, Emblem3 and Fifth…

  14. 'X Factor' Trio Emblem3 Talk Summer Album, Touring With Selena Gomez

    May 21, 2013 12:50 PM EDT During an interview on the blue carpet of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, "X Factor" alums Emblem3 told Billboard some news on their plans for the near future. "The album is done," announced band member Drew Chadwick. "We cut 22 songs and we had to choose 11 songs…

  15. Lorine Chia, 'Fly High': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 18, 2013 12:32 PM EDT A year after releasing her self-titled mixtape, Lorine Chia is set to deliver a revamped version of the effort. "Lorine Redux" features original and new tracks, including "Fly High." In support of the 13-song revamped project, Lorine Chia premieres "Fly  High…

  16. Demi Lovato To Release 'Demi' Album In May

    April 01, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Demi Lovato will return next month with her fourth studio album, as "Demi" has been slated to hit stores on May 14 through Hollywood Records. On Monday (Apr. 1), the album's release date and cover art -- which shows a dead-serious Lovato covered in silver body paint -- were…

  17. Sound City Players Make Glorious Noise at SXSW in Final Show... For Now

    March 15, 2013 10:02 AM EDT John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Corey Taylor and a pair of Ricks join Dave Grohl in Austin If Dave Grohl's Sound City Players truly played its final show Thursday night at South By Southwest, the all-star ensemble certainly went out with a bang. The nearly three-and-a-half hour epic --…

  18. New Kids on the Block Suit Up for New 'Remix' Video: Watch

    March 07, 2013 9:12 PM EST See NKOTB's energetic video for single "Remix (I Like The)" New Kids on the Block dropped its new video for "Remix (I Like The)" on March 7, and "I" is about to be "Everyone." Directed by Rami Hachache (the same man behind the Old Navy ads…

  19. 'X Factor' Trio Emblem3 Signed to Simon Cowell's Label

    January 09, 2013 10:45 AM EST Simon Cowell is hoping to make stars of another all-boy group: California's own Emblem3. "The X Factor" creator and judge, who mentored the Huntington Beach-based trio on season two of the series, has made it official, signing Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew…

  20. One Direction's Songwriting Secrets: Their Plan for YouTube Dominance

    December 17, 2012 10:00 AM EST "We wanted to do something where we didn't copy anything right off," says 1D tunesmith Carl Falk. If One Direction 's songs sound a bit familiar, it's no coincidence. THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2012 BUY THIS SPECIAL ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE | READ THE COVER STORY "What Makes You…

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