1. Village People 'Y.M.C.A.' Songwriter Reclaims 50% Song Share

    March 05, 2015 7:10 PM EST After a trial that lasted nearly a month, Victor Willis wins the right to remove a formerly credited French author from 13 group songs. Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis has finally prevailed in reclaiming 50 percent of the copyright to many of the group's songs, including …

  2. The 10 Best Quotes From Kanye West's Oxford Lecture

    March 02, 2015 8:16 PM EST Kanye West spoke at Oxford University in England on Monday at a special event organized by the Oxford Guild Business Society.  Hear the Studio Version of Kanye West's 'All Day' The 20-minute speech's subject matter ranged substantially, from the joking suggestion that…

  3. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at No. 39 on the March 7 Billboard 200 --…

  4. Tim McGraw, Keith Urban & Florida Georgia Line to Headline Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival

    February 27, 2015 8:22 PM EST Following a successful launch last year, Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival returns this year, recruiting Florida Georgia Line , Tim McGraw and Keith Urban to headline the three-day country music event.  Watch Tim McGraw's Oscars Glen Campbell Tribute 'I'm Not Gonna Miss…

  5. Aussie MC Remi Discusses His Music 'Education,' New Tunes & Mike Tyson

    February 27, 2015 3:39 AM EST Remi Kolawole might just be the artist to prove Australia is more than a one hip-hop wonder. The charismatic 23-year-old MC (he performs as Remi ) is one of Australia's hottest properties right now, and that's no hype. The Melbourne artist earned the "next big thing" tag…

  6. Will.i.am, Rudimental To Join Music-Centric MMIX At Mobile World Congress

    February 24, 2015 9:54 AM EST Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- the largest gathering of mobile-marketing professionals, with 72,000 attendees in 2014 alone -- is taking a musical approach to this year's confab. Beginning March 2, branding agency Momentum Worldwide and the GSMA (Groupe Special Mobile Association)…

  7. Exclusive: Robert Glasper's Next Experiment Is a Return to Jazz

    February 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST Pianist covers songs by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead & more on upcoming album 'Covered.' Pianist Robert Glasper , whose last two albums have resulted in Grammy wins, returns to performing jazz with his acoustic trio on his next Blue Note album Covered. It will be released June 16.…

  8. Dave Davies Reflects on The Kinks' Origins, Embracing Technology & Relationship With Ray

    February 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST Of the many vital rock bands to emerge out of the '60s British Invasion, none are harder to categorize than The Kinks . Progenitors of hard rock and baroque pop -- and experts at nearly every style in between -- they hold the most eclectic catalog of any British band of the era (the…

  9. RedOne Manager Alan Melina To Be Honored at Hearts for Hope Gala

    February 15, 2015 2:44 PM EST Alan Melina, manager of Grammy-winning producer RedOne and CEO of New Heights Entertainment, will be honored at the 2015 Hearts for Hope Gala benefiting Los Angeles' Union Rescue Mission's Hope Gardens Family Center. The event will be held on Feb. 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel in…

  10. Village People Trial Begins: Who Wrote 'Y.M.C.A.'?

    February 09, 2015 9:25 PM EST 'Cosby Show' actress Phylicia Rashad is scheduled to testify in a California courtroom. It's been a long time since The Village People were in the limelight, but on Monday, a trial opens to determine who wrote 24 of the group's songs, including "Y.M.C.A." In May…

  11. Read Bob Dylan's Full MusiCares Gala Speech

    February 07, 2015 7:15 PM EST When Bob Dylan took the stage on Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year at its annual dinner, the iconic singer/songwriter's "thank you" speech was a lengthy 40 minute-long message, during which he opened…

  12. Rep. Jerrold Nadler Argues For Music Copyright Overhauls at Pre-Grammy Luncheon

    February 07, 2015 2:45 PM EST Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) talked about broken copyright law and some potential fixes at the Grammy Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon on Friday in Los Angeles. Nadler, the ranking member on the influential House subcommittee, presides over the New York City district, which…

  13. U.S. Copyright Office Releases Proposals for Fundamentals of Music Copyright

    February 05, 2015 2:30 PM EST A comprehensive effort to review music licensing concluded Thursday with the release of the U.S. Copyright Office's Music Licensing Study . The 245-page document is the result of the Copyright Office's request for comments on a variety of licensing issues as well as hearings in New…

  14. Nile Rodgers' Life Work Honored By Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing

    February 04, 2015 12:56 PM EST It was good times for Chic co-founder and disco legend Nile Rodgers , who was saluted Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. The triple Grammy winner told the packed audience of audio professionals that when he started out, "I just wanted to be a jazz…

  15. Grammy Week Parties: From Clive Davis' Bash to Billboard's Power 100 Event

    February 03, 2015 7:16 PM EST Bob Dylan's MusicCares tribute, a confab at YouTube & more events where you'll be able to rub shoulders, do business & snap selfies during Grammy Week. TUESDAY, Feb. 3 Producers & Engineers Wing Celebration, Village Studios This eighth annual event will honor three…

  16. Exclusive: Mario Batali Shares His Patti Smith-Inspired Linguine Recipe From His New 'Feedback Kitchen' Web Series

    January 30, 2015 2:10 PM EST Mario Batali describes a good song the same way he would the perfect plate of pasta Bolognese: "delicious." When asked if music sets the tone for different meals throughout the day, the James Beard Award-winning chef rattles off a list of artists like he would the ingredients for…

  17. How Fifth Harmony is Taking on Girl-Group Norms, Patriarchy and Rude Exes

    January 30, 2015 1:04 PM EST It's noon on a Thursday and the five members of Fifth Harmony are destroying a half-dozen bags of Mexican takeout. The girl group earned it, working up a sweat with its choreographer at a dance studio in North Hollywood. Both in rehearsal and out, the members are a whirlwind of hair,…

  18. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on matching socks and sneakers. At the center…

  19. The Kinks' Dave Davies Responds to John Carpenter's Comment About His Son

    January 27, 2015 4:17 PM EST On Monday, Billboard ran an interview I conducted with John Carpenter about Lost Themes , the director's first standalone album after crafting film soundtracks for 45 years. In the course of the interview, Carpenter explained that Lost Themes came together through collaborative…

  20. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

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