1. Emile Haynie Tells the Story Behind 'We Fall' Tracks With Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson & More

    March 03, 2015 9:00 AM EST Producer and songwriter Emile Haynie is very excited to talk about his first album, We Fall , but not for the reasons you might expect. "It's kind of weird when you're a producer speaking on someone else's work," says Haynie, whose eye-poppingly all-star resume…

  2. Guest Post: Here's a Plan to Achieve Equal and Transparent Streaming for All

    February 26, 2015 12:38 PM EST Legal streaming is something I had been awaiting for years as a music fan. It took our industry over a decade to finally release platforms that are seamless for consumer use as opposed to suing fans in the Napster era. As I'm all about things that make sense, as a fan, I couldn't…

  3. 'Empire' Ratings Hit New High As Season Finale Approaches

    February 26, 2015 12:08 PM EST With only three more weeks left to its freshman season, Empire is still growing. For the seventh week in a row, the Fox drama clocked another series high -- rising to a 5.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's technically even with last week's final score, but two-tenths of an…

  4. Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris Hosting Do's and Don'ts

    February 20, 2015 11:10 AM EST Expectations are sky-high for Neil Patrick Harris when he hosts the Oscars this weekend. Oscars 2015 This is the guy, after all, who has won Emmys for hosting. Among other events, he's hosted the Tonys and Emmys to great acclaim. But the Academy Awards are a bit different: The…

  5. Former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Launches Global Entertainment

    February 19, 2015 5:00 PM EST Former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips has been tapped as CEO of Global Entertainment, a newly-launched U.S. division for London-based Global, the Media and Entertainment Group. The multifaceted, "360"-styled content company will include touring, label, publishing, artist management,…

  6. Neil Patrick Harris Talks Coming Up With Oscar Jokes From Scratch

    February 19, 2015 9:18 AM EST Neil Patrick Harris has a bone to pick with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey : Quit taking all the good jokes. He's joking, of course, but when the Oscar host stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, he pointed out that there are particular challenges with hosting the Oscars, which follows…

  7. Taylor Swift Releasing '1989' Bonus Songs to iTunes

    February 17, 2015 6:58 PM EST Itching for even more 1989 songs to be added to your digital purchase of Taylor Swift 's blockbuster album? Taylor has finally scratched that itch: the pop superstar announced on Tuesday morning (Feb. 17) that the deluxe edition of the album, which was released to Target last…

  8. Songwriter Diane Warren Slams Rita Ora, Label for Not Promoting Oscar-Nominated Song

    February 13, 2015 11:30 AM EST The Hollywood Reporter 's inaugural Oscar Song Summit, hosted by Scott Feinberg on Feb. 2 immediately following the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, was for the most part a convivial affair, until Diane Warren lashed out at (an absent) Rita Ora . The 24-year-old British newcomer sings Warren&…

  9. How Live Nation & Nederlander/AEG's Battle for the Greek Became a Political Time Bomb

    February 12, 2015 8:09 PM EST Wednesday's Los Angeles City Council meeting to vote on the recommendation for Live Nation to run the Greek Theatre perfectly illustrated the adage that democracy is messy. Even before the legislators voted on the thorny and extremely politicized issue at hand, the council considered…

  10. Watch Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Turn to Puppets in 'Let Me Be Your Lover' Video

    February 12, 2015 7:31 PM EST For their new "Let Me Be Your Lover" video, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull hit the streets looking to party. But it's not quite what you'd expect.  Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno and Gente D' Zona Sued Over 'Bailando' In the clip the dynamic duo take the…

  11. Hardwell Discusses Debut Album: 'I Didn't Jump On Any Bandwagon Deep House Trends'

    February 12, 2015 4:51 PM EST Dutch superstar opens up about the state of mainstream dance music & making 'United We Are' on his own terms. When Hardwell released his first artist album United We Are last month, expectations were understandably high. Hardwell Rocks Madison Square Garden: Exclusive Behind-the…

  12. Album Review: The Juliana Hatfield Three Make Their Alt-Rock Return With 'Whatever, My Love'

    February 09, 2015 2:03 PM EST It has been more than two decades since The Juliana Hatfield Three 's last, and only, full-length, Become What You Are , helped make its frontwoman an alt-rock darling. She remained remarkably prolific (releasing five LPs, solo and with collaborative projects, in the past five years…

  13. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  14. Apple Debuts New Music-Focused iPad Push Amidst Grammys Pre-Telecast

    February 08, 2015 5:19 PM EST Apple debuted a new commercial (below) for the iPad featuring musicians Elliphant , Riton and The Gaslamp Killer during Sunday night (Feb. 8)'s Grammy telecast on CBS, and it's strikingly different from the white-silhouette Apple ads of yore. The documentary-style 60-second spot was…

  15. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; celebrating a different theme each year,…

  16. 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…

  17. Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on 2,000 Records, Women in Music & Pranking Audio Stores

    February 07, 2015 9:30 AM EST Sia isn't the only faceless Grammy nominee this year. Every year, hundreds of musicians, songwriters, producers -- engineering, mastering, sound, and more -- remain essential to making a record worthy of the most prestigious award in the music industry, yet these contributors remain…

  18. Exclusive: Rock Supergroup Revolution Saints Premieres 'Back on My Trail' Video

    February 05, 2015 11:51 AM EST Revolution Saints may have started as an idea, but it's become a band -- as evidenced by the new video for "Back on My Trail," a track from the all-star group's self-titled debut album, which Billboard is exclusively premiering below. The clip shows the first time all…

  19. Why Jay Z's Streaming Purchase Is a Very Smart Move

    January 30, 2015 6:19 PM EST Jay Z should close the deal on Aspiro, the company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Few artists or executives could bring more value to a music streaming company that's trying to gain a foothold in a growing market. Reports say Jay Z will pay $56 million for Aspiro. That'…

  20. Spotify Valued at $5.7 Billion in New Report, Amidst Rumors of a Massive Money Search

    January 30, 2015 1:58 PM EST A report from Manhattan Venture Research values Spotify at $5.74 billion, finding potential in the company even though a profit isn't predicted to arrive until 2019. Analysts at the merchant bank believe strong subscriber and revenue growth since the investment warrant the $1.7-billion…

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