1. Executive Turntable: Another UMG Exec Departs, Girlie Action Expands, Alexandra Lioutikoff Moves Up & More

    March 21, 2016 7:43 PM EDT -- Ray Baum will join  The National Association of Broadcasters , an advocacy association, as vp of government relations on March 31. Baum was formerly senior policy advisor to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, initially, joining the staff on Communications and Technology in 2011 as…

  2. Sergio Mendes Unveils 'Rio' Soundtrack in Los Angeles

    March 14, 2011 12:00 PM EDT S ergio Mendes used a sold-out four-night stint at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse to celebrate his 50 years in the record business and to uncage his latest efforts -- two of the five songs he has contributed to the animated film "Rio." He unveiled the songs at the end of a 80…

  3. Bebel Gilberto Goes 'All In' With Verve

    August 20, 2009 1:43 PM EDT Time spent in Jamaica, a new marriage and a deal with Verve are the driving factors for Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto's fourth record, "All In One." The twelve song set - due September 29 - features a host of different producers, including Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily…

  4. Tom, Dick & Harry

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Patton's long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom hits stores this week via his own Ipecac label. Mike Patton's long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom hits stores this week via his own Ipecac label. The set was pieced together by swapping song files through the…

  5. Patton Goes Pop With Peeping Tom

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mike Patton has completed work on his long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom, which will be released May 30 on his own Ipecac label. As tipped here last month, Mike Patton has completed work on his long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom, which will be released May 30 on his…

  6. Thievery Corporation Empties Remix Vaults

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Electronic duo Thievery Corporation will issue a compilation of its remixes, "Versions," in April on its own ESL Music label. Electronic duo Thievery Corporation will issue a compilation of its remixes, "Versions," in April on its own ESL Music label. The album highlights…

  7. Ask Billboard

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Marie Presley, Bette Midler and Bebel Gilberto SEEKING LISA MARIE Hi Keith, I absolutely love Lisa Marie Presley's second CD, "Now What!" I loved her first CD "To Whom It May Concern" and wondered how her…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show' New, as-yet-untitled tracks from Interpol and the Arcade Fire will lead the soundtrack to the HBO series "Six Feet Under: Everything Ends." Due June 21 via Astralwerks, two weeks after the new season of the show…

  9. Alma Brasilera

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alexandre Pires, a Brazilian superstar, won success in the Spanish-language marketplace with two albums of ballads and Latin pop. Now he's meeting fans midway. Alexandre Pires, a Brazilian superstar, won success in the Spanish-language marketplace with two albums of ballads and Latin pop…

  10. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  11. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  12. Cibelle

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. For anyone whose idea of Brazilian pop music revolves…

  13. Kenny G's 'Ultimate' Tunes Compiled

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate Kenny G," a 19-track collection spanning the veteran instrumentalist's 16-year career. The compilation also includes three sing Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate…

  14. Ziriguiboom: The Now Sound of Brazil

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved itself to be a leading source for modern-age Brazilian music, introducing artists l At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved…

  15. Respond II

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Like its 1999 predecessor, all proceeds from sales of Respond II will be donated to Respond and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, two organizations working toward the same goal—to bring an e Like its 1999 predecessor, all proceeds from sales of Respond II will be donated to Respond and the…

  16. Bowie, Davies, Marley Set For Tibet House Benefit

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are among the performers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, Billboard.com has David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are…

  17. Female Musicians Lead Domestic Violence Benefit

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks" to "Respond II," a two-disc compilation that will benefit families affected by domestic violence. A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks"…

  18. Tributo

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Born in Yugoslavia, composer/producer Suba migrated to São Paulo, Brazil, in the late-'80s and began producing records for such artists as Marina Lima and Edson Cordeiro, as well as collaborati Born in Yugoslavia, composer/producer Suba migrated to São Paulo, Brazil, in the late-'…

  19. Hill, Roots, Marsalis Set For JVC Jazz Festival

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis as part of the lineup for New York's JVC Jazz Festival. The annual concert series, which runs June 1 Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and…

  20. This is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies & the Kinks

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST On this entertaining tribute, Ray Davies himself covers his own "Waterloo Sunset," while the non-Kinks participants deliver imaginative choices—which, for better or worse, tend to be in sync wi On this entertaining tribute, Ray Davies himself covers his own "Waterloo Sunset,…

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