1. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  2. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez On 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 11, 2011 10:55 AM EST Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "No Woman No Cry" that will include music from Rosanne Cash , the Dixie Chicks , Jennifer Lopez , Madonna , Sinead O'Connor , Gwyneth Paltrow and others. The "Every Mother Counts" CD…

  3. Simon Cowell Signing Three-Year Deal With 'Idol'

    August 11, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indicated that Cowell is finalizing a deal with Fox…

  4. Baaba Maal Tunes In With Brazilian Girls On 'Television'

    July 22, 2009 11:09 AM EDT After an eight-year break, Senegalese recording artist Baaba Maal will release "Television," his first album of all-new recorded material since 2001's "Missing You." Due September 15 on Palm, the album joins Maal with members of New York lounge-pop act Brazilian Girls…

  5. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with…

  6. Chart Beat

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from "Mamma Mia!", the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna and more! BETTER THAN THE BEST WEEK EVER: Two weeks ago I suggested in Chart Beat Chat that 34 years after they made their Billboard chart debut, songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were having…

  7. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst takes a country-rock detour away from Bright Eyes, Lloyd offers a hearty dose of love "Lessons," Randy Newman returns to original music for the first time in nine years and the Faint goes A new album from emo rock outfit Hawthorne Heights, "Fragile Future" …

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kinks frontman Ray Davies unveils his second solo album of the past few years, the Raveonettes rock on without superstar guests and Bell X1 gives the U.S. a spin in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Allison Moorer's "Mockingbird" (New West). A new album from Mark…

  9. Mika, The View Reign Supreme On U.K. Charts

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lebanese discovery Mika started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Grace Kelly" (Universal Island). Meanwhile, Scottish rock quartet the View followed their top three Lebanese discovery Mika started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles…

  10. Gabriel, Pavarotti Participate In Surreal Olympic Opening

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti delivered the finale at today's (Feb. 10) opening ceremony to the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti…