1. Former A&M/Octone Execs Launch Hybrid Company Freesolo; Gavin DeGraw, Hunter Hunted Among First Signings

    December 09, 2014 1:37 PM EST Just over a year ago, James Diener found himself at a crossroads common to many record-label executives who've essentially "cashed out" of the music industry. A&M/Octone, the label where he served as president and CEO for 13 years, had just sold its 50% share to…

  2. Details on the (Literally) Explosive Set of Calvin Harris' 'Open Wide' Video & More Insider Scoop

    October 31, 2014 3:22 PM EDT GBV Broke Up: Have A Beer   Guided By Voices fans bereft over its abrupt September breakup can soon drown their sorrows in a beer inspired by the Robert Pollard-led indie band and the 20th anniversary of its classic 1994 album Bee Thousand . On Nov. 17,  Delaware microbrewer Dogfish Head…

  3. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift 'Shake's to Top of Pop Songs, Iggy Azalea Rules Rhythmic Songs

    October 13, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The divas take over a pair of radio charts, while Nickelback and Florida Georgia Line also add new No. 1s. Plus, AC/DC blasts back onto Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  4. Exclusive Video Premiere: Watch Flyleaf's 'Set Me on Fire'

    July 29, 2014 10:39 AM EDT Watch the new visual from Flyleaf's upcoming album, which guitar Sameer Bhattacharya calls "one of the coolest records we've ever made." Kristen May has been a comfortable fit for Flyleaf since she joined the hard rock outfit in place of original singer Lacey Sturm in…

  5. Meek Mill & Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 03, 2012 9:00 AM EDT As previously reported, rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the former's "Dreams & Nightmares" is on course to sell between 170,000 to 185,000 by the end of…

  6. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Set for Second Week at No. 1, Meek Mill Aiming for No. 2

    October 31, 2012 11:55 PM EDT After its monster start at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" seems a safe bet to remain in the penthouse for a second frame. The album sold 1.208 million in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Taylor Swift + Billboard • Read the Cover…

  7. 3 Doors Down Set Release Date for New Album, 'Time of My Life'

    March 31, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down is set to release its long-awaited new album "Time of My Life" on July 19, 2011 on Universal Republic, the band tells Billboard.com. The group's fifth studio album will be their first offering since their chart-topping 2008 eponymous…

  8. Apocalyptica Records Naked, Recruits Gavin Rossdale for '7th Symphony'

    July 19, 2010 4:10 PM EDT Once known for covering classic metal bands, the cello-bearing Finnish outfit Apocalyptica took inspiration from its own past for its new album, "7th Symphony." "We had our 'Cult' album in mind," the group's Paavo Lotjonen tells Billboard.com, citing…

  9. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  11. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 18, 2009 11:15 AM EST B on Jovi claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its new album "The Circle" lands in the penthouse with 163,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Bon Jovi's second chart-topper in a row, following its 2007 release "Lost Highway,…

  12. Vinyl and Digital Sales Rise, Flyleaf Focuses on the Fleeting

    November 13, 2009 4:51 PM EST On Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we bring you a special report on album sales. While CD sales have been dropping off, vinyl has made a comeback, and this year has seen the greatest number of vinyl albums sold since Nielsen SoundScan began to track sales…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, that Swift's debut album did not grace…

  14. Ask Billboard: Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Queen

    September 25, 2009 6:16 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DIAMOND (AND STREISAND) RECORDS Dear Gary, Per last week's Ask Billboard…

  15. Slipknot, Motley Crue Set For Rock On The Range

    February 13, 2009 10:08 AM EST Slipknot, Motley Crue, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn lead the bill for the third Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 16-17 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Shinedown, Buckcherry, the Used, Atreyu, Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank and…

  16. A New Day Has Dawned

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record labels, and expectations are high for Third Day's "Revelation," due this week via Provident Music Group. Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record…

  17. Foos, Plant/Krauss, Beck To Rock Austin City Limits

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Fes Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David…

  18. Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia…

  19. Stone Temple Pilots Reunite For Ohio Festival

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium. The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the…

  20. Flo Rida Sets Digital Record, Remains No. 1

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from the top spot last week, Flo Rida's "Low" remains No. 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. The track's 470,000 digital sales sets a single-week record, easily After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from…

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