1. Latin Conference: Billboard’s Leila Cobo Presents Book About Making It in the Music Industry

    April 23, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Executive director of Latin content and programming Leila Cobo wrote her new book “Apunta a las Estrellas” (“Aim for the Stars”) as a practical guide for anyone starting out in the music business. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards: Full Coverage “The two things that artists need are…

  2. Calle 13's 'Multi_Viral' Drops a Day Early

    February 28, 2014 7:48 PM EST Puerto Rico duo's album was originally expected March 1 Calle 13’s new album “Multi_Viral,” which had been announced for March 1, is available now from iTunes and other digital stores. The release follows a concert that the group, led by the outspoken rapper René Pérez (Residente) and…

  3. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  7. Billboard Bits: Rose Parade, Janis Ian, Jason Miles

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST LeAnn Rimes and Toni Braxton in the Rose Parade, Janis Ian and Jason Miles prep new albums. LeAnn Rimes and Toni Braxton are among those slated to take part in Monday's (Jan. 2) annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The 117th annual event, which carries the theme "It's Magical…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  9. 'Idol' Fave London Signs Label Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with independent label Peak Records. She's due to begin recording a mix of original material and covers in January with an eye on a summer re Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in…

  11. 2003 Billboard Latin Music Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Latin Music Award Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented May 8 in Miami. The winners are determined by sales and airplay measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, respectively, reflected in the Billboard charts…

  12. La Revancha del Tango

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There is Latin house, soulful house, tribal house, progressive house, deep house, and numerous other house-based genres. There is Latin house, soulful house, tribal house, progressive house, deep house, and numerous other house-based genres. Paris-based trio Gotan Project makes house and…

  13. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…

  14. In Absentia

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ten years after their auspicious 1992 debut, On the Sunday of Life (for U.K. Ten years after their auspicious 1992 debut, On the Sunday of Life (for U.K. indie Delerium Records), Britain's post-prog-rock progenitors Porcupine Tree is poised to break the U.S. with its much-anticipated…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 1999 - George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his…

  16. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  18. May Brings New Album, Tour For Cray

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home," on May 15 through Rykodisc. It's the contemporary blues group's 12th studio album and second for the label. A U.S. tour behind the St The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home,…

  19. Stars Line Up For JVC Jazz In NYC

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keith Jarrett, Nina Simone, Wayne Shorter, Diana Krall, and Chick Corea are among the artists who will participate in the 29th annual JVC Jazz Festival - New York. The June 17-30 festival will feature Keith Jarrett, Nina Simone, Wayne Shorter, Diana Krall, and Chick Corea are among the…