1. Executive Turntable: New Faces, Promotions at Beggars, Republic Records, Capitol & More

    October 21, 2014 1:11 PM EDT -- The Beggars Group announced the following expansion and promotions within the radio department: Risa Matsuki was promoted to VP, Promotions; Brien Terranova joined as Sr. Director, Promotions; and Hector Montes rose to National Director, Promotions.  -- Republic Records announced the…

  2. Little Big Town Talk Separate Guys' & Girls' Songwriting Sessions for 'Pain Killer'

    October 20, 2014 5:15 PM EDT It's safe to say that back in 2012, Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town had no idea how the success of "Pontoon" was about to change their lives. Watch Little Big Town Get Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry by Reba McEntire "It's been incredible,…

  3. Madonna's 'Bedtime Stories' Turns 20: Babyface & Donna De Lory Look Back

    October 06, 2014 3:35 PM EDT Twenty years ago this month, Madonna released her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories, a classic that came out at a strange crossroads in her career. While Madonna certainly didn't lack for fame in 1994, the button-pushing Erotica album had soured many critics and fans. For the first…

  4. Tribune Company Names John Batter New Gracenote CEO, Plans 'Aggressive' Expansion

    August 26, 2014 8:16 AM EDT Tribune Media Company has named John Batter as the new chief executive of Gracenote, a provider of audio and video metadata and recognition services, as well as executive vice president at Tribune Media. Interim chief executive Shashi Seth , who also had the role of president at Tribune…

  5. Outside Lands 2014 Friday Highlights: Kanye West, Disclosure, Kacey Musgraves and More

    August 09, 2014 10:40 AM EDT There was a mellow beginning and a repeatedly "Bloody" end to the first day of the lucky seventh edition of Outside Lands, the festival so beloved by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that organizers Another Planet have a contract to host it there until at least 2021. Don’t worry,…

  6. Angaleena Presley Announces Debut Solo Album 'American Middle Class'

    June 27, 2014 9:40 AM EDT Kentucky native Angaleena Presley first made waves as one-third of Pistol Annies along with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Now, the traditional stylist will follow in the paths of her Annies partners with the release of her very first solo album, "American Middle Class," on…

  7. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Olympians in Jeopardy

    May 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT Where were YOU the day that three Olympians were in jeopardy (though not necessarily in the bottom two)? I’ll always remember: I was on the couch. I’m surprised there wasn’t a breaking news ticker on the bottom of the screen to accompany Tom and Erin’s repeated mentions of this American Icon…

  8. New Wave Book ‘Mad, Mad World’ Takes Readers Back To The '80s

    April 16, 2014 1:12 AM EDT Good luck escaping the '80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Grey's Anatomy," the music created more than 30 years ago, and accessorized with big shoulder pads, bigger hair, and a ton of eyeliner, has proven to have…

  9. 615 Spotlight: Reagan Boggs Talks 'Quicksand' Album, Pearl Jam Cover

    April 02, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Reagan Boggs is what one might call a "throwback artist." Her music definitely sounds like what you might have heard on country radio in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing to mind such legendary ladies as Emmylou Harris or Jessi Colter. It's a sound that definitely shows up in her…

  10. Madonna Producer Patrick Leonard Talks 'Like A Prayer' at 25

    March 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Mention the name Patrick Leonard to a Madonna fan, and their ears should immediately perk up. After all, it was Leonard who co-wrote and/or co-produced many of Madonna's classic hit singles like "Live to Tell," "Open Your Heart," "Frozen" and "…

  11. Billboard Welcomes Tasha Green as New Fashion Editor

    March 19, 2014 12:07 PM EDT Billboard is excited to announce the addition of Tasha Green as its new fashion editor. Green joins Billboard from the Wall Street Journal, where she served as men's style editor and contributed to both the Off Duty weekend section and Wall Street Journal magazine, as a market editor,…

  12. Spandau Ballet Calls SXSW Car Accident an 'Absolute Tragedy'

    March 13, 2014 7:00 PM EDT During a Q&A at South By Southwest on Thursday afternoon, Spandau Ballet addressed the fatal car accident of the previous night which resulted in two deaths and 23 people injured. SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd Speaking to the crowd gathered at the Austin Convention…

  13. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  14. 'Windmills of Your Mind' Singer Noel Harrison Dies

    October 22, 2013 3:30 PM EDT British actor and musician Noel Harrison, who sang the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind," has died at 79. Harrison's wife, Lori Chapman, said Tuesday that he suffered a heart attack after a performance on Saturday in Devon, southwest England, and died…

  15. Rihanna's Tweets Lead to Arrest at Thai Sex Show

    October 14, 2013 9:46 AM EDT Thai authorities have arrested a bar owner in connection with a lewd sex show mentioned in racy tweets by pop star Rihanna during her recent trip to Thailand, officials said Monday, two weeks after an Instagram photo of Rihanna with a protected primate led to the arrest of two other men.…

  16. Rihanna Takes Selfie With Protected Primate in Thailand; Animal Keepers Arrested

    September 22, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and incriminating Instagram photographs that led police to arrest two people for allegedly peddling protected primates. On a break from her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna stopped in Thailand to…

  17. Glen Campbell's 'Gift' to Fans: New Album 'See You There'

    August 12, 2013 10:30 AM EDT This week marks the release of "See You There," a brand new collection of recordings from the legendary Glen Campbell, released on Surfdog Records. The collection -- which given the singer's battle with Alzheimer's Disease -- will likely be the final studio recording of…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  19. Hunter Hayes Talks New 'Encore' LP, Upcoming Tour

    June 27, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We are all there to sing together -- music that is about our lives, not about anyone in particular." Hunter Hayes is, without a doubt, on top of the world these days. On Tuesday, he was celebrated at Nashville’s BMI offices for the chart-topping success of “Somebody’s Heartbreak…

  20. Hunter Hayes Announces CMT Tour, Talks 'Encore' Album Out June 18

    June 04, 2013 10:20 AM EDT "They say you have your entire life to write your first record. I feel like I've had my entire life to dream about this headline tour," says Hunter Hayes, who will top the 12th annual CMT On Tour this fall. Hayes' Let's Go Crazy Tour debuts October 10 in Knoxville,…

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