1. After 15 Tries, Manager Laura Engel Talks Finally Winning Oscar Gold With Composer Alexandre Desplat

    March 09, 2015 4:44 PM EDT Agent/manager Laura Engel had attended 15 Oscar ceremonies with her composer clients before winning for the first time in February with Alexandre Desplat , 53, for the score to The Grand Budapest Hotel . The 55-year-old co-owner of the Kraft-Engel agency, who also represents Danny Elfman …

  2. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  3. "Slumdog" Crew Reunites for IFC's "Bollywood Hero"

    July 29, 2009 3:26 PM EDT Little is known about Bollywood -- India's counterpart to Hollywood -- by the vast majority of Americans. But Belisa Balaban and Ted Skillman, the executive producers behind IFC's "Bollywood Hero" three-night musical miniseries that debuts at 10 p.m. on August 6, are…

  4. Sexsmith, Donovan Set For Sundance Showcases

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule and Simon Townshend are some of the artists bringing music to next month's Sundance Film Festival, where organizers will hold a series of concerts Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule and Simon Townshend are some of…

  5. Mann Gets In The Holiday Spirit For New Album

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann was filled with holiday spirit when she entered the studio in May. Aimee Mann was filled with holiday spirit when she entered the studio in May. "You'd be surprised -- it didn't take any time to into the Christmas vibe. Before it got really hot, it was just so nice…

  6. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  7. New Penn Set Ruminates On Past, Present

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michael Penn utilized the post-World War II state of 1947 Los Angeles as the context for his new studio album, "Mr. Hollywood, Jr. -- 1947." Singer/songwriter Michael Penn utilized the post-World War II state of 1947 Los Angeles as the context for his new studio…

  8. Phair Goes Acoustic With Flaming Lips

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will embark on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. The seven-date trek begins May 23 in Portland, Ore., and Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will embark on her first tour in several years with a string of…

  9. Mann Heads To Europe Before Getting 'Lost'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann, whose fourth album, "Lost in Space" is due on her own SuperEgo label in mid-August, has a set a handful of summer European tour dates. Starting with appearances at Sweden Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann, whose fourth album, "Lost in Space" is due…

  10. Lil' Romeo Raps With Aliens In 'Shorty'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teenage rapper Lil' Romeo has signed on to star in the Universal Pictures film "Shorty," to be produced by his father, Master P, and directed by Jesse Dylan, who also directed "How High," starring rap Teenage rapper Lil' Romeo has signed on to star in the…

  11. Mould Joins United Musicians For Albums, Tour

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock artist Bob Mould has joined the label collective United Musicians, founded by musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn. The company, in conjunction with RED Distribution and Mould's own Gran Veteran rock artist Bob Mould has joined the label collective United Musicians, founded…

  12. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  13. Vedder, Crowes Cover Beatles For 'I Am Sam'

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the Wallflowers, Ben Harper, and Nick Cave are among the artists who have recorded Beatles covers for the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," star Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the…

  14. Mann, Penn Scrap European Tour

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann and Michael Penn have postponed their European tour -- which was scheduled to start Thursday (Oct. 11) in London and hit 12 stops through Oct. 29 in Copenhagen -- in light of the recent ter Aimee Mann and Michael Penn have postponed their European tour -- which was scheduled to…

  15. Liz Phair Working On New Album

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is hard at work on her fourth Capitol studio album, according to a spokesperson at her management office. Although no producer has been named for the as-yet-untitled disc, the one-time indie Liz Phair is hard at work on her fourth Capitol studio album, according to a spokesperson at…

  16. It's No Myth: Michael Penn Is Still Songwriting

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband Michael Penn can be forgiven for wondering whatever happened to the latter singer/songwriter. Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband…

  17. Martin, Joel, Others Added To Wilson Tribute

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST TNT's upcoming "An All Star Tribute To Brian Wilson" has signed on a raft of additional talent. Set to tape March 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the special will feature newly added performer TNT's upcoming "An All Star Tribute To Brian Wilson" has…

  18. Simon, Sweet, Others Join TNT Wilson Tribute

    March 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Paul Simon leads a list of artists who have newly signed on to TNT's upcoming tribute to former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson. Simon, Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, and Matthew Sweet join previou Paul Simon leads a list of artists who have newly signed on to TNT's upcoming…