1. Essay: Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business

    November 21, 2014 1:00 PM EST Rhapsody’s co-chairmen pick a side in the Taylor Swift vs. Spotify debate. As the first music-streaming service to be licensed by all major labels -- and the No. 2 on-demand music service in the United States -- it may surprise you to learn that we at Rhapsody support, and generally agree…

  2. Hello, World: Bandposters and Its Smart, Simple Idea

    August 20, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Name: Bandposters Founders: Jonathan Sexton (CEO), Mike Fabio (COO), Travis Vignon (CTO) Founded: 2013 Location: Nashville, TN Business sector(s): Marketing Funding: Undisclosed seed round Investors: Mark Montgomery, Joe Glaser, Jonathon Barnes, Tom Osborne, Back Porch Group Strategic…

  3. Lana Del Rey Lands First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    June 25, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey captures her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 , as "Ultraviolence" bows atop the list. The album, which was released June 17, sold 182,000 in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan — her best sales week yet.   Del Rey&…

  4. Comedy Issue: The Next Generation of Comics Answer Our Questions

    May 16, 2014 12:21 PM EDT Tig Notaro, Chris D'Elia, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Rikki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Michael Che, and Nick Kroll may have started out on the club circuit, but now they have Hollywood hot for them — and a slew of NSFW war stories. They answer a few of our questions below. Who are your comic…

  5. Tessanne Chin Wins 'The Voice' Season 5

    December 17, 2013 11:23 PM EST Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin sang landmark songs associated with the Beatles and Whitney Houston for her final performance on "The Voice" and walked away with the season five crown. New Jersey teenager Jacquie Lee came in second, journeyman musician Will Champlin was third in…

  6. 'Voice' Singer Caroline Glaser Releases Debut EP: Exclusive Premiere

    December 16, 2013 12:45 PM EST This week is shaping up to be a big one for Caroline Glaser. The Missouri native -- and contestant from season four of "The Voice" releases her debut EP, "Caroline Glaser, Vol. One" this week. She started her week with a performance at a place she knows very well: the Fox…

  7. Luscious Jackson Rekindle the 'Magic' After 14 Years Away

    October 16, 2013 10:03 AM EDT Alt-rock trio is back with a fan-funded album in November; "I get why we did this," says Jill Cunniff. "I get why we were a band, and I get why this was so much fun" Following the release of 1999's "Electric Honey" on Capitol, New York alt-rock…

  8. Country Outlaw Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

    August 13, 2013 4:46 PM EDT If you were to look at just his chart statistics as a solo artist, the career of Tompall Glaser might not seem particularly legendary. He only placed eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1973 and 1978, with only two rising to the top 40. However, Glaser --…

  9. Darren Criss Plays Secret Show in NYC

    December 19, 2011 12:15 PM EST In Town for Broadway Run, 'Glee' Star Performs at Benefit Events, Forgets Lyrics Ever since Darren Criss surged into public consciousness last year on "Glee," the actor-musician-composer hasn't done much in half-measures, and his arrival in New York for a run in the…

  10. Happy 70th, Bob Dylan! A Dylan Soundmap Tribute

    May 24, 2011 4:20 PM EDT To celebrate Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, we have taken the iconic designer Milton Glaser's famous Dylan poster for CBS records in 1966 and converted it into a soundmap for some of Dylan's most famous lyrics. To navigate through the audio and words, roll over Dylan's…

  11. Rod Stewart Sued By Law Firm For $3.3 Million

    November 18, 2009 8:55 AM EST A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recently won judgments for architect Frank Gehry and…

  12. Hennessy Teams With Swizz Beatz For 'Black' Cognac Debut

    April 27, 2009 11:03 AM EDT Rapper/producer Swizz Beatz has been tapped by Hennessy V.S. to help launch a new, limited line of cognac, called Hennessy Black. The rapper will perform an original song, "When I Step Into the Club," alongside the JabbaWockeez of "America's Best Dance Crew" during a…

  13. Tupac's Mother Sues Over Biopic

    March 16, 2009 10:12 AM EDT Tupac Shakur's mother is firing back at Morgan Creek over the right to make a biopic about the late rapper. In a $10 million cross-complaint set to be filed Monday morning, Afeni Shakur's Amaru Entertainment claims that Morgan Creek, topper James Robinson and others tried to strong…

  14. Shakur Biopic At Center Of Legal Battle

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST A legal turf war has broken out between production company Morgan Creek and the estate of Tupac Shakur. Morgan Creek has sued Amaru Entertainment, the company run by Afeni Shakur, the late rapper's mother and executor, alleging in a Los Angeles Superior Court filing that the company has…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Beyonce, the bullet system and more. THE FANTASTIC FOUR Happy New Year, Fred! With "Irreplaceable" remaining No. 1 for five weeks, Beyonce joins Boyz II Men as the only two acts to have their first four No. 1s stay on top for four weeks or more (not…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Motown, "American Idol," Eurovision and the disappearance of physical singles. TAMLA, MOTOWN, GORDY AND A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL Hello Fred. I noticed an error in your article concerning Motown and its span of chart-topping hits. You stated that the run started with Mary…

  17. Ask Billboard

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Billboard charts, Smashing Pumpkins and Mary J. Blige. POP VS. HOT Hello, I've noticed a lot of changes and new things happening with Billboard magazine and Billboard.com. There's a new chart that was launched about a couple of…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Jim Morrison

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Morrison Music will be the focus of Thursday's (March 10) episode of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice," with appearances by Lil' Kim, Eve, Fat Joe, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Gene Simmons, Lil Jon, Simple Plan, New Found…

  19. Stones Lead Artist Digital Awards Finalists

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The veteran U.K. rock band's "Four Flicks" (TGA…

  20. Billboard Bits: Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers Singer/songwriter Howie Day will release his second album, "Stop All the World Now," Oct. 7 via Epic. Produced by Youth (The Verve, Crowded House), the 11-track collection was recorded in London. The first single will be "Perfect…

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