Clear Channel’s first-ever IHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour has turned its annual holiday pop concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden into a national touring franchise. Billboard.biz goes deep behind the scenes.
R. Kelly is set to collect his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The singer's latest album, "Black Panties," is on course to sell around 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15 -- so say industry forecasters.
Erika M. Anderson, who records as EMA, has signed with Matador Records. The independent label will release 'The Future's Void,' her sophomore album and the follow up to 2011's acclaimed 'Past Life Martyred Saints,' in Spring 2014.
Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their collaboration "The Monster," which gives each artist a new slice of history in the chart's 55-year archives. As we do each Wednesday, let's dig into the numbers behind this week's top 10, going especially Rihanna- and Eminem-centric in honor of each's latest trip to the summit.
Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week, One Direction falls to No. 2 and Kelly Clarkson's Christmas set climbs.
Last month, Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark co-producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris confirmed Spider-Man’s next stop will be Vegas -- probably. And as Cohl reveals to Billboard, perhaps Russia, Germany and Asia. Oh, and there’s an arena tour in the works. Here, Cohl tells Billboard about the latest for the hero that just keeps getting up off the mat.
Asheville, North Carolina's Moogfest has added a slew of label-curated showcases to this year's lineup – SFX president Tim Crowhurst on the round of layoffs at Beatport this week – Billboard's Women In Music event took place yesterday in New York, and we were there – and much more in today's Fix.
Moogfest has announced it is bringing in independent labels including DFA, Ghostly International, WARP Records, Fool’s Gold, RVNG INTL, No. 19 Music’s Social Experiment and Driftless Recordings to curate label showcases at its April 23-27 festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Each label will curate a night at one of the festival’s ten participating venues.
Romer's resume includes extensive stints in the theme-parks business, including slots as director of operations and entertainment at Dreamworld, and show and entertainment manager at Sea World. Prior to the SEC job, he’d served as director of operations at the neighbouring Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre for six years.