Billboard stopped by McCann Erickson’s New York office on Aug. 18 for an acoustic performance by members of the Plain White T’s. The band played four songs, including new single “Rhythm of Love” (released Aug. 10) and megahit “Hey There Delilah”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 2007. The band is pictured here with the event’s attendees (from left) Plain White T’s band manager, Jeff Varner; McCann Erickson Production Coordinator Mike Ladman; guitarist Tim Lopez; McCann Erickson SVP Executive Music Producer Mike Boris; lead singer Tom Higgenson; bassist Mike Retondo and Director of Strategic Marketing and Promotions at Disney Music Group Dana Baccino. PHOTO: COURTNEY BALDASARE



Billboard stopped by McCann Erickson’s New York office on Aug. 18 for an acoustic performance by members of the Plain White T’s. The band played four songs, including new single “Rhythm of Love” (released Aug. 10) and megahit “Hey There Delilah”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 2007. Pictured here are members of the Plain White T’s (from left), guitarist Tim Lopez, lead singer Tom Higgenson, and bassist Mike Retondo, sharing a smile mid-performance. PHOTO: COURTNEY BALDASARE



Billboard stopped by McCann Erickson’s New York office on Aug. 18 for an acoustic performance by members of the Plain White T’s. The band played four songs, including new single “Rhythm of Love” (released Aug. 10) and megahit “Hey There Delilah”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 2007. Here, the Plain White T’s lead singer Tom Higgenson (left) and bassist Mike Retondo (right) are caught in an emotive moment during their performance. PHOTO: COURTNEY BALDASARE



Members of the Plain White T’s kick back with some attendees of their acoustic performance at McCann Erickson’s New York office on Aug. 18. From left: Plain White T’s band manager Jeff Varner, McCann Erickson Production Coordinator Mike Ladman, guitarist Tim Lopez, McCann Erickson SVP Executive Music Producer Mike Boris, lead singer Tom Higgenson, bassist Mike Retondo and Director of Strategic Marketing and Promotions at Disney Music Group Dana Baccino. PHOTO: COURTNEY BALDASARE



Billboard stopped by McCann Erickson’s New York office on Aug. 18 for an acoustic performance by members of the Plain White T’s, who are pictured here after wrapping up their set. From left: Plain White T’s bassist Mike Retondo (left), lead singer Tom Higgenson and guitarist Tim Lopez. PHOTO: COURTNEY BALDASARE



The new "Glee" apparel line was launched Sat. Aug 21 at the Macy’s Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Stars from the show gathered to help promote the new line which will appear in over 600 Macy’s retail locations. Pictured here are (from left) Heather Morris, Glee’s “Brittany”; Kevin McHale Glee’s “Artie” and Jenna Ushkowitz Glee’s “Tina”. PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS



On August 12 at the Opera Nightclub in Atlanta, Island Def Jam presented a “Welcome Back to Def Jam” extravaganza in celebration of their newest signee Vawn, whose first single “She Don’t Mind” featuring Gucci Mane and Roscoe Dash is currently impacting radio. Pictured here are (from left) producer and artist Jazze Pha; former founder of Uptown Records, Andre Harrell; CEO Upfront Megatainment/Konvict Muzik, Devyne Stephens; and the Executive Consultant for Program Planning Acquisitions & Peachtree TV, Turner Entertainment Networks, Ryan Glover. PHOTO: DJ BING



On August 12 at the Opera Nightclub in Atlanta, Island Def Jam presented a “Welcome Back to Def Jam” extravaganza in celebration of their newest signee Vawn, whose first single “She Don’t Mind” featuring Gucci Mane and Roscoe Dash is currently impacting radio. Pictured here are (from left) the evening’s honoree, Jevon “VAWN” Sims, Island Def Jam producer and artist and Devyne Stephens, CEO Upfront Megatainment/Konvict Muzik. PHOTO: DJ BING



Clive Davis presented his newest signing to J Records, singer/songwriter BC JEAN, to a room full of top executives and industry guests at the Sony Club in NYC on August 18. BC Jean, who’s debut single “Just A Guy” will be available at all digital providers on 9/14. BC Jean performed a 5 song set to the industry only crowd and Clive Davis played six songs from her forthcoming album, anticipated for release early 2011, showcasing the full breadth of her work. Pictured here at the event are (from left): Tom Corson, EVP, GM RCA Music Group; Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment; BC Jean; and Richard Palmese, EVP, Promotion, RCA Music Group. PHOTO: LARRY BUSACCA/ COURTESY WIREIMAGE.COM



BC Jean is the BMI award-winning co-writer of Beyonce’s hit “If I Were A Boy.” She is currently in the studio working with top-notch collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé), The Matrix (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), and Max Martin (Katy Perry, Pink). Pictured here at her introduction event (from left) are Larry Jackson, President, A&R, Arista Records/EVP, A&R RCA Music Group; David Dyer, Vice President, Pop/Rock Promotion, RCA Music Group; Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment; BC Jean, J Records recording artist; Richard Palmese, EVP, Promotion; RCA Music Group; Peter Gray, SVP, Pop Promotion, RCA Music Group; Josh Reich, National Top 40, Promotion; and John Ehmann, Manager, A&R, RCA Music Group. PHOTO: LARRY BUSACCA/ COURTESY WIREIMAGE.COM



The 10th Annual Bloodstock Open Air festival, the largest heavy metal festival in the UK, took place in Derby, England from Aug. 13-15 and played host to over 11,600 fans and bands including Opeth, Children of Bodom and Fear Factory, among others. Pictured here are Twisted Sister, who played during the festival, are pictured here (from left): Twisted Sister drummer A. J. Pero; Bloodstock Open Air Director and Festival Organizer Paul Gregory; lead singer/frontman Dee Snider; Director of Concessions, Contractors and Traders for Bloodstock, Rachael Gregory; guitarist Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda; Director of Bloodstock Main Stage – the “Ronnie James Dio” Stage, Vicky Gregory; bassist Mark “The Animal” Mendoza; guitarist Jay Jay French; and Director of Marketing and New Business Ventures for Bloodstock, Adam Gregory. PHOTO BY CHRISTIE GOODWIN.