1. The Beat: KROQ Music Director Lisa Worden on Coachella Partnership

    April 16, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Weekend one of Coachella is overflowing with parties, everything from traditions like Neon Carnival and the Lacoste soiree to this year, for the first time ever, a McDonald’s party. But only one event surrounding the concert actually works in conj ...

  2. The Beat: Gareth Emery's 360 Group Mgmt Team's Coachella Strategy, EDM Skepticism

    April 12, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Billboard ran into EDM star Gareth Emery with his day-to-day, Josiahs Porter, and his manager, Brett Fisher , both of Three Six Zero Group ( the management, publishing , recording and production team in partnership with Roc Nation) in the middle ...

  3. SkyLight To Honor Dance Music Icon Judy Weinstein at Miami Music Week Benefit

    March 26, 2014 3:15 PM EDT The non-profit supporting female entrepreneurs and execs in dance music will host a benefit brunch at the Red Bull Guest house in Miami. SkyLight , the non-profit organization supporting female entrepreneurs and executives in electronic dance musi ...

  4. Backbeat: Russell Simmons, Barry Weiss, Kanye, 2 Chainz Celebrate Def Jam's 30th In Austin

    March 12, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Def Jam records celebrated its 30th anniversary at SXSW with a star-studded showcase, which included performances by 2 Chainz, Pusha T, YG, and a host of top picks from the Def Jam Roster. 
 SXSW Executive Strategies - Def Jam's Sickamore: &# ...

  5. Billboard's '40 Under 40' for 2014: Cast Your Nominations Here!

    March 07, 2014 9:45 AM EST Who are the rising young executives driving our business forward? Billboard's annual Power Players special feature "40 Under 40" will identify these individuals -- and we invite our readers to offer their nominations online here. ...

  6. Backbeat: Arcade Fire, Oscar Music Noms Avoid the Great LA Deluge at Society of Composers Party

    March 02, 2014 12:48 PM EST Related Articles Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Will Butler and Owen Pallett, More Deliver at First-Ever Oscar Concert Arcade Fire's Will Butler on Co-Writing Best Score Oscar Nominee 'Her,' The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene ...

  7. Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine & More Rock Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash

    February 01, 2014 10:59 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31). In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive pro ...

  8. Virgin Showcases ID4GiRLS

    January 31, 2014 2:11 AM EST Destiny’s Child for the 21st century? That was one of the remarks heard after a gathering of industry executives, songwriters, producers and tastemakers listened to the vibrant three-part harmony belted out by new female trio ID4GiRLS. Signed to ...

  9. Grammy Diary: Shelley Wright From Modular, Reps Tame Impala, Has Dinner With Indies, Trainspots Jay Z & Beyonce

    January 29, 2014 9:45 AM EST Shelley Wright is the director of publicity for Modular whose band Tame Impala were nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy. Here's her Grammy diary. Patrik North, the US label manager at Modular , and I were beyond surprised when Tame ...

  10. Republic Records' GRAMMY Afterparty Celebrates Lorde, Others

    January 28, 2014 3:57 AM EST The Republic Records GRAMMY party capped off a night of wins that included the celebration of Lorde's "Royals," which won for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.  Avery Lipman, president/COO of Republic Records, hosted ...

  11. Where The Music Supes Eat Nigiri: The PJ Bloom, Ron Broitman, Kevin Weaver Grammy Party

    January 27, 2014 1:50 PM EST “If a bomb was dropped here, there would be no more sync business.” So cracks Kevin Weaver EVP, the Atlantic Records Group , about the crowd thronging the patio at the outpost of high-end Japanese restaurant Katsuya located in the shadow of Los An ...

  12. Cee Lo Holds Court at Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party, Larry Mestel Calls RoccStar, Trevor Jackson 'The Future'

    January 26, 2014 2:33 PM EST The 8th Annual Primary Wave Music Pre-Grammy party took over West Hollywood's RivaBella restaurant Saturday (Jan. 25). As one of the largest independent music marketing, management and music publishing companies in the U.S., a number of majo ...

  13. Grammy Week: Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, Robin Thicke, 10 More Play UMG Party; Lucian Grainge Thanks Certain Execs But Not All

    January 25, 2014 9:48 PM EST Robin Thicke , Lorde, Kacey Musgraves and another 10 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing executives as well as media. An opportunity for exec ...

  14. Carole King Honored by Stars, Music Industry at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 11:56 AM EST Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring King. Miguel and Kacey Musgraves delivered a richly textured "Crying in ...

  15. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline Beats Music's Grammy Week Launch While Music Execs Wait In Line

    January 25, 2014 11:14 AM EST Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits ...

  16. The Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players, Joe Smith Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:13 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual Power 100 Issue with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to s ...

  17. Grammy Week: Songza, Revolt TV, BrokeMogul Execs Discuss Music Discovery, Man, Machine

    January 24, 2014 7:30 AM EST In the quest to surface music to new fans, the industry has relied on two tracks -- algorithms and humans. At Grammy Connect, the music industry's fifth annual confab on digital and social media, the Recording Academy explored the relative me ...

  18. Backbeat: Emeli Sandé Captivates At Essence Black Women In Music

    January 23, 2014 2:50 PM EST A soul-stirring performance by honoree Emeli Sandé capped what’s become a popular GRAMMY Week tradition: Essence magazine’s Black Women in Music celebration. Now in its fifth year, the annual salute to rising female artists last night (Jan. 22) wa ...

  19. Backbeat: Clive Davis Riffs on the Biz, Lou Reed Tanning, More at Intimate Pre-GRAMMY Gathering

    January 23, 2014 4:37 AM EST Clive Davis regaled an intimate audience in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Jan. 22) with tales plucked from his 50-year legacy as one of music's most significant record executives. Over an hour-long interview led by The Hollywood Reporter mu ...

  20. Backbeat Byte: Bono and The Edge Come Out to Support 'Mandela'

    January 07, 2014 4:21 PM EST  U2’s Bono and the Edge gathered at a reception for the Weinstein Co.’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Monday night at the Sunset Marquis. Their first song in three years, “Ordinary Love,” is featured in the film. Bono said the song “is a plea f ...

  21. Backbeat Byte: Giant Eagles Record Spins Atop Newly Refurbished Forum

    January 07, 2014 2:17 PM EST To toast the Eagles' six-date inauguration of the $100 million renovation of Los Angeles arena The Forum , they went real big, mounting the biggest piece of vinyl in the world -- a mock-up of "Hotel California" --  on top of the are ...

  22. Backbeat Byte: Frank Ferrer, Jim Rotolo and More New York Rockers Come Out in Support of Harley-Davidson Grand Opening

    December 30, 2013 11:33 AM EST A New York City Harley-Davidson franchisee built upon the branding of the Harley-Davidson corporation by closely aligning itself with the local rock music community at its Grand Opening Party in December. Playing off the branding which the motorc ...

  23. RED and Co. President Bob Morelli Celebrate a Solid Year at Annual Holiday Party (Backbeat)

    December 27, 2013 2:19 PM EST At RED's annual holiday party, company president Bob Morelli thanked his staff for a great year, pointing out that while some would say 2012 had been the company's best year (when it finished with a 4.29% market share for albums plus tra ...

  24. Backbeat: Beyonce Surprises (Again) with Record Release Party at Times Square's Dave & Buster's

    December 21, 2013 1:09 PM EST Following her Dec. 19 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Beyonce celebrated the release of her new album in style -- amongst the prize tickets and glistening arcade games of Dave & Buster' s. After the show, Bey headed from Brook ...

  25. Backbeat: SESAC Latina Celebrates Christmas with Jencarlos Canela at Miami 'Posada'

    December 10, 2013 11:53 AM EST SESAC Latina celebrated Christmas in Miami with a “Posada Navideña” (a Christmas celebration) at Zielo Restaurant in Miami on Dec. 4 with special guest artist Jencarlos Canela. Canela, a SESAC writer, spoke with journalists about his upcoming albu ...

  26. Pitbull, Producer Larry Klein Preview This Weekend's American Music Awards (Video Q&A)

    November 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST   After unfurling the Red Carpet for this weekend's American Music Awards at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre with ABC's Mark Bracco, show producer Larry Klein and host Pitbull gave Billboard an inside look at this weekend's program. ...

  27. Backbeat Byte: Mariah Carey, Debbie Harry at 19th Annual Out 100 Awards

    November 18, 2013 12:50 PM EST Out Magazine held its 19th-annual 100 Awards ceremony this past Friday at New York's Terminal 5, celebrating influential members of the gay community who have made a positive impact over the past year. The show drew two big names to its nin ...

  28. Backbeat: Grammy Museum Honors Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson

    November 13, 2013 2:01 PM EST Motown legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson were the inaugural honorees of the Grammy Museum’s first annual Architects of Sound Awards gala (Nov. 11). Held at the museum and Club Nokia at the L.A. Live complex, the dinner/concert event raised ...

  29. Backbeat: Yandel, Sony Team Celebrate Album Release, No. 1 Debut

    November 13, 2013 2:00 PM EST Reggaeton star Yandel can now bring out the bubbly as his first solo album, "De Lider a Leyanda (From Leader to Legend)," debuts at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart. "I'm thrilled with everything," Yandel told Billboa ...

  30. Backbeat: Bon Jovi Inaugurated to ACC's Hall of Fame with Record-Breaking 17 Performances

    November 08, 2013 1:53 PM EST Bon Jovi received the inaugural induction into the Air Canada Centre’s Hall of Fame in Toronto, selected because the New Jersey rockers have played the arena a record-breaking 17 times. No other act comes close. The ceremony took place late afte ...

  31. Watch Dean Dillon's Poignant BMI Icon Award Acceptance Speech In Full: Video

    November 06, 2013 6:33 PM EST Dean Dillon, who has penned hits for George Strait, George Jones, Kenny Chesney and more in his prolific career, was honored as the newest BMI Icon at Tuesday night's (Nov. 5) BMI Country Awards. After Strait, Chesney, Luke Bryan and Lee An ...

  32. Backbeat: Film & TV Music Execs Hit Spago For Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Thought-Leadership Dinner

    November 04, 2013 12:29 PM EST In conjunction with its Film & TV Music conference , Billboard brought together members of the film and television music community for an exclusive Thought-Leadership dinner on Oct. 30 at Spago in Beverly Hills, presented by Samsung Galaxy. ...

  33. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  34. Backbeat: Kentucky Headhunters, Chris Janson and Jaida Dryer Bring the Noise to the Int'l Entertainment Buyers Assoc.

    October 23, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Performing at the Bobby Roberts Co. showcase at the International Entertainment Buyers Assn. in Nashville today were the Kentucky Headhunters , Chris Janson and Jaida Dreyer . Pictured from left (above) are the HeadHunters’ Greg Martin (who told ...

  35. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Deerhunter Fan, Introduces/Interviews Band at Fader Fort For Revolt.tv in Brooklyn (Backbeat)

    October 20, 2013 9:46 AM EDT Sean Puffy Combs is apparently a Deerhunter fun. The hip-hop, vodka and potential media mogul showed up unannounced Friday evening (Oct. 18) at the Fader Fort at the Converse Rubber Tracks space in Brooklyn with a slew of cameras to interview th ...

  36. Backbeat Byte: Depeche Mode, Live Nation Execs Celebrate Sold-Out Staples Center Shows

    October 11, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Before playing the first of three sell-outs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 28th, Depeche Mode celebrated with the team that helped make it possible: manager Jonathan Kessler , Live Nation EVP of booking for Southern California/Las ...

  37. Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

    October 09, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Walking into the elegant, dimly lit Bowery Hotel last night (Oct 8) for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein , the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award , one was immediately struck by several sharp contrasts that at times bordered o ...

  38. Billboard En Concierto Hits L.A. with Calibre 50 for Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013

    October 09, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Regional Mexican band Calibre 50 , a four-time finalist for the Billboard Mexican Music Awards, helped kick off the L.A. edition of the Billboard En Concierto series celebrating some of the most successful bands of the genre who will be seen on ...

  39. Celebrating 10 Years of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music with 'Enormous Pride' (Backbeat)

    October 02, 2013 12:53 PM EDT Jeff Rabhan , chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, was understandably proud as he spoke at a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program, held Sept 26 at Gallow Green, the rooftop garden bar of Ma ...

  40. Sony Music, DNA Extend Production Deal

    October 02, 2013 2:27 AM EDT Sony Music has extended its deal with Australian songwriting and production team DNA. The new arrangement continues on from an exclusive production deal struck between DNA and Sony Music in 2012. From that earlier pact, track sales written and p ...

  41. Backbeat: Radio's Best Discuss The Medium's Present And Future State At Audio Industry Summit

    September 30, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Radio experts called for a greater connection with listeners, content that tells a story, and making radio hip again for youth at the Audio Industry Summit held in New York Sept. 27. The conference, presented by Syracuse University's S.I. N ...

  42. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

  43. Backbeat: Backstage as Metallica Takes Over the Apollo for the First, and Last, Time

    September 23, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Metallica 's once-in-a-lifetime show at New York's Apollo Theater lived up to its hype. Hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and free T-shirts greeted the crowd that lined up around the block to watch the metal titans rock the same stage t ...

  44. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  45. The Replacements 'Respectfully Pass' on Your Media Request; Stanley Cup's Fall Out Boy Cameo at Riot Fest (Backbeat)

    September 16, 2013 5:55 PM EDT The Replacements played Chicago's Riot Fest this past weekend, marking just their second performance in 22 years. Western Promotions founder Heather West , who ran public and press relations for the fest, describes the media onslaught for ...

  46. Backbeat: Sony Music Signs Crayon Pop, Show Lo & Elva Hsiao

    September 16, 2013 12:45 AM EDT Sony Music is celebrating a string of new deals orchestrated through its international operations. Sony Music Korea has signed K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop , whose single “Bar Bar Bar” is one of the year’s big viral hits on YouTube. Based around ...

  47. Backbeat: Priyanka Chopra on Her Thursday Night Football Theme Song, Competition With Carrie Underwood, New Album

    September 12, 2013 6:00 PM EDT “I learned all about special effects having worked on movies in India,” says Priyanka Chopra on the explosion-filled video (below) for her first single “In My City,” the theme song to the 2013 season of the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Footb ...

  48. Backbeat: Florida Georgia Line, Sheryl Crow, CMA’s Ed Hardy, Clear Channel’s Julie Talbot Hit 'Country’s Biggest Morning'

    September 10, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Nearly two months before "Country Music's Biggest Night" -- the 47th Annual CMA Awards -- the Country Music Association held what president of the CMA Board of Directors Ed Hardy described as "country's biggest morning&q ...

  49. Backbeat: Nine Inch Nails Rock Troubadour, KROQ's Lisa Worden's 'Life Changed'

    September 06, 2013 3:21 AM EDT Fresh off a run of huge festivals, Trent Reznor brought Nine Inch Nails into the 500 capacity Troubadour in West Hollywood, California to play an invite-only show for a group of very sweaty contest winners and VIPs.  "Seeing Nine Inch Nails ...

  50. Backbeat: Fifth Anniversary of Captured Tracks

    September 03, 2013 3:36 PM EDT Several hundred fans of dreamily retro indie rock gathered in Brooklyn over the long weekend to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of Captured Tracks , the Brooklyn-based label behind the bands Wild Nothing , DIIV , Beach Fossils , Mac DeMarc ...

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