1. EDMBiz Successfully Wraps Third Annual Conference in Las Vegas

    June 27, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Artists, promoters, agents, bloggers, investors, media experts and more from around the country and all over the globe gathered to share their knowledge, experience and overall thoughts on the state of the industry’s past, present and future. The ...

  2. Jason Crabb Signs with Provident’s Christian-Focused Reunion Label (Exclusive)

    June 27, 2014 5:04 PM EDT 0 3.43 k 38 0 Grammy-winning Christian artist Jason Crabb is signing with Reunion Records, part of Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music. Exiting Spring Hill Music Group after three albums and a live DVD, the new deal signals a move to expand Cr ...

  3. Ex-Google Exec Alexis Giles Named SoundCloud Director of Business Development

    June 27, 2014 2:42 PM EDT Alexis Giles is the new director of business development at SoundCloud. Based in San Francisco, Giles will look to develop partnerships for the company with platform and distribution partners. Exploration.io's Aaron Davis on Maximizing YouT ...

  4. Mike Will Made It, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri Top Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 27, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Last evening (June 26) was a big night for Mike Will Made It and Warner/Chappell Music. The songwriter/producer was named songwriter of the year and his publishing firm was crowned publisher of the year at the 27 th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul ...

  5. Members of Edith y El Tsunami Murdered in Mexico

    June 27, 2014 1:33 PM EDT Members of the grupero act are the latest musicians killed in that country. There has been yet another apparent murder of musicians in Mexico. The bodies of three members of grupero act Edith y El Tsunami were found inside the trunk of a car in th ...

  6. UMPG to Make Entire Database Easier for Licensees

    June 27, 2014 12:34 PM EDT In a move to address potential changes in music licensing, Universal Music Publishing Group will make its entire song database more transparent and easily accessible to music licensees. The enhancement to the company's data repository will ev ...

  7. RedOne: From Lady Gaga to Soccer's Go-To Hit-Maker – with Love to Real Madrid (Q&A)

    June 27, 2014 11:49 AM EDT Amidst the World Cup madness that’s swept even America, it’s easy to forget that for the 47 months between the mega-tournament most of the globe is about just as excited about soccer as we all are right now. Moroccan-Swedish producer, songwriter a ...

  8. Sony Music Copyright Claims Aiming to Ground United Airlines Contractor

    June 26, 2014 6:49 PM EDT On Wednesday, the Supreme Court looked down on Aereo's system of capturing over-the-air television programming and relaying those copyrighted works to digital devices. It's now time to look higher -- thousands of feet above terrestrial s ...

  9. Tupac Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Not Ending This Weekend

    June 26, 2014 5:06 PM EDT The producer of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical based on Tupac Shakur's lyrics, has denied rumors that the show would be closing this Sunday due to low ticket sales. Madonna Attends Preview of Tupac Shakur Broadway Musi ...

  10. Katy Perry Becomes the RIAA's All-Time Top Digital Artist

    June 26, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Yesterday (June 25), Katy Perry was presented with yet another award in her record-setting three-album career. The Recording Industry Association of America named Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in ...

  11. Latin Grammys to Air Nov. 20 Live on Univision from MGM Grand

    June 26, 2014 2:42 PM EDT The 15th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards is scheduled to broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 and will air on the Univision Network. Latin Recording Academy Launches Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Latin Gramm ...

  12. Drake Manager and OVO Founder Oliver El-Khatib Started From the Bottom, Too

    June 26, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Oliver El-Khatib rarely gives interviews. The October’s Very Own (OVO) founder and Drake co-manager, who has helped turn OVO into a global brand, isn't aloof or inarticulate -- he’s just a busy guy who prefers the spotlight to be on the a ...

  13. Dozens Hospitalized After Avicii Concert in Boston

    June 26, 2014 1:40 AM EDT An Avicii concert at Boston's TD Gardens ended with multiple people taking trips to the hospital, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Roughly 38 people, many of them teenagers, were hospitalized after using dangerous substances, The Boston ...

  14. What Options are Left for Aereo Following Supreme Court Ruling?

    June 25, 2014 9:35 PM EDT The Supreme Court dealt Internet startup Aereo a major setback on Wednesday in ruling that the television-over-the-Internet service operates much like a cable TV company. As a result, the service violates copyright law unless Aereo pays broadcaste ...

  15. Billboard + Hollywood Reporter 2014 Film & TV Music Conference Scheduled Nov. 5, 6

    June 25, 2014 9:00 PM EDT Planning for the 2014 Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music conference officially kicked off with the annual Advisory Board Luncheon on June 19 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year’s conference is expanding from years past, movi ...

  16. Google's I/O Developer Conference: More of the Same, But From Google This Time

    June 25, 2014 5:18 PM EDT The company unveiled a smattering of offerings, mostly intended to compete with much of the same from other tech giants. Google revealed a host of updates around its Android operating system, mostly targeting developers, at its 2014 I/O event Thur ...

  17. Industry Argues Its Worth to Congress (and Itself) In Second Round of Testimony

    June 25, 2014 4:38 PM EDT A Congressional hearing on music licensing Wednesday turned up mostly the same themes, frustrations and proposed solutions as the hearing two weeks earlier. Representatives of artists, record labels, songwriters, music publishers and broadcasters ...

  18. How Grown-Up Beliebers Influenced Ed Sheeran's Pop Stardom

    June 25, 2014 4:32 PM EDT Ed Sheeran released his second full-length album, "x" (as in "multiply") in the U.S. on Monday (June 23), and it's reasonable to expect a very healthy debut sales week. For an artist without much in the way of previous cha ...

  19. Frank Ocean Parts Ways with 4 Strikes Management, Life Or Death PR

    June 25, 2014 3:43 PM EDT Frank Ocean has cleaned house with his management and PR, according to a report from Buzzfeed. The 26-year-old singer has parted ways with both longtime manager Christian Clancy (who continues to manage Odd Future) of 4 Strikes Management and pu ...

  20. Supreme Court Hands Broadcasters Huge Win in Aereo Battle

    June 25, 2014 1:06 PM EDT  The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of TV broadcasters against Aereo. In a 6-3 decision, the high court led by Justice Stephen Breyer determined that Aereo publicly performs copyrighted work and has reversed the 2nd Circuit holding. The ...

  21. Gus Wenner Promoted to Head of Digital Across Wenner Media

    June 25, 2014 10:47 AM EDT About a year after Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner tapped his 23-year-old, fresh-out-of-college son Gus to lead RollingStone.com, the younger Wenner has been promoted to head of digital for all Wenner Media's digital titles, including the w ...

  22. Scotland's T in the Park Relocating to Strathallan Castle

    June 25, 2014 10:26 AM EDT Scotland's largest music festival, T in the Park, will relocate from its longtime home of Balado to Strathallan Castle in 2015, DF Concerts & Events has announced. Eminem Touches Down at T in the Park Susan Boyle Sings for the Pope in Sco ...

  23. Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges, Memphis Soul Songwriter & Guitar Great, Dead at 68

    June 25, 2014 8:51 AM EDT Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who played a significant role in shaping the sound of Memphis music, has died due to complications from emphysema. He was 68.  Born June 3, 1946 in Germantown, Tennessee, Hodges w ...

  24. Michelle Obama to Deliver Keynote At Grammy Museum Luncheon in L.A.

    June 25, 2014 6:10 AM EDT First Lady Michelle Obama will be back in Los Angeles on July 16 as the keynote speaker for the Grammy Museum's first inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, which recognizes teachers who make outstanding use of music in their classro ...

  25. ScHoolboy Q Concert Shooting: Cops Have No Leads

    June 25, 2014 1:02 AM EDT Investigators haven't been able to develop a description of a gunman who opened fire on an SUV carrying rapper ScHoolboy Q after a concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater near Denver. ScHoolboy Q Concert Shooting: Dispatch 911 Audio Released Je ...

  26. RED Expands Promotion, Label Service Offerings

    June 24, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Sony Music’s RED Distribution continues to grow. The full-service company has expanded its existing radio promotion team by appointing six new staff members including svp urban promotion Richard Nash, vp urban promotion Jay Boone, RAL vp pop promo ...

  27. Beatport Head Matthew Adell to Step Down (Exclusive)

    June 24, 2014 5:23 PM EDT Beatport CEO Matthew Adell will be stepping down into an advisory role for Beatport's parent company SFX, a spokesperson has confirmed exclusively to Billboard. "His vision and dedication has helped make Beatport the company it is today, ...

  28. 'We Want to Compete,' Says Secretly's Van Arman, Ahead of His Congressional Testimony Tomorrow (Guest Post)

    June 24, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Darius Van Arman is co-founder and co-owner of Secretly Group, an independent label group that is based in Indiana. He currently serves on the boards of A2IM, SoundExchange and Merlin. Tomorrow (June 25), he is providing testimony on behalf of ...

  29. NXNE, CMW Remove Radius Clause While 'Why NXNE Sucks' Panel Rages

    June 24, 2014 12:27 PM EDT Just when a handful of invited detractors on the Why NXNE Sucks panel were griping about the 45-day radius clause imposed on artists performing at the Toronto music festival (June 18 to 22), publicists for NXNE and Canadian Music Week had already ...

  30. Beka Tischker Tapped as Senior VP A&R for Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records

    June 23, 2014 9:16 PM EDT Beka Tischker has been named senior vice president of A&R for Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records and senior vice president of publishing at Prescription Songs. The Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Lukasz Gottwald and Beka met over eight year ...

  31. George Clinton Can't Prevent Sound Recordings From Being Sold

    June 23, 2014 7:14 PM EDT George Clinton won't be able to stop a court-appointed receiver from selling "One Nation Under a Groove," "Hardcore Jollies," "Uncle Jam Wants You" and "The Electric Spanking of War Babies." On Monday, ...

  32. Wendy Goldstein Named SVP/Head of Urban A&R for Republic Records

    June 23, 2014 6:58 PM EDT Wendy Goldstein has been promoted from svp A&R to executive vice president/head of urban A&R for Republic Records by evp Rob Stevenson, along with founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman. As senior vice president of A&R si ...

  33. Berklee College of Music Announces First Graduate Programs

    June 23, 2014 5:06 PM EDT Following the launch of inaugural graduate degrees at its Valencia location, Berklee Collge of Music has announced the first graduate programs at its Boston campus. Starting in the fall of 2015, students will be able to achieve a Master of Arts i ...

  34. iHeartRadio Dir. of Digital Programming Mike Abrams Let Go

    June 23, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Mike Abrams, former director of digital programming at iHeartRadio, has left the company. "They eliminated a few positions, including mine," Abrams told Billboard.biz. "I don't know too much about it, since I work in L.A. and [ ...

  35. Why Congressional Hearings Are to Public Policy What Speed Dating Is to Romance (Guest Post)

    June 23, 2014 12:48 PM EDT Jim Griffin is managing director at OneHouse LLC   where he focuses on the digital delivery of art, especially music and itsmonetization, after executive stints with Geffen and Warner Music Group. He testified before the House Judiciary Committee ...

  36. Feds Want Lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse Dismissed

    June 23, 2014 9:12 AM EDT The U.S. Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse, which objects to a report that describes its fans as a dangerous gang. Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos Drops Lineup in Zany Video: Watch ...

  37. Kevin Liles on Mariah and Jay-Z's Beverages, Lyor's 300 & D'Angelo’s New Record (Q&A)

    June 22, 2014 3:24 PM EDT Kevin Liles calls himself an entrepreneur, and it's hard to imagine a more accurate catch-all term for the items in his overstuffed portfolio. My Day: Kevin Liles, Founder of KWL Enterprises Lyor Cohen Unveils 300, New 'Content Company ...

  38. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Attendee In Las Vegas Dies

    June 22, 2014 10:58 AM EDT A California man attending a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas died Saturday morning after he was taken to a hospital. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the Electric Daisy Carnival attendee as 24-year-old Montomery Tsang of San L ...

  39. Scooter Braun, BBH Join Forces for The Creative Studio Joint Venture

    June 20, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Scooter Braun now has his eyes on transforming the advertising business. In a clear case of joining his “social media firepower” with the creative muscle of British advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the manager of Justin Bieber and Ps ...

  40. Smokey Robinson Points to U.S. Constitution in Fight With Ex-Wife Over Song Rights

    June 20, 2014 3:27 PM EDT The singer-songwriter argues that a federal copyright law preempts Claudette Robinson's claim of being entitled to a share of his big hits. When U.S. lawmakers long ago decided to give authors the opportunity to terminate copyright grants to ...

  41. NBC's Beatles Series Tripped Up Over Music Rights, Competing Project

    June 20, 2014 1:08 PM EDT News leaked June 13 that NBC has a team developing an eight-part mini-series on The Beatles . At the outset, it has two big challenges: no music rights and a competing project at Sony Pictures Television. Marty Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV Mu ...

  42. Michael Jackson Remains a Provider 5 Years After His Death

    June 20, 2014 12:47 PM EDT It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance. A new album recently de ...

  43. Russell Simmons Shooting TV Pilot, Producing Rap Opera & Spending Millions on Movies

    June 20, 2014 12:01 PM EDT Russell Simmons is climbing off the yoga mat. The hip-hop impresario-turned-lifestyle guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Success Through Stillness, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles early in 2014. Now, he is launching a flurry o ...

  44. A2IM Head Bengloff Strikes Out at Majors, RIAA, Amazon and YouTube in Keynote

    June 20, 2014 8:47 AM EDT In his keynote address, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said that the trade group's board members cited the main issue their business is facing is how music licensing transactions were evolving and the concept of digital breakage. "Breakage ...

  45. Michael Jackson 'Hologram' Show Triggers New Lawsuit

    June 20, 2014 3:42 AM EDT It's now been a month since a Michael Jackson recreation at the Billboard Music Awards earned heavy buzz. In the days leading up to the spectacle, Hologram USA, owned by firebrand entrepreneur Alki David, attempted to stop it by claiming it i ...

  46. Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Songwriting Partner Behind 'Natural Woman,' Dies Aged 75

    June 19, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Halfway to Paradise" and " ...

  47. Comic Book Legend Jack Kirby's Lawsuit Could Have Big Implications for Music

    June 19, 2014 4:39 PM EDT A longstanding dispute between a legendary comic book artist and Marvel may inadvertantly have given musicians a backdoor to a Supreme Court ruling on pre-1978 termination rights. This is an edited version of an article first published by The Holl ...

  48. Ryan Gentles and Wiz Kid Management Join C3 Roster, Opens New York Office

    June 19, 2014 3:09 PM EDT Ryan Gentles and his New York firm Wiz Kid Management have joined the Management Division of C3 Presents, the independent concert promotion, event production and artist management company based in Austin, Texas.   Gentles' entire Wiz Kid Ma ...

  49. One Direction Member Buys English Soccer Club Doncaster Rovers

    June 19, 2014 1:54 PM EDT One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is the new co-owner of English soccer club Doncaster Rovers. The team plays in the so-called League One, the soccer league two levels below the top-flight English Premier League. Financial details weren't ...

  50. D'Angelo's Album Will Be Out in 2014, Touring in October, Manager Insists

    June 19, 2014 9:11 AM EDT It's been so long, with so many false alarms, you start to lose track. D'Angelo 's long-awaited follow-up to his classic 2000 album "Voodoo" was supposed to come out in 2007. Then 2009. Then 2010. Then he started touring, ...

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