1. Troy Carter Signs John Mayer, Miguel To Management Deals (Exclusive)

    January 10, 2014 5:26 PM EST Troy Carter’s Atom Factory has signed John Mayer and Miguel as management clients, Billboard has learned, finalizing deals that began in late 2013 with each artist. Miguel has been part of the roster since mid-November, having split with previ ...

  2. Beyonce Heading Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST After a one-week vacation from the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart, Beyonce is heading back to No. 1. The diva's self-titled set could sell around 85,000 to 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to in ...

  3. Canada’s Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists

    January 10, 2014 4:37 PM EST Digital music sales for 2013 were up in Canada from the previous year, according to a year-end report released today by Nielsen SoundScan. Digital album sales rose 9% from 2012, moving 11.4 million units from 10.5 million, while digital track sale ...

  4. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Hits 1 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Returns to Top 10

    January 10, 2014 3:57 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" iced Beyonce out of the No. 1 slot. The movie's companion album hopped from No. 4 to No. 1, selling 165,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  5. What’s Behind the Digital Download’s Decline and Can Streaming Save the Day? (From The Magazine)

    January 10, 2014 2:52 PM EST The following article on the decline of digital downloads is from the new Billboard magazine which features an indispensible special package on Nielsen's year-end SoundScan numbers that includes a look at labels' year-end market shares a ...

  6. Everly Brothers' Song Sales Up 696% Following Death of Phil Everly

    January 09, 2014 11:30 AM EST The death of Phil Everly -- one-half of the singing duo the Everly Brothers -- resonates on the charts this week. Everly passed away on on Jan. 3 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. Related The Everly Brothers' Country Roots ...

  7. Kid Ink Set For Top Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 08, 2014 9:27 PM EST Rapper Kid Ink is poised to make the highest bow on next week's Billboard 200 chart with his major-label debut, "My Own Lane." The set, released Jan. 7 on Tha Alumni Group/88 Classic through RCA Records, may sell between 40,000 and ...

  8. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Storms To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It rises from No. 4 last week and earns a 55% gain in sales. Beyo ...

  9. Apple's App Store Posts More Than $10 Billion in Sales in 2013

    January 07, 2014 4:58 PM EST December was the most successful month in the history of the retailer. Apple's App Store rang up more than $10 billion in sales in 2013, it was announced Tuesday. Related iTunes App Store: 30 Billion Downloads, $7.14 Billion in Revenue Why Ap ...

  10. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets All-Time Country Sales Record

    January 06, 2014 4:21 PM EST Florida Georgia Line's genre-busting "Cruise" is now the top selling country digital song of all-time, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With scans of 84,000 units in the most recent tracking week upping its overall sum to 6.33 millio ...

  11. The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams)

    January 04, 2014 3:30 PM EST The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 Don Everly on Losing His Brother Phil Everly Backbeat: Phil Everly @ Buddy Holly's 75th Birthday Celebration: 'People Hated Our Music' In honor of the Everly Brothers, following the p ...

  12. Chart Moves: Bastille Returns to Top 40, Demi Lovato's Big Gain, Zac Brown Band Hits 1 Million

    January 03, 2014 8:41 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Beyonce's self-titled album held firm at No. 1 for a third week, marking the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. While no new albums arrived in the top 10, there was still a lot of movement in t ...

  13. CES 2014 Preview: Disruptive Trends and What They Mean

    January 03, 2014 4:30 PM EST There will be plenty of disruptive technology at this year’s International CES, signaling new ways to create and distribute entertainment -- and how and where consumers will experience it. Key trends include 4K, wearable technology (from Google ...

  14. Eminem's 'Monster' Feat. Rihanna Posts Biggest Sales Week Yet

    January 03, 2014 4:10 PM EST In its ninth week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Eminem's "The Monster" takes home Digital Gainer honors thanks to a 123% increase to 433,000 downloads, its best week yet according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking wee ...

  15. Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line Remain Atop Country Charts

    January 03, 2014 11:30 AM EST With a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Garth Brooks' box set "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" marks the most weeks atop the tally for the Oklahoman in a dozen years. It's ...

  16. Celebrities Put the 'C' in CES

    January 03, 2014 10:37 AM EST The Consumer Electronics Show always plays host to tech-savvy celebrities. This year is no different -- the Las Vegas event has booked some big acts to go along with the gadgets. A few event veterans are returning this year, including newly hired ...

  17. Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

    January 03, 2014 9:21 AM EST .301 k 1.134 k 75 For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales. Nielsen SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Digital Album and Single Sales Slow Justin Timberlake&# ...

  18. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Timberlake� ...

  19. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' U.K.'s Best-Selling Album of 2013

    December 31, 2013 1:55 PM EST Boy band One Direction’s "Midnight Memories," released in late November, is the top-selling album of 2013 in the U.K. Its sales overtook Emeli Sande’s "Our Version of Events," which had topped the 2012 sales chart, late in the ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Daft Punk, Tegan & Sara, Robin Thicke: Amazon's Best-Selling Music of 2013 Varies By Format

    December 27, 2013 11:40 AM EST Everybody is releasing year-end lists right now, because that's what we do in December to put a neat bow on the year, and maybe gain a little perspective on what it all meant . Amazon, not content to have conveniently dominated the holiday ne ...

  22. Eminem, Rihanna Top Hot 100; Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love' Debuts

    December 26, 2013 6:06 PM EST Eminem and featured artist Rihanna notch a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which holds off Pitbull and Ke$ha's "Timber" at No. 2, also for a third week. Meanwhile, Beyonce bounds onto the c ...

  23. Beyonce Album Pirated 240,000 Times (Report)

    December 26, 2013 3:49 PM EST Beyoncé's new album, which has zoomed to the top of the Billboard sales charts, appears to also be popular on the file sharing charts as well -- with nearly a quarter million copies pirated within the first week of its Dec. 13 debut, acco ...

  24. Billboard Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Most Important Issue Facing the Music Biz In 2014

    December 26, 2013 2:20 PM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2013 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publ ...

  25. Beyonce Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, Album Nearing 1 Million U.S. Sales

    December 26, 2013 2:09 PM EST 'Beyonce' Closing In on 1 Million U.S. Sales Beyonce on Self-Management, Following Madonna’s Footsteps, Developing Other Artists Beyonce Tops Billboard 200, R. Kelly and Childish Gambino Debut in Top 10 Beyonce's new self-titled alb ...

  26. The Top Selling Christmas Albums of All Time

    December 24, 2013 10:49 AM EST Elvis Presley's "Elvis' Christmas Album" reigns as the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The set has been certified as having sold 10 million copies according to the Recording Industry Associati ...

  27. New Signings: CAA Signs Pusha T, Dolly Parton Joins Sony Masterworks, Disney Music Publishing Inks Jess Cates

    December 24, 2013 9:33 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@B ...

  28. 'Beyonce' Closing In on 1 Million U.S. Sales

    December 23, 2013 2:48 PM EST Beyonce's new album is nearing one million in U.S. sales and seems certain to top the Billboard 200 for a second week. After the set blasted in at No. 1 a week ago on the Billboard 200 chart with 617,000 sold in just three days, industry ...

  29. Pandora, Publishers Left Uncertain by Judge's Latest Clarification in BMI Case

    December 21, 2013 12:57 AM EST In a series of requests for clarification on his Dec. 18 ruling, the BMI/Pandora rate court judge has thrown the song publishing community and Internet radio service Pandora into disarray that might not be resolved until after Jan. 1, 2014. Pandor ...

  30. Milton Everett Olin Jr. Memorial Set for Dec. 21 in Los Angeles

    December 20, 2013 9:18 PM EST A memorial for lawyer and music industry veteran Milton Everett Olin Jr., who was killed on Dec. 8 after being struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a bicycle, will be held Dec. 21 on the Jim Henson Company Lot (formerly the former A& ...

  31. Beyonce Still Set for Second Week at No. 1, Garth Brooks for No. 2

    December 20, 2013 7:06 PM EST Beyonce is still on track to score a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast her self-titled album to sell around 260,000 -- if not more -- in the tracking week ending Sunday, Dec. 22. The surprise album bowed on Dec. 1 ...

  32. Amazon Not Stocking New Beyonce CD Following iTunes Exclusive

    December 20, 2013 6:43 PM EST Add Amazon to the short list of retailers protesting Beyonce's iTunes exclusive. While Amazon.com is carrying the MP3 version of the album, the online merchant is apparently not stocking the CD version of the album, according to label sour ...

  33. Business Matters: How Beyonce's Album Roll-Out Was Less Than Ideal For Radio, Retail

    December 20, 2013 4:25 PM EST Most companies probably wouldn't admit it, but they didn't like being left out of the pre-release promotion for Beyonce's new album, which unexpectedly went on sale exclusively at iTunes last Friday evening. Radio, retail, TV, the ...

  34. 'Duck Dynasty's' 'Duck the Halls' Album Heading for Sales Gain Amidst Phil Robertson Controversy

    December 19, 2013 4:18 PM EST The controversy swirling around comments made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson hasn't seemingly negatively impacted the sales of the show's hit album "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas." The holiday ef ...

  35. Anne Stanchfield Talks Running Target's Music on the Women In Music Red Carpet (Video)

    December 19, 2013 11:39 AM EST On the red carpet at Billboard's annual Women In Music event (see all of our coverage right here ), Billboard senior correspondent Andrew Hampp had a chance to speak with Anne Stanchfield , one of the evening's honoree and the executive ...

  36. Billboard.Biz's Reader Survey Results, Part 1: 2013's Most Important Music Business Events

    December 19, 2013 10:30 AM EST As part of our year-end special , we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2013 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're pu ...

  37. Pandora Faces Setback As Judge Rules Blanket License Doesn't Include Songs of Publishers Leaving BMI

    December 18, 2013 10:22 PM EST Pandora was struck a blow on Wednesday when a rate court ruled that the Internet radio leader doesn’t have a blanket license that includes the songs of publishers who have withdrawn their digital rights. The BMI/Pandora rate court ruling means ...

  38. Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 18, 2013 8:10 PM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" joins an elite group of albums this week, as the release jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's only the 10th soundtrack from an animated feature film to reach the top ...

  39. 'Beyonce' Already No. 24 Biggest-Selling Album of 2013

    December 18, 2013 4:01 PM EST After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album is the No. 24 biggest-selling album of 2013 in the U.S. With 617,000 sold through Dec. 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Beyonce" is sandwiched between Robin Thicke&# ...

  40. Beyonce Makes Billboard 200 History with Fifth No. 1 Album

    December 17, 2013 8:15 PM EST It's official: Beyonce's new self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.   It follows the chart-topping "Dangerously In Love" (200 ...

  41. iTunes Lists Best-Sellers, Names Justin Timberlake Artist of the Year, Lorde Best Song

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Apple Inc. this week released its annual lists of best-sellers, as well as a handful of awards for songs, albums and podcasts that its editors handpicked. The lists are particularly interesting because of Apple's market dominance, owning 63% ...

  42. Billboard Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Most Influential Music Artist of 2013

    December 17, 2013 10:30 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked our colleagues three specific questions about 2013 -- and got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're rolling-ou ...

  43. Ray Price's 37-Year Run on the Billboard Charts: 46 Top Tens, Eight No. 1's

    December 16, 2013 7:45 PM EST With 109 titles charted between 1952-89, Ray Price's history on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart spans more than 37 years with 46 top 10 entries, eight of those reaching No. 1. The country legend died Monday at his home in Texas after ...

  44. Target Not Selling Beyonce’s New Album

    December 16, 2013 4:55 PM EST While Beyonce's new fast-selling self-titled album is sure to be on many Christmas wish lists, there's at least one major retailer that's opting not to sell the album: Target. 'Beyonce' Fastest-Selling Album Ever in iTu ...

  45. 'Beyonce' Fastest-Selling Album Ever in iTunes Store

    December 16, 2013 2:59 PM EST Bey's Big Surprise Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days How Beyonce's 'Beyonce' Stayed Secret Until the Day of Release, Its First Singles Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Album on iTunes Beyonce ...

  46. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  47. Beyonce Bound For No. 1 On Billboard 200, Sales Surpass 400K: Update

    December 14, 2013 9:40 PM EST How Beyonce's 'Beyonce' Stayed Secret Until the Day of Release, Its First Singles Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10 Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Album on iTunes Beyonce’s self-titled sur ...

  48. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10

    December 13, 2013 6:48 PM EST As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when the chart's top 10 is revealed on Dec. 18. The release has suddenly thrown off what was expected to be ...

  49. King Charles' Tribute to Nelson Mandela, "Lov Madiba," to Benefit Charity

    December 13, 2013 4:40 PM EST UK singer-songwriter King Charles joins musicians like RZA and R. Kelly who have their respects in song to deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela. "Lov Madiba," which features vocalist Katie Melua and the Noisettes' Shingai Sh ...

  50. Pentatonix Marches Onto Hot 100 With 'Little Drummer Boy'

    December 13, 2013 2:22 PM EST A new version of a holiday favorite by a cappella quintet Pentatonix quickly beats a path up multiple Billboard charts. The act's take on "Little Drummer Boy" soars 23-1 on the Holiday 100 songs chart and enters Streaming Songs at N ...

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