10 Grammy

  1. Tiny Cameras Lead to Big Chart Gains for Andrea Bocelli and Rammstein

    July 11, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Tiny cameras are making a big impact on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart this week, as two songs earn high debuts thanks to two popular viral videos. Up first, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s “Time To Say Goodbye” debuts at No. 10 thank ...

  2. Judas Priest Hell Bent for First Top 10 Album

    July 11, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Rockers Judas Priest could nab its first top 10 album ever on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources forecast the group's new set, "Redeemer of Souls" to sell upwards of 30,000 copies in the week ending July 13. "R ...

  3. MuchMusic, Canada's First Music Video Channel, Lays Off 91, Cancels Music Shows

    July 11, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Bell Media, the media conglomerate headquartered in Toronto and which owns one-time music video stations Much and M3, has cut 91 positions from its in-house production division and cancelled music shows "Today’s Top 10s," "Video on ...

  4. Charlie Haden, Veteran Jazz Bassist, Dead at 76

    July 11, 2014 5:30 PM EDT Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bass players of his generation, has died after a prolonged illness, according to his family and his record label, ECM. Charles Edward Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1937 and was raised in Springfi ...

  5. Billy Joel Scores Top Tour with Fenway Sellout, Brings in $3.7M

    July 11, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Billy Joel heads up the weekly recap of Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from his sold-out performance at Boston’s Fenway Park on June 26. With a crowd of 36,526 in attendance at the storied home of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox, ...

  6. Sony/ATV's Martin Bandier Repeats Warning to ASCAP, BMI

    July 11, 2014 3:04 PM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing sent a letter to its songwriters in the last day, updating them on where the company stands with regards to performance rights, re-iterating Martin Bandier's intention to withdraw from the two U.S. major performin ...

  7. RIP '20 on 20': A Look Back at SiriusXM's Promising Pop Show

    July 11, 2014 2:06 PM EDT I’ve long felt that “20 on 20,” SiriusXM’s new releases top 40 station, had the potential to be the most influential mainstream top 40 station in the country. Instead, “20 on 20” will sign off in a repackaging of satellite radio channels on July 1 ...

  8. SiriusXM Cancels Top 40 Channel ’20 On 20,’ Replaces With Rhythmic Pop Hits Station

    July 11, 2014 2:03 PM EDT Among the changes taking place as part of satcaster SiriusXM’s latest channel realignment is the cancellation of longtime mainstream top 40 address "20 on 20.” As of July 17 the channel will be replaced by “Venus,” which will focus on rhythmi ...

  9. Ariana Grande's 'Break Free' Flies onto Billboard's Social Charts

    July 11, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Grande had a big week online as her newest single, "Break Free," dropped on Wednesday, July 2. On July 2, pop princess Ariana Grande premiered her new single, "Break Free," on a special rebooted edition of MTV's "Tota ...

  10. SoundCloud Nearing Deal with Major Labels for Pieces of Its Pie (Updated)

    July 11, 2014 1:15 PM EDT SoundCloud is going fully legit, with the company rumored to be selling the three major labels a 9-15% total stake, according to sources cited by Bloomberg . The deal has yet to be announced due to certain parties being closer than others in sig ...

  11. Chart Moves: Pink Floyd's 'Division' Returns, 'Voice' Winner's Low Debut, 'Frozen's' 30th Straight Week in Top 10

    July 11, 2014 1:07 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Trey Songz claimed his second No. 1 with the chart-topping arrival of "Trigga." The album sold 105,000 copies in the week ending July 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of five debu ...

  12. Live Nation and Yahoo Announce Initial Lineup for Live Stream Concert Partnership

    July 11, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Live Nation and Yahoo have announced the first round of artists scheduled to participate in their new live concert streaming partnership. More than 40 acts (see full list below) are confirmed for the new channel, which will stream one live con ...

  13. Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets Appoint Fred Mangione COO

    July 11, 2014 11:08 AM EDT The Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets in New York name Fred Mangione chief operating officer. He previously served as executive VP, chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer for both the NBA team and 19,000-capacity arena. As COO, Mang ...

  14. German Police Raid Europe’s Biggest Counterfeit Pressing Plant

    July 11, 2014 9:02 AM EDT German police have discovered one of the largest illegal pressing plants in Europe for CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. Following a two-year investigation, several properties in Aschaffenburg and in the federal state of Hessen were raided, with offici ...

  15. Whalley's World Comes to Concord Music Group

    July 11, 2014 8:06 AM EDT After starting in the Warner Bros. mailroom more than three decades ago, Tom Whalley has gone on to have a tremendously successful career as a top music executive. He served as Capitol Records' head of A&R, co-founded Interscope Records — ...

  16. Martin Ingestrom Elevated To New European Role For Universal Publishing

    July 11, 2014 3:25 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has promoted Martin Ingestrom to a new role overseeing Sweden and the Nordic region, in recognition of his standing as one of the company's key European execs. Ingestrom rises from managing director, UMP Swede ...

  17. Kobalt Label Services Promotes Tom Smith To VP Sales & Marketing

    July 11, 2014 3:08 AM EDT Kobalt Label Services (KLS) has appointed Tom Smith to the role of VP of sales and marketing. Smith, who has served as a marketing, sales and business development consultant for Kobalt over the past year, will help grow the independent music compa ...

  18. Ken Thorne, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 90

    July 11, 2014 2:09 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Ken Thorne died Tuesday, according to the funeral home handling his final arrangements. He was 90. Thorne won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and earned a Gram ...

  19. Everly Brothers To Be Feted With Rock Hall Concert

    July 11, 2014 1:34 AM EDT The Rock and Roll of Fame will honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert this fall. The Rock Hall announced Thursday that surviving member Don Everly will appear at the Oct. 25 event at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre in Cleveland. The ...

  20. Beyonce and Jay Z to Team With HBO for 'On the Run' Concert Special

    July 10, 2014 6:20 PM EDT HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z. The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour. Related Beyonce Lands HBO Series of Mrs. Carter World Tour Concert S ...

  21. Paul Horn, Father of New Age, Dead at 84

    July 10, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Multi-instrumentalist Paul Horn may not have been cool in all quarters, but he knew how to make "cool out" music. Primarily known as a flautist, Horn was considered the father of New Age music, starting with his 1968 album "Inside&q ...

  22. Garth Brooks to Finally Go Digital at 'a Stupid Price'

    July 10, 2014 2:23 PM EDT Besides the acknowledgement that Garth Brooks is about to announce a major tour and that he has signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville  to release his new album, the big news from the country superstar's press conference for music ret ...

  23. 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' Scores Six Emmy Nods

    July 10, 2014 2:11 PM EDT "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America," the CBS special that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," received six Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning. The special, pro ...

  24. Warner Bros. Promotes Niki Sherrod to Senior VP, Music

    July 10, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Warner Bros. Pictures has promoted Niki Sherrod from VP music to senior VP music, the studio announced Thursday. Sherrod, who joined the studio in 2006, will continue to oversee the selection, production and execution of music to Warner Bros. Pict ...

  25. Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference Expands, Registration Open

    July 10, 2014 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference is expanding.   The 13th edition of the conference is moving to a larger space, the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California, after two sold-out years ...

  26. Japanese Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto Diagnosed With Throat Cancer, Cancels Performances

    July 10, 2014 12:11 PM EDT Renowned Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has canceled all of his upcoming public appearances after revealing in a letter dated July 10 that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take ...

  27. Bop.fm Wants to Simplify Your Digital Listening, Raises $2M

    July 10, 2014 11:46 AM EDT In the rapidly growing on-demand streaming market, listeners are scattered over many different services and unable to easily share songs or playlists between them. It's reminiscent of the early days of email and texting, when users could o ...

  28. Samsung Faces Fresh Child Labor Claim in China

    July 10, 2014 10:43 AM EDT Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant. Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it is looking into the all ...

  29. Billboard Artist 100 Chart Launches; Trey Songz Leads First List

    July 10, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, MAGIC! and Luke Bryan among others in the top 10 of Billboard's exclusive new ranking of each week's top acts Today (June 10), Billboard proudly unveils the Artist 100 , the first-ever weekly ranking dedicated t ...

  30. Russell Simmons' ADD52 Partners with Samsung's Milk Music to Develop New Artists (Exclusive)

    July 10, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Music veterans Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind are partnering with the world's leading smartphone manufacturer to help develop new artists. Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind, Brian Robbins Launch All Def Music Label Through Universal ADD52, th ...

  31. Jazz Fans Can Spend $6K to Spend Eternity Near Greats In Bronx Cemetery

    July 10, 2014 9:29 AM EDT Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end. At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the de ...

  32. Green Day's Mike Dirnt to Produce Indie Film 'Crickets'

    July 10, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Mike Dirnt is best known as the bassist of popular punk rock group Green Day, but now he's stepping into a new role: movie producer. Dirnt, along with Green Day's longtime manager Pat Magnarella, will produce “Crickets” from a script by ...

  33. Hostilities Put Israeli TV Production, Concert Schedules in Question

    July 10, 2014 6:58 AM EDT Following the announcement by Jerusalem Film Festival organizers Wednesday that opening night would be postponed, local productions are feeling the strain of Operation Protective Edge by Israeli Defense Forces, which was launched Tuesday. FX' ...

  34. Garth Brooks Calls Off Retirement for New Album, Massive Tour

    July 10, 2014 6:39 AM EDT 7 2.586 k 32 2 Garth Brooks, arguably the biggest country star of the 1990s, is scheduled to make a major announcement at a Nashville press conference this afternoon: that he’s coming out of retirement and looking to reclaim the top dog title for the curr ...

  35. Stax Records Broadway Musical in Development

    July 09, 2014 10:02 PM EDT Following on the heels of the successful "Motown: The Musical Broadway" show, Concord Music Group and Academy Award-nominated and Grammy-winning producer Stuart Benjamin have begun development of a musical production based on the dramati ...

  36. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Coroner's Report Reveals Attendee's Death as Ecstasy Overdose

    July 09, 2014 9:47 PM EDT A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month's Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday. Related EDM Power Players 2014: Vegas Bets Big on Electri ...

  37. John Spinks, Guitarist and Songwriter for The Outfield, Dead at 60

    July 09, 2014 8:25 PM EDT John Spinks, guitarist and songwriter for British pop rock trio The Outfield, died Wednesday following a fight with liver cancer. He was 60.  The Outfield charted eight Billboard Hot 100 hits in 1986-92, led by its No. 6 debut smash "Your Lov ...

  38. Sia Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 09, 2014 4:48 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Sia is aiming for her first No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with her new album "1000 Forms of Fear." Industry forecasters say the set, which was released on July 8, may sell around 50,000 copies by the end ...

  39. Insane Clown Posse to Fight FBI's Case Dismissal

    July 09, 2014 4:38 PM EDT After the Insane Clown Posse sued the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations  for designating their fans, the Juggalos, as a "loosely organized hybrid gang," and the suit was subsequently dismissed , the rap-metal ...

  40. 15-Year-Old Located, Missing Since Friday's Warped Tour Stop in Toronto

    July 09, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Missing 15-year-old Hannah Batty has been found alive and well. "She has been located safely and will be reunited with her family shortly,” Detective Constable Joe Kaszyca confirmed to Billboard. Batty attended Toronto’s Vans Warped Tour date ...

  41. Iggy Azalea Rolls Seventh Week Atop Hot 100; Maroon 5's 'Maps' Finds Top 10

    July 09, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' moves up among the longest Hot 100 reigns by women this decade, while Maroon 5 charts a course back to the top 10. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, continues its Billboard Hot 100 command, ...

  42. Clear Channel's Brian Lankamp Promoted to President of Digital and Technology Ventures

    July 09, 2014 2:21 PM EDT Clear Channel’s Brian Lakamp was promoted to president of technology and digital ventures from his previous role as vice president of digital media overseeing iHeartRadio. The move is part of the company’s overall goal to expand into consumer-driv ...

  43. UMPG and Moodagent Partner for Music Tagging

    July 09, 2014 1:58 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has teamed up with Danish company Moodagent for music tagging. UMPG to Make Entire Database Easier for Licensees Tommy LiPuma Joins UMPG as Creative Consultant The Deal: UMPG Inks Pandora Deal “Our goal in t ...

  44. What Taylor Swift Failed to Mention In Her Poptimist Op-Ed

    July 09, 2014 1:47 PM EDT It's not every day a music superstar pens an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and covers a variety of topics in nearly 1,200 words. At a time many artists fret the industry is crumbling, Swift's piece brims with optimism. Taylor Swift ...

  45. Justin Bieber to Be Charged With Vandalism

    July 09, 2014 12:49 PM EDT Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home, prosecutors said. Justin Bieber Cleared By FAA After January Incident: Report Justin Bieber Sued Over 2013 Sunset Strip Ferrar ...

  46. Café Tacvba, Calle 13 Set for New Goldenvoice/Cookman-Produced Supersonico Festival

    July 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Calle 13, Café Tacvba and Ana Tijoux are among the artists to perform at the inaugural edition of the Los Angeles festival Supersonico, set for Oct. 11 at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds in downtown Los Angeles   Billed as a “cultural happening,” ...

  47. Apple Loses Speech Recognition Technology Patent Case In China (Report)

    July 09, 2014 12:27 PM EDT A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a patent-infringement case over speech recognition technology, according to Reuters . 5 Things to Know About Apple's Stock Split Apple Wants to Be In Charge of the Internet of Things Apple’s New Head ...

  48. Jay Z Faces Sound Engineer's Bold Claim Over Song Rights

    July 09, 2014 11:43 AM EDT After being accused by Jay Z of stealing master recordings of seminal work, Chauncey Mahan has responded with a provocative lawsuit against the hip-hop star and Roc Nation. Jay Z Involved In Extortion Plot Over Master Recordings: Report Although ...

  49. Merge Records Shares 25th Anniversary Documentary on Google Play (Watch)

    July 09, 2014 11:14 AM EDT Chapel Hill, N.C.-based independent label Merge Records — which has released music by Arcade Fire, the Magnetic Fields and Neutral Milk Hotel — has shared a documentary through Google Play to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. Superchunk, Merge ...

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