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  1. Ross on Radio: Your Last Chance To Challenge Me On SongPop...This Week

    October 31, 2012 10:22 AM EDT By the time you read this, I will have stopped playing SongPop ... as often. I will have deleted the "name that tune" game from my phone. Or I will play it only to kill time on the elliptical machine at the gym. Or I will play only wit ...

  2. Amanda Palmer To Start Paying Crowdsourced Musicians

    September 19, 2012 6:36 PM EDT Amid a backlash from musicians, unions, and disgruntled onlookers, Amanda Palmer announced today via her website that she will pay the auxiliary horn and string players that have volunteered to guest on her Theatre Is Evil tour in cash, in additio ...

  3. Dead Sara, Manager Talk About the Keys to Their Indie Success

    August 24, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Dead Sara rock the Sunset Strip Music Festival's main stage. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) For a band without the support of a major label, Dead Sara has made some major career strides. You can hardly turn on rock radio these days without hearing the ...

  4. Shiitake Mushrooms

    August 16, 2012 1:29 PM EDT Deelish, Yo The Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) (from Japanese 椎茸, シイタケ (Shiitake)) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consume d in man ...

  5. Backbeat: Of Monsters and Men, Jezabels Play Billboard's Packed Post Party At Chicago's Double Door

    August 07, 2012 2:26 PM EDT Iceland's Of Monster and Men performing at Billboard's Post Party at Chicago's Double Door. (Photo: Dana Loftus) Billboard capped off an eventful Lollapalooza weekend Sunday night with a Post Party at Chicago's Double Door , pr ...

  6. Backbeat: Metric Celebrates Fifth Studio Album 'Synthetica' With Private KROQ Gig in Los Angeles

    June 26, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Metric guitarist James Shaw and vocalist Emily Haines hit the stage at KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space in L.A. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Metric made the rounds while in LA. First it was a sold out show at the El Rey where the crowd included A-lister ...

  7. Troy Carter Severs Ties With Azealia Banks, MC Seeks New Management -- But It's Not Coldplay's Dave Holmes: Source

    June 07, 2012 4:09 PM EDT In April 2012, fast-rising rapstress Azealia Banks announced that she was signing with manager Troy Carter , who also handles Lady Gaga. But after just two months, Carter has severed business ties with the MC. "I can confirm that I ended the ...

  8. Exclusive: Starbucks To Release 'Cafe Con Musica,' Nacional Records Latin Alt Compilation

    May 22, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Starbucks, which rarely carries Latin music in its stores, has partnered with Latin indie label Nacional Records to release an exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music. "Café con Música" (Coffee With Music) will be available only ...

  9. 40 Under 40 Faq

    May 02, 2012 12:34 PM EDT What is Billboard's "40 Under 40"? "40 Under 40" is a new report in Billboard's Power Player series. It recognizes rising young executives who drive our business forward with their artistic and business vision. What i ...

  10. Web Trends: New Rihanna Video "Where Have You Been," Watch

    April 30, 2012 5:03 PM EDT Google Trends: None at this time. 
 Twitter Music Trend: 2. #ReplaceA7XSongsWithJimmy - fans of Avenged Sevenfold started a trend replacing a word in their songs with the word 'Jimmy' Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Rare Armstron ...

  11. Todd Simko, Guitarist for Pure, Producer, Engineer, Dead at 45

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Todd Simko who played with the band Pure (Photo: Adam PW Smith) Vancouver record producer, engineer and musician Todd Simko, who worked with such acts as Xavier Rudd and Marcy Playground and whose own band Pure was signed in the 90s to Reprise and ...

  12. Backbeat Coachella: Afrojack on Paris Hilton; Other Lives on David Hasselhoff; Evan Bogart

    April 14, 2012 2:21 PM EDT Backbeat spotted Afrojack hanging out near the Coachella media trailers where he discussed his new album and working with Paris Hilton. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) "My new album is gonna be coming out in September/October and that's going to ...

  13. Web Trends: Kelly Clarkson Duets With Fellow Singers At LA Tour Stop

    April 04, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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 Twitter Music Trend: 6. Justin Is Desperate - Supposedly a phrase created by Lady Gaga's fanbase "Little Monsters" about Justin Bieber tweeting about his new single t ...

  14. Web Trends: 'The Pauly D Project'

    March 30, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Google Trends: 
 9. carson daly NBC's "The Voice" host apologized for a homophobic joke he made during his radio segment regarding the JetBlue pilot meltdown. 12. earl scruggs Legendary banjo player and bluegrass singer died We ...

  15. The Rise of Indie Bands in Advertising

    March 20, 2012 7:00 AM EDT This is going to be big," Todd Porter recalls thinking last September, when the music supervisor at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco first heard "We Are Young" by indie pop outfit Fun. "It just had the quality ...

  16. Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire, Others Explain How to Create Video Hits With Social Media, Engagement at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 10:57 AM EDT Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire sure seems to have figured out the formula of turning music videos into music industry successes: relentlessness. The rapper, a panelist at Wednesday's "Importance of Online Video and Social Media" disc ...

  17. Web Trends: SXSW Prep

    March 12, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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 Twitter Music Trend: 5. We Glove Michael Jackson Fans shout out to late King of Pop and his famous bedazzled glove. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours:âÂ&# ...

  18. Web Trends: Remebering Notorious B.I.G. 15 Years Later

    March 09, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 
 11. disco inferno Jimmy Ellis, the singer who wrote and performed "Disco Inferno" in the 1970s for The Trammps, died Thursday in South Carolina.
 13. dave matthews band Tickets went on sale to ...

  19. Web Trends: Wiz Khalifa Pops The Question, New Singles From Bon Iver and Arcade Fire

    March 02, 2012 4:17 PM EST Google Trends: 
 11. wiz khalifa and amber rose The hip-hop artist proposed the model yesterday. 20. Justin bieber birthday Fans of the teen sensation wish him a happy 18th birthday via Twitter. Twitter Music Trend: There are no musi ...

  20. Backbeat: Fort Lean Rocks Santos Party House at Record-Release Gig Packed With Fans, Eager A&R Execs

    February 29, 2012 6:14 PM EST From left: Fort Lean manager Talya Elitzer of Mick Management; Fort Lean frontman Keenan Mitchell; Billboard.Biz deputy editor Andy Gensler; Fort Lean keyboardist Will Runge; band publicist Shira Knishkowy of Big Hassle. (Photo: Jem Aswad) The sce ...

  21. Web Trends: Whitney's Funeral

    February 17, 2012 4:20 PM EST Google Trends: 
 7. whitney houston funeral Whitney Houston's funeral arrangements have been announced and will include contributions from Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and more. 14. ray j Whitney Houston ...

  22. Web Trends: Watch Rick Ross' New Video

    February 08, 2012 4:31 PM EST Google Trends: 
 17. ricky martin the Latin singer was a guest star on last night's episode of 'GLEE'
 Twitter Music Trend: 1. Yella Diamonds - The new music video for this new Rick Ross song peremiered t ...

  23. Web Trends: Madonna's New Single "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" Listen And Watch

    February 03, 2012 4:46 PM EST Google Trends: 
 7. jamie lynn spears Britney Spears' younger sister is featured on the cover of Glamour magazine's March 2012 issue. 16. madonna give me all your luvin video Twitter Music Trend: 1. #TheVoice NBC's rea ...

  24. Web Trends: Bruce Springsteen Fans Pained By Ticketmaster

    January 27, 2012 4:17 PM EST Google Trends: 
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 NPR Mus ...

  25. Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video)

    November 11, 2011 3:48 PM EST Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A on Thursday (Nov. 10) with Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde at our Touring Conference - which included talk about Perry's history, Lollapalooza, Jane's Addiction and his vision fo ...

  26. Web Trends: Watch Controversial New Britney Spears "Criminal" Video

    October 20, 2011 3:36 PM EDT Twitter Music Trends: 
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  27. French Constantin Prize Shortlist Announced

    October 03, 2011 12:12 PM EDT Organizers of the tenth annual Constantin Prize, France's equivalent of the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, unveiled their shortlist, which is to be held at Paris Olympia on Oct. 17. Named after the late record company executive Philippe Con ...

  28. Australia's Soundwave Revolution Tour Canceled After Unnamed Headliner Pulls Out

    August 10, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Australia's inaugural Soundwave Revolution tour, featuring Van Halen, Alice Cooper and Bad Religion, was abruptly canceled this week. The brainchild of promoter AJ Maddah, the five-city tour was intended to kick off next month. However, news ...

  29. Myspace Music Loses Another Exec: CTO Dmitry Shapiro

    April 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT In the latest in a string of departures from the struggling Myspace Music, Dmitry Shapiro revealed today that he is leaving to form a new company. Shapiro announced the move on his Twitter feed . Shapiro joined Myspace in June of last year as Chie ...

  30. Veteran Sound Mixer Dennis Maitland Dies

    April 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Dennis L. Maitland -- the veteran production sound mixer whose has worked with filmmakers such as Paul Mazursky and Norman Jewison and performers such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles -- passed away March 31 in New York. He was 79. A veteran of ov ...

  31. The Band Perry, Eric Church Win Early ACM Awards

    February 26, 2011 11:04 PM EST Eric Church and The Band Perry are this year's first Academy of Country Music Awards winners. Organizers announced Church won top new solo vocalist and The Band Perry won top new vocal group or duo in a news release Friday. Both categories we ...

  32. Japan's A-Nation Touring Fest Returns

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The a-nation festival of Avex artists is set to embark on a summer tour of Japan for the eighth time. J-pop chart-toppers Ayumi Hamasaki and Kumi Koda will once again headline the line-up, which will also include TRF, Every Little Thing, Do As Inf ...

  33. Mumbai Hosts First Concert After Attacks

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST British rock band Jethro Tull and Indian musician Anoushka Shankar hope to get Mumbai back on its feet with a concert on Friday, barely a week after at least 171 people were killed in militant attacks in the city. It will be the first major concer ...

  34. Aussie TV Network SBS, Universal Pair On Label

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Australia and multicultural free-to-air radio and TV network SBS have teamed up to create a music label, SBS Music. The deal, initially for three years, will see Universal manufacture, market and distribute SBS-associated concept a ...

  35. Kerrang Honors For Enter Shikari, Machine Head

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two trophies each, British alternative rock band Enter Shikari and veteran West Coast metal act Machine Head were the big winners tonight at the Kerrang Awards, held at the Brewery venue in East London. Enter Shikari converted two of their fo ...

  36. Enter Shikari, MCR Up For Kerrang Awards

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nods each, British newcomers Enter Shikari and American alternative rockers My Chemical Romance lead the nominations for the Kerrang Awards, to be held at London's the Brewery on Aug. 23. Enter Shikari is vying for best single with ...

  37. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS BAILEY

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The list of superstar bands planning to reunite and hit the road this year has been nothing short of remarkable. The Police, Van Halen, Genesis, Crowded House and the Spice Girls are among the former powers in pop and rock who have decided to push ...

  38. The Beat

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bowling for Soup lead singer Jaret Reddick, Soup manager Jeff Roe, former Universal Records VP of promotion Howard Leon and veteran marketing/sales executive Mark Flaherty have launched the Decibel Co Bowling for Soup lead singer Jaret Reddick, So ...

  39. Taking Back Sunday Signs With Warner Bros.

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed with Warner Bros., after releasing two popular albums via Chicago-based label Victory. The group will hit the studio in the fall to begin work on its Warne Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed w ...

  40. Shakeup at Japan's Avex Claims Yoda

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive in-fighting has led to a senior management shakeup at Avex Inc., Japan's leading independent record label. Tom Yoda has stepped down as the company's chairman/CEO and taken the post of non-v Executive in-fighting has led to a s ...

  41. Brandy

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former teen idol returns with her fourth album as a mature single mother with new concerns. The former teen idol returns with her fourth album as a mature single mother with new concerns. News ...

  42. Japan's Avex Posts Mixed Results

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. On a consolidated basis, th ...

  43. Japan's Avex Posts Mixed Results

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. On a consolidated basis, th ...

  44. Westenra's 'Pure' Debut Hits 1 Million Global Sales

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Teen now owns second-best-selling New Zealand album Teen now owns second-best-selling New Zealand album News ...