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  1. Latin Alternative Music Conference Day Two: Much Ado About the Media

    July 13, 2012 11:29 AM EDT The panel room at the Latin Alternative Music Conference. (Photo: Karlo Ramos) On day two of the 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York, the conversations kept coming back to evolving media opportunities for the "Latin Alternativ ...

  2. 'American Idol' at Crossroads Following Steven Tyler's Exit

    July 13, 2012 8:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis. Judge Steven Tyler is leaving and taking his naughty rock star vibe with him, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez is dithering about staying put, and ratings f ...

  3. DirecTV Drops 26 Viacom Channels Following Carriage Fee Negotiation Impasse

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM EDT Satellite TV operator DirecTV today dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following negotiation impasse over the network's carriage fees. Those include music channels MTV, BET, VH1, CMT as well as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. DirecTV ...

  4. Andy Griffith Dies at 86

    July 03, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Andy Griffith, who parlayed his folksy North Carolina country charm into a five-decade show business career highlighted by his popular turns as the single-father sheriff in his eponymous 1960s sitcom and the legal show "Matlock" decades ...

  5. Bieber's 'Believe' Debuts At No. 1 With 374,000

    June 27, 2012 8:15 PM EDT Justin Bieber's "Believe" crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 374,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It garners the 18-year-old his fourth No. 1 album in the two-and-a-half years since he first bowe ...

  6. Official: Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Is Biggest Debut Of Year, Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 26, 2012 8:00 PM EDT It's official. Justin Bieber's Believe has sold 374,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, garnering the 18-year-old his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. That's the most chart-toppers for any act in the ...

  7. Billboard Music Awards: Biggest Televised Event in Shazam's History After Super Bowl, Grammys

    June 08, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Billboard partnered with music-capturing-and-discovery company Shazam for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, and the result is the third-biggest third-most-tagged televised event in Shazam's history, after the 2012 Super Bowl and Grammy Awards. ...

  8. Johnny Wright, Rodney Jerkins Talk New MySpace Competition Series 'Take The Stage'

    June 05, 2012 3:40 PM EDT MySpace is going back to its roots. A new music competition series, " Take The Stage " debuts this week with a concept that harkens back to MySpace's origins as a music-discovery platform that helped artists like Katy Perry, Adele a ...

  9. Chart Moves: Rihanna and Pitbull Eye Hot 100's Top 10, Katy Perry Makes Top 40 Debut

    May 31, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blast ...

  10. Country Countdown: Big & Rich Make History With 'That's Why I Pray'

    May 31, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Big & Rich post the highest debut by a duo in the Nielsen BDS era, as "That's Why I Pray" opens with the Hot Shot Debut, Most Increased Audience and Breaker triple crown on Country Songs. In the 22-plus years since Billboard and ...

  11. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blasts onto the chart at No. 10. Phillip Phillips ...

  12. Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean Deliver Speeches During APRA Song Summit

    May 29, 2012 10:06 AM EDT Australian musicians Missy Higgins. Inspiration, perspiration and the damned writer's block were key themes explored over the three-day APRA Song Summit, which wrapped Monday in central Sydney. Australia's federal arts minister Simon Cre ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 1 on Digital Songs, No. 2 on Hot 100

    May 23, 2012 1:47 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used ...

  14. Billboard Music Awards Win Night for ABC Among Key Demographic

    May 22, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Justin Bieber performing on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards . (Getty Images/courtesy of ABC) Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards won the night for ABC among adults 18 to 49, according to fast affiliate numbers from Nielsen Media Research. T ...

  15. Jordin Sparks, Scooter Braun, Cherry Tree's Martin Kierszenbaum: Ten Things You Didn't See at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2012 12:10 AM EDT Nearly everyone backstage stops what they're doing when Jordin Sparks sings "I Will Always Love You" as part of the Whitney Houston tribute (Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) 1) Before the show started, Katy Perry an ...

  16. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  17. Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees Dies

    May 20, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Robin Gibb once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died today at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a ...

  18. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend Diary: Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Diplo & More

    May 20, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending. (Photo: Adrian Van Anz) Speaking just for myself, the past 48 hours in Vegas have had more action than two weeks back home. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards red carpet opens in (gulp) a few hour ...

  19. Patent Pending Win Battle of the the Bands, Will Perform on Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2012 6:29 AM EDT With pop-punk hooks, fist pumps aplenty and some fancy footwork, Patent Pending, an impossibly high energy "rag-tag bunch jerks" from Long Island, NY, earned a golden ticket to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20 ...

  20. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  21. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  22. 2012 Billboard Music Awards -- Now With More Social Media

    May 17, 2012 5:27 PM EDT The Billboard Music Awards returned to prime-time TV after a four-year hiatus in 2011 and received a massive reception from both music fans and industry alike. The show was the highest-rated program of the evening with the three-hour telecast aver ...

  23. Adam Lambert Headed for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    May 16, 2012 3:49 PM EDT The Good News: Adam Lambert is vying for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The Bad News: His Trespassing set may only sell around 70,000 to 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 20, so say industry ...

  24. Barry Manilow On Highest Charting Since the 1970s, Dick Clark's Friendship, How to Write Hits

    May 16, 2012 11:30 AM EDT (Photo: Denise Truscello) "My life has been one big miracle." Reflecting on a career in which he been a regular presence on Billboard charts for close to 40 years, Barry Manilow has never taken his extraordinary success for granted. Two ...

  25. ABC Announces Two Country Music Shows 'Nashville,' 'Malibu Country' With Reba McEntire (Video)

    May 16, 2012 9:49 AM EDT The cast of ABC's new show "Nashville." After announcing the return of its TGIF franchise and moving soapy drama "Revenge" to Sundays as part of its 2012-13 schedule, ABC released trailers for its nine new series, which in ...

  26. Whitney Houston to be Honored at Billboard Music Awards With Tribute by Jordin Sparks & John Legend

    May 15, 2012 1:03 PM EDT Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20), it was announced Tuesday. Houston's daughter, Bobb ...

  27. 'X Factor': Can Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Make a Hot Show Even Hotter?

    May 14, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Before introducing Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as the new judges on "The X Factor" at the Beacon Theater in New York, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly took a shot at the competition, NBC's "The Voice." After hav ...

  28. Katy Perry Set to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2012 2:36 PM EDT Katy Perry is the latest addition to a growing list of superstar performers taking the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. The pop star will be debuting her ne ...

  29. Chris Brown to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 12, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Chris Brown has been added to the list of superstars set to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Previously announced performers include Justin Bieber, Carrie ...

  30. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  31. Chart Moves: 'The Voice' Coaches' Albums Gain, Human Nature's 'Motown' Impact, Girls Generation Debuts

    May 03, 2012 6:27 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As we reported earlier, Jack White scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival of his first solo set, Blunderbuss , with 138,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four new entries in ...

  32. Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 01, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado have joined the growing list of superstar performers set to dazzle the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Adele, Lil&# ...

  33. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  34. CeeLo Green Set To Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 27, 2012 6:35 PM EDT CeeLo Green, the genre-bending singer-songwriter, has been added to the growing list of performers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. At a press conference held Friday (April 27) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer - ...

  35. 'Modern Family' Duo Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell to Host Billboard Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 7:20 AM EDT Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, who play the uptight mom and goofball dad on the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," have been tapped to host the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billb ...

  36. The Dick Clark I Knew, by Co-Writer Fred Bronson -- Read An Excerpt

    April 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Dick Clark Productions writer and former Billboard columnist Fred Bronson remembers the "American Bandstand" leader and his profound influence on the music business - following is an excerpt, approximately one-sixth of Bronson's ful ...

  37. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  38. Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 19, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind event: Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted are the first performers announced for the May 20 show, which will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas f ...

  39. Dick Clark Fortune Estimated In 'Hundreds of Millions'

    April 19, 2012 9:38 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Clark married music and television long before "American Idol." But his legacy extends well beyond the persona of the laid-back host of "American Bandstand" whose influence can still be seen on TV today ...

  40. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  41. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  42. Are Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga in 'Completely Different Lanes' Stylistically? Charts Say Not Really

    April 13, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Fans have clearly gone gaga over Nicki Minaj's new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , which storms the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums at No. 1 this week with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Min ...

  43. ACM Awards Ratings Down 6 Percent From Last Year, But Still Drive CBS' Sunday Night

    April 02, 2012 6:08 PM EDT CBS boasted a solid victory Sunday, earning the night's best showings in adults 18-49 and viewers: a 2.6 rating and 12.2 million. The big event, the Academy of Country Music Awards, was down by 6 percent from 2011. It pulled a 3.1 rating afte ...

  44. Will Wilson Phillips Get a Sarah Palin Sales Bump From Their 'Today' Show Appearance?

    April 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Wilson Phillips who will perform on NBC's "Today" show co-hosed by former Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the same day their new album "Dedicated" is released. *(Photo: WilsonPhillips.com) Could Sarah Palin do f ...

  45. Billboard Music Awards to Air Live From Las Vegas on ABC May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:49 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be ...

  46. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  47. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  48. Whitney Houston Dead at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:21 PM EST Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturda ...

  49. Guild of Music Supervisors Expands Awards Ceremony For Film, TV, Games

    February 07, 2012 6:04 PM EST The Guild Of Music Supervisors will hand out awards in nine different categories at a brunch prior to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. The guild's second awards ceremony will honor music supervisors in the categories of Independent Films ($20 mi ...

  50. Clear Channel Acquires Stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions

    January 31, 2012 8:10 AM EST Radio giant Clear Channel said Tuesday that it has acquired an unspecified minority stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions, the production company created by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, giving it a foothold in the TV industry as it looks to push ...

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