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  1. Jeffrey Osborne To Perform At Game 1 of NBA Finals

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R&B veteran Jeffrey Osborne will perform the national anthem at game 1 of the NBA Finals—pitting the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics—tomorrow (June 3) at the Staples Center in L.A. The game kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Osborne ...

  2. Bieber-Mania Sparks Search for the Next Teen Sensation

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What does 16-year-old Justin Bieber share in common with musical icons Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and Britney Spears? They all, at one time or another, have inspired record company A&R executives en masse to aggressively sign up art ...

  3. Ray Charles’ Publishing Goldmine

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles is a music publisher’s dream. Not only did he write songs that stand the test of time, but his interpretations of other songwriter’s tunes could turn them into royalty-generating goldmines. Charles wrote classics like “What I’d Say” an ...

  4. 'American Idol' Finale Attracts 19.6 Million Viewers, Down 15%

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The performance finale of "American Idol" Tuesday night attracted 19.6 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings numbers provided by the Nielsen Company, down 14.7% from the performance finale ratings last year. Last year ...

  5. Paula Abdul Returning To Primetime On CBS

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul is returning to the judges table as part of a new primetime talent competition series on CBS. Abdul will serve as the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on "Got to Dance," a series from Shine G ...

  6. Business Matters: Live Nation, LimeWire, Eircom, Isohunt and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter -- Live Nation shut down its music and entertainment news site LiveDaily on Friday, May 21. The Ticketmaster-owned site debuted in 1998. ( @livedaily ) -- The New York Times’ article “Man Behind the Service” takes a ...

  7. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga, 'Glee,' Usher, Eminem and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Justin Bieber : Perhaps we have Oprah Winfrey to thank for the Justin Bieber's rise back to No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 with "My ...

  8. Deals Tumbling In For Rolling Stones Doc

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT By the eighth day of Cannes folks typically begin to flag but judging from the buzz on the Croisette a sizeable number will re-boot for the Wednesday afternoon (May 19) screenings of "Stones in Exile," a one-hour doc reliving the glory d ...

  9. 'American Idol' Ratings Down, But Ad Sales Seen Up

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox television heads into the year's biggest advertisement sales period later this month with questions about the future of its ratings champ "American Idol," but a better economy, among several factors, should buoy the show's ...

  10. Web Trends: Dorothy Provine, Ciara, Ludacris, Bret Michaels and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Dorothy Provine Singer and actress Dorothy Provine, best-known for her roles as Milton Berle's wife in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and as a singer on ABC's "The Roaring Twenties" ...

  11. Web Trends: Gerry Ryan, Dorothy Provine, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Trent Reznor and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Gerry Ryan Gerry Ryan was perhaps Ireland's most famous broadcaster known for hosting TV and Radio talk shows for the past 20 years, notably the Gerry Ryan Show on Irish radio. The 53 year old father of five was ...

  12. Web Trends: Coachella, Natalie Merchant, Insane Clown Posse and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 9. Bret Michaels Daughter Died This morning Bret Michaels made headlines when he was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. This time rumors are circulating that the former Poison singer's daughter has died. These ...

  13. Analysis: A Look At Hulu's Profit

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Supporters of ad-supported online media may finally have a financial success story. Hulu says it reached profitability in Q4 2009 and Q1 2010 (although it seems premature to make earnings claims before the quarter has actually ended). In 2009, rev ...

  14. No Deal For Paula Abdul At ABC

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul won't be judging "Star Search." The former "American Idol" judge and ABC couldn't come to terms on Abdul judging a reboot of the classic talent show. The outcome puts the fate of the show in doubt since AB ...

  15. The Stooges Gain Entry Into Rock Hall

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iggy Pop was starting to feel like the Susan Lucci of rock 'n' roll. Just as the veteran soap actress believed she might never win a Daytime Emmy, the godfather of punk was certain his groundbreaking band The Stooges wouldn't ever e ...

  16. ABC's Oscars Entertain More Than 41 Million

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Based on the Fast National live-plus-same-day ratings from Nielsen Media Research, The 82nd Annual Academy Awards on ABC Sunday delivered an average audience of 41.3 million viewers—the most-watched entertainment telecast on any network since Feb. ...

  17. Oscars Saved: WABC Restored On Cablevision

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Just as the Academy Awards telecast on ABC was getting under way, the network's flagship station WABC was back on Cablevision. "We have made significant progress and have reached an agreement in principle," WABC general manager Rebe ...

  18. Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named best original song and Michael Giacchino won for best original score for “Up” at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday ni ...

  19. Dramatics Founder Ron Banks Dies

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ron Banks, singer and a founding member of veteran R&B group the Dramatics, died yesterday (March 4) at his Detroit home of a reported heart attack. He was 58. Originally a vocal sextet known as the Dynamics in the early ‘60s, the group change ...

  20. Fire Breaks Out At Manhattan Court House, Lil Wayne Sentencing Cancelled

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST A fire broke out just after 10:30 am this morning (March 2) at Manhattan's Criminal Court where Lil Wayne was set to be sentenced today. Now, rapper's court case for attempted criminal possession of a weapon has been canceled, along with ...

  21. Oscar-nominated Song Performances Cut From Show

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Oscar's most memorable moments have come during performances of nominated songs. Among them: rap group Three 6 Mafia surrounded by streetwalkers as they performed "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & ...

  22. Sade To Take No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Expect the smooth sounds of Sade to overtake the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, as industry sources project the group's new effort "Soldier of Love" could sell between 375,000 to 400,000 by week's end on ...

  23. 'Ellen DeGeneres' re-ups on NBC stations

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Looks like Ellen DeGeneres won't be replacing Oprah Winfrey on ABC stations anytime soon. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has renewed Telepictures' "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for three additional seasons on the ow ...

  24. Grammy Awards Shine On Billboard 200 While Lady A Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, new efforts from Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and Rob Zombie debut in the top 10 . . . Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards make major waves on the tally. Sal ...

  25. Briefs: Rock Band, Simpson, Brazilian Piracy Crackdown

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Harmonix, the MTV game development subsidiary responsible for the Rock Band franchise, has put in requests to license some very non-rock related music, sparking speculation the company may be expanding into hip-hop. The music licensing site Roy ...

  26. Oscars: Nominees React

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman leads the nominees in the music categories for the 82nd annual Academy Awards, thanks to his two nominees in the original song category for his contributions to the soundtrack for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." N ...

  27. MTV Networks Reveals Haiti Relief Plans

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney. The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti." It ...

  28. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning c ...

  29. Briefs: EMI, Primary Wave, Smule, Thumbplay, NBA

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI's Capitol Records group is suing video sharing site Vimeo for copyright infringement. Vimeo, a division of online media powerhouse IAC, allows users to upload user-generated videos of all types. The complaint claims that the Vimeo staf ...

  30. Year-End: Beyonce Tops R&B/Hip Hop Album Artists Chart

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Delivering good music is one thing. Being able to replicate that experience onstage is quite another. Beyoncé definitively scored on both counts this year -- simultaneously strengthening her status as a formidable live concert draw, which no doubt ...

  31. Grammy Nominations Special Slips In Ratings

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 Grammy Nominations special pulled in 6.3 million viewers last night, down from 7 million who watched last year’s special, according to Nielsen. The CBS special, which took place at L.A.’s Club Nokia, finished fourth in its 9 p.m. time slo ...

  32. Jay-Z And Alicia Keys' 'Empire' Stays Put On Hot 100

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" holds at No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100, increasing its lead over Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (2-2). Sparked by the pair's live performance on ABC' ...

  33. Adam Lambert Axed From More ABC Shows

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two more of Adam Lambert's scheduled performances on ABC have been canceled, adding to the collateral damage caused by the singer's controversial performance at the American Music Awards on Nov. 22. Lambert spread word of the cancellatio ...

  34. Adam Lambert: I'm A Performer, Not A Babysitter

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Adam Lambert admits he got carried away with his sexually charged American Music Awards performance, but he's offering no apology. The glam rocker from "American Idol" said on "The Early Show" that his performance would no ...

  35. Adam Lambert's "GMA" Performance Cancelled Over AMAs Flap

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST In the wake of Adam Lambert's controversial performance Sunday night at the American Music Awards, ABC has cancelled the singer's scheduled appearance on tomorrow's (Nov. 25) broadcast of "Good Morning America." Lambert wa ...

  36. Adam Lambert's Sexually-Charged Act Draws Complaints

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC television said on Monday it had received about 1,500 complaints about the sexually-charged performance by "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Millions of viewers saw Lambert simulate oral s ...

  37. Analysis: Hulu, Vevo And The Rise Of Streaming Video

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST While talk about free, ad-supported music streaming sites dominated the tech and music industries in 2009, who would have thought that ad-supported video streaming sites would finish the year with more optimism? As Billboard reported on Wednesday, ...

  38. Jay-Z's 'Empire' Rules Hot 100

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST As reported yesterday , Jay-Z earns his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys. All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this is h ...

  39. Jay-Z Jumps To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will earn his fourth Hot 100 No. 1, but his first as a lead or co-billed performer, as his collaboration with Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," will top the chart to be released tomorrow. The rapper's prior chart-topping en ...

  40. EMI, Norah Jones Join Hulu

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hulu has partnered with EMI to offer a Norah Jones channel on the site. The deal will, at a later date, add content from other artists on EMI's labels including Virgin, Capitol and Blue Note. The joint online venture between NBC, Fox and ABC ...

  41. Taylor Swift Boosts Ratings For CMA Awards

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's clean sweep of the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards helped the broadcast reach its biggest audience in four years, according to preliminary figures. The three-hour show averaged 16.8 million viewers for ABC on Wednesday, up fro ...

  42. Taylor Swift Makes CMA history

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards f ...

  43. Janet Jackson To Appear On ABC One-Hour Special

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC has booked a prime-time interview with Janet Jackson, expected to be her first lengthy television interview since her brother Michael's death. ABC's Robin Roberts will interview Jackson at her California home for an hour-long special ...

  44. Rihanna's 'Rated R' Set For November Release

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna fourth studio album, "Rated R," is set for release on Nov. 23, according to Def Jam Records. "Russian Roulette," the first single, will premiere today at 11:23 a.m. EST on Rihanna's official Web site, rihannannow.c ...

  45. Carly Simon Planning First Ever Shows In Europe

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is planning to play concert dates in Europe early next year for the first time in her 38-year career. Times and places are still being worked out, but she expects to perform at small venues beginning in January, to pr ...

  46. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland will headline the 2010 Stagecoach country music festival, to be held April 24-25 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Additional performers on the country, folk and bluegrass-heavy lineu ...

  47. Grammy Guru Pierre Cossette Dies

    September 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prolific producer Pierre Cossette, who brought the Grammy Awards to television and oversaw the broadcast for 35 years, died of congestive heart failure near his summer home in St. Anicet, Quebec. He was 85. In his 50-year show business career, Cos ...

  48. U.S. Music Supervisors Descend On Toronto Festival

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Away from the red carpet in Toronto, local bands are tuning up their instruments to impress U.S. music supervisors and film directors at the Canadian Music Café’. The 5th installment of the musical showcase from Sept. 15 to 17 will see U.S. music ...

  49. Brad Paisley Leads CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to ...

  50. Whitney Houston's Comeback Headed To Top Billboard 200 Chart

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston struggled with her voice during her much-hyped comeback performance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday (Sept. 1). But, industry prognosticators are suggesting the soul music diva won't trip up on the cha ...

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