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  1. 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 ...

  2. Music Label Video Site Vevo In Talks With CBS, NBC

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vevo, an online music video start-up backed by two major music labels and supported by YouTube's technology platform, is in talks with CBS Corp and NBC to license and develop shows for the Web, according to two people familiar with the talks. ...

  3. Chesney, Swift, Sugarland To Appear On ABC special

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Highlights of this summer's CMA Music Festival will air Monday (Aug. 31) on ABC, with performances by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and many more. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night ...

  4. Paisley, Underwood Return As Hosts Of CMA Awards

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as co-hosts of the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville this fall. The CMA said that both singers possess the humor and timing needed to host the three-hour show, which airs live on ABC Nov. 1 ...

  5. Paula Abdul To Host 'VH1 Divas'

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul has signed on for her first official gig since leaving "American Idol" -- "VH1 Divas," the network's franchise special honoring female singers. Abdul will assume hosting duties for the show, which airs live on ...

  6. Shakira Tapped For 'Desperate Housewives' Campaign

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a She-Wolf on Wisteria Lane. Shakira's single "She Wolf" will be used in a promo campaign for the new season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives." The campaign will feature Shakira's video cut together wi ...

  7. DaBet Music Signs Ugandan Artist Saba Saba

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT DaBet Music has signed a deal with the Ugandan hip-hop artist, singer/songwriter and human rights activist Saba Saba in which DaBet will provide exploitation and collection services. The agreement includes an option for future songs written and pr ...

  8. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  9. Jackson And Sugarland Top Tallies

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" is the best-selling album in the United States, shifting 98,000. Can he make it a seventh week? . . . Sugarland's new Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD combo "Live on the Inside& ...

  10. After Abdul, 'Idol' Will Still Ad Up

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While her fans might be upset, advertisers don't expect Paula Abdul's exit as an "American Idol" judge to have any significant impact on ad sales or audience ratings for the Fox show. "To me, that show is appointment TV, a ...

  11. Sound Box Studios Opens In San Antonio

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT th Floor Studios, producers of multiple television music shows including “Billboard Latino,” have opened a state-of-the-art audio recording and post-production studio in San Antonio, Tex. The Sound Box Studios is a partnership between 13th Floor ...

  12. Premios Juventud Helps Boost Tito el Bambino, Luis Fonsi Sales

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Although sales reaction following Univision’s Premios Juventud wasn’t quite as strong as in past years, several artists saw very significant gains on Billboard’s sales chart in the days following the July 16 show. Most notable among them was Tito ...

  13. Publishing Briefs: Non-Stop Music, Keith Urban, Joey Ramone, SongHall

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell's Non-Stop Music production operation has acquired the entire catalog of V-The Production Library, a London-based production music library. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, V-The Production Libra ...

  14. Briefs: 'Premios Texas,' Frankie Negron, 'One Life To Live'

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- For the first time, the "Premios Texas" music awards show will get a national broadcast. The Austin Business Journal reports that Univision cable network Galavision will air the show on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. CT. The show, produced ...

  15. Hearst to Clear Estrella in Orlando

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hearst Television has agreed to clear Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network) on the digital channel of WKCF, the company's CW affiliate in Orlando. The affiliation deal, announced Thursday (July 16), is the ...

  16. Timberlake, 'Idol' Get Emmy Nods

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If Justin Timberlake decides to ditch the entire music thing, it looks like TV will welcome him with open arms. Timberlake received three nominations Thursday (July 16) for the 61st Annual Emmy Awards. Two came in the category for outstanding orig ...

  17. Ryan Seacrest Nears New Megadeal

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is putting the finishing touches on a contract extension with "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment to continue to emcee the top series on TV. The pact, which is believed to be for three years, ...

  18. Shakira To Debut, Give Away 'She-Wolf' On ABC Music Lounge

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new single, "She-Wolf," will be available as a free download at the ABC Music Lounge from Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET until Monday, July 13 at midnight ET. "She-Wolf," written and produced by Shakira and John Hi ...

  19. 31 Million Viewers Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to Nielsen Media Research, the memorial service for Michael Jackson on Tuesday (July 7) totaled a combined 20.5 household rating with 30.92 million viewers on the 19 networks carrying it from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The participat ...

  20. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  21. Oscars Announce Original Song Rules Change

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced a rules change for the 82nd Academy Awards that will impact the selection of nominees in the Original Song Category. The Music Branch Executive Committee recommen ...

  22. Michael Jackson: King Of The Pop Charts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's impact on pop music history is impossible to overstate. The 1982 album "Thriller," the singer's career-defining release, has sold 28 million albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association o ...

  23. Pop Legend Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson brings to a sudden end the life of a performer who captivated pop audiences with the Jackson 5 and matured into a performer of electric charisma and unprecedented crossover appeal, before living out his final years as ...

  24. Court Rules In Favor Of The Ray Charles Foundation

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Ray Charles Foundation now holds all rights to the professional name, likeness, celebrity and other intellectual property of Ray Charles. The decisive ruling was handed down on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the late singer's death ( ...

  25. Sara Evans, Lionel Richie Bring Songs To Soap Operas

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sara Evans and Lionel Richie will be the headliners of ABC Daytime and sister cable station SOAPnet's new campaign to market music through soap operas. For the first time, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet will sponsor a tour, as they become the headli ...

  26. The Black Eyed Peas Get Their First No. 1 And Take Aim At Target

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always questioning who the hell we are." It's the day after the group' ...

  27. 'Idol' Finale Scores All-time Ratings Low

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" wrapped its eighth season Wednesday with the lowest rating ever in the 18-49 demographic for an "Idol" finale, even as the series touted its largest margin of victory yet over competitors this season. The two-ho ...

  28. Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell Join Hall Of Fame

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in an at times emotional ceremony that saluted them for their music as well as their contributions to bringing the genre to a mass audience t ...

  29. ABC Music Lounge: No Cocktails, But Nonstop Music

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cocktails won't be served, but ABC says a new online "music lounge" will offer a full menu of songs and artists featured on its shows. The virtual ABC Music Lounge is aimed at making the most of the tunes included on "Grey' ...

  30. Disney Joins Hulu Video Site

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Co will buy a 30% stake in Hulu.com, bringing popular TV shows such as "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" to the video Web site founded by NBC Universal and News Corp. Disney's entrance, which comes after months ...

  31. Sony, Lionsgate Included In YouTube Deal

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a move intended to strike back at the encroaching Hulu, YouTube announced a series of partnerships that will enable it to stream a range of full-length movies and television shows. The pics and episodes, which will be streamed on a separate sec ...

  32. Digital Radio Services Revealed Down Under

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the digital radio revolution just around the corner, commercial media group DMG Radio Australia has unveiled a flavor of some new music channels to come. The broadcaster, which operates the Nova and Vega networks, has added two new digital br ...

  33. NBA Drafts Kanye West For Playoffs

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The NBA has recruited Kanye West's latest single, "Amazing," as the musical backdrop for its 2009 playoffs campaign. Premiering today-and being released to fans online-is a new music video produced by NBA Entertainment in which memo ...

  34. U.K.’s AMG Adds Glasgow Venue

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London-based venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has increased its portfolio of venues to 13 with the acquisition for an undisclosed sum of the former cinema, ABC Glasgow. AMG has taken a majority stake in the ABC, previously operated as a co ...

  35. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which bega ...

  36. Kelly Clarkson Conquers Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big ar ...

  37. Rhino Rolls Out ‘It’s Hip Hop, Baby!’ Series

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The latest entry in the children’s education-through-music arena is the DVD series, “It’s Hip Hop, Baby!” Released nationally today (3/17) through Rhino Records, the multicultural series targets children ages 2 to 6. The premise: teaching children ...

  38. Kelly Clarkson On Track For Second No. 1 Album

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It looks like Kelly Clarkson will score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as her fourth release, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA/RMG), led Nielsen SoundScan's March 11 Building chart. Industry prognosticators sugges ...

  39. Cocker Confirms New Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock act Jarvis Cocker has confirmed a May 18 release for his second solo album, which is titled "Further Complications" (Rough Trade). He recently announced four dates in support of the album, starting in Blackpool at the Empre ...

  40. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  41. U2 On Track To Score Seventh No. 1

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 is on track to score its seventh No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart, as its "No Line On the Horizon" set led Nielsen SoundScan's March 4 Building chart by a wide margin. "Horizon" will likely charge in wit ...

  42. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  43. 'Slumdog' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for ...

  44. Sugarland Heads To Europe

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour throughout the month of March. Traveling to seven different countries they will perform in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military inst ...

  45. Mobile Study Offers Insights For Advertisers

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A feasibility study by global mobile communication body GSMA and a task force of U.K. telecommunications companies has revealed insights into the behavior of mobile users that GSMA says can be used to develop more comprehensive advertising campaig ...

  46. Lil' Kim, Jewel, Carlisle Onboard For New 'Dancing' Season

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Kim, pop/country star Jewel, former Go-Gos lead singer Belinda Carlisle, country artist/professional dancer Julianne Hough and fellow country artist and beau Chuck Wicks are among the just-announced 13 contestants on the eighth season o ...

  47. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

  48. C3 On Producing President Obama's Inauguration

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST What does it feel like to be part of the team that produced President Barack Obama's inaugural activities? "It was an overwhelming experience," said Charlie Jones, partner in the Austin-based promoter/production company C3 Presents. ...

  49. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  50. Beyonce To Sing For Obamas' First Dance

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce will sing for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance on inauguration night. And the song? "Crazy in Love?" Her version of Etta James' "At Last?" The Presidential Inaugural Committee isn't saying. "I ...

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