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  1. Black Friday Preview: Brand-New Releases From P!nk, Clarkson, Aldean, Pitbull, More Available for $5, $7

    November 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's beginning to look a lot like a $5 Christmas. At least that's the price point being touted in Black Friday adds by Target and Walmart, according to the circular pages on the Black Friday Gotta Deal site. According to the circulars, t ...

  2. Morning Fix: 'Jay-Z's Nets,' Cooking Vinyl's New Rock Label, Sir Paul on Pussy Riot, Elvis

    August 16, 2012 8:48 AM EDT No, Jay-Z Is Not The Brooklyn Nets Majority Owner From the outside looking in at all of his contributions to the new Brooklyn Nets franchise - from lobbying for the new arena to designing the team logo -- one would think Jay-Z would own more than ...

  3. Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced, Kevin Puts' 'Silent Night: Opera In Two Acts' Wins Music Award

    April 17, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from judges: ARTS Music: "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts" by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011, a stirr ...

  4. This Week In Music: Crush Management's John Grady on Developing Young Artists

    April 10, 2012 3:01 PM EDT In the most recent installment of This Week in Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks to John Grady of Crush Management Nashville about the resurgance of bluegrass and developing young artists. To Grady, the success - 9 Grammys worth - of the O Br ...

  5. Web Trends: Watch Bjork's New Video For "Hollow"

    March 06, 2012 5:14 PM EST Google Trends: 12. nick lachey - The singer announced he was having a baby with Vanessa Minnillo Twitter Music Trend: 1. #Top20FavouriteBandsOfAllTime- People are discussing their favorite bands 2. Michael Jackson Is Our King - Fans are showing th ...

  6. Russell Simmons Buys Ad Time on 'All-American Muslim,' Calls for Lowe's Boycott

    December 13, 2011 9:38 AM EST Russell Simmons, entrepreneur and hip-hop mogul, who called for a boycott of retail home improvement chain, Lowe's, after it pulled its advertising from TLC's "All-American Muslim" show is willing to place his money where his m ...

  7. How Grammy365.com Helped Little Known Linda Chorney Score A Grammy Nod

    December 12, 2011 8:29 PM EST Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot C ...

  8. Backbeat: Buzz Abounds @ Americana Music Fest's Thirty Tigers/Summertyne Party in Nashville

    October 19, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Born This Way: From left: Andy Rubin of 31 Tigers Records and David Macias, Thirty Tigers co-founder. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Industry professionals from two continents stopped by the Thirty Tigers/Summertyne party at the Hard Rock Café on the cl ...

  9. Notorious B.I.G. Murder: Man Connected To Crime Comes Forward, Report

    July 06, 2011 8:35 AM EDT Just weeks after a New York based inmate allegedly confessed to robbing and shooting Tupac Shakur in 1994, a man named Clayton Hill has reportedly come forward to confess who allegedly murdered The Notorious B.I.G. and speaks on his own involvemen ...

  10. Better Know a Panelist: Julie Talbott of Premiere Radio @ BB Country Music Summit

    May 26, 2011 12:43 PM EDT Julie Talbott is president, content and affiliate relations, for Premiere Radio Networks, a position she has held sine 2009. Talbott leads the operation of Premiere's 90 radio programs and services, and more than 5,000 radio affiliations, whi ...

  11. Cracker Barrel Serves Up Cornbread, Eggs and CDs

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The thought of eggs over easy and country ham often means long lines at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. That's nothing compared to the wait The Grascals had, though. The bluegrass band waited three years to get what they wanted from the pop ...

  12. Business Matters: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness, EMI, Gretchen Wilson

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In an article at the Times about falling recorded music revenue and its impact on new label signings, the potential of streaming music is briefly discussed. U2 manager Paul McGuinness said "falling CD sales can - hopefully - be made up for ...

  13. Jack Cooke, Bandmate of Ralph Stanley, Dead At 72

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST A longtime bluegrass bass player and singer with Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys has died. Jack Cooke was 72. According to a press release Wednesday from Morris Public Relations, Cooke died Tuesday at a hospital in his hometown of Norton, Va. ...

  14. Gonzalez Named WLEY Program Director

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jose Ezequiel "Cheque" González has been appointed the new programming director of Chicago’s 107.9, La Ley (WLEY-FM). He will report to Terry Harding, the station’s VP and GM. La Ley, owned by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), programs ...

  15. Latin Grammys Coming To NYC?

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected to announce today (April 11) that New York will be the site of the 2006 gala. Laras president Gabriel Abaroa will join New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected t ...

  16. XM Signs Oprah To $55M Deal

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Oprah & Friends' to begin in Sept. 'Oprah & Friends' to begin in Sept. News ...

  17. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally u The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Comp ...

  18. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST New company third largest radio group in U.S. The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally un ...

  19. Source: Citadel, Entercom Final Bidders For ABC

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cumulus, Cumulus Media Partners eliminated. Entercom Communications and Citadel Broadcasting are the two leading bidders for the radio assets of the Walt Disney Company, a source very close to the situation told Billboard.biz. Cumulus Media and of ...

  20. Hill Gets Prime Time Treatment

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC special set for Nov. 23. Faith Hill will star in an NBC prime-time music special set to air on Nov. 23, the night before Thanksgiving. She has previously done one prime-time special for NBC and, prior to that, one for CBS. The special will pro ...

  21. Muze Co-Founder Exits, New CEO Grabs Reins

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, the new owners of Muze, has installed one of its own team, Bill Stensrud, as CEO of the entertainment product information and services company. In a surprise move, Enterprise Partners Ventur ...

  22. Casting Directors Vote To Join Teamsters

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's casting directors overwhelmingly have voted to become members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, completing a organizing process that included the threat of a strike, union off LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- H ...

  23. Go-Go Godfather Brown Gets Heritage Fellowship

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Brown, the still-active "Godfather of Go-Go," was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship yesterday (June 14), the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which Chuck Brown, the still-active &q ...

  24. Hobson Named Univision CFO

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He will report to A. Jerrold Perenchio. Andrew W. Hobson has been named chief financial officer of Univision Communications. He replaces Jeffrey Hinson, who has resigned to pursue other interests, but will remain with the company through the end o ...

  25. McCoury Settles With Copper Creek

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass superstar Del McCoury has agreed to a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit he filed against independent label Copper Creek Records last year. NASHVILLE -- Bluegrass superstar Del McCoury has agreed to a settlement in a copyrigh ...

  26. McCoury Settles With Copper Creek

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No money changed hands. Bluegrass superstar Del McCoury has agreed to a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit he filed against independent label Copper Creek Records last year. The Grammy Award-winning artist and his label, McCoury Music, ...

  27. Higher Ground

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Charlie Daniels serves up a new recipe for bluegrass and gospel on his latest CD. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Charlie Daniels serves up a new recipe for bluegrass and gospel on his latest CD. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. New ...

  28. Rodríguez Upped To Univision COO

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec will be based in Miami. Ray Rodríguez has been appointed president and COO of Univision Communications. He takes over the post last occupied by Henry Cisneros, who left the company in August 2000. Rodríguez, who has been president of the Univ ...

  29. On The Road

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A sponsorship deal between Alison Krauss + Union Station and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will link the restaurant chain with the bluegrass star and company for all of 2005. Read Ray Waddell's col A sponsorship deal between Alison Krauss ...

  30. AMA Names 10 New Board Members

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Americana Music Assn. has elected 10 new members to its board of directors. The Americana Music Assn. has elected 10 new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are: Grant Alden, No Depression magazine (in the publications categor ...

  31. Warner, Nat'l Geographic Extend Ties

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video and National Geographic have renewed their home entertainment distribution deal, for the third time. Warner Home Video and National Geographic have renewed their home entertainment distribution deal, for the third time. Under the ...

  32. Bluegrass

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a time when much of the mainstream music business is desperately trying to connect with consumers and sell albums, the bluegrass music community has seen its fortunes rise. At a time when much of the mainstream music business is desperately try ...

  33. Gloria To Tour This Summer

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plans to be unveiled on "Oprah" today. Plans to be unveiled on "Oprah" today. News ...

  34. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Confessions" could be label's one-week sales champ. "Confessions" could be label's one-week sales champ. News ...

  35. Infinity Memo Charges GMs To Curb Indecency

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Infinity Broadcasting is urging general managers and program directors at radio stations to toe the line on indecency. NASHVILLE-- Infinity Broadcasting is urging general managers and program directors at radio stations to toe the line on indecenc ...

  36. Future Of Music Coalition Sets Annual Summit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington Univ ...

  37. Future Of Music Coalition Sets Annual Summit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington Univ ...

  38. 'No Depression' For Dualtone

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST RED-distributed Dualtone Records will release "No Depression: What It Sounds Like (Vol. 1)," an anthology of tracks selected by the editors of the influential Americana magazine No Depression, on Marc RED-distributed Dualtone Records wil ...

  39. 'No Depression' For Dualtone

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST RED-distributed Dualtone Records will release "No Depression: What It Sounds Like (Vol. 1)," an anthology of tracks selected by the editors of the influential Americana magazine No Depression, on Marc RED-distributed Dualtone Records wil ...