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  1. Association of Music Producers Announce First-Ever AMP Awards

    April 17, 2013 5:03 PM EDT The Association of Music Producers (AMP) will hold its first-ever AMP Awards for Music and Sound at 82 Mercer in New York City during Creative Week on May 7. The event will also feature live performances from Caveman and Quadron, with DJ sets ...

  2. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  3. Backbeat: Industry Thought Leaders Gather For BMI's FutureSound Dinner

    December 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST On Nov. 15, the first evening of Billboard's FutureSound Conference, some of the best and brightest from a wide-cross section of the music and technology spheres gathered for BMI's Inudstry Thought Leaders dinner at the W Hotel in San Fr ...

  4. Video: Neil Portnow's Decade: Ten Years of Grammy Leadership

    December 10, 2012 1:00 PM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, this issue features ...

  5. Beka Tischker

    November 30, 2012 9:24 AM EST Producer/writer manager, Advanced Alternative Media (Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg) Supporting the Doctor For Beka Tischker, clients take first priority. Joining Advanced Alternative Media as a manager for producers and writers almost two years ago, T ...

  6. Marcie Allen

    November 28, 2012 6:17 PM EST President, MAC Presents (Photo: Robbie Klein) Tracking Impact Marcie Allen, president of MAC Presents, her sponsorship and live events agency, broke new ground in 2012. Three years after moving the company to New York from Nashville, MAC Presents ...

  7. Brenda Romano

    November 28, 2012 12:23 PM EST President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chart-Topping Thrills In her 17th year at Interscope Geffen A&M, president of promotion Brenda Romano continues to steer the careers of such acts as Eminem, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre and U2. M ...

  8. Fred Wilson On Investing In Music Start-Ups, Changing Dynamic Between Labels and Artists, Running UMG (Video)

    November 28, 2012 11:31 AM EST Investor Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) loves music but he's still "relatively cautious" about investing in it, he said during his keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference with Billboard Editorial director Bill Werde (@ ...

  9. Berklee College of Music Releases Study Detailing Salary Ranges For Music Industry Positions

    November 26, 2012 10:12 AM EST With both the music industry and the global economy in a near-constant state of flux, it's an uncertain time to be making a living in music. To that end, Boston's Berklee College of Music has released a new study detailing salary ranges ...

  10. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  11. RCA CEO Peter Edge Talks Keith Naftaly Promotion, New A&R Structure

    November 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST With a little more than a year under his belt as CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge, who headed up the label's A&R team for 16 years, has handed over those reins to new executive vice president, head of A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly ...

  12. Larry Miller Joins MediaNet

    October 19, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Veteran music executive Larry Miller has joined MediaNet as executive VP and GM. In his new position, Miller will be responsible for new service innovation in music and media rights management, partner acquisition, and revenue growth for the compa ...

  13. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  14. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  15. David Chase To Screen 'Not Fade Away' at Billboard THR Hollywood Film & TV Music Conference

    October 04, 2012 9:55 AM EDT David Chase's directorial debut, "Not Fade Away," will be screened as part of the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 23. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conferen ...

  16. Mumford & Sons, PSY, Green Day, No Doubt, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Maroon 5 Vie For Top In Busy Chart Week

    October 02, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Get ready music fans. Tomorrow, Oct. 3, looks to be one of the busiest chart days in recent memory as major new releases by some of pop music's biggest acts look to top of the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts. And, depending on the outcome, w ...

  17. Bruno Mars to Release 'Unorthodox Jukebox' Dec. 11

    September 28, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Bruno Mars' sophomore album will be titled Unorthodox Jukebox and is set for a Dec. 11 release on Atlantic Records, Billboard has exclusively learned. In this week's cover story (look for it later Friday), Mars previews the follow-up to ...

  18. Bubbling Under: Kacey Musgraves, Krewella, Blondfire, and Shane Dawson

    September 20, 2012 5:25 PM EDT >>>MUSGRAVES' 'MERRY' DEBUT Kacey Musgraves gains momentum with a 42-38 jump on Hot Country Songs with debut single "Merry Go 'Round" (Mercury). As a songwriter, the Texas native has placed cuts o ...

  19. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  20. Preaching To The Choir

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Scala & Kolacny Brothers take the movie and TV world by storm. The female choir heard in the current trailer for Showtime's "Homeland" is the same one that became an Internet sensation after its version of Radiohead's " ...

  21. Mike Gitter Joins Razor & Tie A&R

    September 04, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Razor & Tie today announced that Mike Gitter has joined its A&R team. Gitter, who has worked in A&R for labels that include Roadrunner and Atlantic Records and is based out of Los Angeles, will work closely with Razor & Tie's ...

  22. Exclusive: The Orchard Names Colleen Theis Chief Operating Officer; Announces Lonestar Signing

    August 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, has announced the appointment of Colleen Theis as Chief Operating Officer. Theis, who previously worked as Managing Director of UK & Eur ...

  23. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  24. Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Gregg Allman, More Join Zac Brown Band for Southern Ground Fests

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 2 ...

  25. Exclusive: 'R&B Divas' With Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson To Premiere on TV One

    June 25, 2012 8:02 AM EDT "R&B Divas" (Photo: Alex Martinez) R&B stars Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Keke Wyatt, Syleena Johnson, and Monifah Carter are joining the reality show circuit. "R&B Divas" will premiere on cable network TV One on Aug ...

  26. Single Reviews: The Wanted, Diplo Featuring Nicky Da B, Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT POP THE WANTED Chasing the Sun (3:16) Producer: Alex Smith Writers: A. Smith, E. Gleave Publishers: Metrophonic Music/Puregroove Publishing (ASCAP) Global Talent/Mercury/IDJMG U.K. boy band the Wanted stormed the Billboard Hot 100 with its first U ...

  27. Exclusive: Indie-Rock Stock Exchange TastemakerX Launches With Apple iOs App, Open Website

    June 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Sports enthusiasts have fantasy leagues, box-office buffs have the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Now social game startup TastermakerX, co-founded by two former A&R reps, has its sights set on being a virtual stock market for the guy who totally kn ...

  28. Social Media, YouTube, Television Key to International Success, Say Billboard Country Summit Panel

    June 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT (L-R): AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker; Ted Ellis, VP, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Corus Entertainment, Board Chair, Canadian Country Music Association; Tim Holland, A&R/ Label Manager, ABC Records Australia; John Lomax III, President, ...

  29. Bubbling Under: 'Next' Up for Emeli Sande: U.S. Success

    May 18, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Having topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks in March with her debut set, Our Version of Events , Emeli Sande is making inroads on U.S. radio with her maiden stateside single, "Next to Me" (Capitol). The soulful track, which reached N ...

  30. Backbeat: 'Digital Dinner' Brings Together Execs From TAG Strategic, Microsoft, Digitalmusic.org At NARM

    May 10, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Ted Cohen (left, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic) and Bill Wilson (right, VP, Digital Strategy and Business Development, digitalmusic.org) congratulate Rob McDermott (Mad Mac Entertainment) on winning the raffle for a Sonos sound system. (Photo: B ...

  31. Topspin's New Partnership With MTV's Artists.MTV Music Hub Will Expand Company's Footprint

    March 15, 2012 6:31 PM EDT A company built in the 00's to help artists sell and market direct to their fans stands to get a big boost from a 30-plus-year-old company looking to bring artists and fans together: New artists pages to launch at MTV.com will feature direct- ...

  32. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performance Show

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST MTV today announced the launch of an original weekly late-night music talk and performance show called "MTV's Hip-Hop POV," set to debut on Wed., April 11 at midnight. The new show will be filmed in New York and feature five music i ...

  33. Backbeat: Nicolas Jaar Tours Globally, Launches Arts Collective, Changes Face of Music In Between Semesters

    February 10, 2012 4:00 PM EST Nicolas Jaar performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Feb. 3 (Photo: Alexey Yurenev) It's been a whirlwind two months for the electronic musician Nicolas Jaar. Backstage at the sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg last Fri (Feb. 3) nigh ...

  34. Robert Jones

    January 12, 2012 3:15 PM EST Running the Game Why on earth is this not working? On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W ...

  35. Listicle Numerical Test

    January 11, 2012 12:43 PM EST A Numberical list test   On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood&a ...

  36. Listicle Numberical Testing

    January 11, 2012 1:50 AM EST Captain of Industry On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s bou ...

  37. Backbeat: Fontana Hosts Event for NYC Labels, We're Late But Rock the Joint Anyway

    December 09, 2011 10:33 AM EST Retail Track likes to be everywhere but sometimes writing stories in the office is a time consuming process that takes precedence over sharing goodwill with the industry. But when events are just around the corner from the Billboard office at a pl ...

  38. 2012 Grammy Awards Readers' Poll

    December 01, 2011 8:28 PM EST Always wanted to vote on the Grammys? Here's your chance. Cast your votes for the four big categories - Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Record of the Year. We'll post the results the morning after the big show. A ...

  39. 2012 Grammy Awards: Song Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 3:31 PM EST lyrical achievement the power and TRUTH of a beautiful song "All of the Lights" Songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter, Kanye West Performers: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie From: My Beautiful Dark ...

  40. 2012 Grammy Awards: Record Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 9:40 AM EST SINGLED OUT THE RECORDS THAT CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONS OF US ALL "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Producer: Paul Epworth Engineers/mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Mark Rankin From: 21 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records Perhaps the most inescapable s ...

  41. 2012 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 01, 2011 4:59 AM EST stars are born THEY'RE FROM country, hip-hop, indie FOLK and electronic dance music- thIS YEAR'S new kids on the block The Band Perry The Band Perry has quietly become one of country's biggest breakouts and pop crossovers in recent ...

  42. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  43. This Week in Music: Fitz & the Tantrums Manager Brian Klein On The Importance of Daryl Hall (Watch)

    October 18, 2011 11:49 AM EDT This week's installment of "This Week in Music" features Brian Klein, manager for acts like Joe Purdy and Fitz & the Tantrums. Klein, who owns IMINMUSIC Management, elaborates on the hard work involved in the "new model&quo ...

  44. Canadian Independent Music Association Elects Board Of Directors

    September 29, 2011 7:50 AM EDT The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), which represents about 180 Canadian-owned independent companies from the English-language Canadian sound recording industry, has filled 10 new positions on the 2011-12 Board of Directors. Elected ...

  45. Backbeat: L.A's Hot As Sun, Go-Go Dancers and 'CSI Miami' @ Artist Peter Tunney's NYC Happening

    September 27, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Scorching: Hot As Sun's Deborah Stoll (left) and Jamie Jackson (Keyboards) with drummer Doug Port and guitarist Waz. (Photo: Nellie Phillips) "THIS IS THE BIG ONE, be prepared for a life enhancing, uplifting evening of rare proportions…& ...

  46. DeLuna Festival Returns for Second Year with Linkin Park, Jane's Addiction, Weezer and Big Boi

    September 20, 2011 3:51 PM EDT The second annual festival will take place at Casino Beach on Oct. 13 - 16 in Pensacola, Fla. DeLuna Festival's first year brought economic recovery to the BP oil-spill damaged area. This year, the festival has partnered with the Surfrider Fo ...

  47. Billboard 2011 'Women in Music' Nomination Form

    September 06, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Billboard Staff Executive Turntable ...

  48. Business Matters: Loudbytes Launched Cloud-based Service, Lines Up Advisory Board

    August 31, 2011 8:51 PM EDT Loudbytes Launched Cloud-based Service, Lines Up Advisory Board -- Loudbytes has unveiled an advisory board with a number of well-known industry professionals, including Jason Flom (president, Lava Records), Scott Pascucci (Moneta 9), Jeff Kempler ...

  49. Sign-Up For The Billboard.biz Newsletters and You'll Be Entered to Win an iPad 2!

    August 10, 2011 12:39 PM EDT News Magazine ...

  50. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

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