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  1. Latin Radio Programmers Trying to Make PPM Its BFF

    April 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Ever since Arbitron introduced its new Portable People Meter, or PPM, system of ratings in 2007, radio programmers have struggled to make sense of the new data. At the conference's closing event on Wednesday, "Make PPM Your BFF," it ...

  2. Nicki Minaj To Receive Breakthrough Artist Award At NARM

    April 07, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is the latest artist announced for the upcoming NARM convention's award night; she will be named "Breakthrough Artist of the Year." The convention, which runs May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Ang ...

  3. Universal Republic, Twenty First Artists Team Up For Producer/Engineer Management Firm

    March 29, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Universal Republic Records and Twenty First Artists, both divisions of Universal Music Group, today launched Twenty First Republic (TFR), a new management division that caters to U.S.-based music producers and engineers. The announcement was made ...

  4. Universal Music Canada Names Mark Spicoluk Head of A&R

    March 22, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Universal Music Canada (UMC) has announced a significant expansion to its A&R department and new approach to finding talent only two months after a round of layoffs. UMC president and CEO Randy Lennox promoted Mark Spicoluk to the head of the ...

  5. Mona, Walk the Moon & Jimmy Kimmell: Scott Schumaker's SXSW 2011 Diary

    March 17, 2011 5:30 PM EDT SXSW DIARY: Scott Schumaker, Bright Antenna Records, Thursday, March 17, 2011 Two songs into their fiery set at Antone's last night, Nick Brown, the lead singer of Mona, rasped, "This is like the first day of 6th grade and cheerleader tr ...

  6. Katy Perry's Twitter Tirade About Product Placement: An Executive Weighs In

    February 25, 2011 5:17 PM EST A visual interpretion of Katy Perry's message to product-placement haters (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images) Even though product placement has become standard in music videos, Katy Perry recently felt the need to take to Twitter to defend it. ...

  7. Daryl Hall's 'Live From Daryl's House' Moving To TV

    February 12, 2011 11:46 AM EST Daryl Hall's online performance series "Live From Daryl's House" will make the transition to television this fall as seven Tribune stations have picked up 36 episodes of the half-hour show. The half-hour weekend show will be se ...

  8. MIDEM Photo Gallery II: Night Owls from Ministry of Sound, Mobile Roadie, Musicmetric, Mobile Ally, Tommy Boy And More

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Left to right: Hiroki Beck, International A&R Coordinator, Ministry of Sound U.K.; David Dollimore, Managing Director of Recording, Ministry of Sound U.K.; Dipesh Parmar, Sr. A&R Manager, Ministry of Sound U.K. Ministry of Sound was well r ...

  9. Phil Kennemore, Y&T Bassist, Dies at 57

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Phil Kennemore, the bassist of veteran hard-rock group Y&T, died early Friday morning (Jan. 7) of lung cancer, the group's frontman confirmed. Kennemore, 57, passed away at Stanford Hospital in California while surrounded by family member ...

  10. Game Robbed Of $75K And Jewelry On Xmas Eve, Takes To Twitter

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST While shopping on Friday (Dec. 24) at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park, Calif., rapper Game discovered that jewelry and $75,000 were stolen from his friend's vehicle. He later went on twitter to vent about it. "So, heres my day: ...

  11. BACKBEAT: SESAC Brings Stellar Acts To Its CMJ 2010 Showcase

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT SESAC held a showcase as part of CMJ's Music Marathon on October 20 at NYC's famed Webster Hall for a crowd of rabid music fans and industry taste makers. The event featured performances from up and coming bands Brahms, Dinowalrus, Young ...

  12. @Leadership Music Digital Summit Day 2: Genuine Optimism

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Has the music industry reached an inflection point? Maybe it was the forward-looking topics of the panels at the Leadership Music Digital Summit. Most likely it was because of the particular group of industry leaders in attendance. In any case, af ...

  13. Power Amp Invests In Libertine

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music investment specialist Power Amp Music has signed a £500,000 ($787,000) deal with former Libertines frontman Carl Barat. London-based Power Amp's investment will support the recording and release of Barat's new solo album, which is ...

  14. Universal's A&M Records To Expand Roster

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music's U.K. imprint A&M Records is to expand its roster following the promotion of Orla Lee to managing director. Lee takes up her new post Sept. 1 following the departure of previous label head Simon Gavin, who was recently ap ...

  15. Web Trends: Sergio 'El Shaka' Vega, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 19. Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega Mexican singer Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega was murdered by gunmen on the way to a concert just hours after denying reports of his death. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga @ Elton John� ...

  16. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  17. MTV Sites Intro Artist-Focused Channels

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks wants to establish its Web properties as the go-to outlets for fans to track all of their favorite artists’ social media activities. The company today will introduce channels on MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com under the brand "Poste ...

  18. Clouds In The Forecast For Latin Alternative Conference

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, taking place July 6 –10 at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel, will feature panels on cloud streaming and film and TV placements, among other topics. Those include “The Future of Digital Music; Sobre La ...

  19. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  20. Charlotte Church Snags Finance Deal For Comeback

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Charlotte Church has agreed a £2 million ($3 million) investment deal with Power Amp Music, the London-based music fund manager, to support the recording of her new album and comeback. Church, a former child classical crossover artist who later mo ...

  21. Lisa Mitchell Wins Australian Music Prize

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lisa Mitchell has completed an extraordinary transition from TV talent show contestant to critics' favorite with her victory Friday (March 12) in the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The folk-tinged singer's debut album "Wonder&q ...

  22. Seven & i Holdings To Acquire 21% Of Tower Records Japan

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Tokyo-based retail giant Seven & i Holdings Co., which operates the 7-11 brand of convenience stores and the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain in Japan, will acquire 21.58% of the retail music store chain Tower Records Japan. Seven & i will ...

  23. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Venture Capitalist Timothy Komada

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Timothy Komada Company: Deep Fork Capital Position: Managing Partner Panel: Who's Next? The M&A Panel (Thurs. Mar. 4, 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.). More info at Billboardevents.com. At this moment in time, what most worries you about the ...

  24. Mess Hall, Sarah Blasko Up For Australian Music Prize

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian alternative rock outfit the Mess Hall is in with a shout to add a second Australian Music Prize to their collection. The critically lauded band's latest effort "For The Birds" (Ivy League) is one of nine albums nominated ...

  25. Briefs: Harmonix, Guvera, Wisin & Yandel

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Harmonix, developers of “The Beatles: Rock Band” and the entire “Rock Band” franchise, has cut 39 staffers, the company confirmed today. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company is a subsidiary of MTV Games. The result is a 13% staff reduction. Accor ...

  26. EMI Music Publishing Ups Johnny Tennander

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Johnny Tennander to VP of A&R (Europe) and head of A&R (Scandinavia). In the newly created role, Stockholm-based Tennander will be charged with discovering and signing song-writing talent across the contin ...

  27. MTV Snags Global Jay-Z Premiere

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV has got the exclusive for the global premiere of the new Jay-Z video "Run This Town," featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. The video will debut on Aug. 20 at 8pm EST across all MTV properties including MTV, MTV2, MTVu, MTV Tr3s, MTV Hit ...

  28. 'Idol' Expands Its Digital Boundaries

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" calls the Fox network its home. But for an increasing number of viewers, the show is a very portable obsession. No, you still can't vote for your favorite singers online. But from computers to iPods to AT&T-enabl ...

  29. What's Behind Baker & Taylor's 'Bottom Rung' Status?

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last week, when Moody’s put out its bottom rung report—which those in the blog world seem to see as a "dead companies walking" list—Baker & Taylor earned the dubious distinction of being named. That made plenty of vendors nervous. Ev ...

  30. Eddy Current Suppression Ring Gets AMP'ed Up

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Melbourne-based garage rock band Eddy Current Suppression Ring is $30,000 Australian ($21,000) richer after winning the Australian Music Prize for its 2008 album "Primary Colours" (Aarght Records/Shock). The announcement was made in Sydn ...

  31. Digital Briefs: MTV, AT&T, Diddy

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - MTV's president of global digital media Mika Salmi reportedly is leaving the company at the end of the month. His position will not be filled. - MTV and ISP AT&T have joined forces to bring exclusive content from MTV's archives to ...

  32. Music & Money: Execs Debate Branding Challenges

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST A panel on music and branding at the 8th Annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium exposed some of the challenges major labels and brands face when they try to work together. Frank Cooper, Pepsi's VP of portfolio brands, told the audience ...

  33. Cut Copy, Presets Make AMP Shortlist

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cut Copy's breakthrough sophomore album "In Ghost Colours" and labelmates Presets' rampaging album "Apocalypso" have both landed on the shortlist for the 2008 Australian Music Prize, due to be presented March 13. The ...

  34. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmast ...

  35. Viecelli, Kadvan Open New Management Firm

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Billions Corporation president David Viecelli and Kadvan Entertainment owner Alex Kadvan have announced the formation of Lever and Beam, a new artist management firm based in New York City. Viecelli and Kadvan will serve as senior partners at ...

  36. Madness Marks Anniversary With Funding Deal

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Power Amp Music has signed a deal with U.K. ska-pop band Madness to support the release of their ninth album, "The Liberty Of Norton Folgate," due for release via their own Lucky 7 label in 2009. Power Amp Music was formed this year as a ...

  37. Dutch Dance Promoter ID&T Opens Up Down Under

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amsterdam-based dance promoter ID&T is setting up offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this month, its managing director Duncan Stutterheim tells Billboard.biz. "The dance scene in Australia is very healthy," says Stutterheim. & ...

  38. Aussie AMP Prize Turns Up The Volume

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The announcement of the Australian Music Prize (AMP) shortlist will be a much grander affair than in previous years, and will be revealed before a festival audience of 10,000. In the first three years of the contest, the acts chosen by the 23 medi ...

  39. Albarn Gives Students Chance To Monkey Around

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett -- the duo behind Gorillaz and the Chinese folk tale-inspired opera project "Monkey: Journey to the West" -- are giving students the opportunity to create a promotional video for a track from the "Monk ...

  40. Gatfield Cites 'Lack Of Confidence' In A&R

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, EMI Music's president of A&R Labels, North America and U.K., has outlined his approach to developing artists and expressed his concern about A&R departments in his first high-profile appearance at an industry event sinc ...

  41. ReverbNation Moves To Digital Distribution

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ReverbNation is getting into the digital distribution business. The online music service that, to date, has limited itself to providing artists with online marketing, promotion and measurement tools is now taking on TuneCore, by offering to post m ...

  42. Poston Restructures EMI Aus

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australasia has completed a restructure of its A&R, marketing and new channel, synchronization & licensing departments. Its new chairman Mark Poston, who took over from John O'Donnell on Sept. 11, last month upped head of A& ...

  43. AT&T Promotes Iglesias/Aventura Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T is teaming up with Enrique Iglesias and Aventura on their joint tour to provide exclusive content online, via mobile and at AT&T stores. A series of AT&T in-stores will precede the remaining dates on the Iglesias/Aventura tour, wh ...

  44. R&B Foundation Kicks Off Gala Weekend

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rhythm & Blues Foundation kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration this weekend with a series of events in Philadelphia. It all leads up to the foundation's annual Pioneer Awards on Sept. 9 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. ...

  45. EMI Names Kempler COO Of A&R Labels

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Kempler has been appointed to the newly created position of COO of A&R Labels, North America, UK & Ireland, at EMI Music. He reports to Nick Gatfield who joined EMI Music last month as president of A&R Labels, North America, UK &a ...

  46. EMI Recruits Melrose To Senior A&R Role

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran music manager and A&R consultant Steven Melrose has been appointed VP, A&R labels for North America, U.K. and Ireland. Nick Gatfield, EMI's president of A&R labels, recruited Melrose, who will be based in Los Angeles. Melr ...

  47. THR/Billboard To Honor Songwriter Diane Warren

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard will honor songwriter Diane Warren with the inaugural Film & TV Music Career Achievement Award at an exclusive lunch reception in Los Angeles on Nov. 14. Warren was chosen as the first-ever Hollywood Report ...

  48. Razor & Tie Promotes Zaraya To Exec VP

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Victor Zaraya has been promoted to executive VP of finance and operations for Razor & Tie Entertainment. He was most recently senior VP of finance and operations. Zaraya will report directly to Razor & Tie co-owners Cliff Chenfeld and Crai ...

  49. Online Exclusive For Anderson's 'Wilderness'

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brett Anderson, former singer with Suede, one of the giants of the Brit-pop era, has gone the DIY-route and has granted an exclusive early online release for his new solo album, "Wilderness." The Bowers & Wilkins' (B&W) Musi ...

  50. P&P, London Calling Forge Synch Pact

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based music publisher P&P Songs has struck a long-term agreement with London Calling, Tracie London-Rowell's specialist film and TV synch firm. Through the new deal, London Calling will exploit P&P's catalog, which include ...

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