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  1. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

  2. Branding the Firebrand: How Peter Tosh's Estate Is Revitalizing An Iconic Reggae Artist's Legacy

    December 07, 2012 12:58 PM EST Peter Tosh, a reggae icon whose estate is helping to revive his legacy. (Photograper: Peter Simon; courtesy of The Peter Tosh Estate) Peter Tosh's groundbreaking achievements in taking reggae to the mainstream are remarkable: A founding membe ...

  3. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  4. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  5. Fun. is the First Act to Send its Two Maiden Alternative Chart Entries to No. 1 in 17 Years

    August 02, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Fun. notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart, as "Some Nights," the title cut from the trio's breakout album, rises 3-1. The set has sold 446,000 copies, according to N ...

  6. Jessica Rivera Promoted to SVP of East Coast Operations, UMPG

    June 11, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) announced today that Jessica Rivera has been promoted to Senior Vice President /Co-Head of East Coast Operations. Formerly, Rivera worked as the Vice President, Creative, Urban Music, East Coast for UMPG. &q ...

  7. Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Mary Mary Honored at ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    June 27, 2011 7:00 AM EDT This past weekend (June 24), Sean "Diddy" Combs received the prestigious Founders Award and Mary Mary garnered the Golden Note Award at ASCAP's 24th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: UMPG, Leon Russell, Warner/Chappell Music, The Runners and more

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Leon Russell to a worldwide co-publishing deal for "The Union," his collaboration with Elton John, and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin . The album, released on Oct. 19, sold 80, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bassin Distributors Founder Dies

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jerry Bassin, founder of Bassin Distributors, died suddenly in the Bahamas on Nov. 16. He was 76. Bassin Distributors was the linchpin acquisition in the roll-up that would become Alliance Entertainment Corp., today the second largest U.S. music w ...

  11. Music Accountancy Firm Hemingway Expands

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and media accountancy firm Hemingway has held an official launch for its expanded business operation. Hemingway has partnered with Andrew Wilkinson, founder of tour production and management company Kingstreet Tours, also based ...

  12. BPI Plots Japan Trade Mission

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BPI will launch its trade mission to Japan on Aug. 3 in conjunction with the program of events to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.K. and Japan. The U.K. music industry trade body is running its Japan trip for t ...

  13. Hostess To Release New Beck Album In Japan

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment has announced that it will release the new album from singer/songwriter Beck in Japan this August. “We’ve been leaping like salmon just to hear the album, having got a sneak preview of th ...

  14. Eclectic Songstress Santogold Readies Debut

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic songstress-MC Santogold previewed her debut self-titled album--a 12 collection that mixes everything from pop, punk, goth, electronica, reggae to R&B--last night (April 3) for Billboard.biz. The set drops April 29 via Downtown/ADA. Pr ...

  15. VPD, Hostess Team On Japanese Sales, Marketing

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital music services firm Vital PIAS Digital has struck a sales and marketing deal with Hostess Entertainment, the Tokyo-based label management, promotion, sales and distribution company, with immediate effect. Through the arrangement, unveiled ...

  16. Smellie: Sony BMG Sets Revamp Deadline

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG's management has set June 30, 2005, as the deadline for the full integration of the merged companies. Sony BMG's management has set June 30, 2005, as the deadline for the full integration of the merged companies. Sony BMG COO Mi ...