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  1. MCPS Outlines Northern European Alliance Strategy

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Consolidation is key to growing rights revenue generated by U.K. collecting societies PRS For Music (PRS) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). That was the central message from Robert Ashcroft , PRS CEO and executive director, M ...

  2. Reggaeton Duo Wisin & Yandel To Release Live Album In August

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel will release a two-volume live album in August. The live album will be supported by a new studio single, “Estoy Enamorado,” (“I’m in love”). According to a video treatment obtained by Billboard, the video, directed ...

  3. Miley Cyrus To Launch Album On Global MTV Sites

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV will host a global live stream of Miley Cyrus performing new songs across its international Web sites. Cyrus will perform songs from "Can't Be Tamed" (Hollywood Records/Universal) on June 21 - the release date of the album - at ...

  4. Web Trends: Bank Atlantic, Jimmy Dean, Pink Floyd and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Bank Atlantic Roger Waters "The Wall Live" has added an additional night due to high demand, now performing back to back at the BankAtlantic Center on Nov. 13 and 14. 5. Jimmy Dean Donna Meade ...

  5. VIDEO: Exec Steve Hodges On Keys To Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker's Success

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Capitol/EMI Nashville senior VP of promotion Steve Hodges took part in the a panel discussion about the changing face of country radio at this year's Billboard Country Music Summit. In this after-panel exclusive video, Hodges discusses the ke ...

  6. Brothers of the Road

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, Machete Music broke ground with reggaetón, a Latin urban sound that caught on like fire to Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina.” While the genre has evolved in a more pop-friendly direction, the Universal Music Latin Entertainment label is st ...

  7. Judge Rules For Don Henley In Ad Flap

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has tentatively ruled that California senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore violated rocker Don Henley's copyrights on two songs when he used them as the basis for campaign commercials posted on YouTube. In addition, the judge sai ...

  8. IMS Day 2: David Guetta's Amazing Year

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Day two of the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza featured the world's most famous DJ, David Guetta , in the Big Dog DJ Interview. Guetta, fresh off the back of an amazing year that has seen him established as a major touring act, told ...

  9. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Janet Jackson, Bret Michaels, David Cook and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 3. Janet Jackson on American Idol 6. Bret Michaels on American Idol 16. Janet Jackson New Haircut 17. Joe Cocker Janet Jackson, Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper and Bret Michaels were among the special guests that ...

  10. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Drake, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - ...

  11. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Crystal Bowersox, Suge Knight and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 1pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. 17. Crystal Bowersox Up to the Mountain "Up to the Mountain ...

  12. Web Trends: Led Zeppelin, Axl Rose, Suge Knight and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Soulja Boy feat. Justin Bieber - Rich Girl 2. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - Rich Girl ( Full Version ) + Lyrics New Song 2010 3. Farma 2010 23.05 Odlazak Juice 4. Twilight Eclipse M ...

  13. Web Trends: Jewel, Bono, Twilight, Fergie and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 10. Jewel Singer-songwriter Jewel will perform sections from her newest album "Sweet and Wild" a day before it is released on June 7 during a live HD concert that will broadcast to 75 cities in t ...

  14. Web Trends: Austin City Limits, Justin Bieber, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Music Most Viewed Tod ...

  15. N.Y. Court Axes Suit Vs. Label Over Remy Ma Shooting

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT To the woman shot in a dispute over money with rapper Remy Ma , her wounds are the product of the artist's thuggish persona and a music industry that promoted it. But an appeals court rebuffed her effort to hold Remy Ma's former record l ...

  16. Web Trends: Twitter Hacked, Lena Horne, Ke$ha and More

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Twitter Hacked Twitter was alledgedly hacked earlier today by a Turkish heavy metal fan who discovered that typing "accept" followed by any username would cause that person to automatically follow you. The su ...

  17. Legendary Singer Lena Horne Dies

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday (May 9). She was 92. Horne died at New Yor ...

  18. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  19. Web Trends: Cinco de Mayo, Soulja Boy, Miley Cyrus, Disturbed and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 16. Mariachi Music With Wed. being Cinco de Mayo comes increased interest in the traditional Mexican folk music Mariachi, considered to be an integral part of Cinco de Mayo tradition. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. B ...

  20. Singing Artist Nominated For Britain's Turner Prize

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based Susan Philipsz, whose artworks center around recordings of her voice singing folk songs in public spaces, is one of the four nominees for Britain's top art award. The Turner Prize, awarded to British artists under the age of 50 f ...

  21. Robots In Disguise Partners With Cosmetics Brand

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electro-rock act Robots In Disguise has release its new single "Wake Up" (President Records) with the backing of cosmetics brand Barry M. The duo approached the firm after seeing a commercial with the tagline 'wake up your make ...

  22. Web Trends: Gerry Ryan, Dorothy Provine, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Trent Reznor and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Gerry Ryan Gerry Ryan was perhaps Ireland's most famous broadcaster known for hosting TV and Radio talk shows for the past 20 years, notably the Gerry Ryan Show on Irish radio. The 53 year old father of five was ...

  23. Web Trends: Eminem, Grace Miguel, Drake, Rihanna and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 14. Grace Miguel Rumors circulated today that R&B singer Usher is engaged to and expecting a child with rumored girlfriend, Def Jam exec Grace Miguel. A rep for the singer has since dismissed these c ...

  24. Web Trends: William Shatner, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber and More

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music news on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has allegedly asked former daughter-in-law Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza and her children to leave her San Fernando Valley mansion, claimi ...

  25. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Whitney Houston, Camp Rock 2, M.I.A. and more

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 4. Molly Ringwald Molly Ringwald, the singer and actress that rose to fame as a teen idol starring in numerous John Hughes films in the 1980's has written a self help book that discusses parenting, re ...

  26. Killers' Universal Publishing Deal Extended

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Killers has extended its deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in an arrangement that will also cover solo projects. Each of the band reportedly has solo projects lined up during a hiatus for the Killers. The Las Vegas band first signed a ...

  27. Nichols Grabs Third No. 1, First Since 2005

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Up 2.3 million audience impressions, traditional stylist Joe Nichols gets his third No. 1, and first in more than four years, as "Gimmie That Girl" (Show Dog-Universal) advances 3-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. With 33.9 millio ...

  28. Web Trends: Rihanna, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productions 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (21-04-2010) 3. Rihanna - ...

  29. Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz, EMI, Patti Smith Among ASCAP Honorees

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz and Patti Smith were among those honored at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards show Wednesday night. Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who was named songwriter of the year, while Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" was na ...

  30. GEMA TO Honor Michael Kunze

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German lyricist and librettist Michael Kunze will receive the lifetime achievement award at the annual German Music Authors' Awards, presented by the German collection society GEMA on April 22 in the Axica building in Berlin. The 66-year- ...

  31. 30 Strait Years Of Top 10 Hits

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thirty years into his unparalleled career, the "King of Country" shows no signs of abdicating the throne. George Strait reaches an historic Billboard chart milestone, as he collects a top 10 hit on the Country Songs survey in an unpreced ...

  32. Web Trends: Brandy, Drunken Ninja, Metallica and more

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at the what's making waves on the Web on Monday (April 12). Google Trends 13. Brandy and Flo Rida Singer Brandy and rapper Flo Rida had been rumored to be in a relationship and though Brandy admitted there is something going on after t ...

  33. Radio Hot For Christina Aguilera Single

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a four-year absence, Christina Aguilera is being welcomed back to radio with open arms. The singer's new single, "Not Myself Tonight," is the No. 1 most added song at mainstream top 40 and rhythm radio this week. According to ...

  34. Pharrell Williams Launches Kidult.com

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams is the force behind a new online venture: Kidult.com . Described by Williams in a press release as a "reliable news source that speaks directly to teenagers," the Web site features edited and use ...

  35. @SXSW: Stone Temple Pilots Launch Revival Tour

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots were this year's mutli-platinum rock act to use South By Southwest as a launching pad for a new project - in this case "Stone Temple Pilots," the group's first album of new material in nine years. The quarte ...

  36. Michael Jackson in $200 Million-plus Recording Deal

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, according to a person familiar with the deal. T ...

  37. Boyzone Beats Gorillaz To U.K. No. 1

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reunited Irish boy band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal), named for the memory of their colleague Stephen Gately, who died suddenly last October, debuted at the top of the new U.K. album chart. South London rapper Tinie Tempa ...

  38. @SXSW: The Keys To Building and Monetizing Fanbases

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Building and monetizing fanbases can be done with simple tools and by thinking like a fan, said documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit at the SXSW panel, “Friends, Fans and Followers.” The panel was moderated by Scott Kirsner of the blog CinemaTech . ...

  39. Ray Charles Musical Set For Broadway In November

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A musical celebrating Ray Charles is headed for Broadway this fall. "Unchain My Heart" will open Nov. 7 with preview performances beginning Oct. 8. Producer Stuart Benjamin said the show would feature a book by Suzan-Lori Parks and direc ...

  40. Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Dies

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sparklehorse visionary Mark Linkous, 47, took his life with a gunshot to his heart on Saturday (Mar. 6) in Knoxville, Tenn. Best known for his unique folk-based soundscapes, the singer-songwriter, who recorded under the name Sparklehorse, released ...

  41. Scooter Scores Official Ice Hockey Anthem

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German euro-dance act Scooter will present the official song for the Ice Hockey World Championship 2010, which takes place from May 7-27 in Germany. The band will present the song "Stuck On The Replay" live at the opening ceremony of ...

  42. Lady Antebellum Poised To Smash Sales Expectations

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST We already know it's all-but-certain Lady Antebellum's sophomore album "Need You Now" is headed for a No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, but now it's looking like the album is going to sell more than origina ...

  43. U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz Team Up for Haiti Charity Song

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz are the latest celebrities to come together in an effort to raise money for Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck a week ago. The three are joining forces for an as-yet-untitled Beatz-produced charity son ...

  44. 2 of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. Howeve ...

  45. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: Film Review

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rowdy and a bit ragged but wholly entertaining, Mat Whitecross' "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" is a biopic of British punk rocker Ian Dury with a sensational lead performance by Andy Serkis, best known as Gollum from the &q ...

  46. Michael Jackson Estate Administrators Seek Payment

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The administrators of Michael Jackson's estate and a cadre of attorneys are seeking millions for managing the King of Pop's affairs after death, court documents show. It's unclear how much exactly will be paid out. The administrator ...

  47. ARIA Awards Boost On Australian Charts

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last Thursday night's (Dec. 3) ARIA Awards in Sydney might have drawn tepid TV ratings, but the show's impact has panned out on this week's Australian sales charts. More than 20 releases from the evening's performers and winner ...

  48. Publishing Briefs: IP Czar Confirmed, Kobalt, Imagem Music

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Victoria Espinel is now the National’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator , after being confirmed by the Senate last night. The post was created by Congress in the "Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Proper ...

  49. Chart Beat Wednesday: Straight No Chaser, Tim McGraw, Depeche Mode

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST AS ONLY THEY 'CAN-CAN': After melding Toto's "Africa" into last year's No. 5-peaking Adult Contemporary hit "The 12 Days of Christmas," buzzworthy a capella act Straight No Chaser enters the chart at No. 27 ...

  50. Publishing Briefs: Spirit Music Group, Downtown, ASCAP

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Spirit Music Group has signed a global, multi-year publishing administration deal with songwriter/artist Laurie Berkner, the children’s music performer. The deal marks Berkner’s first music publishing association since her debut, "What Do Y ...

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