Barack Obama

  1. What the Death of Obama's Internet Privacy Rules Means

    March 29, 2017 10:33 AM EDT Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you? In the short term, not so much. The rules, which would have put tough restrictions on what companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT ...

  2. More Ted Nugent Shows Canceled by Indian Tribe

    July 28, 2014 7:04 PM EDT A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn't want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. The News Tribune reports the Puyallup Tribe said Thursday it's canceling Nugent's concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the ...

  3. Morning Fix: The War For Your Dash; Aereo's Convoluted Gamble; Obama Tributes Knuckles

    April 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE STREAMING IN THE CAR IS HUGE BUSINESS – SO WHICH SERVICE WILL WIN? According to Gartner Research, in five years 70 to 80 percent of all new vehicles will include the high-speed wireless service opti ...

  4. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive Kennedy Center Honors: Watch

    December 08, 2013 11:29 PM EST The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday ...

  5. Leaked TPP Language Pleases Trade Groups, Worries Some Consumers and Privacy Advocates

    November 14, 2013 12:45 PM EST Next week, trade representatives from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and various nations along the Pacific Rim will gather in Salt Lake City to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that has been in the works for severa ...

  6. YouTube Music Awards Nominations Announced

    October 21, 2013 11:00 PM EDT YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting on Nov. 3 from New York City's Pier 36.  The online video juggernaut asked viewers to vote on the nominations , wh ...

  7. Morning Fix: Rough Trade Store to Open in NYC; White House Postpones 'Musica Latina'; Restructuring at Rhapsody

    September 17, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EXCLUSIVE: ROUGH TRADE WILL OPEN FLAGSHIP STORE NOV. 25 IN NEW YORK Rough Trade, the iconic London music retailer that spawned Rough Trade Records and served as a cradle for post-punk music in the ...

  8. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  9. Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Denies Harassment Allegations, Plans Return to Radio ‘Very Soon'

    August 06, 2013 5:16 AM EDT Radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, whose nationally syndicated show was cancelled abruptly last month by Univision, has issued a statement stating that allegations of harassment against him by his former colleague are untrue. Sot ...

  10. President Barack Obama Hosts White House Tribute Concert for Carole King

    May 23, 2013 12:18 AM EDT President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla. ...

  11. President Obama Hosting White House Concert Honoring Carole King With Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Emeli Sande

    May 17, 2013 1:11 PM EDT President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She is the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. The White House says Obama will prese ...

  12. Boston Radio Again Transforms From Playing Music To Covering Tragic News

    April 19, 2013 3:07 PM EDT As on Monday, when bomb explosions killed three and injured more than 180, further violence spurs more continuous news coverage today. For the second time this week, tragically, Boston's FM radio dial has transformed essentially from an ou ...

  13. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  14. Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor May Get Inauguration Sales Bumps

    January 20, 2013 6:32 PM EST Four years ago, a surprise performance by Beyonce at President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Ball became arguably the most talked-about musical moment of the inauguration festivities. At the Jan. 20, 2009 event -- broadcast on ABC and watched b ...

  15. Beyonce, Katy Perry, More Head to D.C. for Packed Slate of Obama Inauguration Events

    January 20, 2013 2:25 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and th ...

  16. Whitney Houston, PSY, Hurricane Sandy Were Most-Googled Terms in 2012

    December 13, 2012 12:37 AM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the " ...

  17. Facebook 2012: One Direction Nearly as Popular as Obama

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's that time of year again when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Year. Facebook on Wednesday joined in that annual exercise, releasing its Year in Revie ...

  18. Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, RIP: Beyonce and Pepsi Re-Team for Super Bowl; Rick Ross Cancels Maybach Music Tour

    December 10, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters JENNI RIVERA, QUEEN OF BANDA, DEAD AT 43: Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexica ...

  19. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  20. Rihanna 'SNL' Performance and 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 8:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna's seventh album, "Unapologetic," nears its Nov. 19 release date, the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains ac ...

  21. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  22. Business Matters: How Tuesday's Elections Impact the Music Business

    November 07, 2012 5:00 PM EST The music business lost one of its biggest supporters and a long-time friend in Tuesday's elections. Howard Berman lost his seat in the House after 30 years in office while Mary Bono Mack, widow of the late musician Sony Bono, lost her seat i ...

  23. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  24. Morning Fix: Aussies Approve UMG-EMI; Jay-Z, Beyonce's Obama Fundraiser; Facebookification of Twitter

    September 19, 2012 7:39 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UNIVERSAL MUSIC-EMI DEAL APPROVED BY AUSTRALIAN REGULATORS WITH NO DIVESTMENTS: Australia's competition and consumer commission has given the thumbs-up to Universal M ...

  25. Morning Fix: Apple's Pandora-Rival Plans; Obama, Madonna & Twitter; MTV's Not-So-Shocking VMAs

    September 07, 2012 7:32 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MTV VMAS 2012: RIHANNA, ONE DIRECTION FIND LOVE & MOONMEN: The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? That would be the lack of shocking moments at t ...

  26. VMAs Producer Dave Sirulnick Talks 'EDM TV,' Political Conventions, Unexpected Moments and More

    September 06, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Tonight's Video Music Awards will have all the space-age glitz and laser flair of an electronic music festival -- the kind of large-scale production that requires, quite simply, an arena. Look no further than the 15,000-pound crane that exten ...

  27. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Steve Stoute, More Get Made In America

    September 04, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Steve Stoute, Founder, Translations LLC, poses with Paul Chibe, CMO, Anheuser-Busch. (Photo: Jess Letkemann) Made In America, the inaugural two-day music festival and brainchild of Jay-Z and Budweiser , lit up Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on Sep ...

  28. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  29. Morning Fix: Liberty Vs. SiriusXM, DJs Stump for Obama, Deezer Comes To Asia

    August 15, 2012 8:25 AM EDT MTV Unveils Artist.MTV Pages, Tries to Catch MySpace Napping If a re-launched MySpace isn't going to be the online destination for musicians it once promised to be, maybe MTV is up for the job. MTV today unveiled its long-awaited Artists.MTV ...

  30. Marvin Hamlisch Funeral Attended by Liza Minnelli, Bill Clinton, Sir Howard Stringer, Joe Torre, More

    August 14, 2012 3:34 PM EDT The flowers in the hearse were a tribute to Hamlisch's song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows." (Photo: Dan Rys) Celebrities and luminaries of all types congregated at the Temple Emanu-EL in Manhattan Tuesday (August 14) to pay the ...

  31. Romney Ad Featuring Obama Singing is Back Online Despite Objections From Music Publisher

    July 18, 2012 9:17 PM EDT A couple of days after BMG Rights Management forced YouTube to take down a Mitt Romney ad because it f eatures President Barack Obama singing one of its songs, several versions of the ads have resurfaced on the Google-owned site. The 35-second ad ...

  32. Bob Dylan's 'Tempest' Arrives in September

    July 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Bob Dylan is marking 50 years as a recording artist in the best way imaginable, by releasing an album of all-new original songs. Columbia Records announced Tuesday that Dylan's album, "Tempest," featuring ten tracks from the songwri ...

  33. Full Text: Obama Intellectual Property Czar Victoria Espinel's A2IM Keynote Address

    June 25, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Victoria Espinel, the Obama administration's "IP Czar," who was A2IM's keynote speaker at this year's Indie Week event with A2IM President Rich Bengloff (Photo: Andy Gensler) At last week's A2IM Indie Week, Victoria E ...

  34. En Breve: Estela Rava's Death, Deezer Streaming Service, Marc Anthony and Obama

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Argentine Singer Estela Raval Dead at 77 Estela Raval, the Argentine Latin jazz singer known for her romantic pop ballads, has died of cancer. She was 77. The songstress, who recorded more than 50 albums, was one of the best-known entertainers in ...

  35. President Obama Honors Bob Dylan, Others With Medal of Freedom

    May 29, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Bob Dylan receives the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House today. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/GettyImages) President Barack Obama honored a diverse group of political and cultural icons, including former Secretary of State ...

  36. Burt Bacharach & Hal David To Be Honored by President Obama

    May 07, 2012 6:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a duo whose pop melodies and lyrics regularly hit the charts in the 1960s and early 1970s despite competition from more so ...

  37. Read: President Barack Obama's Tribute to Dick Clark, 'America's Oldest Teenager'

    April 18, 2012 9:46 PM EDT It is a testament to the lasting influence of Dick Clark that President Barack Obama issued a statement on Wednesday, just hours after Clark died of a heart attack at the age of 82. The statement follows in full: "Michelle and I are saddened ...

  38. Megaupload Adds Superstar Lawyer Andrew Schapiro to Defense Team

    April 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT In advance of a criminal trial, Megaupload has added a legal superstar to its defense. Andrew Schapiro, a partner at Quinn Emanuel, has reportedly agreed to defend Megaupload's executives, including founder Kim Dotcom, on charges of massive c ...

  39. U.S. Gov't IDs More Airwaves for Commercial Wireless Networks

    March 28, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Govt IDs more airwaves for commercial wireless NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations ...

  40. Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Stacy Francis, Others Record Trayvon Martin Tribute Song, PSA (Video)

    March 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, actors Terry Crews, Angela Bassett and others re-recorded Khan's "Super Life," while protestors took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles in the teen's ...

  41. SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen Speaks to the Young Musicians and the Old Guard

    March 15, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep - or they will be by the time I finish this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 50 minutes early Thursday afternoon encouraging his musical colleagues and offering insigh ...

  42. Lady Gaga Sets Record 20 Million Twitter Followers, Ahead of Bieber, Shakira, Rihanna

    March 07, 2012 5:30 AM EST Did ANYONE see SPRINGSTEEN on Fallon last night!!! Buy his new album. It is so genius its hard to even believe. Just mind-blowing passion. - Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 3, 2012 Lady Gaga's army of little monsters continues to grow, as the pop ...

  43. Web Trends: Swizz Beatz's Plans To Introduce K-Pop To America, Listen To An Unreleased Grimes Track

    February 22, 2012 4:24 PM EST Google Trends: 6. chris brown and rihanna - the former controversial couple have reunited on remixes of each other's tracks sparking more controversy 10. cm punk - the WWE champion was engaged in a "Twitter war" with Chris Brown Twi ...

  44. Obama's Soulful Serenade Bumps Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' Sales by 490%

    January 26, 2012 5:34 PM EST Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" got a sales boost last week from an unlikely source -- President Barack Obama. A video of the president singing the first line of the song at a Jan. 19 fund-raising event went viral the next day ...

  45. Etta James Funeral and Memorial Details Released

    January 24, 2012 8:00 PM EST Famed rhythm and blues singer Etta James died Jan. 20, five days away from her 74 birthday after battling leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C. On Tuesday, it was announced that a public viewing would be held at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, ...

  46. Etta James Dead at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera, is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Jame ...

  47. SOPA Anti-Piracy Controversy Exposes Hollywood-Silicon Valley Divide

    January 19, 2012 9:05 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted mo ...

  48. Morning Heds: Streaming Royalties Way Up, SOPA Protest Day, tUnE-yArDs Top Pazz & Jop

    January 18, 2012 7:25 AM EST Digital Notes: Royalties for Streaming Music Grew 17% in 2011 by New York Times (blog) SoundExchange, the agency that compensates performers and record labels when music is played on satellite and Internet radio, paid $292 million in royalties las ...

  49. Google, White House Respond to Rupert Murdoch's Anti-Piracy Twitter Rant

    January 16, 2012 10:28 AM EST Google is fighting back against Rupert Murdoch's claims that the company leads the pack of online pirates. When Murdoch took to Twitter -- his new favorite medium -- on Saturday night, he launched 140-character verbal grenades at Google and P ...

  50. Urban Power List Hall of Fame: Clarence Avant

    January 07, 2012 8:06 PM EST Clarence Avant President, Avant Garde and Interior Music The Godfather He's the perennial godfather of our business. "Everyone in this business has been by Clarence's desk--if they're smart." That insightful comment from l ...

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