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  1. Beck Signs to Capitol, Announces New Album for February

    October 28, 2013 8:35 PM EDT Beck has signed to Capitol Records, with an album of new material -- his first in nearly six years -- scheduled for February 2014. The album, titled "Morning Phase," is billed as a spiritual successor to "Sea Change," Beck� ...

  2. Why Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashed Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 12:05 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich ( @nigelgod ) called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.  Godrich takes issue with the eco ...

  3. Cara Lewis, Caroline Kinzel and the Women of CAA

    November 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST (L-R): Jenna Adler, Caroline Kinzel, and Marlene Tsuchii at CAA's Los Angeles offices. (Photo: Austin Hargrave) Rob Light, managing partner and head of music at Creative Artists Agency, had a change of heart this year regarding Billboard' ...

  4. Paul Tollett, Goldenvoice Team on the Struggle - And Ultimate Success - of Creating Coachella

    November 09, 2012 1:57 PM EST Goldenvoice chief and Coachella creator Paul Tollett discusses the challenges and successes that came with creating the festival. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's Ray Waddell led yesterday's (Nov. 8) discussion with three of the princip ...

  5. Backbeat: KCRW, Portugal. The Man Team Up For T. Rex Tribute Album, Release Party

    July 25, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Portugal. The Man with manager Rich Holtzman and their youngest fan Frances Gourley, the daughter of lead singer John Gourley. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Los Angeles celebrated the legacy of T. Rex with the release of T. Rex vs. KCRW Soundclash , a fi ...

  6. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich's 'From the Basement' Series Goes 3D with The Shins, Feist, More

    June 20, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich's music series From the Basement is getting the 3D treatment for broadcast on 3net in the U.S. and Sky 3D in the UK, as well as a multiplatform 2D release on Crackle. From the Basement is produced ...

  7. Dwight Yoakam Signs With Paradigm

    May 03, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Grammy winning singer-songwriter, actor, director and country music trailblazer Dwight Yoakam has signed with Paradigm for representation in all areas. Nashville-based agent Brian Hill will represent Yoakam for personal appearances. Dwight Yoakam ...

  8. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park fr ...

  9. Beck, Santigold, Modest Mouse Headline Governors Ball Fest

    February 21, 2012 2:24 PM EST New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2012 edition, to be held June 23-24. The bill features -- as usual -- dance-friendly artists like Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Santigold, Major Lazer, Chromeo and Speci ...

  10. Norah Jones Splits From Macklam Feldman Management, Signs With S.A.M.

    September 02, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Grammy-winning jazz singer Norah Jones has parted ways with her longtime management company Macklam Feldman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She has joined S.A.M., or Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Beastie Bo ...

  11. Hostess Entertainment Partners With Warner Music South East Asia

    April 21, 2011 1:51 PM EDT The Tokyo-based music marketing indie Hostess Entertainment and Warner Music South East Asia announced a licensing agreement that will see Hostess gradually expand its footprint beyond Japan to South East Asian markets, which include Hong Kong, Ko ...

  12. Should All Music Go Real Time? Bring It On, Says Jack Isquith

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The following is a guest post from Jack Isquith, which originally appeared on his Digital Music Insider blog and is reposted with his permission. Isquith is a digital music industry veteran who has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and ...

  13. ASCAP To Honor The Killers With Vanguard Award

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor The Killers at its 27th annual Pop Music Awards— to be held on April 21, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.—with its Vanguard award, which rec ...

  14. UMG Pushes More Aggressive App Strategy

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is escalating its already aggressive iPhone strategy with the introduction of its first label-branded iPhone app in the game Six String. This is the first app that allows the label to showcase its entire catalog through its o ...

  15. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse) is working with Jones on the a ...

  16. War Child Postpones 'Heroes' Release

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to t ...

  17. Lil Wayne, Coldplay And 'Camp Rock' Continue To Hold Court

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the top three on the Billboard 200 is static, with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" spending a third week at No. 1, two other albums arrive in the top 10. Beck's "Modern Guilt" starts at No. 4 while the soundtrack t ...

  18. UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the 50th anniversary convention of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) kept alive the product presentation, an extravaganza that was well attended by conventioneers. Kicking off the secon ...

  19. Vegoose Producers Pull Plug On This Year's Fest

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Las Vegas festival Vegoose will not happen in 2008, according to Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly Presents, co-producer of Vegoose with A.C. Productions. "We're not going to do Vegoose this year," Mayers tells Billboard.biz. M ...

  20. Modest Mouse, Incubus, The Shins Lead Download Festival Bill

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature such acts as Modest Mouse, Incubus, the Shins and Wolf Parade, among others, beginning Aug. 18 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston. Along with Boston, this year&# ...

  21. Sony/ATV Songs For MusicPad Pro

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has licensed its catalog of songs to FreeHand Systems to provide digital sheet music. The publisher's music will also be available for FreeHand's MusicPad Pro, a portable, touch-screen unit that musicians, compo ...

  22. Bonnaroo Gets A Boost

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, are finalizing the purchase of the bulk of the festival site land near Manchester in Coffee County, Tenn. The festival will end up owning about 530 acres ...

  23. New Beck Album Denied U.K. Chart Eligibility

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck's new Interscope album, "The Information," could sell a million copies next week and still not be considered for placement on the U.K. album chart. The U.K.'s Official Chart Company (OCC) has rul Beck's new Interscope ...

  24. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) reigns ...

  25. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week, with U.S. sales of 211,00 The biggest sales wee ...

  26. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  27. Lollapalooza Back As Two-Day One-Off Fest

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After Lollapalooza's dismal 2004, with the tour cancelled before it ever left the station, the groundbreaking festival hopes to re-emerge as a two-day, one-off event in 2005. After Lollapalooza's dismal 2004, with the tour cancelled befo ...

  28. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. NEW YORK -- Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its musi ...

  29. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing ...

  30. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing ...