Ben Harper

  1. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line's 'Good Times' Keep Rollin', Ben & Ellen Harper Keep It in the Family

    May 16, 2014 10:04 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Now 50" album spoiled the "Frozen" party , as the former debuted at No. 1 with 153,000 sold in the week ending May 11, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The "Frozen" sou ...

  2. Red Light Management Toasts a Successful Year at Grammys Afterparty

    January 27, 2014 1:26 PM EST There was a clear excitement abuzz at the Red Light Management Grammy after party at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar in West Hollywood Sunday (Jan. 26) night. It's been a good year for the company and its founder, Coran Capshaw , who this y ...

  3. Billboard Bits: Robin Thicke Pacts with Universal Publishing, BMG Chrysalis Signs Ben Harper

    June 26, 2013 5:55 AM EDT Universal Publishing, Robin Thicke Renew Terms Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its ex-North America publishing administration agreement with songwriter, producer and artist Robin Thicke, whose sixth studio album, "Blurred Lin ...

  4. How Asaf Avidan Is Blazing International Trails For Exporting Israeli Music

    May 16, 2013 1:37 PM EDT While much of today's international music coverage on Israel focuses on the hot-button issue of artists performing in Israel, few if any look at at Israeli musicians having success abroad. The list, to be certain, is small: Esther and Abi O ...

  5. BMG Beats Warner/Chappell to 'New Wave'-Heavy EMI Publishing Divestitures for $90 Million

    December 20, 2012 5:46 PM EST BMG successfully outbid Warner/Chappell to win control of nearly 30,000 songs divested by EMI, including popular UK '80s hits from acts like Tears for Fears and Culture Club. The catalogs -- which were sold for around $90 million, according t ...

  6. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  7. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  8. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  9. Exclusive: Red Light Management Opens London Office With Ex-SuperVision Managers, Roster

    May 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Red Light Management is now on the ground in the U.K., with former SuperVision Management Group managers James Sandom, Cerne Canning and Deb Fenstermacher-and their artists-entering the RLM fold. Sandom and Canning will set up Red Light's new ...

  10. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  11. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  12. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies At 74

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New Yor ...

  13. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  14. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...

  15. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eighth edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park, Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thieve ...

  16. Tool, Widespread Panic, Fray Onboard For Mile High Fest

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray will headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relen ...

  17. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  18. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will ...

  19. Beastie Boys Plot Star-Studded Vote Shows

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin Oct. 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for Nov. 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and Nov. 2 in Milwaukee. &qu ...

  20. Ben Harper, EMI Extend Deal

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has extended its long-term relationship with Grammy Award winning songwriter and performer Ben Harper. He first signed with the publisher in 1993. Under the new worldwide deal, EMI will represent his existing catalog and futur ...

  21. Italia Wave Festival Rolls On

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve, Chemical Brothers, Gnarls Barkley and Linea 77 are among the 144 acts confirmed for the Italia Wave Love Festival, to be held July 16 to 19 in the city of Livorno, on the Tuscan coast. The festival, which combines indie rock, literary g ...

  22. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The musicians were celebrating the release of "Body of War," ...

  23. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Co ...

  24. Mika Continues European Chart Reign

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika achieves a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, while Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson withstands the challenge of James Blunt's "197 ...

  25. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  26. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this year's Lollapalooza, to be held Aug. 3-5 ...

  27. Placebo Effect Continues On European Albums Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Placebo's "Meds" (Virgin) withstands all competition to secure a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. While the album falls away dramatically in the United Kingdom, dropping 7-35, it conti Placebo's "Meds" ...

  28. Placebo Effect Continues On Euro Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Meds' holds Bocelli's 'Amore' from top spot. Placebo's "Meds" (Virgin) withstands all competition to secure a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. While the album falls away dramatically in the ...

  29. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. ...

  30. Harper Regroups For Intimate Tour

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First stop is July 12 in Vancouver. As the cancellation of the ill-fated Zooma tour left him without summer plans, singer/songwriter Ben Harper has slated a 16-date North American small venue tour to kick off July 12 in Vancouver and close Aug. 1 ...

  31. Updated: Organizers Pull Plug On Zooma Tour

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sales were badly underperforming in some markets. The inaugural Zooma tour , which was to be headlined by Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper, has been canceled. Zooma was scheduled to run from June 13 to July 31 and feature a high-profile cast of suppo ...

  32. Bonnaroo Founders Launch Zooma Tour

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, will launch the Zooma tour this summer. The inaugural run of the multi-stage tour will feature headliners Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, c ...