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  1. Backbeat: Arcade Fire, Oscar Music Noms Avoid the Great LA Deluge at Society of Composers Party

    March 02, 2014 12:48 PM EST Related Articles Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Will Butler and Owen Pallett, More Deliver at First-Ever Oscar Concert Arcade Fire's Will Butler on Co-Writing Best Score Oscar Nominee 'Her,' The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene ...

  2. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Backbeat: Kaskade Rocks Katy Perry, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Execs at House of Hype Post-VMAs Party

    September 07, 2012 1:39 PM EDT Sam Keywanfar, founder/CEO, House of Hype, the evening's honoree Kaskade, and Noel Lee, CEO, Monster Products, arrive to the 5th Annual House Of Hype Music Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on September 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Phot ...

  5. Alchemist, Russian Rapper, Uses Soviet Propaganda On New Album

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else-sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist, whose new album, "Russi ...

  6. Backbeat: EMI's Jon Platt Exits In Style At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Former EMI Music Publishing President Jon Platt, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm and Soul Nicole George, rapper Fabolous, ASCAP's Brandon Kitchen. (Photo: Frank Micelotta) It was a fitting conclusion to a 17-year career chapter. Af ...

  7. Backbeat: Randy Jackson Winds Up Watch Line

    May 10, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Jackson wears a watch from the limited edition line, models from which were displayed at his Four Seasons Doheny launch party. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment) What time is it? Just ask Randy Jackson . That's because the &q ...

  8. Whitney Houston's Funeral To Be Live Streamed

    February 16, 2012 7:56 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - They won't be there in person, but singer Whitney Houston's millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet. It will provide a much-nee ...

  9. Whitney Houston Mourners Face Dearth of Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 7:30 AM EST BETH DeFALCO and TED SHAFFREY | Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on theHol ...

  10. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Peter Grosslight

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 32 Peter Grosslight Executive VP/Worldwide Head of Music William Morris Endeavor The Calm In The Storm... In a world where some view being a jerk as a career strategy, Peter Grosslight remains a dignified, understated power player. He runs one ...

  12. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket To Go On Tour

    July 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A famed red-and-black calfskin jacket Michael Jackson wore in the groundbreaking "Thriller" music video is going on tour. The jacket's new owner, Texas commodities broker Milton Verret, said Tuesday he plans to ...

  13. Musician Coalition Battles Grammys' Category Cuts

    May 26, 2011 3:52 PM EDT A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore more than 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, alleging the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and were done without the input of its thousands of members. A protest was ...

  14. Exclusive: Godsmack, Counting Crows Sign With the Collective

    March 03, 2011 7:30 AM EST The Collective management agency continues to expand its music division with the signing of the Counting Crows and Godsmack, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. In addition to the two multi-platinum rock groups, the three-year-old Collective Mu ...

  15. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  16. Shelli and Irving Azoff To Receive City of Hope's 2011 Spirit of Life Award

    January 31, 2011 6:37 PM EST Irving and Shelli Azoff are the 2011 Spirit of Life Award honorees, the City of Hope's Music and Entertainment Industry Group announced today. The Spirit of Life Award is presented to those who exemplify the ideals and values that guide City ...

  17. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Glee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. For the second year i ...

  18. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Glee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. For the second year ...

  19. Sade, Willow Smith, Kanye West Earn Multiple NAACP Image Award Nods

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sade, Usher, Kanye West and newcomer Willow Smith are among the multiple nominees in the recording category for the upcoming NAACP Image Awards . Nominations for the 42nd annual ceremony were announced today (Jan. 12) during a press conference at ...

  20. The Keys To Successful Branding Partnerships

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bernard Cahill is an accomplished manager and lawyer with far-reaching experience in the entertainment industry with a special emphasis on the music business. In 2004, Cahill and his partners, Greg Suess, Jay Froberg and Will Ward founded ROAR, LL ...

  21. Fred Goldring Among Obama Arts Appointments

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST President Obama has named six new members he will nominate for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, including entertainment lawyer Fred Goldring and BET co-founder Sheila Johnson. Goldring is a partner in Beverly Hills-ba ...

  22. Photos: The 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is a wrap. Below, some shots from the big night and Saturday's pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy. For full coverage of the Grammys, click here . Columbia Records chairman Steve Barne ...

  23. 'Glee' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Freshman show "Glee" won top TV honors at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 17), taking home the award for best musical or comedy television series over such veteran shows as "The Office," "30 Rock" and ...

  24. Jay-Z, Maxwell Lead NAACP Music Nominations

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tied at five nominations, Jay-Z and Maxwell head the list of music nominees for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards. The nominations were announced today during a press conference at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jay-Z and Maxwell's f ...

  25. Apollo Inducts Michael Jackson; Pretty Ricky Launches Label

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --The Apollo Theater announced today that it will posthumously induct Michael Jackson into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at its annual gala benefit next June. The award, the non-profit theater’s highest honor, also includes a memorial plaque tha ...

  26. MySpace To Cut 30% Of Staff

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace said Tuesday it is cutting nearly 30 percent of its work force in a bid to become more efficient, bringing its staffing level more in line with its more popular rival, Facebook. The move comes less than two months after MySpace, a unit of ...

  27. Live Nation 1Q Loss Widens As Attendance Drops

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the largest U.S. operator of concert venues, said Thursday that its first-quarter loss widened in part because fewer people attended concerts in its core North America market. Live Nation Inc., which is planning to merge with Ticketma ...

  28. Paradigm Expands Christian Footprint With Third Coast Deal

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Christian music booking agency Third Coast Artists Agency, and will incorporate it into the firm's Nashville office. Third Coast president Mike Snider will bring his entire team and roster into the Paradigm Nashville fol ...

  29. Latin News Briefs: La Chokolata, Enrique Iglesias

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Entravision Radio Latin CHR KSSE (Súper Estrella)/Los Angeles has dropped the morning show "La Regadera de la Chokolata," hosted by Oswaldo Diaz and Ysaac Alvarez. As of Tuesday (Jan. 6), Alvarez is the sole host in the mornings with th ...

  30. Madonna Wins Privacy Case Against U.K. Tabloid

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has won a court battle against a British tabloid that published pictures recently of her wedding eight years ago. The one-time Material Girl won a judgment on Monday (Dec. 8) against a British tabloid that she accused of breaching her priv ...

  31. R&B Briefs: Dupri, Connors, Beyonce

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Jermaine Dupri will receive the 2008 Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California on Dec. 8. Dupri, president of Island Records Urban Music, will join fellow honoree Earvin “Magic” Johnson for the cer ...

  32. Guns N' Roses' Lawyer Blasts Dr Pepper

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses' and Axl Rose's lawyer has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen) free soda promotion, which the band was never involved in. Beverly ...

  33. Vital Talent Closes, WME Picks Up Clients

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST New York-based electronic booking agency Vital Talent, founded by agent Gerry Gerrard, has closed its doors. Gerrard has left the agency business to pursue artist management and promotion under his original company Chaotica. As a result of the clo ...

  34. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.biz has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture on Nov. 18 and was produced by Keith Steg ...

  35. New International Music Business Event To Launch In Perth

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian city of Perth will be home to a new international music business conference, One Movement Festival, to be held Oct. 16 to 18 2009. Looking at the Australian and Australasian music market in a global context, the three-day festival w ...

  36. The Billboard Q&A: WME's Joel Zimmerman

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the recent launch of William Morris Electronic (WME), a joint venture between the William Morris Agency (WMA) and British DJ Pete Tong, the Los Angeles-based talent agency aims to create a "boutique agency model within the larger agency, ...

  37. R&B Briefs: Sammie, DMC, LaBelle, Cole

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Singer Sammie has parted ways with Dallas Austin’s Rowdy Records. Now with independent imprint Empire Entertainment, Sammie is working on a new album. A first single from that yet-untitled project, “One Way Street,” was released this week. Manage ...

  38. William Morris Agency Forms Electronic Division

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency will expand its electronic music roster through a new joint venture with British DJ Pete Tong. New York-based booking agent Joel Zimmerman will head up the new division, dubbed William Morris Electronic. Under the new div ...

  39. The Jacksons To Reign As BMI's 2008 Icons

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering R&B/pop group The Jacksons will be honored as this year's BMI Icons. The brothers will be feted during the organization's eighth annual Urban Awards on Sept. 4. Taking place at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. ...

  40. New Edition’s Tresvant Preps New Solo Album

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ralph Tresvant, a founding member of New Edition, is recording a new solo album via his Xzault Media Group (XMG) label. The as-yet-untitled project, due later this year, features lead single “It Must Be You.” The single becomes available July 1 on ...

  41. Andy Williams Honored By Society of Singers

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and Glen Campbell were among the performers who paid tribute to Andy Williams, recipient of the 2008 ELLA Award from the Society of Singers (SOS). Held last evening (May 19) at the Beverly ...

  42. Labels Sue Project Playlist On Copyright

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine major record labels filed suit against an online music provider on Monday, accusing Project Playlist Inc of a "massive infringement" of their copyrights to the songs of artists such as U2 and Gwen Stefani. Project Playlist enables i ...

  43. Daniels Joins Sheppard Mullin

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philip Daniels has joined the Century City, Calif., office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton as a member of the firm's entertainment & media transactional practice group. Daniels represents clients in the fields of music, new media ...

  44. Manilow, Campbell Tapped For SOS Ceremony

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Petula Clark and Johnny Mathis are among the performers who will pay tribute to Andy Williams, the 17th recipient of the Society of Singers’ (SOS) ELLA Award. The dinner and ceremony, including silent and live auction ...

  45. BMI To Honor Hall & Oates

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daryl Hall and John Oates will be honored as BMI Icons at the performing right organization's 56th annual Pop Awards on May 20. The ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., will feature a musical tribute to the ...

  46. Blue Equity Acquires Mgmt. Company For Jackson, Carter

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Private equity firm Blue Equity, LLC is broadening its scope with the acquisition of Management Group International, a entertainment management company that represents clients like Janet Jackson and Nick Carter. Former owner of MGI, Kenneth Crear, ...

  47. Williams To Receive ELLA Award

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Emmy-winning singer Andy Williams has been announced as the recipient of the 17th annual ELLA Award by the Society of Singers (SOS). The presentation will take place May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Willliams, who won an ...

  48. Parallel Opens Nashville Office

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beverly Hills-based Parallel Entertainment, best known for managing Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, among others, is opening a Nashville office where it will expand into country artist management. Veteran manager John Dennis ...

  49. BMI Honors Clinton, Richman

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT BMI honored film composer George S. Clinton, conductor/composer Lucas Richman and others at its annual Film & Television Awards last night in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards pay tribute to the composers and songwriters behind the music in the ...

  50. BMI Honors Bee Gees, DioGuardi, Garrett

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Performing rights organization BMI held its 55th Annual Pop Awards tonight (May 15), honoring such acts as the Bee Gees, Kara DioGuardi and Sean Garrett at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The ceremony recognized the writ ...

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