Billboard's 2013 Women in Music

  1. Clint Black, Don Henley & Lyle Lovett Come Together for Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert: Exclusive

    September 19, 2017 3:50 PM EDT The trio will take the stage Nov. 28 at Ft. Worth’s Bass Hall for Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert. Don Henley , Clint Black and  Lyle Lovett  are the latest artists chipping in to help their fellow Texans following Hurricane Har ...

  2. The Chainsmokers Return to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart (With BTS' Help)

    September 19, 2017 3:22 PM EDT The electronic duo posted a photo Sept. 12 meeting the K-pop superstars during their Asia tour. The Chainsmokers return to the top 10 of Billboard’s Social 50 chart (reentering at No. 10) after a key interaction in the midst of their Asian tour: a ...

  3. How Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Exploded on Streaming Services

    September 19, 2017 3:20 PM EDT "You know how you listen to a song once and you like it, and then you listen to it again and you're like, 'Oh, this is something else'?" Apple Music head of artist curation Carl Chery says about hearing Cardi B 's &qu ...

  4. Gigwell Purchases Two Assets From Jamplify

    September 19, 2017 2:33 PM EDT Leading booking management platform buys Ticket Counts Pro and Live Intel products. San Franciso-based Gigwell, a management platform for booking agencies, today has announced the acquisition of Jamplify’s Ticket Counts Pro and Live Intel products ...

  5. During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Radio Stations Help Communities Weather the Storm

    September 19, 2017 1:50 PM EDT For as dangerous as 2017’s hurricane season has been, millions of Florida and Texas residents have had an old friend help them get through the toughest days: AM/FM radio. “It’s always been a medium of immediacy,” says Marc Sherman , the iHeartRadi ...

  6. CMT Begins Web Overhaul, Away From News

    September 19, 2017 1:15 PM EDT CMT gave notice to roughly six members of its editorial and production teams in the fallout from an upper-management restructuring that will likely change the fundamental role of its online site. CMT.com editor Calvin Gilbert left his position on ...

  7. Patreon Raises $60 Million in Funding Round

    September 19, 2017 12:15 PM EDT Patreon, the San Francisco startup that connects creative people with patrons who help support their work through monthly subscriptions, has raised $60 million in funding as it continues to grow its network of creators. Patreon investor Thrive Cap ...

  8. How We Listen: IFPI Finds Global Uptick in Both Legal Streaming and MP3 Ripping

    September 19, 2017 12:00 PM EDT There's good news and bad news in "Connecting With Music," the IFPI's just-released music consumer insight report. One of the main takeaways of the report -- here -- is that music consumers across the globe are increasingly cho ...

  9. Camila Cabello's 'Havana' Breaks at Pop Radio: 'It's a Great Representation of Who She Is as an Artist'

    September 19, 2017 11:36 AM EDT The song starts at No. 38 on the Pop Songs chart, aided, programmers say, by the ubiquity of "Despacito." After notching four solo hits on Billboard 's Pop Songs airplay chart largely at the center of pop radio's current styles ...

  10. Rewinding the Charts: In 1981, The Rolling Stones Got a No. 1 'Tattoo'

    September 19, 2017 10:05 AM EDT Tensions between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards led the band to raid its vaults — and score its longest-running No. 1 LP. CONSIDERING THE SUCCESS of The Rolling Stones ' 1981 Tattoo You album, it's hard to believe the set comprises outta ...

  11. Thomas Rhett on Being First Country Act to Top Billboard 200 This Year: 'It Blows My Mind'

    September 19, 2017 9:55 AM EDT Marking a first for 2017, a country act has rules the all-genre Billboard 200 , as  Thomas Rhett 's third full-length album,  Life Changes , roars in atop the chart dated  Sept. 30 , earning 123,000 equivalent album units in the week ending S ...

  12. Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, But Keeps Stores Open

    September 19, 2017 9:41 AM EDT Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as ...

  13. Stingray Names Mariana Ferreira New Biz Development Director of Latin America

    September 19, 2017 8:53 AM EDT The Montreal based business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider Stingray has named Mariana Ferreira as business development director, Latin America. Ferreira, who has more than a decade of business development ex ...

  14. 'Playas Gon' Play' Songwriters Sue Taylor Swift Over 'Shake It Off'

    September 19, 2017 7:10 AM EDT The songwriters who wrote 3LW ’s 2001 hit “Playas Gon’ Play” are claiming that Taylor Swift ripped them off.  TMZ  reports that Sean Hall and Nathan Butler -- who have also worked with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 -- and more are s ...

  15. Foo Fighters Charging Towards U.K. No. 1 With 'Concrete and Gold'

    September 19, 2017 2:51 AM EDT It’ll take a force of nature to stop Foo Fighters from storming to No. 1 on the U.K. albums survey.  The American rockers’ ninth album Concrete and Gold (Columbia) generated 43,000 combined sales in the first half of the chart cycle to outsell the ...

  16. Sam Smith Scoops First No. 1 on Australia's Singles Chart

    September 19, 2017 12:50 AM EDT Australians have welcomed back Sam Smith in the best possible way by giving the British singer his first No. 1 Down Under.  Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol/EMI) launches to the summit of the ARIA Singles Chart on debut, eclipsing his previ ...

  17. Mariah Carey's Docuseries 'Mariah's World' Not Returning for Season 2

    September 18, 2017 11:54 PM EDT E! will not be returning to Mariah's World .  The Mariah Carey -led docuseries will not be returning for a second season, a spokesperson for the NBCUniversal cable network confirmed Monday. "E!'s Mariah's World was an eight-par ...

  18. Foo Fighters Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'Concrete and Gold'

    September 18, 2017 10:40 PM EDT Rock band Foo Fighters is on course for its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the group’s latest release, Concrete and Gold , could earn over 120,000 equivalent album units in the wee ...

  19. Lido Pimienta's 'La Papessa' Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 18, 2017 10:24 PM EDT Lido Pimienta's La Papessa was declared Canadian album of the year by the Polaris Music Prize grand jury tonight (Sept. 18) at the conclusion of the gala dinner at Toronto’s The Carlu. The award comes with a check for C$50,000 ($41,000) and w ...

  20. Spotify & Waze Integration Rolls Out to iPhone Users

    September 18, 2017 9:05 PM EDT Spotify and Waze users will soon be able to use both apps on iOS devices without switching from one to the other, the GPS navigation app announced Monday (Sept. 18). A blog post on Waze's website says the integrated experience, which was prev ...

  21. The Story Behind Audi's Striking Emmy Ads Featuring Classic TV Themes

    September 18, 2017 6:52 PM EDT As the official sponsor of the 69th annual Emmy Awards, Audi drove its partnership home with a compelling trio of commercials during Sunday night’s CBS broadcast that paid homage to classic programs honored at past years' events. The striking ...

  22. Showtime Shares First Trailer for Upcoming George Michael Documentary

    September 18, 2017 5:58 PM EDT Showtime announced Monday (Sept. 18) that it will add the new George Michael documentary,  George Michael: Freedom , to its growing list of music documentaries and features next month. George Michael: Freedom will cover the singer’s entire career, ...

  23. UTA Canada's Zaed Maqbool Takes Position With Live Nation Dubai

    September 18, 2017 4:45 PM EDT One name was unaccounted for in the aftermath of UTA Canada’s sudden closure last month , which was quickly followed by announcements that the country would get two new agencies. Ralph James and Jack Ross revealed they will be running APA's n ...

  24. Selena Gomez Announces Puma Collaboration

    September 18, 2017 4:04 PM EDT Move over, Fenty! On Monday (Sep.18) Selena Gomez announced in a statement that she will join Puma as their newest celebrity designer, potentially taking on similar duties to the ones Rihanna has as collaborator, designer and creative director of ...

  25. The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017

    September 18, 2017 3:50 PM EDT Within a former railroad depot-turned-restaurant, on the edge of the Downtown Arts District in Los Angeles, an ensemble entertains diners with a joyous mix of gypsy jazz, blues and Americana styles, playing fiddles, mandolin, trumpet and more. The ...

  26. Billboard's Top Business Managers 2017

    September 18, 2017 3:42 PM EDT The 32 savviest money men and women who guide stars and executives in boosting their income, cutting their taxes and watching out for those questionable investments. Artists and executives know that making money is only half the challenge. They lo ...

  27. Logic's '1-800-273-8255' Is Now Highest-Charting Phone Number in Hot 100 History

    September 18, 2017 3:32 PM EDT At No. 3, the song passes Tommy Tutone's No. 4-peaking '80s classic "867-5309/Jenny." Logic connects with history on this week's Billboard Hot 100 . On the chart dated Sept. 30, the rapper's "1-800-273-8255," ...

  28. Beyonce's Lemonade Vinyl Accidentally Pressed with Canadian Punk Band's Album

    September 18, 2017 2:32 PM EDT UPDATE: Columbia Records has issued the following statement: Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé "Lemonade” vinyl included music ...

  29. Nicky Jam Announces New Dates for Postponed Concerts Due to Hurricanes

    September 18, 2017 2:30 PM EDT Urban superstar Nicky Jam , La Industria Inc and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) announced the new dates for the postponed concerts in Houston, Miami, Orlando (due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma) and Reading, PA, Billboard has learned. Jam's ...

  30. 'Uma Lady Como Tú' Singer Manuel Turizo Signs to SESAC Latina

    September 18, 2017 2:12 PM EDT Urban recording artist Manuel Turizo , based in Colombia, has been signed to performing rights organization SESAC, according to a spokesperson for the organization. At 16, the entertainer has released three major songs including "Vámonos" ...

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