Billboard's 2013 Women in Music

  1. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Set For Biggest Week Yet Thanks to Easter

    April 18, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Thanks to Easter-fueled shopping, the "Frozen" soundtrack is on course for its biggest sales week yet. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 225,000 to 250,000 copies in the week ending April 20, Easter Sunday. That would e ...

  2. Ryan Seacrest Nears New 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks for Bigger Clear Channel Role

    April 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Though discussions continue, Seacrest has signaled that he likely will part ways with long-time partner NBCU and end his red carpet presence. Ryan Seacrest is zeroing in on his next chapter. Hollywood's hardest working multihyphenate is said ...

  3. Alice Cooper: 'Retirement is Not in My Vocabulary' (Q&A)

    April 18, 2014 4:44 PM EDT The legendary 66-year-old rocker celebrates 45 years in the business with a new documentary and a summer tour with Motley Crue. "The Super Duper Alice Cooper" documentary premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival with a glimpse a ...

  4. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut Next Week

    April 18, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week's Billboard Hot 100. Highlights of the chart, which blends songs' sales data, via Nielsen SoundScan, and airplay and streaming fig ...

  5. Executive Playlist: The Definitive Emo Post-Hardcore Playlist by Sony/Legacy's Tom Mullen

    April 18, 2014 4:14 PM EDT Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level--albeit a completist Emo level. Here, with 312 songs spanning 19 hours and 43 minutes of angsty melodicism ranging fr ...

  6. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs 'Again'; Black Keys' 'Fever' Rises to No. 1 on Triple A

    April 18, 2014 3:49 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other m ...

  7. Irving Azoff’s Next Frontiers? Publishing and Blue-Chip Marketing

    April 18, 2014 2:56 PM EDT This article was first published in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine. Azoff MSG Entertainment's latest dealings in the marketing and publishing arenas say much about where the action is in the music business. On April 8, AMSGE, the ...

  8. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 2004-2013

    April 18, 2014 2:13 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards , which kicks of this Mond ...

  9. Earth, Wind and Fire's Philip Bailey on the Current Music Business (Video)

    April 18, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Earth, Wind and Fire's Philip Bailey talks to Bloomberg about the current state of the music business from an artist's perspective. "It's pretty dicey," says the singer. Also discussed: sampling and the "honor system& ...

  10. How Patriarch Got The Band Back Together in the Digital Age

    April 18, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Patriarch Many things can be accomplished over the Internet today. But band practice? Fuhgeddaboutit! Musicians will tell you that the lag on the so-called digital superhighway makes band practice over the Web seem more like sitting on the Santa M ...

  11. Aretha Franklin Retains Lawyer to Pursue Case Against Satirical News Site

    April 18, 2014 1:02 PM EDT A rumored case between Aretha Franklin and the satirical news site Thenewsnerd.com is being seriously considered, according to a statement from the lawyer she's retained to investigate its viability, Arnold Reed of Detroit suburb Farmington H ...

  12. Jay Z And Beyonce: The Latest In A Stadium Boom

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT It’s looking like the biggest year in touring since 1994 as power acts double (and triple) up onstage. This article was first published in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . With sources confirming to Billboard that Jay Z and Beyonce wil ...

  13. Barclays Center vs. Madison Square Garden: New York's Latest Rivalry Heats Up

    April 18, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Now that MSG is back in business, the rivalry between Manhattan's premier arena space and Brooklyn's upstart concert venue is getting hotter by the New York minute. This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter m ...

  14. Billboard Finalists Debut, J Balvin Rules Tropical Chart

    April 18, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The 2014 edition of the "Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists" compilation enters Top Latin Albums as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 6, moving 1,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Related Articles Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul ...

  15. Prince Gains His Catalog in Landmark Deal With Warner Bros.; New Album Coming

    April 18, 2014 10:23 AM EDT Prince has returned to Warner Bros. Records after 18 years with a deal that will see him regain ownership of his catalog. His classic Warner albums like "Dirty Mind," "Controversy," and "1999" will continue to be l ...

  16. Nas Signs Boldy James to Mass Appeal Label

    April 18, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Nasir "Nas" Jones announced Detroit rapper Boldy James as the first signing to his Mass Appeal imprint,  MTV reports . Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic': An Inside Look At the Tribeca Film Fest Premiere, Concert The Queens native in ...

  17. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

  18. Bubbling Under: It's A 'Rude' Awakening For Magic!

    April 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Magic!, Mila J and Grizfolk Magic! Canadian reggae/pop quartet Magic! is crossing to U.S. mains ...

  19. Morning Fix: Labels Want Their Pre-'72 Cash from Pandora; Five Way Sprint Could Boost Spotify; Live Nation Sole Owner of Live Nation Japan

    April 18, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE RECORD LABELS SUE PANDORA OVER PRE-1972 RECORDINGS As expected, the three major labels, ABKCO, and the RIAA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in New York state court against Pandora for playing ...

  20. Live Nation Entertainment Acquires Minority Stake, Assumes Sole Ownership of Live Nation Japan

    April 17, 2014 9:57 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment has assumed full ownership of Live Nation Japan after acquiring Creativeman’s minority stake in the company.  Related Articles Live Nation Announces JBL Live At Pier 97, New Outdoor NYC Venue (Exclusive) Live Nation' ...

  21. Selena Gomez Signs With WME, Brillstein

    April 17, 2014 9:43 PM EDT Selena Gomez has found a new representation team. After she relieved her mother and stepfather of their managerial duties in early March, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the actress and singer, who previously was with CAA, has signed wit ...

  22. New Lawsuit Asks for Unwinding of Maker-Disney Merger

    April 17, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Former Maker Studios employee Andy Faberlle has hit the digital studio with a new lawsuit that demands a rescission of the Disney merger. Faberlle identifies himself as a Maker stockholder. His LinkedIn profile says he worked at the company from A ...

  23. Strait’s Farewell Stands Atop Hot Tours With $6.4 M in Sales

    April 17, 2014 6:28 PM EDT George Strait, the reigning Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, is nearing the end of his Cowboy Rides Away tour that began its final leg in January. The country legend earns his fourth No. ...

  24. Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings

    April 17, 2014 6:07 PM EDT As expected, the three major labels, ABKCO, and the RIAA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in New York state court against Pandora for playing pre-Feb. 15, 1972 recordings without making any royalty payments. This suit is a follow-up to the o ...

  25. Coachella Boosts Beyonce and Justin Bieber Up Social 50 Chart

    April 17, 2014 4:36 PM EDT During a slow week on the Social 50 chart, the first weekend of the Coachella festival (April 11-13) in Indio, Calif. spurs some big gains for a couple of superstar acts. Coachella by the Tweets: Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Lana Del Rey and More Domin ...

  26. Record Store Day’s Michael Kurtz on Exponential Growth, Not Selling Out (Video Q&A)

    April 17, 2014 3:34 PM EDT  As Record Store Day's stature has grown over the last seven years, it's easy to lose sight of the international music retail celebration's humble beginnings. Here, on the eve of Saturday's (April 19) event, Billboard sat down ...

  27. South Korea Shipwreck: Entertainment Industry Halts Amid Rescue Efforts

    April 17, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Festivals, album releases and liquor commercials are called off as 278 people go missing at sea. SEOUL -- As South Korean authorities rush to resolve a devastating ferry disaster that has left nearly 300 missing at sea and the rest of the nation i ...

  28. Lee Phillips Toasted (and Roasted) as Entertainment Lawyer of Year

    April 17, 2014 2:32 PM EDT At the Beverly Hills Bar Association event, Randy Jackson and Kenny Loggins were among those who toasted their music attorney for his legal skills, integrity and loyalty. In what was called "the toast, the roast and making the most of L. Lee ...

  29. Clear Channel Hit By Layoffs

    April 17, 2014 1:24 PM EDT On April 16, Clear Channel Music + Entertainment began what they termed an ‘alignment’ of radio station sales staffs at the local market and cluster levels. According to reports, markets of all sizes have been impacted. 22 people were rumored to b ...

  30. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL Explore the Intersection of Electronic Music and Film Scores

    April 17, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Film composer Hans Zimmer and the electronic musician and film composer Junkie XL were well aware they were taking a meandering journey as they spoke about the evolution of electronic music as used in film scores during the International Music Sum ...

  31. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Tops Forbes' Annual List of Hip-Hop's Richest... Again

    April 17, 2014 12:51 PM EDT Forbes has released its eighth annual list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists, and for the second year in a row, Sean "Diddy" Combs tops the list. Since the list was launched in 2007, he has consistently vied with 50 Cent, Jay Z (that ...

  32. Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story (Report)

    April 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Back on April 11, the Onion-esque parody site The News Nerd published a fake story about Patti LaBelle punching Aretha Franklin at "an R&B/Soul concert" on March 20. Franklin didn't appreciate the clunky dose of internet humor a ...

  33. Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, Michel Teló to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 17, 2014 12:16 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, and Michel Teló have joined the all-star lineup set to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards.   The newly announced performers will join Chayanne, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franc ...

  34. Shazam and Apple's iOS Cozy Up (Report)

    April 17, 2014 12:03 PM EDT Shazam will be fully integrated into iOS in an upcoming update, according to Bloomberg's sources. The integration will be across the mobile operating system and will likely integrate closely with the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio, which has b ...

  35. Business Matters: Five Ways Sprint Will Help Spotify

    April 17, 2014 11:25 AM EDT The news this week that Sprint could be announcing a partnership with Spotify at its April 29 press event was just the latest in a multitude of pairings between streaming music services and telecommunications companies. Related Articles Is Beats M ...

  36. Pair of Detroit EDM Festivals Called Off

    April 17, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Two new electronic music festivals scheduled for July 4th weekend in Detroit have been canceled for this year -- but have already announced dates for 2015. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) was slated to take place July 4-6 at the city& ...

  37. Hot 97 Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

    April 17, 2014 9:55 AM EDT Hot 97 (WQHT) rang the NASDAQ closing bell yesterday to celebrate parent company Emmis Communications' acquisition of WBLS 107.5 and WLIB 1190 AM from YMF Media, reports XXL . Emmis, Owner of NYC's Hot 97, Buys WBLS, WLIB For $130 Mil, I ...

  38. Off the Docket: Settlements for Black Flag's Staff Woes, Eminem vs. Facebook and Capitol Royalties Row

    April 17, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Three notable lawsuits have ended after the parties got together to hash things out. Not every Hollywood lawsuit ends with a made-for-TV court ruling. Among the pieces of litigation that have been quietly put to bed in the past week are headline- ...

  39. Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Accident

    April 17, 2014 8:46 AM EDT Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78. Officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone in his Jaguar when he hit a post before dawn Thursday in the northern suburb of Cupey. ...

  40. Morning Fix: Made In America Goes Simul-Bicoastal; IMG Engage with David Lynch, Diddy, and More; KROQ's MD on Coachella

    April 17, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA EXPANDS TO L.A., BECOMES FIRST SIMULTANEOUS BICOASTAL MUSIC FEST The Budweiser Made In America festival is expanding to Los Angeles - and staying in its birthplace of Phila ...

  41. Coldplay Announce International Live Shows for ‘Ghost Stories’ Launch

    April 17, 2014 2:59 AM EDT Coldplay have unveiled their first run of live shows in support of the band’s new studio album, “Ghost Stories”.  The British alternative rock group will play six “intimate” shows in a trek that visits Germany, the U.S., France, Japan and the U.K. ...

  42. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 16, 2014 10:14 PM EDT When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are bett ...

  43. Music Docs To Take Center Stage at Tribeca Film Festival

    April 16, 2014 9:25 PM EDT This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It's called the Tribeca Film Festival, but this year's edition, which kicks off April 16, could just as easily bill itself as the Tribeca Film and Music Fes ...

  44. Juan Gabriel in 'Stable Condition' After Falling Ill, Adds Replacement Tour Dates

    April 16, 2014 8:56 PM EDT Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who on Monday was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia, is now listed in "very stable condition " in Las Vegas where he is resting. Additionally, new tour dates have been announced for shows he canceled ...

  45. The Beat: KROQ Music Director Lisa Worden on Coachella Partnership

    April 16, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Weekend one of Coachella is overflowing with parties, everything from traditions like Neon Carnival and the Lacoste soiree to this year, for the first time ever, a McDonald’s party. But only one event surrounding the concert actually works in conj ...

  46. Pete Seeger to be Celebrated at Hudson River's Clearwater Festival

    April 16, 2014 8:11 PM EDT Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Related Articles A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall: Guest Post by Dan Efram In Memoriam: Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete See ...

  47. No Stopping 'Frozen' Album as 11th Week at No. 1 Seems Likely

    April 16, 2014 7:22 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so suggest industry forecasters. While it's too early to tell just how many copies the hit album will sell in the week ending April 2 ...

  48. Moby Interviews David Lynch on God, Maggots and Music at International Music Summit

    April 16, 2014 7:02 PM EDT Moby was given the task of interviewing director David Lynch at April 16’s International Music Summit, a gathering of the electronic music industry that started in Ibiza and has branched out to Los Angeles. Related Articles Moby Sued Over 22-Year- ...

  49. Dee Jay Silver Brings the Country Remixes You Didn't Know You Wanted

    April 16, 2014 4:42 PM EDT It’s hard to put a handle on exactly what Dee Jay Silver does for a living. A popular club DJ-remixer-producer for more than a decade, he now spends much of his life on tour, where he’s worked as a support act for Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts and, ...

  50. ACM Sells Out 2015 Events, Moves 70k Tickets in 18 Minutes

    April 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music Awards, which held its 49th annual show this past April 6th, has already sold out its tickets to next year's events -- ACM Party For a Cause, a two-day event, and the ACM Awards, scheduled for April 17-18 and Apri ...

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