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  1. Women In Music 2014: Make Your Nominations Here

    May 06, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Who are the women making a difference in the music business? For the tenth consecutive year, Billboard's special feature Women in Music will identify these individuals -- and we once again invite our readers to offer their nominations online ...

  2. Tony Gervino Named Billboard Editor-In-Chief

    April 07, 2014 5:43 PM EDT Tony Gervino has been named editor-in-chief of Billboard, it was announced Monday. Gervino was previously executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the international versions of magazines in H ...

  3. Billboard and Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’

    March 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the moment  Billboard and social media platform Twitter today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership to create Billboard Twitter ...

  4. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediate ...

  5. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  6. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Chairman, COO, Tops Billboard’s 2013 Women In Music List

    December 06, 2013 10:59 AM EST Billboard announced today that for a fourth consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, has topped its Women in Music list. Kathy Willard, Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, and Jody G ...

  7. Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards

    December 06, 2013 2:54 AM EST Billboard has won two 2013 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards in categories honoring best article and best cover. The awards ceremony, held Thursday (Dec. 3) at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honored excellence in magazine editorial and design. “I' ...

  8. Billboard's Holiday Songs & Albums Charts Return

    December 05, 2013 11:06 AM EST 'Tis the season for us to rank the 100 hottest holiday songs and the 50 best-selling Yuletide albums each week It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboard.biz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts ret ...

  9. Griffin Sweet, Formerly of OMD Sound, Joins Billboard As Brand Partnership Manager

    November 20, 2013 12:33 PM EST Griffin Sweet has joined Billboard as brand partnership manager, based in New York. Sweet will report to Julian Holguin, Billboard’s director of brand partnerships, and work with the sales team on breaking and growing business to create integrate ...

  10. Randy Newman Talks Film Scoring, New Studio Album, Kanye West's Orchestration Skills and Ego at Film & TV Music Conference (Video)

    October 30, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman made a rare appearance on the opening day (Oct. 29) of the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles, where he discussed everything from Kanye West' ...

  11. SiriusXM Radio Names George White SVP of Music Licensing

    October 09, 2013 9:13 PM EDT SiriusXM Radio appoints George White senior VP of music licensing. In addition to covering all areas of music licensing, White will work closely with programming and business development on strategic partnerships with labels and performing right ...

  12. Country Music Association Awards 2013 Voter Guide (PDF)

    October 03, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The Country Music Association's 47th annual CMA Awards  -- "Country's Biggest Night"  -- airs tonight, 8/7c Nov. 6 on ABC. This special Country Music Association Awards publication, in PDF form below, was created in partners ...

  13. P!nk Named Billboard's 2013 Woman of the Year

    September 16, 2013 12:30 AM EDT P!nk has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year and will be honored at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York City sponsored by COVERGIRL and City National Bank. The award honors the achievements of a trailblazi ...

  14. Country Icon George Strait Tapped for Billboard's Legend Of Live Award

    August 15, 2013 12:00 PM EDT George Strait will be honored with the Legend Of Live Award at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards , to be held Nov. 14 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Strait -- who has forged a reputation as a record-breaker -- becomes the first count ...

  15. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Chubby Checker, Rihanna, LMFAO Highlight New All-Time Rankings

    August 02, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Upon the Billboard Hot 100's 55th birthday, new artists and songs rank among the top 100 in each category since we celebrated the chart's golden anniversary in 2008. Meanwhile, a historic classic remains the survey's all-time top ...

  16. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT At the midway point in 2013, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the Uni ...

  17. R.I.P. Terri Anderson, Former Billboard Contributor and U.K. Music Biz Veteran

    May 28, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Terri Anderson, much respected in the U.K. industry as both a trade press journalist and as a corporate communications executive at the BPI, EMI Music, MCPS-PRS and AIM, died last Friday (May 24) after a battle with cancer. She was 66. Anderson ...

  18. Billboard Music Awards on ABC Wins Sunday Night's TV Ratings, Viewing Audience Up 28%

    May 20, 2013 12:42 PM EDT The Billboard Music Awards had a viewing audience of 9.47 million, a 28 percent spike over 2012's audience of 7.4 million viewers, Nielsen reported. The show was No. 1 Sunday night in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, pulling in 4 ...

  19. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement f ...

  20. FlashFWD Awards To Honor Songza, V Squared Labs, Instagram

    May 15, 2013 2:39 PM EDT The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-c ...

  21. Madonna to Be Honored as Top Touring Artist at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • J.Lo, Lil Wayne, Minaj Performing • ...

  22. Billboard Taps SonicBids for Music Awards Post-Party Talent Search

    May 02, 2013 9:28 PM EDT After a night including performances from Prince, Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne, Billboard is looking for one act to take the Billboard Music Awards from the party to the after-party. One group will get to follow the evening of superstar acts with ...

  23. Billboard Expands Streaming Charts With Seven Genre-Specific Rankings

    April 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Less than two months after launching the Streaming Songs chart, which blends data from a variety of streaming services into one ranking, Billboard today unveils seven genre-specific charts utilizing the same methodology.   Rankings for country, ...

  24. Karen Bliss, Billboard Canada Correspondent, Wins Music Journalist/Blogger Award

    March 25, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Karen Bliss, Billboard's Canada correspondent, won the Music Journalist/Blogger of the Year at the 32nd edition of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards last week during Canadian Music Week. The awards are considered Canada� ...

  25. Carlos Vives, Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2013 6:17 PM EDT Some of the biggest names in Latin music including Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz, Michel Telo, Lucero and Carlos Vives arescheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards during an April 25 broadcast on Telemundo.   Presented by State Far ...

  26. Backbeat: Billboard & BMI's Annual SXSW Brunch Brings Together Movers and Shakers from Across the Biz

    March 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Another SXSW, another full lawn at the Four Seasons for Billboard and BMI’s annual Acoustic Brunch Friday, which kept the music and coffee flowing long after the fruit and breakfast burritos ran out. Sponsored by SunTrust and Southwest Airlines, ...

  27. Backbeat: Billboard and Spotify's Live Showcase Has 'Harlem Shake' Moneymakers, Kendrick Lamar

    March 14, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Billboard and Spotify presented Spotify Live Wednesday night at the 1100 Warehouse located directly across the street from the Fader Fort. That’s where headliner Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance at the end of Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q’s s ...

  28. Sillerman, Adell Talk SFX-Beatport Deal: ‘A Great Starting Point for Everything We Do’

    February 27, 2013 5:20 PM EST The industry has been buzzing about it for months, but SFX Entertainment formally confirmed its acquisition of Denver-based Beatport last night for an undisclosed price that was reported by the New York Times and Billboard sources as $50 millio ...

  29. Billboard, Nielsen Add YouTube Video Streaming To Its Platforms; Data Enhances Hot 100, Other Charts

    February 20, 2013 7:15 PM EST Billboard and Nielsen announced this week the addition of U.S. YouTube video streaming data to its platforms, which includes an update to the methodology for the Billboard Hot 100, the preeminent singles chart. The YouTube streaming data is now ...

  30. Howell Llewellyn, Longtime Spain Correspondent for Billboard, Dies

    January 31, 2013 11:11 AM EST Howell Llewellyn, who covered the music industry in Spain for Billboard for more than two decades, has died in Madrid. He was 60. Widely known and respected within the Spanish music business, Llewellyn covered the companies and creativity of that ...

  31. Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz on Unlocking Revenues With Tech, Transparency, Bridge-Building

    January 29, 2013 1:30 PM EST Above : Kobalt Music Group CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz (left) being interviewd by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at Midem. Advances in tech, transparency and bridge-building will unlock serious hidden revenues in the years ahead, Koba ...

  32. Welcome to the New Billboard.biz

    January 25, 2013 8:10 PM EST As promised, you're looking at a whole new Billboard.biz.   Along with Billboard's fully revamped magazine , newly launched iPad app and the relaunched Billboard.com , the all-new Billboard.biz offers new features and functionalities tha ...

  33. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  34. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Winners

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, h ...

  35. Letter From The Editor: Publishing Billboard in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The letter below first appeared in the November 10 issue of Billboard, which features an in-depth package on Hurricane Sandy's enormous economic impact on the music business (see an article from that package here ). You can buy this issue -- ...

  36. Christina Aguilera Lays Down 'Real Talk' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Billboard editorial director Bill Werde interviews Christina Aguilera Thursday. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Christina Aguilera's Keynote Q&A today (Oct. 25) at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference was as colorful as her tw ...

  37. CMJ Panel Recaps: The Music Press Spiderweb; Artist Development, Music Placement

    October 17, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 's CMJ Music Marathon kicked off with a series of panels that cut straight to the chase: Music Journalism Exploded looked at the spider web that is today's music press; the Silverboard Room project with Daniel Glass and We Are Free e ...

  38. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  39. Billboard's Genre Chart Policy Changes: A Letter From the Editor

    October 11, 2012 5:49 PM EDT I've been watching the feedback online regarding the Billboard chart policy changes that went into affect today. If you're unaware of these changes, you can read this . An excerpt: "Billboard unveils new methodology today for the lo ...

  40. Katy Perry Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    September 25, 2012 2:05 PM EDT (Photo by Christie Goodwin) Billboard today announced that Katy Perry will accept its coveted Woman of the Year Award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event taking place on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Capitale in New York City. This award honors ...

  41. Christina Aguilera to Deliver Keynote At Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    September 05, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will participate as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference presented by First Entertainment Credit Union and being held at the W Hotel in Hollywood Oct. 24 and 25. This will ...

  42. Yinka Adegoke Appointed Deputy Editor of Billboard

    August 30, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Yinka Adegoke as Deputy Editor, effective September 17. In this role, Adegoke will be responsible for driving the business editorial coverage for Billboard Magazine, the Billboard Bulletin e-newsletter, ...

  43. Which Artists Have the Most Active Twitter Followings? StatusPeople App Shows Some Surprises

    August 28, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Bill Werde ( http://twitter.com/#!/bwerde ) is Billboard's editorial director. This post was originally published on his Tumblr page over the weekend. For those that follow me on Twitter, you know that last night's highlight was followin ...

  44. Backbeat: Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri Help Promote New Epic Artist, Former American Idol Contestant Leah Labelle

    May 11, 2012 1:00 PM EDT (L-R): Pharrell, Leah Labelle, Billboard magazine editor Joe Levy and Jermaine Dupri at the Billboard offices. (Photo: Billboard) Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri have joined forces to introduce and sonically guide Epic Records' newly sig ...

  45. Adam Yauch and The Beastie Boys From The Billboard Archives

    May 04, 2012 4:10 PM EDT As an immensely pioneering, iconic and influential hip-hop group, Billboard has spent the last 27 years covering the Beastie Boys many achievements: What follows is a brief overview of their many appearances in the pages of Billboard Magazine. Fro ...

  46. Editor's Note: What Role Did Bundling and Exclusives Play in Madonna and Justin Bieber's Big Debuts?

    April 04, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Madonna has the no. 1 album on this week's Billboard 200. She sold 359,000 copies of MDNA compared to Lionel Richie's Tuskegee , which opens with a really impressive 199k first week. But many of Madonna's sales came through a bundle ...

  47. About us

    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  48. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMusic.org Launch First-Ever Subscription Services 'On-Demand Songs' Chart

    March 14, 2012 10:41 AM EDT Billboard, Nielsen and NARM's digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services "On-Demand Songs" chart, and that this data will also be included in the Billboard Hot 100. On-demand streaming data i ...

  49. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  50. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie, whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard's annual showcase at South by Southwest's Music Festival on March 14 at Aust ...

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