Bob Dylan

  1. 'Like a Rolling Stone' Brings $2M at Auction (Update)

    June 24, 2014 1:48 PM EDT UPDATE: According to a tweet from the Associated Press , "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2 million. Sotheby's called it a record for a pop manuscript.  One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rollin ...

  2. Chart Moves: Thirty Seconds to Mars Makes Post-Oscar Gain, Von Trapp Singers Debut on Billboard 200

    March 14, 2014 10:15 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Rick Ross claimed his fifth No. 1 album , while Pharrell Williams bowed at No. 2 with his second album, "G I R L." Outside the top 10, there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's tak ...

  3. Bob Dylan's Super Bowl Blitz: Set to Star In Chrysler Commercial, Licenses 'I Want You' to Chobani (Exclusive)

    January 28, 2014 8:11 PM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star ...

  4. Bob Dylan's Fender Strat From Famed Newport Show Fetches Nearly $1 Million

    December 07, 2013 8:08 AM EST Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Fol ...

  5. Bob Dylan’s New 'Like a Rolling Stone’ Video: More DA Pennebaker or Victoria’s Secret Ad? Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 1:45 AM EST Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for  Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest monuments while channel surfing. It’s ultimate message ...

  6. Morning Fix: AEG Not Responsible for Jackson Death – Industry Dodges a Bullet; Why Investors Aren't Piling into Music; Not-So-Little Lorde Takes the Top Spot on Hot 100

    October 03, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE AEG LIVE NOT LIABLE IN DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The panel una ...

  7. Ann Tausis Joins Kobalt

    May 23, 2013 5:22 PM EDT On June 1, former Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) director Ann Tausis will join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Limited (KNRL) as managing director. KNRL focuses on neighboring rights within the industry, offering services to clients through ...

  8. iTunes 10-Year Anniversary: 12 Best iTunes Ads

    April 26, 2013 2:37 PM EDT The iTunes Store launched on April 28, 2003, as an industry-supported alternative to combatting online music piracy, starting a revolution for companies and customers alike. Their first customers received a free download of The Fray's " ...

  9. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  10. The xx's 'Coexist' Debuts at No. 1 on UK Album Charts

    September 17, 2012 7:29 AM EDT The Script's "Hall of Fame" (Phonogenic/Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), featuring will.i.am, climbed to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 16), but the Irish group were denied a third consective No. 1 album as #3 ...

  11. Album Reviews: The Killers, Bob Dylan & more

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT THE KILLERS Battle Born Producers: various Island Records Release Date: Sept. 18 The Killers covered an impressive amount of ground in pop music across their first three albums. But on "Battle Born", the Las Vegas quartet apparently deci ...

  12. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  13. Bob Dylan's 'Tempest' Arrives in September

    July 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Bob Dylan is marking 50 years as a recording artist in the best way imaginable, by releasing an album of all-new original songs. Columbia Records announced Tuesday that Dylan's album, "Tempest," featuring ten tracks from the songwri ...

  14. President Obama Honors Bob Dylan, Others With Medal of Freedom

    May 29, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Bob Dylan receives the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House today. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/GettyImages) President Barack Obama honored a diverse group of political and cultural icons, including former Secretary of State ...

  15. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom, Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

    April 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tr ...

  16. Backbeat: Jakob Dylan Plays Farm Aid Event, Says New Wallflowers Album On The Way

    April 24, 2012 2:11 PM EDT Jakob Dylan performed at "An Evening with Farm Aid" in Manhattan and afterward said a new Wallflowers album is due to arrive in September, the band's first set of new songs since 2005. (Photo Copyright: Ebet Roberts) "I was at ...

  17. Bob Dylan Remembers Levon Helm: 'My Bosom Buddy...One of the Last True Great Spirits'

    April 20, 2012 6:51 AM EDT Bob Dylan and the Band had a thrilling musical relationship, but with the death of drummer Levon Helm on Thursday, it's the personal connection that Dylan remembers. Levon Helm Dies at 71 "He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of ...

  18. Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tracks' Album to Be Made Into a Movie

    April 05, 2012 9:41 AM EDT LONDON - Brazil-based international production banner RT Features has strummed up the rights to adapt Bob Dylan's seminal 1975 album Blood on the Tracks into an English language movie. RT Features' Rodrigo Teixeira and Fernando Loureiro ...

  19. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  20. SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen Speaks to the Young Musicians and the Old Guard

    March 15, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep - or they will be by the time I finish this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 50 minutes early Thursday afternoon encouraging his musical colleagues and offering insigh ...

  21. Don DeVito, Grammy-Winning Producer and Longtime Columbia A&R Exec, Dead at 72

    November 28, 2011 4:55 PM EST Don DeVito clowning with Johnny Cash in an undated photo (Photo courtesy Columbia Records) Don DeVito, a Grammy-winning producer and A&R exec whose 40-year career was astonishingly spent at the same label, Columbia Records, died in New York on ...

  22. Newport Folk Festival Sells Out

    August 01, 2011 6:59 AM EDT NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Blue skies and strong ticket sales blessed this year's Newport Folk Festival, two days of veteran acts and up-and-comers from a variety of musical genres. An estimated 10,000 people attended the long-running festival Sund ...

  23. Bob Dylan Denies His Chinese Concerts Were Censored by Goverment

    May 13, 2011 1:11 PM EDT In a rare and lengthy post on his official website titled "To my fans and followers," Bob Dylan slammed what he characterizes as inaccurate reports that claimed he censored his setlist during his recent first shows in China . First, he r ...

  24. Bob Dylan's First Vietnam Show From Stage Front

    April 11, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Bob Dylan and band performing in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10, 2011: from left guitarist Charlie Sexton, drummer George Receli and Bob Dylan. (Photo: Fred Wissink/Saigon Sound System) Bob Dylan performed his first-ever show in Vietnam on Sunday ni ...

  25. Bob Dylan Plays Vietnam To Half-Full Venue

    April 11, 2011 7:20 AM EDT After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. The American folk singer and songwriter known for his anti-war anthem ...

  26. Bob Dylan Gets Rapturous Reception at China Concert With 'Approved Set'

    April 07, 2011 7:21 AM EDT Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first gig in China, despite agreeing to sing an approved set so as not to offend political sensitivities. Famous for his songs against in ...

  27. Robbie Robertson Returns To TV, But No Concerts or Festivals Planned

    March 31, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Robbie Robertson, who has performed only one concert in the last 35 years, has no intentions of taking to concert stages after making his first television performance in more than a decade on April 5-6. "I made a movie saying I'm gonna p ...

  28. Bob Dylan Clears China's Censors, Playing First Shows in April

    March 11, 2011 7:42 AM EST Censors have cleared Bob Dylan to make his China debut despite worries that the country's authoritarian government would block his planned shows given the American folk icon's antiestablishment reputation. China's Ministry of Cultur ...

  29. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  30. Bob Dylan's April Gig in China Held Up By Chinese Government

    March 03, 2011 8:20 AM EST China is reviewing an application from Bob Dylan to stage concerts in the country, a year after the American folk legend's planned concerts in Beijing and Shanghai were canceled, an official at the Ministry of Culture said Thursday. The appli ...

  31. Jack Isquith Guest Post: The Music Industry Should Heed the Words of Bob Dylan

    February 23, 2011 12:03 PM EST The following is a guest post from Jack Isquith, which originally appeared on his blog Digital Music Insider, and is reposted with his permission. Isquith is a digital music industry veteran who has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and ...

  32. Ringo Starr Brings Beatle Magic To Klaus Voormann Release Party

    February 13, 2011 1:28 PM EST Klaus Voormann is probably the person who can most legitimately claim to be the "fifth Beatle" - he's a friend from their Hamburg days, he illustrated the cover of "Revolver" and he played bass on many of their solo record ...

  33. Jack Isquith Guest Post: The Artist Website Problem

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The following is a guest post from Jack Isquith, which originally appeared on his blog Digital Music Insider , and is reposted with his permission. Isquith is a digital music industry veteran who has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records an ...

  34. Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal With Simon & Schuster

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan is reported to have signed a six-book deal that includes two follow-ups to his 2004 best-selling memoir "Chronicles: Volume One". Publishing industry website CrainsNewYork.com cited several industry insiders as saying the deal ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Dylan Roadie Impersonator Orders 178 Gourmet Pizzas, Madonna's Philanthropy, Michelle Branch's Return To Pop

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan Mistakenly Involved in Pizza Prank, Perpetrator Found There's no denying Bob Dylan is a legend, and until recently, some Amherst, Mass. folks thought he was a pizza prankster as well. Dylan's name was used in a cruel joke invol ...

  36. Bob Dylan To Release 'Witmark' Rarities Set

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is set to release "The Witmark Demos," the ninth volume of his "Bootleg Series," Oct. 19 on Columbia Records. Recorded between 1962 and 1964, the 47-track collection includes early takes on classic songs "Blowin& ...

  37. Dylan Album Goes For Early Sales To Citi Customers

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The times they are a-changin', and Bob Dylan's surprise decision to release his first Christmas album next month now comes with a banking tie-in that would have been unimaginable during the singer's 1960s protest years. Citibank sai ...

  38. Music Icons Rock HMV Charity Calendar

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has issued a limited edition charity calendar featuring the stars of its "my inspiration" advertising campaign. HMV hopes to raise £20,000 ($33,100) for CLIC Sargent, the children's and young person&# ...

  39. Bob Dylan To Exhibit Artwork In Denmark

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He writes, he sings, he sometimes exchanges blows in the boxing ring. But Bob Dylan is also familiar with another type of canvas as a quietly prolific painter. Nearly 100 artworks from the noted musician will be exhibited at the National Gallery o ...

  40. Bob Dylan Bows Atop Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, whose Billboard 200 chart career began in 1963, lands his fifth No. 1 album this week as "Together Through Life" (Columbia) opens atop the list with 125,000. It gives the icon back-to-back No. 1s with studio albums, as 2006� ...

  41. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp Team For Summer Bill

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will share the bill during a U.S. summer tour of minor league baseball parks, beginning July 2 at the GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill., and wrapping Aug. 15 at the Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. ...

  42. Super Bowl Ads: Hits And Misses

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite a terrible economic climate and through-the-ceiling prices for Super Bowl commercials - most spots were sold for around $3 million - NBC still scored by taking in a reported $206 million in advertising for commercials during the game, a re ...

  43. Dylan Soundtracks Co-op Commercial

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan has allowed U.K. mass merchant the Co-operative Group to use "Blowin' In The Wind" for a new advertising campaign. It will be aired next month. The campaign is the culmination of a two-year re-branding process of its entir ...

  44. Line of Dylan Harmonicas Set For Release

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, a musical instrument maker, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's signature. &qu ...

  45. Former Madonna, Dylan Manager Critically Injured

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talent manager and film producer Joan Hyler was in critical condition after she was hit by a car Friday night on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, authorities said. Hyler, who has represented Bob Dylan and Madonna and is a former president of the n ...

  46. Dylan Rains Down On Spanish Expo With Camera Ban

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan put a dampener on proceedings when he refused to allow TV cameras or photographers into an open-air concert he gave Monday night at the Expo 2008 world fair in Zaragoza, northern Spain. But it appears nobody had told the fair's orga ...

  47. NYC Mayor Bloomberg Fetes AIMP

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation honoring the Association of Independent Music Publishers. Deputy Mayor Haeda Mihaltses will present the proclamation during a luncheon on June 18. Other speakers and attendees at the funct ...

  48. Chili Peppers Frontman To Curate New Fest

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh. Along with 15 college bands from around ...

  49. Bob Dylan Wins Pulitzer

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to Bob Dylan, rock 'n roll has finally broken through the Pulitzer wall. Dylan, the most acclaimed and influential songwriter of the past half century, who more than anyone brought rock from the streets to the lecture hall, received an ...

  50. Dylan Reworks 'Hard Rain's' For Spanish Expo

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan has recorded a new version of his 1963 classic " A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" exclusively for the water-themed Expo Zaragoza 2008 world fair, to be held in the northern Spanish city of Zaragoza between June 14-Sept. 14, 200 ...

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