Born Free

  1. The Year in Rock: Who's the New Kid?

    December 09, 2011 10:20 AM EST The fragmented genre of rock has morphed into one side of a hyphenate, paired with every other genre under the sun as to say, "this music has guitars." The industry, too, plays its hand in the over-categorization of rock, from the Grammy ...

  2. Bob Seger Ends iTunes Holdout

    September 12, 2011 12:00 PM EDT It's hard to believe that in this day and age there are still artists who refuse to sell their music on iTunes. I mean even the Beatles have made the jump. But today there's one less such holdout: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ...

  3. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Kid Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live a ...

  4. Analysis: Is Kid Rock Making Millions By Not Selling His Music on iTunes?

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Is Kid Rock better off not selling his new album "Born Free" and its single tracks on iTunes? After doing the rough calculations, I've concluded that if his new album were available on iTunes, overall revenue would likely be signifi ...

  5. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, "Michael" Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. ...

  6. Analysis: Here's Why Kanye West’s New Album Was $3.99 at Amazon

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last week the Village Voice picked up on a thought-provoking topic: using music as a loss-leader. This was a big topic in the ‘00s as mass merchants, freed from labels’ minimum advertised price rules, used cheap CDs to lure customers who would ost ...

  7. A 'Dream' Come True: 'Glee' Cast and Susan Boyle Top Charts

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Both the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" series and "Britain's Got Talent" contestant-turned singing-sensation Susan Boyle make waves atop Billboard's charts this week. "Glee" earns its first No. 1 on the Digit ...

  8. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Far East Movement

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Zac Brown Band: The country group scores its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with "You ...

  9. @Music & Advertising: Day One Highlights Include Devo Presentation, Kid Rock Keynote

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . On the opening day (June 15) of the second annual Billboard Music and Advertising Conference, a mix of artists and industry experts gave their take on th ...

  10. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...