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  1. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  2. Rihanna's 'Love' Leads Hot 100; Jay-Z, Kanye West Reach Top 10

    December 07, 2011 1:46 PM EST Rihanna registers a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while Jay-Z and Kanye West say "bonjour" to the top 10 with a 15-8 surge for "Ni**as in Paris." Bruno Mar ...

  3. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 10:55 AM EST Michael Buble's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking the ...

  4. Getting Ready For 'Music's Biggest Night'

    December 01, 2011 12:42 PM EST An introduction To The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Grammy Award nominations announcement and the Feb. 12 ceremony are both obvious and intriguing. Will Adele, with six nominations and a major contender for three of the top awards, have recovered fro ...

  5. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Top Nominees

    November 30, 2011 11:00 PM EST Adele and Bruno Mars are both rolling in major Grammy nominations, with each lined up to compete for album, record and song of the year at the Feb. 12 bash. Both crooners earned six nominations, which were announced Wednesday (Nov. 30) during a pr ...

  6. Neil Portnow on Tonight's Grammy Nominations Show, Controversial Category Changes

    November 30, 2011 7:10 PM EST For the fourth Grammy nominations broadcast, the Recording Academy will return Wednesday night to the Nokia Theater from Club Nokia in the same L.A. Live complex. The return is the result of the Recording Academy, executive producer Ken Ehrlich an ...

  7. LL Cool J Talks Hosting, Performing At Grammy Nominations Concert Special

    November 30, 2011 8:24 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't call it a comeback. It's a tribute. "NCIS: Los Angeles" star and rapper LL Cool J is nervously excited to pause from his duties as host of the Grammy nominations concert special Wednesday to perform wit ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Rick Ross, Common, Lupe Fiasco To Honor Grandmaster Flash at Grammy Noms Concert

    November 28, 2011 4:45 PM EST On Wednesday (Nov. 30), a handful of today's hottest rappers will pay tribute to one of hip-hop's most memorable songs, "The Message," at "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night.&qu ...

  10. Aurotone Network Launches in UK, Connects Music Licensing Dots

    November 28, 2011 1:29 PM EST The Aurotone Network , a new global initiative that aims to revolutionize the way that music is sourced for advertisements, film and computer games, has launched in the United Kingdom. The organization comprises of over 40 music experts and indust ...

  11. Official: Van Halen Signs With Interscope Records

    November 17, 2011 11:01 PM EST Left to Right: Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and chairman/CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Ste ...

  12. Rihanna, Band Perry & Usher Added to Grammy Concert

    November 16, 2011 2:00 PM EST The star power keeps on growing for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live with the announcement Wednesday (Nov. 16) that Rihanna , The Band Perry and Usher will all be performing. Previously announced acts include Lady Gaga , Sugarland , Ludacris , ...

  13. Van Halen To Sign With Interscope

    November 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warne ...

  14. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Janet Jackson, CBS in Super Bowl 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Case

    November 02, 2011 3:47 PM EDT A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld its finding that the Federal Communications Commissions acted improperly in fining CBS over the fleeting exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. A three-judge pa ...

  15. Backbeat: Music Execs Go Dog Sledding, Eat Bison During Canada's Breakout West

    October 31, 2011 8:25 AM EDT Top L to R: Brian Hetherman (president, Cerberus Management and Consulting); Bob D'Eith (president, Music BC); Amine Ramer (music supervisor, States of Sound); Natasha Duprey (director of music supervision, S.L. Feldman & Associates); Sam ...

  16. Lady Gaga, Jason Aldean to Perform at 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live'

    October 25, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean are the first performers announced for the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" TV special, which takes place live on Wednesday, November 30, from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. LL Cool J will ag ...

  17. Sony Might No Longer Have Right To Distribute Meat Loaf Albums

    September 30, 2011 8:19 PM EDT Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" was released in 1977 and has sold approximately 43 million copies, making it the fifth best selling album of all time. The album continues to sell well, but Sony Music's control over this album as ...

  18. Placido Domingo Signs With Sony Classical

    September 22, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, the label has announced. Domingo, one of the most influential singing actors in opera, recorded music for CBS (which was purchased by Sony in the late 19 ...

  19. Denroy Morgan Out on Bail For Marijuana Charge; Son Refutes 'Official' Version of Events

    September 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Rasta Dandy: Denroy Morgan (above) was arrested for marijuana posessions on Sept. 13 and is now out on bail. His son Roy "Gramps" Morgan says the media is fabricating the story of his father's arrest. Veteran Jamaican singer Denroy ...

  20. Business Matters: Rock City Club Joins Long List of Services For Indie Musicians

    September 15, 2011 6:18 PM EDT Rock City Club Joins Long List of Services For Indie Musicians -- Rock City Club launched Thursday, making it the newest music service aimed at helping independent artists further their careers outside of the traditional music industry infrastruct ...

  21. Game May See 'R.E.D.' at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    August 24, 2011 8:25 PM EDT The Game might be seeing red next week at the top of the Billboard 200. Industry prognosticators suggest that the rapper's new "The R.E.D. Album" (Geffen/Interscope) could sell more than 90,000 copies by week's end on Aug. 28. ...

  22. Revamped Myspace Planning to Take On iTunes, Spotify

    August 24, 2011 12:00 PM EDT We're still waiting for that press conference from new Myspace creative director Justin Timberlake and new owners Specific Media, which was promised when the company acquired the social network in June . But the new outfit let a few details s ...

  23. How Eddie Vedder and Other Musicians Helped Free the West Memphis Three

    August 20, 2011 3:53 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was among the supporters of the West Memphis Three to witness their release from prison at the Craighead County Courthouse in Arkansas on Friday. The "three" -- Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason B ...

  24. Eric Sheinkop: 30 Under 30

    August 05, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Eric Sheinkop Co-Founder, President, Music Dealers Eric Sheinkop, 29, started out in management, forming Bandit Productions when he was just 16 years old. But early on--in 1999, by his estimation--he concluded that "it wasn't about the r ...

  25. Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Otis' Climbs Hot 100 Chart, Marc Anthony Earns First Top 40 Hit in a Decade

    August 04, 2011 12:18 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10 from "Femme Fatale,&q ...

  26. Latin Power Players: Cesar Conde

    August 01, 2011 10:20 PM EDT Cesar Conde President, Univision Networks Nearly two years after his appointment, Cesar Conde's impact as president of Univision Networks is clearly felt. The company includes not only the Univision network (the top-rated Spanish-language TV ...

  27. Apple Shares Hit All-Time High

    July 18, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Apple traded at an all-time high Monday of $374.65 before closing a nickel beneath that milestone as investors positioned themselves for what is expected to be impressive quarterly earnings. Apple is scheduled to release financial details of its f ...

  28. Barbra Streisand in 'Heated' Talks for Columbia Records Deal Renewal

    July 13, 2011 11:26 PM EDT Every Columbia Records employee knows about the "five Bs": Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Keeping this mega-selling group happy has long been a top priority at the venerable Sony Music label, ...

  29. Lawsuit Against CBS Interactive Naming CNET, Limewire Dropped, For Now

    July 06, 2011 7:42 AM EDT Alki David has dropped his lawsuit against CBS Interactive for offering P2P programs like Limewire on its subsidiary websites. But the legal dispute may not be over. In a notice of voluntary dismissal submitted to a California federal court, the p ...

  30. Musician Coalition Calls For Boycott of CBS Over Grammys Category Cutting

    June 30, 2011 4:35 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - A coalition of musicians that has protested the Recording Academy's decision to drop 31 categories from the Grammy Awards is stepping up the pressure, calling for a boycott of the Grammys' telecast partner, CBS, and hirin ...

  31. NBC Sings Its Way to the Top of the Ratings

    June 29, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Given how NBC's summer is going, the network might want to make sure that everyone it puts on the air in prime time has a good singing voice. The nation's five most-watched television programs last week were all on NBC, a ...

  32. Nashville Memorial Service for Steve Popovich Announced

    June 22, 2011 2:23 PM EDT A Tennessee memorial service for longtime CBS and Cleveland International executive Steve Popovich will be held on Thursday, June 30, in Murfreesboro. Popovich, who played a key role in Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" as well as the c ...

  33. New Zealand's Vbase Downsizing Following Earthquakes

    June 21, 2011 2:17 PM EDT One of New Zealand's biggest venue management companies has had to drastically slash its headcount as a result of the devastating Feb. 22 earthquakes which rocked the country's second city Christchurch. Local firm Vbase has confirmed a d ...

  34. CBS Interactive Relaunches MP3.com

    June 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT CBS Interactive Music Group officially launched the redesigned MP3.com site, confirming rumors that have been swirling for weeks. The site offers free music, both downloads and streaming, with a focus on emerging and independent artists. Essential ...

  35. Business Matters: Pandora Raises IPO Price, BTIG Analyst Advises Investors to Pass

    June 10, 2011 4:14 PM EDT Pandora IPO: Bulls vs. Bears -- Pandora is feeling good about its initial public offering of common stock. The company has upped the number of shares and its target price for its IPO, according to a revised S-1 SEC filing . The original plan was t ...

  36. Steve Popovich: An Appreciation by Bob Sherwood

    June 09, 2011 3:57 PM EDT (Steve Popovich, a veteran music industry executive who played a key role in Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" as well as the careers of the Jackson 5, Cheap Trick, Boston and many others, died Wednesday morning at his apartment in Murf ...

  37. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  38. Steve Popovich, Cleveland International and CBS Records Exec, Dead at 68

    June 09, 2011 12:24 AM EDT Steve Popovich, a veteran music industry executive who played a key role in Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" as well as the careers of the Jackson 5, Cheap Trick, Boston and many others, died Wednesday morning at his apartment in Murfr ...

  39. Business Matters: Groupon Files for IPO -- A Look at the Numbers

    June 02, 2011 8:34 PM EDT Groupon Files for IPO. A Look at the Numbers. -- Daily deal company Groupon, soon to be a major player in concert tickets, has filed for an IPO. The company's S-1, filed with the SEC Thursday, reveals that Groupon has real -- not potential -- ...

  40. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  41. Musician Coalition Battles Grammys' Category Cuts

    May 26, 2011 3:52 PM EDT A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore more than 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, alleging the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and were done without the input of its thousands of members. A protest was ...

  42. Late-Night TV: Who Books the Music Acts for Letterman, Leno, Fallon and More, and What They're Looking For

    May 26, 2011 1:04 PM EDT Late-night television is as crowded as it has ever been, making for a lively playing field as shows jockey to be first with an act or book them exclusively. That competition for hot up-and-coming acts, especially in rock, has made late-night telev ...

  43. Business Matters: Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Now Believes In Record Industry

    May 25, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Now He Tells Us: Sean Parker Believes In The Record Industry -- Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and investor in music service Spotify, believes the record industry is "on the verge of being fixed." Parker made the comment Wednesday at ...

  44. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  45. Carrie Underwood Surpasses Kelly Clarkson as Biggest 'Idol' Earner

    May 19, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Simon Cowell predicted it during season 4 and in 2011 it came true -- Carrie Underwood is now officially "American Idol's" top earner, surpassing season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson. In the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, which feat ...

  46. 'American Idol': Strong Numbers Surprise Even Fox Execs

    May 17, 2011 5:31 PM EDT American Idol" is re-establishing its dominance heading toward the conclusion of another season. The two airings of Fox's contest were the most-watched programs in prime-time television last week, the Nielsen Co. said. It's a famili ...

  47. YouTube Adds 3,000 Movies for Rental Debut

    May 09, 2011 1:30 PM EDT YouTube is adding more than 3,000 movies for its users to rent starting on Monday, along with the millions of free user-created videos the popular website is best known for. Google Inc-owned YouTube is offering a mix of older Hollywood blockbuster ...

  48. Paula Abdul Officially Joins Simon Cowell's 'X Factor'

    May 08, 2011 10:33 PM EDT After months of speculation , Paula Abdul has finally confirmed that she will join Simon Cowell's "X Factor" as the fourth and final judge. Along with Cowell and previously announced judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio "L.A." R ...

  49. 'The Voice' Rises 10% in Ratings, Tops 'Glee'

    May 04, 2011 6:36 PM EDT The second episode of "The Voice" was up 10 percent Tuesday night on NBC. It rated 5.6 in the key 18 to 49 demo with 12.4 million viewers -- up from its premiere (which rated 5.1, 11.8 million) -- beating "Glee," "NCIS&quo ...

  50. CBS Interactive, CNET Targeted in LimeWire-Related Lawsuit

    May 04, 2011 2:29 PM EDT The legal case against P2P service LimeWire is now spilling over into the broader digital ecosystem. CBS Interactive and CNET were both named in a lawsuit brought by film and music rights holders alleging they were the "main distributor" ...

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