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  1. 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" ...

  2. Vevo Bulking Up On Original Content, Excutives; Adds Epic's McVehil, Fuse's Reich

    May 02, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Fresh off the heels of an expansion into the UK, online music video hub Vevo is now expanding its executive team. The company added former Epic Records exec. Doug McVehil as senior VP of music, talent & content operations; and Fuse's Scot ...

  3. 'The Voice' Premiere Scores Huge Ratings for NBC

    April 27, 2011 12:12 PM EDT "The Voice" kicked off on a high note Tuesday night. The Mark Burnett-produced singing competition improved NBC's season average in the time period by 89 percent. With a 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.8 million viewers o ...

  4. Norio Ohga, Former Sony President Credited With Developing CD, Dead at 81

    April 25, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Former Sony President and Chairman Norio Ohga, who gave up a career as an opera singer to join the fledgling consumer electronics maker in the 1950s and later led its expansion into movies and video games, died on Saturday, the company said. He wa ...

  5. Emmys in Limbo as Negotiations for TV Rights Drag On

    April 22, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Less than five months before the Primetime Emmys are scheduled to be handed out, telecast rights to the ceremony are still in limbo. That's causing a mounting problem for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is dependent on cl ...

  6. The Vandals Represented by Bassist Joe Escalante Win Round One Against Variety in Cover Dispute

    April 18, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Hollywood trade newspaper Variety has lost in its attempt to pursue a trademark claim in Delaware against the punk band The Vandals. The case will now move to a California federal court, since Vandals bassist and lawyer Joe Escalante, who is repre ...

  7. Charlie Sheen Considering Return to 'Two and a Half Men'

    April 14, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Charlie Sheen says he may be reunited with "Two and a Half Men." In an interview with a Boston radio station Tuesday, Sheen said there have been discussions about bringing him back to the hit CBS sitcom he was fired from last month. Shee ...

  8. Broadcast TV Upfront Ad Sales Set to Rise Nearly 15% to Over $10 Billion: Report

    April 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Broadcast networks' upfront advertising revenue this year will rise 14.7 percent over last to $10.3 billion, Miller Tabak analyst David Joyce predicted in a report Tuesday. Ahead of the upfront presentations of the broadcast networks' fa ...

  9. Charlie Sheen Gets Cheers, Not Boos In Second Stop On Tour

    April 04, 2011 7:33 AM EDT This time, Charlie Sheen's stage show began and ended with a standing ovation. Sheen changed up the format for his 20-city road show after bombing in Detroit, using a master of ceremonies who asked the former "Two and a Half Men" st ...

  10. Toby Keith To Jason Aldean: New Faces Mingle with Familiar names at ACM Awards

    April 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Toby Keith is all about democracy when it comes to The Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award. Keith won that trophy in 2003 and 2004 thanks to a vote of his peers and members of the industry. But if he wins the coveted trop ...

  11. Miranda Lambert On ACM Entertainer of the Year Nomination: 'Surreal'

    April 01, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Assocation Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me,& ...

  12. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, ha ...

  13. 'John Wall Dance' Rapper Kenzo Sues CBS Over College Basketball Coverage

    March 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT What's the definition of "March Madness"? For most, it's the annual NCAA Men's Basketball tournament where 68 teams will compete for championship glory. In the legal sphere, it may be a lawsuit filed against CBS Broadcasti ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Vevo To Live-Stream Bonnaroo 2011

    March 09, 2011 12:37 PM EST Vevo will host a free, exclusive live stream of the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the company and the festival announced today. Through a new partnership, Vevo will webcast select live and on-demand performances and interviews from the mu ...

  16. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott

    March 08, 2011 12:52 PM EST DJ Barry Scott, celebrates 25 years as host of "The Lost 45s" radio show In an era of tight playlists, there is little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott ...

  17. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

  18. Chart Moves: Grammys, Grammys, Grammys! (And Ella Fitzgerald)

    February 24, 2011 11:39 AM EST Ella lands her highest charting album in almost 50 years (Photo: Getty Images) The Billboard 200: Grammys! Grammys!! Grammys!!!: As detailed yesterday in our usual Wednesday chart story , the 53rd Grammy Awards smiled on the Billboard charts this ...

  19. Queens of the Stone Age Cancel New Zealand Concerts Following Earthquake

    February 22, 2011 10:48 AM EST Queens of the Stone Age have postponed one date and canceled another following Tuesday's deadly earthquake which struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The American alternative rock group played in Auckland on Monday night and were slat ...

  20. Justin Bieber Jumps On Usher, Esperanza Spalding Talks Best New Artist Win: Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:37 AM EST The Grammy press room is like the backstage of Madison Square Garden: usually a drab place that will abruptly be lit up by global-level star wattage. Here are some observations from Grammy night, 2011: -- Arcade Fire were in quite the celebratory ...

  21. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  22. Will Next Week Bring The Billboard Hot 100's 1000th No. 1?

    February 10, 2011 11:04 AM EST Next week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, to be released on Billboard.com Feb. 17, is shaping up to be one of the most historic frames in the list's 52-year history. Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" rises 4-1 on the Hot 1 ...

  23. Grammys Central 2011

    February 10, 2011 10:10 AM EST LATEST NEWS FEB. 14, 2011 Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party The artists celebrated with label brass Lyor Cohen, Craig Kallman, Julie Greenwald and others. FEB. 10, 2011 Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This ...

  24. Mick Jagger to Make First Onstage Grammy Appearance

    February 03, 2011 11:19 AM EST The Recording Academy is finally getting some satisfaction, with Mick Jagger's first appearance on the Grammy stage. The Rolling Stones frontman will perform at the Feb. 13 ceremony as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke, who died l ...

  25. Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Top ACM Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 11:24 AM EST Zac Brown leads the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Tuesday morning, with a total of nine nominations. (Five with his Zac Brown band, and four for being the producer and co-writer of their hit "As She&# ...

  26. Pre-Grammy Ceremony Performers And Presenters Announced: Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Buddy Guy, More

    February 01, 2011 8:59 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today announced the performers and presenters for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards' pre-Grammy Awards telecast on Feb. 13. The show will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles ...

  27. Biz Matters: Spain's Music Sales Dropped 21% In 2010

    January 31, 2011 1:52 PM EST Spain's Recorded Music Dropped 21% Last Year -- Spain's recorded music market dropped 21.1% to €167 million (U.S. $228 million), according to figures released by Promusicae, the country's recorded music industry trade group. The dec ...

  28. 'American Idol' Ratings Drop Second Night

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The second episode of American Idol continued yesterday's downward trajectory. Averaging 22.9 million viewers with a 7.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Idol was down 9 percent among total viewers and 15 percent in the demo, compared to the ...

  29. The Legal Fight Over That Song From 'The Fighter'

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST If you've seen "The Fighter," you're likely familiar with the inspiring story of boxer Mickey Ward and great acting performances, particularly from Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Here's something you don't ...

  30. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  31. Publishing Briefs: Universal, Vevo, Ole, Rami Yacoub

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group and music video site Vevo have teamed to launch "Inside the Hit Songs," a series that will highlight the craft of songwriting by providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes at the process of making a hi ...

  32. Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire Set to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Eminem, the Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Cee Lo Green and Katy Perry will perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, it was announced Thursday (Jan. 13). Eminem, who leads the 53rd annual awards with 10 nominations and has 11 wins a ...

  33. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire Co-Hosting Country Music Awards

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Country singer Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire as co-hosts of the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place Sunday, April 3. The ceremony will be broadcast live from MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will ai ...

  34. Margaret Whiting, Iconic Standards Singer, Dies at 86

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Margaret Whiting, a longtime singer of jazz, pop and country standards perhaps best known for her duet, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Johnny Mercer, died of natural causes Monday (Jan. 10) in Englewood, N.J, her daughter confirmed ...

  35. How the Music of 'Jimmy Fallon' Whips Its Late-Night Competition

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST When Bruce Springsteen decided to crash late night and whip his hair in November, it was as sure a sign as any that "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has emerged as a highly coveted platform for musical guests. Since the Nov. 16 episode tha ...

  36. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefan i , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singe ...

  37. Dispute Between Time Warner & Sinclair Broadcast Group May Jeopardize Broadcast of Bowl Games And 'Glee' (Gasp!)

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable Inc. customers from Portland, Maine, to Pensacola, Fla., could lose access to one of their network TV stations because of a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group. The dust-up between Sinclair and Time Warner is one of a ...

  38. Rihanna Reclaims Social 50 Crown, Don Omar Jumps to No. 2

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna returns to the top of the Social 50 chart after abdicating the No. 1 spot to the Black Eyed Peas (1-4) the past two weeks. This is her second week atop the list, having topped it upon its premiere last month. Latin superstar Don Omar makes ...

  39. Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney Receive Kennedy Center Honors Salute

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Wash ...

  40. Business Matters: LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store, Nixes Subscription Service

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store -- LimeWire’s legal problems appear to be affecting the legitimate side of its business . One indication is the company’s winding down of its LimeWire do ...

  41. AMAs Hit All-Time Ratings Low

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST ABC's telecast of the American Music Awards dropped in the ratings Sunday night as NBC's football coverage surged. The AMAs drew 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from 2009. Moreover, the telecast s ...

  42. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  43. 5 Factors That Set Up Taylor Swift's Blockbuster Week

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The million-plus first-week sales of Taylor Swift's album "Speak Now" benefited from a combination of savvy planning and media exposure. Here are five things that helped. 1. Going Away For A While As sales of her second album " ...

  44. MIDEM Taps Glee's Bloom For Sync Confab

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Glee" music supervisor PJ Bloom has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the first MIDEM Sync conference. Due to take place Jan. 24 in Cannes, France, MIDEM Sync is a daylong conference dedicated to the music sync business, which runs ...

  45. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Willow Smith, Taylor Swift, Bo Burnham, Cee Lo

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Sugarland and Kings of Leon : The two acts arrived at No. 1 and No. 2 , respectively, on the Billboard ...

  46. Univision, Vevo Strike Content Pact

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is looking to widen its footprint in the Hispanic market by adding Univision to its content distribution and ad sales network. The music video site - a joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media ...

  47. Vevo, BET Close To Deal: Report

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has reportedly finalized an agreement to syndicate its catalog of music videos to BET.com . A Bloomberg report cites two anonymous sources saying the deal is done. The interesting element here is that BET parent company Viacom also owns MTV, ...

  48. Business Matters: Harry Fox, Smule, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster Bankruptcy and more

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Harry Fox Inks Deal With IODA -- Harry Fox has inked a deal with digital distributor IODA for a clearance and royalty digital process. One feature is the ability of IODA clients to clear digital l ...

  49. 'Glee' Returns With Huge Ratings Win

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox's pop TV phenomena "Glee" exploded in the ratings Tuesday night. The season two debut of "Glee" delivered 12.3 million viewers and a 5.5 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That's up a whopping 20% from its premiere ...

  50. Gwen Stefani, Diddy Set for Star-Studded Fashion's Night Out

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fashion industry is turning to the music business to boost its fortunes as part of the second annual Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 10. Musicians will perform at some of New York's top fashion houses as part of the event, aimed at luri ...

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