Cinema of the United States

  1. Madonna's 2012 Tour 'On Track' To Be Among 'Top 10 of All Time': Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    April 19, 2012 4:41 PM EDT Ongoing chatter that the Madonna tour, and by extension her multi-rights deal with Live Nation , are underperforming is "baseless," according to sales figures provided by tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring ...

  2. Johnny Depp Performs With Marilyn Manson at Golden Gods Awards (Video)

    April 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Johnny Depp dropped acting for a night and joined Marilyn Manson onstage Wednesday, grabbing a bright yellow guitar and black cowboy hat for a performance of "Sweet Dreams" at Revolver magazine's Golden Gods Awards concert. Were his ...

  3. Rolfe Kent To Be Honored With Career Achievement Award At BMI Film & TV Awards

    April 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Prolific film composer Rolfe Kent will receive the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards on May 16. Held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the event honors composers of the pas ...

  4. Katy Perry's Concert Film Hits Theaters July 5

    April 03, 2012 8:48 PM EDT Paramount will open 3D concert pic "Katy Perry: Part of Me" on Thursday July 5th, looking to take advantage of the long holiday weekend. The film, which will go out through the studio's Insurge label, opens two days after Sony' ...

  5. Andy Warhol Foundation Files To Dismiss Velvet Underground Banana Trademark Lawsuit

    March 21, 2012 6:06 PM EDT The Andy Warhol Foundation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by The Velvet Underground over the famous banana image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico . In the motion, the Warhol Foundation m ...

  6. Kevin Costner Readies Concept Album, Tour With Modern West

    March 20, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Kevin Costner can spot the looks from the stage. He and his band, Modern West, have carved out quite a musical following over the years, so the crowds at his shows include people who have become fans of his music. Still, there are some that might ...

  7. ASAP Rocky Show Ends in Brawl at SXSW

    March 18, 2012 3:47 PM EDT An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills Texas party late Saturday/early Sunday after A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob crew reacted with fists to getting beer thrown at them. According to reports, one of Rocky's crew members had his do-rag swiped ...

  8. Paul Williams Talks and Sings About Songwriting, Documentary, Muppets and - Briefly- Daft Punk at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Singer-songwriter/ASCAP president Paul Williams isn't quite the household name he was at the peak of his career, decades ago, when he was a fixture on late-night TV and was busy getting nominated for - and winning - Academy Awards for soundtr ...

  9. Bee vs. Moth Provide Silent Treatment to 'The Oyster Princess'

    March 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Bee vs. Moth, the striking avant rock/jazz ensemble based in Austin, may be feeling a little bit of serendipity in the air. They will provide a live score during the screening of Ernst Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy "The Oyster Princess&q ...

  10. Slash, Clive Davis, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip' @ SXSW Film

    March 12, 2012 7:40 AM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closi ...

  11. Madonna, Far East Movement f. Justin Bieber To Debut On Hot 100

    March 01, 2012 3:35 PM EST (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) New singles from Madonna and Far East Movement (featuring Justin Bieber) are headed for the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" is scheduled to hit the iTunes Store today (Ma ...

  12. Grammys Outdraw Oscars For First Time Since 1984

    February 27, 2012 4:30 PM EST The Grammys garnered more television viewers than the Oscars this year for the first time since 1984, posting 39.9 million viewers compared to the Academy's 39.3 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Whitney Houston Tributes, Adele P ...

  13. Velvet Underground Adds New Complaint Against Warhol Foundation In Banana Album Cover Suit

    February 27, 2012 10:17 AM EST Last month, the Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation with an artful double-step: On one hand, the band claimed that the famous image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico , was in the public domain. On ...

  14. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year

    February 27, 2012 12:37 AM EST In a year in which the Academy Awards appeared to not give a hoot about film music -- no musical performance during the show, just two nominees for Best Song -- they proceeded to reward a film in which the only dominant sound WAS music. Just two n ...

  15. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Su ...

  16. How fun.'s 'We Are Young' Scored Chevy's 'Stunt Anthem' Super Bowl Spot

    February 05, 2012 7:50 PM EST Sure, Volkswagen's "Star Wars" canine chorus and Honda's reprise of Yello's "Oh Yeah" from "Ferris Bueller" may be getting the bulk of the Super Bowl buzz right now, but few current bands will be gettin ...

  17. Web Trends: Madonna's New Single "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" Listen And Watch

    February 03, 2012 4:46 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  18. Video: 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, With Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue, OK Go, More

    February 03, 2012 12:21 PM EST After playing a relatively quiet role in Super Bowl 2011 (with Eminem's dual ads for Lipton and Chrysler being a notable exception), music will be making a big comeback this year. From Melanie Amaro singing Aretha Franklin's "Respec ...

  19. Katy Perry in Talks With Paramount For 3D Movie

    January 31, 2012 10:02 PM EST Katy Perry could be headed to the big-screen -- and in 3D, to boot. Paramount has initiated talks with Perry's camp, as well as Imagine Entertainment, to create a documentary-style 3D film centered on the powerhouse singer-songwriter. Dealmak ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 20 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment The Quiet King Of The Mega-Tour... In a 2005 Billboard article breaking down Arthur Fogel's global touring strategies, a few notable figures touted his skills: Bono, Dav ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Jon Platt

    January 26, 2012 9:47 PM EST No. 87 Jon Platt President of North America, Creative EMI Music Publishing Twitter: @EMIMusicPub Sound Broker... Three years ago, Jon Platt found himself at the BET Awards in work mode. Then president of West Coast creative and head of urban for E ...

  22. Backbeat: Snoop Dogg Hosts Screening for 'Red Tails' in Hollywood

    January 25, 2012 8:15 AM EST To help boost audience awareness of "Red Tails," the film about the Tuskegee Airmen self-financed by filmmaker George Lucas , rapper/entrepreneur Snoop Dogg hosted a private screening (Jan. 19) in tandem with Lucasfilm at the Arclight in ...

  23. Sundance 2012: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Sends off LCD Soundsystem in Style

    January 24, 2012 11:45 AM EST LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy, the star of the documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits," received a standing ovation from the Egyptian Theatre crowd following the Sunday night premiere of the concert film about the end of his band. ...

  24. Neil Young's 'Journeys' Plays Slamdance Film Fest

    January 23, 2012 7:00 AM EST PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Neil Young recalls how his first concert film with director Jonathan Demme was a lush, stately tribute to country music. He says their latest, "Neil Young Journeys," is more like an electric bolt, with a "grin ...

  25. Google Music Magnifying Indie Artists

    January 19, 2012 2:39 PM EST One of the biggest technology companies in the world is lending a helping hand to independent artists. Google Music's new "Magnified" program will select artists that are using Artist Hub , a platform that lets an independent artist ...

  26. Odd Future Announce Album Release Date, Upcoming Tour Featuring Pop Up Retail Stores In Each City

    January 17, 2012 12:49 PM EST Odd Future today announced that the group's next album, and first for label Odd Future Records (Sony/RED Distribution), will be released March 20. The album, titled "The OF Tape Vol. 2" will feature everyone from the 11-member colle ...

  27. How Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Trey Songz Helped USAID Raise Funds for Eastern Africa

    January 03, 2012 7:30 AM EST As a devastating famine rips its way across eastern Africa and America continues its economic slump, the U.S. government's development arm has teamed up with MTV this holiday season to try a new way to raise much-needed funds to help many of ...

  28. Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams To Consult on Oscars

    December 08, 2011 8:42 PM EST Composer Hans Zimmer and producer-performer Pharrell Williams have been tapped to provide musical supervision for the Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 26. Producers of the Oscars telecast, Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, have tapped the two as consul ...

  29. Jenni Rivera's 'Filly Brown' Heading To 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    November 30, 2011 9:13 PM EST Regional Mexican superstar Jenni Rivera's first film, "Filly Brown," is heading to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, organizers of the festival announced on Wednesday. As part of the U.S. dramatic competition, the Edward James Olmos- ...

  30. Backbeat: George Clooney, Alexandre Desplat Share Notes On Film Scoring

    November 18, 2011 9:26 AM EST "The Ides of March" trio, from left, editor Stephen Mirrione, director and star George Clooney and composer Alexandre Desplat. Hours after recording his score for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" in New York Tuesday, compo ...

  31. Madonna Launching Women's Global Lifestyle Brand

    November 04, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Following the huge success of Material Girl, her juniors label for Macy's, Madonna and Iconix Brand Group have announced they're launching a global lifestyle brand for women. Titled "Truth or Dare by Madonna," the fashion and a ...

  32. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:58 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a v ...

  33. Video: Alan Menken Talks Tonys, TV and Darren Criss Surprise at Billboard Film & TV Conference

    October 27, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar-and-Grammy winning composer whose many scores include "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Enchanted," won the Maestro Award at this y ...

  34. Muppets, Teens, Tweens & Tots Take Center Stage at Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2011 7:02 PM EDT The Kids Are Alright: "Writing for Teens, Tweens and Tots" panel ( from left): Kelly Edwards, Executive Director of Music & Programming, Radio Disney; Danny Jacob, Composer "Phineas and Ferb;" Abbey Konowitch, former Hollyw ...

  35. 'Moneyball' and 'Abduction' Composers and Directors, Music Supervisors Compare Notes, Gripes @ Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2011 1:57 PM EDT Music For Films: "The Connection Between Composers and Directors" panel (from left): Mychael Danna, Composer, "Moneyball;" Bennett Miller, Director, "Moneyball;" Ed Shearmur, Composer, "Abduction;" John Sing ...

  36. Video: Glee's Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken @ Billboard TV & Film Conference

    October 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and many others, is this year's Billboard/THR TV & Film Conferences' Maestro Award rec ...

  37. Eminem Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Back on Track at New MGM

    October 20, 2011 8:45 PM EDT The new MGM has put the roar back into "Southpaw," a gritty boxing drama that will star rapper Eminem in his first major movie role since the acclaimed 2002 drama "8 Mile," according to a source. It will be distributed through ...

  38. Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter's 1970s Rock 'n' Roll Drama Gaining Heat at HBO

    October 18, 2011 9:51 PM EDT HBO is getting ready to move with "Jagger." The premium cable network is very hot on a script that "Boardwalk Empire's" Terence Winter has turned in for an untitled 1970s rock 'n' roll project in development, sou ...

  39. Johnny Depp Gets Into Record Biz With 'Rum Diary' Soundtrack (Exclusive)

    October 12, 2011 7:56 AM EDT Johnny Depp's company Infinitum Nihil will release the soundtrack to his next film, "The Rum Diary," through Lakeshore Records, a first for his company. The album will be released digitally Oct. 25 and on CD on Nov. 29. The album co ...

  40. AFTRA 'Very Frustrated' With Record Labels as Union Inches Toward Strike Vote (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2011 8:31 AM EDT On the heels of an AFTRA press release issued Saturday, a source close to the union told The Hollywood Reporter that the labor organization is "very frustrated" with the pace of negotiations with the major record labels and for that reas ...

  41. Danny Elfman On Composing Music For L.A. Cirque du Soleil's 'Iris'

    September 27, 2011 12:31 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like film-making. "It was all completely evolutionary as it came ...

  42. Justin Timberlake to Portray Casablanca Records' Neil Bogart in Biopic

    September 27, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will portray Neil Bogart, the legendary head of Casablanca Records, in a biopic entitled "Spinning Gold," Deadline.com reports . The film will mark Timberlake's debut as a feature producer; the film comes from Boar ...

  43. Backbeat: L.A. Listening Party for David Lynch's New Album Is Kinda Creepy

    September 13, 2011 4:12 PM EDT Keeping it Creepy: David Lynch unveiled his first solo album "Crazy Clown Time" at L.A.'s Soho House last night. (Photo: Mark Berry ) David Lynch can still attract a crowd at a movie theater, even if he is not showing anything visua ...

  44. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star in Music-Themed Drama 'Sparkle'

    September 12, 2011 6:44 PM EDT Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in Sparkle, Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mik ...

  45. Lost Ray Charles 1961 Concerts Coming To DVD

    September 12, 2011 6:32 PM EDT Fans will soon be able to watch the legendary Ray Charles in his prime, thanks to the Oct. 25 worldwide DVD release: "Ray Charles Live in France 1961." The Eagle Rock Entertainment and Reelin' In The Years Productions project was cu ...

  46. Odd Future Gets Television Show

    September 09, 2011 7:51 AM EDT Odd Future Get Television Show On the heels of Tyler, the Creator's best new artist win at the MTV Video Music Awards, his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is expanding their empire into the world of television. Adult Swim is pick ...

  47. Madonna's 'Material Girl' Trademark Claim Rejected by Judge

    September 07, 2011 8:46 AM EDT Madonna might be living in a material world, but her hold on the phrase "Material Girl" is legally dubious. A federal judge in California has rejected the pop star's argument that she has established trademark primacy over "Mat ...

  48. Elvis Presley Feature Film Based on Sonny West Book Planned For 2012

    September 06, 2011 7:11 AM EDT A documentary filmmaker is riding with the King. John Scheinfeld, who has chronicled the lives of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and others in documentaries, will direct the first-ever feature film based on the life of Elvis Presley. RLF Victor Produc ...

  49. U2 Doc 'From The Sky Down' To Open Toronto Film Fest

    July 26, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Davis Guggenheim's U2 documentary "From The Sky Down" will have its world premiere at the opening night Gala for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 8, it was announced today. TIFF's lineup has always included ...

  50. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Acquired by HBO for North America

    July 13, 2011 3:47 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his ...

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