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  1. John Luther Adams Among Pulitzer Winners

    April 15, 2014 5:28 AM EDT John Luther Adams’ "Become Ocean" has won the music category of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.  The Alaskan composer’s winning work was described by judges as “a haunting orchestral work that suggests a relentless tidal surge, evoking thoughts ...

  2. Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Releases Rap-Fueled Biz Book

    March 05, 2014 8:35 AM EST Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz is hailed as a Silicon Valley sage today, but he wanted to be a hip-hop hero when he was in college. That explains why Horowitz's new business-building book dispenses management tips with the blunt force of a s ...

  3. Morning Fix: Beyonce Vs. Madge's Super Bowl; WMG Revenues; Apple Mini iPad Vs. MSFT Source; CMJ

    October 17, 2012 7:50 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters WARNER MUSIC GROUP EXPECTS TO IMPROVE REVENUES IN Q3: When the Warner Music Group reports its financials for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, the company expects reve ...

  4. Business Matters: Young Consumers Legally Purchase More Digital Music Than Anyone, Study Shows

    October 16, 2012 6:40 PM EDT A preview of an upcoming study by the American Assembly at Columbia University aims to highlight a generational divide in attitudes toward sharing music -- but ends up showing much more. You can view the study's findings through one of three ...

  5. Morning Fix: C3's Brazil Expansion; Neil Diamond for Billboard Touring Conference; $18K Stones Tickets

    October 16, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters NEIL DIAMOND TO BE HONORED AT 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS: Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of ...

  6. A Second Life For Classical

    October 15, 2012 7:51 AM EDT A new, young audience finds inspiration in the multifaceted world of classical music. By the time of the final act of "Dog Days," a post-apocalyptic new opera composed by former rock drummer David T. Little, there is minimal food and n ...

  7. Backbeat: Diamond Rugs Storm NYC With Partisan Records' Ian Wheeler, Playground Sound Producers, More

    June 25, 2012 10:57 AM EDT (L-R): Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Deer Tick's Robbie Cowell and John McCauley, Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite, and Black Lips' Ian Saint Pe. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Diamond Rugs , the lat ...

  8. Scott Mannis Fighting Epilepsy Through Music

    January 17, 2012 6:53 PM EST When aspiring singer Scott Mannis was 17 years old, he began periodically losing feeling in the left side of his body, specifically in his leg. It took three years for doctors to diagnose his condition as a rare form of epilepsy, whose symptoms ca ...

  9. Michael Jackson Doctor's Defense Challenges Key Expert

    October 21, 2011 5:19 PM EDT The lead attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death challenged a key prosecution expert Friday about his contention that the physician was responsible for the death of the singer. Attorney Ed Chernoff cross-examined Dr. Steven ...

  10. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  11. Echo Nest, Columbia University Launch Million Song Dataset

    March 04, 2011 10:52 AM EST It just got a whole lot easier to deconstruct a million songs. The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform and Columbia University's LabROSA (Laboratory for the Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio) today announced the launch of ...

  12. Can Doug Morris Bring Stability To Sony?

    March 02, 2011 6:58 PM EST After months of speculation, now that Sony Music Entertainment has finally announced that Doug Morris will become the company's CEO on July 1, it raises the question: What are they getting with that appointment? For one, they are getting an e ...

  13. A Global Goodbye For Japan Pop Star Hikaru Utada

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Japanese pop star Hikaru Utada, one of the country's best-selling artists of all time, is calling it quits at the end of the year, but not before performing for fans this week in a concert that will be streamed live online. The New York-born ...

  14. 'Next to Normal,' Hank Williams To Receive Pulitzer Prizes

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Next to Normal," a musical about the complexity and heartbreak of a woman's mental illness and its effect on her family, has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Paul Harding's "Tinkers," a debut novel released by ...

  15. Teens' Music Choices Unlocked

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new study by Emory University, published in the new issue of NeuroImage, sheds light on how teen behavior can impact the music they discover and share . Kids aged 12 to 17 were asked to rate a song based on how much they liked it. Later, they we ...

  16. Google's China Head To Leave Company: Source

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google's China head Lee Kai-Fu will be leaving the company, a Google source said on Friday, leading to uncertainty about the search giant's plans for the region. "Yes, we can confirm he is leaving us," a company source told Reu ...

  17. CARE To Honor John Legend

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer John Legend will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela and Sir Elton John in receiving the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change this month. CARE, a Non-Profit organization, will honor Legend during their 62nd anniversary celebration, held i ...

  18. RIAA Sends 13th Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters to universities this week for its member labels. Another 401 letters went to administrators of 12 universities, who were asked to forward them to the individuals associated with c ...

  19. Juanes, Columbia University Partner For Peace Projects

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Juanes' Mi Sangre Foundation and Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution are partnering on peace projects in the pop star's home country of Colombia. The two organizations will organize conflict resolution ...

  20. RIAA's 10th Wave of Letters Hits Colleges

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities. A ...

  21. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  22. RIAA Sends Another Wave Of Settlement Letters

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent a new wave of 403 pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of the major record companies to 22 universities today. The labels also filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits against individuals who previously received letters but di ...

  23. RIAA Sends Seventh Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a new wave of 503 pre-litigation settlement letters to 58 universities on behalf of its record company members. The latest round of letters is part of the education and deterrence campaign the RIAA launched earlier this year, whi ...

  24. RIAA Targets More Students

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a second wave of pre-litigation settlement letters for the major labels to universities where there is a high number of illegal file sharing today (March 21). As part of a new "deterrence and education" initiative begun ...

  25. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  26. mtvU Ramps Up Artist-Driven Programming

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys part of 'Freshman Five.' Arctic Monkeys, the Federation, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Sovereign and MF Doom have been selected as the inaugural "mtvU Freshman Five," an initiative created by the college-focused network ...

  27. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  28. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  29. Gibson Dunn Adds To Litigation Team

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. In New York, Cynthia Ar ...

  30. 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret' Lyricist Ebb Dies

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heart attack claims life of musicals veteran. Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb died Saturday (Sept. 11) of a heart attack at his home in New York. He was 71. Ebb is best known for co-writing the songs for such musicals as "Chicago" and ...