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  1. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  2. Primary Wave Hires Stephen Hutton; The Artists Org Promotes Rich Schaefer, Don Van Cleave

    August 24, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Primary Wave Music has hired Stephen Hutton, founder of Uppercut Management, to help build Primary Wave Talent Management's rock and pop divisions. Hutton, who helped build the careers of such artists as Kid Rock, Big Kenny (Big & Rich) ...

  3. John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 11:00 AM EDT John Mayer's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009' ...

  4. Soundgarden's New 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

    April 17, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden's first new song in 15 years, "Live to Rise," will be available as a free download beginning April 17 on iTunes as part of the promotion of Disney's film "Marvel's The Avengers." The iTunes promotion, ...

  5. Johnny Cash Tribute To Feature Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Lee, Others

    February 28, 2012 7:09 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A diverse all-star lineup will celebrate the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash with an April concert. Backbeat: Live From Coldplay's New Year's Eve Taping @ Austin City Limits (In Mid-September) Kenny Chesney, Kris Kr ...

  6. Guild of Music Supervisors Expands Awards Ceremony For Film, TV, Games

    February 07, 2012 6:04 PM EST The Guild Of Music Supervisors will hand out awards in nine different categories at a brunch prior to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. The guild's second awards ceremony will honor music supervisors in the categories of Independent Films ($20 mi ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Lia Vollack

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 51 Lia Vollack President of Worldwide Music Sony Pictures Entertainment Film music maven ... Coming of age in the punk era with Richard Hell and the Ramones, Lia Vollack has leaned on her DIY ethic to navigate different directions for Sony in ...

  8. Oscar Music Snubs: Were Songs by Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Pink Really That Bad?

    January 24, 2012 5:00 PM EST It's safe to say that when looking at the music nominations for the Academy Awards this morning, literally thousands of people thought, "That's IT?" While the Academy's rules for the Best Original Song and Best Original Sc ...

  9. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  10. The National, Mary J. Blige Shortlisted for Original Song Oscar

    December 19, 2011 6:47 PM EST The National, Chris Cornell, Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National's "Think Yo ...

  11. Trent Reznor, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, More Lead Golden Globe Music Nominations

    December 15, 2011 10:55 AM EST Madonna's next foray into film direction, the royal love story "W.E.", picked up a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, including best original score and best original song, for the singer-director's new track &qu ...

  12. Chris Cornell Pens Original Track For 'Machine Gun Preacher' Soundtrack

    August 29, 2011 10:56 PM EDT Chris Cornell has written and recorded "The Keeper" for the film "Machine Gun Preacher." Relativity Music Group will release the movie's soundtrack on Sept. 20. Cornell premiered the song on his website Monday, giving fans ...

  13. Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Bob Marley Week with Ziggy Marley, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Others

    May 03, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Bob Marley on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next week. The tribute to Marley, which begins May 9, honors the 30th anniversary of ...

  14. Musicians & Video Games: A Perfect Marriage

    February 01, 2011 7:52 AM EST The biggest music party of 2010 wasn't at Coachella and didn't have anything to do with the Grammy Awards. It was barely advertised and not open to the public. Still, it packed L.A.'s Staples Center last June with a headlining set b ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Soundgarden Goes Platinum

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA presented Soundgarden with a platinum award Sept. 27 on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles. The honor recognized the band’s partnership with gaming publisher Activision Publishing to release its new compilation album, “Telephantasm” (A& ...

  16. Soundgarden Plans Pre-Lolla Club Gig In Chicago

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden will warm up for its Aug. 8 headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park with an Aug. 5 show at the city's 1,400-capacity Vic Theatre. Tickets are exclusively available to members of the band's Soundgar ...

  17. Letter To The Editor: EA Exec Calls For Continued Dialogue On Israel

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the recent article "Line Of Fire" by David Prince , Billboard reported on the growing - and alarming - trend of artists canceling performances in Israel in protest of actions in the West Bank and Gaza. While the piece represented both ...

  18. Usher, Jane's Addiction, Eminem Join Activision At E3

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While other game publishers held press conferences featuring big-screen game trailers of their fall titles, Activision put the action all on the stage. In a multi-artist extravaganza usually reserved for awards shows like the Grammys, Activision w ...

  19. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Green Day, a reunited Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, ...

  20. Choruss Founder Says Experiments Have Turned Out Well

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The experiments in collective monetization carried out by Choruss at a small number of universities have “already turned out well,” according to founder Jim Griffin. In a lengthy interview with Knowledge@Wharton , Griffin discussed the goals of Ch ...

  21. Exclusive: Steven Tyler May Sue Aerosmith

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosm ...

  22. Business Matters: Pandora, Zune, Roxanne Shante, eMusic

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pandora has launched version 2.0 of its desktop application. New features: view your song history; the addition of a progress bar; faster transitions to the next song after giving a song a "thumbs down" rating; the application remembe ...

  23. Record Store Day Preview: Events, Releases

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco's advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing ...

  24. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which bega ...

  25. Chris Cornell Added To Download Fest

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell will make his solo artist debut at the U.K.'s Download Festival, having previously performed at the event with Audioslave. He is currently touring his "Scream" (Polydor) album, a more beats-driven set recorded with pro ...

  26. Kelly Clarkson Conquers Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big ar ...

  27. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  28. Neil Diamond Feted As MusiCares Person Of The Year

    February 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Good times never seemed so good for Neil Diamond as they did on Friday night, when the pop icon was named MusiCares Person of the Year at the annual fundraiser for the charity that helps musicians who have fallen on hard times. "This is a gre ...

  29. Yung Berg Arrested On Drug, Menacing Charges

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Yung Berg was arrested last Saturday (Aug. 9) in New York after police responded to a limo driver's complaint about a dispute with the 22-year-old rapper and another passenger, Cornell Whitfield. The Chicago native's next court da ...

  30. MLB Links With Projekt Revolution

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Through an ongoing partnership with Major League Baseball Properties, some concertgoers attending the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour could walk away with access to exclusive, unreleased by tracks by Linkin Park and other acts on the 24-date summer t ...

  31. Busta Moves Into Projekt Line-Up

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Busta Rhymes has been tapped to perform on the main stage of this summer's Projekt Revolution tour, which also features performances by Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide, among others. Rhymes recently drafted Lin ...

  32. Projekt Revolution Tour Line-Up Unveiled

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide (featuring A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel) will perform on the main stage of the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour, set to begin July 16 at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in B ...

  33. Cornell Chats 'Idol'/'Billie Jean' Performance

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell says he's surprised but flattered that "American Idol" contestant David Cook performed a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" last week on the show, in what was nearly a note-for-note version of Corn ...

  34. Producer, Songwriter Howes Inks With Macklam Feldman

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver-based Macklam Feldman Management has inked a deal to represent producer and songwriter Brian Howes, best known for his work with the likes of Hinder and Hedley. Howes produced Hinder's four-million selling album "Extreme Behavi ...

  35. Timbaland Delivers Tirade At Party

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST People Magazine's pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash when the superproducer and rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of his friends were apparently left outside the venue. With ...

  36. Timbaland To Produce Mobile Album For Verizon

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Timbaland's "Shock Value" goes up for five Grammy Awards, the hitmaking hip-hop producer has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to make the first "mobile album," which will be exclusively available to subscribers of ...

  37. Kanye, Winehouse, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Noms

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight nominations each, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of whom got five nods. Winehouse's "Rehab&qu ...

  38. Muse, Chiefs, Cornell Confirmed For South Africa Fest

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Good Charlotte, Chris Cornell and Korn have been announced as headliners for next year's two-date My Coke Fest, taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The 2008 incarnation of My Coke Fest will be held a ...

  39. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  40. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

  41. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  42. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'),&quo ...

  43. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  44. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  45. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  46. Heartland Exits Label

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heartland is moving from Nashville-based Lofton Creek Records to Texas-based Country Thunder Records. The move was revealed by Lofton Creek president Mike Borchetta and Country Thunder president Herbert Graham, although the terms of the deal were ...

  47. Will DIYTones Catch On?

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In my digital entertainment column this week , I wrote about the niche application of DIYtones -- or "do-it-yourself" ringtones. There's something to be said about letting music fans mix their own tones. It's not for everybody, ...

  48. From The Magazine: Keep On Keeping On

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The music of the civil rights era is on the mind of soul legend Mavis Staples. Her forthcoming spring album, "We'll Never Turn Back," leans heavily on songs from the period in which the Staples Singers began to shine on the gospel/f ...

  49. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  50. Chris Cornell Sues Ex-Wife/Former Manager

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has sued his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted m Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has ...

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