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  1. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  2. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  3. Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Denies Responsibility For Two Deaths

    June 18, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Organizers of a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas don't think the deaths of two revelers last week will threaten the event's future there. Erika Raney, spokeswoman for Electric Daisy Carnival producer Insomniac, said her company g ...

  4. Backbeat: Azealia Banks Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC

    June 04, 2012 5:58 PM EDT (Photo: Jessica Chanen) One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks ' first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom : this was not a grimy New York hi ...

  5. SAG-AFTRA Reaches Industrywide Music Video Deal

    June 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Capping months of effort, SAG-AFTRA announced Friday that it has reached the first-ever industrywide agreement covering dancers in music videos. The deal, which encompasses Sony Music, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and their subsidiary labels, came les ...

  6. 'Polka King' Eddie Blazonczyk Dies At 70

    May 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning polka great Eddie Blazonczyk, who began playing the lively music in the 1950s and went on to earn the nickname "Polka King" after starting his own band and label, has died. He was 70. His record label, Bel-Aire Recor ...

  7. Hip Hop Hall of Fame Finds NYC Home

    May 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Organizers say the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum has found a home in midtown Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal, says the plans also include a restaurant, arcade, concert lounge, television studios, marquee, community and corporat ...

  8. Insomniac Launching EDMbiz Conference Before Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

    April 27, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Insomniac has announced it will launch the inaugural EDMbiz conference to be held in Las Vegas June 5-7 just before Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8-10 as part of what the promotions company is calling "EDC Week." The new conference wil ...

  9. Video: Don Omar Talks New Album, Zumba Partnership at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 25, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, re ...

  10. Pedro Arroyo, Puerto Rican Radio Programmer and Salsa Advocate, Dead at 60

    April 15, 2012 5:21 PM EDT Puerto Rican radio programmer Pedro Arroyo, a salsa musician and lover who founded "El Día Nacional de la Zalsa" (National Salsa Day), a massive annual concert dedicated to the genre, died Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 60 yea ...

  11. Are Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga in 'Completely Different Lanes' Stylistically? Charts Say Not Really

    April 13, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Fans have clearly gone gaga over Nicki Minaj's new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , which storms the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums at No. 1 this week with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Min ...

  12. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  13. Dance Music Execs Discuss 'Death of Rock and Roll' at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 4:52 PM EDT In a year where SXSW's musical main attractions are Bruce Springsteen and Jack White, it's ironic that a panel is ready to (literally) dance on rock's grave. Still, it's undeniable that with the rise of DJs/producers Skrillex a ...

  14. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:40 PM EST Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 67 ...

  15. Billboard's Year In Music 2011

    December 09, 2011 9:00 AM EST DECEMBER 9, 2011 2011: The Year the Music Business Turned A Corner? Four majors become three and play a an epic (pun intended) game of musical chairs with top execs. The indie world finally takes its place at the big table. The battle for control ...

  16. The Waltz King: With 30 Million Discs Sold, It Doesn't Matter What Critics Think About Andre Rieu

    November 01, 2011 2:45 PM EDT No Respect: Andre Rieu, "The Waltz King," who has sold more than 30 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is preparing to return to American shores with a new album and tour. The man known as "the Waltz King" has sold more than 30 mi ...

  17. Steve Stoute's Web Series, 'The Tanning Effect': Get a Sneak Peek Here

    September 08, 2011 12:07 PM EDT To coincide with the release of his first book, "The Tanning of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy," Steve Stoute partnered with AOL HuffPost Media Group to develop a web series titled "The Tann ...

  18. Chart Moves: Adele, Beastie Boys, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire

    May 12, 2011 11:47 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: The singer/songwriter ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Hot Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to ...

  19. Web Trends: LeAnn Rimes, Nelly, Keith Richards and more

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 5. Monster Mash Song The Monster Mash song is considered one of the most popular Halloween songs of all times. 6. Halloween Free Music In preparation for the holiday, there are many sites that are providing free Hallowee ...

  20. Pet Shop Boys Score Ballet

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Never an act to shy from an artistic challenge, U.K. pop duo Pet Shop Boys is to make the leap into dance theatre with its first ever full-length ballet score. Working in partnership with renowned London dance theatre Sadler's Wells, the BRIT ...

  21. Heinemann To Re-release Jackson's 'Moonwalk'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT William Heinemann, an imprint of the Random House Group, is to re-release Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography "Moonwalk" in the U.K. The new edition of the book will be published on Oct. 13 and will include a new introducti ...

  22. Editorial: Remembering Michael

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This is the second time in my life I've been heartbroken to miss a Michael Jackson concert. The first time was when I was in the sixth grade, and my 17-year-old sister came home and surprised us with the news that she had tickets to the Jacks ...

  23. Rhino Rolls Out ‘It’s Hip Hop, Baby!’ Series

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The latest entry in the children’s education-through-music arena is the DVD series, “It’s Hip Hop, Baby!” Released nationally today (3/17) through Rhino Records, the multicultural series targets children ages 2 to 6. The premise: teaching children ...

  24. Lil' Kim, Jewel, Carlisle Onboard For New 'Dancing' Season

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Kim, pop/country star Jewel, former Go-Gos lead singer Belinda Carlisle, country artist/professional dancer Julianne Hough and fellow country artist and beau Chuck Wicks are among the just-announced 13 contestants on the eighth season o ...

  25. 'Cuban Pete' Dies At 81 In Miami

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar, one of the leading mambo dancers of the 1950s, has died. He was 81. The mambo legend passed away Tuesday at the Sinai Plaza Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Miami, said Barbara Craddock, his longtime dan ...

  26. Opera Star Jenkins Signs 360-Degree Warner Deal

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mezzo soprano opera singer Katherine Jenkins has left Universal Classics & Jazz for an exclusive worldwide partnership with Warner Music Entertainment (WME), a division of Warner Music Group. Jenkins and her management company Bandana Manageme ...

  27. Bass, Braxton Set For 'Dancing With The Stars'

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On Monday, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" revealed its latest lineup of celebrity dancers and named two musicians - Lance Bass and Toni Braxton - as contestants. The show, which begins its seventh season on September 22, usually has ...

  28. MC Hammer Puts New Single in ESPN Commercial

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MC Hammer's new single "I Got Gigs" from his forthcoming album, Dancejamthemusic, takes center stage in a new commercial for ESPN that launches today. The hip-hop impresario has been on tour and quietly assembling a roster of artist ...

  29. Spike Lee's Ad Agency To Bring Brands to Hip-Hop Site

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spike Lee's advertising agency, Omnicom Group's Spike DDB, has partnered with goldmic.com , a hip-hop social networking site, to bring new brands to the five-year old site. The partnership also means that Spike DDB clients, who include P ...

  30. Janet Jackson Dances With Randy Jackson

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will incorporate the music of Janet Jackson on July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The dance crews will be asked to choreograph to songs from Jackson's library including "Con ...

  31. Swift, Pickler, Hough To Host CMA Special

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising star Taylor Swift, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough will host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" when it airs on ABC this fal ...

  32. Kiwi Savage Aims High With 'Swing'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kiwi hip hop artist Savage has inked a worldwide deal with Universal Republic Records on the back of his sleeper U.S. hit "Swing". Signed to New Zealand label Dawn Raid Music, "Swing" became a cult favorite after appearing on t ...

  33. Cuban Bass Player Israel Lopez 'Cachao' Dies

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban bass player Israel López "Cachao," whose place in history as one of the creators of the mambo was forgotten literally for decades before he was rediscovered and launched to a broad audience in the 1990s, has died. He was 89 years o ...

  34. 'Stars' Champ Signs With Mercury Nashville

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Julianne Hough, who won the past two seasons of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with celebrity partners Apolo Ohno and Helio Castroneves, has signed with Universal Music Group's Mercury Nashville. She's expected to release ...

  35. 'Viva La Diva' Dates Scale Up For Arenas

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST An upcoming 17-date U.K. touring production featuring opera star Katherine Jenkins and ballet great Darcey Bussell has sold out, and will be extended to visit a string of U.K. arena dates in the new year. The "Viva La Diva" show is the b ...

  36. 'Dancing With The Stars' Gears Up For Tour

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As the current season of "Dancing with the Stars" heats up, the cast of the ABC television show will gear up for a 37-date tour beginning Dec. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle, and wrapping Feb. 10 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. T ...

  37. Schnur, Chuck D Wrap ADE 2007

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The changing face of the music industry was brought under the microcope when Steven Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing, Electronic Arts, held court on the closing day of the Amsterdam Dance Event. In his keynote speech, Schnur stat ...

  38. Cubadisco Rumbas On

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cuba's May 17-25 Cubadisco music trade fair will be dedicated to "Africa, its Diaspora and Music." Each year Cubadisco pays tribute to a guest country or region. This year's 11th edition will focus on the Caribbean region in ge ...

  39. Roof Records, Machete Music Team

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label The Roof Records is partnering with Machete Music for four releases this year in the urban mambo genre, including a DVD on the developing style of spoken word over a lightning-quick drumbeat. The first compilation, "Mambo Factory ...

  40. $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& ...

  41. Stones Inspire 'Ruby Tuesday' Cartoon

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Animated film set to begin production later this year. The Rolling Stones, long identified with their lips-and-tongue logo, are about to get the cartoon treatment in "Ruby Tuesday," an animated film featuring 12 of their songs set to beg ...

  42. Berlin's Love Parade Dances On

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Parade" street party, which returned after a two-year hiatus. Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Para ...

  43. Berlin's Love Parade Dances On

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Parade" street party, which returned after a two-year hiatus. Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Para ...

  44. Latin 'American Idol' To Begin Auditions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Auditions begin in Mexico City, April 22 - 23. Auditions begin in Mexico City, April 22 - 23. News ...

  45. Berlin To Revive Love Parade

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead this summer after a two-year break. The dance music street festival will take place on July 15, less than a week after the German capital hosts the final of the socc Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead t ...

  46. Berlin To Revive Love Parade

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead this summer after a two-year break. The dance music street festival will take place on July 15, less than a week after the German capital hosts the final of the socc Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead t ...

  47. Kultur Pacts With Vocal Hall Of Fame

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Also signs deal with Cascade Medien. Performing arts DVD distributor Kultur has signed two new deals with Cascade Medien and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame & Museum. Through its pact with Cascade, Kultur will release at least 50 DVDs focusing on ...

  48. Rhythm & Blues

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT If "Rize" co-producers Tone and Richmond Talauega have their way, a new R&B genre will emerge as a byproduct of the krumping dance craze depicted in the Lions Gate Films documentary. Read Gail Mit If "Rize" co-producers ...

  49. Razor & Tie Names Marketing Senior VP

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Krumper will start March 7. Krumper will start March 7. News ...

  50. Razor & Tie Names Marketing Senior VP

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Krumper has been named senior VP of marketing at Razor & Tie. Michael Krumper has been named senior VP of marketing at Razor & Tie. The N.Y.-based Krumper, who begins March 7, will handle marketing, promotion, publicity and new ...

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