David Bowie

  1. Exclusive: Shazam's 20 Most-Tagged Songs During the Olympics Opening Ceremonies

    August 01, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" was the most-tagged song during the Olympics' opening ceremonies broadcast on July 27, according to audio search company has shared with Billboard.biz. The list of the top 20 song ...

  2. Backbeat: Moby Kicks Off KCRW's 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live' Show at L.A.'s Annenberg Space For Photography

    July 17, 2012 1:43 PM EDT Moby performing the acoustic portion of his set on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Fans stood on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles this past weekend (July 14) as Mo ...

  3. Single Reviews: Rita Ora, Matthew Dear, Big & Rich

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)" (4:07) Producers: The Runners Writers: various Publishers: various Roc Nation It's easy to peg 21-year-old U.K. import Rita Ora as Rihanna 2.0 because of her R&B-styled dance offerings, penchant for ...

  4. Chart Moves: Coldplay's 'American Idol' Gain; 'Avengers' Soundtrack Debuts; Jackie Evancho Returns to No. 1

    May 10, 2012 9:29 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As reported earlier this week, Carrie Underwood claimed her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Blown Away." The effort, her fourth release overall, debuted atop the list with 267,000 copies sold, accord ...

  5. Business Matters: Tax Day $2.99 Albums A Hit for Google Music

    April 27, 2012 5:26 PM EDT Google Play's Tax Day Deal Bumped Sales Selling digital albums for $2.99 won't help Google Music reach the company's initial projections, but it's one way for the young download store to move the needle. On April 17, Google Pla ...

  6. Alabama Shakes Debuts At No. 3 Behind Adele, Nicki Minaj on UK Charts

    April 16, 2012 6:42 AM EDT Alabama Shakes live at Austin City Limits during SXSW where the band's buzz sky-rocketed. Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the U.K. album chart, for a 22nd aggregate week, climbing 3-1 to depose Nicki Minaj� ...

  7. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in Marc Evans' 'Hunky Dory'

    March 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Minnie Driver (left) plays a teacher in the film "Hunky Dory," which screened at SXSW Film conference (Photo: Phil Gallo) David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an a ...

  8. Don Cornelius' Brash and Brave Success Story, Remembered by Michael Bivins, Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, Chris Hicks, More

    February 02, 2012 7:50 AM EST Like most music industry veterans touched by the incalculable influence of "Soul Train" producer and television host Don Cornelius, Michael Bivins has his own memories of the stoic and baritone man who passed away on Wednesday morning . ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Backbeat: Florence + The Machine, Justice, Karen O Hit Brooklyn For The Creators Project

    October 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT In the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge: "Origin" by United Visual Artists at the Creators Project event in Brooklyn. The installation is up through Sunday, Sept. 23. (Photo: Courtesy the Creators Project) The Creators Project, an event pro ...

  11. Joe D'Ambrosio Management Opens Paris Office

    June 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Manager Joe D'Ambrosio, whose stable of producers, mixers, engineers and composers include Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Hugh Padgham (Sting, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Elliot Scheiner (Eric Clapton, Band of Horses) and Mike Pela (Sade, Maxwe ...

  12. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  13. This Week in Apps: Tapulous' New ClubWorld, Invisible Instrument, David Bowie and Grooveshark

    April 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT ClubWorld Tapulous, the developers of the Tap Tap Revenge series, has unveiled its first new app since being acquired by Disney last year. ClubWorld is a real-time social game in which players act as nightclub owners. Users hire bouncers, bartende ...

  14. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  15. Publishing Briefs: BMG's Acquisition of Chrysalis, Peermusic's Stake In Vicky McGehee Catalog and More

    February 08, 2011 4:00 PM EST -- BMG's acquisition of Chrysalis closed on Feb. 3, which brings into its catalog songs by David Bowie, Cee Lo Green and Blondie. In November, BMG agreed to acquire Chrysalis for 107.4 million pounds ($168.6 million). The deal continues BMG&# ...

  16. Chrysalis Sees FY Results Ahead Of Own View

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British music publisher Chrysalis Plc said on Friday it expected its full-year results to be slightly ahead of its expectations, aided by good performances in both Music Publishing and Lasgo divisions. The company, which owns songs by David Bowie, ...

  17. Bowie Denies Coachella Reports

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST A statement at David Bowie's official Web site denies media reports that the U.K. rock veteran has been booked to play the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. There had been reports that Bowie would perform his 1972 concept alb ...

  18. Decca Vet Mendl Dies

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hugh Mendl, the influential British producer and A&R man who signed the likes of Genesis and David Bowie to Decca Records, passed away on July 7 at the age of 88. Born in London on Aug. 6, 1919, Mendl was educated at University College, Oxford ...

  19. Rock Band 'Track Pack' Coming This Summer

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even though they can't support new music downloads like other new-generation game consoles, Wii and PlayStation2 owners can still get updated songs for their versions of the game via a new "track pack" being issued July 15. The &quo ...

  20. R.E.M., Bowie Set For Cobain Film Soundtrack

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by R.E.M., David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will be found on the soundtrack to "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son," due Sept. 11 via Barsuk. The film is told in Cobain's voice from audiota ...

  21. Arcade Fire, Air Set For Bowie-Curated Festival

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire, Air, Deerhoof, Secret Machines and the Polyphonic Spree are among the first acts confirmed for the inaugural High Line Festival, which, as previously reported , will be curated by David Bowie. The event will run May 9-19 at venues ...

  22. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up ...

  23. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music Recommenders offering to launch Nov. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. The Music Recommenders ...

  24. Global Pulse

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Danish alternative rock quartet Kashmir teamed with producer Tony Visconti (T-Rex, David Bowie, Thin Lizzy) for fifth album "No Balance Palace," it got a vastly experienced head behind the consol When Danish alternative rock quartet ...

  25. Luther Vandross Dies At 54

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died on Friday (July 1) in a New Jersey hospital, officia Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luth ...

  26. Perry Appointed To Musicrypt Board

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British music industry veteran Rupert Perry has joined the advisory board of Canadian media distributor Musicrypt. During a distinguished career with EMI which spanned three decades, Perry held the po British music industry veteran Rupert Perry ha ...

  27. Perry Appointed To Musicrypt Board

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British music industry veteran Rupert Perry has joined the advisory board of Canadian media distributor Musicrypt. During a distinguished career with EMI which spanned three decades, Perry held the po British music industry veteran Rupert Perry ha ...

  28. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced March 29 that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over LONDON -- The International Federation of the P ...

  29. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roff made counterfeit discs by top int'l acts. The IFPI announced today (March 29) that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over illegal CD manufacturing. The IFPI f ...

  30. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roff made counterfeit discs by top int'l acts. The IFPI announced today (March 29) that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over illegal CD manufacturing. The IFPI f ...

  31. Bowie Leads Mid-Year Touring Grosses

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie's A Reality tour was the top-grossing trek for the first half of 2004, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The veteran artist grossed $45.4 million from 82 shows that drew David Bowie's A Reality tour was the ...

  32. Bowie Has Heart Surgery, Back Home Recovering

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August, his publicist said yesterday. British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart ...

  33. Injured Bowie Cancels European Tour

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has axed the remaining dates on the European leg of his A Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder. The artist has already called off four shows, including a planned he David Bowie has axed the remaining dates on th ...

  34. UltraStar To Offer Artist-Specific Digital Stores

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar Entertainment to offer artist-branded digital-music stores and subscription services to its roster of artists' official Web sites, which include sites for Stin MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar ...

  35. UltraStar To Offer Artist-Specific Digital Stores

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar Entertainment to offer artist-branded digital-music stores and subscription services to its roster of artists' official Web sites, which include sites for Stin MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar ...

  36. Moody's Downgrades Bowie Bonds

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The bonds backed by publishing and recording rights on singer David Bowie's back catalog have been hit by a ratings downgrade from Moody's Investors Service. The bonds backed by publishing and recording rights on singer David Bowie' ...

  37. Movies & Music

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST New documentary "Mayor of Sunset Strip" chronicles Rodney Bingenheimer's impact on artists from David Bowie to Coldplay. New documentary "Mayor of Sunset Strip" chronicles Rodney Bingenheimer's impact on artists from ...

  38. Bowie, The Darkness Headline Ireland's Oxegen Fest

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie and the Darkness are set to headline this year's Oxegen music festival in Ireland. The two-day outdoor event, previously known as the Witnness Festival, will take place July 10-11 at the P David Bowie and the Darkness are set to h ...

  39. Three '90s Bowie Albums Set For Reissue

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie's last three studio albums of the 1990s will be reissued March 23 by Columbia, Billboard.biz has learned. "Outside" (1995), "Earthling" (1997) and "Hours" (1999) were originally released b David Bowie ...

  40. Bowie Heading Back To North America

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. The new run will begin March 29 in Philadelphia and will conclude with New York-area shows June 4 and 5. David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. Afte ...

  41. Bowie Tour Postponed

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, who has the flu, has postponed two more shows on the North American leg of his A Reality tour. The rocker has backed out of tonight's show in Boston and tomorrow's in Philadelphia. David Bowie, who has the flu, has postponed ...

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