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  1. Bob Casale, Founding Member of Devo, Dead at 61

    February 18, 2014 1:18 PM EST Bob Casale, a founding member of New Wave pioneers Devo, died at the age of 61 on Monday (Feb. 17). A statement from Casale's brother Gerald, also a member of the group, confirms that the cause of death was heart failure. The Casale brothers ...

  2. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness on Mark Fisher: 'He Turned Everyone’s Wild Ideas Into Steel, Lumber and Canvas Reality'

    June 28, 2013 12:55 PM EDT U2 manager Paul McGuinness had a long and fruitful relationship with late, great architect/set designer Mark Fisher, who passed away on Tuesday (June 25) and was invovled with every U2 tour since 1991. Here’s his thoughts on Fisher's &quo ...

  3. Devo Drummer Alan Myers Loses Cancer Battle

    June 26, 2013 3:25 AM EDT Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. Myers joined Devo in 1976 and left a decade later. He can be heard ...

  4. Morning Fix: Pandora & Clear Channel Join Forces; Taylor (& Kendrick's) Week; Rolling Stone's $20 Warm-Up Gig

    October 25, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT READY TO PAINT BILLBOARD 200 'RED,' KENDRICK LAMAR HEADING FOR NO. 2: Taylor Swift's "Red" is trending toward a 1 million-plus sales w ...

  5. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: Reservoir Media/Reverb Music, Steve Perry/Universal, Imagem, BMG/Little Green Cars, Hit House/Danail Getz

    September 19, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Reservoir Media Acquires Reverb Music Reservoir Media Management has acquired Reverb Music, a U.K. music publishing firm, with 30,000 copyrights and agreements and more than 100 songwriters. As part of the deal, Reverb MD Annette Barrett will rema ...

  7. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  8. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  9. Backbeat: Heart Lights Up Rock Photo Exhibit With CAA's Rob Light, Glen Matlock, Linda Ramone, More

    June 26, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart perform at the Annenberg Space for Photography at Thursday's opening of "Who Shot Rock & Roll?" (Photo: Lester Cohen/Annenberg Foundation) Photo exhibits do not engender the sort of be ...

  10. Devo's Gerald Casale Talks Licensing, 360 Deals and Syncs: 'The System Has to Get Better'

    May 10, 2012 5:23 PM EDT Gerald V. Casale, co-founder and chief strategist of the seminal new wave band Devo, has more experience than most when it comes to the ins and outs of the music rights licensing market. As co-writer of many of Devo's songs - including consis ...

  11. Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Allen Toussaint, John Bettis, Garth Brooks Leon Russell, Steinberg & Kelly

    February 22, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint at the organization's 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16th at the Marriott Marquis ...

  12. ole Signs Admin Deal With 'Yo Gabba Gabba'

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST ole music publishing has struck a North American deal with W!LDBRAIN Entertainment for the administration of hit children's series "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Created by Christian Jacobs, lead singer of California's Aquabats, and Scott S ...

  13. Ron Sexsmith Returns

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his 11th album "Long Player, Late Bloomer" in February/March 2011. Sexsmith achieved a wider audience when he appeared on "Whatever It Takes," the closing track on Michael Bu ...

  14. THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Songwriters HOF, Taylor Swift, UJA Visionary Award, Julie Greenwald, Kid Rock and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thurs. (June 17) featured Billy Joel, John Mayer, Judy Collins and more while honoring legends including Leonard Cohen as well as wunderkind Taylor Swift. A full wrap is here. Taylor Swift speak ...

  15. QUICK SHOTS: Music & Advertising Conference 2010

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Music & Advertising Conference 2010 ran June 15-16 at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Below, some shots from the event. For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, click here . Kid Rock sits for a keynote Q&A at ...

  16. Music & Advertising Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In case you couldn't tell from that huge countdown timer to the right, the second annual Music & Advertising Conference is almost here. The Billboard and Adweek event runs June 15-16 in New York and will bring together more than 300 atten ...

  17. Full Coverage: Music & Advertising Conference 2010

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT @Music & Advertising: Day One Highlights Include Devo Presentation, Kid Rock Keynote Panel discussions on the needs of ad agencies and the benefits of licensing deals were held along with a presentation by Devo and a keynote interview with Kid ...

  18. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Atlantic Records Branding and Sports Marketing VP Jonathan Feldman

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Jonathan Feldman Title: VP, brand partnerships & sports marketing, Atlantic Records Panel: Beyond The TV Commercial How Are Artists Striking New Deals With Brands? Tues., June 15, 9:00am – 9:50am. For more information, visit billboardeve ...

  19. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Whitesmith Entertainment Co-founder Emily White

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Larry Mills Title: Director, Music Products, Getty Images Panel: Hosting a roundtable on Options for Independent Artists to Get Placed in Advertisings (12:00pm – 12:45pm) ; for more information, visit billboardevents.com ) What's the la ...

  20. Web Trends: Eminem, Grace Miguel, Drake, Rihanna and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 14. Grace Miguel Rumors circulated today that R&B singer Usher is engaged to and expecting a child with rumored girlfriend, Def Jam exec Grace Miguel. A rep for the singer has since dismissed these c ...

  21. Web Trends: Usher Engaged? A Hug From Taylor Swift, Ciara featuring Ludacris and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 18. Grace Miguel Rumors circulated today that R&B singer Usher was engaged to and expecting a child with rumored girlfriend, Def Jam exec Grace Miguel. A rep for the singer has since dismissed these cl ...

  22. Web Trends: William Shatner, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber and More

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music news on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has allegedly asked former daughter-in-law Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza and her children to leave her San Fernando Valley mansion, claimi ...

  23. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Whitney Houston, Camp Rock 2, M.I.A. and more

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 4. Molly Ringwald Molly Ringwald, the singer and actress that rose to fame as a teen idol starring in numerous John Hughes films in the 1980's has written a self help book that discusses parenting, re ...

  24. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, New Money Twinz, Ciara, William Shatner and more

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. Bret Michaels Bret Michaels is reportedly conscious and talking in the ICU, though his speech is slurred and he remains in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage Thursday night. Doctors are running tests to deter ...

  25. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Bette Midler, Conan O'Brien, Lil Wayne and more

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Muisc terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 1. Bret Michaels Condition Bret Michaels is reportedly conscious and talking in the ICU, though his speech is slurred and he remains in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage Thursday night. Doctors ...

  26. Web Trends: Rihanna, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productions 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (21-04-2010) 3. Rihanna - ...

  27. Web Trends: Rihanna, Oprah, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (21-04-2010) 3. The Seeds Of Hope (by proXima) 4. Tinie ...

  28. Web Trends: Ciara, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lloyd Banks and more

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Ciara featuring Ludacris - Ride 2. The iPad DJ: @ranajune 3. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productio ...

  29. Muse, Devo, MGMT Make Coachella A Saturday Mashup

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT From the bombastic artrock of U.K.'s Muse to the arena-sized dance music of Dutch DJ Tiesto, the 2010 Coachella Music and Art Festival's second day was a world party on a massive scale. As midnight on Saturday (April 17) approached, the ...

  30. 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, ...

  31. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement and the Special ...

  32. Sundance 2010 Music Events Announced

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Sundance Film Festival starts on Jan. 21, bringing 10 days of indie film and swag-heavy spectacle to Park City, Utah. And continuing the trend of recent years, music plays a substantial part of the entertainment offerings along Main Street. Be ...

  33. Devo Inks 360-Deal With Warner Brothers

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new 360-deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company will internationally service all aspects of the ban ...

  34. Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, Blondie Members Onboard For 'Rock And Roll'

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of the MC5, Devo, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Beach Boys are among those participating in the Rock and Roll Experience, which will launch its inaugural five-day fantasy camp Oct. 7 in Honolulu. The fan ...

  35. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "If there's a recession, you wouldn't know about it at SXSW," said Jonathan McHugh, the music supervisor and movie producer most prominently connected to the "Saw" series. He was at the Saturday showcase for Chop Shop ...

  36. Devo Suit Up For Action At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is "back in a serious way" and is spreading the word to that effect this week at the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference. "It was now or never," Gerald Casale told Billboard.biz during a press conference on Thu ...

  37. Devo Whipping Up First Album Since 1990

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo, the new-wave band famed for its terraced headgear and the catchy ditty "Whip It," is putting the finishing touches on its first studio album since 1990. The as-yet-untitled release is scheduled to come out in the fall. It marks Dev ...

  38. New Guns N' Roses Song Heads To 'Rock Band'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a letting in a few peeks under the covers here and there in recent weeks, MTV and Harmonix have completely unveiled their plans for "Rock Band 2." "Rock Band 2" will be an Xbox 360 exclusive at launch this September, with ...

  39. MVD, Big Daddy To Merge

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MVD Entertainment Group and Big Daddy Music Distribution have agreed to merge their operations. The new company, which will use the MVD Entertainment name, will have $15 million in annual revenues. The Big Daddy warehouse will be shuttered and all ...

  40. Digital Briefs: Koch, Zedge, Amoeba, 'Guitar Hero III'

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Indie label Koch Records is providing its catalog DRM-free to Apple's iTunes Plus music service. The unprotected, higher-bitrate MP3s join that of EMI Music Group and a handful of other independent labels participating in the program. - Zed ...

  41. Darkness Split With Bassist

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." According to a statement ...

  42. Darkness Split With Bassist

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." According to a statement ...

  43. Ryko Gets Commotion

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soundtrack label inks U.S. distrib. deal. New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached an agreement with soundtrack label Commotion Records. Ryko will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for the imprint, which is run by former CBS/Sony president Wal ...

  44. Stewart, 'Simpsons' Team Set For Film/TV Confab

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter-producer Dave Stewart, composer John Debney, director Garry Marshall and the music creative team for "The Simpsons" have joined the lineup for next month's third annual Hollywood Reporter/B Songwriter-producer Dave Stewar ...

  45. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  46. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  47. BMI Film/TV Awards Fete Mothersbaugh

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Devo founder has scored dozens of films. Composer/artist Mark Mothersbaugh was the top honoree at BMI's Film and Television Awards, held last night (May 12) at Los Angeles' Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. BMI presented the founding member ...