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  1. Dave Grohl to Direct and Produce 'Sound City' Documentary

    May 01, 2012 7:42 PM EDT Sound City's visual legacy is in good hands. Dave Grohl will direct and produce "Sound City," a documentary about the historic San Fernando Valley recording studio, and he knows a thing or two about it: Nirvana made its watershed al ...

  2. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  3. 'Glee' Cast Notches 200th Hit on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 3:42 PM EDT With two more debuts this week, the cast of Fox's "Glee" ups its total of career charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 to a milestone 200 titles. Amazingly, the TV troupe has reached the sum in less than three years. The cast fir ...

  4. Axl Rose Thanks Fans, Cleveland After Rock Hall Boycott

    April 17, 2012 7:10 PM EDT In a letter on Guns N' Roses' official website, frontman Axl Rose thanked fans and the city of Cleveland for their support in the wake of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame boycott. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Att ...

  5. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  6. ASCAP To Honor Trent Reznor With Golden Note Award

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Trent Reznor, the lead singer from Nine Inch Nails and co-composer of massive movie soundtracks such as "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning "The Social Network" score will be honored by ASCA ...

  7. Madonna's Free Pass for Quebec Concert Site Draws Controversy

    March 14, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Officials for Quebec City's historic Plains of Abraham has relaxed its rule about for-profit concerts on the park grounds and made an exception for Madonna. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet Live Nation Entertain ...

  8. Backbeat: '$ellebrity' Star Sheryl Crow, Director Kevin Mazur, Beggars' Martin Mills @ SXSW Film Afterparty

    March 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT From left: $ellebrity Executive Producer David Wild, Singer Sheryl Crow, filmmaker and photographer Kevin Mazur (Photo: Michael Buckner/ WireImage) Sheryl Crow was a late arrival to the world premiere screening of "$ellebrity," Kevin Maz ...

  9. Chart Moves: Far East Movement & Justin Bieber Debut on Hot 100, Adele Scores Fourth Top 40 Hit From '21'

    March 09, 2012 6:18 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to No. 1, as "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, ascends 3-1. Who are other notable movers ...

  10. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  11. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Song of the Last 50 Years?

    February 28, 2012 7:53 AM EST Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps 7-3 on the current Billboard H ...

  12. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  13. Chart Moves: Madonna's Super Bowl Wrap-Up, 'Twilight's' 204% Increase, Calvin Harris' New Single Debuts

    February 16, 2012 10:23 PM EST The Billboard 200: It wasn't exactly a quiet week on the Billboard 200 this week as Adele rocked the top of the tally, spending a 20th week at No. 1 with "21." The set posted a 95% sales gain in the wake of the diva's six Gramm ...

  14. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:31 PM EST Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and ...

  15. Grammys Book Big Brands, Bigger Ad Rates As 30-Second Spots Command $800,000 Apiece

    February 10, 2012 12:11 PM EST The Super Bowl had its fair share of big synchs and artist appearances this year ( Billboard.biz, Feb. 6 ), but the real music-marketing showcase is the Grammy Awards. The 2011 Grammys telecast on CBS was watched by 26.6 million viewers, its large ...

  16. Doritos, H&M, Chrysler Take Top Super Bowl Ad Honors -- Pepsi's Elton Ad Tops Music

    February 06, 2012 12:53 PM EST As Twitter reached record highs last night - 9,420 sports-related tweets per second, according to Twitter's blog - many brands clamored to lead the conversation in the ever-fickle social media-sphere. According to BrandBowl, a real-time analy ...

  17. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  18. Video: 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, With Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue, OK Go, More

    February 03, 2012 12:21 PM EST After playing a relatively quiet role in Super Bowl 2011 (with Eminem's dual ads for Lipton and Chrysler being a notable exception), music will be making a big comeback this year. From Melanie Amaro singing Aretha Franklin's "Respec ...

  19. 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 . ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Dennis Arfa

    January 26, 2012 11:09 PM EST No. 57 Dennis Arfa President/CEO Artist Group International Consummate Showman... Need a concert tour gift-wrapped as a special event? Call Dennis Arfa. The president/CEO of Artist Group International has a knack for packaging. Long before multipl ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Frank Cooper

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 17 Frank Cooper Chief Marketing Officer of Global Consumer Engagement PepsiCo Twitter: @f3cooper Behind The Brand-New Flavor In Your Ear... Co-founder of Urban Box Office Networks and a former executive at Motown and Def Jam, Frank Cooper has ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Oscar Analysis: Why Only Two Nominees for Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 10:49 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, which was altered in 2006 when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt it on Tuesday. Oscar Mu ...

  24. Oscar Musical Nominees: 'Muppets,' John Williams, 'Rio,' 'The Artist'

    January 24, 2012 8:56 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced today and while "The Artist" and "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were less known. This yea ...

  25. Phish, Elton John Lead Hot Tours With Biggest Box Office Numbers

    January 23, 2012 2:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellou ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Ray Charles Foundation, Concord End Association

    January 09, 2012 10:49 AM EST Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin has announced today (Jan. 6) that the foundation has ended its association with the Concord Music Group. The entire music catalog of the late singer, who died in 2004, has reverted to the foundation. ...

  28. Elton John To Perform For Peace In Mexico

    January 04, 2012 4:00 PM EST Elton John is scheduled to travel to Mexico to perform in a "concert for peace" at the Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara on Feb. 24, according to a spokesperson for the event. The artist will perform at the modern stadium with reports indi ...

  29. Elton John Starts Three-Year Las Vegas Run At Caesars

    September 29, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas ...

  30. Elton John in Talks to Make Biopic 'Rocketman'

    September 23, 2011 10:55 PM EDT Elton John is to be the subject of a biopic entitled, "Rocketman." Newspapers and industry websites have reported the film will be produced by Steve Hamilton Shaw, as well as John's partner David Furnish (pictured beside John), acco ...

  31. Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. WANNA BE STARTIN' ...

  32. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  33. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, whi ...

  34. Billboard DIY Q&A: Nick Gordon, VP of Client Services at the Orchard

    June 15, 2011 12:33 PM EDT Nick Gordon is the Vice President of Client Services at digital distribution and marketing company the Orchard, which works with artists, managers, and labels to create digital strategies that include social media, sync placement, and more. Their ...

  35. Australia Live Bits: Danger Mouse's 'Rome' With Jack White, Norah Jones; Elton John; The Cure

    May 11, 2011 11:30 AM EDT EMI Australia is hoping the lure of free coffee will heat up this week's promo launch for the new Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi collaboration, "Rome," featuring Jack White and Norah Jones. The music major will be pouring it on when ...

  36. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  37. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 7:57 AM EDT In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over ...

  38. Elton John Returning to Las Vegas for 3-Year Run

    April 19, 2011 7:17 AM EDT Elton John is returning to the Las Vegas Strip for a three-year run at Caesars Palace. The five-time Grammy winner announced Monday he'll return with his "Million Dollar Piano" show to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas st ...

  39. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Elton John, Lil Wayne, Celtic Thunder

    April 07, 2011 2:20 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: Spurred by the premiere of its out-of-this world special-effects-heavy video March 31, "E.T." spends a second week at No. 1. The fourth Hot 100 leader from "Teenage Dream" surges by 29% to ...

  40. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott

    March 08, 2011 12:52 PM EST DJ Barry Scott, celebrates 25 years as host of "The Lost 45s" radio show In an era of tight playlists, there is little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott ...

  41. How Much Can A Top-Name Artist Make For Private Shows?

    March 03, 2011 4:00 PM EST Nelly Furtado and Beyonce proved this week that artists can bring in big bucks even when they aren't headlining a major world tour. Both singers have scored a cool $1 million for performing for family members of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddaf ...

  42. Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc 'The Union' to Open Tribeca Film Fest

    March 02, 2011 2:37 PM EST Cameron Crowe's 'The Union' Will Open Tribeca Film Festival in April.The film documents the recording of Elton John's latest album with Leon Russell and producer T Bone Burnett. The world premiere of Cameron Crowe's docume ...

  43. Lady Gaga's Performance Was 'Most Difficult,' Arcade Fire's Outro Was Last-Minute, Grammy Producer Says

    February 14, 2011 6:32 PM EST In a press conference after last night's Grammy Awards, longtime show producer Ken Ehrlich answered reporters' questions. Here is an edited transcript of his comments. Q: How did this year's set design -- Garage Band Meets Angry Bir ...

  44. EU Demands Italy Repay Elton John Concert Costs

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The European Union said Friday (Nov. 19) it has ordered Italy to repay almost $1 million in EU money that was used to pay Elton John for a concert in Naples last year. Italy used €720,000 ($983,000) in EU money - typically used for investment proj ...

  45. Publishing Briefs: UMPG, Leon Russell, Warner/Chappell Music, The Runners and more

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Leon Russell to a worldwide co-publishing deal for "The Union," his collaboration with Elton John, and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin . The album, released on Oct. 19, sold 80, ...

  46. Sugarland Tops Kings of Leon on Billboard 200

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country duo Sugarland swoops in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its third topper, "The Incredible Machine." The set sold 203,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, beating out the No. 2 arrival of Kings of ...

  47. Sugarland Tops Billboard 200 With Third No. 1 Album

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 203,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's country duo's third chart-topper . . . At No. 2, Kings of Leon's "Come Aro ...

  48. Songwriters Today 'Pretty Awful' Says Elton John

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The 63-year-old singer of "Your Song ...

  49. 'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reality producer Nigel Lythgoe is near a deal to to executive produce Fox's "American Idol" -- and that could spell trouble for the current judges panel. Fox is seeking to bring back Lythgoe, who shepherded "Idol" for it ...

  50. Food Poisoning Postpones Elton John's Ariz Concert

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A bout of food poisoning has caused the postponement of Elton John's scheduled concert at Tucson Arena. The Arizona Daily Star reports that Wednesday night's (July 21) show was nearly sold out with about 8,800 tickets purchased. Organize ...

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