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  1. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Suing Sony Music For $5 million

    March 30, 2012 8:27 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic, through his company Ear Booker Enterprises, is suing Sony Music Entertainment for $5 million. The complaint alleges that Sony Music took improper and duplicate recoupments, which resulted in royalty under payments. I ...

  2. Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, One Direction Surge Up Social Charts

    March 23, 2012 10:48 AM EDT After a brief sojourn from the top 10 last week, Nicki Minaj is back in the upper tier at No. 4 (up 13 slots) following a 6.1% increase in overall followers over the previous week. The flurry of social activity comes as the diva reigns in the top ...

  3. 50 Cent Brings Out Eminem For Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase

    March 17, 2012 1:40 PM EDT (Photo: Karen Civil) Nine years ago, 50 Cent burst into mainstream hip-hop -- with the help of co-executive producer Eminem -- on his proper debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin.'" The album's street credibility was depicted through r ...

  4. MTV Reunites With Vevo, Now Has Licensing Deals From All Four Majors

    March 06, 2012 10:19 AM EST Vevo and MTV have gotten back together, signing a deal that allows MTV to license Vevo's music videos again across all their websites after a dispute caused Vevo to pull their content off the television channel in 2010. The videos returned to ...

  5. Rihanna, Chris Brown Gain Twitter, Facebook Fans After Remix Releases

    March 01, 2012 5:03 PM EST It is no surprise that both Rihanna and Chris Brown made moves on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week after releasing two new collaborations, with Chris Brown being featured on a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" and Rihanna ...

  6. Eminem's Digital Royalties Lawsuit: Leaked Audit Highlights Huge Stakes for Music Biz

    February 23, 2012 8:05 AM EST Over the last few months, the music industry has been rocked by multiple lawsuits alleging that artists such as Kenny Rogers, Sister Sledge, Rob Zombie and others have been cheated out of substantial money from the improper calculation of revenues ...

  7. Sister Sledge Files Class Action Against Warner Music Over Digital Royalties

    February 03, 2012 7:45 AM EST The members of the musical group Sister Sledge have banded together with an Oscar-nominated actress and songwriter to file a major class action lawsuit against Warner Music Group alleging they have been cheated out of millions of dollars based on ...

  8. Jimmy Iovine Denies Pitching Reality Show

    January 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST Last year "American Idol," shaking things up for its Simon Cowell-less 10th season, recruited Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to judge alongside series stalwart Randy Jackson. The show also brought in Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Richard Busch

    January 26, 2012 11:15 PM EST No. 93 Richard Busch Partner King & Ballow Twitter: @KingBallow Disruptive Force Fit for Royalty... Attorney Richard Busch continues to give the majors conniptions. In a now celebrated case, Busch's client F.B.T. Productions, Eminem' ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Paul Rosenberg

    January 26, 2012 9:59 PM EST No. 62 Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder/CEO Shady Records/Goliath Artists Management Twitter: @Bunyan71 Big-Shot Caller... Even without his high-powered partners, clients, friends and business interests, the 6-and-a-half-foot tall Paul Rosenberg would be ...

  11. Rap At the Grammys: An Overall Winner, But Major Category Loser

    January 23, 2012 9:08 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Since its beginnings in the 1970s, rap music has transformed from an underground, street-based sound to a definitive part of pop culture, transcending race and becoming one of the strongest - and most prolific - voices of today ...

  12. Urban Power List: Cara Lewis

    January 14, 2012 4:27 PM EST Cara Lewis Agent Creative Artists Agency Website: caa.com Tour Maven Named Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry in 2011, Cara Lewis made even bigger headlines earlier this year when she jumped ship from William Morris En ...

  13. Urban Power List: Paul Rosenberg

    January 12, 2012 5:49 PM EST Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder, Shady Records CEO, Goliath Artist Management Website: ShadyRecords.com Twitter: @bunyan71 Mr. Big Thirteen years ago, Paul Rosenberg appeared in a skit on Eminem's debut album, The Slim Shady LP , in which the " ...

  14. Nicki Minaj Tops Eminem as Twitter's Most-Followed Hip Hop Artist

    January 09, 2012 5:00 PM EST Nicki Minaj, Billboard's Rising Star of 2011 , has set a new record: most-followed hip hop artist on Twitter. The rapper's reach -- 8,276,598 followers as of Monday afternoon -- outranks that of fellow superstar Eminem, who's got 8, ...

  15. Cara Lewis Joins CAA; Eminem Expected to Join Her

    January 03, 2012 2:37 PM EST Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry has joined Rob Light's team at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Cara Lewis - Agent for Kanye West, Eminem, More - Leaving William Morris Cara Lewis, who was a top hip-hop agent at ...

  16. Peter Frampton Sues Universal Music's A&M Records Over Digital Royalties

    December 28, 2011 12:00 PM EST Peter Frampton has sued Universal Music Group-owned A&M Records for unpaid digital royalties, according to numerous reports . The suit alleges breach of contract and unfair competition and seeks compensatory damages. At the center of the lawsu ...

  17. Mac Miller, Recent Billboard Magazine Cover Artist, Named One of Forbes' 30 Under 30

    December 19, 2011 6:52 PM EST Mac Miller, the 19-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh whose first album, "Blue Slide Park," was the first independently-distributed album since 1995 to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , was named as part of Forbes' "30 Under 3 ...

  18. Pancakes, Chris Brown Push Mac Lethal onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 08, 2011 8:30 PM EST Rapper Mac Lethal debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 31 after launching two viral memes -- the "Pancake Rap" and "Texts From Bennett" -- on Nov. 30. The first, a video of him rhyming over the beat of Chris Brown's single ...

  19. Universal Music Group Announces 'Unprecedented' Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Program

    November 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST In an apparent effort to compete with the DVD promotions that have dominated the front of retail outlets in recent years, Universal Music Group Distribution has announced an "unprecedented" new sales program for the Black Friday sales we ...

  20. Wonder Girls, One Direction Arrive on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    November 18, 2011 6:55 AM EST K-pop group Wonder Girls arrives onto Billboard's Social 50 chart, jumping into the tally at No. 33 -- this week's highest debut. The release of the video for their latest single "Be My Baby" on Nov. 5 prompted a burst of eight ...

  21. Judge Declines Universal Music Group's Bid to Dismiss Class Action Over Digital Revenue

    November 02, 2011 1:24 PM EDT A federal judge in California is allowing a big class action lawsuit to go forward against Universal Music Group that alleges the record label has underpaid royalties on digital downloads and ringtones. Spearheaded by Rob Zombie and the estate of ...

  22. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 4:18 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17 ...

  23. Eminem Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Back on Track at New MGM

    October 20, 2011 8:45 PM EDT The new MGM has put the roar back into "Southpaw," a gritty boxing drama that will star rapper Eminem in his first major movie role since the acclaimed 2002 drama "8 Mile," according to a source. It will be distributed through ...

  24. Mindless Behavior Takes a Bow on Social 50 Chart, Romeo Santos and Boyce Avenue Gain

    October 13, 2011 8:34 AM EDT Vocal group Mindless Behavior makes its Social 50 debut this week, coming in at No. 47 thanks to being featured on Vevo's emerging artist platform "Lift" and their relentless fan engagement on Facebook and Twitter. Starting on Oct. ...

  25. Web Trends: Watch Kelly Rowland's New Music Video and Lana Del Rey's First Televised Performance

    October 12, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Google Trends: 5. cypher People are searching about the Eminem, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse cypher performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011. 12. michael jackson autopsy People are searching about the late King of Pop's ongoing trial and the re ...

  26. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Cara Lewis

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 14 Cara Lewis Agent/VP, William Morris Endeavor Website: Wmeentertainment.com Cara Lewis commands a major market share of the R&B/hip-hop booking business, according to Billboard Boxscore data for her clients. Kanye West closed out Coachel ...

  27. Backbeat: Eminem's Shady Records Open a Bodega In NYC Over the Weekend

    September 19, 2011 11:41 AM EDT Corner Shop: The Shady Records and Brisk bodega pop-up store opened-up in Manhattan's West Village last Saturday night. Brisk 's promotional partnership with Shady Records hit the ground running when the company's claymation Super B ...

  28. Aussie Touring Bits: Eminem Playing Down Under, First Time in Ten Years; Lil Wayne Opening

    September 07, 2011 1:58 PM EDT Eminem Going Down Under For The First Time in Ten Years Slim Shady is returning Down Under for the first time in 10 years to play a handful of stadium shows. Eminem, who last played in these parts in 2001, will play Melbourne Etihad Stadium on Dec ...

  29. Watsky's 'Kind of Sexy' Spurs Social 50 Chart Re-entry

    August 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT A mixtape helps slam-poet-turned-rapper Watsky re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart, where he pops back on at No. 48. He released "A New Kind of Sexy" for free download on Aug. 12 via Bandcamp.com, while five days later he uploaded ...

  30. Rolling Stones, Emienm, Lady Gaga Join Bob Marley Save the Children Campaign to Aid East Africa

    August 18, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Eminem and dozens of other popular musicians are supporting Save the Children's social networking campaign, "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" to provide food, water and medicine to East African nations i ...

  31. Nicki Minaj Shoots Up To Social 50's Top 10 Following Wardrobe Malfunction

    August 11, 2011 3:43 PM EDT A wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" gives Nicki Minaj a boost up to the top 10 on the Social 50. The singer slipped out of her top while performing on ABC's morning talker on Aug. 5, and in turn, the resulting media fre ...

  32. Lollapalooza Expanding to Brazil in 2012

    August 06, 2011 8:37 AM EDT As Lollapalooza kicked off its 20th anniversary edition Friday in Chicago, organizers announced international expansion plans. The concert will take place in Brazil for the very first time next year on April 7 and 8 at Sao Paulo's Jockey Club ...

  33. Audi Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Eminem Over 'Lose Yourself' Ad

    August 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Audi, the German carmaker based in Ingolstadt, has settled a lawsuit with rapper Eminem. Audi admitted using a composition that sounded remarkably similar to Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" in an online promotional video for its new A ...

  34. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 6:15 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem, when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," f ...

  35. LMFAO Holds at No. 1, Bad Meets Evil Charges Into Top 10 on Hot 100

    July 27, 2011 4:28 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 28) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while high-profile rap duo Bad Meets Evil charges into the top ...

  36. Rihanna Tops Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato Jumps Up on Social 50 Chart

    July 21, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Rihanna Tops Gaga As Most Popular Female Act, Takes No. 1 In the same week where Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga to become the woman with the most fans on Facebook , RiRi takes over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The chart ranks the ...

  37. Rihanna Takes Lady Gaga's Facebook Crown With Over 40 Million Fans

    July 15, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Rihanna has overtaken Lady Gaga to become the most popular female artist on Facebook. According to social media statistics site Famecount.com, Rihanna passed Gaga early Thursday morning (July 14), with the Barbados native currently sitting at 40,5 ...

  38. Adele's '21' Surpasses 1 Million Downloads, Is Best Selling Digital Album of All-Time

    July 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Just a week after Eminem's "Recovery" became the first album to sell 1 million digital downloads in the U.S., now Adele's "21" has hit the milestone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And, "21" goes further -- ...

  39. Selena Gomez Dumps Justin Bieber...From No. 1 Spot on Social 50

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Until this week, only four acts had ruled the still-young Social 50 chart: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. But now, we have a new No. 1 artist: Selena Gomez. And, in an ironic twist, Gomez takes the crown by bumping her ...

  40. Eminem's 'Recovery' First Album to Sell 1 Million Downloads, Adele Likely To Follow Next Week

    July 05, 2011 7:49 PM EDT This week, Eminem's "Recovery" becomes the first album to sell a cumulative 1 million downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 2010 Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set's total digital haul now stands a ...

  41. Selena Gomez, David Guetta, Tyler Ward Jump Up Billboard Social 50

    June 30, 2011 4:42 PM EDT As expected, Selena Gomez climbs 16-5 on the Social 50 chart thanks to the buzz generated the premier of her video for the song "Love You Like A Love Song." Since debuting on June 23, the video has pulled in nearly 8 million Vevo views, ...

  42. Bad Meets Evil -- A.K.A. Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 22, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Bad Meets Evil -- the hip-hop duo of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its "Hell: The Sequel" launching with 171,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set beats out the 11-year-old Jackie Ev ...

  43. Eminem & Royce da 5'9" Aiming For No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    June 15, 2011 8:01 PM EDT While it's still early on in the week, it's looking like super hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil (Eminem and Royce da 5'9") is heading for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with "Hell: the Sequel." Industr ...

  44. Eminem's Publisher's Lawsuit: Audi Responds

    June 06, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Audi has responded to a lawsuit filed by Eminem's publishing company , Eight Mile Style LLC. According to representatives for the rapper, Audi used an unauthorized sample of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for its new ...

  45. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull

    June 02, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into a long-term, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Pitbull. Moreover, when the artist's current deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group expir ...

  46. Alex Da Kid Launches New Label Through Interscope

    June 02, 2011 9:57 AM EDT Interscope Records announced yesterday (June 1) the launch of a new label called KIDinaKORNER. The label will be spearheaded by Grammy winner and multi platinum music producer Alex Da Kid. Alex Da Kid is best known as the producer of hit songs suc ...

  47. Britney Spears, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Many More Light Up 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 23, 2011 12:40 AM EDT From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyonce receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards w ...

  48. Rihanna Rallies Up Billboard's Social 50

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Rihanna basks in the glow of the social buzz generated by the release of the "Rih-mix" to her just-crowned Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "S&M," as she flies 11-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The diva had temporaril ...

  49. Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 13, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber lead the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday morning (Apr. 13) at a press conference in Las Vegas. Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award ...

  50. Lil Wayne European Tour Not Cancelled, Says Management

    April 08, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Reports that Lil Wayne has cancelled summer tour dates in Europe due to a rejected U.K. visa application are not true, the rap star's management exclusively tells Billboard.com -- because he never even filed a visa. "No visa was ever fil ...

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