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  1. 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 ...

  2. Billboard Battle Of The Bands Finalists Announced

    April 12, 2011 11:56 AM EDT After Billboard.com voters selected their favorite acts among our hand-picked pool of 18 under the-radar artists across the U.S., six Billboard Battle of the Bands finalists will now advance to a head-to-head live competition, featuring a panel of ...

  3. Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, More to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 11, 2011 5:05 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be one hot ticket: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz are the first performers announced for newly revived show, which will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand ...

  4. El Cata, Cultura Profectica, Dyland and Lenny, 24 Horas To Perform At Billboard Bash During Latin Music Conference

    April 11, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Merengue star El Cata, Puerto Rican Rock/reggae band Cultura Profética, rising reggaetón duo Dyland & Lenny and bachata newcomers 24 Horas will perform at the annual Billboard Bash, taking place April 27 at Mansion in Miami Beach as the prelud ...

  5. Billboard Pro Launches: A Career-Building Service For Developing Artists

    March 29, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Billboard is very excited for today's official launch of Billboard Pro, a subscription-based service for developing and independent artists, as well as the managers, labels, promoters and other entrepreneurs who support them. Billboard Pro ( ...

  6. 'Songs For Japan' Tops iTunes Charts in 18 Nations

    March 29, 2011 8:50 AM EDT "Songs for Japan," the charity album released to raise funds for disaster relief after Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami this month, has rocketed to the top of iTunes charts in 18 nations and is on track to make a top fiv ...

  7. Japanese Music Industry Aiding Disaster Relief

    March 17, 2011 12:00 PM EDT As the depth of the Japan crisis becomes better known, the nation's music industry continues offering help . Johnny & Associates, the powerhouse Japanese music management company/agency, announced that they have canceled all domestic conc ...

  8. Sony's CD Manufacturing Plants in Japan Remain Closed

    March 14, 2011 12:18 PM EDT As a result of Friday's earthquake, operations have been suspended at Sony plants in Japan that manufacture CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. In addition, the Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center has ceased work entirely due to earthquake damag ...

  9. Billboard Unveils Chart App For iPhone

    February 18, 2011 8:00 AM EST You can now access 60 years of Billboard chart history on your iPhone. Released Thursday in the iTunes store, the Billboard Chart App features 15 charts, from the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 to genre rankings and ringtones. Users can view 60 years o ...

  10. Songkick Raises Nearly $2 Million

    February 15, 2011 12:00 PM EST Live music site Songkick has raised $1.9 million of a $2 million funding round, according to a new SEC filing . The funding was confirmed to Billboard by CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. He would not specify the source of the funding but told Billb ...

  11. Will.i.am, Irving Azoff Entertain And Intrigue At Grammy Week Lawyers Event

    February 11, 2011 9:58 PM EST Lawyers gathering Friday at the 13th annual Recording Academy Entertainment Law Initiative at the Beverly Hills Hotel got a taste of what Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Live Nation head Irving Azoff might be doing if they changed careers. (P ...

  12. Music Piracy Ranks Distant Fourth Behind Porn, Film & TV

    February 07, 2011 1:42 PM EST In the "take this for what it's worth" category, it seems music is not the most popular type of media downloaded from BitTorrent trackers. Anti-piracy firm Envisional conducted a study on behalf of NBC Universal to see what type of ...

  13. Billboard Japan Awards Honor Hitmakers, Exile is Artist of the Year

    February 07, 2011 11:05 AM EST Billboard Japan held its second annual Music Awards at the Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi, in central Tokyo, with live performances taking place both at the ceremony and at the Billboard Live venue, which were broadcast on a large screen at the ...

  14. Billboard Latin Music Conference Introduces Marketing Awards

    February 01, 2011 2:06 PM EST The 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference will host its first-ever marketing awards, honoring the best marketing, branding and sponsorship campaigns of the year that use Latin artists and Latin songs. The awards, covering four categories, were cre ...

  15. Billboard Debuts New 'Social 50' Chart

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard announced today (Dec. 2) that it is expanding its suite of chart offerings to include a new chart, the Social 50, presented by ZYNC from American Express, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking ...

  16. Hiring: Billboard Is Looking For A Spanish Correspondent

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST BILLBOARD SPANISH CORRESPONDENT Billboard, the world’s premier music publication, is looking for a Spain-based correspondent to help drive its coverage of the Spanish music industry. The ideal candidate will be a digitally savvy writer and reporte ...

  17. VIDEO: SLO's Shelley Lazar Discusses VIP Packaging Strategies

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST SLO's Shelley Lazar discusses the evolution of ticket packages and her strategies in this video from the 7th annual Billboard Conference and Awards. WATCH: Billboard Staff Touring Shelley Lazar ...

  18. Full Coverage: Billboard Touring Conference and Awards

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, is happening Nov. 3 - 4 in New York. This two-day event, features panels, controversial discussions, networking opportunities, a ...

  19. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Film And TV Music Conference Hosts Q&A With Thomas Newman

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'The Hollywood Reporter Maestro Award Recipient' Thomas Newman sat down with Kevin Cassidy, Senior Features Editor at The Hollywood Reporter during THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference to talk about his accomplished car ...

  20. WATCH: Clear Channel's Evan Harrison Discusses Digital Strategy, iheartradio App and more

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel's soon-to-exit executive VP, Evan Harrison, participated in a keynote address at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit on Tuesday. After, he sat with Billboard after to discuss the company's digital strat ...

  21. WATCH: David Banner Discusses His Campaign With Gatorade and Offers Advice To New Artists

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/producer David Banner sat with Billboard.biz after the "How Are Agencies and Artists Striking New Deals With Brands?" panel at the Music & Advertising conference on Wed. (Sept. 15) to discuss his approach to songwriting for br ...

  22. Warner France Buys French Promoter Nous

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner France has acquired Paris-based Nous Productions, a live promoter whose roster includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica and Robbie Williams. Salomon Hazot will remain president of Nous Productions according to a statem ...

  23. WANTED: Billboard Canadian Correspondent

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard—the world’s premier music publication—is looking for a Canada-based correspondent to help drive its coverage of the Canadian music industry. The ideal candidate will be a digitally savvy writer and reporter with experience of daily or we ...

  24. Six Flags, Billboard.com and Starburst Team For National Sweepstakes

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Six Flags Entertainment and Billboard.com are teaming up this summer with Starburst candy for a music promotion which will include a integrated push online, at live concerts and a national sweepstakes. Starburst is the title sponsor of Six Flags’ ...

  25. Bands Urged To Act On Green Touring Study

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A detailed study on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission impact of international touring offers artists guidelines on how to cut their emissions. "Moving Arts: managing the carbon impacts of our touring: Bands, Orchestras and Theatre" is a ...

  26. VIDEO: Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales Outlines Successful Digital + Mobile Strategies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital strategist and adjunct professor of new media at Belmont University Pinky Gonzales sat for an insightful post-panel session at the Billboard Country Music Summit. Here he discusses some of the major challenges in the digital space, highlig ...

  27. VIDEO: ASCAP Exec Tim Dubois Talks Songwriting, The 'Creative Catalyst' and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tim Dubois, VP/managing executive of ASCAP Nashville chats will Billboard.biz after the Publisher's Roundtable at the Billboard Country Music Summit. Dubois talks about how ASCAP is acting as the "creative catalyst" for the industry ...

  28. VIDEO: Country Artist Gary Allan On Tour Plans, Songwriting and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Gary Allan sat with Billboard at the Billboard Country Music Summit and discussed his upcoming touring plans, his songwriting process, bull riding and more. For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billb ...

  29. VIDEO: Vector President Ken Levitan Discusses Developing Artists, Kings Of Leon and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vector Management president sat with Billboard.biz at the Billboard County Music Summit to discuss developing Kings of Leon on the road, Kid Rock's upcoming plans and much more. For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs a ...

  30. VIDEO: Martina McBride Talks Kid Rock, Her New Album and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Martina McBride sat for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit and dished on her collaboration with Kid Rock, her new album and more. For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard C ...

  31. VIDEO: Blake Shelton Talks The '6-pack,' Miranda Lambert and more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Blake Shelton talks with Billboard.biz at the Billboard Country Music Summit about his upcoming "6-pack" album, if he'll stick with this format, thoughts on one of Miranda Lambert's biggest hits and more. For mor ...

  32. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  33. Billboard Country Music Summit Is Here

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's here. The first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with CMA, will open its doors in just a few hours and will feature broad programming that encompasses virtually all aspects of the country music business. The keynotes ...

  34. Australia’s Indigenous Artists ‘Disenfranchised’

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's indigenous artists aren't getting a fair break on radio down under, according to the findings of a new research project. The findings are published in a comprehensive new study entitled "Song Cycles," a joint projec ...

  35. Rhino Records President Scott Pascucci To Exit Label

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records president Scott Pascucci is leaving the company, according to a statement issued to Billboard. Rhino executive VP/GM Kevin Gore will assume management responsibilities for the company. Pascucci will remain on board as a consultant to ...

  36. Music Fans Brave Storm For Gulf Aid Concert

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , wit ...

  37. VIDEO: Marc Anthony @Billboard Latin Music Conf.

    May 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony sits with Billboard's Leila Cobo at last week's Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards to discuss his music, his family, the Miami Dolphins and much more. WATCH: Billboard Staff News Marc Anthony , Leila Cobo ...

  38. Juan Luis Guerra To Host Benefit Concert For Haiti

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will host a benefit concert for Haiti in Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium April 18. The show will feature performances by Guerra along with a handful of other stars with whom he’s collaborated in other philanthropic ...

  39. Billboard Latin Music Awards To Honor Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing ...

  40. Additional Panelists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A roster of established and developing artists, executives and producers will take part in the annual panel discussion on urban Latin music that has become a staple of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. "Rising Above: The Evolution of the ...

  41. Billboard Unveils New Digital Charts

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has introduced new digital download lists ranking the top songs in 21 specific genres, compiled from data gathered by Nielsen SoundScan. Each week in the magazine Billboard will include six 15-position digests of digital genre song chart ...

  42. Share A Green Music Tip

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artists like Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson have done great things on their tours to bring their music to the masses in an earth-friendly way. But now -- in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in April -- we're turning to you, the ...

  43. Latin Stars Set For 'Billboard en Concierto'

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Latin music stars Luis Enrique, Jencarlos Canela, Xtreme, El Compa Chuy and Los Dareyes de la Sierra will perform at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Concert Series "Billboard en Concierto", presented by State Farm and produced by Car ...

  44. Top Argentine Acts Throw Benefit Concert For Chile

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some of Argentina’s top musical artists, including Gustavo Cerati, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gustavo Santaolalla and Andres Calamaro, gathered March 13 to perform a massive free concert to help their Chilean neighbors. An initiative of Argentine si ...

  45. Editorial: Don't Forget Chile

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Days after the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Latin music acts responded with an outpouring of generosity that the genre had never seen before. Artists pledged money to rebuild orphanages, schools, hospitals and homes. They recorded pub ...

  46. Ricky Martin PSA Aims To Help Rebuild Haiti, Chile

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Puerto Rican star Ricky Martin has produced a new PSA featuring multiple Latin acts and calling for donations and help in rebuilding Haiti and Chile. The PSA calls for viewers to join the Ricky Martin Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, and donat ...

  47. Shake-Up At Live Nation Philly

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Larry Magid has left his post as chairman of Live Nation Philadelphia, Billboard has learned. Geoff Gordon remains as president of Live Nation Philadelphia. The circumstances of Magid's departure are unclear, and Live Nation declined to comme ...

  48. John Mayer Donates 'Heart Of Life' Song To Haiti Efforts

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST John Mayer is once again throwing his support behind the American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The singer-songwriter has donated his song "The Heart of Life" -- from his 2006 album "Continuum" -- to a national TV and radi ...

  49. 'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $57 Million

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record ...

  50. Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti January 21, 2010 Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti Ja ...

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