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  1. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  2. Niki and the Dove Fly

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Swedish electronic pop duo Malin Dahlstrom and Gustaf Karlof have been friends for more than a decade, but it was just two years ago that the Stockholm-based musicians teamed up to form Niki and the Dove. "When we started working together it ...

  3. Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi Highlight The Hunger Games Soundtrack

    February 14, 2012 2:48 PM EST Fans awaiting the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate's adaptation of the extremely popular book by Suzanne Collins, now know what the world of Panem will sound like. The full soundtrack list was released, and, while it leans a bit on the ...

  4. Benjy Grinberg, John Branca Honored at Primary Violator Grammy Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:04 AM EST John Branca (left) with Benjy Grinberg who were honored at the second annual Primary Violator's Manager Brunch (Phil McCarten/PictureGroup) It wasn't just eggs, French toast, fruit and potent cocktails being served at the second annual P ...

  5. Backbeat: Yuna Gets Love From Pharrell, Cornerstone at Brooklyn Showcase

    February 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yuna performing at a showcase for Cornerstone and Fader Media Group, which also doubled as a listening party for her self-titled upcoming album. (Photo: Sarah Riazati) Cornerstone and Fader Media Group kicked off New York Fashion Week Wednesday ni ...

  6. Disney Pulls Joy Division-Inspired Shirt

    January 25, 2012 9:32 PM EST Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web attention. Peter Hook Calls Disney's Controversial Joy Division-Inspired T-Shirt a 'Backhanded Compliment' The shirt, which presented a s ...

  7. Pandora to Debut Free Concert Series With Dawes; Invites Based on Listeners' Preferences

    December 08, 2011 8:53 AM EST Pandora announced today that a new series of free concerts will debut on December 13 in Portland, Oregon, with ATO recording artists Dawes. Invitations for the series are being sent based on each listener's musical preferences on Pandora, suc ...

  8. Backbeat: Photos From Billboard FutureSound Cocktail Reception

    November 18, 2011 11:48 AM EST Players in the music and tech industries mingled Thursday night (Nov. 17) at a cocktail reception following the first day of panels at Billboard's FutureSound, held at Terra, in San Francisco. Billboard's FutureSound Conference Gets Unde ...

  9. Griffin Moving Forward With WIPO on Global Rights Registry

    June 16, 2011 10:48 AM EDT Jim Griffin is moving forward with his plans to create a global rights registry with the World Intellectual Property Organization. A registry would allow for new licensing schemes that Griffin, a former digital music executive and founder of Choru ...

  10. John Mellencamp, Stephen King Musical To Debut Next Year In Atlanta

    March 31, 2011 2:30 PM EDT A new musical dreamed up by rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut in Atlanta next year. The Alliance Theater has announced that it will produce "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," what it calls ...

  11. 'Spider-Man' Opening Appears Delayed, Again

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man," the most expensive show ever created for the Great White Way, appears headed for another delay as producers weigh a decision to push its opening into February, according to media reports on Thursda ...

  12. Pandora's Westergren Talks Facebook, Grilled On Colbert Report

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The issue of Facebook’s privacy settings isn’t going away, and now content partners like Pandora are facing questions about their use of the controversial data. Pandora founder Tim Westergren outlines his thoughts on the matter in this WSJ intervi ...

  13. Watchmen's Alan Moore Confirms London Gigs

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alan Moore , writer and creator of acclaimed comic books "Watchmen," "V for Vendetta" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman," will appear in London next month alongside musical collaborators. Moore, a sometime mu ...

  14. Simon Cowell Backs U.K. Anti-Piracy Plan

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell is among the signatories on a letter to parliamentarians urging them to vote in favor of the U.K. government's Digital Economy Bill. Cowell rarely gets involved in such public policy matters, though he has sought government suppo ...

  15. SF Author Dick's Estate Threatens To Sue Google

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The estate of the science fiction author Philip K Dick plans to sue Google over its Nexus One brand name for its new mobile phone. Dick's daughter Isa Dick Hackett said in December she was "shocked and dismayed" over reports that Go ...

  16. Autopsy Shows Michael Jackson Was Healthy

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The A ...

  17. Sheryl Crow Sells Publishing Catalog To First State Media Group

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow has sold her music publishing catalog to First State Media Group, a Dublin, Ireland-based investor in publishing assets. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the sale earlier Wednesday, said the deal was valued at about $10 mi ...

  18. Ash To Release Singles Alphabet

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Ash will release a new track for every letter of the alphabet from September, issuing the songs every fortnight over a 12-month period. The trio from Northern Ireland has been recording the songs for the "A-Z Series" at the ...

  19. Soundwave Festival Set For Croatia

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soundwave, a new leftfield and electronic music festival, will be staged in Petrcane on the Pijina Peninsular of Croatia from July 17 to 20. Created by London promoter Soundcrash and club brand New Bohemia, the event will feature DJ Yoda, Hexstati ...

  20. Koch Signs New Urban Labels

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed deals with four new urban labels. In addition to signing Viper Records, TTL Records, Seas International Entertainment and Iceman Music Group, Koch has expanded an existing deal with Suburban Noize. Under ...

  21. Ralph To Head Roadrunner Australia

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has appointed Ben Ralph as GM for Australia, effective immediately. Ralph, who will be based in Melbourne, joins Roadrunner from an eight-year stint with Stomp Entertainment, most recently as audio and A&R manager. Ralph rep ...

  22. Michael Jackson Faces Forced Sale Of Neverland

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Valley Ranch in California will be foreclosed and sold on March 19 unless the pop star pays a balance of nearly $25 million, property records showed on Tuesday. FoxNews.com reported that Jackson has been form ...

  23. Xfm New Music Award Shortlist Unveiled

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Klaxons' Mercury Music Prize-winning debut album "Myths Of The Near Future" (Rinse/Polydor) makes the shortlist for the inaugural Xfm New Music Award 2007, to be held Jan. 16, 2008 at the Koko venue in London. "Myths" is o ...

  24. IODA, Spectre Launch Joint Service

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital distribution service IODA and independent radio promotion firm Spectre have partnered for a joint service, Spectre Digital. The offering will provide artists who work with Spectre the ability to digitally service their tracks to radio, as ...

  25. Richard Ogden Management Heads To Brazil

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Ogden is relocating his European artist management and live music business from London to Sao Paulo, Brazil. With effect from Aug. 1, Ogden, the former manager of Paul McCartney, and his wife and business partner Telma will migrate Richard ...

  26. Lighty Joins Intent Mediaworks Board

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Violator Management CEO Chris Lighty has joined the board of legal P2P music service Intent Mediaworks. The appointment is part of a broader deal between Violator and Intent Mediaworks for both paid and ad-supported distribution, marketing and pro ...

  27. Concord Names Bender Senior VP

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most previously with UMG. Concord Music Group (CMG) has named Jonathan Bender senior VP of operations and digital media. Bender reports to Gene Rumsey, GM of CMG, and is based in Beverly Hills, Calif. In this newly created role Bender will oversee ...

  28. Handleman Names New President

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robert Kirby accepts role from Johnson & Johnson. Robert Kirby accepts role from Johnson & Johnson. News Robert Kirby ...

  29. Raphael Joins UMGI's Audiovisual Team

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has named Golda Raphael to the role as marketing manager, audiovisual, with immediate effect. Universal Music Group International has named Golda Raphael to the role as marketing manager, audiovisual, with immed ...

  30. Van Morrison Releases First DVD

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Vision to release Montreux set Oct. 16. Eagle Vision to release Montreux set Oct. 16. News ...

  31. MTV Digital Chief Resigns

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No last day set yet for Jason Hirschhorn. No last day set yet for Jason Hirschhorn. News Jason Hirschhorn ...

  32. IDJ Ups Olesen To Senior VP

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee top 40 promotion department. Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has promoted Erik Olesen to senior VP of top 40 promotion. In his new role, Oleson will oversee the direction of the top 40 promotion department at all levels and lead ra ...

  33. Ryko Distribution Inks Two

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago's Bloodshot Records joins Ryko fold. Chicago's Bloodshot Records joins Ryko fold. News Bloodshot Records ...

  34. Racial Switch Halts 'Huck Finn' Production

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A black Huck Finn and a white Jim might be okay for a high school production of Mark Twain's classic tale, but those performances had to be edited out of a C-Span talent show after the copyright holde GLENELG, Md. (AP) -- A black Huck Finn an ...

  35. Percy Heath Dies Of Bone Cancer At 81

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bebop disciple was original member of MJQ. Bebop disciple was original member of MJQ. News ...

  36. Pixies Set For Sasquatch

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will be on hand for House of Blues' semi-annual Sasquatch festival, set for May 28 outside of Seattle. Also on the bill are Modest Mouse, Wilco and Kanye West. The Pixies will be on hand for House of Blues' semi-annual Sasquat ...

  37. Initial Slate Of HD DVDs Planned

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Batman,' 'Chocolate Factory' among titles. 'Batman,' 'Chocolate Factory' among titles. News ...

  38. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster has been eyeing chain. Blockbuster has been eyeing chain. News ...

  39. Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer helped forge '60s California sound. Producer helped forge '60s California sound. News ...

  40. iTunes Lands Classic Soundtrack Downloads

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deals with Turner, Rhino cover 'Oz,' 'Zhivago,' more. Deals with Turner, Rhino cover 'Oz,' 'Zhivago,' more. News ...

  41. Tim McGraw

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eight studio album shows the country paragon continuing to top himself. Eight studio album shows the country paragon continuing to top himself. News ...

  42. Victory To Distrib AEI

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First batch of releases due Oct. 21. AEI Home Entertainment, a division of L.A.-based Atchity Entertainment International, has signed an exclusive pact for DVD distribution with Chicago-based Victory Records. The deal marks a major step into the h ...

  43. Tuned In: The Tube

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kelsey Grammer will lead an all-star cast in a musical version of a holiday classic "A Christmas Carol." Read Carla Hay's column. Kelsey Grammer will lead an all-star cast in a musical version of a holiday classic "A Christmas ...

  44. Tuned In: The Tube

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kelsey Grammer will lead an all-star cast in a musical version of a holiday classic "A Christmas Carol." Read Carla Hay's column. Kelsey Grammer will lead an all-star cast in a musical version of a holiday classic "A Christmas ...

  45. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bodies forge Webcast licensing pact for indies. Bodies forge Webcast licensing pact for indies. News ...

  46. More Jessica Simpson Products Planned

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Jessica Simpson to unveil a new product line in the next several weeks. Her manager, Joe Simpson, exclusively tells Billboard.biz, "It will be clothing, jewelry, everything. It's tied in with Look for Jessica Simpson to unveil a ...

  47. Words & Music

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Parker takes an abrupt musical turn on his Bloodshot set, "Your Country." Read Jim Bessman's column. Graham Parker takes an abrupt musical turn on his Bloodshot set, "Your Country." Read Jim Bessman's column. N ...

  48. Keith Girard Leaves Billboard

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Triad will oversee editorial team. Triad will oversee editorial team. News ...

  49. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT X Factor to air in the U.K. this fall. X Factor to air in the U.K. this fall. News ...

  50. Industry Veteran Paul Atkinson Dies

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST -year-old was Zombies guitarist, label executive. 48-year-old was Zombies guitarist, label executive. News ...

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