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  1. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  2. LMFAO, Florence + the Machine on Track for Billboard 200 Top 10: Midweek Charts

    December 31, 2011 9:33 AM EST The Billboard charts are getting extra "Sexy" this week. Electronic/pop/rap duo LMFAO just scored its second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Sexy and I Know It" and now the act is heading for its first top 10 ...

  3. Dick Clark Celebrates 40 Years Rocking New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2011 8:46 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution. "New Year' ...

  4. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Hunger Games' Debut, Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Stumbles

    December 29, 2011 4:50 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, LMFAO brings "Sexy and I Know It" to the Hot 100's summit after a seven-week wait at No. 2. Who else struts their stuff on this week's chart? -- Justin Bieber: "Mistletoe" ...

  5. Foo Fighters, Eagles, Tom Petty Announced For 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 14, 2011 8:53 AM EST NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It will be the first year the Eagles and Tom Petty ...

  6. The Year in Rock: Who's the New Kid?

    December 09, 2011 10:20 AM EST The fragmented genre of rock has morphed into one side of a hyphenate, paired with every other genre under the sun as to say, "this music has guitars." The industry, too, plays its hand in the over-categorization of rock, from the Grammy ...

  7. 2012 Grammy Awards: Record Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 9:40 AM EST SINGLED OUT THE RECORDS THAT CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONS OF US ALL "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Producer: Paul Epworth Engineers/mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Mark Rankin From: 21 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records Perhaps the most inescapable s ...

  8. Google Music, Amazon Return to Normal Album Prices After Cyber Monday $1.99 Sales Battle

    November 29, 2011 4:35 PM EST In its second week live, Google Music shot a cannonball across the bow of iTunes and Amazon by pricing 13 frontline titles at $1.99 on Cyber Monday. Amazon immediately responded by pricing the same titles at that price point, but iTunes ignored th ...

  9. Why Converse, Scion, Intel, PepsiCo, Others Are Spending Big on Underground Music

    November 29, 2011 7:00 AM EST During October's CMJ Music Festival, Rochester, N.Y.-based indie-pop band Joywave booked some free time in one of Brooklyn's hottest new studios. The state-of-the-art recording space had more than enough features to make an upstart, unsi ...

  10. How Adele's 'Someone' Helped KTCZ's Charity Sampler Score a Top 15 Debut, Raise $800K

    November 28, 2011 1:26 PM EST Time was running out. Executives at adult alternative Minneapolis radio station KTCZ (Cities 97) were waiting on a phone call from Adele's management and it was down to the wire. KTCZ was hoping to secure permission to release one of her in-s ...

  11. A Strong 2011 Holiday Season Could Bring Music Business First Positive-Sales Year Since 2004

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Coming into Black Friday, year-to-date U.S. album sales were up 3.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, leaving music merchandisers cautiously optimistic that this holiday selling season will be strong enough to deliver the industry's first ris ...

  12. Rihanna, Susan Boyle Top U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:47 AM EST Susan Boyle's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returnin ...

  13. Justin Bieber Brightens Billboard 200 Chart With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first ...

  14. Florence + the Machine's 'Ceremonials' Tops Coldplay, U.K. Album Charts

    November 08, 2011 7:15 AM EST Florence + the Machine made a chart-topping return in the U.K. on Sunday (6) as their second album "Ceremonials" (Universal Island) opened at No. 1 with sales of over 90,000. Professor Green's "Read All About It" (Virgin/E ...

  15. Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Album Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2011 8:36 PM EDT The top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week should welcome new releases from the likes of Justin Bieber, Wale, Susan Boyle and Miranda Lambert, to name a few. Bieber's first Christmas effort, "Under the Mistletoe," will l ...

  16. Florence & The Machine Set To Overtake Coldplay Atop U.K. Album Charts

    November 01, 2011 2:08 PM EDT Florence & The Machine's sophomore set "Ceremonials" (Island Records/Universal) is set to knock Coldplay off the top of the U.K. album charts. Released this week, "Ceremonials" has moved approximately 38,000 copies in ...

  17. Web Trends: Watch New Beyonce Video For "Party (Remix)" Featuring J. Cole

    October 27, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: 1. #lessexcitingbandnames - people are making jokes like "Florence and the Washing Machine" 2. The Way You Move -a video was just released for th this new ...

  18. Creators Project With Florence & the Machine, Karen O, Justice Comes to Brooklyn Courtesy of Vice, Intel

    October 14, 2011 1:00 PM EDT A thirty-foot square installation by United Visual Artists (UVA) will be on display this weekend in DUMBO. This weekend (Oct. 15 - 16), the Creators Project will descend upon Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood for a free two-day festival that will ...

  19. Barney Wragg Named Managing Director of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group

    October 14, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Barney Wragg, a former executive at Universal Music Group and EMI in the early days of digital distribution, is extending his entertainment resume with the newly created position of managing director at The Really Useful Group (RUG), the company t ...

  20. CMJ Fader Fort: Will Fiat Stay Committed?

    October 12, 2011 10:39 AM EDT After a relatively low-key, title sponsor-free 2010 , the Fader Fort is returning to CMJ next week with a host of new partners. Presenting sponsor Fiat steps in for longtime sponsor Levi's, continuing its sponsorship from this year's Sou ...

  21. Kate Bush to Release New Studio Album, '50 Words for Snow,' on Anti- Records

    October 03, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Kate Bush newest studio album -- and second release of 2011 -- " 50 Words For Snow ," will be released on Anti- Records in the U.S., the company announced today. The album is due November 21. While the singer's " Director' ...

  22. U.K. Digital Album Sales Climb Nearly 25%, But Overall Music Market Drops

    October 03, 2011 2:23 PM EDT The continued growth of digital album sales was the one positive note in some otherwise depressing quarter three figures, released today by U.K. labels trade body the BPI. According to BPI data, digital album sales rose 24.2% year-on-year to 6.1 m ...

  23. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards Nominees

    September 19, 2011 2:27 PM EDT After taking home multiple MTV Video Music Awards last month -- in drag, no less -- Lady Gaga continues a banner year with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Behind the widespread ac ...

  24. Was MTV's Decision To Have No VMA's Host Their Plan B?

    August 25, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The last time MTV presented its Video Music Awards without a host they had the allure of a bizarre experiment in Las Vegas to pull in viewers. It was not just no host, there was no central stage, just a lot hopping between hotel rooms. Visually it ...

  25. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  26. Spotify Quietly Adds Artist Radio Function

    July 27, 2011 8:44 PM EDT Spotify users in the United States can now enjoy an artist radio function that mimics personalized Internet radio services like Pandora. The function had long been a standard feature available to European users, and it is found in existing U.S. su ...

  27. Universal Music Group Taps Talenthouse for Crowdsourcing Artist Campaigns

    July 21, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Talenthouse has made headlines the last few months conducting crowdsourcing campaigns for artists seeking new creative vendors. This momentum has led to a label-wide deal with Universal Music Group, which will use Talenthouse's platform to co ...

  28. Ticket Trust Launches, UK's 'Ethical Ticket Exchange' To Combat Fraud, Scalpers

    July 12, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Despite predictions that the U.K. live-music sector is set for a revival this year after a downturn blip in 2010, the controversial topic of secondary-ticket sales heated up this week with the launch of The Ticket Trust on Monday (July 11). Set up ...

  29. Britney Spears Snares 21st Top 40 Hot 100 Single; Florence & the Machine Bounces Up Billboard 200: Chart Moves

    June 30, 2011 12:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is deep-sixed on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1, as Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, ...

  30. Adele Helps U.K. Digital Album Sales Top 10 Million In Record Time

    June 28, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Digital album sales in the United Kingdom have topped 10 million units in record time, accounting for 22% of all albums sold year to date, according to new data from the Official Charts Company (OCC). The 10 million sales mark was reached last wee ...

  31. Update: U2's Bono, the Edge to Perform on 'American Idol' Season Finale

    May 23, 2011 12:38 PM EDT After winning the Top Touring Artist Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 22), U2 members Bono and the Edge are set to perform on the "American Idol" season 10 finale this Wednesday. An announcement posted on U2. ...

  32. U.K.'s Indie Label Heads to Sell Music at Inaugural Independent Label Market

    May 20, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Independent Label Market - vol.1 Mix by Independent Label Market Mingled amongst the fresh fruits, vegetables and general goods filling the merchant stalls tomorrrow (May 21) at London's Berwick Market will be the owners of such storied U.K. ...

  33. MTV Video Music Awards Set For August 28 in L.A.

    April 13, 2011 8:00 PM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards will be held in Los Angeles for a second year on August 28, the lifestyle cable network said on Wednesday. The ceremony, now in its 28th year, will once again take place at the Nokia Theater, where Lady Gaga last year un ...

  34. Florence + the Machine Lend Reimagined Track to Dragon Age II Video Game

    February 28, 2011 11:43 AM EST Florence & the Machine is contributing an exclusive song to the upcoming videogame Dragon Age II. The track is a re-imagined version of "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" produced by composer Inon Zur and retitled "I'm Not C ...

  35. BACKBEAT: The Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    February 15, 2011 1:47 PM EST Click through for a roundup of photos from The Nobel Peace Prize Concert The Nobel Peace Prize Concert paid tribute to 2010 laureate Liu Xiaobo on Dec. 11 at Norway's Oslo Spektrum and played host to an array of entertainers and peacemakers a ...

  36. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Esperanza Spalding Were Least Likely Grammy Winners, Based On Chart History

    February 15, 2011 1:43 PM EST There's been a lot of talk about the surprises at Sunday's Grammy Awards , from Lady Gaga's egg-cellent adventure to the big wins for the Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding . While the charts obviously can't have foretold much ...

  37. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne To Headline

    February 15, 2011 12:18 PM EST The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne, album of the year Grammy winners Arcade Fire, and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festiva ...

  38. Grammys Confirm Rise of Indies, Despite 11% of All Music Sales

    February 15, 2011 8:01 AM EST Independent labels are reveling in their success after grabbing the spotlight and many of the biggest awards at the Grammys. It marked one of the biggest nights in years for indies, setting the stage for a surge in their online music sales. Meanwh ...

  39. Business Matters: Even Higher-Priced Albums Enjoying Grammy Bump

    February 14, 2011 5:12 PM EST Even Reasonablys-Priced Albums by Mumford & Sons & Florence & The Machine Enjoying Grammy Bump -- On Monday morning, Grammy-driven demand was trumping the benefits of low prices. The morning after the Grammys telecast, Mumford & So ...

  40. Esperanza Spalding Beats Bieber, Drake for Best New Artist Grammy

    February 13, 2011 11:28 PM EST In a shocking upset, jazz artist Esperanza Spalding won best new artist at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 13), beating out widely agreed-upon favorites Justin Bieber and Drake as well as Mumford & Sons and Florence & the Machine. ...

  41. Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire, Esperanza Spalding: Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 8:19 PM EST Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna "F*** You," Cee Lo Green "Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z & Alici ...

  42. Universal Music Group Layoffs Expected Today

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is expected to undergo another round of layoffs today (Jan. 21). The company which counts powerhouse label Interscope Geffen A&M (home to U2,Eminem and Lady Gaga), the legendary R&B shop Universal Motown, Island Def J ...

  43. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B, folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX, who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010&# ...

  44. The Power of NPR

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST With so many music options available to listeners at any given moment, breaking a new act is more challenging than ever. Even the perfect alignment of mainstream press and promo - say, a Rolling Stone feature, a performance on Conan or a video in ...

  45. Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Monte Lipman, president/CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman, the label's co-president/COO, have signed new long-term contracts with Universal Music Group. Universal Republic's roster includes Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, D ...

  46. Tap Tap Revenge 4 Release Timed Perfectly For Holiday Season

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The new version of the series features a new arcade mode, as well as a number of social features, such as integration with Apple's Game Center and the ability to share scores via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. It also lets users "Like&quo ...

  47. Business Matters: In Sign of the Times, Columbia House CD/DVD Club Closes in Canada

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Clubs Take Another Step Toward Extinction -- Once a major force in music sales, the record club has taken another step toward extinction. CD and DVD mail order company Columbia House and book-of-the-month club Doubleday Canada (not to be co ...

  48. Jessie J Named Critics' Choice at BRIT Awards

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts. Previous winners of the prize honoring up-and-coming artists on the British pop scene were Ellie Goulding, Floren ...

  49. Mumford & Sons 'Over The Moon' At Double Grammy Nod

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons is celebrating its double Grammy nod. The band has recently returned from a tour in the U.S. where it has moved 428,000 copies of its debut "Sigh No More" according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band ...

  50. Bestival, AC/DC Triumph At U.K. Festival Awards

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bestival won the title of best major festival at the U.K. festival awards, which were held in London last night (Nov.18). First established in 2004, this year's Bestival took place Sept. 9 to 12 at Robin Hill park, Isle of Wight, and featured ...

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