Gail Mitchell

  1. Radio One, REVOLT, Motown Execs Among Living Legends Foundation Honorees

    August 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Radio One/TV One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, REVOLT Media & TV CEO Keith Clinkscales and Motown Records President Ethiopia Habtemariam, are among those named to be receive honors at this year's Living Legends Foundation Awards C ...

  2. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  3. Katy Perry and Coty Announce Fragrance Partnership, New Perfume 'Almost Finished'

    November 28, 2012 12:51 PM EST Coty Inc. and Katy Perry officially announced today (Nov. 28) plans to produce and distribute Perry's fragrance line, which includes previous scents Purr and Meow. The news of the acquisition was first reported by Billboard in the Oct. 20 iss ...

  4. Single Reviews: Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Future & Brandi Carlisle

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT FLYING LOTUS FEATURING ERYKAH BADU See Thru to U (2:24) Producer: Steven Ellison Writers: S. Ellison, E. Badu Publishers: Divine Pimp Publishing/Universal Music Warp Experimental electronic auteur Steve Ellison, better-known as Flying Lotus, has r ...

  5. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  6. Backbeat: Katy Perry Premieres New Film, Performs For Neil Portnow, Randy Phillips, Epic and ASCAP Execs

    June 27, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen joins Katy Perry on the pink carpet. (Photo: Joseph Llanes) Katy Perry modified her concert presentation Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard at the premiere of her Paramount film "Katy Perry: Part of Me," busting out of a pop ...

  7. Backbeat: Bill Cosby Helms His Last Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hugh Hefner, who just celebrated his 86th birthday, answers questions backstage. (Photo: Gail Mitchell) Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the phrases "30 ½ years" on the back and "thank you" on the sleeves, comedian Bill Co ...

  8. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  9. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend Diary: Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Diplo & More

    May 20, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending. (Photo: Adrian Van Anz) Speaking just for myself, the past 48 hours in Vegas have had more action than two weeks back home. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards red carpet opens in (gulp) a few hour ...

  10. Backbeat: Usher Previews New Music at Pre-Billboard Music Awards Private Dinner

    May 20, 2012 4:11 PM EDT Clear Channel's Doc Wynter talks shop with Usher and manager Grace Miguel. (Photo: Kevin Ross) "I haven't seen something like this in more than 10 years," said Radio Facts editor Kevin Ross about last evening's (May 19) RC ...

  11. Chuck Brown, The Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75

    May 16, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Chuck Brown, leader of Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, who was widely known as "The Godfather of Go-Go," has died at the age of 75. The gravelly voiced Go-Go music legend may be best remembered for his biggest hit "Bustin Loose ...

  12. About us

    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  13. Backbeat: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Pre-Grammy Reception

    February 10, 2012 6:14 PM EST Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney senior VP and wealth advisor Octavius T. 'Ted" Reid III. Public and community service was the overriding theme at Hollywood's Falcon Restaurant last night (Feb. 9), the ...

  14. 'Soul Train' Founder Don Cornelius: The Billboard Interviews

    February 01, 2012 1:27 PM EST "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, who died early today of an apparent suicide at age 75, spoke with Billboard many times over the last 40 years. Here is a look at some highlights from those interviews. When Cornelius came up with the i ...

  15. Urban Power List: Michael Kyser

    January 28, 2012 3:55 PM EST Michael Kyser President Of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @LittleBurger Expansion Player Signaling a redoubled commitment to expand its stake in R&B and hip-hop, Atlantic appointed Michael Kyser as it ...

  16. Backbeat: Susan Justice @ Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

    January 17, 2012 10:20 AM EST Capitol introduced singer/songwriter/guitarist Susan Justice to an intimate gathering of media tastemakers at Hollywood's Hotel Café (Jan. 10). Singing several selections from her March 27 Kite Records/Capitol debut, "Eat Dirt," Jus ...

  17. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Urban Power List: Bryan Leach

    January 12, 2012 4:07 PM EST Bryan Leach CEO, Polo Grounds Music Website: PoloGroundsMusic.com Twitter: @PoloGroundsNYC The Talent Developer During his 11-year stint with indie label TVT Records -- first as director of artist development in 1995 and then as VP of urban A& ...

  20. Urban Power List: Dr. Dre

    January 12, 2012 1:06 PM EST Dr. Dre Co-Founder/Beats By Dr. Dre Founder, Aftermath Entertainment Website: DrDre.com Twitter: @DrDre Sound Adviser Dr. Dre has got the beat in more ways than one. What started out as a mission to elevate headphones' audio performance has e ...

  21. Urban Power List: Magic Johnson

    January 11, 2012 4:48 PM EST Magic Johnson Owner, Magic Johnson Enterprises Website: MagicJohnson.com Twitter: @MagicJohnson Business Baller The Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend is still playing ball: He's part of the Guggenheim Partners-backed group that purchased the ...

  22. Urban Power List: Chang Weisberg

    January 08, 2012 6:34 PM EST Chang Weisberg Guerilla Union principal Website: GuerillaUnion.com Twitter: @gu_chang Independent Road Warrior He's the intrepid entrepreneur behind two of hip-hop's venerable festival franchises: Rock the Bells and Paid Dues. Chang Weis ...

  23. Urban Power List Hall of Fame: Clarence Avant

    January 07, 2012 8:06 PM EST Clarence Avant President, Avant Garde and Interior Music The Godfather He's the perennial godfather of our business. "Everyone in this business has been by Clarence's desk--if they're smart." That insightful comment from l ...

  24. Urban Power List: Jay Stevens

    January 04, 2012 6:13 PM EST Jay Stevens SVP Programming, Radio One Website: Radio-One.com Multi-Market Master "Jay really understands urban and urban AC," says Jerry Boulding, urban editor/department manager at AllAccess.com. As he should. After two decades as VP o ...

  25. Urban Power List: Mark Pitts

    January 03, 2012 5:37 PM EST Mark Pitts President, RCA Urban Music CEO, Bystorm Entertainmnet Website: RCARecords.com Twitter: @BystormPitts The A&R Guru In an interview last August after being appointed CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge told Billboard there is "a d ...

  26. Backbeat: Stereotypes Debut Alter Ego JON MXCRO At L.A. Listening Party

    November 07, 2011 7:30 AM EST The gang's all here: from left are Industry Public Relations principal Tracy Nguyen, Three, Jeremy Reeves (aka JermBeats), Jonathan Yip (Jon Street), Industry Public Relations principal Kisha Maldonado-Madrid and in front Ray Romulus (RayRo). ...

  27. Backbeat: Lalah Hathaway Celebrates 'Where It All Begins' @ L.A. Live's Conga Room

    October 14, 2011 3:00 AM EDT Before hitting the stage, Lalah Hathaway (center) made the red carpet rounds with Concord Music Group/Fantasy/Stax project management executive Michele Smith (left) and manager Marcus King (right). (Photo: Ashley Stagg) "It's cool to wav ...

  28. Recap: Grammy Press Conference About Category Restructuring

    April 06, 2011 7:43 PM EDT The Recording Academy took to the Internet on Wednesday afternoon to explain its decision to reduce the number of categories to 78 for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. The producer Jimmy Jam traced the decision back to the end of the 50th anniversar ...

  29. BACKBEAT: Ciara, C. Tricky Stewart, and Kuk Harrell Talk Writing Hit Songs During 'Anatomy Of A Hit' Panel

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 16, The Recording Academy ’s Atlanta Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing presented a star-studded panel titled “Anatomy Of A Hit” to a standing-room only audience. Moderated by Billboard’s own Senior correspondent Gail Mitchell , t ...

  30. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  31. Full Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sin ...

  32. Rhythm & Blues

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps to release remake of classic song, "Low Rider." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps ...

  33. Rhythm & Blues

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps to release remake of classic song, "Low Rider." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps ...

  34. Rhythm & Blues

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I have one wish as we celebrate Black Music Month 2006. Let's get our collective act together. Read Gail Mitchell's column. I have one wish as we celebrate Black Music Month 2006. Let's get our collective act together. Read Gail Mit ...

  35. Rhythm & Blues

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The last time we chatted with Hi-Tek, the hip-hop producer talked about a R&B singer/songwriter he'd been grooming under his Hi-Tek Productions banner: Dion. Read Gail Mitchell's column. The last time we chatted with Hi-Tek, the ...

  36. Rhythm & Blues

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The last time we chatted with Hi-Tek, the hip-hop producer talked about a R&B singer/songwriter he'd been grooming under his Hi-Tek Productions banner: Dion. Read Gail Mitchell's column. The last time we chatted with Hi-Tek, the ...

  37. Rhythm & Blues

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard scores for movies including "Inside Man." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard scores for movies including "Inside Man." Read Gail Mitchell's column. N ...

  38. Beats & Rhythm

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Adopting the sentiment behind the Staple Singers' old-school hit, "Let's Do It Again," Billboard is returning to Atlanta for its seventh annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Adopting the sent ...

  39. Rhythm & Blues

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Though enjoying the success of their third album, "Ev'rybody Know Me," the YoungBloodZ take on two new ventures. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Though enjoying the success of their third album, "Ev'rybody Know Me," ...

  40. Rhythm & Blues

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Though enjoying the success of their third album, "Ev'rybody Know Me," the YoungBloodZ take on two new ventures. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Though enjoying the success of their third album, "Ev'rybody Know Me," ...

  41. Rhythm & Blues

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ginuwine plans to further stoke the R&B fires with his fifth studio album, "Back II Da Basics." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Ginuwine plans to further stoke the R&B fires with his fifth studio album, "Back II Da Bas ...

  42. Rhythm & Blues

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy commemorated Bill Withers' momentous 1971 Sussex Records debut album "Just As I Am," Oct. 11 with a DualDisc reissue of which also marks the album's U.S. CD debut. Read Gail Mitchell's Columbia/Legacy comme ...

  43. Rhythm & Blues

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly's "Closet" saga continues. "Trapped in the Closet, Chapters 1-12" comes out Nov. 1 on DVD via Jive with never-before-seen footage. Read Gail Mitchell's column. R. Kelly's "Closet" saga continue ...

  44. Rhythm & Blues

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 27, Stevie Wonder took reporters on a guided tour through his first studio album in 10 years, "A Time to Love." Read Gail Mitchell's column. On Sept. 27, Stevie Wonder took reporters on a guided tour through his first studi ...

  45. Rhythm & Blues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dwele's sophisticated mix of soul, hip-hop and jazz supplies the creative foundation for his sophomore set, "Some Kinda . . . ," due Oct. 4. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Dwele's sophisticated mix of soul, hip-hop and jazz ...

  46. Rhythm & Blues

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new BET reality program, "Blowin' Up!: Fatty Koo," is the first original series from the network's program-development division, headed by VP Robyn Lattaker-Johnson. Read Gail Mitchell's column. The new BET reality pro ...

  47. Rhythm & Blues

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 4th Avenue Jones is back traveling the independent route. "Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul" is due March 29 on Jones' own LookAlive label, distributed by Gotee/EMI. Read Gail Mitchell's colum The 4th Avenue Jones is ba ...

  48. Rhythm & Blues

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Don Cornelius says the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards -- to be staged at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif. -- is going back to the basics. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Don Cornelius says the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards -- to be st ...

  49. Rhythm & Blues

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Pioneer Awards will be back in 2006 and the foundation is slated to open new headquarters in Philadelphia in three to six months. Read Gail Mitchell's column. The Rhythm & Blues Foundation' ...

  50. Rhythm & Blues

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Atlanta fave Ludacris inks a new long-term contract with Island Def Jam Music Group for his Disturbing Tha Peace Records. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Atlanta fave Ludacris inks a new long-term contract with Island Def Jam Music Group for his ...

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