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  1. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  2. Backbeat: One Direction's Harry Styles Gets a Faceful of Ice-Cream Cake at Z-100

    March 26, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sweet Smile: (from left:) Z-100's Skeery Jones, Billboard's Maggie Doherty, Z-100's Danielle Monaro, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction, Z-100's Elvis Duran, One Direction's Harry Styles a ...

  3. Rock Hall Presenters Chuck D, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Smokey Robinson, Carole King Announced

    March 20, 2012 7:55 AM EDT (Getty Images) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the presenters for this year's 27th annual induction ceremony, w ...

  4. Backbeat: Lil Wayne Films a Mountain Dew Spot Onstage During SXSW Young Money Gig

    March 16, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Lil Wayne filming a Mountain Dew spot onstage at South by Southwest on Thursday night (Photo: Karen Civil/@teamDEWeezy) AUSTIN -- Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW, which came in the wake ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen Plays Incendiary SXSW Show With Tom Morello, Jimmy Cliff, Arcade Fire

    March 16, 2012 11:01 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen played an epic 2-hour and 50-minutee set at Austin's ACL Live at Moody Theater (Photo: Getty Images) Bruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech. He wound up making history - at least by the standards of hi ...

  6. Rolling Stones: No 50th Anniversary Tour

    March 14, 2012 5:06 PM EDT (Photo: Getty images) The Rolling Stones are still going strong 50 years and 29 studio albums later, but the legendary band won't go on tour this year to celebrate their golden anniversary. This year would've marked the Stones' firs ...

  7. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  8. Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Surprise Guest Chris Brown Rock NBA All-Star Game (Videos)

    February 27, 2012 7:21 AM EST (Getty Images) Pitbull called on some super-friends while Nicki Minaj unveiled a new hit at the NBA All-Star Game, which took place in Orlando on Sunday night (Feb. 26). Pit brought out Ne-Yo, Nayer and unannounced performer Chris Brown during the ...

  9. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  10. Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

    February 15, 2012 5:15 PM EST Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images) Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held ...

  11. Grammys Embrace of Chris Brown Draws Criticism

    February 14, 2012 7:58 AM EST Chris Brown accepting an award at the 2012 Grammys .(Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) - The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star s ...

  12. Christina Milian Signs to Young Money

    February 14, 2012 7:00 AM EST (Getty Images) Christina Milian is joining Lil Wayne's Young Money crew. The R&B singer (and "The Voice" social media correspondent) announced the news on Twitter on Sunday."The answer is....Yes. Let's Get To Work! I H ...

  13. Photos: ?uestlove and DJ Cassidy Spin For Skylar Grey, Lonely Island @ Vevo Post-Grammy Party

    February 13, 2012 3:08 PM EST The Vevo Presents I'm With The Band post-Grammy party, sponsored by Nike and Fuelband, was held in Los Angeles Sunday night featuring guest DJs ?uestlove and DJ Cassidy spinning on the ones and twos for stars such as Skylar Grey, Jorma Taccon ...

  14. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  15. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  16. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  17. Backbeat: Tiesto DJs First Twitter Live Stream Event, But Does He Write His Own Tweets?

    January 12, 2012 5:18 PM EST Tiësto DJs at XS nightclub in Las Vegas (Photo: Franklin Williams) "This entrance is only for VERY important clients," the woman with the guestlist advised gravely. XS nightclub, the glittering indoor/outdoor venue at Las Vegas' Wyn ...

  18. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  19. The 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 01, 2011 6:28 AM EST From Doris Day to 'Exile on Main Street' to Grandmaster Flash, the 2012 inductees to the Grammy Hall of Fame shine bright This year's list of in-ductees to the Grammy Hall of Fame represents another new threshold crossed for hip-hop ...

  20. Backbeat: George Jones Turns 80 With Star-Studded Nashville Bash

    September 20, 2011 6:15 AM EDT Nancy Jones, George Jones and singer/songwriter Travis Tritt celebrate at George Jones' 80th birthday party at Rippy's Bar & Grill on Sept. 13, 2011 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images) A packed house of artists, ...

  21. Backbeat: Justin Timberlake Performs His Hits at FreeSol's NYC Show

    September 02, 2011 12:05 PM EDT (L-R) President of 901 Tequila Kevin Ruder; Premo D'Anger; President and COO of Palm Bay International Marc Taub; Free; Kickman Teddy; Elliott Ives; DJ Charlie White; Justin Timberlake; Chairman & CEO of Palm Bay Imports David Taub at New ...

  22. Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's Former Manager, Dead at 63

    August 24, 2011 4:09 PM EDT Frank DiLeo (right) with Michael Jackson at Heathrow Airport on July 11, 1988 during the Bad World Tour (Photo: Dave Hogan/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Frank DiLeo, who helped guide Michael Jackson career path to become the King Of Pop, d ...

  23. Photos: LMFAO, Swizz Beatz, Estelle, Gentlemen Hall Rock Billboard Summer Blowout

    August 12, 2011 7:05 PM EDT Headliners LMFAO brough inflatable zebras, champagne showers and giant pandas to "party rock" the stage. (Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford) With an eruption of sexy acrobatics, a giant "crowdsurfing" blow-up zebra and a dancing pand ...

  24. Indie Labels Calculate the Damage From Sony's London Warehouse Fire

    August 10, 2011 5:30 PM EDT The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, England, after Monday night's riots (Photo: David Goddard/Getty Images) As the United Kingdom endured another night of civil unrest and rioting yesterday, the country's music industry begins to access ...

  25. WhoSay Returns Social Media Copyright Back to Celebrities

    July 01, 2011 2:30 PM EDT When Rihanna, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato or "Glee" star Darren Criss tweets a photo, the link will likely point to a site called WhoSay, rather than to more widely-used photo sharing sites like TwitPic, Yfrog and Plixi. Where the photo is ...

  26. Alexis y Fido, Artists From Pitbull's Mr. 305 Label Rock Billboard Latin Music Awards Afterparty

    April 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Pitbull with Sophia del Carmen (and a furry, branded friend) at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, April 28, 2011 (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI--After a joint show-closing performance by Jencarlos Canela, Pitbull, and T-Pain, the audience at the Bill ...

  27. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Big Winner: Enrique Iglesias at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards accepting one of nine awards he won. (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI -- After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superst ...

  28. Who the Heck Wants to Invest in Music These Days? Lots of People

    April 25, 2011 2:53 PM EDT If you have read newspapers and blogs in the last few years, you know there's no money to be made in music. So why are billions being invested in music companies? Is there really that much dumb money going into the wrong industry instead of f ...

  29. 50 Cent Takes Credit For Shutting Down WorldStarHipHop Site, Owner Denies

    January 25, 2011 7:27 AM EST Shortly after well-known hip-hop website Worldstarhiphop.com shut down for unknown reasons, 50 Cent took to his Twitter to let it be known he was the force behind its temporary power cut. Just hours later, the controversial rapper made a call to N ...

  30. @Film and TV Conference: The Who's Who of TV Reveal Musical Strategy on Day 2

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The second day of The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference in Los Angeles was like a who's who in television, all talking about how they got their start and why/how they incorporated music into their shows. Here are the t ...

  31. Getty Images, Sony/ATV Partner For Pre-cleared Music Library

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its promise to provide “music for every project and every budget,” Getty Images has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to license and distribute its expansive Spin City library. Custom-created for Sony/ATV ...

  32. Astronaut Sues Dido Over Image

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut pictured small and floating in space above the Earth on Dido's album cover for "Safe Trip Home" is now suing Dido, Sony Music, Arista Records and Getty Images for using his picture. The ex-spacem ...

  33. Vintage TV Signs Getty Images Deal

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New U.K. music channel Vintage TV, which is aimed at the 50-plus market, has confirmed a deal with Getty Images. The channel will have access to Getty Images' wholly-owned library of over 360,000 still images and 8,000 hours of footage clips ...

  34. THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Songwriters HOF, Taylor Swift, UJA Visionary Award, Julie Greenwald, Kid Rock and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thurs. (June 17) featured Billy Joel, John Mayer, Judy Collins and more while honoring legends including Leonard Cohen as well as wunderkind Taylor Swift. A full wrap is here. Taylor Swift speak ...

  35. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Getty Images' Music Product Director Larry Mills

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Larry Mills Title: Director, Music Products, Getty Images Roundtable Discussion: Options for Independent Artists to Get Placed in Advertising on Wed., June 16, from 12:00pm to 12:45pm. For more information, visit billboardevents.com ) What&# ...

  36. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Whitesmith Entertainment Co-founder Emily White

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Larry Mills Title: Director, Music Products, Getty Images Panel: Hosting a roundtable on Options for Independent Artists to Get Placed in Advertisings (12:00pm – 12:45pm) ; for more information, visit billboardevents.com ) What's the la ...

  37. @MIDEM: Labels Learn To Monetize Apps

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music-related apps can build a fan base for artists and create revenue - and they are going to become even more ambitious. That was the message from Ted Mico, EVP Digital, Interscope, Geffen, A&M at day two of the MidemNet digital music confer ...

  38. The Opposite of Crowdsourcing: Hello Music Launches

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hello Music, a new online music venture that seeks greater awareness for undiscovered artists, announced it raised $4 million in funding from KVG Partners. The site, at hellomusic.com , launched on Friday. The company was created by Wilshire Media ...

  39. The Power Play: Connecting Brands And Bands

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The connection between artists and brands, and the future of this relationship, was the focal point of “The Power of Connecting Brands and Bands” panel at Billboard and Adweek’s Music and Advertising Conference in New York. Moderator Mike Tunnicli ...

  40. O2 To Offer British Music Experience

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The British Music Experience, an interactive take on U.K. rock history, will open at London's O2 arena on March 6 with initial backing from the venue's operator AEG Europe and three major sponsors. Promoter Harvey Goldsmith, chairman of ...

  41. Getty Images Rolls Out Online Music Licensing Service

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images, a leading distributor/clearing house of film footage, stock photo images and other digital media, is launching Premium Playlist, a one-stop online service for film makers, advertising agencies and others looking to license music. Pre ...

  42. Getty Links With Kobalt For Admin Pact

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images has tapped Kobalt Music Group for administration services of its music catalog. Getty's Pump Audio division licenses the music of independent artists for commercial uses in TV, films, games and the Internet, among other areas. Ko ...

  43. Digital/Mobile Briefs: Apple, AmieStreet, Lionsgate

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Apple is claiming its iTunes service is now the #2 music retailer in the U.S., behind only Wal-Mart, based on data provided by the NPD Group. The analyst firm's MusicWatch Survey counts one CD representing 12 tracks, and excludes any wirele ...

  44. Snocap To Cut Staff By 60%

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snocap, the online digital music registry that first promised to revolutionize P2P networks and then transform social networking sites into music stores, is facing some major changes. A company spokeswoman has confirmed reports that the company is ...

  45. Getty Unveils New Licensing Service

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images unveiled its new music licensing service gained though it's acquisition of Pump Audio this June. Called Soundtrack, the system provides an online, direct licensing platform for music provided by a host of independent and unsigned ...

  46. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Getty Images' acquisition of Pump Audio is an exciting turn of events in the music licensing world. It's a perfect example of how technology can be used to make music more broadly available. As everything else in the music busin ...

  47. Getty Images To Acquire Pump Audio

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images is getting into the commercial music licensing game through a $42 million acquisition of online service Pump Audio. Pump Audio is an online repository of pre-cleared, pre-priced music featuring a variety of independent and unsigned ar ...

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