Gossip

  1. Japan's Fuji Rock Fest -- Featuring Radiohead, Stone Roses and Many Other Brits -- Kicks Off Friday

    July 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The granddaddy of all the modern Japanese rock fest, Fuji Rock, is hosting a line-up that seems influenced by the London Olympics, which start on the same day. Skip To Bottom The 16th annual Fuji Rock Festival, which starts Friday and runs through ...

  2. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  3. LUPE FIASCO FIRES UP AT NO. 1

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with 204,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. Second album "The Cool" launched at No. 15 with 143,00 ...

  4. Billboard Q&A: Chrysalis' Chris Wright & BMG's Hartwig Masuch

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just three weeks, Germany's rapidly expanding BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement on what must be its biggest deal to date: a £107.4 million ($168.6 million) offer - already accepted by 73.4% of shareholders - for British music ...

  5. Chrysalis Confirms Merger Talks

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London-based Chrysalis Group confirmed today (Nov. 1) that is in discussions for merger opportunities. Chrysalis had interest from various publishers in late 2007 and early 2008 including Bug Music. But EMI was the only company to make a formal bi ...

  6. Peter Fox Snags 5 ECHO Nominations

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German hip-hop singer Peter Fox leads the nominees for ECHO German music awards on March 4, 2010 at the Berlin fair ground. Fox is nominated for five awards, including the artist/group national/international hip-hop/urban category in which Fox ...

  7. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement and the Special ...

  8. 'Sluggish' Start For German Biz This Christmas

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business has started slowly for the recorded music market in Germany this Christmas, according to retailers contacted by Billboard.biz. "Business has started [at a] very sluggish rate. We expected more. But that was the same in 2008 and then ...

  9. Chrysalis Gets Jackson Publishing Boost

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music group Chrysalis has reported that its publishing arm has benefited from the increased sales for Michael Jackson following his death. Chrysalis issued a Q3 (April 1 to June 30) interim management statement today (Aug. 14), which said the ...