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  1. Tiffany Alvord Talks New Year's Eve Performance, YouTube Tips for Success

    December 31, 2012 8:00 PM EST Tiffany Alvord, an unsigned singer/songwriter of YouTube fame, has finally earned a place in the mainstream spotlight. Alvord is slated to appear on the Nivea stage in New York City's Times Square during New Year's Eve along with Carly R ...

  2. Bozoma Saint John

    November 28, 2012 3:58 PM EST Director of cultural branding, music and entertainment, Pepsico Super Brand, Super Bowl Pepsi is one of music's most powerful brands-second only to Coca-Cola, in fact, on Billboard's 2012 Maximum Exposure list-and it's also one of t ...

  3. Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha to Perform on American Music Awards

    November 05, 2012 3:27 PM EST Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, joining previously announced acts Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull and Linkin Park. Mo ...

  4. Angel Haze Talks Universal Republic Deal, Debut Album, Collabos

    August 28, 2012 5:05 PM EDT As she continues to impress with the inner workings of her mind (see her "New York" video below), Angel Haze rises from the underground to a world where aspiring female rappers are classified as copies of Nicki Minaj. However, according ...

  5. 40 Under 40: John Zarling

    August 02, 2012 4:06 PM EDT John Zarling VP of Promotion and Media Strategy, Big Machine Label Group Website: bigmachinelabelgroup.com Twitter: @bigmachine Promotion With Imagination The Big Machine Label Group is one of the fastest-rising companies in the music industry, an ...

  6. For Promotional Use Only?

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages from Mac Miller On July 9, hip-hop veteran Lord Finesse filed a $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller, Miller's label Rostrum Records and mixtape site DatPiff.com. According to the suit, Miller "will ...

  7. Azealia Banks Deletes Twitter, Says She's 'No Longer Wishing to Be a Rapper'

    June 11, 2012 12:26 PM EDT Azealia Banks is making more waves on social media, this time taking to Tumblr to make a few career-altering announcements. In a post titled "No Longer Wishing To Be a Rapper," Banks explained that she would be considering herself a &quo ...

  8. SiriusXM Launches Latin Grammy Show

    May 09, 2012 1:27 PM EDT National Latino Broadcasting (NLB) is launching a daily radio show produced jointly with the Latin Recording Academy and centering on the Latin Grammy Awards and its nominated and winning artists. Liberty to Boost Stake in Sirius XM "Latin Gr ...

  9. Jonas Brothers Leave Disney's Hollywood Records, Buy Back Masters, Publishing, Merchandising Rights

    May 01, 2012 2:08 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers have parted ways with Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the Disney-owned label. The sibling trio of Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas, which has sold 17 million albums worldwide, also bought back the rights to their mast ...

  10. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Perform on Grammy Awards

    February 02, 2012 10:05 AM EST Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three- ...

  13. Univision's Nuestra Navidad Xmas Special To Feature Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio, Chino y Nacho, Arthur Hanlon

    December 08, 2011 5:22 PM EST For the sixth consecutive year, Estefan Film & Television-the production company of Emilio Estefan's Estefan Enterprises, will produce Nuestra Navidad, the Target-presented Christmas special that airs on the Univision network. This year&# ...

  14. Elvis Presley Estate Sued For $130 Million By King's 'Real Daughter'

    November 29, 2011 7:20 PM EST A Swedish woman who for more than two decades has been trying to convince everyone that she's Elvis Presley's real daughter and that Lisa Marie Presley has stolen her identity, has filed a lawsuit against the Presley family claiming more ...

  15. Are Die Antwoord Leaving Interscope? Label Weighs In ...

    November 07, 2011 5:50 PM EST South African freak-rappers Die Antwoord made waves online today, as multiple sources announced that Ninja and Yo-Landi have split from Interscope to release their forthcoming record, "TEN$ION," independently. The duo, who sold 26,000 co ...

  16. Web Trends: Watch The New Hole Video

    September 20, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Google Trends: 3. bob hope : Hope's wife, singer Dolores Hope, passed away yesterday 7. chaz bono : Chaz Bono appeared on the season premiere of Dancing With The Stars last night 10. dancing with the stars : The show premiered its latest seas ...

  17. Backbeat: Melanie Fiona Launches First Grammys @ Canada House Showcase In L.A.

    August 26, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Branden Chapman, the Recording Academy's executive in charge of production/chief business officer, and Consul General of Canada David Fransen (L-R) flank Melanie Fiona following her performance. Melanie Fiona launched the first Grammys @ Cana ...

  18. Glenn Miller: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Glenn Miller Digitial Marketing Executive, Creative Artists Agency Glenn Miller, 29, has dramatically boosted the digital footprints of CAA artists including Katy Perry, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Shania Twain and Justin Bieber. Miller helped Perry ...

  19. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Taken Off YouTube (Analysis)

    June 17, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Rebecca Black is getting her 16th minute of fame thanks to news that her "Friday" video has been pulled off of YouTube by her lawyers. The singer enjoyed tremendous viral success in March with a song, "Friday," so silly and sim ...

  20. Ken Jeong, Joe Jonas, Matthew Morrison, More Rock Billboard's Awards After-Party -- Check Out Photos!

    May 23, 2011 10:44 AM EDT The Dope MC: Ken Jeong, the Billboard Music Awards Master of Ceremonies, called the night "a great career highlight."(Photo: Tiffany Brown) Revved up by three hours of standing-ovation performances , 2011 Billboard Music Awards attendees ...

  21. Enrique Iglesias to Tour With Pitbull, Prince Royce This Fall

    May 12, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias announced at a press conference today that he will be touring U.S. arenas with special guests Pitbull and Prince Royce this Fall. Starting September 22 in Boston, the tour will travel to nearly 20 cities and culminate in an Octobe ...

  22. Univision President/CEO Joe Uva Stepping Down Next Month

    March 14, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Univision President and CEO Joe Uva will leave the company when his contract expires on April 2, the company announced in a statement today. Uva has been in the post for four years and decided not to renew his agreement, the statement says. The co ...

  23. Carlos Baute Signs With SESAC Latina

    February 22, 2011 8:15 PM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Carlos Baute -- who after nearly a decade as a recording artist found international success with his 2008 breakout single "Colgando en Tus Manos" ("Hanging On Your Hands") -- has signed with SESAC L ...

  24. Jennifer Lopez Tapped As Newest Face of L'Oreal Paris

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aside from judging "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez can simply look beautiful as the newest face of L'Oreal Paris. The brand has announced that Lopez will be its newest global brand ambassador, joining a roster of spokespeople that i ...

  25. German TV Show Halted After Tragedy

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST After only 25 minutes, one of Europe's most successful Saturday TV entertainment shows "Wetten, Dass..?" ("I Bet That...?") came to a sudden, tragic end in the Düsseldorf's venue Messehalle in front of 3,400 guests. I ...

  26. Time Warner Cable Launches Talent Contest

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Cable has launched Alcanza la Fama (Reach Fame) a music talent contest where the winner will get to appear on Time Warner spots and will also get their own music video, produced by an expert in the field. The contest, a partnership wit ...

  27. BACKBEAT: The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas brothers, Demi Lovato, David Archuleta, Shontelle and Allstar Weekend teamed up with world renowned tennis pros Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Novak Djokovic, Melanie Oudin, Roger Federer and the Bryan Brothers for Arthur Ash ...

  28. Luis Miguel Signs Global Touring Deal With Live Nation

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Luis Miguel's exclusive global touring deal with Live Nation Entertainment - the first that the company has reached with a Latin artist, not including Shakira's multi-rights deal - will cover at least 100 concerts be ...

  29. President Obama To Host 'Fiesta Latina' At White House

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama will host a special Latin music evening at the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina," will be taped live by Washington D.C. television s ...

  30. Maxwell Extends 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album, "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at ...

  31. Ticket Markups Capped As NY Scalping Law Expires

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Want to score a ticket to the sold-out Beyonce concert at Madison Square Garden this month? It'll cost you only two extra bucks -- for now. Thanks to a missed deadline in Albany, reselling tickets to concerts, sports events and other attracti ...

  32. Maxwell Readies 'BLACKsummer'snight' Album

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a nine-year hiatus, R&B singer Maxwell is returning with his long-awaited, oft-delayed fourth studio album, "BLACKsummer'snight," slated for a July 7th release on Columbia Records. The album's first single, "Pret ...

  33. Young Confirms Two More U.K. Fests

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young will headline the closing day of the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival on June 28, as well as the Hard Rock Calling event the day before in London's Hyde Park. Young has already been announced as a headliner at the Isle Of Wight Fes ...

  34. C3 On Producing President Obama's Inauguration

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST What does it feel like to be part of the team that produced President Barack Obama's inaugural activities? "It was an overwhelming experience," said Charlie Jones, partner in the Austin-based promoter/production company C3 Presents. ...

  35. Singer, Actress Eartha Kitt Dies

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Eartha Kitt, who rose from the Southern cotton fields to captivate audiences around the world with sultry performances as a singer, dancer and actress, died on Thursday at the age of 81. Kitt died of colon cancer for which she was recently treated ...

  36. French Order Of Merit For Tina Arena

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian singer Tina Arena is to be awarded one of France's highest civil decorations, the Ordre national du Mérite (French Order of Merit), during a ceremony in Paris this coming February. France's President Sarkosy will present Arena ...

  37. Inaugural Musink Festival Tour Canceled

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival has been canceled, according to organizers, who cite the "current economic climate" as the primary factor. Social Distortion and Motorhead were tapped to headline the tour, wh ...

  38. Jay-Z Playing Free Shows For Obama

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will play two free concerts this weekend in support of voter registration and the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama for the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The first show is set for Saturday (Oct. 4) at Detroit� ...

  39. Koch Lines Up New Label Deals

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution announced new deals with three very diverse labels. The first is an exclusive physical and digital distribution deal with Rising Force Records and its flagship artist, guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. Rising Force Record ...

  40. AT&T Promotes Iglesias/Aventura Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T is teaming up with Enrique Iglesias and Aventura on their joint tour to provide exclusive content online, via mobile and at AT&T stores. A series of AT&T in-stores will precede the remaining dates on the Iglesias/Aventura tour, wh ...

  41. New Nickelback Album Due In November

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time for the holiday retail season. First single "If Today Was Your Last Day" will hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 30. The Canadian rock outfit is recording the ...

  42. Nas Joins Protesters At Fox News In NYC

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the day Nas' untitled Def Jam album hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 , the rapper joined political groups Color of Change and Move On, along with fans and protesters, outside of the Fox News building in New York to protest the network's ...

  43. JoJo To Star In Lifetime Original Movie

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joanna "JoJo" Levesque will star in "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet" on Lifetime. Levesque will play a 17-year-old actress who is sent to rehab after passing out on the red carpet at her movie premiere. She is eventual ...

  44. Sin Bandera’s Schajris Signs With SESAC

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Noel Schajris, one half of soulful Mexican pop duo Sin Bandera, has signed a deal with performance society SESAC for representation of public performance of his works in the United States and Puerto Rico. Born in Argentina and naturalized as a Mex ...

  45. H&M Turns to Ann for Summer Campaign

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT H&M's latest ad campaign features Dutch/Israeli songstress Keren Ann singing "Lay Your Head Down" from her 2007 album Karen Ann on Blue Note. The spot, released in early May, shows model Daria Werbowy, swanning about on the beac ...

  46. Shania Twain, 'Mutt' Lange To Split

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Superstar Shania Twain and mega-producer husband Robert 'Mutt Lange, are separating after 14 years of marriage, according to Twain's spokesman, Jason Owen of Universal Music Group Nashville. "This is a private matter and there will ...

  47. McGraw Fragrance To Debut This Summer

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Tim McGraw is now in the company of Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue and Shania Twain. Coty Beauty has announced the launch of McGraw's first fragrance, "McGraw by Tim McGraw," which will debut in stores this August. Dio ...

  48. RED To Distribute Eulogy, Glassnote

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST RED Distribution announced today two new label partners: Florida-based hard rock label Eulogy Recordings and Glassnote Music, both of which will be exclusively distributed through RED. Eulogy is currently distributed by Warner Music Group, and wil ...

  49. Latin Recording Academy To Salute Cortez, Gatica

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alberto Cortez, Lucho Gatica, Olga Guillot, Los Tigres del Norte, Os Paralamas do Sucesso and Chavela Vargas will receive the 2007 Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. João Araújo, Leopoldo Federico and Fernando Hernandez wil ...

  50. Ritmo Latino Vows Iglesias Boycott

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ritmo Latino, the nation's largest independent Latin music retailer, says it is holding off on selling Enrique Iglesias' "Insomniac," which hits stores June 12 via Interscope, to protest what president David Massry calls " ...

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