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  1. Band of Horses' Peaceful, Easy Feeling

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Alt-country group matures with fourth album 'Mirage Rock'. Things are good for Band of Horses. The South Carolina alt-country quintet's third album, "Infinite Arms", was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award and debuted at No. ...

  2. Perez Hilton on His New Gym-Ready Compilation, Failed 2009 Tour, Gold & Platinum Discs

    June 28, 2012 9:17 AM EDT Perez Hilton's "Liston to This" section of his website where he recommends new music. Say what you will about the lightning-rod that is celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (nee Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.), the fact is the man lives fo ...

  3. Clint Mansell Performs Darren Aronofsky Scores in Concert

    April 09, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Composer Clint Mansell is flanked by Milan Records' Stefan Karrer, VP Acquisition & Distribution, on the left and the head of Milan's U.S. Operations, Jean-Christophe Chamboredon. Mansell and his enemble performed his scores for thre ...

  4. How Ana Free Became A YouTube Phenom, Topped Charts, Opened For Shakira Without Label or Mgmt

    February 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST Ana Free is a YouTube phenomenon. Her video channe l has recorded 82,000-plus registered subscribers,nearly 3 million channel views, and her videos have more than 31 million views. Without label, manager, booking agent or publisher, this young Ang ...

  5. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  6. Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

    November 29, 2011 8:02 AM EST With Music Business Support, Farm Aid's Main Players: Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson Leave Impact This is what the music business has long known about Farm Aid: On one day, each year, since 1985, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  7. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Killer Love' Album Pushed Back to December

    October 13, 2011 11:15 PM EDT Nicole Scherzinger's first U.S. solo effort, Killer Love, has been delayed to Dec. 6, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The singer's label Interscope Records will only confirm an "December" release for the album, which hit st ...

  8. Read: Steve Jobs' Billboard 2004 Cover Story

    October 06, 2011 6:35 PM EDT On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the Apple iTunes store on May 1, 2004, Billboard ran a Q&A with Steve Jobs. Here the Apple co-founder and CEO, who seldom pulled his punches, called the legal music download market before iTunes & ...

  9. Rostrum Records' Benjy Grinberg on Label's Campaign to Have Fans Control Mac Miller Release Date

    September 28, 2011 6:25 PM EDT At midnight eastern time Monday night, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller took to Ustream to announce that his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," was now available for pre-order - with a twist. In a campaign reminiscent of popular online group bu ...

  10. Production Team Stereotypes Joins Rapper Three As JON MCXRO

    September 09, 2011 5:00 PM EDT You can now add the Stereotypes (Far*East Movement, Chris Brown, Justin Beiber) to the growing list of songwriter/producers who aren't content to simply sit behind the studio boards. The Grammy Award-nominated production trio-Jonathan Yip, Je ...

  11. Beirut Explores Global Sound on Third Album

    September 01, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Zach Condon, the songwriter and mastermind behind Beirut, may be just as famous for his music as for the cultures that have influenced it. Beirut's debut, 2006's Gulag Orkestar, played like an old-world village party in the Balkans. Fo ...

  12. Video: Kenny Chesney Talks Touring, Music, and Keeping Fans Happy at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2011 4:40 PM EDT BBCMS Superstar Q&A: Billboard's Ray Waddell (left) interviewing country star Kenny Chesney who, in addition to selling more than a million concert tickets, once worked for a telemarketing company. (Photo: Beth Gwinn) It's hard to be ...

  13. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Pitchfork's Chris Kaskie

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Chris Kaskie Title: Publisher and COO, Pitchfork Panel: Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. Speed Networking; Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Cultivation & Care Of Your Brand - How To Drive Growth, Revenue and Respect On Your Terms For more informat ...

  14. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Strike Up The Brand's Brad Gelfond

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Brad Gelfond Title: Principal, Strike Up The Brand Panel: Personal Agency: What Do Agencies Want From Artists?, Tues., June 15, 11:25am - 12:10pm. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? I don& ...

  15. Only Men Aloud Beats Pope At Classical BRIT Awards

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welsh male choir Only Men Aloud has triumphed over Pope Benedict XVI by winning the prestigious album of the year prize at the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards. The 20-member strong choir, who first found fame on U.K. reality TV show "Last Choir St ...

  16. 'Rock Star Conductor' André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurate ...

  17. 6 Questions With Game

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Once upon a time, gangster rapper Game had preconceived notions about eccentric rapper/producer Pharrell Williams—and vice versa. But the two have since put aside their differences; Williams is the executive producer of Game's fourth studio a ...

  18. Sting Announces 'Winter' Album For Fall

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer is just around the corner, but Sting has another season on his mind. The singer announced today (June 17) that his next album, "If On a Winter's Night...," will be inspired by his favorite time of year and feature two origina ...

  19. Obamas Praise Stevie Wonder At White House Concert

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle honored Stevie Wonder with an award and a White House concert, crediting the Motown legend's music for helping to bring them together. The multi-Grammy winning soul singer was presented the Library ...

  20. Billboard Q&A: Slip-N-Slide CEO Ted Lucas

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST After introducing Miami MCs like Trick Daddy and Trina in the 1990's, Slip-N-Slide CEO and founder Ted Lucas has coasted through this decade with new rappers, Plies and Rick Ross. And this December, Lucas isn't just celebrating the holid ...

  21. Usher Plotting 'Ladies Only' Concerts

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher is preparing a tour for ladies only. The R&B singer tells the Associated Press he will soon announce details of his "One Night Stand" tour. He said specific dates are still being worked out for about 15 "intimate" ven ...

  22. Taylor: New Slipknot Album Will 'Rip Your Face Off'

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four years have passed since the release of Slipknot's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses." But members of the masked metal act have little doubt that its as-yet-untitled fourth studio effort, tentatively due Aug. 12 via Roadrun ...

  23. Carlton Links With The Inc. For Third Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the Oct. 9 release date for her third album, "Heroes & Thieves," approaches, singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton has inked with a surprising label: hip-hop music entrepreneur Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo's the Inc. "I thi ...

  24. Exclusive: Quincy Jones Q&A

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Producing music for a production music library seems like an unusual gig for someone like Quincy Jones. After all, most composers and producers for this type of music are relatively unknown. But Jones inked a deal to produce a nine-CD series for F ...

  25. Daddy Yankee Exclusive Q&A

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DAy 2: Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards. Daddy Yankee demonstrated his star presence during an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Latin Bureau Chief Leila Cobo at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami. Amid a wall-lin ...

  26. Q&A: David Gilmour

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'On an Island' due March 6. David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. The man described as "the guitar and the voice of Pink Floyd" ...

  27. Urban Signs With Capitol Australia

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Urban was contracted to EMI Music Australia in the early part of ...

  28. Urban Signs With Capitol Australia

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Urban was contracted to EMI Music Australia in the early part of ...