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  1. Interscope Records Promotes 'Divergent' Soundtrack with Music Internships

    April 01, 2014 6:28 PM EDT The latest dystopian young-adult fad "Divergent" examines a future in which teens must take aptitude tests that will determine their place in life. To promote the film's soundtrack, featuring top electric artist Zedd and rising pop ...

  2. Pluto.tv Aims to Turn Online Video Into Lean-Back Experience

    March 31, 2014 5:55 PM EDT As pervasive as online video seems to be, the amount of time people spend with YouTube and other video platforms remains a fraction of how long they spend watching good, old-fashioned television.  Pluto.tv wants to change that. The West Hollywood ...

  3. ScHoolboy Q Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 26, 2014 6:59 PM EST ScHoolboy Q is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The rapper's major-label debut album, "Oxymoron," could sell between 150,000 to 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on March 2, according to i ...

  4. 50 Cent Leaves Interscope and Shady, Brings G-Unit Imprint to Capitol’s Caroline

    February 20, 2014 12:39 PM EST Cent has never shied away from airing his frustration with Interscope Records and, after 12 years at the record label, the rapper has decided to part ways with the label and go independent. Today (February 20), 50 Cent announced his departure f ...

  5. J. Cole on His Dreamville Label Deal with Interscope’s Joie Manda: Like ‘Dr. Dre to His Jimmy Iovine’ (Exclusive)

    February 10, 2014 11:38 AM EST On Jan. 28, on his 29th birthday, J. Cole walked in his mentor/Roc Nation boss Jay Z’s big footsteps once again. At his headlining gig at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the “Power Trip” rapper officially became an executive, revealing t ...

  6. Jennie Boddy Teams with Ambrosia Healy to Open East Coast Office of The Fun Star

    January 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today public relations pro Jennie Boddy joins publicity veteran Ambrosia Healy to open an East Coast branch of The Fun Star, the publicity firm founded by Healy. Boddy will oversee the East Coast office, while Healy and associate Erin Cooney run T ...

  7. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  8. Morning Fix: Did iTunes Radio Dent Track Sales?; RIP Winamp; Carlos Vives, Julio Reyes Win Big at Latin Grammys; ASCAP Reps Go to Washington

    November 22, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUSINESS MATTERS: TRACK SALES ON DOWNWARD TREND IN 2013. DID ITUNES RADIO PLAY A PART? It's not clear if iTunes Radio has hurt U.S. track sales since its Sept. 18th launch. One thing is clear, ...

  9. Chart Moves: Interscope Replaces Itself at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Ellen DeGeneres' Debuts in Top 40

    November 21, 2013 7:57 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Lady Gaga replaced her labelmate Eminem atop the list as “ARTPOP” debuted at No. 1 with 258,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" fell to No. 2 w ...

  10. Executive Turntable: Ari Taitz, Kenny Weagly Promoted at ADA; Shawn ‘Tubby’ Holiday Joins Columbia, More

    November 12, 2013 3:09 PM EST Taitz, Weagly Promoted ADA International ADA, Warner Music Group announced two key appointments to strengthen its international concerns.  Ari Taitz was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, ADA Worldwide and Kenny Weagly is expanding his role as ...

  11. Briefs: Garfunkel & Oates Head to IFC; ‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert on Showtime; ‘Idol’ Winner’s Debut Pushed to 2014

    September 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series Green-Lit by IFC IFC has given the green light to a 10-episode series starring the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates. “Garfunkel & Oates,” slated for 2014, will focus on the aspirations and misadv ...

  12. Interscope To Recall Madonna’s 'MDNA World Tour' Blu-ray in U.S., Manufacturing Error Blamed

    September 23, 2013 1:39 AM EDT Interscope Records is recalling every copy of Madonna’s "MDNA World Tour" Blu-ray issued in the United States, blaming an “error in manufacturing” that has compromised the 5.1 audio. Interscope made the announcement via its Facebook pa ...

  13. Janelle Monae, Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 13, 2013 9:33 PM EDT Here’s a look at next week’s Billboard 200 albms chart: Janelle Monae is set for her first top 10, Arctic Monkeys is making a strong return and Sheryl Crow's aiming for her ninth top 10 set. Monae's "The Electric Lady" should ...

  14. Maroon 5 Ties Adult, Mainstream Top 40 Records

    July 22, 2013 1:56 PM EDT The group matches the mark for the most Adult Top 40 No. 1s and Mainstream Top 40 top 10s with 'Love Somebody,' while label Interscope equals a record of its own   Maroon 5 ties the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of ...

  15. Publishing Briefs: Sting, One Direction, Imagine Dragons Sign New Pub Deals

    May 21, 2013 7:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term extension administration agreement with Sting , who has had a relationship with the company for more than 16 years. The global agreement will cover all music publishing throughout Sting’s solo ...

  16. Jimmy Iovine's USC Commencement Speech – with Surprise Appearance by Dr. Dre (Full Text)

    May 20, 2013 3:57 PM EDT Interscope Records and Beats Electronics founder Jimmy Iovine received an honorary degree from the University of Southern California during the school's Friday graduation ceremony, where he also delivered a speech and brought out surprise g ...

  17. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million to USC for New Arts, Tech and Biz Center

    May 15, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to create a new institute at the University of Southern California, the school announced Tuesday night. The h ...

  18. How Three Upstarts Derailed Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, And Tyler, the Creator’s Branding Deals: Guest Post by Dan Charnas

    May 10, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Dan Charnas (@dancharnas ) is the author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop (Penguin) and Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Rizzoli). Billboard.biz welcomes responsible commentary -- contact jem. ...

  19. Will.i.am To Be Honored At CLIO Awards

    April 22, 2013 6:00 AM EDT will.i.am will accept a CLIO Honorary Award at this year's CLIO Award Ceremony, scheduled for May 15 at New York City's Museum of Natural History. The Honorary Award celebrates "the work and talent of those who push the boundaries ...

  20. Morning Fix: Joie Manda Leaves Def Jam for Interscope, Rick Ross Under Fire for 'Date Rape' Lyrics, iHeartRadio Returns to Vegas, More

    March 29, 2013 9:43 AM EDT Subscribe to Billboard.biz's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE Joie Manda Resigns as Def Jam President, Moving to Interscope In a surprise announcement, Joie Manda has resigned as President of Def Jam Records to relocate bac ...

  21. Hit-Boy Signs Interscope Records Deal for Hits Since '87 Label Imprint

    January 23, 2013 6:39 PM EST Rapper-producer Hit-Boy took to Twitter earlier today (Jan. 23) to announce the partnership between his label imprint, Hits Since '87, and Interscope Records. Hits Since 87, inc + Interscope. Young Label owner. #Godisgreat - Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy ...

  22. Call Carly Rae Jepsen Billboard's Rising Star of 2012

    November 30, 2012 2:21 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen describes the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, as a "Cinderella night"-and one that would've been unimaginable a year ago. At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" ...

  23. Beatport Mixes It Up - And There's More To Come

    November 19, 2012 12:41 PM EST As electronic dance music, or EDM, has exploded in popularity, dance music download site Beatport has transformed into a commercial and community hub far beyond its origins as a place that sold high-quality dance MP3s to DJs. Beatport's gro ...

  24. Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' of 2012

    October 25, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's "Rising Star" for 2012 following a year of dizzying success for the "Call Me Maybe" singer-songwriter. The Rising Star Award acknowledges Jepsen's breakout year and will be ...

  25. Universal Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    September 28, 2012 8:47 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi's Universal Music Group said Friday that it has completed the $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded music arm. "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry," said UMG chairman and CEO L ...

  26. Backbeat: Carly Rae Jepsen Hangs With Cody Simpson, Scooter Braun, Interscope Execs At Album Launch Party

    September 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen signs autographs for fans outside the event. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Carly Rae Jepsen celebrated the release of Kiss last Thursday with family and industry friends at her West Hollywood release party. The paparazzi swarmed outside o ...

  27. Madonna Notches 43rd No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With 'Turn Up The Radio'

    August 27, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 43rd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Turn Up the Radio" lifts 2-1. (The ranking will refresh on Billboard.biz Thursday, Aug. 30.) "Radio" is Madonna's third Dance Cl ...

  28. Melissa Victor Gets VP Stripes at Island Def Jam

    August 20, 2012 6:29 PM EDT Melissa Victor, Justin Bieber's longtime press representative, has been promoted to vice president, media and artist relations at Island Def Jam Music Group. Department head and EVP Laura Swanson made the announcement, praising Victor, who al ...

  29. Backbeat: Skrillex Brings The Party; Datsik, Zedd, Dillon Francis Hang Backstage At HARD Summer

    August 06, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Skrillex, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (who covers his face in every photo), and Ellie Goulding. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Day two of L.A.'s HARD Summer brought larger crowds than the night before for mainly one reason - ...

  30. 40 Under 40: John Janick

    August 02, 2012 2:29 PM EDT John Janick Chairman/President, Fueled By Ramen; Co-President, Elektra Records Website: Fueledbyramen.com ElektraRecords.com Twitter: @fueledbyramen @Elektrarecords Fueled By Fun John Janick, 34, has balanced running Fueled by Ramen, which he foun ...

  31. Lady Gaga To Carly Rae Jepsen: 'I'm Coming for You' on Hot 100

    July 30, 2012 7:20 AM EDT Hey, this is crazy: our weekly story on the latest moves on the Billboard Hot 100 has caused a Twitter war between Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen. OK, more of a friendly ribbing from Gaga to her fellow Interscope Records artist, it seems. Carly Ra ...

  32. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Makes Canada Proud on Hot 100 Chart

    July 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Call Me Maybe." With its latest frame in charge, the song tallies the longest reign for a song by a woman signed to Interscope Records, passing ...

  33. Carly Rae Jepsen Breaks Records With "Call Me Maybe"

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT As Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Mission, British Columbia, native calls two pieces of Hot 100 history her own. With its continued reign, "Maybe" becomes th ...

  34. Veteran Alt-Rock Act the Toadies Take a New Approach on Latest Album

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT You might assume that a band like the Toadies, which initially formed in 1989 and reunited in 2008 after a seven-year hiatus, would be stuck in its ways. But you'd be wrong. "Play.Rock.Music.," the band's fifth album, and third ...

  35. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hits Seventh Week at No. 1 on Hot 100

    July 25, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida's "Whistle" tops Hot Digital Songs and Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leads On-Demand Songs. "M ...

  36. Single Reviews: Wonder Girls Featuring Akon, No Doubt, Tim McGraw

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Wonder Girls Featuring Akon Like Money (3:30) Producer: Woo S. Rhee "Rainstone" Writers: W. S. Rhee, C. N. Johnson, L. Hilbert, A. Kronlund Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV, EMI Music Publishing JYP Entertainment Wonder Girls ...

  37. Grooveshark Wins DMCA Argument in Universal Dispute

    July 11, 2012 12:52 PM EDT It's not a secret that Universal Music isn't much of a fan of Grooveshark, the music discovery service that streams over a billion songs every month. The record giant has been pursuing several court actions against the company, including ...

  38. Backbeat: Interscope, Warner Music Group Host BET Awards After Parties With Kevin Liles, Todd Moscowitz, More

    July 05, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Michael Kyser (President of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group) poses with DJ D-Nice at the Warner Music Group BET Awards after party. (Photo: Johnny Nunez) Following the 12th annual BET Awards on Sunday, which was widely regarded as a resounding ...

  39. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

  40. Carly Rae Jepsen-Owl City's 'Good Time' Headed for Top 40 Debut on Hot 100

    June 28, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Things are looking "good" for Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen's "Good Time." The new single, which was released to digital retailers on June 26, is poised to debut in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Ba ...

  41. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  42. Carly Rae Jepsen, Scooter Braun Talk Hot 100 Coronation

    June 13, 2012 4:05 PM EDT (Update: Jepsen's manager was previously misidentified. She is managed Jonathan Simkin.) Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Braun, founder of her imprint Schoolboy Records, are basking in the afterglow of her bouncy Interscope Records single " ...

  43. John Janick to Take 'Presidential' Role at Interscope: Sources

    June 13, 2012 3:32 PM EDT John Janick, currently co-president of Elektra Records with Mike Caren, will take a "presidential" role at Interscope Records later this year, two sources close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The move, which will see ...

  44. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy Set Santos Party House on Fire at VEVO, HTC's Social Sounds Launch

    June 05, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar performs at Santos Party House in New York City Monday night. (Neilson Barnard, Getty/Wire Image) He may call himself "the Good Kid From the Mad City" of Compton, Calif., but Black Hippy 's resident ladies man Kendric ...

  45. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  46. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  47. Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, B.o.B and Marilyn Manson Heading to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    May 05, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Carrie Underwood is going to blow away the competition this week, as her latest album, Blown Away " should easily top the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The country diva's fourth studio set is on track to sell betwee ...

  48. Fandalism Gives Musicians Their Own Social Network

    April 30, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Fandalism homepage features performance videos from musicians in such disparate places as New Zealand, Sweden and Connecticut. (screen shot) If you're a musician, or you want to keep track of up-and-coming and unknown musicians, you should re ...

  49. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  50. Madonna Teams Up With Spotify On 'MDNA' Promotional Streaming Campaign

    March 27, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Despite a career spanning three decades, with the release of her latest album Madonna has made it clear she is not going the traditional route that she may have gone promoting her past albums. Madonna Interviewed by Jimmy Fallon Live on Facebook ( ...

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