Jason Mraz

  1. BMG Signs Backstreet Boys for Publishing, Recordings

    July 19, 2013 6:25 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone, will release their eighth album, "In A World Like This," through BMG on July 30. The group was previously signed to Jive Records. The title trac ...

  2. Updated: Jeff Price, Peter Wells Out of Tunecore

    August 15, 2012 8:44 PM EDT After several weeks of rumors, Tunecore CEO/President Jeff Price announced today that he and Peter Wells have left the company. Price, Wells and Gary Burke founded the company in 2006. According to sources, the Tunecore board voted to oust Price f ...

  3. Fintage House and Rights Agency Limited Joining Forces

    June 08, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Fintage House, a music publishing and digital rights management firm based in the Netherlands has made an investment in the U.K.-based Rights Agency Limited, which specializes in neighboring rights management. Terms of the deal weren't disclo ...

  4. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  5. Chart Moves: 'Newsies' Cast Album Debuts, 'MTV Unplugged' Returns, and a Video Game Soundtrack Sizzles

    April 19, 2012 10:38 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Lionel Richie claimed his third No. 1 album with the rise of "Tuskegee" (129,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 35%). He might even stick around for a second week on the list i ...

  6. Jason Mraz Vs. Lionel Richie For Next Week's No. 1 Album

    April 19, 2012 1:04 PM EDT Jason Mraz's new album "Love is a Four Letter Word" is in the running to become the singer/songwriter's first No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 chart. That is, if Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" steps aside. Both a ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  8. Billboard Touring Conference & Awards 2011 Hub

    November 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST November 11, 2011 | Video Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video) Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde at our Touring Conference on Th ...

  9. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  10. Business Matters: Spotify, Levi, MySpace, 'Lost' and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- Spotify’s Android app has been updated to include the local file and social features that Spotify recently added to its service. I’ve been enjoying Spotify’s social fea ...

  11. ASCAP To Honor The Killers With Vanguard Award

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor The Killers at its 27th annual Pop Music Awards— to be held on April 21, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.—with its Vanguard award, which rec ...

  12. Pink Still Most Popular Artist On Australian Radio

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST American pop superstar Pink was the most popular artist on the Australian airwaves in 2009, the third successive year she has achieved the feat, according to "most played" data published by Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. ...

  13. WMG Onboard With Hulu

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label to strike a content licensing deal with online video hub Hulu. The deal brings music videos, concert performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage to artist-branded pages within the Hul ...

  14. Chart Beat: Best of 2009, Part 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  15. Digital Briefs: Facebook, Spotify, Outside Lands Fest

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A status update by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reading simply " Spotify is so good" has sparked a rash of speculation that the social networking site may be in partnership talks with the ad-supported streaming music service. Face ...

  16. Glastonbury Tributes For Michael Jackson

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This weekend's Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. is set to feature musical tributes to Michael Jackson, while the site is wet and muddy for yet another year. Australian pop act Gabriella Cilmi performed part of Jackson's "Billie Jean ...

  17. Warner Music's Losses Widen As Sales Fall Short

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group posted a wider quarter loss as recorded music sales declined more than expected. The world's third largest music company posted a net loss of $68 million on Thursday (May 7), or 45 cents a share in its fiscal second quarter ...

  18. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery ...

  19. DMB Tour Launching In Tandem With New Album

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will launch its spring tour April 14 at New York's Madison Square Garden, the same day its new studio album arrives from RCA. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Rob Cavallo. A number of songs have been played live ...

  20. Warner Music Canada Locks In Merch Deal

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Canada has inked a deal with music merchandising company Philcos Enterpriser Ltd. that will see it offer sales, manufacturing and distribution for a variety of clothing and other items relating to the record label's artists. The ...

  21. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The alb ...

  22. Death Cab For Cutie Scores First No. 1 Album

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie claims its first No. 1 album as "Narrow Stairs" starts at the top slot on the Billboard 200. The Atlantic set moved 144,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. Death Cab's prior album, 2005's ...

  23. Death Cab Heading To Billboard 200's Top Spot

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The second major-label outing by rock darlings Death Cab For Cutie looks on course to top The Billboard 200, according to today's Nielsen SoundScan Building chart. Informed by un-weighted sales from nine leading music accounts, the band' ...

  24. WMG, Muvee Forge Video Mixing Deal

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal allows users to personalize clips. Warner Music Group has struck a strategic business agreement with software firm Muvee that enables consumers to legitimately interlace personal video clips and photos into original artist music clips and foo ...

  25. Silva and Hewitt Extend Hollywood Bowl Booking Deal

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST They have been the Bowl's promoters since 1991. The partnership of Bill Silva Presents and Andrew Hewitt have been retained by the Hollywood Bowl to book their shows, according to the venue. Hewitt and Silva—who also manages artists including ...

  26. Silva Hires Talent Buyer To Oversee Divisions

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Herz was among the CCE layoffs. Promoter/manager Bill Silva has hired talent buyer Eric Herz to oversee his Silva Touring/Bill Silva Presents divisions. Herz, a former Avalon Attractions and Metropolitan Entertainment executive, previously bo ...

  27. The Beat

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose distinguished discography includes work with such acts as U2, Jason Mraz and the Rolling Stones has only one regret about moving from London to New York to bec British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose disti ...

  28. Gap Into The Fall

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone will swivel her hips in Gap jeans once again--this time as part of the brand's fall "Favorites" campaign. Stone will join a varied lineup of musicians--including fellow Gap vet Alanis Moris Joss Stone will swivel her hips ...

  29. Chuck D Among Artists Who Support Grokster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pro-Internet amicus brief filed in infringement case. Chuck D, Stevie Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Jason Mraz are among 22 recording artists who today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm an Appeals Court ruling in favor of ...

  30. Dixie Chicks, Donnas, Alanis On Rock The Vote Bill

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock the Vote will begin a five-month, 50-city bus tour on June 16 in Los Angeles. The trek will hit a wide range of venues, including college campuses, before wrapping Nov. 2, Election Day. There is Rock the Vote will begin a five-month, 50-city ...

  31. Mraz To Head 'Curbside Prophets' Tour

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz will embark on a cross-country concert series dubbed the Tour of the Curbside Prophets, beginning May 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz will embark o ...