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  1. Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'H.A.M.' Single Debuts On Facebook

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST H.A.M.," the first offering from Kanye West and Jay-Z's forthcoming collaborative album "Watch the Throne," premiered online just after midnight on Tuesday morning (Jan. 11), debuting on a dedicated Facebook page for the single ...

  2. Taylor Swift's Thanksgiving TV Special Competing with Beyonce

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's Thanksgiving TV special has just earned a bit of friendly competition: Taylor Swift has announced her own "Taylor Swift: Speak Now" primetime musical show, set to air Thanksgiving night on NBC. The hour-long special will f ...

  3. Warner Music Q4 Loss Widens

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss and said revenue growth in the U.K. and Italy was offset by weakness in the United States, Japan and the rest of Europe. For July-September, the company posted a loss of 31 cents a sha ...

  4. Richard Ashcroft Signs With Razor & Tie

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following the brief reunion of British alt-rockers The Verve in 2008, frontman Richard Ashcroft has signed with Razor & Tie for the North American release of "The United Nations of Sound," his fourth solo album produced by No I.D. (J ...

  5. Jay-Z Joined By Beyonce, Chris Martin, Kanye At Yankee Stadium

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Midway through his portion of his heavyweight twin billing with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Eminem took a moment to reflect the gravity of performing a concert on a hallowed ground. But he wasn't talking about the house that Jeter built: Instead ...

  6. New Dr. Dre Track 'Turn Me On' Hits Web

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Turn Me On," another unfinished track from Dr. Dre, hit the Internet today (Aug. 17). The song joins the Jay-Z collaboration "Under Pressure" as a possible preview of Dre's long-in-the-works third album, "Detox." &quo ...

  7. Fuse To Air Live Broadcast Of Maroon 5 Show In July

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's July 27 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York will be broadcast live on the Fuse cable network as part of its "Fuse Presents" concert series. Tickets to the show won't be sold to public. Instead, they will be ...

  8. Bonnaroo '10 Lights Up Live Online

    June 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's often joked that more people like to claim that they were at Woodstock in 1969 than were actually there. For today's music mega-festivals, such boasting is entirely plausible. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which begins its ...

  9. Lady Antebellum Returning To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" seems set to return to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, thus earning its fifth non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. Industry sources suggest that the set m ...

  10. Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z Among Kids' Choice Award Winners

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, wearing a bright blue wig and skintight flowery dress, was blasted with slime when presenting the favorite movie actress trophy to Miley Cyrus at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pa ...

  11. Madrid To Host MTV EMAs 2010

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has unveiled Madrid as the host country for the annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010. The ceremony, televised live across Europe and also broadcast internationally, will be held on Nov. 7, 2010. It is the second time t ...

  12. Full Transcript: MTV President Van Toffler @Music&Money

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, sat for a keynote interview at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium March 4. During the session, Toffler touched on everything from MySpace and Rhapsody, to the Beatles and Green Da ...

  13. Live Nation Posts Lower Q4 Revenue

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation, which merged with Ticketmaster to create Live Nation Entertainment Inc, on Thursday posted lower quarterly revenue. Live Nation's fourth-quarter revenue fell 4.7 percent to $854.3 million from $896.7 million a ye ...

  14. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga, U.K. rock act Kas ...

  15. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  16. Billboard.biz Q&A: Bonnaroo's Jonathan Mayers

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., which will tee up its ninth edition June 10-13, has become the top grossing festival in North America and one of the biggest musical events in the world. On Tuesday, the Bonnaroo lineup was announc ...

  17. Susan Boyle's Return To No. 1?

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is re ...

  18. Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti January 21, 2010 Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti Ja ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz Team Up for Haiti Charity Song

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz are the latest celebrities to come together in an effort to raise money for Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck a week ago. The three are joining forces for an as-yet-untitled Beatz-produced charity son ...

  21. Jonathan Ross Quits BBC

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. TV and radio host Jonathan Ross has announced he is quitting the BBC after 13 years. His BBC One TV show "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" was named the No. 5 most important U.K. platform for music in Billboard's Maximum Exposu ...

  22. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) ...

  23. Robbie Williams Pulls MTV EMAs Appearance

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. According to a statement issued today (Oct. 30) by the U.K. singer’s spokesperson, the cancellation was “due to a scheduling conflict.” The statement wen ...

  24. DJ Hero Puts Jay-Z, Eminem in Spotlight

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Activision expands its blockbuster Guitar Hero franchise this week with the release of DJ Hero, a game that lets users play DJ with a turntable and more than 100 songs. Advertising and design agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky targets music fans and ...

  25. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Working Out Deal With U.S.

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc are in negotiations with U.S. regulators to come up with concessions that would allow a merger between the two most powerful companies in the live music business, people familiar with the talks sa ...

  26. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct ...

  27. Yo Gabba Gabba! Tour Sells Out In New York

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: There's a Party in My City, the first live U.S. touring shows for the popular children's program "Yo Gabba Gabba!," looks like a hit. Conceived by animation/entertainment company W!ldbrain and produced and ...

  28. Analysis: Album Sales Decline Slows To 6% in September, TEAs Down 4%

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In September, the record industry came as close to a victory is it’s going to get in 2009. Year over year album sales in the month were down only 5.9%, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data. (For these purposes, September is de ...

  29. Analysis: eMusic Positions Itself In The New Album Era

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After six years that were dominated by track and ringtones sales, attention is now shifting to the digital album. Last week, iTunes launched the iTunes LP, a deluxe digital, interactive album. New releases by Jay-Z and Dave Matthews Band have been ...

  30. Jay-Z And The Beatles Dominate Album Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Jay-Z and the Beatles this week on the Billboard charts. The former notches his amazing 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 3" (476,000 copies) while the Fab Four's reissues take over the Comprehe ...

  31. Beatles and Jay-Z Dominate Charts

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close o ...

  32. Kanye Apologizes to Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Compares Lil Mama To T-Pain

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One of the most talked-about moments of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was when rapper Kanye West rushed the stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her Best Female Video award. But West, who was asked to le ...

  33. Jay-Z Reveals Details Of Fall Arena Tour

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of his charity concert in New York, Jay-Z has announced the dates for his upcoming fall tour, produced by Live Nation. With 21 shows confirmed -- including Philadelphia, Seattle, and Austin, Texas -- the tour will make stops at college ...

  34. Carrie Underwood Rushes New Single After Leak

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An unfinished version of "Cowboy Casanova," the lead single from Carrie Underwood's third studio album, "Play On," leaked online Wednesday (Sept. 2). The song's premature unveiling prompted Underwood to rush out an of ...

  35. Jay-Z Charity Concert Planned For Sept. 11

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z today formally unveiled plans for a charity concert called "Answer The Call" to take place at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sept. 11. All tickets will be priced at $50, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concer ...

  36. MTV Africa Music Awards Nominations Unveiled

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South Africa and Nigeria lead the nominations list in the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) taking place in Kenya on Oct. 10. South Africa and Nigerian artists received 15 nominations, with Nigerian R&B artist 2Face notching up four MAMA ...

  37. Shake-Up On Hot 100 As Miley And Jay-Z Make Noise

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feel ...

  38. Coldplay's 'Strawberry Swing' To Screen In U.K. Cinemas

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The video for Coldplay's new single, "Strawberry Swing," will be premiered in U.K. cinemas from July 22, before screenings of "Bruno" and U.S. box office hit "The Proposal." Odeon, the U.K.'s biggest cinema ...

  39. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Delivers 'Trouble'

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following another successful collaboration with Rick Ross on the Miami rapper's latest album, "Deeper Than Rap," production trio the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League is working on several new projects. Headlng the League's to-do list is a ...

  40. Coldplay Extends Wembley Line-Up

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has bolstered the line-up on its forthcoming shows at Wembley Stadium, with Jay-Z and Girls Aloud now appearing on both nights and new U.K. rock act White Lies also added to the bill. Jay-Z is special guest for all remaining U.K. tour dat ...

  41. Green Day, Linkin Park Rock On Blu-Ray

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Entertainment has announced the release of key titles from Green Day, Linkin Park, Michael Buble and Josh Groban on Blu-ray for the first time, on June 22. Green Day's "Bullet in a Bible" is a video documentary of the b ...

  42. People's Music Store Signs Universal Deal

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT People's Music Store, a new London-based digital download platform that allows fans to market music online, has signed a deal with Universal Music to license more than 300,000 tracks including songs by Amy Winehouse, Duffy, U2, Kanye West, Ja ...

  43. Antitrust Woes Could Dog Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A proposed merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is expected to be announced within days, but antitrust concerns could delay its completion. Board members for at least one of the companies ...

  44. Pemberton Festival Taking Hiatus In 2009

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Pemberton Festival, a Live Nation-promoted event that launched last July in British Columbia, will not be staged in 2009, according to the company. "We will not produce the Pemberton Festival this summer due to the fact that the necessary ...

  45. U.K. Festival Awards Shortlist Favors Boutique Events

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following 200,000 general public votes, according to organizers, the fifth annual U.K. Festival Awards has announced the 2008 nominations shortlist -- and it's a good result for boutique festivals. Heading the list with three nominations is N ...

  46. U2 Receives 1.56 Million Live Nation Shares For Deal

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 will receive an estimated $19 million worth of Live Nation shares as part of a 12-year deal the rock band signed with the concert promotion company earlier this year. Los Angeles-based Live Nation yesterday (Oct. 16) registered 1.56 million sha ...

  47. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Sinatra first opened the 4,000-capacity Palladium during a concert with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra i ...

  48. UMG, Kiwibox Partner For Music Video Content

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has entered into an agreement with Kiwibox.com to provide the teen-focused social networking Web site's users with thousands of music videos from the UMG catalog. UMG's music video catalog -- which includes videos f ...

  49. Jay-Z, Stargate Form Label, Publishing Company

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Norwegian songwriting/production duo Stargate have joined forces under the StarRoc banner, which will encompass a record label and publishing company under Jay-Z's Roc Nation venture with Live Nation. According to the principals, &q ...

  50. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

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