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  1. AEG Sale Likely to Attract L.A. Consortium Bid

    September 19, 2012 2:40 PM EDT AEG, which owns the global No.2 concert promoter in AEG Live, has been put on the block and is expected to bring in around $7 billion to $8 billion . The Los Angeles-based firm is likely to attract a bid from a local consortium, according to peopl ...

  2. Jason Alden is the Leader of the New School

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's trademark blend of Country basics and rock attitude has put him at the front of a new country scene and moved him to multiplatinum stadium status. hatever its original purpose, the out-building at Jason Aldean's sprawling ...

  3. When Blake Met Beyonce

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Nashville songwriters work both sides of the fence. Blake Shelton and Beyonce do not make the same kind of music, but both of them gave the same basic assignment to a handful of songwriters in August: Write me a hit. Approximately 15 writers showe ...

  4. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  5. Backbeat: Youngblood Hawke, ASCAP and SESAC Execs Hang At Elias Arts' Gibson Showcase

    August 29, 2012 6:26 AM EDT Youngblood Hawke, fresh off the Universal Republic release of their first EP, gave a stripped-down acoustic show that revealed the depth of their harmonies. (Photo: Phil Gallo) About an hour before the Record Company was scheduled to open Elias Ar ...

  6. MTV Execs Talk New Social, Multiplatform Tools for 2012 Video Music Awards

    August 28, 2012 3:56 PM EDT MTV has long prided itself on keeping on the cutting edge of social programming, integrating Twitter and other forms of interactive participation into many of its broadcasts. This year, the network is continuing its social presence with a little b ...

  7. The Olympics' Music-Branding Gold Medalists: Jay-Z + Duracell, Samsung + Leftover Cuties, More

    August 14, 2012 3:59 PM EDT When it comes to declaring one winner in music during this year's Olympics - the most-watched U.S. TV event in history , Phillip Phillips is the undisputed gold medalist. The "American Idol" champion's song "Home" vau ...

  8. Pat Higdon, Former President of UMPG Nashville, Re-Launches Patrick Joseph Music

    August 08, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pat Higdon, whose industry credits include a recent stint as president of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville, is teaming with SONGS Music Publishing to re-launch the publishing company that he created in 1989, called Patrick Joseph Music. ...

  9. Sandra Bernhard To Host Billboard Touring Awards; MJ's Immortal To Receive Creative Content Award

    August 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard will host the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 8 in New York City, Billboard announces today. As part of the annual industry gathering, Billboard announces that the Creative Content ...

  10. 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 - ...

  11. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  12. 40 Under 40: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart

    August 02, 2012 3:47 PM EDT Christopher "Tricky" Stewart President of A&R, Epic Records Website: Epicrecords.com Twitter: @Trickystewart Putting Epic In The Zone With a career spanning a remarkable 22 years, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Christopher ...

  13. 40 Under 40: Carson Daly

    August 02, 2012 2:58 PM EDT Carson Daly Host, NBC's 'Last Call With Carson Daly' and 'The Voice'; Morning Man, KAMP (97.1 AMP Radio) Los Angeles Website: NBC.com/Last-Call-With-Carson-Daly/ , NBC.Com/The-Voice Twitter: @CarsonDaly Maestro of the Airw ...

  14. 40 Under 40: Lee Anderson

    August 02, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Lee Anderson Agent, AM Only Website: AMOnly.com Twitter: @LeeBronBron Pushing Boundaries AM Only agant Lee Anderson, 31, walked the Grammy Awards red carpet alongside Skrillex this February. That's how integral he was to the young dubstep tro ...

  15. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  16. Producer RedOne Jump-Starts His 2101 Label With 7Lions, Havana Brown and Mohombi

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Between crafting songs for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and others, producer RedOne is also busy ramping up his own 2101 Records. Two acts on the label's roster - 7Lions and Havana Brown - recently released EPs. And coming soon: a new single by R& ...

  17. Twitter 140: Page 7

    July 26, 2012 6:18 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Shooter Jennings Singer/Songwriter; DJ, SiriusXM's Outlaw Country @ShooterJennings Between sending out links to his Outlaw Radio show and retweeting a slew of bands and jokes, Jennings provides his follower ...

  18. Twitter 140: Page 5

    July 26, 2012 5:34 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Lindsay Gabler Social Media Specialist, The Recording Academy @LndsyGblr The social media guru for the Grammy Awards is a self-admitted Twitter-holic, and finds time to tweet choice pop cuts, celebrity insights, ...

  19. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  20. Lana Del Rey Announced As New Face of H&M

    July 17, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Lana Del Rey has been unveiled as the star of H&M's autumn/winter 2012 campaign. "The mood is very L.A. noir," Donald Schneider, H&M's creative director, told WWD . "It's inspired by our fall collection." ...

  21. America's Most Influential Clubs

    July 12, 2012 7:00 PM EDT So what makes a great club? We know that clubs serve as both a critical artist-­development tool and an opportunity for more established acts to reconnect with their fans on a more intimate level. Q Prime South manager John Peets, who has develope ...

  22. Essence Fest Draws 413K, Record Sponsorship, Men; Announces 2013 Dates

    July 12, 2012 1:02 PM EDT The Essence of Essence (from left): Kimberly Paige: Associate Vice President African-American Marketing, Coca-Cola; comedian Kevin Hart; and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. (Photo: Walik Goshorn) The Essence Music Festival wrappe ...

  23. Franco De Vita Reflects On Three Decades Of Hits, Summer Plans

    July 12, 2012 12:10 PM EDT After nearly a year of touring, the first thing Franco De Vita plans on doing this summer is . . . nothing. "I'm not doing anything," he says. "I'm going to throw myself on the beach, and I won't want to know anything ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Backbeat: Metric Celebrates Fifth Studio Album 'Synthetica' With Private KROQ Gig in Los Angeles

    June 26, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Metric guitarist James Shaw and vocalist Emily Haines hit the stage at KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space in L.A. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Metric made the rounds while in LA. First it was a sold out show at the El Rey where the crowd included A-lister ...

  26. Katy Perry to Rock Pepsi & Billboard's 'Summer Beats'

    June 25, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Pepsi and Billboard are kicking off their "Summer Beats" live series in a big way. The first event will feature Katy Perry in a special live performance at an as-yet-unannounced location in Los Angeles on June 26 as part of the official ...

  27. Backbeat: Ultra Music Hosts Happy Hour With the Crystal Method, Dim Mak Records, Red Light Execs

    June 25, 2012 3:54 PM EDT Ken Jordan, The Crystal Method hanging with his manager, Richard Bishop of Red Light Management. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Hollywood was buzzing with EDM chatter Friday night as Ultra Music hosted an official kickstart to summer happy hour. The courty ...

  28. Irving Azoff Disputes Bronfman, Mills Testimony at Universal-EMI Senate Hearings; Mills Responds

    June 22, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment/Front Line Management Chairman Irving Azoff said he didn't get the chance to respond to some of the comments made at yesterday's Senate Judiciary subcommitee hearing about the proposed Universal Music Group-EMI ...

  29. Ryan Seacrest Among Potential Bidders for Dick Clark Productions

    June 15, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest could continue to follow in his idol's footsteps. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the media multihyphenate is among potential bidders to request information regarding the potential sale of Dick Clark Productions. Reute ...

  30. Steven Tyler Signs Worldwide Publishing Administration Deal With ole

    June 12, 2012 4:35 PM EDT ole announced today that it had signed an exclusive worldwide music publishing administration deal with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, covering all of his co-writes on the forthcoming Aerosmith album Music From Another Dimension -- due out Augus ...

  31. EDMBiz Wrap: Kaskade, Angello, Hawtin on Free Parties, the Term 'EDM,' More

    June 09, 2012 8:00 PM EDT EDMBiz Artist Panel, which included, Richie Hawtin, Rebecca & Fiona, Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness (Above & Beyond), Steve Angello, Kaskade and moderator Jason Bentley. For all the dissent around the importance or artists, the politics of ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Marilyn Monroe Hologram Concert On The Way, May Set Off A String of Lawsuits

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT When Tupac Shakur took the stage in hologram form at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, hundreds of thousands of onlookers reveled in seeing one of hip-hop's greatest performers seemingly brought back from the dead. Shakur ...

  34. Beatles Musical Books L.A. Date Prior to Broadway

    May 30, 2012 5:41 PM EDT "Backbeat," the musical that details the birth of the Beatles, will make its final pre-Broadway stop in Los Angeles early next year. An adaptation of 1994 Universal Pictures film, "Backbeat" will play L.A.'s Ahmanson Theat ...

  35. Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Attempt at Record For O Music Awards, 'Great' Relationship With Warner Bros.

    May 23, 2012 4:05 PM EDT When the Flaming Lips set out to break Jay-Z's world record for most live concerts in multiple cities in 24 hours as part of MTV's O Music Awards on June 27th , it will probably look like a scene straight out of "The Magical Mystery ...

  36. God Mode, One of Frenchkiss' First Nine Distributed Labels, Lines Up More 2012 Releases

    May 15, 2012 4:12 PM EDT at Mick Management handling day-to-day for Fort Lean, http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  37. Photos: Usher Honors Rico Love; Melanie Fiona Raises the Roof; Jacob Luttrell, EMI Win Big at SESAC Awards

    May 11, 2012 5:08 PM EDT The winners: From left: SESAC song of the year winner for "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" sung by Enrique Iglesias Jacob Luttrell; inspiration award winner Bryan-Michael Cox; Usher; songwriter of he year Rico Love. (Photo: Shawn Ehl ...

  38. Earl Sweatshirt Launching Columbia Imprint, Plots Future Albums

    May 02, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt is coming back with a bang. After spending time at the Coral Reef Academy in Samoa as his music was going viral back home, the Odd Future collective member has signed a label deal and has several projects planned. According to the ...

  39. Chris Brown Launches Dum English: Limited-Edition Collectibles Series With Artist Ron English

    April 25, 2012 5:58 PM EDT Chris Brown's got his business in overdrive: In addition to finishing up his fifth studio album Fortune (July 3) and selling two-month-old, $1,000 pit bull puppies , the singer/songwriter has announced a new collectibles series in collaborati ...

  40. Backbeat: A (Record Store) Day in the Life: Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles

    April 23, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, left, and Patrick McCarthy from the Light in the Attic Records visited nine record stores in the L.A. area separately before joining forces to spin discs at Origami Vinyl. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Neil Schield knew he could make a handfu ...

  41. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  42. Mana Jumps Past Britney Spears In Record 11 Shows at L.A.'s Staples Center

    April 16, 2012 8:40 PM EDT Mexican rock band Maná, the biggest-selling and touring Latin rock group, last year tied Britney Spears with eight sold-out shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center, but this week return to the Southland for another career milestone: three more n ...

  43. Backbeat: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Oh Land Rock Elle's Women in Music Awards With Jason Flom, Scooter Braun, More

    April 13, 2012 3:44 PM EDT Singer Jessie J (center) receives a plaque from LAVA Records President/CEO Jason Flom (right) at ELLE's in Women Music 2012 at event in L.A. for selling over 12 million copies worldwide of her album Who You Are. (Photo: WireImage) At Elle mag ...

  44. Johnny Depp Performs With Marilyn Manson at Golden Gods Awards (Video)

    April 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Johnny Depp dropped acting for a night and joined Marilyn Manson onstage Wednesday, grabbing a bright yellow guitar and black cowboy hat for a performance of "Sweet Dreams" at Revolver magazine's Golden Gods Awards concert. Were his ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Business Matters: Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal

    April 03, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Grooveshark Sued by EMI -- Grooveshark has been sued by EMI, but you wouldn't know it from the music streaming service's explanation for the companies' failed relationship. A Tuesday post at CNET.com reported the recorded music divi ...

  47. Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Stacy Francis, Others Record Trayvon Martin Tribute Song, PSA (Video)

    March 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, actors Terry Crews, Angela Bassett and others re-recorded Khan's "Super Life," while protestors took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles in the teen's ...

  48. Pete Tong, Kaskade, Crystal Method Rally In Support of Pasquale Rotella, Indicted Electric Daisy Promoter

    March 23, 2012 6:15 PM EDT MIAMI - The EDM community took time out of its regularly scheduled Miami Music Week revelry to rally around Pasquale Rotella, embattled CEO of Insomniac Events, the production company behind Electric Daisy Carnival. "I hope for the sake of th ...

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    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  50. Billy Corgan Talks -- and Talks -- About 'The Source' Film, Ya Ho Wha 13 and How a Drum Circle Changed His Thinking

    March 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Captured within Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos's documentary "The Source" is the story of a rock band that worked in a way that no rock band had before -- pure improvisation with no commercial intent, hitting the recording studio w ...

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