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  1. Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Named 'American Idol' Judges

    September 16, 2012 9:54 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumo ...

  2. Twitter 140: Page 1

    July 26, 2012 1:58 PM EDT NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX A-Trak DJ, Turntablist, Owner of Fool's Gold Records @Atrak Former world champion turntablist turned Kanye West tour DJ turned record label owner and Grammy nominated producer/DJ, A-Trak (a.k.a. Alain Macklovitch) trave ...

  3. Germany's ECHO Jazz Award Winners Announced

    April 18, 2012 12:57 PM EDT The 81 year-old German composer, orchestra chief and conductor Claus Ogermann will be awarded with the German ECHO Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award 2012. He worked with Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Diana Krall. Further internationally no ...

  4. Backbeat: Eric Whitacre Premieres 'Virtual Choir' For Decca Execs at Lincoln Center

    April 09, 2012 7:30 AM EDT (L-R): Paul Foley (GM, Decca Label Group), Eric Whitacre, Claire Long (Music Productions/Whitacre's Manager), Joseph Oerke (VP, Deutsch Grammophon & Decca Classics, U.S.), Steven Singer (VP, Decca Label Group). Choral music rock star Eric ...

  5. Erwin Frankel, Early World Music Promoter, Dies At 76

    March 05, 2012 11:43 AM EST Erwin Frankel, whose penchant for the Andean pan flute, traditional Turkish music, and the art of belly dancing allowed the radio host and concert promoter's influence to spread from the WABC-FM radio airwaves to the stage at Carnegie Hall, d ...

  6. From the Skatalites To Shaggy to the Blue Note: How Jamaican Jazz Legend Monty Alexander Keeps Keeping On

    February 29, 2012 4:05 PM EST How does a venerated jazz pianist whose career spans six decades remain relevant among a younger audience? If you are Monty Alexander you take it back to your Jamaican roots and invite friends like multi-platinum selling dancehall superstar Shaggy ...

  7. How The APAP Conference Could Save Your Band's Life

    January 18, 2012 9:01 AM EST A plenary session at APAP|NYC that explored the question: What great acts have happened in our community? (Photo: Jacob Belcher/APAP) "If you want to book us, we're a twelve piece, we like sushi and massages," Steven Bernstein crack ...

  8. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  9. Backbeat: Jessie and the Toy Boys Play Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week @ Lincoln Center

    September 22, 2011 7:30 AM EDT The American Express Skybox at NY Fashion Week. Last Wednesday night, Prospect Park Records dance-pop act, Jessie and the Toy Boys , performed a short, acoustic set for an intimate, invite-only crowd that included members of the press as well as s ...

  10. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  11. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  12. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  13. Met Opera Adds 300 Theaters To Its HD Broadcasts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The close-ups were so tight you could see a tear slowly trickling down the tenor's face - and that the soprano's fingernail polish didn't match the color on her toes, though she did nail the high C. It was a live performance of the ...

  14. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  15. Univision Jumps Back Into Upfront Market

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish-language broadcast network Univision is returning to upfront week after a one-year hiatus, planning to hold its presentation on Thursday, May 20. David Lawenda, Univision’s ad sales president, said the decision to forego an upfront present ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: Bug Music, Arlo Guthrie, NMPA's David Israelite

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Bug Music Publishing has signed a new publishing deal with Paul Westerberg, solo artist, songwriter and front man of the seminal alt-rock group the Replacements. Under the terms of the deal, Bug Music and Westerberg have entered into a publishi ...

  17. Lil Wayne, T-Pain Top Songwriters At BMI Urban Awards

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop heavyweights T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don and Kanye West were among those honored at tonight's BMI Urban Awards. Sharing songwriter of the year accolades were T-Pain and Lil Wayne, while producers Polow Da Don and West were ...

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: George Clinton, Lionel Richie

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Funkmaster George Clinton has been named 2009’s BMI Icon honoree. The award will be presented at the organization’s upcoming annual Urban Awards on Sept. 10 in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Clinton joins such previous BMI Icon honorees as T ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: Copyright Alliance, NMPA, ASCAP

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - The Copyright Alliance launched the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, a new non-profit charitable extension of the Alliance that will develop educational programs for Americas next generation of creators. The goal of the foundation is to ...

  20. ASCAP To Honor Jazz Composers

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Young Jazz Composers Awards, created to encourage gifted jazz composers throughout the United States, will be handed out June 16 at the annual ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame ceremony, which will be held in The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home ...

  21. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  22. Univision Announces New Novelas, 'Sabado' Revamp

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Six weeks before Univision Communications is set to face Mexican media giant Televisa in court, the top-rated Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S. announced a 2008-09 lineup dominated by Televisa product. The trial date for the 3-year-old suit ...

  23. R&B/Jazz Briefs: Victoria White, Siedah Garrett, Stanley Jordan

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Victoria White is the first artist signed to Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's Kalimba Music label. Her label debut, "The Upside," bows May 13. Melding R&B, folk, rock and jazz, ...

  24. 8th Flamenco Festival Line-Up Unveiled

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Major Spanish flamenco music and dance artists will take part in the 8th Flamenco Festival five-country tour, which starts Feb. 6 in Los Angeles and ends May 25 in Brussels. The full bill for this year's festival was unveiled today (Jan. 14) ...

  25. Beverly Sills Dies At Age 78

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT American coloratura soprano Beverly Sills passed away July 2 at her New York home at age 78. The cause was inoperable lung cancer. Sills, who was a whirlwind force onstage and off, was a beloved figure to opera fans and a wider public throughout a ...

  26. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  27. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  28. The Blind Boys Kick Off Tour May 14

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama will begin a tour May 14 at the Reaching for Rainbows Gospel Music Festival in Kenosha, Wis. The legendary vocal group, touring in support of their latest release, "Atom Bomb The Blind Boys of Alabama will begin a to ...

  29. Jazz Notes

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wynton Marsalis cuts the ribbon on a new performance space for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Wynton Marsalis cuts the ribbon on a new performance space for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read Dan Ouellette's column. News ...

  30. Classical Score

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han keep busy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han keep busy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincol ...

  31. Emerson Quartet Will Share Fisher Prize

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music benefactor Avery Fisher didn't take quartets into consideration when he established the prestigious classical music prize in his name in 1974. Music benefactor Avery Fisher didn't take quartets into consideration when he establishe ...

  32. Jazz At Lincoln Center Names VP

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Non-profit organization Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) has named Nancy Wolff VP of marketing. She was most recently with Wolff Den, an independent consultancy, and prior to that worked as a program dir Non-profit organization Jazz at Lincoln Center ...

  33. Jazz At Lincoln Center Building Studio

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-based not-for-profit arts organization, is constructing a recording studio in its Frederick P. Rose Hall facility, located in the new Time Warner Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-bas ...