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  1. Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture

    June 18, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  3. East Village Radio to Close, Cites High Cost of Licensing

    May 14, 2014 1:22 PM EDT East Village Radio, a commercial-free station launched in 2003 and located in a New York storefront on First Avenue, has announced that it will be fading out its broadcast at the end of next week. "We are ceasing operations as of the 23rd ...

  4. Morning Fix: Weddings, Robots, Beatles: Complete Grammy Awards Coverage; Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Win at Sundance; Power 100 Video Interviews with Joe Smith, Rob Light

    January 27, 2014 8:38 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS RECAP: WEDDINGS, FRENCH ROBOTS, PAUL & RINGO At a Grammy ceremony that may be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen Latifah and Mado ...

  5. Backbeat: Clive Davis Riffs on the Biz, Lou Reed Tanning, More at Intimate Pre-GRAMMY Gathering

    January 23, 2014 4:37 AM EST Clive Davis regaled an intimate audience in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Jan. 22) with tales plucked from his 50-year legacy as one of music's most significant record executives. Over an hour-long interview led by The Hollywood Reporter mu ...

  6. Mariah Carey Hits New High on Social 50 Chart

    November 07, 2013 8:06 PM EST The Halloween holiday helps Mariah Carey hit a new peak on the Social 50, as a photo of the diva’s children sparks her re-entry at No. 24.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, ...

  7. Lou Reed's Will Leaves Estate to Laurie Anderson, Sister

    November 05, 2013 12:58 PM EST Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives. Reed's will was filed Monday in a New York City court. The Velvet Underground f ...

  8. Sharon Jones Remembers Meeting, Working and Fighting (a Little) with Lou Reed

    November 01, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Below, Sharon Jones of Sharon Jone and the Dap-Kings recalls her time first meeting, and working with, Lou Reed on his re-imagining of "Berlin" in 2007. My manager got a call from Hal Willner who was working with Lou on this “Berlin” p ...

  9. Laurie Anderson Writes Letter on Lou Reed's Passing

    November 01, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Laurie Anderson, the musician, performance artist and widow of Lou Reed, wrote a letter addressing the seminal musician's death in Long Island, New York newspaper East Hampton Star. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 7 ...

  10. Patti Smith On Lou Reed's Passing

    October 28, 2013 6:38 PM EDT Patti Smith remembers the first time she saw Lou Reed in person. It was 1970 and Reed and the Velvet Underground were performing at the Manhattan club Max's Kansas City. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 The Many Li ...

  11. Lou Reed In The Billboard Archives: Interviews with the 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'; 'Street Hassle' Ad; 'Pop Special Merit' for the Velvet Underground

    October 28, 2013 11:58 AM EDT In addition to his "perfect" Billboard chart history , the late-Lou Reed left a lasting legacy in Billboard magazine. Below are some excerpts culled from our archive on the ever-thoughtful, innovative and provocative rock & roll pi ...

  12. Seymour Stein on Lou Reed’s Passing: 'We Always Respected Each Other'

    October 28, 2013 10:17 AM EDT   Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Seymour Stein , the great music man and label head, sent Billboard his thoughts on the pa ...

  13. Morning Fix: The Great Lou Reed RIP; Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson; Twitter Tests IPO; Katy Perry, Lorde Top UK Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE LOU REED RIP: WHAT IF EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THE FIRST VELVET UNDERGROUND ALBUM DID START A BAND? A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed, is that while the group ...

  14. Lou Reed RIP: What If Everyone Who Bought The First Velvet Underground Album Did Start A Band?

    October 28, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed , is that while the group didn’t sell many records, they inspired legions of musicians to start bands. In fact a popular trope is that the Velvet Underground’s first a ...

  15. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 10:12 PM EDT "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed says at the start of the 2004 live album "Animal Serenade," as he fools around with the opening of "Sweet Jane." He then goe ...

  16. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  17. John Cale on Death of Lou Reed: 'I've Lost My 'School-Yard Buddy'

    October 27, 2013 5:16 PM EDT Lou Reed's death leaves multi-instrumentalist John Cale and drummer Mo Tucker as the only living original members of art rock icons Velvet Underground. Cale, who co-founded the group with Reed in 1965, reacted to the news with a simple sent ...

  18. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  19. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  20. Publishing Briefs: Lou Reed Re-Ups Admin with Sony/ATV, the Weeknd Signs with SONGS, Bicycle Buys MPCA

    October 02, 2013 1:26 PM EDT --- In completing its one-hundredth transaction, Bicycle Music and its affiliates have acquired the Music Publishing Company of America , which includes in its catalogs songs by Robert Johnson, Sammy Cahn, Richie Sambora, Todd Rungren and Donova ...

  21. Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol Foundation Settle Banana Album Dispute

    May 29, 2013 7:27 PM EDT The Velvet Underground and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have split their differences over the iconic cover art for the 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico . The Andy Warhol-created artwork became the subject of legal c ...

  22. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  23. 40 Under 40: Alexander Ljung

    August 02, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Alexander Ljung Music Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency Website: Soundcloud.com Twitter: @Alexanderljung Forecasting Music's Future SoundCloud has grown into a near-ubiquitous platform for sound on the Internet. If you've stream ...

  24. El Mocambo, Iconic Toronto Venue Where Rolling Stones, U2, Performed, Sold for $3 Million

    July 24, 2012 7:58 AM EDT The El Mocambo nightclub, an iconic Toronto venue for decades, was sold Monday for $3 million. The El Mocambo, affectionately known as the Elmo, which erected its famous palm tree sign in 1946, has seen the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello (both of ...

  25. Alice Cooper Gets Down at Bonnaroo

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Alice Cooper welcomed Bonnaroo to his nightmare this year, and it's turned into a dream scenario for the veteran shock rocker. A consensus choice as one of the festival's best performers, Cooper-whose show features his trademark mock exe ...

  26. Album Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins, The dB's, Metric, Brian Culbertson

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT ROCK The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Producers: Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Release Date: June 19 When Billy Corgan sings he's "wasted along the way to reach you," one can& ...

  27. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  28. Record Store Day Unveils Extensive List of Releases, fun. To Play Boston In-Store

    March 26, 2012 1:10 PM EDT There have been a lot of announcements building up in anticipation of Record Store Day 2012 (set your calendars for April 21 this year) but the largest one of them all dropped today in the form of the official list of every Record Store Day releas ...

  29. Andy Warhol Foundation Files To Dismiss Velvet Underground Banana Trademark Lawsuit

    March 21, 2012 6:06 PM EDT The Andy Warhol Foundation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by The Velvet Underground over the famous banana image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico . In the motion, the Warhol Foundation m ...

  30. Velvet Underground Adds New Complaint Against Warhol Foundation In Banana Album Cover Suit

    February 27, 2012 10:17 AM EST Last month, the Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation with an artful double-step: On one hand, the band claimed that the famous image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico , was in the public domain. On ...

  31. Publishing Briefs: Pete Townshend Signs Over Interest in Songs, TuneSat Tracks Unlicensed Multimedia Content

    January 25, 2012 10:15 AM EST Spirit Music Acquires Pete Townshend Catalog Spirit Music Group has purchased Pete Townshend's interest in his entire song catalog, and will partner with the legendary rocker in strengthening Townshend's/The Who's brand on a global ...

  32. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  33. Velvet Underground Sue Andy Warhol Foundation Over Banana LP Cover

    January 11, 2012 7:33 PM EST The Velvet Underground has filed a lawsuit in New York federal court against The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over new uses of an iconic cover from the band's 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. The Andy Warhol-create ...

  34. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:58 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a v ...

  35. Business Matters: Digital Subscriptions Actually Kind of Working...At The New York Times

    July 21, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Paywalls Paying Off -- Some of the most encouraging news on digital subscription models is coming from the world of journalism. The New York Times had 281,000 digital subscriptions at the end of June, the company announced Thursday in its second-q ...

  36. Lou Reed's Manager's Harassment Suit Dismissed

    April 14, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Lou Reed's manager won't be prosecuted on a New York City harassment claim stemming from a bizarre squabble with a consultant over money. Manager Tom Sarig received notice from the Manhattan district attorney's office Wednesday. He ...

  37. Lou Reed Manager Arrested on Harassment Charge

    March 23, 2011 7:25 AM EDT New York City police say rocker Lou Reed's manager has been arrested on a charge of aggravated harassment after allegations he threatened to kill a consultant in a dispute over money. Tom Sarig was arrested Sunday in the dispute with Adrian S ...

  38. '60s Anti-War Rocker Tuli Kupferberg Dies

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tuli Kupferberg, a founding member of the Fugs, one of the first underground rock groups and a staple on the anti-war protest scene in the 1960s, has died. Kupferberg, who had suffered strokes in the past year, died Monday in a Manhattan hospita ...

  39. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  40. Billboard.biz Q&A: Lollapalooza Producers C3 Presents

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Chicago is hovering on the brink of its fifth Lollapalooza in the city's Grant Park, all three partners in producers C3 Presents - Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker - are in the Windy City about to tee up what may be the most ...

  41. Director Wenders Recruits Lou Reed For Berlin Concert

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German film director Wim Wenders has given a keynote address at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, where he also unveiled plans for "The Music of Wim Wenders - Live" featuring Lou Reed. Reed will be the guest star at the concert at Berlin Tem ...

  42. Stars Line-Up For Costello TV Show

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be among the heavy hitters appearing on Elvis Costello's new variety show. The show, called "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...," has taped four one-hour ...

  43. IRIS Inks New Deals, Brand Partnerships

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie distributor IRIS announced a slew of new signings and partnerships at NARM today, in an effort to combat rumors of their demise in the wake of layoffs. Recent signings include record labels Alleviated, Labrador, Definitive and +1; direct to ...

  44. SXSW Keynote: Lou Reed On Technology, New Bands

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have got to demand a higher standard" than current MP3s during his keynote session today (March 13) at the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin ...

  45. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Co ...

  46. B.B. King Blues Club Owner To Open New Venue

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The HighLine Ballroom, a new performance space in New York's meat packing district on 16th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves), will open April 30 with a concert by Lou Reed. The first month at the HighLine Ballroom will feature performances ...

  47. Townshend Reveals The 'Method' To His Madness At SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 14) to unveil a new music Web site dubbed the Method. The concept was first introduced in the early 1970s via music intended for " ...

  48. JT Leroy Fools The World, Music Biz Included

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporters included Bono, Billy Corgan, Courtney Love. Questions raised about the true identity of author JT Leroy, in an article in New York magazine in October, were answered Jan. 9 when The New York Times exposed the author as a fraud. Count at ...

  49. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  50. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

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