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  1. Tupac, Biggie, Mindless Behavior Among Platinum League's New Interactive Hip-Hop Trading Cards

    April 17, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Collector's Items: Platinum League CEO William Green (second from right) with Mindless Behavior (from left) Ray Ray, Prodigy, Princeton and Roc Roya . (photo: Jesse Vendetta) Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Noto ...

  2. Lil Wayne Signs New Four-Album Cash Money Deal

    April 12, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Mon ...

  3. St. Jude To Honor Juan Luis Guerra in Gala Hosted By Juanes

    April 12, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will be honored during the 10th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami, benefitting St. Jude Children's Research hospital. The gala will be hosted by Colombian star Juanes and his wife Karen Mar ...

  4. Business Matters: Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, Lady Antebellum Nominated for 2012 Webby Awards

    April 10, 2012 5:58 PM EDT Webby Awards Announce Nominations A handful of music sites and artists have been nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science to award excellent on the Internet. The awards show will ...

  5. Mando Diao Sign Publishing Deal With BMG Germany

    April 10, 2012 7:30 AM EDT BERLIN - The Swedish rock band Mando Diao signed an exclusive publishing deal with BMG Germany. Led by singer-songwriters Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, the band has released five studio albums, a Best Of and an MTV Unplugged set over the past ni ...

  6. David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Announced for Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    April 05, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Strike a Pose: David Guetta one of this summer's Electric Daisy Carnival headliners. (Photo: Getty) The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, ...

  7. YouTube Copyright Infringement Suit Reinstated By Appeals Court

    April 05, 2012 1:46 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a copyright case against YouTube on Thursday, finding that a jury could conclude that the online video service knew it was infringing rights when it allowed the distribution of videos of popular ...

  8. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  9. Estonia's Fast-Rising Music Scene Gets Its Shine at Tallinn Music Week

    April 03, 2012 1:22 PM EDT As the home of Skype, Estonia already has its place on the world stage. A vital country, Estonia is historically and culturally connected to the nearby Scandinavian countries and is also a conduit into its neighbours Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. ...

  10. Web Trends: 'The Pauly D Project'

    March 30, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Google Trends: 
 9. carson daly NBC's "The Voice" host apologized for a homophobic joke he made during his radio segment regarding the JetBlue pilot meltdown. 12. earl scruggs Legendary banjo player and bluegrass singer died We ...

  11. MTV Announces 8 New Unplugged Performances With Florence + The Machine, The Civil Wars

    March 29, 2012 11:10 AM EDT MTV is bringing back its storied and award-winning "Unplugged" franchise for 2012, kicking things off with a performance by Florence + the Machine April 8. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performanc ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Adele Wins, Katy Perry Performs at 2012 German ECHO Awards in Berlin

    March 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Berlin - At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21 . Further interna ...

  14. Vevo Now Syndicating Content to Yahoo! Music

    March 21, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Yahoo! Music has become Vevo's latest syndication partner. The deal means Vevo's videos are now streamed through a Vevo video player at one of the most heavily trafficked websites in the country. Business Matters: ABC News Helps Yahoo! O ...

  15. Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW

    March 20, 2012 1:09 PM EDT BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Friday. A favorite among festival attendees, the brunch boasted a dynamic lineup fe ...

  16. Juanes Forsakes Stadiums For Intimate SXSW Q&A, Performance

    March 18, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Juanes performing at Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater with rock crit Dave Marsh who hosted a Q&A with the Latin superstar . (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) Juanes tore into a set of his Latin chart hits at ACL Live at the Moody Theater F ...

  17. Viacom Launches New Blog

    March 12, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Viacom, the corporate parent of MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, to name a few of their networks, launches a new blog Tuesday (March 12). Blog.Viacom.com will feature contributions from employees in every sector of the company, ...

  18. Songkick Gets Investment from Sequoia Capital

    March 08, 2012 12:54 PM EST In the latest deal involving a data-driven music company, music database startup Songkick has landed an investment from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Songkick, based in East London with an office in the San Francisco Bay area, has created ...

  19. Casper, Tim Bendzko, Gotye: Germany's Echo Awards Dominated by Newcomers

    March 08, 2012 6:30 AM EST BERLIN - The final list of nominees for Germany's 2012 ECHO music award were announced earlier this week in Berlin. This year's slate is dominated by newcomers: German rapper Casper was nominated in four categories, while rising star Tim ...

  20. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  21. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performance Show

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST MTV today announced the launch of an original weekly late-night music talk and performance show called "MTV's Hip-Hop POV," set to debut on Wed., April 11 at midnight. The new show will be filmed in New York and feature five music i ...

  22. Jay-Z Battles Egyptians Over 'Big Pimpin' Outrage

    March 06, 2012 9:00 PM EST Since releasing his mega-hit song, "Big Pimpin," which Rolling Stone named as one of the top 500 songs of all-time, Jay-Z and that many companies he's done business with (Warner Bros., EMI, Paramount, MTV, UMG, etc.) have been swamp ...

  23. MTV Reunites With Vevo, Now Has Licensing Deals From All Four Majors

    March 06, 2012 10:19 AM EST Vevo and MTV have gotten back together, signing a deal that allows MTV to license Vevo's music videos again across all their websites after a dispute caused Vevo to pull their content off the television channel in 2010. The videos returned to ...

  24. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  25. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 11:26 AM EST Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, will distribute networks owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez. The announcement came Tu ...

  26. Adam Lambert to Perform With Queen at U.K. Festival

    February 21, 2012 8:10 AM EST Adam Lambert will sing with Queen at Europe's Sonisphere Festival, the singer announced on Twitter on Monday. "As many suspected, I can finally confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebwor ...

  27. Rihanna, Chris Brown Reunite On 'Birthday Cake' Remix (Report)

    February 16, 2012 5:31 PM EST Word on the blogosphere is that the feature on Rihanna's upcoming remix to "Birthday Cake" is none other then ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown. According to MissInfo.tv, the collaboration is indeed happening. Sources tell Info that Chris B ...

  28. MTV Music Meter Gets Upgrade, Integrates Tour Dates from Songkick

    February 15, 2012 5:13 PM EST MTV has improved Music Meter for iOS, Android and Web by integrating tour data from Songkick and adding lists for different music categories. Music Meter is a partnership between MTV Hive and 5 gum brand of chewing gum (whose display and pre-roll ...

  29. Grammys Spawn Record Levels of 'Social TV' Activity, Led By Adele, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson

    February 13, 2012 3:31 PM EST Not only did people tune into Sunday night Grammys telecast, they created a record number of social media comments about the event. The telecast, as well as the 3 hours preceding and following the telecast, generated 13.0 million comments from U.S ...

  30. Backbeat: Juanes Performs for Industry, Media VIPs at MTV Unplugged

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST It was a veritable industry gathering at the second day of taping for Colombian star Juanes ' MTV Unplugged set at Miami Beach's New World Center. Accompanied by an acoustic band and just two guest artists-Brazil's Paula Fernandes a ...

  31. Bruno Mars Heads Back to Grammys With Smeezingtons

    February 08, 2012 8:33 AM EST Songwriting and production team the Smeezingtons (from left) Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Ari Levine (WireImage). LOS ANGELES (AP) - A whiteboard hangs on the wall of the tiny Hollywood studio used by the Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars' producti ...

  32. Madonna's Super Bowl Performance Caused 10,245 Tweets Per Second

    February 06, 2012 2:35 PM EST The world's most powerful promotional event met the leading real-time social media tool during the Super Bowl Sunday evening. Records were set and a pop icon's upcoming album and tour got off to a fantastic start. Madonna's performa ...

  33. Backbeat: ASAP Rocky Hits Irving Plaza Like a Fist, Leaves Crowd Buzzing

    February 06, 2012 10:30 AM EST RCA Records' ASAP Rocky was just a few songs into his headlining set at New York's The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night when he asked the sold-out crowd if it wanted an encore. "Y'all were trill for "Pretty Flac ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: UMPG's Andrew Jenkins Named ICMP Chair; Imagem, Reel Muzik Werks Ink Deals

    February 03, 2012 12:30 PM EST UMPG EVP of International Andrew Jenkins Named ICMP Chair The Universal Music Publishing Group executive VP of international Andrew Jenkins has been elected as chair of the International Confederation of Music Publishers at the organization's ...

  35. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Gains, the Wanted Break Into Top 40

    February 03, 2012 9:00 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week atop the Hot 100, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which ...

  36. Viacom First Quarter Earnings Shredded by 'Rock Band' Settlement

    February 03, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games. Revenu ...

  37. 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead in Apparent Suicide

    February 01, 2012 9:47 AM EST Don Cornelius, who with the creation of Soul Train helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75. Office ...

  38. 2 Chainz Rocks NYC, Unofficially Announces Def Jam Signing

    January 31, 2012 6:38 PM EST Taking the stage as rumors swirled about a new label deal, Georgia rapper 2 Chainz made his New York debut on Monday night (Jan. 30) with a raucous showcase at S.O.B.'s. The MC, one-half of rap duo Playaz Circle who was previously known as Ti ...

  39. Billboard Power 100: Bob Pittman

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 23 Bob Pittman CEO Clear Channel Media Twitter: @PittmanRadio TV On The Radio... When it was announced last year that Clear Channel investor/chairman of media and entertainment platforms Bob Pittman was being promoted to CEO of the global comp ...

  40. Billboard Power 100: Van Toffler

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 35 Van Toffler President Viacom Music & Logo Group Reinventing Music TV For Every Generation... Van Toffler oversees MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, CMT, CMT Pure Country and the affiliated digital services as well as the Logo channel. The co ...

  41. Billboard Power 100: Rio Caraeff

    January 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST No. 26 Rio Caraeff President/CEO Vevo Twitter: @Riozilla The Global Music Video King... Online video is the new MTV, which makes Rio Caraeff the head of the world's most important video channel. Caraeff is president/CEO of Vevo, the 2-year-ol ...

  42. Business Matters: iTunes Global Revenue Was $6 Billion In 2011

    January 25, 2012 8:27 PM EST iTunes Global Revenue Was $6 Billion In 2011 -- Lost among some spectacular numbers in Apple's earnings release on Tuesday was a sign of impressive growth at iTunes. Global iTunes sales rose to $1.7 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31. That ...

  43. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  44. Morning Heds: RIM CEOs Out, HMV's New Banking Terms, Does Facebook Make People Sad?

    January 23, 2012 6:45 AM EST If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Ars Technica For more than a year, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America have argued that existing laws were insufficient to deal with ...

  45. Vevo In Talks With Facebook, May Leave YouTube (Report)

    January 20, 2012 11:28 AM EST Vevo may be taking its music video service to Facebook, with preliminary talks between the companies signalling what may be the beginning of the end for Vevo's current partnership with Google-owned YouTube, according to CNET . Though Vevo and ...

  46. Stegosaurus

    January 14, 2012 1:49 PM EST Brainless Herbivore This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arr ...

  47. Losticle

    January 14, 2012 11:41 AM EST Losticles This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. Accord ...

  48. Backbeat: Juanes, Colombian Star, Gets TV Special On TR3s

    January 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Juanes prepares for the taping of his first ever MTV Unplugged set in Miami, presenting network Tr3s: MTV Música y Más, is in the midst of producing a behind-the-scenes that chronicles the singer/songwriter's history and rise to fame. The ...

  49. Germany's 2011 Music Sales: Adele, Udo Lindenberg, Shakira Top Charts

    January 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Adele, was the most successful international act in the German album charts in 2011. The British singer's album "21" (Indigo) spent 49 weeks in the top 100 rankings and 39 weeks in the top five, going five times platinum after reach ...

  50. Triceratops

    January 12, 2012 2:15 PM EST Why so many horns? This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arre ...

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