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  1. 'I Want My MTV' Authors Chat About Channel's Glory Years With Ed Lover, Dave Holmes

    October 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT "I Want My MTV" authors Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks in New York Thursday night (photo: Simona Rabinovitch) "We're here tonight to celebrate a bygone era," said Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of "I Want My MTV: The Uncen ...

  2. New Google TV Includes These 13 Music Apps

    October 28, 2011 5:54 PM EDT We've learned more about Google's exciting plan to launch third-party Android and web apps for Google TV , available in the Android market . Google spokesman Jacques Hebert tells Evolver.fm that the following apps will be included when t ...

  3. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  4. Backbeat: V V Brown's Candy-Coated Listening Party For ArjanWrites' 'Artist #Talk' Series

    October 26, 2011 6:27 PM EDT V V Brown with Billboard's Chris Payne… in a tub full of gumballs. (Photo: Chris Payne/Billboard) Arjan Timmermans , the creator of the successful pop music blog ArjanWrites.com , has a solution for the ordinary listening party. " ' ...

  5. Backbeat: Verse Simmonds Talks Sex-Centric Music, Working With Rihanna, New Album @ NYC's La Esquina

    October 24, 2011 7:20 AM EDT . Verse Simmonds isn't one to bite his tongue. During a lunch at NYC's La Esquina on Wednesday (Oct. 19), the singer-songwriter/producer, joined by Dave Melhado of MBM Management, publicist Priya Bhambri of MVD Inc., and his team, wasn&# ...

  6. Backbeat: Brooklyn Vegan's 'Dream Showcase:' Braids, Weekend, Active Child, Pepper Rabbit, Blue Hawaii

    October 22, 2011 10:55 AM EDT   Tangled Up In Red: Braids Celebrate After Performing for a Sold Out Crowd (L-R) Katie Lee, Taylor Smith, Billboard's Maria Sherman, Austin Tufts andd Raphaelle Standell-Preston. Brooklyn Vegan stands as an unlikely success story. The New Yo ...

  7. Daniel Glass Spells Out Glassnote's Familial Philosophy at CMJ Keynote

    October 21, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Daniel Glass is not afraid to show his affection. The veteran industry executive and president of Glassnote Entertainment Group acknowledged as much while relating his first conversation with Grammy Award-winning band Phoenix in a Parisian brasser ...

  8. CMJ 2011 'Blogfamous' Panel: 'You're a Brand, You Have to Act Like One'

    October 21, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Blog buzz is a credible and seemingly essential way of building a fan base these days. But at the Thursday CMJ discussion titled "Beyond Blogfamous," panelists focused on how to turn that initial wave of interest into a successful career ...

  9. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  10. Managing Dad: How Danny Bennett Helped Take Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' To No. 1

    October 20, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Flying Together To The Moon: Danny Bennett (right) with his father/"client" Tony Bennet at last year's Whitney Gala and Studio Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (Photo: Getty Images) "I don't jus ...

  11. MTVu Campus Invasion Tour With Jason Derulo, Fabolous Adds DJs Diamond Kuts, Chelsea Leyland, Dove Sponsorship

    October 18, 2011 7:55 AM EDT MTVU's Campus Invasion Tour returns Oct. 20 with a new sponsor, Dove Go Fresh, that will be an integrated part of the music festival. The female deodorant and body mist will be represented by two of its official DJs, Diamond Kuts and Chelsea ...

  12. Backbeat: Johnny Marr, Best Coast Rock Ray Ban Party

    October 17, 2011 12:07 PM EDT Last Thursday, Ray Ban hosted a party at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side to celebrate its "Raw Sounds" project. The event featured performances by Johnny Marr and the Healers , Best Coast , Mona , and Au Revoir Simon ...

  13. T.I. On His New Novel, Adding Hip Hop Since 1978 To Mgm't, Grand Hustle Ent.

    October 14, 2011 6:53 AM EDT On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a ...

  14. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models at New York Event

    October 12, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Beats Panel: From left: MTV's Sway, Monster Cable's Noel Lee, Beats Electronics principals Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Luke Wood. (Photo: Chad D. Ghiron) On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine an ...

  15. MTV's O Music Awards To Pay Homage To Steve Jobs

    October 11, 2011 8:49 PM EDT A special homage to the late Steve Jobs will be part of MTV's second O Music Awards, a show to honor artists and innovators affecting digital music culture held on Oct. 31. Talent confirmed to perform and present at the show includes Kelly Cl ...

  16. Business Matters: Spotify Users Get TV Access Through Western Digital

    October 07, 2011 9:08 PM EDT Spotify Users Get TV Access Through Western Digital -- Spotify is now available through Western Digital TV media players. For those of you unfamiliar with Western Digital, the company makes set-top boxes that connect a TV to the Internet (think Ap ...

  17. Adele, B.o.B Highlight Hot 100 Top 10

    October 05, 2011 8:00 PM EDT A busy week on the Billboard Hot 100 finds Adele reclaiming the apex and rapper B.o.B blasting into the top 10. Additionally, as previously reported , Rihanna roars to a 20th Hot 100 top 10 faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love ...

  18. MTV to Livestream 55-Hour-Long Dance Party For O Music Awards

    October 05, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - MTV is hoping to set a world record with a marathon dance party. The network will livestream a dance party aiming to surpass the 55-hour record set in Ireland in 2006. The dance party will be a featured part of MTV's second O ...

  19. Adele Cancels U.S. Tour To Rest Injured Voice

    October 04, 2011 7:09 PM EDT Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord, the singer and her label announced Tuesday. Set to kick off Oct. 7 in Atlantic City and positioned to cover much of the South and Texas over ten dates, the tour was ...

  20. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Angelica Cob-Baehler

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 34 Angelica Cob-Baehler Executive VP of marketing, Epic Records Website: Epicrecords.com Twitter: @geli Angelica Cob-Baehler began the year as EMI executive VP of media and creative services, overseeing the successful launch of new albums from ...

  21. MTV Announces 2011's O Music Awards, Again

    September 27, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Just six-months after their inaugural O Music Awards, MTV Music Group is back for more. The organization announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27 that they have set a second OMA celebration for Oct. 31, 2011. The digital awards show honors artists, innovato ...

  22. Shakira to Be Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 26, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards ...

  23. Girl Talk Q&A: On Morgan Spurlock's Hulu Doc, Self-Management, Not Being the 'Usher of Laptop Music'

    September 26, 2011 5:03 PM EDT Gregg Gillis is not your average musician. He doesn't have a manager. He doesn't get much exposure from the mainstream media. His albums have a legal gray cloud hanging over them with their copious samples. And his latest tour "hasn ...

  24. Alice Cooper Scares Up His Highest-Charting Album Since 1989

    September 23, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Iconic rocker Alice Cooper returns to the Billboard 200 this week with his highest-charting album since 1989 as Welcome 2 My Nightmare bows at No. 22 with 18,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. He last rose higher on the list with the Epic ...

  25. Turntable.fm Co-Founder Seth Goldstein Talks Site's Success and Future at SoundCtrl Event

    September 22, 2011 12:41 PM EDT Turntable.fm is arguably the hottest digital-music startup of the year, and recent news about the company - its iPhone app, and backing from some of the bigger names in the music business, including Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, ?uestlove from th ...

  26. R.E.M. Break Up: 'Our Deepest Thanks for Listening' (Update)

    September 21, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Seminal alternative rock group R.E.M. ,once arguably the biggest band in the world, called it quits Wednesday (Sept. 21) after 31 years and 15 albums together. In a simple statement on their website , the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers behind landma ...

  27. The Economy of Mixtapes: How Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T. Figured It Out (Listen)

    September 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT On Feb. 13, 2009, the mixtape paradigm shifted. Aligned with Lil Wayne, the then-unsigned Drake, who'd spent the few years before releasing buzzy mixtapes (rapping over hits), unleashed his almost entirely original mixtape "So Far Gone.& ...

  28. Snoop Dogg, Warner Bros TV Developing Family Sitcom

    September 16, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Snoop Dogg could soon add sitcom star to his growing résumé. The rapper/reality TV star is developing a family sitcom at Warner Bros. TV in which he would star as the father. The project would reteam him with longtime producer Don Reo, with whom h ...

  29. Chart Moves: Beyonce's 'Love' Doesn't Last, Drops 20-70 on Hot 100

    September 15, 2011 3:47 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in charge, rebounding 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honor ...

  30. Backbeat: Gloria Estefan Previews 'Miss Little Havana' LP, Talks Target Deal in NYC

    September 14, 2011 6:36 PM EDT http://colowebpre.vnuusa.org/ Gloria Estefan with Billboard "Juice" editor Erika Ramirez (Photo: JD Anderson) For an artist with the resume as Gloria Estefan's, it's rare and admirable of her to open up about her professional t ...

  31. Kelly Clarkson Debuts, Rihanna Rises On Billboard Hot 100

    September 14, 2011 3:48 PM EDT As Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Rihan ...

  32. Lil Wayne Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200, George Strait Bows at No. 3

    September 14, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" easily holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as it sells another 219,000 (down 77%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It arrived atop the list with 964,000 last week -- 2011's second- ...

  33. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano and Vocal Ballad Since 1958?

    September 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100, helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  34. Exclusive: J. Cole to Launch MTV2's New Franchise 'Sucker Free Road to Release' Tonight

    September 14, 2011 8:39 AM EDT MTV2 is tonight (Sept. 14) launching "Sucker Free Road to Release," a new franchise chronicling the process behind hip-hop artists' album releases. The first installment will feature J. Cole and the worldwide video premiere of his t ...

  35. Adele Makes Billboard Hot 100 History With 'Someone Like You'

    September 12, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele With Adele's leap from No. 19 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Someone Like You," the singer achieves the biggest jump to No. 1 in the chart's 53-year history that wasn't ...

  36. Production Team Stereotypes Joins Rapper Three As JON MCXRO

    September 09, 2011 5:00 PM EDT You can now add the Stereotypes (Far*East Movement, Chris Brown, Justin Beiber) to the growing list of songwriter/producers who aren't content to simply sit behind the studio boards. The Grammy Award-nominated production trio-Jonathan Yip, Je ...

  37. Odd Future Gets Television Show

    September 09, 2011 7:51 AM EDT Odd Future Get Television Show On the heels of Tyler, the Creator's best new artist win at the MTV Video Music Awards, his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is expanding their empire into the world of television. Adult Swim is pick ...

  38. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold and lands 11 songs on the Hot 100 , Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, whic ...

  39. Lil Wayne Scores 12 Simultaneous Singles on Hot 100

    September 08, 2011 4:24 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" roars 19-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, claiming dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay honors following her acclaimed performance on the MTV Video Music Awar ...

  40. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 Post-VMAs Performance (Watch)

    September 07, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Following her acclaimed performance of the song "Someone Like You" on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele's stark ballad bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay h ...

  41. Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Adele Get MTV VMAs Sales Bump on Billboard Top 10 Sales Chart

    September 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" lights up the top slot on the Billboard 200 as it arrives with 964,000 sold in its first week , according to Nielsen SoundScan. But Weezy's achievement is a mere chunk of the ...

  42. Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' Debuts at No. 1 With 964,000 Sold

    September 06, 2011 6:38 PM EDT It's official: Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" has sold 964,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily enabling its No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. It is his third No. 1 album following "Tha Carter II ...

  43. T.I. Back in Federal Prison Following Luxury Bus Ride To Halfway House

    September 02, 2011 7:51 AM EDT ATLANTA (AP) - Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was freed after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary, with his lawyer citing a flap over using a luxury bus to report to a halfway house. The Federal Bureau of Prisons websit ...

  44. Business Matters: Sony Rebrands Qriocity Music Service as Music Unlimited

    September 01, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Sony Rebrands Qriocity Music Service as Music Unlimited -- Say goodbye to the Qriocity brand name and one of the oddest product names in recent memory. Sony has unified its online music, video and game services under a division called Sony Enterta ...

  45. Rihanna's 'Cheers' Nears Hot 100 Top Ten; Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator Get VMAs Bounce

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rolls to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week. L ...

  46. Cobra Starship Looks To Clean Up With Its Fourth Release

    September 01, 2011 11:26 AM EDT New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, Hot Mess, released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by the smash ...

  47. T.I. Leaves Prison With VH1 Reality Show, Book Deal With HarperCollins

    September 01, 2011 7:50 AM EDT ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta-based rapper T.I. stepped off a motor coach bus Wednesday evening to start serving the rest of his time in a halfway house for a probation violation and he already has a new book deal and TV reality show waiting for him. The ...

  48. From Talking Heads to Kreayshawn-How Music Supervisor Scott Vener Makes Hip Syncs Happen

    September 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener (@brokemogul), who started as a music consultan ...

  49. Will Beyonce's Baby Bump Bring a Sales Bump for '4'?

    August 31, 2011 8:13 PM EDT As Billboard.biz previously reported , next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 will likely go to Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV." But the rest of the chart should boast some interesting arrivals and moves. Beyonce could benefi ...

  50. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's 'Moves Like Jagger' Struts To No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 31, 2011 3:27 PM EDT Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, rolling 4-1 with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of ...

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