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  1. Enrique Iglesias Extends Record For Most Latin Airplay No. 1s

    November 19, 2012 3:19 PM EST Enrique Iglesias extends his Nielsen BDS-era record for the most No. 1s on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart, as "Finally Found You," featuring Sammy Adams, soars 11-1 to become his 23rd topper on the tally. The song makes a 59% gain ...

  2. Charts: Aerosmith Returns, Bond Bows (Sans Adele)

    November 19, 2012 12:59 PM EST Taylor Swift's Red reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title-the debuting Now 44 collection-by nearly 100,000 units. The lat ...

  3. Michael Simon of Harry Fox Agency: Digital Music's Slingshot

    November 19, 2012 12:55 PM EST Michael Simon, the new president/CEO of the Harry Fox Agency, says he has a simple goal for HFA: combine his deep love of music with his desire to build the industry's digital infrastructure to help young people discover musicians like Hal ...

  4. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  5. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  6. Outasight: Sights Set on a Big Debut

    November 19, 2012 12:48 PM EST For Richard Andrew, who records as Outasight, things started looking up when he began talking to Warner Bros. Records in 2008. Then a relatively unknown rapper/pop act from Yonkers, N.Y., with a few mixtapes and 2007 EP Employee of the Year unde ...

  7. Pitbull Continues Brand Extension with 'Global Warming'

    November 19, 2012 12:47 PM EST At Billboard's Latin Music Conference in April, Pitbull explained the meaning behind the title of his upcoming album, "Global Warming." "Our career, our culture is just like global warming," he said. "When people sa ...

  8. En Breve: Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl

    November 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl Pepsi will target the Latin market during the 2013 Super Bowl with music partnerships including a concert with Univision. The Fan Jam Concert takes place Feb. 1 and will feature such acts as reggaetón r ...

  9. Intocable: A Major Return

    November 19, 2012 12:37 PM EST Last year, after a lifetime with EMI Latin, Tejano/norteño fusion group Intocable decided not to renew its contract and instead went independent, self-releasing its music and handling distribution through deals with retailers and indie distribu ...

  10. Coming To America: Pablo Alboran Develops U.S. Fan Base

    November 19, 2012 12:31 PM EST Pablo Alborán sings and plays the guitar -- a timeless combination. But his particular pairing has struck the kind of collective chord that only comes along every decade or so. His self-titled debut album, released in February 2011, was the to ...

  11. Morning Fix: Bieber, Minaj Win Big at AMAs; Internet Radio Fairness Opponents Unite; AC/DC Joins iTunes

    November 19, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012: JUSTIN BIEBER, NICKI MINAJ TOP EXUBERANT NIGHT: Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awa ...

  12. One Direction Top UK Album and Singles Charts

    November 19, 2012 6:08 AM EST One Direction completed a U.K. chart takeover yesterday (Nov. 18), debuting at No. 1 with both their "Take Me Home" album and "Little Things" single (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). There were also top three debuts for Ro ...

  13. American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or tw ...

  14. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  15. Deadmau5 @FutureSound: EDM's Rise, 'Self-Fulfilling Hype' and the Branding Power of the Mouse Head

    November 17, 2012 11:37 AM EST Deadmau5 (left, sans mouse head) with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the FutureSound conference in San Francisco (Photo: Arnold Turner) SAN FRANCISCO--Deadmau5 says EDM is not an acronym for electronic dance music. It's for " ...

  16. How Beatport Got 10 Million Monthly Uniques; Chirpify Sold 10K Amanda Palmer Tees With One Tweet @FutureSound

    November 17, 2012 10:59 AM EST Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussing Context, Convenience and Serving a Community at the Billboard FutureSound Conference (Photo: Arnold Turner) Perfectly positioned for dance music's rise in the U.S., electronic music platform Beatport is b ...

  17. Backbeat: Nero, Junkie XL, Andy Grammer, KCRW's Jason Bentley Rock American Music Awards Kickoff EDM Party

    November 17, 2012 10:58 AM EST Josh Mayer (The Glitch Mob) and PennyBirdRabbit. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) The electronic dance music community flocked to Club Nokia 's swanky VIP lounge last night to kick off AMA weekend. The party was thrown in honor of the genre's recen ...

  18. FutureSound Panel Explores Why Digital Licensing Is 'Still Painful,' But Getting Less So

    November 17, 2012 9:53 AM EST (L-R): Jon Vanhala, SVP Digital & New Business, Island Def Jam & Universal Republic, Universal Music Group; Richard Conlon, SVP Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media, BMI; John Frankenheimer, Partner & Chairman Emeritus, L ...

  19. One Direction, the Weeknd, 'Twilight' Albums Aiming High on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    November 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST As previously reported , One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The group's second album, "Take Me Home" (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 and 575,000 sold by Nov ...

  20. Dave Grohl To Give Keynote at 2013 SXSW

    November 16, 2012 5:58 PM EST AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dave Grohl may be taking a break from his band, but with the addition of an appearance at South By Southwest next spring 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year nonetheless. The often eloquent Foo Fighters frontman has signed on ...

  21. will.i.am, Britney Spears 'Scream & Shout' On New Single

    November 16, 2012 5:50 PM EST Get ready to "Scream & Shout," courtesy of will.i.am and Britney Spears. The pair's new single will premiere on U.S. radio at 3 p.m. EST on Monday (Nov. 19). Three days later, on Thanksgiving night, its music video will debut du ...

  22. Brooklyn Bowl to Host Norton Records Wash-A-Thon for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 16, 2012 5:38 PM EST This Sunday, Brooklyn Bowl wants volunteers to show up and participate in what is being billed as the first ever Norton Records Wash-A-Thon. The Brooklyn-based label warehouse in Red Hook was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. While most of its CD in ...

  23. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Hot 100; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ludacris, Bruno Mars Make Moves

    November 16, 2012 11:48 AM EST As previously reported , Maroon 5 manages a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," tying Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" for the chart's longest command this year. What other songs make ...

  24. Jesse & Joy's Pizza, 3BallMTY's Label, Carla Morrison's Choice Words: 10 Things You Didn't See (Or Hear) At The Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 7:30 AM EST Jesse and Joy (Getty Images) From stories about how last night's big Latin Grammy winners Jesse & Joy wrote their hit song over greasy pizza and badass Carla Morrison's interesting choice of words to Juanes' daughters' hobb ...

  25. Jesse & Joy Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 12:18 AM EST LAS VEGAS--Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran with the night as four-time winners at the Latin Grammys, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessi ...

  26. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  27. Caetano Veloso Honored as Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

    November 15, 2012 10:28 AM EST Caetano Veloso, the fabled musician, writer, filmmaker, all-around intellectual and founder of Tropicalia, the revolutionary Brazilian cultural movement, was feted as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year with an all-star tribute N ...

  28. Tooling Up For the Future: Billboard's FutureSound Conference Kicks-Off Today

    November 15, 2012 9:30 AM EST Futurists, venture capitalists and music insiders come together to figure out what lies ahead for the business This preview of Billboard's FutureSound conference is from the lastest issue of BIllboard, which you can pick-up here or subscribe ...

  29. Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

    November 15, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BILLY JOEL, 122 OTHER ARTISTS TELL PANDORA: 'THAT'S NOT HOW PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER': The battle over webcast ...

  30. Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 14, 2012 10:39 PM EST The Dave Matthews Band, which begins its winter tour on Nov. 30 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., has pledged $1 million to regional recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Where You Can Donate, Help or ...

  31. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 With 500,000 Debut

    November 14, 2012 7:10 PM EST One Direction's "Take Me Home" is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with a likely monster sales figure. Industry sources are forecasting the SYCO/Columbia set could sell more than 500,000 copies in the United ...

  32. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  33. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  34. Updated: Jonas Nachsin Stepping Down as Roadrunner President

    November 14, 2012 11:57 AM EST In a surprise move, after more than 20 years at Roadrunner and 12 as president, Jonas Nachsin is stepping down from that post. At press time, there was no word on who will replace him, but a source told Billboard.biz that new leadership will be an ...

  35. Ricardo Arjona, Jesse & Joy, Alejandro Sanz, Ana Victoria, Don Omar: Our Latin Grammy Predictions

    November 14, 2012 10:28 AM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think ...

  36. Jake Gold, Graham Henderson To Be Honored at 2013 Canadian Music Week

    November 14, 2012 9:43 AM EST Canadian music industry veterans Jake Gold and Graham Henderson will both be recognized for their major contributions to the music industry over the decades at two separate events taking place during Toronto's Canadian Music Week, March 19 -2 ...

  37. Depeche Mode Signs with William Morris Endeavor

    November 13, 2012 6:59 PM EST Depeche Mode has signed with William Morris Endeavor for representation in North and South America. The group was previously represented in those territories by Creative Artists Agency. Depeche Mode will release its 13th studio album in spring 201 ...

  38. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  39. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw, Many More at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 13, 2012 10:35 AM EST Billboard's Ray Waddell cuts loose with Kenny Chesney after the Touring Awards. (Photo: Ryan Muir) The 9th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held last week at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recove ...

  40. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  41. Record Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI Report

    November 12, 2012 12:52 PM EST A new Investing in Music report from international music-industry trade body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) concludes that, globally, record companies invested $4.5 billion in A&R and marketing in 2011, of whi ...

  42. Universal's Max Hole Discusses Company's Plans for EMI Recorded Music

    November 12, 2012 12:18 PM EST Max Hole, COO of Universal Music Group International, spoke today about some of the company's plans for its recently acquired EMI recorded-music properties -- including decentralizing its profit & loss centers. Speaking at a media confere ...

  43. Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn's Barclays Center Next Month

    November 12, 2012 9:55 AM EST As exclusively reported by Billboard.biz back in August, the Rolling Stones will play a date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month - and it's the opening U.S. date of the group's "50 and Counting" celebration. The show ...

  44. Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

    November 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters SPOTIFY RAISING $100M FOR EXPANSION; OPENING IN LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR: Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of fundi ...

  45. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 6:08 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. "This is m ...

  46. Mick Fleetwood, Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Join New Jersey Hurricane Relief

    November 09, 2012 6:09 PM EST With the impact of Hurricane Sandy still being felt, musicians including Mick Fleetwood, the Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, the Gaslight Anthem and Nicole Atkins have joined Move for Hunger's RebuildRecover effort to provide relief to New Jerse ...

  47. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  48. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Winners

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, h ...

  49. Shawn Gee, Peter Schwartz, Jason Miller Discuss Hip-Hop-EDM Revival, Touring Without A Label, Branding Explosion

    November 08, 2012 1:15 PM EST Touring Without A Label, Branding Deal EDM and Hip Hop In The Morning (from left to right): Jason Miller, President, Live Nation New York; Chang Weisberg, Founder, Guerilla Union; Peter Schwartz, Agent, The Agency Group discuss. (Photo: Michael Se ...

  50. Diane Warren Catalog Broadway-Bound

    November 08, 2012 12:26 PM EST The big hooks and soaring melodies of Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren are heading to Broadway. Tony Award-winning producer Dede Harris tells The Associated Press that she has optioned Warren's entire music catalog with an eye to gettin ...

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