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  1. Despite Taylor, Shania, Reba, Carrie, Country Radio Is Where the Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT To paraphrase George Strait's No. 5-peaking Hot Country Songs hit from 1992, when it comes to the current state of country radio, female artists are about as gone as a girl can get. For a second consecutive week, no songs by women billed as l ...

  2. Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids On 'Majors & Minors'

    July 29, 2011 3:53 PM EDT Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin S ...

  3. Amy Winehouse: Some Perspective on the Sales Spikes

    July 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT When I was a teenager working in a well-trafficked record store in the local mall, a popular although hardly legendary recording artist was killed in a car accident. There was little melodrama in his death: No overdose or assassination or fall fro ...

  4. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Several members of Michael Jackson's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, ...

  5. 'American Idol' Vet Haley Reinhart Signs With Interscope

    July 25, 2011 3:07 PM EDT She may not have made it to the finals last season, but fans can expect more to come from Haley Reinhart. The 20-year old singer has inked a deal with Interscope records, the same label to snag ninth place finisher Pia Toscano . Though reports sur ...

  6. Vital Veronica Climbs The Dance Songs Chart With "Freak Like Me"

    July 22, 2011 1:53 PM EDT Unlike many female pop figures who become icons after landing a hit, Mayra Veronica was a sex symbol long before she recorded her current single, "Freak Like Me." As a model and co-host of a popular Univision program, Veronica had been ...

  7. John Turturro Wants To Bring 'Passione' Concert Tour to U.S.

    July 21, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Taking a page out of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" history book, a concert tour featuring acts in John Turturro's film about Neapolitan music begins July 29 in Genoa and Turturro has begun exploring a way to bring the acts to the ...

  8. Chico Buarque, Legendary 67 Year-Old Brazilian Singer, Goes Viral

    July 20, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Chico Buarque, the legendary 67 year-old Brazilian singer-songwriter, has released some 60 albums since his first record in 1966. In the last five years, however, the prolific sexagenarian has been relatively quiet, that is until last month when h ...

  9. 'American Idol' Vet Kimberley Locke on New EP, Running Her Own Label, and Taking Control

    July 19, 2011 3:29 PM EDT With eight Billboard No. 1s under her belt - ranging from Hot 100 Singles Sales to Hot Dance Club Play to the Adult Contemporary chart - "American Idol" veteran Kimberley Locke is going for the top rung again with a new single and EP, bu ...

  10. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva: The Chosen': 'The Show Will Go On'

    July 18, 2011 7:56 AM EDT With Friday's news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's split after seven years of marriage comes the inevitable question of who gets what? But even before the world starts speculating on the power couple's assets, there's the ...

  11. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony End Marriage

    July 15, 2011 6:00 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - With three failed marriages between them, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally seemed to find true love together when they married seven years ago. They had twin children, went on tour together, did a movie together and even pla ...

  12. 'Glee,' 'American Idol,' Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Score Big Emmy Nominations

    July 14, 2011 2:20 PM EDT "Glee" and "American Idol" led the Emmy nods for music-based programming when the nominations for the television awards were announced Thursday morning (July 14) in North Hollywood. Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake turned in an ...

  13. Rob Grill, The Grass Roots Singer, Dead at 67

    July 12, 2011 4:08 PM EDT EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) -- Rob Grill, the lead singer of 1960s rock band The Grass Roots, has died near Orlando, an official with the medical examiner's office said Tuesday. He was 67. Grill sang on such hits as "Midnight Confessions," &q ...

  14. Facundo Cabral Murder Suspects Detained

    July 12, 2011 3:29 PM EDT GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Two suspects detained in the slaying of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral were gunning for a Nicaraguan businessman who was accompanying him, and they may not have known who Cabral was, authorities said Tuesday. Chief pro ...

  15. Folk singer Facundo Cabral Killed in Guatemala

    July 09, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Gunmen with rifles shot and killed one of Latin America's most famous folk singers, Facundo Cabral, on Saturday, causing outrage and grief across the region. The Argentine singer and novelist was on his way to Guatemala's main airport wh ...

  16. Cassie Petrey: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cassie Petrey CEO, Crowd Surf Back during Backstreet Boys' original pop reign in the '90s, Cassie Petrey showed her super-fandom by starting a 10,000-subscriber fanzine and following the act to far-off locales like Norway. But as she pre ...

  17. Glenn Miller: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Glenn Miller Digitial Marketing Executive, Creative Artists Agency Glenn Miller, 29, has dramatically boosted the digital footprints of CAA artists including Katy Perry, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Shania Twain and Justin Bieber. Miller helped Perry ...

  18. Matt Ferrigno: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Matt Ferrigno Director, Strategic Marketing, Island Def Jam Matt Ferrigno, 27, has used savvy promotional tactics and a good ear to rise from manager of strategic marketing to director of strategic marketing after five years at Island Def Jam. Fer ...

  19. 'The Voice' Finalists Planning Albums

    June 30, 2011 7:54 AM EDT Three of the four finalists on NBC's "The Voice" are already making plans to start recording albums prior to a six-city tour that starts July 27 in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Winner Javier Colon, who had been dropped by ...

  20. Jill Scott Aiming For First No. 1 Album, Unless Bon Iver Overcomes Long Odds

    June 22, 2011 5:52 PM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott looks like she's on the verge of earning her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as her just-released "The Light of The Sun" is headed for the top next week. Industry sources suggest the set could ...

  21. Angus & Julia Stone, Jet Big Winners At Australia's APRA Awards

    June 22, 2011 12:42 PM EDT With two major prizes, Angus and Julia Stone were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association(APRA) Awards Sydney Tuesday night (June 21). The awards celebrate composers and songwriters across 12 categories that have achieved ...

  22. Gustavo Dudamel, CNN En Espanol Docs Focus on Music Education

    June 21, 2011 12:52 PM EDT The importance of music education at an early age and for children of all socio economic levels will be highlighted in two closely linked documentaries. "Crescendo-Why Music Is Life," produced by CNN en Español, is a 20 minute production ...

  23. Jennifer Lopez 'On the Fence' About 'American Idol' Return

    June 15, 2011 7:45 AM EDT First-year 'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez says she's "on the fence" about returning to Fox's competition series for a second season. The singer told BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills , "I don't know. I ha ...

  24. Country Gigs in Croatia? Panel Explores International Opportunities at Billboard Country Summit

    June 07, 2011 5:44 PM EDT International touring for U.S. country artists is as close as crossing the border into Canada or as exotic as performing in Croatia. Either way, the performers are in a win/win situation because they are adding to their fan base and expanding thei ...

  25. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban: Photo Gallery From Day One of the BB Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2011 3:08 PM EDT The second annual Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville kicked off its first day in high style with luminescent country stars (including Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels), music industry reps from across the count ...

  26. Execs Talk Turkey About Touring, Media, Stars at Billboard Country Summit Round Tables

    June 07, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Finger Licking Good: The Sponsorship Round Table hosted by by Marcie Allen, President, Mac Presents and Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung (Photo: Beth Gwinn) >The opening cocktail reception for the second annual Billboard ...

  27. Marc Anthony Named Executive Music Producer of 'Hawthorne' (Exclusive)

    June 06, 2011 7:25 AM EDT Grammy-winning singer Marc Anthony has been named the executive music producer of the TNT medical drama "Hawthorne," starring Jada Pinkett Smith. Anthony, who also appears on the show as Det. Nick Renata, has been tapped to create the &q ...

  28. Billboard Country Music Summit 2011 Hub

    June 05, 2011 11:21 AM EDT June 8, 2011 | VIDEO Q&A Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, on the State of Country: Video Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, is an industry vet and former promoter. Here he explains the many reasons why he' ...

  29. Donna Hughes Named Capitol-EMI Nashville's Nat'l Director of Radio Syndication

    June 02, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Donna Hughes will join Capitol/EMI Records Nashville as National Director of Radio Syndication starting June 15. In her new position, Hughes' responsibilities will include national syndication, major contests and special events and coordinati ...

  30. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Scouting 21 Countries For TV Show Talent In July

    June 01, 2011 9:26 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony begin traveling in July throughout Latin America in search of undiscovered talent as camera crews follow them for their new TV show, "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen." The reality show features the husband and wi ...

  31. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  32. UMG's Bravado, Tommy Hilfiger Sign Global Branding Deal

    May 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's global merchandising company Bravado, is joining forces with Music Entertainment Sports Holdings (MESH), a global consumer goods company to co-create contemporary lifestyle brands inspired by music and fashion. The ven ...

  33. Bonnaroo Comedy Acts To Be Streamed by Comedy Central

    May 27, 2011 7:32 AM EDT NEW YORK - Comedy Central says it will stream comedy acts from the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival next month. The network announced Thursday that it will webcast a three-hour show June 12 featuring performances from Bonnaroo's Comedy Tent ...

  34. Musician Coalition Battles Grammys' Category Cuts

    May 26, 2011 3:52 PM EDT A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore more than 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, alleging the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and were done without the input of its thousands of members. A protest was ...

  35. 2011 Billboard Music Awards: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    May 23, 2011 12:24 PM EDT If you were one of the millions watching the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, you witnessed a star-studded night full surprise performances (Britney Spears!) emotional tributes ( Beyonce and Neil Diamond ), A-list collaborations (Mary J. Blige with Li ...

  36. Ken Jeong, Joe Jonas, Matthew Morrison, More Rock Billboard's Awards After-Party -- Check Out Photos!

    May 23, 2011 10:44 AM EDT The Dope MC: Ken Jeong, the Billboard Music Awards Master of Ceremonies, called the night "a great career highlight."(Photo: Tiffany Brown) Revved up by three hours of standing-ovation performances , 2011 Billboard Music Awards attendees ...

  37. Joseph Brooks, 'You Light Up My Life' Songwriter, Dead in Apparent Suicide

    May 22, 2011 8:06 PM EDT Joseph Brooks, the Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life" who was awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women, was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment, poli ...

  38. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among t ...

  39. 5 Things to Watch at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2011 7:24 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show is co-executive-produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media (parent company of Billboard), and Don Misch ...

  40. Carrie Underwood Surpasses Kelly Clarkson as Biggest 'Idol' Earner

    May 19, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Simon Cowell predicted it during season 4 and in 2011 it came true -- Carrie Underwood is now officially "American Idol's" top earner, surpassing season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson. In the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, which feat ...

  41. NMPA To Honor Richard Marx With Songwriter Icon Award

    May 19, 2011 7:47 PM EDT The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) will honor Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist/producer/songwriter Richard Marx at its annual meeting, to be held June 15 at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel. Marx will be presented wi ...

  42. Jerry Rivera Signs With VeneMusic; Pee Wee Inks With Top Stop

    May 19, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Jerry Rivera with Venevision's Jorge Pino Veteran Puerto Rican salsa star Jerry Rivera, who was part of the salsa renaissance of the 1990s, has signed with indie label VeneMusic, which will release his upcoming tropical album, "El Amor E ...

  43. Record Producer, Engineer Marty Lewis Dies at 60

    May 16, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Marty Lewis, a veteran record producer, engineer and mixer whom Jimmy Buffett referred to as the "Sound Sculptor," died April 27 while swimming in the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He was 60. Lewis enjoyed a fruitful collabora ...

  44. Lady Gaga Is First Person to Reach 10 Million Twitter Followers

    May 16, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Lady Gaga ( @ladygaga ) gained her 10 millionth Twitter follower on Saturday. The singer announced the milestone that day on Twitter . "10MillionMonsters! I'm speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling,& ...

  45. Britney Spears Could Be Forced To Have Psychiatric Examination in Ex-Manager's Lawsuit

    May 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, is pursuing legal claims against the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, and wants Britney to give a deposition. Britney's parents, though, are resisting, saying that Britney is mentally incapable of testif ...

  46. Pharrell Williams Named Creative Director of Karmaloop TV Network

    May 10, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is expanding his focus to include a new TV network aimed at the online generation. Karmaloop TV said Monday that Williams has been named creative director for the network scheduled to launch later this year. Karma ...

  47. Luis Fonsi To Be Honored At Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Event

    May 05, 2011 11:07 PM EDT Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi will be the honoree at the ninth annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala, presented by Trafalgar Capital Advisors, and taking place May 14 in Miami's JW Marriot hotel. Fonsi will receive the 201 ...

  48. Beastie Boys, 'Now 38' Vie for Top Billboard 200 Debut Next Week

    May 04, 2011 8:56 PM EDT After a slow week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the top 10 didn't greet a single new entry, next week's tally should liven up a bit, thanks to bevy of new releases. While Adele's "21" is on track to spend a seven ...

  49. Neko Case, Nick Cave Cover the Zombies For 'True Blood' Season Premiere

    May 04, 2011 3:43 PM EDT Nick Cave and Neko Case have recorded a cover of the Zombie's "She's Not There" for the debut episode of season four of "True Blood. Cave and Case, who shared concert bills about a decade ago, were brought together for the ...

  50. 'The Big C' Soundtrack with Staple Singers, Sara Bareilles, Franz Ferdinand to Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

    May 04, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Profits from sales of "The Big C" soundtrack will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Epic Records will release the soundtrack to the Showtime series on June 7, the same day the show' ...

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