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  1. Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Bob Marley Week with Ziggy Marley, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Others

    May 03, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Bob Marley on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next week. The tribute to Marley, which begins May 9, honors the 30th anniversary of ...

  2. Foo Fighters Raise $1 Million For Charity; Justin Bieber Egged: Australia Touring Bits

    May 03, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The Foo Fighters rocked out for a good cause when they recently played fundraisers for victims of the Australian floods and New Zealand earthquakes. Now, the concert promoters have announced those two March shows raised upwards of $1 million Micha ...

  3. Rock Records Marks 30 Years at Beijing's Bird's Nest

    May 02, 2011 7:03 AM EDT BEIJING - One of Chinese pop's top record companies has marked its 30th anniversary with a star-studded concert at Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium. Founded in 1980 by Taiwanese brothers Sam and Johnny Duan, Rock Records has become one ...

  4. Dr. Luke, Fergie, Rufus Wainwright and Executives Offer Songwriting Tips at ASCAP Expo

    April 28, 2011 9:30 PM EDT When producer-songwriter Dr. Luke started to deconstruct the nearly 200 tracks in Katy Perry's "E.T." at the end of day one (April 28) of ASCAP's I Create Music Expo, the way in which he creates a song felt light-years away fro ...

  5. Watch: Mana Discuss Success, Immigration Reform and Even Reggaeton at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon's Q&A with Mana, moderated by Billboard's Leila Cobo, was clearly the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and the most crowded panel of the day - and no wonder. As Cobo reminded the audience in her ...

  6. Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes and More at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Conference panel, "My Big Vast Social Network," Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview with Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Mus ...

  7. Don Tetto, Mia Mont, Celia Cruz All-Stars, More Rock Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcase -- Check Out Photos!

    April 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Fellini-esque: Performers at the Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcas helped create a carnival-like atmosphere ( Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- The Billboard Latin Music Conference ended a day of serious di ...

  8. Don Omar Talks His 'Big Vast Social Network' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2011 5:59 PM EDT The Man of the Hour: Don Omar (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- Reggaeton star and web phenomenon Don Omar isn't just an artist these days. He also runs a record label, and attributes a large part of his success to navigating ...

  9. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  10. Rihanna Rallies Up Billboard's Social 50

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Rihanna basks in the glow of the social buzz generated by the release of the "Rih-mix" to her just-crowned Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "S&M," as she flies 11-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The diva had temporaril ...

  11. Coachella 2011: Seen & Heard Friday

    April 16, 2011 12:44 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed that you may have missed ...

  12. Gloria Estefan, Emmanuel To Receive Special Honors At 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 13, 2011 2:26 PM EDT Gloria Estefan will receive recognition for her philanthropic work and Emmanuel will be given a career achievement honor at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on April 28. Premios Billboard, airing at 8 p.m./7 p.m Central live on Telem ...

  13. Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Angry Birds Among Webby Awards Nominees

    April 12, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Pop sensation Justin Bieber, Grammy Award winner Arcade Fire and the Angry Birds mobile game are among the nominees for the Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web content. Bieber was nominated for the video "Justin Bieber Takes ...

  14. It's Official: Nicki Minaj Joins Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Tour

    April 12, 2011 10:39 AM EDT Femme Fatales: Nicki Minaj is the special guest on Britney Spears' summer tour (Photo: Getty Images) After several days of rumors and being "in talks," Nicki Minaj today was officially confirmed as the special guest on Britney Spear ...

  15. Prince To Play 21-Night Residency In Los Angeles

    April 08, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Prince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show last night ...

  16. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks To Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Nicki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour, as reported in Billboard.biz last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj befo ...

  17. Rebecca Black's Buzz Cools, Justice Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    April 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Rebecca Black's social buzz -- as measured on the Social 50 chart -- continues to erode as the singer slips 12-22 on this week's tally. The famed "Friday" singer entered the list at a record high of No. 9 three weeks ago, but h ...

  18. Gloria Estefan Tweets Details About New Project With Pharrell

    April 06, 2011 9:47 PM EDT Gloria Estefan is taking to Twitter to tell fans about her new album and collaboration with rapper/producer/singer Pharrell. "I can't tell u how much I've enjoyed working with @NeRdArMy !," Estefan wrote, referring to Pharrell. ...

  19. Sony Music Mexico Releases Double-Album To Benefit Japan Quake Victims

    April 05, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Sony Music Mexico has released a double-CD featuring tracks by nearly 40 artists to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. "Voces por Japón" was released March 29, with all proceeds to be donated to the Mexican Red Cross, w ...

  20. Gloria and Emilio Estefan Jr. Renew Publishing Deal With Universal

    April 04, 2011 5:50 PM EDT The Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed and extended its administration deal with Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr. and their various publishing entities, including Estefan Music Publishing and Foreign Imported Production & Publis ...

  21. Nearly 400,000 Attend Massive Marching J Fundraiser in Tokyo Organized by Johnny & Associates

    April 04, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Johnny & Associates, a leading management company in the Japanese entertainment industry, is continuing its efforts to help those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. From April 1st-3rd Johnny's put together "Marching J&q ...

  22. Charlie Sheen Show Opens to Boos, Walk-Outs in Detroit

    April 03, 2011 10:34 AM EDT It looks like the end is already near for Charlie Sheen's much-hyped tour . Boos and walk-outs forced the actor to end the first show in Detroit after less than an hour on stage. When Sheen finally took the stage after several tepid attempts ...

  23. Veteran Sound Mixer Dennis Maitland Dies

    April 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Dennis L. Maitland -- the veteran production sound mixer whose has worked with filmmakers such as Paul Mazursky and Norman Jewison and performers such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles -- passed away March 31 in New York. He was 79. A veteran of ov ...

  24. Taylor Swift Celebrates 20 Million Sales in London; Heads to Las Vegas for ACMs

    March 31, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift ended her European tour on a celebratory note: Not only did she perform in front of thousands of fans, she got an honor for reaching the 20 million mark in worldwide album sales. A giddy Swift was given a plaque commemorating the mile ...

  25. Britney Spears Sued For $10M Over Fragrance Deal

    March 30, 2011 10:28 PM EDT A brand marketing company that brokered a deal for Britney Spears' fragrance line sued the singer and her father Wednesday, claiming the pair secured a new deal that stinks to the tune of more than $10 million. Brand Sense Partners LLC's ...

  26. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  27. David Foster To Be Honored At BMI Pop Music Awards

    March 28, 2011 5:41 PM EDT Songwriter/producer/musician David Foster will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 59th annual BMI Pop Music Awards on Tuesday, May 17 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will honor publishers and songwriters of the most-performed pop songs in the United Sta ...

  28. Brian Wilson To Be Honored at NARM Convention Awards Dinner

    March 28, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Brian Wilson will be honored at the NARM Music Business Convention Awards Dinner finale, which will take place on the last night of the meeting, which is scheduled to run from May 10-12 in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. At t ...

  29. Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win at Canada's Junos, But Not Drake

    March 28, 2011 7:45 AM EDT As expected after their Grammy win and banner year, Arcade Fire took home the most Juno Awards in Toronto over the weekend, in part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Canadian awards show that included Shania Twain, Neil Young and many other ...

  30. Eminem, Linkin Park, 'IZ' Win German ECHO Awards, Bruno Mars Performs (Watch)

    March 25, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Is there an Echo in here? Frank Briegmann (second from left) President of Universal Music Germany and Deutsche Grammophon, was the first to congratulate Best New Artist winner Lena (third from right) and the reunited British "boy" band T ...

  31. Web Trends: Ellen Reveals Britney's New Songs, Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper (Watch)

    March 24, 2011 4:59 PM EDT The Blitzen Trapper Massacre from Brian Adrian Koch on Vimeo . Video: Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper Video: Ellen Reveals Britney Spears' New Songs Google Trends: There are no new music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Vide ...

  32. Rebecca Black Scores Highest Debut Ever on Social 50 Chart

    March 24, 2011 11:41 AM EDT The Social 50 chart welcomes its highest debut ever, as Rebecca Black arrives at No. 9 thanks to the enormous social media buzz she's generated over the past week. In short order, her much-maligned "Friday" clip went from over 2 mil ...

  33. Publishing Briefs: Clear, Carly Simon, BMG, ASCAP, Primary Wave, EMI, BMI And More

    March 23, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Oleclear acquires Music People clear , the new production music division of Canadian music publishing firm ole, has acquired the Music People, a Canadian production music company founded in 1974, according to an announcement from ole. As part of t ...

  34. Gwen Stefani Donates $1 Million to Japan Relief

    March 23, 2011 4:12 PM EDT Gwen Stefani donated $1,000,000 today to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund to help in the relief and recovery effort in Japan. "I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, a ...

  35. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Catapults Over Viral Shark: 33 Million Views, No. 33 on iTunes Chart

    March 22, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Overnight Internet sensation Rebecca Black's widely panned song "Friday" has been viewed over 33 million times on YouTube. Late Monday afternoon, the official "Friday" video had tallied 30.974 million views. The song has b ...

  36. Wyclef Jean Shot in Haiti, Not Seriously Injured

    March 20, 2011 2:41 AM EDT A spokesman for Wyclef Jean says the hip-hop star has been released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand. Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean's Yele Foundation, says Jean was shot in the hand after 11 p ...

  37. Don Henley, Vice President Biden Among Grammys on the Hill Award Honorees

    March 16, 2011 4:20 PM EDT The Eagles' Don Henley, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) are among the honorees at The Recording Academy's 10th Annial GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards The presentation, which honors recipients for their commitmen ...

  38. Christina Aguilera to Join Twitter for 'The Voice'

    March 15, 2011 8:50 PM EDT Christina Aguilera says she will finally start tweeting. Having famously avoided typing her thoughts in 140-character bits, Aguilera said Tuesday while promoting NBC's "The Voice" that she "will join Twitter in honor of the sho ...

  39. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Others

    March 15, 2011 7:17 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band. The rock hall's latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Wa ...

  40. Univision President/CEO Joe Uva Stepping Down Next Month

    March 14, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Univision President and CEO Joe Uva will leave the company when his contract expires on April 2, the company announced in a statement today. Uva has been in the post for four years and decided not to renew his agreement, the statement says. The co ...

  41. Usher 'Sincerely Troubled' About Gadhafi Concert Link

    March 04, 2011 6:40 PM EST Usher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans to donate his concert fee to human rights organizations. Earlier this w ...

  42. Exclusive: Godsmack, Counting Crows Sign With the Collective

    March 03, 2011 7:30 AM EST The Collective management agency continues to expand its music division with the signing of the Counting Crows and Godsmack, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. In addition to the two multi-platinum rock groups, the three-year-old Collective Mu ...

  43. Nelly Furtado to Donate $1 Million From Gaddafi Performance to Charity

    February 28, 2011 12:12 PM EST Nelly Furtado's Tweet of righteousness (Twitter screen grab) Canadian singer Nelly Furtado took to her Twitter account early Monday morning (Feb. 28) to let her fans know that she wants nothing to do with the fruits of Libyan dictator Muammar ...

  44. Sixth Graders Steal Show From Gwyneth, Mandy, Celine, Florence At Oscars Rehearsals

    February 26, 2011 11:30 PM EST The Kodak Theatre was rocking as Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Celine Dion and other musicians ran through the numbers they'll perform on Sunday's Academy Awards. Moore dueted with Zachary Levi on "I See the Light," the nominat ...

  45. Carlos Baute Signs With SESAC Latina

    February 22, 2011 8:15 PM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Carlos Baute -- who after nearly a decade as a recording artist found international success with his 2008 breakout single "Colgando en Tus Manos" ("Hanging On Your Hands") -- has signed with SESAC L ...

  46. 1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

    February 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST A word cloud reflecting the percentage of songs in the Billboard Hot 100's first 1000 No. 1 songs -- click here for a larger version, and head here for a list of all labels with more than four No. 1 songs. This week, Billboard published " ...

  47. 'Amadeus' Composer John Strauss Dies

    February 17, 2011 6:05 PM EST John Strauss, a composer and sound editor whose work includes theme songs from early TV shows and the film and soundtrack for Oscar best picture winner "Amadeus," has died. He was 90. Strauss passed away Monday night at a nursing home in ...

  48. VH1 Announces 'Storytellers' Lineup

    February 16, 2011 5:50 PM EST Kings of Leon, Cee Lo Green and Death Cab for Cutie are among the musicians that will be featured on the 15th season of VH1's Storytellers series, premiering in May. Maxwell, My Morning Jacket and Ray Lamontagne will also be spotlighted. The ...

  49. Glee Cast, John Legend, Train Rock Sony Grammy Afterparty

    February 15, 2011 3:55 PM EST Sony Music's post-Grammy party Sunday at the Beverly Hills Hotel featured a cavalcade of stars from the associated labels, Hollywood and beyond. Three-time Grammy winner John Legend, who won statuettes for Best Traditional R&B vocal, Best ...

  50. Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This Year? Arcade Fire? Cee-Lo? Mumford & Sons?

    February 14, 2011 4:17 PM EST While retailers are happy that last night's highly rated Grammy Awards broadcast should fuel sales and agree at least that some of those artists will be beneficiaries of the show's broadcast, they say it is unlikely the show will produce ...

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