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  1. Mike Will Made It, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri Top Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 27, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Last evening (June 26) was a big night for Mike Will Made It and Warner/Chappell Music. The songwriter/producer was named songwriter of the year and his publishing firm was crowned publisher of the year at the 27 th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul ...

  2. Chart Moves: Idina Menzel's Remixed 'Go' Tops Dance Club Songs; Lil Wayne Extends Record

    June 06, 2014 4:26 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris ...

  3. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  4. Paul Williams on His Journey From 'Out-of-Work Actor' to President of ASCAP (Q&A)

    February 10, 2014 11:24 AM EST This article first appeared in the new issue of Billboard Magazine. In an era in which the music business has seen unprecedented change and disruption, some things remain constant. The creativity of songwriters and composers lies at the heart of t ...

  5. BMG to Buy Talpa Music

    February 10, 2014 6:52 AM EST BMG is to acquire Benelux music publisher Talpa Music, a key player in electronic dance music, for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is expected to be finalized later this month. At that time, BMG will merge its operations in the Netherlands ...

  6. ASCAP's Pre-Grammy Brunch Draws a Diverse Crowd Including T.I., Black Sabbath, Jessi Alexander

    January 27, 2014 12:24 PM EST Plenty of ASCAP's best and brightest songwriters turned out Saturday (Jan. 25) morning for the performance rights organization's 2014 Grammy Nominee Brunch at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. The party was marked with a centennial celebrati ...

  7. Will Smith Hits Ne-Yo's 6th Annual Pre-Grammy Midnight Brunch

    January 26, 2014 5:22 PM EST Ne-Yo and Compound Entertainment's 6th annual Midnight Brunch got an extra shot of star power in the form of Will Smith this year. The 45-year-old actor, set to team with Ne-Yo on a new HBO project, was among the names inside Hollywood's ...

  8. Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100

    January 08, 2014 1:26 PM EST The collaboration dethrones Eminem and Rihanna's 'The Monster' after a four-week reign. Plus, Katy Perry gallops into the top 10 with 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J. After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha clim ...

  9. Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is YouTube's Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 1:49 PM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a ...

  10. Chart Moves: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Land Fourth Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10; Matthew Schuler Hits New 'Voice' High; Johnny Mathis Tallies 50th AC Hit

    November 22, 2013 10:13 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week. Who else roars regally on song charts this week? -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The pair's stellar year on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs con ...

  11. ASCAP Reps Talk Music Licensing in the Digital Landscape on Capitol Hill

    November 21, 2013 8:47 PM EST ASCAP sent their heavy-hitters to Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on music licensing in today's digital landscape. The panel, held in the Rayburn Office Building on Nov. 20, was moderated by ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams and ...

  12. Pitbull & Ke$ha’s Tour of Australia is Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today ...

  13. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Ray Charles Postage Stamp, Salaam Remi's Album, Alicia Keys’ Latest Milestone

    September 24, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Ray Charles Gets Stamp Of Approval: Music legend Ray Charles became the latest addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon Forever Stamp series on Monday (Sept. 23), on what would have been his 83rd birthday. In tandem with that, Concord Re ...

  14. Australia's Hype Hip Hop Fest On Ice

    July 10, 2013 4:38 AM EDT Another Australian hip hop fest has dropped out of the game.  Organizers of Hype festival have shelved plans for its inaugural run, without having announced its line-up or itinerary. Hype had quietly positioned itself in Australia’s summer festi ...

  15. In Their Own Words: Frank Filipetti on Phil Ramone (Video)

    July 02, 2013 1:11 PM EDT At last week’s R ecording Academy Honors New York Chapter event , between foot-stomping performances by Trey Songz and Ne-Yo, Melissa Etheridge with Joan Osbourne and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson along ...

  16. Trey Songz, Melissa Etheridge, Valerie Simpson, 'Les Miserables' Honored at Recording Academy's New York Gala

    June 28, 2013 11:03 AM EDT The importance of music education was celebrated as Trey Songz, Melissa Etheridge, Joshua Bell, "Les Miserables"' composers Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Ashford & Simpson were honored at the Ne ...

  17. Nonprofit Pvblic Helps Justin Bieber-supported Charity Raise $400K, Working with Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo

    June 17, 2013 6:22 PM EDT Earlier this year, when Pencils of Promise was looking for a marketing partner to help spread the word about its annual Justin Bieber-supported Schools 4 All fund-raising campaign, the international education organization turned to the nonprofit ...

  18. Billboard Music Awards Playlist and Collaborations Revealed

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT When superstars come together on a collaboration, the results can be electrifying. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards promise to be a highly-charged night, with confirmation that some of the biggest names in music will team-up to perform their bigg ...

  19. Rudimental Claims U.K. Albums Chart Crown, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Reigns Again On Singles Chart

    May 06, 2013 6:23 AM EDT London drum & bass group Rudimental followed their two U.K. No. 1 singles yesterday by landing the top spot with their debut album “Home” (Asylum/Warner Music). On the singles chart, “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) featuring ...

  20. Calvin Harris Beats Michael Jackson To Set New U.K. Chart Record

    April 23, 2013 4:54 AM EDT Calvin Harris has become a record-holder in the U.K. by clocking-up eight chart hits from the one album. The Scottish DJ and producer on Sunday saw his song “I Need Your Love” FT Ellie Goulding climb 11-7, in doing so becoming the eighth track ...

  21. Australia's Hip Hop Supafest Calls Off Tour

    April 18, 2013 11:49 PM EDT The landscape for Australia's hip hop concert-goers has gone from an embarrassment of riches, to a downright dearth. The fourth edition of Supafest, which was meant to star T.I., Ne-Yo and 50 Cent, has pulled the pin on its event just days ...

  22. Exclusive: Unilever's Fruttare Teams With Ne-Yo, Cher Lloyd and Coachella

    April 10, 2013 10:48 AM EDT Packaged goods giant Unilever is debuting only one product in the United States this year — Fruttare Fruit Bars, which is looking to associate itself with music out the gate with a pair of high-profile partnerships. The first is a collaboration ...

  23. Aretha Franklin’s Next LP: ‘Great Diva Songs’ With Danger Mouse, Babyface, Clive Davis Says

    February 08, 2013 2:44 AM EST 1 2.966 k 49 0 The original diva, Aretha Franklin, will tackle music from other divas on her next album, Clive Davis told Billboard.biz on Thursday. “[We’re going] to do an album of great diva signature songs and hear that voice, that incredible national ...

  24. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

  25. SoundTracking Integrates YouTube in Android Update

    December 20, 2012 5:07 PM EST SoundTracking, the application downloaded by 3 million people who use it to share virtual music postcards with their friends, has integrated YouTube for its latest Android version released Thursday. Developed by Schematic Labs in San Francisco, So ...

  26. Jenni Rivera Re-Enters Social 50 Chart at No. 3

    December 14, 2012 5:33 PM EST Two late artists return to Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, with Jenni Rivera re-entering at No. 3 and John Lennon debuting at No. 40. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, W ...

  27. The Year EDM Sold Out: Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex and Deadmau5 Hit the Mainstream

    December 14, 2012 5:25 AM EST When Swedish House Mafia sold out its eight-date arena tour in mere minutes in September, the industry gaped at the feat -- an undeniable demonstration of EDM's growing power in the live space. Check Out All Our Year-End Coverage and Charts R ...

  28. Backbeat: Grammy Nominations Pre-Concert Reception With Scott Borchetta, LL Cool J, Taylor Swift

    December 06, 2012 4:23 PM EST From left: Crissy Haslam, Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, Big Machine Records' Scott Borchetta and Sandy Borchetta at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live pre-show reception at Nashville's Brid ...

  29. Mumford & Sons, Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Grammy Nominations 2013

    December 05, 2012 11:25 PM EST There's a rock pileup at the top of the 2013 Grammy Award nominations. The 55th annual ceremony announced its nominees in Nashville on Wednesday night during a primetime concert special, with fun., Mumford & Sons and Dan Auerbach -- nomin ...

  30. The Who, Hunter Hayes to Perform, Johnny Cash to Be Honored at Grammy Nominations Concert

    November 29, 2012 11:37 AM EST Country singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who, the Band Perry and Dierks Bentley have been added to the lineup for the Grammy nominations concert taking place Wednesday night in Nashville a ...

  31. Ethiopia Habtemariam

    November 28, 2012 3:49 PM EST Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Relaunching An Icon After a year of rebuilding, Ethiopia Habtemariam is excited to "get the ball rolling" on the revamped Motown, where she hol ...

  32. Cara Lewis

    November 28, 2012 3:15 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency A Bold Move Cara Lewis, who joined Creative Artists Agency as a music agent in January after a 23-year career at William Morris Endeavor, is widely regarded as the top agent in urban music. Her roster boasts such art ...

  33. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Denies Kobalt An Upset

    November 19, 2012 12:52 PM EST The third-quarter Publisher Airplay chart produced the most dramatic changes in the rankings since Billboard began its quarterly tracking of chart share for the top 100 songs in 2006. For the quarter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing was by far the to ...

  34. Chart Moves: 'Glee' 'Grease' Tribute Album Debuts, Lianne La Havas Sees 978% Sales Gain

    November 16, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week, Taylor Swift's "Red" reigned for a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new "Now 44" compilation arrived in the No. 2 ...

  35. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 1 ...

  36. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Going for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 07, 2012 8:03 PM EST There's no stopping Taylor Swift's new album, "Red." Industry forecasters suggest the album will spend a third straight week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week, fending off new releases from Aerosmith and Ne-Yo, as well as ...

  37. Ne-Yo, Ethiopia Habtemariam Talk 'R.E.D.' Album, His Universal Motown A&R Job

    November 06, 2012 8:00 AM EST "I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." That was one of Ne-Yo's first messages to industry colleagues who attended his intimate showcase at New York's Joe&# ...

  38. Backbeat: Tim McGraw, Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Host CMA Week Halloween Party

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Tim McGraw hosted a Halloween night party to debut tracks off his new album Two Lanes of Freedom . Big Machine Records threw an invite-only party for Tim McGraw on Halloween night in Nashville for him to preview his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom ...

  39. Maroon 5 No. 1, PSY No. 2 On Hot 100 For Sixth Straight Week

    October 31, 2012 12:52 PM EDT For a sixth week, Maroon 5's 'One More Night' and PSY's 'Gangnam Style' place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Bruno Mars and Chris Brown, meanwhile, enter the top 10. Cross-Over Barometer: Psy galloping with the ladies ...

  40. Maroon 5 Beats Out PSY Atop Hot 100 For Fifth Straight Week

    October 24, 2012 1:37 PM EDT For a fifth week, Maroon 5's 'One More Night' and PSY's 'Gangnam Style' place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Rihanna and Ne-Yo, meanwhile, enter the top 10. No matter how many laps they make, PSY just can't gallo ...

  41. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Ne-Yo Approach Hot 100's Top 10, Frank Ocean Sets Radio Record

    October 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a fourth frame. Plus, Ke$ha enters the top 10 wit ...

  42. Dallas Austin Named Senior VP of A&R at Island Records

    October 15, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the latest announcement of an established hitmaker scoring a top A&R role at a major label , the Island Def Jam Music Group announced today that veteran songwriter/producer Dallas Austin will be joining the company as a Senior Vice Presiden ...

  43. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent Onto Hot 100

    October 11, 2012 5:14 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains bulleted at No. 2. Plus, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Adel ...

  44. Mumford & Sons Debut With No. 1 Album, PSY Climbs To Summit On UK Charts

    October 01, 2012 8:51 AM EDT Mumford & Sons made a bold return to the U.K. bestsellers yesterday (Sunday) as their sophomore album Babel (Universal Island) debuted at No. 1 with opening sales of just under 159,000, the best first-week tally of any artist in 2012. Meanwhil ...

  45. 'Night' Moves: Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 19, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun., meanwhile, top the Hot 100 Airplay and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previo ...

  46. Ne-Yo Talks About His Motown A&R Gig, Learning the 'Language of Executive'

    September 12, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Left to right: Universal's Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Motown's Ethiopia Habtemariam after announcing Ne-Yo's new role at Motown in January While walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, Ne-Yo took a moment to talk with Bill ...

  47. Backbeat: Kaskade Rocks Katy Perry, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Execs at House of Hype Post-VMAs Party

    September 07, 2012 1:39 PM EDT Sam Keywanfar, founder/CEO, House of Hype, the evening's honoree Kaskade, and Noel Lee, CEO, Monster Products, arrive to the 5th Annual House Of Hype Music Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on September 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Phot ...

  48. How Summer Music Fests Are Helping Caribbean Economies

    August 30, 2012 3:28 PM EDT What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, ...

  49. Songwriter Claude Kelly has Eyes on Making Songs That Last

    August 08, 2012 8:15 PM EDT New York-based songwriter Claude Kelly has come a long way since landing his first song on a CD compilation for Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape in 2002. In the last decade, he's made a name for himself co-writing hits for Kelly Clarkson, ...

  50. 40 Under 40: Ethiopia Habtemarian

    August 02, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Ethiopia Habtemarian EVP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing Group; SVP, Motown Records Website: UMusicPub.com , Motown.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Team Leader, On Double Duty With two high-profile jobs, Ethiopia Habtemariam, 32, might ...

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