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  1. Matt Voss Promoted to Executive Vice President of UMG's International, East Coast Labels

    July 31, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Today (July 31), Universal Music Group announced that Matt Voss has been promoted to Executive President of International, East Coast Labels. The announcement was made by Ivan Gavin, Chief Operating Officer of East Coast Lavels who Voss will repor ...

  2. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    July 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but in a different form. Instead of the 30-second songs you'd hear during commercials, the mode ...

  3. Jason Aldean Changes New Single's Lyric From 'Shiner Bock' to 'Rocky Tops' for Coors Endorsement

    July 24, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Jason Aldean has altered the lyrics of his new single "Take A Little Ride" to accommodate a new endorsement deal, according to a note sent Tuesday morning by the promotions team at Aldean's Broken Bow Records. "Jason Aldean is ...

  4. Kanye West Joins CAA, Reunites With Cara Lewis

    July 19, 2012 8:03 AM EDT Kanye West and his longtime agent Cara Lewis have been reunited at CAA. The superstar rapper had been previously represented by Lewis at William Morris Endeavor, where her client roster also included Eminem, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Common, Kid Cudi ...

  5. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  6. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  7. Backbeat: Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson, Conor Maynard Backstage at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 25, 2012 2:13 PM EDT Ed Sheeran takes the stage with nothing but his guitar at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. Even though they are too new to Canada to have received nominations for the 2012 MuchMusic Awards, Billboard got a few minutes with the next crop of young p ...

  8. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  9. Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

    May 24, 2012 6:25 PM EDT If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings , maybe they should have done so when Sony actually accomplished that feat back in March , as detailed in ...

  10. Billboard Music Awards: The Winners List

    May 20, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Adele was the biggest winner at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, taking home twelve trophies off the strength of her Grammy-winning album 21 and singles such as the chart-topping "Rolling in the Deep." LMFAO were the second top win ...

  11. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  12. Marianas Trench Leads Drake, Justin Bieber With Seven Noms in Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 15, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Pop band Marianas Trench has emerged with seven nominations for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards, topping other nominees such as Drake, Justin Bieber, Nickelback and Simple Plan. The annual awards will be broadcast live June 17 at MuchMusic, housed ...

  13. Jack White Knocks Adele Off Top of UK Album Charts

    April 30, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Jack White's first solo album Blunderbuss replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's 21 at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (Interscope/Universal) withstood the lates ...

  14. Vevo's Rio Caraeff Talks Upfronts, Royalties, Growth, and Says: 'We Have No Intention To Leave YouTube'

    April 24, 2012 12:18 PM EDT It's a transitional time for Vevo, as the No. 1 most-watched YouTube channel (and No. 3 most-watched U.S. video platform on the web, according to Comscore) prepares to host its first upfront event for advertisers and agencies in New York on W ...

  15. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Meet The Contenders

    April 24, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Finalists for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, have all had a major impact throughout the Latin music industry, displaying unique qualities and strengths in a variety of Latin genres. While these artists have ...

  16. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  17. Don Omar, Pitbull, Prince Royce Lead Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 28, 2012 9:55 AM EST Don Omar who leads this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods. Many music industry pundits say this is increasingly a business of songs. And in the Latin music sphere, no one exemplified this better in the past year than D ...

  18. Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Surprise Guest Chris Brown Rock NBA All-Star Game (Videos)

    February 27, 2012 7:21 AM EST (Getty Images) Pitbull called on some super-friends while Nicki Minaj unveiled a new hit at the NBA All-Star Game, which took place in Orlando on Sunday night (Feb. 26). Pit brought out Ne-Yo, Nayer and unannounced performer Chris Brown during the ...

  19. Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull Performing at NBA All-Star Game

    February 16, 2012 7:00 AM EST The NBA All-Star Game has long been a music star-studded affair, and this year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Will.i.am will be among the artists heading to Orlando for the big game. The showdown between basketball all-star teams ...

  20. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi

    February 13, 2012 2:10 PM EST (L-R): Jennifer Drake, Nicole George, new Motown SVP of A&R Ne-Yo and Ledisi pose for a picture at the 3rd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Grammy brunch. (Photo: PictureGroup) The mimosas were flowing as guests enjoyed the ambience at ASCAP Rhy ...

  21. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  22. Whitney Houston Remembered by Ne-Yo, Will.I.Am, More at Grammy Midnight Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:42 PM EST Ne-Yo, with girlfriend Monyetta, at his fourth annual Midnight Brunch at Hollywood's Supper Club. (Photo: Arnold Turner) News of Whitney Houston's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Clu ...

  23. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  24. Backbeat: Stevie Wonder Brings the House Down @ Will.I.Am's Grammy Charity Concert

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Continent hopping: Fresh off the plane from MIDEM in France, BMG Rights Management CEO Hartwig Masuch (left) and BMG Rights Management COO of North America Laurent Hubert enjoy the show. (Photo: Mitchell Peters) The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am ...

  25. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored @ Essence Black Women in Music Gala

    February 09, 2012 10:17 AM EST Honorees Sylvia Rhone, former Motown chief, and rising icon Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives) Grammy Week revved up in earnest last night (Feb. 8) with two key events; the Recording Academy's Producer ...

  26. Backbeat: Why Estelle Was More Excited To Work With Janelle Monae Than Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Wyclef & Chris Brown

    January 31, 2012 12:30 PM EST On January 25, Estelle previewed her new album "All Of Me" before an intimate crowd at Home on Houston Street in New York. It's been three years since the London native's single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West was ...

  27. Backbeat: Snoop Dogg Hosts Screening for 'Red Tails' in Hollywood

    January 25, 2012 8:15 AM EST To help boost audience awareness of "Red Tails," the film about the Tuskegee Airmen self-financed by filmmaker George Lucas , rapper/entrepreneur Snoop Dogg hosted a private screening (Jan. 19) in tandem with Lucasfilm at the Arclight in ...

  28. Exclusive: Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 7:24 PM EST Left to right: Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Ethiopia Habtemariam Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Ent ...

  29. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  30. Urban Power List: Cara Lewis

    January 14, 2012 4:27 PM EST Cara Lewis Agent Creative Artists Agency Website: caa.com Tour Maven Named Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry in 2011, Cara Lewis made even bigger headlines earlier this year when she jumped ship from William Morris En ...

  31. Urban Power List: Bryan Leach

    January 12, 2012 4:07 PM EST Bryan Leach CEO, Polo Grounds Music Website: PoloGroundsMusic.com Twitter: @PoloGroundsNYC The Talent Developer During his 11-year stint with indie label TVT Records -- first as director of artist development in 1995 and then as VP of urban A& ...

  32. Urban Power List: Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    January 12, 2012 11:39 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs Founder/CEO, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group; brand manager, Ciroc Website: diddydirtymoney.com Twitter: @IAmDiddy Ciroc Star In 2007, Sean "Diddy" Combs put his name to his biggest hit in years, and th ...

  33. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  34. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  35. Tim McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic,' His Final LP of New Material for Curb, Arrives Jan. 24

    January 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST Though it had a volatile end a few weeks ago, the partnership between Tim McGraw and Curb Records definitely qualified as one of Nashville's most successful. On January 24, the label will release "Emotional Traffic," the final McGra ...

  36. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  37. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri at ASCAP'S ATL Legends Dinner

    September 29, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To The Nines: Multi-hyphenate and an ATL Legend Ne-Yo ; ASCAP's Jennifer Drake, Director, Rhythm & Soul; ASCAP's VP, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George, Devyne Stephens, CEO of Upfront Megatainment. (Photo: The Picture Group) It was a c ...

  38. Lil Wayne, OneRepublic Scale Hot 100's Top 10 As Chart's Greatest Gainers

    July 13, 2011 3:24 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne's "How to Love" and OneRepublic& ...

  39. Pitbull's First Hot 100 No. 1 'Give Me Everything' Ends 19-Week Female Chart Reign

    June 29, 2011 4:04 PM EDT Pitbull - Give Me Everything HD from suray.net on Vimeo . Pitbull unleashes his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 30) on Billboard.biz, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, rises ...

  40. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:14 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which ...

  41. Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Far*East Movement, OneRepublic Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    May 12, 2011 6:35 PM EDT K e$ha , Far*East Movement , OneRepublic , Ryan Tedder and Ne-Yo are the newest additions to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC next Sunday (May 22) 8-11pm ET/PT, from the MGM Grand Garden A ...

  42. ASCAP Honors Dr. Dre At Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Chris "Tricky" Stewart" and The-Dream shared honors as songwriters of the year at ASCAP's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (June 25), ...

  43. Billboard.biz Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's 'Big' Jon Platt

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even while attending the 2009 BET Awards in June, EMI Music Publishing executive "Big" Jon Platt found himself in work mode. The president of West Coast Creative/head of urban signed rap phenomenon Drake to a publishing agreement in the ...

  44. Ne-Yo Launches Compound Entertainment U.K.

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. R&B star Ne-Yo has announced the U.K. arm of his Compound Entertainment management/artist development/production company. Speaking at a launch party in Fifty nightclub last night (July 14), Ne-Yo said the venture would seek out "U.K. ...

  45. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  46. Global Rights Deal For BBC's 'Big Weekend'

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide Music, a division of the publicly funded U.K. broadcaster's commercial arm, has secured international television distribution rights for national Top 40 station Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' event. It will offer interna ...

  47. Coldplay, Ne-Yo Up For MTV Video Music Awards Japan

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009 nominations have been announced, with Coldplay, Ne-Yo and Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro landing three apiece. With domestic and overseas artists nominated in all 15 categories, the awards on May 30 will be s ...

  48. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Ro ...

  49. Jadakiss Previews Hard-Hitting 'Last Kiss'

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jadakiss previewed his first album via Roc-a-fella/Def Jam, "The Last Kiss," for Billboard in a private listening Tuesday (January 13). Though the Yonkers, N.Y. MC is still recording and plans to continue until the last minute, "The ...

  50. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Tha Carter III?" Not even close. Try "Tha Carter VIII." Lil Wayne - who is on track to have the best-selling album of 2008 - also leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods, including album of the ...

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