Neil Young

  1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records. "It is with heavy hearts and deep sadnes ...

  2. Chart Moves: Neil Young's 50th Album, 'Chef' Cooks Up a Debut and Journey's Steve Perry-Fueled Gain?

    June 06, 2014 10:28 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Coldplay hung out for a second week at No. 1, leading the chart again with "Ghost Stories." The band's album sold 83,000 copies in its second week of availability -- down 78 percent from ...

  3. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  4. Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Team, Hires Ultra Music's Taryn Haight, Lauren Lipsay (Exclusive) 


    May 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT “My mom didn't really know half the artists I worked with,” says Taryn Haight, Warner Bros. Records newly hired director of dance marketing & artist relations, Haight says -- before admitting that her “all-time favorite artist” is Neil Yo ...

  5. Rdio Wants to Stream Stronger, Launches 'Artists for Quality' Initiative with Grateful Dead's Bob Weir

    April 28, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Looks like Neil Young isn't the only veteran rocker with quality on his mind ; The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has teamed with Rdio on a program the company is calling "Artists for Quality." In a blog post , the company has dubbed ...

  6. Neil Young's Pono Raises $6 Million, Third Biggest Kickstarter Ever

    April 15, 2014 3:33 PM EDT The Kickstarter for Neil Young's high-end audio device Pono ended two hours ago as of this writing, bringing in $6,225,354, making it the third-most-funded project in the Kickstarter's history (the others were the Pebble Watch and the Ou ...

  7. Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Campaign Raises $5.75 Million

    April 10, 2014 9:28 PM EDT With five days left in their Kickstarter funding initiative, Neil Young and the PonoMusic team are now the third most funded campaign in Kickstarter history at $5.75 million as of today.  PonoMusic CEO John Hamm is thrilled about hitting the miles ...

  8. Vulfpeck Stands to Earn More Than $18K From Spotify for Silent Album

    April 04, 2014 1:01 PM EDT "Surely this will chart on the Billboard Silent 100," jokes Vulfpeck songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Stratton. He's referring to "Sleepify," Vulfpeck's completely silent album that has so far racked up some ...

  9. Morning Fix: What Viacom Got Out of 7 Years Fighting YouTube; Streaming 20% of U.S. Revenue; Ryan Tedder, the Secret King of Pop Who Doesn't Look at Checks

    March 19, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHAT VIACOM HAS TO SHOW FOR SEVEN YEARS OF PURSUING YOUTUBE (ANALYSIS) In a Manhattan courtroom on Monday, an attorney for one of the nation's biggest copyright holders delivered closing argume ...

  10. Why Pono’s CEO Uses Spotify

    March 18, 2014 11:14 AM EDT Neil Young has been recording his music in the high-resolution music format that the PonoMusic store will sell for quite some time, according to what he told SXSW attendees last night. Many other artists and labels, however, have not been doing t ...

  11. Neil Young's Agenda: Jack White Project, Second Book, 'Full-Blown Orchestra' Album

    March 12, 2014 5:10 PM EDT After a successful launch for his PonoMusic service and player this week from South By Southwest -- doubling its Kickstarter launch goal for player pre-orders in less than 24 hours -- Neil Young is readying for the release of some other new proje ...

  12. 'What's Your Cut?' Neil Young's Pono Talk at SXSW Gets Awkward

    March 11, 2014 8:21 PM EDT In Ballroom D at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW, Neil Young presented his final thesis -- or, perhaps more accurately, an oddly altruistic sales pitch -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player. Young's presentation cent ...

  13. Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into Musicians Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in N ...

  14. Neil Young Honored at Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing Event

    January 22, 2014 3:24 PM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a h ...

  15. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

  16. Carole King is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Ta ...

  17. Keith Urban's Aussie Homeland Dates Top Hot Tours Chart

    April 12, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Keith Urban owns this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $5.6 million in box office grosses from two venues on his seven-date tour through Australia which occurred earlier this year.  The award-winning country star played multiple shows in ...

  18. Dave Grohl on 'Sound City,' More Players Shows and Keeping Paul McCartney Secret

    January 24, 2013 5:06 PM EST The second Sound City Players concert is booked for Jan. 31 at the Hollywood Palladium. If Dave Grohl has his way, it won't be the last. "We plan to do shows all over the world," the Foo Fighters frontman told Billboard. "When ...

  19. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  20. Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation

    December 17, 2012 5:00 AM EST Arthur Fogel, the reigning king of the megatour, has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the Chairman of Global Music and the CEO of Global Touring. His tours with Live Nation have grossed more than $2.5 bill ...

  21. Neil Young's Pono Music Venture Pursues Venue Owners

    December 05, 2012 11:36 AM EST Neil Young, wants to reinvent digital music with better sound -- and he's talking to venues to get them to play Pono there. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/TonyFelgueiras ) We've been all over Neil Young's Pono music initiative because: A ...

  22. Morning Fix: iTunes 11 Launches; Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Headed For No. 1; Katy Perry Woman of the Year Video

    November 30, 2012 7:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other FREE music-business newsletters APPLE RELEASES ITUNES 11: Apple debuted its newest version of iTunes, one that gives users the ability to stream their entertainment from th ...

  23. Debra Rathwell

    November 28, 2012 3:40 PM EST Senior VP, AEG Live 800-Plus Shows Debra Rathwell's more than 30 years of dedication to her craft has made her one of the most respected and admired executives in the live music industry. As senior VP of AEG Live, Rathwell heads up the East C ...

  24. Marsha Vlasic

    November 28, 2012 3:03 PM EST Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, ICM Partners (Photo: Sasha Maslov) Rock On ICM Partners senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock Marsha Vlasic says she has had much to be thankful for in the past two years. You could start ...

  25. Livia Tortella

    November 28, 2012 12:40 PM EST Co-president/COO, Warner Bros. Records Chart Topping Thrills Two years into her tenure as Warner Bros. co-president/COO, Livia Tortella can point to a wide scope of victories during the past year that fulfill the label's mandate to develop gl ...

  26. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. '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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Video: Irving Azoff Tells Classic Neil Young, Joe Walsh Stories; Says What He Really Thinks About Pandora, StubHub, More

    November 09, 2012 10:06 AM EST On Wednesday at the Billboard Touring Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde moderated a long Q&A session with Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff that touched on nearly all areas of the music-biz veteran's career, both past and pre ...

  31. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Reigns For Second Week At No. 1

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with ...

  32. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  33. Robbie Williams Tops UK Singles Chart, Calvin Harris Has No. 1 Album

    November 05, 2012 6:13 AM EST Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single for eight years yesterday with "Candy" (Universal Island) to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only the four members of the Beat ...

  34. Meek Mill, Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2012 8:30 PM EDT As previously reported , rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the former's "Dreams & Nightmares" is on course t ...

  35. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Set for Second Week Atop Billboard 200, Meek Mill Aiming for No. 2

    October 31, 2012 8:38 PM EDT After its monster start at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, Taylor Swift's "Red" seems a safe bet to remain in the penthouse for a second frame. The album sold 1.208 million in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  36. Judd Apatow Talks Graham Parker's Acting, 'Freaks and Geeks,' His Neil Young Regret at Film TV Music Conf

    October 26, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Andrews, Musician, Graham Parker, Musician, Judd Apatow, Director/Writer/Producer, Manish Raval, Music Supervisor, Michael Penn (Photo: Arnold Turner) Judd Apatow is far better known for his comic chops than for his musical acumen - he ...

  37. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  38. Road Work: Death Grips, Two Door Cinema Club, Alabama Shakes, Trey Songz

    October 15, 2012 7:19 AM EDT Trouble makers: Sacramento, Calif.-based rock group Death Grips will take controversial new album "NO LOVE DEEP WEB" on an international swing booked by Robert Frazer of William Morris Endeavor. Starting with a headlining gig for Pitch ...

  39. Will Neil Young's 'Pono' Player Really Make Music Sound Better?

    October 05, 2012 11:11 AM EDT Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality. Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say. Some of the down-with-digital crew ...

  40. Video: Neil Young Shows off Prototype Music Player 'Pono' on Letterman

    September 28, 2012 11:58 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine took audio quality mainstream with Beats Electronics. Neil Young is trying to take even higher audio quality to the masses. While appearing on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Thursday, Young showed off a pro ...

  41. Morning Fix: Jay-Z on Barclays; Sony/ATV Vs. iPhone 5; Instagram Surpasses Twitter; Neil Young's New Music Service

    September 27, 2012 10:51 PM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters Jay-Z Talks Barclays Bookings, 'Nepotism,' Made In America II: Jay-Z wants his eight-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which kicks off tonight & ...

  42. Global Citizen Festival Aims to be 'Largest Syndicated Charity Broadcast'

    September 27, 2012 10:00 PM EDT With this weekend's Global Citizen Festival, AEG Digital Media (AEGDM) and AEG Network Live will attempt to go where no other digitally syndicated charity music festival has gone before. AEGDM head of business development Chris Roach believes ...

  43. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  44. Backbeat: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rock To Support Farm Aid 2012

    September 25, 2012 12:16 PM EDT Willie Nelson, left, draws a smile from Neil Young as the two play Young's song "Homegrown" at Farm Aid 2012. (Photo: Ebet Roberts) "They know now, after 27 years, that we weren't kidding," said Willie Nelson , chatti ...

  45. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  46. Chart Moves: Two Door Cinema Club, Stars Albums Make Splashy Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 14, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard 200 We had a one-two-three punch at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, thanks to debuts at Nos. 1-3. Matchbox Twenty led the pack, earning its first chart-topper with North (95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  47. 'Inventing David Geffen' Documentary Premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    September 11, 2012 4:35 PM EDT A lively account of one of the most influential careers in modern showbiz, Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen" works within a familiar format to sing the praises of a man who never did. An upcoming airing on PBS's American Ma ...

  48. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  49. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Steve Stoute, More Get Made In America

    September 04, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Steve Stoute, Founder, Translations LLC, poses with Paul Chibe, CMO, Anheuser-Busch. (Photo: Jess Letkemann) Made In America, the inaugural two-day music festival and brainchild of Jay-Z and Budweiser , lit up Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on Sep ...

  50. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

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