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  1. Lionel Richie to Be Named Legend of Live at Billboard Touring Awards

    July 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held Nov. 20 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The reception is the culmination of the annual  Billboard Touring Conference & Awards , now in its 1 ...

  2. 11th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Set for Nov. 19-20 in NYC

    June 26, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The 2014 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards will take place Nov. 19-20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Registration is now open . Now in its 11th year, the Billboard Touring Conference features industry-leading programming that inf ...

  3. Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Daptone, Bruce Iglauer Honored at A2IM's Libby Awards

    June 20, 2014 5:25 PM EDT The American Association of Independent Music’s third annual Libera Awards (a.k.a. The Libbys) hit NYC's Highline Ballroom last night, recognizing achievements throughout the independent music sector, which now constitutes some 34.6% of the ...

  4. Justin Timberlake's Spring Run Tops Hot Tours with $77.3 Million

    June 19, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience world tour heads up the weekly ranking of Hot Tours, with sales reported from its European leg that kicked off at the end of March and ran through June 10. Ticket sales totaled $77.3 million from the trek that ...

  5. Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield: Inside New York City’s Hidden Theater (Q&A)

    June 12, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Radio City Music Hall. Beacon Theatre. The Theater at Madison Square Garden. These are just a few initiate-sized music venues that most New York concertgoers are familiar with. But here’s a name you might not recognize just yet: the Cushman & ...

  6. Ross On Radio: Final Listen - Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel

    June 12, 2014 12:21 AM EDT When Scott Shannon's nationally syndicated True Oldies Channel launched a decade ago, it was for listeners who weren't happy with the incursion of the early '70s (or beyond) into their oldies format. It was for those who felt that & ...

  7. Miles Davis Honored with Namesake New York City Street

    May 27, 2014 10:38 AM EDT A block on New York City's Upper West Side where Miles Davis composed some of jazz's greatest works has been renamed in his honor. Yesterday (May 26), hundreds came out for the unveiling ceremony of a street sign titled "Miles Davis ...

  8. Jennifer Lopez Talks NUVOtv, Fuse Acquisition, Being Named Lopez at New York Upfront (Q&A)

    May 13, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Monday, May 12, was the start of an exceptionally hectic week for Jennifer Lopez. Home in New York for a few days on business, she was due back in L.A. Wednesday for the penultimate week of “American Idol”’s 13th season, then radio promo for her u ...

  9. Jay Z & Solange Elevator Fight: Standard Hotel Investigating Security Breach

    May 12, 2014 4:03 PM EDT The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z. Asked about the video on Monday by The Associated Press, the hotel issued a statement s ...

  10. How Best to Honor Pete Seeger, the Man Who Put the Masses in the Spotlight?

    May 02, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Someday, it might be possible to take the Pete Seeger Bridge to Pete Seeger Park and listen to Pete Seeger music by the Pete Seeger statue. Plans abound to honor the recently deceased folk icon, with a few early events planned for Saturday, what w ...

  11. Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested in Connecticut

    April 28, 2014 11:11 AM EDT Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, have been arrested in Connecticut on disorderly conduct charges. A police spokeswoman in New Canaan said the arrests stemmed from an incident Saturday. A press release issued Monday morning by the New Canaan ...

  12. No 'Beyonce' Strategy For Mariah Carey's New Album

    April 28, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Is Mariah Carey actually pulling a “Beyoncé” with her upcoming 14th album? Depends on who you ask. In an interview for a Billboard cover story, on newsstands Monday, Carey indicated that a Beyoncé-esque approach was afoot for the project, explaini ...

  13. Barclays Center vs. Madison Square Garden: New York's Latest Rivalry Heats Up

    April 18, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Now that MSG is back in business, the rivalry between Manhattan's premier arena space and Brooklyn's upstart concert venue is getting hotter by the New York minute. This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter m ...

  14. J&R Music World Closing

    April 09, 2014 9:04 PM EDT 27 2 k 135 11 Music and electronics retailer J&R Music and Computer World will shutter its store on Park Row in lower Manhattan Thursday after 43 years in business.  In a letter to customers on the store's website, owners Joe and Rachelle Friedma ...

  15. Webster Hall to Take Back Its Reins from Bowery Presents, Hints at Brooklyn Plans

    March 20, 2014 3:17 PM EDT New York live music mainstay Webster Hall and its booking and promotions arm Webster Hall Presents will both be responsible for their own destinies (more or less) this Fall. The 130-year-old venue is shifting from Bowery Presents-led talent buys a ...

  16. Morning Fix: Wadsworth to Step Down from Helm at BPI; MP3Tunes Founder Liable for Copyright Infringement; Sylvia Rhone to Head Epic Records

    March 20, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE TONY WADSWORTH TO STEP DOWN AS CHAIRMAN OF BPI & BRIT AWARDS "After almost seven years in the role, I have decided to make 2014 my final year as chairman of BPI and BRIT Awards Ltd,” Wadswo ...

  17. Rolling Stones 'Pull Together' Following Scott Death, Promise to Return to Australia and New Zealand

    March 19, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Members of the Rolling Stones are offering support to Mick Jagger following the death of his girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following the fashion designer and celebrity stylist& ...

  18. Meet Ryan Tedder, the Secret King of Pop Who Doesn't Look at Royalty Checks (Cover Story)

    March 18, 2014 2:31 PM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year, but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer. Minutes after get ...

  19. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  20. Sony Finds New Headquarters on Madison Square Park

    February 25, 2014 12:33 PM EST Sony Corporation has found a fresh home in New York, it was announced today. The company sold its iconic black tower on Manhattan's east side a little over a year ago for $1.1 billion . Related Bombshell 'American Idol' Lawsuit Brin ...

  21. Marty Thau, Manager of New York Dolls and Founder of Red Star Records, Dead at 75

    February 17, 2014 3:33 PM EST Marty Thau, the man who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the ...

  22. From the Billboard Archives 2/15/64: Beatlemania Sweeps the Nation

    February 10, 2014 4:41 PM EST Six days after the Beatles' defining performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on February 9, 1964, Billboard was on red alert for all things Beatlemania, publishing its February 15th issue with no less than six stories on the fully eng ...

  23. Ice-T, Coco Austin Hint at Talk Show With Ryan Seacrest Productions

    February 04, 2014 5:57 PM EST "You feel the need to be entertaining, and before you know it, you doing dumb shit you normally wouldn't do," said the rapper-actor of halting E!'s "Ice Loves Coco" after three seasons. Ice-T is officially done with & ...

  24. Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine & More Rock Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash

    February 01, 2014 10:59 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31). In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive pro ...

  25. Members of 4AD, Beggars, Mom and Pop Throw Benefit for Homeless LGBT Youth

    January 22, 2014 6:53 PM EST About a year ago, a handful of music industry professionals decided to do something charitable for the New York City community they felt had given them so much. Inspired by Toronto's Long Winter, a series of concerts, panels, and activities ...

  26. Facebook Unveils New Trending Tool For News Stories

    January 16, 2014 12:00 PM EST Facebook 'Less Cool,' But Still Popular With Teens, Others in the U.S. Facebook Testing Video Advertisements Is Facebook Overdoing It With Ads? Facebook on Thursday (Jan. 16) unveiled “Trending,” a personalized list of topics and news st ...

  27. FCC Shelves Pandora's Bid For South Dakota Radio Station

    January 15, 2014 3:45 PM EST In another minor setback to its music licensing plans, Pandora has received word from the FCC that it is no longer processing its application for the transfer of the ownership of broadcasting license for KXMZ, the Rapid City, South Dakota radio st ...

  28. Outkast Announce Tour of Over 40 Festivals

    January 13, 2014 11:46 AM EST "It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said, via statement. "Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking th ...

  29. Red Hot Chili Peppers Joining Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show

    January 11, 2014 1:17 PM EST Bruno Mars and his backing band won't be alone when they take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show next month. In keeping with the funk tendencies that the singer sometimes employs in his music, Mars will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppe ...

  30. Super Bowl Music Mania: Billboard's Guide To NYC-Area Concerts

    January 09, 2014 4:51 PM EST Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as arti ...

  31. VH1 Books Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Fall Out Boy and More for Six NYC Super Bowl Concerts

    January 09, 2014 1:20 PM EST The first Super Bowl to be held in the New York City/New Jersey area will bring an equally historic volume of concerts, as the music industry looks to top recent efforts in cities like New Orleans, Indianapolis and Dallas.   Leading the charge is ...

  32. Why Bruce Springsteen Chose 'The Good Wife' and CBS.com to Preview 'High Hopes' (Analysis)

    January 02, 2014 5:45 PM EST For the fifth album in a row, Columbia Records and Bruce Springsteen are turning to television or film to herald the arrival of new music from the rock legend. This time, the embed is deeper with greater permanence, and an attempt to associate S ...

  33. Breaking Band Part 3: Village Records Passes the Torch (Guest Post)

    December 16, 2013 4:04 PM EST This semester, Grace Harris and Sarah Segner, two students from New York University’s undergraduate Music Business program within the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, are documenting their college course/indie record ...

  34. P!nk, Janelle Monae, Julie Greenwald Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 5:26 PM EST "I remember when I won Female Rock Vocal for Grammys for ‘Trouble,’ I think it was 10 years ago,” P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard’s Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. “And the very next day, ...

  35. Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards

    December 06, 2013 2:54 AM EST Billboard has won two 2013 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards in categories honoring best article and best cover. The awards ceremony, held Thursday (Dec. 3) at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honored excellence in magazine editorial and design. “I' ...

  36. Billy Joel Sets Madison Square Garden Residency

    December 03, 2013 1:35 PM EST Billy Joel is moving in. The legendary singer-songwriter announced Tuesday that he'll take up a residency at his beloved Madison Square Garden in New York City -- but he has one condition. Joel says he'll play once a month at the famed v ...

  37. Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC

    November 19, 2013 12:24 PM EST When New York City's  Roseland Ballroom shuts its doors this April, it will certainly go out in style. Today, Lady Gaga announced plans to close out the venue with a string of four concerts: March 28, 30, 31, and April 2. The 3,500-seat the ...

  38. Billy Joel To Play Madison Square Garden Concert In January, First Since Record-Setting 2006 Shows

    November 19, 2013 10:34 AM EST Billy Joel is returning to Madison Square Garden, where he last broke the arena's record for most consecutive sold-out shows (12) in 2006. Joel will headline the Garden on January 27, 2014, as part of the Time Warner Concert Series at Madis ...

  39. Lady Gaga Teams With Vevo, Clear Channel For Live-Streamed 'Artpop' Events (Exclusive)

    November 08, 2013 11:53 AM EST Lady Gaga and Vevo will live-stream a concert from artRave, an interactive exhibit in New York City, this Sunday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 p.m. ET. Gaga will perform songs from brand new album “Artpop,” which will be released on iTunes at midnight. The ...

  40. Is Chronixx Jamaican Reggae's Next Big Thing? Chris Blackwell, Diplo Think So

    September 25, 2013 2:45 PM EDT On Sept. 17, SOB's nightclub in lower Manhattan presented the New York City debut of Jamaica’s most buzzed about reggae act, Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption. Throughout their 8-date Dread and Terrible east coast tour (so named for th ...

  41. NYC's Rainbow Room will reopen to public in 2014

    September 18, 2013 5:21 AM EDT New York City's Rainbow Room, where music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others performed, will reopen to the public in the fall of 2014. The iconic nightclub at Rockefeller Center closed in 2009 amid a landlord-tenant dispute. Tishm ...

  42. Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 10, 2013 11:02 AM EDT Taylor Swift enjoyed the biggest one-week sales tally of any artist in country music last year, and it was no surprise that the singer likewise enjoyed a big morning on Tuesday, as nominations were announced for the 47th Annual Country Music Ass ...

  43. Clear Channel Taps Emeli Sande, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora For Bloomingdale's U.K. Style Campaign, NYC Concerts

    August 30, 2013 4:42 PM EDT Clear Channel has teamed with Bloomingdale’s to celebrate the fashion retailer’s celebration of Great Britain style with a multi-platform campaign that will include live shows, online radio and exclusive interviews. The custom partnership kicked ...

  44. Malcolm Campbell, Former Spin, Blender & Vice Exec, Joins The Fader

    August 06, 2013 2:36 PM EDT The Fader Inc., today announced the hire of media veteran Malcolm Campbell as VP of business development, a new position. President and Publisher Andy Cohn made the announcement. Campbell brings decades of experience having worked for more tha ...

  45. Todd Glassman Replaces Jacqueline Saturn as Head of Epic Promotions (Source)

    July 22, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Todd Glassman has been named Epic Records' head of promotions replacing Jacqueline Saturn who is leaving the company, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.   Glassman formerly worked as SVP of promotions at Island Def Jam o ...

  46. Independent Study: Kitsuné Records

    July 16, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Label: Kitsuné Records Founded: 2002 Location: Paris Number of Employees: 10 exclusive to label, 70 total worldwide Biggest Seller: Two Door Cinema Club, Tourist History (178,000 copies U.S.) Next Release: Is Tropical, “Lover’s Cave” single, U.S ...

  47. T.J. Martell to Honor Paradigm’s Marty Diamond

    July 02, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Marty Diamond, Paradigm Talent Agency’s head of East Coast music, will be the honoree at T.J. Martell Foundation’s 14th annual Family Day. The event will take place on Sept. 15 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.   Tapped to perform are singe ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Rob Stringer Named UJA Visionary Of The Year As Adele, John Mayer, Doug Morris, Others Pay Tribute

    June 21, 2013 3:32 PM EDT "It's weird being called a visionary when you've got Neil Diamond in the room, the guy from Samsung here," said Columbia Records chairman Rob Stringer, nodding to Jay-Z in his acceptance of the UJA-Federation of New York&# ...

  50. John Legend Talks New Chevy Impala Campaign, Kanye-Produced 'Love In The Future' LP

    June 21, 2013 11:08 AM EDT Over the past 18 months alone, Chevrolet has featured new music from fun., Theophilus London, Frank Sinatra, Patty Griffin and OK Go in its national TV commercials -- sometimes even featuring the artists on-camera. John Legend became the latest ...

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