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  1. NMPA: David Israelite, RIAA's Cary Sherman Work to Mend Fences Between Publishers, Labels

    June 13, 2013 11:39 AM EDT At the National Music Publishers' Association annual meeting yesterday at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, NMPA president David Israelite pointed out that the music industry has moved beyond the period of copyright theft and denial of ...

  2. Backbeat: Governors Ball Founder Jordan Wolowitz on Fest's Exponential Growth, Kanye and the Rain

    June 10, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Jordan Wolowitz , co-founder of Founders Entertainment, had been following the meteorology reports on an hourly basis Friday afternoon before making the call to end Governors Ball on an early, muddy note. "Our main stage was built to withho ...

  3. Red Bull Music Academy's Adam Shore: The Man Who Helped Bring Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno and 234 Other Musicians to NYC

    May 29, 2013 1:46 PM EDT Adam Shore is absurdly busy. The independent music promoter and manager is in the midst of coordinating 38 events in 26 days with some 236 performing artists for this month's Red Bull Music Academy . Phalanxes of promoters, producers, manag ...

  4. Backbeat: FlashFWD's Fourth Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Questlove, Remembers Recently Departed

    May 28, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Last Wednesday night (May 22), SoundCTRL’s fourth annual FlashFWD awards brought music and tech entrepreneurs alike together under the roof of New York City’s Gramercy Theatre to honor their contributions to the music industry. Artist Robert DeL ...

  5. Backbeat: How Adult Swim Came to Book Kanye West For This Year’s Upfront

    May 16, 2013 11:45 PM EDT The last time Kanye West played Adult Swim’ s annual upfront party, it was 2008 – and on the same night he played a topless fashion show for Casio G Shock , causing him to arrive two hours later than promised. The show ran well past the 1 a.m. m ...

  6. DFA Label Documentary Short Celebrating 12th Anniversary Released (Watch)

    May 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT DFA Records is now on a small screen near you (actually, below). Today, the Red Bull Music Academy released a 12-minute documentary short entitled “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA” that examines the history of NYC’s inf ...

  7. Songza Surpasses 6 Million App Installs, Debuts Version 3.0

    May 02, 2013 7:00 AM EDT With Pandora dominating and Apple looming, Songza is adding listeners and introducing features that change the way people use Internet radio. The service had 4.7 million active users in March, up from 2 million active monthly users at the end ...

  8. 'Kinky Boots,' Scored by Cyndi Lauper, Leads Tony Award Noms

    April 30, 2013 11:15 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as lead ...

  9. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney Previews New Album 'Life on a Rock' in New York City for His Biggest Fans

    April 30, 2013 10:45 AM EDT In a production orchestrated much like a major live television show, a studio audience of about 90 fans sat within feet of country superstar Kenny Chesney to hear songs from his new album, ( Life On A Rock , out Tuesday, April 30th) and the stor ...

  10. Lady Antebellum Teams With Citi For 'Golden' Release In NYC

    April 24, 2013 2:31 PM EDT Lady Antebellum will partner with Citi in a record release show for the group’s new album “Golden” at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City on May 7. The McKittrick Hotel is the home of Punchdrunk’s immersive play “Sleep No More.” In a deal brok ...

  11. Will.i.am To Be Honored At CLIO Awards

    April 22, 2013 6:00 AM EDT will.i.am will accept a CLIO Honorary Award at this year's CLIO Award Ceremony, scheduled for May 15 at New York City's Museum of Natural History. The Honorary Award celebrates "the work and talent of those who push the boundaries ...

  12. Association of Music Producers Announce First-Ever AMP Awards

    April 17, 2013 5:03 PM EDT The Association of Music Producers (AMP) will hold its first-ever AMP Awards for Music and Sound at 82 Mercer in New York City during Creative Week on May 7. The event will also feature live performances from Caveman and Quadron, with DJ sets ...

  13. Bleecker Bob's, New York's Iconic Record Store, Closes

    April 16, 2013 2:08 PM EDT File under: just another nail in the coffin. Downtown New York City's Bleecker Bob’s Golden Oldies Record Shop closed on Saturday, April 13 -- just one week shy of Record Store Day. I didn’t get there before its unceremonious final hours ...

  14. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: ‘We See Some Big Gaps In the Music Space’

    March 07, 2013 1:41 PM EST In a Paley Center for Media discussion yesterday (March 6) on Crafting Digital Media between AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and long-time media industry banker Aryeh Bourkoff, CEO of Lion Tree Advisors, Armstrong said that AOL is looking at possible musi ...

  15. Brian Eno, Lee Scratch Perry, Giorgio Moroder Announced For Red Bull Music Academy NYC

    March 04, 2013 1:03 PM EST The Red Bull Music Academy today announced the complete line-up for the 15th edition of its music festival and conference to be held in New York City this spring and which will include 230 artists playing 37 shows at 34 venues between April 28 – M ...

  16. Built for Show: 17 New and Renovated Venues To Watch

    February 15, 2013 2:11 PM EST Above, the Leeds Arena in West Yorkshire, England The following appears in the latest issue of Billboard Magazine (which you can purchase here ), and includes additional exclusive content. Subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . The strength ...

  17. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

  18. Swizz Beatz Speaks at Music-versity Event -- But Bronx Schoolkids Steal the Show

    January 20, 2013 3:30 PM EST Swizz Beatz may have been the main attraction, but the kids from the Bronx Charter School for the Arts stole the show at the "Music-versity: Power of One" event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum put on by Music Unites Thursday mo ...

  19. Sony Corp. of America Sells New York HQ for $1.1 Billion

    January 20, 2013 1:49 PM EST In a move to bolster its balance sheet and cash position, Sony Corp. of America has agreed to sell its 550 Madison headquarters building in New York City for $1.1 billion to a consortium of investors led by the Chetrit Group. Sony companies, inclu ...

  20. Tiffany Alvord Talks New Year's Eve Performance, YouTube Tips for Success

    December 31, 2012 8:00 PM EST Tiffany Alvord, an unsigned singer/songwriter of YouTube fame, has finally earned a place in the mainstream spotlight. Alvord is slated to appear on the Nivea stage in New York City's Times Square during New Year's Eve along with Carly R ...

  21. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  22. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  23. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

  24. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  25. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  26. Ross On Radio: First Listen - LA's new Exitos 93.9

    December 05, 2012 7:00 AM EST Here's how you know KXOS (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles is different-the core acts shown on its website are Maroon 5, Ke$ha, fun., David Guetta, Lady Gaga . . . and Robbie Williams. Williams' single "Candy" hasn't been released ...

  27. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  28. Video: Katy Perry Talks About Being Billboard's Woman of the Year for 2012

    November 29, 2012 10:50 AM EST Even after Katy Perry's tireless run of chart-topping successes, being named Billboard's Woman of the Year came as a shock. "I thought my year was over!" she laughed in a new interview. "It does feel like this record has n ...

  29. Vevo: We've Paid Artists $200 Million Since 2009

    November 28, 2012 9:10 PM EST Vevo announced Tuesday at the Business Inside: Ignition Conference in New York City that the company has paid back $200 million in revenue back to the music industry since being founded in 2009, a figure it touted as higher than any other music-vi ...

  30. Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

    November 27, 2012 7:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business e-newsletters UNIVERSAL OFFICIALLY NAMES STEVE BARNETT CHAIRMAN/CEO OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP: Universal Music officially named former Columbia Records COO ...

  31. Chris Stamp, Early Co-Manager of The Who and Track Records Co-Founder, Dead at 70

    November 25, 2012 11:29 AM EST Early Who co-manager Chris Stamp, left, with Who singer Roger Daltrey (Photo: Getty Images) On stage at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night, The Who's Roger Daltrey saluted Chris Stamp -- one of the two early managers that launch ...

  32. NYC's Kitchen Hosting Benefit Art Auction To Rebuild Venue Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    November 20, 2012 11:07 AM EST The Kitchen, a non-profit, experimental performance space in New York City, is hosting an art auction this Monday, Nov. 26, to raise funds to help rebuild the space which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The historic venue is located on We ...

  33. Video: The Agency Group's Ken Fermaglich On Guns 'n Roses' Hard Rock Hotel Residency in Las Vegas

    November 20, 2012 10:30 AM EST The Agency Group agent Ken Fermaglich visited with Billboard during the Billboard Touring Conference last week in New York City to talk about Guns 'n Roses' 4-week, 12-show residency at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Read All Our Tou ...

  34. Video: Ian Rogers Talks Tech Innovation, Marketing Changes For New Music Industry at Touring Conference

    November 16, 2012 9:00 AM EST Topspin's Ian Rogers sat down with Billboard at last week's Touring Conference in New York City to discuss the ways in which emerging technology is changing the music industry, specifically how artists can market themselves directly to f ...

  35. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  36. Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

    November 09, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters ROGER WATERS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NEIL DIAMOND, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY GAGA AMONG 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS WINNERS: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, ...

  37. Lady Gaga Donates $1M To Red Cross For Sandy

    November 07, 2012 2:10 PM EST Mother Monster Says: The post was has over 10,000 'likes' on Facebook and over 3,000 shares on Twitter. (LittleMonsters.com Screenshot) Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The New ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Hurricane Sandy to Cost Live-Entertainment Business Millions in Lost Profits, Expenses

    October 29, 2012 12:20 PM EDT With an ever-increasing number of live events being cancelled or postponed as Hurricane Sandy nears the Eastern Seaboard, stakeholders in the live entertainment industry are reviewing their insurance policies and contemplating big losses in market ...

  40. Backbeat: Kanye West Rocks Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Party With T.I., Jennifer Hudson, Meek Mill

    October 25, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Kanye West took the stage to promote the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II at the Skylight at Moynihan Station Wednesday night. (Photo: GettyImages) Last night (Wednesday, Oct. 24) Kanye West performed an hour-long set covering the breadth ...

  41. Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' of 2012

    October 25, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's "Rising Star" for 2012 following a year of dizzying success for the "Call Me Maybe" singer-songwriter. The Rising Star Award acknowledges Jepsen's breakout year and will be ...

  42. Eventbrite Shows Social Media Growth

    October 23, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Ticketing service Eventbrite has released a report that shows how social commerce has evolved over the last two years. Both dollars per share and visits per share have increased considerably over the last two years. And while Twitter generates mor ...

  43. Can Sean Paul Find 'Dutty Rock' Success Once Again?

    October 19, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Get(ing) Busy: Sean Paul has just released Tomahawk Technique on VP/Atlantic records. For his fifth album "Tomahawk Technique" (VP/Atlantic) released last month, Grammy award winner Sean Paul recruited a cadre of international hit-making ...

  44. Songza Tops 1 Million Registered Users in Canada in 70 Days

    October 18, 2012 11:11 AM EDT With all the hubbub over Xbox Music, iHeartRadio and other music services associated with large companies, people may overlook a popular Internet radio service by a small company from New York City. Numbers released today might change all that for ...

  45. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  46. Backbeat: Members of Yeasayer, Das Racist, Neon Indian and Stereogum's Amrit Singh Premiere 'Dosa Hunt' Film

    October 08, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Dosa hunters and friends: (L-R) Stereogum's Amrit Singh, Yeasayer's Ira Wolf Tuton, Steve Marion of Delicate Steve, and Anand Wilder, member of film cast and Yeasayer. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For a small sect of New York's indi ...

  47. Jay-Z To Stream Final Barclays Concert Live On New YouTube Channel Saturday Night

    October 05, 2012 10:01 AM EDT Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Island Def Jam Execs at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club Launc ...

  48. Prince Royce Teams With Post Foods For 'Positive Mix' Campaign

    October 03, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Post Foods has tapped Prince Royce to be the face of its "Positive Mix" campaign. The campaign, which launched Oct. 1, features Prince Royce on millions of bilingual specially marked boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats on shelves across the c ...

  49. Larry Rosen Reflects on 30th Anniversary of Iconic Label GRP

    October 01, 2012 8:53 PM EDT GRP co-founders Larry Rosen (left) and Dave Grusin. Groundbreaking jazz label GRP Records officially began celebrating its 30th anniversary with the Sept. 25 release of "GRP 30" (Verve Music Group/Universal Music Group). The double-CD re ...

  50. Swedish House Mafia Sell Out U.S. Tour in 'Minutes'

    September 28, 2012 10:48 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia, among the most popular EDM (electronic dance music) acts, has sold out all announced tour dates for their upcoming U.S. tour in a matter of minutes, according to a release from the group. The trio has said this tour will be it ...

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