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  1. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Signs Elvis Presley Agreement, Zappa Family Trust Makes Deal With TuneSat, More

    November 18, 2011 8:05 AM EST Imagem Signs Presley/Gladys Agreement Imagem Music USA has signed a worldwide music administration agreement with Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music catalog, co-owned by the Elvis Presley Enterprises and the families of the late publishing executive ...

  2. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:55 PM EST It should surprise nobody, but Drake's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copi ...

  3. Randy Jackson Closing in on Deal to Manage Mariah Carey: Report

    November 16, 2011 9:06 AM EST Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days wh ...

  4. Backbeat: fun.'s NYC Gig Packed With Execs From Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify

    November 15, 2011 1:26 PM EST fun.'s power-pop set at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. L-R: Ashley Mateo, News Editor at Seventeen Magazine and Jordan Frazes, Regional/Online Publicist at Atlantic Records. With their sophomore album "Some Nights" arriving on February ...

  5. The Green Bring Hawaii to the Top of Reggae Chart

    November 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Incorporating drum and bass driven grooves, nuanced harmonies and the positive vibrations that have made Jamaican reggae an internationally embraced music since the early 1970s, Hawaiian band The Green's sophomore album "Ways & Means ...

  6. Billboard Touring Conference & Awards 2011 Hub

    November 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST November 11, 2011 | Video Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video) Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde at our Touring Conference on Th ...

  7. Backbeat: Orchard's Jason Pascal, Rhapsody's Adam Parness On 'B.S.-Free' Ent. & Tech Law Conference

    November 10, 2011 3:01 PM EST Up in the clouds: Former attorney at The Orchard, Nari L. Roye (left); Jason Pascal, associate general counsel at The Orchard (right). (Photo: Brad Jacobson) Music lawyers, distributors and publishers alike appreciate conferences that aren't, ...

  8. NARM's Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series Heads To The Cloud

    November 04, 2011 4:41 PM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the music business trade association, presented its latest Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on Thursday in New York City. Part of an ongoing series that encourages dialogue between ...

  9. Kelly Clarkson Makes 'Strong' Social 50 Debut Despite Weak Facebook Promo

    November 03, 2011 12:45 PM EDT With the release of Kelly Clarkson's latest album "Stronger" on Oct. 24, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week, the singer also edges her way into Social 50 tally and debuts at No. 45. In the days following "Str ...

  10. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  11. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  12. Backbeat: Indies Mix, Do Business at A2IM Event in NYC

    November 01, 2011 7:30 AM EDT A2IM President Rich Bengloff with Robot of the Century Publishing CEO Doug Keogh. Beyond Oblivion's Tamara Zachary and Ryan Lafferty (far right) prepare for their A2IM pre-CMJ event presentation. A2IM hosted about 200 members at its annual CM ...

  13. Prince Unveils 'Welcome 2 Canada' Tour

    October 30, 2011 9:35 PM EDT Etan Vlessing, THR TORONTO - Pop funkster Prince is coming to Canada for a cross-country concert tour to follow his "Welcome 2 America" tour. Promoter Live Nation Entertainment is behind the "Welcome 2 Canada" tour, which kicks ...

  14. Live Music Sponsorships Focus of Panels, Award at Billboard Touring Conference

    October 27, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The growth and vitality of live music branding and sponsorship partnerships will be reflected in high-profile content and awards at the eighth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 9-10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York C ...

  15. Business Matters: Music Discovery by the Numbers

    October 25, 2011 7:39 PM EDT Music Discovery by the Numbers -- How much do people want to discover new music? It's a tough question to answer, but a few new statistics help paint a picture of music lovers' desire to learn more about the songs they hear. SoundHound s ...

  16. Perry Farrell to Receive Inaugural Apple Award, Give Keynote Q&A At Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    October 25, 2011 3:42 PM EDT In observance of the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary promoter Bill Graham, the inaugural Apple Award will be given to Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell at the eighth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Aw ...

  17. Journey to Receive 'Legend of Live' Honor at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 24, 2011 3:47 PM EDT Journey will receive the "Legend of Live" award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , which are presented by Showclix and are taking place November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards are part of the Billboard Touring Conf ...

  18. Backbeat: Stumbling Upon Real Estate's Release Party @ The Bohemian Hall Beer Garden In Astoria, Queens

    October 20, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Beer Gardening: Real Estate played a release party at the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens in honor of their new album "Days" which came out this week on Domino Records. They used only social media and the label's websit ...

  19. Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter's 1970s Rock 'n' Roll Drama Gaining Heat at HBO

    October 18, 2011 9:51 PM EDT HBO is getting ready to move with "Jagger." The premium cable network is very hot on a script that "Boardwalk Empire's" Terence Winter has turned in for an untitled 1970s rock 'n' roll project in development, sou ...

  20. Backbeat: Soulive, Lettuce Headline Royal Family Records Showcase, Talk New Albums

    October 18, 2011 7:40 AM EDT , The Minds Behind Royal Family Records (L-R): managers Jeff Krasno and Morgan Young, Soulive drummer Alan Evans, guitarist Eric Krasno, keyboardist Neal Evans. Eric Krasno performing with Lettuce. Brooklyn's own Royal Family Records celebrat ...

  21. Radio Executive Brett Greenberg Joins Crush Management

    October 17, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Longtime label radio executive Brett Greenberg has joined Crush Management as vice president, radio promotions, the company has announced. Greenberg previously held positions at Capitol, Epic and Victory Records and was brought in by founders Jona ...

  22. Backbeat: Florence + The Machine, Justice, Karen O Hit Brooklyn For The Creators Project

    October 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT In the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge: "Origin" by United Visual Artists at the Creators Project event in Brooklyn. The installation is up through Sunday, Sept. 23. (Photo: Courtesy the Creators Project) The Creators Project, an event pro ...

  23. DIY Case Study: Erin Barra Uses Digital Software to Tour Solo for Cheap

    October 14, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Barra's career had reached a breaking point a year and a half ago. After steadily gaining notoriety while playing around the New York City club scene, she caught the touring bug and realized it was time to step outside ...

  24. Backbeat: Lalah Hathaway Celebrates 'Where It All Begins' @ L.A. Live's Conga Room

    October 14, 2011 3:00 AM EDT Before hitting the stage, Lalah Hathaway (center) made the red carpet rounds with Concord Music Group/Fantasy/Stax project management executive Michele Smith (left) and manager Marcus King (right). (Photo: Ashley Stagg) "It's cool to wav ...

  25. Paul Oakenfold Leaves WME for APA

    October 11, 2011 8:33 PM EDT Superstar DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold is leaving William Morris Endeavor for APA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "I wish my friends at William Morris Endeavor all the best," says Oakenfold, in a statement being issued on Wednesda ...

  26. Taylor Swift Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    October 11, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Taylor Swift, the biggest selling album artist over the past 12 months, is Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year. Taylor Swift, the four-time Grammy winner and biggest selling albums artist in any genre for the past 12 months, has been chosen to ...

  27. Steve Jobs' Cause of Death: Respiratory Arrest

    October 10, 2011 10:45 PM EDT After several years of battling pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs lost his fight on Wednesday, Oct. 5. As the world mourned the loss of an iconic visionary, the exact cause of death remained unknown until Monday. A copy of Jobs' death certificate ...

  28. Roger Williams, Famed Pianist, Dies at 87

    October 10, 2011 6:42 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop charts in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday. He was 87. Williams died at his home in Los Angeles of complications ...

  29. U.K. Independent Label Market Comes To Brooklyn

    October 07, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Independent Label Market - Vol.2 by Independent Label Market This Saturday (Oct. 8), heads of 20 or so independent music labels will gather at the Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg on the Williamsburg waterfront in New York City. Among them will be ...

  30. Steve Jobs Vigil Held at New York City's Apple Store

    October 06, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Metadata: Over a hundred people turned up at NYC's Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street to pay their respects to the late Steve Jobs. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) More than a hundre people flocked to Apple's flagsh ...

  31. Backbeat: DJ Premier and Kendra Morris at Skullcandy Present Wax Poetics Records Showcase

    October 06, 2011 10:07 AM EDT New York based one-stop music shop Wax Poetics took over downtown Manhattan hotspot (Le) Poisson Rouge last Thursday night for the third installment of its monthly showcase series, which pairs artists signed to Wax Poetics Records with DJs feature ...

  32. Steve Jobs In Memoriam: Remembrances and Tributes

    October 05, 2011 1:32 PM EDT October 07, 2011 | Global | Digital & Mobile | Branding | TV & Film | Retail Steve Jobs' Death May Break Internet Records, Surpass Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he create ...

  33. Sylvia Robinson, 'the Mother of the Hip-Hop Business,' Remembered by Chuck D, MC Lyte, More

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Sylvia Robinson, who died early today of congestive heart failure at the age of 75, is best known for producing the first commercially successful rap recording: the Sugarhill Gang's 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight." But this pioneer ...

  34. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Rocks Paper Mag's Nightlife Awards With Spectacular Set

    September 28, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Mary J. Blige performs at the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards in New York Tuesday night (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) There was no hateration at Paper Magazine's 7th Annual Nightlife Awards on Tuesday night, where all things nightlife were celebrat ...

  35. Backbeat: X5's Griff Morris' Birthday On the 73rd Floor of the Empire State Building

    September 27, 2011 6:30 AM EDT Jocelyn Joson, who designed the X5 office space, with her husband, filmmaker Steve Hamilton and Billboard's own George White, digital GM. Retail Track visited the X5 office to enjoy the breathtaking view of New York City from the 73rd floor o ...

  36. Mobb Deep Kick Off Red Bull Music Academy's 'Five Out of Five' Hip-Hop Concert/Discussion Series

    September 26, 2011 5:36 PM EDT Mobb Deep at Red Bull Music Academy's "Five Out of Five" event Sunday night (Photo: Dan Rhys) The Red Bull Music Academy kicked off its "Five Out Of Five" concert series -- highlighting what it considers New York City' ...

  37. Backbeat: Christina Milian Celebrates Her 30th Birthday At Kiss & Fly In NYC

    September 26, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Christina Milian (right) celebrates her birthday at Kiss & Fly with Rocsi (left) and friends. (Photo: @CMilianOfficial ) All princesses grow up eventually, and Thursday night was Christina Milian's turn. The R&B hottie celebrated her ...

  38. Denroy Morgan Out on Bail For Marijuana Charge; Son Refutes 'Official' Version of Events

    September 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Rasta Dandy: Denroy Morgan (above) was arrested for marijuana posessions on Sept. 13 and is now out on bail. His son Roy "Gramps" Morgan says the media is fabricating the story of his father's arrest. Veteran Jamaican singer Denroy ...

  39. Interscope Offices Used by Cocaine Ring, Federal Documents Say

    September 15, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Federal prosecutors say that the offices of Interscope Records were used by a drug-trafficking ring as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash, according to a report in the Smoking Gun published Thursday. The allegation was included ...

  40. Backbeat: Monster Island's Final Williamsburg, Brooklyn Block Party

    September 13, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Gentrification Blues: After seven years as an alternative arts space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn's Monster Island this past Satruday held what is likely its last block party. (Photo: Andrew St. Clair) This past Saturday, Sept. 10, Monster Island, ...

  41. Exclusive: St. Vincent Records Track for 'Boardwalk Empire'

    September 12, 2011 4:53 PM EDT St. Vincent and Justin Townes Earle last week joined the growing gang of pop and rock singers recording songs of the 1910s and 1920s for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which begins its second season Sept. 25. The second season opener beg ...

  42. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  43. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  44. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  45. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Make Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List -- Who's Missing?

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are among the list of influential business people on Vanity Fair's "New Establishment" list . It represents "innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and en ...

  46. Here Come The Spotify Apps

    September 01, 2011 11:57 AM EDT Spotify opened up its code to iOS developers on Wednesday, with big implications for music on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Starting today, developers can build Apple iOS apps that play anything from Spotify's entire 15-million-song-plus ...

  47. Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment and Bonnaroo Joins Eventbrite Board (Exclusive)

    August 31, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Online ticketing startup Eventbrite has added Ashley Capps to its board of advisors. Capps is the founder of Knoxville-based AC Entertainment and is a co-founder of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Eventbrite is putting more emphasis on the ...

  48. Not Happening: Any Outdoor Concert in Irene's Path (Dave Matthews, ZZ Top, Afro-Punk Fest)

    August 26, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc on just about every musical happening up and down the East Coast this weekend, including a Dave Matthews Band concert festival -- the DMB Caravan -- on Governor's Island in NYC, which canceled its Saturday an ...

  49. Nick Ashford's Chart Legacy: From Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye to Method Man and Jessica Simpson

    August 24, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Within hours of the passing of songwriting legend Jerry Leiber, another of the rock era's most successful songwriters, Nickolas Ashford, died in New York City. Known worldwide as the composing partner and husband of Valerie Simpson, Ashford a ...

  50. Was Pearl Jam's Soundtrack Scavenger Hunt Successful? 5.9 Million Twitter Mentions Say Yes

    August 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT "I don't think we all realized what an undertaking this was until we got into the nitty-gritty of it," Columbia Records Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Greer told Billboard.biz of Pearl Jam's Aug. 17 worldwide scavenge ...

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