New York Daily News

  1. Morning Fix: N.Z. Apologizes to Kim Dotcom; Mumford & Sons Juggernaut; Lyor Cohen Mgmt Firm?

    September 27, 2012 7:13 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters LIL WAYNE PASSES AN ALL-TIME ELVIS PRESLEY HOT 100 MARK: Lil Wayne has just topped Elvis Presley's mark for the most Hot 100 appearances among solo acts . As he debuts ...

  2. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  3. Azealia Banks Tweets About Manager Search -- And It's Not Pretty

    June 08, 2012 12:31 PM EDT Azealia Banks has taken to Twitter to address her search for a new manager, sending a series of thinly-veiled tweets alleging that a "short bald man" planted false stories and instigated cyber bullying against the rapper, and calling mus ...

  4. Troy Carter Severs Ties With Azealia Banks, MC Seeks New Management -- But It's Not Coldplay's Dave Holmes: Source

    June 07, 2012 4:09 PM EDT In April 2012, fast-rising rapstress Azealia Banks announced that she was signing with manager Troy Carter , who also handles Lady Gaga. But after just two months, Carter has severed business ties with the MC. "I can confirm that I ended the ...

  5. Business Matters: Google Consumer Surveys Pick Up Where Micropayments Left Off

    March 30, 2012 6:33 PM EDT Google's Consumer Surveys Act As Soft Paywalls Would you answer a few questions in an online survey to listen to music, an online article or some other premium digital content? A new Google product helps online publishers get money out of the ...

  6. Carlos De Jesus, Legendary Disco, Dance Radio DJ, Dies

    February 16, 2012 2:33 PM EST Carlos De Jesus, legendary disco DJ on New York City radio station WKTU Disco 92.3 and the original host of New York Hot Tracks from 1983-1986 on WABC-TV, died Monday, according to the New York Daily News . As a DJ in the late 1970s and early 1980 ...

  7. Game Manager Jimmy 'Henchman' Rosemond Wanted on Drug Charge: Report

    May 17, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond," CEO of Czar Entertainment, has reportedly been on the run from federal authorities since a warrant was issued against him last week for alleged involvement in cocaine distribution. Rosemond, who manages T ...

  8. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  9. Business Matters: SF Music Tech Conf, Cisco, Elena Kagan, Ticket Scalping and more

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter here -- “Wowza, still dealing with energy unleashed by panel yesterday,” wrote Cisco’s Dan Scheinman at his Twitter profile. “I generally think that it is easy to bash, hard to create value.” Scheinman was talking a ...

  10. Jay-Z Vs. Big Papi In Nightclub Name Lawsuit

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and a business partner are suing slugger David Ortiz, claiming the Boston Red Sox star named his Dominican nightclub after the mogul's chain of 40/40 clubs. The lawsuit, filed Thursday (April 16) in Manhattan Federal Court, accuses Orti ...

  11. Business Matters: Pandora, Zune, Roxanne Shante, eMusic

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pandora has launched version 2.0 of its desktop application. New features: view your song history; the addition of a progress bar; faster transitions to the next song after giving a song a "thumbs down" rating; the application remembe ...

  12. Judge OKs Jackson Deal, Burial Planned

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge has approved a deal for the sale of Michael Jackson merchandise, but delayed making a decision on a traveling exhibition dedicated to the King of Pop, amid objections from the singer's mother. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell ...

  13. Screening Announced For Nas' 'N*****' Video

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite shifting his controversially titled album from “N*****” to an untitled project, a flier touting a screening for Nas' new video, “Be A N***** Too,” hit the web last night. Nas released the single “Be A N***** Too” online two weeks ago. ...

  14. EMI, New York Daily News Team

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Group is giving away digital tracks to New York Daily News readers. The Feb. 3 and Feb. 10 editions of the publication -- Super Bowl Sunday and Grammy Sunday -- will include an insert with a download code redeemable for up to three track ...

  15. Busta Rhymes Arrested For Assault In New York

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reports: rapper assaulted concertgoer. Rapper Busta Rhymes has been arrested and charged with assault in New York, police said Aug. 20. According to the New York Daily News, Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith) was investigated for assaulting a concer ...

  16. 2006 Teen Songwriting Contest Winner Revealed

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner of the 2006 Songwriting Contest for Teens sponsored by Billboard and USA Today. Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner ...

  17. Billy Bragg Vs. MySpace

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musician raises issue with site's terms. Musician haven MySpace has come under fire by British songwriter Billy Bragg over some confusion with the social networking site’s terms of service statement. Last month, Bragg removed all music from h ...

  18. Radio Staffer Slams Roth

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Source: he's 'is impossible to work with.' The New York Daily News is reporting in Lloyd Grove’s “Lowdown” column that David Lee Roth is behaving like a first-class diva at his home base, CBS Radio talk WFNY (Free FM) New York. The ...

  19. Press Pans Roth's Radio Bow

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jan 3. debut viewed as rocky start. David Lee Roth’s first broadcast on Jan. 3 as CBS Radio’s East Coast successor to Howard Stern was blasted by numerous newspapers, who went so far as to predict his demise before mid-year. Roth's new mornin ...

  20. Radio Format Flip Provokes Protests In NYC

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -year-old station switched to 'Jack' June 3. The collective mourning for oldies WCBS-FM New York came to a head June 20 when 100 protesters rallied peacefully in front of owner Infinity’s Manhattan headquarters. The 33-year-old station ...

  21. Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for an American celebrity or other public figure to file a lawsuit for libel in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, if there's a legitimate contact with that country It's not unusual for an America ...

  22. Diddy Reviews Mixed In Broadway Debut

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs made his Broadway debut last night (April 26) to respectful, if not rave, reviews. Diddy stars in the role of Walter Lee in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Rai Hip-hop mogul Sean "P ...