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  1. Computers, Classics and Cadenzas: Making Math Music From Literature

    May 19, 2014 10:00 AM EDT "We present a method to automatically generate music from literature." Let's give that a second to sink in. Ready? OK. Two technology-rooted artists (or, if you prefer, art-focused technologists) have devised a method for analyzing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Breaking Band Part 2: Tigertown Tries to Take CMJ

    November 07, 2013 12:59 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 ...

  4. Celebrating 10 Years of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music with 'Enormous Pride' (Backbeat)

    October 02, 2013 12:53 PM EDT Jeff Rabhan , chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, was understandably proud as he spoke at a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program, held Sept 26 at Gallow Green, the rooftop garden bar of Ma ...

  5. Clive Davis on Career, Memoir and Legacy at NYU Q&A

    February 22, 2013 4:18 PM EST At New York University’s Tishman Auditorium on Thursday night, a packed lecture hall greeted Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis with a standing ovation at his first public appearance since the Tuesday release of his autobiography, " ...

  6. Sirius XM Will Pay More for Music Through 2017 (Updated)

    December 14, 2012 6:08 PM EST Sirius XM will be paying a bit more to play music for the next five years. The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announced Friday new statutory royalty rates for satellite radio that cover 2013 through 2017. The CRB set the statutory royalty rates for ...

  7. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge on UMG-EMI; Barclays Center Vs. MSG; PSY Tops YouTube; Pussy Riot at NYU

    September 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UMG's CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE ON GIVING UP PARLOPHONE, THE 'PROPAGANDA WAR.' FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL: After a whirlwind Friday in which Universal Music finally r ...

  8. Reach Music Works On Exceeding Its Grasp

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Nearly two decades after launching, publisher Reach Music relishes its mid-level status Michael Closter started Reach Music Publishing nearly 20 years ago in his New York apartment when he was just 24 years old, and since then has been growing the ...

  9. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  10. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  11. Mel Stuart, Directed 'Wattstax,' 'Willy Wonka', Dead at 83

    August 10, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Mel Stuart, who documented in soulful style the legendary Wattstax music festival and brought to life Roald Dahl's musical fantasy "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis

    January 26, 2012 6:00 PM EST Honoree Clive Davis Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music; Chief Adviser to the Department, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University Twitter: @clivedavis The Chairman... There's no argument that Clive Davis is on the Mount ...

  13. Milton Babbitt, Synthesizer Innovator & Composer, R.I.P.

    January 31, 2011 5:54 AM EST Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, died Saturday. He was 94. Paul Lansky, a composer and Princeton University colleague who was ...

  14. Smith, Aswad Nab Billboard Posts

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Danyel Smith has been named editor of Billboard, where she will oversee the editorial operations of the weekly print magazine. Jem Aswad has been named editor of Billboard's business-focused website, Billboard.biz, and will oversee the site&# ...

  15. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Lands In National Film Registry

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has made it into the National Film Registry. The late performer's 1983 video "Thriller" is among the 25 motion pictures that have been selected this year for preservation by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. ...

  16. Video: Clive Davis On Hits, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Clive Davis sat with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde on Wednesday (Nov. 4) for an exclusive one-on-one conversation as part of an event commemorating the 35th anniversary of Davis’ Arista Records imprint. At the invitation-only event, whic ...

  17. Terry McBride, Steve Greenberg, Tim Wintergreen Tapped For New Music Seminar

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Music Seminar has issued its final program, which includes participation by such industry executives as Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride; S Curve founder/CEO and Nabbr chairman Steve Greenberg; and Pandora founder/chief strategic officer Tim Win ...

  18. MySpace Music President Holt To Keynote New Music Seminar

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music president Courtney Holt will keynote the revived New Music Seminar, to be held July 21 at the New York University Steinhardt's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The New Music Seminar, which flourished in the 1980's t ...

  19. The New Music Seminar To Return This July

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Music Seminar is returning as a one-day event this summer. It was an event that created the template for music conferences by combining business and shows. The New Music Seminar, to be held July 21 at the New York University Steinhardt’s S ...

  20. Industry Veteran Harvey Geller Dies

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Harvey Geller, lyricist and a former sales executive for Billboard magazine in a music career that began in the mid-1950s, died Thursday (March 12), after a brief illness. He was 86. A Tarzana resident for 50 years, Geller also worked as writer, w ...

  21. Chili Peppers Frontman To Curate New Fest

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh. Along with 15 college bands from around ...

  22. NYU To Name Robinson 'Visionary'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York University's Steinhardt Music Business Program will be honoring publishing icon Irwin Robinson with its first visionary award. The award is bestowed upon a noted business figure for his or her lasting and positive impact on the music ...

  23. Does Blog Chatter Matter?

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Blog posts can triple future album sales, according to a new study from researchers at New York University. NYU Stern professor Vasant Dhar and former student Elaine Chang sampled 108 albums released between January and March of 2007 to determine ...

  24. Vinyl Gets Vital: A Classic Format Makes A Comeback

    November 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST On a humid Friday night in October, three 19-year-olds crowd into a small New York University dorm room to listen to music. The room is typical: battered posters of Joy Division and Harry Nilsson taped to the walls, an unmade bed, no signs of food ...

  25. Manager Frank Callari Dies At 55

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Frank Callari, who managed the Mavericks, Ryan Adams, Junior Brown and Lucinda Williams, among others, died of natural causes Oct. 26. He was 55. After graduating from the Hotel Ecolier in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a B.A. in hotel/restaurant man ...

  26. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  27. RIAA Sends Seventh Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a new wave of 503 pre-litigation settlement letters to 58 universities on behalf of its record company members. The latest round of letters is part of the education and deterrence campaign the RIAA launched earlier this year, whi ...

  28. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  29. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  30. Producer Ismail Merchant Dies At 68

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Producer Ismail Merchant, whose adaptations of classic novels produced in collaboration with director James Ivory became virtually synonymous with literate, sumptuously appointed costume drama, died M (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Producer Ismail Me ...

  31. KMZ Rosenman Adds Ent. Partner

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Hobel has joined Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman as a capital partner of the firm's entertainment and media practice in the Los Angeles office located in Century City. He joins KMZ Rosenman partn Michael Hobel has joined Katten Muchin Za ...

  32. BMI Names Coletta As Senior Attorney

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Coletta has been appointed senior attorney at BMI. He was previously senior director, business affairs, for BMI's Internet licensing group. John Coletta has been appointed senior attorney at BMI. He was previously senior director, busine ...

  33. 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret' Lyricist Ebb Dies

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heart attack claims life of musicals veteran. Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb died Saturday (Sept. 11) of a heart attack at his home in New York. He was 71. Ebb is best known for co-writing the songs for such musicals as "Chicago" and ...

  34. Chief Bey, 91, Jazz Drummer, Is Dead

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist and African folklorist who recorded with artists like Art Blakey and Herbie Mann before turning to teaching, died Thursday (April 8) at his home in Brooklyn. James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist and A ...