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  1. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  2. Jamaican Artist Busy Signal, With Top 10 Album on Reggae Charts, Arrested on Extradition Warrant

    May 22, 2012 12:34 PM EDT Jamaican sing-jay Busy Signal, 33, was arrested on May 21 by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team on a provisional extradition warrant at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport as he disembarked a flight arriving from the UK afte ...

  3. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  4. FBI Arrests 16 'Anonymous' Hacking Suspects in Nationwide Sweep

    July 19, 2011 6:32 PM EDT More than a dozen hackers allegedly from Anonymous, the group that claims responsibility for some of the recent attacks on Sony systems , have been arrested. The FBI raided multiple homes in New Jersey, New York, California and Florida in relation ...

  5. Business Matters: iPad, Country Sales, Spotify, Gorilla vs. Bear and More

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How does the price of the iPad stack up to previous Apple products? Adjusted for inflation, it's actually one of the company's cheape ...

  6. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  7. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  8. The Hispanic Market Is Set to Soar

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hispanic Americans continue to grow in number at a rate four times that of the general population, with the 2010 Census expected to show their total rising to nearly 50 million, from 38 million in 2000. And second-generation Hispanics are fast bec ...

  9. Paradigm Expands Christian Footprint With Third Coast Deal

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Christian music booking agency Third Coast Artists Agency, and will incorporate it into the firm's Nashville office. Third Coast president Mike Snider will bring his entire team and roster into the Paradigm Nashville fol ...

  10. Studio One Set to Open Recording Studio

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Next Monday, Studio One Media is launching the first of what it hopes will be many stand alone recording studios at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in Phoenix. Dubbed mystudio.net , the studio lets people create their own music videos as well a ...

  11. Master P Takes On BET With New Cable Network

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family- friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The network will provide "positive content for a black and brown culture," according to a company statement. BBTV ...

  12. Oliver Appointed IFPI General Counsel

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has elevated Jo Oliver, head of the IFPI's litigation department, to general counsel. Reporting to John Kennedy, IFPI chairman and CEO, Oliver is tasked with overseeing global litigation, regulatory compliance and corporate legal aff ...

  13. APRA Award Nominees Unveiled

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The song "1,2,3,4", a global hit for Canadian artist Feist, is counting out the numbers for its Australian co-writer Sally Seltmann. It has been nominated for song of the year at the 26th Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) ...

  14. Elvis Album At The Center Of U.K. Copyright Row

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. distributor Cargo Records has pulled the plug on an Elvis Presley release after Sony BMG Music Enterainment in the U.K. sent out a letter threatening legal action, Billboard.biz has learned. In one of the clearest signs to-date of Sony BMG� ...

  15. The Festival Frenzy

    December 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taking respite from the midday heat on a tour bus behind the scenes at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music Festival in June, the three principles of C3 Presents were asked why they came to Tennessee for this event, not one of their own. Was it a fact- ...

  16. New Menudo Revealed On MTV Reality Show

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The members of the re-constituted Menudo pop group were revealed today at the conclusion of MTV's "Making Menudo" reality show. The four-song debut EP of the group, "More Than Words," comes out Dec. 18 at Target stores. A ...

  17. MGM Ups Jecmen

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has promoted Judith A. Jecmen to senior VP, legal finance. She will report to Jonathan Bader, the studio's executive VP of business affairs. MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has ...