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  1. David Geffen Donates $100 Million to UCLA Medical School

    December 13, 2012 11:00 AM EST David Geffen, who was recently the subject of an extended profile by PBS for its "American Masters" series , will donate $100 million to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, to fund 33 full-ride scholarships a year to the school ...

  2. The MUSIC Act Aims to Help Independent Labels in U.S.

    December 12, 2012 7:45 PM EST Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for U.S. independent music labels to access the global marketplace. The Making United States Independents Competitive (MUSIC) Act aims to help small label ...

  3. Greg Harris Named President/CEO of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    December 03, 2012 4:39 PM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that Gregory S. Harris, its vice president of development since 2008, will become president and chief executive officer. Harris, who holds a graduate degree in museum studies and whose indu ...

  4. Melissa Ormond

    November 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST President, MSG Entertainment Tending The Garden Melissa Ormond, a 25-year veteran of the live entertainment business, became president of MSG Entertainment last year after serving as the division's COO since 2008. In her new role, Ormond over ...

  5. Ra Ra Riot Return to Syracuse University to Teach Classes They Once Took

    November 26, 2012 6:20 PM EST Ra Ra Riot performs at Syracuse University's famed Setnor Auditorium at the conclusion of the band's week-long residency at their alma mater. (Photo: Michael Barletta/MediaWorks) (Disclosure: Ulf Oesterle, the author of this article, is ...

  6. Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

    November 26, 2012 3:46 PM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell - featuring comments about Barsalona fr ...

  7. Bad Brains: Licensed To Ill After 35 Years

    November 19, 2012 12:46 PM EST Influential hardcore punk band Bad Brains, which formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977 and reunited its original lineup in 1994, have experienced quite a few incarnations and lived on several record labels (including Epic and Maverick). But the fo ...

  8. Bubbling Under: UK's Paloma Faith Hits the US; Also, Cazzette, City Harbor, Rock Mob

    November 02, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob Paloma Faith In the vein of su ...

  9. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  10. Six Questions with James Dolan

    October 10, 2012 6:43 AM EDT He's a blues musician who opens for the Eagles, gets covered by Willie Nelson and is managed by Irving Azoff. And he also happens to have a day job running Cablevision, the Madison Square Garden Co., the New York Knicks and the New York Ran ...

  11. Supergroup Of Cuban Stars To Perform At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music For World AIDS Day

    October 08, 2012 5:57 PM EDT A super group of 14 leading artists from Cuba will take the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music for two nights to honor World AIDS Day. Red Hot + Cuba, to be staged Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 by BAM with the Red Hot Organization and musical director An ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Chart Moves: 'Glee's' Britney 2.0 Tribute Debuts on Billboard 200, Madonna's 'MDNA' Rises

    September 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT The Billboard 200 P!nk triumphed this week with her first No. 1 album on the chart as "The Truth About Love" debuted in the top slot with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of five new entries in the top 10, where w ...

  14. Barclays Center Developer Bruce Ratner Talks Brooklyn, Jay-Z, And New Arena's Cultural Impact

    September 26, 2012 7:05 AM EDT Bruce Ratner is chairman/CEO of Forest City Ratner Cos., developer of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center and the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development planned around the venue. He's also a minority owner in the Brooklyn Nets, the arena's a ...

  15. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  16. Barclays Builder Celebrates

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Bruce Ratner says it's the "right time" for the new arena. Bruce Ratner is chairman/CEO of Forest City Ratner Cos., developer of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center and the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development planned around the venue ...

  17. The Return Of Music Television

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Fuse hopes to capture the music audience that MTV left behind. Fuse is bringing music back to TV. Since it left parent company Rainbow Media and transferred to Madison Square Garden Inc. in 2008, the channel has attempted to keep the songs pumping ...

  18. MSG's Profits More Than Triple in Q4, MSG Entertainment Lags

    August 24, 2012 9:35 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company reported growing profits and rising revenue that easily surpassed analyst expectations in the fourth quarter. The company said its net income for the quarter grew 245 percent from the previous year to $28.6 millio ...

  19. Backbeat: Black Lips, Kid Congo, Team Spirit Rock 4Knots Fest Despite 3-Alarm Fire, Aggressive Security

    July 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The Village Voice's second annual 4Knots Festival at Manhattan's South Street Seaport. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Between a mid-afternoon three-alarm fire on the pier at South Street Seaport , crowd revolts at Beekman Beer Garden , and ...

  20. Northside Fest CEO Scott Stedman: 'Brooklyn Has Become An Adjective For What's Next...'

    June 14, 2012 8:02 AM EDT The fourth edition of Brooklyn's Northside Festival, the independent music, art, film, and now, entrepreneurial confab, kicks off today (June, 14) with over 400 bands (from GZA to Kitty Pryde), 200 artists, 30 venues, 50 films, 1,500 entrepre ...

  21. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  22. CBGB Founder's Biopic to Star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal

    May 14, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving around the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. T ...

  23. CBGB Music Festival & Conference Coming to NYC

    May 08, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Although CBGB officially closed its famed New York location in 2006, the shuttered club -- founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 -- has lived on through CBGB fashions and radio. Now, the first ever CBGB festival will take place July 5-8 at venues acros ...

  24. L.A. Reid, Martin Bandier, Doug Morris, More Honor Cornerstone's Jon Cohen at Syracuse University Event

    May 04, 2012 6:17 AM EDT (L-R): Cornerstone/Fader's Jon Cohen, Martin Bandier, L.A. Reid, and Doug Morris. (Photo: Ben Gabbe) ( Disclosure: The author of this article, Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, graduated from Syracuse University and has appeared as a lecturer a ...

  25. One of Levon Helm's Last Waltzes: Amnesty Int'l Song Released Today

    May 03, 2012 6:40 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- One of the last studio recordings by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Levon Helm was also one of the closest to his heart. Helm, his longtime friend and producer Larry Campbell and a crew of musicians and technicians reco ...

  26. One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden

    April 04, 2012 7:15 AM EDT British/Irish pop group One Direction will be headlining New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, the band announced today. The show follows the band's U.S. summer tour, which sold out within minutes. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover S ...

  27. CBGB's to Return...With a Music Festival

    March 15, 2012 12:47 PM EDT After a closed-door sale earlier this year -- which according, to the Local East Village, the ownership of the CBGB brand was apparently split between an unnamed party and the daughter of deceased owner Harry Kristal, Lisa Kristal (who had emerg ...

  28. Great GoogaMooga Festival Comes To Brooklyn

    March 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Superfly Presents, the organization behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands music and arts festivals, is branching out to Brooklyn to bring a new food, drink and music festival to Prospect Park. Called The Great GoogaMooga, the festival will feature ...

  29. Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Gets Mobile App, Goes Trans-Atlantic

    March 02, 2012 9:16 AM EST Harlem's Apollo Theater announced a wide-ranging expansion of its famous Amateur Night competition, including adding a website , mobile app and partnership with London's Hackney Empire for a transatlantic competition. Bruce Springsteen P ...

  30. Jimmy Cliff To Celebrate Brooklyn! in June

    February 28, 2012 3:52 PM EST Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff will open the 34th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Series, one the nation's longest-running free summer festivals, on June 5 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Jimmy Cliff, 'Sacred Fire': ...

  31. Billboard Power 100: James L. Dolan

    January 26, 2012 8:48 PM EST No. 81 James L. Dolan Executive chairman; president/CEO Madison Square Garden Co. Cablevision Systems The Big Show... In a city full of power players, few loom larger than James (Jim) Dolan, the man who runs Madison Square Garden and its affiliate ...

  32. Phish, Elton John Lead Hot Tours With Biggest Box Office Numbers

    January 23, 2012 2:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellou ...

  33. Phish Selling Live Webcasts Of New Years MSG Concerts

    December 19, 2011 7:30 AM EST Fans who couldn't score a ticket to Phish's upcoming four-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden may have another option to see the show: the band will webcast all of the sold out shows on livephish.com from Dec. 28 to 31. ...

  34. Diddy, Al Sharpton to Honor Heavy D at Wake on Thursday

    November 15, 2011 8:02 AM EST A public wake will be held in Mt. Vernon, New York on Thursday to commemorate the life of late rapper Dwight "Heavy D" Myers, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 8 outside of his Beverly Hills home at the age of 44. Details about the ...

  35. Backbeat: Twin Shadow, Chelsea Kills, Apollo Run, Friends, Nick Catchdubs Rock 'Converse's Hello Brooklyn'

    October 31, 2011 11:48 PM EDT Apollo Run perform at the Converse Presents Hello Brooklyn event. Last Thursday night and with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in full swing, Converse, in conjunction with Cornerstone, put the call out to New York tastemakers in an attempt to pull t ...

  36. Publishing Briefs: HFA Inks Deal With BFM, Imagem Signs Hesta Prynn And more

    October 19, 2011 8:49 PM EDT HFA Inks New Deal With BFM Digital -- The Harry Fox Agency has reached an agreement to provide technology-driven rights management solutions to independent music distributor BFM Digital. In addition to clearing songs, which HFA has been doing for ...

  37. Liana Huth Farnham Named SVP, Partnerships and Events at Fuse

    October 19, 2011 11:08 AM EDT Fuse has named Liana Huth Farnham senior vice president, partnerships and events. She will report to the company's Executive Vice President and General Manager David Clark. In this role, Huth will work closely with all Fuse departments and pl ...

  38. Jay-Z to Headline Concert Series at Brooklyn Nets Arena

    September 26, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Rap superstar and part owner of the NBA's Nets, Jay-Z, will head back to Brooklyn next fall, just in time for the opening of his team's new arena. The Barclays Center is scheduled to officially open on Sept. 28, 2012, but before the New ...

  39. James Dolan, Cablevision President and CEO, Joins Live Nation Board

    July 01, 2011 8:32 AM EDT James Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation was elected to the Live Nation board of directors on Tuesday, according to documents filed with the SEC Thursday. The addition adds substantial media heft to the ...

  40. How Much Did 'For Good' Earn by Being Performed on 'Oprah' and 'Glee' on the Same Day?

    May 31, 2011 6:42 PM EDT Last week, when Stephen Schwartz's "For Good," from the play "Wicked," wound up with two high-profile synchronizations , some in the industry wondered whether the performances were serendipity or shrewd strategic maneuveri ...

  41. Pulitzers Snub Pop Music, Complains Critic Ann Powers

    April 22, 2011 8:19 AM EDT NPR's pop critic Ann Powers applauds Jennifer Egan's punk music generation novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer on Monday and is being developed as an HBO series, but she trashes the Pulitzer Prize for criticism beca ...

  42. New York's Siren Festival Canceled, Replaced By New Village Voice-Sponsored 4Knots Music Fest

    April 15, 2011 12:08 PM EDT Late Thursday night, the Village Voice announced a new summer shindig called the 4Knots Music Festival , taking place at New York's South Street Seaport on July 16. Deep within that announcement is the news that the popular Siren Festival, wh ...

  43. 'Glee' May Cover Rebecca Black's 'Friday'

    April 14, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Those waiting for Rebecca Black's 15 minutes of fame to run out will have to hold their breath a little longer. "Glee" is considering using a cover of Black's unlikely YouTube hit, "Friday," in an upcoming episode, ...

  44. Universal Motown's Sylvia Rhone Honored By National Action Network; President Obama Speaks At Ceremony

    April 07, 2011 10:55 AM EDT NEW YORK -- Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone was honored last night at the National Action Network's 20th Anniversary Keepers of the Dream Awards. Other honorees included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NB ...

  45. Vice Media Secures Investments From Tom Freston, Others

    April 05, 2011 7:41 AM EDT Vice Media Inc., the company spawned from a Montreal-based punk magazine that now includes music, film and book divisions, has secured investments from a trio of heavy hitters in an effort to boost its expanding business. The company is set to ann ...

  46. MSGE President Jay Marciano Resigns, Moving To AEG Europe

    March 28, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment President Jay Marciano has resigned from that position and will be named CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) Europe, sources told Billboard.biz. He will replace David Campbell, who left that position at AE ...

  47. Barry Mann And Cynthia Weil To Receive Johnny Mercer Award At 2011 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Event

    March 10, 2011 12:56 PM EST Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will be the 2011 recipients of the Johnny Mercer Award at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The husband-and-wife tea ...

  48. The Big Business of 'Glee': Live Nation Tours, $300K Ads, Super Bowl Lead-In

    January 26, 2011 11:44 AM EST Glee (Photo: Matthias Clamer/FOX) The note was practically a high "A-sharp"; the cacophony of voices blended perfectly to form an instantly recognizable tone, striking the right balance of volume and shrill while conveying contagious ent ...

  49. Lea Michele to Receive Billboard Honor

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lea Michele, the 24-year-old Broadway ingenue-turned-breakout star of Fox's "Glee," will receive the Triple Threat Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York. Michele will be celebrated alongside Jazmine ...

  50. Darren Criss, Superstar?

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's been one hell of a week for Darren Criss, whose debut on "Glee" on Tuesday night has been followed by Internet adulation, rumors of becoming a regular character on the show -- and his rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenag ...

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