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  1. Sirius XM Will Have to Defend Multiple Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

    December 04, 2013 2:05 PM EST A lawsuit with the potential of shaking up commonly held assumptions about the broadcasting of older music will be staying in California. Sony, Universal, Warner, ABKCO File Copyright Lawsuit Against SiriusXM The Turtles vs. Sirius XM: Case Could ...

  2. How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

    December 03, 2013 12:24 PM EST THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Justin Kalifowitz is founder/president of Downtown ­Music Publishing and a lifelong New Yorker.   For decades, songwriters an ...

  3. Aimee Mann Wins First Round in MediaNet Lawsuit

    December 02, 2013 11:40 PM EST In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online. In the cross-hairs of Mann's multimillion-dollar legal claims was a company called MediaNet, originall ...

  4. Rock Lottery Brings Together Members of Ted Leo, Cave In, Afghan Whigs, Oneida, Others to Benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp

    December 02, 2013 4:24 PM EST New York will have its fourth annual Rock Lottery this Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The annual event will bring 25 musicians together from bands such as Oneida, A Place to Bury Strangers, Cave In, Here We Go ...

  5. Nokia MixRadio Launches With Nile Rodgers

    November 21, 2013 2:18 PM EST Debuting in 31 countries, Nokia MixRadio brings personalized radio to its global customers. The new service premiered at an event held at New York’s Milk Studios Thursday morning, featuring an intimate Q&A with Nile Rodgers moderated by Billb ...

  6. Dick Wingate Launches BHi Music Group

    November 18, 2013 6:42 PM EST Music industry veteran Dick Wingate has launched the new artist development label BHi Music Group (BHiMG). The label’s first signings are blues-rock act Jon & the Jones and rock trio AM Aesthetic. With more than 30 years in the music busine ...

  7. New York Governor Proposes Tax on Digital Goods

    November 15, 2013 12:55 PM EST New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a tax on digital goods like music files and subscription services such as Spotify, ebooks, and video-on-demand services like Netflix. The proposal is part of a report from the New York State Tax Reform ...

  8. Bon Jovi, George Strait, One Direction, Coachella, O2 Arena, Live Nation, CAA Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.   The awards, hosted by the Howa ...

  9. Moving from Bar Band to Arena Sell-Out: CAA, Live Nation, Bowery Presents, Paradigm, Warped Tour, WME Execs Discuss @ Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 1:36 PM EST What’s today’s pathway from club gigs to arenas? And, for a developing band, is there such a thing as a “traditional” touring cycle? A gang of leading agents and promoters discussed the business of breaking young acts in the live space in The Ro ...

  10. The Outspoken Roger Waters Talks New Album, The Wall Tour at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 11:24 AM EST A full recording of Ray Waddell's talk with Roger Waters can be found at the bottom of this article. "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career ...

  11. Kanye and Kimmel's Recent Dustup Shows That YouTube Is Radio's New Friend (From the Magazine)

    November 11, 2013 1:11 PM EST THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Far from being fatal for radio stars, video is helping propel some broadcast stations into the era of digital content. That ...

  12. David Ortiz, Red Sox MVP, to Produce Pop Culture and Baseball Show for MTV

    November 11, 2013 9:31 AM EST As if winning the World Series MVP wasn't enough, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is becoming a producer of his own MTV television show. MTV Networks and Major League Baseball said Monday they are collaborating on a weekly 30-episode ser ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Twitter IPO Live: A Busy Morning

    November 07, 2013 9:24 AM EST It's been a busy morning on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange as Twitter prepares to start trading under the ticker symbol "TWTR." The NYSE has tested its systems, and the floor is busy with both traders and media. ...

  15. Lou Reed's Will Leaves Estate to Laurie Anderson, Sister

    November 05, 2013 12:58 PM EST Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives. Reed's will was filed Monday in a New York City court. The Velvet Underground f ...

  16. The Top Hollywood Music Schools

    November 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT The Hollywood Reporter's ranking of the top 10 music schools reveals a unique hierarchy of institutional standing. Based on a survey of academic and entertainment insiders -- including composers, arrangers, music supervisors, editors and en ...

  17. Laurie Anderson Writes Letter on Lou Reed's Passing

    November 01, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Laurie Anderson, the musician, performance artist and widow of Lou Reed, wrote a letter addressing the seminal musician's death in Long Island, New York newspaper East Hampton Star. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 7 ...

  18. Lou Reed In The Billboard Archives: Interviews with the 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'; 'Street Hassle' Ad; 'Pop Special Merit' for the Velvet Underground

    October 28, 2013 11:58 AM EDT In addition to his "perfect" Billboard chart history , the late-Lou Reed left a lasting legacy in Billboard magazine. Below are some excerpts culled from our archive on the ever-thoughtful, innovative and provocative rock & roll pi ...

  19. SFX Beefing Up Digital Capabilities, Plans to Buy Tunezy, Fame House and Arc90

    October 24, 2013 12:59 PM EDT SFX Entertainment's buying spree is extending well beyond the concert promoters that create the core of the EDM company's business model. Its next three additions, Tunezy, Fame House and Arc90, will give SFX a variety of digital capabi ...

  20. SpinMedia Undergoes Restructuring, Layoffs (Update)

    October 24, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Update : Editorial director A.J. Daulerio has been let go as well, according to Poynter. SpinMedia, the parent company of SPIN and Vibe among several others, has been hit by a round of layoffs, according to a memos obtained by Poynter , as well ...

  21. Power Players Panel With Capshaw, Rapino, Light, Geiger, Lieweke To Wrap Billboard Touring Conference

    October 23, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Touring Conference & Awards Nov. 13-14 in New York City Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The Billboard Touring Conference closes out the programming on its 10th edition with ...

  22. Dont Blame Hip-Hop for Rock the Bells' East Coast Flop, Say Organizers (From the Magazine)

    October 23, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Hip-hop has established itself as a touring genre -- so what caused Rock the Bells to cancel its East Coast dates? While hip-hop touring has historically not equaled the relative success the genre has seen at retail and as a force in popular cul ...

  23. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Ennio Morricone Adds U.S. Dates; ‘Slave’ and ‘Frozen’ Soundtracks Set; Miley Cyrus Booked for MTV EMA; Avetts’ Webcast from ‘Letterman’

    October 23, 2013 11:25 AM EDT -- Composer Ennio Morricone will perform two concerts in the U.S. next year, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers on March 20 at Nokia Theatre L.A. and March 23 at Barclays Center Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y. It ...

  24. Former Fox Music President Robert Kraft Returns to Concert Stage

    October 22, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Robert Kraft, a recording artist, songwriter and pianist prior to a nearly 20-year run as an executive at 20th Century Fox, is returning to performing -- for the grand total of two concerts.   The former Fox Music president will perform Oct. 30 ...

  25. ICM Partners Promotes 11 Agents

    October 21, 2013 1:33 PM EDT ICM Partners has promoted 11 agents to partners, the agency announced Monday. The agents from the departments of talent, motion picture literary, television, publishing, theater, concerts global branded entertainment and motion picture productio ...

  26. CMJ Accused of Hiding Funds, Avoiding Loan Repayment By John Scher's Metropolitan Entertainment (Updated)

    October 17, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Metropolitan Entertainment, a New York-based concert promotions, management and label company headed up by John Scher, is suing CMJ, the company behind the New York music festival -- currently underway -- and magazine for loans and interest give ...

  27. Columbia Records' Isaac Green Promoted to SVP of A&R

    October 17, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Columbia Records has promoted Isaac Green from his previous position as vice president of A&R to senior vice president of of A&R. Green has been with the company since 2008. Previous to joining Columbia, Green was the founder of the labe ...

  28. Luscious Jackson Return After 14 Years Thanks to the Crowd (and PledgeMusic)

    October 16, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Following the release of 1999's "Electric Honey" on Capitol, New York alt-rock group Luscious Jackson called it quits. In the time since, the band members-singer/bassist Jill Cunniff, singer/guitarist Gabby Glaser and drummer Kate ...

  29. Digital Notes: Sonos Lowers the Price a Bit, Brad Paisley to Help Market Magisto, WillCall Unveils Ticket Gifting Feature

    October 16, 2013 3:59 PM EDT Sonos Does the Limbo How low can their prices go? Sonos, a home audio company known for its high-end Wi-Fi speakers, this week introduced a low-priced version of its sound system, bringing the Santa Barbara company's products a step closer ...

  30. NFL, MLB & NBA: How Music Biz Can Get a Bigger Slice of Sports Pie

    October 15, 2013 5:31 PM EDT The following is from Billboard magazine's special Sports & Music package and examines how music can play a larger role in the nearly $14 billion brands this year will spend on sports. This special section includes "The Big Scor ...

  31. NFL, VH1 Prepping Six Pre-Super Bowl Concerts (Exclusive)

    October 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT The following excerpt is from Billboard magazine's special Sports & Music Package which examines how music can play a larger role in the nearly $14 billion brands will this year spend on sports. This special section includes "The ...

  32. SFX Shares Fall Below IPO Price on First Day of Trading

    October 09, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Shares of SFX Entertainment were trading at $10.84 at midday Wednesday, about 16.5% below the $13 initial public offering price .   SFX offered 20 million shares priced at $13.00 a share, raising $260 million and valuing the company at just over ...

  33. John Sykes to Receive Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

    October 08, 2013 12:24 PM EDT John Sykes, Clear Channel's president of entertainment enterprises, will be presented with the T.J. Martell Foundation's Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at the events upcoming ceremony in New York. Former President Bill Clint ...

  34. Ira Sallen Named COO of BMG/Primary Wave Label Services

    October 07, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Ira Sallen, a 20-year veteran of BMG who departed in 2009 for WTW Associates, has been named COO of the newly formed BMG / Primary Wave Label Services company, it was announced today in a statement. Sallen was appointed by Larry Mestel, Primary ...

  35. Indie Beat: Nicolas Jaar on Building a Label for Digital Natives

    October 07, 2013 11:04 AM EDT Perhaps as compelling as Nicolas Jaar’s music -- subtly emotive, restrained yet expansive -- are his ideas about the form itself. The 23-year-old artist/producer made waves in 2011 with his debut album cum minimalist electronic manifesto “Spac ...

  36. Agents Aplenty at 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference

    October 02, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Touring Conference & Awards Nov. 13-14 in New York City Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The role of agents in the contemporary touring industry will be explored in depth wi ...

  37. Activist Investor Carl Icahn Wants Apple to Spend $150B Buying Its Stock to Boost Shares

    October 01, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated shareholders. ...

  38. Billboard Roundtable Part 3: Miley Cyrus' Marketability, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

    September 25, 2013 6:26 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Boz ...

  39. Billboard Roundtable Part 2: Bruno Mars, the Super Bowl, Big Data (Video)

    September 23, 2013 3:30 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Bo ...

  40. Backbeat: Backstage as Metallica Takes Over the Apollo for the First, and Last, Time

    September 23, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Metallica 's once-in-a-lifetime show at New York's Apollo Theater lived up to its hype. Hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and free T-shirts greeted the crowd that lined up around the block to watch the metal titans rock the same stage t ...

  41. Former E! News Editor Bruce Perlmutter Heads to Diddy's Revolt TV

    September 23, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Two months after departing as the editor of E! News and E! Online, Bruce Perlmutter has started as senior vp programming and production for Sean "Diddy" Combs' soon-to-launch cable music network, Revolt TV, which will target urban ...

  42. Zac Brown, Kacey Musgraves on Confronting Country Music’s Image Problem

    September 19, 2013 3:52 PM EDT 7 1.187 k 71 3 0 Like every genre of music, country has its fans and its detractors. But when those detractors include some of the format’s own hit-making artists, country might well be grappling with an image problem even as it enjoys some of its biggest ...

  43. Betty Who Signs To RCA As Marriage Proposal Video Goes Viral (Exclusive)

    September 17, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Betty Who, the Australian-born, New York-based pop singer, who released her debut EP "The Movement" last April (and which  premiered on Billboard.com ), has signed a U.S. label deal with RCA Records days after a YouTube video of a f ...

  44. Backbeat: Florida Georgia Line, Sheryl Crow, CMA’s Ed Hardy, Clear Channel’s Julie Talbot Hit 'Country’s Biggest Morning'

    September 10, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Nearly two months before "Country Music's Biggest Night" -- the 47th Annual CMA Awards -- the Country Music Association held what president of the CMA Board of Directors Ed Hardy described as "country's biggest morning&q ...

  45. It's Official: Bruno Mars To Play Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

    September 08, 2013 1:48 PM EDT It's official: Bruno Mars will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Feb. 2, 2014.  Reports of the "Locked Out Of Heaven" singer's booking started circulating when the Los Angeles Times broke the news Friday, a ...

  46. From This Week's Billboard: Will Electric Zoo's Drug-Related Deaths Impact SFX's IPO?

    September 06, 2013 5:02 PM EDT There was abundant free water, trained security guards, roving medics, regular harm-reduction announcements and multiple medical tents. But even those measures couldn't keep tragedy from striking the Electric Zoo Festival on New York' ...

  47. Electric Zoo Announces Refunds Following Last-Minute Cancellation

    September 03, 2013 1:44 PM EDT New York's Electric Zoo festival has announced ticket refund rates after its last-minute cancellation of Sunday's schedule, the result of two drug-related deaths at the fest. According to the Electric Zoo website , refunds will be auto ...

  48. BMG Rights Management to Acquire Bulk of Primary Wave's Publishing Assets (Exclusive)

    September 02, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Updated 11:13 AM -- BMG Rights Management, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, has agreed to acquire the bulk of publishing assets owned by the U.S.-based independent music publishing and management company Primary Wave, the ...

  49. Our Startup Could Be Your Band’s Life: Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison Launches Shoutabl

    August 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT When the last Dismemberment Plan album came out in 2001, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and smartphones didn’t exist. But technology isn’t the only thing that’s changed; over the course of those same 12 years, band frontman Travis Morrison joined a ...

  50. EDM's Dead, Long Live... EMC? SFX's IPO Looms Large While the Industry Sells Out (From the Magazine)

    August 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE AND GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD Disco Donnie Estopinal, the first promoter to sell his business to Robert F.X. Sillerman's newly re-formed SFX E ...

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