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  1. Bon Jovi Playing Cuomo Fundraiser, Cancel New York State Fair Concert

    August 15, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Bon Jovi fans who were living on a prayer that the band would perform at the New York State Fair this month were in for a dose of bad medicine when the show was canceled, allegedly due to an upcoming performance at a political fundraiser for Gov ...

  2. Biz Video: Cornerstone's Rob Stone and Jon Cohen Say Fader Festival 'Is Coming Really Soon'

    August 06, 2013 4:49 PM EDT Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, founding partners of music branding agency Cornerstone, have been coming to festivals like Lollapalooza over the years as fans as well as official partners via branded pop-up The Fader Fort, which has been coming to So ...

  3. R.I.P. Tim Wright, Bassist for Pere Ubu and No Wave Pioneers DNA

    August 06, 2013 4:33 PM EDT Tim Wright, founding bassist of influential Cleveland band Pere Ubu and a transformative force in pioneering no wave band DNA, died this past Sunday from unreleased causes. The Cleveland Plain Dealer broke the news earlier today. Wright joined P ...

  4. Sony Music Appoints Celine Joshua SVP Digital Sales, Scott Van Horn SVP Sales

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  5. Cash Money’s Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, Ronald 'Slim' Williams Named BMI Icons

    July 16, 2013 5:48 PM EDT Cash Money co-CEOs Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams will be the 2013 recipients of the BMI Icon Award. The presentation will take place during BMI’s annual R&B/Hip-Hop Awards (formerly known as the BMI Urban Awards) on Au ...

  6. Tomas Cookman on LAMC: ‘Years Ago Ricky Ricardo On Conga Drums Was Latin Music…’

    July 16, 2013 4:56 PM EDT Behind a black curtain in the corner of the second floor of the New Yorker Hotel is Tomas Cookman , a former punk rock musician and the founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). Here he was slowly tearing down his makeshift off ...

  7. Downtown Records Announces New Sync Licensing Team, Hires Pearce, Chapman, Bradford (Exclusive)

    July 15, 2013 11:12 AM EDT Downtown Records has announced it is building out its synchronization team, hiring Jennifer Pearce, Céleigh Chapman and Tarik Bradford to lead its synch efforts. “We have always reached a wide audience through games, movies and TV, so we built ...

  8. Exclusive: Salaam Remi Launches Louder Than Life Imprint Through Sony

    July 12, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has established his own label imprint group, Louder Than Life, with Sony Music, Billboard has learned exclusively. It’s the latest move by a high-profile producer/songwriter to help drive major-label A&R strat ...

  9. Backbeat: Blood Orange Plays New Album For Anyone in NYC Who Tweets at Him (And Billboard Interns Take Him Up On It)

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  10. Apple Found Guilty of Conspiring with Publishers to Raise E-Book Prices

    July 10, 2013 12:04 PM EDT Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing "compelling evidence" from the words of the late Steve Jobs. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Ap ...

  11. Intel Teams with MTV to Launch Second Year of Its 'Music Experiment' with Empire of the Sun in New York

    July 03, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Intel, the world's largest manufacturer of computer chips, sponsored 22 different experiential media events with various partners in 2012. Of those partners, only MTV Iggy was renewed for 2013 for a program called Music Experiment 2.0 ­ a c ...

  12. In Their Own Words: Frank Filipetti on Phil Ramone (Video)

    July 02, 2013 1:11 PM EDT At last week’s R ecording Academy Honors New York Chapter event , between foot-stomping performances by Trey Songz and Ne-Yo, Melissa Etheridge with Joan Osbourne and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson along ...

  13. BMI Latin Promotes Joey Mercado in Puerto Rico, Adds Carolina Arenas in New York

    June 27, 2013 10:29 AM EDT Delia Orjuela, Vice President for Latin Writer/Publisher Relations today announced personnel changes at BMI Latin “to meet the growing demand for Latin repertoire." In Puerto Rico, 17-year BMI veteran Joey Mercado was promoted to Senior Dir ...

  14. Roc Nation Sports Signs NBA Star Kevin Durant

    June 24, 2013 5:06 PM EDT Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency launched by Jay-Z and Roc Nation in collaboration with CAA early this past April, has announced its signing of NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Please join us in welcoming @KDTrey5 to the #RocNationSports / #CAA f ...

  15. Tom Silverman's Libera Acceptance Speech: From Artists Against Counterfeit Tapes To 'The Big Six' To A2IM

    June 24, 2013 2:10 PM EDT One of highlights from last week's second annual Libera Awards was Tom Silverman's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech. Part personal history (he co-founded Artists Against Counterfeit Tapes), thank you note (gave gratitude to ...

  16. Inspired By Tupac, Musical Set in Midwest Looks to Bring Gangsta Rap to Broadway

    June 24, 2013 1:15 PM EDT A musical inspired by the music of Tupac Shakur hopes to bring gangsta rap to a Broadway stage. A workshop of "Holler If Ya Hear Me" is currently under way in New York under the direction of Kenny Leon, who helmed the Broadway hits &qu ...

  17. Secretly Canadian, Ultra Music, Robbins Execs Talk Monetization at A2IM Indie Week

    June 20, 2013 5:34 PM EDT Discussion centered on maximizing revenue from streaming platforms and YouTube during day two of Indie Week, hosted by A2IM, the American Association of Independent Music. Representatives from 500 of the group’s member labels and organizations ...

  18. Chet Flippo on 'The Genre-Bustin’ Rise of Insurgent Country' (From The Billboard Archives)

    June 19, 2013 5:46 PM EDT With the passing of longtime music writer Chet Flippo , Billboard’s Nashville Bureau Chief from 1995 to 2000, we went back to our archives to read his voluminous music writings. Here we discovered a perfect example of Chet's shining long-fo ...

  19. Warner Music Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Interns

    June 17, 2013 6:25 PM EDT On Monday, a former Atlantic Records intern named Justin Henry brought a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated against the Warner Music Group. The complaint filed in New York Supreme Court seeks to reco ...

  20. SiriusXM Names Frank Flores Vice President of Hispanic Marketing and Sales

    June 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT As part of its efforts to continue expanding its Latin subscriber base, SiriusXM has appointed Frank Flores as VP of Hispanic Marketing and Sales. Flores will be based in New York, reporting to SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott ...

  21. New Music Seminar 2013: The Ins and Outs of Synch Licensing

    June 12, 2013 2:07 PM EDT The promise and process of music placements in television, movies and advertising was the topic du jour at a panel Tuesday for the New Music Seminar in New York. Representatives from labels and top music licensing companies, including Warner Mus ...

  22. Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem Songs Featured in Hurricane Sandy Documentary

    June 04, 2013 7:58 PM EDT A documentary short focusing on life after Hurricane Sandy in New York's Rockaway Peninsula features music from Foo Fighters, the Gaslight Anthem and more is out now. "Beach 119," which chronicles the lives of the residents of B ...

  23. VP Records Launched Dub Rockers Imprint For U.S. Reggae Acts, Partners With Vans

    June 04, 2013 3:04 PM EDT California based skate-shoe company Vans who have developed numerous footwear/merchandise lines inspired by bands ranging from Bad Brains to Metallica have entered into a partnership with Queens, New York based Reggae independent VP Records to ...

  24. Todd Abramson Talks Maxwell’s Closing: ‘It Just Felt Like It Was Time’

    June 04, 2013 12:11 PM EDT The news that Maxwell's -- the beloved Hoboken, NJ club that's nurtured multiple generations of indie and alternative acts since the early 1980s -- will close its doors at the end of July has been met with regrets and fond reminisce ...

  25. The Battle for Long Island: Four Major Players Vie for Nassau Coliseum

    June 03, 2013 2:30 PM EDT This story on the battle for Long Island's Nassau Coliseum is an excerpt rom the latest issue of Billboard (June 8, 2013), which also features a cover story on J. Cole and the follow-up to his album that “changed the business model;” the pu ...

  26. 'CBGB,' Film on Birthplace of American Punk, To Get Theatrical Release by XLrator Media

    May 30, 2013 10:54 AM EDT “CBGB,” the film about the legendary New York City club that was the first home to American punk rock, will be released theatrically after premiering at the CBGB Music Festival in New York City, Oct. 9-13. CBGB Festival Announces Dates, Expanded ...

  27. Legitmix Founder Omid McDonald Explains His Plan to Make Sample-Based Music Perfectly Legal, Equitable (Q&A)

    May 28, 2013 10:44 AM EDT In October 2011, New York rapper El-P released a track titled "Rush Over Bklyn" – a remix of his own song, "Drones Over Bklyn" – freshened up with a giant sample from Rush’s "Tom Sawyer," long a hip-hop DJ favorite ...

  28. International Music Summit Wrap: U.S.’s Influence on Dance Music, IMS Voting, Judy Weinstein Honored

    May 24, 2013 1:13 PM EDT The International Music Summit wrapped up earlier today in Ibiza after its third and final day of panels. Before the conference-goers went to hear Maya Jane Coles DJ the first of many official after parties, they heard speakers continue conversa ...

  29. CBGB Festival Announces Dates, Expanded Film Offerings for Second Year

    May 22, 2013 2:02 PM EDT The CBGB Music and Film Festival is set to return to New York this October 9-13, it was announced today. In addition to the 150 venues that the fest says are taking part in the music aspect of the fest, the organizers have greatly expanded its f ...

  30. Jesse Kirshbaum Talks FlashFWD Awards, Music Tech, More

    May 21, 2013 5:57 PM EDT The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-c ...

  31. Yahoo Takes Big Leap with $1.1B Deal for Tumblr

    May 20, 2013 9:16 AM EDT Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 ...

  32. SoundCloud to Open New York Office

    May 13, 2013 1:18 PM EDT SoundCloud will open a New York office in the coming months and has hired a former Pandora employee to help build its presence in the city. Dan Gerber, formerly the National Director of Strategic Partnerships at Pandora, will help be SoundCloud& ...

  33. Primary Wave Nabs $125 Million Financial Partnership

    May 09, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Primary Wave Music has announced a new financial partnership with Credit Suisse and SunTrust Bank that's valued at $125 million and expands the music company's seven-year relationship with the two banks. Primary Wave's current man ...

  34. Backbeat: Lady Antebellum’s 'Golden' Album Release Party and Performance

    May 09, 2013 10:12 AM EDT “I feel like I can touch everybody,” Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley said with a smile last night, while standing on the small stage at the McKittrick Hotel in New York. And actually, he could. The tiny crowd of about 200 Citi card holders and ...

  35. 'La Voz Kids,' New Spanish-Language 'Voice' Iteration, Debuts to Strong Ratings

    May 07, 2013 4:15 PM EDT The May 5 premiere of "La Voz Kids," the first Spanish-language version of the successful "The Voice" franchise to air in the United States, delivered the highest ratings ever for a reality show on the Telemundo network. The ...

  36. Independent Study: Sacred Bones Records

    May 07, 2013 10:29 AM EDT Label: Sacred Bones Records Founded: 2007 Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Number of Employees: 5 Next Release: Pharmakon, Abandon , May 14 Distributor: Secretly Canadian Twitter: @SacredBones Website: SacredBonesRecords.com "Independent Stu ...

  37. Sean Glass' WIN Re-Examines the Role of the Label for Upcoming Electronic Artists

    May 06, 2013 4:27 PM EDT This story -- on Sean Glass and his WIN Records reboot -- is from the May 11 edition of Billboard and featues a cover package on the passing of the late, great country legend George Jones as well as looks at Anheuser-Busch's massive spendin ...

  38. CBS Radio, Astralwerks Team Up For Talent Search Program 'She Can DJ'

    April 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT CBS Radio is throwing its hat in the EDM ring, teaming with Astralwerks -- home to Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun, and sister duo NERVO -- to launch a national talent search for the next great female DJ/producer, Billboard has learned. T ...

  39. New Music Seminar Announces 2013 Plans, Clear Channel's Sykes, VEVO Chief Caraeff, Atlantic CEO Kallman Among Early Names

    April 29, 2013 3:35 PM EDT "Join us as we set the stage for the most exciting music business era since the 80's," wrote New Music Seminar founder and music business magnate Tom Silverman in a statement today announcing the return, this June, of the New York ...

  40. Amos Lee, At Farm Aid Benefit, Says He'’s Finished With Followup To Chart-Topping “'Mission Bell'

    April 29, 2013 2:43 PM EDT "“This is something I believe in,”" singer/songwriter Amos Lee said, relaxing offstage moments after playing a intimate benefit concert in Manhattan April 24 for Farm Aid , the music-industry-backed group that supports American farmers ...

  41. The Evolution of iTunes: The Birth of a Colossus

    April 26, 2013 3:01 PM EDT This is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the May 4, 2013 issue of Billboard magazine, which also features our cover story on Rod Stewart's return to rock, an in-depth look at the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store, ...

  42. Machinima, Ultra Detail Partnership In Upfront Pitch To Advertisers

    April 25, 2013 4:42 PM EDT At its first “upfront” event for advertisers in New York on Wednesday, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima touted the buying power and influence of the 13-to-34-year-old males who view, share and create the network’s highly watched video gam ...

  43. Why We Took the Piracy Debate to a Times Square Billboard: Guest Column by Ghost Beach

    April 02, 2013 8:30 AM EDT The New York-based “tropical grit pop” duo Ghost Beach was recently selected as the latest band to have its music featured in an online commercial for American Eagle Outfitters -- and that deal brought the group the opportunity to also be featur ...

  44. Court Rules Against ReDigi Efforts to Resell Digital Music

    April 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Capitol Records has won a victory in U.S. District Court against ReDigi Inc., a company that sought to build a marketplace for consumers to sell their “used” digital songs. Many in the music and movie business have watched the case closely, as t ...

  45. Phil Ramone: A Selected Discography

    March 31, 2013 7:23 PM EDT Phil Ramone was deferential to a fault. He liked to say it was the artist, not the producer, whose name appeared on the front of the album. That’s why you won’t find mention of Ramone on the covers of CDs by Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Frank Sinat ...

  46. Backbeat: The Band Perry Preview New LP for Exclusive Audience of Media, Label Execs

    March 29, 2013 1:51 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The last time we saw the Band Perry perform was before an audience of millions during the Grammy nominations concert in December. On Wednesday night, we saw them perform for about two dozen people in a large living room, eight feet i ...

  47. Paul Williams, Crawdaddy Founder, 'Godfather of Rock Criticism' Dead at 64

    March 28, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Paul Williams, the writer and editor who helped create what we now know as rock journalism with Crawdaddy!, a magazine he founded in 1966, died last night at the age of 64 from complications related to a 1995 bike accident. Williams began pub ...

  48. MTV VMAs Headed to Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    March 25, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards are Brooklyn bound. For the 30th anniversary of the cable network's music awards show, the VMAs will be held at Barclays Center on Aug. 25. It will be the first major awards show televised from Brooklyn. MTV us ...

  49. New Doc Premiering at SXSW Explores the Tumultuous Life of Legendary New Orleans Pianist James Booker

    March 14, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr. deciphers the work of his piano mentor James Booker in Lily Keber's film "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker," that receives its world premiere today at SXSW. He explains in the film that Booker&# ...

  50. Cumulus' Lew Dickey Explains Why NYC's New NASH-FM 'Is Good for Nashville' at CRS

    February 28, 2013 3:08 PM EST New York’s new Cumulus-owned station, Nash FM, is far more than a local radio signal now capitalizing on the popularity of hot, youth-leaning country music. Radio stations across the U.S. will have opportunities to affiliate with Nash as Cumulus b ...

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