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  1. Ex-Geffen Chairman Ron Fair on Judging 'Cover Me Canada' TV Show

    September 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Former Geffen chairman Ron Fair has been recruited to judge a Canadian TV show. Former Geffen chairman Ron Fair has been recruited for a Canadian television show "Cover Me Canada" in which eight artists perform classic Canadian cover son ...

  2. Lady Gaga to 'Reinterpret Santa's Workshop' for Christmas Display at Barneys

    August 16, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Christmas is getting a makeover - Lady Gaga style: The singer and her team are going to reinterpret Santa's workshop and put it on display at Barneys. She'll get an entire floor and take over the coveted windows starting in mid-November ...

  3. Jesus Lara Leaves MTV Tr3s, Marc Zimet Steps Up

    July 29, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Jesus Lara has left his post as Senior Vice President of Music and Talent/Artists Relations for MTV Networks/Latin America and U.S. Based MTV Tr3s. Lara's last day was today (July 29). He leaves the company after seven years to pursue "e ...

  4. Rebecca Black Debuts 'My Moment,' Follow-Up To 'Friday' (Watch)

    July 18, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Rebecca Black had her 15 minutes of fame with her viral hit, "Friday," and now she's back for another few minutes in the spotlight with the premiere of "My Moment," her first official video and single since the Ark Music F ...

  5. Justin Timberlake's Manager Says They're Mulling Talent Competition For Revamped Myspace

    July 03, 2011 10:17 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's longtime manager Johnny Wright said Friday (July 2) that a talent show or some other way of developing new artists will be core to the revamp of Myspace. The kernel of an idea is what has emerged from a frenzied two weeks ...

  6. Justin Bieber Launches Women's Fragrance (Watch)

    May 24, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Fresh off a seven-statue win at the Billboard Music Awards , pop prince Justin Bieber's ever-growing branding empire is gearing up to cover new territory: women's frangrance. On June 20, Bieber, in conjunction with Give Back Brands (a co ...

  7. Matthew Morrison Joins Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block Summer Tour

    May 17, 2011 9:42 PM EDT "Glee" star Matthew Morrison will join this summer's Backstreet Boys/New Kids on the Block tour as a special guest. Morrison, who plays a high school teacher on the Fox show, will perform in arenas across the U.S. with the two boy b ...

  8. Australian Teen Charged For Egging Justin Bieber During Concert

    May 05, 2011 8:11 AM EDT Australian officials have charged a teenager with breaking into a Justin Bieber concert and throwing eggs at the Canadian pop star. The 17-year-old appeared in a Sydney Children's Court on Thursday and was charged with breaking and entering, ...

  9. Meet the Man Behind Rebecca Black's 'Friday'

    March 30, 2011 10:22 PM EDT Rebecca Black's song "Friday" has turned the 13-year-old into an overnight celebrity, spurred a rash of negative comments and now been viewed nearly 67 million times on YouTube. It's been widely reported that the aspiring singe ...

  10. Adele's '21' Ties Beatles, Madonna U.K. Album Charts Record

    March 28, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Adele's epic reign on the U.K. sales charts strengthened again yesterday (Sunday), as her "21" album (XL) started a ninth week at No. 1 and its single "Someone Like You" climbed back to the top, 2-1, giving it five of the ...

  11. Nicole Scherzinger, Adele (of Course) Top U.K. Charts

    March 21, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Adele extended her run atop the album chart with "21" (XL) to eight weeks yesterday (Sunday), setting a new digital record in the process, as Nicole Scherzinger claimed her first U.K. solo No. 1 single with "Don't Hold Your Bre ...

  12. Four Injured At Stubbs During OMD's SXSW Concert

    March 19, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Four people were injured Friday night at a SXSW music showcase at Stubb's after a camera boom fell into the audience. (Photo: Scott Shumaker) Four people were injured Friday night after a camera boom fell into the crowd at OMD's South by ...

  13. The Premio Lo Nuestro Bounce: Cristian Castro, Prince Royce, Camila, RKM & Ken-Y Jump on Latin Charts

    February 24, 2011 1:04 PM EST Buoyed by his performance on Premio Lo Nuestro, Mexican crooner Cristian Castro's "Viva El Príncipe" (Universal Latino) saw a sales increase of over 50% that led it once again to the top of Billboard's Latin Albums chart this w ...

  14. 'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Dropped by Jive Records

    February 18, 2011 3:15 PM EST "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, a label spokeperson has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter . Rumors that Archuleta had been dropped first began spreading on Thursday night (Feb. 17) ...

  15. Target's Public Relations Vice President On Company's Relationship With Lady Gaga, LGBT Initiatives

    February 18, 2011 12:10 PM EST What follows is an edited transcript of Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde's interview with Target Vice President of Public Relations Dustee Tucker Jenkins, regarding the company's partnership with Lady Gaga to release an exclusive ...

  16. Exclusive: Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Expanded Version To Be Released In Theaters March 4

    February 14, 2011 9:43 PM EST A second version of the Justin Bieber movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 4 that will include 20 pieces of music not in the current edition of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," sources tell Billboard. Following the pat ...

  17. Interscope Rolls Out Red Carpet for Il Volo During Grammy Week

    February 12, 2011 10:20 PM EST Italian teen trio Il Volo, on its first trip to America, were feted at Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair's home in Brentwood, California on Thursday night. Fair and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine signed the teenage tenors (Gianluca Ginoble, Pier ...

  18. Interscope Rolls Out Red Carpet for Il Volo During Grammy Week

    February 12, 2011 5:40 PM EST Italian teen trio Il Volo, on its first trip to America, were feted at Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair's home in Brentwood, California on Thursday night. Fair and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine signed the teenage tenors (Gianluca Ginoble, Pier ...

  19. Justin Bieber 'Real Hairstyle' Dolls Coming in August

    February 08, 2011 9:44 AM EST Those who didn't find the first line of Justin Bieber dolls to be swoon-worthy enough are in luck. After the first wave of the pop star's collectible figures flew off of toy store shelves in December, a new set of Bieber dolls will be re ...

  20. Lady Gaga Manager Teams With Industry Vets For Atom Factory Licensing

    January 31, 2011 9:30 PM EST Music manager Troy Carter, who counts Lady Gaga as his No. 1 client, executive Vincent Herbert, president of Streamline Records, Gaga's label home, music supervisor Paul Stewart and the multi-platinum producing team the Co-Stars have teamed f ...

  21. Breaking Bieber: In New Video Clip Manager Explains Grassroots Approach

    January 28, 2011 3:35 PM EST In the ongoing promotion for Justin Bieber's 3D biopic,"Never Say Never" (out Feb. 11), new clips are constantly trickling out online. In the latest, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun takes the lead, explaining how Justin's e ...

  22. Exclusive Video: Taylor Hanson On What He's Looking For @MIDEM 2011

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST Taylor Hanson, along with his brothers Zac and Isaac of the band Hanson, started their own record label 3CG Records in 2002 after conflict over creative issues drove them to leave the major-label world. Being independent seems only to have helped ...

  23. Adam Lambert Signs Admin Deal With Kobalt

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Kobalt Music Group has signed Adam Lambert to a worldwide administration deal, a rep for the company told Billboard today. The "American Idol" runner-up co-wrote a number of songs on his most recent album, including "Pick You Up ...

  24. Justin Bieber Branding Bonanza: Nail Polish, Pudding & Zit Cream

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST If you're old enough to remember Dionne Warwick plugging the Psychic Friends Network or Eric Estrada hawking swampland retirement property in Florida, you know that the brand-endorsement business used to be the domain of C-list celebs, not A- ...

  25. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Has Record-Setting Debut on Pop Songs Chart

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST As forecast after its massive first-day airplay, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album storms the survey ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Dylan Roadie Impersonator Orders 178 Gourmet Pizzas, Madonna's Philanthropy, Michelle Branch's Return To Pop

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan Mistakenly Involved in Pizza Prank, Perpetrator Found There's no denying Bob Dylan is a legend, and until recently, some Amherst, Mass. folks thought he was a pizza prankster as well. Dylan's name was used in a cruel joke invol ...

  27. Leaked Justin Bieber Track 'Ride' Is A Demo For Another Artist

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Another previously unheard Justin Bieber song has hit the web: "Ride," an uptempo dance track that leaked online Wednesday (Dec. 22) and finds the 16-year-old pop star reflecting on -- what else? -- love over 8-bit-style blips. Watchful ...

  28. Mumford & Sons 'Over The Moon' At Double Grammy Nod

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons is celebrating its double Grammy nod. The band has recently returned from a tour in the U.S. where it has moved 428,000 copies of its debut "Sigh No More" according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band ...

  29. Bravado Launches Bieber Merch In Australia

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber posters already adorn the walls of thousands of Australian teenage fans. Now they can buy the accompanying backpacks, pillow cases and t-shirts, thanks to a retail partnership unveiled today between the Target Australia chain and the ...

  30. Web Trends: Courtney Love, Kanye West, Bruno Mars and more

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 11AM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Today in Sex: Courtney Love Drunk and Butt-Naked on the Internet (Again) 2. Kanye West Covers Complex’s Dec/Jan 2011 Issue! YouTube Mo ...

  31. Medina Snags 5 Danish Music Awards

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Danish pop diva Medina won five Danish Music Awards at the ceremony held at the Bremen venue in Copenhagen. She won for best album ("Velkommen Til Medina"), best female vocalist and best newcomer, among others. Her album producer team th ...

  32. Web Trends: The Slits, Eminem, Miley Cyrus and more

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): 12. Ari Up The lead singer of the Slits, Ari Up, has died at age 48. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Eminem loves the way Rihanna lies 2. Love The Way YOu Lie Eminem FT Alex Feather Akimov (Exclusive Leaked Versi ...

  33. Web Trends: Keith Richards, Lady Gaga, Elton John/Leon Russell and more

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): 1. Beyonce pregnant Beyonce is reportedly pregnant with her first child. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. How The RIAA Took My Vintage Mustang 2. Keith Richards’ Bats**t Crazy Autobiography: He Set Fire to Playboy ...

  34. Ting Tings Stick To DIY Roots For 'Weird' Sophomore Set

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Ting Tings' sophomore album will be an eclectic, genre-spanning affair that shuns big name collaborations in favor of the band's trademark DIY sound, the U.K. group has told Billboard.biz. The Columbia-signed band's debut record ...

  35. Web Trends: Eminem, Weezer, Daft Punk, Ice Cube and more

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Eminem opens up in “60 Minutes” interview 2. Weezer To Release Rarities Album YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. The Big 4 - Enter Sandma ...

  36. Annie Lennox Launches Holiday Album In London

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christmas came early for the U.K. music biz as Annie Lennox made an impromptu performance at the launch of her new holiday album. Lennox launched her "Christmas Cornucopia" album -- her first for Universal after spending most of her care ...

  37. Justin Bieber Dolls to Hit Stores for the Holidays

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber dolls are coming to a toy store near you this holiday season, as merch company Bravado and The Bridge Direct, Inc. announced Tuesday (Sept. 28) that they've partnered to launch a line of collectible figures styled in the pop sta ...

  38. Fascination Label Boss Forms Management Firm

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine, label head of London-based Fascination Records, is to move into management next month with a new venture backed by Universal Music U.K. Fascination Management's first client will be pop group the Saturdays, whose third album &q ...

  39. BACKBEAT: MTV Celebrates The VMAs With Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Kanye And More

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards took place in Hollywood on September 12 and played host to the biggest artists of 2010. Honored for their video work this year were Lady Gaga, for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female video, and 5 other ca ...

  40. Web Trends: Marvin Sapp, Rich Cronin, Lady Gaga and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 1. Marvin Sapp The gospel singer lost his wife to colon cancer on Sept. 9. 4. LFO Singer Dies Rich Cronin, the lead singer of '90s boyband LFO died yesterday of cancer complications. (Also trending at #6 as Rich Cro ...

  41. Nadine Coyle Releases Debut With Tesco

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nadine Coyle will release her debut album exclusively with mass merchant Tesco in the U.K. and Ireland. Tesco has previously released physical exclusives from veteran acts Simply Red and Faithless, but this is the first debut release from a new ar ...

  42. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Comma's Bonny Dolan

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Bonny Dolan Title: Executive Producer, Comma Panel: Sept. 15 2:30 p.m. Music Supervision 101: Finding the Perfect Song; 5:30 p.m. Networking Happy Hour. For more information or to register for our Music & Advertising conference in Chicag ...

  43. Web Trends: Daddy Yankee, Rod Stewart, Ray LaMontagne and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Ramon Ayala Ramon Ayala, better known as Daddy Yankee, will be performing Sunday at the Gonzales Summer Fest, which kicks off Saturday in Centennial Park in Gonzales, Calif. 9. Penny Lancaster Rod Stewart and his third ...

  44. Hill, McGraw-Led Flood Benefit Raises $2.2 Million

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville Rising benefit concert led by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw has raised over $2.2 million for flood victims in middle Tennessee. The total came from sold-out ticket sales, donations and sponsorships. It will be distributed through the Com ...

  45. Tokio Hotel Writers Sign With Kobalt

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The songwriters and producers of the internationally successful German pop group Tokio Hotel have signed an exclusive publishing contract with the Kobalt Music Group in Berlin. David Jost, Dave Roth and Pat Benzner have agreed a deal that provides ...

  46. Justin Bieber, Hedley Win 3 MuchMusic Awards

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber took home three trophies at his introduction to the MuchMusic Video Awards and performed to screaming fans at the ceremony in Toronto. Bieber, who sang "Baby" and "Somebody To Love," won for international video of ...

  47. Miley Cyrus To Launch Album On Global MTV Sites

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV will host a global live stream of Miley Cyrus performing new songs across its international Web sites. Cyrus will perform songs from "Can't Be Tamed" (Hollywood Records/Universal) on June 21 - the release date of the album - at ...

  48. Web Trends: Bank Atlantic, Jimmy Dean, Pink Floyd and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Bank Atlantic Roger Waters "The Wall Live" has added an additional night due to high demand, now performing back to back at the BankAtlantic Center on Nov. 13 and 14. 5. Jimmy Dean Donna Meade ...

  49. Web Trends: CMA Awards 2010 Winners, Gorillaz, Bieber and more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 5. CMA Awards 2010 Winners The 2010 CMA award winners were announced last night with Carrie Underwood taking the CMT Performance of the Year award, Keith Urban winning ‘Male Video of the Year’ and Miranda Lambert with ‘F ...

  50. Robbie Williams Reunites With Take That (Almost)

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There has been plenty of speculation about U.K. pop artist Robbie Williams reuniting with Take That in the last few years. It has not happened yet, but Williams has dueted with main songwriter and former bandmate Gary Barlow on a new single. It is ...

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