Prince

  1. Copyright Is Over – If You Want It (Guest Post)

    July 15, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Christian Marclay's massively popular artwork "The Clock" is comprised of thousands of preexisting film clips strung together into a 24-hour minute-by-minute cycle. It's been widely celebrated, attended by crowds around the ...

  2. Chart Moves: 'Beyonce' Hits 2 Million in Sales, 'Purple Rain's 30th Anniversary on the Charts and a 5 Seconds of Summer Sales Update

    July 03, 2014 9:36 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Ed Sheeran's "x" notched the largest debut week for a pop album in 2014, as it arrived at No. 1 on the chart with 210,000 sold in the week ending June 29 -- according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  3. 14th Annual BET Awards Draws 7.9 Million Viewers

    July 01, 2014 4:57 PM EDT Network’s second annual BET Experience at L.A. Live fan fest posts 10 percent attendee boost. According to figures released by BET Networks, its annual BET Awards drew 7.9 million total viewers, up from 2013’s 7.6 million. Propelling viewership of ...

  4. Michael Jackson Remains a Provider 5 Years After His Death

    June 20, 2014 12:47 PM EDT It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance. A new album recently de ...

  5. D'Angelo's Album Will Be Out in 2014, Touring in October, Manager Insists

    June 19, 2014 9:11 AM EDT It's been so long, with so many false alarms, you start to lose track. D'Angelo 's long-awaited follow-up to his classic 2000 album "Voodoo" was supposed to come out in 2007. Then 2009. Then 2010. Then he started touring, ...

  6. Jennifer Lopez To Receive Icon Award At 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 05, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will be feted with the Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  7. Morning Fix: Prince and His Scary Masters; Pandora CFO Talks Q1; Music Wants a Slice of the Upfront Pie

    April 28, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE PRINCE GETS MASTERS BACK, WHICH LABELS SAY 'SCARES US SILLY' The April 18 announcement that Prince had re-signed with his first label, Warner Bros. Records, where he had resided from 1978 ...

  8. Prince Gets Masters Back, Which Labels Say 'Scares Us Silly'

    April 25, 2014 3:02 PM EDT 93 3.277 k 157 0 This article was first published in the May 3rd issue of Billboard . The April 18 announcement that Prince had re-signed with his first label, Warner Bros. Records, where he had resided from 1978 to 1996 and produced some of his best-sell ...

  9. Meet the Lamb of Wall Street, Broker of Sub Pop-Warner Deal, Buyer of DiCaprio's Cockatoo

    April 23, 2014 1:35 PM EDT "A Bacchanalian orgy for 10 years." This article first appeared in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . "Leo Dicaprio is like my little brother," says Dana Giacchetto, 51, sipping Viking Blod Mead honey wine during a $4 ...

  10. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  11. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Louder Than Life Inks Collie Buddz, Sheila E. Releasing New Digital Album, and More

    March 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST Collie Buddz Signs With Louder Than Life Reggae artist Collie Buddz (“Come Around”) has signed with Sony Music imprint Louder Than Life, headed by producer and Sony executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi. Buddz is currently in the studio recording hi ...

  12. Chart Moves: Cole Swindell Tops Hot Country Songs; Tegan And Sara Make 'Awesome' Hot 100 Debut; Romeo Santos Soars On Hot Latin Songs

    February 21, 2014 10:23 AM EST As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Pharrell Williams' "Happy," which holds at No. 2. Who else makes notable moves ...

  13. Brazil's Music Market Simmers At Midem

    February 02, 2014 10:54 AM EST At one of the MIDEM's more interesting opening day panels, a diverse group of Brazil's music industry drilled down into the country's music market which, much like its overall economy, is simmering. (The panel, titled "The Braz ...

  14. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  15. 'Glee' Star Darren Criss, Mike Posner, Pete Tong Party With Music Execs at Billboard's Grammy After Party

    January 27, 2014 11:41 AM EST Billboard hosted its second annual Grammy after-party at the London Hotel rooftop Sunday night (Jan. 26), sponsored by Citi and Bud Light Platinum. Though Prince didn't make a return appearance this year, artists like Darren Criss , Richard M ...

  16. Pete Tong to Headline Billboard After Party on Sunset Strip

    January 21, 2014 2:52 PM EST Pete Tong, one of BBC Radio 1's most popular DJs, will headline the Billboard After Party at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles to an exclusive group of industry executives, influencers and recording artists. Tong will take the stage af ...

  17. Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show Tops Hot Tours with $66.4 million Gross

    January 10, 2014 6:45 PM EST Beyoncé tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $66.4 million in ticket sales from the Mrs. Carter Show world tour that kicked off in mid-April and wrapped for the year in December. This week’s reported totals include most of the performances from ...

  18. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  19. Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards

    December 06, 2013 2:54 AM EST Billboard has won two 2013 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards in categories honoring best article and best cover. The awards ceremony, held Thursday (Dec. 3) at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honored excellence in magazine editorial and design. “I' ...

  20. Janelle Monae, Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 13, 2013 9:33 PM EDT Here’s a look at next week’s Billboard 200 albms chart: Janelle Monae is set for her first top 10, Arctic Monkeys is making a strong return and Sheryl Crow's aiming for her ninth top 10 set. Monae's "The Electric Lady" should ...

  21. Prince Enters the Twittersphere, Launches 3rd Eye Girl Video

    August 13, 2013 11:36 PM EDT The Purple One has come to Twitter. Prince, who once called the Internet "completely over," posted several tweets on Tuesday through the account of his current group, 3rd Eye Girl. The tweets, poking fun at his online aversion, include ...

  22. Australia’s Billion-Dollar Live Biz Reports ‘Weaker’ 2012

    July 31, 2013 3:18 AM EDT Australia’s live music biz has had an up-and-down year, new figures reveal. Live Performance Australia’s annual “Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey” reveals attendance slipped across the wider live entertainment market in 2012, and there was ...

  23. Billboard Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly 1 Million Downloads

    May 30, 2013 11:47 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards continue to pump sales gains, as the latest charts reflect the first full week of impact after the May 19 show. Check Out All Our Coverage of the Billboard Music Awards Right Here In the tracking week ending May ...

  24. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift Dominates BBMAs; Yahoo! Buys Tumblr; Prince and Kobalt Partner

    May 20, 2013 8:12 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE TAYLOR SWIFT, GOTYE AND RIHANNA WIN BIG AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling Red dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight ...

  25. Prince, Kobalt Pen Partnership Pact

    May 20, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Just hours after accepting the Icon Award at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Prince is announcing his new partnership with Kobalt Label Services (KLS), a division of independent music services company Kobalt Music Group. Unde ...

  26. Backbeat: Billboard's BBMA Pre-Party With Samsung, Buffalo Jeans, Chevrolet -- Oh, and Prince

    May 19, 2013 3:15 PM EDT On Saturday night, Billboard held its official BBMA pre-party at Tryst at the Wynn hotel, sponsored by Samsung, Buffalo Jeans, Chevrolet and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Executives from all of those companies and many others were ...

  27. Billboard Music Awards Executive Producer Don Mischer Talks Sunday’s Show: ‘This Show Is Big’ (Q&A and Video)

    May 18, 2013 10:30 AM EDT LAS VEGAS — It’s Friday afternoon, around 50 hours from the beginning of the months-in-the-making Billboard Music Awards, and in the darkened MGM Grand Garden Arena rehearsals for Justin Bieber and Will.I.Am’s tag-team performance of “#ThatPow ...

  28. Billboard Music Awards Playlist and Collaborations Revealed

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT When superstars come together on a collaboration, the results can be electrifying. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards promise to be a highly-charged night, with confirmation that some of the biggest names in music will team-up to perform their bigg ...

  29. Cee-Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, PSY and Shania Twain Among Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland, Kid Rock, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere will also present at the event, airing live May 19 on ABC An awards show isn't complete without a stocked roster of superstar presenters, and ...

  30. Madonna to Be Honored as Top Touring Artist at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • J.Lo, Lil Wayne, Minaj Performing • ...

  31. Metadata Confusion Costing the Industry More than Money, Delegates Told at NARM ‘Music Biz’ Summit

    May 07, 2013 12:08 AM EDT Misspellings, multiple identities for a single artist, and multiple release dates are costing the music industry a lot of money and causing great confusion among customers, according to a day-long summit on metadata held at the NARM "Music ...

  32. Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    May 02, 2013 11:10 AM EDT There's nothing small about the Billboard Music Awards -- but it will have Lil Wayne. Weezy will join a number of new additions to the May 19 event, including label mate Nicki Minaj and stars including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheera ...

  33. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore, Selena Gomez & More Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    April 25, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The party's just starting at the Billboard Music Awards. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves have joined the star-packed performance lineup for the May 19 ceremony, which ...

  34. Phil Ramone Looks Back at His Legendary Career in Expansive 1996 Billboard Interview

    March 30, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Legendary producer Phil Ramone -- who helmed classic albums by Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon and many others over a career that reached back to the early 1960s -- died this mor ...

  35. Graham Armstrong, Veteran Program Director and Journalist, Succumbs to Pneumonia

    March 04, 2013 5:12 PM EST Graham Armstrong, former program director at Chicago’s WGCI-FM and a veteran R&B journalist, died March 1 in Los Angeles of complications after a long bout with pneumonia. He was 60 years old. The Chicago native, born Dec. 21, 1952, graduated ...

  36. Backbeat: Professor ?uestlove Teaches Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ at NYU ‘Classic Albums’ Class

    February 28, 2013 7:01 PM EST To a certain type of music obsessive, a tutorial on classic albums with ?uestlove sounds more like a fantasy date than something you might actually get college credit for. Yet such a course exists at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of ...

  37. Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Got the Biggest Sales Bumps?

    February 01, 2013 11:28 AM EST Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance 20 years ago, the halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. In 2013, the most-watched TV event in the world is a magnet for superstar talent eager t ...

  38. Morning Fix: Obama Inauguration Music Guide; Major Labels' HMV Rescue Plan; Myspace Rights Issue

    January 21, 2013 12:20 PM EST Subscribe to Billboard.biz's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE OBAMA INAUGURATION MUSIC GUIDE: KATY PERRY, ALICIA KEYS, Q-TIP & MORE Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, ...

  39. Prince to Be Honored at Billboard Music Awards on May 19

    January 18, 2013 4:24 PM EST The 2013 Billboard Music Awards are returning to Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 and will honor the legendary artist Prince during a live ABC broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Prince will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award and is set to ...

  40. Lloyd Charmers, Jamaican Musician and Producer, Passes

    December 31, 2012 12:10 PM EST Lloyd Charmers, an accomplished singer, pianist/organist and producer who played a significant role in popularizing reggae in England throughout a career that spanned six decades, suffered a heart attack on Thursday Dec. 27 while driving himself t ...

  41. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  42. EDM Gets a Terrestrial-Radio Home on WHBA/Boston

    December 20, 2012 8:42 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched its first Electronic Dance Music (EDM) broadcast station today replacing the adult hits format on WHBA-FM with a new station called Evolution 101.7. Clear Channel purchased the signal, which had been ...

  43. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  44. Neil Portnow Honored By Clive Davis, Randy Philips, Martin Bandier, Kevin Lyman, Others

    December 10, 2012 9:10 AM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, who is celebrating ...

  45. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  46. Rihanna Scores Double Domination Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100

    November 28, 2012 1:23 PM EST As the superstar celebrates her first Billboard 200 No. 1, she remains atop the Hot 100 for a second week with 'Diamonds.' Phillip Phillips, meanwhile, returns (again) to the top 1 As Rihanna soaks in the success of "Unapologetic,&q ...

  47. Ross On Radio: The Country Single, The Pop Single, The R&B Single And The Hit Single

    October 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  48. ?uestlove, Universal Music's Harry Weinger To Teach 'Classic Albums' Course At NYU

    October 16, 2012 2:25 PM EDT An NPR intern's dismissive review of Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation..." inadvertently brings ?uestlove to the Ivory Tower Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson will soon be adding another job to his exhaustive list of titles: ...

  49. It's Official: Beyonce To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show

    October 16, 2012 11:35 AM EDT (Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr ) All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer. A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Pres ...

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