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  1. Ben Folds Campaigns to Save Nashville's Historic Studio A

    June 30, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Songwriter Ben Folds has sounded the alarms. Studio A in Nashville's old RCA Building – which Chet Atkins built in 1964, and has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and George Strait – had been sold to a local developer. Folds, wh ...

  2. Dorothy Carvello Shares: Ahmet Ertegun 'Felt Me Up,' Wu-Tang Scares Germans and More

    June 10, 2014 3:41 PM EDT This article first appeared in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . A&R executive-turned-PR maven Dorothy Carvello is shopping around "Anything for a Hit," a memoir of her often-surreal experiences in the music business during ...

  3. RCA Brings in Promo Vet Dennis Blair as SVP

    May 13, 2014 7:41 PM EDT Nipper gets his man. Dennis Blair returns to the RCA Records label as svp promotion, reporting to evp/gm Joe Riccitelli, based in the company’s N.Y. headquarters. Blair will be responsible for overseeing the promotion campaigns for rock, alternati ...

  4. Pentatonix Signs to RCA Records

    May 13, 2014 7:20 PM EDT The viral a cappella quintet has previously released three albums and collected over 445 million YouTube views on various covers of pop hits. Pentatonix has been signed to RCA Records, it was announced Tuesday. The Sing-Off season-three champs and ...

  5. Dr Pepper Builds L.A. Recording Studio, to Release EPs feat. RZA, Dave Sitek and Hood Internet (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2014 12:30 PM EDT For several years now, brands like Converse , Red Bull and Sonos have established studio spaces where emerging and established artists could record and perform new music, free of the endorsement trappings one would initially associate with a br ...

  6. How Universal Music Group's New Top-Level Troika Brings Peace (For Now)

    April 04, 2014 2:02 PM EDT Island Def Jam Motown is no more. Instead, three free-standing fiefdoms will curry market share favor in a friendly firefight. Universal Music Group’s April 1 announcement that it was splitting Island Def Jam and Motown into three standalone la ...

  7. P!nk Signs Multi-Album Deal With RCA Records

    March 04, 2014 1:45 PM EST P!nk has signed a new worldwide deal that will keep the pop superstar with RCA Records for years to come. The label, which released 2012's "The Truth About Love," announced the multi-album deal on Tuesday. "I am super duper exc ...

  8. 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Fifty years ago today (Jan. 18), the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.   The band's breakthrough -- and ultimately, pop culture-redefining -- first U.S smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entered t ...

  9. Former BESLA Chairman Denis E. Kellman Dies at 65

    January 17, 2014 9:16 PM EST Denis E. “Dek” Kellman, a veteran entertainment attorney who held posts at Columbia and RCA, passed away on Jan. 15 at home in Warwick, New York, of an undisclosed illness. He was 65.   Born in New York City, Kellman graduated from Yale University ...

  10. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway 'Frozen' Ma ...

  11. Shakira, Rihanna's 'Remember' Roars At Radio

    January 14, 2014 4:17 PM EST The pair's new single, from Shakira's forthcoming album, is off to a fast start at top 40 and Latin pop radio after its first day of release. Shakira's new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," featuring Rihanna, ha ...

  12. New Signings: CAA Signs Pusha T, Dolly Parton Joins Sony Masterworks, Disney Music Publishing Inks Jess Cates

    December 24, 2013 9:33 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@B ...

  13. Q4 Label Special: RCA's Tom Corson and Peter Edge on Miley, Britney & JT, the Adult Xmas Market, 'Focusing on Hip-Hop & Rock' (From the Magazine)

    October 22, 2013 12:21 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD Justin Timberlake,  "The 20/20 Experience" 2.9M TEA, 2.3M copies No. 1, 30 weeks P!nk,  "The Truth About Love" 1.4M TEA, 820,000 copies No. 1, 56 weeks A$AP Rocky,  "Live.Love.A$AP" 670,000 TEA, ...

  14. Pitbull & Ke$ha’s Tour of Australia is Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today ...

  15. Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming nightclub-esque residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in ...

  16. Morning Fix: Industry Vet Polly Anthony Dies; Max Lousada New Warner UK CEO; Kings of Leon Score U.K. No. 1

    September 30, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE FORMER MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN POLLY ANTHONY DIES Music industry veteran Polly Anthony, who served in executive roles at such record labels as Epic and Geffen, has reportedly died after a long batt ...

  17. From the Billboard Archives 10/6/1973: Plastics Shortage Threatens Industry, B.B. King Gets a Diploma, Musicians Dress Up for 'The Rock Event'

    September 19, 2013 5:05 PM EDT This issue of Billboard dated Oct. 6, 1973 features a different layout from our previous From the Archive column from the issue when Dylan went electric at Newport Folk Festival, dated Aug. 7, 1965. It's headlined by an early version of our ...

  18. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings To Top Of Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets 22-1 with top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. The song knocks Katy Perry's "Roar" out of the top spot after two weeks. Cyrus ...

  19. Miley Cyrus Headed For First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Wrecking Ball'

    September 13, 2013 6:02 PM EDT It looks like Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is about to smash its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected enormous streaming totals for the song's video, early indications are that it should dethrone Kat ...

  20. Ricky Martin Invites Fans to Create a 2014 World Cup Song

    September 13, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Ricky Martin is inviting fans to enter an international contest created by Sony to write a 2014 FIFA World Cup song and, which he will record. The song will not be the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem (as was erroneously reported elsewhere), ...

  21. Miley Cyrus Grabs First U.K. No. 1 With 'We Can’t Stop'

    August 12, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has landed not only her first U.K. No. 1 single but her first top ten hit in the territory. “We Can’t Stop” (RCA/Sony) debuted at the summit yesterday (Aug. 12) with first-week sales of 128,000. “Britain’s Got Talent” duo Richard &am ...

  22. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  23. Gavin DeGraw Signs Global Administration Deal With Kobalt

    July 24, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has inked an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw. Through the arrangement, announced today, Kobalt will represent DeGraw’s new works, including his upcoming new album and new single ...

  24. Chart Moves: Cassadee Pope Debuts On Hot 100, Hot Country Songs; Alicia Keys Reaches Adult R&B Milestone; The Lone Bellow Adds Airplay

    June 13, 2013 5:14 PM EDT As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, blasts 6-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" debuts at an impressive No. 11. Who else lines up at notab ...

  25. Miley Cyrus' New Single Selling Strong, Heading for Hot 100 Chart Debut

    June 05, 2013 5:14 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' new single "We Can't Stop" is off to a solid start, as industry sources forecast it may sell upwards of 180,000 to 200,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 9. Its first-week sales, combin ...

  26. Bring Me the Horizon, BMG Chrysalis U.K. Sign Exclusive Global Pact

    April 16, 2013 12:29 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis U.K. has signed British hardcore act Bring Me the Horizon to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. The five-piece from Sheffield, England is currently riding high with their breakout new album, "Sempiternal," which is ...

  27. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Heading to 950,000-Plus

    March 24, 2013 12:30 PM EDT If another day has gone by, that must mean the sales forecast for Justin Timberlake's blockbuster The 20/20 Experience album have grown by at least another 50,000-100,000. Today (March 24), industry sources forecast that the pop star' ...

  28. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' First-Week Sales Getting Even Bigger: 850-900,000 Debut Projected

    March 22, 2013 4:37 PM EDT  "20/20 Experience?" More like "850/900 Experience." Industry sources now forecast that Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" could sell between 850,000 and 900,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunda ...

  29. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Now Heading for 800,000-Plus Debut

    March 21, 2013 7:17 PM EDT As the days go by, the sales forecast for Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" continues to grow at an alarming rate. Industry sources are now projecting that the pop star's album will sell over 800,000 copies by the en ...

  30. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Sales Forecast Rises: 750,000-Plus Debut Likely

    March 20, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's new The 20/20 Experience album is selling at an extraordinary rate in the U.S. Industry sources are forecasting that the pop super star's set could sell as many as 750,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on ...

  31. #SXSW Instagr.am: Check Out the Photos You Sent Us!

    March 17, 2013 5:15 AM EDT HEAD HERE TO SEE ALL OUR INSTAGRAM GALLERIES: Our new audience-generated Instagr.am gallery got a bumper crop of photos from #SXSW this year -- check out pics of Scooter Braun, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Grohl, Raekwon, Usher Pharrell, the Flaming Li ...

  32. Country Radio Seminar: Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies and REO Speedwagon Rock the Boat

    March 01, 2013 2:05 PM EST Above, L-R: Ashley Monroe, Pistol Annies; Kelly Clarkson; Angaleena Presley, Pistol Annies; Miranda Lambert The General Jackson river boat was rockin’ last night as Brad Paisley welcomed surprise guests REO Speedwagon on Sony Music Nashville’s 27t ...

  33. Morning Fix: Mindy McCready Remembered, Miguel Signs With UMPG, Clive Davis Comes Out, More

    February 19, 2013 8:45 AM EST MINDY MCCREADY: NASHVILLE MUSIC BIZ -- JOE GALANTE, DAVID MALLOY, MARTY MARTEL, MORE -- REMEMBERS 'STUNNING,' 'AGGRESSIVE' TALENT Mindy McCready's tragic death will not tarnish her legacy among the music industry players w ...

  34. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Talks Piracy, Pros and Cons of Digital at MIDEM

    January 29, 2013 1:34 PM EST Always play your hits live. Make music you love. Drive beats talent. And it's ok to blow money if it means you don't compromise your art. Those are just some of the life lessons learned and shared by Blink-182 bass player Mark Hoppus ...

  35. Inside the A$AP Rocky Voicemail Campaign

    January 29, 2013 9:15 AM EST For the launch of the album currently at the top of the Billboard 200 – A$AP Rocky's debut, Long.Live.A$AP – Chicago-based digital production firm Eyes & Ears Entertainment orchestrated a creative digital campaign. Powered by a mix of w ...

  36. Webdoc Rebrands As Urturn At MIDEM

    January 27, 2013 8:54 AM EST Above, Urturn co-founders Olivier de Simone and Vincent Borel in the VIP suites at MIDEM Webdoc, a startup that was one of the four winners of last year’s Midemlab competition, has rebranded just in time for MIDEM 2013 as Urturn — with the addit ...

  37. A$AP Rocky Set for No. 1 Debut on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    January 17, 2013 1:55 PM EST Rapper A$AP Rocky is aiming for the No. 1 slot next week on the Billboard 200. Industry sources suggest his major-label debut "Long.Live.A$AP." could sell around 130,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 20. The new ...

  38. Justin Timberlake Unveils '20/20 Experience' Album Title in Open Letter

    January 14, 2013 1:24 PM EST Along with releasing his long-awaited comeback single, "Suit & Tie," on Sunday night (Jan. 13), Justin Timberlake unveiled the title of his next full-length in an open letter to fans. 'The 20/20 Experience' will be arriving ...

  39. Justin Timberlake's New Song 'Suit & Tie' Hits The Web

    January 14, 2013 1:14 PM EST After six-and-a-half years of waiting for new Justin Timberlake solo material, "Suit & Tie," a new single featuring Jay-Z, has arrived. The song is also available on iTunes; listen to it below: The song is available on iTunes; it is ...

  40. Adam Lambert, 19 Recordings 'Amicably' Part Ways

    January 13, 2013 5:34 PM EST Adam Lambert and 19 Recordings have parted ways, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Although the American Idol season eight runner-up had split with 19 Management in August 2011, he remained signed to the recording arm of 19 Entertainment (now ow ...

  41. Sony Classical Relaunching OKeh Records Jazz Imprint

    January 11, 2013 3:06 PM EST Sony Classical is relaunching historic OKeh Records as its primary jazz imprint. The imprint will be part of Sony Masterworks in the U.S., Sony Classical's domestic branch. Overseeing OKeh will be Chuck Mitchell, senior VP at Sony Masterworks ...

  42. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  43. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best Country Song & Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:24 AM EST from twang and swing to rock and beyond, the best of the genre's diverse offerings had two things in common: heart and soul b est Country Song "Blown Away" Songwriters: Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins Artist: Carrie Underwood From: Blown ...

  44. 2013 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year

    December 21, 2012 11:23 AM EST five singular sensations go for the gold "Lonely Boy" The Black Keys Producers: The Black Keys, Danger Mouse Engineers/Mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Kennie Takahashi, Brian Lucey From: El Camino Label: Nonesuch "Lonely Boy" is the lead ...

  45. 2013 Grammy Awards: Song Of The Year

    December 21, 2012 11:20 AM EST celebrating the tunes that moved music lovers the most "The A Team" Songwriters: Ed Sheeran Performers: Ed Sheeran From: + Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Label: Elektra "The A Team," about a heroin--addicted prostitute, ...

  46. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

  47. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  48. Ke$ha's 'Die Young' Radio Airplay Steadying After Initial Plunge

    December 19, 2012 7:06 PM EST As Billboard.biz previously reported , following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), Ke$ha's "Die Young" has dropped in radio airplay. A look at t ...

  49. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  50. Ke$ha 'Was FORCED' to Sing 'Die Young' Lyrics, Singer Tweets

    December 18, 2012 9:15 PM EST With Ke$ha's "Die Young" pulled from a number of radio stations in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the RCA Records singer had her own criticism for the hit song on Tuesday. "i understand. I had my very own i ...

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