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  1. 'American Idol's' Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With 19 Recordings, Sony Music

    October 20, 2011 8:33 PM EDT Following Lee DeWyze's lead, "American Idol's" Crystal Bowersox has parted ways with her label. The season 9 runner-up was signed to Sony Music's Jive Records (the label's moniker was recently retired by RCA Records, ...

  2. Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Evanescence returns to the Billboard 200, scoring its second No. 1 album, as its self-titled third set bows with 127,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act, led by singer Amy Lee , last released an album in 2006, when & ...

  3. Rihanna Tops U.K. Singles Chart For Second Week; Steps Have No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2011 6:17 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universa ...

  4. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lynn Hazan

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 33 (tie) Lynn Hazan CFO/executive VP/GM, RED Distribution; executive VP/GM, Independent Online Distribution Alliance Website: Redmusic.com , iodalliance.com Twitter: @stachemedia Lynn Hazan, as executive VP/GM of both RED Distribution and the ...

  5. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Brenda Romano

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 8 Brenda Romano President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Website: interscope.com Twitter: @brendaromano As president of promotion at Interscope Geffen A&M, Brenda Romano piloted the summer's undisputed No. 1 song, LMF ...

  6. Placido Domingo Signs With Sony Classical

    September 22, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, the label has announced. Domingo, one of the most influential singing actors in opera, recorded music for CBS (which was purchased by Sony in the late 19 ...

  7. Denroy Morgan Out on Bail For Marijuana Charge; Son Refutes 'Official' Version of Events

    September 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Rasta Dandy: Denroy Morgan (above) was arrested for marijuana posessions on Sept. 13 and is now out on bail. His son Roy "Gramps" Morgan says the media is fabricating the story of his father's arrest. Veteran Jamaican singer Denroy ...

  8. Van Halen Sign With Columbia Records?

    September 19, 2011 8:40 PM EDT The rumor mill is abuzz with talk of a new Van Halen album -- their first with original singer David Lee Roth since he left the band in 1985, the band's first since 1998's "Van Halen III" and the first to be released on a label ...

  9. Warner Bros. Announces New Promotion Hires

    September 16, 2011 3:49 PM EDT In the wake of last week's layoffs in the Warner Bros. promotion department , today the company announced, via an internal email, three new hires in the department. All three had been colleagues at RCA with new Warner/Reprise Senior VP Peter ...

  10. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara, sources say. Reid has a long history wit ...

  11. Example, Pixie Lott Top U.K. Charts; Doris Day, At 87, Sets Record With Top Ten Debut

    September 12, 2011 9:22 AM EDT London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows" (Data/Ministry of Sound). There was a veteran presence in the album top ten ...

  12. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  13. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  14. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  15. How Miranda Lambert's Chart-Topping Pistol Annies Defied Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 8:17 AM EDT Amid significant roster and personnel restructuring at Sony Music Nashville last week, Miranda Lambert has been reassigned from Columbia to RCA, a detail that seems small in light of her historic No. 1 debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums ...

  16. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart

    September 05, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rappe ...

  17. Reality Show Stars Will Young, Olly Murs Rule U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. 2002 "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" sing ...

  18. Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's Former Manager, Dead at 63

    August 24, 2011 4:09 PM EDT Frank DiLeo (right) with Michael Jackson at Heathrow Airport on July 11, 1988 during the Bad World Tour (Photo: Dave Hogan/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Frank DiLeo, who helped guide Michael Jackson career path to become the King Of Pop, d ...

  19. RCA Lays Off 20 Staffers Amid Restructuring: Sources

    August 23, 2011 7:10 PM EDT On the heels of naming the new staff structure for RCA Records Tuesday morning, the company began laying off about 20 staffers, sources say. Among those believed to have been cut are RCA senior VP of artist development Scott Seviour; RCA senior VP ...

  20. RCA's New Executive Team Named Under CEO Peter Edge Amid Layoffs (Update)

    August 23, 2011 7:30 AM EDT With the official naming two weeks ago of CEO Peter Edge and president/COO Tom Corson , the rest of the RCA team is falling into place, sources tell Billboard.biz. Joe Riccitelli will lead the pop/rock promotion teams, while Mark Pitts becomes pre ...

  21. Adam Lambert Splits With 'Idol' Manager 19 Entertainment

    August 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT Adam Lambert is parting ways with 19 Entertainment, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. The "American Idol" runner-up from season 8 is signing with Direct Management Group, whose client roster includes Katy Perry, K.D. Lang and The Go-Go ...

  22. What Exactly Is An Independent Label? Differing Definitions, Different Market Shares

    July 18, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Back in 2007 (June 30, Billboard) when I asked what is an indie, I got a multitude of answers. Today, that question evokes even more complex answers because the landscape has not only changed dramatically but is still changing. Over the last 15 ye ...

  23. The Wanted Have No. 1 U.K. Single, The Horrors Top Album Debut

    July 18, 2011 10:36 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as British boy band The Wanted scored their second No. 1 single in the territory with "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal). & ...

  24. L.A. Reid's First Week at Epic Has Some Staffers Feeling 'Energized'

    July 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Doug Morris has yet to actually occupy his newly minted seat as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (word is he's in Europe until the 15th), but he's made his presence known via an introductory memo sent to staff on July 6 promising to " ...

  25. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Brenda Romano

    July 02, 2011 10:58 AM EDT No. 8 President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Website: interscope.com Twitter: @brendaromano As president of promotion at Interscope Geffen A&M, Brenda Romano piloted the summer's undisputed No. 1 song, LMFAO's &quo ...

  26. 30 Under 30 Nominees

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Congratulations to all of the executives nominated by their peers and co-workers for this year's 30 Under 30 list! JAMIE ABZUG director of publicity, RCA Music Group JAMES ARMSTRONG manager of music resources, EMI Music Publishing NATE AUERBA ...

  27. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  28. Can Doug Morris Lead Sony Past Universal Music Group to Be the No. 1 Label?

    June 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT As Doug Morris moves on from his 15-year tenure at the helm of No. 1 U.S. music company, Universal Music Group, to his new job as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, will he be able to drive the No. 2 major into the top spot? The industry will know s ...

  29. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:05 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, the Hollywood Reporter has learned definitively that X Factor judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chair ...

  30. New Pitbull Single Debuted Exclusively on SoundHound

    June 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Music identification app SoundHound debuted the new Pitbull single, "Rain on Me" featuring Marc Anthony on Monday. SoundHound users can find the song atop the "What's Hot" section of the app. Released in conjunction with M ...

  31. Better Know a Panelist, Country Music Summit Edition: Average Joe's Tom Baldrica

    May 25, 2011 6:29 PM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/news/e3i5094e406e415c280ce0f5588547553db was brilliant. BB: What is the most hopeful or positive development you've seen for the music ...

  32. Pitbull Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Kate Bush Album Debuts At No. 2

    May 23, 2011 7:40 AM EDT "Give Me Everything" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) by Pitbull featuring Nayer, Afrojack and Ne Yo is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, rising three places in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). On the sam ...

  33. Adele Tops U.K. Album Chart For 13th Week; LMFAO 'Party Rock Anthem' is Top Single

    May 02, 2011 11:29 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) scored a 13th aggregate week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart announced yesterday (May 1) by the Official Charts Company. For the third straight week, Britain's bestselling single is "Party ...

  34. Is Sylvia Rhone Leaving Universal?

    April 29, 2011 10:42 PM EDT While there has been recent talk of a Sylvia Rhone exit from Universal Motown, the UMG-owned label she's run since being named president in 2004, it may not be outside the company, says a source. With a year left on her contract, Rhone, who&# ...

  35. David Cook to Headline NARM Awards Dinner

    April 25, 2011 9:21 PM EDT David Cook adds another event to his agenda in the weeks leading up to the release of his much anticipated second album. The "American Idol" season 7 winner will headline the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Convent ...

  36. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 7:24 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at ...

  37. Foo Fighters Top U.K. Charts, End Adele's 11-Week Run

    April 18, 2011 7:12 AM EDT Adele's 11-week unbroken run of supremacy on the U.K. album chart was ended yesterday (Sunday) by Foo Fighters, as "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at No. 1. The singles chart also welcomed a new leader, as &qu ...

  38. Foo Fighters Flying Towards First No. 1 Album

    April 14, 2011 12:18 PM EDT After nearly 16 years, six studio albums, a live set and a greatest hits package -- Foo Fighters are finally heading for its first No. 1 album next week. Industry prognosticators suggest their new "Wasting Light" album could sell over 20 ...

  39. Foo Fighters Flying Towards First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 9:34 PM EDT After nearly 16 years, six studio albums, a live set and a greatest hits package, the Foo Fighters are finally heading for their first No. 1 album next week. Industry prognosticators suggest the band's newest album, "Wasting Light," ...

  40. Foo Fighters Announce Special Record Store Day Gig, Album

    April 04, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The Foo Fighters will be one of the artists making high-profile shows of support for Record Store Day on April 16 when the Rosewell/RCA recording act plays a set at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Calif. "I'm proud to be a part of Record Sto ...

  41. CHRIS YOUNG -- TOMORROW

    March 28, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Chris Young may not have set the world on fire with his RCA debut album, but his sophomore effort, 2009's "The Man I Want to Be," proved that the Tennessee native is more than a late bloomer-he's a bona fide star. Young prece ...

  42. Publishing Briefs: Clear, Carly Simon, BMG, ASCAP, Primary Wave, EMI, BMI And More

    March 23, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Oleclear acquires Music People clear , the new production music division of Canadian music publishing firm ole, has acquired the Music People, a Canadian production music company founded in 1974, according to an announcement from ole. As part of t ...

  43. Chris Brown Headed For First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Despite his recent flareup following an interview on "Good Morning America ," at this time next week, Chris Brown might be celebrating his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his fourth album, "F.A.M.E.," is on cou ...

  44. Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group

    March 17, 2011 5:53 PM EDT It's official. Barry Weiss has been named Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group. The appointment comes on the heels of Antonio "L.A." Reid's departure from IDJ , which was announced today. Acc ...

  45. Foo Fighters To Play Gigs In Eight Fans' Garages

    March 17, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Next month, the Foo Fighters will be playing songs from "Wasting Light," the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl's garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities as part of a sponsorship with BlackBerry. ...

  46. Glassnote Launches Four Song Night Publishing Company

    March 08, 2011 12:29 PM EST Indie label Glassnote , home of Grammy nominees Mumford & Sons and Madison Square Garden headliners Phoenix, has announced the launch of an in-house publishing company, Four Song Night . The venture will be led by Maureen Lloren, who has previ ...

  47. Doug Morris' Universal Contract To End On June 30, Source Says

    March 02, 2011 9:05 AM EST Vivendi has signed off on a deal that lets Universal Music Group chairman Doug Morris out of his contract on June 30, six months ahead of its original ending date at the end of this year, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz. While H ...

  48. Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Allen Toussaint, John Bettis, Garth Brooks Leon Russell, Steinberg & Kelly

    February 22, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint at the organization's 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16th at the Marriott Marquis ...

  49. 1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

    February 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST A word cloud reflecting the percentage of songs in the Billboard Hot 100's first 1000 No. 1 songs -- click here for a larger version, and head here for a list of all labels with more than four No. 1 songs. This week, Billboard published " ...

  50. Jessie J's 'Price Tag' With B.o.B. Is No. 1 UK Single, Adele Tops Album Chart

    February 07, 2011 4:06 PM EST British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B, debuted at the top. Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week ...

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