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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 " ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Milton Babbitt, Synthesizer Innovator & Composer, R.I.P.

    January 31, 2011 5:54 AM EST Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, died Saturday. He was 94. Paul Lansky, a composer and Princeton University colleague who was ...

  11. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  12. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  13. Martina McBride Signs With Republic Nashville

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride has signed with Republic Nashville after an 18-year run with RCA Nashville. McBride will be heading to the studio in December with a new music release expected in early 2011. McBride, Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Bor ...

  14. Sony Music Cuts Staff

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment let go of about 15 staffers on Wednesday including about a dozen at its Sony U.S. Music Sales unit. Among the staffers no longer with the company are: senior VP of channel marketing Kevin Twitchell, VP of field marketing T ...

  15. Kings Of Leon Debut New Album At Tiny London Show

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon swapped vast indoor arenas and festival headline slots for the more intimate confines of London's Rivoli Ballroom when the Tennessee rock band played an exclusive gig for national Top 40 station BBC Radio 1 last night (Oct.27). ...

  16. Lawsuit: Whitley Family Members Seek Unpaid Royalties From Sony

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lorrie Morgan, the widow of late country artist Keith Whitley, and their children, have filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment, claiming that the major label has underpaid Whitley royalties by $1 million. Most of the underpaid royalties appea ...

  17. Hip-hop Exec Charged With Gun Possession In NYC

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop record executive was arrested driving through New York City on Wednesday (Oct. 13) with a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets in his car, authorities said. RCA Music Group senior VP Bryan Leach, who has worked with a roster of rappers i ...

  18. Linkin Park Debuts Atop Euro Album Chart

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park makes its customary No. 1 start on Billboard's European Albums chart, arriving at the top with "A Thousand Suns" (Warner Bros./Warner Music). "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Univ ...

  19. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem On Euro Album Chart

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI) may have had its Billboard 200 reign limited to one week, but it’s beginning a second week atop European Albums, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMT ...

  20. Brandon Flowers Debuts At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers ' solo album "Flamingo" (Vertigo/Universal) made a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. sales charts. Former "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke landed a third No. 1 single with "Start Without You" (Syco Mus ...

  21. Top 5 Movie Soundtracks/Scores For Fall

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fall is the prestige season for movies, as the studios crank out releases in order to meet the end-of-year deadline for awards consideration. With big-ticket films come big soundtracks and scores-and 2010's offerings will welcome several esta ...

  22. BACKBEAT: Santana, Gavin Rossdale, India.Arie and more

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis, CCO of Sony Music, and Carlos Santana hosted a private VIP listening event on Wednesday, August 25th to unveil Santana’s brand new album, GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL, out on Arista Records on September 21. Below ...

  23. BACKBEAT: The Plain White Tees, 'Glee,' Drake, The Bloodstock Festival and many more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard stopped by McCann Erickson’s New York office on Aug. 18 for an acoustic performance by members of the Plain White T’s . The band played four songs, including new single “Rhythm of Love” (released Aug. 10) and megahit “Hey There Delilah”, ...

  24. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals On U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "gr ...

  25. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listin ...

  26. Doo-wop star, Motown Executive Harvey Fuqua Dies

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Harvey Fuqua , a former doo-wop star with the Moonglows who went on to launch Marvin Gaye 's career as well as his comeback, died in Detroit on Tuesday (July 6), the Motown Alumni Association said. He was 80. He succumbed to what an associati ...

  27. Katie Melua Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua 's "The House" (Dramatico) moves back 2-1 to regain the top spot on European Albums in its fourth week. K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) starts a second week at No. 1 on European Hot 1 ...

  28. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syc ...

  29. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singl ...

  30. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Enter ...

  31. Jack Johnson's 'To The Sea' Sets Sail At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson claims his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "To The Sea" debuts atop the tally with 243,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album breaks an eight-week long streak of No. 1s selling less than 20 ...

  32. Jack Johnson's 'To The Sea' Sets Sail At No. 1

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson floats in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "To the Sea," selling 243,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third chart-topper for Johnson, who previously reigned with " ...

  33. Martina McBride Discusses 'Independence,' Kid Rock Collab

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Multi-platinum RCA artist Martina McBride charmed a wall-to-wall audience at the Billboa ...

  34. Full Coverage: Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival June 11, 2010 Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival has the genre catering heavily to the brand’s ultra-core fans. VIDEO: Digital Strat ...

  35. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bes ...

  36. Pendulum Grabs First U.K. No. 1

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pendulum scored their first U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his fourth No. 1 single as the Official Charts Company published its latest sales data on Sunday (May 30). Pendulum's "Immersion" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at ...

  37. Exclusive: Lee DeWyze Signs with 19/RCA, Crystal Bowersox Signs with 19/Jive

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Lee DeWyze was crowned this year’s “American Idol,” but already he and his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, have signed their record deals. DeWyze is signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while Bowersox is ...

  38. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  39. Martina McBride Set For Billboard Country Music Summit Keynote

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping RCA recording artist Martina McBride will be the June 7 keynote Q&A at the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville. Billboard senior chart manager Wade Jessen will conduct the Q&A session. The Billboard Count ...

  40. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good ...

  41. AC/DC Tops Euro Chart For Third Week

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC holds off new entries to the European Albums top ten by Diana Vickers, Mark Medlock and the Deftones to start a third week at No. 1 with the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Stromae 's "Alors O ...

  42. Roll Deep, Diana Vickers Top U.K. Charts

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RCA/Sony Music Entertainment's British teenage pop breakthrough act Diana Vickers followed her No. 1 debut on the singles chart of two weeks ago, "Once," with a bestselling start for her first album. "Songs from the Tainted Che ...

  43. AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album. Another Sony artist, RCA newcomer Diana Vickers , scored a chart-topping single at the first time of aski ...

  44. Lady Gaga At No.1 On European Albums, Singles

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's a returning heroine at the top of Billboard's European Albums chart, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) goes back to No. 1 in its 65th week. That makes for another double triumph for the pop superstar ...

  45. Pitbull Brings 'Carnaval' To U.S. Tour

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pitbull and AEG Live will bring his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour to cities across the U.S. this summer, in what will be the bilingual rapper's biggest domestic tour to date. The U.S. tour starts May 25 at Denver's 1stBa ...

  46. Radio Hot For Christina Aguilera Single

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a four-year absence, Christina Aguilera is being welcomed back to radio with open arms. The singer's new single, "Not Myself Tonight," is the No. 1 most added song at mainstream top 40 and rhythm radio this week. According to ...

  47. A&M/Octone Records CEO Diener To Keynote NARM

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT James Diener, CEO/president of A&M/Octone Records, will deliver the opening keynote address on May 16 at the association's annual convention, which will be held at the Hilton Chicago on May 15-17. In his address, Diener, who founded Octon ...

  48. Business Matters: Lady Gaga, SeatGeek, Ke$ha and More

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Lady Gaga 's videos three main videos ("Poker Face," "Bad Romance" and "Just Dance") have surpassed 1 billion views worldwide, according to Visible Measures figures posted at TechCrunch. Soulja Boy's &quo ...

  49. SXSW Pulls Record Numbers To Austin Fest

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For fans that crowded into Austin's streets, clubs and even churches last week, the South by Southwest Festival was about drinking a lot of beer, eating barbecue and hearing some of the world's hottest bands. But for music executives tha ...

  50. Lady Gaga Retakes U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga scored another U.K. chart double on the Official Charts Company's albums and singles surveys. The Interscope/Universal single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, jumped 12-1 in its 16th week, while Gaga's "The Fame&q ...

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