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  1. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album; Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:31 AM EDT Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's "Xscape" starts at No. 2. "Turn Blue" sold 164,000 copies in the week e ...

  2. Silver Lining: 25 Years Of Country Cares For St. Jude Kids

    January 24, 2014 1:36 AM EST There’s no greater testament to the power of radio to make a positive difference in the world than the half-billion dollars country stations have raised in the last 25 years for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last week in Memphis, many of ...

  3. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 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 ...

  4. Country Radio Seminar Kicks Off With Humanitarian Award for Big & Rich

    February 28, 2013 7:09 AM EST Opening ceremonies were held yesterday in Nashville for the 2013 Country Radio Seminar, which helps to promote the relationship between artists and programmers – in addition to three days worth of panels designed to help programmers maximize their ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Reach, Downtown, House of Hassle, BMG Chrysalis, Patrick Joseph, Windish, More

    December 21, 2012 9:33 AM EST Reach Music Links With Zac Brown, Band, Southern Ground Reach Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing-administration agreement with Zac Brown, founder of the Zac Brown Band. In addition, Reach Music will administer publishing for artist ...

  6. Kelly Rich

    November 28, 2012 5:39 PM EST Senior VP of sales, marketing and interactive, Big Machine Label Group Taylor And More Big Machine Label Group senior VP of sales, marketing and interactive Kelly Rich doesn't have to look far for an example of success under her watch. Taylor ...

  7. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  8. Kix Brooks Walks Alone

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks strikes out solo with 'New to This Town'. After 20 years as half of veteran hitmaking duo Brooks & Dunn alongside Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks is returning to solo status with the Sept. 11 release of "New to This Town" ...

  9. 40 Under 40: John Zarling

    August 02, 2012 4:06 PM EDT John Zarling VP of Promotion and Media Strategy, Big Machine Label Group Website: bigmachinelabelgroup.com Twitter: @bigmachine Promotion With Imagination The Big Machine Label Group is one of the fastest-rising companies in the music industry, an ...

  10. Twitter 140: Page 8

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Joie Manda President, Def Jam @Joeyie The recently installed Def Jam prez packs his timeline with promotional tweets and retweets rooted in his label's stacked roster of marquee hip-hop artists, with the oc ...

  11. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  12. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  13. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 13, 2012 6:45 AM EDT (Getty Images) Tim McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs, and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesne ...

  14. Keith Urban Gets Surprise Invite To Join Grand Ole Opry

    April 11, 2012 3:56 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Keith Urban was slyly dropping hints about the surprises he had in store at the All For The Hall benefit concert this week, but little did he know the night's biggest surprise was aimed at him. Vince Gill and members ...

  15. Backbeat: Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' Doc Premiere, With Scott Borchetta, Barry Weiss, More

    April 09, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Rascal Flatts themselves, (L-R) Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney attend the 'Changed' movie premiere in Times Sqaure. (Getty Images) Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts , in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom , h ...

  16. Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    April 06, 2012 5:38 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is on track to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while Rascal Flatts is heading for its eighth top 10 set. Industry sources suggest Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" will sell around 215,000 to 235,000 and easily ...

  17. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  18. Wayne Hector, Hit-Making UK Songwriter, Talks One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Streaming Services, More (Q&A)

    March 28, 2012 7:00 AM EDT has so far proved to be quite a year for British songwriter Wayne Hector, who has two songs in this week's Hot 100 - The Wanted's "Glad You Came," which he co-wrote with Steve McCutcheon and Ed Drewett; and Nicki Minaj ...

  19. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  20. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  21. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  22. 'American Idol' Alum Danny Gokey Parts Ways With RCA Nashville

    November 18, 2011 12:21 PM EST American Idol season 8 finalist Danny Gokey is the latest show alum to find himself without a major label deal. A spokesperson for the country singer's label confirms to the Hollywood Reporter that, "Danny Gokey and RCA Nashville have mu ...

  23. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Kelly Rich

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 29 Kelly Rich VP of sales, marketing and interactive, Big Machine Label Group Website: Bigmachinemusic.com Twitter: @Kkrich12 As VP of sales, marketing and interactive at Big Machine Label Group, Kelly Rich is a key member of the team that hel ...

  24. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Mary Ann McCready

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 26 Mary Ann McCready President, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy Website: fbmm.com Twitter: @nashvillerox Mary Ann McCready is president of the entertainment business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, whose red- ...

  25. Lady Antebellum Lands Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an album ...

  26. Rising Country Stars Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Shake-Up CMA Nominations

    September 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After a decade toiling away at the microphone without much recognition, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton are breaking through in a big way. Two of country's leading men nabbed their first Country Music Association Award ...

  27. Web Trends: Watch Bright Eyes "Jejune Stars" Video + Lil Wayne Talks About Carter IV

    June 09, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Tags: Sucker Free Google Trends: 6. Flo Rida At 3:30 am Flo Rida was busted for a DUI. This afternoon he posted a $2,000 bond and left jail. 12. CMT Music Awards Kid Rock hosted the awards last night.Top country act such as Sugarland, Zac Brown Ba ...

  28. Diversity of Country Sound on View at CMT Awards

    June 08, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Taylor Swift joined Shania Twain for their own version of "Thelma & Louise." Justin Bieber induced tears from teenagers as he walked the red carpet with Rascal Flatts. And Hines Ward wore cowboy boots. The CMT Music Awards kicked off ...

  29. Jason Aldean Leads CMT Music Awards Nominations

    April 27, 2011 12:08 PM EDT The party just keeps rolling for country music star Jason Aldean . Long left out of major award consideration, Aldean's recent tear continued Wednesday morning when he received a leading four 2011 CMT Music Awards nominations. The singer' ...

  30. Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez, Kid Rock Announced for Houston Livestock & Rodeo

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced a typically high-powered lineup of headliners for the event's March 1-20 run at Reliant Park. While the talent remains primarily country, the event still offers a diverse slate of artists, incl ...

  31. From Hip-Hop To Country: Justin Bieber Confirms Rascal Flatts Collaboration for New Album

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST After releasing a single with Ludacris, getting remixed by Kanye West and hanging with Drake, Justin Bieber is briefly setting aside his hip-hop ties to explore country music. Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox has revealed that the country group has ...

  32. On the Billboard 200: SuBo's Still No. 1; Eight Albums Debut in Top 10

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" easily fended off all challengers as it holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, posting a second-week increase in sales with 335,000 (up 5%) sold according to Nielsen SoundScan .. ...

  33. What’s Happening to Digital Album Sales?

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital album sales aren’t falling off a cliff, but they are experiencing a sustained decline for the first time. A Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data has found that after seven years of strong growth, digital albums are finally starting ...

  34. CMA Donates $2.9 Million For Flood Relief, Music

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association is donating more than $2.9 million to Nashville-area flood relief and music education programs. The record donation comes from the net proceeds of this year's CMA Music Festival held June 10-13 in Nashville. The ...

  35. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Lead CMA Award Nominations

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert leads the first round of CMA Awards nominations with five, followed closely by Lady Antebellum with four and Zac Brown with three. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins as well as newcomer Easton Corbin have two each. Lambert is competing ...

  36. BMG Acquires Publisher Stage Three

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BMG) has agreed to acquire Stage Three Music , a leading independent, international music publisher based in London, from its shareholders Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the management. Stage Three was founded in 2003 ...

  37. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift In ACM Spotlight

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With all due respect to the leading men of country, this year's Academy of Country Music Awards looks like it's going to the gals. Carrie Underwood can make history as the first woman to win two entertainer of the year awards when the st ...

  38. William Morris Endeavor Acquires Joey Lee's 360 Artist Agency

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) has beefed up its country music roster with the acquisition of Joey Lee's 360 Artist Agency. The deal brings such country acts as Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack and Clay Walker, among others, into ...

  39. Chart Beat: Going For The Gold (and Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics, "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red ...

  40. Business Matters: Sony, eMusic, YouTube, Twitter

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The addition of Sony ’s catalog at eMusic , which coincided with higher prices for fewer downloads, has resulted in virtually no change in the ...

  41. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  42. Grammy Nominations Revealed, Beyonce Leads With 10 Nods

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including album of the year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," record of the year for "Halo" and ...

  43. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  44. Rascal Flatts, Good Charlotte Cook Up Dishes For Denny's

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts, Good Charlotte and Sum 41 have created new dishes for Denny’s new Rockstar Menu. The new menu options, available starting June 23, target young diners that visit the restaurant chain late night. They are part of the Denny’s Allnight ...

  45. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  46. Live Nation, Aaron's In Deal For Atlanta Amphitheatre

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut a three-year deal with Aaron's, Inc., leasing/specialty retailer of office furniture, electronics, appliances, that gives Aaron's the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Beginning today, the ...

  47. Live Nation, Comcast Sign Naming Deal For Hartford Shed

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation and Comcast have entered into a seven-year agreement that gives the latter naming rights to the former New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford, Conn. The 25,000-capacity amphitheater will be renamed the Comcast Theatre, effective im ...

  48. Rascal Flatts On Track To Score No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts' new album "Unstoppable" looks like it'll live up to its name, as it's on course to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry prognosticators project the Lyric Street set will sell more th ...

  49. Taylor Swift Among ACM Top Album Nominees

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Things just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she's been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and ...

  50. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Sugarland, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the night belonged to traditionalists as George Strait and Brad Paisley came away the big winners at the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight ( ...

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