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  1. Penalty Recordings Recast As Penalty Entertainment; Signs Pact With Sony RED (Exclusive)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST Penalty Entertainment, the new incarnation of influential hip-hop label Penalty Recordings, has partnered with Sony RED for a multi-year distribution deal covering North America. Headed by original Penalty founder/CEO and industry veteran Neil Lev ...

  2. Kid Cudi Slams Universal for Low Shipments of His 'WZRD' LP, Retail Experts Call Numbers Realistic

    February 28, 2012 6:53 PM EST Ok so just a heads up, my weak ass label only shipped 55k physicals cuz they treated this like some indie side project tax right off. - Scott Mescudi (@wizardcud) February 28, 2012 So i apologize on behalf of my weak ass major label.And I apologiz ...

  3. Morning Heds: Adele's Record-Setting Year, Frampton Vs. Universal, Google's YouTube Slam

    December 28, 2011 8:44 AM EST Adele Sells Most Albums In a Year Since 2004 Reuters The last time an album topped the year-end chart with more than 5 million copies sold was in 2004, when Usher's "Confessions" moved 7.9 million, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Fr ...

  4. Backbeat: 'The Voice's' Dia Frampton Steps Into The Great Wide Open

    November 18, 2011 10:50 AM EST Dia Frampton sings alongside her longtime guitarist Carlo Gimenez. Dia Frampton , runner-up on the first season of NBC's "The Voice," performed four songs Thursday for the employees of Reveille Productions, the producer of "The ...

  5. Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green of 'The Voice' Talk New Season, Super Bowl Show

    October 31, 2011 8:30 AM EDT In season two of NBC's "The Voice," the four teams will be expanded to 12 singers per coach, more blind rounds will air and the opening performance following the Super Bowl will be "kick-ass." Or at least that's what ...

  6. CMJ 'Be Your Own Label' Panel: How Artists Can Go It Alone (With Some Help)

    October 20, 2011 2:55 PM EDT If you're an artist just starting out, and outside labels haven't noticed you yet, one solution might be to start your own. The Be Your Own Label panel at day two of CMJ, moderated by eMusic's Senior Label Relations Manager Sujan Ho ...

  7. 'The Voice' Finalists Planning Albums

    June 30, 2011 7:54 AM EDT Three of the four finalists on NBC's "The Voice" are already making plans to start recording albums prior to a six-city tour that starts July 27 in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Winner Javier Colon, who had been dropped by ...

  8. BACKBEAT: The Secret Sisters @Joe's Pub

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Secret Sisters have had a busy year after being discovered in 2009 - quickly signing to Universal Republic and releasing their debut 45, a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” with the help of Jack White and his own Third Man Records. On Sept. ...

  9. The Windish Agency Expanding Into Los Angeles

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, the Windish Agency president Tom Windish said that opening a West Coast office was "in the back of my mind." Now, Windish has confirmed to Billboard that the Chicago-based independent booking firm will expand into Los ...

  10. BMG Rights Management Enters U.S.

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's BMG Rights Management has started a U.S. operation with the opening of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Laurent Hubert has been appointed COO, North America. He will work from the company's New York office. Huber ...

  11. Frampton Manager Dee Anthony Dies At 83

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dee Anthony, an artist manager who shepherded the careers of Peter Frampton, Tony Bennett and Peter Allen and helped bring '60s U.K. rock acts to prominence in the U.S., died Oct. 25 in Connecticut. He was 83 years old. Born Anthony D'Ad ...

  12. MusiCares To Honor Alice Cooper

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 26 years of sobriety, shock-rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't think you need to die for your art." For his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and devotion to helping other add ...

  13. U.K. Album Sales Fall In Q1

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. album sales fell by 6% in the first quarter of 2007 compared to the same period for 2006, according to figures collated by the Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Although compilation albums managed a year-on-year increase of 10.1% to 6,599,5 ...

  14. ASCAP Elects Board Members

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Results are in for the ASCAP board of directors biennial election. Beginning a two-year term on April 1 are 12 writers and 12 publishers. The writer directors are: lyricist Marilyn Bergman; composer Charles Bernstein; composer Bruce Broughton; lyr ...

  15. Soundtracks Evolving With Biz

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supervisors discuss relationship with studios, music biz The climate of the record industry is changing the nature of the soundtrack business, a panel of music supervisors agreed Wednesday (Nov. 15) during a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter/Bi ...

  16. Downloads Boost Q2 U.K. Album Sales

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second quarter recover to a six-year best, according to a new publication. Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second q ...

  17. Virgin Digital Unveils Prepaid Cards

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Digital today (Dec. 8) revealed an agreement that will place prepaid cards for its download store in 5,500 CVS pharmacies across the United States. Virgin Digital today (Dec. 8) revealed an agreement that will place prepaid cards for its do ...

  18. Brit Biz Rallies On Strong Album, Singles Sales

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A buoyant albums sector and resurgent singles sales helped the British recorded-music market register a year-on-year rise in value of 4.1% during the second quarter, the British Phonographic Industry A buoyant albums sector and resurgent singles s ...

  19. Brit Biz Rallies On Strong Album, Singles Sales

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A buoyant albums sector and resurgent singles sales helped the British recorded-music market register a year-on-year rise in value of 4.1% during the second quarter, the British Phonographic Industry A buoyant albums sector and resurgent singles s ...

  20. BPI Steps Up Fight Against File-Sharers

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British record industry is ramping up its battle against illegal file-sharers. During a media briefing in London today (March 25), the British Phonographic Industry confirmed it would take legal a The British record industry is ramping up its ...

  21. BPI Steps Up Fight Against File-Sharers

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British record industry is ramping up its battle against illegal file-sharers. During a media briefing in London today (March 25), the British Phonographic Industry confirmed it would take legal a The British record industry is ramping up its ...

  22. Frampton Collaborator Bob Mayo Dies

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Mayo, longtime guitarist and keyboard player in Peter Frampton's band, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday (Feb. 23) in Basel, Switzerland. He was 53. Mayo was on tour with Frampton on a Europe Bob Mayo, longtime guitarist and keyboard ...