Robin Gibb

  1. Bee Gees' Album Sales Jump by 339%, Song Downloads by 379%

    May 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Following the death of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb on May 20, his band's catalog of albums and songs saw great sales gains in the week ending May 27. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the group sold 27,000 albums this past week -- up 339% from 6 ...

  2. Gotye Sweeps APRA Awards

    May 29, 2012 7:43 AM EDT Gotye was the big winner Monday night at the 30th annual Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney, where he collected a hat-trick of awards including the night's top prize, for song of the year. Gotye, Kimbra in the H ...

  3. Emeli Sande Squeaks Past Joe Bonamassa to Top U.K. Albums Chart

    May 28, 2012 12:57 PM EDT In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday). "We Are Young" (Fuele ...

  4. Indian Copyright Act Amendments Give Music Artists Ownership Rights

    May 25, 2012 3:56 PM EDT NEW DELHI - In what is seen as a major victory for songwriters, composers and musicians working in the Indian film industry, revised amendments to the Copyright Act now give them better ownership control of their works. Considering India's fi ...

  5. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11 as Show's Ratings Dip

    May 24, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Philip Phillips, The Leesburg, Ga. native, became the 11th winner of American Idol last night beating out California's Jessica Sanchez after a record 132 million votes were cast. The record number of votes, however, may be something of a pyrr ...

  6. Donna Summer's Album Sales Skyrocket 3,277% Following Death

    May 23, 2012 5:13 PM EDT The late Donna Summer impacts Billboard's music charts this week, following her death from cancer on May 17. As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on May 20, Billboard's new sales charts reflect only four days since Summe ...

  7. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards With Irving Azoff, Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Others

    May 21, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Interscope's Dennis Dennehy (left) poses with Robin Thicke backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Jem Aswad) It's one thing to be backstage at a show where extremely famous people are bustling in and out a few feet away from yo ...

  8. Wiz Khalifa, Robin Thicke On Robin Gibb, 'Duets,' and Wedding Plans

    May 21, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Robin Thicke: On Robin Gibb's death: My family has been friends with the Gibbs for many years. Robin's death is obviously a tragedy. The other day I did "Staying Alive" as one of my duets songs; My first single I released as an ...

  9. Robin Gibb Q&A as President of CISAC

    May 21, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ed. Note: Since Robin Gibb's death May 20, members of CISAC have released statements in tribute to the fallen singer; French painter and CISAC Vice-President Hervé Di Rosa said, "The spirit of Robin Gibb's commitment and passion tow ...

  10. Bee Gees Rank Third for Most Hot 100 No. 1s in History

    May 21, 2012 9:05 AM EDT As part of the Bee Gees, the late Robin Gibb's impression on the Billboard Hot 100 will be felt forever. The trio racked up nine Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles -- more than any other group in history save for the Beatles (with 20) and the Su ...

  11. Bee Gee Robin Gibb Mourned and Hailed in Britain

    May 21, 2012 8:54 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio. The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits ...

  12. Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees Dies

    May 20, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Robin Gibb once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died today at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a ...

  13. Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Falls Into Coma

    April 14, 2012 7:17 PM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is in a coma after contracting pneumonia, a statement on his official website said Saturday. The statement, which confirmed media reports that the singer was gravely ill, said "we are all hoping and pr ...

  14. Robin Gibb, CISAC President/Bee Gee on World Copyright Summit, Clouds, Threats to PROs (Q&A)

    June 10, 2011 3:01 PM EDT (Copyright) Staying Alive: Robin Gibb, President of CISAC gave 2011's World Copyright Summit Keynote Address (Photo: CISAC) Robin Gibb, perhaps best known as one of the Bee Gees, is also the President of the International Confederation of Soc ...

  15. Robin Gibb To Continue As CISAC Prez

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CISAC has today (June 11) announced that British singer-songwriter Robin Gibb has been re-elected as president of the global authors' and creators' body. The Bee Gees member will represent CISAC for a further three years, following the u ...

  16. Surviving Bee Gees Say To Reunite For Live Shows

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The two surviving brothers of the Bee Gees are preparing to perform together again, six years after the death of their brother and third Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, according to media reports. Robin Gibb told BBC Radio that he had just been with his ol ...

  17. CISAC To Stage World Copyright Summit in June

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers will hold its second annual World Copyright Summit on June 9 and 10 in Washington D.C., with a line-up of more than 100 speakers including the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, songwri ...

  18. Gibb Meets GEMA

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Robin Gibb has paid an inaugural visit to the German collecting society GEMA in Munich. Gibb is president of CISAC, the international confederation of authors' and composers' collecting societies. Gibb met with the GEMA supervisory board ...

  19. Gibb Raps EC In Popkomm Keynote

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bee Gee member Robin Gibb has opened Popkomm 2008 in Berlin with a keynote speech in his role as president of CISAC, the umbrella group which represents 222 authors' societies in 118 countries. He accused the European Commission of behaving i ...

  20. Gibb, Wim Wenders Confirmed As Popkomm Keynoters

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bee Gee member Robin Gibb is among the first three keynote speakers confirmed for this year's Popkomm, the international music and entertainment trade show in Berlin. The other two are iconic German movie director Wim Wenders; and Petri Lunde ...

  21. Euro Composers, Songwriters Appeal With EC Pres

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A delegation of composers and songwriters today met with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to discuss their concerns on a looming decision which they claim could have a "lasting disaster for all Europeans, culturally." Th ...

  22. CISAC Slams China's Copyright 'Violations'

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CISAC president Robin Gibb has called on the Chinese government to end what he says are copyright-law violations. "How is it and how can it be that in China, the most populated country in the world and the organizer of the 2008 Olympic Games, ...

  23. BACS Launches Label, Strikes Deal With Orchard

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters, the independent trade association for U.K. music creators, has launched a label, Academy Recordings Limited, and forged an exclusive worldwide deal with the Orchard which sees the digital music f ...

  24. Gibb Outlines CISAC Ambitions

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music business needs to rebrand and reposition itself to counter its image as a corporate leviathan, Robin Gibb, the newly-elected president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), tells Billboard.biz. ...

  25. Gibb, Cuaron To Take CISAC Role

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robin Gibb will become CISAC's president, subject to a vote at the confederation's General Assembly tomorrow (June 1). The Bee Gees singer/songwriter, who is speaking today at CISAC's Copyright Summit in Brussels, will be joined by ...

  26. Bee Gees' Gibb Backs Euro Collecting Societies

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up the network of collecting societies that gather royalties for recording artists. The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up th ...

  27. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  28. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...