Rock & Roll

  1. Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds, With Snoop Dogg, One Direction Deals

    November 27, 2012 7:04 PM EST PR agency Ketchum has launched a music-marketing division, Ketchum Sounds, to be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. With expertise in brand strategy, tour sponsorship and activation, m ...

  2. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  3. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:06 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper, musician and video director Adam Yauch, known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio, died early today (May 4) after a lengthy illness. He was 47. An obituary provided by the group's representatives follows: It is with ...

  4. Backbeat: Iridium Nightclub Launches Record Label with Loose Set by Jane Monheit, Les Paul Trio

    April 03, 2012 2:44 PM EDT Jane Monheit performing with The Les Paul Trio at Iridium in New York on Monday night (photo: Frank White) The Iridium nightclub in New York's theater district came to prominence as a jazz room that once a week hosted Les Paul, the legendary ...

  5. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    February 21, 2012 12:17 PM EST WireImage The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as w ...

  6. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Fire' Flies, Christmas Albums Rule, Neil Diamond's Best 'Best Of'

    December 16, 2011 12:20 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported Rihanna matches her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. Who else makes notable moves this week? -- Adele: Billboard&# ...

  7. Backbeat: Manny's Auctioning Michael Jackson Self-Portrait, Elvis's First Guitar, Rare Beatles Pix

    September 19, 2011 7:20 AM EDT "To Manny, keep one eye closed at all cost," scrawled Bob Dylan on well-known mid-'60s publicity photo in which the squinting singer had one fist pushed up on his smiling face. "Manny" was Manny Goldrich, whose music instr ...

  8. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Paul McCartney

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Kanye West: All but 43 of the albums on the Billboard 200 chart see an increase in sales this week, thanks to consumers stocking up on Christmas gifts. In the top 50, only seven sets post a decline. And of the seven, four are ...

  9. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Dr. Dre, Rihanna

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle/Jackie Evancho : The top two rungs of the Billboard 200 chart are brought to you by Simon Cowell's Syco Music imprint and his "Got Talent" TV franchise. At No. 1, former "Britain's Got Tale ...

  10. Web Trends: Pitbull, Maroon 5, Shakira, World Cup and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music-related trends at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. "Egoista" ft. Pitbull 2. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie Feat. Rihanna (Lyrics) (Recovery Album) 3. Ricky - Lady Gaga Telephone ft. ...

  11. Web Trends: Gorillaz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) No music-related trends at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. "Egoista" ft. Pitbull 2. Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill 3. Justyna Steczkowska "POKAŻ DUPĘ" 4. Eminem - Love The Way You ...

  12. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Sam Cooke, Katy Perry and more

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 8. Rolling Stone A profile on General McChrystal published in Rolling Stone Magazine is generating interest online. Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. MuchMusic Awards 2010 2. Dunga xinga jorna ...

  13. Web Trends: Vanessa Carlton, Lady Gaga, Eminem, K'naan and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Vanessa Carlton Singer Vanessa Carlton reportedly declared herself a "proud bisexual woman" for the first time in front of a crowd at the Nashville Pride Festival at which she was headlining. 11. Lady Gaga Ya ...

  14. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Yankees, The Game, 2Pac and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 4. Lady Gaga Yankees Lady Gaga was rumored to have been banned from the New York Yankee's clubhouse for inappropriate conduct after attending a game; however claims were dismissed by Yankees GM Brian Cashman who sai ...

  15. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Orange Caramel, Lady Gaga and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher 2. Sing Talk (Tik Tok Parody) 3. Orange Caramel - Magic Girl MV 4. Somebody To Lov ...

  16. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Shakira, 2Pac, London Pirates and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher 2. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) 3. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ...

  17. Web Trends: Katy Perry, 2Pac, Shakira, Roger Waters and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 5pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" Official Music Video HD 2. Toyz Noize 3. SEOTAIJI - HUMAN DREAM "SEOTAIJI VERSION" ...

  18. Web Trends: Eminem, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, Roger Waters and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem x Rihanna Perform Live in Los Angeles! 2. Katy Perry - On the set of "California Gurls": Day 2 3. Katy Perry ft. ...

  19. Justin Bieber Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200, MGMT Grabs Top Debut

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week with 92,000, and MGMT's second album "Congratulations" is the tally's highest debut, arriving at No ...

  20. MGMT's Top Debut On Billboard 200; Bieber Holds At No. 1

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week with 92,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . MGMT's second album, "Congratulations," is the tally's highest d ...

  21. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jason Derulo's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  22. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  23. Kenny Gamble And Leon Huff To Receive BMI Icon Award

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff songwriting team will receive the Icon Award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards, to be held May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The duo composed and produced for the O'Jays, Lou Rawls, Jerry Butl ...

  24. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Grammy Week, Guru, Chanj

    January 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Several urban music-themed events will be held during Grammy Week (Feb. 2-8.): The inaugural MyHangSuite Brunch (Feb. 7, noon-3 p.m.) will feature performances by 2008 Grammy nominees Heavy D, Janelle Monae and Wayna featuring Kokayi at the O Hot ...

  25. Billboard Extended Q&A, Part 2: Don Ienner

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Ienner, IMO president/owner and the former Sony Music chief, recently sat down with Billboard for his first extensive, on-the-record talk in more than a decade. In this second part of the two-part interview ( first part is here ), Ienner and b ...

  26. Universal Music Publishing Signs Costello

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Elvis Costello. The long-term deal means UMPG will administer his entire back catalog of 27 albums as well as his future recordings. Universal inherited Cost ...

  27. Allman Brothers To Receive Billboard Legend Of Live Award

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band will receive the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The Legend Of Live award recognizes a touring professional who has had a significa ...

  28. R&B Songwriting Duo Gamble & Huff Saluted

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Gamble says "we are halfway there" to raising the $100 million needed to move forward on his plans to establish a national center for R&B in Philadelphia. "Not only will this center give us a ...

  29. Hilly Joines Americana

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music veteran Jed Hilly will join the Americana Music Association as its executive director on March 1. He replaces Jeff Green, who exited last year. "We pursued Jed for this position because we know that he gets it," AMA president Tamar ...

  30. Browne, Smith Sever Ties With Old Labels

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans Jackson Browne and Patti Smith have left their longtime record homes. Browne has fulfilled his contractual duties with Elektra, and is in the process of looking for a new label. Rock veterans Jackson Browne and Patti Smith have left ...