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  1. Music Exec Bill Schrank Dies at 60

    December 19, 2012 8:00 PM EST Bill Schrank, a music executive who coordinated soundtracks at such studios as Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney and Columbia Pictures, died of complications from a stroke Dec. 12 in Los Angeles. He was 60. During his 30 years in the music business, ...

  2. 'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

    October 22, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Fox on Monday ordered a third season of "The X Factor," set to debut in 2013. "I couldn't be happier," series creator and head judge Simon Cowell said in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have m ...

  3. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  4. Henry Mancini Heirs Seek Over $1 Million in Unpaid Profits, Termination of EMI's Rights to 'Pink Panther Theme'

    May 08, 2012 5:19 PM EDT EMI Music could lose its grip on one of the most famous pieces of film music ever created -- "The Pink Panther Theme," written by the late Henry Mancini for the 1963 film. Late last month, Mancini's publishing company, Northridge Mu ...

  5. Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment Promotes Charles Garland to Worldwide CEO

    April 16, 2012 5:02 PM EDT Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell' s joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment, has promoted COO Charles Garland to the role of worldwide CEO with immediate effect. The new role adds oversight of the company's global TV business, which ...

  6. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  7. 'X Factor' Finale Accident Leaves 3 Stagehands Injured

    December 22, 2011 9:47 PM EST Tragedy nearly struck in the last minutes of the "X Factor" finale as a stair riser came unhinged and hit two stagehands in the head and another in the elbow. The paramedics were on scene within minutes at stage 36 of CBS Television City ...

  8. FremantleMedia PR Head Manfred Westphal Exits

    August 23, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Longtime "American Idol" PR man Manfred Westphal has resigned from his post as senior VP of marketing and communications at FremantleMedia North America, effective immediately, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. Citing immediate persona ...

  9. Simon Cowell Honored At International Emmys

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST British music impresario and prickly former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell received an honorary International Emmy award at the annual prizes for television produced outside the United States. Britain won five of the competitive priz ...

  10. Web Trends: Beyonce, The RIAA, David Guetta and more

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): 2. Beyonce pregnant Beyonce is reportedly pregnant with her first child. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. How The RIAA Took My Vintage Mustang 2. Seven Music Duos With Intense Sexual Chemistry 3. Keith Richards’ B ...

  11. Web Trends: 'Dance In The Dark,' Liu Wei, Yoko Ono and more

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The Best Free Music Sites on the Web 2. Q&A With Crappy Hip-Hop Group Who Blocked Major Fwy for PR Stunt YouTube Most Viewed 24 ...

  12. Web Trends: Eyedea, Willow, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and more

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): 13. Versaemerge Versaemerge's front woman Sierra Kusterbeck was the star of the most recent episode of MTV's new documentary series, "The World of Jenks." 16. Michael Larson Michael Larson is the ...

  13. ITV Says U.K. 'X Factor' Not Moving

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. broadcaster ITV says it has no plans to reschedule "The X Factor" talent show after Simon Cowell's U.S. deal created a potential clash with the stateside edition. On Monday (Jan. 11) Cowell confirmed his departure from "Am ...

  14. Simon Cowell To Leave 'Idol' After This Season To Launch U.S. "X Factor"

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has been long rumored, Simon Cowell is leaving his judging spot on "American Idol" after his season to launch an American version of "The X Factor" on Fox. The U.S. version of "X Factor" - which was responsible for ...

  15. Simon Cowell Is Top Male Earner On U.S. TV

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, the acerbic "American Idol" judge, creator of "America's Got Talent" and record producer, is the top earning man on prime-time U.S. television with an estimated haul of $75 million, said Forbes.com. Cowell be ...

  16. 'America's Got Talent' Champion Selected

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Skinner flew the coop with the grand prize on "America's Got Talent." The singing chicken farmer from Mayfield, Ky., was awarded the NBC talent competition's $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at a Las Vegas sho ...

  17. Susan Boyle Due Back On Tour After 'Rest Day'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle, who became famous the world over after appearing on the "Britain's Got Talent" television show, hopes to return to the stage on Monday (June 15) after canceling a weekend performance amid concerns over her health. The 4 ...

  18. Potts To Perform At Echo Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST British tenor Paul Potts and U.K. rock act Razorlight are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year's Echo Awards, to be held at Berlin's O2 World on Feb. 21. Potts, the 2007 winner of TV talent show "Britain's Got Tale ...

  19. CBS: Deal Close For John Mayer Music-Variety Show

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS is close to a deal with pop star John Mayer for a music and variety TV show. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler told a meeting of the Television Critics Association that the project is under development and an agreement is near. She didn ...

  20. Swift To Guest Star On 'CSI'

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rising country superstar Taylor Swift, who ended 2008 as the top selling all-genre artist with just over 4 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and who kicked off 2009 as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live,&q ...

  21. CBS Outlines Programming, Online Strategy

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Britney Spears first guest starred on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" on March 24, 9.7 million viewers watched her live. Thanks to the efforts of CBS Interactive - as detailed at the network's Upfront presentation at Carnegi ...

  22. "Betty" Composer Featured On ABC Podcast

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Ugly Betty" composer Jeff Beal is featured on the show's inaugural video podcast on ABC.com . Beal is interviewed by cast members Michael Urie and Becki Newton, and debuts the song "Ready for Betty" in advance of the show ...

  23. Power Starts New Comedy Fest

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is trying his hand at comedy. The Irish entrepreneur is behind the launch of the Mighty Boosh Festival, to be held July 5 at the 30,000 capacity Hop Farm in Tonbridge, Kent. The following day, the site in south east England will host P ...

  24. Indie Publisher Bourne Sues 20th Century Fox

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie publisher Bourne Co. today sued Twentieth Century Fox companies over an alleged anti-Semitic rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star," the song originally written for the Walt Disney film "Pinocchio," Billboard.biz has le ...

  25. Cheetah Girl Prowls For Film Part

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams is breaking out on her own. She's been added to the cast of Columbia Pictures' "The Bunny House" (working title), starring Anna Faris, which is being produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Pro ...

  26. Lyric Jeans To Launch 'Idol' Clothing Line

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Jeans, Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with FremantleMedia, co-producer and licensor for American Idol, to create an American Idol branded apparel line. The initial Lyric Jeans-American Idol collection will be aimed at the junior ...

  27. Canadian Gov't Makes Landmark Music Royalty Ruling

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian government has made its first ruling calling for mandatory payments to rights holders for the use of music on the Internet. In a landmark move that sets a standard for royalties owed to songwriters, Canada's federal agency, the C ...

  28. SpiralFrog, CSI Strike Licensing Pact

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York-based SpiralFrog, an upcoming, advertiser-supported download store, has finalized a licensing agreement with CSI, a joint venture involving Canadian publishing collectives. CSI represents the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (C ...

  29. On The Road

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who ever doubted that the "American Idol" TV phenomenon would not have legs as a touring entity was wrong as 60 sellouts for the 2006 American Idols Live tour attest. Read Ray Waddell's column. Anyone who ever doubted that th ...

  30. On The Road

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who ever doubted that the "American Idol" TV phenomenon would not have legs as a touring entity was wrong as 60 sellouts for the 2006 American Idols Live tour attest. Read Ray Waddell's column. Anyone who ever doubted that th ...

  31. UPDATED: Streisand To Tour; Cohl Producing

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -show trek due to begin in October. 20-show trek due to begin in October. News ...

  32. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  33. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  34. 'American Idol' DVDs Scheduled For November

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fans of 'American Idol' can relive highlights from the first four seasons on DVD this November. Fremantle Media is producing 'The Worst of American Idol: Seasons 1 through 4' and 'The Best of American Fans of "America ...

  35. 'American Idol' Goes Online

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Celebrity judges to pick next American Idol Underground. Celebrity judges to pick next American Idol Underground. News ...

  36. Global Pulse

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first season of "Indian Idol" spawns a compilation CD and launches the career of winner Abhijeet Sawant. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The first season of "Indian Idol" spawns a compilation CD and launches the career of ...

  37. Sillerman Firm Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'American Idol' company goes for $192M. 'American Idol' company goes for $192M. News ...

  38. Country Legend Merle Kilgore Dies At 70

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Multi-talented artist co-wrote 'Ring of Fire.' Multi-talented artist co-wrote 'Ring of Fire.' News ...

  39. Kimberley Locke

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Second single from the former 'idol' reveals the singer's real-world versatility. Second single from the former 'idol' reveals the singer's real-world versatility. News ...

  40. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music are pairing to launch "Radio Star," a talent contest that begins on Feb. 16. Developed by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, the competition will incorporate a Clear Channel Radio and Sony Mu ...