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  1. Sony Music Fights 'Idol' Lawsuit Claiming They Cheated Show's Stars

    July 21, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Five months after the record company founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller brought a blockbuster lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly cheating artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Carrie Underwood, a New York fe ...

  2. Bombshell 'American Idol' Lawsuit Brings Litany of Allegations Against Sony

    February 20, 2014 3:15 PM EST The legal claims from the company behind the hit reality TV show, seeking at least $10 million in damages, could ignite new controversies over whether recording artists are getting a proper share of digital income. For twelve years, "American ...

  3. How Aloe Blacc Outfoxed Simon Fuller (From the Magazine)

    February 17, 2014 10:23 AM EST This article first appeared in the February, 22 issue of Billboard Magazine . Self-management isn’t for the faint of heart, but Aloe Blacc certainly seems up to the task. The 35-year-old singer, best-known for delivering the soulful vocals to Av ...

  4. 'X Factor' U.S. Boosts Results at TV Unit of Simon Cowell, Sony Venture

    December 05, 2013 5:49 AM EST Fox may have seen weaker ratings at "The X Factor" this season, but the show last year boosted the financials of the TV production business of Syco Entertainment, the joint venture of Simon Cowell and Sony that produces "The X Facto ...

  5. Warner Music Owner Len Blavatnik, Adele, Simon Cowell Rise on U.K. 'Rich List'

    April 22, 2013 6:14 AM EDT Adele, Simon Cowell, Paul McCartney and Daniel Radcliffe are among the British entertainment industry figures who saw their fortunes rise last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. Published on Sunday by the newspaper owned by R ...

  6. 'American Idol' Creator Settles with Fox Over 'X Factor' Money

    March 29, 2013 8:40 PM EDT There's a new détente that's been declared in the War of the Simons. In July 2011, "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox Broadcasting over the Simon Cowell singing competition show "The X Factor." Fuller all ...

  7. Lucian Grainge, Michael Lynton, will.i.am to Co-Host Inaugural Innovation Summit

    January 16, 2013 6:07 PM EST The Innovation Forum , a summit composed of entertainment and business leaders from the U.S. and U.K. co-sponsored by the Founder's Forum and UK Trade & Investment will come together Feb. 4-5 in Los Angeles, kicking off 2013 Grammy wee ...

  8. Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

    December 04, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters APPLE LAUNCHES ITUNES IN RUSSIA, TURKEY, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 52 ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES: Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Stor ...

  9. Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

    November 15, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BILLY JOEL, 122 OTHER ARTISTS TELL PANDORA: 'THAT'S NOT HOW PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER': The battle over webcast ...

  10. Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

    November 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters SPOTIFY RAISING $100M FOR EXPANSION; OPENING IN LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR: Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of fundi ...

  11. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Bid on EMI Assets

    October 08, 2012 6:54 PM EDT Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls svengali and creator of the TV format behind American Idol, is looking to submit a bid for all the EMI businesses that Universal Music Group must sell. Vivendi-owned UMG recently won regulatory approval of its $1.9 bi ...

  12. Morning Fix: Mike Easterlin Named Fueled By Ramen GM; Jay-Z's Live Album; Simon Fuller's Parlophone?

    October 08, 2012 8:33 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MIKE EASTERLIN NAMED GM OF FUELED BY RAMEN: The shockwaves of big executive moves keep on rolling. Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records , has been named ...

  13. Mariah Carey Named 'American Idol' Judge

    July 23, 2012 3:38 PM EDT As expected , Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excite ...

  14. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  15. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  16. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  17. 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, ...

  18. Backbeat: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Personally Invite Performers, Begin Taping 'Q'Viva! The Chosen'

    January 17, 2012 1:40 PM EST More than 200 performers from Latin America were flown to Southern California recently to participate in the taping of "Q'Viva! The Chosen," the new television show produced by Jennifer Lopez , Marc Anthony , Jaime King and Simon Fu ...

  19. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen!' to Air on Fox

    January 14, 2012 12:43 PM EST Fox TV network has inked a deal to carry Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's international reality talent show "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen!" for the 2012 season, according to Anthony, who announced the partnership Saturday (January 14) ...

  20. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Lawsuit, Slams 'Idol' Creator

    August 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Simon Cowell has some choice words for American Idol creator Simon Fuller: Keep your hands off "The X Factor." Cowell is finally responding to the lawsuit filed in July by Fuller against Fox and producer Fremantle claiming Fuller is owed ...

  21. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller Sues Fox Over 'X Factor' Fees

    July 20, 2011 1:20 PM EDT TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming he should be paid a rich fee for the upcoming Simon Cowell competition show "The X Factor." According to a law ...

  22. Which 'American Idol' Season 10 Alums Have Management Deals?

    June 23, 2011 11:58 PM EDT With the "American Idol" summer tour about to kick off (July 6 at West Valley City, Utah's Maverik Center is the first date of the two-month trek) and the careers of Season 10's alums soon to launch, some key management decisio ...

  23. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony's Music Show 'Q'Viva!' to Be Produced with Endemol

    June 23, 2011 7:45 AM EDT LONDON - Simon Fuller has signed reality producer Endemol as a production partner on Q'Viva (The Chosen), the Latin American talent search competition his venture XIX Entertainment is launching with Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony. Endemol, t ...

  24. Business Matters: What Exactly Is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model?

    June 13, 2011 6:07 PM EDT What is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model? -- The new music industry grew on Monday with the announcement of Blackwell Fuller , a new company created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and 19 Entertainment founder Simon Fuller. The pai ...

  25. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller, Chris Blackwell Launch Joint Venture

    June 13, 2011 10:15 AM EDT American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell announced a joint venture, Blackwell Fuller, Inc., Monday. The partnership aims to help artists and content owners in the music and entertainment industries expand their ...

  26. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  27. Jennifer Lopez Shops Musical Competition to TV Networks: Report

    April 21, 2011 4:06 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has joined forces with "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and his company, XIX Entertainment, for a new musical competition. They are shopping a reality series, tentatively titled "Que Viva,&q ...

  28. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  29. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  30. 'American Idol' Watch: Lythgoe Officially Onboard, Iovine As Mentor?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox on Thursday confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January ...

  31. 'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reality producer Nigel Lythgoe is near a deal to to executive produce Fox's "American Idol" -- and that could spell trouble for the current judges panel. Fox is seeking to bring back Lythgoe, who shepherded "Idol" for it ...

  32. Simon Fuller To Bid $600M For "American Idol" Owner CKX

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller is trying to buy the company that owns the hit show. Sources confirm to Billboard.biz that the TV mogul and ex-Barclays Capital banker Roger Jenkins will submit a letter outlining a $600 million bid f ...

  33. 'Idol' Creator Fuller Marks iTunes Milestone

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller on Monday (May 10) marked a digital music milestone, and said he was looking to the Internet and other digital platforms for the next big thing in global entertainment. At a time of crisis in the reco ...

  34. Simon Fuller's New Show Heads To Hulu

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Full preview: Simon Fuller 's new talent show, "If I Can Dream," will premiere online at Hulu on March 2. The show, created by Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, is Hulu's first original series. There will also be a live ...

  35. Spice Girls Musical On The Way

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A musical based on the career of multi million-selling U.K. girl group The Spice Girls has been green-lighted by the act's manager, entertainment impresario Simon Fuller. Fuller, who developed reality TV giant "Pop Idol" and subsequ ...

  36. Simon Fuller To Launch New Company

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, and 19's parent company CKX have agreed to a long-term deal to keep the "American Idol" creator and executive producer involved in the firm's key shows, while freeing him up to launch ...

  37. Simon Fuller Launches 'Dream' Vehicle

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" mastermind Simon Fuller is launching a new star-making project that will chart the rise of five young people in the entertainment industry. The series, "If I Can Dream," will exist primarily online -- at least a ...

  38. 'American Idol' Is Bringing Back 'Idol Gives Back'

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After an yearlong hiatus, the charitable special will return for a third installment April 21, airing during the top-seven Wednesday results show. "This is our opportunity to reach out and support the people of America and around the world wh ...

  39. The Latest 'American Idol' News, Business Analysis, Highlights And More

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the w ...

  40. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  41. Universal, 19 Sign Publishing Deal

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment has sealed a new long-term agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG will administer the London-based company's music publishing interests on a worldwide basis for all future publishing signings. All previous publ ...

  42. Scardino Tapped For Exec Role At 19 Entertainment

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Scardino has been appointed to president of commercial at 19 Entertainment, according to the company's CEO Simon Fuller. Based in New York, with offices in London and Los Angeles, Scardino will report to Fuller and 19 Entertainment pres ...

  43. Fourth Judge Added To 'American Idol'

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away," Christina Aguilera's "Ain't ...

  44. Key `Idol' Producer Moving On

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A key "American Idol" producer who's guided the top-rated TV show since its debut is leaving the job as the Fox juggernaut faces the challenge of staying on top in its eighth season. Nigel Lythgoe is negotiating a joint-venture deal ...

  45. Stars Celebrate Fuller's MMF Honor

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller picked up the Music Managers Forum's biggest award Wednesday night, with a little help from his celebrity clients. Annie Lennox presented the 19 Entertainment CEO with the Peter Grant award for outstanding management achievement ...

  46. Fuller In Frame For MMF Award

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller will be the recipient of the prestigious Peter Grant Award when the Music Managers Forum hosts its annual Roll of Honour dinner this Wednesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in London. The British entrepreneur who created the "Ido ...

  47. Report: 'Idol' Creator, Google Eye IPTV Service

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to rumors reported by IPTV Watch , American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Google are in talks to create an IPTV service designed to "distribute entertainment and music in new and innovative ways." The service is believed to be ...

  48. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  49. 'Idol' Runner-Up McPhee Signs Record Deal

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Inks to Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and RCA. Like winner Taylor Hicks, "American Idol" season five runner-up Katharine McPhee, has signed to Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and RCA. The 22-year-old's interpre ...

  50. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

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