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  1. Morning Fix: 'Frozen''s 'Let It Go' Wins Best Song Oscar; Martin Bandier on Oscars' 'Dumb Rule' (Q&A); Pharrell's 'Happy' Breaks Records; Ellen's Selfie Sets Twitter Record

    March 03, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 'FROZEN''S 'LET IT GO' WINS BEST SONG OSCAR, GIVES ROBERT LOPEZ THE EGOT Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Em ...

  2. Irving Azoff's Resignation Comes With Tax Benefits, Non-Compete Carve-Outs

    December 31, 2012 10:54 PM EST The paths of the Bush tax cuts and the man who topped Billboard's Power 100 crossed on December 31, 2012: Irving Azoff's resignation from Live Nation gave him cash, stock, the right to manage certain artists such as the Eagles and engage ...

  3. Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation, What's Next, and Why He Regrets Ticketmaster Merger

    December 31, 2012 8:15 PM EST Just hours after Irving Azoff's departure from Live Nation was confirmed, Billboard's Ray Waddell caught up with him over the phone from Mexico, where Azoff's family is vacationing with Don Henley's family. In this conversation ...

  4. Irving Azoff Steps Down from Live Nation

    December 31, 2012 4:08 PM EST Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and no. 1 on Billboard's Power 100 list earlier this year, will leave the company effective immediately, Billboard.biz has confirmed. In conjunction with the change, Liberty Media Corporatio ...

  5. Chart Moves: Donald Fagen Charts Highest Album Since 1993 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT As previously reported , Jason Aldean scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as "Night Train" rolls in at the summit with 409,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Brandy, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson make top ...

  6. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  7. Exclusive: John Pizzarelli's New Album Mashes Beatles, Tom Waits and James Taylor With Jazz Classics

    December 14, 2011 2:36 PM EST Having explored the music of his parents; generation in recent albums, jazz guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli is turning to his older sisters' record collection for his next album. And he's still thinking about the jazz his father Bucky P ...

  8. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dead at 58

    April 26, 2011 11:48 AM EDT P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best ne ...

  9. Roger Nichols, Grammy Winning Engineer and Producer, Dead at 66

    April 14, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Roger Nichols, a digital audio pioneer, producer and winner of seven Grammy Awards, died at his home in Burbank, Calif., on April 9 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. Trained as a nuclear physicist yet blessed with an ear ...

  10. Songs By Captain Beefheart, Al Green, De La Soul, Others Selected For Library Of Congress

    April 06, 2011 2:45 PM EDT An unauthorized recording of a Mort Sahl stand-up concert, Tammy Wynette's polarizing 1968 hit "Stand by Your Man" and Henry Mancini's theme for 1950s TV detective drama Peter Gunn are among the latest sound recordings to be se ...

  11. Music Industry Responds to Steve Stoute's NYT Ad Critical of Grammys

    February 23, 2011 7:28 AM EST Steve Stoute's open letter attacking the Grammy Awards took five days for him to write but had music industry pundits debating within hours of its publication -- and even several days later. Here, a few reactions to his New York Times missive ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  13. Briefs: New Social Networking Trends, Grooveshark

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Marketers, take note. Adults' love of social networking sites is driving away teens. "Although their love of being online shows no sign of abating, the percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who have a profile on a social networking site h ...

  14. Ticketmaster To Buy Majority Of Front Line Management

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Front Line Management Group Inc., is the latest nuke in the ongoing struggle for supremacy between Live Nation and what will be known as Ticketmaster Entertainme ...

  15. Bowery Presents Revives New Jersey Theatre

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York promoter Bowery Presents is making its first foray into running a New Jersey venue with the re-opening of the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair this fall. The maiden show at the 2,500-capacity building will be Hanson on Nov. 1. Also scheduled ...

  16. Madison Square Garden Aligns With Azoff-led Front Line

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden has acquired a minority equity interest in Front Line Management, the Irving Azoff-led management firm held by IAC and Warner Music Group. Front Line represents a wide range of major artists, including the Eagles, Jimmy Buffe ...

  17. Azoff, Gould To Co-Manage GNR And Axl Rose

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guns N’ Roses and its frontman Axl Rose will now be represented by longtime managers Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, according to a statement from Rose on the band’s Web site . “We are very excited and look forward to working with them and hope our r ...

  18. Touring Briefs: Steely Dan, George Michael Ready Summer Tours

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Once known as "the band that does not tour," Steely Dan is touring again. Founders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will embark on the Think Fast, Steely Dan summer tour, beginning June 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The first 14 concert dat ...

  19. Steely Dan Opens Billboard Live Club In Tokyo

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan opened the Billboard Live music club in Tokyo on Saturday night to an enthusiastic crowd. Steely Dan's Donald Fagen promised to "play some tunes from the past going back into the deep '70s." And the band did just tha ...

  20. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set jumps up from No. 3 last week. After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, ...