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  1. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  2. Tunezy Wins Billboard's FutureSound Innovators Showcase

    November 17, 2012 8:38 AM EST And The Winner Is...: Tunezy founder Derrick Fung (with mic) won the Billboard FutureSound Conference's Innovator Showcase. Seated (from left): Billboard's Bill Werde, Glenn Peoples' ear, shirt & hands, William Gruger, Alex Pham ...

  3. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  4. David Chase 'Not Fade Away' Screening/Q&A Kicks Off Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 24, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Billboard senior correspondent Phill Gallo (left) interviewing Director David Chase following a screening of his new film "Not Fade Away" at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Most filmm ...

  5. Sony Music Names Jenifer Mallory VP International Marketing

    August 06, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sony Music today announced that Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment. In her new capacity Mallory will lead international marketing campaigns for Sony's U.S.-signed artists, co ...

  6. This Week In Music: Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire Manager Scott Rodger on Developing Emerging Talent

    June 07, 2012 2:43 PM EDT In the latest installment of This Week in Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers sits down with Scott Rodger of Quest Management to talk the evolution of developing and nurturing new talent. Rodger, who oversees artists such as Paul McCartney, Lykke Li, ...

  7. Backbeat: Peter Bjorn and John Host L.A. Art Exhibition

    October 03, 2011 10:51 AM EDT This painting by Swedish artist Jonas Torvestig, who was tapped by Peter Bjorn and John to design the group's 2011 album, "Gimme Some," can be yours for a sweet $5,000. Here's a tip: Remember to arrive early the next time you a ...

  8. Backbeat: Brenda Tamayo Manzanedo's B-Day; Amber Digby @ NYC's Rodeo Bar

    September 28, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Bon Vivants: Record collector and well-known downtown bon vivant, Keith McCarthy: Lucas Cooper, a principal of ROIR (Reachout International Records); Nell Mulderry, principal of Boss Sounds; and Anna Karingal, promotion and marketing manager of RO ...

  9. Backbeat: Official Latin Grammy Artist Miguel Paredes' Painting Gets Big Reception

    September 21, 2011 6:01 PM EDT State of the Art: (From left:) Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow, artist Miguel Paredes and Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa Jr. at the Latin Grammy Nominations Press Conference. (Photo John Shearer/WireImage) Miguel Paredes is th ...

  10. Karen Wiessen, P.R. Executive, Joins The Door

    September 16, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Public Relations executive Karen Wiessen has joined the senior team at The Door and will help develop the company's music and entertainment division. Wiessen for the past 12 years has worked at both the Island Def Jam Group and Shore Fire Med ...

  11. Australia's Bigsound Conference: Alan McGee Provokes; Robbie Williams' Hefty EMI Deal; Chugg Lambasts McGee

    September 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The 10th anniversary Bigsound conference took place last week in Brisbane, Australia. Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle was there to take in all the sounds and soundbites. "The Australian" newspaper music editor Iain ...

  12. Pitchfork, LA Times Announce Major Music Staff Changes

    June 03, 2011 3:14 PM EDT It's been a week of significant changes in the world of music criticism and media: Both the Los Angeles Times and the online music magazine Pitchfork have announced new editors. At the Times, Randall Roberts has been named the Pop Music Criti ...

  13. Pair Arrested in Connection to Execution-Style Slaying of MTV Staffer

    May 12, 2011 6:15 PM EDT A man and a woman arrested this week in connection with a string of LA-area armed robberies are believed to be responsible for the execution-style slaying of a MTV staffer, according to the Los Angeles Times . Jabaar Vincent Thomas, 26, and Destin ...

  14. Sheenah, Aiko, Chapin, Many More Rock Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase

    April 26, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Welcome to Miami: Chapin and Yuri at Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- They traveled from many parts of the globe and showed their musical talents against the ...

  15. Alice in Chains Co-Founder Mike Starr Dies at 44

    March 08, 2011 7:05 PM EST Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr - who has publicly struggled with drug addiction and appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab last year - has died. He was 44. He was found dead in a Salt Lake City house Tuesday. "It's a terrible ...

  16. Lennon's White 'Abbey Road' Suit Sells for $46,000

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The white two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album has been sold at auction in Connecticut for $46,000. The suit and other Beatles memorabilia were sold Saturday at the Braswell Galleries' ...

  17. Juan Luis Guerra To Host Benefit Concert For Haiti

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will host a benefit concert for Haiti in Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium April 18. The show will feature performances by Guerra along with a handful of other stars with whom he’s collaborated in other philanthropic ...

  18. Russian Collecting Society Sues Over Beyonce Concert

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Russian collecting society RAO is suing a company it identified as the promoter of Beyonce's November 2009 Moscow show for allegedly violating public performance rights by not obtaining a license from RAO. The show was staged Nov. 2 at Moscow ...

  19. Music Producer Files Identity Theft Suit

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST A top music producer has been the victim of brazen identity theft by a convicted felon who allegedly impersonated his way into a Hollywood Records studio. Eric Valentine, who has worked with Maroon 5 and Queens of the Stone Age, filed a lawsuit De ...

  20. Music Sales Corp. To Serve As Mute Songs N.A. Sub-Publisher

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music Sales Corporation will serve as the North American sub-publisher for London-based Mute Song. The deal will add to New York-based Music Sales Corporation’s extensive catalog, including songs by such artists and songwriters as Nick Cave and th ...

  21. Bassin Distributors Founder Dies

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jerry Bassin, founder of Bassin Distributors, died suddenly in the Bahamas on Nov. 16. He was 76. Bassin Distributors was the linchpin acquisition in the roll-up that would become Alliance Entertainment Corp., today the second largest U.S. music w ...

  22. Remy Ma Sentencing Postponed Until Next Month

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma's planned sentencing tomorrow (April 23) for shooting an acquaintance has been postponed until May 13. Her lawyer, Ivan Fisher, tells Billboard.biz he "needs more time to prepare a sentencing submission." The artist, ...

  23. Mercado Rises At BMI

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joey Mercado has been promoted to director of Latin writer/publisher relations and media licensing at BMI. He was previously manager for Latin markets and media licensing at the performing right organization. Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mercad ...

  24. Stevens Signs With Robbins Nashville

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Nashville Star" finalist Joshua Stevens has signed an exclusive recording contract with Robbins Nashville. The Iowa native is currently a staff writer at Full Circle Music Publishing and his songs have been recorded by Danielle Peck and ...

  25. Remy Ma's NYC Assault Trial Opens In Manhattan

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Remy Ma went on trial for assault Monday, with a prosecutor claiming the rapper shot and almost killed a friend because she thought the woman had stolen money from her. But a lawyer for the singer, whose real name is Remy Smith, said the July 14 s ...

  26. WMI, Nikitin Forge License Deal For Russia, CIS

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has struck an exclusive licensing agreement which allows Russian independent music firm Nikitin to market, manufacture and distribute the major's physical product. The deal, unveiled today, covers new works and cata ...

  27. Cavazos, Lopez Join BMI

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT BMI has appointed Jake Cavazos and Marissa Lopez as associate directors for Latin writer/publisher relations. Cavazos will be based in Miami and Lopez will be based in Los Angeles. Both report to Delia Orjuela, BMI's assistant VP of Latin wri ...

  28. Dimensional Jobs Unaffected By Sale

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Details on the sale of Dimensional Music Publishing, first reported by Billboard.biz , are now in. First State Media Group, a joint venture between a management team led by Steve McMellon and Colonial First State Global Asset Management, led the a ...

  29. Robbins Opens Nashville Label

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Robbins Entertainment, best known for its pop and dance releases, is expanding into the country market and has opened a Nashville division. Veteran journalist Phyllis Stark joins Robbins Nashville as VP of A&R and will also run ...

  30. EMI Bolsters Global Digital Team

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has added two new members to its global digital team in London. Mark Nichols and Matthew Crosswaite have both been named VP of business development reporting to global head of digital Barney Wragg. Nichols was formerly director of conten ...

  31. Castello Branco Takes Reins At EMI Brazil

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music executive Marcelo Castello Branco has taken charge at EMI Music Brazil as managing director, effective April 2. Castello Branco, whose career spans 20 years in the music industry, was most recently the Madrid-based president ...

  32. Foley, Leach Join Universal Classics

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Foley named GM. Paul Foley named GM. News Paul Foley ...

  33. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  34. Ishizaka Upped At Universal Japan

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chairman post filled after Iwata split. Chairman post filled after Iwata split. News ...

  35. Castello Branco Splits With Universal Iberia

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was today (June 20) dismissed after more than three years in the Madrid post. Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was t ...

  36. Rolling Stones To Resume Tour

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richards makes 'complete recovery' from accident. Richards makes 'complete recovery' from accident. News ...

  37. Stones Postpone 15 Euro Dates

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shows rearranged as Richards recovers. Shows rearranged as Richards recovers. News ...

  38. Judge Dismisses 'Familyman' Barrett Lawsuit

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barrett facing £2M bill after 'abuse of process.' Barrett facing £2M bill after 'abuse of process.' News ...

  39. Sanctuary Records Group CEO To Exit

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lipsky to stay on through June to ease transition. Lipsky to stay on through June to ease transition. News ...

  40. Mario's Former Manager Files Countersuit

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artist sued Troy Patterson in February. Artist sued Troy Patterson in February. News Troy Patterson ...

  41. FCC On Payola: 'No Wrist Slaps'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Adelstein weighs in on lawsuit against Entercom. Adelstein weighs in on lawsuit against Entercom. News ...

  42. 'Top of the Pops' Crossing the Atlantic

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearlman shopping show to U.S. networks. Pearlman shopping show to U.S. networks. News ...

  43. Cooking Vinyl Names Promo VP

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fisher previously with Or Music. Fisher previously with Or Music. News ...

  44. Brit Retailer MVC Files For Bankruptcy

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Administrators Kroll 'hopeful for a buyer.' Administrators Kroll 'hopeful for a buyer.' News ...

  45. Leahy Splits With CCE

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Forms 409 Management & Consulting. Former Clear Channel Entertainment executive VP of music group venues Patrick Leahy has resigned from that position and formed a new company, 409 Management & Consulting. Through his new venture, the ...

  46. Abernathy To Depart FCC

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the White House that she will leave the post on Dec. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the ...

  47. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold aims to close loopholes. Sen. Russ Feingold aims to close loopholes. News Russ Feingold ...

  48. Steele, Paisley Top NSAI Award Winners

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gill Among Those Named To Hall of Fame Gill Among Those Named To Hall of Fame News ...

  49. Adelstein Adamant Over FCC Payola Issue

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Democratic Federal Communications Commission activist Jonathan Adelstein said he plans to "put the fear of God" into broadcasters about obeying the FCC's payola rules. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Democratic Federal Communications Commission ...

  50. New Management For Carpenter

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy winner signs with Kerr. Grammy winner signs with Kerr. News ...

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