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  1. AC/DC's iTunes Debut Sells 48,000 Digital Albums, 696,000 Songs

    November 29, 2012 10:15 AM EST One of the longest hold-outs from iTunes, AC/DC, finally reached the digital retailer last week. The iconic rock band's entire catalog, along with two iTunes-exclusive box sets, became available on Monday, Nov. 19. In the week ending Nov. 25, ...

  2. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  3. Linkin Park Use New Marketing Techniques to Connect with Fans

    June 13, 2012 5:10 PM EDT A 38-second video posted May 26 on YouTube features Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda congratulating the winner of a scavenger hunt that included clues on five continents, lasted 16 days and concluded at BBC Radio 1 during Zane Lowe's show. Whe ...

  4. Linkin Park Song To Appear In 'Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    June 13, 2012 3:28 PM EDT Linkin Park's "Powerless," the song that closes their June 26 Warner Bros. release "Living Things," will play over the end credits of the 20th Century Fox film "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." "Abe Lincoln&quo ...

  5. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  6. Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull Performing at NBA All-Star Game

    February 16, 2012 7:00 AM EST The NBA All-Star Game has long been a music star-studded affair, and this year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Will.i.am will be among the artists heading to Orlando for the big game. The showdown between basketball all-star teams ...

  7. It's Official: L.A. Reid Names Mark Shimmel COO of Epic

    January 18, 2012 9:55 AM EST As projected by Billboard back in November , Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid has named Mark Shimmel COO. Shimmel, who held the position of head of music at Turner Entertainment Networks for the past seven years, overseeing TNT, TBS, CNN, C ...

  8. 'Last Airbender,' 'Dexter,' 'Falling Skies' TV Composers Talk Shop at BMI Comic-Con Panel

    July 22, 2011 5:04 PM EDT Panelists Sara Colleton (executive producer, "Dexter"), Daniel Licht (composer, "Dexter"), Michael Dante DiMartino (executive producer, "Avatar: The Last Airbender"), Bryan Konietzko (executive producer, "The Las ...

  9. Marc Anthony Named Executive Music Producer of 'Hawthorne' (Exclusive)

    June 06, 2011 7:25 AM EDT Grammy-winning singer Marc Anthony has been named the executive music producer of the TNT medical drama "Hawthorne," starring Jada Pinkett Smith. Anthony, who also appears on the show as Det. Nick Renata, has been tapped to create the &q ...

  10. Marc Anthony Announces Tour Dates

    May 19, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Tickets for Marc Anthony's upcoming U.S. tour go on sale tomorrow (May 20) via Ticketmaster outlets. Anthony will kick off his nine-date U.S. stint Sept. 1 at the State Fair Grounds in Minneapolis and will continue an all-arena trek that ends ...

  11. Lady Gaga, Zynga Team Up to Promote New Album 'Born This Way'

    May 10, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga has teamed up with social gaming giant Zynga to promote and celebrate her new album, "Born This Way," ahead of its launch. The multi-pronged collaboration will allow little monsters across the world to interact with a Lady Gaga ...

  12. Kings of Leon Tapped For NCAA Tournament Push

    March 03, 2011 3:43 PM EST CBS and Turner Sports are turning to Kings of Leon to add some star-power to their upcoming March Madness coverage. Beginning Friday, the companies will roll out a multi-platform campaign featuring tournament footage weaved into a music video for ...

  13. Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Cee-Lo Lined Up for NBA All-Star Game Performances

    February 09, 2011 7:26 AM EST Rihanna , Lenny Kravitz , Josh Groban and Cee Lo Green have been tapped as the main musical attractions for the NBA All-Star Game, set for Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. Rihanna will perform her "Loud" hits "What's My Name?" and ...

  14. Bruno Mars, Keri Hilson To Perform On T-Mobile Carpet During NBA All-Star Pregame Show

    February 08, 2011 10:50 AM EST Bruno Mars and Keri Hilson will perform at the NBA All-Star Pregame show on Sunday, February 20. The performances will take place - and stars will arrive - on a special T-Mobile Magenta Carpet before the game, which celebrates its 60th anniversary ...

  15. Business Matters: Homeland Security Shutters Sports Sites Before Super Bowl

    February 02, 2011 2:35 PM EST Homeland Security Shuts Down Sports Sites In Advance of Super Bowl -- With so much attention going to piracy of music, television and film content, it's easy to forget that sports are a heavily pirated good as well. The fact hasn't been ...

  16. Vevo Releases Google TV App

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has created an app for the upcoming Google TV service, the company revealed today. The app will provide a customized catalog of music programming from the Vevo catalog and is built especially for Google TV. A screenshot of the Vevo app at Goo ...

  17. Business Matters: Live Nation, Google, Lala, mFlow

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Morgan Joseph maintained its “neutral” rating on Live Nation stock. Note the Morgan analyst believes artists could possibly have less, not more, leverage in the future. “We remain on the sidelines and look for more signs of positive free cash f ...

  18. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Marc Anthony Talks New Album, Jennifer Lopez

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony previewed his new album and explained how music and Jennifer Lopez changed his life during an in-depth Q&A Wednesday at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anthony is set to perform at the Billboard Lati ...

  19. Usher, Shakira, Alicia Keys Set For NBA All-Star Game

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Usher will perform during the introduction of the 2010 NBA All-Stars while Shakira and Alicia Keys will team up for the halftime performance at the game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The event will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT, among other networks. Shak ...

  20. Timberlake, 'Idol' Get Emmy Nods

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If Justin Timberlake decides to ditch the entire music thing, it looks like TV will welcome him with open arms. Timberlake received three nominations Thursday (July 16) for the 61st Annual Emmy Awards. Two came in the category for outstanding orig ...

  21. NBA Drafts Kanye West For Playoffs

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The NBA has recruited Kanye West's latest single, "Amazing," as the musical backdrop for its 2009 playoffs campaign. Premiering today-and being released to fans online-is a new music video produced by NBA Entertainment in which memo ...

  22. Juanes, John Legend Set For NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reprising their collaboration at November's Latin Grammys, Colombian pop star Juanes and R&B artist John Legend will perform together during the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 15. The two will sing Legend's "If You& ...

  23. Australia Prepares For AC/DC Set

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC fans in Australia seem to be overly impatient about waiting seven weeks for the Australian band's first set in eight years. The 15-track "Black Ice" is out Oct. 18 in Australia through Albert Productions/SonyBMG followed by an ...

  24. Black Crowes Accuse Wilson Of Infringement

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for the Black Crowes have served copyright infringement notices to Gretchen Wilson, TNT, Sony BMG and publishing company J Money Music over the band's 1991 hit "Jealous Again." The Crowes claim Wilson exploited the track for ...

  25. EMI Offloads U.K. Distribution

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has taken the step of outsourcing its distribution facilities in the U.K. to European logistics firm CEVA, which has struck a deal to take over the U.K. distribution of EMI's CDs and DVDs, with effect from the spring of 2009. The de ...

  26. Gretchen Wilson Teams With TNT's "Saving Grace"

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson's song "Work Hard, Play Harder" will be the centerpiece of the upcoming marketing campaign for TNT's drama "Saving Grace." A music video of the song will feature Wilson alongside clips from the show, a ...

  27. Adkins Lined Up For Turner's 'Black Gold'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins will compose and perform the theme song to TruTV's "Black Gold," a reality series that focuses on the lives of workers on a Texas oil rig. Adkins is becoming something of a pro in the reality TV circuit; he recently was ...

  28. NBA Kicks Off Playoffs With Dayton, Faris Spots

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Association (NBA) is ramping up its playoff season marketing efforts with a new television ad campaign, "There Can Only Be One," directed by acclaimed music video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The c ...

  29. NBA Drafts Connick Jr., Marsalis For All-Star Game

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/pianist Harry Connick Jr. and classical saxophonist Branford Marsalis have been tapped to perform during the 57th NBA All-Star Game at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 17. Marsalis will perform big band melodies with the Rebirth Brass Band dur ...

  30. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  31. Rick Ross Boosts Wade 2.0 Campaign

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Converse continues the product launch of NBA star Dwyane Wade's newest signature shoe, Wade 2.0, and apparel line with the debut of Converse's fully integrated All In ad campaign. The campaign kicks off March 3 and encompasses print, TV ...

  32. VH1, BET To Share 'Wifey' Series

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST VH1 and BET have found a show they want to split in hopes of a hit. In an unprecedented collaboration between a pair of TV networks, the Viacom-owned duo are jointly developing a scripted-series pilot that, if picked up, would air in the same time ...

  33. Clarkson Revs NASCAR Deal

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson has partnered with NASCAR for the 2007 season. The deal includes an at-track concert, a TV spot, charitable endeavors, and NASCAR's awards dinner. The partnership kicks off February 18 when Clar ...

  34. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  35. RealNetworks Launches Sansa Campaign

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has launched a TV advertising campaign to promote the new Sansa Rhapsody device, integrated with the new Rhapsody 4.0 service. The ads focuses on the music discovery strengths of the service and features music icons like Eric Clapton ...

  36. TNT Taps Jay-Z For NBA Ads

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Turner Network Television has tapped Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to star in a series of eight 30-second ads promoting the 2006-07 NBA season on TNT. The first Jay-Z promo spot, dubbed "The Truth About Stardom," begin ...

  37. TNT Taps Jay-Z For NBA Ads

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will star in a series of eight 30-second spots. Turner Network Television has tapped Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to star in a series of eight 30-second ads promoting the 2006-07 NBA season on TNT. The first Jay-Z promo spot, d ...

  38. AOL To Launch New Video Portal

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to be 'one-stop source' for online video content. AOL is launching new video portal August 4 that will offer access to music videos, news clips, movie trailers, full length TV shows and user generated content. The portal, AOL Video ...

  39. Pharrell, TNT Partner For NBA Promo

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner to appear in TV spots. Two-time Grammy winner Pharrell Williams has partnered with TNT for a special 2006 NBA All-Star Game promotion. Williams appears in promo spots for the game, which airs on the network in February. The 2:45 spot ...

  40. Source: NBC Won't Renew NASCAR Deal

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Oct. 14. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person in ...

  41. Stones, TNT, NASCAR Team For Promo

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Turner Network Television (TNT), the Rolling Stones and NASCAR have partnered for a promotional video that rolls into cinemas nationwide Sept. 2. At nearly 2 1/2 minutes, the NASCAR With the help of Turner Network Television (TNT) ...

  42. Special Olympics Bows Latin Xmas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in its nearly 20 years of existence, Special Olympics' "A Very Special Christmas" music series will be produced in a language other than English. "A Very Special Latin Christmas: No For the first time in its ...

  43. DeBitetto Steps Up To Take A&E Reins

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert DeBitetto has been promoted to head of A&E Network, filling the spot left vacant in March when Abbe Raven moved into the role of president/CEO of A&E Television Networks. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Robert DeBitetto has been ...

  44. Sony Int'l TV Appoints Root

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Pictures Television International is growing its international production group with the appointment of industry veteran Antony Root to oversee SPTI's production operations in Europe, it was anno (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sony Pictures ...

  45. Legal Matters

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx wins his suit against Vans for falsely implying that he endorses the company's TNT skate shoes. Read Susan Butler's column. Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx wins his suit against Vans for fals ...

  46. Court Sticks Up For Sixx's Publicity Rights

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx more than $600,000 on Feb. 10 for misappropriation of his name and likeness. NEW YORK -- A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Mötley Crüe member Nikki S ...

  47. Convex Group Buys Flexplay

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Flexplay Technologies, a manufacturer of limited-play DVDs, has been acquired by the Convex Group. The deal will kick off with the release of the Neverland Films production "Noel" on the Flexplay plat Flexplay Technologies, a manufacture ...

  48. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST When the best players in the NBA are introduced at the start of their annual all-star game next month, there will be no generic synthesizer music blaring in the background. Instead, the players will g When the best players in the NBA are introduce ...