The Beatles

  1. Green Day 'Rock Band' Game Arrives

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With a hit Broadway show and now their own edition of the "Rock Band" franchise, Green Day is establishing themselves as a punk rock brand. "I just like being diverse and trying new things as far as Green Day is concerned," say ...

  2. Business Matters: RapidShare, Music Hack Day, Richard Branson

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- File hosting site RapidShare won a court victory against a California-based adult entertainment company. The court ruled RapidShare cannot be accused of copyright infringement, on its users can be charged with infringement. This follows a simil ...

  3. McCartney Says EMI Keeping Beatles Off iTunes

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to Paul McCartney, EMI Music is the reason there's no Beatles music for sale on iTunes . "It's been business hassles, not with us, or iTunes," he told BBC Newsbeat . "It's the people in the middle, the recor ...

  4. Beatles 1966 Press Conference Tapes For Auction In L.A.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The only known audio recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference, in which John Lennon is grilled about saying the band was more popular than Jesus, is expected to sell for about $20,000 at auction in June. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfield ...

  5. Lennon's 'Day In The Life' Lyrics Up For Auction

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life," considered one of the Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," will go on sale in New York in June. Sotheby ...

  6. Paul McCartney To Reissue Catalog On Concord Music Group

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney said on Tuesday he would reissue his extensive post-Beatles catalog through Concord Music Group, dealing a blow to his former distributor, the struggling EMI Group. Los Angeles-based Concord previously released McCartney's 2007 ...

  7. U.K. Record Store Day Set To Be Biggest Yet

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen are among the high profile names leading the line for the U.K. leg of tomorrow's (April 17) Record Store Day - an event that organizers are confidently predicting will be Britain's bi ...

  8. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week up ...

  9. Blur Returns For Record Store Day

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur, which reformed for dates last summer, has recorded new material for release as part of Record Store Day. The 1,000 copies of the seven-inch vinyl single will be Blur's first new material since 2003. Details will be confirm ...

  10. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll legends including the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Marshall's death in New York City was confirmed ...

  11. Business Matters: EMI, The Beatles, HMV Bob Dylan and More

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Last week, EMI rushed to close a deal to license its catalog to either Universal Music Group or Sony Music . But not having the legal right to ...

  12. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: MTV Gaming Exec Paul DeGooyer

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Paul DeGooyer Title: MTV Network’s senior VP of electronic games and music Panel: Digital Now (Thurs. March 4, 11:40 am - 12:25 pm). More info at Billboardevents.com . At this moment, what most worries you about the music business? What most ...

  13. U.K. Govt Steps In To Protect Abbey Road

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following speculation over the sale of Abbey Road studios, the U.K. government has listed the building at Grade II, which gives it a protected status. The 1830s villa at No. 3 Abbey Road in north London was given Grade II status based on the histo ...

  14. Business Matters: FCC's Broadband Plan, The Beatles, Pandora, EMI and More

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- On Wednesday, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski discusse ...

  15. National Trust May Save Abbey Road Studios

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britain's National Trust may intervene to protect the Abbey Road studios where the Beatles recorded most of their hits. The London studios are being put up for sale by EMI. The possibility that the studios might fall into private hands and be ...

  16. Report: EMI Puts 'For Sale' Sign On Abbey Road

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Abbey Road, the iconic London recording studios, has been put on the market by EMI, according to the Financial Times. EMI declined to comment to Billboard.biz on the prospective sale of the studios, immortalized by the 1969 Beatles album of the sa ...

  17. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,40 ...

  18. Business Matters: Live Nation, Danger Mouse, Best Buy

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation, 's stock was at $11.93 in morning tr ...

  19. The Beat Goes On At BlueBeat

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlueBeat Music, the company who tried to get away with selling unlicensed recordings by the Beatles and other acts by saying it owned "new" version of their work, has relaunched as a customized Internet radio site. The outfit gained noto ...

  20. Zemeckis Finds Beatles for 'Yellow Submarine'

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's "all together now" for the cast of director Robert Zemeckis' upcoming Beatles feature. British actors Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell are in negotiations to portray the members of the Fa ...

  21. Briefs: Harmonix, Guvera, Wisin & Yandel

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Harmonix, developers of “The Beatles: Rock Band” and the entire “Rock Band” franchise, has cut 39 staffers, the company confirmed today. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company is a subsidiary of MTV Games. The result is a 13% staff reduction. Accor ...

  22. Two Sites Selling Beatles Songs To Remain Shut Down

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two Web sites that sold songs by The Beatles for 25 cents apiece should remain shut down indefinitely, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter issued a preliminary injunction against BlueBeat.com and Basebeat.com at the reque ...

  23. Business Matters: BlueBeat.com, Qtrax, Choruss

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A Q&A with Hank Risan, the CEO of BlueBeat.com . Risan explained the technology behind psychoacoustic simulation, the technology at the hea ...

  24. EMI Wins Temporary Injunction Against BlueBeat

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has won an injunction against a small digital music retailer that has been selling digital downloads of the Beatles catalog at bargain prices. According to a court order, the company—BlueBeat Inc.—must immediately stop selling not only t ...

  25. Beatles Remasters Heading To USB

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and EMI Music are issuing the Beatles remasters on a limited edition apple-shaped USB drive in time for Christmas. The release marks the first time Beatles catalog has officially been sold as digital files separate from the CDs. Vinyl ...

  26. Paul McCartney Announces European Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will return to Hamburg, where the Beatles honed their craft, to launch his first European tour in five years. McCartney announced Thursday he will play the German city on Dec. 2 to kick off the "Good Evening Europe" tour. ...

  27. Hot Music Game Titles Power September Sales, Revenue

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music game genre experienced a much-needed lift in September on the backs of new releases “The Beatles: Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero 5.” MTV’s Beatles game, released Sept. 9, won the battle with total unit sales of 595,000, according to the NPD ...

  28. Kiss: The Hottest Brand In The Land

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kiss realized the power of merch from day one. At an industry coming-out party before they even had a record deal, band members made their own Kiss glitter T-shirts and made sure their female fans were wearing them in the front row. Today, Kiss co ...

  29. EMI Hails Beatles' Global Sales Success

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti says that "Beatlemania has returned" as the major celebrates a global sales success for the digitally remastered Beatles CD reissues. Following the worldwide Sept. 9 release of the band's albums alongs ...

  30. 'The Beatles: Rock Band' Going Fast

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sales of "The Beatles: Rock Band" have blown past expectations, so much so that Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said one of the most expensive iterations of the video game might not be available to Christmas shoppers. The "Limited Editio ...

  31. Jay-Z And The Beatles Dominate Album Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Jay-Z and the Beatles this week on the Billboard charts. The former notches his amazing 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 3" (476,000 copies) while the Fab Four's reissues take over the Comprehe ...

  32. Beatles and Jay-Z Dominate Charts

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close o ...

  33. Will The Beatles Make It To The Rock Gaming Hall Of Fame?

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Few can question the legacy The Beatles left on the music world in the 20th century, but will millennial video gamers (most born long after the band’s split 40 years ago) be abuzz with Beatlemania? Looking at Nielsen’s Video Game Tracking data 3 m ...

  34. Beatles Remasters Dominate U.K. Album Charts, Vera Lynn Takes No. 1

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn" (Decc ...

  35. Aged 92, Dame Vera Lynn Has Britain's No. 1 Album

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn&quo ...

  36. Beatlemania Hits Retail, Big Sales For Re-issue CDs

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The much-anticipated reissues of the Beatles' catalog hit stores on Wednesday (Sept. 9) are doing brisk business. According to SoundScan's Building Chart data, more than 235,000 albums were purchased in the U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday ...

  37. Strong Global Demand For Beatles Reissues

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are set to dominate the charts at home in Britain and globally, based on strong first-day sales of the remastered CDs - although supplies of the box sets may be an issue in some territories. "The Beatles Rock Band" game for v ...

  38. Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint 3' Likely To Top Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is on course to net his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as "The Blueprint 3" should cruise to the top of the chart. It's tough to predict how many copies the Roc Nation set will sell in its first week, but cha ...

  39. Analysis: New Forrester Report Highlights Music Release Strategies

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new study from research firm Forrester, titled “Music Release Windows: The Product Innovation That The Music Business Can't Do Without,” the company has taken an old concept and made it a rallying cry for greater change in the music indu ...

  40. Beatles Re-mastered CDs, Videogame Launched

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Beatles queued on Wednesday to buy the band's collected works on a new set of discs and get their hands on an animated video game featuring some of the Fab Four's greatest hits. The Beatles collection, launched worldwide on 0 ...

  41. 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Come Together for Fab 4

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles will get a little help from new corporate friends on Sept. 9 when EMI Music embarks on the global launch of its digitally remastered Beatles catalog on CD to coincide with the release of videogame The Beatles: Rock Band. It will be har ...

  42. Retailers Look To EMI Beatles Reissues To Boost Sales

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music's hotly anticipated Sept. 9 release of the remastered Beatles catalog promises to clear away some of the thickening clouds hanging over the gloomy music retail market. But even brisk sales of the Fab Four's classic titles have ...

  43. Zemeckis Circles 'Yellow Submarine' Remake

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct a remake of "Yellow Submarine" for Disney. "Submarine" was a 1968 animated feature based on music by the Beatles. It was produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Disne ...

  44. 'The Beatles: Rock Band' Songs Unveiled

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A list of 19 songs by the Beatles including classics "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Hard Day's Night" for a new "Rock Band" video game were revealed Tuesday, leaving only one mystery title remaining. Othe ...

  45. BBC Beatles Doc Uncovers New Outtakes

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to broadcast never-before-aired outtakes and conversations from the Beatles' final Abbey Road recording sessions as part of a weeklong tribute to the band to be aired on terrestrial Web BBC2 and arts channel BBC4 in September. Narr ...

  46. The Song Is Mine: Sony/ATV Pursues New Opportunities

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of a co-owner is a sad and difficult passage for any company. But when the co-owner in question is Michael Jackson and the company is Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the proprietor of the Beatles song catalog, the transition is bound to attra ...

  47. Publishing Briefs: Harry Fox, Extreme, Primary Wave

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Harry Fox Agency has cut a deal to provide royalty administration services to Napster. HFA will calculate and distribute mechanical royalties to publishers for Napster's subscription music service and will provide copyright research se ...

  48. McCartney Performs Where Beatles Made U.S. TV Debut

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney has returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, 45 years after the Beatles made their U.S. television debut there. This time, McCartney put on an outdoor show atop the theater's marquee for thousands of fans Wednesday ...

  49. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt, Peermusic, Fintage House

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Kobalt Music Group has picked up exclusive worldwide administration for 27 Busta Rhymes songs, beginning with all the songs the artist had a hand in writing on his current album, "Back On My B.S." In July 2010, Kobalt will take over w ...

  50. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a ...

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