The Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards

  1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Frozen' Exits Top 10 After 39 Weeks

    September 19, 2014 9:19 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Lecrae scored his first No. 1 with Anomaly -- the only album to top both the Billboard 200 and Gospel Albums chart. It debuted with 88,000 copies sold in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen So ...

  2. Chris Brown Set for Sixth Straight Top 10 Album

    September 19, 2014 8:39 PM EDT Chris Brown is on the verge of earning his sixth consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- his entire output of releases. Chris Brown's Highs & Lows: Top 10 Career Moments The artist's new X , which was released Sept. ...

  3. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Doing Big Business

    September 19, 2014 5:29 PM EDT Katy Perry takes her Prismatic World Tour to No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours recap with $31 million in ticket sales from the tour's North American leg that began in June. The tally includes concerts that occurred in a two-month s ...

  4. U2: When Art Becomes the Ad (Guest Column)

    September 19, 2014 3:23 PM EDT U2 has always been about messages. In the band's early days in Dublin, beginning with the 1980 album Boy and its hit single "I Will Follow," they openly addressed Bono and the Edge ’s Christianity, along with commentary on the Tro ...

  5. Exclusive: Gary Numan's 'From Inside' Score Set for Release

    September 19, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Gary Numan 's first score for a film in 23 years, John Bergin 's From Inside , will be released in two editions in October. Lakeshore Records will release From Inside – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Oct. 7. Two weeks later, on ...

  6. Emerging Picks of the Week: Death From Above 1979, James Bay & More

    September 19, 2014 2:36 PM EDT As we move into autumn, we've rounded up our favorite tracks that have gained on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Our first three picks capture an international scope, featuring performers from Canada, Australia and Great Bri ...

  7. Australia's Music Streaming Market Is Jam-Packed – But Likely Not for Long

    September 19, 2014 1:53 PM EDT There's a rumble going on Down Under. Over the last few years, Australia has become one of the world's most competitive markets for music streaming services. A few companies could strike it rich, but the sparsely populated country coul ...

  8. Fader Appoints New Editor-In-Chief, Preps Global Expansion Plan

    September 19, 2014 1:52 PM EDT In an increasingly challenging period for music media, with SpinMedia and Myspace among the recent outlets making major slashes in editorial staff, The Fader is doubling down on its investments. On Sept. 19, the company announced former editor N ...

  9. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Milky Chance Moves Up, Nick Jonas' 'Jealous' Debuts

    September 19, 2014 12:10 PM EDT As previously reported, Meghan Trainor leads an all-female top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "All About That Bass." Plus, Fall Out Boy's "Centuries," and Calvin Harris' "Blame" featurin ...

  10. Record Store Day's Don VanCleave Joins Nashville-Based Tech Think Tank

    September 19, 2014 12:04 PM EDT Record Store Day co-founder Don VanCleave has joined FLO {thinkery} , a Nashville-based group that helps artists and entertainers dream up new companies at the intersection of music and technology. VanCleave's role will be to work with othe ...

  11. Are Changes Coming to Sony and What Will They Mean for Artists Like Barbra Streisand and Adele?

    September 19, 2014 11:33 AM EDT Sony Entertainment's music division, which encompasses the 125-year-old Columbia Records along with labels RCA and Epic, is but a blip in the Tokyo-based electronic giant’s balance sheet -- the company recorded overall revenue of $66.1 bill ...

  12. Ryan Adams, Interpol, Fall Out Boy Return To Rock Charts

    September 19, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After a three-year hiatus, unusual for the typically hyper-productive Ryan Adams , the singer/songwriter's self-titled 14th solo album in 14 years marks his first No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and his highest rank on the Billboard 200 (No. 4). I ...

  13. Tricky Debuts, Calvin Harris Soars On Dance/Electronic Charts

    September 19, 2014 10:54 AM EDT Tricky trots onto Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums with Adrian Thaws at No. 9. The set starts with 1,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Thaws is the British trip-hop artist's sixth charted album, dating to his first, B ...

  14. Irving Azoff Bets Big on Outspoken Swedish House Mafia Manager Amy Thomson

    September 19, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Azoff MSG Entertainment is betting big on dance music. The joint venture among Irving Azoff , Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan and billionaire investor Ron Burkle , reportedly backed by $175 million in funding, has acquired a 50 percent s ...

  15. Adam Lambert Signs With New Label for Third Album

    September 19, 2014 10:20 AM EDT When Adam Lambert hit Ryan Seacrest's radio show to chat about his temporary American Idol judging gig  on Thursday, the Glammy One let it slip that he's already teamed up with a new label for his third album after parting ways with RC ...

  16. Tomorrow's Hits: Zhu, Panama Wedding & Flight Facilities

    September 19, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Zhu Zhu 's chill house track "Faded" (Mind of a Genius/Th3rd Brain) bullets at No. 15 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. The song's U.S. invasion follows its European breakthrough, including its No. 3 peak on the Official U.K. Single ...

  17. Vivendi to Sell Brazilian Unit GVT to Mobile Giant Telefónica

    September 19, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi. Telefonica says it will pay 4.66 billion euros ($6 billion) in cash as well as 12 percent of the shares in its B ...

  18. Conan's New Apple Service Will 'Remove Any Memory of the Band U2'

    September 19, 2014 9:41 AM EDT Apple was quick to offer iTunes users a one-click way to rid their digital libraries of the new (and very free) U2 album earlier this week. But for some anti-U2ites that just isn't enough and Conan O'Brien and team have imagined a rath ...

  19. Ole-Bluestone Announces Co-Publishing Deals with Ok Mayday, David Bratton, Others

    September 19, 2014 6:30 AM EDT The joint venture music publishing company formed by Timbaland and ole is on the move with a bunch of co-publishing signings: alternative rock band  Ok Mayday ; gospel songwriter David Bratton ; hip-hop/R&B producer/songwriter Maurice " ...

  20. Berklee, Midem & IE Host Music Start-Up Competition

    September 19, 2014 6:04 AM EDT Berklee College of Music, Midem and Madrid’s IE Business School are searching for the next music business entrepreneur. Individuals and businesses have until Sept. 29 to submit their music start-up project to be in the running to win a $10,000 & ...

  21. California Governor Signs Bill Raising Hollywood Tax Credits

    September 19, 2014 1:50 AM EDT Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California. Warren Beatty joined prop ...

  22. Michael Jackson Hologram Lawsuit: Judge Dismisses False Advertising Claim Against Alki David

    September 19, 2014 12:44 AM EDT The fighting over who owns rights to resurrect deceased artists like Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe through holographic-like projection technology is far from over, but billionaire Alki David scored a legal success on Wednesday when he convi ...

  23. Johnny Rotella, Songwriter for Frank Sinatra, Dies at 93

    September 18, 2014 11:09 PM EDT Johnny Rotella , an accomplished instrumentalist and songwriter who wrote the Frank Sinatra standard “Nothing but the Best” and recorded with Neil Diamond , Frank Zappa , Steely Dan and others, has died. He was 93. Rotella, a highly sought-after ...

  24. Ticketmaster Expands German Operations, Partners With Mehr! Entertainment Group & Eintrittskarten.de

    September 18, 2014 9:04 PM EDT Ticketmaster Germany has announced a new partnership withthe Düsseldorf-based Mehr! Entertainment Group and Eintrittskarten.de that will expand its retail ticketing and marketing solutions to the companies' more than 2,500 events and six ve ...

  25. BMI's Revenue Collections Grow to $977 Million, Royalty Distributions to $840 Million

    September 18, 2014 8:29 PM EDT Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) saw revenue collections grow to $977 million in the past fiscal year, up 3.5 percent from the $944 million it gathered the year previously. Meanwhile, royalty distributions to publishers and songwriters grew 3.2 percen ...

  26. Dancers Sue Cher for Alleged Discrimination

    September 18, 2014 7:34 PM EDT Three backup dancers have sued Cher claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination. The trio filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. Their lawsuit ...

  27. Exclusive: Clive Davis Says Aretha Franklin Is 'On Fire' on New Album of Diva Classics

    September 18, 2014 7:10 PM EDT Following news Aretha Franklin is preparing a new album for release before the end of the month with Clive Davis overseeing production, there's great anticipation over what the legendary soul singer has put together with the help of Clive D ...

  28. Jhene Aiko Shines at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 18, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Jhene Aiko crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her first full-length set  Souled Out , selling 70,000 units in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B songstress emerged in 2013 on the chart with  Sail Out , a seven-song ...

  29. Lee Brice Does No. 1 'Dance' on Top Country Albums Chart

    September 18, 2014 5:31 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Lee Brice scores his first No. 1 in four tries on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as I Don't Dance , his third full-length album, arrives with 39,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Brice's opening-we ...

  30. Karlos Rose Triumphs With Third Tropical No. 1

    September 18, 2014 4:48 PM EDT At 18 years old, Karlos Rosé becomes the youngest artist to log three No. 1s on the Tropical Songs chart as "Niña de Mi Corazon" soars 12-1. (He beats Leslie Grace , who snagged two leaders before she was 19.) Rosé first topped the lis ...

  31. Nicki Minaj Gets Wig Designer's Lawsuit Dismissed

    September 18, 2014 4:09 PM EDT A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Breaks Vevo Record   In a lawsuit in February, Terrence Davidson accused Onika Maraj, ...

  32. Led Zeppelin Aims to Send 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit to Hell

    September 18, 2014 3:40 PM EDT It took 43 years for the heirs of songwriter Randy Craig Wolfe to sue Jimmy Page , Robert Plant and other Led Zeppelin parties for allegedly stealing the 1971 song "Stairway to Heaven," and when the lawsuit finally came, it happened in ...

  33. What Bono Meant By a 'New Format' For Music

    September 18, 2014 1:41 PM EDT In a forthcoming cover feature on U2 and its techno-fueled resurgence in Time magazine, Bono referenced that the band's forthcoming album, titled Songs of Experience and due in a year-and-a-half, will be released in a "new format&quo ...

  34. Scooter Braun and Tiesto Invest in Splice, a Cloud-Based Music Creation Platform

    September 18, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Splice, a cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform, announced yesterday that it has raised $4.5 million in a Series A round of funding led by True Ventures with participation from Scooter Braun , Tiësto , Steve Angello  (ex- Swedish ...

  35. Americana Awards: Jason Isbell Sweeps, Sturgill Simpson Wins New Artist Honors

    September 18, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires . Isbell won artist, album and song of the year during the 13th annual award ...

  36. Maroon 5 No. 1 On Billboard Artist 100 Again; Lecrae Debuts, Jhene Aiko Soars

    September 18, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Maroon 5 tops the Billboard Artist 100 for a second week. Meanwhile, Lecrae debuts at No. 7 and Jhene Aiko blasts 88-9 as their new albums debut on the Billboard 200. Plus, two bands at the head of rock royalty, U2 and the Beatles, make their fi ...

  37. Darrell Hammond Named 'SNL' Announcer After Don Pardo's Death

    September 18, 2014 10:56 AM EDT Darrell Hammond is rejoining Saturday Night Live as the show's new announcer, after longtime voice Don Pardo passed away in August at 96. Hammond will introduce the show, its cast and Weekend Update when the 40th season of SNL kicks off on ...

  38. Report: Apple and U2 to Debut New Music File Format

    September 18, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Updated: 10:26 A.M., Sept. 18. Those hints that U2 dropped last week -- "We’re collaborating with Apple on some cool stuff over the next couple of years, innovations that will transform the way music is listened to and viewed" -- seem ...

  39. Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom Joins KCRW Board of Directors

    September 18, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom has joined the board of directors of Los Angeles-area community radio station KCRW . His appointment is effective immediately and brings the total number of board members for the venerable station to 25 ...

  40. Mariah Carey Announces ‘Elusive Chanteuse' Tour of Australia

    September 18, 2014 4:10 AM EDT Mariah Carey is heading to Australia for a rare coast-to-coast tour. The pop diva’s Elusive Chanteuse Show  is scheduled to make seven stops Down Under, where she’ll play arenas and a pair of exclusive winery dates. Mariah’s Aussie trek starts N ...

  41. George Hamilton IV, Grand Ole Opry Star, Dies at 77

    September 18, 2014 1:50 AM EDT If you look at the career of George Hamilton IV , one might be prone to label him as simply a stalwart of the Grand Ole Opry and one of traditional country music’s most durable artists. However, Hamilton -- who passed away Wednesday (Sept. 17) a ...

  42. Aretha Franklin Album Coming This Month

    September 17, 2014 9:59 PM EDT A rep for Clive Davis has confirmed to  Billboard a new album with Aretha Franklin will be released Sept. 30.  Aretha Franklin Feeling Fit, Ready To Impress at Ohio State Fair According to a Showbiz 411 report Wednesday the album is nearly finis ...

  43. Spotify & The Echo Nest Release Study on Most Musical Universities, Students' Listening Habits

    September 17, 2014 9:43 PM EDT After announcing the launch of its new Echo Nest-fueled Insights data blog last week with a review of European-originating music that's spanned the globe, Spotify is now investigating college listening statistics and how the country's ...

  44. Cooking Vinyl Launches Divisions in Germany, France

    September 17, 2014 6:59 PM EDT The United Kingdom-based indie label group Cooking Vinyl is expanding its international operations to France and Germany with new divisions opening in each country. The news follows the success of Cooking Vinyl Australia, which launched last Sep ...

  45. Barbra Streisand Set for Historic No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2014 6:15 PM EDT Barbra Streisand may collect her 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with the arrival of her new all-star duets album, Partners . Barbra Duets With Jimmy Fallon for First Late-Night Stop in 50 Years The Columbia Records set, wh ...

  46. Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend for Releasing Early Music, Forging Contract

    September 17, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Being a celebrity isn't always a pleasant experience. One issue that arises is how to deal with acquaintances who predate the fame. For Iggy Azalea , that means battling a former boyfriend who has brought forward her unreleased music and wo ...

  47. Exclusive: Coachella and Firefly Founders Team Up on Joint Venture

    September 17, 2014 5:43 PM EDT Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., has entered into a joint venture with Red Frog Events to promote and produce the Firefly Music Festival in the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Del ...

  48. Joy Division Twitter a Surprise to Joy Division's Peter Hook

    September 17, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Since parting ways with New Order in 2007, bassist Peter Hook has been on fairly unfriendly terms with his erstwhile Joy Division /New Order bandmates. Aside from saying the current incarnation of New Order -- which includes three original membe ...

  49. Q&A: Andre Harrell Talks About the Inaugural Revolt Music Conference, State of the Business

    September 17, 2014 3:57 PM EDT From Thursday, October 16th through the 19th in Miami, the first Revolt Music Conference will kick off. The conversation -- and the bar scene -- around the beach that weekend should be lively, with the event set to feature a wide cross-section o ...

  50. Exclusive: The Moth & the Flame Signs to Elektra Records, Shares 'Sorry' Live Video

    September 17, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Alternative rockers the Moth & the Flame are the newest act to hit the Elektra Records roster. The Los Angeles-based band announced its new deal with the label exclusively via Billboard, and plans to release its major label debut in 2015. Mo ...

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