The Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards

  1. Taylor Swift Notches Six Months at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    May 28, 2015 1:30 PM EDT Taylor Swift makes it an even six months at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 6), as she rules the list for a 26th week, bolstered by the coronation of her new single, "Bad Blood," on the Billboard Hot 100. The Artist 100 is ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Music Signs Krept and Konan, Walk the Moon

    May 28, 2015 11:52 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK have signed British duo Krept and Konan to a worldwide deal. On July 6, the duo will issue in the U.K., their debut album, The Long Way Home , which includes appearances by Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Emeli Sande, Rick ...

  3. Apple Bests Google for World's Most Valuable Brand

    May 28, 2015 11:28 AM EDT After duking it out with Google for the top spot in recent years, Apple again has the most valuable business moniker in the world, according to BrandZ's Top 100 Most Valuable Brands study. Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple held the No. 1 spot on ...

  4. Latin Players: Meet Miguel Piedra & David Naranjo of Rock Orange

    May 28, 2015 11:00 AM EDT When you walk into the main conference room of the Rock Orange headquarters in Miami, the phrase “Dream even bigger” on the wall stares back at you. You could say it’s a good tagline, but actually, it’s more like a guiding principle for the way th ...

  5. YouTube Is Worth $70 Billion On Its Own, Says BoA Analysts

    May 28, 2015 9:38 AM EDT "YouTube is a big asset that warrants a big valuation," says Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post in a paper shared with Bloomberg this week, and boy is it a big number. According to Post and his team, the Google-owned onlin ...

  6. 'We Have Reached a Sweet Spot': Fun Fun Fun Fest Founders Talk 10 Year Anniversary, Announce 2015 Lineup

    May 28, 2015 9:20 AM EDT Eventually, every punk rocker grows up: tastes mature, interests shift, priorities change. But they remain nostalgic for the now-defunct bands of their salad days. Then there are the young kids who want in on that legacy-music discovery. These are ...

  7. Fonseca to Be Honored at SESAC Latina Music Awards

    May 28, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fonseca will be feted with the first-ever Contemporary Icon Award at this year’s SESAC Latina Music Awards in Los Angeles. The Colombian singer-songwriter, born Juan Fernando Fonseca, will also perform at the annual gala, taking place June 17 at t ...

  8. Broadway's Box Office and Attendance Figures Hit Records

    May 27, 2015 10:48 PM EDT Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows. The Broadway League said that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.36 b ...

  9. Molestation Claim Against Michael Jackson Estate Dismissed

    May 27, 2015 9:42 PM EDT A judge has dismissed a choreographer's claim that Michael Jackson molested him as a child. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff dismissed Wade Robson's claim on Tuesday after determining he waited too long to file it in co ...

  10. Max Martin Scores 20th No. 1 on Hot 100 With Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'

    May 27, 2015 9:03 PM EDT With the ascent of Taylor Swift 's "Bad Blood" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, its co-writer/producer Max Martin tallies his 20th chart-topper as a songwriter. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Blasts to No. 1 on t ...

  11. A$AP Rocky Heading for His Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 27, 2015 8:07 PM EDT Rapper A$AP Rocky is heading for his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry forecasters suggest his new album, At.Long.Last.A$AP , which was released earlier than expected on May 26, could move more than 120,000 equivalent album ...

  12. Ms. Lauryn Hill to Accept ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Golden Note Award

    May 27, 2015 7:47 PM EDT Ms. Lauryn Hill will be presented with the prestigious Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will take place on June 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Lauryn Hill Takes &# ...

  13. 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett to Perform on 'Lexus Verses and Flow' Season 5

    May 27, 2015 7:03 PM EDT Lexus Verses and Flow , cable channel TV One’s mix of music and spoken word, will launch its fifth season on July 30. Artists slotted to perform during the upcoming season include Empire   star Jussie Smollett , Charlie Wilson , Raekwon , Jazmine ...

  14. Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over 'Bound 2' Sample

    May 27, 2015 6:47 PM EDT Kanye West has settled a 2013 lawsuit over a sample used in the Yeezus single "Bound 2." Kanye West Sued Over Sample in 'Bound 2' Ricky Spicer,  former soul singer of The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records ...

  15. Judge Certifies Class Action Against SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

    May 27, 2015 4:43 PM EDT A huge lawsuit against SiriusXM over its performance of pre-1972 sound recordings is officially no longer just about Flo & Eddie of The Turtles . On Wednesday, the high-stakes litigation took another major step forward after U.S. District ...

  16. Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Recalls When 'Free Bird' Took Flight at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

    May 27, 2015 4:18 PM EDT As the Fox Theatre in Atlanta marks 40 years since preservationists and Southern rockers helped save it from destruction, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington looked back at the venue where the band recorded one of its greatest albums, “One Mo ...

  17. How Atlanta's Fox Theatre Is Celebrating 40 Years Since Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Other Southern Rockers Saved It

    May 27, 2015 4:14 PM EDT  When Gregg Allman got the call to join more than a dozen acts in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert in late 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre , he quickly signed on, and not just because he and the band are long-standing members of the Southern-rock br ...

  18. Wolfgang's Vault Sued By 26 Music Companies

    May 27, 2015 4:03 PM EDT The NMPA has filed a suit on behalf of 26 music publishing companies  against Wolfgang's Vault , an online marketplace which sells live concerts, CDs and vinyl. Peermusic ,  ABKCO  Music,  Imagem  and Screen Gems are among the publishers supp ...

  19. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Blasts to No. 1 on Hot 100

    May 27, 2015 3:09 PM EDT Taylor Swift soars to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar , following a full week of tracking after the song's video premiere to kick off the Billboard Music Awards , which aired May 17 on ABC. ...

  20. U2 Tour Manager Death: Forum Show Will Not Be Impacted

    May 27, 2015 2:42 PM EDT Following news that U2 's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, was found dead Wednesday morning (May 27), sources confirmed to Billboard that his tragic death will not have an impact on the band's current Innocence + Experience tour. & ...

  21. Hollywood Studios Under Fire Over Recycled Soundtracks

    May 27, 2015 2:03 PM EDT 'Tis the season for much discussion about the state of originality in Hollywood. In keeping with this theme, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada accused the biggest film and television studios on Tuesday of vi ...

  22. Merlin Partners With Asian Streaming Service KKBOX

    May 27, 2015 1:34 PM EDT Global independent rights group Merlin has signed a licensing deal with Asia's leading music streaming service, KKBOX. The partnership represents Merlin's first ever pan-Asian specific deal and covers the territories of Taiwan, Hong Kong ...

  23. U2's Longtime Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies

    May 27, 2015 1:05 PM EDT U2 's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, was found dead Wednesday (May 27) morning in his hotel room in West Hollywood.  "With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us ...

  24. NXNE Says Action Bronson Will Perform, Despite 'Consensual Rape' Complaints

    May 27, 2015 12:19 PM EDT UPDATE:  Action Bronson has now responded to the petition with two tweets, defending himself saying the song being cited as glorifying  gang-raping women is five years old and has never been performed live.  It's so funny the song that is cau ...

  25. Twenty One Pilots Earn First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 27, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Twenty One Pilots flies in for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the duo’s new effort, Blurryface , wings its way to a chart-topping debut. The set, which was released on May 18 through Fueled by Ramen Records, moved 147,000 u ...

  26. Jolin Tsai's Same-Sex Marriage Video and Song Banned in Singapore

    May 27, 2015 9:40 AM EDT Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai 's hit song We're All Different, Yet the Same has been banned from radio and TV in Singapore, local media reported, because it features same-sex marriage. In the music video, Tsai and Taiwanese actress Ruby Li ...

  27. IFPI Appoints Norman Halim, Jørn Dalchow to Main Board

    May 27, 2015 9:10 AM EDT Norman Abdul Halim , the founder and executive president of Malaysian indie label KRU Music, has been appointed to the Main Board and Asia Regional Executive Board of IFPI, which represents labels worldwide. The organization on Tuesday also announ ...

  28. Green Day, Miranda Lambert, Kings Of Leon to Headline Inaugural NIFI Music Fest In Kentucky

    May 27, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Nitro Fidelity has partnered with racing powerhouse Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) to launch a national series of branded “top tier” immersive music festivals, beginning with the NiFi Festival at Kentucky Speedway August 28-30, to be headlined by ...

  29. MTV Africa Music Awards to be Held On Nelson Mandela's Birthday

    May 27, 2015 5:37 AM EDT The fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has been slated to run on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18, in South Africa’s Durban International Convention Center, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa  announced Thursday. ...

  30. SFX Closer to Becoming a Private Company

    May 26, 2015 10:53 PM EDT SFX Entertainment is one step closer to going private. The EDM promoter, upon the recommendation of a special committee, has agreed to an offer of $5.25 per share, a 21.5- percent premium over Friday's closing price of $4.12 offered by chairm ...

  31. Trace Adkins Concert Tragedy: Drunk Driver Kills Man, Injures Three

    May 26, 2015 10:24 PM EDT A food vendor who was drunk at a country music concert started a fight, then got in his SUV with a gun and ran over four people, killing one, officials in Tennessee said. Bill Jason Carson was intoxicated and started the fight near the Trace Adkin ...

  32. Selena's Estate Settles Lawsuit With UMG Over Digital Royalties

    May 26, 2015 7:27 PM EDT After it was reported last month the late Texas pop star Selena was suing UMG Recordings for money due from digital royalties, it now seems the two parties has settled.  Selena's Legacy: Remembering the Singer on the 20th Anniversary of Her D ...

  33. From Gwar to Hanson: 10 Memorable Musician Beer Brands

    May 26, 2015 4:05 PM EDT Philadelphia brewery Dock Street Beer announced it's creating a Wu-Tang Clan -inspired beer, titled Once Ain't Nuthin to Funk With. How, precisely, is this brew inspired by the Staten Island crew, you ask? Simple: The brewery is playing ...

  34. Taylor Swift & Beyonce Make Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List

    May 26, 2015 3:47 PM EDT To quote Taylor on Tumbr: No big deal, totally casual, but Taylor Swift was just named to Forbes ' list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Coming in at No. 64, 25-year-old Swift is the youngest person on this year's list. " ...

  35. 50 Cent's Boxing Promotions Company Files for Bankruptcy

    May 26, 2015 3:04 PM EDT Cent 's boxing promotion company SMS Promotions has filed for bankruptcy, according to a statement the rapper's reps sent to Billboard . SMS Promotions will "continue the operation of its business" and take advantage of the ...

  36. Michelle Jubelirer Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Capitol

    May 26, 2015 1:39 PM EDT Capitol Music Group's chief creative dealmaker and second-in-command has been promoted, the label group announced today. The elevation comes a little over two years since Jubelirer joined Capitol as an executive vice president. Jubelirer will ...

  37. Apple Promotes iPhone Innovator Jonathan Ive to Chief Design Officer

    May 26, 2015 12:22 PM EDT Apple tech guru  Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world's most valuable company. Ive, who as a lead designer with the company helped concei ...

  38. Music Matters: Katy Perry Manager Steve Jensen, Chrysalis Founder Terry Ellis Talk Importance of Touring, YouTube at Asia Summit

    May 26, 2015 12:10 PM EDT Music Matters, arguably the most influential music conference in Asia, and its performance wing Music Matters Live celebrated their tenth editions in Singapore last week, from May 20-23 at and around the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Hotel in Singapore. ...

  39. Converse Rubber Tracks Studio Partners With Abbey Road, Sunset Sound & More

    May 26, 2015 10:55 AM EDT Converse Rubber Tracks is going global. The brand's studio program, founded in 2011 with a flagship location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is partnering with iconic studios like London's Abbey Road, Los Angeles' Sunset Sound, Berlin� ...

  40. How The Dead, The Stones Are Beating the Bots and Scalpers in Ticket Sales

    May 26, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Instant sellouts once were a badge of honor, proudly touted as a testament to the demand for a show or tour. But today, it's rare for even the hottest acts to announce that all tickets were sold in less than an hour. The latest ticketing te ...

  41. They're In the Money: CEOs From Viacom, CBS & Disney Top List of Best-Paid Execs

    May 26, 2015 9:20 AM EDT They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a stud ...

  42. Charter Reaches Deal to Acquire Time Warner Cable

    May 26, 2015 8:30 AM EDT Charter Communications, in which John Malone 's Liberty Broadband owns a big stake, made it official on Tuesday, unveiling that it has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion. Comcast recently abandoned plans to ...

  43. Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Manager Phil McIntyre Launch Joint Venture with Island Records (Exclusive)

    May 26, 2015 7:00 AM EDT Demi Lovato ,  Nick Jonas and manager Phil McIntyre have partnered with Island Records in a new joint venture.  Safehouse Records is the home of a new artist-centric label that will not only see the release of the next Demi Lovato album -- her fif ...

  44. Pussy Riot Members Sue Russian Authorities Over Alleged Failure to Investigate Whipping Incident

    May 25, 2015 8:45 PM EDT Pussy Riot’s members have sued Russian authorities for allegedly failing to properly investigate a whipping incident that took place during the filming of a video last year. The Russian daily Vedomosti quoted Alexander Popkov, a lawyer for Pussy R ...

  45. Unknown George Harrison Letter Surfaces, Reveals Why The Beatles Canceled Stax Sessions

    May 25, 2015 7:42 PM EDT A previously unknown letter written by George Harrison to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May 1966 has surfaced and is now for sale for $20,000 by a Los Angeles-based rock collectibles dealer.  The letter reveals that the Beatles seriously considered reco ...

  46. Two of B.B. King's Daughters Allege Aides Poisoned Him

    May 25, 2015 6:28 PM EDT Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Mon ...

  47. Primavera Sound Festival Organizers: 'We Never Thought We Would Get to This Point'

    May 25, 2015 5:47 PM EDT As Primavera Sound enters its 15th year, the Barcelona-based festival has grown from a modest, pioneering indie music happening in Spain to a full-on extravaganza with an 11 million Euro budget supporting line-ups that typically include high-profi ...

  48. The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Shares Byrds Lawsuit, Keith Moon Stories From New Book 'How Can It Be?'

    May 25, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Besides helping give Rolling Stones fans plenty to hear during the group's Zip Code tour -- which launched Sunday, May 24 -- the legendary rock band's guitarist Ronnie Wood is giving them something to read, too. Wood has just published H ...

  49. Brandon Flowers Blooms on U.K. Albums Chart With 'The Desired Effect'

    May 25, 2015 3:54 AM EDT Brandon Flowers made it two No. 1s from two solo albums in the U.K. last night (May 24), as The Desired Effect  (EMI) entered at the top, 5,000 combined chart sales ahead of Paul Weller’s Saturns Pattern  (Parlophone/Warner Music). OMI’s Felix Jae ...

  50. Morrissey Offers His Congratulations to Ireland… With Conditions

    May 25, 2015 1:44 AM EDT Morrissey has offered his congratulations to Ireland on its historic referendum result. But there’s a “must do more” caveat. The "Irish Blood, English Heart" singer shared a message on Sunday under the headline, "Congratulations to ...

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