The Music

  1. Unheilig, Universal's Chart-Topping, Platinum-Selling German Success Story

    May 31, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Two years ago a former record shop assistant became a sensation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, selling more than a million albums seemingly overnight. Bernd Graf, just called "Der Graf" (The Earl) by his fans, sold over 2 million a ...

  2. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  3. Mana's Special Appearances This Week: Beware Of Forged Tickets

    April 12, 2011 6:44 PM EDT ManĂ¡'s new album, "Drama y Luz," was released today, and hundreds of the Mexican band's fans spent it waiting in long lines, trying to get tickets to one of the band's special appearances - and/or looking to buy or sell ac ...

  4. Lea Michele to Receive Billboard Honor

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lea Michele, the 24-year-old Broadway ingenue-turned-breakout star of Fox's "Glee," will receive the Triple Threat Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York. Michele will be celebrated alongside Jazmine ...

  5. A 'Dream' Come True: 'Glee' Cast and Susan Boyle Top Charts

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Both the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" series and "Britain's Got Talent" contestant-turned singing-sensation Susan Boyle make waves atop Billboard's charts this week. "Glee" earns its first No. 1 on the Digit ...

  6. 'Glee's' 'Teenage Dream' Targeting Big Chart Bow Next Week

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Dream" on, Gleeks: It looks like the show's rendition of "Teenage Dream" is going to debut big on the Billboard charts next week. The "Glee" cast's take on Katy Perry's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single ...

  7. Australian Digital Radio Exempted From Domestic Quota

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's digital-only radio stations won't be obligated to spin home-grown tunes for the next three years after the broadcast authority granted controversial exemption from the country's domestic content quota system. Despite the ...

  8. Producers Launch Metadata Campaign

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade group the Music Producers' Guild has launched a campaign that is aiming to establish an official, unified database of credit information relating to music production, performances and mastering. According to its own survey, 98% of ...

  9. British Music PR Giant Rob Partridge Dies

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music industry veteran Rob Partridge has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 60. Partridge, born Robert John Partridge on June 2 1948, was the founder and owner of London-based music PR and artist management company Coalition ...

  10. MCSC, R2G Fire Shots At Baidu

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based Web portal Baidu has once again been accused of copyright violation -- this time by authors' group the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) and digital music distributor R2G. "Baidu has camouflaged its illegal activities ...

  11. Britain's Three Collecting Societies To Merge

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's record company and performers collecting societies have taken formal steps to form a single body to represent U.K. performers. In a statement issued today (March 6), PPL said it has moved to Britain's three collecting societies ...

  12. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  13. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  14. Canadian Artists Bring Biz Issues To Gov't

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music in Canada Coalition to meet with MPs. Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy and singer/songwriters Tom Cochrane, Gilles Valiquette and Amy Sky are among the musician members of the Music in Canada Coalition who will head to Ottawa tomorrow (Nov. 24) ...

  15. NAMM To Stage Expo At Conference

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Association for Music Education will feature the Music and Sound Expo for the first time at its 59th National Biennial In-Service Conference, set for April 14-18 at the Minneapolis Conven The National Association for Music Education w ...