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  1. How Three Upstarts Derailed Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, And Tyler, the Creator’s Branding Deals: Guest Post by Dan Charnas

    May 10, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Dan Charnas (@dancharnas ) is the author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop (Penguin) and Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Rizzoli). Billboard.biz welcomes responsible commentary -- contact jem. ...

  2. Exclusive: Tyler, the Creator Talks Mountain Dew Controversy: 'It's Not Gonna Change My Art in Any Way'

    May 02, 2013 10:02 PM EDT .112 k 13 0 On Wednesday, PepsiCo removed an online ad for Mountain Dew developed by Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator after accusations surfaced that it portrayed racial stereotypes and made light of violence toward women. In the 60-second spot ...

  3. ZZ Ward Delivers Genre-Bending Debut

    October 15, 2012 7:21 AM EDT ZZ Ward's label deal with Hollywood Records happened almost instantaneously. The musician, who had already moved to Los Angeles and signed with Evan Bogart's management company, Boardwalk Music Group, performed four acoustic songs for ...

  4. Backbeat: Martin Solvieg, Big Beat Label Team, Headbands Hit Electric Zoo

    September 07, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The Big Beat label team at Electric Zoo clad in matching "Smash" headbands in homage to Martin Solveig's latest album. From right: Blake Foster, Digital Marketing Coordinator: Liz Miller, General Manager; Jordan Frazes, Publicity Ma ...

  5. Brian Grazer on 'Made In America' Doc: 'Jay-Z Putting His Finger on A Place And Time'

    September 05, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Ron Howard filming and directing a documentary on the Budweiser Made In America Festival on Sept. 1, 2012 in Philadelphia. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage) From backstage at the Jay-Z curated Budweiser Made In America festival Sunday (September 2) in Phila ...

  6. Backbeat: Frank Ocean Plays Intimate After-Show, Co-Manager Kelly Clancy Reflects on Tour

    August 05, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Frank Ocean's co-manager Kelly Clancy of 4 Strikes Management (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Sometimes less is more. Frank Ocean spent the penultimate night of his headlining U.S. Tour Friday night at Chicago's Metro , an 1,100-capacity venue tha ...

  7. Twitter 140: Page 12

    July 26, 2012 7:43 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Kevin Smyth and Jeremy Johnson Songwriters, We Sing Your Tweet @WeSingYourTweet Combining all of Twitter's major draws-music, comedy and the ridiculous-this duo turns 140 characters into songs, or "Swe ...

  8. Aerosmith Returns, Still Not Jaded

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Aerosmith returns nearly a dozen years after its last all-original album With a hard-rocking new single, "Legendary Child," and its first album in eight years arriving this fall, Aerosmith is indeed feeling like it's back in the sad ...

  9. Exclusive: Frank Ocean Manager Christian Clancy Talks Target, Fallon, the Impact of That Tumblr Post, More

    July 16, 2012 6:33 PM EDT At the time of this interview, Christian Clancy was on his way to Best Buy. The co-founder of 4 Strikes Management and manager of Frank Ocean was coming off of an eventful seven-day period, during which Ocean revealed via Twitter that his highly a ...

  10. Post 'American Idol' -- What Lies Ahead For Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

    July 13, 2012 3:42 PM EDT An old saying contends houseguests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday (July 12) he would not return to "American ...

  11. Flo Rida Shoots Up Social 50 Chart, 'Victorious' Ariana Grande Debuts

    July 13, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Artists usually increase or decrease their standing on Billboard's Social 50 chart in one of two ways: buzz generated by big releases (or lack thereof) or by continuously engaging and growing their fan base. This week's gainers are a mix ...

  12. Target Refuses to Stock Frank Ocean Album After iTunes Exclusive

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Target will not be carrying Frank Ocean's debut studio album, "Channel Orange," which is projected to make an unexpectedly strong debut on the Billboard 200 next week. According to statements from the company and Ocean's manage ...

  13. Zac Brown Band's 'Uncaged' Heading for No. 1, Frank Ocean Selling Big

    July 11, 2012 9:02 PM EDT Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" is aiming for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, while Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" is selling faster than expected. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the ...

  14. Target Not Carrying Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' in Response to iTunes Exclusive, Not Ocean's Sexuality

    July 11, 2012 6:41 PM EDT Target will not be carrying Frank Ocean's debut studio album Channel Orange , in response to the label's decision to sell it ahead of its scheduled release date via iTunes -- not due to Ocean's sexuality -- according to statements f ...

  15. Frank Ocean Releases 'Channel Orange' Early on iTunes, Performs on 'Fallon' (Watch)

    July 10, 2012 8:01 AM EDT Frank Ocean's new album Channel Orange was released earlier today exclusively on the iTunes store a week ahead of its official July 17 release. The news was announced on last night's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show Ocean al ...

  16. CD Sweep Allows Music Fans to Unload Old CDs as a Donation to Autism Research

    June 06, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Now people can finally dump their old CDs and do something socially positive at the same time. CD Sweep launched Tuesday, making it easy to clean out unwanted CDs and DVDs while also supporting Autism research. While searching for something to do ...

  17. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 1:03 PM EDT More than the dry wit of Pulp, Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia, the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012 belonged to Mother Nature. With drops of rain plunking down upon the Indio, Calif. P ...

  18. Odd Future's New Adult Swim TV Show 'Loiter Squad' Releases Trailer (Watch)

    February 28, 2012 6:00 AM EST Things never seem to stop for Odd Future. After several teasers, and much anticipation, the rap collective has released the full-length trailer for their Adult Swim show, "Loiter Squad." Check it out above. Odd Future Gets Television Sho ...

  19. Martin Mills, Beggars Group CEO, Honored by IMPALA

    February 02, 2012 5:23 PM EST Martin Mills, founder and CEO of the Beggars Group, has been awarded the 2011 IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award, in recognition of his achievements in the independent sector. Mills, who set-up Beggars Banquet in 1974, initially as a London cha ...

  20. Odd Future Announce Album Release Date, Upcoming Tour Featuring Pop Up Retail Stores In Each City

    January 17, 2012 12:49 PM EST Odd Future today announced that the group's next album, and first for label Odd Future Records (Sony/RED Distribution), will be released March 20. The album, titled "The OF Tape Vol. 2" will feature everyone from the 11-member colle ...

  21. Urban Power Cities: Los Angeles

    January 03, 2012 5:21 PM EST Tyler, The Creator of Odd Future performs at Hollywood Palladium on September 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) After nearly a decade of relative quiet (following a dominant and era-defining run in the '90s ...

  22. Tyler, The Creator Arrested in Los Angeles on Suspicion of Vandalism

    December 23, 2011 10:30 AM EST Update: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has told Billboard.com that Tyler is no longer in custody. The rapper was released on a $20,000 bond. Controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator was arrested on suspicion of vandalism in his na ...

  23. Billboard's Year In Music 2011

    December 09, 2011 9:00 AM EST DECEMBER 9, 2011 2011: The Year the Music Business Turned A Corner? Four majors become three and play a an epic (pun intended) game of musical chairs with top execs. The indie world finally takes its place at the big table. The battle for control ...

  24. XL's Richard Russell On Adele, Six Grammy Noms, What's Next (Bobby Womack!)

    December 09, 2011 8:30 AM EST Banner Year: Richard Russell, co-founder and CEO of XL Recordings (Photo: Courtesy XL) All said, 2011 has been a phenomenal year for Richard Russell and XL Recordings, the London-based independent that he co-founded in 1989 and now runs. Since its ...

  25. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  26. Odd Future Dumped From Festival Over 'Homophobic' Lyrics

    November 04, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Hip-hop collective Odd Future has been dropped from the lineup of the Big Day Out's Auckland, New Zealand date after promoters faced pressure from local activists over the group's homophobic lyrics. The Auckland City Council, which owns ...

  27. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  28. MTV's O Music Awards To Pay Homage To Steve Jobs

    October 11, 2011 8:49 PM EDT A special homage to the late Steve Jobs will be part of MTV's second O Music Awards, a show to honor artists and innovators affecting digital music culture held on Oct. 31. Talent confirmed to perform and present at the show includes Kelly Cl ...

  29. MTV Announces 2011's O Music Awards, Again

    September 27, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Just six-months after their inaugural O Music Awards, MTV Music Group is back for more. The organization announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27 that they have set a second OMA celebration for Oct. 31, 2011. The digital awards show honors artists, innovato ...

  30. Odd Future Gets Television Show

    September 09, 2011 7:51 AM EDT Odd Future Get Television Show On the heels of Tyler, the Creator's best new artist win at the MTV Video Music Awards, his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is expanding their empire into the world of television. Adult Swim is pick ...

  31. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold and lands 11 songs on the Hot 100 , Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, whic ...

  32. Backbeat: Pusha T Joined by Odd Future's Tyler the Creator, Lloyd Banks, Others at NYC Showcase (Video)

    September 08, 2011 1:54 PM EDT Here's the Steeple: Odd Future's Tyler the Creator (left) and Pusha T perform at the Bowery Hotel (Photo: Mikey Yi) On a rainy Wednesday night in New York, Pusha T celebrated his newly inked deal with Def Jam and upcoming EP release, &qu ...

  33. Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Adele Get MTV VMAs Sales Bump on Billboard Top 10 Sales Chart

    September 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" lights up the top slot on the Billboard 200 as it arrives with 964,000 sold in its first week , according to Nielsen SoundScan. But Weezy's achievement is a mere chunk of the ...

  34. Rihanna's 'Cheers' Nears Hot 100 Top Ten; Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator Get VMAs Bounce

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rolls to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week. L ...

  35. Will Beyonce's Baby Bump Bring a Sales Bump for '4'?

    August 31, 2011 8:13 PM EDT As Billboard.biz previously reported , next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 will likely go to Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV." But the rest of the chart should boast some interesting arrivals and moves. Beyonce could benefi ...

  36. MTV VMAs: Thirteen Things You Did Not See on Television

    August 29, 2011 12:39 AM EDT Stay Classy: Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator who looked like he was about to cry while holding his MTV Moonman dissed Bruno Mars' music and called everyone in the press room "assholes." (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) A bak ...

  37. Indie Record Labels Saddle Creek, Fool's Gold Open Retail Stores

    July 26, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Brick and Mortar: Saddle Creek's new store in Omaha, Nebraska. This past weekend (July 23) Saddle Creek Records celebrated the grand opening of its new record store in its hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, with live performances by The Mynabirds a ...

  38. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West, Bruno Mars Among 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:38 PM EDT Katy Perry leads the field of nominees for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards with nine nods. The pop star's videos for "Firework," "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" will compete for Video of ...

  39. Caius Pawson: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Caius Pawson A&R Manager, XL Recordings; Founder/Director, Young Turks; Manager, the xx. Caius Pawson, 25, started out promoting shows in London. But it's with U.K. alt rock band the xx that he really made his mark. Pawson manages the gro ...

  40. Adele Continues Reign on Billboard 200 -- Longest Stint at No. 1 Since 2009

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the list. Meanwhi ...

  41. Odd Future May Sign Deal with Sony's RED Distribution

    April 26, 2011 1:32 PM EDT Its one of the most wanted bands by hip-hop aficionados and label execs. Record labels have kept a close eye on Odd Future since the 11 member rap collective began posting full-lengths on its Tumblr early last year. Odd Future: The Billboard Cover ...

  42. Coachella 2011: Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 17, 2011 1:26 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Saturday (April 16) th ...

  43. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Being A Judge

    April 11, 2011 3:48 PM EDT The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjo ...

  44. MTV's Dermot McCormack Talks O Music Awards

    April 05, 2011 1:03 PM EDT MTV today revealed the full list of categories and nominees for its inaugural O Music Awards , a Web-based awards show dedicated to all things digital that will take place April 28. Nominees -- selected by MTV's internal committee following d ...

  45. Tyler the Creator and Lady Gaga Lead MTV's O Music Award Nominations

    April 05, 2011 7:17 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Tyler the Creator lead MTV's newly inaugurated O Music Awards with three nominations each. MTV announced Tuesday the categories and nominees for its new Web-based awards show, a celebration of digital music. Categories include b ...

  46. South By Southwest 2011 Was More Dangerous Than Usual: A Recap

    March 22, 2011 6:33 PM EDT The vast majority of the estimated 200,000 people who flocked to Austin for this year's South by Southwest festival played nice, patiently lining up to see buzz bands and keeping any drunken impulses under control. But a few people didn' ...

  47. Odd Future Cuts Set Short At Billboard SXSW Showcase

    March 20, 2011 12:20 PM EDT It's been one long, thrilling and occasionally bumpy trip to SXSW for Odd Future, and the L.A. rap group's gig at Billboard's Saturday night (Mar. 19) showcase was no different. Check out all of our South by Southwest coverage here. ...

  48. Prince Sued by NYC Law Firm for $700K

    March 02, 2011 7:02 AM EST New York City law firm says Prince owes more than $700,000 in legal fees for services that included helping to settle financial obligations with his former wife. The firm is suing the "Purple Rain" singer in state Supreme Court in Manhat ...

  49. Odd Future Sign Record Deals, Make (NSFW) Video Mocking Record Deals

    March 01, 2011 10:52 PM EST Rising L.A. rap collective Odd Future poke fun at their unhinged reputation and tear apart a record executive's office in "Odd Future Gets Signed," a new comedy video from Funny Or Die (below). The new clip comes as group leader Tyl ...

  50. 7 Reasons Fox Hasn’t Signed An 'Idol' Judge

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell declared he's leaving "American Idol" back in January. Now it's a few weeks before the "Idol" judging panel goes before the cameras on the show's audition trail, and there's still no replacement ...

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