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  1. Randy Ostin, Son of Industry Great Mo Ostin, Dies at 60

    September 01, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Randy Ostin, a former music executive and the son of legendary Warner Bros. Records president Mo Ostin, has died. He was 60. Ostin died July 28 after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a paid obituary published Sunday in the Los Angele ...

  2. David Geffen Donates $100 Million to UCLA Medical School

    December 13, 2012 11:00 AM EST David Geffen, who was recently the subject of an extended profile by PBS for its "American Masters" series , will donate $100 million to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, to fund 33 full-ride scholarships a year to the school ...

  3. Insomniac Names John Boyle Chief Growth Officer, Interim CFO

    September 13, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, has named John Boyle the new post of Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective immediately. In this capacity, Boyle will oversee the new business and organic growth efforts of the company as well as acti ...

  4. 'Inventing David Geffen' Documentary Premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    September 11, 2012 4:35 PM EDT A lively account of one of the most influential careers in modern showbiz, Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen" works within a familiar format to sing the praises of a man who never did. An upcoming airing on PBS's American Ma ...

  5. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  6. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz ...

  7. Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher Among Speakers At New UCLA Music Biz Course

    March 08, 2012 9:58 PM EST Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher and Dan Wilson are among the songwriters lined up to speak at UCLA's new course within the music industry minor at the school. Taught by documentarian, writer and TV producer David Leaf, the course is desi ...

  8. Goh Nakamura-Starring Film 'Daylight Savings' One of 74 To Premiere at SXSW

    March 06, 2012 10:30 PM EST On the streets of Austin, Texas, between March 9-17, Goh Nakamura is likely to not stand out too much, especially if he if he is carrying his guitar case. He lives about an hour outside of San Francisco, has a couple of self-released albums and hi ...

  9. Defense Drops Claim Michael Jackson Swallowed Fatal Dose

    October 12, 2011 8:48 PM EDT Dr. Conrad Murray's defense on Wednesday abandoned a theory that it touted for over a year that Michael Jackson swallowed the drug that killed him, an abrupt shift in strategy that potentially undermines its case. The reason was clear: The de ...

  10. Johnny Depp Gets Into Record Biz With 'Rum Diary' Soundtrack (Exclusive)

    October 12, 2011 7:56 AM EDT Johnny Depp's company Infinitum Nihil will release the soundtrack to his next film, "The Rum Diary," through Lakeshore Records, a first for his company. The album will be released digitally Oct. 25 and on CD on Nov. 29. The album co ...

  11. Was MTV's Decision To Have No VMA's Host Their Plan B?

    August 25, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The last time MTV presented its Video Music Awards without a host they had the allure of a bizarre experiment in Las Vegas to pull in viewers. It was not just no host, there was no central stage, just a lot hopping between hotel rooms. Visually it ...

  12. Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series

    July 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay will perform in Los Angeles later this summer to help launch the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively throu ...

  13. Britney Spears Could Be Forced To Have Psychiatric Examination in Ex-Manager's Lawsuit

    May 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, is pursuing legal claims against the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, and wants Britney to give a deposition. Britney's parents, though, are resisting, saying that Britney is mentally incapable of testif ...

  14. Ian Rogers Guest Post: The Unbundling (and Re-Bundling) of Music

    April 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT The following is a guest post from Ian Rogers, CEO of direct to fan artist platform Topspin. He previously was VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Video. He currently blogs at fistfulayen and on the Topspin site where this post origi ...

  15. The Who Eying Spring 2011 'Quadrophenia' Tour

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Who are hoping to hit the road again in 2011, with "a new show," according to singer Roger Daltrey, or possibly a retooled stage presentation of the group's 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia." "We're just working ...

  16. Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z Among Kids' Choice Award Winners

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, wearing a bright blue wig and skintight flowery dress, was blasted with slime when presenting the favorite movie actress trophy to Miley Cyrus at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pa ...

  17. Business Matters: Ustream, eMusic, Facebook, UCLA and More

    February 02, 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 . -- Ustream has received a $20 million investment from Sof ...

  18. Billboard Editorial: Under the Influence

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST For years, the debate over the Internet's impact on the music industry has centered on piracy, which has put a sizable dent in the wallets of artists and labels alike. But Duran Duran bassist John Taylor recently shifted the discussion to a n ...

  19. Business Matters: EMI, Comcast, John Taylor, Wolfgang's Vault

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- More on EMI 's debt with Citi : The Financial Times reports Terra Firma has written down its investment in EMI by 90%. "Mr Hands want ...

  20. Jay-Z Reveals Additional North American Tour Dates

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The second leg of Jay-Z's North American tour will begin on Feb. 22 in Houston and will make stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Boston before ending on March 26 in Los Angeles' Staple Center. Jay-Z will be joined by former Def Jam ...

  21. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its Best Childen's Album Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 o ...

  22. Concord Music Group Co-owner Hal Gaba Dies Aged 63

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hal Gaba, the chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, co-chairman of Village Roadshow Pictures, and CEO of ACT III Communications, passed away on Monday (Mar. 9) of cancer. He was 63. Born in Oakland, California in 1946, Gaba went on to rece ...

  23. Los Tigres del Norte, UCLA Team For Giant Archive

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Los Tigres del Norte, UCLA is launching what it says is the world's largest digital archive of historic Mexican and Mexican-American recordings. The digitized archive, known as the Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican A ...

  24. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  25. VH1 To Honor The Who

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The third annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event will celebrate The Who, with the airing of a tribute concert taped at Pauley Pavilion on UCLA's campus. Those participating in the concert have yet to be revealed by VH1; however, the cable n ...

  26. 8th Flamenco Festival Line-Up Unveiled

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Major Spanish flamenco music and dance artists will take part in the 8th Flamenco Festival five-country tour, which starts Feb. 6 in Los Angeles and ends May 25 in Brussels. The full bill for this year's festival was unveiled today (Jan. 14) ...

  27. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  28. Congress Cranks Up Campus Piracy Inquiry

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Five Congressional leaders yesterday sent letters and surveys to the 20 universities with the highest number of copyright infringement notices for illegal downloading. If the responses show that the universities are not doing enough to prevent pir ...

  29. Buena Vista Ups Hobson To Senior Sales VP

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) has promoted Jeanne Hobson to senior VP of sales and distribution. She reports to Pat Fitzgerald, executive VP of sales, distribution and trade marketing, and is Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) has promo ...

  30. Next Big Idea-west Set For Jan. 17

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gene Simmons among special guests. The Next Big Idea-west Conference is to for Jan. 17 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles and will feature special guests including Gene Simmons of Simmons/Abramson Marketing and co-founding member of ...

  31. Next Big Idea Conference Set

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marketing event to be held Jan. 17 in L.A. Tne Next Big Idea-west conference, held January 17 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, will showcase the visionaries and exceptional marketers who are reinventing the business with original ...

  32. RIAA Goes After Students Again

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the RIAA has targeted students with a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. The suits were filed today (May 26) against 91 students using the high-speed university computer n For the second time, the RIAA has targeted stu ...

  33. Gonzales In Hollywood To Fight Piracy

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Hollywood on April 28 to emphasize that Internet piracy is best fought by balancing prosecution with education so that young people know the costs and co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. A ...

  34. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, SYDNEY -- Computer users at U.S. and Australia ...

  35. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  36. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  37. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  38. Apple, Real, XM Among Digital Winners

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo were among the big winners at the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards, presented last night (Nov. 5) at UCLA. Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo we ...

  39. Apple, XM Vie For Billboard Digital Honors

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer and XM Satellite Radio lead the music finalists for the first Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Apple Computer and XM Satellite Radio lead the music finalists for the first Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Apple, XM and ...

  40. House Hearing Lauds Colleges' P2P Efforts

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a hearing today (Oct. 5) in Washington, D.C., two House copyright champions applauded the recording industry and the university community for their joint efforts over the last 17 months to rein in At a hearing today (Oct. 5) in Washington, D.C. ...