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  1. Attorney Donald Engel, Record Contract Buster, Dies at 84

    January 16, 2014 2:50 PM EST His victory for Olivia Newton-John over MCA Records in 1979 cleared the way for musical artists to free themselves of long-term record deals. Attorney Donald Engel, whose groundbreaking legal victories for Olivia Newton-John and other musical acts ...

  2. Backbeat: Julie Greenwald, Kathy Willard, Julie Swidler, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    December 03, 2012 4:28 PM EST All Together Now: Billboard's 2012 Women In Music honorees, present at the ceremony on Friday (Photo: Arnold Turner) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd every year, and as you can see from the photos belo ...

  3. Backbeat: Marsha Vlasic, Marcie Allen, Jody Gerson, Julie Pilat, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 10:39 PM EST Nearly all of Billboard's Women in Music honorees take the stage during Friday's ceremony with editorial director Bill Werde kneeling, center (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd ...

  4. Essence Fest Draws 413K, Record Sponsorship, Men; Announces 2013 Dates

    July 12, 2012 1:02 PM EDT The Essence of Essence (from left): Kimberly Paige: Associate Vice President African-American Marketing, Coca-Cola; comedian Kevin Hart; and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. (Photo: Walik Goshorn) The Essence Music Festival wrappe ...

  5. This Week in Billboard History: First Openly Gay Comedy Album Released; Is Rock Dead?

    January 24, 2012 2:30 PM EST Even before the Beatles backlash, radio programmers were resistant to "raucous" rock and roll preferring to play anodyne "sweeter, swinging sounds." - 1960: Will Rock & Roll Be Replaced by "Sensible Programming"? ...

  6. Managing Dad: How Danny Bennett Helped Take Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' To No. 1

    October 20, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Flying Together To The Moon: Danny Bennett (right) with his father/"client" Tony Bennet at last year's Whitney Gala and Studio Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (Photo: Getty Images) "I don't jus ...

  7. Entertainment Attorney Frederick Brown Dies at 56

    September 01, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Entertainment attorney Frederick Brown passed away on Monday in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer at age 56, according to an announcement from his family. Brown was a key member of the Warner Bros. Records business affairs department for ...

  8. Jim Dickson, Producer and Manager of the Byrds, Dead at 80

    May 03, 2011 2:07 PM EDT Jim Dickson, who orchestrated the formation of the Byrds and then produced and managed them, died April 19 in Costa Mesa, Calif. He was 80 years old. A jazz fan and passionate sailor, Dickson turned to recording music after spending the second hal ...

  9. Grammy Guru Pierre Cossette Dies

    September 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prolific producer Pierre Cossette, who brought the Grammy Awards to television and oversaw the broadcast for 35 years, died of congestive heart failure near his summer home in St. Anicet, Quebec. He was 85. In his 50-year show business career, Cos ...

  10. Sugarland Heads To Europe

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour throughout the month of March. Traveling to seven different countries they will perform in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military inst ...

  11. Co-op Tapes and Records Founder Dies

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bill Love, a former concert promoter and founder of the defunct Co-op Tapes and Records store chain, passed away on June 23 in Peoria, Ill., according to the Peoria Journal Star, which did not list a cause of death. Love, 60, founded the 27-store ...

  12. South Korea's Shin To Hang Up The Mic

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The "king" of South Korean rock 'n' roll is calling it a day. Shin Joong-hyun, considered the first rock star in South Korea and the country's most important musical talent in the 1960s and '70s, on J The "king&q ...

  13. Harry Fox Appoints Chief Info Officer

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gilchrist moves to role from ProLink Comm. The Harry Fox Agency has appointed Samuel Gilchrist as chief information officer. He will be in charge of the IT Client Solutions department in New York, reporting to president/CEO Gary Churgin. Gilchrist ...

  14. Ian Copeland Dies At 57

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Founded Frontier Booking International (F.B.I.). One of the most colorful careers in music came to a close today as pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland died in Los Angeles of melanoma. He was 57. The sons of a CIA agent, Copeland and his brother ...

  15. Ex-FCC Chairman Powell Joins Providence Equity

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell has joined private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, which focuses on the media and communications sectors, as a senior advisor. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Federal Comm ...

  16. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...

  17. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...