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  1. Jimmy Iovine's USC Commencement Speech – with Surprise Appearance by Dr. Dre (Full Text)

    May 20, 2013 3:57 PM EDT Interscope Records and Beats Electronics founder Jimmy Iovine received an honorary degree from the University of Southern California during the school's Friday graduation ceremony, where he also delivered a speech and brought out surprise g ...

  2. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million to USC for New Arts, Tech and Biz Center

    May 15, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to create a new institute at the University of Southern California, the school announced Tuesday night. The h ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  4. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  5. KUSF Sale Approved by FCC

    June 07, 2012 3:15 PM EDT After nearly six months the FCC has closed the books on one of the stranger license transfers in recent years, the sale of non-commercial Adult Alternative KUSF from the University of San Francisco to the Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN), a n ...

  6. Indictment Unsealed In LA Coliseum Contracts Probe

    March 23, 2012 8:25 PM EDT A felony indictment unsealed Friday accused former executives and concert promoters of a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the once venerable site of Olympics, Super Bowls and political event ...

  7. Grammy Foundation To Expand Grammy Camp To Nashville

    December 23, 2011 10:15 AM EST The Grammy Foundation today announced that it will be bringing back its summer Grammy Camp program to both Los Angeles, where it has been held for the past seven years, and New York, where it debuted last summer, and will this year expand to inclu ...

  8. More Than Just An Award Ceremony

    December 01, 2011 2:50 PM EST A List of Grammy week Events, celebrations, reunions, Performances & MOre WEDNESDAY Feb. 8 Grammy Camp - Basic Training University of Southern California 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Grammy Foundation Los Angeles-area high school students receive savvy ...

  9. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Barbara Cane

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 37 Barbara Cane VP/GM of writer/publisher relations, BMI Website: BMI.com Twitter: @bmi Barbara Cane oversees the creative activities of BMI's writer/publisher staff in Los Angeles, dealing with pop, alternative, rock, indie and adult con ...

  10. Sara Bareilles Discusses Grammy Nod, Fashion Pressure @ Grammy 2011 Career Day

    February 10, 2011 10:37 AM EST Officially-sanctioned events leading up to Sunday's live show kicked off on Wednesday, and a Grammy Career Day event was punctuated by a live performance from nominated artist, Sara Bareilles. Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Centr ...

  11. KUSF Abruptly Goes Online-Only

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The University of San Francisco abruptly shut the doors of its radio station, KUSF, today and announced that the station is moving to an online-only format, effective immediately. According to several online reports, campus security was called to ...

  12. BACKBEAT: Promising Young Talent Emerges at ASCAP's 22nd Annual TV And Film Scoring Workshop

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ASCAP Foundation and The Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles awarded scholarships to aspiring composers, Pete Seibert , Peter Bateman , Corey Wallace , and Layla Minoui after the 22nd annual TV and Film Scoring Workshop on August 6. ...

  13. Dr. Demento Leaving Radio For The Web

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Listen closely, that's the sound of demented music dying that you're hearing on your radio. After nearly 40 years of broadcasting catchy little tunes celebrating everything from dogs getting run over by lawnmowers to cockroaches devourin ...

  14. Paper Outlines Business Model Strategies For Media Companies

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new paper, "How To Fight Ad-Sponsored Rivals," provides insight and strategic guidance for fee- and subscription-based companies faced with new, ad-supported rivals. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, an associate professor at Harvard Business ...

  15. Analysis: Hollywood's Digital Struggle

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Because many parts of the entertainment industry share the same travails and futures, it is worth keeping up with the goings on and the opinions of leaders in the film industry. Music and movie share painful transitions to digital from physical an ...

  16. Autopsy Shows Michael Jackson Was Healthy

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The A ...

  17. Coroner Says Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The "Thriller" singer suffere ...

  18. Michael Jackson Leaves Hefty Debts, Unrealized Comeback

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Along with a vast musical legacy and legions of adoring fans, pop superstar Michael Jackson leaves behind a mountain of debt and an unfulfilled comeback many hoped would rake in millions and erase his financial troubles. The King of Pop died sudde ...

  19. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  20. Artists, Industry Pros School Students at Grammy Career Day

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, Jesse McCartney, Keri Hilson and producers Stargate were among the artists and songwriters who joined a diverse lineup of industry professionals for Grammy Career Day today (Feb. 4) at the University of Southern California (USC). Presented ...

  21. RIAA Sends 13th Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters to universities this week for its member labels. Another 401 letters went to administrators of 12 universities, who were asked to forward them to the individuals associated with c ...

  22. More RIAA Settlement Letters Hit Campuses

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA sent its 11th wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to university campuses this week. The latest group of letters, intended to alert illegal file-sharers that they've been spotted using campus networks, ...

  23. Lauridsen Receives National Medal of Arts

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST President Bush has awarded classical composer Morten Lauridsen with the National Medal of Arts. His music is published by peermusic. Lauridsen's music occupies a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire of the 20th Century. His seven ...

  24. RIAA Sends New Wave Of Pre-Litigation Letters

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The ninth wave of pre-litigation letters has been sent by the RIAA to administrators at 19 universities. The letters are part of the ongoing campaign to offer those using university networks to illegally share music to settle claims before they ar ...

  25. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,620

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent its fourth wave of letters to universities today, asking administrators to forward the 402 pre-litigation settlement proposals to the individuals using campus networks to illegally share music files. As part of the deterrence and edu ...

  26. RIAA: Students Settling Piracy Claims

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A recording industry group that has been offering settlements to college students suspected of sharing music online says more than a quarter of the alleged music pirates have accepted the offer. The Recording Industry Association of America sent l ...

  27. RIAA Launches New College Anti-Piracy Initiative

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is launching a new anti-piracy program to encourage illegal P2P users to settle infringement claims before the record companies file a lawsuit against them. The program begins today (Feb. 28) with 400 pre-litigation letters going out to 1 ...

  28. RIAA Holiday Greetings: Another Round of Lawsuits

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Association of America issued 751 copyright infringement lawsuits as part of its ongoing litigation effort against peer-to-peer piracy. Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Ass ...

  29. The Kids Are Alright

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry needs to listen to kids like Andy Guerrero, who was one of five young people who participated in the "Music Fans Speak" panel at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers conven Tamara Conniff is co-executive edito ...

  30. How To Compete With Illegal File-Sharing

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel of 19-23 year-olds offer thoughts at NARM. Legitimate online download sites need a deeper selection to compete with illegal file-sharing networks and new technologies that impede CD burning will further drive customers away from record store ...

  31. Komen Joins Sheppard Mullin

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Edwin Komen has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in its Entertainment & Media Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Edwin Komen has joined the Washington, D.C., offic ...

  32. Bill Seeks To Promote Local News

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers' pique over the networks' incredible shrinking news hole is prompting legislation that will shorten the time broadcasters have between license renewals and require full commission review of WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repor ...

  33. Testimony Continues in Disney Shareholders' Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by shareholders against the Walt Disney Co. over the hiring of former president Michael Ovitz. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by sharehold ...

  34. Vanderbilt University Signs On With Napster

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has added Vanderbilt University to its growing list of college partnerships. On Oct. 1, Vanderbilt will launch "VUMix," which allows students to access Napster's online subscription streaming Napster has added Vanderbilt Uni ...

  35. Napster Expands University Program

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As part of an ongoing effort to provide alternatives to digital-music piracy on college campuses, Napster has created new relationships with six schools. As part of an ongoing effort to provide alternatives to digital-music piracy on college campu ...

  36. Maltin to Host DVD Entertainment Awards

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Event opens three-day Entertainment Media Expo. Film critic Leonard Maltin will host the DVD Entertainment Awards, to be held Aug. 30 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. The awards ceremony is the opening-night event for the Entertainment Media Ex ...