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  1. Exclusive: 'Fantasia' Video Game Soundtrack Set for Release

    September 23, 2014 9:39 AM EDT Nile Rodgers ' Sumthing Else Music Works will release a score album to accompany the new video game based on the 1940 Disney animated classic Fantasia . Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Original Soundtrack , featuring new performances of cla ...

  2. 'Frozen' - The No. 1 Album That's Been Ignored by Radio

    January 20, 2014 4:42 PM EST Despite how Walt Disney Records' "Frozen" soundtrack has been atop the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks -- and the movie is a blockbuster hit at the box office -- radio has essentially ignored the film's music. Its songs are n ...

  3. 'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway

    January 14, 2014 1:56 PM EST After winning a Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, "Frozen" may one day be competing for a Tony Award with the announcement that it will be turned into a Broadway musical. Walt Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger revealed the ge ...

  4. Disney Soundtracks to Get Russian Distribution Through Warner

    November 25, 2013 12:12 PM EST Warner Music Russia and Walt Disney have signed a deal, under which Warner will exclusively distribute Disney’s music catalog in Russia and countries that used to be part of the former Soviet Union. The agreement covers both physical and digital d ...

  5. Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's Daughter, Dies At 79

    November 20, 2013 12:36 AM EST Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her Northern California home. She was 79. Her death Tuesday in Napa was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause w ...

  6. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Ennio Morricone Adds U.S. Dates; ‘Slave’ and ‘Frozen’ Soundtracks Set; Miley Cyrus Booked for MTV EMA; Avetts’ Webcast from ‘Letterman’

    October 23, 2013 11:25 AM EDT -- Composer Ennio Morricone will perform two concerts in the U.S. next year, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers on March 20 at Nokia Theatre L.A. and March 23 at Barclays Center Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y. It ...

  7. Disney Launches 'Definitive' Portal for Family-Friendly Music

    October 08, 2013 8:16 AM EDT The Disney universe has a new gathering place on the Web. Disney Interactive, Hollywood Records, Radio Disney and Vevo are joining forces to launch a “premier family-friendly” music portal on Disney.com and across Vevo's digital platforms. ...

  8. Disney Sues Over Musical Featuring 'Spider-Man,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Lion King'

    September 26, 2013 1:24 PM EDT Disney might have decided to not to file a legal objection to Escape From Tomorrow, a micro-budgeted horror film whose poster features a Mickey Mouse-like blood-soaked hand. But the entertainment giant isn't ready to simply roll over on the ...

  9. Sony Music Appoints Celine Joshua SVP Digital Sales, Scott Van Horn SVP Sales

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  10. Hulu Owners Looking to Finalize Deal Within Two Weeks (Report)

    July 09, 2013 7:02 AM EDT The current owners of online video destination Hulu will sort through binding bids received by the end of last week and hope to finalize a deal in the next week or two, the Wall Street Journal reported. One person familiar with the sales process ...

  11. Miley Cyrus' New Single Selling Strong, Heading for Hot 100 Chart Debut

    June 05, 2013 5:14 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' new single "We Can't Stop" is off to a solid start, as industry sources forecast it may sell upwards of 180,000 to 200,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 9. Its first-week sales, combin ...

  12. 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' Wants Gamers Closer to Music, Features Bruno Mars, Queen and More

    June 04, 2013 2:33 PM EDT Disney Interactive and Harmonix have announced the upcoming release of “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a new motion-responsive video game for Xbox One that reinvents the historic Fantasia brand. Developed by Harmonix, the gaming studio behind the &qu ...

  13. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  14. Russell Emmanuel: Taking It To Extremes

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Fourteen years ago, EMI production music chief Peter Cox summoned a punk rocker named Russell Emmanuel into his London office. Emmanuel had launched Extreme Music just a year earlier in 1997 and was the talk of London after he mailed out condoms ...

  15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200, Mumford Holds at No. 1

    October 17, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for either artist. ...

  16. A Second Life For Classical

    October 15, 2012 7:51 AM EDT A new, young audience finds inspiration in the multifaceted world of classical music. By the time of the final act of "Dog Days," a post-apocalyptic new opera composed by former rock drummer David T. Little, there is minimal food and n ...

  17. Bubbling Under: Tim McMorris' Sam Adams Synch 'Overwhelms'

    July 20, 2012 9:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you ...

  18. Tim McMorris Makes Splash With Sam Adams Ad

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Cheers to Tim McMorris TV viewers might've found themselves humming a song featured in a Sam Adams ad, and they may have even bought it: Tim McMorris' breezy folk love song, "Overwhelmed" (King's Crown), approaches the Roc ...

  19. Bertelsmann Names Judith Hartmann New CFO

    July 10, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Gütersloh -- Judith Hartmann (43) is the new Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann. That was annouced today by Bertelsmann in Gütersloh. Hartmann is scheduled to succeed Thomas Rabe as Chief Financial Officer before the year is out, a position he ...

  20. Juanes, Ruben Blades Set For L.A. Philharmonic Americas & Americans Fest

    June 22, 2012 11:26 AM EDT The Hollywood Bowl is set to draw Latin music fans this summer when Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades perform at Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel's Americas & Americans Festival. The series opens August 14, ...

  21. Facebook's IPO is One of World's Largest

    May 18, 2012 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street. GM Vs. Ford: Companies Ask If Advertising on Facebook Pays? Facebook's stock is set to begin ...

  22. Telefonica's Terra From Spain to Offer Legal Music, Film Streaming in Europe

    May 01, 2012 6:00 AM EDT MADRID - Telefonica's media unit Terra plans to introduce online films and music in Europe, starting with Spain and Portugal by the end of next month, news reports said Monday. Spanish Court Dismisses Case Against Major P2P Site No one was im ...

  23. Jack White Composing 'Lone Ranger'' Score; Third Man Records Truck Giving Away Concert Tix in NYC

    April 25, 2012 8:21 AM EDT Walt Disney Pictures has wrangled Jack White to compose the score for "The Lone Ranger." The studio announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning rocker will write, produce and perform the score for director Gore Verbinski's upcoming ad ...

  24. The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Gets Digital Makeover

    March 20, 2012 3:17 PM EDT "Yellow Submarine," the Beatles' 1968 animated feature film, will hit shelves again on May 28, digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release. The DVD and Blu-ray releases will feature bonus material including a making-of documentar ...

  25. You Me At Six, EMI License First Original Song For A Rollercoaster

    March 06, 2012 2:23 PM EST You Me At Six, who composed a song for the Swarm rollercoaster, featured on the Thorpe Park homepage. EMI Music has licensed what it claims is the world's first dedicated rollercoaster soundtrack. EMI/Virgin Records rock band You Me At Six ha ...

  26. Entertainment, Other Stocks End Flat After Dow Exceeds Milestone

    February 22, 2012 7:30 AM EST NEW YORK - U.S. stocks, including shares of entertainment conglomerates, finished Tuesday's trading day flattish after initial gains that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average index above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008. Higher oil ...

  27. 'True Blood,' 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo,' '50/50' Among Guild of Music Supervisor Award Honorees

    February 13, 2012 5:03 PM EST Winners at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awads were, front row, from left, Steve Schnur, Julia Michels, Evyen Klean, Jordan Silverberg, Gary Calamar; second row, Lia Vollack, Liza Richardson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy, Robin Kaye, G ...

  28. TV On The Radio, Battles, Gotye Featured @ 2012 SXSW Film

    February 08, 2012 4:58 PM EST Short films about TV on the Radio, a Chopin piano competition and a lyrical absurdist who the Beatles signed to Apple Records in the 1960s will be screened during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas, March 9-17. The Film Conference and Festiva ...

  29. Morning Heds: Apple's Latest Media Event, Will WMG Fight EMI Deal?, Macca Live Streaming

    January 19, 2012 7:20 AM EST Public Domain Works Can Be Copyrighted Anew, Justices Rule NYT A copyright protection law was challenged by orchestra conductors, teachers and film archivists who said they had relied for years on the free availability of public domain works. Clif ...

  30. It's Official: David Foster Named Chairman of Verve Music Group

    December 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Billboard.biz reported way back in June that David Foster would be joining Universal Music Group (and in August that he'd be heading up Verve ), and finally on Thursday morning, the news was made official: the Grammy Award-winning and Oscar n ...

  31. Exclusive: John Pizzarelli's New Album Mashes Beatles, Tom Waits and James Taylor With Jazz Classics

    December 14, 2011 2:36 PM EST Having explored the music of his parents; generation in recent albums, jazz guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli is turning to his older sisters' record collection for his next album. And he's still thinking about the jazz his father Bucky P ...

  32. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  33. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  34. Backbeat: Goth Night At L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall

    November 02, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Silent film organist Clark Wilson rehearses for a Halloween screening of the silent horror classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. An audience member dresses in costume as a dinosaur at the Walt ...

  35. Entertainment Stocks Pop Amid Stronger U.S. Economic Growth

    October 28, 2011 8:12 AM EDT NEW YORK - Big entertainment stocks saw a nice pop Thursday as U.S. stock markets rose following a European debt deal for Greece and news that the U.S. economy grew at its strongest pace in a year during the third quarter. Gross domestic product i ...

  36. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  37. Muppets, Teens, Tweens & Tots Take Center Stage at Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2011 7:02 PM EDT The Kids Are Alright: "Writing for Teens, Tweens and Tots" panel ( from left): Kelly Edwards, Executive Director of Music & Programming, Radio Disney; Danny Jacob, Composer "Phineas and Ferb;" Abbey Konowitch, former Hollyw ...

  38. Goran Bregovic Recording With Gogol Bordello, Gipsy Kings

    October 18, 2011 7:00 PM EDT On his current tour of the United States, Goran Bregovic is performing music he has recorded with Gogol Bordello, Gipsy Kings and other gypsy musicians for release in February. Bregovic and his 19-member Weddings and Funerals Orchestra has stops a ...

  39. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  40. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Make Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List -- Who's Missing?

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are among the list of influential business people on Vanity Fair's "New Establishment" list . It represents "innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and en ...

  41. The Muppets Score First Billboard 200 Top 10

    September 01, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Rainbow Connection - Weezer Ft... by paramorebrazil It just got a whole lost easier being green. More than 50 years after their creation by the imaginative Jim Henson (who passed away in 1990), a Muppet-branded album reaches the Billboard 200' ...

  42. Entertainment Conglomerate Stocks Drop Amid Latest Market Decline

    August 19, 2011 8:25 AM EDT NEW YORK - The stocks of U.S. entertainment conglomerates took a big hit again on Thursday trading as U.S. and European markets once again saw a broad selloff amid renewed economic concerns. All major U.S. stock indices were down sharply. The broa ...

  43. Sony Shares Hit 52-Week Low Amid Global Market Sell-Off

    August 05, 2011 7:56 AM EDT UPDATED: The stocks of entertainment conglomerates Walt Disney and Time Warner are now down for the year-to-date period, News Corp. closed at the same price as at the end of 2010, while CBS Corp. and Viacom remain ahead of their 2010 closing price ...

  44. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  45. Apple Considering Offer to Buy Hulu (Report)

    July 22, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Apple is considering making an offer for the online video service Hulu, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources. The company is said to be in early talks to buy the site, which is owned by Walt Disney, News Corp., Comcast's NBCUniversal a ...

  46. Apple Shares Hit All-Time High

    July 18, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Apple traded at an all-time high Monday of $374.65 before closing a nickel beneath that milestone as investors positioned themselves for what is expected to be impressive quarterly earnings. Apple is scheduled to release financial details of its f ...

  47. Bob Cavallo Retiring as Chairman of Disney Music Group

    June 01, 2011 3:50 PM EDT Bob Cavallo will retire in January from his position as chairman of the Disney Music Group. Ken Bunt has been promoted to executive vice president and will run Disney Music Group upon Cavallo's retirement. Cavallo, whose last day will be Jan. ...

  48. Cash-Starved Philly Orchestra Asks Public For Help

    May 19, 2011 7:38 AM EDT PHILADELPHIA - The financially troubled Philadelphia Orchestra is kicking off a new campaign aimed at rallying both classical music devotees and novices to support the ensemble by attending concerts and making donations. The "Listen with Your ...

  49. Philadelphia Orchestra to Declare Bankruptcy

    April 18, 2011 6:45 AM EDT The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra. Board chairman Richard Worley said memb ...

  50. Hulu on Pace to Top 1 Million Subscribers

    April 05, 2011 11:46 AM EDT Internet video company Hulu is on track to nearly double its revenue to $500 million and bring its subscriber count to more than 1 million this year, its top executive wrote in a blog post on Monday. Hulu Chief Executive Officer Jason Kilar also s ...

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