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  1. Rihanna, Kings Of Leon Top Euro Charts

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon 's "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while European Hot 100 Singles has a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna 's "Onl ...

  2. Business Matters: Spotify, Spotlight, WMG and more

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ad Firm Must Pay Studios In Infringement Settlement -- A federal judge has approved the settlement reached between online advertising firm Triton Media of Scotsdale, Arizona (not to be confused wi ...

  3. Kings of Leon Rule Europe's Album Charts

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment), while "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal) by Eminem featuring Rihanna ...

  4. Kings Of Leon, Bruno Mars Reign On U.K. Charts

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) made a record-breaking start to its U.K. album chart career yesterday (Sunday). In selling over 183,000 copies, it recorded the biggest first-week sale of ...

  5. Robbie Williams' Hits Set Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams makes a No. 1 start across Europe with "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI). It debuts atop Billboard's European Albums chart as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Inters ...

  6. Univision, Vevo Strike Content Pact

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is looking to widen its footprint in the Hispanic market by adding Univision to its content distribution and ad sales network. The music video site - a joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media ...

  7. Robbie Williams Scores Ninth U.K. No. 1 Album

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams ' new retrospective "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI) has become his ninth solo No. 1 in the U.K.'s albums chart. Cee Lo Green 's "Forget You" (Warner Bros./Warn ...

  8. Phil Collins Makes It 3 Weeks Atop Euro Chart

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins leads Billboard's European Albums chart for a third week with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Rihanna , moves into a third week ...

  9. Business Matters: Court Votes Down 'Three Strikes,' AEG, Metallica and more

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Court Rules 'Three Strikes' Law Not Enforceable -- UPC, the Irish ISP, won a legal victory when an Irish court ruled that laws to identify and punish users suspected of copyright infring ...

  10. Tinie Tempah Makes Big Debut On UK Chart

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Parlophone/EMI's south London rapper Tinie Tempah has followed last week's No. 1 U.K. single "Written In The Stars" with a chart-topping start for his debut album "Disc-overy." As Tempah's "Stars," feat ...

  11. Phil Collins Holds On To Euro Albums No. 1

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Phil Collins leads Billboard's European Albums chart with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), in a vintage-looking top ten that also includes Eric Clapton, Santana and Neil Young . Eminem 's "Love The ...

  12. Business Matters: Apple, Pandora, Spotify and more

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Apple Loses Lawsuit -- Apple has lost a patent lawsuit brought by Mirror Worlds LLC and is challenging the verdict that could cost the company as much as $625 million. If Apple pays that amount, i ...

  13. Ke$ha Says Former Manager Acted As Unlicensed Agent

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ke$ha has dropped a particularly powerful legal bomb on a former manager who is suing her for $14 million in allegedly unpaid commissions. In a move that will not be a surprise to lawyers familiar with talent/management disputes, the "Tik Tok ...

  14. Phil Collins' 'Going Back' Tops Euro Chart

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins has Europe's new favorite album, climbing 2-1 on Billboard's European Albums list with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), as Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Rihan ...

  15. Phil Collins Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Co ...

  16. Linkin Park Debuts Atop Euro Album Chart

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park makes its customary No. 1 start on Billboard's European Albums chart, arriving at the top with "A Thousand Suns" (Warner Bros./Warner Music). "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Univ ...

  17. 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. ...

  18. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top sp ...

  19. Business Matters: Chuck Klosterman, Google, VIP Packages Examined and more

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Klosterman Essays Priced At 99 Cents -- Following the lead of iTunes’ 99 cents-per-track model, book publisher Scribner has begun offering 69 essays by pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman for 99 c ...

  20. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem On Euro Album Chart

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI) may have had its Billboard 200 reign limited to one week, but it’s beginning a second week atop European Albums, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMT ...

  21. Katy Perry's 'Dream' Goes On In Europe

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry lands her first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums, debuting at the top with "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI). The new leader on European Hot 100 Singles is "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The Wo ...

  22. The Full List: The Billboard Music App Submissions

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best Artist-Based App Submissions Dream Theater, "JR Hexatone Pro" Artificial Life, Inc., "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Warner Bros. Records, "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Mobile Roadie, "Linkin Park" Mobi ...

  23. Iron Maiden, Shakira Reign On Euro Charts

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden 's "The Final Frontier" (EMI) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as the No. 1 berth on European Hot 100 Singles is occupied for a sixth straight week by "Waka Waka (This Time For Afr ...

  24. BILLBOARD MUSIC APP AWARDS FINALISTS

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music applications are among the most popular apps downloaded on today's smartphones. But which are the best of the best? Billboard set out to answer that question by soliciting applications from developers all summer long. What follows are t ...

  25. Eminem Back On Top In Europe

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) continues to show great staying power in European markets, returning to No.1 again on Billboard's European Albums chart. On European Hot 100 Singles, "Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  26. Eminem Beats Tom Jones To Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted sc ...

  27. Kara DioGuardi Reportedly Out At 'American Idol,' Steven Tyler Rumored As Replacement

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kara DioGuardi is following Ellen DeGeneres out of "American Idol," according to reports. TMZ says "Idol" producers have chosen not to renew DioGuardi's contract and will return to a "three-judge format," with Ae ...

  28. Hugh Laurie Gets The Blues

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British actor and U.S. TV star Hugh Laurie has signed a deal with Warner Music Entertainment (WME) to release a New Orleans-flavored blues album. Laurie, the five-time Emmy winning star of Fox's hit medical drama series "House," wil ...

  29. BPI's Wadsworth Urges Labels To Invest In New Artists

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth has warned labels not to cut back investment in new artists. Addressing the U.K. trade body's annual general meeting at London's May Fair Hotel today (July 8), Wadsworth identified many positives for the biz. ...

  30. Prince: 'The Internet Is Over'

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prince has given what has been billed as his first U.K. newspaper interview in a decade as part of a deal for his new album, "20Ten." The Daily Mirror will give the album away July 10 as a free CD with the paper, while European deals hav ...

  31. Google Targeted For Linking To Infringing Songs

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is Google about to be hit with a major new lawsuit for linking to copyright infringing songs? A UK trade group representing more than 300 record companies including UMG, Sony and Warner Bros. has sent Google a takedown notice demanding it remove l ...

  32. Jewish Federation Master Class Adds Music

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' "master class" partnership between the cities of Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, which commences June 18, will have a music industry component for the first time. The Federation's enterta ...

  33. Vevo Passes Hulu In Users, Finds Hispanic Niche

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Vevo launched last December, the music video-centric joint venture—backed by competing record companies Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, investor Abu Dhabi Media, and even Google’s YouTube—had all the makings of what Lady G ...

  34. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bes ...

  35. Album Sales Plummet To Lowest Total In Decades

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bad times just got worse. For the week ending May 30, the U.S. music industry sold a total of 4,984,000 albums, according to Nielsen Soundscan. This figure, which includes new and catalog releases, represents the fewest number of albums sold in on ...

  36. Pendulum Grabs First U.K. No. 1

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pendulum scored their first U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his fourth No. 1 single as the Official Charts Company published its latest sales data on Sunday (May 30). Pendulum's "Immersion" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at ...

  37. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good ...

  38. Roll Deep, Diana Vickers Top U.K. Charts

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RCA/Sony Music Entertainment's British teenage pop breakthrough act Diana Vickers followed her No. 1 debut on the singles chart of two weeks ago, "Once," with a bestselling start for her first album. "Songs from the Tainted Che ...

  39. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder Guest On Oakenfold Album

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British dance star Paul Oakenfold has recruited a host of big name artists for his next solo album "Pop Killer," including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee-Lo and One Republic's Ryan Tedder . "I've go ...

  40. Lady Gaga Holds Off MGMT On Euro Chart

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga pulls off the pan-European double again, withstanding a new entry by MGMT to keep control of Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles ...

  41. Dutch Industry Veteran Gerry Oord Dies

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gerry Oord has died aged 96. He was widely regarded as "the godfather of the Dutch record industry." Born in 1913, Oord virtually grew up in the record store of his father. It was in that period that he decided to start a record business ...

  42. Lady Gaga At No.1 On European Albums, Singles

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's a returning heroine at the top of Billboard's European Albums chart, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) goes back to No. 1 in its 65th week. That makes for another double triumph for the pop superstar ...

  43. Amy Macdonald Holds On To Euro Chart No. 1

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's new European Albums listing shows a third week at No. 1 for Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal), and there's a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week atop European Hot 100 Singles for ...

  44. Publishing Briefs: Warner/Chappell, Gucci Mane, BMI, John Fogerty, NMPA

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Warner Bros. Records/Asylum recording artist, Gucci Mane . The deal covers Mane's catalog of work, his recently-released second studio album, "The State vs. Ra ...

  45. Ellie Goulding Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Critics' Choice BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding made a winning start to her U.K. album chart career, debuting at No. 1 with her first set, "Lights" (Polydor/Universal). South London rapper Tinie Tempah made a similarly triumphant f ...

  46. Sade, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard's new pan-European sales charts show Sade starting a third week atop European Albums with "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), while Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) moves into ...

  47. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jason Derulo's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  48. 'Is There Another Case In The Galaxy That's Held Up Damages To That Degree?'

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST A hearing in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case on Tuesday addressed whether or not the court should reduce the $675,000 jury verdict. A larger award was recently reduced in the Thomas-Rasset file-sharing case. Tenebaum's attorney has said t ...

  49. Ke$ha Stops 'World' From Spinning A No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" holds off the impressive arrival of charity single "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti to remain at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "TiK ToK" has n ...

  50. 'Ellen DeGeneres' re-ups on NBC stations

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Looks like Ellen DeGeneres won't be replacing Oprah Winfrey on ABC stations anytime soon. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has renewed Telepictures' "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for three additional seasons on the ow ...

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