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  1. Morning Fix: Rough Trade Store to Open in NYC; White House Postpones 'Musica Latina'; Restructuring at Rhapsody

    September 17, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EXCLUSIVE: ROUGH TRADE WILL OPEN FLAGSHIP STORE NOV. 25 IN NEW YORK Rough Trade, the iconic London music retailer that spawned Rough Trade Records and served as a cradle for post-punk music in the ...

  2. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  3. RIAA, NMPA Laud White House's New Intellectual Property Enforcement Plan

    June 20, 2013 3:39 PM EDT White House Encourages Greater Intellectual Property Enforcement   A report released Thursday by the office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) provides an update on the White House's efforts to address online p ...

  4. President Barack Obama Hosts White House Tribute Concert for Carole King

    May 23, 2013 12:18 AM EDT President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla. ...

  5. President Obama Hosting White House Concert Honoring Carole King With Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Emeli Sande

    May 17, 2013 1:11 PM EDT President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She is the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. The White House says Obama will prese ...

  6. Van Cliburn, American Classical Pianist, Dies

    February 27, 2013 12:50 PM EST By Angela K. Brown, Associated Press Van Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock ...

  7. Six Music-Related Issues Facing This Administration and Congress

    January 20, 2013 3:05 PM EST From performance royalties to deciding how musicians travel with their instruments on airplanes, numerous issues central to the music industry are alive Washington D.C. as the city prepares for the president inauguration on Martin Luther King, J ...

  8. Morning Fix: Backstage at 'New Year Rockin' Eve;' Instagram's TOS Fallout; Gift Card Music Sales; Kimye Spawn

    December 31, 2012 8:27 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other music-business newsletters here. 'DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE': A SPECIAL BACKSTAGE PREVIEW WITH PRODUCER LARRY KLEIN: Since it began 41 years ago, ...

  9. Morning Fix: Holiday Music Sales Drop; MP3 Player Sales Dwindle; Fiscal Cliff Nears; Britney Spears Exiting 'X Factor'?

    December 28, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HOLIDAY BLUES: MUSIC SALES DOWN 10%: In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele 's "21" or Michael Buble ...

  10. How iTunes Launch in 56 Countries Compares To The Coalition of the Willing

    December 04, 2012 5:06 PM EST It is interesting to note that in an announcement today from Apple on its iTunes Store launching in 56 new international territories, the tech company named only four countries -- Russia, Turkey, India and South Africa. Nowhere in the news release ...

  11. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  12. Business Matters: How Tuesday's Elections Impact the Music Business

    November 07, 2012 5:00 PM EST The music business lost one of its biggest supporters and a long-time friend in Tuesday's elections. Howard Berman lost his seat in the House after 30 years in office while Mary Bono Mack, widow of the late musician Sony Bono, lost her seat i ...

  13. Morning Fix: UMG-EMI Merger, YouTube Goes iOS, Russell Simmons Writes To Jay-Z

    September 11, 2012 7:34 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. SPOTIFY PRICING STAYING PUT: Spotify is set on its current prices as reports circulate its working on a browser-based version of its subscription service. Well, for the mo ...

  14. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  15. Mexican Group Banda el Recodo's Tour Bus Crashes in South Texas, Six Injured

    August 31, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Several members of the popular regional Mexican group Banda el Recodo were airlifted to a local hospital in San Antonio after their bus crashed in a rural section of South Texas, according to a spokesperson for the band, who added that all were li ...

  16. Marvin Hamlisch Funeral Attended by Liza Minnelli, Bill Clinton, Sir Howard Stringer, Joe Torre, More

    August 14, 2012 3:34 PM EDT The flowers in the hearse were a tribute to Hamlisch's song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows." (Photo: Dan Rys) Celebrities and luminaries of all types congregated at the Temple Emanu-EL in Manhattan Tuesday (August 14) to pay the ...

  17. Bob Dylan's 'Tempest' Arrives in September

    July 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Bob Dylan is marking 50 years as a recording artist in the best way imaginable, by releasing an album of all-new original songs. Columbia Records announced Tuesday that Dylan's album, "Tempest," featuring ten tracks from the songwri ...

  18. Kim Dotcom Responds to Extradition Hearing Delay: U.S. 'Doesn't Have a Case'

    July 10, 2012 8:42 AM EDT A New Zealand court has delayed the extradition hearing for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom until March because of the manner in which the search of Dotcom's countryside residence and the seizure of his assets were handled by authorities. The d ...

  19. Full Text: Obama Intellectual Property Czar Victoria Espinel's A2IM Keynote Address

    June 25, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Victoria Espinel, the Obama administration's "IP Czar," who was A2IM's keynote speaker at this year's Indie Week event with A2IM President Rich Bengloff (Photo: Andy Gensler) At last week's A2IM Indie Week, Victoria E ...

  20. President Obama Honors Bob Dylan, Others With Medal of Freedom

    May 29, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Bob Dylan receives the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House today. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/GettyImages) President Barack Obama honored a diverse group of political and cultural icons, including former Secretary of State ...

  21. Burt Bacharach & Hal David To Be Honored by President Obama

    May 07, 2012 6:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a duo whose pop melodies and lyrics regularly hit the charts in the 1960s and early 1970s despite competition from more so ...

  22. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom, Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

    April 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tr ...

  23. Congress Moves Ahead With Cybersecurity Bill Despite White House Objections

    April 26, 2012 7:15 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation's critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to protect Ame ...

  24. Video: Watch President Obama Slow-Jam the News With The Roots on 'Jimmy Fallon'

    April 25, 2012 10:08 AM EDT When "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" headed to the University of North Carolina for special taping on Tuesday (Apr. 24), the show received a very special, powerful guest: President Barack Obama. Among other things, the President turned hi ...

  25. Backbeat Coachella: Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, One Republic's Ryan Tedder on Collab, Airplane Bathrooms

    April 15, 2012 8:49 PM EDT Ryan Tedder (left) of One Republic and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia performed their song "Calling" at Coachella on Saturday night. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Songwriter Ryan Tedder of One Republic has written songs for the likes ...

  26. Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Stacy Francis, Others Record Trayvon Martin Tribute Song, PSA (Video)

    March 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, actors Terry Crews, Angela Bassett and others re-recorded Khan's "Super Life," while protestors took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles in the teen's ...

  27. A2IM's Rich Bengloff Chats About the Buzz In Austin

    March 15, 2012 6:10 PM EDT A2IM President Rich Bengloff paused to talk to Billboard.biz following the "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" panel at SXSW Music, where he was in town to attend the 7th annual A2IM member's breakfast Thursday morning. The breakfast b ...

  28. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  29. Buck Owens, M83 Among Record Store Day Releases

    March 01, 2012 11:55 AM EST With Record Store Day less than two months away, the details of exclusive releases, re-packaged re-issues and creative collections have started leaking out, with much more to come over the next seven weeks. Maybe the most intriguing of the announc ...

  30. Obama Administration Proposes New Online Privacy Rules

    February 23, 2012 7:47 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go. Administration officials ...

  31. Watch President Obama Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Booker T

    February 22, 2012 7:40 AM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion ...

  32. Billboard Power 100: Cary Sherman

    January 26, 2012 9:05 PM EST No. 76 Cary Sherman Chairman/CEO RIAA Your man in Washington ... At a time when major-label groups are struggling to defend and monetize their intellectual property, it helps that their chief advocate on Capitol Hill is a veteran IP attorney. RIAA ...

  33. SOPA Anti-Piracy Controversy Exposes Hollywood-Silicon Valley Divide

    January 19, 2012 9:05 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted mo ...

  34. This Week In Billboard History: President Elvis? Capitol's Beatlemania Headache; Gwen & Gavin's Labels Split

    January 18, 2012 1:48 PM EST The President & The King: Following the political campaigns of two country and western artists the Jan. 18 1960 edition of Billboard predicted that Elvis Presley (right) here with President Richard Nixon at the Whitehouse, will run for Preside ...

  35. SOPA Web Protests: Wikipedia Editors Question Site's Blackout

    January 18, 2012 7:48 AM EST The blackout notice on Wikipedia's site as a protest against the controversial anti-piracy SOPA bill currently before Congress. Some of the site's editors, howevder oppose the site's entry into politics. NEW YORK (AP) - Can the worl ...

  36. MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd Speaks Out Against SOPA Blackout

    January 18, 2012 6:19 AM EST MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd came out swinging Tuesday in the fight over pending Internet anti-piracy legislation calling online web sites and tech companies supporting Wednesday's "Blackout Day" protest "irresponsible" and ca ...

  37. Business Matters: Will SOPA Turn Into a Bill Even Google Can Support?

    January 17, 2012 5:03 PM EST Obama Administration Reacts to SOPA and PIPA, Hoping For Revisions The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) isn't dead, but expect revisions. On Saturday officials in the Obama Administration outlined their reservations with the controversial Stop O ...

  38. Google, White House Respond to Rupert Murdoch's Anti-Piracy Twitter Rant

    January 16, 2012 10:28 AM EST Google is fighting back against Rupert Murdoch's claims that the company leads the pack of online pirates. When Murdoch took to Twitter -- his new favorite medium -- on Saturday night, he launched 140-character verbal grenades at Google and P ...

  39. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  40. Billboard Touring Conference & Awards 2011 Hub

    November 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST November 11, 2011 | Video Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video) Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde at our Touring Conference on Th ...

  41. Team Amos Lee, With a No. 1 Album, Takes the Stage @ Billboard Touring Conf

    November 10, 2011 11:30 AM EST The Road Cases: Artist Development Featuring Amos Lee Panel: From left: Kevin Morris, Manager Red Light Management. Lenore Kinder, Promoter, TMG/AEG Live. Zack Hochkeppel, SVP Marketing, EMI. Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content & Progra ...

  42. Roger Williams, Famed Pianist, Dies at 87

    October 10, 2011 6:42 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop charts in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday. He was 87. Williams died at his home in Los Angeles of complications ...

  43. Shakira Joins Obama Commission on Educational Excellence

    October 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT President Obama has asked Colombian star Shakira to be part of his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira, who has devoted much time and effort to providing and expanding early childhood care and education, will join ...

  44. Steve Jobs: Fond Memories and Insights From President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, and More

    October 06, 2011 12:32 AM EDT The Internet had no shortage of great articles on Steve Jobs at press time. Aside from the run-of-the-mill news articles and obituaries, there are some standout articles and blog posts from people with special insight and personal experiences with ...

  45. Steve Jobs Dies At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow ...

  46. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Debra Lee

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 7 Debra Lee Chairman/CEO, BET Networks Website: Bet.com Twitter: @bet Under chairman/CEO Debra Lee, BET Networks continues to make ratings strides, as evidenced by the success of two cornerstone programs: its annual BET Awards and "The Ga ...

  47. Lady Gaga Wants To Meet With President Obama Over Bullying

    September 23, 2011 7:31 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Barack Obama about her concerns over bullying. Gaga expressed sadness over Twitter Wednesday about the suicide death of a 14-year-old New York boy who had complained in an online video about ...

  48. Juanes, Ruben Blades to Be Honored by Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    September 06, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Colombia's Juanes and Panamanian salsa singer/songwriter Rubén Blades will be honored for their accomplishments in music and beyond at the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Sept. 15. The ...

  49. WikiLeaks Doc Reveals Australia's Piracy Concerns With National Broadband Network

    August 31, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Piracy is a problem Down Under. But it's a problem that might become a whole lot bigger thanks to the Australian's government roll-out of its broadband super-infrastructure. That's the warning wrapped-up in a 2010 cable from the Can ...

  50. Foursquare Partners with Songkick For Live Music Check-Ins

    August 18, 2011 2:01 PM EDT Foursquare, the popular social networking site that allows users to broadcast their current location to friends, has announced partnerships with Songkick, ESPN and MovieTickets.com to help users further narrow down their current locations. The par ...

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