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  1. Clear Channel and Fearless Records Strike Broadcast and Digital Performance Royalty Deal

    June 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT With a pact now with Fearless Records, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment continues its slow but steady signing of independent label deals in which the broadcaster agrees to pay artist performance royalties from terrestrial radio in exchange ...

  2. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  3. Indie Band Aranda Teach Music Marketing 101

    October 15, 2012 7:44 AM EDT The band that reached the charts and signed with Wind-up Records -- all thanks to students in Oklahoma. When Chuck Berry sang "Up in the mornin' and out to school/The teacher is teachin' the golden rule," rock'n'rol ...

  4. Backbeat: Creed, Alter-Bridge's Mark Tremonti's First NYC Solo Gig With Wolfgang Van Halen, Sevendust, Wind-Up, eOne, AEG Execs

    September 18, 2012 2:58 PM EDT Mark Tremonti (center right) made his initial impact in rock as part of multi-platinum band Creed, signed to Wind-up Entertainment. Backstage Wind-Up President/CEO Ed Vetri (second from left) and executive Diana Meltzer (send from right) pay their ...

  5. The Darkness Returns From Hiatus With New Material

    August 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT ''The world needs the Darkness," declares Justin Hawkins, the group's mustachioed guitarist and falsetto-voiced singer, "whether it knows it or not." As with most things concerning the Darkness - the ludicrously attir ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Backbeat: Evanescence Rocks New York, Has Spinal Tap Moment Backstage

    November 02, 2011 1:53 PM EDT Evanescence's Amy Lee gives former Wind-Up Records exec Diana Meltzer a hug while surrounded by (from left) Evanescence bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, and guitarists Troy McLawhorn and Terry Balsamo. Meltzer's ex-husband, label c ...

  8. Alan Meltzer, Founder of Wind-Up Records, Dies at 67

    October 31, 2011 9:31 PM EDT Alan Meltzer, the founder and former chairman of Wind-up Entertainment, passed away over the weekend, it was announced on Monday (Oct. 31). He was 67. Meltzer along with his wife Diana formed New York-based Wind-Up Records in 1997 after purchasing ...

  9. Backbeat: Earth Wind & Fire, J&R Music Celebrate 40th Anniversaries @ NYC's South Street Seaport

    September 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Earth Wind & Fire , which is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a band, helped J&R celebrate its 40th anniversary by doing a free show on Sept. 9 at New York's South Street Seaport, which is about two blocks away from the Park Row st ...

  10. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 8:07 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chi ...

  11. Syd Schwartz Guest Post: How Umphrey's McGee Uses Technology To Blow Their Fans' Minds

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT (Syd Schwartz is the former North America's SVP of digital strategy at EMI, founded Linchpin Digital in 2010 and proudly serves a variety of clients including Current TV, EMI Recorded Music, Red Light Management, The Orchard, Umphrey's M ...

  12. Peermusic Acquires Majority Stake in David Foster Song Catalog

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Peermusic has agreed to acquire a majority stake in David Foster's song catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal encompasses all of the songwriter's publishing vehicles, Foster Frees Music, Air Bear Music and One Four Thre ...

  13. British Composer Awards Shortlist Unveiled

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir John Tavener, Jonathan Harvey and Alexander Goehr are among the nominees for the 2009 British Composer Awards, organized by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). There are 13 categories for ...

  14. Spirit Catalogue In Deal With Producer Guercio

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Catalogue Holdings, the parent company of Spirit Music Group, has acquired a majority interest in the publishing rights of legendary record producer James William Guercio. As part of the deal Spirit also acquired a significant stake in Guer ...

  15. Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis sa ...

  16. MySpace Music Expands Offering

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music has added content from five larger independent labels and indie music distributor, four months after its September launch. The new partners include Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution and RoyaltyShare, as well as Wind- ...

  17. Digital Briefs: The Orchard, 'Guitar Hero,' Meebo

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Orchard is licensing its entire catalog to direct-to-consumer ringtone company Myxer. The deal brings The Orchard's 1.1 million tracks to Myxer's 11 million members. - Activision has licensed the guitar tone technology from the Lin ...

  18. Xbox To Offer Full Concert Download

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A full HD concert download from Canadian metal outfit Finger Eleven will be available for free to all Xbox LIVE Marketplace users starting tomorrow (Nov. 6). The set, from the Berkeley Church in Toronto, Ontario, will be placed on the Xbox servers ...

  19. Rhythm & Blues

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps to release remake of classic song, "Low Rider." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps ...

  20. Rhythm & Blues

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps to release remake of classic song, "Low Rider." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps ...

  21. Red Names Bob Morelli Executive VP/GM

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, replacing Ken Antonelli who resigned as president of the Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Unit on June 2. NEW YORK -- Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, replacin ...

  22. Red Names Bob Morelli Executive VP/GM

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Replaces Ken Antonelli who resigned June 2. Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red, replacing Ken Antonelli who resigned as president of the Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Unit on June 2. In taking on his new responsibilities, Morelli leaves ...

  23. Creed Confirms Split

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of Creed have confirmed that they will split after almost a decade together. The announcement comes three months after front man Scott Stapp <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/m Members of Creed have confirmed that t ...

  24. MTV2 Sets Second 'Headbangers' Tour

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour has been packaged for this spring, beginning March 25 at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. A second MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour has been packaged for this spring, beginning March 25 at House of Blues in ...