Yoko Ono

  1. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  2. Epic Rights Secures John Lennon Licensing

    June 17, 2014 9:33 PM EDT John Lennon is the latest iconic personality to secure a worldwide licensing, global branding and rights management agreement with Epic Rights. Yoko Ono has pacted with Epic Rights ceo Dell Furano to develop a worldwide initiative encompassing the ...

  3. Justin Bieber, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon Among Shorty Awards Finalists

    February 24, 2014 2:52 PM EST Finalists for the 6th annual Shorty Awards were announced Monday, highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social media landscape. Among the top short-form content producers in H ...

  4. Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine & More Rock Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash

    February 01, 2014 10:59 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31). In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive pro ...

  5. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the Grammys

    January 21, 2014 8:13 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the ...

  6. Beatles Go Downtown: Fab Four Classics Go to Indie Music Publisher (Exclusive)

    October 21, 2013 7:30 AM EDT The Beatles are going Downtown, or at least a small but important part of their early catalog is. In a just-announced deal with the estate of John Lennon, Downtown will now serve as U.S. administrator for the first two Beatles singles, which c ...

  7. Chart Moves: Drake Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Aloe Blacc Debuts (Without Avicii); Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock

    October 04, 2013 4:39 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Who else dons chart crowns and makes notable news on song charts this week? -- Drake: In the ...

  8. Exclusive: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Catalogs Sign With Downtown Music Publishing

    January 25, 2013 8:05 AM EST Downtown Music Publishing today announced the signing of publishing administration agreements for the U.S. with Lenono Music and Ono Music, home to the song catalogs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono respectively. Under the terms of the agreement, w ...

  9. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  10. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge on UMG-EMI; Barclays Center Vs. MSG; PSY Tops YouTube; Pussy Riot at NYU

    September 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UMG's CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE ON GIVING UP PARLOPHONE, THE 'PROPAGANDA WAR.' FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL: After a whirlwind Friday in which Universal Music finally r ...

  11. George Marino, Legendary Mastering Engineer, Dies

    June 05, 2012 6:12 AM EDT George Marino, an engineer who mastered such classic albums as Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, died Monday after a yearlong bout with lung c ...

  12. The 'Mad Men' Beatles License Cost $250,000 (Report)

    May 07, 2012 7:05 PM EDT AMC's "Mad Men" has a hard-earned reputation for historical accuracy, and it turns out that production studio Lionsgate is more than willing to finance that. In last night's episode, titled "Lady Lazarus," star ad man ...

  13. 'Data Mining Music' SXSWi Panel Shows How Data Can Lead to Better Playlists, Recommendations -- With Hilarious Results

    March 12, 2012 11:37 AM EDT People have 10 million songs in the pockets: What happens next? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, thinks "big data" is the solution to better listening experiences, recommendations and playlist creation. " ...

  14. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  15. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  16. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  17. Exclusive: Yoko Ono to Introduce Flaming Lips' Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:32 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband an ...

  18. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  19. First Book of John Lennon Letters To Be Published

    April 08, 2011 4:56 PM EDT Yoko Ono has granted permission for the first collection of letters by John Lennon to be published, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Friday. The book, titled "The Lennon Letters," will be published in October, 2012 and include ...

  20. BACKBEAT: OH YOKO

    January 01, 2011 12:49 PM EST Click through for a roundup of photos from Yoko Ono's visit to Billboard's New York offices The Legendary Yoko Ono stopped by Billboard's New York offices on Dec. 15 to receive a plaque commemorating her fifth consecutive No. 1 song ...

  21. Yoko: John Lennon 'Would Have Loved' Lady Gaga, Facebook

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Yoko Ono believes that John Lennon "would love the way the world has changed," from its new pop superstars to the digital revolution, if he were still alive today. In a new interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mail , the veteran artist a ...

  22. The Legacy of John Lennon

    September 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Lennon Legacy BY THOM DUFFY There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. The Billboard Q&A: Yoko Ono BY GARY GRAFF Time has been good to Yoko Ono. Once derided by fans as a divisive force in the Beatles universe, ...

  23. Ono To Mark John Lennon's 70th Birthday In Iceland

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono is planning a series of events in Iceland to mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. The artist and peace campaigner will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, located on the island of Vioey near Icelandi ...

  24. Beatles, iTunes Deal Still At Impasse

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, says Yoko Ono. The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last y ...

  25. Music Seminar With Living Legends To Feature Yoko Ono

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Advertising agency Grey New York has announced that its fourth annual Music Seminar with Living Legends will feature Yoko Ono on Friday, June 25, at the Debussy, in Cannes, France. The event will be part of the 57th Cannes Lions International Adve ...

  26. Yoko Ono, Moby Sign Up To Meltdown Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots ...

  27. Lennon Heirs Sue 'Expelled' Filmmakers Over 'Imagine'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's sons and widow, Yoko Ono, are suing the filmmakers of "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" for using the song "Imagine" in the documentary without permission. Ono, her son Sean Ono Lennon, and Julian Lennon, J ...

  28. Ono Not Pursuing Full Lawsuit Against Capitol

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist filed papers last week in royalty dispute. Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation against EMI Group's Capitol Records at this time over royalties due from the Beatles' recordin ...

  29. Ono Sues Capitol Over Lennon Royalties

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Files $10 million lawsuit. John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against her late husband's old record company accusing them of cheating his estate out of his royalties. In a three-page lawsuit filed in Manhattan ...

  30. Oasis Grabs Two Q Awards

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono picks up Special Award for Lennon. Oasis clinched two of the top prizes at this year's Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 10) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, picking up best album for “Don't Believe the Truth” (Big Brother) and th ...

  31. Beat Box

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono's "Hell in Paradise" marks her latest return to clubland with a series of remixes. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Yoko Ono's "Hell in Paradise" marks her latest return to clubland with a series of remix ...

  32. Beat Box

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono's "Hell in Paradise" marks her latest return to clubland with a series of remixes. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Yoko Ono's "Hell in Paradise" marks her latest return to clubland with a series of remix ...