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  1. Billy Corgan Sues Distributor for Back Royalties

    May 29, 2014 4:13 AM EDT Billy Corgan is suing a Los Angeles-based distributor, alleging he was not properly paid for revenues from his music. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman says he signed a deal effective Jan. 1 ...

  2. The Leading Women In Social Engagement

    November 28, 2012 11:38 AM EST With social media transforming every corner of the music industry, in this Women in Music issue, Billboard chose to salute four executives who are at the forefront of this new era of digital connection. Tatiana Simonian Head of Music Industry Rela ...

  3. Album Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins, The dB's, Metric, Brian Culbertson

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT ROCK The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Producers: Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Release Date: June 19 When Billy Corgan sings he's "wasted along the way to reach you," one can& ...

  4. Smashing Pumpkins Sign With EMI To Distribute New Album 'Oceania'

    March 27, 2012 11:43 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have found a distribution partner for their upcoming album Oceania , signing a worldwide deal with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution that only excludes Canada, Brazil and Australia. Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Goes Off at SXSWi Chat

    March 12, 2012 6:56 PM EDT AUSTIN -- If anyone expected Billy Corgan to hold himself back during a one-on-one conversation with author Brian Solis during their talk at SXSW today - which was titled "The End of Business As Usual" after Solis's recent book -- w ...

  7. Steven Propas, Canadian Music Industry Veteran, Dead at 63

    August 04, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The music industry is mourning the loss of colorful character and ace negotiator Steven Propas, who died suddenly of heart failure on August 2 at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. He was 63. By all accounts, Propas, who operated Propas Internati ...

  8. Jay-Z, Smashing Pumpkins To Play Summer Sonic Fest

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Smashing Pumpkins and the Offspring are among the acts confirmed for Japan's 2010 Summer Sonic Festival. The festival, staged in Tokyo and Osaka on Aug. 7 to 8, will also feature the Pixies, Dream Theater, Nickelback, a-ha, Sum 41, ...

  9. Smashing Pumpkins, Virgin Settle Lawsuits

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST An attorney says The Smashing Pumpkins have settled a pair of lawsuits filed against Virgin Records over use of the band's music. Attorney Josh Glotzer represents band members James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky-Brown and says a confidential se ...

  10. Jury Awards $675K In Boston Music Downloading Case

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Boston University student has been ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels for illegally downloading and sharing music. Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., admitted he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to de ...

  11. Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Chamberlin Exits Band

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, one of the band's original members, "has left the group" according to a terse statement released Friday (March 20) on the band's Web site. The statement said, "The SMASHING PUMPK ...

  12. Smashing Pumpkins Ready 'Guitar Hero' Track

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will release the new single "G.L.O.W." via the upcoming "Guitar Hero: World Tour" videogame. The song will be part of a downloadable song pack, available at some point after the game's release. The pa ...

  13. Ex-Pumpkins Members Sue For Digital Royalties

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday (July 24), saying the label shut them out of profits after signing a deal with the rock band's frontman, Billy Corgan. In their lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, James Iha ...

  14. 6 Questions: Billy Corgan

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hell hath no fury like Billy Corgan scorned. In an exclusive interview, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman lashed out at Virgin Records in the wake of a lawsuit the band filed against the label for improperly using its likeness in a promotion with Ama ...

  15. Smashing Pumpkins Postpones Dates

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins has been forced to reschedule five U.S. concert dates after drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was hospitalized for chest discomfort. Chamberlin was admitted to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after experiencing chest pains. An angiogram l ...

  16. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  17. Koch Teams With Coming Home Media

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed a distribution agreement with Coming Home Media. The deal gives Koch exclusive physical and digital distribution rights in North America. Koch will be distributing Coming Home Media's fourth quarter ...

  18. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  19. Maroon5 Flies In At No. 1

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy ...

  20. Pumpkins Line Up Residency Gigs

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this summer, during which they will draw from a different set list each night. The Billy Corgan-led group will visit the Orange Peel in Ashevill ...

  21. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  22. Smashing Pumpkins Name New Album, Add Dates

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist" and announced an unusual release date of July 7, a Saturday, for the project, which willl be issued by Reprise. The news was broken this morning to fans that had been ...

  23. Smashing Pumpkins Cross Halfway Point With New Record

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's MySpace.com site. "We have been working day and night in the studio and I am happy to say t ...

  24. Pumpkins Summon 'Symphony' In Studio

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Band more than halfway home on new album. The Smashing Pumpkins are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's MySpace.com site. "We have been working day and n ...