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  1. 'Glee' Star Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken at Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

    October 24, 2011 8:57 PM EDT Alan Menken with Lea Salonga and Darren Criss Monday at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles (Photo: Arnold Turner) Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for "The Little Mermaid,&qu ...

  2. Backbeat: Life or Death CMJ Showcase With Psychic Ills, Trash Talk, Wise Blood, Tyler the Creator's Love of Cinna Stix

    October 21, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Subterranean Cake Shop Blues: Psych-rock group Psychic Ills performs at Cake Shop during the Life or Death PR showcase. (Photo: Jason Lipushutz) A handful of fiercely hyped indie artists descended upon New York's Cake Shop on Thursday night ( ...

  3. Jane Scott, Legendary Cleveland Rock Critic, Dead at 92

    July 05, 2011 7:43 AM EDT Jane Scott, a rock music critic who followed everyone from the Beatles to Britney Spears during a long career that continued into her 80s, has died. She was 92. The Plain Dealer, where Scott worked for a half-century, reported that a niece, Linda ...

  4. Darren Criss, Superstar?

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's been one hell of a week for Darren Criss, whose debut on "Glee" on Tuesday night has been followed by Internet adulation, rumors of becoming a regular character on the show -- and his rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenag ...

  5. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Ghostly Songs' Jeremy Peters

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Jeremy Peters Title: Director of Creative and Business Affairs, Ghostly Songs Panel: Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m. panel: Help Me Master: Legal Eagles Talk About Master Recordings and Publishing To register for our Music & Advertising conference i ...

  6. Colleges Become Reluctant Allies In Fighting Piracy

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Starting this month, colleges and universities that don't do enough to combat the illegal swapping of "Avatar" or Lady Gaga over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding. A provision of the Higher Edu ...

  7. Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dead At 60

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead this morning (Jan. 6) at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to local police. He was 60. Ann Arbor Detective Bill Stanford tells Billboard.com that police were called to Asheton's house early t ...

  8. ASCAP Earmarks $2.6m For Songwriters

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Payments to be made in January. ASCAP has awarded nearly 5,600 songwriters with $2.68 million for 2006-2007. The payments—which will be made in January—are part of a program to reward writers in the early and middle stages of their careers whose m ...

  9. Google Library Push Faces Lawsuit By Authors

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. writers are suing Google Inc. in a federal court, alleging that the Web search leader's bid to digitize the book collections of major libraries infringes individual author's copyrights. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- U.S. writers are su ...