1. Bruce Springsteen Aiming for 11th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 17, 2014 7:31 PM EST Bruce Springsteen seems set for his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release, "High Hopes." Industry sources forecast the set, which was released on Jan. 14, to sell around 95,000 copies by the end of the tracking ...

  2. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Heading to SXSW

    January 17, 2014 12:46 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night show to Texas for the South by Southwest festival. ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said Thursday it will air five shows in March from Austin. The Texas city hosts the international showcase for music, ...

  3. Listening to Oscar: The Musical Components of the 9 Best Picture Nominees

    January 16, 2014 12:29 PM EST The scores from three of the nine best picture Oscar nominees received nominations for their composers. Each of the films has its own distinct musical character and in several cases, impressive soundtracks. Here's a look at the musical conte ...

  4. New Signings: Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records, Warp Music Publishing Inks Death Grips, and More

    January 16, 2014 10:30 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peter ...

  5. U2, Pharrell, Karen O, Arcade Fire's Butler Among Oscar Nominees

    January 16, 2014 9:35 AM EST U2, Pharrell Williams and the bassist of Arcade Fire are all contending for Academy Awards as is a film about the singers who sang the oohs, ahs and la-la-las on thousands of rock and R&B records in the 20th century. U2's Golden Globe-win ...

  6. 'X Factor Israel' Wraps First Season With Solid Ratings

    January 16, 2014 1:31 AM EST The finale of the inaugural season of Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" in Israel concluded on Tuesday night with big numbers. The show on commercial TV network Channel 2 came in about 2% shy of the final episode of hot Israeli format & ...

  7. Bruce Springsteen Heading for Top Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 15, 2014 6:09 PM EST Springsteen's new album "High Hopes" may sell somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Jan. 19, according to industry prognosticators. The set was released on Jan. 14 through Columbia Records. W ...

  8. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 15, 2014 4:28 PM EST It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are documentaries on Fela Kuti, the Electric Daisy festival and Rae Sp ...

  9. Jay Z to Play DirecTV's Super Saturday Night Party During Super Bowl Week

    January 15, 2014 2:33 PM EST Jay Z will headline DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night party during Super Bowl weekend on Saturday, Feb. 1. The invite-only event will take place at DirecTV’s SuperFan Stadium at New York’s Hudson River Park Pier 40, co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV a ...

  10. Carrie Underwood Is Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alum

    January 14, 2014 4:43 PM EST Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Phillip Phillips and Adam Lambert also made Forbes' annual list. And the winner is... Carrie Underwood, for being the top-earning alum of "American Idol," according to Forbes' annual list. The c ...

  11. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 12:23 PM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will pe ...

  12. 'The Voice U.K.' Third Season Opener Pulls Strong Ratings

    January 14, 2014 5:27 AM EST The third season opener of "The Voice U.K." on Saturday night drew much stronger ratings than the second season debut in some good news for the BBC, which has been looking to bolster the show's performance. The singing competition&# ...

  13. Paulina Rubio Sues Telemundo Over Alleged 'La Voz Kids' Snub

    January 14, 2014 2:55 AM EST Mexican pop music superstar Paulina Rubio has filed a lawsuit against Telemundo, alleging that the NBCUniversal subsidiary has reneged on a $1.325 million deal for her to star in a second season of the highly rated music competition show "La ...

  14. U.K. TV Producers Plotting Drama Based on Motown Classics

    January 14, 2014 2:27 AM EST Plans are afoot for 10-part musical TV drama show "Stop! In The Name of Love," centered on the iconic sounds of Motown anthems. The show is being developed by a group of heavyweight U.K. backers and producers. British independent product ...

  15. Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac, Possible 2014 Tour

    January 13, 2014 7:37 PM EST Christine McVie is officially back with Fleetwood Mac. The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998. Rosenberg says that McVie "has indeed re-joined Fl ...

  16. Film/TV Briefs: Tunstall to Headline BMI Snow Ball; Fox Docks at Lonely Island; Dr. Luke Taps Film-TV Exec; ‘Live From Daryl’s House’ Returns

    January 13, 2014 4:31 PM EST -- KT Tunstall , film composers Craig Werden and Mark Orton , and Kris Orlowski will perform at BMI’s Snow Ball at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The event will be held Jan. 22 at the Sundance House.   Tunstall’s most recent release is “Invis ...

  17. Fela! Band Will Bring Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:28 PM EST The Fela! Band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney’s documentary “Finding Fela.”   The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical “Fela!,” will performance at ...

  18. The New 'American Idol': A Cheeseburger, a Coke and a Smile (and Shut the F--- Up)

    January 13, 2014 1:08 PM EST The biggest difference viewers will notice when "American Idol" season 13 kicks off on Jan. 15? Not the snazzy Roman numeral logo or the postcard-inspired, Greetings from Asbury Park-esque graphics denoting each audition city. With a new ...

  19. Nick Cave Film '20,000 Days on Earth' Gets a U.S. Push via British Film Institute Funds

    January 13, 2014 12:43 PM EST The British Film Institute has three movies looking to ink U.S. distribution deals that will debut at the Sundance Film Festival to benefit from the pilot fund. The British Film Institute is set to pilot a P&A fund to help eligible U.K. films ...

  20. Revolt Network To Launch Live Music TV Show

    January 13, 2014 5:53 AM EST The music network started by Sean Combs last year is launching a twice-a-day live television show that it hopes will become a central place for music news and performances. The Revolt network said Sunday that its "Revolt Live" show will ...

  21. U2 Wins Golden Globe For 'Mandela,' Shouts-Out New Manager Guy Oseary

    January 12, 2014 11:17 PM EST U2 and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes took home the music awards at the 71st annual Golden Globes Sunday night, while HBO's film on  Liberace continued to add trophies to its mantle. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness& ...

  22. Red Hot Chili Peppers Joining Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show

    January 11, 2014 1:17 PM EST Bruno Mars and his backing band won't be alone when they take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show next month. In keeping with the funk tendencies that the singer sometimes employs in his music, Mars will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppe ...

  23. Drake To Star In Time Warner Cable Super Bowl Commercial (Exclusive)

    January 10, 2014 6:43 PM EST Super Bowl Music Mania: Billboard's Guide To NYC-Area Concerts VH1 Books Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Fall Out Boy and More for Six NYC Super Bowl Concerts Bruno Mars Preps for Super Bowl Performance: 'Everyone's Putting the Fear of Go ...

  24. Documentary Starring Swedish House Mafia to Premiere at SXSW

    January 10, 2014 2:47 PM EST A film starring recently-defunct electronic trip Swedish House Mafia will premiere at South By Southwest this March. "Leave the World Behind," a documentary starring former Mafia members Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, is a ...

  25. Super Bowl Music Mania: Billboard's Guide To NYC-Area Concerts

    January 09, 2014 4:51 PM EST Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as arti ...

  26. Billboard and CLIOs Launch Revamped Latin Music & Marketing Awards

    January 09, 2014 11:43 AM EST As part of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference’s 25th anniversary celebration, Billboard has partnered with the CLIOs to expand its annual Latin Music & Marketing Awards, with entries officially opening today.    The groundbreaking awards, wh ...

  27. Kid Ink Set For Top Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 08, 2014 9:27 PM EST Rapper Kid Ink is poised to make the highest bow on next week's Billboard 200 chart with his major-label debut, "My Own Lane." The set, released Jan. 7 on Tha Alumni Group/88 Classic through RCA Records, may sell between 40,000 and ...

  28. Clear Channel Announces iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin with Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood

    January 08, 2014 5:26 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment got such an overwhelming response to country music performers during the iHeartRadio Music Festivals, they've decided to start one geared toward country fans. The first iHeartRadio Country Festival will b ...

  29. Conversations with Composers: Alex Ebert

    January 08, 2014 12:56 PM EST Composer: Alex Ebert Credits: "All Is Lost" Up next: A book, musical, solo album and more orchestral works Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes made his film scoring debut with J.C. Chandor's "All is Lost," ...

  30. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediate ...

  31. Backbeat Byte: Bono and The Edge Come Out to Support 'Mandela'

    January 07, 2014 4:21 PM EST  U2’s Bono and the Edge gathered at a reception for the Weinstein Co.’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Monday night at the Sunset Marquis. Their first song in three years, “Ordinary Love,” is featured in the film. Bono said the song “is a plea f ...

  32. Heineken Debuts ‘Dance More, Drink Slow’ Alcohol Moderation Campaign With Armin van Buuren

    January 07, 2014 3:21 PM EST Ultra Music Festival’s Heineken House Brings EDM Experience to Each Pour Heineken Launches Ultra Music Fest Contest App Trance DJ Armin van Buuren Sells Out<br> Madison Square Garden As more and more corporate brands begin to sponsor EDM cu ...

  33. Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added To Grammy Performers List

    January 07, 2014 12:28 PM EST Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica are the latest additions to the performers list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan. 26. Up for four awards, including record of the ye ...

  34. BMI Announces Panelists for Annual Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable

    January 07, 2014 9:57 AM EST BMI has set the lineup for its 16th annual Composer/Director Roundtable for Jan. 22 at the Sundance House, presented by HP, in Park City, Utah. “Music & Film: The Creative Process” will feature include composer Craig Wedren and director David ...

  35. William Hurt to Play Modern-Day Gregg Allman in 'Midnight Rider' Biopic

    January 06, 2014 9:41 PM EST William Hurt will play current-day Gregg Allman in the biopic “Midnight Rider” that is scheduled to begin shooting in February in Savannah, Ga. Tyson Ritter, lead singer of the All American Rejects, is playing young Gregg Allman with Wyatt Russell ...

  36. Saul Zaentz, Movie Producer And Music Exec Who Feuded With John Fogerty, Dies At 92

    January 06, 2014 2:07 AM EST Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus" and "The English Patient," has died. He was 92. Zaentz die ...

  37. How Phil Everly Proved 'The People Writing the Articles Who Hated The Music' Wrong: A Remembrance

    January 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST The setting was the rooftop of the Henry Fonda Theater, the event a tribute to Buddy Holly. Phil Everly was among the guests. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The ...

  38. Chart Moves: Bastille Returns to Top 40, Demi Lovato's Big Gain, Zac Brown Band Hits 1 Million

    January 03, 2014 8:41 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Beyonce's self-titled album held firm at No. 1 for a third week, marking the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. While no new albums arrived in the top 10, there was still a lot of movement in t ...

  39. Conversations with Composers: Alexandre Desplat

    January 03, 2014 4:48 PM EST Composer: Alexandre Desplat Credits: "Philomena" ; “Zero Dark Thirty” ; “The King's Speech" Up next: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" ; "Godzilla" , and a Lance Armstrong biopic "Philomena" is the fif ...

  40. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2014 4:18 PM EST Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is aiming for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the animated feature's companion album could sell over 140,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 5. That ...

  41. Biz to Host Live Streams of Midem Talks With WME's Geiger, Vevo's Careff and Rita Ora, Chrysler/Fiat's Francois, CISAC's Jarre

    January 03, 2014 1:47 PM EST As previously reported , this year's edition of long-running international music conference Midem sees the launch of Midem Talks, a new four-day series of discussions led by prominent members of the industry. The Talks, which take place Feb. ...

  42. Record Companies' Lawsuit Against Vimeo Heads Towards Appellate Showdown

    January 03, 2014 1:05 PM EST A copyright infringement lawsuit against Vimeo, owned by Barry Diller's IAC, has taken another step forward after a federal judge in New York issued a new ruling on Tuesday. Among other developments, the case now looks headed towards an appel ...

  43. Tessanne Chin's ‘Voice’ Triumph: Jamaica’s Music Industry Reacts

    January 03, 2014 11:23 AM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin’s stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC’s singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island’s biggest music st ...

  44. Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Sends Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 03, 2014 11:00 AM EST The release of Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" music video spurs the singer back to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart -- which ranks the most social artists of the week.  The Social 50 chart tallies the most popular artists on Yo ...

  45. Why Bruce Springsteen Chose 'The Good Wife' and CBS.com to Preview 'High Hopes' (Analysis)

    January 02, 2014 5:45 PM EST For the fifth album in a row, Columbia Records and Bruce Springsteen are turning to television or film to herald the arrival of new music from the rock legend. This time, the embed is deeper with greater permanence, and an attempt to associate S ...

  46. Bruce Springsteen Inks Deal With CBS to Stream Album In Advance of Release, Songs to Appear on 'The Good Wife'

    January 02, 2014 12:45 PM EST Bruce Springsteen will preview his 18th studio release, "High Hopes," starting Sunday Jan. 5 on CBS.com/springsteen nine days before its Jan. 14 release. And viewers of the network's hit drama "The Good Wife" can hear snip ...

  47. Behind the 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Scenes with Producer Barry Adelman

    December 30, 2013 1:22 PM EST The day after Christmas, Barry Adelman leaves Los Angeles for New York's Times Square, where he is finalizing the production of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014.” This year's show will feature performances fro ...

  48. Justin Bieber 'Believe' Documentary Has Lackluster Opening

    December 29, 2013 4:01 PM EST Justin Bieber's second concert documentary "Believe" is turning in a dismal performance at the Christmas box office, where it has earned only $3.1 million in its first three days. On Friday, it fell below $1 million to $790,000 for ...

  49. Grammy Exec. Producer Ken Ehrlich Takes Us Behind the Scenes (Grammy Voter Guide 2014)

    December 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST There’s kinetic energy onstage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre for rehearsals of the opening number of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!”: three dancers with shopping carts, a half-dozen horn players amid racks of mismatched clothing, a couple ...

  50. Letter From the Editor: A Call to Focus on Music—For Music's Sake

    December 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST The following Letter From the Editor by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde originally appeared in Billboard's 2014 Grammy Voter Guide which you can read or download in its entirety here. You can also purchase a physical copy of this ...

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