1. Resolution’s Phil Casey on Chris Brown’s Upcoming World Tour, John Singleton Doc, Community Service, and More (Q&A)

    September 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Chris Brown is well on his way to becoming the new hardest-working man in show business. In the coming year, the Grammy-winning multiplatinum singer/songwriter will have his hands full with releasing a new studio album, embarking on a world ar ...

  2. Conversations with Composers: Jóhann Jóhannsson

    September 12, 2013 11:32 AM EDT Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson Current project: On tour – Yoshi’s, San Francisco, Sept. 13; Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, Sept. 15; three February dates with brass bands Film: “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenha ...

  3. David Correy's 'The World Is Ours' Is Coca-Cola's 2014 World Cup Anthem (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 5:35 PM EDT "The World is Ours," performed by singer David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe Monobloco, is Coca-Cola's global 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem, Coca-Cola sources have revealed exclusively to Billboard. Listen to "The World ...

  4. Vivendi Considering Splitting Media and Telecom Companies

    September 11, 2013 12:28 PM EDT French conglomerate Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group, today announced that its supervisory board has unanimously voted to launch a study to split into two separate companies – an international media group and the SFR telecom group.  V ...

  5. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Video Breaks Vevo Record

    September 10, 2013 6:42 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has swung her way to a new 24-hour record for views across Vevo, as her "Wrecking Ball" video racks up 19.3 million views, smashing previous champs One Direction and the 12.3 million views their "Best Song Ever" c ...

  6. 2013 CMA Awards: Full Nominations List

    September 10, 2013 9:29 AM EDT Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line today announced nominees for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift led all nominees with six nominations each, including nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and A ...

  7. WME's John Marx on Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Gig, Sold-Out Arena Tour Strategy, Not Having Presales (Q&A)

    September 10, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Bruno Mars has not only proven to be a master at creating multiple hit songs, but he’s also solidified himself as one of today’s top live performers. In addition to being named the halftime performer at next year’s Super Bowl XLVIII, Mars re ...

  8. Alex Pham's Digital Notes: SourceAudio Gets $1.2 Million; Google Glass Adds Sound Search; VEVO Grows Views

    September 09, 2013 6:46 PM EDT SourceAudio Gets $1.2 Million in Funding   Who says there's no money in music? AudioSource, a Los Angeles company that connects music supervisors with music catalogs, on Monday said it's snagged $1.2 million in seed financing led by Em ...

  9. Vivendi Chair, Investor Feud Over CEO Search

    September 09, 2013 11:20 AM EDT The chairman of French media and telecom conglomerate Vivendi and one of the company's other powerful board members are locked into a showdown over who should be the next CEO, a source confirmed Monday. Jean-Francois Dubos last year became ...

  10. It's Official: Bruno Mars To Play Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

    September 08, 2013 1:48 PM EDT It's official: Bruno Mars will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Feb. 2, 2014.  Reports of the "Locked Out Of Heaven" singer's booking started circulating when the Los Angeles Times broke the news Friday, a ...

  11. Eminem Appears Live on ESPN's Saturnday Night Football To Promote 'Berzerk' Video (Watch)

    September 08, 2013 12:43 AM EDT Eminem made an unlikely appearance on ESPN's "Saturday Night Football" halftime show during today's (Sept. 7) Michigan-Notre Dame game. The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new singl ...

  12. Bruno Mars Set To Play Super Bowl 2014 Halftime (Source)

    September 07, 2013 2:44 PM EDT Bruno Mars will rock the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014, a source confirmed to Billboard on Saturday (Sept. 7). The L.A. Times first reported the possible Bruno Mars halftime gig, citing it's own sources. The Associated Press has a ...

  13. How Ylvis' 'The Fox' Went Viral (With Help from Stargate) - Q&A

    September 07, 2013 7:25 AM EDT On Friday morning, the Internet yet again went off the rails over a video for a new song called “The Fox” by an unknown (in the U.S. anyway) Norwegian duo called Ylvis . Billed as “the next “Gangnam Style” and earning almost 2 million views o ...

  14. Michael Jackson's New Instagram Account Causes Surge on Social 50 Chart

    September 05, 2013 9:57 PM EDT The late Michael Jackson makes a 14-position leap on Billboard's Social 50 chart (27-13) following online activity around his birthday (Aug. 29) and the launch of his Instagram account. Paul McCartney, Prince, Robert Plant: Why Veteran Musi ...

  15. Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake Lead MTV VMA-Related Music Sales Up 37% In Week After Show

    September 05, 2013 6:44 PM EDT Get More: 2013 VMA , Artists.MTV , Music , Miley Cyrus   Now that a full week has passed since MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA), both the Hot Digital songs and Billboard 200 albums charts swell with gainers thanks to the show. In the week end ...

  16. Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Co. Announce $300 Million Joint Venture

    September 04, 2013 6:01 PM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company and Irving Azoff 's Azoff Music Management have announced the founding of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a jointly owned company in a $300 million deal that will expand on AMM's artist representation busi ...

  17. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Robert Kraft Returns to Performing; Arsenio Hall Lines Up Guests; James Brown Biopic Set

    September 04, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Robert Kraft , the former president of music at Fox who put his music career on hold for more than two decades, is returning to the stage for two shows, one in New York and one in L.A. Kraft will perform at Joe's Pub on Oct. 30 and Largo at ...

  18. Vevo Taps Jonathan Carson As First Chief Revenue Officer (Q&A)

    September 03, 2013 4:56 PM EDT Vevo has named Nielsen veteran Jonathan Carson as its first-ever chief revenue officer, a position that will see him leading Vevo’s global sales team across advertising and brand partnerships. Carson will effectively fill some of the duties prev ...

  19. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Join 'American Idol' Judges Panel

    September 03, 2013 1:18 PM EDT It's official: Fox has named Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol's newest judges panel. The trio will kick off production on season 13 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Boston. "I have always been a huge fan o ...

  20. CBS & Time Warner Cable Find Breakthrough in Fee Dispute

    September 03, 2013 12:30 AM EDT TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable ended their monthlong programming dispute on Monday and resumed broadcasts to millions of homes in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The agreement ended a blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels ...

  21. Business Matters: What If Musicians Went on Strike Against Digital Services Like Spotify? It’s Possible

    August 30, 2013 7:23 PM EDT What if musicians went on strike and refused to make their music available on the digital services that have attracted so much negative criticism in recent years? It's not an entirely pointless thought exercise. People go on strike all ...

  22. Big Sean, Juicy J and Alabama Tribute Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 30, 2013 6:52 PM EDT Rappers Big Sean and Juicy J, along with a new tribute album to country band Alabama, are headed for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Sean's new "Hall of Fame" could sell approximat ...

  23. VMAs Set to Rock Digital Songs Chart, Performed Songs Up by 20-35%

    August 30, 2013 4:51 PM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) may be over, but the Aug. 25 show continues to impact the iTunes Store and other digital retailers. Industry sources are forecasting digital download gains (in the week ending Sept. 1) for nearly all of the song ...

  24. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc to Air on Showtime

    August 30, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Ron Howard's "Made in America" documentary about the Jay Z-curated music festival in Philadelphia will air Oct. 11 on Showtime.  After Jay Z's "Budweiser Made in America" festival debuted on Labor Day weekend last y ...

  25. New Signings: Boy George Signs with Kobalt, Rick Ross to ICM Partners, BMG Chrysalis US Land the Orwells

    August 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT 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.Pete ...

  26. One Direction Film Expected to Gross $22M Over Labor Day Weekend

    August 29, 2013 11:57 PM EDT One Direction is expected to top the Labor Day movie box office chart as their 3-D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" is expected to pull in $22 million, according to various reports . Sony Pictures' TriStar label wil ...

  27. MTV VMAs Spur Early Gains for Miley Cyrus, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, and More

    August 29, 2013 8:38 PM EDT Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake were all big winners during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), even though only Timberlake actually won any awards. Cyrus and Thicke paired for a buzzed-about performance during the Aug. 25 s ...

  28. 'The Voice' Producer Talpa Bolsters Int'l Team With Executive Appointments

    August 29, 2013 12:33 AM EDT Dutch producer Talpa, the maker of hit talent format "The Voice," has strengthened its Talpa International division with a number of new appointments. Register today for Billboard's 2013 Film & TV Music conference in Los Angel ...

  29. Nathan Hubbard, Ex-Ticketmaster CEO, On Bringing Commerce To Twitter: ‘The Music Industry Should Be Tremendously Excited' (Q&A)

    August 28, 2013 4:57 PM EDT In a move that could have huge implications for the music industry, former Ticketmaster CEO and president Nathan Hubbard was named as Twitter’s first head of commerce on Aug. 27 , a move that heralds a broadening for the social networking behemo ...

  30. Backbeat: BMI's Doreen Ringer-Ross Convenes Women Film & TV Composers, Hints at High Hopes

    August 28, 2013 12:47 PM EDT After a trip to International Film Festival of Cordoba, where she spoke on a panel -- "A Feminine Take on Music for Film" -- with Rachel Portman and Miriam Cutler, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross thought it would be a good idea to revisit the ...

  31. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: ‘Gatsby’ Music Supervisor Anton Monsted To Fox; ‘Kinky Boots’ Composer Honors the Duke; Queen Latifah's 'Teach;' ‘Short Term 12’ Composer's Gig; More

    August 27, 2013 6:33 PM EDT   Monsted To Twentieth Century Fox Anton Monsted, executive music supervisor and co-producer of  “The Great Gatsby,” has been named senior vice president of Fox Music at Twentieth Century Fox. Monsted was previously general manager of Baz Luhrma ...

  32. Rick Ross Signs with ICM Partners for Concert Bookings and More

    August 27, 2013 5:48 PM EDT Rapper Rick Ross has signed with ICM Partners for representation in all areas. Ross’ responsible agents for concerts at ICM are Zach Iser and Caroline Yim. Previously, the rapper’s live bookings were handled in-house by his team. New Signings: ...

  33. VEVO Debuts on Apple TV Alongside Disney Channel, Smithsonian

    August 27, 2013 11:47 AM EDT In an update released today, VEVO and four other content sources -- Disney, Disney XD, the Smithsonian and the Weather Channel -- have joined the ranks of Apple TV apps. The launch makes VEVO's catalog of music videos, which the company say ...

  34. Dr. Luke Will Not Judge 'American Idol'

    August 26, 2013 10:39 PM EDT Despite reports to the contrary, hit-maker Dr. Luke will not be joining "American Idol" as a judge on season 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The songwriter and producer, who's credited on such global smashes as Kelly Clark ...

  35. Miley Cyrus Sees Social Media and Digital Sales Benefits from MTV VMAs Performance

    August 26, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Miley Cyrus is reaping the benefits of her buzzed-about performance on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Aug. 25 -- both in sales and social metrics. During the VMAs telecast, Cyrus performed her Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "We Can& ...

  36. MTV VMAs Average 10.1 Million Viewers, Up 66 Percent

    August 26, 2013 4:32 PM EDT With a star-studded lineup, an anticipated reunion and excessive promotion, the MTV Video Music Awards proved to be king in the ratings. The two-and-a-half hour telecast, back in primetime on Sunday night, averaged 10.1 total million viewers — ...

  37. Chris Tyng's Grow Music Project Pays it Forward To Independent Artists

    August 26, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Composer Chris Tyng is opening his Santa Barbara County studio to developing and buzz-worthy musicians for free, no strings attached.   Tyng is launching the Grow Music Project to provide artists with two or three days in his state of the art st ...

  38. James Brown Biopic to Be Filmed in Mississippi

    August 26, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed "The Help," said Monday that he'll make a biographical feature film about James Brown in the state, starting this fall. "Every frame will be shot in Mississippi. We're eve ...

  39. Justin Timberlake Rescues 2013 MTV VMAs as Show Turns 30

    August 26, 2013 1:31 AM EDT MTV is never fond of promoting the age of its annual Video Music Awards and as it turned 30 Sunday night in Brooklyn it worked hard to say it could compete with the raunch of the Internet, the career achievement component of the Grammys and up-t ...

  40. Justin Timberlake's 'Mirrors' Wins MTV VMAs' Video of the Year Honors (Full Winners List)

    August 25, 2013 11:37 PM EDT The video of the year trophy was the final memorable moment of a night full of them for Justin Timberlake at the MTV Video Music Awards. Timberlake won the top honor for "Mirrors" on the same night he reunited briefly with `N Sync and ...

  41. Eminem Announces 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' In VMAs' Beats By Dre Commercial

    August 25, 2013 11:13 PM EDT Eminem returns with "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" on November 5. The rapper announced the news through a Beats by Dre commercial which played during tonight's (Aug. 25) MTV Video Music Awards. Check out the 16-second ad below. How ‘ ...

  42. MTV VMAs: Katy Perry To Perform Live From Iconic Brooklyn Locale, Producer Promises Borough Love Letter

    August 25, 2013 8:07 AM EDT Brooklyn’s Barclays center was an empty black box for much of August. The last concert to take place in the 19,000-seat venue? Beyonce’s Aug. 5 gig, capping off three nights at the venue her husband Jay Z helped bring to fruition. But as of Satu ...

  43. Taco Bell Premieres Passion Pit Rockumentary, Preps VMA Sponsorship (Exclusive)

    August 23, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Since 2006, Taco Bell's Feed The Beat program has supported more than 600 rising music acts with $500 in gift certificates to help keep them fed on the road. And in more recent years, the company has extended its outreach to the music in ...

  44. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT 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.Peters ...

  45. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' To Get Kia Hamster Treatment During VMAs

    August 23, 2013 9:36 AM EDT Katy Perry won’t be the only artist with a commercial synched up to her performance during this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards. Lady Gaga’s “Applause” will become the latest song to get the dancing hamster treatment from the Kia Soul, in a ...

  46. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  47. Ed's Publishing Briefs: UMPG Re-ups Admin Deal with Warner Bros; Imagem Strikes Deal with Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff; Coolio's Song Auction

    August 22, 2013 5:28 PM EDT UMPG SIGNS DEALS WITH WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, BURT BACHARACH Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its worldwide music publishing administration agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment, which will cover the music from Warner Bros. P ...

  48. Green Day's 'Broadway Idiot' Documentary to Get Theatrical Release

    August 22, 2013 4:47 PM EDT "Broadway Idiot," which chronicles the theater adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot, is set to hit the big screen on October 18, it was announced Thursday. The documentary will begin a special theatrical engagement in New York ...

  49. Hitmaker Claude Kelly, Jenna Hally Rubenstein Developing Reality Show to Find Undiscovered Music Mogul

    August 22, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Claude Kelly is looking for the next music industry tastemaker. The hitmaker behind such songs as Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA," Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Jessie J's "Price Tag" ha ...

  50. Getting Out The Vote: Round Two of CMA Awards Online Balloting Underway

    August 22, 2013 1:04 PM EDT The 24-hour period beginning at 8 p.m. on Aug. 19 saw a wealth of country events in Nashville: No. 1 parties for Jake Owen, Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw, and a dinner/listening party for Keith Urban’s forthcoming album "Fuse." There’s a ...

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