1. Rolling Stones Sax Man's Wild Life Story Optioned for Documentary

    May 08, 2013 9:11 PM EDT Independent producer Scott Putman and director-producer Jeff Stacy have secured rights to saxophonist Bobby Keys' rollicking, addictively readable biography "Every Night's a Saturday Night: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Leg ...

  2. Antfood, Southern Comfort, Human Lead Inaugural AMP Awards Winners

    May 08, 2013 8:49 PM EDT The Association of Music Producers held the inaugural AMP Awards in New York on Wednesday night during Creative Week, honoring the best uses of music in advertising and branding. Eleven trophies were awarded in 10 different categories, plus tw ...

  3. Adam Levine, 'Voice' Coach and Maroon 5 Frontman, Inks Development Deal at NBC

    May 08, 2013 11:23 AM EDT Adam Levine's NBC footprint is about to grow larger. The "Voice" coach and Maroon 5 frontman has inked a one-year first-look development deal at NBC with his longtime manager-turned-producing partner Jordan Feldstein. Together, th ...

  4. Madonna to Be Honored as Top Touring Artist at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • J.Lo, Lil Wayne, Minaj Performing • ...

  5. Miguel Bosé to Be Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    May 08, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé will be honored as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and will be feted in a tribute gala held on Nov. 20, one day before the 14th annual awards show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in ...

  6. Glassnote Founder Daniel Glass Feted at Musexpo in L.A.

    May 07, 2013 10:12 PM EDT “One of the great minds and great guys in the music business” is how talk show host Jimmy Kimmel introduced Glassnote Entertainment founder and fearless label leader Daniel Glass at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Tuesday morning (May 7). The occasi ...

  7. 'La Voz Kids,' New Spanish-Language 'Voice' Iteration, Debuts to Strong Ratings

    May 07, 2013 4:15 PM EDT The May 5 premiere of "La Voz Kids," the first Spanish-language version of the successful "The Voice" franchise to air in the United States, delivered the highest ratings ever for a reality show on the Telemundo network. The ...

  8. Universal Music Publishing Acquires Criterion Music Corp

    May 07, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired Criterion Music Corporation and its affiliated entities, it was announced today by Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMPG, and Bo Goldsen, President of Criterion The company will relocate to UMPG’s ...

  9. Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Bryan Lead CMT Music Awards Nominations

    May 06, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan lead with four nominations apiece at this year's CMT Music Awards. The three artists are nominated in Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Church and Bryan are also up for Male Video of the Ye ...

  10. Billboard Music Awards 2013: All Our Coverage

    May 06, 2013 11:42 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Gotye, Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards Billboard Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly 1 Million Downloads Billboard Music Awards Win TV Ratings, Viewership Up 28%     NEWS Billboard Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly ...

  11. YouTube Close to Launching Paid Channel Subscriptions (Report)

    May 06, 2013 11:28 AM EDT The new a la carte subscription plans for some of its professional video channels could be announced as early as this week, the Financial Times has reported. Charging subscription fees will allow the online video provider to add a second revenue ...

  12. Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich Returns to Produce Primetime Emmys Show

    May 03, 2013 4:18 PM EDT Veteran Primetime Emmys producer Ken Ehrlich will return for this year's awards telecast on CBS. The network and the Television Academy made the announcement Friday. “Ken has been a great partner with CBS throughout the years on many specia ...

  13. T.I. Signs With United Talent Agency

    May 03, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Tip “T.I.” Harris has signed with United Talent Agency in all areas except music. Harris began his career in hip hop, releasing eight studio albums and winning three Grammys. In 2006 he starred in his first film, Warner Bros.’ "ATL," w ...

  14. Billboard Taps SonicBids for Music Awards Post-Party Talent Search

    May 02, 2013 9:28 PM EDT After a night including performances from Prince, Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne, Billboard is looking for one act to take the Billboard Music Awards from the party to the after-party. One group will get to follow the evening of superstar acts with ...

  15. George Jones Memorial Evokes Tears, Tributes From Fans and Friends

    May 02, 2013 5:38 PM EDT In the lyrics of George Jones' signature song, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," a wreath is placed upon the door of a heartbroken man at a funeral. And when Jones' time came, they placed not just a wreath but a gargantuan spray ...

  16. Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    May 02, 2013 11:10 AM EDT There's nothing small about the Billboard Music Awards -- but it will have Lil Wayne. Weezy will join a number of new additions to the May 19 event, including label mate Nicki Minaj and stars including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheera ...

  17. MTV's O Music Awards to Return June 19 with 24-Hour Event

    May 01, 2013 6:43 PM EDT More than 50 bands will help keep the party rolling for 24 hours during the O Music Awards. The show put on by MTV, VH1 and CMT that celebrates music and counter culture will return June 19 with a 24-hour livestream event that will celebrate liv ...

  18. Vevo's Post-YouTube Strategies: Cable, Paid Subscription, Original Programming, More

    April 29, 2013 1:03 PM EDT The surprise exit of Vevo sales chief David Kohl, who had been there since 2009, is a big cause for concern among advertisers and music industry partners who worry about disruption to a business whose primary revenue source is advertising. In th ...

  19. Billboard 2013 Latin Music Awards Rise in Ratings, Set Social Media Records

    April 26, 2013 6:32 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm and broadcast live on Telemundo April 25, saw a surge in ratings from last year’s edition, according to Nielsen numbers, and also generated record social activity. The show, which ai ...

  20. Machinima, Ultra Detail Partnership In Upfront Pitch To Advertisers

    April 25, 2013 4:42 PM EDT At its first “upfront” event for advertisers in New York on Wednesday, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima touted the buying power and influence of the 13-to-34-year-old males who view, share and create the network’s highly watched video gam ...

  21. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Telemundo Head Emilio Romano on the Wide Inroads His Network Offers Artists

    April 24, 2013 6:55 PM EDT This past Tuesday, April 16, Telemundo scored a rare coup for a Hispanic television network. Thanks to its original novela, "El Señor de los Cielos," the station took the top ratings spot at 10 p.m. on Friday for all adults age 18 to 3 ...

  22. How Mexican Regional Artists Are Reaching New Audiences Via TV & Video (Panel)

    April 24, 2013 3:13 PM EDT Panel: New Windows For Regional Mexian Moderator: Pepe Garza, Founder & President, Arpa Musical Speakers: German Chavez, Managing Director, Discos Sabina Memo Ibarra, Artist, Alerta Zero Diana Mogollón , General Manager, mun2 Luis Rivera , S ...

  23. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Viva for VEVO Panel Addresses the Nascent Company's Growth

    April 24, 2013 3:03 PM EDT Panel: "Viva for VEVO" – Maximizing your presence and revenue in the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. Moderator: Bill Werde , editorial director, Billboard Speakers: Gustavo Lopez , EVP, Brand Partner ...

  24. Fuse Teams With Trident, Twitter for 'Trending 10' Countdown Series

    April 24, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Fuse, Trident and Twitter are teaming up for a new nightly countdown series, “Trending 10,” that will be the first television show to be built around real-time Twitter conversation spikes. The show’s 10 nightly stories will be compiled from Fuse ...

  25. Univision Communications Launches Uforia Music Service

    April 23, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Today at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, Univision Communications, Inc. announced the launch of the Uforia music service and upgraded radio app focused on content curation with deep Latin genres.   The announcement was made today by Jose ...

  26. Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 8/7c on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • M ...

  27. Carly Rae Jepsen, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Weeknd, Grimes Among 2013 Juno Award Winners

    April 21, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Rush, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric and The Weeknd were among the winners at the 2013 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards in Regina, Sask., last night (April 20), during a private, untelevised, non-webcast evening attended by 1,150 members o ...

  28. 'Glee' Renewed for Another Two Seasons

    April 19, 2013 9:39 PM EDT Fox has something to sing about. Musical dramedy "Glee" has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season, the network announced Friday. "'Glee' debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, ...

  29. ASCAP Expo: Music Supervision in the Digital Age

    April 19, 2013 3:02 PM EDT Take advantage of YouTube, Soundcloud and blogs. That’s been the recurring theme all week at the ASCAP Expo in Hollywood and Friday morning’s “Music Supervision in the Digital Age” panel was no exception, with a few more specifics on offer, to ...

  30. Exclusive: Big Frame, YouTube Artist Dave Days Kick Off Original Series

    April 18, 2013 5:11 PM EDT Exploring new ways for independent artists to earn money, online talent management firm Big Frame and YouTube artist Dave Days on Thursday launched a new reality video series called "Writing Room." The show pairs 10 up-and-coming Yo ...

  31. Cannes Film Festival Goes Musical with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Liberace

    April 18, 2013 1:44 PM EDT Jay-Z and rap in the 1920s, Justin Timberlake strumming folk music in the 1960s and the story of Liberace give the 66th annual Festival de Cannes an inordinately musical look. Timberlake stars in the Coen Brothers'  folk music drama " ...

  32. Record Store Day Q&A With Graham Jones of 'Last Shop Standing'

    April 18, 2013 10:02 AM EDT Record Store Day has made “Last Shop Standing” -- a new documentary on U.K. record shops -- the official film of this year’s edition of its annual event. “Last Shop Standing,” released in the U.K. last year and coming out April 20 on DVD, has ...

  33. Lucian Grainge, Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Join DreamWorks Animation's Board of Directors

    April 16, 2013 1:19 PM EDT DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced that Lucian Grainge and Jason Kilar will be nominated to the company's board of directors at its upcoming annual meeting of shareholders. Grainge is chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. He joine ...

  34. Danielle Diego Promoted To EVP Fox Music, Will Oversee Music Supervision For All Fox Films

    April 16, 2013 12:46 PM EDT 20th Century Fox Film has promoted Danielle Diego to executive vice president, Fox Music.  In her new position she will be responsible for overseeing music supervision for films across all Fox Film Divisions: 20th Century Fox Film, Fox Searchli ...

  35. Faith Hill Leaves 'Sunday Night Football'

    April 15, 2013 9:16 PM EDT When Sunday Night Football returns this fall, it will be without Faith Hill, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Since 2007, the country singer has sung the opening theme for NBC's primetime football program, a reworked version of Joan Jett&# ...

  36. Daft Punk Tease New Album at Coachella, During 'Saturday Night Live,' Reveal Guests

    April 14, 2013 2:16 AM EDT Daft Punk may not be on the official Coachella lineup this year, still the French electronic duo still managed to grab the attention of concert-goers talking in the festival's first day (April 12) Daft Punk broadcasted a new trailer for the ...

  37. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead: Inside The UK’s Bizarre Campaign To Make The Anti-Thatcher Song No. 1

    April 12, 2013 10:38 AM EDT UPDATE 4/12: BBC Radio will not play the full "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" song during the Official Chart Show on Sunday, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper announced. Instead they will play a clip as part of a news item about the "W ...

  38. Diplo to Produce EDM Film for Fox

    April 11, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Diplo and his business partner Kevin Kusatsu will executive produce an EDM-based feature film for 20th Century Fox, a rep for the musician confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be written by Adam Weinstock and Andy Jones, and produ ...

  39. Jenni Rivera Exhibit Opening At Grammy Museum On Mother's Day

    April 11, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The Grammy Museum's new exhibit on singer Jenni Rivera is scheduled to open on May 12 in Los Angeles and will feature costumes, rare photographs, hand-written notes, videos and awards belonging to the late entertainer who went from aspiring ...

  40. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 6:12 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with I'm Not There director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The panel, call ...

  41. ACM Awards Give Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and More Big Chart Boosts

    April 10, 2013 11:15 AM EDT While the Academy of Country Music Awards were staged on the final day of the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week (April 7), the show's impact can still be felt all over the latest Billboard charts. The most visible beneficiary of t ...

  42. Gregg Allman Music Biopic in the Works From 'CBGB' Filmmakers

    April 09, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The filmmakers behind the upcoming music-themed feature "CBGB" are aiming to keep the rock flame alive with a biopic on Gregg Allman. Randall Miller and Jody Savin have picked up the rights to "My Cross to Bear," Allman’s New ...

  43. Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards Announced

    April 09, 2013 3:44 PM EDT A campaign for Honey Bunches of Oats starring bilingual urban bachata star Prince Royce; the marketing effort for Juanes’ MTV Unplugged album, and a MasterCard digital and social platform featuring EMI Mexico artists will compete for Best Campai ...

  44. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  45. Draco Rosa and Mexico's Maná Performing Together at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2013 4:59 PM EDT Mexico's most successful rock band Maná and award-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa will debut their single "Penelope" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25.   Presented by State Farm, the program will air at 7 p.m. ...

  46. Miranda Lambert Is Big Winner at ACM Awards, But Luke Bryan Scores Upset

    April 07, 2013 11:33 PM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be one fine education in partying, country style. Many of the evening's performances from Las Vegas proved to be very much attitude laden -- and the winners reflected this, with Luke ...

  47. Les Blank, Blues-Jazz Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 07, 2013 3:17 PM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short f ...

  48. Harmony Korine to Write Book With Rapper Riff Raff (Report)

    April 04, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Harmony Korine, writer and director of "Spring Breakers," is reportedly writing a book based on rapper Riff Raff's (sometimes stylized as RiFF RAFF) tweets. The rapper, who shared the news in Acclaim magazine , was previously caug ...

  49. Backbeat: Crazy Photos From the Flaming Lips ‘Terror’ Listening Party, Presented by Warner and Billboard

    April 04, 2013 6:29 PM EDT Last night at the General on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Warner Sound and Billboard teamed up to present a listening party for the Flaming Lips’ characteristically mind-bending new LP, The Terror, out April 16 on Warner Bros. Records . A pa ...

  50. Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

    April 04, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Roger Ebert, the ardent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who put his indelible thumbprint on the history of film criticism forged from spending a lifetime at the movies, has died, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. He was 70. In early Decembe ...

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