1. Oscars Disqualify Song Nominee

    January 29, 2014 6:57 PM EST The Oscar nomination for an obscure song in a lightly seen film has been rescinded. The Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” after learning that Broughton, a former governor and curre ...

  2. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Grammy Compilation Debuts At No. 2

    January 29, 2014 10:59 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 93,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up 7% compared with its sales in the previous week (87,000). Th ...

  3. Grammy Diary: Shelley Wright From Modular, Reps Tame Impala, Has Dinner With Indies, Trainspots Jay Z & Beyonce

    January 29, 2014 9:45 AM EST Shelley Wright is the director of publicity for Modular whose band Tame Impala were nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy. Here's her Grammy diary. Patrik North, the US label manager at Modular , and I were beyond surprised when Tame ...

  4. Bob Dylan's Super Bowl Blitz: Set to Star In Chrysler Commercial, Licenses 'I Want You' to Chobani (Exclusive)

    January 28, 2014 8:11 PM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star ...

  5. Sara Bareilles Fires Manager Jordan Feldstein After Grammys Scuffle With Osbournes

    January 28, 2014 6:50 PM EST Sara Bareilles has fired manager Jordan Feldstein, who also counts Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke as clients, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer, who performed with Carole King at the Grammys, went home empty handed after being nom ...

  6. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:28 PM EST Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ag ...

  7. No One Plays A Beatle Song Quite Like a Beatle: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite For Grammys Ed Sullivan 50th Anniversary Concert

    January 28, 2014 11:10 AM EST Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatl ...

  8. Sean Combs' 'Revolt Live' Launches with Wiz Khalifah & Mack Wilds Interviews

    January 28, 2014 12:51 AM EST The daily flagship show of Sean Combs' Revolt TV went live Monday in the network's Hollywood studios with interviews of Wiz Khalifah and Mack Wilds, discussions about Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and the Grammys and a look at music around ...

  9. Ken Bunt, Disney Music Group President, Talks 'Frozen,' Demi Lovato on the Power 100 Red Carpet (Video)

    January 27, 2014 5:29 PM EST The 2014 Billboard Power 100 Ken Bunt, president of Disney Music Group and No. 89 on Billboard's Power 100, takes time on the red carpet to speak to senior writer Andrew Hampp about his company's year of successes, including Demi Lovato, ...

  10. 28.5 Million Tune In for 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Second-Highest in Over Two Decades

    January 27, 2014 1:53 PM EST The 56th annual Grammy Awards were watched by 28.51 million viewers on Sunday, the second largest audience for the awards show in 21 years -- the show two years ago, around the time of Whitney Houston's death, drew over 39 million viewers -- ...

  11. Where The Music Supes Eat Nigiri: The PJ Bloom, Ron Broitman, Kevin Weaver Grammy Party

    January 27, 2014 1:50 PM EST “If a bomb was dropped here, there would be no more sync business.” So cracks Kevin Weaver EVP, the Atlantic Records Group , about the crowd thronging the patio at the outpost of high-end Japanese restaurant Katsuya located in the shadow of Los An ...

  12. 'Glee' Star Darren Criss, Mike Posner, Pete Tong Party With Music Execs at Billboard's Grammy After Party

    January 27, 2014 11:41 AM EST Billboard hosted its second annual Grammy after-party at the London Hotel rooftop Sunday night (Jan. 26), sponsored by Citi and Bud Light Platinum. Though Prince didn't make a return appearance this year, artists like Darren Criss , Richard M ...

  13. The 2014 Grammy Awards Recap: Weddings, French Robots, Paul & Ringo

    January 27, 2014 12:34 AM EST A pair of duos win big on music's biggest night... Lorde surprises with Song of the Year nod... Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Jay Z among performers At a GRAMMY ceremony that will be forever known for a marriage c ...

  14. 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 8:31 PM EST Be sure to stay tuned -- this list will be updated throughout the night! (Last updated 11:43 EST) Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards are being announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs Live! Full Coverage fro ...

  15. Recapping Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala (Video)

    January 26, 2014 8:25 PM EST Above is an abridged tour around Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party, including performances from Pharrell, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Lionel Richie, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and John Fogerty, as well as appearances from Neil Portnow, Russell Simmons a ...

  16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Adele Among Pre-Telecast GRAMMY Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:21 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three Grammys in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist&qu ...

  17. Wiz Khalifa, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry, Charlie Wilson, Others Share Songwriting Stories at BMI's Pre-Grammy Panel

    January 26, 2014 5:58 PM EST 0 6.746 k 26 0 Similar to last year, when Snoop Dogg lit up during BMI’s annual pre-Grammy Awards “How I Wrote That Song” discussion, rapper Wiz Khalifa walked onto the stage Saturday (Jan. 25) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles puffing on a joint befor ...

  18. GRAMMY Awards Live Blog: The Latest From the Red Carpet, Backstage and Audience

    January 26, 2014 5:52 PM EST Grammys 2014: Complete Coverage   Stay tuned as experts from Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter provide live coverage of the 56th GRAMMY Awards! To view on your mobile device, click here .     New York Billboard Staff Digital and Mobile TV / Fil ...

  19. Will Smith Hits Ne-Yo's 6th Annual Pre-Grammy Midnight Brunch

    January 26, 2014 5:22 PM EST Ne-Yo and Compound Entertainment's 6th annual Midnight Brunch got an extra shot of star power in the form of Will Smith this year. The 45-year-old actor, set to team with Ne-Yo on a new HBO project, was among the names inside Hollywood's ...

  20. Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch's 'God Help the Girl' Among Sundance Winners

    January 26, 2014 12:40 PM EST A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely worded trophy. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Da ...

  21. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

  22. Backstage at Grammys Rehearsal with Reznor, Grohl and Queens

    January 25, 2014 2:47 PM EST Between rehearsals of Chicago with Robin Thicke and a super group that brings together Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham and Queens of the Stone Age, the Grammys consulting sound engineer Doug Mountain took us on a tour of Staples Cent ...

  23. 'Grammy Nominees' Album With Lorde, Daft Punk Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    January 24, 2014 6:06 PM EST The star-studded "2014 Grammy Nominees" album is aiming for a top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. The 18-song album "Nominees" compilation may sell around 40,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Jan. 26, according ...

  24. Grammy Week: Chuck Taylors for All -- Converse Wants Its Sneakers on the Feet of Grammy Attendees

    January 24, 2014 1:33 PM EST Converse set up a pop-up version of its Rubber Tracks studio this week at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles to record eight unsigned Los Angeles acts. Simultaneously, the sneaker company set up a gifting suite on Beverly Boulevard to get Converse ...

  25. The Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players, Joe Smith Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:13 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual Power 100 Issue with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to s ...

  26. 2014 Grammy Commercials Sold For As High As Record $1 Million (Exclusive)

    January 23, 2014 6:39 PM EST With the last two GRAMMY telecasts drawing the biggest audiences the awards has seen in 20 years , the cost of commercials has adjusted accordingly. A 30-second spot for this Sunday’s show cost some advertisers nearly $1 million, after CBS sold ...

  27. U2 to Premiere Song with (RED) and Bank of America During Super Bowl

    January 23, 2014 3:21 PM EST U2 will premiere a new song, “Invisible,” via a commercial from (RED) and Bank of America that will air during next Sunday’s Super Bowl (Feb. 2.) As previously reported by Billboard, the song will set up U2’s forthcoming album – a follow-up to 200 ...

  28. Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Jay Z & Beyonce: Retailers Predict This Year’s Grammys Bump

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST With the GRAMMYs coming up this Sunday, industry prognosticators are laying down their bets on who could be the big sales winners at the show. The industry consensus appears to be that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde have the best chance to ...

  29. Biz Poll Results: Your 2014 Grammy Picks

    January 23, 2014 1:40 PM EST We asked you to give us your picks for the four biggest Grammy Awards categories: Best New Artist, Album, Record and Song. The results are in, here is who you predicted will win on Sunday: Keep track of all of our Grammy coverage here .  Album of ...

  30. Dick Clark Productions Launches New International Distribution Division

    January 23, 2014 1:19 PM EST Company appoints Mark Rafalowski as executive VP of DCP International Dick Clark Productions will soon further its reach in the TV medium, announcing today (Jan. 23) the creation of Dick Clark Productions International. The new arm of the producti ...

  31. Grammy Awards: Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman on 14 Years of Hosting Music’s Biggest Night

    January 23, 2014 10:45 AM EST Since launching in 1959, the Grammy Awards have been held in various locations throughout New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Chicago. In 2000, Music’s Biggest Night tested the waters with downtown Los Angeles’ four-month-old Staples Center. And ...

  32. A Great Big World Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 22, 2014 8:53 PM EST Powered by their smash ballad "Say Something," Pop duo a Great Big World is on track to score the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The act's "Is There Anybody Out There?" may sell between 45,000 a ...

  33. How Anne Hathaway, Jenny Lewis Built Johnny Flynn's Musical Identity in 'Song One'

    January 22, 2014 3:00 PM EST Among the scripted films making their premieres at Sundance, one film stands out as the most musical: "Song One." Set in Brooklyn and including cameos from locals Elizabeth Zinman of Elizabeth and the Catapult, DJ Dan Deacon and gospel-b ...

  34. 50 Cent to Premiere 'Power' at MIPTV

    January 22, 2014 3:15 AM EST Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson will lend some star Power to this year’s MIPTV when the new series he executive produced has its world premiere screening on the opening night of the annual convention of international TV buyers in Cannes. The ei ...

  35. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  36. Grammys: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Hunter Hayes to Perform

    January 21, 2014 8:29 PM EST The Grammys have added another handful of performers to Sunday night's broadcast on CBS. Gary Clark Jr. and Hunter Hayes are the latest awards show set list additions, as well as a finale number that features Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the S ...

  37. Billboard's Guide to Grammy Week: All the Shows, Parties and Events To Be Seen

    January 21, 2014 6:07 PM EST As snow envelops the East Coast, what better time to take advantage of the cloudless, 80-degree Los Angeles weather and a party or 12? Grammy Week is routinely host to the biggest and best industry events of the year, and 2014 is shaping up to b ...

  38. Paradigm Acquires 50% Stake in Coda Music Agency

    January 21, 2014 3:56 PM EST In its latest strategic move, Paradigm has acquired a 50% stake in London-based Coda Music Agency, effective today (Jan. 21). The deal gives each agency a more global presence at a time when international touring has never more robust, enabling t ...

  39. Pete Tong to Headline Billboard After Party on Sunset Strip

    January 21, 2014 2:52 PM EST Pete Tong, one of BBC Radio 1's most popular DJs, will headline the Billboard After Party at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles to an exclusive group of industry executives, influencers and recording artists. Tong will take the stage af ...

  40. Renée Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 21, 2014 2:19 PM EST Renowned soprano Renée Fleming has mastered the operas of Mozart and Puccini throughout her storied career. On Feb. 2, she will head to East Rutherford, NJ to take on a very different audience at Super Bowl XLVIII. The National Football League ann ...

  41. Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch Brings His Film, 'God Help the Girl,' to Park City (Q&A)

    January 21, 2014 12:32 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on ...

  42. The Grammy's Social Plan: Share The Love, Says the Recording Academy's CMO (Q&A)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST In many ways, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral bus video (above) embodies what the Recording Academy wants to achieve with its social media campaign this year -- shareability. Regardless of whether the people in the video were actors or gen ...

  43. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the Grammys

    January 21, 2014 8:13 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the ...

  44. 'The Voice U.K.' Audience Dips For Episode Two, Remains Ahead of Last Year's Ratings

    January 21, 2014 1:35 AM EST The ratings for the third season of 'The Voice U.K.' on the BBC continue to trend ahead of last year, even though the second episode Saturday night drew a smaller audience than the season opener.  The BBC, which has been looking to bolst ...

  45. 'Frozen' - The No. 1 Album That's Been Ignored by Radio

    January 20, 2014 4:42 PM EST Despite how Walt Disney Records' "Frozen" soundtrack has been atop the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks -- and the movie is a blockbuster hit at the box office -- radio has essentially ignored the film's music. Its songs are n ...

  46. Grammys: Beyonce and Jay Z to Perform

    January 20, 2014 4:05 PM EST A CBS promo that aired Jan. 19 confirmed the duo would hit the stage Jan. 26. After some speculation last week, Beyonce has been confirmed to be taking the Grammy Awards stage on Jan. 26, alongside hubby Jay Z. The appearance was confirmed in a co ...

  47. Ken Burns Making Documentary on Country Music

    January 20, 2014 4:02 PM EST PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is examining the roots of country music and how it has changed through the present day for a multi-episode series on public broadcasting. Country fans have a wait ahead of them, though. PBS said Monday that Burns� ...

  48. 'La Voz México' Contestant Murdered

    January 20, 2014 2:16 PM EST Gibrán Martiz, a contestant on the recent third season of "La Voz México," was murdered over the weekend after being kidnapped from his home in Veracruz.   Police found the body of Martiz, 22, and a second victim on Saturday (Jan. 18) af ...

  49. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 20, 2014 11:47 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight groove ...

  50. NBC To Air Live 'Peter Pan' Remake Following 'Sound of Music' Success,

    January 19, 2014 11:21 PM EST 'Sound of Music Live' Draws 18.5 Million Britney Spears, Jake Owen, 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200 Carrie Underwood On her Starring Role In NBC’s 'Sound of Music’: ‘This is Definitely A Challenge’ Followi ...

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