1. Publishing Briefs: Lou Reed Re-Ups Admin with Sony/ATV, the Weeknd Signs with SONGS, Bicycle Buys MPCA

    October 02, 2013 1:26 PM EDT --- In completing its one-hundredth transaction, Bicycle Music and its affiliates have acquired the Music Publishing Company of America , which includes in its catalogs songs by Robert Johnson, Sammy Cahn, Richie Sambora, Todd Rungren and Donova ...

  2. How The Weeknd Went From Internet Mystery to Billboard 200 No. 2

    September 30, 2013 1:36 PM EDT What does it mean for an artist to succeed on his/her own terms in 2013? The Weeknd -- the 23-year-old, famously elusive R&B singer born Abel Tesfaye -- sold 95,000 copies of his major label debut album "Kiss Land" last week, accordi ...

  3. How The Weeknd Went From Internet Mystery to Billboard 200 No. 2

    September 25, 2013 4:20 PM EDT What does it mean for an artist to succeed on his/her own terms in 2013? The Weeknd -- the 23-year-old, famously elusive R&B singer born Abel Tesfaye -- sold 95,000 copies of his major label debut album "Kiss Land" last week, accor ...

  4. SONGS Music Publishing Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with The Weeknd

    September 09, 2013 12:43 PM EDT SONGS Music Publishing has announced a worldwide co-publishing agreement with the Weeknd, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye. The deal encompasses both past and future releases, including the Weeknd's upcoming sophomore album "Kiss Land" (Sept. ...

  5. The Weeknd, 'Kiss Land': Track-by-Track Review

    September 06, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For a moment, the Weeknd almost lost us. It wasn't because of poor quality music — 2011's trio of mixtapes ("House of Balloons," "Thursday," "Echoes of Silence") that introduced the mysterious singer were, i ...

  6. The Weeknd Releases 'Love In The Sky' Song: Listen

    July 31, 2013 1:00 PM EDT A week after releasing the video to "Belong to the World," The Weeknd teases fans with another song off his upcoming debut album, "Kiss Land." "Love In The Sky” is a slow, soft core jam about the hardships that come when l ...

  7. The Weeknd & Reps Talk Clearing Samples, Touring For 'Trilogy' Release

    November 12, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 For more than a year, Toronto singer and Drake affiliate Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd , was the hottest unsigned R&B artist since Frank Ocean . The three mixtapes he released for free through his website in 2011 ("House of Balloons," & ...

  8. Wiz Khalifa, the Weeknd Team Up on 'Remember You': Listen

    September 24, 2012 8:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa and the Weeknd are hoping their new collaboration is unforgettable. Khalifa's new single, "Remember You," offers moody vocals from the Weeknd's Abel Tesfaye, who sings a passionate hook after the song's opening v ...

  9. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Tupac Hologram" were the two words on everyone's lips as Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 came to a close, but the third day of the festival was more than just the projected image of a legendary, long-deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Sn ...

  10. The Weeknd Announces U.S. Tour

    April 11, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After he performs at Coachella this month (April 15, 22), the ever-elusive singer-songwriter, The Weeknd , is trekking the rest of the states. The Weeknd will hit the stage in the U.S. and two days overseas for Optimus Primavera Sound and to headlin ...

  11. The Weeknd, 'Echoes of Silence': Track-by-Track Review

    December 22, 2011 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Within a year's time, The Weeknd has become one of the forerunners in an emotionally magnified, peculiar thread of R&B with a mixtape trilogy. Late Wednesday night (Dec. 21), The Weeknd gave his rabid fans a tasty Christmas present: his pro ...

  12. The Weeknd To Remix Lady Gaga

    October 07, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 First Florence & the Machine , now Lady Gaga : The Weeknd has been tapped to contribute a remix of one of Gaga's "Born This Way" hits to her forthcoming 14-track collection , "Born this Way The Remix," due out Nov. 21. O ...

  13. Billboard Bits: AFI's Breakup A Hoax, Lady Gaga To Perform On 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    September 08, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. AFI Splits... But It's A Hoax Rumors and reports were flying around earlier today that goth-rockers AFI had split up. But it was apparently all a misunderstanding: t ...