1. Britney Spears, Alicia Keys Joining Will.i.am on '#willpower'

    January 30, 2012 6:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Will.i.am 's "#willpower" will have some serious star power. In addition to Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger , who join the Black Eyed Peas frontman on lead single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," Will.i.am told Capital FM that mu ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Jody Gerson

    January 26, 2012 10:22 PM EST No. 90 Jody Gerson Co-President Sony/ATV Music Publishing Twitter: @JodyGerson Early Adopter... Jody Gerson segued from one power post to another in 2008 when she joined Sony/ATV as co-president after 17 years of helming EMI Music Publishing' ...

  4. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis

    January 26, 2012 6:00 PM EST Honoree Clive Davis Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music; Chief Adviser to the Department, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University Twitter: @clivedavis The Chairman... There's no argument that Clive Davis is on the Mount ...

  5. Billboard Power 100: Coran Capshaw

    January 26, 2012 5:50 PM EST No. 2 Coran Capshaw Founder Partner Red Light Management, Star Hill Presents; ATO Records, TBD Records Twitter: @atorecords The Quiet Revolution... Coran Capshaw founded Red Light Management in 1991 with the Dave Matthews Band and a plan to connec ...

  6. RIAA Comments On Megaupload Shutdown

    January 24, 2012 4:14 PM EST Last week, after years of effort, the Justice Department led the shutdown of the controversial file-sharing site Megaupload and the arrest of founder Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz and several others . While the site had long been a point of conte ...

  7. Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Prepping Album

    January 23, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Imagine you're Kim Dotcom -- the co-founder of the succesful but recently seized online file sharing site, Megaupload. Imagine you were recently charged with criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit and remanded in custody, as K ...

  8. Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Viral Video

    January 22, 2012 10:02 AM EST In the aftermath of the Justice Department's crackdown on Megaupload, the company has dropped its lawsuit against Universal Music Group over an allegedly unlawful takedown of a video showing many superstars endorsing the troubled file-sharing ...

  9. Swizz Beatz Is Not Actually CEO of Megaupload

    January 20, 2012 3:00 PM EST Multi-talented producer and rapper Swizz Beatz is a man of many business ventures - he's designed cars for Lotus and shoes for Reebok, and served as a professor at NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music - but it is his purported ...

  10. Megaupload's Pirated Content Hosted on U.S. Servers; Guns, Artwork, Cash Seized

    January 20, 2012 7:52 AM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest file-sharing sites. Big enough, according to a U.S. indictment, ...

  11. RIAA, Universal Music, DOJ Sites Hacked After Megaupload Bust

    January 19, 2012 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Apparently in retaliation for U.S. prosecutors shutting down the controversial Megaupload file-sharing site and arresting its leaders , hacktivists Anonymous claimed credit for disabling the websites of the Department of Justice, the RIAA, Universal ...

  12. Anonymous Hacks RIAA, Universal Music, BMI, DOJ Sites in Retaliation for Megaupload Bust

    January 19, 2012 6:04 PM EST Apparently in retaliation for U.S. prosecutors shutting down the controversial Megaupload file-sharing site and arresting its leader s, hacktivists Anonymous claimed credit for disabling the websites of the Department of Justice, the RIAA, Univers ...

  13. Megaupload Shut Down by U.S. Prosecutors; Kim Dotcom, Three Others Arrested

    January 19, 2012 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 MegaUpload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday (Jan. 19), and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said. An indictment accuses Megaupload.com ...

  14. Burt Bacharach Working on Memoir

    January 19, 2012 8:44 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir. The award-winning collaborator on such hits as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "What the World Needs Now" has a deal with HarperCollins for a ...

  15. Morning Heds: Streaming Royalties Way Up, SOPA Protest Day, tUnE-yArDs Top Pazz & Jop

    January 18, 2012 7:25 AM EST Digital Notes: Royalties for Streaming Music Grew 17% in 2011 by New York Times (blog) SoundExchange, the agency that compensates performers and record labels when music is played on satellite and Internet radio, paid $292 million in royalties las ...

  16. Jay-Z, Will.i.am Among Music Stars on Obama Campaign Wish List

    January 17, 2012 7:09 PM EST 0 0 0 President Obama's 2008 campaign earned plenty of help from the music world -- and now it appears he's asking for its aid again as he gears up for this year's re-election campaign. A list of potential celebrity endorsers given to campa ...

  17. Backbeat: Susan Justice @ Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

    January 17, 2012 10:20 AM EST Capitol introduced singer/songwriter/guitarist Susan Justice to an intimate gathering of media tastemakers at Hollywood's Hotel Café (Jan. 10). Singing several selections from her March 27 Kite Records/Capitol debut, "Eat Dirt," Jus ...

  18. Beyonce Gives Birth To a Baby Girl

    January 08, 2012 1:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Knowles and Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter, two of America's biggest musical artists, have welcomed their first child together. The 30-year-old pop singer gave birth to a baby girl late last night (Jan. 7) in NYC, according to The Hou ...

  19. Who's 'Softer,' Drake or Common? The Juice's Lyrics Breakdown

    December 21, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Look what you've done, Common . Yesterday (Dec. 20), the Chi-town rapper stopped by Shade 45 to speak on the subliminals hidden in between the lines of "Sweet," a song off his ninth studio album, "The Dreamer, The Believer" ...

  20. Lady Gaga Leads Forbes' 2011 Top-Earning Women in Music List

    December 14, 2011 8:16 PM EST 0 0 0 She may not have been born this way, but Lady Gaga was pop's top-earning woman in 2011. According to Forbes , Lady Gaga earned $90 million from album sales, touring and endorsements -- double the estimated earnings of Taylor Swift and Katy Perr ...

  21. The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj Reign Supreme

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 You can call Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj label mates, mentor and protégée, or employer and employee. Or you can call them the top two R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of 2011. Lil Wayne claims the No. 1 spot on the Artist ranking thanks to his No. 1 R&B/Hi ...

  22. Alicia Keys continues to Raise Money at Black Ball

    November 28, 2011 1:00 PM EST Alicia Keys performed hit songs, covers and collaborated with Usher and will.i.am at her charity's annual event, but the singer also played the role of a charmer. During an auction to raise money for Keep a Child Alive, Keys took off two 18-c ...

  23. Chart Juice: Kanye West and Jay-Z Earn First 'Watch the Throne' No. 1 Single

    November 03, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Ni**as in Paris" becomes the first song from Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaborative album "Watch the Throne" to reach No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as the song rises 2-1. Jay-Z and Kanye West's ...

  24. BET Sued Over 'Rogue' Telecast of Essence Music Festival

    November 02, 2011 7:00 AM EDT TV One is accusing BET Network and MTV of hijacking its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival, featuring performances by Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and others. The ambush is alleged to have happened this summer, and now TV ...

  25. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  26. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New ...

  28. Grading 'Glee': Has the Series' Music Peaked on Billboard Charts?

    September 30, 2011 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The return of "Glee" to the small screen naturally brings the return of the "Glee" cast to the Billboard Hot 100 , as well as an extension of the troupe's record for most entries in the chart's history. The Fox ensemble ...

  29. Rihanna Roars Onto Hot 100 as LMFAO Get 'Sexy' in Top 10

    September 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna and LMFAO make strong cases for future chart domination with their latest singles. Rihanna charges ...

  30. Wonder Girls Voted Best Mashup Monday of 2011: Poll Results

    September 26, 2011 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, when we posted Parachute's take on Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" -- the last Mashup Monday of the season -- we also posed the question, "What is the single best cover of 2011?" Among the eight amazing mont ...

  31. iHeartRadio Red Carpet Video: Jane's Addiction, Joe Jonas, Karmin and more

    September 24, 2011 2:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio Music Festival, Clear Channel's two-night pop extravaganza, got off to a rousing start on Friday night (Sept. 23) with performances by Jay-Z , Coldplay , Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars , among others. The red carpet at the MGM Grand in ...

  32. iHeartRadio Fest Friday: Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Coldplay Bring the Heat to Vegas

    September 24, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas ' will.i.am said he would work with Bruno Mars , Jane's Addiction and Coldplay performed new singles and Dr. Dre caused the biggest hubbub in the audience when he and Jimmy Iovine took their seats to catch Jay-Z 's ...

  33. Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

    September 21, 2011 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported , the Billboard Hot 100's splashiest headline this week comes courtesy of Tony Bennett , who becomes the oldest living artist ever to appear on the tally. His duet with Amy Winehouse , "Body and Soul," enters th ...

  34. Swizz Beatz Settles Child Support Deal: Report

    September 19, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swizz Beatz has settled a child support deal with UK based singer Zhanna " Jah'Na Sebastian " Andrianova, who he fathered a child with in 2008, according to the NY Post . Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, accompanied by his wife, ...

  35. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  36. Fashion Week: Nicki Minaj's Gigantic Hair Bow, Plus Alicia Keys and Courtney Love at Alexander Wang

    September 11, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the sun set on day three of NYFW, a trio of very specific trends have emerged that can be summed up in, yes, three words: bold, soft, and neon. Even though we are only a few days into fashion week, these three trends are taking a strong and power ...

  37. Emeli Sande Trades Medicine for Music; Lands No. 2 U.K. Single, Twitter Praise From Alicia Keys

    September 01, 2011 10:21 AM EDT Slightly more than two years ago Emeli Sandé was nearing the end of an intensive six-year degree program in medicine at Scotland's Glasgow University, specializing in clinical neuroscience. Now the Scottish-born singer is lighting up the U. ...

  38. Jay-Z and Kanye West To Perform at VMAs: Report

    August 28, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For those looking for another marquee performance to join Lady Gaga , Adele , Lil Wayne and more at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28), look no further than The Throne. Jay-Z and Kanye West , the co-creators of the nation's No. 1 ...

  39. Motown Legend Nick Ashford Dies at 70

    August 22, 2011 9:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publici ...

  40. Swizz Beatz Talks 'Haute Living' at Billboard Summer Blowout: Video

    August 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/producer Swizz Beatz pumped up the crowd at Billboard's Summer Blowout concert last Thursday (Aug. 11) by showcasing production highlights like T.I. 's "Bring Em Out," Jay-Z 's "On To the Next One" and DMX & ...

  41. Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West , his collaborator on their new album, "Watch the Throne." He will c ...

  42. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Digital Songs, "Party R ...

  43. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  44. Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Team Up for 'International Party' Video

    August 02, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop husband and wife duo Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have teamed up in a laser-filled video for club banger "International Party," filmed for Reebok Classics' 2011 "Reethym of Lite" campaign. Watch below, as the star cou ...

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