1. Frances Preston Remembered by Dolly Parton, Linda Moran, Lamont Dozier, International Publishing Execs, More

    June 13, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Frances Preston in her role as then-vice president of BMI. (Photo: Billboard Archives) The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in t ...

  2. Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees Dies

    May 20, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Robin Gibb once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died today at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a ...

  3. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dead at 62

    May 20, 2012 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, cert ...

  4. Tunc Erim, Longtime Atlantic Records Executive, Dead at 76

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST Tunc Erim, a legendary and longtime Atlantic Records executive from the 1960s until the 1990s, passed away on Saturday, March 3, after a long illness. He was 76. While the obituary that follows, supplied by Atlantic, isn't quite in Billboard. ...

  5. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But ...

  6. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, dies in New York. Mardin is 74 and had been suffering 2006 - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arrang ...

  7. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, dies in New York. Mardin is 74 and had been suffering 2006 - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arrang ...

  8. Legendary Producer Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had b Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger who ...

  9. Legendary Producer/Arranger Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 74. Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer ...

  10. B&E: Raul Midón

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Raul Midón. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Singer-songwriter Raul Midón has already ...

  11. CHART BEAT

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Bee Gees, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kook & the Gang and more. INSIDE AND OUT: The Bee Gees return to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ch ...

  12. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MAL ...

  13. You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist to be a recording engineer, but Tom Dowd was a kind of rocket scientist: a nuclear physicist who, while still in college, was part of the Manhattan Pro You may think it doesn't take a rocket ...

  14. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen L ...

  15. Queen Latifah Inks Multi-Faceted Deal

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen Latifah has signed a multimedia deal with production company Creative Battery, promoter AEG Live and Vector Recordings, Billboard reports exclusively in the Oct. 11, 2003, issue. The one-off dea Queen Latifah has signed a multimedia deal with ...

  16. The Tangled Web

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Singingfish.com, the Dead's live recordings, and the Int'l Songwriting Competition. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and ...

  17. Melissa Errico Adds New Colors With 'Blue Like That'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Melissa Errico always made a point not to make a record. For one thing, she simply did not have the time. At 18, while a freshman at Yale, the native New Yorker was cast in the national touring company ...

  18. Grammys Telecast Scores Big For CBS

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated program of the night and showed gains from last year's show, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to data releas The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired ...

  19. Obvious

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Armed with the timeless Come Away With Me, newcomer Norah Jones may very well prove to be the Alicia Keys in the best new artist category at next year's Grammy Awards. Armed with the timeless Come Away With Me, newcomer Norah Jones may very wel ...

  20. Dre & Beyonce Lead Grammy Nominees

    January 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Dre and Destiny's Child member Beyonce Knowles each grabbed five nominations for the 43rd annual Grammy Awards. Dr. Dre and Destiny's Child member Beyonce Knowles each grabbed five nominations for the 43rd annual Grammy Awards. Dre net ...