1. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was ...

  2. Family Matters: Ben Harper and His Mother Ellen Debut on Billboard 200

    May 17, 2014 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 The son/mother team of Ben & Ellen Harper debut on the Billboard 200 at No. 43 with "Childhood Home," the pair's first collaborative album. Music runs in the Harper family. In 1958, Ellen's parents, Charles and Dorothy Chase, ...

  3. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line's 'Good Times' Keep Rollin', Ben & Ellen Harper Keep It in the Family

    May 16, 2014 10:04 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Now 50" album spoiled the "Frozen" party , as the former debuted at No. 1 with 153,000 sold in the week ending May 11, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The "Frozen" sou ...

  4. Red Light Management Toasts a Successful Year at Grammys Afterparty

    January 27, 2014 1:26 PM EST There was a clear excitement abuzz at the Red Light Management Grammy after party at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar in West Hollywood Sunday (Jan. 26) night. It's been a good year for the company and its founder, Coran Capshaw , who this y ...

  5. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Recor ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Robin Thicke Pacts with Universal Publishing, BMG Chrysalis Signs Ben Harper

    June 26, 2013 5:55 AM EDT Universal Publishing, Robin Thicke Renew Terms Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its ex-North America publishing administration agreement with songwriter, producer and artist Robin Thicke, whose sixth studio album, "Blurred Lin ...

  7. How Asaf Avidan Is Blazing International Trails For Exporting Israeli Music

    May 16, 2013 1:37 PM EDT While much of today's international music coverage on Israel focuses on the hot-button issue of artists performing in Israel, few if any look at at Israeli musicians having success abroad. The list, to be certain, is small: Esther and Abi O ...

  8. Natalie Maines Announces 'Mother' Solo Album

    February 08, 2013 2:45 PM EST Debut effort by Dixie Chick co-produced with Ben Harper, includes songs by Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Buckley Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' long-awaited debut solo album, "Mother," a rock-leaning collection co-pro ...

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  10. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

  11. BMG Beats Warner/Chappell to 'New Wave'-Heavy EMI Publishing Divestitures for $90 Million

    December 20, 2012 5:46 PM EST BMG successfully outbid Warner/Chappell to win control of nearly 30,000 songs divested by EMI, including popular UK '80s hits from acts like Tears for Fears and Culture Club. The catalogs -- which were sold for around $90 million, according t ...

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  13. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  14. INXS Confirm Split: 'It's Time to Step Away'

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 INXS has confirmed that it's calling it quits. The Australian group announced on Monday night that it had decided to bring the curtain down on a career that's lasted 35 years and 11 studio albums, including six that sold platinum or better ...

  15. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  16. Rickie Lee Jones Finds Softer Side of Stones, Neil Young for 'Devil You Know'

    September 18, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dozen years after Rickie Lee Jones brought together songs from the likes of Gershwin the Beatles and Marvin Gaye for "It's Like This," the singer has honed her focus for a second set of songs she did not write. "The Devil You K ...

  17. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  18. D'Angelo Performs Surprise Set at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 6:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B Great Takes Part in Questlove's Superjam The "Superjam" at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was billed as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and his "very special guests," and boy, was that marqu ...

  19. Exclusive: Red Light Management Opens London Office With Ex-SuperVision Managers, Roster

    May 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Red Light Management is now on the ground in the U.K., with former SuperVision Management Group managers James Sandom, Cerne Canning and Deb Fenstermacher-and their artists-entering the RLM fold. Sandom and Canning will set up Red Light's new ...

  20. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  21. Tom Morello Occupies Wall Street: 'Every Movement Has a Soundtrack'

    October 13, 2011 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Mic check," declared Tom Morello, a.k.a. the Nightwatchman, at noon today (Oct. 13) in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, only he had no microphone. "Mic check," echoed the crowd, crammed shoulder-to-shoulder and surrounding ...

  22. Dhani Harrison Enlists RZA, Regina Spektor for thenewno2 Releases

    September 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dhani Harrison's thenewno2 pack a lot of special-guest driven power into its new EP, "EP002," out now. The band, led by the son of the late Beatle, George, has recruited not only Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA , but also Regina Spektor ,and ...

  23. Joseph Arthur Plots Album, Pearl Jam Side-Project Work

    September 27, 2011 8:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joseph Arthur 's beautiful May release, "The Graduation Ceremony" may have been his first album in three years, but the Akron, Ohio-bred singer/songwriter/painter has already recorded enough material for a possible triple release, and ...

  24. Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'I'm With You': Track-By-Track Review

    August 30, 2011 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a nearly 30-year career, Los Angeles poster boys Red Hot Chili Peppers have been christened punk-funk pioneers, genre-bridging party-starters, intricate virtuosos, stadium-ready rockers, introspective balladeers and sunny elder statesmen of rock. ...

  25. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  26. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut on Social 50 Chart

    June 02, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." He appeared on both the "Late Show With David Letterm ...

  27. Weekly Chart Notes: INXS, Britney Spears, Elton John

    April 07, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 WE LOVE THE '80s, PART 1: INXS returns to Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Original Sin," featuring Rob Thomas , opens at No. 48. The song bookends the band's Dance/Club Play Songs discography, as the original &q ...

  28. INXS: 'We're Dying to Record New Material'

    March 01, 2011 11:54 AM EST 0 0 0 After "reimagining" some of its older songs with guest singers for the new "Original Sin" compilation, Australia's INXS is starting to feel the pull to make some fresh music again -- and perhaps its first new studio album si ...

  29. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Sant ...

  30. Conan O'Brien Rocks With Jack White for TBS Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 We knew Conan O'Brien could tear it up on the axe after we saw him play guitar alongside Neil Young on the last episode of his "Tonight Show." Coco lived up to his own high standards of rock on the premiere of his new TBS talk show la ...

  31. Ben Harper Divorcing Wife Laura Dern

    October 12, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Court records show musician Ben Harper has filed for divorce from Laura Dern after nearly five years of marriage. The Grammy Award-winning Harper signed and filed the divorce petition on Friday in Los Angeles. He is seeking joint custody of their tw ...

  32. 21 Under 21: Cody Simpson

    September 23, 2010 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 No. 20: Cody Simpson Birthday: January 11, 1997 (age 13) Why He's Hot: If you're looking for the next teen pop heartthrob with a great haircut and international cache, Cody Simpson's your man. The 13-year-old Australian joined the fra ...

  33. Cody Simpson 'Steal's A Ben Harper Tune

    September 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's tough to expect a 13-year-old to nail the romantic subtleties of Ben Harper's "Steal My Kisses," but Australian YouTube sensation Cody Simpson delivers a sumptuous rendition of the song for this week's installment of Ma ...

  34. Mashup Mondays: Cody Simpson

    Mashup Mondays: Cody Simpson

    September 13, 2010 12:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cody Simpson brings back Ben Harper's "Steal My Kisses" from down under. ben harper , Mashup Mondays , mashup , cody simpson , Cody Simpson , Ben Harper , Mashup Mondays Videos Cody Simpson Ben Harper Mashup Mondays ...

  35. Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp and Patti Smith Rock Little Rock

    August 30, 2010 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder and the Dixie Chicks ' Natalie Maines were the two big headliners at the West Memphis Three benefit in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday night (Aug. 28). But lo and behold, some other famous faces showed up at Rob ...

  36. Lady Gaga Protests Arizona Immigration Law at Phoenix Concert

    August 02, 2010 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga spoke out against SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law, at her Monster Ball tour stop in Phoenix this weekend, mincing no words as she told thousands of her screaming fans to "actively protest prejudice and injustice ...

  37. Conor Oberst Pens Open Letter To Arizona Promoter Charlie Levy

    July 02, 2010 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bright Eyes' mainman Conor Oberst has been an outspoken advocate for Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike effort , joining fellow musicians and artists in a campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. Ry ...

  38. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R age Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder , Nine Inch Nails , and comedian Chris Rock to the growing li ...

  39. Robert Randolph "Walk" Video Q&A

    May 14, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We basically wanted to get Robert Randolph and the Family Band and a bunch of great artists together to help me capture a vision of 100 years of American roots music," pedal-steel player Randolph said of his upcoming album "We Walk T ...

  40. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will d ...

  41. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies At 74

    March 25, 2010 6:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music photographer Jim Marshall , who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New York ...

  42. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies At 74

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New Yor ...

  43. Taio Cruz's 'Break' Out, Billy Corgan Hiring

    March 10, 2010 4:23 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, British newcomer Taio Cruz jumps a record 52 spots to top the Billboard Hot 100 with "Break Your Heart," which features Ludacris . Rapper DMX was arrested in Arizona af ...

  44. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 5:55 AM EST 0 0 0 A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,401s ...

  45. Grammy Weekend Begins with Neil Young Tribute

    January 31, 2010 10:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Young sat in the audience as 20 of his best known songs were performed on stage. Elton John , James Taylor , Dave Matthews and more than a dozen other artists launched Grammy weekend with performances honoring Young as the MusiCares Person of t ...

  46. Conan O'Brien Plays Guitar, Recruits Neil Young & Will Ferrell For Last 'Tonight Show'

    January 23, 2010 6:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Conan O'Brien ended his short-lived gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show" on Friday night (Jan. 22), and the comedian went out with a star-studded episode that featured two memorable musical numbers. First, O'Brien brought out ...

  47. Ringo Starr Says 'Y Not' For New Album, Tour

    January 11, 2010 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R ingo Starr says that "a lot of luck went into" his new album, "Y Not," particularly in assembling the all-star cast that co-wrote songs with him and play on the album. "People just came out and supported me 'cause I w ...

  48. Ringo, McCartney Duet On Starr's Latest Solo Album

    November 19, 2009 2:43 PM EST 0 0 0 R ingo Starr is joined by his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney for a duet on "Y Not," the drummer's forthcoming solo album due out Jan. 12, 2010 on Hip-O Records/UMe. The album also includes vocal turns by Joss Stone , Ben Harpe ...

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