1. East Village Radio's Founder, GM on Inspiration, Challenges, Pulling the Plug (Guest Post)

    May 20, 2014 11:24 AM EDT Frank Prisinzano and Peter Ferraro are the founder and general manager, respectively, of East Village Radio, a long-running Internet radio station which announced its closure last week. The station's last day on the air will be this Friday. ...

  2. Audra McDonald Returning to Broadway in Billie Holiday Musical

    February 25, 2014 4:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring singing the blues as Billie Holiday. Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star in Lanie Robertson's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," a musical ...

  3. Carnival Records Founder Joe Evans Dies

    January 23, 2014 3:07 AM EST Joe Evans, well-respected musician and founder of Carnival Records, died on Jan. 17 in Richmond, Virginia of undisclosed causes. He was 97 years old.  Evans established Carnival in 1961. Affiliated with more than 30 solo artists and groups, the la ...

  4. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electro ...

  5. Morning Fix: Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation; Rolling Stones' 'Final' Show; Apollo Global and HMV

    December 17, 2012 9:03 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters ARTHUR FOGEL RE-UPS WITH LIVE NATION: Arthur Fogel has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the C ...

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  7. Gretchen Wilson Unleashing Classic Rock Set in 2013

    December 03, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 'Redneck Woman' Also Prepping EP of Originals; Playing Bonfire Jam Fest on Dec. 8 There's a party going on this weekend in Santa Rosa County, Florida called the Bonfire Jam , and organizers are pulling out all the stops. There will be ...

  8. Cat Power Returns: Listen To New Song 'Ruin'

    June 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After dropping Twitter hints about a new album in April, indie-rock songstress Cat Power is officially returning in September with a new album. "Sun" will hit stores on Sept. 4 through Matador Records, but the first taste of the album, &qu ...

  9. Indie Release Roundup: Passion Pit, Cat Power, Purity Ring Announce Albums

    April 24, 2012 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock fans looking for some new tunes: rejoice! Passion Pit , Cat Power and Purity Ring have all pegged dates for their new full-lengths. Electro-pop troupe Passion Pit will follow their 2009 debut "Manners" with "Gossamer," ...

  10. Cesaria Evora, Grammy-Winning Singer, Dead at 70

    December 17, 2011 11:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Evora, known as the "Barefo ...

  11. Amy Winehouse VMA Tribute Led by High-Energy Bruno Mars Performance

    August 28, 2011 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MTV's VMA tribute to Amy Winehouse did not feature a certain U.K. songstress with big hair and an even bigger voice (ahem, Adele); nor did it include a certain Mother Monster, who, upon hearing of Winehouse's death, described just how much ...

  12. Tim Robbins Talks Debut Album, 'Real Experience' of Live Shows

    July 12, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first album from actor-director Tim Robbins grew out of an emotionally rough patch he was going through. Attempting to clear his head, Robbins retreated to his studio and penned 15 songs, which might have never seen the light of day had he not t ...

  13. 'American Idol' Awards: The Best & Worst of Season 10

    May 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fellow "American Idol" fans: We've spent four months and countless hours obsessing over the biggest show on TV -- that's right, the same show that everyone said was dead last May! -- but alas, it's time to put another season ...

  14. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit op ...

  15. 'American Idol' Top 5 Hollywood Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Ashton Jones

    February 17, 2011 11:16 PM EST 0 0 0 After a drama-filled group round last night in "Hollywood," the remaining "American Idol" hopefuls were narrowed down from 100 to 60 with their final solo auditions. It was a solid night all around, with Casey Abrams and John Way ...

  16. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top 5 Auditions, from Yoji 'Pop' to Devyn Rush

    January 20, 2011 2:03 AM EST 0 0 0 If you missed last night's "American Idol" season 10 premiere or just want to relive the highlights again, we're here to help. Watch the five most memorable auditions of the night below -- don't forget to tell us which one w ...

  17. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 B illy Taylor , a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  18. R&B Singer Avant Delivers His 'Thoughts' on New Label

    November 07, 2010 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A vant 's new album, "The Letter," delivers yet another batch of the soft-edged R&B he's been known for since his 2000 debut, "My Thoughts." But following the singer's lengthy stint on Magic Johnson's MCA/ ...

  19. Big Time Rush Brings Boy Bands Back

    October 13, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been nearly a decade since the Backstreet Boys and *Nsync ruled the charts, but all of those who thought the era of boy bands was dead and gone are about to stand corrected. Nickelodeon is bringing synchronized dancing, catchy melodies and ...

  20. Jose James, Jef Neve Rekindle Jazz Flame

    May 14, 2010 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 When singer Jose James arrived at the cavernous Galaxy Studios in Brussels to spend a day with Belgian piano wunderkind Jef Neve, he had no intention of reviving an iconic jazz brand. Instead, the two jazz musicians, who had already been singled out ...

  21. 'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Can't Salvage Sub-Par Night

    February 25, 2010 1:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- When Simon Cowell said before this week's performances that he thought a woman was g ...

  22. Christina Aguilera Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera, Title TBD (RCA) Release Date: April 2010 Recorded in her home studio, Christina Aguilera 's as-yet-untitled fourth studio album shows her dabbling in rap and dance and boasts an intriguing array of collaborators: Linda Perry ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard&# ...

  24. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  25. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for dis ...

  26. March 28, 2009

    March 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Freaky Tah of Lost Boyz dies of a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He is 27. 1996 – Phil Collins announces he is leaving Genesis. 1995 – Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce they are separating after 21 months of marriage 1986 – No. 1 ...

  27. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill ...

  28. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of M ...

  29. John Legend

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Records, John Legend is surrounded by walls displaying framed portraits of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Record ...

  30. Legend In His Own Time

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Records, John Legend is surrounded by walls displaying framed portraits of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Record ...

  31. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the "American Idol" summer tour. The televised talent competition's third-season runner-up is singing Beyonce's "Crazy in Lo 2004 - Diana DeGarmo su ...

  32. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Ba ...

  33. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the G ...

  34. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  35. Q&A: Clive Davis on songwriting

    Q&A: Clive Davis on songwriting

    March 07, 2008 5:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Clive Davis talks about songwriting and Whitney Houston at Billboard's 2008 Music & Money Symposium. Barbra Streisand , Ben Lee , Kelly Clarkson , Frank Sinatra , Music and Money , interview , exclusive , Tamara Conniff , Ella Fitzgerald , ...

  36. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia. The hour-long music and celebrity-driven broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. on th 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim M ...

  37. Matthew Santos

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Matthew Santos doesn't write hip-hop music, but hip-hop is what got him onto the Billboard charts for the first time. Matthew Santos doesn't write hip-hop music, but hip-hop is what got him onto the Billboard charts for the first time. Lup ...

  38. Rare Recordings Of Jazz Greats Discovered

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST With cocktail glasses clinking in the background, jazz singer Billie Holiday stood near a piano amid partygoers inside an apartment overlooking New York City's Hudson River. She began singing "Good Morning Heartache." It was Nov. 18 ...

  39. Cat Power Cements New Album Track List

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cat Power has settled on the track list for "Jukebox," her second covers album. The 12-track set is due Jan. 22 via Matador and includes a new original, "Song for Bobby," plus a fresh rendition of Cat Cat Power has settled on the ...

  40. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean ...

  41. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the "American Idol" summer tour. The televised talent competition's third-season runner-up is singing Beyonce's "Crazy in Lo 2004 - Diana DeGarmo su ...

  42. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Ba ...

  43. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the G ...

  44. CéU

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's one thing for a brand new artist to break on the Billboard charts with their first album; it's quite another to do so with a (mostly) non-English language album that was strong enough for even o It's one thing for a brand new art ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  46. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 2)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 1 ... What did it ...

  47. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia. The hour-long music and celebrity-driven broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. on th 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim M ...

  48. THE PRODUCER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity such legendary performers as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record pr ...

  49. Chrisette Michele

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It was after church on a Sunday, and Chrisette Michele had God and hip-hop on her mind. The 23-year-old Long Islander was on her way to a studio to write and record the hook for "Lost One," the first It was after church on a Sunday, and Ch ...

  50. Dylan Helps Remember Pair Of 'Unsung Heroes'

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the release this week of his new album, "Modern Times," Bob Dylan has been inescapable in the press. With the release this week of his new album, "Modern Times," Bob Dylan has been inescapable in the press. But a short film ...

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