1. New Signings: Rufus Wainwright to CAM, ICM Signs T-Pain, Epitaph Inks Roll the Tanks, O.A.R. Joins Reach Music

    May 02, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.       RECORD LABELS -- Brazilian singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto signs with ...

  2. Marc Geiger Invests in Audiam (Exclusive)

    March 17, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Marc Geiger, the head of music for William Morris Endeavor who co-founded Lollapalooza and was an early proponent of digital streaming, has personally invested an undisclosed amount in Audiam, a start-up that collects money from YouTube on behalf ...

  3. Digital Notes: LyricFind's BandPage Integration, Audiam's $2M Raise, Aether's Smart Speaker

    March 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST LyricFind integrates BandPage. The lyric licensing company on Wednesday said it has signed a deal with BandPage to allow artists to display band biographies, touring information and link to their online stores alongside lyrics requested by users o ...

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  5. Label Execs Talk 'Decline of Record Business, Rise of Music Business' at New Music Seminar

    June 18, 2012 6:29 PM EDT (L-R): Official.fm's Amaechi Uzoigwe, WMG's Stephen Bryan, Merlin's Charles Caldas, Beggars Group's Martin Mills, Epitaph/Anti's Brett Gurewitz, Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey, Sony Music's Dennis Kooker, and UMG� ...

  6. NARM's Jim Donio Details Organization's Future Plans, Presents Awards at Conference

    May 09, 2012 6:39 PM EDT In the last six years NARM has had to transform itself to "coincide and anticipate the needs and the reshaped profile of the evolving music industry," the organization's president Jim Donio, said at the beginning of his address this ...

  7. Backbeat: Vans Warped Tour Kickoff Party With Kevin Lyman, Epitaph Execs, Yellowcard, Dead Sara, More

    March 30, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Kevin Lyman, founder/producer of the Vans Warped Tour, surrounded by the artists who will be heading out on the road. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren) Kevin Lyman still employs an "old-school" method when it comes to picking bands for the Vans Wa ...

  8. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  9. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST 0 0 0 W ilco , the Chicago-based experimental rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, has announced they are leaving their long-time label Nonesuch Records to start their own record company, dBpm Records. The band's longtime manager, Tony Margherita, will run ...

  10. Bad Religion Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Album & Book

    October 01, 2010 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reaching a 30th anniversary has been a "weird" experience for Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley. "It doesn't feel like 30 years," Bentley, one of the California punk rock group's co-founders, tells Billboard.com. "I ...

  11. Weezer Signs to Epitaph, Announces New Album 'Hurley'

    August 05, 2010 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 After spending 16 years on major label Geffen, Weezer has gone the indie route and signed to Epitaph Records for new album "Hurley," due in stores Sept. 14. Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz announced the signing on Twitter Wednesday night (Aug ...

  12. Michael Franti Finds 'Love' On The Radio

    September 04, 2009 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Several weeks ago as Michael Franti was notching his first Billboard Hot 100 single in a two-decade-plus career, he found himself in surgery with a ruptured appendix. "The doctor is saying, 'It's a lot more serious than we expected bu ...

  13. May 12, 2009

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. 2001 – Singer Perry Como dies in his sleep at his home in Jupiter Inlet Col ...

  14. Rancid To 'Let The Dominoes Fall' In June

    March 30, 2009 4:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nineties punk mainstay Rancid has completed work on "Let the Dominoes Fall," the band's seventh album and first in six year. "Dominoes" is scheduled for June 2 release on Hellcat/Epitaph, and the band kicks off a national to ...

  15. Story Of The Year Inks With Epitaph

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Epitaph Records has inked St. Louis rock band Story Of The Year, which was formerly signed to Maverick/Warner Bros. Epitaph Records has inked St. Louis rock band Story Of The Year, which was formerly signed to Maverick/Warner Bros. The group is in t ...

  16. Bad Religion Wrestles With Politics On New CD

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On its newly issued 14th album, "New Maps of Hell," L.A. punk stalwarts Bad Religion credit President Bush with ushering in a time in history that will be remembered as a low point. On its newly issued 14th album, "New Maps of Hell,&q ...

  17. Brett Gurewitz: Lessons In Independence

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was lecturing him to take guitar lessons. The Bad Religion guitarist and punk-rock entrepreneur never sat down for cour Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epi ...

  18. Mavis Staples Gets Personal On Anti- Debut

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mavis Staples revisits songs forever associated with the civil rights movement on her new album, "We'll Never Turn Back," her debut for Anti-. Due April 24, the 12-track set was produced by Ry Cooder, Mavis Staples revisits songs fore ...

  19. Vedder, Peppers Salute The Ramones

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Pepper A star-studded roster of acts has sign ...

  20. Breaking & Entering

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: YahZarah, Finger Eleven and Matchbook Romance. BACK-UP NO MORE: R&B singer YahZarah was settling in for dorm life at North Carolina Central University when she ...

  21. Rancid Takes 'Indestructible' To Warner Bros.

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. As previously reported , the veteran punk act has left its long-time home of Hellcat/Epitaph Records for the release of its for ...

  22. Rancid Hops To Warner Bros.

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran punk outfit Rancid will jump to Warner Bros. Records for its sixth studio album. Veteran punk outfit Rancid will jump to Warner Bros. Records for its sixth studio album and first since their self-titled 2000 release. "This is true," ...

  23. 'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywi Epitaph is bringing its popular " ...

  24. Update: The Promise Ring Calls It Quits

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Milwaukee-based underground rock quartet the Promise Ring has split, an Anti/Epitaph label spokesperson confirms. On tour to support its recent label debut "Wood/Water," the band reportedly announced Milwaukee-based underground rock quarte ...

  25. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive&q ...

  26. Bad Religion Planning North American Tour

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran punk act Bad Religion is lining up a North American tour in support of its upcoming Epitaph album "The Process of Belief," due out Jan. 22. Before setting out with Hot Water Music and Less Tha Veteran punk act Bad Religion is linin ...

  27. Band Vibe Brings Joe Strummer Alive

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are waiting for feedback from friends, their record label, critics, and others. But, with his third solo album, "Global a Go-Go" (d Most artists get a little nervous ...

  28. Reunion With Gurewitz Good For Bad Religion

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran punk act Bad Religion is in Los Angeles this week rehearsing and writing songs for a new album slated to be released by Epitaph in October. In addition to writing, the group is also using this Veteran punk act Bad Religion is in Los Angeles ...

  29. Bad Religion Shifts Back To Epitaph

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After five albums for Atlantic, Bad Religion is returning to Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of the 21-year-old punk band. Gurewitz has also rejoined the band in After five albums for Atlantic, Bad Religion is r ...