1. Taylor Swift's 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 22, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten days before the release of Taylor Swift's fifth album, "Red," Scott Borchetta is in "redundancy mode." That means checking, double-checking and triple-checking every aspect of the 16 tracks on the album. Nothing about th ...

  2. Exclusive: Steven Curtis Chapman Leaving EMI's Sparrow For Sony's Provident Label

    August 03, 2012 8:02 AM EDT NASHVILLE-After 25 years with Sparrow Records, Steven Curtis Chapman is exiting the EMI Christian Music Group label Sparrow to sign with Provident Music Group, Sony's Christian division. His label debut, Joy , a Christmas collection, will rel ...

  3. Happy 30th Birthday, Chart Beat

    March 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 30 years ago, Billboard introduced a new column that "look(s) behind the numbers and, hopefully, put(s) it all in some perspective." In the March 28, 1981, issue of the print magazine, Billboard published the first Chart Beat. ...