1. Conor Oberst: The Ex Boy Wonder of Indie Rock Moves to a Major Label

    April 28, 2014 6:23 PM EDT At 34, Conor Oberst would still prefer to never grow up. But a major label is okay Conor Oberst lives with ghosts. They lurk in the jukebox at the bar near his East Village apartment, and howl on the radio at home in Omaha, Neb. At just 34, the sh ...

  2. Conor Oberst Shares New Song, Announces Tour

    February 11, 2014 8:58 PM EST "Upside Down Mountain" is out May 20 It's been nearly three years since Conor Oberst last released a record. The Omaha singer-songwriter dropped Bright Eyes' "The People's Key" in February 2011, following releases ...

  3. Bright Eyes Giving Christmas Record Wide Release

    October 29, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Bright Eyes is back, though it's with an album recorded over a decade ago. "A Christmas Album," a holiday record Conor Oberst recorded and released on a limited basis through Saddle Creek Records' website in 2002, is getting a ...

  4. Former ADA President Mitch Wolk Joins SONGS Music Publishing As CFO

    September 17, 2013 6:19 AM EDT Veteran label exec Mitchell Wolk has been named CFO at SONGS Music Publishing. Through the second half of the 2000s, Wolk served as president and CEO of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent distribution and marketing division ...

  5. Cutting Edge Expands Film Score Business Model With Bright Eyes Members (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2013 7:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to “Stuck in Love,” a film that had its premiere at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, will be the first to go through the Cutting Edge Group’s new model for film music that includes score, songs and soundtrack. Vare ...

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  7. Tilly & The Wall Lighten the 'Heavy Mood' on First Album in Four Years

    October 04, 2012 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Heavy Mood" is an all-encompassing title for the four-year period since Tilly & The Wall 's last album, "O." After the Omaha indie-poppers experience their biggest success to date from 2008 to 2009 -- playing record cro ...

  8. Pat Higdon, Former President of UMPG Nashville, Re-Launches Patrick Joseph Music

    August 08, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pat Higdon, whose industry credits include a recent stint as president of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville, is teaming with SONGS Music Publishing to re-launch the publishing company that he created in 1989, called Patrick Joseph Music. ...

  9. Album Reviews: Rob Zombie, Gloriana, Jesse Harris, and the 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT METAL ROB ZOMBIE "Mondo Sex Head" Producers: various Universal Music Enterprises Release Date: Aug. 7 Assembled by music director Jason Bentley of the tastemaking Santa Monica, Calif., noncommercial station KCRW, "Mondo Sex Head&quo ...

  10. Backbeat: Deer Tick Curates Newport Folk Festival After-Parties With ATO, Partisan Execs And Jackson Browne

    July 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT (L-R): Deer Tick guitarist Ian O'Neill, drummer Dennis Ryan, frontman John Macaulay, keyboardist Robbie Cowell, and bassist Chris Ryan try to relax after a job (or three) well done. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) The guys in Deer Tick might be ...

  11. Deer Tick Bringing Jackson Browne & More to Newport Afterparties

    July 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the second year in a row, Deer Tick will curate a weekend of intimate afterparties for the Newport Folk Festival. The three-night charity event will be held at the 300-capacity Newport Blues Cafe, with all proceeds benefiting the Multiple Myelom ...

  12. SXSW Film: 'Sunset Strip' Screens; a Flaming Lip Scores; Goh Nakamura Performs

    March 11, 2012 9:57 AM EDT The rains washed away the glamor of the red carpet at the SXSW Film conference screening of "Nature Calls," Todd Rohal's film starring Patton Oswalt. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Heavy rains continued Saturday as the SXSW Film Festival slogg ...

  13. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  14. M. Ward Talks New Album, Promises More Monsters of Folk Material

    March 08, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The deep-voiced M. Ward , known to many as the "him" in She & Him , speaks barely above a whisper. "I'm definitely more of an introvert than an extrovert, and I'm happy to say so," the Portland folk-rocker admits. I ...

  15. Business Matters: Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore

    February 07, 2012 8:54 PM EST Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore -- Vevo made headlines last week when the video service announced it had generated $150 million in revenue in 2011. To go from launch to $150 million in two years speaks to the company's ...

  16. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  17. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  18. Lollapalooza 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Welcome weirdos!" was Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell 's message at the 10AM press conference that kicked off the 20th anniversary of the festival yesterday morning (Aug. 5) in Chicago's Grant Park. "In 1991, I expected ...

  19. Gillian Welch Returns with 'The Harrow and the Harvest'

    June 27, 2011 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years ago, Mumford & Sons didn't exist. Neither did the Felice Brothers , or the Civil Wars , or Fleet Foxes . But the foundation of the roots music revival currently flourishing with those bands was laid when the soundtrack to "O ...

  20. BRIGHT EYES -- "THE PEOPLE'S KEY"

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 As corny as it sounds, Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst has indeed grown up in the public's eye. So it's hard not to look at his career from that perspective, especially since the band's latest album, "The People's Key," ...

  21. Conor Oberst: New Bright Eyes Album Will Be 'Rocking'

    December 16, 2010 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Three years and a new decade have brought a new sound from Bright Eyes for the group's new album, "The People's Key." "I wanted to make a record that was modern-sounding and steer clear of some of my tendencies, melodically, ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to beg ...

  23. Ozomatli, Taboo Raise 'Voces Unidas' Against SB 1070

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Days before Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha joined Conor Oberst to announce a July 23 concert to support the fight against Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law, a Latin music concert protesting the same law drew several thousand p ...

  24. Rage Against the Machine to Plug Arizona Boycott

    July 21, 2010 6:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rage Against the Machine will push for artists and musicians to boycott Arizona because of its new and restrictive immigration law . The politically outspoken rap-rock band's lead singer, Zach de la Rocha, plans to announce Wednesday (July 21) ...

  25. 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 ...

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

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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. R ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. The Roots Enlist John Legend and Jim James, Sample Joanna Newsom For New Album

    April 22, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Roots have enlisted John Legend and My Morning Jacket main man Jim James to appear on "How I Got Over," the hip hop band's oft-delayed next album, Billboard sources have confirmed. In addition, the band is working on a track that ...

  29. Photos: Monsters of Folk Live In New York

    November 09, 2009 3:09 PM EST 0 0 0 M. Ward , My Morning Jacket 's Jim James, and Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis came together as Monsters of Folk for a pair of New York shows last week, including a Friday night gig uptown at the United Place Theater. Friday' ...

  30. Dave Rawlings Steps Into Spotlight With 'A Friend Of A Friend'

    September 29, 2009 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Dave Rawlings Machine started "accidentally," according to Gillian Welch 's longtime musical partner, as a vehicle to semi-anonymously road test some new material. But with the Nov. 17 release of "A Friend of a Friend," ...

  31. Monsters Ball

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On a hazy mid-August morning at the swanky Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., indie rock royalty Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis -- who have gathered to promote their new band, Monsters of Folk -- are nestled on a mustard-color ...

  32. Monsters of Folk Plots Fall Tour

    July 24, 2009 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock "super-group" Monsters of Folk -- consisting of Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James -- is hitting the road this fall, stopping at U.S. and Canadian theatres ...

  33. Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis / July 4, 2009 / New York (Battery Park)

    July 13, 2009 7:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A sea of blankets spread across the shady grounds of Battery Park as concertgoers gathered on a beautiful Fourth of July afternoon to see Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band with Jenny Lewis . The free event, part of the summer-long NYC River to ...

  34. Jim James Readies George Harrison Covers E.P., Monster Of Folk Album

    June 24, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although roots-rock act My Morning Jacket are enjoying some much needed downtime after a big 2008, frontman Jim James isn't resting. For his first official solo outing, James will debut a George Harrison tribute EP entitled "Tribute To&quo ...

  35. Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A. Lead San Diego Street Scene Bill

    June 02, 2009 8:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Weather and Cake lead the lineup for the 2009 Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 28-29 in downtown San Diego. The festival will be set up in San Diego's East Village, ...

  36. Chrisette Michele, Ciara Aim For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 07, 2009 4:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The latest albums from Chrisette Michele and Ciara are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- both with a shot at a No. 1 bow. Industry prognosticators suggest both Michele's "Epiphany" (Def Jam) and Ciara' ...

  37. Wilco Tour, Album Take Shape

    April 24, 2009 11:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a still-untitled album slated for June 30 on Nonesuch, Wilco will be hitting the U.S. highways this summer beginning June 12 in Cincinnati. Many dates are going on sale today including the Los Angeles, Red Rocks, and Brooklyn shows. Conor Obers ...

  38. McCartney, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 1:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ul ...

  39. Conor Oberst Explores The 'Outer South'

    February 19, 2009 3:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Conor Oberst has wrapped his second album with his Mystic Valley Band, "Outer South," and will release it May 5 on Merge Records. The group debuted with an album under Oberst's name last summer. The five-piece Mystic Valley Band, whic ...

  40. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey ...

  41. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard C ...

  42. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works s ...

  43. Plant/Krauss, Iron & Wine Star At ACL Festival

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As temperatures soared well into the 90s, American roots music reigned supreme on the second day of Austin City Limits festival (Sept. 27), with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Iron & Wine, Shar As temperatures soared well into the 90s, Americ ...

  44. Mars Volta, N.E.R.D. Get Austin City Limits Started

    September 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Skies were blue and the sun often fierce as the seventh Austin City Limits festival got underway yesterday (Sept. 26) before 65,000 fans at Zilker Park. The Mars Volta, N.E.R.D., Vampire Weekend and t Skies were blue and the sun often fierce as the ...

  45. Jenny's New Jams

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While it took Rilo Kiley the better part of a decade to rise through the indie rock ranks, frontwoman Jenny Lewis proved an immediate force to be reckoned with her 2006 solo debut, "Rabbit Fur Coat." While it took Rilo Kiley the better par ...

  46. Conor Oberst / Aug. 12, 2008 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Bright Eyes singer, now "solo," mused about love, mortality and the open road at this sold-out New York club show. On “Conor Oberst,” the Bright Eyes wunderkind’s first “solo” outing, the singer songwriter travels to a variety of place ...

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