1. David Massey Named President of Island Records

    February 08, 2013 10:51 AM EST David Massey has been named president of Island Records, in what is described in a press release as a “further expansion of the Island Def Jam Music Group’s A&R and creative initiatives.” The appointment, which was announced by Barry Weiss, ...

  2. Dallas Austin Named Senior VP of A&R at Island Records

    October 15, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the latest announcement of an established hitmaker scoring a top A&R role at a major label , the Island Def Jam Music Group announced today that veteran songwriter/producer Dallas Austin will be joining the company as a Senior Vice Presiden ...

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen Releases 'This Kiss' Single: Listen

    September 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 With little more than a week to go before her U.S. debut album "Kiss" hits shelves, Carly Rae Jepsen has released her newest single, "This Kiss." The catchy pop track follows Jepsen's smash single, "Call Me Maybe," ...

  4. Pulse Recording, Home to Pop Hitmaker Bonnie McKee, Partners with Nashville's Creative Nation

    July 13, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Pulse Recording, the LA-based publishing and management company that represents songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), producer-writers Dallas Austin (Pink, TLC) and DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga) and dance artist Sofi, has signed an e ...

  5. Backbeat: Katy Perry Premieres New Film, Performs For Neil Portnow, Randy Phillips, Epic and ASCAP Execs

    June 27, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen joins Katy Perry on the pink carpet. (Photo: Joseph Llanes) Katy Perry modified her concert presentation Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard at the premiere of her Paramount film "Katy Perry: Part of Me," busting out of a pop ...

  6. Carly Rae Jepsen Q&A: 'My Life Has Changed In Every Way'

    June 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Read the online-exclusive Q&A from the Billboard cover story on Carly Rae Jepsen At age 26, Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen has turned heads by storming the U.S. pop charts with her indelible hit single "Call Me Maybe," whi ...

  7. Backbeat: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Oh Land Rock Elle's Women in Music Awards With Jason Flom, Scooter Braun, More

    April 13, 2012 3:44 PM EDT Singer Jessie J (center) receives a plaque from LAVA Records President/CEO Jason Flom (right) at ELLE's in Women Music 2012 at event in L.A. for selling over 12 million copies worldwide of her album Who You Are. (Photo: WireImage) At Elle mag ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Jody Gerson

    January 26, 2012 10:22 PM EST No. 90 Jody Gerson Co-President Sony/ATV Music Publishing Twitter: @JodyGerson Early Adopter... Jody Gerson segued from one power post to another in 2008 when she joined Sony/ATV as co-president after 17 years of helming EMI Music Publishing' ...

  9. Cee-Lo Green, Seal, More Reveal Songwriting Secrets At BMI Grammy Panel

    February 12, 2011 7:25 PM EST At BMI's "How I Wrote That Song"event at the Key Club in West Hollywood today, Cee-Lo Green, Seal, Dallas Austin, the Neptunes' Chad Hugo and more shared stories about hits they have composed, which among them include "Cal ...

  10. Release Of The Week: The-Dream

    June 22, 2010 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article T he-Dream's forthcoming album, "Love King" (set for release June 29 on Radio Killa/Def Jam) is the third set in a triology of albums from the singer/songwriter/producer, following 2007 "Love/Hate" and 2009 ...

  11. Billboard Underground: Stone Mecca

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its own. After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its ow ...

  12. R&B Briefs: Sammie, DMC, LaBelle, Cole

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Singer Sammie has parted ways with Dallas Austin’s Rowdy Records. Now with independent imprint Empire Entertainment, Sammie is working on a new album. A first single from that yet-untitled project, “One Way Street,” was released this week. Manage ...

  13. Grooverider Gets Four Years In Dubai Drug Case

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Dubai court sentenced DJ Raymond Bingham, better known as Grooverider, to four years in jail today (Feb. 19), three months after he was caught in possession of marijuana. A Dubai court sentenced DJ Raymond Bingham, better known as Grooverider, to ...

  14. JC Chasez Cuts Ties With Jive

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former 'N Sync member JC Chasez has cut ties with longtime label Jive Records, which released his lone solo album, 2004's "Schizophrenic." Former 'N Sync member JC Chasez has cut ties with longtime label Jive Records, which ...

  15. Awakenings

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In March 2004, Stacie Orrico walked away from it all. Feeling overwhelmed by the global success of her multiplatinum sophomore album, Orrico exited the business, returned to her family in Seattle and In March 2004, Stacie Orrico walked away from it ...

  16. RETURN TO COMMODORE LANE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie is back on the R&B chart. Read about Richie's trek "right down Commodore Lane," as he describes it, with Jermaine Dupri, Sean Garrett, Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq and Richie musica Lionel Richie is back on th ...

  17. Richie Taking 'Coming Home' On Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie's Coming Home Tour, which begins Oct. 27 in Detroit, will benefit the United Way via an exclusive pre-sale on Tickets-for-Charity.com. Lionel Richie's Coming Home Tour, which begins Oct. 27 in Detroit, will benefit the United ...

  18. Cole Covers Fiona, Sting On New CD

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natalie Cole will on Sept. 26 release her 20th studio album "Leavin'" (Verve), her first disc in nearly four years to feature new material. Natalie Cole will on Sept. 26 release her 20th studio album "Leavin'" (Verve), ...

  19. Austin Leaves Dubai After Pardon On Drug Charges

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B producer Dallas Austin has been released from a jail in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after being pardoned on drug charges. "He is on the plane and safely out of the country," Austin's Atlanta R&B producer Dallas Austin has ...

  20. Austin Reportedly Pardoned On Dubai Drug Charges

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dubai's ruler pardoned American R&B producer Dallas Austin yesterday (July 3), hours after he was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of cocaine, two of the producer's lawyers said. D Dubai's ruler pardoned American R ...

  21. Dallas Austin Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In Dubai

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted songs for TLC, Madonna and Michael Jackson, pleaded guilty today (July 2) to cocaine charges in the United Arab Emirates country of Dubai. Austin Grammy-winning producer Dallas Austin, who has c ...

  22. Producer Dallas Austin Jailed On Drug Charges In Dubai

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted hits for TLC, Michael Jackson and Madonna, has been jailed in the Middle Eastern country of Dubai since May 19 on charges of "possessing and taking drugs," acco Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafte ...

  23. Producer Dallas Austin Jailed In Dubai

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Been in custody since May 19 on drug charges. Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted hits for TLC, Michael Jackson and Madonna, has been jailed in the Middle Eastern country of Dubai since May 19 on charges of "possessing and taking drugs,&q ...

  24. Richie Rolls With Young Producers

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie has recruited a slew of guests for his his new album, "Coming Home," due Sept. 12 via Island. Lionel Richie has recruited a slew of guests for his his new album, "Coming Home," due Sept. 12 via Island. Jermaine Dupr ...

  25. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five ye ...

  26. Sammie Inks With Austin's Rowdy Records

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. Now 17, he's set to resurface on producer Dallas Austin' ...

  27. Da Backwudz Does The South Proud On New CD

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta rap duo Da Backwudz will release its debut album, "Wood Work," March 21 via producer Dallas Austin's reactivated Rowdy Records. Atlanta rap duo Da Backwudz will release its debut album, "Wood Work," March 21 via prod ...

  28. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  29. Cole Covering Fiona, Neil Young On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has lear ...

  30. T.I. Signs On For Debut Film Role

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rising hip-hop artist T.I. will make his feature film debut in Warner Bros. Pictures' untitled Chris Robinson movie. Newcomer Lauren London also is joining the cast. Rising hip-hop artist T.I. will make his feature film debut in Warner Bros. Pi ...

  31. August To Bring New Anastacia Album

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Anastacia has set an Aug. 30 release date for her new self-titled album. Originally expected June 7, the set will be her first for Daylight/Columbia after releasing her first two albums via E Vocalist Anastacia has set an Aug. 30 release da ...

  32. Duran Duran Itching To Hit The Studio

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While continuing to support the 2004 comeback Epic album "Astronaut," veteran British rock act Duran Duran is planning to begin work this summer on its follow-up studio set. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes te While continuing to support the 2004 c ...

  33. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 3-9, 2005).

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 3-9, 2005). A WHOLE NEW YEAR: No matter what happened in 2004, you can forget it now. It's 2005! It's a whole new year and you get a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to start a ...

  34. Stefani Gets A Lift From New Order, Eve, Dre

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from members of New Order and OutKast, rapper Eve and superstar producer Dr. Dre on her Interscope solo debut, "Love, Angel, Music, Baby." No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from membe ...

  35. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kelis 'Taste' Sensation Pop-soul vocalist Kelis this week releases "Tasty," her third album, and first for the Neptunes' Star Trak imprint via Arista. The 24-year-old New York native's new disc has gotten a massive pre- ...

  36. Madonna In A 'Remix' Mood

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Madonna will on Nov. 25 release "Remixed & Revisited." The seven-song Maverick/Warner Bros. EP includes remixes of tracks from this year's "American L Just in time for the holiday ...

  37. Kelis Cooks Up 'Tasty' New Album

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop-soul vocalist Kelis is readying "Tasty," her third album and first for new label Arista, for a Nov. 11 release. Pop-soul vocalist Kelis is readying "Tasty," her third album and first for new label Arista, for a Nov. 11 releas ...

  38. No Doubt Plots Best-Of, DVD, Boxed Set

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although its members are busy with a variety of solo projects, No Doubt last week hit the studio with producer Nellee Hooper to record a cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" for inclusion on a forthcom Although its members are bus ...

  39. Gwen Stefani Teams With Outkast

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outkast's Andre 3000 is among the producers No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has enlisted for her long-awaited debut solo album. Outkast's Andre 3000 is among the producers No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has enlisted for her long-awaited ...

  40. The Trouble With Being Myself

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The trouble with Gray's third album is that it has arrived without much fanfare. The trouble with Gray's third album is that it has arrived without much fanfare. This is unfortunate, particularly because it is a much better album than its ...

  41. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," o ...

  42. Inspired By Tragedy, TLC Survivors Carry On

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted for Billboard.com There was a point when Arista considered compiling a TLC greatest-hits package and adding on the new songs that the trio had recorded before the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April. But that notion ...

  43. This Is Who I Am

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. An ear-arresting collection of songs—produced by Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Shep Crawford, among others—that embra ...

  44. Monica Has 'All Eyez On Me'

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Monica has been an R&B mainstay since she debuted in 1995 with the Rowdy/Arista set "Miss Thing." As she prepares for the Nov. 5 release of her third album -- and J Records debut -- " ...

  45. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with ...

  46. 'Monica' Shows R&B Star Coming Of Age

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B star Monica will release her self-titled third album Aug. 20 via J Records. The set is said to be a blend of contemporary R&B, pop, and hip-hop, and features the production skills of such R&B star Monica will release her self-titled ...

  47. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors th ...

  48. Songwriters Sue Over TLC's 'Unpretty'

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover and his songwriting partner Michael Cirincione have filed a copyright-infringement suit against R&B trio TLC, alleging that portions of the group's 19 Former Living Colour lead singer Corey Glov ...

  49. Will Joi Get Her 'Revenge'?

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a series of ill-timed false starts, neo-soul innovator Joi is hoping the release of "Star Kitty's Revenge" -- her third solo album (due Jan. 29, 2002, on Universal Records) -- will garner her th After a series of ill-timed false ...

  50. Joi Seeks 'Revenge' On New Solo Set

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Accomplished Southern soulster Joi is at work on her fourth solo album and her CrazyWorld/Universal debut, "Star Kitty's Revenge," which is set for an early 2002 release. The singer was most recently Accomplished Southern soulster Joi ...

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