1. How 20-Year Old Chance The Rapper Has Nearly Every Major Label Chasing Him

    May 01, 2013 1:40 PM EDT In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in meetings with major labels, biding his time while big numbers and ...

  2. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on uns ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Chip Hooper

    January 27, 2012 12:14 AM EST No. 43 Chip Hooper Worldwide Head of Music Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency Quiet Storm... When Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency chairman Sam Gores jumped into the music business with both feet in 2005, he started with Monterey Peninsula ...

  4. John Fogerty Signs With Paradigm Agency

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty has signed with Paradigm for representation in all categories, with Dan Weiner as responsible agent. Fogerty was previously signed to CAA. In addition to touring, Paradigm will represent Fogerty in his ende ...

  5. Aerosmith Shoots Down 'False' Rumors, Says Band Is 'Having Fun' Recording

    January 27, 2011 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Longtime Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederiksen reports that the group has been very productive during its first few days of writing for a new album at his studio Monrovia, Calif. "It's been really good, great," Frederiksen tells Bi ...

  6. MPA, LBM Paradigm Shift Nears Completion

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Paradigm shift is almost complete. Monterey Peninsula Artists and Little Big Man will be fully integrated into the Paradigm Talent Agency fold, and the two boutique agencies' names will be retired, effective Aug. 13, Billboard.biz has lea ...