1. Grammy Week: Songwriters Behind Eminem, Bonnie Raitt, Adele, More Step Into the Spotlight at 'A Song Is Born'

    January 24, 2014 2:29 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding numb ...

  2. ASCAP President Paul Williams, Songwriters Josh Kear, Dan Wilson Make Royalty Case to Congress

    February 27, 2013 10:35 AM EST Above, L-R: Songwriter Josh Kear, co-chair of the Congressional Songwriters Caucus Rep. Martha Blackburn, songwriter Dan Wilson and ASCAP president Paul Williams Yesterday, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Washington D.C.'s Independenc ...

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  4. Backbeat: Taylor Swift, Ross The Intern Celebrate Target's 'Red' Deluxe Edition at Taylor Swift Pop-Up Store

    October 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift with Ross Matthews (a.k.a. Ross The Intern) at an album release event for her new record Red that turned an NYC showroom into a Taylor Swift pop-up store. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Taylor Swift vividly recalls the day she told her managem ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Songwriters Dan Wilson, Greg Kurstin and Others to Discuss Work at Grammy Museum

    October 11, 2012 8:52 PM EDT Songwriters Dan Wilson, Greg Kurstin, Evan Bogart, Tim Pagnotta and Rodney Jerkins will discuss their work with artist such as Adele, Pink, Neon Trees, Justin Bieber and numerous others at the Grammy Museum on Oct. 15. Presented by the Songwriters ...

  7. Backbeat: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta On Taylor Swift Going Pop, Clear Channel Royalty Pact

    September 24, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta (left) who told Taylor Swift (right) when she was making her new album Red the she had "artistic license" to head in any music direction she wanted. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Big Machine Label Grou ...

  8. Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

    September 05, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Eric Church grabbed five nominations for this year's CMA Awards -- including nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Chief , and three nominations for hit song "Springsteen -- to lead all artists, with husband and wife ...

  9. Adele, PJ Harvey, Lana Del Rey Win at 57th Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2012 2:54 PM EDT British hit machine Adele continued to roll in the accolades when she collected two awards today (May 17) at the 57th Ivor Novello Awards, which recognizes the best songwriters and composers in the U.K. and Ireland. Adele won two, for Songwriter o ...

  10. ASCAP 2012 Expo: Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Talk Songwriting, More During Day 1 Panels

    April 20, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The three day 2012 ASCAP Expo kicked off in Los Angeles on Thursday as an array of eager songwriters - novice, up and coming, and established - filed into the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, anxious to soak up advice from songwriting idols like Ca ...

  11. Adele Rolling Deep in Ivor Novello Award Nominations

    April 17, 2012 6:50 AM EDT The 57th Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced and, as usual, British vocal powerhouse Adele heads the pack. The awards, regarded as the most important awards for UK music writers, reward excellence in songwriting and composing. They ...

  12. How the Little Known Secret Sisters Ended Up On 'Hunger Games Soundtrack'

    March 23, 2012 9:41 AM EDT "You don't say no to this opportunity." That's what Laura Rogers, of the Alabama-based duo The Secret Sisters, said about the chance to contribute to the soundtrack of one of the most highly anticipated films of the decade. Whe ...

  13. Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher Among Speakers At New UCLA Music Biz Course

    March 08, 2012 9:58 PM EST Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher and Dan Wilson are among the songwriters lined up to speak at UCLA's new course within the music industry minor at the school. Taught by documentarian, writer and TV producer David Leaf, the course is desi ...

  14. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  15. Exclusive: Adele's Manager Jonathan Dickins Talks Grammys, 2012 Tour Plans, and When to Say No

    February 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST With Adele from left: Doug Morris (Sony Music Entertainment CEO), Steve Barnett (Columbia Records Chairman/COO), Rob Stringer (Columbia Chairman/CEO) and manager Jonathan Dickins. (Photo: Sony Music) Adele was the obvious frontrunner for virtually ...

  16. Dan Wilson and Fraser T. Smith on the 2012 Grammy Carpet

    Dan Wilson and Fraser T. Smith on the 2012 Grammy Carpet

    February 13, 2012 2:19 AM EST 0 0 0 Dan Wilson and Fraser T. Smith on the 2012 Grammy Carpet Grammys , Dan Wilson Fraser T. Smith , Dan Wilson , Fraser T. Smith Grammys 2014 Grammys 2014 Dan Wilson Fraser T. Smith ...

  17. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  18. Grammys 2012: Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, topping the ceremony with Album of the Year for "21" and taking home both Song and R ...

  19. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  20. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  21. Producer Dave Tozer Talks New John Legend Album

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Legend is in a darker space for his fourth solo studio album. Following the 2008 release of his last solo LP "Evolver" and the socio-political "Wake Up!" collaboration with The Roots , Legend has teamed up yet again with pro ...

  22. Dierks Bentley Returns 'Home' to Country

    January 21, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Dierks Bentley steps onstage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2 to launch his new album, "Home," the show may feel like a walk down memory lane. "I played gigs on Lower Broadway for a number of years. I'd walk by ...

  23. #TwitterWar: Jason Isbell vs. Dierks Bentley, Over Bentley Single 'Home'

    January 09, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 The world of country music has not been this spicy since the war of words between Billy Ray Cyrus and Travis Tritt twenty years ago, over Tritt's claim that Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" was turning the genre into an "ass wiggl ...

  24. Mike Doughty Opens 'Book of Drugs,' Says J.Lo & Music Thieves Saved His Life

    December 07, 2011 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 On His Soul Coughing Music: 'I Think It's Really, Really Bad' Mike Doughty's 2011 was not bad, not bad at all. The veteran singer/songwriter saw his latest collection of hypnotic, wistful, sometimes absurd acoustic-based missives ...

  25. Q&A: The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry Talks 'Young' Success, Next Album

    November 11, 2011 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Nothing beats a great song to take an act from obscurity to stardom. Case in point: The Band Perry 's multiple-format hit "If I Die Young." The second single from siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry's self-titled 2010 debut on ...

  26. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  27. Josh Groban Unveils 'Hidden Away' Single, 'Illuminations' Album Art

    September 13, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 J osh Groban today (Sept. 13) announced the official release of his new single, "Hidden Away," as well as the cover art for his fifth album "Illuminations," which is due in November on 143/Reprise Records. "I want to free yo ...

  28. Michaelson, Bareilles Anchoring Hotel Cafe Tour

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel Cafe tour, which begins March 6 at the Belly Up in San Diego. Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anc ...

  29. With 'Bells' On

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carlos Santana finds radio magic again with the first single from his "Ultimate Santana" compilation, Jimmy Eat World follows up its best charting album with a new effort and Underworld strikes out on The first career live album from R.E.M ...

  30. Doughty Wraps New Album, Plots Fall Tour

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Mike Doughty's next album, "Golden Delicious" will arrive early next year via ATO. The follow-up to 2005's "Haughty Melodic" was produced by longtime collaborator Dan Wilson, who wil Singer/songwriter ...

  31. Semisonic's Wilson Rocks With Crow On Solo Debut

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Semisonic principal Dan Wilson, who has become an in-demand songwriter and producer in recent years, will return to his own music this fall with the release of his solo debut. Semisonic principal Dan Wilson, who has become an in-demand songwriter an ...

  32. Rick Rubin Finalizes Columbia Position

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label released a statement this afternoon (May 14) confirming the Rubin hire and stating that he would "form a dynamic and creative executive partnership" with Columbia chairman Steve Barnett, und Rick Rubin's move to Columbia Rec ...

  33. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth a ...

  34. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge t ...

  35. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addre The Dixie Chicks will re-eme ...

  36. B&E: Mike Doughty

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Mike Doughty. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. The third time is definitely a charm fo ...

  37. Doughty Gets 'Melodic' With Dave Matthews

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic." Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-o ...

  38. Rare Phair, Yorn Tracks Hit The 'Trampoline'

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previously unreleased and rare songs from the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers, Chris Stills and Semisonic's Dan Wilson appear on the second compilation from Los Angeles. Previously unreleased and rare songs from the likes of Liz ...

  39. Crow Sings For Semisonic Frontman

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting the finishing touches on a solo disc that counts Sheryl Crow among its collaborators. Crow, who passed through Wilson's hometown of Minneapolis in early Septem Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting th ...

  40. Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming compilation "Maybe This Christmas." Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others m ...

  41. McLachlan, Bragg, Ivy Sing 'For The Kids'

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nettwerk America and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation have teamed to release a children's music compilation titled "For the Kids" as part of an ongoing campaign to restore and nurture music education Nettwerk America and the VH1 Save ...

  42. McCartney Tribute Album To Benefit Breast Cancer

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney's solo material will be the subject of an upcoming tribute album dubbed "Listen To What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney." Due Oct. 9 from Oglio Paul McCartney's solo materia ...

  43. Semisonic Plays With 'Chemistry'

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark that creates an electric attraction between elements is undeniably crucial to a band's sound and, ultimately, its success. Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark t ...

  44. Semisonic Plays With 'Chemistry'

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark that creates an electric attraction between elements is undeniably crucial to a band's sound and, ultimately, its success. Semisonic has al Chemistry may be difficult to define, but th ...