1. Desmond Child Elected to ASCAP Board of Directors

    October 25, 2013 10:31 AM EDT Grammy-winning songwriter-producer Desmond Child has been elected to ASCAP's Board of Directors, announced ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. Child will replace jazz composer George Duke, who recently passed away. Executive Turntab ...

  2. New Signings: Warner Music Nabs Ylvis, WME Inks Leah Turner, Maximum Artist Adds Lalah Hathaway, Warner/Chappell Signs Danny Orton

    October 02, 2013 7:45 AM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@billboard.com for inclusion in our regular report. Click here for the ...

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  4. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Announces Capitol Hill Showcase To Coincide With Royalty Hearings; Ole, BMG & Kobalt Signings; More

    November 27, 2012 3:57 PM EST -- The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has organized a songwriters' showcase for Nov. 28, the same day as the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet is holding hearings on music licensing. The e ...

  5. Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

    November 27, 2012 7:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business e-newsletters UNIVERSAL OFFICIALLY NAMES STEVE BARNETT CHAIRMAN/CEO OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP: Universal Music officially named former Columbia Records COO ...

  6. En Breve: Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl

    November 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl Pepsi will target the Latin market during the 2013 Super Bowl with music partnerships including a concert with Univision. The Fan Jam Concert takes place Feb. 1 and will feature such acts as reggaetón r ...

  7. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  8. Backbeat: Secret Show at Draco Rosa's Studio Inaugurates L.A.'s Fairfax Sessions

    June 13, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Artyom Manukyan and Arto Tunçboyaciyan performing at Phantom Vox studio's Fairfax Sessions. (Photo: David Navas) While the usual stream of cars rumbled down West Hollywood's Fairfax Avenue outside Phantom Vox Studios , a secret show was ...

  9. Randy Goodrum, U.S. Songwriter, Making Bid for Eurovision 2012

    February 10, 2012 11:30 AM EST When the second heat of Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2012 takes place Saturday night at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg, there will be at least one American at the venue - Arkansas-born songwriter Randy Goodrum, a rare U.S. visitor at this ...

  10. The Collective Signs Desmond Child

    December 09, 2011 2:30 PM EST The Collective, an entertainment management and production company, has signed multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child for worldwide career management. For nearly 30 years, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has acrewed multipl ...

  11. Kristin Chenoweth Hopes to Bring More 'Hot Mess' to 'Glee'; Talks Country Album

    September 20, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's something about Kristin Chenoweth and playing hot messes. If you needed any reminder, just take a look at her role as alcoholic singer April Rhodes on "Glee," who memorably spent last season trying to get her one-woman musical ...

  12. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now ...

  13. Alice Cooper Welcomes Ke$ha to His Nightmare: 'This Girl Is Not a Pop Diva'

    August 24, 2011 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alice Cooper is currently on the road with what he calls "a summer show... we do the hits and five, six major special effects things." But he's already hatching plans for a show built around "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," the seq ...

  14. Creed's Scott Stapp Preps Solo Album, Autobiography

    March 09, 2011 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 A second solo album, an autobiography and a new Creed album are all on tap for Scott Stapp between now and the end of 2012. The Creed frontman has been anything but idle since the group came off the road to support its 2009 release, "Full Circl ...

  15. Ricky Martin's "MAS" Track By Track

    January 26, 2011 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 On Feb. 1, Ricky Martin drops his first studio album in six years: "Música + Alma + Sexo" (Music + Soul + Sex) or "MAS" for its acronym in Spanish. We spent an afternoon with Martin in his home studio (with children calling for h ...

  16. Ricky Martin Talks Book, Coming Out And "MAS"

    January 26, 2011 12:53 PM EST 0 0 0 On a recent Wednesday afternoon Ricky Martin , clad in cargo pants and flip flops, played with his twin boys in the yard of his waterfront Miami home. Upstairs, in his home studio, candles and incense burned as his new album played on the console. M ...

  17. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter direc ...

  18. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 7:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Quincy Jones , John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  19. Victoria Shaw, Desmond Child Join 'GAC Star' As Judges

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer/performers Victoria Shaw and Desmond Child have signed on as judges for GAC's "The Next GAC Star," a nationwide talent search the network is conducting in partnership with Music Nation. The winning artist will re ...

  20. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Fantasia, Jaci Velasquez, Diane Warren and more! FANTASIA OF THE FUTURE Dear Keith, I have a question about "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino. With the success of her stint on Broadway in &quo ...

  21. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malaka ...

  22. Grammy Spotlight Shines In D.C.

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy honored Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Quincy Jones last night for their support of music industry issues during the group's annual Grammys on the Hill dinner in the nation's capi ...

  23. 'Bat' In Black

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" adds a new chapter to the biggest and best-known album serial in rock'n'roll history. Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf� ...

  24. 'Win,' Place, Show

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley this week brings forth his first solo album since his self-titled 1978 debut. "Live To Win" will be issued via the Universal imprint New Door; Stanley is supportin Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley t ...

  25. Aiken Holding Off On Tour Until Next Year

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Clay Aiken's third album, the covers-heavy "A Thousand Different Ways," comes out tomorrow (Sept. 19), but the second season "American Idol" runner-up plans to take his time before he hits the road. Clay Aiken's third a ...

  26. 'Different' Strokes

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ...

  27. Paul Stanley Solo Album Due In October

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley has inked with Universal's New Door imprint for the release of his first solo album since his self-titled 1978 debut. "Live To Win" is due Oct. 24; Stanley will su Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stan ...

  28. Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new Season two "American Ido ...

  29. Meat Loaf Awakens The Beast For 'Bat III'

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" franchise for a third album installment, due Oct. 31 via Virgin in North America and Universal internationally. Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" fra ...

  30. Kobalt Signs Desmond Child To Worldwide Admin Pact

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has signed hitmaking songwriter/producer Desmond Child to an exclusive worldwide administration deal. Moreover, Child has agreed to represen London-based independent music publisher Kobal ...

  31. Idol Hands

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson is his vehicle: It took "American Idol" to earn the Southern rocker a place in the sun. About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwo ...

  32. Bo Bice Album Due In December

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his as-yet-untitled debut album Dec. 13 via RCA. "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his as-yet-untitled debut album Dec. 13 via RCA. Although the track list for the set i ...

  33. Crue, Wilson, Sister Hazel Join Relief Efforts

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat '05 sailing officially canceled due to the after effects of Hurricane Katrina, organizers have instead pulled together a benefit concert this weekend in Atlanta. Elsewher With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat � ...

  34. Bice Eyeing Fall Release For Debut Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fourth-season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is anticipating a fall release for his 19 Recordings/RCA debut solo album. Fourth-season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is anticipating a fall release for his 19 Recordings/RCA d ...

  35. Underwood Ready To Record Debut Album

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fourth season "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is eyeing a fall release for her 19 Recordings/Arista debut album. Her recording of "Inside Your Heaven," written by Andreas Carlsson for "America Fourth season "Ame ...

  36. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lindsay Lohan 'Speak' Now, Or... Teen queen Lindsay Lohan will release her debut album, "Speak," Dec. 7 via Casablanca. First single "Rumors" is No. 27 this week on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart and jumps 17- ...

  37. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview ...

  38. Lohan 'Speaks' On Casablanca Debut

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Teen queen Lindsay Lohan will release her debut album, "Speak," Dec. 7 via Casablanca. The set finds the actress/singer collaborating with such producers as Desmond Child, Cory Rooney (Destiny's Child Teen queen Lindsay Lohan will rel ...

  39. Beautiful Soul

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Beautiful Soul" has all the right ingredients to catapult 17-year-old Jesse McCartney into teen idol territory. "Beautiful Soul" has all the right ingredients to catapult 17-year-old Jesse McCartney into teen idol territory. It ...

  40. Events: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age and A Special Evening with Desmond Child.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Events: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age and A Special Evening with Desmond Child. Event Listings: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age, Oct. 15, Washington, D.C., presented by the Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar, ...

  41. Measure of a Man

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimmin ...

  42. Clay Aiken 'Measures' Up On RCA Debut

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In June, Aiken sat down with Billboard's Fred Bronson for a lengthy interview about his experiences on "American Idol." Last week they met up again, to discuss Aiken's debut CD track-by-track in a con It would be difficult to fin ...

  43. Ruben, Clay Set Fall Release Dates

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums. Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season contest on the Fox series "American Idol," has set a Nov. 11 release The American Idols have once again move ...

  44. 'Twisted Angel' Reveals A Mature, Soulful Rimes

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. LeAnn Rimes has grown up in the public eye, and it has not always been easy to watch. After bursting onto the music scene in 1996 at age 13 with a No. 1 country album and two Grammy Awards, her star sho ...

  45. Rimes Returns As A 'Twisted Angel'

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although not yet 20-years-old, LeAnn Rimes is a music veteran with seven studio albums and a pair of Grammy Awards under her belt. Her eighth album, "Twisted Angel," is due Oct. 1 via Curb, and is som Although not yet 20-years-old, LeAnn R ...

  46. ASCAP Honors Taylor, Dido, Destiny

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Century Award Winner James Taylor was presented with the ASCAP Founder's Award at the 19th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held last night (May 20) at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Cal Billboard Century Award Winner James Taylor ...

  47. Rimes Ends Dispute, Re-Signs With Curb

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a year of battling in court to be free of the contract she signed with Curb Records at age 12, LeAnn Rimes has made the surprising decision to re-sign with the label, Billboard Bulletin reports. After a year of battling in court to be free of ...