1. Eduardo Baptista Fernandez, Head of Editorial Edimusa and Vander Music, Dies

    October 02, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Eduardo O. Baptista Fernández, GM of indie publisher Grupo Editorial Edimusa in Mexico and Vander Music in the United States, died of suddenly on Sept. 29. He was 39. Based in Mexico City, Baptista Fernández was the son of Eduardo Baptista Lucio, ...

  2. Paul McCartney Q&A: 'I'm Lucky, I Love Songwriting'

    February 10, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Icon Talks New Album, New Songs & Being the Ultimate 'Music Freak' S ir Paul McCartney gave Billboard a call recently to discuss his new record "Kisses on the Bottom," an ultra-cool tip-of-the hat to both a by-gone melodic er ...

  3. Alan Meltzer, Late Wind-Up Records Founder, Left $1.5 Million to Chauffeur, Doorman

    January 31, 2012 10:50 AM EST Alan Meltzer, who founded Wind-Up Records with his ex-wife and died suddenly of undisclosed causes in October at the age of 67, left behind a considerable fortune in his will. But few probably expected him to leave a large percentage of that fortu ...

  4. Alan Meltzer -- Late Wind-Up Records Founder, Three-Time Industry Success Story -- Remembered by Friends & Family

    November 02, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Alan Meltzer, who passed away Oct. 31, was a triple platinum music executive. He hit it big the first time out building a small CD wholesale business into a super one-stop, which he sold and ultimately realized about $30 million from; he invested ...

  5. Alan Meltzer, Founder of Wind-Up Records, Dies at 67

    October 31, 2011 9:31 PM EDT Alan Meltzer, the founder and former chairman of Wind-up Entertainment, passed away over the weekend, it was announced on Monday (Oct. 31). He was 67. Meltzer along with his wife Diana formed New York-based Wind-Up Records in 1997 after purchasing ...

  6. Drake Releases Two New Songs & Remixes Waka Flocka Flame: Listen

    September 12, 2011 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After spinning at Versace for Fashion's Night Out, Drake released two new songs, "Club Paradise" and "Free Spirit," and a remix to Waka Flocka Flame 's "Round of Applause." "Club Paradise," produced ...

  7. Listen: George Michael's Wedding Song for Prince William, Kate Middleton

    April 16, 2011 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Michae l is giving the gift of song to Prince William and Kate Middleton - and anyone else who wants to download it. The musician is making his cover of Stevie Wonder's "You and I" available to download for free and hopes fans ...

  8. Elton John Honors Elizabeth Taylor: 'She Fought for the Underdog'

    March 24, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John dedicated a song to longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor at his Pennsylvania concert Wednesday night. "Today I lost a friend and you lost a hero named Elizabeth Taylor. She was not just a movie star, although she was a huge movie star a ...

  9. Justin Bieber Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

    March 15, 2011 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber joined the prestigious list of pop stars honored with wax figures when lifelike replicas of the singer were unveiled today (Mar. 15) at Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York, Amsterdam and London. At the New York unveiling, Bieber&# ...

  10. Elton John Not Expecting Invite to Prince William's Wedding

    January 25, 2011 12:51 PM EST 0 0 0 E lton John may have been very close to the late Princess Diana, but the singer says he's not counting on getting an invite to her son William's upcoming wedding. "I think because of my relationship with Princess Diana, people automat ...

  11. Gogol Bordello, Rick Rubin Team Up For 'Hustle'

    March 23, 2010 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eugene Hütz, guitar strapped over a shirtless shoulder, sweat shining atop his narrow frame, grabs the microphone and raises one arm over his famously mustachioed face, closing the night with a final coda: "We are your fucking friends Gogol Bor ...

  12. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  13. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the ...

  14. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the b ...

  15. AEG Live CEO Discusses Michael Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 13, 2009 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG L ...

  16. AEG Live CEO Discusses Michael Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 12, 2009 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson , Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson's 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, ...

  17. Michael Jackson Memorial To Be Worldwide Television Event

    July 07, 2009 6:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in p ...

  18. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin In ...

  19. Memoir Says Madonna's True Love Is Herself

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A memoir by Madonna's brother says the singer really does love her husband, director Guy Ritchie, but, apparently, not as much as she loves her career and herself. A memoir by Madonna's brother says the singer really does love her husband, ...

  20. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New Yo ...

  21. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin In ...

  22. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title (&qu ...

  23. Jazz Singer George Melly Dies At 80

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Flamboyant jazz singer and author George Melly died on Thursday at the age of 80, his wife Diana said in a statement. Melly had been suffering from lung cancer but refused all treatment. He also developed dementia. His last appearance was a perfor ...

  24. Top Stars Salute Princess Diana At Tribute Concert

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th b Waving their arms in the air and dancing wi ...

  25. British Princes Honor Diana With Concert

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th birthday Sunday at a concert they organized ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New Yo ...

  27. Kanye, Rod Stewart Join Princess Di Concert Bill

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Lily Allen and Status Quo are among the eight artists added to the lineup for a summer concert at London's new Wembley Stadium to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Princess Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Lily Allen and Stat ...

  28. Stone Hones In On Soul With Common, Lauryn Hill

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Due March 20 via Virgin, the set was produced by Raphael Saadiq and features guest turns by Common ("Tell Me What We're Going To Do") and Lauryn Hill ("Music"). As tipped here in November, U.K. vocalist Joss Stone will retur ...

  29. Top Stars Sign On For Princess Diana Tribute

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams head the lineup of performers confirmed for a concert at the new London Wembley Stadium next summer to celebrate the life of the Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone ...

  30. Stars Come Out For Princess Diana Concert

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams head the line-up of performers confirmed for a concert at the new London Wembley Stadium next summer to celebrate the life of the late Princess Diana. Others named to the bill ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard S ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. ...

  33. Spears Itching For Stage Return

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears is looking forward to a return to performing. Britney Spears is looking forward to a return to performing. "This may sound weird, but I miss traveling," Spears tells People magazine. "I miss the road, seeing different p ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses James Blunt, "High School Musical" and Gwen Stefani with readers. PUTTING IT BLUNTLY Dear Fred, I've just checked out the latest Hot 100 and was more than happy to learn of James Blunt's rise into the top 5 on the ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard S ...

  36. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. W ...

  37. CHART BEAT

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Meli'sa Morgan, Freddie Jackson and more. SENSE OF BELONGING: For only the sixth time in the history of the Hot 100, the top two positions on The Billboard Hot 100 are held by the ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th ...

  39. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winner ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Supremes, Usher, Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and Laura Branigan with readers. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Hi Fred, My name is Fernando. I am 24 years old from Ecuador and my favorite group in the world is the Supr ...

  41. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steve ...

  42. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winner ...

  43. Jackson Steamed Over TV Documentary

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop icon Michael Jackson has lashed out at a "tawdry" documentary he helped make for British television, denying he would ever abuse children. Pop icon Michael Jackson has lashed out at a "tawdry" documentary he helped make for B ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steve ...

  45. Hot Product for Monday, January 22, 2001

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Dream, O-Town, George Harrison, Dolly Parton and more 'Lo' In The House Jennifer Lopez's sophomore Epic set "J. Lo" features first single "Love Don't Cost A Thing," w ...