1. HTC's Beats by Dre in MOG Acquisition Talks

    March 20, 2012 9:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Upscale headphone maker Beats by Dr. Dre is in talks to buy subscription music service MOG, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. Beats' owner, Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC, is looking to create a music offering that combines its mob ...

  2. Tiesto to Captain Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play a ...

  3. Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso To Captain DJ Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 11:36 AM EDT This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play ...

  4. Chart Juice: Rihanna, Usher Roar Into Top 10

    March 16, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna and Usher both bound into the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their equally-young, fast-rising new hits. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown , earns the chart's Airplay Gainer bad ...

  5. Regina Spektor to Sing for 'The Cheap Seats' May 29

    March 12, 2012 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Regina Spektor 's "What We Saw from the Cheap Seats" will arrive May 29 on Sire/Warner Bros. Records, the singer-songwriter announced on Monday. The new album, Spektor's follow-up to 2009's "far," will once again s ...

  6. Report: Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy Sign with Aftermath & Interscope

    March 08, 2012 7:49 PM EST Hip-hop collective Black Hippy -- comprised of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul -- has reportedly signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records, Top Dawg Entertainment founder, Anthony "Top ...

  7. Report: Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy Sign with Aftermath & Interscope

    March 08, 2012 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop collective Black Hippy -- comprised of Kendrick Lamar , ScHoolboy Q , Jay Rock , and Ab-Soul -- has reportedly signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records, Top Dawg Entertainment founder, Anthony "Top ...

  8. Regina Spektor Drops New Single 'All the Rowboats': Listen

    February 28, 2012 5:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been three years since alt-pianist Regina Spektor released her fifth album, "Far," and about two and half years since her devoted fanbase started asking for more material. Following an announcement that her next album, titled &qu ...

  9. Eminem's Digital Royalties Lawsuit: Leaked Audit Highlights Huge Stakes for Music Biz

    February 23, 2012 8:05 AM EST Over the last few months, the music industry has been rocked by multiple lawsuits alleging that artists such as Kenny Rogers, Sister Sledge, Rob Zombie and others have been cheated out of substantial money from the improper calculation of revenues ...

  10. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money ca ...

  11. Enrique Iglesias Returns to Zynga's CityVille

    February 17, 2012 8:05 AM EST NEW YORK - For the first time ever, social gaming giant Zynga has brought back an entertainer for a second integration into one of its games. CityVille, Zynga's biggest game with 47.5 million players each month, according to AppData.com, in S ...

  12. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  13. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  14. Pharrell Williams In the Studio with Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa & More

    February 08, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams may be hush, hush about upcoming projects -- such as his collaborative album with Lupe Fiasco -- but it's evident he's at work. Since the new year started Pharrell has been in the lab with more than ten artists that inclu ...

  15. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q Talk Upcoming Albums, Working with Pharrell & More

    February 02, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q took last year by storm. Both West Coast rappers debuted highly-praised independent albums last year: Lamar's "Section.80" and ScHoolboy Q's "Setbacks." Kendrick Lamar Talks 'Section. ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Jimmy Iovine

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 10 Jimmy Iovine Co-Founder Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Beats by Dre Twitter: @RealJimmyIovine The Music Man... With Beats by Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and their team created a music (and fashion) market where one barely existed before, ...

  17. Burt Bacharach Working On Memoir

    January 19, 2012 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir. The award-winning collaborator on such hits as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "What the World Needs Now" has a deal with HarperCollins for a memoir due in Nov ...

  18. Burt Bacharach Working on Memoir

    January 19, 2012 8:44 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir. The award-winning collaborator on such hits as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "What the World Needs Now" has a deal with HarperCollins for a ...

  19. Adele Matches 'Titanic's' No. 1 Run Atop Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Adele 's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (104,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks ...

  20. Adele Matches No. 1 Run of 'Titanic' at the Top of Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST As expected, Adele's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (104,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at No. 1 i ...

  21. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products, Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops and P ...

  22. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  23. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  24. Ice-T To Bring Rap Performance to Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ice-T , Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothin ...

  25. Coachella Sells Out

    January 13, 2012 4:24 PM EST This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held consecutive weekends on April 13-15 and April 20-22 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., has sold out in just under three hours, according to the festival's Twitter acc ...

  26. Snoop Dogg Launches New Cigar Brand

    January 12, 2012 6:20 PM EST Snoop Dogg is launching his own tobacco cigar line, called Executive Branch. "Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all different types of tobacco products. During my travels throughout South America and th ...

  27. Snoop Dogg Launches New Cigar Brand

    January 12, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg is launching his own tobacco cigar line called, Executive Branch. "Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all different types of tobacco products. During my travels throughout South America and the ...

  28. Urban Power List: Dr. Dre

    January 12, 2012 1:06 PM EST Dr. Dre Co-Founder/Beats By Dr. Dre Founder, Aftermath Entertainment Website: DrDre.com Twitter: @DrDre Sound Adviser Dr. Dre has got the beat in more ways than one. What started out as a mission to elevate headphones' audio performance has e ...

  29. Black Sabbath Was Confirmed for Coachella But Pulled Out Due to Tony Iommi's Illness: Sources

    January 11, 2012 7:28 AM EST The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's official lineup announcement due to guitarist Tony Iommi's rec ...

  30. Was Black Sabbath Confirmed For Coachella?

    January 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Reunited Rockers Reportedly Pulled Out Due To Iommi's Health The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's off ...

  31. Coachella 2012: Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Black Keys and Punk Reunions Top Lineup

    January 09, 2012 8:05 PM EST The 2012 Coachella lineup has arrived. The Indio, Calif., festival's eagerly awaited lineup was posted to its Facebook page on Monday, where it met with a flurry of comments from fans and haters alike. There's plenty to discuss: the fest ...

  32. Coachella 2012: Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Black Keys and Punk Reunions Top Lineup

    January 09, 2012 7:07 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2012 Coachella lineup has arrived. The SoCal festival's eagerly awaited lineup was posted to its Facebook page on Monday, where it met with a flurry of comments from fans and haters alike. There's plenty to discuss: the festival, which ...

  33. Dr. Dre, Oscar de la Renta Under Fire From PETA

    January 09, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Animal rights group PETA has set its sights on a pair of luxury headphones from Beats by Dre. The limited edition headphones, designed in collaboration by Dr. Dre and Oscar de la Renta, cost $695, and are covered in fox fur. The headphones are descr ...

  34. Mannie Fresh Talks Cash Money, Dr. Dre, Kanye West Collabos & More

    January 07, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the late '90s, New Orleans native Mannie Fresh was one of hip-hop's most successful producers. As the in-house producer for Cash Money Records, he delivered such hits as Juvenile 's top 20 single "Back That Thang Up" and ...

  35. 50 Cent Takes On Interscope, Yet Again

    December 13, 2011 5:05 PM EST Cent 's relationship with Interscope Records has been tumultuous as of earlier this year. Yesterday (Dec. 12), Interscope refueled the Queens rapper's frustration when they allegedly released the artwork to his single, "Girls Go Wi ...

  36. RZA Talks Headphone Line, Movie-Making, Wu-Tang's Future

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop world is currently flooded with high-end headphones, but personal audio's latest player ought to bring the ruckus. Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA debuted his first headphone line this week, Chambers by RZA, a collaboration with Swedish ...

  37. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  38. Rihanna, 'Talk That Talk': Track-By-Track Review

    November 17, 2011 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Think of Rihanna as the anti- Dr. Dre : "Talk That Talk," her sixth studio album, arrives exactly one year and five days after her last album, "Loud," hit stores. That album is still going strong on the charts (No. 56 last week o ...

  39. Dr. Dre to Take a 'Break' From Music, 'Detox' Future Unclear

    November 16, 2011 8:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Dre stopped just short of announcing his retirement last week, admitting that he was ready to take a break from working on music. While discussing his latest protégés, Slim the Mobster and Kendrick Lamar, Dre told Fader TV that his next order of ...

  40. Backbeat: Beats by Dre Launches New York Pop-Up Store With Will.I.Am, Freeway, Nero

    November 04, 2011 3:41 PM EDT Boom Boom Pow: Will.i.am. (left) with Dr. Dre atat the Beats By Dre pop-up store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Just yards away from the Apple Store in SoHo, a new, albeit temporary, boutique was making a splash with music fans in New ...

  41. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models in NYC

    October 12, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre , Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood, along with Monster Cable Products' Noel Lee, gathered before the media in a sleek Manhattan showroom to present the "Beats Holiday '11 ...

  42. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models at New York Event

    October 12, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Beats Panel: From left: MTV's Sway, Monster Cable's Noel Lee, Beats Electronics principals Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Luke Wood. (Photo: Chad D. Ghiron) On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine an ...

  43. Backbeat: Diddy, Jimmy Iovine Bring Out Dr. Dre, Russell Simmons, Cassie To See Some 'Culo'

    October 10, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Bunmen: (From Left) Interscope/Geffen/A&M Chairmen Jimmy Iovine, photographer and visual artist Raphael Mazzucco, music mogul and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. (Photo: WireImage) The hip-hop and fashion worlds collided last night (Oct. ...

  44. iHeartRadio Fest Friday: Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Coldplay Bring the Heat to Vegas

    September 24, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas ' will.i.am said he would work with Bruno Mars , Jane's Addiction and Coldplay performed new singles and Dr. Dre caused the biggest hubbub in the audience when he and Jimmy Iovine took their seats to catch Jay-Z 's ...

  45. David Guetta Designs DJ-Friendly Headphones for Beats By Dre

    September 08, 2011 9:21 PM EDT Beats, the electronics company founded by rapper-producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, has partnered with Grammy winning artist David Guetta to launch "Mixr," a line of headphones designed specifically for ...

  46. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'Section.80,' New Album and Upcoming Videos

    September 02, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm making music that represents my generation, their struggle," Kendrick Lamar told Billboard.com's The Juice before hitting the stage in NYC on Wednesday (Aug. 31). Lamar's refreshing style of storytelling has an uncanny ...

  47. Game Releases Book to Tell Story of Long-Delayed 'R.E.D. Album'

    August 30, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off the release of his much-anticipated fourth studio record, L.A. rapper Game is unleashing his first book. Titled, "The Making of Game's R.E.D. Album" (available in most digital formats with paperback forthcoming), it focuses ...

  48. Backbeat BMI Urban Music Awards With Icon Snoop, Drake, Wiz, RZA, More (Gallery)

    August 27, 2011 10:22 PM EDT Iconography: Warren G, Daz Dillinger, The Game, BMI Icon Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Charlie Wilson and Bootsy Collins (Photo: Maury Phillips) Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's an ...

  49. Drake, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & More at 2011 BMI Urban Awards: Watch

    August 27, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's annual Urban Awards (Aug. 26). As tourists and lookie-loos shouted from the sidewalks or while cruising down Hollywood Boulevard, artists, ...

  50. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet w ...

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