1. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT 5 1 0 Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribut ...

  2. Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt Discusses Writing Novels, Finding His (Singing) Voice, & Calling Time On DJing

    April 30, 2014 2:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Best known as the male half of Everything But The Girl, the duo he formed in 1981 with Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt has many talents beyond providing the harmony to Thorn’s lead vocal. Since 1998, he has been an established presence on London’s deep house ...

  3. Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Kevin Spacey, More Celebrate Phil Ramone's Life and Legacy at Memorial Concert

    May 13, 2013 12:19 PM EDT The life of legendary producer Phil Ramone was celebrated Saturday night in grand style, with performances from many of the acts he produced down through the years such as Billy Joel, Paul Simon and Tony Bennett, along with remembrances from Qui ...

  4. The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 2:44 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store – a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carrying ...

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  6. Russell Emmanuel: Taking It To Extremes

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Fourteen years ago, EMI production music chief Peter Cox summoned a punk rocker named Russell Emmanuel into his London office. Emmanuel had launched Extreme Music just a year earlier in 1997 and was the talk of London after he mailed out condoms ...

  7. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored wit ...

  8. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. ...

  9. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. T ...

  10. Updated: UMG-EMI Divestment Package Revealed: Universal to Keep the Beatles

    July 27, 2012 1:09 PM EDT A source close to the situation told Billboard.biz the contents of the divestment package submitted today by Universal Music Group for its proposed acquisition of EMI' s recorded-music division to the European Commission. If accepted, it will ...

  11. Jay Warner, President/CEO of National League Music, Dead At 66

    April 26, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Jay Warner, president/CEO of Los Angeles-based National League Music, died April 23 after a long illness. He was 66. Established in the mid-'80s by Warner, National League Music provided worldwide music publishing administration and creative ...

  12. X Japan Leader Yoshiki Pens New Golden Globes Theme

    January 12, 2012 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 X Japan Also Wrapping First English-Language Album To create a new theme for the Golden Globes telecast, Yoshiki , leader of the Japanese rock group X Japan , used a piano concerto he wrote 13 years ago to celebrate the Emperor of Japan's reign ...

  13. The Beatles Release App Masquerading as iBook

    December 12, 2011 2:00 PM EST Screenshots ©Subafilms Ltd. After refusing to sell their music online for years, the Beatles have now racked up sales of over 1.8 million albums and over 10 million songs, which is not a bad haul for about a year. Now, the Fab Four have released a ...

  14. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of S ...

  15. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Coming to HBO in October

    July 13, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's " George Harrison : Living in the Material World," and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from hi ...

  16. Stars Salute Tom Jones In London

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Jones of rock act Stereophonics and Cerys Matthews sang for fellow Welsh artist Tom Jones as the veteran singer was honored with the Music Industry Trusts' Award - the MITs - in London. Jones - or Sir Tom Jones to use his formal title, ...

  17. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've vis ...

  18. Tom Jones To Receive Music Industry Trusts' Award

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sir Tom Jones is to receive the prestigious Music Industry Trusts' award for 2010. Awarded by the U.K. music business in recognition of a lifetime contribution to music, the honor will be presented to Jones Nov. 1 at London's Grosvenor H ...

  19. The Beatles' 'Rock Band': How The Fab Four Went Digital

    September 04, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul DeGooyer is tired -- for good reason. It's about two weeks before the release of MTV's " The Beatles : Rock Band," and DeGooyer, senior VP of electronic games and music for MTV Networks Music Group, has been traveling to New ...

  20. BBC Beatles Doc Uncovers New Outtakes

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to broadcast never-before-aired outtakes and conversations from the Beatles' final Abbey Road recording sessions as part of a weeklong tribute to the band to be aired on terrestrial Web BBC2 and arts channel BBC4 in September. Narr ...

  21. Publishing Briefs: Harry Fox, Extreme, Primary Wave

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Harry Fox Agency has cut a deal to provide royalty administration services to Napster. HFA will calculate and distribute mechanical royalties to publishers for Napster's subscription music service and will provide copyright research se ...

  22. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one ...

  23. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one ...

  24. Ultravox Reuniting For 2009 Tour

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first performance since Live Aid in 1985. U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking ...

  25. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  26. Beatles Cirque du Soliel Doc Coming In October

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du Soliel production "Love," has been set for near-simultaneous release on Oct. 20 and 21 in theaters and on DVD. "All Together Now," the document ...

  27. John Lennon: The Life

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Phillip Norman wrote one of the first and still one of the best Beatles histories ("Shout!, ...

  28. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and ...

  30. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "duete ...

  31. PBS To Produce Music Documentary Miniseries

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST PBS and Wildheart Entertainment are producing "On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," an eight-hour miniseries that documents the history of recorded music and popular culture. "On Record" is scheduled to air in Fall 2010 on ...

  32. Producer Meyerson, Sony ATV Link For 'Scoregasm'

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Film score producer and mix engineer Alan Meyerson is teaming with Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Extreme Music to produce "Scoregasm," a series of neo-orchestral music designed for use in movie trailers. "Scoregasm" features ...

  33. The Billboard Q&A: Paul McCartney

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. During the past three years alone ...

  34. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  35. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  36. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and ...

  38. 'Love' To Love The Beatles

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beatles' music is reborn in "Love," the Cirque du Soleil theatrical extravaganza now playing at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The Beatles' music is reborn in "Love," the Cirque du Soleil theatrical extravaganza now playi ...

  39. Beatles' 'Love' Looming As Christmas Hit

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A masterclass in studio creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol) is also shaping up to be a massive commercial success. A masterclass in studio creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" ( ...

  40. All We Need Is 'Love,' Says Retailers

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST An undoubted masterclass in creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" is also shaping up to be a massive commercial success. Initial shipments ahead of the Monday (Nov. 20) international releas An undoubted masterclass in creativi ...

  41. All We Need Is 'Love,' Says Retailers

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST An undoubted masterclass in creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" is also shaping up to be a massive commercial success. Initial shipments ahead of the Monday (Nov. 20) international releas An undoubted masterclass in creativi ...

  42. U.K. Hall Of Fame Fetes Music Legends

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart were inducted tonight (Nov. 14) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at London's Alexandra Pa Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wils ...

  43. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween ...

  44. Beatles Reveal Track List For 'Love' Soundtrack

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The track list has been revealed for the soundtrack to the Cirque Du Soleil/Beatles show "Love," due Nov. 21 via Apple Corps Ltd/Capitol. The 26-track disc, housed on a DVD-Audio/DVD-Video hybrid, wil The track list has been revealed for t ...

  45. The Beatles Get Mashed Up On 'Love' Soundtrack

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music for the album and stage extravaganza, which is running at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel, was assembled by Beatles producer George Martin and his son, Giles, from the original master tapes. As expected, the soundtrack to the Cirque Du Soleil ...

  46. Billboard Bits: U.K. Hall Of Fame, Jeff Beck, Next Music

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin an ...

  47. Beatles Musical Set To Open In Las Vegas

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil today (June 30) opens its "Love" celebration of the musical legacy of the Beatles, marking the band's first agr In the desert gambling city of La ...

  48. Ask Billboard

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about the Beatles, Garbage and that one song you heard on the radio in Germany. WHAT FOLLOWS "1"? Keith, I remember reading a while back that EMI was going to release a new Beatles compilation, a follow u ...

  49. Underground Garage

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. At last! We love celebrating Brian Wilson's birthday (June 20) because ...

  50. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Andy Simpkins, a top-ranked jazz bassist who toured for many years with singers Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae, dies of stomach cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He is 67. 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the Natio ...

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