1. Madonna To Launch 'Rebel Heart' World Tour in August

    March 02, 2015 1:00 AM EST 36.733 k 754 101 Madonna will embark on an international tour in support of her new album Rebel Heart , an all-arena trek that will take the artist to territories she hasn't visited in decades, if ever, Billboard has learned. An announcement from tou ...

  2. Madonna Hacker Indicted in Israel

    February 27, 2015 4:10 AM EST The Israeli arrested on suspicion of hacking into Madonna 's computer and leaking unreleased music has been formally indicted. Five weeks after his arrest in Tel Aviv, 39-year-old Adi Lederman, who three years ago auditioned for Israel' ...

  3. Taylor Swift on Madonna Praise: 'Now I'm Dead'

    January 28, 2015 1:17 AM EST Madonna has flattened Taylor Swift … with a compliment.  The reigning Queen Of Pop has invited Taylor into her realm by suggesting the ever-rising superstar was a "princess" of the genre.  Speaking to Australian presenter Richard Wilk ...

  4. The Inside Story of How Madonna Turned Her 'Rebel Heart' Leak Into a Global Hit

    January 09, 2015 10:01 AM EST On Dec. 16, Madonna was in her New York apartment when she received word that more than a dozen unfinished demos for her forthcoming album had leaked. Her manager, Guy Oseary , was just returning to his Beverly Hills estate when he got the news. T ...

  5. The Inside Story of How Madonna Turned Her 'Rebel Heart' Leak Into a Global Hit

    January 09, 2015 10:01 AM EST On Dec. 16, Madonna was in her New York apartment when she received word that more than a dozen unfinished demos for her forthcoming album had leaked. Her manager, Guy Oseary , was just returning to his Beverly Hills estate when he got the news. ...

  6. Madonna's 'Devastating' Album Leak: Guy Oseary on the 'Circus Show' of Getting 'Rebel Heart' to Fans

    December 29, 2014 3:46 PM EST Longtime manager Guy Oseary spoke to Billboard just days after successfully launching Madonna's new album... four-and-a-half months ahead of schedule. Madonna 's surprise pre-release of six songs from her upcoming album Rebel Heart on De ...

  7. Madonna's Alleged Diss Track 'Not About Gaga,' Manager Says

    December 28, 2014 10:30 AM EST Yet another Madonna demo recording has leaked, but this time there's a twist. Madonna On New 'Rebellious and Romantic' Music, Demo Leaks, 'Possibly' Crashing the Grammys and the 'Crazy' Sony Hack The track " ...

  8. Madonna On New 'Rebellious and Romantic' Music, Demo Leaks, 'Possibly' Crashing the Grammys and the 'Crazy' Sony Hack

    December 21, 2014 4:55 PM EST 23.379 k 1.724 k 681 "It's kind of like the old me and the new me all mixed in together," Madonna tells Billboard of her stunning new single "Living For Love." It's a rather large understatement to say that it's been a c ...

  9. R&B and Hip-Hop in 2014: A Lackluster Year for Some, But Not All

    December 17, 2014 5:01 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, w ...

  10. Clip of New Madonna Song 'Rebel Heart' Leaks

    November 28, 2014 1:01 PM EST 38.485 k 232 19 0 A snippet of a new Madonna song, rumored to be titled "Rebel Heart," leaked to the Internet on Thursday (Nov. 27). Who's Working on Madonna's Album? 22 Possible Collaborators Madonna's publicist had no comment ab ...

  11. Revolt's Inaugural Music Conference Kicks Off in Miami with Sean Combs, Guy Oseary, Craig Kallman and Many More

    October 17, 2014 5:53 PM EDT The first day of Revolt’s Music Conference in Miami centered on two central themes: Innovation and artistry. Approximately 800 people flocked to Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel for the cable music network’s inaugural conference event, with atte ...

  12. The Maverick Movement: Meet the Industry Movers Working Together to Steer the Careers of Madonna, U2, Britney and More

    October 17, 2014 2:47 PM EDT This week’s Billboard has the full scoop (and our first gatefold cover) on Maverick, an ambitious gathering of nine of music's top managers and their combined effort to shake up the industry. Its nine partners are Maverick's Guy Oseary ...

  13. Exclusive: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher's Tech Fund A-Grade Valued at $150 Million

    October 17, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A-Grade Investments, a venture capital fund founded in 2010 by Guy Oseary , Ashton Kutcher and Ron Burkle , has a new valuation: $150 million, as Billboard announces in a new cover story detailing Oseary's new management consortium Maverick ...

  14. Frank Ocean Signs to New Management With Three Six Zero

    September 15, 2014 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Frank Ocean gears up for the follow-up to Channel Orange , his 2012 major-label debut -- which has sold 621,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and took home a 2013 Grammy for best urban contemporary album -- he has made a key change behin ...

  15. Exclusive: U2 Manager Guy Oseary Talks 'Songs of Innocence' Rollout & Strategy Shift

    September 10, 2014 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tuesday's release of U2 's Songs of Innocence was a surprise for numerous reasons, starting with the fact that it was given away as a free download to all of Apple's 500 million iTunes customers for the next five weeks. But its track ...

  16. Alicia Keys Signs with Guy Oseary and Ron Laffitte

    July 18, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Grammy-winning singer had been represented by Red Light Management since 2010. Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has signed with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick for management. Laffitte, whose clients include Pharrell Williams and OneRep ...

  17. Lady Gaga, Manager Bobby Campbell Join Artist Nation (Exclusive)

    June 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 1.177 k 2.396 k 3 Live Nation Entertainment confirms that Lady Gaga and her manager, Bobby Campbell, have joined Artist Nation, the company’s artist management division. "Lady Gaga is one of the most iconic and highest-grossing artists of this genera ...

  18. Madonna Hits The Studio With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a cou ...

  19. Madonna Recording With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a co ...

  20. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  21. Scooter Braun, Guy Oseary and Troy Carter Bet Big on Dirty Laundry

    January 24, 2014 2:04 PM EST Washio, a mobile app for laundry and dry-cleaning, has nabbed $2.25 million in seed funding from Hollywood investors including Troy Carter and A-Grade Investment's Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle. Hollywood has found a solution for its dirty laundr ...

  22. Billboard's 2014 Industry Icon: Paul McGuinness on 35 Years Guiding 'The Biggest Band in the World' (Q&A)

    January 17, 2014 2:52 PM EST The following extended Q&A with U2's long-time manager Paul McGuinness is from the new issue of Billboard, which features a cover story on Howard Stern; a  MIDEM special section with Billboard's inaugural International Power Pl ...

  23. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  24. Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed)

    December 10, 2013 12:57 PM EST "We’re no longer in the music business -- it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business.” This was artist manager Scooter Braun speaking to Billboard for a story about his and fellow managers Troy Carter and Guy Oseary’s inve ...

  25. Michael Rapino, Live Nation CEO, on Banner Year, Expanding Mgmt Holdings, 'Exploding' Global Market, Way More (Video Q&A)

    November 18, 2013 5:45 PM EST Michael Rapino , CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, is having a banner year. In addition to record-setting revenues , Live Nation is expanding its management roster with the addition of U2 and Madonna along with their respective managers Paul McG ...

  26. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  27. U2 Album Slated for Early 2014 Release

    November 13, 2013 12:24 AM EST U2 is readying a new album for tentative release in April, Billboard has learned, and is shopping for brand partners to announce the new project via a Super Bowl commercial. Producer Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) has been helming the ...

  28. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  29. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT LAS VEGAS – Being backstage at any televised awards show is a crazy, surreal scene, and last night’s Billboard Music Awards lived up to that standard in fine fashion: Jabbawockeez and countless other dancers charging through, giant lion statues ...

  30. Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation

    May 01, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Guy Oseary’s A-GRade, a fund he launched in partnership with Ashton Kutcher and billionaire Ron Burkle in 2010, announced a $100 million valuation at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY conference on Wednesday. In a panel discussion with Techcrunch founder ...

  31. How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech: Billboard Cover Story

    April 22, 2013 2:37 PM EDT This Billboard cover story (Vol. 125, Issue No. 15, newstand: April 13) entitled "Power Trio" examines three of the music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter, who in add ...

  32. From the Magazine: How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech

    April 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT In this week’s cover story entitled “Power Trio,” Billboard looks at three of music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter. In addition to managing three of the biggest musicians ever i ...

  33. Backbeat: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher, Scooter Braun And Many More At A-GRade’s Power-Packed SXSW Party

    March 11, 2013 3:50 PM EDT There are moments when South By Southwest Interactive becomes a lot like Hollywood, where crowds of people huddle outside an exclusive party and everyone is on the phone, calling favors to anyone who can let them in. Spotify and Path’s 120 Clu ...

  34. Scooter Braun and Guy Oseary: ‘My First South By Southwest’

    March 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT They’ve made their names managing two of pop’s biggest stars -- Madonna and Justin Bieber, respectively -- but Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun have spent the better of the last 18 months extending their attention and investment portfolios to tech a ...

  35. How Four-Person INDmusic is Monetizing the 'Harlem Shake' Meme for Mad Decent

    February 26, 2013 7:15 AM EST It's Saturday, Feb. 16, and Brandon Martinez has just seen as many total views during the last nine days for his YouTube-based network INDmusic as he has in the company's 18-month existence. That's all courtesy of Baauer' ...

  36. Business Matters: Site-Blocking Shows No Signs of Being a Quick Fix for Piracy

    July 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Site-Blocking Shows No Sign of Being a Quick Fix for Piracy -- Ordering Internet service providers to block access to file-sharing websites doesn't appear to be a quick fix for piracy. But that's hardly a surprise. Campaigns against pira ...

  37. Madonna Tops Lady Gaga for Biggest 2nd Week Sales Drop for a No. 1-Debuting Album

    April 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, Madonna 's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard ...

  38. Madonna's 'MDNA' Officially Posts Biggest Second-Week Percentage Drop Ever For No. 1-Debuting Album

    April 11, 2012 9:52 AM EDT This week, Madonna's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboar ...

  39. Madonna & Lionel Richie Trade High Fives on Twitter

    April 05, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard 200 Champ and Runner-Up Catch Up Online After Madonna scored her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 yesterday with "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" bowed at No. 2, the pair exchanged tweets, congratul ...

  40. Editor's Note: What Role Did Bundling and Exclusives Play in Madonna and Justin Bieber's Big Debuts?

    April 04, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Madonna has the no. 1 album on this week's Billboard 200. She sold 359,000 copies of MDNA compared to Lionel Richie's Tuskegee , which opens with a really impressive 199k first week. But many of Madonna's sales came through a bundle ...

  41. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  42. Madonna Didn't Change 'Girl Gone Wild' Single Title Because of Joe Francis, Rep Says

    February 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST Madonna did not switch the name of her latest single to thwart legal action fromGirls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, her representative, Liz Rosenberg, tells The Hollywood Reporter. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gon ...

  43. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna's MDNA , was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," ...

  44. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna 's " MDNA," was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for ...

  45. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  46. Madonna Releases 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Video & Single

    February 03, 2012 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Co-Star in the Football-Themed Clip Madonna 's finally giving all her "Luvin" to her fans. Track Review: Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the long-wai ...

  47. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  48. Elton John's Husband Rips Madonna; Stars Trade Barbs at Globes

    January 16, 2012 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The "feud" between Madonna and Elton John may have reached a zenith Sunday night (Jan. 15) at the Golden Globe Awards. Both pop superstars were up for best original song, and traded insults on the red carpet, but after the Material Girl em ...

  49. Madonna Wins Best Song at Golden Globes, Jabs 'Girl' Ricky Gervais

    January 15, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "Masterpiece," a ballad co-written and sung by Madonna for her new film "W.E.," earned the best original song Golden Globe at the glitz-filled awards gala on Sunday. It was the second Globe for the director-singer, who won for be ...

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