1. Radio & Records: How SoundOut, HitPredictor, RateTheMusic, Mscore Help Radio Get A Handle On the Hits

    July 23, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” may be exactly that at the moment, but what if top 40 had a crystal ball to predict which Dragons track was next to breathe fire at the format? For many PDs, that crystal ball already exists in the form of such res ...

  2. Clear Channel Announces New National Programming Platform Team

    October 27, 2011 10:41 AM EDT The day after implementing widespread cutbacks in the programming departments of its small and medium market radio stations, Clear Channel announced the first insight into the company's plan for the future with the unveiling of a new National ...

  3. Adele Brings A Ballad Back To The Hot 100 Summit

    September 09, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ey Gary, Remember when you said in a recent "Ask Billboard" column that a ballad likely wouldn't hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 anytime soon? I think that with "Someone Like You" reaching the top , Adele has proven tha ...

  4. Rebecca Black Looks To Move Beyond 'Friday'

    March 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 News flash for the legions of online haters who've poked fun at Rebecca Black: We probably haven't heard the last of the YouTube phenom. Black, 13, has been in the eye of a media hurricane thanks to the viral spread of her party song " ...

  5. REBECCA BLACK HAS NEW MANAGER; LOOKS TO MOVE BEYOND FRIDAY

    March 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 News flash for the legions of online haters who've poked fun at Rebecca Black: We probably haven't heard the last of the YouTube phenom. Black, 13, has been in the eye of a media hurricane thanks to the viral spread of her party song "F ...

  6. Radio, Records Reflect On Adult Pop's First 15 Years

    March 22, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following passionate perusal of Billboard's countdown of the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 , consultants, radio programmers and record executives shared their insight on the format's evolution, from its early '90s inception to its ...

  7. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  8. Pop Songs: Where The Boys Are

    May 18, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The revolving door atop Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart ushers in another rookie male artist, as Taio Cruz rises 3-1 with his introductory track "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The British-born Cruz commands the lis ...

  9. Usher

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outside the windows of a 36th-floor conference-room suite at New York's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the morning is gray and befit for April showers. Always the trendsetter, Usher has plucked from his war Outside the windows of a 36th-floor confere ...

  10. U.S. Radio Hangs Up On Madonna

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna is in the midst of a sold-out North American trek that may end up being the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist. But this on-the-road success is not carrying over to American radio airwa Madonna is in the midst of a sold-out North Amer ...

  11. Billboard Music Group Pacts With PromoSquad

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Music Group has entered into a deal with PromoSquad, a research firm that uses online respondents to evaluate music. Billboard Music Group has entered into a deal with PromoSquad , a research firm that uses online respondents to evaluate m ...