1. Wall Street Titans and Their Warbling Daughters

    March 26, 2014 2:10 PM EDT This article first appeared in the March 29th issue of Billboard Magazine -- you can pick up your copy here and subscribe here .   The daughters of some of the most prominent financial executives are making music instead of money, from a hedge fun ...

  2. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    March 20, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Rock veteran to be honored at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A. Tom Petty’s gotta have it…the ASCAP Founder’s Award, that is. The veteran rocker will be honored with the organization’s prestigious Founders Award at its 31st annual P ...

  3. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to ...

  4. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. ( ...

  5. Mary J. Blige, James Taylor to Sing National Anthem at World Series

    October 23, 2013 5:09 PM EDT Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the W ...

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Cory Monteith 'Quarterback' Tribute Leaps Into the Grief

    October 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT There's no perfect way to do this. "Glee" suffered one of the harshest blows a TV series can withstand, and had to move forward in paying both respects to a lead actor and a fundamental character. Instead of dealing with the shoc ...

  7. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  8. Carole King is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Ta ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as genera ...

  10. Amy Grant: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    May 24, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The format icon performs two new tracks live as she extends her record for the most No. 1s on Christian Albums As Amy Grant's "How Mercy Looks From Here" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart, the genre star e ...

  11. President Barack Obama Hosts White House Tribute Concert for Carole King

    May 23, 2013 12:18 AM EDT President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla. ...

  12. 'Boston Strong' Concert Organizer: 'This Town Can't Be Brought Down'

    May 03, 2013 8:52 PM EDT With the Boston Marathon bombings now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the future of the victims and the city itself -- reason enough for New Kids on the Block to organize and recruit acts for an all-star benefit concer ...

  13. James Taylor Remembers George Jones and Their 'Bartender's Blues' -- 'It Was Like Life Imitates Art'

    April 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "It's sort of an amazing turn of events that he would cover a song that had been so much informed by him in the first place," Taylor says of their late-70s hit Sweet Baby James and The Possum -- it sounds like a children's bo ...

  14. Beyonce 'Did Not Sing Live,' Inauguration Official Confirms

    January 24, 2013 6:55 PM EST An inaugural official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during Monday's Inauguration Day ceremony. "She did not sing live," the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told CNN, adding that t ...

  15. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  16. Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor May Get Inauguration Sales Bumps

    January 20, 2013 6:32 PM EST Four years ago, a surprise performance by Beyonce at President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Ball became arguably the most talked-about musical moment of the inauguration festivities. At the Jan. 20, 2009 event -- broadcast on ABC and watched b ...

  17. Beyonce, Katy Perry, More Head to D.C. for Packed Slate of Obama Inauguration Events

    January 20, 2013 2:25 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the ...

  18. Beyonce to Sing at Obama's Inauguration

    January 09, 2013 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson Also Announced, Will Perform 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' Beyonce will perform the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration later this month, a major honor for the singer who four years ago croo ...

  19. Taylor Swift's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    December 13, 2012 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 The Oct. 22 release of "Red," Taylor Swift's fourth album and another surefire hit, represents a watershed moment for the 22-year-old. After taking the music industry by storm as an upstart singer-songwriter with great tunes and an in ...

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  21. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  22. UMG Settles With FBT Productions in Landmark Eminem Digital Revenues Lawsuit

    October 30, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Digital income. It's a topic that continues to cause fits in the music industry, and if there's one big moment when record companies probably realized that a new day had dawned in their business, it was September 3, 2010, the day the 9th ...

  23. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way in ...

  24. 615 Spotlight: Cloverdayle Talk 'Kids,' Tour

    October 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chad and Rachel Hamar, who comprise rising new country duo Cloverdayle, admit that there are many different sounds that influenced them on their debut single "Like We Were Kids Again," as well as their album "9 Miles Down A Ten Mile R ...

  25. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  26. Carly Rae Jepsen Releases 'This Kiss' Single: Listen

    September 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 With little more than a week to go before her U.S. debut album "Kiss" hits shelves, Carly Rae Jepsen has released her newest single, "This Kiss." The catchy pop track follows Jepsen's smash single, "Call Me Maybe," ...

  27. Exclusive: Yamaha Launching In-House Record Label, Signs Leogun

    September 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Corporate brands including Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Hard Rock International and even Tag Body Spray created record labels in recent years to make their products more credible among music fans. Now a brand with a more direct link to music, instrumen ...

  28. Get Yer Yamahas Out

    August 30, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Instrument company launches label and promotes itself through other partnerships. Corporate brands including Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Hard Rock International and even Tag Body Spray created record labels in recent years to make their products more ...

  29. Chart Moves: Testament Flies High, Carrie Underwood Gains, Aer Debuts, Elvis Is Back on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 7:25 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ros ...

  30. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Kiss' Album Due Sept. 18

    August 07, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen is omnipresent on TV and radio this year and has been sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, but this year's breakout star has only just announced the release of her debut U.S. album. The upcoming record, titled ...

  31. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  32. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  33. Backbeat: Rock Photographers Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, More Showcase Tina Turner, Tupac Photos in L.A.

    June 21, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Photographer Henry Diltz stands in front of a banner featuring his photograph of Tina Turner. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Tina Turner was playing four nights at the Universal Amphitheater and Capitol Records hired Henry Diltz to photograph her October 198 ...

  34. Mary Chapin Carpenter's 'Ashes and Roses' Documents Tough 5 Years

    June 15, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ary Chapin Carpenter has enjoyed one of folk and country music's most critically acclaimed careers for over 20 years. Albums such as "Shooting Straight In The Dark" (1990) and "Stones In The Road" (1994) have earned her a ...

  35. Alliance Entertainment Acquires Audiolife

    May 22, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Alliance Entertainment has acquired Audiolife, a direct-to-fan fulfillment company in a move to expand its industry-leading capability in direct-to-consumer distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alliance to Distribute CD Baby Catalog ...

  36. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  37. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  38. Carole King: 'It Would be Lovely to Retire'

    May 10, 2012 9:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The voice behind dozens of standards like "It's Too Late," ''You've Got a Friend" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" says her music-making days are likely over. Carole King , now a best-selling ...

  39. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. R ...

  40. Alan Mintz -- Attorney, Manager, Label Exec -- Dead at 58

    May 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Alan Mintz (photo courtesy the Mintz family) Alan Mintz -- attorney, label exec, manager and musician -- died Wednesday of acute myelogenous leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. He was 57. Min ...

  41. Pete Fornatale, Longtime New York Radio DJ, Dead at 66

    April 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Longtime New York radio disk jockey and author Pete Fornatale, best known for his long stints on WFUV-FM and WNEW-FM, died Thursday morning at the age of 66. According to New York's Daily News , He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and ...

  42. ASCAP 2012 Expo: Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Talk Songwriting, More During Day 1 Panels

    April 20, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The three day 2012 ASCAP Expo kicked off in Los Angeles on Thursday as an array of eager songwriters - novice, up and coming, and established - filed into the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, anxious to soak up advice from songwriting idols like Ca ...

  43. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  44. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  45. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicia ...

  46. President Obama's Campaign Playlist: The 5 Biggest Surprises

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 On Thursday morning (Feb. 9), our decidedly modern president took to Twitter and Facebook to trumpet his coolness once more. He and his team compiled an official Obama Campaign 2012 Playlist and shared it with the world via Spotify . Many of 24 song ...

  47. Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Perform @ MusiCares Grammy Week Event

    February 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST When Paul McCartney is honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week next Friday night, he'll be the biggest name in an otherwise stellar lineup of performers. In addition to a special McCartney performance to highlight the n ...

  48. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  49. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  50. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

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