1. BMI Reports Record Annual Collections, Distributions

    September 23, 2013 8:00 AM EDT BMI reported its highest collections in the year, taking in $944 for the year ended June 30, 2013. That represented a 5% increase over the nearly $899 million collected in the prior year. Moreover, the company paid out royalty distributions of ...

  2. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warn ...

  3. How Justin Timberlake Became an Unofficial Sales Exec for iHeartRadio Fest: Q&A With Clear Channel Connections' Greg Glenday (Exclusive)

    September 20, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Tickets to Clear Channel’s third annual IHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend aren’t the only part of the two-day spectacle that are sold out -- sponsor activity is at an all-time high, too. More than 14 blue-chip brands are prepping major on ...

  4. Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo Added to Bill for 'Live In the Vineyard' Fest

    September 10, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers will join Jason Derulo, Kevin Rudolf, Delta Rae, American Authors on the bill for this November’s “Live In The Vineyard” festival in California. Earlier, organizers announced Five for Fighting, Gavin DeGraw, James Blunt, Lee DeW ...

  5. Jordin Sparks Engaged to Jason Derulo? Singer Plays Coy About a Huge Ring

    August 26, 2013 4:15 PM EDT On the eve of the release of boyfriend Jason Derulo's new single "Marry Me," Jordin Sparks was spotted covering up a giant, sparkling diamond on her left hand -- you know, the engagement finger. "No I don't, I don't h ...

  6. Exclusive: Clear Channel Announces iHeartRadio Festival Sponsors; Preps First Fan Village

    July 15, 2013 8:57 AM EDT In just its third year, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Music Festival has quickly carved out its own niche in the ever-crowding festival market by booking a lineup made up entirely of marquee, A-plus plus talent that grace its 850 stations’ airwav ...

  7. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every ...

  8. Kanye West’s 'Yeezus' Arrives At No. 1 in U.K., Robin Thicke Extends Singles Chart Streak

    June 24, 2013 6:59 AM EDT As Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s second-bestselling single of 2013 and started a fourth week at No. 1 yesterday (June 23), Kanye West scored his second chart-topping ...

  9. ‘Yeezus’ Opens at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 24, 2013 6:49 AM EDT As Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s second-bestselling single of 2013 and started a fourth week at No. 1 yesterday (June 23), Kanye West scored his second chart-topping ...

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Po ...

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative ...

  12. Chart Moves: 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa Make 'Fast & Furious' Rise; Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Set Country Airplay Record; Ke$ha Debuts On Hot 100

    June 07, 2013 12:02 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?   -- 2 Chain ...

  13. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards Afterparty With Jason Derulo, Hayden Panettiere, Don Mischer, More

    May 22, 2013 5:17 AM EDT LAS VEGAS – Right after the 2013 BBMAs on Sunday night, the "Buffalo David Bitton presents the official Billboard Music Awards afterparty" was held at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan. Additional BBMA sponsors featured in the ...

  14. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboa ...

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen Teams With Coke, 'American Idol' on Crowd-Sourced Song To Be Performed on Season Finale

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen is prepping a new catch phrase-laden single for the summer, but is teaming up with Coca-Cola and “American Idol” to help her finish writing it. Jepsen is the latest artist to become the face of Coke’s Perfect Harmony program, wh ...

  16. Bubbling Under: Twenty One Pilots Take Flight, Jake Miller's 'Lives' Begins

    January 04, 2013 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Twenty One Pilots, Jake Miller, Charlie Worsham, RaVaughn. Twenty One Pilots After sc ...

  17. Todd Moscowitz Steps Down From Warner Bros., Cameron Strang New Label Head

    December 06, 2012 4:59 PM EST One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of responsibilities, Warner/Chappell Music chairman and CEO Cameron Strang is now adding the Warner Bros. Records label. Strang is replacing president/CEO Todd Moscowitz, who has resigned, the ...

  18. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Announces Capitol Hill Showcase To Coincide With Royalty Hearings; Ole, BMG & Kobalt Signings; More

    November 27, 2012 3:57 PM EST -- The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has organized a songwriters' showcase for Nov. 28, the same day as the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet is holding hearings on music licensing. The e ...

  19. AMAs 2012: Swift Chased, Bieber's Grope Explained + More Things You Didn't See

    November 19, 2012 2:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Yes, it was spontaneous," Jenny McCarthy says of her manhandling of Justin Taylor Swift took home the award for Favorite Country Female Artist (surprise, surprise) while Carly Rae Jepsen won her first. Dick Clark was given a touching trib ...

  20. Single Reviews: Coheed, Bridget Mendler, David Guetta & Kanye West

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT BRIDGIT MENDLER Ready or Not (3:22) Producer: Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou Writers: B. Mendler, E. Kiriakou, E. Bogart Publishers: various Hollywood Records Bridgit Mendler spends a good portion of debut single "Ready or Not" introd ...

  21. BMG Appoints Zach Katz As EVP, Creative, North America

    July 11, 2012 11:23 AM EDT Photo: Natasha Melman. BMG has named Zach Katz as executive vice president, creative, for North America, effective August 1. The position is based in Los Angeles, with Katz reporting to BMG Chrysalis president of creative and marketing for North A ...

  22. Jason Derulo from the Press Room @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Jason Derulo from the Press Room @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derulo from the Press Room @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 Press Room , interview , BBMA , Jason Derulo , Jason Derulo , Interview BBMA 2013 Jason Derulo Interview ...

  23. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  24. Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo on the Red Carpet @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo on the Red Carpet @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 6:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo on the Red Carpet @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 interview , BBMA , "Jordin Sparks" , "Jason Derulo" , Jason Derulo , Jordin Sparks , Interview BBMA 2013 Jason Derulo Jordin Sparks Interview ...

  25. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  26. Sydney Entertainment Centre To Be Demolished

    April 18, 2012 1:22 PM EDT The Sydney Entertainment Centre, for many years the biggest arena in Australia's largest market, is facing the wrecking ball. The New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell today confirmed the site would be demolished in late 2013 as part o ...

  27. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  28. Jason Derulo Teams With Coca-Cola For Crowd-Sourced Song, Plots Comeback After Neck Fracture

    March 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Coca-Cola is teaming up with Jason Derulo for the second installment of Perfect Harmony, a crowd-sourced songwriting project that lets fans participate in the creation of an original song. The partnership will be announced on tonight's episod ...

  29. Warner Goes Drupal: A Q&A With Paul Sinclair, SVP, Digital Media, Atlantic Records

    March 20, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Warner Music Group is among the first companies to use a new platform by Acquia called "Enterprise Drupal Gardens." In short, Enterprise Drupal Gardens offers clients the same advantages as proprietary "software as a service" ( ...

  30. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Starts on Pop Songs

    February 20, 2012 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson, Gotye and Keith Urban concurrently celebrate new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our ...

  31. Grammys Spawn Record Levels of 'Social TV' Activity, Led By Adele, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson

    February 13, 2012 3:31 PM EST Not only did people tune into Sunday night Grammys telecast, they created a record number of social media comments about the event. The telecast, as well as the 3 hours preceding and following the telecast, generated 13.0 million comments from U.S ...

  32. CES 2012: 8 Cool Things

    January 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot ...

  33. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  34. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  35. Jason Derulo Fractures Neck, Cancels Tour

    January 06, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Jason Derulo has canceled a UK tour planned for February and March after injuring his neck during rehearsals in Miami this week. The "In My Head" singer was trying an acrobatic move when he "landed directly on his head," sufferin ...

  36. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Jason Derulo Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 17, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 17: Jason Derulo Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that mi ...

  37. 1000 No. 1s: Jason Derulo

    1000 No. 1s: Jason Derulo

    December 16, 2011 5:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Jason Derulo discusses his No. 1 hit "Whatcha Say". interview , 1000 No.1s , Jason Derulo , Jason Derulo , Interview , Jason Derulo Videos Jason Derulo Interview Jason Derulo ...

  38. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Avril Lavigne Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 16, 2011 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 16: Avril Lavigne Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that m ...

  39. Adele Reaches Milestone in 'X-Factor'-Heavy U.K. Chart Week

    December 05, 2011 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Overtakes Amy Winehouse to Have Century's Top-Selling Album The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" and the ...

  40. Mike Posner Returns with 'Sex' Single, 2012 Album

    November 29, 2011 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop singer-songwriter Mike Posner issued "Looks Like Sex," the first single off his upcoming sophomore album "Sky High," on Tuesday (Nov. 29). The follow-up to last year's "31 Minutes To Takeoff" is currently slate ...

  41. Black Eyed Peas Talk Taking Break, Not Breaking Up

    November 22, 2011 8:13 PM EST 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas will be back -- after some time off, the group said in a round of interviews this week. The quartet "always have two cycles of records and then we take a break," band leader will.i.am said on "The Ellen DeGeneres S ...

  42. MTVu Campus Invasion Tour With Jason Derulo, Fabolous Adds DJs Diamond Kuts, Chelsea Leyland, Dove Sponsorship

    October 18, 2011 7:55 AM EDT MTVU's Campus Invasion Tour returns Oct. 20 with a new sponsor, Dove Go Fresh, that will be an integrated part of the music festival. The female deodorant and body mist will be represented by two of its official DJs, Diamond Kuts and Chelsea ...

  43. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal ...

  44. Demi Lovato: Top 5 Debut of 'Unbroken' is 'A Little Different'

    September 29, 2011 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Demi Lovato notched the second-biggest debut on the Billboard 200 this week when "Unbroken," her third album, started at No. 4 with 96,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Although Lovato has frequented the Top 5 of the albums ...

  45. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his ...

  46. Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up

    September 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derülo is a hit factory. Less than two years after he launched his solo career, the Miami-based singer/songwriter has already reeled off three multimillion-selling singles: "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Ridin' ...

  47. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  48. Amid Layoffs, Is Warner Bros. Records Abandoning Rock Music?

    September 09, 2011 8:56 PM EDT The goodbye email from Reprise senior vice president of promotion Mike Rittberg said it all. "Before my first job at a record store I had dreamed to work at Warner Bros. Records," he wrote on Sept. 8, the day he and more than a dozen oth ...

  49. Jessie J Leads Nominees for U.K.'s MOBO Awards

    September 01, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off a stint as the house performer at the MTV Video Music Awards, "Price Tag" singer Jessie J leads all nominees for Great Britain's MOBO Awards with five nominations, including Best UK Act. Jessie J's debut single, "D ...

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