1. Aerosmith May Self-Release Future Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:40 AM EDT With the upcoming Music From Another Dimension marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with reporters o ...

  2. Aerosmith May Self-Release Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the upcoming "Music From Another Dimension" marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with r ...

  3. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  4. Seymour Stein Honored With Billboard's Icon Award @MIDEM

    January 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST From left: Billboard Associate Publisher (and former Sire recording artist) Tommy Page, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, MIDEM director Bruno Crolot (Photo: MIDEM) CANNES -- Billboard honored Sire Rec ...

  5. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  6. Seymour Stein: 'Shellac in His Veins'

    January 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music industry n ...

  7. Rock Hall of Fame Opens Archives To Public

    January 17, 2012 8:00 PM EST They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500- ...

  8. Rock Hall Opening Library and Archives Collection This Week

    January 17, 2012 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500-sq ...

  9. Obituary: Jerry Leiber, 1933-2011

    September 01, 2011 7:40 AM EDT With co-writer Mike Stoller, the lyricist composed songs that helped define early rock'n'rollHe was rock'n'roll's first Shakespeare. Jerry Leiber took everyday expressions and turned them into rock'n'roll poetr ...

  10. Solomon Burke Dies in Amsterdam at 70

    October 10, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 S olomon Burke , the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Phi ...

  11. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But ...

  12. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-star ...

  13. The Billboard Q&A: The Replacements' Paul Westerberg

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At the risk of sounding corny, is there one of the first four albums that holds a warmer spot in your heart than the others? At the risk of sounding corny, is there one of the first four albums that holds a warmer spot in your heart than the others? ...

  14. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  15. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s ...

  16. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 3)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 2 ... Why the name ...

  17. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most p ...

  18. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Ph ...

  19. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tri ...

  20. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun di ...

  21. Legendary Producer Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had b Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger who ...

  22. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June ...

  23. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page two. This year you have quite a few artists who will be performing who have been regulars at Montreux. It's becoming something like Claude Nobs & friends. Exactly ...

  24. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Charles From Ray's Vaults In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon this week: a collection of duets, "Genius and Friends," and, as previously reported, a 14 ...

  25. Charles Says Hello, Goodbye With Box, Duets

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20. In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20: ...

  26. You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist to be a recording engineer, but Tom Dowd was a kind of rocket scientist: a nuclear physicist who, while still in college, was part of the Manhattan Pro You may think it doesn't take a rocket ...