1. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  2. X's John Doe Talks Solo Album; X World Tour Kicks Off

    September 27, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's looking to be a busy fall for X's John Doe : not only are L.A. punk icons X touring the world through December, Doe has put out his first solo album in four years, the excellent "Keeper." Doe's new solo material promine ...

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 ...

  4. Jill Sobule vs. Katy Perry

    August 04, 2009 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 I was kind of waiting for Jill Sobule to have something to say about Katy Perry. After all, "I Kissed a Girl" is a pretty distinct song title for the two different hits that both women rode to fame. When I saw Sobule's expletive-laced ...

  5. The Daily Noise 8.4.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 8.4.2009 - Billboard.com

    August 04, 2009 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The battle of the "Kissed A Girl" singers erupts on Twitter, All Time Low looks headed to DGC/Interscope. California Years , All Time Low , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Katy Perry , jill sobule , i kissed a girl , All Time Low , B ...

  6. Jill Sobule Performs & Chats

    Jill Sobule Performs & Chats

    May 18, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following the release of her new album "California Years," Jill Sobule stopped by Billboard HQ to chat and perform "Where Is Bobby Gentry." Interview by Evie Nagy. California Years , interview , Live , exclusive , acoustic , Evie ...

  7. Musician Jill Sobule Raises Funds From Fans For Record

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Musician Jill Sobule announced she has raised $85,000 from her fans to release her next record, "California Years," on April 14 via her own label. After being dropped by two majors, she signed to two indies, both of which went bankrupt. ...

  8. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, wi ...

  9. Chart Beat Chat: Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry, Jill Sobule, ABBA, Madonna

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry and Jill Sobule, the year-end singles charts, ABBA and more! I'M SO GLAD WE HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER Hi, Fred. I love Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat. Your knowledge of and interest in music e ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Death Cab for Cutie, gay and lesbian artists, David Cook and more! MAKE ROOM FOR CUTIE Death Cab for Cutie claims its first No. 1 album with "Narrow Stairs" and no write-up in Chart Beat? That achievement is ce ...

  11. Stone, McGuinn, Colvin To Salute Elton John

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on hand Oct. 10 at New York's Carnegie Hall for a tribute to Elton John. The event is being produced by Michael Dorf, who in r Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGu ...

  12. Doe Back From The 'Wilderness' On New Album

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Doe figured out a unique way to finish his forthcoming solo album, "A Year in the Wilderness": he didn't give himself a choice. John Doe figured out a unique way to finish his forthcoming solo album, "A Year in the Wildernes ...

  13. Sexsmith, Donovan Set For Sundance Showcases

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule and Simon Townshend are some of the artists bringing music to next month's Sundance Film Festival, where organizers will hold a series of concerts Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, J ...

  14. The Roots, Patti Smith Highlight Dylan Tribute

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-two artists, many of them celebrated in their own right, paid tribute to the acclaimed music of Bob Dylan last night (Nov. 9) at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. Twenty-two artists, many of them celebrated in their own right, paid tribute t ...

  15. Roberts Preps 'Unfabulous' Debut

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Actress Emma Roberts is readying her debut album, "Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts," for a Sept. 27 release via Columbia. Actress Emma Roberts is readying her debut album, "Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts," for a Sept. 27 rel ...

  16. Bragg Reissued, Boxed By Yep Roc

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five releases by English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will be expanded in deluxe two-disc editions later this year by indie Yep Roc Records. Five releases by English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will be expanded in deluxe two-disc editions later t ...

  17. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Warren Zevon 'Sandwich' Board Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Pixies, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Wa ...

  18. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fahrenheit/Tell The Truth Rock Against Bush This week brings a bonanza of items related to Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," including the film's DVD release and two accompanying albums. In addition to a soundtrack o ...

  19. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Livin ...

  20. 'Truth' Tour Spawns CD, DVD

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Billy Bragg and Tom Morello, will be released on CD (Oct. 5) and DVD (Oct. 19) via Artemis. Highlights from last year's Tell Us the T ...

  21. Browne, Raitt, Yorn Bolster Zevon Tribute

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the forthcoming tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon." Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are ...

  22. Springsteen, Dylan, Pixies Salute Zevon

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live recordings by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as newly recorded cuts by Jackson Browne, the Pixies and Ry Cooder will be featured on an upcoming tribute to the late Warren Zevon. Live recordings by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as w ...

  23. Mills, Sobule, Riley Join 'Truth' Tour

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and Boots Riley of rap act the Coup will join select dates on the Tell Us the Truth tour, which kicks off Nov. 7 in Madison, Wis. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and Boo ...

  24. Foos, Thom Yorke Set For Bridge Benefit

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton, the Other Ones, Jack Johnson, and Tenacious D will join Neil Young at the 16th annual Bridge School Benefit acoustic co Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, ...

  25. Stars Unplug At 15th Bridge School Benefit

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this weekend (Oct. 20-21) outside San Francisco for the 15th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. The largely acousti Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joi ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Spitfire, Big Head Todd, VMAs

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Spitfire Tour, Big Head Todd, VMAs Ambitious political rapper Michael Franti, former Dead Kennedy frontman Jello Biafra, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and singer/songwriter Jill Sobule are among those slated to appear on the fourth ...

  27. The Negatives

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 During the '80s, Lloyd Cole was the thinking-teen's heartthrob, effectively waxing sensitive and poetic over jangly guitar-pop melodies. During the '80s, Lloyd Cole was the thinking-teen's heartthrob, effectively waxing sensitive ...

  28. Songwriters Hall To Honor Clapton, Parton, Sting, Willie

    February 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Sting, Paul Williams, and Willie Nelson will be the next inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), Billboard Bulletin reports. Billy Joel will also receive the Jo Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Sting, Paul Williams ...