1. Listen to Rita Wilson's 'Along For The Ride' From Her First Album of Original Songs: Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 11, 2016 12:59 PM EST With 2012's covers set AM/FM,   Rita Wilson staked a claim as a recording artist. But the Sleepless in Seattle ,  The Good Wife  and Girls  actress' self-titled sophomore album brings her into the songwriting ranks collaborating with a ...

  2. Kara DioGuardi, Prolific Pop Collaborator and Former 'Idol' Judge, Signs with Warner/Chappell Music: Exclusive

    January 28, 2016 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Kara DioGuardi, the hit songwriter, former American Idol judge and ex- Billboard staffer, has signed with Warner/Chappell Music. The music industry veteran has worked with such artists as  Pink , Katy Perry , Kelly Clarkson , Britney Spears , Christ ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Jason Flom, John Rudolph to Bid for Universal's EMI Assets: Source

    November 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST Billboard has learned that former Bug Music CEO John Rudolph and Lava Records founder Jason Flom have partnered to throw their hat in the bidding ring for the EMI assets that Universal Music Group must sell as part of the terms of their acquisitio ...

  5. Colbie Caillat, 'Christmas in the Sand': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 15, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colbie Caillat got to thinking about "Christmas in the Sand," the fun-loving title track off her upcoming holiday album, while relaxing on a Hawaiian beach with friends this past spring. "I was thinking, what do they listen to over he ...

  6. Round Hill Music to Acquire Songs by Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B

    September 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Round Hill Music, which made big news when it announced that it acquired the North American rights to six iconic Beatles songs at the beginning of the year, just went to the other end of the music generational spectrum by agreeing to acquire a cat ...

  7. Colbie Caillat Announces 'Christmas in the Sand': Exclusive Album Art

    September 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Holiday Set Arrives Oct. 23; Includes Appearances by Gavin DeGraw, Brad Paisley Colbie Caillat says her upcoming holiday album is for the folks who don't celebrate a traditional kind of Christmas. "I was like, 'Not everyone lives in t ...

  8. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  9. Paris Hilton Partners with LMFAO for Comeback Single

    January 17, 2012 5:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Paris Hilton is ready to party-rock her way back up the charts. The socialite-turned-singer is teaming up with LMFAO for a track from her long-awaited sophomore album that's set to hit the airwaves in the coming months. "I was just in the ...

  10. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Barbara Cane

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 37 Barbara Cane VP/GM of writer/publisher relations, BMI Website: BMI.com Twitter: @bmi Barbara Cane oversees the creative activities of BMI's writer/publisher staff in Los Angeles, dealing with pop, alternative, rock, indie and adult con ...

  11. 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' ...

  12. Cobra Starship Looks to Clean Up With 'Night Shades'

    August 26, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, "Hot Mess," released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by th ...

  13. Q&A: 'Platinum Hit' Winner Sonyae Elise Sees Kara DioGuardi as a Mentor

    August 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sonyae Elise, the singer and songwriter on "Platinum Hit" who did not play an instrument or read music, was crowned the winner of the first season of Bravo's songwriting competition on Friday. Having released a mixtape, "Lady Reb ...

  14. Billboard Bits: First Tom Cruise 'Rock of Ages' Pic, Cee Lo Denies Homophobia Charge

    June 17, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tom Cruise Rocks in First 'Ages' Look A photo of Tom Cruise playing the character Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of ...

  15. Bravo's 'Platinum Hit' Seeks To Turn Songwriters Into Reality TV Stars

    May 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NBC Universal's Bravo cable network has found its success in competition shows by making stars out of the magic-makers behind the curtain. Chefs whose names still appear in small print on menus, fashion designers without a personal label and ha ...

  16. Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield Among Guest Judges for Bravo's 'Platinum Hit'

    April 12, 2011 8:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bravo on Monday announced the guest judges and premiere date for its upcoming music competition series Platinum Hit. The show, which will debut at 10 p.m. May 30, features 12 aspiring musicians battle through songwriting challenges centered around v ...

  17. Sara Evans Returns 'Stronger' On First Album in Six Years

    March 07, 2011 7:03 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2005, Missouri-born singer/songwriter Sara Evans was on a roll. Her album "Real Fine Place" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the single "A Real Fine Place to Start" became her fourth No. 1. In the spr ...

  18. Kara DioGuardi Sets Tour Dates, Talks 'Idol' vs. New 'Platinum Hit' Show

    February 17, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 One year removed from the "American Idol" judges table, Kara DioGuardi is ready for a hectic 2011: the songwriter will perform live, release an autobiography, star in a Bravo reality show, and spend time writing new material with artists l ...

  19. 'American Idol' Premiere Plays Nice with Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler

    January 20, 2011 12:49 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" returned to Fox for its 10th season premiere on Wednesday night (Jan. 19), and with new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez also making their debuts -- and the reliably affable Randy Jackson occupying Simon Cowell's ...

  20. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  21. Crystal Bowersox Stays Rough-And-Tumble On 'Farmer's Daughter'

    December 03, 2010 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 C rystal Bowersox is in a happy place. She just moved into a new house in Chicago with her husband and son. Taking a break from unpacking, she's sitting on the back porch doing a phone interview with Billboard. But Bowersox, 25, is quick to bec ...

  22. Colbie Caillat Kicks Off '25 Days of Christmas' with New Video

    November 22, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 As a stopgap between sophomore effort "Breakthrough" and a third album coming next spring, Colbie Caillat will help ABC Family ring in the holiday season with the official theme song to the network's "25 Days of Christmas" p ...

  23. 'American Idol' to Cut Top 24, Add Music Video Round Next Season

    November 18, 2010 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com that there are more changes coming to Fox's singing competition. This season, the finalists will participate in a number of new challenges, including making a music vid ...

  24. Paula Abdul Dance Show Might Face 'American Idol'

    October 28, 2010 1:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 A day after it was announced Kara DioGuardi is getting her own music judging show , CBS confirmed Paula Abdul could face off against "American Idol" this season in the same time slot. The former "Idol" judge's new CBS realit ...

  25. Kara DioGuardi Named Judge on 'Idol'-Inspired Show

    October 26, 2010 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being unceremoniously fired from "American Idol," Kara DioGuardi has landed a new judging role on a similar music show, Bravo confirmed to Entertainment Weekly Tuesday. DioGuardi will rank singer-songwriters for a 10-episode reality ...

  26. The Band Perry Breaks Through with CMA Nod

    October 11, 2010 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This time last year only a handful of industry insiders had heard of the Band Perry , three siblings from Greenville, Tenn. Now, as the Oct. 12 release of its self-titled debut album approaches, the trio has already earned a Country Music Assn. Awar ...

  27. Darius Rucker Aims to Extend Win Streak with 'Charleston'

    September 17, 2010 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 D arius Rucker admits that the pressure's on, but he doesn't mind. The first three singles from his 2008 Capitol Records Nashville debut, "Learn to Live," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The album itself de ...

  28. 'American Idol' Auditions Move to MySpace

    September 15, 2010 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 To mark the 10th anniversary of "American Idol", hopeful pop stars have the chance to submit an audition video at MySpace through Oct. 6. The entries must be no longer than 40 seconds and chosen from a list of songs posted online, along wi ...

  29. Kara DioGuardi Departs American Idol

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ending weeks of speculation, Kara DioGuardi and Fox announced late Friday that she would be departing as a judge on "American Idol" after two seasons. A statement released by Fox was full of accolades for DioGuardi, perhaps to counteract ...

  30. Kara DioGuardi Leaving 'American Idol'

    September 03, 2010 11:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ending weeks of speculation, Kara DioGuardi and Fox announced late Friday (Sept. 3) that she would be departing as a judge on "American Idol" after two seasons. A statement released by Fox was full of accolades for DioGuardi, perhaps to co ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Cee-Lo's 'F*** You' Is Viral Hit, Gaga Snuggles Up to KISS

    August 23, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cee-Lo Turns 'F*** You' Into Viral Hit Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee-Lo may have finally found the perfect follow-up to the chart-topping "Crazy." The e ...

  32. Aerosmith Bandmate Says Steven Tyler Doing 'Idol'

    August 19, 2010 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has signed a deal to become a judge on "American Idol," according to a news report on Wednesday quoting one of his bandmates. Fox and the show's producers have kept largely quiet on the speculation, but A ...

  33. 'American Idol' Signs Steven Tyler: Report

    August 18, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Steven Tyler has reportedly signed a deal to become a judge on "American Idol," according to The Hollywood Reporter's Livefeed blog . Fox is not commenting on the Aerosmith singer's official status, but two sources close to the s ...

  34. 'Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi 'Disappointed' by Fox Silence

    August 13, 2010 7:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi 's father, a Republican U.S. Senate contender in New York, says the songwriter is getting the silent treatment from Fox about her rumored axing from the show. "Would you believe she did not he ...

  35. 'Idol' Judge Kara 'Disappointed' By Fox Silence

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's father, a Republican U.S. Senate contender in New York, says the songwriter is getting the silent treatment from Fox about her rumored axing from the show. "Would you believe she did not h ...

  36. 7 Reasons Fox Hasn’t Signed An 'Idol' Judge

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell declared he's leaving "American Idol" back in January. Now it's a few weeks before the "Idol" judging panel goes before the cameras on the show's audition trail, and there's still no replacement ...

  37. Steven Tyler on 'Idol' Could Be 'Positive' for Aerosmith, Says Drummer

    August 06, 2010 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 A erosmith drummer Joey Kramer is, for one, behind the idea of frontman Steven Tyler taking a seat on the "American Idol" judges panel next season. "It could be a very positive thing," Kramer -- whose 2009 memoir "Hit Hard: ...

  38. Seacrest: Could Be Weeks Before 'Idol' Judges Are Set

    August 03, 2010 2:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest says it could be weeks before the guessing game over the show's new judges comes to an end. At auditions for the Fox TV singing contest Tuesday in East Rutherford, N.J., Seacrest said he didn't ...

  39. Ellen DeGeneres Couldn't Be Convinced to Stay with 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres couldn't be talked into staying with "American Idol," a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show's 10th season. Who will fill her judge's chair and the one vacated by Simon ...

  40. Steven Tyler: I'd Be an 'Honest' Judge on 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed the possibility of joining "American Idol" as a judge next season -- and what kind of judge he would be -- during an interview Monday (Aug. 2) with syndicated radio show "Kid Kraddick in the M ...

  41. Fox: No 'American Idol' Announcement Monday

    August 02, 2010 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fox sources say there will be no "American Idol" announcements during the network's portion of the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday (Aug. 2). That leaves plenty of unresolved questions surrounding the biggest show o ...

  42. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 10. Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is allegedly a new judge on American Idol. 13. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly be ...

  43. Kara DioGuardi Reportedly Out At 'American Idol,' Steven Tyler Rumored As Replacement

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kara DioGuardi is following Ellen DeGeneres out of "American Idol," according to reports. TMZ says "Idol" producers have chosen not to renew DioGuardi's contract and will return to a "three-judge format," with Ae ...

  44. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, J-Lo and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 2. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on American Idol. 3. Steve ...

  45. Ellen DeGeneres Leaving 'American Idol'

    July 29, 2010 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres is leaving Fox's "American Idol." As previously reported, Fox has been looking to shake-up the "Idol" format, including potentially ditching current judges and bringing back producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well as ...

  46. 'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake

    July 27, 2010 7:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reality producer Nigel Lythgoe is near a deal to to executive produce Fox's "American Idol" -- and that could spell trouble for the current judges panel. Fox is seeking to bring back Lythgoe to work on the hit series as part of a mast ...

  47. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps somethi ...

  48. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV - ...

  49. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 10:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospect ...

  50. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 1)

    May 25, 2010 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles holds 7,000 people, so there's no way the cameras can capture everything that goes on during an "American Idol" taping. Luckily, Billboard.com was on the inside and can give you the scoop. Her ...

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