1. Revolt's Inaugural Music Conference Kicks Off in Miami with Sean Combs, Guy Oseary, Craig Kallman and Many More

    October 17, 2014 5:53 PM EDT The first day of Revolt’s Music Conference in Miami centered on two central themes: Innovation and artistry. Approximately 800 people flocked to Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel for the cable music network’s inaugural conference event, with att ...

  2. Chief Keef, Rep Talk 'Finally Rich' Album & Success

    December 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At 17 years old, Chief Keef is confident that his music is already setting trends. The Chicago native rose to prominence earlier this year with his self-released head-banging anthem "I Don't Like," parlaying online buzz into interest ...

  3. Summer Music Preview: In Bloom

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 AZEALIA BANKS Album title: 1991 EP Label: Interscope/Polydor Management: Troy Carter, ­Coalition Media Group Release date: May 29 Azealia Banks has quickly become hip-hop's darling. Back in December, the Harlem rapstress burst onto the scene with ...

  4. LoveRance, Rep on the 50 Cent-Powered Second Life of 'Up!'

    April 09, 2012 10:49 AM EDT "UP!," the debut single from 24-year-old rapper LoveRance, first floated into the upper reaches of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as an independent release last June. Propelled by a grass-roots marketing campaign - the ...

  5. LoveRance, Rep Talk Success of 'Up!' & Interscope Signing

    April 06, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 UP!," the debut single from 24-year-old rapper LoveRance, first floated into the upper reaches of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as an independent release last June. Propelled by a grass-roots marketing campaign-the Bay Area n ...

  6. Inside Whitney Houston's Last Recording Session, Days Before Her Death

    February 15, 2012 11:00 PM EST Five days before her untimely death (cause as yet unknown, but a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol is suspected), Whitney Houston was in the recording studio working on new music. The song, "Celebrate," was written by R. Kelly and ...

  7. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  8. Tyrese Returns to Music With Assists From Rick Ross, T.I. -- And His Own Label

    October 28, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a tumultuous hiatus from music, filled with a "nasty divorce," successful international film debuts and a departure from his record label, Tyrese Gibson returns with a new album that he says is the best of his career. "Open Invi ...

  9. Universal Cuts 62 Staffers Amid Top-Level Shakeups

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal today confirmed that it cut approximately 60 staffers, as expected, and also hired former Sony A&R rep Larry Jackson as executive vice president of Interscope Geffen A&M, the New York Times reported . The news comes amid unconfir ...

  10. RCA Music Group Ups Jackson

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 The RCA Music Group promoted Larry Jackson to president of A&R Arista Records/executive VP A&R today. Jackson will continue to work out of the company’s New York office and report to Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO RCA/Jive Label Group. Jackson’ ...

  11. Producer Danja Talks Working With Whitney Houston

    September 24, 2009 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Whitney Houston 's comeback album "I Look To You" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , Billboard caught up with producer Danja to talk about his work on two of the album's songs: "For The Lovers" and "Nothin& ...

  12. In The 'Spotlight'

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At 26, Jennifer Hudson's career path may be impossible to duplicate. At 26, Jennifer Hudson's career path may be impossible to duplicate: She went from being a choir singer at her church in her hometown of Chicago to a Disney Cruise Line c ...

  13. Jennifer Hudson: The Triple Threat

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her manager, Miguel Melendez. Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her man ...

  14. Jackson Takes Senior A&R Role At RCA

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Larry Jackson has been promoted to senior VP of A&R for the RCA Music Group. He was previously VP of A&R for J Records. Larry continues to report to Clive Davis, chairman and CEO BMG U.S. and is based in New York. Jackson joined J Records ...

  15. Sean Garrett: Proving The Power of 'The Pen'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply "the Pen." And for good reason. The 27-year-old songwriter/producer from Atlanta has emerged as a creative powerhouse with a hot str His name is Sean Garrett, but to ...