1. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of G ...

  2. Marcy Playground

    Marcy Playground

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  3. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on ...

  4. Alan Mintz -- Attorney, Manager, Label Exec -- Dead at 58

    May 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Alan Mintz (photo courtesy the Mintz family) Alan Mintz -- attorney, label exec, manager and musician -- died Wednesday of acute myelogenous leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. He was 57. Min ...

  5. Todd Simko, Guitarist for Pure, Producer, Engineer, Dead at 45

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Todd Simko who played with the band Pure (Photo: Adam PW Smith) Vancouver record producer, engineer and musician Todd Simko, who worked with such acts as Xavier Rudd and Marcy Playground and whose own band Pure was signed in the 90s to Reprise and ...

  6. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  7. Chart Beat

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from "Mamma Mia!", the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna and more! BETTER THAN THE BEST WEEK EVER: Two weeks ago I suggested in Chart Beat Chat that 34 years after they made their Billboard chart debut, songwriters Benny ...

  8. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri are named songwriters of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 2006 - 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri are named songwriters of the yea ...

  9. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri are named songwriters of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 2006 - 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri are named songwriters of the yea ...

  10. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Italian director Stefano Salvati sues Madonna, claiming that her "Ray of Light" video is stolen from a clip he shot in 1994 for local pop star Biagio Antonacci.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2005 - ...

  11. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>50 Cent and B2K cash in as the big winners at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak Theatre in 2003 - 50 Cent and B2K cash in as th ...

  12. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is comp ...

  13. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies. 1999 - Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Openin ...

  14. McDowell Ropes In Music Pals For Benefits

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Jack McDowell has recruited R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Cracker, Letters To Cleo singer Kay Hanley, Marshall Crenshaw, and singer/songwriter Steve Poltz to perform Former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher J ...

  15. Seattle Stars Gather For Baseball Benefit

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of Seattle-based rockers will be on hand at the city's Showbox club tonight (July 9) for the Major League Baseball (MLB) charity concert Show for the Show, which will benefit league charities. A host of Seattle-based rockers will be on h ...

  16. 'Jay & Silent Bob' Assemble Eclectic Soundtrack

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal soundtrack to director Kevin Smith's "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is turning out to be a wide-ranging compilation. Due out Aug. 14, th Even though it's still ...

  17. Live, STP Bring The 'Rock' To Town Fair

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live and Stone Temple Pilots will headline this year's Rolling Rock Town Fair, set for Aug. 4 in the brewery's home base of Latrobe, Pa. Deftones, Incubus, and Oleander will also be on the bill for th Live and Stone Temple Pilots will head ...