1. Miles Davis Honored with Namesake New York City Street

    May 27, 2014 10:38 AM EDT A block on New York City's Upper West Side where Miles Davis composed some of jazz's greatest works has been renamed in his honor. Yesterday (May 26), hundreds came out for the unveiling ceremony of a street sign titled "Miles Davis ...

  2. How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

    December 03, 2013 12:24 PM EST THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Justin Kalifowitz is founder/president of Downtown ­Music Publishing and a lifelong New Yorker.   For decades, songwriters an ...

  3. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that mon ...

  4. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that m ...

  5. Songza Partners With Foursquare for Playlist, Rewards (Q&A)

    September 30, 2013 6:49 PM EDT Internet radio service Songza has partnered with location-based social network Foursquare to reward its listeners for checking into music venues.   Beginning Monday (Sept. 30), Songza users that check into venues on Foursquare will get a Songza ...

  6. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST 0 0 0 The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was ...

  7. Starting With A Song

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 In a business where ego and star power often demand center stage, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) awards dinner each June emerges like Brigadoon, an always magical, sometimes humbling celebration where the songwriting community honors its finest. ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Dan Mason

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 22 Dan Mason President/CEO CBS Radio Twitter: @CBSRadio Focusing The Eye... Mason, who returned to CBS Radio's top office in 2007 after serving in that role from 1995 to 2002, oversees all aspects of the company's 130 stations. Upon ...

  9. Watch: Live Times Sq. New Year's Eve Webcast Feat. Lady Gaga, Drake & More

    December 31, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Watch the Times Square New Year's Eve festivities live right here on Billboard.com. The six-hour webcast, which begins at 6pm ET on Saturday, Dec. 31 and runs until 12:15am ET, will feature Lady Gaga right before midnight ringing in 2012 with N ...

  10. Not Happening: Any Outdoor Concert in Mean Irene's Path

    August 26, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc on just about every musical happening up and down the East Coast this weekend, including a Dave Matthews Band concert festival -- the DMB Caravan -- on Governor's Island in NYC, which canceled its Saturday and ...

  11. P. Diddy's NYC Police Escort, Dry Cleaner Under Investigation

    April 27, 2011 8:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York City police say a sergeant allowed a police escort for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for one city block after a concert. The police department says the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation. Police say the Friday night es ...

  12. POTW: Kanye West, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Britney

    March 11, 2011 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West and Katy Perry shared some laughs, Britney Spears showed off her tats, Chris Brown shot some hoops, Ne-Yo got flashed by a dancer, Snoop Dogg kicked it with Donald Trump, Diddy and son chatted with Michael Bloomberg, Yelawolf crowd surfed ...

  13. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," ...

  14. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stars Kanye West, Kung Fu Panda

    November 25, 2010 11:03 AM EST 0 0 0 A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. ...

  15. A2IM To Enter NARM On June 7

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A2IM will kick off its presence at the upcoming National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention in San Diego by holding the "Crash Course" on June 7, the opening day of the meeting. A2IM day, which is designed to bridge gaps ...

  16. New York City Honors U2 By Renaming Street

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 1 ...

  17. Simon And Garfunkel Reunite In New York

    February 14, 2009 11:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel joined forces for a surprise reunion last night (Feb. 13) at New York's Beacon Theatre, which was hosting its first event after a seven-month renovation by Madison Square Garden Entertainment. The pair performed &qu ...

  18. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Opening New York Annex

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that the Cleveland-based museum is opening an annex in downtown Manhattan. It i ...

  19. Bon Jovi Playing Free Central Park Show

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iconic New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi will play a free concert in Central Park on July 12, mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today (June 30) Iconic New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi will play a free concert in Central Park on July 12, mayor Michael Bloomberg ...

  20. The Police Pick Madison Square Garden For Final Gig

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Police's last-ever show will be held Aug. 7 at New York's Madison Square Garden, with proceeds to benefit New York public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. The Police's last-ever show will be held Aug. 7 at New York� ...

  21. The Police Announce Last Show Ever

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Police and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today (May 6) announced at a press conference in Times Square the band's final concert ever, to be held in New York on a date still to be revealed The Police and New York City Mayor Michael B ...

  22. The Police Announce Last Show Ever

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police will perform their final concert ever in New York on a date to be announced in August. The show, which was announced by the band and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Times Square today (May 6), will be a fundraiser with proceeds ...

  23. CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Dies At 75

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, died yesterday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 75. Kristal founded the club in 1973 to showcase bluegrass and country act Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York ...

  24. Allman Bros., Crows, Haynes Join Farm Aid Bill

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Warren Haynes and Montgomery Gentry have joined the lineup for this year's Farm Aid benefit, to be held Sept. 9 on Randalls Island in New York. The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Warren Haynes an ...

  25. Nelson, Mellencamp Bring Farm Aid To New York

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a host of local farmers today (June 11) amid the Union Square Green Market to announce a Sept. 9 date for the annual Farm Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined New York ...

  26. Nelson, Mellencamp Bring Farm Aid To New York

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a host of local farmers today (June 11) amid the Union Square Green Market to announce a Sept. 9 date for the annual Farm Aid benefit at Randall's Island. As usual, ...

  27. Shakira, Calle 13 Win Big At Latin Grammys

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Colombian bombshell Shakira and reggaeton newcomers Calle 13 of Puerto Rico dominated the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards last night (Nov. 2) in a show celebrating music from throughout the America Colombian bombshell Shakira and reggaeton newcom ...

  28. Singer Aviance Recovering From NYC Attack

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A recording artist assaulted by youths yelling anti-gay slurs in New York's East Village left the hospital yesterday (June 12), his leg in a brace and his jaw wired shut because of the injuries he had A recording artist assaulted by youths yell ...

  29. Latin Grammys Heading To New York

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Latin Grammys are expected to announce today that New York will be the site of the 2006 awards. The Latin Grammys announced today (April 11) that New York will be the site of the 2006 awards. Latin Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences preside ...

  30. Latin Grammys Coming To NYC?

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected to announce today (April 11) that New York will be the site of the 2006 gala. Laras president Gabriel Abaroa will join New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected t ...

  31. NYC to Host Hip-Hop Honors Week

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Six-day celebration will run Oct. 12-17. A six-day celebration of hip-hop culture will be held in October along with VH1's third annual "Hip-Hop Honors" show, network and city officials announced Thursday (March 30). Mayor Michael B ...

  32. Daly Ready To Ring In 2006 With Blige, Diddy

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the second year in a row, Carson Daly is hosting a countdown to the New Year on NBC. But it's the first that he'll be on a major network opposite perennial favorite Dick Clark, who returns to the For the second year in a row, Carson Da ...

  33. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in t ...

  34. CBGB To Close On Halloween 2006

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary New York club CBGB, the epicenter of punk rock and the launching pad for influential bands like the Ramones and Talking Heads, will close its doors on the Bowery for good next Halloween unde Legendary New York club CBGB, the epicenter of p ...

  35. Activism Subdued, But Artists Press On

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2004 presidential election saw an unprecedented number of musicians coming out in support of either John Kerry or George W. Bush. The 2004 presidential election saw an unprecedented number of musicians coming out in support of either John Kerry ...

  36. Bloomberg Signs Production Tax Cut Law

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Jan. 3 signed into law New York City's 5% tax credit for qualified film and television productions as part of its "Made in New York" incentive program. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Mayor Michael Bl ...

  37. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005).

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005). HAPPY NEW YEAR! For many years I have lived by a rule that has kept me safe within the walls of my home or that of a close friend on New Year's Eve. It's on ...

  38. CMA Awards Head To New York

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards will move outside of Nashville next year for the first time when it heads north to New York. The 39th annual event will be held at Madison Square Garden on N The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards will ...

  39. Clarkson, Crow, Mellencamp Launch 'Fireworks'

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Beyonce Knowles and John Mellencamp will highlight NBC's annual "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular," to air July 4 at 9 p.m. ET. The show Musical performances by Kell ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops Friends, family, and fans of late rap star Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) have formed a coalition to raise money for the Mizell family, to pay for education for his three children, and to ...

  41. Wyclef Among Arrests At NYC Protest

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students turned out yesterday (June 4) for a rally to hear hip-hop stars and politicians denounce proposed cuts in Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were ar ...

  42. Hip-Hop Stars To Protest NYC Education Cuts

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in hip-hop are planning a protest on City Hall this week. Rapper Jay-Z and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons are among those who plan to demonstrate tomorrow (June 4) against May Some of the biggest names in hip-hop are plannin ...

  43. Update: Grammys Returning To New York

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, the Grammy Awards will return next year to New York for the first time since 1998. This morning (April 3), Recording Academy president/CEO Michael Greene confirmed that the 4 As tipped here last week, the Grammy Awards will ...

  44. Grammys Heading Back To New York?

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the Recording Academy planning a press conference next week in New York, it appears the Grammys may be heading back to the Big Apple. A Recording Academy spokesperson would not reveal specifics o With the Recording Academy planning a press conf ...