1. Backbeat: Marsha Vlasic, Marcie Allen, Jody Gerson, Julie Pilat, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 10:39 PM EST Nearly all of Billboard's Women in Music honorees take the stage during Friday's ceremony with editorial director Bill Werde kneeling, center (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd ...

  2. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Speak About Success, Empowerment at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 6:30 PM EST Katy Perry being interviewed by Jon Stewart at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony (photo: Michael Seto) "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year&quo ...

  3. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw, Many More at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 13, 2012 10:35 AM EST Billboard's Ray Waddell cuts loose with Kenny Chesney after the Touring Awards. (Photo: Ryan Muir) The 9th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held last week at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recove ...

  4. Mark Cuban, Guggenheim's Todd Boehly, Charlie Walker, More Talk EDM and Investing at Touring Conference

    November 11, 2012 2:13 PM EST Full House: The room was packed for "Spinning The Turnstiles In New Directions: New Partners & Strategies in the Live Music Space" (Photo: Michael Seto) Sure, EDM is all the rage on the touring and festival circuit right now -- but w ...

  5. Paul Tollett, Goldenvoice Team on the Struggle - And Ultimate Success - of Creating Coachella

    November 09, 2012 1:57 PM EST Goldenvoice chief and Coachella creator Paul Tollett discusses the challenges and successes that came with creating the festival. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's Ray Waddell led yesterday's (Nov. 8) discussion with three of the princip ...

  6. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  7. Touring Execs Discuss Secondary Markets (and Russian Billionaires in St. Tropez) at Billboard Touring Conf

    November 08, 2012 3:10 PM EST Talking Billionaires: The Agency Group's Ken Fermaglich (with Brock Jones looking on), speaks to moderator, Jordan Glazier (Photo: Michael Seto) Eventful President/CEO Jordan Glazier moderated the discussion of secondary and tertiary markets ...

  8. Shawn Gee, Peter Schwartz, Jason Miller Discuss Hip-Hop-EDM Revival, Touring Without A Label, Branding Explosion

    November 08, 2012 1:15 PM EST Touring Without A Label, Branding Deal EDM and Hip Hop In The Morning (from left to right): Jason Miller, President, Live Nation New York; Chang Weisberg, Founder, Guerilla Union; Peter Schwartz, Agent, The Agency Group discuss. (Photo: Michael Se ...

  9. Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner, Warren Haynes, Tre Williams Talk On-Stage Perspectives at Billboard Touring Conf

    November 08, 2012 10:14 AM EST On The Road (from left to right): Tre Williams, Mark Farner, Warren Hayes, and Ray Waddell. (Photo: Michael Seto) For the Touring Conference's final presentation of Day 1 (Nov. 7), it was time to get out from behind the desks and see what thi ...

  10. Irving Azoff Sounds Off On Stocks, StubHub, Pandora In Touring Conference Keynote

    November 07, 2012 5:09 PM EST Irving Azoff (right), Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Front Line Management Group CEO being interviewed by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Touring Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Irving Azoff doesn't tweet an ...

  11. Holly Williams Talks Going Indie at Billboard Touring Conference Case Study

    November 07, 2012 4:55 PM EST Straight Talk: Holly Williams confronts her music career's shortcomings and her future independent route. (Photo: MIchael Seto) "Every brick is a brick in the wall." That quote, from singer-songwriter Holly Williams, emerged as the ...

  12. Bandsintown CEO Julien Mitelberg Breaks-Down Concert Discovery App at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 07, 2012 2:10 PM EST Julien Mitelberg, CEO, Bandsintown presenting a case study on how social and mobile integration and tour marketing significantly impact ticket sales. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Touring Conference got underway today with a case study of li ...

  13. Backbeat: Scott Borchetta, Shooter Jennings, John Hogan, More at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson signs autographs for fans during the Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Country Music Summit for 2012 ended with a cocktail party and performances by some of Nashville's upcoming stars, Maggie Rose, Andy Gibson, Kate Ar ...

  14. Thompson Square on the Making of Hit Song 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 06, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Thompson Square tells the story behind their breakout hit "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?" at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) There's an old saying in Nashville that "it all begins with a song" and ...

  15. Social Media, YouTube, Television Key to International Success, Say Billboard Country Summit Panel

    June 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT (L-R): AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker; Ted Ellis, VP, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Corus Entertainment, Board Chair, Canadian Country Music Association; Tim Holland, A&R/ Label Manager, ABC Records Australia; John Lomax III, President, ...

  16. Willie Nelson Talks Songwriting, Snoop Dogg and Family at Billboard Summit in Nashville

    June 05, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Willie Nelson with interviewer Ray Waddell at Billboard's Country Music Summit in Nashville on Tuesday (Photo: Michael Seto) You don't even have to know about Willie Nelson's history to know that he's got stories. Anyone who wr ...

  17. Dwight Yoakam Talks Return to Warner, Working With Beck at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Dwight Yoakam speaks to Billboard's Tom Roland during his Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) 1986 saw the release of one country music's most acclaimed albums ever -- Dwight Yoakam's Guitars ...

  18. Billboard Country Music Summit Round Table Gallery With Execs From Sony-ATV, CAA, TicketMob, Others

    June 05, 2012 2:45 PM EDT The Publishing Roundtable, with Troy Tomlinson, President & CEO Sony ATV Music -Nashville; Wade Jessen, Senior Chart Manager/Nashville, Billboard; Jim Beavers, Songwriter, Bob Dipiero, songwriter (Photo: Michael Seto) One of Billboard's a ...

  19. Luke Bryan on How to Survive Rejection From Every Label in Nashville at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Team Bryan (L-R): Dustin Eichten, Director of Marketing, Capitol Records Nashville, Luke Bryan, Jay Williams, Agent, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and Kerri Edwards, Manager, Red Light Management. (Photo: Michael Seto) Luke Bryan finished ...

  20. Managers Urge Country Radio to Do More to Help Break New Artists at Billboard Country Summit

    June 04, 2012 4:36 PM EDT (L-R): Moderator/Country Weekly managing editor Ken Tucker, T.K. Kimbrell of TKO Artist Management, Clarence Spalding of Spalding Entertainment, and Will Ward of ROAR Management on stage at the Manager's Roundtable. (Photo: Michael Seto) If a ...

  21. 'Follow the Money' Panel Says 'Fans Are the Investors' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 04, 2012 3:11 PM EDT (L-R): Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples, Broken Bow Records Legal Counsel/CFO Paul Brown, artist Mike Farris, FLO {thinkery} founder Mark Montgomery, Bigger Picture Group CEO David Robkin, and Y Entertainment CEO Rick Stevens. (Photo: Michae ...

  22. Backbeat: Juanes, Don Omar, Pitbull, Intocable: The Latin Conference Photos You Didn't See

    May 04, 2012 11:17 AM EDT So you think you saw it all at the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards last week? Think again. Here's a few photos you may have missed. Chino & Nacho flank Colombian rock star Juanes. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Telemundo's Borja ...

  23. Backbeat: UMLE, Latin Power Music, Telemundo Execs Hang at the Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 27, 2012 1:30 PM EDT (L-R) Jose Serrano of Latin Power Music, Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and artist America Sierra hang out at the Billboard Bash at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash ...

  24. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Awards After Party

    April 27, 2012 11:38 AM EDT (L-R): DJ Shotgun, El Arquitecto, and Tu Dulcero arrive at the Billboard Latin Music Awards after party. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music Leila Cobo , laying in the corner of a sofa on t ...

  25. Backbeat: Elvis Crespo, Juan Magan, Nir Seroussi, Victor Gonzalez, More at Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Elvis Crespo is mobbed by the crowd during his performance at the Billboard Bash. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash , presented by State Farm , brought together members of the music industry to celebrate music with special performances by D ...

  26. Latin Conference: Social Savviness, DJ Domination Dictate Current Scene

    April 26, 2012 10:31 AM EDT Living Social (L-R): Mark Coatney (Media Outreach Director, Tumblr), Ashley Simon (manager, media partnerships, Foursquare), Jorge Rincon (CEO, Red Mas), Vivian Lewit (director, music content partnerships, YouTube), Demian Bellumino (VP of Operati ...

  27. Latin Conference: the Value of Going Independent, 'Breaking Out of the Latin Industry Ghetto'

    April 25, 2012 5:24 PM EDT (L-R): Intocable's Ricky Munoz, The Entity co-owner Sergio Rosenblat, and Venetian Marketing Group president Jeff Young at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The first panel of the Latin Billboard Music Conference ...

  28. Pitbull Says Music Business is '90 Percent Business, 10 Percent Talent' at Latin Conference Q&A

    April 25, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Pitbull speaks at his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Halfway through his standing-room-only live Q&A at today's Billboard Latin Music Conference, Miami-born bilingual pop star Pitbull recalled growi ...

  29. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  30. Latin Conference: Jenni Rivera Opens Up About Her Music, Reality Show, and Her Mexican-American Roots

    April 25, 2012 3:11 PM EDT Jenni Rivera at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2's Flavio Morales. (Photo: Michael Seto) Mexican-American diva Jenni Rivera - singer, songwriter, performer, producer, reality TV star, radi ...

  31. Chino y Nacho & Coca-Cola, Daddy Yankee & Western Union Among Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award Winners

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Angel Kaminsky (left), VP Universal Music Latino/Machete Music and Luis Estrada, GM Universal Music Latino/Machete whose Coca-Cola "Seremos Mas" campaign Featuring Chino Y Nacho won a Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award for Best Social ...

  32. Backbeat: 360 Group, AJ Music, Cardenas Execs Wind Down at La Salsa Vive Party

    April 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The scene at the "La Salsa Vive" party, which closed out day one of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) With video footage of Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco performing "Quimbara" as a backdrop and N' ...

  33. Latin Conference: Univision's Jose Valle Says Latin Artists Need To Push Into Mainstream Radio Market

    April 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Univision Radio president Jose Valle speaks during his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Radio has changed with social media and with the evolving demographics of music lovers. That's one thing radio execu ...

  34. Billboard Latin Conference: Artists Need Brands As Much As Brands Need Artists

    April 24, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Javier M. Delgado-Granados (Multicultural Marketing Manager, Walmart), and Julio Vega (VP of Latin Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, Music, Movies and Books, Anderson Merchandisers) discussing the impact of Walmart's Acceso Total. (Photo: Mich ...

  35. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY

    April 24, 2012 3:29 PM EDT The Leaders Panel (L-R): Tomas Cookman, the president of Nacional Records; Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network; Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment; Rebeca Leon, VP of Latin Talent for AEG ...

  36. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Conference Honors Inspiring Women of Latin Music at Donna Karan Fashion Show Luncheon

    April 24, 2012 10:15 AM EDT (L-R): Pamela Bustios of Chris Smith Management, Dream Team Agency Co-Founder Susan Stipcianos and Colombian artist Duina del Mar. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard and Donna Karan New York celebrated "the inspiring women of Latin music" a ...

  37. Women In Music 2011 Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Honorees

    December 02, 2011 4:30 PM EST Check out the photo gallery below from Billboard's Dec. 2 Women In Music red carpet event featuring Woman of the Year Taylor Swift. Also featured are many of this year's Women In Music honorees, including execs from Pandora, Sony/ATV, mu ...