1. Blue Raincoat Music Launches Publishing Division with Mike Chapman as Inaugural Signing

    March 15, 2016 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 London-based management company Blue Raincoat Music has signed Mike Chapman, part of the songwriting team behind many of the biggest hits of the '70s, to its newly launched publishing division. Australian-born Chapman, who alongside songwriting ...

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  3. Happy 30th Birthday, Chart Beat

    March 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 30 years ago, Billboard introduced a new column that "look(s) behind the numbers and, hopefully, put(s) it all in some perspective." In the March 28, 1981, issue of the print magazine, Billboard published the first Chart Beat. ...

  4. Australian Govt Pledges To Back Songwriters

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artists, get to work on your songs. Everything else is window-dressing. That was the overriding theme of the second bi-annual APRA Song Summit, held in Sydney. Peter Garrett , the rock star-turned politician, gave the three-day creative, business ...

  5. Blondie Celebrating 30th Birthday Of 'Parallel Lines'

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry. A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band� ...

  6. Study: Podcasting To Grow Ads

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Predicts it will reach $150 million by 2008. Podcasting has a long ways to go before it becomes a mainstream medium, but is poised to grow exponentially through the end of the current decade and will increasingly become an attractive outlet for ad ...

  7. Update: Two Members Exit The Cure

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two members of the Cure have exited the veteran U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving door of musicians backing up leader Robert Smith. Two members of the Cure have exited the veteran U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving d ...

  8. Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For many, this fan included, Blondie (as well as acts like the Talking Heads) defined the genre-bending and -blurring era (1976-'82) when punk gave way to disco then morphed into new wave. BLONDIE Blondie REISSUE PRODUCER: Kevin Flaherty ORIGIN ...