1. Net Neutrality: Just Like the Railroad Robber Barons or Disneyland's Indiana Jones Ride

    January 22, 2015 1:24 PM EST With so much confusion around such an important topic, Billboard explains the convoluted issue via the magic of analogy. The issue of "net neutrality" has been steamy for some time, and now finally looks ready for a full boil. It receive ...

  2. President Obama Defends Net Neutrality in State of the Union Address

    January 20, 2015 9:53 PM EST During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night (Jan. 20) -- amid talk of the economy, national security and health care -- President Obama took time to highlight the hot-button tech issue of net neutrality. President Obama Weighs In on ...

  3. U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM EST Before President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, there were five decades of a rocky musical relationship that displayed artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic p ...

  4. Calle 13, Enrique Iglesias & More Win Early Latin Grammys Before Obama Address

    November 20, 2014 8:17 PM EST Lila Downs, Juanes & more also win pre-telecast trophies. Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13 , pop star Enrique Iglesias and Mexican songstress Lila Downs took home trophies during the 2014 Latin Grammys pre-telecast in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand m ...

  5. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. ...

  6. Daft Punk Get Luckier With Extended Mix: Listen

    June 28, 2013 2:40 AM EDT What could be better than Daft Punk’s monster summer hit “Get Lucky”? Try a 10 minute version of “Get Lucky” The French electronic music masters have dished out an extended version of their crowd-pleasing hit, which clocks in at 10 minutes – some ...

  7. Morning Fix: Holiday Music Sales Drop; MP3 Player Sales Dwindle; Fiscal Cliff Nears; Britney Spears Exiting 'X Factor'?

    December 28, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HOLIDAY BLUES: MUSIC SALES DOWN 10%: In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele 's "21" or Michael Buble ...

  8. Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera Memorial; Glassnote Being Courted; New SiriusXM CEO's Challenges; 2012's Best Start-ups

    December 20, 2012 7:45 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletter HERE JENNI RIVERA HONORED BY FANS AND STARS IN EMOTIONAL MEMORIAL: The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the art ...

  9. Radio Reacts to Newtown, From Dropping Ke$ha's 'Die Young' to Providing Comfort

    December 18, 2012 3:34 PM EST Following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), radio is doing what it traditionally does best in the wake of such tragedy: providing listeners a forum to express ...

  10. Radio Reacts to Newtown, From Dropping Ke$ha's 'Die Young' to Providing Comfort

    December 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Portion of President Obama's speech added to Lifehouse's 'Aftermath' Following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), radio is doing what it tradi ...

  11. Business Matters: How Tuesday's Elections Impact the Music Business

    November 07, 2012 5:00 PM EST The music business lost one of its biggest supporters and a long-time friend in Tuesday's elections. Howard Berman lost his seat in the House after 30 years in office while Mary Bono Mack, widow of the late musician Sony Bono, lost her seat i ...

  12. Ted Nugent Calls Obama Supporters 'Soulless Fools'

    November 07, 2012 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When President Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night (Nov. 6), a slew of music stars, from Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg to Cher, tweeted their support for America's choice. Ted Nugent was not one of those music stars. The extremely con ...

  13. Obama Rallies With Katy Perry, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp

    November 04, 2012 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Dave Matthews and Bill Clinton boosted a rally for President Obama in Virginia Saturday, which attracted an estimated 24,000 people. Clinton, who was losing his voice from campaigning, said he had given "my voice in the service of my president, ...

  14. The Beat 10/31: Eminem's Album Hint, Obama's iPod, Madonna in New Orleans

    October 31, 2012 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Happy Halloween! Welcome to the Wednesday, October 31 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's toppin ...

  15. The Beat 10/31: New Eminem Album?, Obama's iPod, Madonna in NOLA

    The Beat 10/31: New Eminem Album?, Obama's iPod, Madonna in NOLA

    October 31, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/31: Eminem news, what's on Obama's iPod, Madonna in New Orleans, Reality TV, Billy Idol In Seattle jonathan brooks , new orleans , featuredVideo2 , Reality TV , Billboard , Billy Idol , madonna , Minaj , Obama , Eminem Videos M ...

  16. The Beat 10/26: DJ Skee Interview, Katy Perry Gets Political

    The Beat 10/26: DJ Skee Interview, Katy Perry Gets Political

    October 26, 2012 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/26: DJ Skee Interview, Katy Perry Gets Political Bruce Springsteen , Billboard Music , jonathan brooks , Gary Clark Jr , Katy Perry , President Obama , skee lodge , POTUS , DJ Skee , Obama Videos Katy Perry Bruce Springsteen Gary Clark J ...

  17. Watch Bruce Springsteen Impersonate Obama, Sing 'Campaign' Song

    October 24, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen gave about 5,000 fans a treat at a free concert Tuesday in Virginia that doubled as rally for President Obama's re-election. During the event in Charlottesville, the Boss performed a jokey "campaign" song on behalf o ...

  18. The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, October 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  19. Jay-Z Speaks Out in Obama Campaign Ad

    October 15, 2012 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Obama spoke at Jay-Z 's Made in America festival in September -- now Hov's returning the favor. The hip-hop mogul appears in Obama's new campaign ad, titled "The Power of Our Voice." "When the president got in ...

  20. The Beat 10/15: Snoop Sells Hot Pockets, Bruce Springsteen Campaigns for Obama

    October 15, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Monday, October 15 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In tod ...

  21. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Singer, Dead at 84

    September 26, 2012 10:12 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you wer ...

  22. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren ...

  23. The Beat 9/24: iHeart Radio Fest, Cher Lloyd, Cee Lo

    September 24, 2012 6:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Monday, September 24 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In t ...

  24. Bruce Springsteen Gets Obama Bump, Song Sales Rise 409%

    September 12, 2012 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The President meets the Boss on this week's Billboard charts, thanks to the Democratic National Convention. After Bruce Springsteen 's song "We Take Care Of Our Own" was played at the end of President Obama's speech at the c ...

  25. President Obama's DNC Speech Boosts Bruce Springsteen Song Sales by 409%

    September 12, 2012 8:20 PM EDT The President meets the Boss on this week's Billboard charts, thanks to the Democratic National Convention. After Bruce Springsteen's song "We Take Care Of Our Own" was played at the end of President Obama's speech at the ...

  26. Morning Fix: Spotify Browser; Jay-Z, Rihanna Join Coldplay; Concert Safety Standards; Led Zep's Facebook Mystery

    September 10, 2012 7:37 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. SPOTIFY PREPARING BROWSER-BASED VERSION: REPORT: Spotify is preparing a " completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming music service" that will e ...

  27. MTV's Video Music Awards Ratings Plummet More Than 50 Percent From Last Year

    September 07, 2012 5:46 PM EDT MTV's Video Music Awards took a nosedive in the ratings. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen About 6.1 million viewers tuned into Thursday night's telecast of the VMAs, dropping more than half its audience fro ...

  28. Summer Love: Carly Rae Jepsen Scores Song of the Summer

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' is Billboard's Song of the Summer. Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" tops Billboard's Songs of t ...

  29. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Official Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer. The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  30. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen 's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer . The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  31. Nicki Minaj Raps: 'I'm Voting for Mitt Romney'

    September 04, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Is Nicki Minaj voting for Mitt Romney? The rapper-singer, who is nearing a deal to become a judge on Fox's American Idol, gives what appears to be an endorsement of the Republican presidential nominee on Lil Wayne's "Dedication 4,&quo ...

  32. Which Artists Have the Most Active Twitter Followings? StatusPeople App Shows Some Surprises

    August 28, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Bill Werde ( http://twitter.com/#!/bwerde ) is Billboard's editorial director. This post was originally published on his Tumblr page over the weekend. For those that follow me on Twitter, you know that last night's highlight was followin ...

  33. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Doubles Down on Government Shooting Claims

    August 17, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Mustaine of Megadeth has doubled down on his claim that the Obama administration could have staged recent mass shootings in order to fast-track gun control legislation, telling the conspiracy-loving news website Infowars.com , it's "s ...

  34. Twitter 140: Page 13

    July 26, 2012 7:54 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Toy Selectah DJ/Producer/A&R @ToySelectah Selectah is known industry-wide for his creative savvy and is most recently credited for discovering one of Latin music's biggest DJ acts, 3BallMTY. But the pro ...

  35. Murs Supports Gay Rights, Kisses Man in 'Animal Style' Video: Watch

    July 20, 2012 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 When R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean 's revelations of a romance with a man last week shook up the hip-hop world, many stars, including 50 Cent , spoke out in support of the Odd Future star. Now, Los Angeles underground rapper Murs has ta ...

  36. Full Text: Obama Intellectual Property Czar Victoria Espinel's A2IM Keynote Address

    June 25, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Victoria Espinel, the Obama administration's "IP Czar," who was A2IM's keynote speaker at this year's Indie Week event with A2IM President Rich Bengloff (Photo: Andy Gensler) At last week's A2IM Indie Week, Victoria E ...

  37. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  38. Jay-Z Stands Up for Gay Marriage, Obama

    May 15, 2012 7:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 While President Obama's recent declaration of support for marriage equality has divided some of his supporters, Jay-Z has his back. "I've always thought of it as something that was still holding the country back," Jay-Z told CNN ...

  39. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom, Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

    April 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tr ...

  40. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom

    April 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. The Medal of Freedom recognizes "in ...

  41. Video: Watch President Obama Slow-Jam the News With The Roots on 'Jimmy Fallon'

    April 25, 2012 10:08 AM EDT When "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" headed to the University of North Carolina for special taping on Tuesday (Apr. 24), the show received a very special, powerful guest: President Barack Obama. Among other things, the President turned hi ...

  42. Watch President Obama Slow-Jam The News with The Roots on 'Fallon'

    April 25, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 When "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" headed to the University of North Carolina for special taping on Tuesday (Apr. 24), the show received a very special, powerful guest: President Barack Obama. Among other things, the President turned his ...

  43. Ted Nugent: Secret Service Meeting 'Could Not Have Gone Better'

    April 20, 2012 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ted Nugent says he's off the hook after meeting with Secret Service agents about his controversial, violently-worded speech at an NRA convention. "I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in (Oklahoma) today," the rocke ...

  44. Web Trends: Suge Knight Thinks Tupac Is Alive?

    April 20, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. the band Levon Helm's most popular associated act, trending in accordance with his passing Thursday. 3. levon Levon Helm passed away Thursday from cancer. 4. levon helm The late singer is being remembered for his legendary r ...

  45. Maxwell Announces 6-Day Tour; Will Perform All Albums

    April 17, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Loyal fans of Maxwell are in for a treat. The R&B/soul singer will embark on a six-day tour, this summer, to perform his discography in its entirety. For two nights in three cities (Los Angeles, Atlanta and New Jersey), Maxwell, backed by his 11 ...

  46. Listen: Plies Releases Trayvon Martin Tribute, 'We Are Trayvon'

    March 28, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American who was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. by a community watch captain in February despite being unarmed, has sparked a media firestorm and allegations of racism. Many public figures, from P ...

  47. President Obama's Campaign Playlist: The 5 Biggest Surprises

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 On Thursday morning (Feb. 9), our decidedly modern president took to Twitter and Facebook to trumpet his coolness once more. He and his team compiled an official Obama Campaign 2012 Playlist and shared it with the world via Spotify . Many of 24 song ...

  48. Dierks Bentley Returns 'Home' to Country

    January 21, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Dierks Bentley steps onstage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2 to launch his new album, "Home," the show may feel like a walk down memory lane. "I played gigs on Lower Broadway for a number of years. I'd walk by ...

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