1. Hans Zimmer to Discuss 'Rush' at Film and TV Music Conference

    October 16, 2013 8:55 AM EDT Composer Hans Zimmer and his colleagues on “Rush” -- Peter Asher and Lorne Balfe  -- will discuss the music in the Ron Howard-directed hit film at the Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 29 and 30.   “Case ...

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  3. Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher Among Speakers At New UCLA Music Biz Course

    March 08, 2012 9:58 PM EST Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher and Dan Wilson are among the songwriters lined up to speak at UCLA's new course within the music industry minor at the school. Taught by documentarian, writer and TV producer David Leaf, the course is desi ...

  4. Hans Zimmer's Oscar Music With Pharrell Williams, Esperanza Spalding Released As Album

    February 29, 2012 8:15 AM EST Hans Zimmer's music for the Oscars on Feb. 26 has been released as a digital album on Apple's iTunes. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year "The 84th Academy Awards -- Celebrate th ...

  5. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  6. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  7. Album Reviews: Kellie Pickler, Tim McGraw, Rodrigo y Gabriella and more

    February 03, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 COUNTRY KELLIE PICKLER 100 Proof Producers : Frank Liddell, Luke Wooten Label : 19/BNA Release Date : Jan. 24 This blonde and bubbly "American Idol" alum makes for an unlikely source of the kind of old-fashioned countrypolitan albums we used ...

  8. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist ...

  9. Backbeat: Donovan, Eric Burdon & Peter Asher's Day @ Phoenix's Music Instrument Museum

    October 21, 2011 1:26 AM EDT Music Biz @ The Music Instrument Museum: Back row from left: Sue Peterson, MIM consultant and former head of Target's music buying team (and former chairman of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers); Eric Burdon, Donovan, Linda Leitch ...

  10. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and s ...

  11. Backbeat: Phil Everly @ Buddy Holly's 75th Birthday Celebration: 'People Hated Our Music'

    September 08, 2011 10:28 AM EDT From Not Fading Away: From Left: Musicians Raul Malo, Boz Scaggs, Graham Nash, Gabe Saporta, Paul Anka, Victoria Asher, Waddy Wachtel, Chris Isaak, manager/record producer Peter Asher, Michelle Branch, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, and Patrick Stump ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  13. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  14. Waller Of '60s Pop Duo Peter And Gordon Dies At 64

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Gordon Waller of the pop duo Peter and Gordon, who were part of the 1960s British Invasion and had a string of hits including several written by their friend Paul McCartney, has died. He was 64. Waller died Friday at the William W. Backus Hospital ...

  15. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabr ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Death Cab for Cutie, gay and lesbian artists, David Cook and more! MAKE ROOM FOR CUTIE Death Cab for Cutie claims its first No. 1 album with "Narrow Stairs" and no write-up in Chart Beat? That achievement is ce ...

  17. Billboard Q&A: Strategic Artist Management's Peter Asher

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Asher has seen every side of the music business, as an artist (with '60s pop duo Peter & Gordon), as head of A&R for the Beatles' Apple Records, and as a producer for everyone from James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt to 10,000 ...

  18. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabr ...

  19. 'Love' To Love You

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arrive this week in the United States via Manhattan/EMI. The 15-track set is already available abroad; it will also be s Diana Ross' first new studio ...

  20. New Diana Ross Album To Get U.S. Release

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arrive Jan. 16 in the United States via Manhattan/EMI. Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arri ...

  21. Judge Dismisses Three Cases Against Courtney Love

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sobbing with joy, Courtney Love thanked a judge Monday after he terminated her probation and dismissed three misdemeanor cases, including two drug-related charges. Sobbing with joy, Courtney Love thanked a judge Monday after he terminated her probat ...

  22. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Ga ...

  23. Love Channeling Dylan On New Album

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Courtney Love is on her second set of demos for the follow-up to 2004's maligned "America's Sweetheart," her solo debut for Virgin. "I'm working on [them] with Linda Perry, she's going to produce the Courtney Love ...

  24. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," is revealed at 2004 - &quo ...

  25. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured ...

  26. New Neil Diamond Album Due July 24

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond will release a new album, "Three Chord Opera," July 24 on Columbia. The enduring singer/songwriter wrote all the words and music for the set, the first time he's done so since 1974's "Ser Neil Diamond will relea ...