1. Backbeat: Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Film & TV Music Conference Advisory Board Luncheon at the W Hotel Hollywood

    June 27, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Billboard and THR hosted an exclusive luncheon for its Film & TV Conference Advisory Board members on Wednesday, June 26 at the W Hotel Hollywood. The event, powered by Samsung Galaxy and led by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and se ...

  2. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  3. Gustavo Santaolalla at BB/THR TV/Fim Music Conference: 'Amazing the Amount of People in Music Biz Who Don't Like Music'

    October 24, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Gustavo Santaolalla during his keynote Q&A with Billboard's Phil Gallo. Two-time Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla can't read or write music. Even more amazingly, he wrote the entire score for "Brokeback Mountain" ...

  4. David Chase 'Not Fade Away' Screening/Q&A Kicks Off Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 24, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Billboard senior correspondent Phill Gallo (left) interviewing Director David Chase following a screening of his new film "Not Fade Away" at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Most filmm ...

  5. Songwriters Dan Wilson, Greg Kurstin and Others to Discuss Work at Grammy Museum

    October 11, 2012 8:52 PM EDT Songwriters Dan Wilson, Greg Kurstin, Evan Bogart, Tim Pagnotta and Rodney Jerkins will discuss their work with artist such as Adele, Pink, Neon Trees, Justin Bieber and numerous others at the Grammy Museum on Oct. 15. Presented by the Songwriters ...

  6. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  7. Single Reviews: Ke$ha, Tegan and Sara, Swedish House Mafia & more

    October 09, 2012 6:25 AM EDT KE$HA Die Young (3:33) Producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Benny Blanco Writers: Dr. Luke, B. Blanco, Cirkut, N. Ruess, Ke$ha Publishers: various RCA Records The writing credits on Ke$ha's new single represent a who's who of every hotshot of ...

  8. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  9. Single Reviews: Coheed, Bridget Mendler, David Guetta & Kanye West

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT BRIDGIT MENDLER Ready or Not (3:22) Producer: Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou Writers: B. Mendler, E. Kiriakou, E. Bogart Publishers: various Hollywood Records Bridgit Mendler spends a good portion of debut single "Ready or Not" introd ...

  10. Avril Lavigne's Kroeger-Assisted Album Coming Late 2012/Early 2013

    September 10, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne 's forthcoming fifth album, which helped bring together the singer and her new fiancee, Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger, will be hitting stores at the end of this year or in early 2013. In Billboard's latest cover story, &quo ...

  11. Single Reviews: Paloma Faith, Muse & More

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT PALOMA FAITH Picking Up the Pieces (4:04) Producer: Nellee Hooper Writers: P. Faith, W. Hector, T. Powell Publishers: various Epic "Picking Up the Pieces," off British songstress Paloma Faith's second album, "Fall to Grace" ...

  12. Album Reviews: The Killers, Bob Dylan & more

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT THE KILLERS Battle Born Producers: various Island Records Release Date: Sept. 18 The Killers covered an impressive amount of ground in pop music across their first three albums. But on "Battle Born", the Las Vegas quartet apparently deci ...

  13. Rolling Stones To Play London, Brooklyn In November: Source

    August 29, 2012 8:38 PM EDT The Rolling Stones rehearsing in 2007 (Photo: Getty Images) The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a source tells Billboard.biz. Richard Branson and Australian ...

  14. Backbeat: Youngblood Hawke, ASCAP and SESAC Execs Hang At Elias Arts' Gibson Showcase

    August 29, 2012 6:26 AM EDT Youngblood Hawke, fresh off the Universal Republic release of their first EP, gave a stripped-down acoustic show that revealed the depth of their harmonies. (Photo: Phil Gallo) About an hour before the Record Company was scheduled to open Elias Ar ...

  15. Gustavo Santaolalla, Award-Winning Composer, To Speak At Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film And TV Music Conference

    August 14, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Two-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla will discuss his varied and storied career in a Keynote Q&A with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First ...

  16. Debra Lee & Stephen G. Hill, BET

    June 27, 2012 11:44 AM EDT Dynastic Duo Consistency has become the hallmark of Black Entertainment Television. The cable channel’s leader, Debra Lee, has been with the Viacom-owned company for more than 25 years. Hill has handled music programming and specials for ...

  17. Backbeat: Yes Man, Film Composer Trevor Rabin Celebrates First Solo Release in Two Decades

    June 11, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Helping Trevor Rabin celebrate the release of his new solo album are Maureen Crowe, president of Guild Music Supervisors, left, and Rabin's manager, Richard Kraft. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Trevor Rabin, who ASCAP will honor on June 28 for his film ...

  18. Summer Music Preview: Kings of Rock

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Contrary to reports, rumors and speculation, the genre continues to roar By Mitchell Peters and Phil Gallo The Smashing Pumpkins Album title: Oceania Label: Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Management: Peter Katsis, Prospec ...

  19. Backbeat: A (Record Store) Day in the Life: Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles

    April 23, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, left, and Patrick McCarthy from the Light in the Attic Records visited nine record stores in the L.A. area separately before joining forces to spin discs at Origami Vinyl. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Neil Schield knew he could make a handfu ...

  20. Grammy Museum Opens First Ever Heavy Metal Exhibit

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Slayer's Marshall stacks greet visitors coming up form the ground floor. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Prior to the Revolver Golden Gods Award Show yesterday (April 12), the Grammy Museum opened its first-ever heavy metal exhibit, "Golden Gods: Th ...

  21. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Hit the Studio

    April 11, 2012 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Tuesday night's episode of NBC's "The Voice" could begin, audience members were given the chance to ask the show's coaches a handful of questions. One of Christina Aguilera 's fans echoed what a lot of people are ...

  22. Clint Mansell Performs Darren Aronofsky Scores in Concert

    April 09, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Composer Clint Mansell is flanked by Milan Records' Stefan Karrer, VP Acquisition & Distribution, on the left and the head of Milan's U.S. Operations, Jean-Christophe Chamboredon. Mansell and his enemble performed his scores for thre ...

  23. Christina Aguilera Likes New 'Voice' Twist: Red Carpet Video

    April 04, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The show feels bigger." That was host Carson Daly's assessment of season 2 of NBC's "The Voice" when Billboard caught up with him and other stars of the show on the red carpet Tuesday night. Coach Christina Aguilera so ...

  24. 'The Voice' Recap: Four Singers Let Go

    April 04, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Four contestants were eliminated on "The Voice" on Tuesday, with two from Blake Shelton's team and a pair mentored by Christina Aguilera sent home from the NBC hit during the first live elimination show of the season. Twelve took to t ...

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    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  26. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  27. Bob Marley Documentary Gets an April Release, DVD Release Gets Plenty of Bonus Material

    March 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Phil Gallo, Austin, Texas Magnolia Pictures has set the not-so-surprising release date of April 20 for the documentary "Marley" - more commonly referred to as 4/20 - but director Kevin Macdonald has already plotted the bonus material for ...

  28. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  29. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in Marc Evans' 'Hunky Dory'

    March 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Minnie Driver (left) plays a teacher in the film "Hunky Dory," which screened at SXSW Film conference (Photo: Phil Gallo) David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an a ...

  30. Album Reviews: Mitch Ryder, Sharon Van Etten, Dierks Bentley And More

    February 17, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 R&B Mitch Ryder The Promise Producer: Don Was Label: Michigan Broadcasting Corp. Release Date: Feb. 14 It's been nearly 30 years since Mitch Ryder's last U.S. album, but he's hardly been a sleeping dog since that John Mellencamp-pro ...

  31. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  32. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  33. Urban Power List: Debra Lee & Stephen G. Hill

    January 13, 2012 4:18 PM EST Debra Lee & Stephen G. Hill Chairman/CEO, BET Networks President of Music Programming & Specials, BET Networks Website: BET.com Twitter: @StephenGHill Dynastic Duo Consistency has become the hallmark of Black Entertainment Television. The ...

  34. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Talks 'Big & High Energy' Score for 'The Raid'

    October 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 He's a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a rapper, but now Linkin Park 's Mike Shinoda can add film composer to his list of talents. Action film "The Raid," out next year, will feature Shinoda's collaboration with Joe Tr ...

  35. Watch Tears For Fears's Curt Smith's Video Q&A On Scoring 'Meth Head,' Making Music Today @ Billboard Film & TV Music Conf.

    October 26, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Tears For Fears and solo artist himself, Curt Smith sat down with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference to answer questions about his experiences scoring the 2011 film &quo ...

  36. Rita Wilson Talks Debut Album, Son Opening For LMFAO @ Billboard Film & TV Conference Appearance:

    October 26, 2011 11:30 AM EDT A Moment of Levity: Rita Wison (left) at the Billbaord/THR Film and TV Music Conference with Billboard's Phil Gallo said her debut album "AM/FM" was inspired by songs heard on the radio from the backseat of her parent's car. (P ...

  37. Watch Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda's Video Q&A On Scoring 'The Raid' @ Billboard Film & TV Music Conf.

    October 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Linkin Park songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and rapper, Mike Shinoda sat down with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference to answer questions about his experiences in crea ...

  38. Gavin DeGraw, 'Sweeter': Video Track-By-Track

    September 19, 2011 2:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sweeter," Gavin DeGraw 's fourth album, features the sunny pop-rock sound that fans have appreciated since his first album was released in 2003. The biggest difference this time around? DeGraw has grown as a songwriter since the 2009 ...

  39. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the musi ...

  40. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. Th ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Talks New Album, Adele Loves Bon Iver

    June 27, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber on New Album: 'I Want to Work a Lot with Myself' Speaking about his forthcoming album, Justin Bieber says that he's dabbled with self-produci ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson Food Poisoned, Britney's Madonna Cover Leaks

    June 10, 2011 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning Jennifer Hudson was forced to skip her performance on CBS' "Early Show" this morning after a case of food p ...

  43. Billboard Bits: MCR Responds to Glenn Beck, Pitbull's 'Planet Pit' Landing in June

    May 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. My Chemical Romance Responds to Glenn Beck's 'Propaganda' Accusations Conservative pundit Glenn Beck has targeted My Chemical Romance as his latest enemy, ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Wiz Khalifa Denies Kanye Feud, Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding Performance

    May 02, 2011 7:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Denies Feud With Kanye West Recent reports pitting Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West against each other -- over an Amber Rose-related feud -- are false, according to ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Aretha Franklin Releasing New Album May 3, Maroon 5 and Train Team for Tour

    April 25, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Aretha Franklin's New Album Arriving May 3 "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," the 38th studio album from Aretha Franklin , will be available exclusivel ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Eminem Leads Detroit Music Awards Winners, Mariah Carey Involved in 'X Factor'

    April 18, 2011 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eminem Wins Big at Detroit Music Awards Eminem might have been slighted at the Grammy Awards, but he still has the love of his home town. The rapper won three Detroit Mus ...

  47. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Wants Usher for Tour, Jack White/Danger Mouse Collab Hits Net

    March 31, 2011 7:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Wants Usher for Tour Britney Spears may have lost Enrique Iglesias as a touring partner this week, but she has other options in mind. "I think Usher & ...

  49. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs, John Legend Working With Kanye West

    February 14, 2011 5:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs in Upcoming Episodes At a pre-Grammy Guild of Music Surpervisors awards ceremony and brunch held yesterday (Feb. 13), Bi ...