1. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneer ...

  2. Ask Billboard

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Xanadu, Grammys, best albums of 2007 and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . CAST AWAY Keith, I don't understand h ...

  3. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of &qu ...

  4. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Laude 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest ...

  5. Weiland Plans To Write Autobiography

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock singer Scott Weiland said yesterday (Nov. 18) that he has a publishing deal to write an autobiography, but is feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of chronicling his eventful life to date. Rock singer Scott Weiland said yesterday (Nov. 18) that ...

  6. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most eccentric personalities in hip-hop, dies of a drug overdose in New York. He would have turned 36 two days later. The 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding m ...

  7. Rodgers Ready To Rock Ahmet Tribute, Queen CD

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping that fans will remember the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Dec. 10 in London is indeed supposed to be about the late Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zepp ...

  8. Songwriter Valerie Simpson Elected To ASCAP Board

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Board of Directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has elected songwriter and recording artist Valerie Simpson, a director. A songwriter for more than four decades, Simpson and her longtime songwriting part ...

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' char ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' char ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of record ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause ...

  13. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry ...

  14. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies follo ...

  15. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David L ...

  16. Rhino Unearths Rare Cuts From Aretha's 'Reign'

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previously unreleased material from Aretha Franklin in the vaults at Atlantic has been unearthed for an upcoming collection from Rhino Records. Previously unreleased material from Aretha Franklin in the vaults at Atlantic has been unearthed for an u ...

  17. Jamie Foxx Flying 'Soloist' In New Film

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx is returning to the genre that won him an Oscar. The "Ray" star has signed on to star in the musical biopic "The Soloist" for DreamWorks. Jamie Foxx is returning to the genre that won him an Oscar. The "Ray" ...

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's ...

  19. Songwriter Miller Dies At 74

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Ron Miller, whose tunes included pop classics "Touch Me in the Morning" and "For Once in My Life," has died. He was 74. Miller died Monday of cardiac arrest at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center after a long battle wit ...

  20. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death, acco 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Ca ...

  22. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, the MusiCares MAP Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at helping music industry professionals with 2006 - During its second annual benefit concert a ...

  25. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Pink Floyd rea ...

  26. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s ...

  27. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Sp ...

  29. McCartney To Anchor New Starbucks Label

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that his so 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michae ...

  31. Starbucks, Concord Form Hear Music Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Mu ...

  32. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 3)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 2 ... Why the name ...

  33. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most p ...

  34. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 2)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 1 ... What did it ...

  35. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Ph ...

  36. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneer ...

  37. Gym Class Heroes

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gym Class Heroes is a great band name, but unlike so many great band names, it actually has something to do with the live hip-hop quartet's history. Gym Class Heroes is a great band name, but unlike so many great band names, it actually has som ...

  38. Calexico

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 My nephews, Jack and Chase are there to help blow out the candles on the cake. My Mom and Dad sing me a song in honor of the birthday. They are sweet. My face goes red and I sink into my sweater as my Los Angeles, CA Dec 5, 2006 Hotel Cafe We start ...

  39. 'Godfather Of Soul' James Brown Dies At 73

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early today (Dec. 25), his agent said. James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured ...

  40. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick D ...

  41. Hicks Anxious To Hit The Road In February

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Reigning "American Idol" Taylor Hicks sang in front of millions each week on the TV show. But when he hits the road in February to support his self-titled debut album, the Alabama singer and songwrite Reigning "American Idol" Tay ...

  42. Ahmet Ertegun Buried In Turkey

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kid Rock joined Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and hundreds of other mourners today (Dec. 18) at the funeral of Ahmet Ertegun, the co-founder of Atlantic Records. Kid Rock joined Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and hundreds of other mourners today (Dec ...

  43. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun di ...

  44. Atlantic Co-Founder Ahmet Ertegun In Coma

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun is in a coma after injuring his brain in a fall, his doctor said yesterday (Dec. 11). Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun is in a coma after injuring his brain in a fall, his doctor said yesterday (Dec ...

  45. Taylor Hicks Covers Gaye, Robinson On Debut

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written by Bryan Adams, Rob Thomas and Marvin Gaye on his upcoming self-titled debut. As previously reported, the 12-track set is due D "American Idol" season five ...

  46. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It& ...

  47. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cen ...

  48. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Janet Jackson wins an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claims had been harassing her.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warra ...

  49. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life t ...

  50. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, album trilogies and more! THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS 'NOW' Hi Fred, I started collecting the top 10 of the top 200 Billboard albums back in 1981. I also sta ...

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