1. LP Focuses on LP With First Album in a Decade

    June 03, 2014 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer, a hired gun for Rihanna, Christina Aguilera among others, releases "Forever for Now" on Warner Bros. Despite numerous label deals before this, LP says she's not gun shy at all about "Forever For Now," her full-le ...

  2. Josh Groban Targeting Studio After Tour: 'We've Got Two Albums' Lined Up

    September 30, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Josh Groban is gearing up for the Oct. 2 start of his In The Round North American tour, but he's also looking beyond that to what he projects will be a prolific return to the studio. "We've got two albums now we're kind of toss ...

  3. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100 ...

  4. Todd Moscowitz Steps Down From Warner Bros., Cameron Strang New Label Head

    December 06, 2012 4:59 PM EST One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of responsibilities, Warner/Chappell Music chairman and CEO Cameron Strang is now adding the Warner Bros. Records label. Strang is replacing president/CEO Todd Moscowitz, who has resigned, the ...

  5. Josh Groban Turns to Stevie Wonder, 'Once' on New Album

    November 29, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 'All That Echoes,' His Sixth Studio Album, Arrives Feb. 5 Josh Groban has recorded covers of songs by Stevie Wonder, Glen Hansard and an obscure Danish band for his next album, "All That Echoes," which Reprise/Warner Bros. will r ...

  6. Josh Groban To Release 'All That Echoes' Album in February

    November 19, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Operatic pop singer-songwriter Josh Groban will release his sixth studio album, "All That Echoes," on Feb. 5, 2013, through Reprise Records. Groban's follow-up to 2010's "Illuminations" will be available for pre-order o ...

  7. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  8. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're ...

  9. Lyor Cohen and Warner Music Group: What Are the Next Moves? Insiders Weigh In

    September 28, 2012 4:04 PM EDT Below is the story "Lyor Mulls Next Move" -- an in-depth look at the options facing Lyor Cohen who this week stepped down as CEO of WMG's recorded music and how WMG may fill the vacancy -- from this week's edition of Billboard ...

  10. DMB Are Bringing It All Back Home

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT To make its new album, Dave Matthews Band reunited with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its 90's breakthroughs. t might be another million-seller, but Dave has some else in his sight: bliss. In describing "Away From the World", the s ...

  11. Paramore Dusts Off the Drama, Rocks in Return to Stage

    August 16, 2012 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Our band has been a little bit of a soap opera since day one," Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams told the crowd at Pomona's Fox Theater Tuesday night. "So I think that's why I'm more grateful than ever to be standing ...

  12. 40 Under 40: Peter Gray

    August 02, 2012 4:12 PM EDT Peter Gray Senior VP of Promotion, Warner Bros. Records Website: WarnerBrosRecords.com Twitter: @Grunz ON A Hot Streak After making a name for himself at RCA Records -- where he helped a diverse roster of acts, ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Kings ...

  13. Green Day: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 How the year's most ambitious project -- three albums over 16 weeks -- came together Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see on ...

  14. Green Day Debuts 'Oh Love' Single: Listen

    July 16, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After weeks of teasing, Green Day has finally released "Oh Love," the first single from their upcoming album trilogy, the follow-up to 2009's "21st Century Breakdown." The song is a departure from the band's lastest rel ...

  15. Green Day: How the Year's Most Ambitious Project Came Together

    July 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands after an eight-month hiatus. That audience - al ...

  16. Green Day Announces New Album Trilogy: First Disc Out In September

    April 11, 2012 8:08 PM EDT You thought recording a rock opera was epic? Try releasing a trilogy of albums in the span of four months! Green Day has announced the release of three -- yes, three -- new albums, titled "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!" and "¡Tré!," ...

  17. Green Day Announces New Album Trilogy: First Disc Out In September

    April 11, 2012 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We are going epic as f--k!' the band proclaims You thought recording a rock opera was epic? Try releasing a trilogy of albums in the span of four months! Green Day has announced the release of three -- yes, three -- new albums, titled &qu ...

  18. Shinedown Get Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger on 'Amaryllis'

    March 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 How do you follow up a hit? Or, rather, how do you follow up an album that spawned six No. 1 singles and spent 120 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200? For Shinedown , whose third album, 2008's "The Sound of Madness," achieved that ...

  19. Exclusive: Shinedown to Headline 2012 Avalanche Tour

    January 30, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rockers Hope Smaller Venues Will 'Leave People Hungry' for Blowout Summer Tour S hinedown hopes that playing small venues will be a big deal for their first North American tour in support of a new album, "Amaryllis." Coming off t ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Rob Cavallo & Todd Moscowitz

    January 26, 2012 10:45 PM EST No. 45 Rob Cavallo & Todd Moscowitz Chairman; Co-President/CEO Warner Bros. Records Twitter: @ToddMoscowitz Team Spirit... With Warner Bros. Records, traditionally the largest label in Warner Music Group, trailing Atlantic Records in market sh ...

  21. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  22. Meat Loaf Calls New Album 'The Most Honest Record I've Ever Done'

    January 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Meat Loaf says his upcoming new album, "Hell in a Handbasket," is "the most honest record I've ever done." It's also one of the quickest, coming less than two years after "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in the U.S. aft ...

  23. Read: Warner Bros.' Memo to Staff About Thursday's Layoffs

    September 09, 2011 7:23 PM EDT (The promotion staffs of Warner Bros. and Reprise Records were hit hard by layoffs Thursday. Here is the internal email circulated to the company's staff today under the subject line "Memo from Memo from Rob, Todd & Livia," i.e. ...

  24. New Jack's Mannequin Album Is a Do-Over

    August 30, 2011 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took two attempts, but Andrew McMahon is satisfied that "People and Things," the third album by Jack's Mannequin , is exactly what he wants it to be. McMahon tells Billboard.com that he started working on "People and Things,&q ...

  25. Lindsey Buckingham on Solo Work, the Mac and 'Glee'

    August 27, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fleetwood Mac had already been a band for eight years before Lindsey Buckingham joined the group in 1975 (along with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks), but it was Buckingham's voice, guitar and pen that helped make the band one of the best-selling ...

  26. Meat Loaf Enlists Lil Jon, Chuck D for Upcoming 'Hell'-ish Album

    August 01, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As he continues to tour in support of his 2010 album "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" -- and to commemorate his 40th anniversary as a recording artist -- Meat Loaf has three new projects in the works, including a studio album that will feature rappe ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Paramore Eyes Summertime for New Music, Pete Wentz ‘Couldn’t Trust’ Ashlee Simpson

    February 18, 2011 4:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Paramore Eyeing Summer Release Date For New Music According to Paramore's Hayley Williams, the band is likely to release new songs over the summer, which will be rec ...

  28. James Blunt Starts Over with 'Some Kind of Trouble'

    January 17, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Industry rebels don't come more polite than James Blunt . In keeping with his pre-music military career, Blunt speaks and acts with officer-class poshness and reserve. But the one-time army captain who led a column of NATO tanks in Kosovo in 19 ...

  29. Mike Elizondo Joins Warner Bros. as Staff Producer and A&R Exec

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Mike Elizondo, who has worked with Eminem, Dr. Dre and produced Fiona Apple's 2005 album Extraordinary Machine, has joined Warner Bros. Records as a staff producer and Senior VP of A&R, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. It's the sa ...

  30. My Chemical Romance to Release 'Danger Days' Album in November

    September 23, 2010 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a four-year absence, New Jersey rock group My Chemical Romance has returned with "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)," the hard-charging first single from its forthcoming album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Ki ...

  31. Paramore Is 'Careful' To Cater to Alt-Rock Fans

    August 05, 2010 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even as it's winning new fans in the pop world, Paramore is working to keep its alternative rock base happy. The Nashville quintet is currently working two singles -- "The Only Exception," a ballad which has scaled to No. 28 on the Ho ...

  32. Goo Goo Dolls Had Fun 'Blowing Things Up' on New Album, Says Frontman

    July 23, 2010 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been almost 25 years since John Rzeznik and Robby Takac formed the Goo Goo Dolls . In that time, they've sold 7.4 million records, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and ruled adult top 40 radio with tracks like "Iris" -- which ...

  33. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter direc ...

  34. Adam Lambert Premieres Video, Tweets About Lady Gaga Collaboration

    October 21, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after his new single "Time for Miracles" hit the internet, Adam Lambert premiered the music video for the song, which is featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the film "2012." Lambert's music video is laden with specia ...

  35. Adam Lambert's "Time For Miracles" Single Leaks Early

    October 19, 2009 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert 's new single "Time for Miracles" has leaked online, a week in advance of its planned Oct. 27 debut. The song, which anchors the soundtrack to the upcoming apocalypse-themed movie "2012," was originally schedule ...

  36. Rob Cavallo Named WMG Chief Creative Officer

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Producer Rob Cavallo has joined Warner Music Group as chief creative officer, where he will be an exclusive producer for the label and an A&R executive. "I am excited we'll have the ability to benefit from his exceptional talents and loo ...

  37. O.A.R. Readies New Material While Keeping 'All Sides' On The Road

    August 25, 2009 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 As it nears the end of the cycle for 2008's "All Sides," O.A.R. is starting to plot out its next album, which saxophonist Jerry DiPizzo says will try to blend the mainstream accessibility of its first Top 40 hit, "Shattered (Turn ...

  38. Meat Loaf Taps Rob Cavallo, Brian May For New Album

    August 21, 2009 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf is staying relatively tight-lipped about his next album, which is expected in 2010, but he can't help gushing about what a great time he's having making it. Credit for that, the singer says, goes to producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock ...

  39. Les Paul Remembered By Musicians And Fans

    August 14, 2009 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the announcement yesterday of Les Paul's death at the age of 94, many of his fellow musicians, producers, and guitar acolytes stepped forward to remember the man who changed the course of modern music and recording. "Les was a re ...

  40. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 8:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many conside ...

  41. Uncle Kracker Serves Up 'Happy Hour'

    June 17, 2009 7:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Uncle Kracker closes a five-year gap between albums with the Sept. 15 release of "Happy Hour," his fourth full-length effort and first outing since "Seventy Two and Sunny" in 2004. "Smile," the first single from the 12- ...

  42. Paramore Road Testing 'Mature' New Sound

    June 01, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paramore's third album is finished, and the group is chomping at the bit to play the new material -- even though most of it will stay on ice until the as-yet-untitled set is released this fall. "It's hard going back to your old stuff ...

  43. Q&A: Green Day's Punk Opera

    April 30, 2009 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Above: Green Day's video for "Know Your Enemy," the first single from new album "21st Century Breakdown," due worldwide on May 15 Green Day returns this month with a rock opera that's thrashtastic enough for its old fan ...

  44. Dave Matthews Band's 'Big Whiskey' Is A Toast To LeRoi Moore

    April 10, 2009 12:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the bluesy sax solo that opens the album, to the inspired songs and performances throughout, it's clear that this one's for LeRoi. "Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King," the Dave Matthews Band's first album since 2005, is ...

  45. Dave Matthews Band Talks 'Big Whiskey'

    April 10, 2009 12:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 An exclusive video previewing Dave Matthews Band's new album and an in-depth conversation with Matthews himself. From the bluesy sax solo that opens the album, to the inspired songs and performances throughout, it's clear that this one ...

  46. DMB Album Due June 2, Summer Tour Announced

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected in April, Dave Matthews Band's as-yet-untitled new RCA album will now arrive June 2. The group has also announced its annual summer tour, beginning May 27 in Darien Center, N.Y. The dates will follow a previously announced s ...

  47. DMB Tour Launching In Tandem With New Album

    December 15, 2008 5:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band will launch its spring tour April 14 at New York's Madison Square Garden, the same day its new studio album arrives from RCA. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Rob Cavallo. A number of songs have been played live s ...

  48. DMB Tour Launching In Tandem With New Album

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will launch its spring tour April 14 at New York's Madison Square Garden, the same day its new studio album arrives from RCA. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Rob Cavallo. A number of songs have been played live ...

  49. David Cook, "David Cook"

    November 21, 2008 6:13 PM EST 0 0 0 In just a few short months, David Cook went from no-name aspiring singer/songwriter to household-name "American Idol" winner. He went from zero chart ink to having a whopping 11 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at once, the highest since the ...

  50. Cook-ing With Gas

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In just a few short months, David Cook went from no-name aspiring singer/songwriter to household-name "American Idol" winner. In just a few short months, David Cook went from no-name aspiring singer/songwriter to household-name "Ameri ...

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