1. New Signings: Rufus Wainwright to CAM, ICM Signs T-Pain, Epitaph Inks Roll the Tanks, O.A.R. Joins Reach Music

    May 02, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.       RECORD LABELS -- Brazilian singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto signs with ...

  2. Martha Wainwright Working On Memoir

    March 24, 2014 12:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 A member of folk music royalty, singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, is working on a memoir. Wainwright has a deal with Flatiron Books for "Stories I Might Regret Telling You," set to come out in early 2016. Wainwright is the daughter of m ...

  3. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johan ...

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  5. Austin City Limits 2012: Neil Young vs. Jack White, Dev & Gotye Ring in Saturday

    October 14, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White and Neil Young and Crazy Horse rocked old hits and tried out new material, while Bassnectar got the dance party going on day 2 of Austin City Limits 2012. Photos: Austin City Limits Friday Recap: Weezer, Black Keys Keep the Hits Coming In ...

  6. Exclusive: Norah Jones, Wallflowers Light Up 'Live From the Artists Den'

    August 28, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Norah Jones will kickoff the fifth season of the public TV music series "Live from the Artists Den" on Oct. 5. The Wallflowers , Rufus Wainwright and Mayer Hawthorne are among the artists that will be featured throughout the season. The sh ...

  7. The Beat 8/22: Minaj On 'Idol'?, Green Day Gets 'Angry,' Vanilla Ice Goes Zumba

    August 22, 2012 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, August 22 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 ...

  8. The Beat 8/22: Nicki Minaj on Idol?, Green Day + Angry Birds

    The Beat 8/22: Nicki Minaj on Idol?, Green Day + Angry Birds

    August 22, 2012 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/22: Will Nicki Minaj judge American Idol? Rufus Wainwright is getting hitched, Green Day Teams With Angry Birds. jonathan brooks , Green Day , featuredVideo1 , Rufus Wainwright , Vanilla Ice , Billboard , Zumba , dispatch , angry birds , ...

  9. Rufus Wainwright to Marry Partner Jorn Weisbrodt

    August 20, 2012 8:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rufus Wainwright will marry his longtime partner, Jorn Weisbrodt, this week in Montauk, N.Y., the singer-songwriter confirms to THR. The couple appeared happy and relaxed on Sunday as they mingled with guests at THR's "Hollywood in the Ham ...

  10. 6 Questions With Rich Kleiman

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Music supervisor to music manager. In a nutshell, that's the career trajectory of New York native Rich Kleiman, who cut his teeth working with emerging young producers, artists and DJs, and who now serves as VP of management at multifaceted e ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  13. Jamie Cullum Preps New, 'Slightly More Focused' Album

    May 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz-Pop Singer Kicks Off Starwood's 'Hear The Music, See The World' Concert Series, Talks Follow-Up to '09's 'The Pursuit' J amie Cullum is "in the trenches" of recording his sixth studio album, a follow ...

  14. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Te ...

  15. Backbeat: Rufus Wainwright Plays BAM, Why New Mark Ronson-Produced Album is Getting Big Airplay

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Rufus Wainwright performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday night. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Rufus Wainwright kicked off his U.S. tour Wednesday at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music , celebrating the release of his seventh studio album ...

  16. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. R ...

  17. Jack White's 'Blunderbuss' Bumps Adele Off U.K. Chart Throne

    April 30, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Dials Up a Fourth Week Atop Singles Chart Jack White's first solo album "Blunderbuss" replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's "21" at the top of the U.K. album char ...

  18. Jack White's 'Blunderbuss' Bumps Adele Off U.K. Chart Throne

    April 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Dials Up a Fourth Week Atop Singles Chart Jack White's first solo album "Blunderbuss" replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's "21" at the top of the U.K. album char ...

  19. Jack White Knocks Adele Off Top of UK Album Charts

    April 30, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Jack White's first solo album Blunderbuss replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's 21 at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (Interscope/Universal) withstood the lates ...

  20. Crosby & Nash Latest to Sing for Occupy Wall Street

    November 08, 2011 7:59 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 40 years after "Ohio" took aim at the Kent State shootings, David Crosby and Graham Nash brought their iconic protest songs to the struggles of a new generation on Tuesday. The duo, half of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, perform ...

  21. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their b ...

  22. George Michael Returns to Stage, Reveals He & Kenny Goss Split

    August 23, 2011 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Michael made an emotional and introspective return to the stage on Monday, admitting mid-performance he'd split with long-term partner Kenny Goss and recalling his own troubled past with drugs. The 48-year-old singer - appearing at the P ...

  23. Dr. Luke, Fergie, Rufus Wainwright and Executives Offer Songwriting Tips at ASCAP Expo

    April 28, 2011 9:30 PM EDT When producer-songwriter Dr. Luke started to deconstruct the nearly 200 tracks in Katy Perry's "E.T." at the end of day one (April 28) of ASCAP's I Create Music Expo, the way in which he creates a song felt light-years away fro ...

  24. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers, Chiddy To Attempt Nine-Hour Rap

    April 21, 2011 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers Nicole Crowther, who has appeared frequently as an extra on " Glee ," was recently fired from the show for re ...

  25. TEDDY THOMPSON -- "BELLA"

    March 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST 0 0 British singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson certainly has a strong musical pedigree. The son of folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy hasn't gained much chart success in the United States, but his work has drawn positive reviews and ...

  26. Rufus Wainwright to Perform 'Songs for Lulu,' Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall

    September 14, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rufus Wainwright has a penchant for on-stage theatrics, ranging from operatic productions to Judy Garland tributes and everything in between. It was announced today (Sept. 14) that the singer-songwriter will combine two of his most distinct performa ...

  27. Rufus Wainwright Silences Audience On Late Night Show

    August 25, 2010 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rufus Wainwright hit Chelsea Lately last night and explained why he asks his audience to remain quite during a portion of his set while on tour. Video: Rufus Wainwright on Chelsea Lately "I sing my new album in its entirety as a song cycle and ...

  28. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 8:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting o ...

  29. Rufus Wainwright Has Future In Shakespeare

    April 05, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Those three Shakespearian sonnets featured on Rufus Wainwright 's new album, "All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu," will not be the end of his interest in the bard's musical poems. Wainwright tells Billboard.com that he's wr ...

  30. Kobalt Signs Rufus Wainwright

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has signed a worldwide administration agreement with singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Through the deal Kobalt will administer works from Wainwright's critically acclaimed first two albums, including such tunes as "F ...

  31. Canadian Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

    January 19, 2010 11:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle , best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded by ...

  32. Canadian Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle, best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded b ...

  33. Shirley Bassey Returns With 'The Performance'

    November 03, 2009 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 One of Britain's most beloved entertainers, with global career sales estimated at 135 million by her label, Shirley Bassey hardly needs to make albums anymore. But on November 9 in the United Kingdom, Geffen/Universal will release "The Per ...

  34. Rufus Wainwright Channels Puccini For New Opera, Releases Live Set

    October 07, 2009 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright is known for navigating the border between classical and pop. Now his longtime obsession with opera has led him to write one of his own. Wainwright composed the score and wrote French lyrics for his debut class ...

  35. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the ...

  36. U2, Scarlett Johannson, Courtney Love Set For AIDS Charity Concert

    September 15, 2009 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 will take time away from its "360 Tour" to join fellow musicians Laurie Anderson , Rufus Wainwright , Antony Hegarty , Scarlett Johannson , and Courtney Love for a (RED) Campaign benefit concert on October 4 at New York's Carnegie ...

  37. A Fine Frenzy Gets "Happier"

    August 17, 2009 11:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seattle-born Alison Sudol didn't start playing piano until her late teens, but her keyboard-rich pop has already earned her numerous television appearances and opening spots for the Stooges and Rufus Wainwright . Since, the 24-year-old artist h ...

  38. Rock-It Science Fest Set For March 3

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rufus Wainwright, Lenny Kaye, Peter Holsapple and Steve Wynn, among others, will perform at the Rock-It Science Festival, to be held March 3 at the Highline Ballroom in New York. The one-day event will also feature a number of scientists and acade ...

  39. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of M ...

  40. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, wi ...

  41. Wainwright Family Teams For Xmas Show

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of notable guests will join the Wainwright and McGarrigle families for their third annual holiday show on Dec. 10 at New York's Carnegie Hall. A host of notable guests will join the Wainwright and McGarrigle families for their third annu ...

  42. Wainwright To Keep It Simple On Next Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rufus Wainwright is planning to scale back the sonics for his next album. "I'm planning at the moment -- and I really want to stick to this -- that the album will just be a solo piano/voice, just sitt Rufus Wainwright is planning to scale ...

  43. War Child Benefit Album Postponed Until Feb.

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. The set will be issued in The War Child charity and Parlophone R ...

  44. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes ...

  45. Ask Billboard: Tina Turner, Top-Selling Rap, Lauper

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Tina Turner, top-selling rappers and Cyndi Lauper. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well ...

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