1. App Revenue: How Artists Can Profit From Video Gaming's Recent Lessons

    July 14, 2015 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Do musicians need to sign to a major label to make it in 2015? Do they need Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote themselves, their music and that super exclusive behind-the-scenes selfie with their dog? Increasingly not, and a wave of new apps ...

  2. SXSWi: Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz on 'Notoriously Difficult' Music Tech Investments, Bitcoin's Potential, 'Yeezus' (Q&A)

    March 09, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Notorious Difficulties of Business . "It's not about fitting in, it's about standing out." Related Articles SXSW Hub 2014: All Things Intereactive, Film, Music & More Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Rele ...

  3. Ryan Leslie

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  4. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  5. Four-Play: Tyga, Wale, Ryan Leslie & B.o.B

    March 21, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tyga goes for the gold, Wale revisits his youth, Ryan Leslie lives lavishly in M.I.A., and B.o.B plays globetrotter. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Tyga, Wale, Ryan Leslie, and B.o.B. Tyga's gold-themed video exempli ...

  6. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  7. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 19, 2011 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R yan Leslie demands "glory," Kid Cudi reassures us he's quit smoking, Swizz Beatz puts his own spin on the Knicks theme song and Waka Flocka Flame is "just thuggin' " in a Pink Panther chain. Check out four virals that ...

  8. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The W ...

  9. Kanye West's 'G.O.O.D. Music Fridays' Inspires Other Artists

    November 30, 2010 12:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Before he had even come up with a street date for his next album, Kanye West tweeted in August that he was going to give away a brand-new song, free of charge, every week until Christmas. West worked hard to keep his pledge, and his "G.O.O.D. M ...

  10. Asher Roth Gets Political With 'Bongress' Initiative

    October 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Proposition 19, the proposal to regulate cannabis and make marijuana-related activities taxable, will appear on California ballots on Election Day next Tuesday (Nov. 2), and Asher Roth has become one of its most vocal supporters. In the spare time h ...

  11. Duck Sauce Use Famous Friends to Score Dance Hit

    October 24, 2010 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One legendary diva, two DJ/producers and a cavalcade of hip stars are the forces behind one of the hottest dance tracks in the world this week. Released digitally Oct. 12, Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" is No. 3 on the Official Chart ...

  12. Lloyd Banks Preps 'Hunger for More' After Going Gold

    October 16, 2010 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 L loyd Banks recently claimed gold when his independent top 20 hit, "Beamer, Benz or Bentley," sold 523,000 digital copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And what better way to find out the news than through a good, old-fashioned prank s ...

  13. Duck Sauce's 'Barbra Streisand' Gets Help From Pharrell, Kanye, Questlove

    September 28, 2010 4:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Duck Sauce, aka DJ duo Armand Van Helden and A-Trak , recently released a video for its newest single, "Barbra Streisand." While the song is funkalicious on its own, the video takes it to a whole new level, with a cornucopia of celebrity a ...

  14. Ryan Leslie Splits With Universal; Works On Indie Album

    June 23, 2010 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Leslie enamored old and new fans alike last night (June 23) during the first of two back-to-back performances at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. The R&B singer/rapper/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist -- who parted ways with f ...

  15. Chris Brown Lines Up 'Virginia Stand Up!' Benefit

    April 28, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After participating in several charitable events in recent months, including BET's Haiti telethon in February, Chris Brown wanted to align with a good cause that would bring attention to his home state of Virginia. "He said, 'I'd ...

  16. Chris Brown Headlines Virginia Benefit Concert

    April 19, 2010 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown will headline and host the benefit concert, "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action," in Richmond, Virginia, on May 15, 2010. Brown will close the show, performing tracks from his latest album "Graffiti," as well as hits ...

  17. Video: Keri Hilson Talks Grammy Noms, Performs "Knock You Down"

    January 20, 2010 1:15 PM EST may be almost a month old now, but singer/songwriter Keri Hilson is still aglow thinking about what an incredible year 2009 was -- she's got two Grammy nominations as a constant reminder. She told Billboard all about it in a recent video i ...

  18. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better ...

  19. Rihanna / December 3, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 1:26 PM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (Dec. 3) as part of MySpace's urban music concert series, "The Release," in celebration of her new album, "Rated R." But the festivities were rat ...

  20. Melanie Fiona Crossing 'The Bridge' At Last

    October 29, 2009 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 M elanie Fiona 's debut has been a long time coming. After multiple delays, an internet leak this past summer and an early (Oct. 20) iTunes digital release Fiona's debut album, "The Bridge," will finally be available on Nov. 10 o ...

  21. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  22. Kid Cudi, Chrisette Michele On Tap For BET Concert Series

    July 14, 2009 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET Networks, in conjunction with Grey Goose vodka, will debut a TV and concert series dubbed "Rising Icons" on July 27. Each 30-minute episode will offer a glimpse into the life of an emerging artist by chronicling their journeys at home ...

  23. Kid Cudi, Chrisette Michele On Tap For Grey Goose Concerts

    July 14, 2009 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET Networks, in conjunction with Grey Goose vodka, will debut a TV and concert series dubbed "Rising Icons" on July 27. Each 30-minute episode will offer a glimpse into the life of an emerging artist by chronicling their journeys at home ...

  24. Fabolous Gets Personal On 'Loso's Way' Album

    July 09, 2009 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Until now, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous kept his private life under wraps. Not only did he stay quiet about getting shot three years ago-a rarity among rappers-he also chose to keep his relationship and the birth of his first child out of the public eye ...

  25. Rapper Drake, Lil Wayne Protege, Draws Heavy Hitters To New York Gig

    May 28, 2009 7:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/singer Drake, who became an affiliate of Lil Wayne's Young Money label a year ago, has the biggest buzz in hip-hop right now. The presence of Bun B, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Ryan Leslie, DJ Green Lantern, The Alchemist, MC Lyte, BET' ...

  26. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  27. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  28. John Legend's Brother, Vaughn Anthony, Ready For Spotlight

    May 11, 2009 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend didn't have to look very far to find his next protégé. After two years of helping him develop as an artist, the R&B singer is gearing up to introduce his younger brother, Vaughn Anthony, as the second signing to his HomeSchool R ...

  29. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST 0 0 0 In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine no ...

  30. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: MC Styles P, T.I., Ryan Leslie

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - MC Styles P is set to release a new mixtape entitled "Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1" via Koch Records on Nov. 11. The project will be a CD/DVD combination including nine previously unreleased cuts and six new videos from Styles ...

  31. LL Cool J Makes A Grand 'Exit' On New Album

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit 13," due Sept. 9, and the veteran rapper says he made sure he "put my heart and soul into this album." After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end ...

  32. Ashanti, Lloyd, Leslie Hit R&B Live

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry execs and fans packed into New York's R&B Spotlight Live last night for special performances anchored by Ashanti, Lloyd and Ryan Leslie. The show began with two songstresses Suai and Gritz. Clad in a stripped tank dress, Suai, a ...

  33. Diddy: Cassie CD Will Catch People 'Off Guard'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cassie is eyeing a September release for her sophomore Bad Boy album, and label head Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Billboard fans are in for a surprise. Cassie is eyeing a September release for her sophomore Bad Boy album, and label head Sean & ...

  34. Cassie Grows Up On Sophomore Album

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bad Boy R&B singer Cassie will release her as-yet-untitled sophomore album on May 20, and she says although "I hate to use the words grown-up, I really, really did since the last time around." Bad Boy R&B singer Cassie will release ...

  35. Another 'Idol' Exit: McPhee Leaves RCA

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Katharine McPhee has joined fellow "American Idol" contestants Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard as former members of the Sony BMG family. The artist has parted ways with RCA after a solitary album, a 2 Katharine McPhee has joined fellow &qu ...

  36. Cassie Readies Sophomore Set

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bad Boy R&B singer Cassie will release her as-yet-untitled follow-up album on February 12, and she says although "I hate to use the words grown-up, I really, really did since the last time around. "I guess I grew up a lot but I' ...

  37. R&B Duo Nina Sky Signs To Polo Grounds/J

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to release its sophomore album, "The Musical," early next year. R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to releas ...

  38. Finding Her Rhythm

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When 2006 "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee rushed off the road and into the studio last fall to begin working on her debut album, she quickly realized the art of the compromise. When 2006 "American Idol" runner-up Katha ...

  39. 'Idol' Runner-Up McPhee Eyes January For Debut Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is eyeing a Jan. 30 release for her RCA debut, tentatively titled "Never Saw It Comin'." The set primarily features production from Timbaland associate Nate "American Idol" ...

  40. Donell Jones Album Back On Track

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due last December, R&B singer Donell Jones' fourth album, "Journey of a Gemini," will now be issued June 20 via LaFace/Zomba. Originally due last December, R&B singer Donell Jones' fourth album, "Journey o ...

  41. Donell Jones Preps New Musical 'Journey'

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B vocalist Donell Jones will issue his first album since 2002 just before the end of the year. R&B vocalist Donell Jones will issue his first album since 2002 just before the end of the year. Due Dec. 27 via LaFace/Zomba, "Journey of ...