1. Rita Ora: Calvin Harris Blocked My Teen Choice Performance

    August 12, 2014 5:17 PM EDT Ora says her ex had the final say because he wrote/produced "I Will Never Let You Down." Well, this is a bummer.  Rita Ora confirmed rumors Tuesday (Aug. 12) that ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris shut down her scheduled performance of "I W ...

  2. 'Fashion Rocks' Returns From Five-Year Hiatus Sept. 9, Mazda Unveils Music-Themed Campaign

    August 01, 2014 2:13 PM EDT 7 2 0 After a six-year, recession-induced hiatus, “Fashion Rocks” returns Sept. 9, resurrected as New York Fashion Week’s opening act. With a new media partner (Time Inc. replacing Conde Nast), network (CBS) and parent company (creator Richard Beckman and ...

  3. Ariana Grande Announces Second Album ‘My Everything,’ Teases ‘Break Free’ Video: Watch

    June 29, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Ariana Grande’s sophomore album, “My Everything,” will be released on Aug. 25, the pop singer has announced on Twitter. My new album My Everything now available for preorder @ http://t.co/MuAuRETJ4z + exclusive access to my @iheartradio concert s ...

  4. How Casey Kasem Gave Billboard A Voice

    June 15, 2014 2:27 PM EDT From the first American Top 40 countdown in 1970, the late icon brought Billboard charts to music fans worldwide Billboard had existed for more than 75 years before Casey Kasem counted down the first "American Top 40" on the weekend of ...

  5. Ryan Seacrest Reminisces About Casey Kasem: 'He’ll Be Greatly Missed’

    June 15, 2014 12:44 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Host, Dies at 82 “Casey had a distinctive friendly on-air voice, and he was just as affable and nice if you had th ...

  6. Ryan Seacrest Adds YouTube Event Firm DigiTour to Investment Portfolio

    May 15, 2014 6:09 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest has made an investment in DigiTour Media, a company that produces live concerts and events for YouTube talent.  The producer's investment comes as part of an undisclosed funding round for DigiTour that includes Conde Nast parent ...

  7. Music Biz Vying For Larger Chunk Of TV’s $20 Billion in Upfront Ad Dollars

    April 25, 2014 5:09 PM EDT This story was first published in the May 3rd issue of Billboard . The upfront season — when media companies secure some $20 billion in early advertising buys with TV, cable and radio networks and online content companies — is underway, and inc ...

  8. My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

    April 24, 2014 5:01 PM EDT The stage may be smaller in person, but the talent -- especially at the judges' table -- feels much bigger. I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical "American Idol" fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that chan ...

  9. Ryan Seacrest Nears New 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks for Bigger Clear Channel Role

    April 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Though discussions continue, Seacrest has signaled that he likely will part ways with long-time partner NBCU and end his red carpet presence. Ryan Seacrest is zeroing in on his next chapter. Hollywood's hardest working multihyphenate is said ...

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Sing Billboard Hits By Lady Gaga, One Direction, Avicii + More

    March 20, 2014 12:14 AM EDT From the beginning of the season, all eyes have been on Harry Connick Jr. as the judge to watch. During last night's "Billboard Hits" themed episode of "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez took center stage as she seriously ste ...

  11. With Ratings Down and AT&T Out, 'American Idol' Faces Costly 13th Season

    March 03, 2014 1:08 PM EST A Feb. 20 event to toast the 13th season of "American Idol" should have been a celebratory affair, but minutes after the show’s Top 13 and star judges arrived at West Hollywood hotspot Fig & Olive, Fox senior executive VP David Hill, ...

  12. Clear Channel's John Sykes On Why We Need Another Award Show (Q&A)

    February 27, 2014 12:45 PM EST Wednesday’s news that Clear Channel would be entering the highly competitive TV awards arena on May 1 with the iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing on NBC from 8 p.m.-11p.m. ET/PT, has been expected since September. But the relatively quick turnaround ...

  13. Clear Channel, NBC To Air iHeartRadio Music Awards May 1

    February 26, 2014 9:27 AM EST Clear Channel will air its first iHeartRadio Music Awards on NBC May 1, the company announced today, a three-hour, fan-voted award show set to air from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Clear Channel Media and Entertainmen ...

  14. Facebook Taps Ryan Seacrest's Digital EVP as Head of Entertainment Partnerships

    February 24, 2014 1:01 PM EST Facebook has hired Sibyl Goldman, formerly executive VP new media at Ryan Seacrest Productions, to head its entertainment partnerships, the social media company confirmed Monday.  American Express, Billboard Announce Content Partnership For New Fa ...

  15. Ice-T, Coco Austin Hint at Talk Show With Ryan Seacrest Productions

    February 04, 2014 5:57 PM EST "You feel the need to be entertaining, and before you know it, you doing dumb shit you normally wouldn't do," said the rapper-actor of halting E!'s "Ice Loves Coco" after three seasons. Ice-T is officially done with & ...

  16. New 'American Idol' Judge Gets Real Ahead of Season 13 Launch: 'I Think We Can Do Better Than What's Out There'

    January 15, 2014 9:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez told an audience of "American Idol" fans at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus that if she were a contestant and could choose her own judges, she would pick the "nice ones" -- Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Abdul, and herself. ...

  17. New Year's Eve Programs Yield Big Gains on Social 50 Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:04 PM EST New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.   Up first is Pitbull, who moves 23-16 after performing “Timber” in Miami on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin ...

  18. Ross On Radio: Intriguing Stations of 2013, Part I

    January 08, 2014 2:02 PM EST Last year was neatly bookended by a few stations that represented the year in programming. It began with  Cumulus' WNSH (Nash-FM), the station that brought country back to New York radio after more than a decade, but as the flagship of a nati ...

  19. Behind the 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Scenes with Producer Barry Adelman

    December 30, 2013 1:22 PM EST The day after Christmas, Barry Adelman leaves Los Angeles for New York's Times Square, where he is finalizing the production of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014.” This year's show will feature performances fro ...

  20. Morning Fix: Yusef Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93; Billy Joel Added to 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'; Tribune to Buy Gracenote for $170M; 'Beyonce' Nears 1M U.S. Sales

    December 24, 2013 7:00 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE YUSEF LATEEF, JAZZ LEGEND, DEAD AT 93 Yusef Lateef, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, has died. He was 93 He was one of many musicians to come out of the Detroit jazz scene in the '40s and ' ...

  21. Billy Joel Added to Lineup For 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 23, 2013 9:00 AM EST Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel’s concert at Broo ...

  22. Billy Joel Joins 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 23, 2013 9:00 AM EST Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel’s concert at Broo ...

  23. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and More Highlight Z100's Jingle Ball: Minute-By-Minute Review

    December 14, 2013 5:19 AM EST 4 2 2 A minute-by-minute recount of the highlights of the annual pop music celebration at New York's Madison Square Garden Since Beyonce released new material in the middle of the night this week and it seems to have worked out pretty well for her , ...

  24. One Direction Celebrates Upcoming 'Midnight Memories' Release in L.A. With Performance, Q&A

    November 22, 2013 9:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Friday afternoon (Nov. 22), One Direction celebrated the release of "Midnight Memories" with a show at L.A.’s new iHeartRadio venue. Shortly after 2 p.m., the British-Irish pop stars appeared in front of a sea of screaming female fans and ...

  25. Exclusive: Inside the New iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles (Photos and Q&A)

    October 11, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Clear Channel opened its first iHeartRadio Theater three years ago in New York, and on Oct. 22 the radio conglomerate will open its second venue in Los Angeles with a live album release party for Katy Perry’s “Prism.” Located at the Burbank Stud ...

  26. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Join 'American Idol' Judges Panel

    September 03, 2013 1:18 PM EDT It's official: Fox has named Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol's newest judges panel. The trio will kick off production on season 13 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Boston. "I have always been a huge fan o ...

  27. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 11:26 AM EDT "The Voice" and the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary c ...

  28. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Bil ...

  29. DJ Skee to Host Weekly AXS TV Show in July

    July 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT DJ, composer and Internet sensation Skee will host a live, weekly show on AXS TV beginning July 30. Its initial run is for 12 weeks.   “SKEE Live” will feature Skee interacting with the musicians he works with -- Snoop Dogg, T.I., Lil Wayne and ...

  30. Britney Spears Releases 'Ooh La La,' Talks 'New Approach' to Next Album

    June 17, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A month to date after it leaked online, Britney Spears' bubblegummy single "Ooh La La" was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show . The song is Spears' contribution to the upcoming soundtrack f ...

  31. Fullscreen Closes Comcast, Chernin Group Funding

    June 17, 2013 9:03 AM EDT Fullscreen, a network of more than 10,000 YouTube channels, has closed an undisclosed round of funding from Comcast Ventures, The Chernin Group and WPP Digital.  In an unusual decision, the Culver City, Calif., company declined to specify how mu ...

  32. Ryan Seacrest To Produce New Music Competition For Telemundo

    May 13, 2013 4:48 AM EDT Ryan Seacrest is adding another singing competition series to his crowded résumé. Through his Ryan Seacrest Productions, the "American Idol" host has sold 13 two-hour episodes of the variety competition format "Duelo Musical: Supe ...

  33. Ryan Seacrest To Produce New Telemundo Music Series

    May 13, 2013 4:04 AM EDT Ryan Seacrest will produce a new music series for the Spanish-speaking Telemundo network that will feature two established artists competing against each other for the audience's vote. The format for "Superstar Showdown" has been su ...

  34. Updated: Twitter #Music App Launches

    April 18, 2013 8:21 AM EDT 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, announced today on "Good Morning America" and via a blog post that the rest of the world can now pile in. ...

  35. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne 'Never' Lands On Pop Songs

    April 15, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Lavigne and Selena Gomez preview forthcoming albums with debuts on Pop Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out th ...

  36. Updated: Twitter Music App 'Invite-Only,' For Now

    April 12, 2013 12:48 PM EDT Twitter has indeed launched music.twitter.com , but for the time being it's "invite-only." According to AllThingsD , it will initially only be available to a select handful of “influencers” before its launch next week. At press ...

  37. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Lead Busy Night for 'American Idol' at Grammys

    February 11, 2013 9:35 AM EST It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Cl ...

  38. Why 'American Idol'? Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Paths to TV

    January 10, 2013 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper says it took an endorsement by Lil Wayne to convince her to take the job Just a reminder: "American Idol" returns for Season 12 on January 16. That means we only have a week to see if the infamous Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud will ...

  39. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST 0 0 0 The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was ...

  40. New Year Tweets: 13 Celebs Wish You a Happy 2013

    January 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry, One Direction, Rick Ross, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and more tweeted their Happy New Year thoughts. 2013 came in with a flurry on Twitter via musicians like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Rick Ross, No Doubt and PSY, who all found ways -- in ...

  41. New Year's Eve Without Dick Clark: Ryan Seacrest, 'Rockin' Eve' Execs Reflect

    December 31, 2012 11:20 AM EST Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 (Photo: Getty Images) (Fred Bronson is a long-time Billboard contributor who has written for Dick Clark Productions for an even longer time. He writes for the American Music Award ...

  42. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': A Special Backstage Preview

    December 31, 2012 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 NEW YORK -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve" producer Larry Klein stands beside the second-floor window of the studio overlooking Times Square on a miserably cold December 29th, gesturing to the outdoor stage at the intersection of Broad ...

  43. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': A Special Backstage Preview With Producer Larry Klein

    December 30, 2012 6:01 PM EST The indoor set for "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013," Saturday afternoon (Photo: Jatnna Nunez) NEW YORK -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve" producer Larry Klein stands beside the sec ...

  44. Ellie Goulding Talks 2013 Tour, Being 'A Bit More Adventurous'

    December 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 'Lights' singer on her 'mental' year and plans for 2013 -- including sky-diving Ellie Goulding brightened up 2012 with the surprise U.S. success of "Lights." Now the singer's looking forward to bringing her shi ...

  45. Greyson Chance Tells 'Truth': Eyes Two Releases in 2013

    December 29, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After laying low for much of the year, Greyson Chance is gearing up for a very busy 2013. The 15-year-old Oklahoma native, who burst onto the scene in April 2010 with his viral cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," will release the " ...

  46. The Wanted May Release Two Albums in 2013

    December 28, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 After One Direction released two albums, "Up All Night" and "Take Me Home," in 2012 and guided both releases to the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart, fellow British boy band The Wanted has revealed that next year could yield a ...

  47. Justin Bieber, PSY Join 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Lineup

    December 12, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest's New Year's Eve celebration is shoring up its slate. Justin Bieber has been added to the west coast party lineup on the ABC telecast, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," while "Gangnam Style& ...

  48. American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or tw ...

  49. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two ...

  50. Stevie Wonder to Honor Dick Clark With Musical Tribute at American Music Awards

    November 14, 2012 7:27 PM EST Stevie Wonder will perform a special tribute in honor of broadcast veteran Dick Clark at Sunday's American Music Awards. Joining the singer in recognizing Clark, who died in April at 82, http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/tv-film/dick-cl ...

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