1. Taylor Swift Label Head Shoots Down October Album Rumors

    August 09, 2016 8:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Don't expect the singer's follow up to '1989' to drop this fall. Though rumors have been spending that Taylor Swift 's sixth studio album will come in October, her label boss Scott Borchetta says this simply is not true.  Ta ...

  2. Love Story: The Impact of Taylor Swift's First Decade in Music

    July 07, 2016 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years after "Tim McGraw" debuted, Swift's role in country music is undeniable. When “Tim McGraw” slipped onto Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs chart at No. 60 on July 1, 2006, the single earned a thumbnail breakout synopsis, courtes ...

  3. Cold River President Pete O'Heeron Balances Diverse Worlds of Music and Medicine

    June 02, 2016 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A typical day for Pete O’Heeron isn’t like that of most other record-label heads. As both president of Cold River Records and CEO of innovative tissue engineering technology company SpinalCyte, it’s not unusual for O’Heeron to field consecutive phon ...

  4. 'It's a System That Is Rigged Against the Artists': The War Against YouTube

    May 05, 2016 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As labels, artists and managers go public with their outrage at the video platform's meager payouts, their best -- perhaps only -- hope for change rests in government corridors a continent away. T his February, a few days after criticizing YouT ...

  5. Big Machine Partners With HSN for TV Concert Series With Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles & More

    April 13, 2016 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The deal calls for a series of one-hour televised Big Machine Rocks concert specials to air live from Nashville on HSN, as well as on HSN.com and mobile platforms. Following a renewed push into Hollywood, HSN made a big move into music Wednesday (Ap ...

  6. Who is Fancy on La'Porsha Renae's Coronation Song: 'I Cried Like a Baby'

    April 06, 2016 11:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 When La'Porsha Renae took to the American Idol stage to sing her coronation song "Battles" in the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday night (April 6), the composer of the song, Who is Fancy , was in the audience shedding tears of pride. " ...

  7. Inside 'Idol': Show Creator Simon Fuller, Scott Borchetta & More on Building the Billion-Dollar Franchise and Turning Contestants Into Artists

    March 24, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 How to Launch A Billion-Dollar Franchise The 55-year-old Svengali behind the Spice Girls created American Idol ’s British predecessor, Pop Idol , in 2001, then teamed up with production partners FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment to sell it to Fox. ...

  8. The Band Perry Part Ways With Big Machine

    March 01, 2016 2:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Confirming speculation that began last month, Grammy-winning country group The Band Perry has parted ways with Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) after seven years, two albums and an EP. The band, comprising siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, had r ...

  9. Scott Borchetta: The 2016 Power 100 Red Carpet

    Scott Borchetta: The 2016 Power 100 Red Carpet

    February 13, 2016 4:19 AM EST 0 0 0 Scott Borchetta: The 2016 Power 100 Red Carpet music , lucian grainge , 2016 , Billboard , arrivals , Grammys , Power 100 , Scott Borchetta , interview , red carpet Videos Scott Borchetta Brightcove ...

  10. Drake White's 'Livin' The Dream': 
A Gracious Message for a Harsh Time

    January 26, 2016 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The new country artist hopes his optimistic track is his breakthrough. “When you wake up in the morning,” says Dot singer-songwriter Drake White , “you have a choice whether you want to live a happy day or a sad day.” It’s not as easy as it sounds. ...

  11. Justin Moore Serves Up Another Possible Country Airplay Hit With 'Drink'

    December 03, 2015 12:28 PM EST 0 0 0 "You Look Like I Need A Drink" owes a debt to "Exile On Main Street"-era Rolling Stones. When Justin Moore ’s new single, “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” jumped onto the Country Airplay list dated Nov. 21, it ended a 38-week char ...

  12. Glen Campbell's Daughter Ashley Says First Single 'Remembering' Feels 'Like I'm Giving My Dad a Hug'

    November 16, 2015 7:13 PM EST Ashley Campbell is no stranger to the road, having played in a band with her dad Glen Campbell for years. Still, the Dot recording artist admits she wasn't quite prepared for her first radio tour, which she is in the middle of right now. &q ...

  13. Big Machine's Scott Borchetta on Taylor Swift, the Fight Against Free and Remaining 'Bold and Disruptive' on 10-Year Anniversary

    October 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Big Machine Label Group recently started a new imprint called Nash Icon for the veteran artists on its roster. But those two words are an equally fitting ­description of founder Scott Borchetta 's status in his adopted hometown of Nashville ...

  14. Thomas Rhett Talks Heading Down His 'Own Lane' With 'Tangled Up'

    October 05, 2015 7:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sophomore album plays up country singer's R&B influences. After scoring the first two of the three major hits from his debut album, Thomas Rhett worried that he might become pigeonholed as someone who was making music “in the same vein as a ...

  15. 'Don't Be Mad': Scott Borchetta Talks Apple Negotiations, How Taylor Swift Told Him About Her Letter

    July 15, 2015 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 What really went down leading up to Taylor Swift ’s show-stopping Father’s Day letter to Apple regarding streaming payments during Apple Music’s free trial? At Fortune ’s Brainstorm Tech  event on Tuesday, Big Machine label boss Scott Borchetta said ...

  16. 'American Idol' Top Five Keep Their Eyes on the Prize, From Finale to Florida Tour Kickoff

    July 07, 2015 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Clark Beckham debuts at Grand Ole Opry, Jax sings at Indy & Nick Fradiani is set to co-write with Jason Mraz. It’s a long road from Hollywood -- home of the American Idol season 14 finale -- to Clearwater, Fla., where the top five finalists will ...

  17. Taylor Swift's Label Big Machine Is Off the Market, Gets Republic Nashville

    July 02, 2015 2:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Borchetta has decided not to sell his company, the Big Machine Label Group, at least for now, and has re-signed a distribution agreement with Universal Music Group that will give him full ownership of Republic Nashville, according to sources. ...

  18. 'American Idol' Fades Out: Preserving the Show's Legacy Despite a Precipitous Decline

    May 15, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No hits, depressed ratings, fewer ads and sky-high salaries all led to this week’s bombshell announcement. Not 24 hours after fox dropped an early morning bomb on May 11 announcing that American Idol , the venerable 14-year-old show that redefined m ...

  19. 'American Idol' Nick Fradiani Ready to Hit the Ground Running

    May 15, 2015 5:50 AM EDT One day after being crowned as the new American Idol , Nick Fradiani said he is ready to go to work. “This is what I signed up for. I’m ready for it,” the Guilford, Connecticut singer said on a conference call with reporters. “I’m just so happy ...

  20. Q&A with 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani: 'This Is Beyond Words'

    May 14, 2015 2:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Another American Idol has been crowned! On Wednesday night’s finale, Nick Fradiani was named the official Season 14 winner. And now that the excitement has sunk in, the Connecticut native is ready to get to work. “They can get me up whenever they wa ...

  21. Big Machine's Scott Borchetta on 'American Idol' Finale, Giving the Disruptive Middle Finger, Failure

    May 08, 2015 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 At a free-wheeling panel discussion titled "The Most Creative People in Business" at Fast Company's Creativity Counter Conference in Los Angeles, Scott Borchetta, the CEO and founder of Big Machine Label Group, distinguished himself a ...

  22. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Three Revealed

    May 06, 2015 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The top four returned to their hometowns tonight, and the contestants sang three selections. Season mentor Scott Borchetta chose their first songs of the evening, the judges picked their second songs and the artists chose their own third songs, inte ...

  23. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Four Revealed

    April 30, 2015 12:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week on American Idol , the top five artists -- who are the only contestants who will go on the Idol tour this summer -- were determined when Quentin Alexander was voted off. The next day, Jax Cole , Tyanna Jones , Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani ...

  24. 'American Idol': Boy George to Mentor on '80s Night

    March 25, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Boy George will mentor finalists on American Idol this week. The theme: '80s night, 'natch. The Culture Club singer joins judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr on the Fox show this Wednesday (March 25), splitting dutie ...

  25. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants&# ...

  26. 'American Idol' Season 14: After First Major Cut, the Top 12 Talk

    March 12, 2015 12:01 AM EDT 1 1 1 Moments after the last dozen standing learned they were still in the game, the hopefuls spoke to Billboard about surviving the crucial cut. [Warning: This story contains spoilers from tonight's episode of American Idol on Fox]. And then there w ...

  27. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 8 Guys Compete for Motown Supremacy

    March 05, 2015 1:06 AM EST The first performer to take the stage on American Idol tonight gets a standing ovation from judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr . But it isn't one of the season 14 contestants who lights up the Fillmore in Detroit. It ...

  28. Bjork to Keep 'Vulnicura' Off Spotify

    February 27, 2015 10:02 AM EST 1.353 k 79 3 The singer says she may window new music later. Icelandic singer Bjork has revealed in an interview that she will keep her new album  Vulnicura , released in January after leaking online, off of Spotify and other streaming services.  Album Re ...

  29. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs

    January 12, 2015 6:30 PM EST The not-quite-confirmed next track from '1989' bows. Plus, Madonna and Reba McEntire each return to their longtime respective stomping grounds. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. ...

  30. Harry Connick Jr. Says Reinvented 'American Idol' Has 'Ridiculous Amount of Talent'

    January 08, 2015 4:19 AM EST Has American Idol found its next superstar? Judge Harry Connick Jr. said based on what he has seen in auditions, the 14th season of the Fox singing competition is in good shape. "We are trying to find someone who can sell records and become ...

  31. Big Machine's Scott Borchetta to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2015

    January 07, 2015 10:00 AM EST Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The Music Busine ...

  32. Big Machine's Scott Borchetta to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2015

    January 07, 2015 10:00 AM EST Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The Music Busi ...

  33. 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night, Ryan Seacrest Says

    December 14, 2014 1:26 PM EST “We are going to do the performance show and the results in the same show,” said the program's longtime host. American Idol fans are going to find out who’s going home in a whole new way. 'American Idol' Judge Keith Urban Talks Seas ...

  34. 'We Know What To Do': Scott Borchetta on Joining 'American Idol' and Signing This Season's Winner

    December 11, 2014 2:59 PM EST The winner of American Idol season 14 will be in good hands. The performer taking the top spot this year will be signed to the same record label as Taylor Swift and will be guided by one of the industry's deftest management hands: Big Machine ...

  35. It's Official: Scott Borchetta Joining 'American Idol' Season 14 as Mentor

    December 03, 2014 5:33 PM EST The man who discovered Taylor Swift will be the new Randy Jackson. Can the man who discovered Taylor Swift pick the next American Idol? The Fox show is banking on just that, as Scott Borchetta , the President and CEO of Big Machine Label group, wi ...

  36. Scooter Braun, Charlie Walk, Rosie Perez and Nick Cannon Among Those Named to Barclays Center’s New Advisory Board

    December 03, 2014 2:22 PM EST Barclays Center’s Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, made up of a group of nearly 30 top sports, entertainment, and media executives, will hold its first meeting tomorrow (Dec. 4), Billboard has learned.   Created by Brett Yormark ...

  37. Op-Ed: Independent Musician Ron Pope: How I Made $250K From Streaming

    November 25, 2014 1:58 PM EST The debate around streaming isn't as simple as "streaming versus musicians" -- as independent artist Ron Pope explains. I’d like to start by saying this: I am an honest-to-goodness Taylor Swift fan. I’ve purchased each of her album ...

  38. Trio of Studies Find Digital Listening Drives Sales – But Are They Answering the Right Question?

    November 21, 2014 12:15 PM EST Data released this week have revealed the positive benefits free or listening has on music purchases. A study by Pandora and consumer surveys by the Country Music Association and BitTorrent show, in different ways, that free music can come with be ...

  39. Taylor Swift Earned Less Than $500,000 From Spotify This Year, Label Boss Says

    November 12, 2014 8:18 PM EST That's a much smaller number than the one offered by Spotify's Daniel Ek earlier this week. The Taylor Swift vs. Spotify saga continued Wednesday (Nov. 12) with revelations about royalties the singer generated at the streaming company. ...

  40. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD TH ...

  41. Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta Explains Why Taylor Swift Was Removed From Spotify

    November 08, 2014 3:01 PM EST Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta gave a candid interview about the abrupt removal of Taylor Swift ’s catalog from streaming service Spotify during a radio interview with Motley Crue 's Nikki Sixx. Taylor Swift Catalog Removed From ...

  42. Taylor Swift Catalog Removed From Spotify

    November 03, 2014 11:04 AM EST Two days before Taylor Swift is predicted to shatter this year's first-week sales record , Big Machine Label Group has pulled the star's catalog from streaming service Spotify, prompting the company to take the unprecedented move of ap ...

  43. Big Machine Label Group, Taylor Swift’s Label Home, Reportedly Considering a Sale

    November 01, 2014 10:02 PM EDT Within the same week that Big Machine and Taylor Swift are on the verge of reaping their greatest sales accomplishment, comes word that label, founded by Scott Borchetta, is up on the sales block.   According to sources, Borchetta is testing ...

  44. Big Machine Label Group, Taylor Swift’s Label Home, Reportedly Considering a Sale

    November 01, 2014 10:02 PM EDT Within the same week that Big Machine and Taylor Swift are on the verge of reaping their greatest sales accomplishment, comes word that label, founded by Scott Borchetta, is up on the sales block.   According to sources, Borchetta is testing the ...

  45. Exclusive: Zac Brown’s Label Partners With John Varvatos Records, Republic & Big Machine

    September 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT After spending the last year as a free agent, Zac Brown ’s Southern Ground Artists has found a new label home -- a strategic partnership with Universal’s John Varvatos Records, Big Machine Label Group and Republic Records. iHeartRadio Fest 2014: P ...

  46. Big Machine, Cox Media Group Sign Direct Licensing Deal

    June 12, 2014 11:44 AM EDT Some country artists are getting more royalties when their music is played on AM/FM radio. Big Machine and Cox Media Group announced Thursday a direct licensing deal that will pay Big Machine for plays of its music on terrestrial and Internet radi ...

  47. Brantley Gilbert and Big Machine's Big Roll-Out Week: Harleys, NASCAR, Best Buy & More

    May 28, 2014 1:40 PM EDT It had been four years since Brantley Gilbert has last released an album, so the May 19 release of “Just As I Am” was not only cause for celebration among his fans but also one of a heavy marketing campaign by Gilbert’s label, The Valory Music Co. ...

  48. Scott Borchetta on Big Machine ACM Wins, Motley Crue Tribute Album (Video)

    April 07, 2014 11:51 AM EDT On the ACM red carpet, Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta talks ACM Wins -- Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw  -- and the upcoming Motley Crue tribute record. Billboard Staff Legal and Management Legal and Ma ...

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