1. Why Superstar Artists Like Beyonce and Bruno Mars Are Replacing Powerful Managers With Salaried Staffers

    July 14, 2016 12:01 PM EDT 1.451 k 0 6 The 1% versus the 15%: a money move, or are impresarios becoming obsolete? The idea of the artist as mogul is no longer a novel concept. But where that has meant clothing lines, lifestyle brands or other endorsements, some acts are turning the ...

  2. Bad Boy Entertainment to Release 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition: Exclusive

    July 12, 2016 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Bad Boy family can't stop, won't stop. After announcing the reunion tour  kicking off in August, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment continue to celebrate their two decades in hip-hop and R&B with the release of ...

  3. Essence Festival Day 3: Puff Daddy, Kendrick Lamar & Ciara Close Out Fest in Style

    July 04, 2016 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Essence Festival drew to a close Sunday night (July 3) -- or more specifically, Monday morning -- after drawing a reported 450,000 attendees to New Orleans over four days, but not before the event had what might have been its most raucous night ...

  4. Sean 'Diddy' Combs on Retiring From Music: 'I Want to Stop at a Great Place'

    May 01, 2016 7:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 After releasing his final album,  No Way Out 2 ,  Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will focus on acting, according to a new interview with the rapper. "I'm going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films … I want to stop ...

  5. Diddy Opening Charter School in Harlem

    March 28, 2016 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy is expanding his list of endeavors with the opening a charter school in Harlem, the hip-hop mogul's native neighborhood. The Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will launch for the fall 2016 school year, following his five-year sear ...

  6. Puff Daddy Releases New Mixtape 'MMM' to Celebrate His Birthday: Listen Now

    November 04, 2015 7:12 AM EST 0 0 0 UPDATE: The mixtape stream has arrived. Listen now. It may be Puff Daddy 's birthday, but the music mogul is giving out the gifts: The rapper is planning to release free music on Wednesday. Sean 'Diddy' Combs' All-Star Prayer Cir ...

  7. Artists' Best College Commencement Speeches: Kanye West, Bon Jovi, John Legend & More

    August 10, 2015 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whether they're former college dropouts or college graduates, these musicians all have one thing in common: they're now doctors. Check out some of the most inspiring commencement speeches artists have shared after being honored with a doct ...

  8. Will Fox Score Another 'Glee' With 'Dynasty'-Style Hip-Hop Soap Opera 'Empire'?

    October 31, 2014 3:01 PM EDT The network that launched 'American Idol' and the studio that birthed 'Glee' team up with Columbia Records and Timbaland for a 'Dynasty'-inspired hip-hop soap, but will it produce stars and sales? "Once I picked ...

  9. Digital Execs Discuss How Much a Play Is Worth at Inaugural Revolt Music Conference

    October 18, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The value of music was the prevalent theme at the “Disruptors” panel during day one of the 2014 Revolt Music Conference at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. But reps from Spotify, Vevo, Soundcloud and Pandora were not always on the ...

  10. Revolt's Inaugural Music Conference Kicks Off in Miami with Sean Combs, Guy Oseary, Craig Kallman and Many More

    October 17, 2014 5:53 PM EDT The first day of Revolt’s Music Conference in Miami centered on two central themes: Innovation and artistry. Approximately 800 people flocked to Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel for the cable music network’s inaugural conference event, with atte ...

  11. Corner Office: Andre Harrell, Vice Chairman of Revolt, on Working for Diddy and Discovering Robin Thicke

    September 29, 2014 10:01 AM EDT The former head of Motown on working for Diddy, discovering Robin Thicke and trading records for the tough terrain of cable TV. When Andre Harrell first met Sean Combs , the future Puff Daddy was but a wide-eyed intern at Uptown Records, the urban ...

  12. Chris Brown & Quincy Host Celebrity Kickball Game in Los Angeles (Photos)

    July 20, 2014 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown and actor/singer Quincy squared off in a celebrity kickball game at Los Angeles’ Glendale Sports Complex on July 19 to help raise money for charity. Chris Brown Crashes Drake's ESPYs Hosting Gig: Watch Chris Brown Surprises at 2014 ...

  13. Revolt Music Conference Announces First Speakers, Including L.A. Reid, Russell Simmons (Exclusive)

    July 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs' upcoming Revolt Music Conference just got some added star power. ‎CEO of All Def Digital and co-founder of Def Jam Russell Simmons will be making a a keynote speech, with appearances from many more of the industry's most nota ...

  14. Sean Combs Says Revolt Was 'Used as a Pawn' to Drive Up Fuse Price

    May 01, 2014 9:18 PM EDT Sean Combs said during the final opening session at the NCTA convention on Thursday that Madison Square Garden used his company -- parent of cable music channel Revolt TV -- to get a higher price when it sold the Fuse music network to NuvoTV, sug ...

  15. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Tops Forbes' Annual List of Hip-Hop's Richest... Again

    April 17, 2014 12:51 PM EDT Forbes has released its eighth annual list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists, and for the second year in a row, Sean "Diddy" Combs tops the list. Since the list was launched in 2007, he has consistently vied with 50 Cent, Jay Z (that ...

  16. Sean 'Puffy' Combs To Speak At Howard University Commencement, Receive Honorary Degree

    April 15, 2014 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their f ...

  17. Confirmed: Fuse Will Go to J. Lo's NUVOtv Parent Company SiTV

    April 04, 2014 10:31 AM EDT An earlier report that SiTV Media, parent company to the NUVOtv channel that Jennifer Lopez is chief creative officer of and retains a minority stake in, has acquired the Fuse Network has been confirmed. The Madison Square Garden Company announced ...

  18. Jennifer Lopez Bests Ex Sean Combs in Bid for Fuse (Updated)

    April 03, 2014 9:36 PM EDT UPDATED: It was confirmed that NuvoTV, the channel Jennifer Lopez retains a minority stake in and is chief creative officer of, has reached an agreement  to buy Fuse TV from Madison Square Garden Co offering a reported $226 million and a 15 perce ...

  19. Sean Combs Back to Puff Daddy With Upcoming Album

    March 24, 2014 8:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Puff Daddy -- the name, in addition to the rapper -- is returning to music. Sean Combs, who for the last near-decade has gone by Diddy for his stage name, announced the change today, Radio.com reports -- oh, and there's a new album involved, to ...

  20. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Featured in Fiat Ad Global Campaign (Exclusive)

    February 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST Following its 2011 spots featuring J-Lo (including a music video-like spot where she performs her single “Papi”) and its 2013 campaign with Pitbull and Arianna singing “Sexy People,” Fiat is upping the ante for its new 2014 global campaign. Set ...

  21. Sean Combs' 'Revolt Live' Launches with Wiz Khalifah & Mack Wilds Interviews

    January 28, 2014 12:51 AM EST The daily flagship show of Sean Combs' Revolt TV went live Monday in the network's Hollywood studios with interviews of Wiz Khalifah and Mack Wilds, discussions about Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and the Grammys and a look at music around ...

  22. Revolt Network To Launch Live Music TV Show

    January 13, 2014 5:53 AM EST The music network started by Sean Combs last year is launching a twice-a-day live television show that it hopes will become a central place for music news and performances. The Revolt network said Sunday that its "Revolt Live" show will ...

  23. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Betting Big on Revolt TV

    October 21, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Sean Combs is betting big on Revolt TV. At 5 p.m. EST Monday (Oct. 21), the all music channel goes live in the homes of about 22 million Comcast subscribers and 12 million Time Warner Cable customers, marking one of the biggest launches of a cab ...

  24. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Diddy’s Revolt Goes Live Oct. 21; ‘Into the Woods’ Starts Filming; ‘Mad Men’ Pours a Holiday Mix

    September 17, 2013 5:40 PM EDT Sean Combs’ Cable Channel Revolt Goes Live Oct. 21 Sean Combs’ cable channel Revolt will go live Oct. 21 on Time Warner cable systems in New York and Los Angeles prior to a national launch in January. Revolt will be made available to customers w ...

  25. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 1:46 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a who's who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Ma ...

  26. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, ...

  27. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  28. Pink and Eminem Reunite on 'Here Comes The Weekend': Listen

    September 12, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After assisting with Eminem 's "Recovery," P!nk has re-upped with the hip-hop veteran for "Here Comes The Weekend," a track off her forthcoming sixth album "The Truth About Love." The song hit the Web on Wednesday ...

  29. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Conference Honors Inspiring Women of Latin Music at Donna Karan Fashion Show Luncheon

    April 24, 2012 10:15 AM EDT (L-R): Pamela Bustios of Chris Smith Management, Dream Team Agency Co-Founder Susan Stipcianos and Colombian artist Duina del Mar. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard and Donna Karan New York celebrated "the inspiring women of Latin music" a ...

  30. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his l ...

  31. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his ...

  32. Mary J. Blige Talks 'Being Real' and Beyonce Collaboration

    November 29, 2011 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 It's no secret Mary J. Blige portrays her life, good and bad, in her songs. "When life is real it's not going to be smooth," the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul said onstage at the New York Time's Times Talks event on Monday (Nov. 28) ...

  33. Diddy Apologizes for 'Ignorant' Ciroc Incident

    October 04, 2011 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy has taken to Twitter to apologize for a heated incident at an Atlanta club on Saturday night (Oct. 1) in which he verbally attacked an attendee and threw an ice cube at him. "I'm a child God and I should be better no matter what some ...

  34. Diddy Sued for $1 Trillion, Blamed for 9/11

    January 28, 2011 11:07 AM EST 0 0 0 A woman has filed a $1 trillion lawsuit against Diddy (real name: Sean Combs), alleging that he caused 9/11, put her child in the hospital and stole a poker chip worth "100 zillions of dollars." Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks is seeking a rest ...

  35. Ex-Danity Kane Singer Aubrey O'Day Gets Reality Show

    July 20, 2010 5:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Aubrey O'Day is returning to reality TV, landing her own show on women's cable channel Oxygen. The former lead vocalist of all-girl band Danity Kane was discovered in 2004 as part of MTV's series "Making the Band." Pr ...

  36. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promote ...

  37. 5 Twitter Tips For Bands From Co-Founder Biz Stone

    May 23, 2009 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twitter co-founder Biz Stone offers his advice on how bands and artists can best take advantage of the Twitter explosion: Make Your @username Your Calling Card Attracting followers is an important part of maintaining a high profile on Twitter. One o ...

  38. Joaquin Phoenix: Rapper On Film?

    January 16, 2009 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Casey Affleck will track the musical career of Joaquin Phoenix behind the lens of a camera. Affleck is directing a documentary feature on Phoenix, his friend and fellow actor who last spring decided to swap the thespian business for a musical one. P ...

  39. Sean Combs Buys Fashion Line Enyce

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs, recording artist and businessman, bought the fashion line Enyce from Liz Claiborne, for a reported $20 million. Combs' financial partner on the deal was Yucaipa Cos. Liz Claiborne bought Enyce in 2003 for a reported $114 million. ...

  40. Diddy Hoping TV Still 'Works' For Him

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Combs aims to conquer the airwaves. His latest series, "I Want to Work for Diddy," premieres 9 p.m. EDT Monday on VH1, adding to a pair of Combs-produced reality shows on sister network MTV -- "R Sean Combs aims to conquer the ai ...

  41. Diddy Announces Himself In Hollywood

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the one-man, publicity-generating whirlwind that is Diddy met the well-oiled hype machine of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, sparks were bound to fly. Sean Combs is getting a star Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event most honoree ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Diddy, Ludacris, Janet and the Scissor Sisters. DIDDY OR DIDN'T HE? Hi Fred: With his album "Press Play" debuting atop of The Billboard 200, Diddy is reported to be "scor[ing his] first No. 1 album in ...

  43. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in ...

  44. Diddy Can't Be Diddy In Britain

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Combs is Diddy no more -- at least in Britain. The artist and entertainment mogul has agreed to drop the Diddy name as part of an out-of court legal settlement with London-based music producer Ri Sean Combs is Diddy no more -- at least in Brita ...

  45. Diddy Can't Be Diddy In Britain

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mogul drops name after settlement. Sean Combs is Diddy no more -- at least in Britain. The artist and entertainment mogul has agreed to drop the Diddy name as part of an out-of court legal settlement with London-based music producer Richard " ...

  46. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digi ...

  47. On The Road

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Get ready for some live Diddy.One of the best-known figures in pop culture, Sean Combs has signed with the William Morris Agency for exclusive live music representation. Read Ray Waddell's column. Get ready for some live Diddy.One of the best ...

  48. Diddy Launches New Clothing Line

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks at the launch of his women's clothing line. Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks Nov. 10 at the launch of his women's line of clothing 'Sean by Sean Combs' at Bloomingdale's in New York. Ne ...

  49. Random House Sues P. Diddy Over Advance

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Random House Inc. is suing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, alleging that the hip-hop mogul did not pay back a $300,000 advance for a memoir he never completed. Random House Inc. is suing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, alleging that the hip-hop mo ...

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