1. Sony Music Fights 'Idol' Lawsuit Claiming They Cheated Show's Stars

    July 21, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Five months after the record company founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller brought a blockbuster lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly cheating artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Carrie Underwood, a New York fe ...

  2. Lawsuit: Sony Cheated 'American Idol' Victors

    February 21, 2014 7:24 PM EST 0 0 0 A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated "American Idol" contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by 19 Reco ...

  3. Bombshell 'American Idol' Lawsuit Brings Litany of Allegations Against Sony

    February 20, 2014 3:15 PM EST The legal claims from the company behind the hit reality TV show, seeking at least $10 million in damages, could ignite new controversies over whether recording artists are getting a proper share of digital income. For twelve years, "American ...

  4. How Aloe Blacc Outfoxed Simon Fuller (From the Magazine)

    February 17, 2014 10:23 AM EST This article first appeared in the February, 22 issue of Billboard Magazine . Self-management isn’t for the faint of heart, but Aloe Blacc certainly seems up to the task. The 35-year-old singer, best-known for delivering the soulful vocals to Av ...

  5. 'X Factor' U.S. Boosts Results at TV Unit of Simon Cowell, Sony Venture

    December 05, 2013 5:49 AM EST Fox may have seen weaker ratings at "The X Factor" this season, but the show last year boosted the financials of the TV production business of Syco Entertainment, the joint venture of Simon Cowell and Sony that produces "The X Facto ...

  6. Warner Music Owner Len Blavatnik, Adele, Simon Cowell Rise on U.K. 'Rich List'

    April 22, 2013 6:14 AM EDT Adele, Simon Cowell, Paul McCartney and Daniel Radcliffe are among the British entertainment industry figures who saw their fortunes rise last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. Published on Sunday by the newspaper owned by R ...

  7. 'American Idol' Creator Settles with Fox Over 'X Factor' Money

    March 29, 2013 8:40 PM EDT There's a new détente that's been declared in the War of the Simons. In July 2011, "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox Broadcasting over the Simon Cowell singing competition show "The X Factor." Fuller all ...

  8. Lucian Grainge, Michael Lynton, will.i.am to Co-Host Inaugural Innovation Summit

    January 16, 2013 6:07 PM EST The Innovation Forum , a summit composed of entertainment and business leaders from the U.S. and U.K. co-sponsored by the Founder's Forum and UK Trade & Investment will come together Feb. 4-5 in Los Angeles, kicking off 2013 Grammy week. ...

  9. Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

    December 04, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters APPLE LAUNCHES ITUNES IN RUSSIA, TURKEY, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 52 ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES: Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Stor ...

  10. Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

    November 15, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BILLY JOEL, 122 OTHER ARTISTS TELL PANDORA: 'THAT'S NOT HOW PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER': The battle over webcast ...

  11. Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

    November 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters SPOTIFY RAISING $100M FOR EXPANSION; OPENING IN LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR: Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of fundi ...

  12. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Bid on EMI Assets

    October 08, 2012 6:54 PM EDT Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls svengali and creator of the TV format behind American Idol, is looking to submit a bid for all the EMI businesses that Universal Music Group must sell. Vivendi-owned UMG recently won regulatory approval of its $1.9 bi ...

  13. Morning Fix: Mike Easterlin Named Fueled By Ramen GM; Jay-Z's Live Album; Simon Fuller's Parlophone?

    October 08, 2012 8:33 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MIKE EASTERLIN NAMED GM OF FUELED BY RAMEN: The shockwaves of big executive moves keep on rolling. Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records , has been named ...

  14. Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

    September 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are joining "American Idol" as judges for the singing competition show's 12th season, Fox announced today (Sept. 16). They will be sitting at the judges' table alongside Mariah Carey and returning judg ...

  15. Mariah Carey Named 'American Idol' Judge

    July 23, 2012 3:38 PM EDT As expected , Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excite ...

  16. Mariah Carey to Judge 'American Idol'

    July 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excited to be joining ...

  17. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  18. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before ...

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Phillip Edges Jessica in Final Performances

    May 22, 2012 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The opening of Tuesday night's episode of "American Idol" presented the juxtaposition and similarities between the two remaining finalists. They both came from different sides of the United States, but of course shared the same common ...

  20. Dick Clark, American Music Icon, Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the ...

  21. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  22. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony To Perform Together on 'Q'Viva! Live'

    April 05, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marc Anthony says working with Jennifer Lopez is like second nature, which is good since the exes are uniting for one night in concert. The pair have announced they'll perform together May 26 in Las Vegas as part of "Q'Viva! The Chose ...

  23. Lisa Marie Presley Releasing First Album in Five Years

    March 15, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lisa Marie Presley will release a new album, "Storm and Grace," on May 15. It will mark the singer's first album in five years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. It was produced by Grammy winner T Bone Burnett and record ...

  24. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  25. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  26. Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Talk Failed Marriage in New Reality Show

    January 20, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 J ennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are going to let cameras capture their candid conversations about their marriage falling apart during the first episode of their new show, "¡Q'Viva The Chosen!" airing on Jan. 28 on Univision and later ...

  27. Backbeat: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Personally Invite Performers, Begin Taping 'Q'Viva! The Chosen'

    January 17, 2012 1:40 PM EST More than 200 performers from Latin America were flown to Southern California recently to participate in the taping of "Q'Viva! The Chosen," the new television show produced by Jennifer Lopez , Marc Anthony , Jaime King and Simon Fu ...

  28. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen!' to Air on Fox

    January 14, 2012 12:43 PM EST Fox TV network has inked a deal to carry Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's international reality talent show "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen!" for the 2012 season, according to Anthony, who announced the partnership Saturday (January 14) ...

  29. 9 Years After His Win, 'Pop Idol' Will Young Remains a Chart Force

    September 19, 2011 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the countdown begins for the U.S. premiere of "The X Factor" (Sept. 21), an early U.K. winner shows he's still got the chops. Will Young found fame as the 2002 winner of "Pop Idol," the pioneering Simon Fuller-created Bri ...

  30. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Lawsuit, Slams 'Idol' Creator

    August 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Simon Cowell has some choice words for American Idol creator Simon Fuller: Keep your hands off "The X Factor." Cowell is finally responding to the lawsuit filed in July by Fuller against Fox and producer Fremantle claiming Fuller is owed ...

  31. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Lawsuit, Slams 'Idol' Creator

    August 24, 2011 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Simon Cowell has some choice words for American Idol creator Simon Fuller: Keep your hands off "The X Factor." Cowell is finally responding to the lawsuit filed in July by Fuller against Fox and producer Fremantle claiming Fuller is owed a ...

  32. Billboard Bits: 'Idol' Creator Sues Fox, Paul McCartney 9/11 Doc To Air on Showtime

    July 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'American Idol' Creator Sues Fox TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today, as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming ...

  33. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller Sues Fox Over 'X Factor' Fees

    July 20, 2011 1:20 PM EDT TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming he should be paid a rich fee for the upcoming Simon Cowell competition show "The X Factor." According to a law ...

  34. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva: The Chosen': 'The Show Will Go On'

    July 18, 2011 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Friday's news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony 's split after seven years of marriage, there's the lingering issue of their division of labor: namely, whether they'll continue with plans to launch the new Latin talent show ...

  35. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Break Up

    July 15, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are splitting after seven years of marriage. In a joint statement to People , the music stars announce, "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclu ...

  36. Jennifer Lopez on 'American Idol': 'We Don't Know If I'll Be Back'

    June 24, 2011 10:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez isn't sure she'll return for another season of "American Idol." "Nobody's made me make the decision yet , and it could go either way," the first-year judge tells Extra . "I'm not saying I d ...

  37. Which 'American Idol' Season 10 Alums Have Management Deals?

    June 23, 2011 11:58 PM EDT With the "American Idol" summer tour about to kick off (July 6 at West Valley City, Utah's Maverik Center is the first date of the two-month trek) and the careers of Season 10's alums soon to launch, some key management decisio ...

  38. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony's Music Show 'Q'Viva!' to Be Produced with Endemol

    June 23, 2011 7:45 AM EDT LONDON - Simon Fuller has signed reality producer Endemol as a production partner on Q'Viva (The Chosen), the Latin American talent search competition his venture XIX Entertainment is launching with Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony. Endemol, t ...

  39. Jennifer Lopez 'On the Fence' About Returning to 'American Idol'

    June 14, 2011 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 First-year 'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez says she's "on the fence" about returning to Fox's competition series for a second season. The singer told BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills , "I don't know. I have ...

  40. Business Matters: What Exactly Is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model?

    June 13, 2011 6:07 PM EDT What is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model? -- The new music industry grew on Monday with the announcement of Blackwell Fuller , a new company created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and 19 Entertainment founder Simon Fuller. The pai ...

  41. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller, Chris Blackwell Launch Joint Venture

    June 13, 2011 10:15 AM EDT American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell announced a joint venture, Blackwell Fuller, Inc., Monday. The partnership aims to help artists and content owners in the music and entertainment industries expand their ...

  42. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  43. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y. ...

  44. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Announce 'Q'Viva!' TV Show

    April 27, 2011 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ennifer Lopez is teaming up with "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller for a new TV show - and she's bringing husband Marc Anthony into the fold. The trio announced Wednesday that they are creating "Q'Viva! The Chosen." ...

  45. Jennifer Lopez Shops Musical Competition to TV Networks: Report

    April 21, 2011 4:06 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has joined forces with "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and his company, XIX Entertainment, for a new musical competition. They are shopping a reality series, tentatively titled "Que Viva,&q ...

  46. Jennifer Lopez Shopping New Music Competition TV Show: Report

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ennifer Lopez has joined forces with "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and his company, XIX Entertainment, for a new musical competition. They are shopping a reality series, tentatively titled "Que Viva,&qu ...

  47. David Cook Covers 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' for 'Idol' Exit Song

    March 03, 2011 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" is about to undergo its first audience-determined eliminations of Season 10, and starting next week, the show will have a new exit song as former hopefuls bid farewell to the competition. This year's soundtrack to drea ...

  48. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  49. More 'Idol' Changes: Producers Mulling Top 12 House, Vegas Trip

    December 08, 2010 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Fox and "American Idol" producers are planning more changes for the upcoming pivotal tenth season. "Transparency" is the production theme this year, an idea being championed by series mastermind Simon Fuller. It means producers a ...

  50. Annie Lennox Draws Upon Childhood for Christmas Album

    October 29, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 A nnie Lennox was born on Christmas Day 1954-and her plans for a holiday album have been gestating almost ever since. "I remember hearing all these beautiful Christmas carols in choir when I was 6," she recalls with a laugh. Five decades o ...

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