1. Conor Maynard, the 'British Justin Bieber', Teams With Ne-Yo and Pharrell

    April 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction and the Wanted aren't the only British teen acts lighting up the pop world. Meet Conor Maynard, a fast-rising 19-year-old singer who has been referred to as the United Kingdom's answer to Justin Bieber. Maynard is pleased by ...

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen: Meet Justin Bieber's Favorite New Artist

    March 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Carly Rae Jepsen is a superstar," says Bieber's manager Scooter Braun Anyone wishing to write off Carly Rae Jepsen as another flash-in-the pan viral video sensation can stop right now. The young singer/songwriter has far greater aspi ...

  3. British ISPs BT, TalkTalk Lose Challenge To U.K. Digital Economy Act

    March 06, 2012 9:15 AM EST BT and TalkTalk, two of the United Kingdom's biggest ISPs, have lost their long-running challenge to the U.K. Digital Economy Act, removing one of the main obstacles to the Act finally coming into effect. The court judgment was announced toda ...

  4. Craig Finn Finds His Solo Voice, Talks 'Friday Night Lights' & The Hold Steady's Future

    January 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 For the first time, you can really hear Craig Finn. On the Hold Steady frontman's first solo album "Clear Heart Full Eyes" (released Jan. 24), he trades rollicking bar-band riffs and beer-soaked scene lore for a touch of twang and sub ...

  5. Hanson Confirms 'MmmHops' Beer Brand

    December 01, 2011 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The boys of Hanson are no longer boys -- they're men. Heck, they have eight children between the three of them! And what do men do? They drink beer. Hence, the announcement that the pop trio will soon launch their own beer, called "MmmHops ...

  6. Hanson's On the Fence About Making Another 'Full' Album

    September 23, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zac Hanson says there will "definitely be a next album" from him and his brothers, though "not 'til the middle of next year." But in a moment he clarifies that comment. "To be honest, we're not sure whether we want ...

  7. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 B illy Taylor , a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Phoenix, Paramore, Yoko Ono and More

    February 08, 2010 6:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. After taking home the Grammy for Best Alternative Album a few weeks ago, French pop rock band Phoenix is turning its attention to a new project -- writing ...

  9. Cranberries Book First Tour In Seven Years

    August 31, 2009 5:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Irish rock band The Cranberries will reunite after a near seven-year break for a tour in North America and Europe with some new songs and old hits like "Zombie" and "Linger." In January singer Dolores O'Riordan performed tog ...

  10. Hanson Hospitalized With Pulmonary Embolism

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The eldest member of the rock group Hanson was hospitalized in Dallas after complaining of chest and shoulder pain following a performance the night before. The eldest member of the rock group Hanson was hospitalized in Dallas after complaining of c ...

  11. B&E: Pray For The Soul Of Betty

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pray For The Soul Of Betty. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With his rock'n' ...

  12. Baker & Taylor's Willis Named NARM Chairman

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Richard Willis, chairman/CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor, has been named chairman of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, replacing Glen Ward, who resigned from the board on NEW YORK -- Richard Willis, chairman/CEO of ...

  13. Springsteen, Grushecky Rock For Flood Victims

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a benefit concert for victims of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. The Dec. 2 show will take place at Pittsburgh's He Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitatio ...

  14. BPI Appoints General Counsel

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taylor joins from IFPI to strengthen legal, anti-piracy. Taylor joins from IFPI to strengthen legal, anti-piracy. News Taylor ...

  15. McFerrin Goes 'Beyond Words'

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Beyond Words," the 12th album from vocal innovator Bobby McFerrin, is set for a March 12 on Blue Note/Angel. It's the first set to be released in collaboration between jazz label Blue Note and classi "Beyond Words," the 12t ...

  16. Exclusive: Brooks Looks To The Future

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I am not being bitter," Garth Brooks says, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, of feeling he doesn't quite fit in where country music is heading. "I'm taking my place as an older artist that ha "I am not being bi ...