1. Behind Radio's Country/Pop Convergence in Charleston, West Virginia

    September 04, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No. They didn’t legalize marijuana in West Virginia. We’re doing this on purpose.” That's a WKAZ (Tailgate 107.3) Charleston, W. Va., liner anticipating some of the likely responses of any radio people who might be listening to this new countr ...

  2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Debut Atop Artist 100

    August 07, 2014 2:42 PM EDT The group’s historic week continues after finally reaching the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time in its illustrious career. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 breaks into the Artist 100 top 10. 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Tom Petty & ...

  3. Eric Clapton, Shawn Mendes Aiming for Top Five Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 01, 2014 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary guitarist is heading for his 14th top 10 album, while YouTube phenom Mendes’ debut is set for a handsome bow. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton is aiming for his 14th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 , as The Breeze: An Appreci ...

  4. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella Fires Back at Tom Petty's Dismissal of Dance

    July 30, 2014 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Will fans see Tom Petty at Nocturnal Wonderland this year? He now has an open invitation, thanks to Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella . Let's back up: A few days ago, Petty gave an interview with  USA Today , where he was asked about E ...

  5. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general ...

  6. Tom Petty Billboard Shoot: The Interview

    Tom Petty Billboard Shoot: The Interview

    July 21, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty answers our questions during his Billboard cover shoot. Videos Tom Petty ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Nico & Vinz Vault To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Am I Wrong'

    June 30, 2014 7:35 PM EDT 9 5 0 The Norwegian duo notches its first airplay chart No. 1. Plus, new No. 1s for Coldplay, Blake Shelton and Calibre 50 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers an ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Brett Eldredge's 'Music' No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 16, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The singer/songwriter scores his second leader. Plus, Godsmack and Rise Against roar back onto Rock Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debut ...

  9. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line On A 'Roll' With Jason Derulo Remix; Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors Surge Thanks To Beats, 'Orange Is The New Black' Synchs; Ricky Martin's 'Vida' Vaults

    June 13, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, Sam Smith soars 19-10 with ...

  10. Tom Petty's New Album 'Hypnotic Eye,' Now Available for Pre-Order

    June 10, 2014 8:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' upcoming new Reprise Records album, "Hypnotic Eye", is now available for pre-order at itTunes and www.TomPetty.com . All those who pre-order the album in any format from either of these outlets or are ...

  11. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Announce North American Tour

    May 20, 2014 10:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tour features special guest Steve Winwood Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road late this summer in support of their new studio album "Hypnotic Eye." Today, Petty and his band announced a slew of North American tour dates begin ...

  12. Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Team, Hires Ultra Music's Taryn Haight, Lauren Lipsay (Exclusive) 


    May 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT “My mom didn't really know half the artists I worked with,” says Taryn Haight, Warner Bros. Records newly hired director of dance marketing & artist relations, Haight says -- before admitting that her “all-time favorite artist” is Neil Yo ...

  13. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Tom Petty's 'Fever' Rises

    May 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-five years ago this week, his first solo album began its Billboard 200 climb (and wouldn't back down). Plus, remembering key chart feats for Hunter Hayes, Janet Jackson, and R.E.M. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones fr ...

  14. Eric Clapton Records JJ Cale Tribute Album With Tom Petty, Willie Nelson & More

    April 30, 2014 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 A year after Cale's death, Clapton pays tribute to one of his greatest influences Legendary guitarist JJ Cale is best known for pioneering the Tulsa Sound and writing two songs ("After Midnight" and "Cocaine") that Eric Clap ...

  15. Tom Petty, Fun., Max Martin Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 24, 2014 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty did something at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 23 that he rarely does on the concert stage -- he ad libbed. Songwriting, songwriters and artists, “is the job most people in the band don't want. It's long, lonely work -- you sit t ...

  16. Tom Petty on ASCAP Honor, Songwriting, Jimmy Fallon Send-Up

    April 21, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. "As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself - I do - into sitting down and doing somethi ...

  17. Tom Petty on 40 Years of Songwriting, Jimmy Fallon Send-Up

    April 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The writer behind hits like "American Girl" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance" discusses everything from songwriting to Jimmy Fallon's homage. Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. &q ...

  18. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will ...

  19. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    March 20, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Rock veteran to be honored at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A. Tom Petty’s gotta have it…the ASCAP Founder’s Award, that is. The veteran rocker will be honored with the organization’s prestigious Founders Award at its 31st annual P ...

  20. Jack Antonoff's Bleachers Deliver Tight, Assured Live Debut at SXSW

    March 13, 2014 5:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Antonoff was the biggest rock star in the room Wednesday night at Palladia’s Epic.Awesome.Showcase at Austin’s Cedar Door. But the fun. guitarist, playing the first-ever live show with his new band, Bleachers, had no use for big rock star trimm ...

  21. Chart Moves: Metallica's Best-Selling Black Album Approaches 16 Million in Sales

    February 28, 2014 8:19 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the soundtrack to "Frozen" returned to No. 1 for a fifth nonconsecutive week, marking the longest run at No. 1 for a soundtrack since 1998. The highest debut this week was owned by Cole Swinde ...

  22. How Little Dragon Made the Internet a Little More Magical

    February 19, 2014 3:50 PM EST In our pixel-washed world, where most of our interactions with the media we consume -- not to mention the people we love -- take place within the blue haze of screens big and small, it's never been more difficult for artists of any medium ...

  23. Benmont Tench Releases Solo Debut, Talks Next Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album

    February 17, 2014 2:06 PM EST 9 1 1 The keyboardist enlists some famous friends -- including Petty, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams -- for his first solo effort After 40 years of recording, first with Mudcrutch and then -- and for much longer -- with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, keyb ...

  24. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  25. Zac Brown, Kacey Musgraves on Confronting Country Music’s Image Problem

    September 19, 2013 3:52 PM EDT 7 1.187 k 71 3 0 Like every genre of music, country has its fans and its detractors. But when those detractors include some of the format’s own hit-making artists, country might well be grappling with an image problem even as it enjoys some of its biggest ...

  26. Diarmuid Quinn, Former Top Exec at Warner Bros & Reprise, Joins Kobalt Label Services

    September 18, 2013 5:44 AM EDT Veteran music biz executive Diarmuid Quinn has joined Kobalt Label Services (KLS) in the role as president, North America. Quinn’s tasks include leading and staffing-up Kobalt’s expanding label services operations in the U.S., signing artists fo ...

  27. Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum Meet At 'Crossroads'

    September 13, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Lady Antebellum may be on hiatus, but fans are still getting a chance to see something new from the Nashville trio. Lady A will join Stevie Nicks on Friday night's episode of "CMT Crossroads," the show that matches country stars wit ...

  28. Dave Stewart Partners With Kobalt Label Services on New Album ‘Lucky Numbers’

    August 14, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Veteran British musician and entrepreneur Dave Stewart has teamed with Kobalt Label Services for the global release of his new album “Lucky Numbers,” which is due to arrive Sept. 30 through the artist’s own label Weapons of Mass Entertainment. K ...

  29. Chart Moves: Hezekiah Walker's Best Week Ever, Harry Connick, Jr.'s 21st Top 10 Jazz Album

    June 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Black Sabbath scored its first No. 1 as 13 bowed in the top slot with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10, Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the "Man of Stee ...

  30. Chart Moves: Hezekiah Walker's Best Week Ever, Harry Connick Jr.'s 21st Top 10 Jazz Album

    June 21, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Black Sabbath scored its first No. 1 as "13" bowed in the top slot with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10, Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the " ...

  31. Tom Petty Offers Fans Full-Refund for L.A. Show Cut Short

    June 12, 2013 5:25 AM EDT Fans who attended Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ abridged gig at the Fonda Theatre will get a full refund. Petty and his band were 90 minutes into their two-hour show Saturday when the fire marshal decided there were too many people on the main ...

  32. Bubbling Under: Classified's 'Ninja' Kicks Up Support; Also, The Villains, Shaliek & Ebony Baskin

    May 23, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents “Bubbling Under,” a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Classified, the Villains, Shaliek, Ebony Baskin Classified After notching six hits on the B ...

  33. Jimmy Iovine To Address USC’s Graduating Students

    April 25, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records and co-founder of Beats Electronics, will speak at USC’s commencement ceremony May 17. The producer and label head will address more than 13,000 graduating studen ...

  34. Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Got the Biggest Sales Bumps?

    February 01, 2013 11:28 AM EST Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance 20 years ago, the halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. In 2013, the most-watched TV event in the world is a magnet for superstar talent eager t ...

  35. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Perform Debut Gig at Sundance

    January 02, 2013 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Dave Grohl won't just be bowing his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival this month. The Foo Fighters frontman will also lead the debut performance of the Sound City Players, a group gathering "core musicians and special guests& ...

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  37. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Trailer Debuts: Watch

    December 04, 2012 9:22 PM EST 0 0 0 With Dave Grohl's directorial debut set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the Foo Fighters ' frontman's "Sound City" documentary released its trailer on Tuesday. The trailer boasts interviews and footage of Tom Pett ...

  38. The Key Women Behind ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC

    November 28, 2012 12:03 PM EST The performing rights organizations -- ASCAP, BMI and SESAC -- play a crucial role in the financial health of the music industry, paying performance royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers. At each of the PROs, numerous female executive ...

  39. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET ...

  40. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  41. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  42. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  43. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care abou ...

  44. Watch The Avett Brothers' Live Acoustic Tastemakers Session

    November 01, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch the band's exclusive three-song Billboard Tastemakers performance of tunes from "The Carpenter," plus a Q&A. Photos: The Avett Brothers' Tastemakers Session The Avett Brothers say the two keys to making recent album &qu ...

  45. Ray Charles Songs Lawsuit Could Make Major Impact On Copyright Battles

    October 16, 2012 6:50 PM EDT In a battle over rights to Ray Charles' famous songs, the charitable foundation that was bequeathed the singer's money and assets is suddenly in a tough spot, in danger of losing the substantial revenues that "I Got a Woman," & ...

  46. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  47. Apple's Internet-Radio Service Faces Many Snags, Not Just Sony/ATV

    October 01, 2012 4:57 PM EDT While digital and satellite radio services may have another level of negotiations to navigate for Apple's forthcoming radio service, a report last week by the New York Post claiming that Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the snag holding up the la ...

  48. Jeff Lynne Q&A: ELO Guru Reboots Old Songs, Preps New Ones

    September 26, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two Releases on Oct. 9; Plus First Solo Album of New Music in Decades Should Be Ready in 2013 Though he fronted the Electric Light Orchestra since its 1970 inception and was part of the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne is primarily a behin ...

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