1. Ian Rogers Named CEO of Beats Electronics' Music Service

    January 10, 2013 2:05 PM EST Beats Electronics today announced that its new music service, project "Daisy," will have Topspin's Ian Rogers as its CEO. Rogers will oversee the "direction, vision and strategy" for project "Daisy" and the tea ...

  2. 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& ...

  3. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  4. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  5. Trent Reznor Reveals Details About Beats by Dre's New Streaming Service

    December 10, 2012 4:19 PM EST Trent Reznor, who recently added the title of Chief Creative Officer for Beats Electronics Inc. to his resume, hinted that the company's forthcoming digital music service, code-named "Daisy," will create a recommendation platform in ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. CMJ Panel Recaps: The Music Press Spiderweb; Artist Development, Music Placement

    October 17, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 's CMJ Music Marathon kicked off with a series of panels that cut straight to the chase: Music Journalism Exploded looked at the spider web that is today's music press; the Silverboard Room project with Daniel Glass and We Are Free e ...

  8. Beats by Dre Press Conference Announces Partnership With Trent Reznor, Hints at Mog's Future

    October 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT (L-R): Luke Wood, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre at the Beats press conference today. (Photo: Kevin Mazur) In line with their far-reaching marketing skills, Beats by Dre knows how to throw a press event. In an event at the company's glossy pop-up-t ...

  9. Danny Elfman to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference

    October 10, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Danny Elfman will receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Originally a New Wave rock star with the seminal band Oingo Boingo, Elfman was one of the first ro ...

  10. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tel ...

  11. Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ debut 'Keep It Together' Single: Listen

    October 08, 2012 6:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ are getting quiet on their new single. The minimalist, glitchy "Keep It Together" is the first single from the group's upcoming "An omen_" EP, due Nov. 13 on Columbia. The group ...

  12. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  13. Alliance Entertainment Acquires Audiolife

    May 22, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Alliance Entertainment has acquired Audiolife, a direct-to-fan fulfillment company in a move to expand its industry-leading capability in direct-to-consumer distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alliance to Distribute CD Baby Catalog ...

  14. Dave Grohl to Direct and Produce 'Sound City' Documentary

    May 01, 2012 7:42 PM EDT Sound City's visual legacy is in good hands. Dave Grohl will direct and produce "Sound City," a documentary about the historic San Fernando Valley recording studio, and he knows a thing or two about it: Nirvana made its watershed al ...

  15. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  16. ASCAP To Honor Trent Reznor With Golden Note Award

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Trent Reznor, the lead singer from Nine Inch Nails and co-composer of massive movie soundtracks such as "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning "The Social Network" score will be honored by ASCA ...

  17. Jane's Addiction Already Discussing New Music, Says Drummer

    February 16, 2012 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 After an eight-year wait between albums, drummer Stephen Perkins says Jane's Addiction is at least talking about a quicker turnaround for a follow-up to last year's "The Great Escape Artist." "We had a discussion on the flig ...

  18. Billboard Power 100: Lia Vollack

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 51 Lia Vollack President of Worldwide Music Sony Pictures Entertainment Film music maven ... Coming of age in the punk era with Richard Hell and the Ramones, Lia Vollack has leaned on her DIY ethic to navigate different directions for Sony in ...

  19. Oscar Music Snubs: Were Songs by Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Pink Really That Bad?

    January 24, 2012 5:00 PM EST It's safe to say that when looking at the music nominations for the Academy Awards this morning, literally thousands of people thought, "That's IT?" While the Academy's rules for the Best Original Song and Best Original Sc ...

  20. Oscar Analysis: What Happened to Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, altered in 2009 when the Academy raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday (Jan. 24). O ...

  21. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and c ...

  22. Madonna Wins Best Song at Golden Globes, Jabs 'Girl' Ricky Gervais

    January 15, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "Masterpiece," a ballad co-written and sung by Madonna for her new film "W.E.," earned the best original song Golden Globe at the glitz-filled awards gala on Sunday. It was the second Globe for the director-singer, who won for be ...

  23. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  24. Trent Reznor To Write New Nine Inch Nails Material in 2012

    January 13, 2012 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 As he and musical partner Atticus Ross enter the film awards season with their soundtrack for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Trent Reznor is readying a return to rock in 2012 -- with his new band How To Destroy Angels and, possibly, wi ...

  25. Madonna, Trent Reznor Land Golden Globe Nominations

    December 15, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 'Glee,' Chris Cornell & 'New Girl' Zooey Deschanel Also Up for Awards Madonna's next foray into film direction, the royal love story "W.E.", picked up a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, includ ...

  26. Grammy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    December 01, 2011 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of The 54th Grammy Awards nominations reveal love for music softer than the dance-party tracks that fill the pop airwaves, a victory of sorts for indie rock. Record and song of the year has ...

  27. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. ...

  28. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lia Vollack

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 24 Lia Vollack President of worldwide music, Sony Pictures Entertainment Website: Sonypictures.com Twitter: @sonypictures Responsible for more than $60 million of music licensing, administration and soundtrack decisions, Lia Vollack works on s ...

  29. Trent Reznor Tells Fans on Twitter to 'Ignore' Re-Release of 'Pretty Hate Machine'

    July 19, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor took to Twitter to warn fans not to waste their money on a recent re-issue. A subsidiary of Universal music rereleased NIN's 1989 debut Pretty Hate Machine, without any re-mastering. Reznor called the re-rel ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's 14K Shopping Spree, New Red Hot Chili Peppers Single

    July 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Spends $14,000 In 90 Minutes On London Shopping Spree When is it OK to drop more than $14,000 on clothes? When you're Beyoncé and you have 90 minutes to spar ...

  31. Listen: Karen O & Trent Reznor Cover Zeppelin In 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' Trailer

    May 31, 2011 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Director David Fincher's cinematic interpretation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" won't reach audiences until Christmas, but a taste of the film's score hit the 'net this weekend via a new -- a ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Reznor to Score Vampire Flick, Whitney's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Pictures

    March 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Whitney Houston's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Photographs Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was photographed sniffing what appeared to be co ...

  33. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Turn Heads at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    February 28, 2011 1:25 AM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber and Selena Gomez painted the town red together on Sunday night (Feb. 27), hitting up Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair after-party for the 2011 Oscars in Hollywood. PHOTOS: MUSIC STARS AT THE 2011 OSCARS Bieber and Gomez, who were fir ...

  34. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Talk About Their Big Oscar Wins

    February 28, 2011 12:35 AM EST Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross at the Academy Awards Sunday (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Randy Newman, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the top music awards at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday -- and their reactions could not have be ...

  35. Trent Reznor Talks Next How To Destroy Angels Release

    February 28, 2011 12:06 AM EST Trent Reznor (Photo: WireImage) The day before his and Atticus Ross' Oscar win for "The Social Network," Trent Reznor was in Beverly Hills at the Society of Composers & Lyricists' annual pre-Oscar champagne reception, where ...

  36. Trent Reznor 'Finished Recording' Next How to Destroy Angels Project

    February 28, 2011 12:03 AM EST 0 0 0 The day before his and Atticus Ross' Oscar win for "The Social Network," Trent Reznor was in Beverly Hills at the Society of Composers & Lyricists' annual pre-Oscar champagne reception, where he spoke briefly about a differen ...

  37. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Win Academy Award For 'The Social Network'

    February 27, 2011 10:28 PM EST Trent Reznor accepting his Academy Award Sunday night (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Best Original Score Oscar for "The Social Network" Sunday night at the 83rd annual Academy Awards, marking the ...

  38. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  39. 2011 Academy Awards: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 10:30 AM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne, who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  40. Trent Reznor: Oscar Nom 'Amazing and Flattering'

    January 25, 2011 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "Completely surreal" is how composer Trent Reznor describes his best original score nom for "The Social Network," adding that he almost missed the announcement thanks to some technical difficulties at home. "It was panic thi ...

  41. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST 0 0 0 As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original ...

  42. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Soc ...

  43. Trent Reznor: Oscar Nom 'Amazing and Flattering'

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Completely surreal" is how composer Trent Reznor describes his best original score nom for "The Social Network," adding that he almost missed the announcement thanks to some technical difficulties at home. "It was panic t ...

  44. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.biz gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best origin ...

  45. Trent Reznor Nominated For Oscar, Along With Songs Sung By Gwyneth Paltrow, Dido And (Of Course) Randy Newman

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 83rd Academy awards, which take place on February 27, were announced today and included the music categories Best Original Score and Original Song. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor received a nomination for Best Original Scor ...

  46. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 8:56 PM EST 0 0 0 "G lee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. PHOTOS: 2011 GOLDEN GL ...

  47. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Glee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. For the second year i ...

  48. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Glee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. For the second year ...

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