Billboard is honoring the late Chip Hooper from Paradigm with a new award for young professionals, to be given out Nov. 13 during the Billboard Live Music Summit & Awards at the Montage in Beverly Hills.
On Oct. 11 in Santa Monica, Calif., City of Hope honored outgoing Warner/Chappell Music chairman/CEO Jon Platt with its Spirit of Life Award. With help from Beyoncé, who performed, and Jay-Z, who presented Platt with his award, the evening raised $6.1 million for the world-renowned Duarte, Calif.-based research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
R&B prodigy IV Jay is taking her talents to Atlantic Records. 'Billboard' has learned that the 16-year-old will be joining the already stacked lineup of artists to assist in taking her burgeoning career to the next level. Coinciding with the announcement, Jay is releasing her major label debut 'EP IV,' which arrives on streaming services Friday (Oct. 19).
Superfly, the marketing and event company behind music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands announced Friday it has appointed 20-year marketing veteran Stacy Moscatelli to executive vice president of brand marketing.
Facebook has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region.
Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina has filed a complaint to The European Court of Human Rights over her sentencing earlier this year to community service for a rally in support of messaging service Telegram.