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  1. Execs, Artists Testify On Webcaster Rates

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The debate over the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board for Internet radio continued on Capitol Hill today as business executives and artists testified before the House Small Business Committee. But as the July 15 deadline fast approa ...

  2. Keys, Lavigne, Fall Out Boy, Underwood, Set For Fashion Rocks

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual Fashion Rocks event, presented by the Conde Nast Media Group, touches down at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 6. The concert will air the following evening, Sept. 7, in a two-hour special on CBS. As in previous years, the 2007 edi ...

  3. Morrissey Mulling Warner Bros. Deal

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey is mulling a deal with Warner Bros. to release his next studio album, the artist said during a fan Q&A on the True to You Web site . The former Smiths frontman has issued his two prior albums on the Attack imprint via Sanctuary, whic ...

  4. Toby Keith's the 'Big Dog' of the Charts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboar ...

  5. U.K. Firm 7digital Enters New Phase

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service 7digital has relaunched its offering with a string of new features, and is boldly setting its sights on the market dominance of iTunes. The enhanced, format-agnostic U.K. store goes live today with EMI's complete DRM and ...

  6. Cherry Lane Signs Dilana

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with rocker Dilana Robichaux, who is best known for her participation on the CBS reality-show "Rock Star: Supernova." Robichaux is currently working on material ...

  7. Aussie Artist Randell Dies

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian performer Lynne Randell, who at 15 became known for her mod looks and recorded four hits for EMI and CBS in the mid-60s, died June 8 of an apparent suicide. The 57-year-old had been battling an addiction to diet pills. Randell was heard ...

  8. Joost Taps Volpi As CEO

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joost has named Mike Volpi as its new CEO. He replaces founding CEO, Fredrik de Wahl, who will become chief strategy officer of the Internet television service. Volpi joins Joost from Cisco Systems. Most recently he was senior VP/GM for Cisco' ...

  9. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: So, somebody finally snatched up Last.fm, the progressive and popular digital music social networking service based in England. This was an eye-opener in many respects, not the least of which that a successful technology play could emerge ...

  10. McGraw Song Remains TV Moment For Now

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact that it was the Hot Shot Debut on this week's Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 35, there are no immediate plans to release Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," the song that provided the most memorable mom ...

  11. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  12. Island Signs The 88, Working With Babyface

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based power pop band the 88 has signed with Island Def Jam Records after self-releasing its first two efforts. The act's major label debut will feature at least three tracks recorded with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, and mo ...

  13. Underwood Among Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood continues to be one of the biggest stories in country music by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held tonight (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top female honors, album of the year f ...

  14. Hill, McBride, Twain, Legend Join ACM Line-up

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Big & Rich with special guest John Legend join the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Shania ...

  15. YouTube To Share Ad Revenues With Users

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has taken its first steps towards sharing advertising revenue with those creating the user-generated videos that have made the service so popular. On its blog, the company announced a plan to offer revenue partnerships with specific users ...

  16. Huff Named Top Producer By ACM

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has released the winners of awards that will be presented before the live award show telecast on May 15. The off-camera winners are Dann Huff (producer of the year); Steve Marcantonio (audio engineer of the year); Glen ...

  17. Performers Added to ACM Line-Up

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Josh Turner and Taylor Swift join an already strong line-up of performers at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gen ...

  18. Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics. During the furor that ...

  19. McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Paisley and Underwood Join ACM Line-up

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and rising country stars Rodney Atkins and Miranda Lambert have joined the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. As previously reported, Brooks & Dunn ...

  20. Superstars Set For ACM Awards Performances

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country music superstars Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Reba McEntire with special guest Kelly Clarkson and rising stars Sugarland will all perform as part of the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which take place May ...

  21. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  22. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  23. Bose Takes Charge Of EMI Iberia

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simone Bosé has been promoted to run EMI's operations in Spain and Portugal, EMI said today. In the role as managing director of EMI Music Iberia, Bosé takes over from Manolo Díaz, who steps down April 1 as president and CEO of EMI Music Iber ...

  24. Google Chief: YouTube Committed To Attracting Licensed Content

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite a high-profile revolt by such big-media types as CBS and Viacom, Google chief Eric Schmidt says YouTube remains firm in its commitment to attract licensed content to the popular user generated site. Schmidt stresses such content can be mon ...

  25. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Strait's last ACM win came in ...

  26. Entercom Shuffles KXBT To Univision

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST After weeks of rumors, it's confirmed -- Entercom is spinning off rhythmic KXBT (the Beat 104.3)/Austin to Univision, who will take control of the signal on Monday, Feb. 26. Billboard.biz hears that Univision will flip the station to regional ...

  27. Exclusive: Police Visiting Bonnaroo, Fenway On Reunion Tour

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. As part of a tour that will play arenas and stadiums internatio ...

  28. Grammy Foundation Awards Five Scholarships

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bimal Jaysen Rajkomar, a U.C. Davis School of Law student, won the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative competition on Friday (Feb. 9). His winning paper argued that digital rights management schemes can be implemented without ero ...

  29. Timberlake, Ludacris, Dylan Win Early Grammys

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ludacris and Bob Dylan were among the Grammy winners announced this afternoon (Feb. 11) before the live CBS telecast got underway. Timberlake won best dance recording for "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland and best rap/sun ...

  30. Singer Frankie Laine Dies At 93

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Frankie Laine, the big-voiced singer whose string of hits made him one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s, died Tuesday. He was 93. Laine died of heart failure at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Jimmy Marino, Laine's producer ...

  31. Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd To Hit The Road

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams, Jr., and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The initial run of shows includes 20 dates, beginning April 11 at the VBCC Arena in Huntsville, Ala. Other ...

  32. Pretty Ricky, Shins Grab Top Album Chart Spots

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST After several slow weeks at retail where no title cracked the 100,000-copy plateau, Pretty Ricky and the Shins achieve the feat with their new albums this week. Pretty Ricky's "Late Night Special" (Atlantic) opens at No. 1 after sel ...

  33. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  34. Orthmayr Appointed Sony BMG Switzerland MD

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wolfgang Orthmayr will be the new managing director of Sony BMG Switzerland, with effect from March 1. He is to succeed Annelies Hophan, who will step out of the business after more than 30 years' service, which included stints with CBS, Sony ...

  35. Finalists Named For Grammy Contest

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Five finalists have been named to compete for the chance to perform with "SexyBack" singer Justin Timberlake at the Grammy Awards. Fans voting online at Yahoo! Music narrowed the field from 12 finalists in the "My Grammy Moment" ...

  36. Aguilera, Blige, Luda Added To Grammy Performers

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood have joined the performance lineup for the 49th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 11 live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center. They join previou ...

  37. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  38. Mobile Video Services Unveiled At CES

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST News is pouring out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show , hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association, which is now underway in Las Vegas. The biggest trend so far is the slew of mobile video related announcements. Verizon Wireless introduc ...

  39. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  40. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...

  41. Prince Suits Up For Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince will perform during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show, sponsored by Pepsi and airing live Feb. 4 on CBS from Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Sources tell Billboard.biz the event is expected to kick off a busy year for Prince in the studio and on t ...

  42. Mary J. Blige Tops Grammy Nods

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige led the nominations the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the year and best R&B album for "The Breakthroug ...

  43. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was not that long ago that the words "independent label" were generally construed to mean "a quick way for an aspiring artist to be bilked out of their life savings by disreputable operators." H Times have changed. Independe ...

  44. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at least 3 mil Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distri ...

  45. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST First game console to secure programming from majors. Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at leas ...

  46. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Los Angeles-based AEG, the parent company of international promoter AEG Live, revealed Nov. 1 that it has purchased Ken Ehrlich Productions from owner/founder Ken Ehrlich, who is known for producing such ...

  47. Industry Vet Tom Noonan Dies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 78. Tom Noonan, 78, who was a Billboard institution during his 30-plus year tenure with the magazine, died Sunday (Oct. 29) in Los Angeles. He had been battling bladder cancer for more than a year. The enthusiastic Noonan punctuated his Bil ...

  48. Teen Confab Debates Authentic Music Marketing

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As more and more users sign up for social networking services on the Internet, the popularity and respect for music is only increasing. Music Web sites are the fourth most popular on the Internet, behind only gaming destinations, social networking ...

  49. Teen Confab Debates Authentic Music Marketing

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Research: Teens spend 2-3 hours per day listening to music. As more and more users sign up for social networking services on the Internet, the popularity and respect for music is only increasing. Music Web sites are the fourth most popular on the ...

  50. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

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