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  1. 2013 Grammy Awards: Pop Solo Performance Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:54 AM EST It's a woman's world in the category this year Best pop solo performance "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)" Adele FROM: Live At The Royal Albert Hall SONGWRITERS: Fraser T. Smith, Adele Adkins PUBLISHERS: Universal Music Publishing/ ...

  2. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  3. Mando Diao Sign Publishing Deal With BMG Germany

    April 10, 2012 7:30 AM EDT BERLIN - The Swedish rock band Mando Diao signed an exclusive publishing deal with BMG Germany. Led by singer-songwriters Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, the band has released five studio albums, a Best Of and an MTV Unplugged set over the past ni ...

  4. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  5. Historical Analysis: Adele Matches The Beatles, 50 Cent With Hot 100, Billboard 200 Moves

    February 23, 2012 4:30 PM EST As reported yesterday , Adele's sophomore album 21 marks multiple new milestones on the Billboard 200. Most notably, 21 registered its best sales week (730,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan), following her six wins at the 54th Grammy Awards ...

  6. Chart Moves: 'Glee' Finds 'Love,' Girls Generation's 'Boys' Debuts

    January 26, 2012 11:02 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "21" becomes the first album by a single artist ever to top the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over at the latt ...

  7. Adele, Flo Rida Top UK Charts

    January 09, 2012 8:05 AM EST There's a familiar look to the top of the new U.K. album chart, published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Jan. 8), on which Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 38,000 units to move back 6-1 and become the album ...

  8. It's Official: David Foster Named Chairman of Verve Music Group

    December 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Billboard.biz reported way back in June that David Foster would be joining Universal Music Group (and in August that he'd be heading up Verve ), and finally on Thursday morning, the news was made official: the Grammy Award-winning and Oscar n ...

  9. Adele's Next '21' Single Changes To 'Set Fire to the Rain' After Feedback From Radio Programmers

    November 09, 2011 12:52 PM EST While Columbia Records had originally intended to release "Rumour Has It" as the next pop and adult radio single from Adele's album "21," the label will instead promote "Set Fire to the Rain" as the set's ne ...

  10. Backbeat: Earth Wind & Fire, J&R Music Celebrate 40th Anniversaries @ NYC's South Street Seaport

    September 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Earth Wind & Fire , which is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a band, helped J&R celebrate its 40th anniversary by doing a free show on Sept. 9 at New York's South Street Seaport, which is about two blocks away from the Park Row st ...

  11. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 8:07 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chi ...

  12. Amy Winehouse's Posthumous U.K. Sales Spike; Adele, The Wanted Top Charts

    July 25, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Wineho ...

  13. Peermusic Acquires Majority Stake in David Foster Song Catalog

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Peermusic has agreed to acquire a majority stake in David Foster's song catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal encompasses all of the songwriter's publishing vehicles, Foster Frees Music, Air Bear Music and One Four Thre ...

  14. Solomon Burke Dies At Amsterdam Airport At 70

    October 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Solomon Burke, the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Phi ...

  15. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting ...

  16. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen, key members of Earth, Wind & Fire, and producer-composer David Foster. The hall made the announcement of its inductees on Tuesday. Earth, Wind & F ...

  17. Spirit Catalogue In Deal With Producer Guercio

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Catalogue Holdings, the parent company of Spirit Music Group, has acquired a majority interest in the publishing rights of legendary record producer James William Guercio. As part of the deal Spirit also acquired a significant stake in Guer ...

  18. Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis sa ...

  19. Latin Briefs: ‘West Side Story,’ Circo Rocktastico, SESAC Latina

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- "West Side Story" will come to Broadway in a new bilingual version in early 2009, the New York Times reports. Librettist Arthur Laurents, who wrote the original musical, says Spanish will be used in both the spoken and sung words of t ...