1. Al Franken Announces Plan to Resign From Senate, Calls Out President Trump & Roy Moore

    December 07, 2017 3:12 PM EST 0 0 0 "I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office," he said. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced his plans to re ...

  2. Former Female 'SNL' Cast Members Sign Letter in Support of Al Franken

    November 21, 2017 10:08 AM EST 0 0 0 A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC’s Saturday Night Live  have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken, a Democrat, of forcibly kissing her during a USO tour ...

  3. Why Al Franken's Speech Aimed at Tech Companies Could Signal Good News For the Music Industry

    November 17, 2017 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Last Wednesday, at an Open Markets Institute event in Washington, D.C., Senator Al Franken gave what Wired called “ the speech big tech has been dreading .” Speaking before he was accused of sexual misconduct this week, Franken pointed out that the ...

  4. Trump Reacts to Al Franken Harassment Claim: 'Picture Is Really Bad'

    November 17, 2017 9:24 AM EST 0 0 0 The late night hosts also had plenty to say about the allegations against the comedian-turned-Senator. In a pair of tweets, President Donald Trump waded into the sexual-harassment scandal surrounding Sen. Al Franken on Thursday (Nov. 16). Leeann Twe ...

  5. Radio Host Says Al Franken Kissed, Groped Her Without Consent

    November 16, 2017 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Leeann Tweeden, a TV host and sports broadcaster, came forward about a past incident with the Minnesota senator. He issued an apology after her public claim. Leeann Tweeden, a TV host and sports broadcaster, says Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped he ...

  6. Which Democrats Could Run For President in 2020? Here Are 10 Names to Know

    November 14, 2016 2:31 PM EST 0 0 7 A week ago, most of the United States -- whether they supported her or not -- was expecting to inaugurate Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States. Instead, the Democratic Party has a huge rebuilding job on its hands, entering the ...

  7. Oculus Issues Response to Sen. Al Franken's Privacy Questions

    May 19, 2016 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oculus has responded to Sen. Al Franken 's questions about consumers' privacy when using the its s Rift virtual reality system. Franken posted the response from the Facebook-owned company Thursday detailing how it collects and stores user ...

  8. Oculus Downplays Al Franken's Questions About Virtual Reality Privacy

    April 18, 2016 9:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn't be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift. Jason Rubin , Oculus' head of worldwide studios, is downplaying questions raised about th ...

  9. Oculus Downplays Al Franken's Questions About Virtual Reality Privacy

    April 18, 2016 9:11 AM EDT An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn't be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift. Jason Rubin , Oculus' head of worldwide studios, is downplaying questions raised about ...

  10. Sen. Al Franken Wants Federal Probe of Apple Music, App Store Practices

    July 23, 2015 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Critics of Apple's surcharge for in-app purchases, as well as rules meant to keep that money flowing, have a powerful new friend in Washington. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal T ...

  11. Open Internet Preservation Act Reinforces Net Neutrality

    February 04, 2014 1:04 PM EST Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Anna Eshoo have introduced new net neutrality legislation that restores the Federal Communication Commission's open internet rules that were struck down last month in a different ruling by D.C. Circuit Court of Appea ...

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  13. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  14. Irving Azoff Disputes Bronfman, Mills Testimony at Universal-EMI Senate Hearings; Mills Responds

    June 22, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment/Front Line Management Chairman Irving Azoff said he didn't get the chance to respond to some of the comments made at yesterday's Senate Judiciary subcommitee hearing about the proposed Universal Music Group-EMI ...

  15. Music Execs Debate Promise and Threats of Universal-EMI Merger at Senate Hearing

    June 21, 2012 8:28 PM EDT Some of the music industry's top music executives painted various pictures of the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday afternoon. It was a rare opportunity to see well-known executives queried a ...

  16. Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger

    June 21, 2012 7:31 AM EDT The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at around 2pm ET today, Thursday, June 21 and Billboard.biz is live blogging it here (see below). Business Mat ...

  17. Senator Calls For Smartphone App Privacy Policies

    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to require all developers that make apps for their mobile devices to adopt formal privacy policies. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters to the ...

  18. Apple, Google Grilled on Location Data By Senate Panel

    May 11, 2011 7:18 AM EDT WASHINGTON - Executives from Apple and Google told lawmakers Tuesday that users have control over information used to pinpoint the location of iPhones and smartphones running Google's Android software. Guy "Bud" Tribble, vice presid ...

  19. Recap: Future Of Music Summit 2009

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year's Future of Music Summit, held from Sunday to Tuesday in Washington, D.C., had its usual mix of intelligence and meaningful discourse. The appearance of Senator Al Franken, who once drew a map of the lower 48 in under two minutes on ...

  20. 'Sun' Rises On New R.E.M. Album

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun," according to the group's official Web site. As previously reported, the set will be released Oct. 4 internationally and the following R.E.M.'s next Warner Bro ...

  21. Billboard Bits: The Cure, Cave In, Al Franken

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on The Cure, Cave In, Al Franken The Cure's performance for Sessions@AOL has been made available as a digital EP exclusively through Apple's iTunes Music Store. The eight-track collection sports three cuts from the group's new se ...

  22. Phishermen Hook Three Jammys

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two awards, the band winning one, and he and bassist Mike Gordon together again onstage, last night's (Oct. 2) 2002 Jammy Awards Presented by TDK went a long wa With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two ...

  23. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announce ...

  24. Celebrities To Entertain Troops Overseas

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality "Downtown" Julie Brown are among a group of celebrities headed overseas to entertain troops deployed after the Sept. 11 Country artist Clint Black, pop singer ...