1. Backbeat: Diane Warren, Industry Execs, Songwriters and Hopefuls at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 26, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Happy Hour: Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren with Billboard publisher Tommy Page. (Photo: Arnold Turner ) Attendees at Billboard's 11th annual Film & TV Music Conference had numerous reasons for spending a couple of days at Hollywoo ...

  2. Video: Troy Carter Talks Lady Gaga in Asia, Social Media, Investing In Tech at Music Matters Conference

    June 21, 2012 4:41 PM EDT A week before the controversial cancelling of Lady Gaga's Indonesia "Born This Way" tour stop, her manager Troy Carter was the keynote interview at the Music Matters conference in Singapore earlier this month. Carter, who is the fou ...

  3. Lil Wayne Settles $1.5 Million Lawsuit

    May 14, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 More money, more problems for Lil Wayne as he settles his second lawsuit in a little over a month. According to reports from TMZ , producer David Kirkwood filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment in 2011, ...

  4. Azealia Banks Signs With Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's Manager

    April 18, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Newcomer Azealia Banks, who signed to Universal Music in January, is being represented by Lady Gaga's manager Troy Carter. The rapper's debut album for Interscope, Broke With Expensive Taste , is slated for release in September. The 20-y ...

  5. Obama Prefers Jay-Z Over Kanye West

    April 12, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'He is a jackass... But he's talented' -- The President on Kanye West While in New York City raising campaign funds in January, President Barack Obama was asked at a restaurant what at first seemed like a simple question by The Atlant ...

  6. Justin Bieber Taps Lil Wayne For New Album

    February 02, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Get Ready For Weezy F. 'Baby' First it was Ludacris on "Baby." Then Kanye West remixed his "My World 2.0" track "Runaway Love" with Raekwon . Then, just when we thought he wasn't going to ask Busta Rhymes ...

  7. Beyonce Sued for $100 Million by Video Game Maker

    April 27, 2011 2:12 PM EDT B eyoncé has been hit with a hefty $100 million lawsuit, after the singer reportedly bailed out on creating a "motion-sensing dance video" titled "Starpower: Beyoncé." The summons, which was first obtained by New York Magazine ...

  8. Beyonce Sued for $100 Million by Video Game Maker

    April 27, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eyoncé has been hit with a hefty $100 million lawsuit, after the singer reportedly bailed out on creating a "motion-sensing dance video" titled "Starpower: Beyoncé." The summons, which was first obtained by New York Magazine , ...

  9. New Beyonce Track To Be Released In Next Few Weeks?

    September 23, 2010 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 For those Beyoncé fans that have been anxiously waiting new music from Queen B, wait no more. According to songwriter Los DaMystro, not only is a new track by Mrs. Carter "F*cking insane!" it might also be released as early as three weeks ...

  10. Barack Obama To Host 'Fiesta Latina' At White House

    October 08, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama will host a special Latin music evening at the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina," will be taped live by Washington D.C. television sta ...

  11. Lord Carter Delivers PRS For Music AGM Keynote

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lord Carter, the U.K. government minister preparing the country's copyright law for the digital age, has promised to meet the complex needs of content creators within new legislation. Speaking during a keynote today (April 30) at the annual g ...

  12. U.K. Govt Warns Biz On File-Sharing

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government has begun consultation on a proposed digital rights agency to encourage legitimate online entertainment services and reduce piracy, while warning that it will consider far-reaching legislation to tackle P2P activity if the biz ...

  13. Industry Tight-Lipped on 'Digital Britain Report'

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Trade bodies remain unaffected by an article in the Financial Times that reveals insider details about the proposed "Digital Britain Report" from the U.K.'s new communications minister, Lord Carter. A spokesperson from the Departmen ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  15. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  16. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  17. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>James Eugene "Rosy" McHargue, a prolific jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and singer, dies in Los Angeles. He is 97. McHargue played with the bands of Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser.<br clear= 2003 - Beck is prevente ...

  18. Teairra Mari Off To 'Good' Start

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "This is just the beginning." Singer Teairra Mari closes the liner-note thank-you list on her Def Jam Recordings debut, "Roc-a-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari" (released Aug. 2) ...

  19. Bluegrass Legend Stanley Recovering From Bypass

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ralph Stanley is recovering from heart surgery in a hospital near his Southwestern Virginia home. Ralph Stanley is recovering from heart surgery in a hospital near his Southwestern Virginia home. The bluegrass legend underwent a five-hour triple-byp ...

  20. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from p ...

  21. Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died this morning (March 21). He wa Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodim ...

  22. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experienc ...

  24. The Very Best of Ralph Stanley

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ralph Stanley has to be among the most active septuagenarians in the music business, having released no fewer than nine records since 2000, while maintaining a virtually non-stop touring schedule. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 12 Ralph Stanley has to be among ...

  25. Jazz Legend Lionel Hampton Laid To Rest

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of New York's Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton we ...

  26. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, a ...