1. Jimmy Cliff Premieres 'Life' Music Video From Upcoming Album: Watch

    July 12, 2017 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 When 13-year old James Chambers left his rural Somerton birthplace just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica, to attend high school in the island's capital, Kingston, he already had a grander scheme in mind: the pursuit of a musical career. Jamaica& ...

  2. Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Performs in His Rural Hometown

    February 16, 2017 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 An enthusiastic crowd of several thousand began gathering from 6 AM on Sunday, February 12, along the narrowly winding rocky road leading to the Somerton All Age and Infant School. Seemingly an improbable venue for a ceremony honoring a 2010 Rock an ...

  3. Morgan Heritage Wants Everyone to Feel Good on 'Reggae Night': Premiere

    January 27, 2017 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A year ago at this time, Morgan Heritage was 20 days away from winning its first Grammy Award for best reggae album with its 10 th studio album, Strictly Roots . Now the critically acclaimed group is ramping up a world tour and finishing up its fort ...

  4. BitTorrent Survey: Artists Remain Optimistic Amid Daunting Digital Challenges

    October 27, 2015 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The single biggest impression one gets from the BitTorrent Artist Survey released Tuesday is how outrageously difficult it is to make a living as an artist in the 21st Century. Not that it was ever easy, but the always-on media cycle have colluded w ...

  5. Wilco Joins Pilgrimage Festival Line-up (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a member of Better Than Ezra , Kevin Griffin is well aware of both how crowded the festival market is and the long odds of success for new events. “Like restaurants, most festivals fail, whether a musician is involved with it or a team of profess ...

  6. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as m ...

  7. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  8. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  9. Ed's Publishing Briefs: UMPG Re-ups Admin Deal with Warner Bros; Imagem Strikes Deal with Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff; Coolio's Song Auction

    August 22, 2013 5:28 PM EDT UMPG SIGNS DEALS WITH WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, BURT BACHARACH Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its worldwide music publishing administration agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment, which will cover the music from Warner Bros. P ...

  10. VP Records Launched Dub Rockers Imprint For U.S. Reggae Acts, Partners With Vans

    June 04, 2013 3:04 PM EDT California based skate-shoe company Vans who have developed numerous footwear/merchandise lines inspired by bands ranging from Bad Brains to Metallica have entered into a partnership with Queens, New York based Reggae independent VP Records to ...

  11. Stevie Wonder/ Bud Light Squeaks Past Jimmy Cliff/ Volkswagen for Most-Tweeted Super Bowl Ad: Brand Bowl

    February 04, 2013 12:23 AM EST Not surprisingly, Beyonce was the most-Tweeted artist of Super Bowl 47 by a mile. But the race for most-Tweeted music-related commercial was very close – with Bud Light’s Stevie Wonder-starring ad slipping past Volkswagen and Jimmy Cliff by less ...

  12. Beyonce Top-Tweeted Artist for Super Bowl 2013 by a Mile: Brand Bowl

    February 03, 2013 11:59 PM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sent ...

  13. Jamaican Music Biz Reacts to Controversial Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad

    February 01, 2013 4:30 PM EST What would the Super Bowl be without a commercial controversy? For this Sunday’s game, contention swirls around a Volkswagen ad entitled "Get In. Get Happy" featuring the music of legendary reggae star Jimmy Cliff, who catapulted to i ...

  14. Reggae Grammy Nominations Honor Veteran Acts, Snub Emerging Talent

    December 26, 2012 4:00 PM EST The nominations for the 2013 Best Reggae Album Grammy, as in previous years, acknowledge the genre's veteran acts while overlooking popular releases by a younger generation of artists. The nominees are Jimmy Cliff's "Rebirth" ( ...

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  16. Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 14, 2012 10:39 PM EST The Dave Matthews Band, which begins its winter tour on Nov. 30 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., has pledged $1 million to regional recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Where You Can Donate, Help or ...

  17. Dave Matthews Band to Raise $1 Million at Sandy Relief Concert

    November 14, 2012 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Group turns Nov. 30 tour opener in New Jersey into a benefit event Dave Matthews is turning his band's tour opener in New Jersey at the end of the month into a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims, pledging $1 million to regional recover ...

  18. Zac Brown Band Joins Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters at DeLuna Fest

    June 18, 2012 9:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zac Brown Band will bring a dose of country to the beach at the DeLuna Fest this fall. The band is the latest headliner to join the three-day Pensacola Beach, Fla., festival, joining Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters at the top of the bill. More new ad ...

  19. Jamaica's Reggae Film Festival Tells Island's Rich Music Story

    May 10, 2012 7:30 AM EDT While it's unlikely any of the movies presented at the recently concluded 5th Annual Reggae Film Festival (RFF) will attract the widespread interest generated by director Kevin McDonald's "Marley" documentary, many are just as ...

  20. Backbeat: tUnE-yArDs, Manchester Orchestra, Z-Trip Sweat Through Coachella's Second Weekend

    April 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis overcoming Coachella's desert heat that kicked-in the second weekend. (Photo: Jeff Miller) INDIO, CALIF. -- tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis, played a set under the harsh sun during the day on Saturday at Coachell ...

  21. Coachella To Live Stream Part of Festival Via YouTube

    April 13, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Coachella will be live streaming some of its acts across three channels on YouTube this year, allowing fans who got priced out - or were too late to purchase tickets to the festival which sold out in just a week - to see some of their favorite ban ...

  22. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. ...

  23. Paul Simon Documentary 'Under African Skies' Wins SXSW Audience Award

    March 18, 2012 1:34 PM EDT Joe Berlinger's documentary on Paul Simon's return to South Africa 25 years after the recording of Graceland won the SXSW Audience Award in the 24 Beats per Second Category. "Under African Skies" is the only music film to win a ...

  24. Paul Simon Doc Wins SXSW's Audience Award

    March 18, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Berlinger's documentary on Paul Simon's return to South Africa 25 years after the recording of "Graceland" won the SXSW Audience Award in the 24 Beats per Second Category. "Under African Skies" is the only music fil ...

  25. Bruce Springsteen Plays Incendiary SXSW Show With Tom Morello, Jimmy Cliff, Arcade Fire

    March 16, 2012 11:01 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen played an epic 2-hour and 50-minutee set at Austin's ACL Live at Moody Theater (Photo: Getty Images) Bruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech. He wound up making history - at least by the standards of hi ...

  26. Bruce Springsteen Captures SXSW With Epic, Raucous Revue

    March 16, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In Nearly 3-Hour Set, The Boss and His Army (Including Tom Morello, Eric Burdon, Arcade Fire) Deliver Night of Live Magic B ruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech . He wound up making history -- at least by the standards of his ...

  27. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  28. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  29. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  30. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  31. Rachael Ray's SXSW Party to Serve Up Train, Jimmy Cliff, Blitzen Trapper

    March 05, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Train, preparing for the April 17 release of its sixth album, "California 37," will be the headline act at the fifth annual Rachael Ray's Feedback day party at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference. The syndicated TV host� ...

  32. Jimmy Cliff to Open Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert Series

    February 28, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff will open the 34th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Series, one the nation's longest-running free summer festivals, on June 5 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. This year marks the 40th anniversary of ...

  33. Jimmy Cliff To Celebrate Brooklyn! in June

    February 28, 2012 3:52 PM EST Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff will open the 34th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Series, one the nation's longest-running free summer festivals, on June 5 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Jimmy Cliff, 'Sacred Fire': ...

  34. The Collective Hires Genevieve Jewell To Run New Nashville Office

    January 25, 2012 8:38 PM EST Los Angeles-based entertainment management and production company the Collective has opened its first regional office in Nashville, headed by artist manager Genevieve Jewell. Joining her at the company as a management client is Tyler Bryant & ...

  35. Collective Sounds Snags Ana Guillen From Warner

    January 20, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 Ana Guillen has left her position as Northwest Region Promotions Manager at Warner Brothers after eight years to take an executive position at Collective Sounds. Guillen, who previously worked at both Hollywood Records and at Universal, brings her exp ...

  36. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  37. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Agains ...

  38. Paul Simon Gives Into Rhythm At Hollywood Show

    April 21, 2011 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few performers with nearly 50 years of songs can afford to leave a handful of masterpieces out of their sets and still satisfy an audience. Paul Simon succeeded in doing just that Wednesday night (Apr. 20) at a sold-out Pantages Theater in Hollywood ...

  39. Lady Gaga, Green Day Showcase Lollapalooza's Diversity

    August 04, 2010 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than 250,000 music fans will gather on the shores of Lake Michigan this weekend for an expanded three-day Lollapalooza music festival, which hopes to buck a dismal summer concert season of cuts and cancellations. The iconic music carnival, born ...

  40. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Ma ...

  41. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder Run The Farm At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 13, 2010 8:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z ran the farm in Manchester, Tenn. last night running through a blazing 90-minute set on the main stage of Bonnaroo, redeeming Kanye West 's 2008 sunrise special and hip-hop's checkered festival past. Jay's set, though devoid of ...

  42. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornogr ...

  43. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  44. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be ...

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