1. Quincy Jones Saluted With School to Be Built in His Honor for Giving Tuesday

    November 28, 2017 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 In a Perfect World is raising funds for the 2018 facility in country to be chosen by the music industry veteran. In celebration of Global Day of Giving/Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28), In a Perfect World (IAPW) has announced that it is launching a fundrais ...

  2. Grammy Museum Honors David Foster at Record-Breaking Gala

    September 20, 2017 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Not only is David a genius musician, he's a song guy. He’s the best vocal producer around. He'll take a singer further than they think they can go," said Diane Warren. In a record-breaking evening that raised more than $1 millio ...

  3. Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4 Million in Trial Against Michael Jackson's Estate | Billboard News

    Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4 Million in Trial Against Michael Jackson's Estate | Billboard News

    July 27, 2017 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday (July 26) a Los Angeles courtroom jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million in the trial against Michael Jackson's estate, after he claimed he was cheated out of royalties after the King of Pop died in 2009. music , 2017 , Quincy Jone ...

  4. Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4 Million in Michael Jackson Royalty Trial

    July 26, 2017 8:00 PM EDT The legendary producer had originally requested $30 million he claimed he was cheated out of since the King of Pop's death in 2009. Iconic composer and music mogul Quincy Jones who produced Off the Wall , Thriller and Bad was calm and cool on ...

  5. Michael Jackson Estate Lawyers Promise 'Entertaining' Closing Argument in Quincy Jones Trial | Billboard News

    Michael Jackson Estate Lawyers Promise 'Entertaining' Closing Argument in Quincy Jones Trial | Billboard News

    July 24, 2017 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Entertainment attorneys Howard Weitzman and Zia Modabber spoke with Billboard exclusively as they prepared to head to Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to convince a jury in their closing arguments that Quincy Jones is not entitled to receive the ...

  6. Quincy Jones Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Royalties Trial

    July 20, 2017 6:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Contract montract,' said Jones. 'If we made the record we deserve to get paid.' Quincy Jones has been in the music business for 70 years and he can't quite say exactly how many works he's composed or albums he's p ...

  7. Quincy Jones Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Royalties Trial

    July 20, 2017 6:03 PM EDT 'Contract montract,' said Jones. 'If we made the record we deserve to get paid.' Quincy Jones has been in the music business for 70 years and he can't quite say exactly how many works he's composed or albums he's ...

  8. Quincy Jones Earned $18 Million in Royalties Since Michael Jackson's Death

    July 18, 2017 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Day 6 of trial over missing royalties, Sony exec's testimony reveals producer's payout Since the death of pop star Michael Jackson in 2009, Quincy Jones has received nearly $18 million in royalties for his work on some of the King of Po ...

  9. Court Readies for Quincy Jones to Take the Stand in Suit Against the Michael Jackson Estate

    July 17, 2017 9:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jones’ legal team has publicly stated that their client is owned at least $30 million. Quincy Jones is expected to take the stand this week in his case against the Michael Jackson estate as the celebrated Grammy-award-winning 84-year-old producer se ...

  10. In Quincy Jones Trial, Expert Critiques Pitbull's Version of Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

    July 14, 2017 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull is no Michael Jackson .    That was the gist of the expert testimony that highlighted the fourth day of the trial that pits legendary producer Quincy Jones against the Michael Jackson estate, with Jones claiming that the late King of Pop’s e ...

  11. Quincy Jones Faces Off With Michael Jackson's Company in Jury Trial

    July 11, 2017 8:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trial pits a dead music legend against a living one in what a potential juror described as "a tragedy." "Both of these men are musical geniuses," said one potential juror of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. "I am so, so ...

  12. Quincy Jones, Jerry Moss & More Honor Clarence Avant, Radio's Lee Bailey at Black Business Association Gala

    June 21, 2017 8:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Industry icon Clarence Avant and radio pioneer Lee Bailey were honored for their respective career achievements by the Black Business Association on Tuesday night. Themed “The Business Behind the Music,” the BBA’s annual Salute to Black Music Awards ...

  13. Quincy Jones Reflects on Artists He Loves, Wished He'd Worked With During Intimate Launch of New Headphones

    May 24, 2017 4:00 AM EDT 0 0 7 Guests were recently treated to a special, intimate evening with legendary producer Quincy Jones , who walked guests through his career and showed off and his latest contribution to music -- a new range of headphones. Sounds of his Michael Jackson h ...

  14. Will Smith, Quincy Jones & Herbie Hancock Celebrate International Jazz Day in Havana

    May 02, 2017 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 From the opening number of the sixth International Jazz Day concert on Sunday in Havana, Cuba, the unifying global spirit of the event rang through. “Manteca,” the celebrated 1947 collaboration between American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Cuban pe ...

  15. Quincy Revamps Dad Al B. Sure's Chart-Topping Hit 'Nite and Day' for New Album: 'We Created Something Special'

    February 17, 2017 1:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 29 years after Al B. Sure!'s classic hit "Nite and Day" hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track has returned with a fresh spin -- this time covered by Sure's biological son, singer and Star  actor Quinc ...

  16. John Legend on Producing & Acting in 'La La Land,' Broadway Plans, 'Role Model' Quincy Jones

    January 06, 2017 4:52 PM EST 0 0 5 While John Legend is presumably in Washington, D.C., for President Barack Obama’s farewell party (“We don’t speak about those invitations,” he said with a laugh when asked), the 10-time Grammy winner will be back in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Gol ...

  17. Quincy Jones' Royalty Trial Delayed Because of Sony Music Conflict

    October 07, 2016 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary producer Quincy Jones was set to go to trial next week over royalties he says he's owed from albums released after Michael Jackson's death -- but that's not happening now because a recent development means defendants Sony Mu ...

  18. Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales Resigns

    August 25, 2016 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales has left the Sean Combs -owned company, Billboard has confirmed. In the interim, COO Derek Ferguson will take charge as a search begins for Clinkscales’ successor.  Clinkscales had been with Revolt since its launch three ...

  19. Todd Terry Talks New 'House Masters' Compilation & State of House Music

    July 26, 2016 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 In September 2008, the record label Defected started an effort to establish the house music canon by releasing a series of albums honoring "House Masters." After volumes dedicated to Louie Vega , Dennis Ferrer , Frankie Knuckles , and more ...

  20. Frank Sinatra's 'Sinatra at the Sands' Turns 50: The Whiskey-Swilling, Joke-Cracking American Icon at His Peak

    July 25, 2016 6:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Hoodlum from Hoboken is at his most Rat Pack-y on this 1966 live release, featuring the Count Basie Orchestra. Travel back in time to 1966: Lyndon B. Johnson is in the White House. The Space Race and Cold War are reaching their fever pitches, as ...

  21. How Jacob Collier is Blowing Minds With Help From YouTube & Quincy Jones

    July 01, 2016 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 21-year-old music prodigy's debut album, 'In My Room,' drops today. Jacob Collier is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist wunderkind from London whose break out performance last week at Los Angeles' cavernous YouTube Space left a ...

  22. Executive Turntable: Appointments at Pandora, Genius, ASCAP & More

    June 15, 2016 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 -- The Corporation of Massey Hall, Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall , have appointed  Jesse Kumagai  as director of programming, marketing & business development, starting July 4, 2016. He previously worked at the corporation from 2003 - 2014, ...

  23. Bill Cosby Libel Accusers Want to Depose Quincy Jones, WME

    March 01, 2016 10:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Legendary music producer Quincy Jones could be deposed in the Massachusetts libel case against Bill Cosby , as he may have knowledge of the embattled comedian’s history of alleged assaults according to a motion filed Monday.  Earlier this month Cosb ...

  24. Quincy Jones Will Discuss Diversity, But Not On Oscar Show

    February 28, 2016 1:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Quincy Jones wants to talk about diversity, just not on the Oscar show. The 82-year-old Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winner says he agreed to appear on Sunday's (Feb. 28) Academy Awards on the condition that he can address the film academy's Boa ...

  25. Quincy Jones' Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Songs Will Go to Trial

    February 25, 2016 3:27 PM EST 0 0 0 A judge ruled Thursday (Feb. 25) that a lawsuit filed by producer Quincy Jones against Michael Jackson 's estate and record company over royalties on some of the singer's biggest hits can go to trial. Superior Court Judge Michael Stern sai ...

  26. Quincy Jones on Oscars Diversity: 'You Can Boycott or You Can Fix It'

    January 20, 2016 10:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Quincy Jones , appearing alongside Norman Lear at NATPE 2016 on Wednesday afternoon, says that he's been asked to present at the 2016 Academy Awards — but that he's only doing it on one condition. The 82-year-old music icon wants to talk a ...

  27. Phil Woods, Saxophonist Behind Jazz Classics & Pop Hits, Dies at 83

    October 01, 2015 7:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phil Woods , a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon , has died. He was 83. Woods died Tuesday in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, said Phili ...

  28. Beyonce! Bruce Springsteen! Miley Cyrus! Check Out Some of the Coolest College Courses

    July 24, 2015 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Summer is almost over (sorry!), and it's about to be time for school. Between History 101 and English 300, several institutions of higher learning are offering courses on some of the country's most influential artists. (We're looking ...

  29. Listen to Siedah Garrett's 'Reach Up L.A.', the 2015 Special Olympics Theme Song: Exclusive Video

    July 21, 2015 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Siedah Garrett didn't have to be asked twice to write another them for Special Olympics. But she's happy she was. "Reach Up L.A.," the 2015 Special Olympics theme, is Garrett's second composition for the organization. She co ...

  30. Tamia: 'R&B Doesn't Get as Much Support as Other Genres Now'

    June 23, 2015 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The R&B singer Tamia recently released her sixth studio album, Love Life , which also happens to be her highest charting album ever : No. 2 on  Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 1 on R&B Albums . Billboard chatted with the singer about the ...

  31. Tomorrow's Hits: Grace, The Struts & Alessia Cara

    June 12, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Grace Legendary producer Quincy Jones comes full circle with the pop classic "You Don't Own Me& ...

  32. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  33. Race, Drugs, Bottle Service Among EDM Issues Discussed at IMS Engage Conference

    April 15, 2015 11:30 PM EDT The Hollywood confab featured conversations with Lyor Cohen, Chuck D and Kaskade, among others. Is Nashville the next Las Vegas?  Who’s to blame for driving up astronomical DJ fees? And what does "future house" even mean?  Those were s ...

  34. Exclusive: IMS Engage Announces Quincy Jones and Sebastian Ingrosso Pairing

    April 01, 2015 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 International Music Summit Engage today announced that legendary producer Quincy Jones and former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso would join the Los Angeles event's lineup. The duo will engage in an unmoderated conversation about ...

  35. Quincy Jones Praises 'Unbelievable' Indigenous Australian Singer Gurrumul: Watch

    March 18, 2015 6:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quincy Jones has (arguably) the best ears in the business. And right now, he's only got ears for Gurrumul .  The legendary producer and composer has posted a short video praising the "unbelievable" talents of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupin ...

  36. One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran Among Stars Recording Ebola-Fighting Charity Single

    November 15, 2014 3:30 PM EST 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' will be available for download on Monday. A host of U.K. music stars assembled at a studio in London on Saturday to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" One Direction, Bono ...

  37. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit subu ...

  38. City of Hope to Award Apple's Eddy Cue with Spirit of Life Award

    June 04, 2014 1:37 PM EDT Apple SVP Eddy Cue will be the next recipient of City of Hope's 'Spirit of Life' award, given to those who have had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. The award's previous honorees is a who's-who of music ...

  39. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  40. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilto ...

  41. Quincy Jones On Michael Jackson's 'Xscape': 'It's About Money'

    May 21, 2014 2:34 AM EDT Quincy Jones has a blunt assessment on the latest posthumous Michael Jackson album release, “Xscape” -- "It's about money." The music legend's comments were broadcast Tuesday in an interview on Jian Ghomeshi's "Q&qu ...

  42. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ...

  43. Rewinding The Charts: USA For Africa's 'We Are The World' Tops Hot 100

    April 13, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 29 years ago, the all-star ensemble hit No. 1 - and helped launch a legacy of philanthropy On Dec. 20, 1984, Harry Belafonte placed a call to nonprofit consultant/music manager Ken Kragen in hopes of staging a concert to raise funds to ...

  44. Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Doctorate From Berklee

    March 07, 2014 2:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Boston's Berklee College of Music has presented an honorary doctor of music degree to singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte. The entertainer was honored Thursday night during a concert in his honor. He playfully stuck out his tongue u ...

  45. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And betwe ...

  46. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

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