“Radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends,” Epic Records CEO says
Ten people, including four editorial staffers from the print side of the magazines, have been laid off
Recorded with will.i.am, the charity single shot to No. 26, making it the week’s top new entry
New iTunes numbers reveal digital success for legendary band’s “Songs of Innocence”
Baauer's "Harlem Shake" will rise to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 this week, thanks to its YouTube boost
Justin Timberlake's collaboration with Jay-Z has scored the most first-week radio plays in the 20-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart, making it the highest...
A consumer music mag veteran, Joe Levy hasn’t worked at an industry trade mag before
Billboard, the music industry’s leading trade publication, has lost its editor, publisher and other top staffers
Album sales are up only about 1%, but that’s still great news after a decade-plus of decline
The “American Idol” winner is the youngest male artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart
Jay-Z’s protégé bowed with an impressive 218,000, well ahead of debuting rockers Blink-182 and Wilco
The octogenarian’s “Duets II” album sold 179,000. On the other end of the age spectrum, teens Demi Lovato, Mindless Behavior, and Cody Simpson all made...
Easily aced failed comebacks by a whacked Bush and petered-out Primus
On the digital songs chart, Kelly Clarkson managed a so-so debut for “Mr. Know It All”
“The Carter IV” is almost on par with Lil Wayne’s past sales glory, with 964,000 sold, while Adele’s bravura awards-show turn actually pushed an old-school...
Game was off his game with a still-charttopping 98,000 in album sales, while Streisand’s Bergman-esque tribute sold 66,000 to bow at No. 4
Modestly debuting releases from the Eli Young Band and Jeff Bridges posed no threat to week 2 of the Kanye/Jay-Z dynasty … or to Adele,...
Meanwhile, “Glee 3D” entered the album chart at No. 16 with a shockingly modest 20,000 copies
Country star Eric Church debuted at No. 1 on the album sales chart, while Perry is poised to tie Michael Jackson’s record for most chart-topping...
With Finkelstein running the day-to-day, he says: “I am the CEO, I was the CEO and will continue to be the CEO”
The late singer’s 2006 multi-Grammy-winning album returns to the top 10 after just two days of posthumous sales fever
- By Chris Willman on July 20, 2011 @ 10:46 am
‘Voice’ judge Shelton found an agreeable jury for his first No. 1 album, while Lovato’s ‘Skyscraper’ is a rehabilitative hit on the singles chart
“Michael” sales could topple the British sensation and country ingénue to end 2010 on a high note for dead King of Pop.
Apple’s big announcement Wednesday may put iTunes on the web, while Google has been talking quietly to the labels about the Droid