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Longtime Billboard Contributor Jim Bessman Dies at 68

Jim Bessman, a beloved journalist who freelanced for Billboard for more than 20 years, died Tuesday at age 68. The cause of death was an aneurysm, according to publicist Bob Merlis, a…

The Most Memorable Moments From Clive Davis’ Grammy Museum Benefit With Elton John, H.E.R.

During part two of his virtual Pre-Grammy Gala Saturday night, host Clive Davis revealed something he said he’d never publicly admitted before: his favorite song. It’s a question…

Clive Davis’ MusiCares Benefit: Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and More Memorable Moments

Attendees for the virtual pre-Grammy event included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, Quincy Jones, Cameron Crowe, Carl Bernstein, Don Lemon and Katie Couric.

Longtime A&M Executive Bob Garcia Dies at 82

Veteran record executive Bob Garcia, who was best known for his nearly 30-year run at A&M Records starting in 1968, where he worked in artist relations, publicity, catalog development and artist…

Grammys: Producer Ken Ehrlich Explains How Kobe Bryant Tribute Came Together

Grammys 2020 executive producer Ken Ehrlich reveals how the last-minute Kobe Bryant tribute came together and responds to ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan's claims of vote rigging.

Attorneys for Ousted Grammys Chief Deborah Dugan Call for Her Reinstatement

Ousted Recording Academy president-CEO Deborah Dugan's attorneys are calling for her to be reinstated and for board chair Harvey Mason to step down if the organization is serious about reform.

Recording Academy President Placed on Administrative Leave a Week Before Grammys

Deborah Dugan, who took over as Recording Academy president/CEO on Aug. 1, has been placed on administrative leave just over a week before the 2020 Grammy Awards due to "serious concerns" brought to…

Gershon Kingsley, Moog Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 97

Composer, conductor and electronic music pioneer Gershon Kingsley, who wrote the top 10 hit "Popcorn" and played a pivotal role in popularizing the synthesizer sound, died Tuesday in New York. He was…

Jay Frank, Digital Music Pioneer and UMG Senior VP, Dies at 47

Jay Frank, a digital music pioneer who created innovative approaches to developing artist careers, died Sunday of cancer. He was 47.

What to Expect From Scooter Braun’s Purchase of Big Machine Label Group

As Big Machine Label Group begins its next chapter as part of Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings, leading Nashville music executives expect it to be business as usual at the record and publishing…

Troy Tomlinson Named Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville

Troy Tomlinson, who has served as Sony/ATV Nashville's president/CEO since 2005, has been named Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville's first chairman/CEO.

Stephen Diener, Former Head of ABC Records and CBS Records France, Dies at 80

Stephen I. Diener, a music and entertainment executive who served as president of ABC Records, died April 30 at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 80.