Keep it simple stupid. That's what nobody at Billboard seems to understand. Don't give me formulas, give me reality. The Billboard 200 albums chart in the magazine dated Dec. 13 was the first to…
Not only are the children of the baby boomers pushing 30, in some cases exceeding that threshold, there's a whole new generation of barely pubescent children who have never experienced freeform radio…
John Fogerty has a new album out, "Wrote a Song for Everyone." Here's the way he should have done it.
It was nearly 20 years ago that five wide-eyed teenage Disneyworld refugees found themselves in Cheiron Studios, a little-known outfit in the middle of an unfashionably urbanized island in Stockholm…
Ever since the newest generation of pop music critics elevated top 40 producers to the level of auteurs, a cabal of name-brand songsmiths -- Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Stargate -- have become almost as…
Independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has signed an exclusive long-term deal to administer Paul McCartney's pubbery MPL outside North America and the U.K.
The boy-band concept is a model that can't be kept out of the pop music conversation forever, and after a decade-long fallow period, teenage Brits One Direction and the Wanted launched a full-on…
From 1997's "G.I. Jane" to the new "Alien" prequel "Prometheus," production designer Arthur Max has begun each of his eight films with director Ridley Scott the same way.
Perennial hitmaker Max Martin was the man of the hour at Wednesday night's 29th ASCAP Pop Music Awards, winning the performing rights org's songwriter of the year honor at the Renaissance Hollywood…
"As long as it's in the genre of pop, it's all cool."
If Broadway producers ever greenlight a musical based on "Mean Girls," the Lindsay Lohan pic about a brainy teen who courts popularity partly by pretending to be bad at calculus, they should tap…