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Alison Wenham Steps Down from U.K.'s AIM, Will Lead WIN as CEO

4 hours 42 min ago
After 17 years guiding the U.K.’s Association of independent Music (AIM), Alison Wenham is stepping down as chair and CEO of the trade body to assume...

Midnight Oil Is Reuniting for International Concert Dates

Wed, 2016-05-04 23:34
Midnight Oil is mounting a comeback.  The politically-charged Australian rock legends shared plans to hit the road in 2017 by way of a message posted...

Ennio Morricone Cancels Rome Tour Dates Over Health Concerns

Wed, 2016-05-04 22:44
Ennio Morricone has canceled an upcoming May concert series with the Rome Santa Cecilia National Academy orchestra and choir due to collapsed...

Papa Wemba Laid to Rest in Congo

Wed, 2016-05-04 22:33
Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba. The 66-year-...

Prince No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart, Beyonce Blasts to No. 2

Wed, 2016-05-04 17:50
Prince rules as the top musical act in the United States, holding atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 14). He re-entered the list at No. 1...

DEA & Additional Federal Authorities Join Prince Investigation

Wed, 2016-05-04 17:10
The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration have joined the investigation into the death of Prince, The Hollywood Reporter...

U.K. Distributor Proper Music Group Upgrades Space to Meet Demand for CDs, Vinyl

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:56
Proper Music Group, one of the U.K.'s largest music distributors, is to grow its warehouse capacity to meet increased demand in its CD and vinyl...

'Like Chasing a Phantom': Prince Tour Guru John Meglen on His Super Bowl Epic, Musicology's $44M Run

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:53
Paul Gongaware and John Meglen, co-presidents of Concerts West, the global touring division of AEG Live, worked closely with Prince during one of the...

AC/DC Fans Seek Ticket Refunds Over Axl Rose Replacing Brian Johnson

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:29
Back in April, AC/DC revealed an A-list live replacement for ailing vocalist Brian Johnson: Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose.

Justin Bieber Sued by Man Who Claims Star Smashed His Phone

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:27
A Houston man is seeking $75,000 in damages from Justin Bieber, alleging that the Canadian pop singer destroyed his cell phone as he videotaped...

Sean Penn Wins Apology from 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels in Defamation Settlement

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:10
Sean Penn will be pulling a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels thanks to a settlement that includes a profuse apology...

Tupac's Estate After His Mother's Death: Wishes Will 'Be Honored,' Lawyer Says

Wed, 2016-05-04 14:15
Earlier this week, Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of rap icon Tupac Shakur, former member of the Black Panther Party and principal decision-maker in her...

Drake Replaces 50 Cent on Forbes List of Richest Hip-Hop Stars

Wed, 2016-05-04 13:57
With an estimated net worth of $60 million, Drake has become the newest member of the Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists. His inclusion...

Beatport Auction Date Delayed

Wed, 2016-05-04 13:02
EDM promoter SFX Entertainment will have to wait a bit longer to sell Beatport, the download store and streaming service, to help it escape its...

High Valley's 'Progressive-Meets-Old-School' Sound Piques Interest of Atlantic/WMN, Spotify

Wed, 2016-05-04 12:36
The members of High Valley can be forgiven for drawing a blank on a few pop culture references here and there. Brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel grew...

CBS Exceeds Quarterly Earnings Expectations

Wed, 2016-05-04 12:08
On the back of strong ratings and ad sales -- as well as Super Bowl 50 -- CBS exceeded quarterly earnings expectations by reporting $1.02 in per-...

New Streaming Service CÜR Hires Jim Urie as Interim President, CEO

Wed, 2016-05-04 11:24
Jim Urie, the former head of Universal Music Group Distribution, has joined CÜR Media, a new digital music service, as executive chairman of the...

iHeartMedia's Debt Interest -- Over a Half a Billion In First Quarter -- Drags Earnings

Wed, 2016-05-04 11:22
​Servicing iHeartMedia's $20.8 billion debt is a drag on the company's earnings -- the company paid $558 million in interest in the quarter, with the...

Cuban Festival Musicabana Scaled Down Significantly After Approval Delays

Wed, 2016-05-04 11:09
When organizers announced Havana’s Musicabana festival at the beginning of this year, they called it an event that would “usher in a new era of...

Rootfire Cooperative Helps The Movement, Other Reggae Acts With No-Interest Loans

Wed, 2016-05-04 10:30
When American reggae band The Movement's sixth album Golden topped the Reggae Albums chart for the week of April 30, it was a testament to their...

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