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BMG Chrysalis Acquires Infectious Music Label, Home to Alt-J, These New Puritans

2 hours 30 min ago
BMG Chrysalis U.K. has acquired British independent label Infectious Music for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Infectious will move its...

YouTube Unveils 'Fan Funding' on Videos

3 hours 15 min ago
YouTube has begun rolling out a handy-dandy crowd-funding feature that allows users to donate directly to independent content creators as they watch...

Jimi Jamison, Survivor Lead Singer, Dead at 63

Mon, 2014-09-01 21:26
Jimi Jamison, lead singer of the 1980's rock bands Cobra and Survivor, died of a heart attack Sunday night, TMZ reports. He was 63.  Pioneering Rumba...

Bad Weather Shuts Down Concerts, Delays Flights

Mon, 2014-09-01 10:41
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday (Aug. 31) slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in...

'X Factor' U.K. Loses Steam Ahead of BBC Clash

Mon, 2014-09-01 10:14
After a stronger season launch on Saturday (Aug. 30) night, Simon Cowell's The X Factor U.K. on ITV on Sunday lost ratings steam ahead of a key...

Placido Domingo to Close-Out London's iTunes Festival

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:47
Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London. The famed Spanish tenor will perform Sept. 30 at the Roundhouse -...

Royal Blood, Lilly Wood Top U.K. Charts

Mon, 2014-09-01 04:04
English rock duo Royal Blood sold nearly 66,000 units to debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 31) with their self-titled Warner Bros./...

Kate Bush Sets U.K. Chart Record

Mon, 2014-09-01 03:02
Kate Bush has chalked up another record by becoming the first female in history to land eight albums simultaneously in the top 40 of the U.K’s...

Rodriguez Lands Three Albums On Australian Sales Chart

Mon, 2014-09-01 00:38
Sixto Rodriguez has three albums in the top 30 of this week’s Australian sales chart, fuelled by the announcement of his upcoming national tour and...

Electric Zoo Evacuated Due to Storm Threat, Final Day Canceled

Sun, 2014-08-31 17:10
The Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has been cut short on its final day and fans are being evacuated due to extreme weather...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

Fri, 2014-08-29 20:45
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood arrived at No. 1, giving the hip-hop star his first chart leader after two...

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

Fri, 2014-08-29 20:14
The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for...

3 Convicted in Death of Georgia Rapper Lil Phat

Fri, 2014-08-29 19:19
A jury has convicted three men in the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat. Rapper Lil Phat Killed in Atlanta Shooting

Former Jethro Tull Bass Player Glenn Cornick Dies

Fri, 2014-08-29 19:09
Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday. Drew...

Brad Paisley & Kem Set For Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

Fri, 2014-08-29 18:33
Country star Brad Paisley is set to collect his ninth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, Moonshine in the Trunk, is aiming...

Netflix-Comcast Battle Shows Net Neutrality Has Real Consequences

Fri, 2014-08-29 16:42
The case of Netflix vs. Comcast is a lesson on the real-world implications of network neutrality. The term "network neutrality," a principle that all...

The MusicCares Challenge Emerges to Benefit Artists (and Show Off Great Music)

Fri, 2014-08-29 16:08
Last Saturday Tom DeSavia, head of creative services at Songs Music Publishing, was sick of the naysaying from detractors of the now-ubiquitous Ice...

Emerging U.K. Artist Kwabs Talks Twitter, Music & More (Q&A)

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:20
With his unmistakable sound, Ghana-born, Camberwell (London)-based Kwabena Adjepong, better known as Kwabs, stood out on the Billboard + Twitter...

Electric Zoo Festival Tightens Security

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:06
Heightened security is in place for a New York City music festival where two people died last year. Electric Zoo Festival Makes Anti-Drug PSA

CeeLo Green Enters No Contest Plea in Drug Case

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:09
CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.