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Prince Talks Tech, Talent & His Own Slice of Musical 'Heaven'

9 hours 35 min ago
Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves)...

Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against MP3Tunes Founder Michael Robertson

Mon, 2014-09-29 23:22
U.S. District Judge William Pauley, who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time, took the...

KISS Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

Mon, 2014-09-29 21:31
A contributor to several KISS songs and former guitarist from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's pre-KISS band, Wicked Lester, was arrested in Beaufort...

UN's World Intellectual Property Organization Meets With Artistic Creators for First Time

Mon, 2014-09-29 20:28
For the first time, the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invited artistic creators to speak at their 54th General...

Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

Mon, 2014-09-29 18:47
The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting. Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Dragged Into Beats Headphones Dispute

Gwen Stefani Finishing New Solo Album With Pharrell

Mon, 2014-09-29 18:35
It's been eight years since Gwen Stefani's last solo album, 2006's The Sweet Escape, but the wait may soon be over for new music from the newly...

'Midnight Rider' Assistant Director Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Mon, 2014-09-29 18:01
The criminal case involving the death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones has been expanded to include first assistant director Hillary...

Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt in Crash, Walmart Says

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:53
Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Walmart truck on a highway in June weren't wearing seatbelts, the...

Niykee Heaton Heats Up, With Assistance From Russell Simmons

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:52
Niykee Heaton's debut EP, Bad Intentions, was released last Tuesday to noteworthy buzz, topping the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart (and...

What a VIP Concert Package Buys You: From Front-Row Paul McCartney Seats to Dance Parties With Ariana Grande's Dancers

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:56
Getty Images This article first appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of Billboard.

Urban Outfitters Doesn't Sell the Most Vinyl

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:42
While Urban Outfitters may be telling the world that it is the world's premier seller of vinyl, record label executives tell Billboard that Amazon is...

Private Jet? No Problem. VIP Packages for Superfans Are Big Business for Tours & Festivals

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:54
Since the live event business rebounded in 2010, VIP programs, which offer seats closer to the stage, meet-and-greets with the artist and, in one...

What the Ello Is Happening? Behind the New Social Network's Big Week and Musical Roots

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:16
Somehow, the Vermont-based serial entrepreneur and artist behind KidRobot, a team of nine developers in Denver and a handful of designers in Boulder...

RCA's Tom Corson, Pitbull Honored By T.J. Martell Foundation in NYC

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:57
RCA Records President and COO Tom Corson was honored Sunday at the 15th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Family Day, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom...

Marvel, Jack Kirby Estate Settlement Brings End to High-Stakes Copyright Battle

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:56
On Friday, Marvel ended a long and bitter feud with the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby, announcing a settlement just days before the U.S....

UMG Partners with Science Fictional Ad Placement Company Mirriad and Havas Agency

Mon, 2014-09-29 10:30
Universal Music Group artists have a new way to make money from their music videos following a three-way pact between the label, in-video advertising...

Corner Office: Andre Harrell, Vice Chairman of Revolt, on Working for Diddy and Discovering Robin Thicke

Mon, 2014-09-29 10:01
When Andre Harrell first met Sean Combs, the future Puff Daddy was but a wide-eyed intern at Uptown Records, the urban label Bronx native Harrell, 55...

Samsung to Offer Google Play Music Service Free in Brazil

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:34
With several music streaming services already deeply entrenched in the Latin American marketplace, Google has partnered with Samsung to offer its...

Alt-J Nabs U.K. No. 1 with 'This Is All Yours'

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:44
British band Alt-J converted their status as critical indie favorites into mainstream crossover by debuting at No. 1 yesterday (Sept. 28) with their ...

Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

Mon, 2014-09-29 03:08
In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music, the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal...