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Needtobreathe Snags Third No. 1 on Top Rock Albums

Fri, 2016-07-29 19:21
Needtobreathe reclaims a familiar spot atop Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart as HARDLOVE, the Christian rock act's sixth studio album, debuts at No...

'Iron Man' Composer's Lawsuit Over Ghostface Killah Sampling Revived by Appeals Court

Fri, 2016-07-29 15:01
On Friday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals gave Jack Urbont, composer of the "Iron Man Theme" on the 1960s television show The Marvel Super Heroes, ...

Music Tech Company MQA Taps WMG Veteran Mike Jbara as CEO

Fri, 2016-07-29 14:53
Music technology company MQA has hired Warner Music Group veteran Mike Jbara as CEO. Short for Master Quality Authenticated, MQA is a new type of...

How Richard Hell, Sky Ferreira and Perfume Genius Are Improving the Broad Museum's Masterpieces

Fri, 2016-07-29 12:31
There was something of a perfect moment last month at the inaugural Nonobject(ive) Summer Happenings at the new Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

Layoffs Hit Maker Studios, Home of PewDiePie and Other YouTube Stars

Fri, 2016-07-29 10:12
Maker Studios is conducting a round of layoffs, the company confirmed Thursday to The Hollywood Reporter. It's unclear exactly where the cuts have...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Twenty One Pilots' 'Blurryface' Surpasses 1 Million U.S. Sales

Fri, 2016-07-29 05:19
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Aug. 6), Drake’s Views scored an 11th week at No. 1, while NeedToBreathe bowed in the runner-up slot...

Judge Says He May Allow Cameras in Prince Estate Proceedings

Fri, 2016-07-29 04:40
A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate said Thursday he'll consider allowing cameras in court on a hearing-by-hearing basis, but broader...

'Empire' Beats 'Gangsta Pimp's' $10M Copyright Suit

Fri, 2016-07-29 03:47
Empire didn't copy self-described "gangsta pimp" Ron Newt's life story Bigger Than Big, according to a California federal judge.

Live Nation Stock Rises on Strong Earnings Report

Thu, 2016-07-28 22:15
Shares of Live Nation surged more than 8 percent after the closing bell on Thursday when the concert and ticketing company reported quarterly...

Beyonce's Formation World Tour Has Earned $123 Million (and Counting)

Thu, 2016-07-28 21:48
Beyonce’s Formation World Tour has so far grossed $123 million, through the end of the trek’s first leg, based on box office counts submitted during...

Amazon Beats Earnings Expectations, Revenue Up 31 Percent

Thu, 2016-07-28 17:34
Once known for its big expenditures and significant losses, Amazon is now on a profitability streak.  The e-commerce giant made $1.78 per share...

Billboard's '40 Under 40' 2016: Submit Your Nominations Here

Thu, 2016-07-28 16:59
Billboard is now accepting nominations for its annual 40 Under 40 feature for 2016 -- with a couple changes this year. We are seeking to identify the...

SoundCloud Mulling Billion Dollar Sale

Thu, 2016-07-28 16:17
SoundCloud is up for sale to prospective buyers with a billion dollar price tag, a source tells Billboard. The potential sale comes a month after the...

Aurora Q&A: Inside Her YouTube Deal, 'Possessed' Performance Style and Upcoming Documentary

Thu, 2016-07-28 15:54
Since the release of her debut album All Of My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend in March, 20-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora has slowly...

NXNE President Michael Hollett Steps Down at NOW Magazine

Thu, 2016-07-28 14:18
Michael Hollett, the co-founder of Toronto's long-running music festival North by Northeast (NXNE), has resigned his other role as editor/publisher...

Allison Kaye Promoted to President of Music at SB Projects

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:54
Allison Kaye, the longtime general manager of Scooter Braun's SB Projects, has been promoted to president of music at the company. In her new role,...

Streaming's Ad Boom: Will the Millions Spent By Apple, Spotify, Pandora and YouTube Help Decide Who's No. 1?

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:41
Streaming services like Spotify and Pandora steadily have increased their visibility -- and marketing spends -- in recent years, but as Apple Music...

Leon Bridges, Fitz & the Tantrums, A$AP Ferg, More Set for Facebook Live & Lollapalooza's 25th Anniversary Hub

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:33
Facebook Live, the social media company's exploding live video stream platform, and Lollapalooza have announced an ambitious partnership to live-...

Can AEG Vet Randy Phillips Save Bankrupt Dance Promoter SFX?

Thu, 2016-07-28 12:29
Bankrupt dance music promoter SFX Entertainment has a plan to move forward -- with veteran concert-business executive Randy Phillips at the helm. ...

UTA Hires Mary Petro and Ryan Soroka, Promotes 13 to Music Agent

Thu, 2016-07-28 12:00
United Talent Agency has announced the hiring of two agents Mary Petro and Ryan Soroka for its music division as well as the internal promotion of 13...