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Billboard 200 Chart Moves: J. Cole's Trio of No. 1 Albums Puts Him in Elite Hip-Hop Company

Fri, 2014-12-19 22:49
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at No. 1, his third consecutive album to reach the top slot (his...

INgrooves Founder & CEO Robb McDaniels Resigns

Fri, 2014-12-19 19:35
INgrooves founder and CEO Robb McDaniels has resigned from the company he founded and guided since 2001. He will remain on the company's board of...

Lucian Grainge's End-of-Year Memo to Employees: 'It's No Longer Enough to Outperform'

Fri, 2014-12-19 19:23
Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group and one of the most powerful members of the music industry, today sent employees a holiday...

Can The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' Top the U.K.'s Cherished Christmas Charts?

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:38
Following the U.K.'s Official Charts inclusion of digital streaming this year, the new accounting is causing some shake-ups this holiday season. Now...

Here's What the 2014 Holiday Music Sales Spike Looks Like

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:28
Every holiday season, the debate begins in earnest: When is it okay to start listening to seasonal music? Some say Christmas music isn't kosher...

Pandora Gets Creative Again: Company Sues The Turtles Over First Amendment Rights

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:08
In the latest turn of events around The Turtles' crusade to collect on royalties for songs recorded prior to 1972, Pandora has filed an anti-SLAPP (...

Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Fri, 2014-12-19 17:31
Taylor Swift's 1989 is heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album may sell over 340,000 copies in the...

Taylor Swift's Birthday Boosts Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

Fri, 2014-12-19 16:24
It pays to have famous friends -- or, in Taylor Swift’s case, friends with large online followings who will tweet about attending your 25th birthday...

'Salad Days,' Comprehensive Doc on Washington, D.C.'s Hardcore Scene, Gets a Hometown Premiere

Fri, 2014-12-19 14:08
A long-awaited documentary on the influential 80s D.C. hardcore scene Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C., makes its hometown premiere...

Sony Hack: FBI Confirms North Korea Is 'Responsible For These Actions'

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:49
On Friday morning, the FBI officially accused North Korea of the devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which began shortly before...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Sam Smith Brings 'Merry Little Christmas' to Chart for First Time

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:15
As previously reported, Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, while Ed Sheeran scores his highest-charting hit...

Ennio Morricone Regrets Not Writing Music for Clint Eastwood

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:35
Celebrated Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has revealed that he regrets turning down the chance of writing music for Clint Eastwood.

Nicki Minaj Scores Record-Breaking No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:10
Nicki Minaj's "Only" flies 10-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, giving the artist her fourth No. 1 -- the most among female rappers in the 56...

Minecraft Guy Outbids Beyonce and Jay Z for Beverly Hills Mansion, Supposedly the Most-Expensive Ever

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:46
What would you do if you recently made a couple billion bucks? If you're Swedish video game developer Markus Persson,  you probably purchase a fully...

This Ain't No Buena Vista: Meet Five Cuban Artists to Watch

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:02
All of these artists, like many other musicians from Cuba, have already performed in the United States, and their albums are available through all of...

Beatport Aims to Be the One-Stop Streaming Shop for DJs with New Strategy

Fri, 2014-12-19 09:29
Beatport, the go-to online music store for professional DJs and electronic music obsessives, is adding streaming to its menu. The move is part of a...

Katy Perry's Australia Tour Sells 350,00 Tickets, Could Have 'Easily' Added a Dozen Shows

Fri, 2014-12-19 03:53
Katy Perry’s Prismatic tour has left Australia, but it won’t be forgotten anytime soon. 

Ardent Studios Founder John Fry Dies at 69

Thu, 2014-12-18 23:30
John Fry, the producer and engineer who founded Memphis' famed Ardent Studios and the Ardent Records label, has died at the age of 69. It was Fry who...

Liberace 'Hologram' to Appear in Las Vegas Show

Thu, 2014-12-18 23:01
With a virtual Tupac and Jimmy Kimmel having gained plenty of the public's attention, startup Hologram USA is now readying to create a virtual...

Alesso Ascends, Taylor Swift Hits Top 10 on Dance Charts

Thu, 2014-12-18 22:20
Alesso takes another step closer to achieving his first career chart-topper on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, as "Heroes (We Could Be)" hikes 4-3. The...