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Disturbed Scores Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

4 hours 42 min ago
Rock band Disturbed achieves its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its latest studio effort, Immortalized, opens atop the Sept. 12-...

Epic President Talks New Ozzy Osbourne Album, Big Boi Dishes on Phantogram Collab at L.A.'s Epic Fest

6 hours 5 min ago
If you're feeling bummed that you didn't get into the first annual Epic Fest -- a celebration of the record label on Los Angeles' Sony Pictures Lot...

Jess Glynne Scores No. 1 With Debut 'I Cry When I Laugh' on U.K. Albums Chart

Sat, 2015-08-29 13:46
British pop vocalist Jess Glynne has followed last week's fifth U.K. No. 1 single "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself" with a new entry at No. 1 for her...

10 Years After Katrina: How The Edge, Guitar Center & Gibson Helped Restore New Orleans Music (Op-Ed)

Fri, 2015-08-28 21:39
Bob Ezrin is a legendary producer (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) and founder of Music Rising with The Edge to bring musical instruments back...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Returns To Top 40 After 21 Years

Fri, 2015-08-28 21:32
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart (dated Sept. 5), Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, as the album...

Ian Rogers' Departure From Beats 1 Baffles Industry, Colleagues

Fri, 2015-08-28 15:23
News of Ian Rogers’ departure from Beats 1 for an unspecified job in Europe came as a surprise to the entire music industry, including his coworkers...

Why Nashville Is Becoming a Recording Mecca for Jill Scott & Other R&B Stars

Fri, 2015-08-28 15:00
Nashville and country have been synonymous for decades. But in recent years, Music City recording studios like Blackbird and RCA Studio A have...

Modern Promotion and Playlistings: Beyond the Playola

Fri, 2015-08-28 13:23
Fifteen years ago, a record label would pitch its new releases to a record store or chain like Tower Records. Ten years ago, they were pitching...

Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Manager-Turned-Label Exec Phil McIntyre Tests Kinder, Gentler Music-Biz Model

Fri, 2015-08-28 13:00
As a high school senior in the town of State College, Pa., Phil McIntyre was sure his job as a production runner at the local arena would lead to a...

Inside Nicki Minaj's Path to Arena Headliner: 'She Knocked It Out of the Park'

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:59
Nicki Minaj's debut foray into headlining large venues in North America on the Pinkprint tour was a complete success on every level, the next phase...

RCA Chiefs Peter Edge and Tom Corson on Signing Zayn Malik and Enrique Iglesias -- and Being Blissfully Unaware of Miley Cyrus' VMA Plans

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:16
RCA is the second-oldest record label in the United States, after Sony Music sister Columbia, and its legacy is celebrated with pride at the company...

Grimes Announces the Launch of Eerie Organization, Will Release Newcomer Nicole Dollanganger

Fri, 2015-08-28 10:00
First of all, Claire Boucher (better known as Grimes) is not really starting a label. She could, but she's not. Really.Now let's back up, to where...

SFX Stock Downgraded by Moody's and S&P, Exec Pay Altered

Fri, 2015-08-28 09:42
Financially strapped EDM promoter SFX amended the pay of two of its top executives last week in a shift towards guaranteed compensation rather than...

Ian Rogers Reportedly Leaving Apple Music for Unrelated Industry

Fri, 2015-08-28 08:04
Ian Rogers, current Apple executive and former CEO of Beats Music (before its acquisition and transition by Apple), is leaving the Cupertino, Ca.-...

Tegan and Sara Sign with WME: Exclusive

Thu, 2015-08-27 22:50
WME has signed Tegan and Sara worldwide, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have exclusively learned.In February the indie duo took the Oscars...

Vine Announces New Music Functions With 'Music on Vine' Initiative

Thu, 2015-08-27 21:43
Vine has announced a new music-based initiative with a number of new music functions that will take affect Friday, allowing users an improved...

Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management

Thu, 2015-08-27 17:25
Martin Garrix has split ways with longtime record label Spinnin' Records and sister company MusicAllstars Management.The Dutch artist yesterday (Aug.

300 Entertainment Ramps Up for a Big Fall With Fetty Wap and Young Thug Albums

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:00
It's a Wednesday in August, ­backstage at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., and Fetty Wap can't believe he's here to kick off a monthlong arena...

Dillon Francis Fires Up First No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:45
Dillon Francis scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Sept. 5) with This Mixtape Is Fire. The EP starts with...

MercyMe Extends Record at No. 1 on Christian AC Songs Chart

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:26
As MercyMe's "Flawless" leads Billboard's Christian Airplay chart (dated Sept. 5) for a fifth week, with 11 million audience impressions, according...