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Radiohead & Andy Black Lead Top Rock Albums Debuts

Thu, 2016-05-19 15:45
Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool becomes the band’s third No. 1 on both Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums, as the set debuts at the summit with...

Oculus Issues Response to Sen. Al Franken's Privacy Questions

Thu, 2016-05-19 15:45
Oculus has responded to Sen. Al Franken's questions about consumers' privacy when using the its s Rift virtual reality system. Franken posted the...

Frank Zappa's Sons Dweezil & Ahmet Trade Heated Open Letters Over Estate Dispute

Thu, 2016-05-19 15:29
The feud among Frank Zappa's heirs over the rights to their father's music, the filming of a documentary about his life and other matters escalated...

'If These Walls Could Sing': A Look Back at Capitol Studios On Its 60th Anniversary

Thu, 2016-05-19 15:00
Hollywood's iconic Capitol Studios opened in 1956 with Frank Sinatra conducting the orchestra for his Tone Poems of Color album. While millions have...

Three Brian Eno Albums Available For Streaming For the First Time

Thu, 2016-05-19 14:43
It's a good day for fans of ambient music pioneer Brian Eno because his label announced on Wednesday that three of his recent albums, LUX (2012),...

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj & More Add Music Star Power to TV's Upfronts

Thu, 2016-05-19 13:50
Upfront week in New York -- the annual dog-and-pony show where TV networks and cable outlets pitch media buyers for the nearly $9 billion in...

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Hits Back at Donald Trump

Thu, 2016-05-19 13:21
Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos says Donald Trump's criticism of him and the newspaper is "not an appropriate way for a...

Is Terrestrial Radio Facing Its Judgment Day With Fierce Digital Competition?

Thu, 2016-05-19 12:48
During a panel discussion at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles on April 15, the moderator asked veteran programmer Jim McGuinn, formerly of...

How Taylor Swift's Apple Marketing Muscle Helped Drake Get Out of the Gate

Thu, 2016-05-19 12:18
Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson sits in Jimmy Iovine's Southern California home texting Drake's two managers, Future the Prince and Oliver...

Can This New Music Format Finally Fix 'The MP3 Mistake'?

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:48
The world of audiophilia has well-documented problems; prohibitively expensive gear (ahem), a high informational barrier to entry ("Do I need a pre-...

Tim Bowman Jr. Bows at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:04
R&B/gospel vocalist Tim Bowman Jr. scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated May 28), as Listen, his second full-...

UMG Creates Verve Label Group, Danny Bennett to Lead

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:00
Universal Music Group (UMG) has realigned some of its most prestigious jazz and classical properties under the newly-formed Verve Label Group and...

Fans Like The Sound Of That: Country Stays Relevant With Melodic Emphasis

Thu, 2016-05-19 10:34
Keith Urban was specifically promoting his new album, Ripcord, when he spoke to USA Today earlier this month, but he could have easily been talking...

Russian Court Convicts Pussy Riot-Supporting Artist for Pro-Ukraine Protest

Thu, 2016-05-19 10:11
A Russian performance artist known for his radical politically charged performances was convicted Thursday of vandalism for a pro-Ukraine protest and...

Spotify, Tidal Added to T-Mobile's 'Binge On' Program

Thu, 2016-05-19 09:44
Thanks to the addition of video to Spotify, Google Play and Tidal, the trio of music streaming services have now been added to T-Mobile’s Binge On...

Publishing Briefs: Warner/Chappell Music Recruits Mike Smith; Sony Music/ATV, Atlas & Spirits Sign New Artist Deals

Thu, 2016-05-19 05:16
Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. -- Warner/Chappell Music has announced that in November Virgin EMI...

Kobalt Launches 'First of its Kind' App for Music Creators

Wed, 2016-05-18 23:58
Kobalt continues to position itself as a leader in transparency as it today made its music publishing portal available to be accessed by an app...

Drake No. 1 on Artist 100, Radiohead & Justin Timberlake Blast to Top Five

Wed, 2016-05-18 18:47
Drake is again the top musical act in the United States, holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 28). Meanwhile, Radiohead and...

45th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' Album Signals New Vinyl Release

Wed, 2016-05-18 18:00
In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s seminal 1971 album What’s Going On, Universal Music Enterprises is coordinating a series of...

Alliance Entertainment Becomes Biggest Physical Wholesaler in the U.S.

Wed, 2016-05-18 14:37
The negotiations between Alliance Entertainment and Anderson Merchandisers, previously reported by Billboard, has produced a purchase agreement...

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