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Nashville Notes: Maddie & Tae's Tribute to Orlando Victims; Hot Chelle Rae Singer Goes Country

Thu, 2016-06-23 10:06
Two BBR Music Group artists have plunged into sports-related promotional visits. Red Bow artist Chase Bryant takes part July 8 in the now-annual...

Rob Thomas and VNTANA to Offer First-Ever Hologram Karaoke on Summer Tour

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:00
Rob Thomas wants to sing karaoke with you -- he just won't necessarily be there while it's happening.

'I Can Still Hear The Gunshots': Orlando Shooting Survivors Recall Their Night of Horror

Thu, 2016-06-23 06:00
On June 12, one man left the LGBT nightclub Pulse just minutes before the gunfire started. Another was shot six times and left to die until a first...

Led Zeppelin Members Accused of 'Selective' Memories and 'Convenient' Truths as 'Stairway' Trial Rumbles On

Wed, 2016-06-22 23:51
A key chapter of rock 'n' roll history could be rewritten by a jury that began deliberating Wednesday over whether Led Zeppelin ripped off a riff for...

Prince Estate Judge Allows Media at Hearing, With Conditions

Wed, 2016-06-22 22:28
The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate is keeping cameras out of an upcoming hearing that could delve into claims about possible heirs to the...

Bill Ham, Longtime Manager for ZZ Top, Dies at 79

Wed, 2016-06-22 21:58
The man who helped shape ZZ Top's sound and career since the very beginning, Bill Ham, passed away in his sleep on Monday at the age of 79.  Ham is...

It's Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Drake for No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Wed, 2016-06-22 20:02
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Drake are vying for the No. 1 slot on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart, according to industry forecasters. The...

New York's Meadows Festival Under Fire Only 1 Day After It Was Announced

Wed, 2016-06-22 19:40
Meadows Music and Arts Festival, the latest addition to New York City's growing festival scene, is coming under fire just 24 hours after its initial...

Freddy Powers, Country Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 84

Wed, 2016-06-22 19:35
Country artist Freddy Powers died on Tuesday at the age of 84, ending a long battle with Parkinson's disease. 

Television Academy Sues to Block Sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy

Wed, 2016-06-22 18:58
The Television Academy is suing to stop Whitney Houston's heirs from selling her Emmy statuette because the sale would tarnish the award, according...

Garbage Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums Charts

Wed, 2016-06-22 18:21
Garbage reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart (dated July 2) for the first time, as Strange Little Birds, the Shirley Manson-led band's...

Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Trial Goes to Jury

Wed, 2016-06-22 15:51
After five days of trial, rock and roll history is in the hands of eight jurors who will decide if Led Zeppelin stole the iconic guitar intro to "...

'Contractual Gymnastics' and the Value Gap: International Artist Organization Asks European Government to Intervene

Wed, 2016-06-22 14:35
Less than 24 hours after fifty-eight members of the European Parliament petitioned the European Commission (EC) over safe harbor provisions, user-...

Charlie Daniels, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Craig Wayne Boyd of `The Voice' on Tap for Summer NAMM in Nashville

Wed, 2016-06-22 14:16
Summer NAMM, the mid-year trade show for the $17 billion music and sounds products business, comes to Nashville June 23-25 with veteran and rising...

Usher, Vic Mensa Sign With Scooter Braun For Management: Sources

Wed, 2016-06-22 13:30
Usher and rising Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa have signed with Scooter Braun for management, sources tell Billboard. The two artists are the latest...

Pulse Owner Barbara Poma on Why the Orlando LGBT Nightclub Stood Out in the Land of Disney

Wed, 2016-06-22 13:14
When Barbara Poma co-opened Pulse nightclub in 2004, her goal was to offer a safe place for Orlando’s LGBT community. She named it Pulse as a tribute...

Iggy Pop Talks Ad, Retirement Rumors at Cannes Lions: 'The Less I Can Do, The Better Off I Am'

Wed, 2016-06-22 12:07
​Iggy Pop and his music have appeared in more than a dozen commercials over the decades -- perhaps most memorably in 2005, when Royal Caribbean...

Darius Rucker Signs to Guy Oseary's Maverick Management

Wed, 2016-06-22 11:15
Maverick Management’s Nashville office, led by Clarence Spalding, is handling the career of Darius Rucker, who signed to the firm back in March after...

Drake, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara Among Honorees at 2016 SOCAN Awards

Wed, 2016-06-22 10:50
Songwriters Shawn Mendes, Drake, The Weeknd, Belly, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, "Hockey Night in Canada" theme composer Dolores Claman, and music...

Wayne Jackson, Trumpeter With Memphis Horns, Dies at 74

Wed, 2016-06-22 01:55
Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and...