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M.I.A. Signs Publishing Deal With BMG

Fri, 2014-11-21 23:27
Controversial rapper M.I.A. has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis U.K., the label announced Friday (Nov. 21). The deal...

Billy Joel to Set Madison Square Garden Record

Fri, 2014-11-21 21:12
Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer....

Playlist Live: An Exploration of the Internet in Real Life

Fri, 2014-11-21 21:00
The first actual meet-up of Internet-famous people didn't actually happen in real life at all, but in the 2008 episode of South Park titled "Canada...

Nickelback Aiming for Sixth Top 10 Album With 'Address'

Fri, 2014-11-21 20:32
Rock band Nickelback is primed to collect is sixth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters suggest the group's new...

Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Now a Spike TV Series

Fri, 2014-11-21 20:04
Spike TV is partnering with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant to bring Lip Sync Battle to TV.

Krewella Claims Kris Trindl Was 'Pretending to DJ,' Dispute His Sobriety

Fri, 2014-11-21 19:51
Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf, sisters in the popular EDM group Krewella, have reacted to a $5 million lawsuit filed by founding member Kris Trindl...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Whitney Houston Returns to the Top 40

Fri, 2014-11-21 19:38
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift's 1989 spent a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 312,000 copies in the week ending...

ADA to Distro Mascot Label Group in North America

Fri, 2014-11-21 18:45
The Alternative Distribution Alliance has signed a North America distribution deal with the Mascot Label Group and its 600-album catalog. The deal...

Watch Chris Cornell Discuss 'Existential Meltdown' of '90s Grunge Bands, Being the Anti-Poison

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:50
Speaking to a crowd at Billboard's Touring Conference on Thursday, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell recalled his rise from the Seattle grunge scene...

'Queen Latifah Show' Canceled

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:39
It's official: The Queen Latifah Show has been canceled. Bill Cosby's 'Queen Latifah' Show Chat Canceled After Rape Allegations

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Meghan Trainor Hits Top 40, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Debut

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:24
As previously reported, Taylor Swift makes history by becoming the first woman to replace herself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Blank Space...

Vevo Faces an Uncertain Future With the Departure of CEO Rio Caraeff and a Failed Sale

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:00
Rio Caraeff's departure as CEO of Vevo at the end of 2014 -- officially announced Nov. 17 after an internal memo had leaked -- leaves the music-video...

Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:57
It's an interesting time in country music. The format's biggest-selling star of the last decade, Taylor Swift (25 million albums sold, according to...

What Will Upcoming Contract Negotiations Mean for Taylor Swift, Usher and Justin Timberlake?

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:34
Taylor Swift, Usher and Justin Timberlake are about to enter an all-too-familiar crossroads for pop superstars: Their next albums will also be the...

Kool & the Gang on 'Keeping the Brand Alive,' the Origin of 'Celebration' and Being the Most-Sampled Band in History

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:45
At Billboard's 11th annual touring awards, the "Spirit of the Boogie" panel -- a conversation with Kool & the Gang -- demonstrated that...

'I Only Blame Myself': Is Reclusive R&B Singer Jeremih Holding Back His Own Career?

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:30
Fifty-two different songs have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. Only one of them doesn't have an official music video: Jeremih's...

Essay: Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:18
As the first music-streaming service to be licensed by all major labels -- and the No. 2 on-demand music service in the United States -- it may...

Trio of Studies Find Digital Listening Drives Sales – But Are They Answering the Right Question?

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:15
Data released this week have revealed the positive benefits free or listening has on music purchases. A study by Pandora and consumer surveys by the...

Despite Harsh Reviews, Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie Locks Up the No. 2 Telepic Slot of 2014

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:00
Harsh criticism from pal and collaborator Timbaland, a lack of rights to original songs and an early casting snafu when Zendaya Coleman bowed out of...

Exclusive: Elijah Wood's All-Vinyl DJ Outfit Wooden Wisdom Will Hit the Road in 2015

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:00
Wooden Wisdom is a DJ supergroup made up of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) and Zach Cowie, a music business jack-of-all-trades who has...