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Ugandan Pop Singer Faces 10 Years in Prison Over Racy Music Video

Thu, 2015-05-21 14:17
On February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law two controversial pieces of legislation. One of those laws, the Anti-...

Trans World Entertainment Turns Profit as It Continues Shift From Music

Thu, 2015-05-21 10:56
Trans World Entertainment continues its winning ways, posting a profit of $194,000, or one cent per diluted share, on sales of nearly $78 million, in...

Longtime ASCAP Exec Karen Sherry Is Retiring

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:47
Longtime ASCAP executive Karen Sherry has announced her retirement after 36 years at the performing rights organization. Sherry, who conceived such...

The Roots, Passion Pit, Walk The Moon to Headline Lipton's Inaugural Be More Tea Festival (Exclusive)

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:00
Lipton Tea, a joint venture between Pepsi and Unilever, is entering the festival business: on October 24, the beverage brand will host its first Be...

Meet Weav, the 'Elastic' Music Startup from the Co-Creator of Google Maps

Thu, 2015-05-21 08:38
The co-creator of the technology that became Google Maps this week unveiled Weav Music, a new music engine that lets artists create different...

Baz Luhrmann Musical Takes Residency at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay (Exclusive)

Thu, 2015-05-21 08:00
A new musical spectacular featuring Baz Luhrmann's greatest works will be joining Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey on the Vegas strip.

Madonna Reschedules First Five Rebel Heart Tour Dates

Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
Madonna has rescheduled the first five nights of her Rebel Heart Tour, delaying the international trek's launch more than a week. Rewinding the...

Bob Belden, Jazz Saxophonist & Renaissance Man, Dead at 58

Wed, 2015-05-20 21:23
Jazz saxophonist, arranger, composer, bandleader and producer Bob Belden died Wednesday in New York. He was 58. 

Kaskade & Little Empire Music Acquire Stake in Miami's Super Music Group

Wed, 2015-05-20 18:59
Dance star Kaskade and Los Angeles management company Little Empire Music this week announced they had obtained a minority ownership stake in Miami...

Kanye West, Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' & More Top Billboard Music Awards Social Moments

Wed, 2015-05-20 18:31
While the 2015 Billboard Music Awards pulled a massive audience on television -- with 11.1 million viewers tuning in to mark the third consecutive...

Jack White Defends Tidal & Jay Z: 'Should Movies Be Free Too?'

Wed, 2015-05-20 18:21
Jack White came to bat for Tidal on Wednesday (May 20), taking to the website of his label, Third Man Records, to post answers to a series of Tidal-...

5 Winners (and Losers) in Verizon's $4.4 Billion Purchase of AOL

Wed, 2015-05-20 17:21
A wave of 1990s nostalgia has rolled in with Verizon's $4.4 billion planned acquisition of AOL. The purchase of the early Internet provider --...

Sony/ATV Relaunches Hickory Records to Support Synch Superstar Lenka Via Long

Wed, 2015-05-20 17:02
On June 16, Sony/ATV Music Publishing will take the unusual step of releasing an album for one of its songwriters. The world's largest music...

Burt Bacharach & Charli XCX to Be Honored at 11th Annual Songs of Hope Benefit

Wed, 2015-05-20 16:53
Burt Bacharach, Charli XCX and Christophe Beck (composer of the score for Frozen) will all be honored at the 11th annual Songs of Hope fundraiser for...

Nicky Jam Signs With CAA

Wed, 2015-05-20 16:36
After signing as a recording artist with Sony U.S. Latin and performing rights organization SESAC Latin, comeback reggaeton kid Nicky Jam has signed...

Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

Wed, 2015-05-20 16:27
Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd lead all contenders for the 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards, which unveiled nominations on Wednesday (May 20).

U.K. Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Points to Over 40 Music Industry Personnel

Wed, 2015-05-20 16:23
43 individuals from the music industry have been investigated by British police as part of a wider probe into historical child sex abuse allegations...

Norah Jones Pays Tribute to Blue Note's Bruce Lundvall at Farm Aid Benefit

Wed, 2015-05-20 16:17
In a rare solo piano performance Tuesday night at New York’s City Winery, Norah Jones played a benefit to raise funds for Farm Aid, the music-...

Apple Reportedly Planning an Early Russian Launch for Its Streaming Serivce

Wed, 2015-05-20 15:05
Apple plans to launch its streaming service in Russia and is in negotiations with labels, according to a local media report. However, the sluggish...

Wiz Khalifa Tops Hot 100, Taylor Swift Re-Enters Following BBMAs Video Premiere

Wed, 2015-05-20 14:55
Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week.