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Rebecca Black Manager Charged With Violating Talent Scam Prevention Act

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:31
A veteran music manager was charged with four counts of violating the Talent Scam Prevention Act, according to city attorney Mike Feuer at a press...

Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:30
Maroon 5's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, giving the band its second No. 1 debut, after "Maps" last June. With the...

New Doc Details Pras Michel's Quest to Get Diaper-Wearing Pop Star Elected President of Haiti

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:20
"It's just so ridiculous, it's just one of the most ridiculous stories ever," says Pras Michel the former Fugee about his new documentary Sweet Micky...

Black Keys Cancel European Tour Over Over Patrick Carney's Injury

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:50
The European leg of the Black Keys' Turn Blue world tour will not be happening.

Association of Independent Music Publishers Names New Board of Directors

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:47
The Association of Independent Music Publishers has announced a new slate of board members for the 2015-2016 term. Members of the AIMP, a trade group...

NOFX's Fat Mike Is Doing a Punk Rock Musical

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:33
First Green Day's American Idiot, now NOFX's Fat Mike is getting in on the punk rock musical.

Indie Musician Outlines 'Demanding' Contract with YouTube's Music Service

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:00
YouTube has a "demanding" contract for independent musicians, according to a blog post by musician Zoë Keating, a frequent chronicler of her...

How Much Did Apple Execs Make in 2014? A Lot

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:32
In a development that should surprise no one ever, upper-tier Apple executives are extremely well-compensated individuals, this according to a recent...

Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:17
All of the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music after seven lawsuits were filed on...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Kelly Clarkson's 'Heartbeat Song' Debuts in Top 40

Fri, 2015-01-23 11:50
As previously reported, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, and Maroon 5's "Sugar"...

Rush Announces Dates For 40th Anniversary Tour

Fri, 2015-01-23 11:04
For Rush diehards, the wait is over. The trio has announced dates for its 40th anniversary North American tour, expected to be the last of its kind...

Indian Streaming Service Saavn Taps Former Google Exec as COO

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:40
India's top music streaming service, Saavn, has hired digital veteran Mahesh Narayanan as global COO. Narayanan will oversee Saavn's planned...

Nick Jonas Signs Global Publishing Deal With UMPG

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:30
Nick Jonas signed a global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group this week, the company's chairman and CEO Jody Gerson has announced...

Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Announce World Tour

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:05
Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the...

Stan Irwin, Producer Who Persuaded the Beatles to Play Las Vegas, Dies at 94

Fri, 2015-01-23 05:43
Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George...

Australia's Record Biz Recedes in 2014, Subscription Services Surge Ahead

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:56
Australia's record biz has paid a heavy price for the erosion in demand for physical product and, to a lesser extent, downloads.  New wholesale...

Rihanna's Win Against Topshop Affirmed By U.K. Appeals Court

Fri, 2015-01-23 02:57
On Thursday, Rihanna preserved her legal victory against Topshop over the fashion retailer's sale of an oversized sleeveless jersey that featured her...

Olly Murs Named Radio Disney's 'Next Big Thing'

Fri, 2015-01-23 01:46
U.K. singer Olly Murs has been named Radio Disney's "N.B.T." (Next Big Thing), an initiative launched in 2010 to champion young recording artists and...

Michael Jackson's Mother Gets Day in Court

Fri, 2015-01-23 00:17
Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother argued Thursday for a new trial in her case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC, but faced a skeptical panel...

SHINee's Jonghyun Rises to No. 1 on World Albums Chart With 'Base' EP

Thu, 2015-01-22 23:00
The guys of SHINee are trying out solo projects and member Jonghyun now has his very own No. 1 to show for his venture.