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Steve Jobs' Depostion Video Won't Be Released

Thu, 2014-12-18 12:13
Video of Steve Jobs' deposition in the just-wrapped iPod class-action lawsuit will not be released to the public, a California judge has decided. A...

Exclusive: Essence To Honor Jill Scott at Black Women in Music Event

Thu, 2014-12-18 11:30
Jill Scott will be the special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music. The Feb. 5 invitation-only event, held during Grammy Week,...

Music Supervisors for 'Glee,' 'Book of Life,' 'Begin Again' Lead Guild Nominations

Thu, 2014-12-18 10:00
The Guild of Music Supervisors will hand out its fifth annual awards Jan. 21 at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood, honoring music supervisors for...

BandPage Touts Big Sales Metrics for Artists' Merch

Thu, 2014-12-18 10:00
BandPage has announced a few large metrics today, over a year after signing key deals with Spotify (where it recently became the only way to place...

Firefly Producers Announce New Big Barrel Country Fest, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Loretta Lynn to Play

Thu, 2014-12-18 08:55
Red Frog Events, the producers of the Firefly Festival, announce today the launch of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 26-28, the weekend...

50 Cent Nets $78 Million In Underwear Deal

Thu, 2014-12-18 04:22
50 Cent is now the 78 Million Dollar Man.  Curtis Jackson has locked-up a $78 million deal with Frigo Revolution Wear to promote a brand of upmarket...

What the U.S.-Cuba Breakthrough Could Mean for Music

Wed, 2014-12-17 22:43
How could restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba impact musicians in both countries?

Nicki Minaj and D'Angelo Set For Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

Wed, 2014-12-17 21:21
Nicki Minaj’s new The Pinkprint album is on course for a top five debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the album, which was...

Muted Hurrahs For Easing of Cuban Sanctions

Wed, 2014-12-17 20:29
President Obama’s announcement that he planned to “normalize” relationships with Cuba was met with muted response from the Latin music industry. The...

Exclusive: TuneCore Buys 'Location Goodie Bag' Startup DropKloud

Wed, 2014-12-17 18:49
TuneCore has added to its list of artist services by acquiring DropKloud, the maker of a consumer-facing mobile app aimed at musicians and is set to...

Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Hits 1 Million in U.S. Sales

Wed, 2014-12-17 18:18
Sam Smith's debut full-length album In the Lonely Hour has surpassed 1 million in U.S. sales, according to Nielsen Music. It's the third album to...

R&B and Hip-Hop in 2014: A Lackluster Year for Some, But Not All

Wed, 2014-12-17 18:01
Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage....

Mariah Carey Tops Holiday 100 Songs Chart With 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Wed, 2014-12-17 17:56
Mariah Carey jingles all the way back to No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday 100 songs chart with her modern classic carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You...

G.O.O.D. Music Signs Former Kanye West Backup Dancer Kacy Hill

Wed, 2014-12-17 17:51
Kacy Hill has signed to G.O.O.D. Music, the label founded by Kanye West in 2004. Previously, Hill worked as a model for American Apparel and a backup...

J. Cole Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Wed, 2014-12-17 17:34
J. Cole's third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, easily debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the rapper's third consecutive chart-...

'The Voice' Finale: How Were the Ratings?

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:58
NBC closed out another season of The Voice on Tuesday night. The two-hour wrap-up for the seventh cycle was enough to easily win the night for the...

Michael Jackson Estate Renews with BMI

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:10
Michael Jackson's estate has renewed its long-standing partnership with BMI for representation of the late pop icon's catalog, the performing rights...

Mick Management Hires Former Artist Organization President Rich Schaefer

Wed, 2014-12-17 14:57
Following a six-year tenure at The Artists Organization -- including two years as president -- Rich Schaefer has now moved to Mick Management as a...

The True Story of How Vinyl Spun Its Way Back From Near-Extinction

Wed, 2014-12-17 13:59
Ever see a movie where the protagonist wasn’t born, or the USSR won the Cold War, and the alternate future is different from the present day? Think...