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PARTYNEXTDOOR Is Latest Canadian Success Story on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With No. 1 Debut

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:41
Canadian singer PARTYNEXTDOOR (real name: Jahron Brathwaite) debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Sept. 3) with his third...

Juan Gabriel Scores His Fifth No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:20
Juan Gabriel rules the Top Latin Albums chart for a fifth time (on the chart dated Sept. 3), as Vestido de Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes, debuts...

From Beyonce to Frank Ocean, Breaking Down the Mechanics, and Politics, Behind Streaming Exclusives

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:10
Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge spent the weekend of Aug. 20 thinking long and hard about his business.

Seeing the Signs: Using Social Media to ID Potential Threats to Artists' Safety (Guest Column)

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:07
I was with several of my female clients the night Christina Grimmie was shot. I will never forget the grief, and terror, that I saw in those girls’...

Erykah Badu Scores Her 10th Top 10 on Adult R&B Songs Chart

Thu, 2016-08-25 17:21
Erykah Badu earns her 10th top 10 on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart with “Phone Down” (chart dated Sept. 3). It rises 11-10 with a 6 percent...

Harry Belafonte Talks 'Many Rivers to Cross' Music & Justice Festival: 'This Isn't a Spectator Sport'

Thu, 2016-08-25 16:13
“Artists are the gatekeepers to truth.”

Delete Your Account: How Artists' Teams Handle Social Media Firestorms

Thu, 2016-08-25 15:21
Justin Bieber's Instagram exodus on Aug. 16, following a wave of negative comments directed toward his purported new love interest, model Sofia...

Zayn Zooms to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

Thu, 2016-08-25 14:54
Zayn zips to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 3) with his first solo entry on the chart, "Like I Would" (2-1).

Chainsmokers Score Record-Breaking No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

Thu, 2016-08-25 14:47
The Chainsmokers notch their record-breaking fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Sept. 3) as "Closer," featuring...

Jason Aldean Withholding New Album From All Streaming Services For One Month

Thu, 2016-08-25 14:34
Jason Aldean was one of the 16 original artist-owners of Jay Z's Tidal presented at the company's U.S. re-launch in March 2015. However, when the...

Universal Music's Streaming Revenues 'More Than Offset' Download and Physical Declines

Thu, 2016-08-25 13:48
The half-year financials of Vivendi, parent company of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world largest music conglomerate, indicate that the Paris-...

Songkick Gets $15 Million Capital Infusion From Len Blavatnik's Access Industries

Thu, 2016-08-25 12:51
Upstart ticketing and music discovery firm Songkick has raised $15 Million in a new round of funding by Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, Billboard...

Mozart Gets Massive 200-Disc Box Set, New Biography: By the Numbers

Thu, 2016-08-25 11:42
Here's one elegant way to become a Mozart completist in one fell swoop. Universal Music Group imprints Decca and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a...

'Bad for the Industry': Spotify's Artist Whisperer Troy Carter Slams Exclusives, Updates Company's Subscriber Total

Thu, 2016-08-25 10:52
In June, when Atom Factory founder/CEO Troy Carter announced he was joining Spotify as global head of creator services, many music executives thought...

Jennifer Holliday Returning to Broadway in 'The Color Purple'

Wed, 2016-08-24 22:57
Looks like The Color Purple will have some fresh box-office fuel in the fall. Jennifer Holliday, who blazed a path to stardom with her Tony-winning...

Gallant to Play Afropunk & Made in America; DJ Khaled & Friends Set for BMI Awards: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs

Wed, 2016-08-24 18:27
Rising alternative R&B star Gallant has been added to the lineups of both the Afropunk Festival (Aug. 28 in New York) and Made in America (Sept....

Prince's Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours This Fall

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:59
Starting this fall, many dearly beloved fans will be gathered at Prince's Paisley Park, as the iconic estate will open for public tours starting Oct...

Inside the Surprise Radio Debut of Metallica's 'Hardwired'

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:50
Call it a coup for broadcast radio -- KXXR (93X) Minneapolis, specifically. Oh, and Metallica.

Frank Ocean's Album Is the Straw that Broke Universal Music's Back (and It May Get Him Sued)

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:29
Frank Ocean's four-year sabbatical from the public eye following his 2012 album Channel Orange ended emphatically and dramatically last week with...

American Fed. of Musicians Suffers Setback in Pension Suit Against Majors

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:11
A U.S. district judge has delivered a setback to the American Federation of Musicians, which filed suit a year ago alleging that the three major...