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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Ariana Grande Blasts Into Top 40, Taylor Swift Debuts With 'Wonderland'

Thu, 2015-02-26 12:00
As previously reported, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while two Fifty Shades of...

Spotify Teams With Musixmatch to Bring Lyrics to Its Desktop App

Thu, 2015-02-26 10:50
There goes your excuse for mumbling lyrics while singing along on Spotify. The streaming music service is taking a break from updating its mobile app...

Industry Sets Friday as Global Record Release Day

Thu, 2015-02-26 09:42
After seven months of semi-public back-and-forth, a conversation begun in party by Aussie piracy and Beyonce's surprise release in December of 2013...

Martin Mills and Brian Message Take On Major Labels, Billboard 200 in Launch of Plan to Save Music Retail

Thu, 2015-02-26 08:57
Less than a week after umbrella trade body UK Music launched a five-point policy plan to develop the music business, Britain's Entertainment...

Sheppard, Sia, 5 Seconds Of Summer Top APRA Awards Nominations

Thu, 2015-02-26 03:42
With four nominations, newcomer pop group Sheppard is the best-placed act heading into the 2015 APRA Music Awards.

Scarlett Johansson's New Band Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order

Thu, 2015-02-26 01:54
Scarlett Johansson's newest music venture is not getting off to an auspicious start. The actress' band The Singles, which debuted its first song last...

Steven Tyler Lawyer Loses First Amendment Battle Over 'American Idol' Negotiations

Thu, 2015-02-26 01:34
On Wednesday, a California appeals court revived claims against Steven Tyler's attorney, Dina LaPolt, connected to the way she handled her client's...

Big Sean Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Wed, 2015-02-25 22:05
Big Sean is heading for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources project his new album Dark Sky Paradise to debut with 140,...

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Robin Thicke Performs Piano Medley in Court

Wed, 2015-02-25 21:48
The "Blurred Lines" trial on Wednesday (Feb. 25) included a bit of unusual testimony: a short piano medley performed by Robin Thicke.

J Balvin Earns First No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

Wed, 2015-02-25 21:00
Rising star J Balvin scores his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs as "Ay Vamos" hops 4-1 in its 25th week on the chart (dated March 7). The track takes...

Drake's Entire Album Is on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Wed, 2015-02-25 19:47
Drake rules 42 percent of the 50-position Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated March 7), as the hip-hop star has 21 concurrent songs on the tally...

Regional Mexican Artist Ariel Camacho Dead at 22

Wed, 2015-02-25 17:45
DEL Records artist Ariel Camacho died in a car accident early Wednesday (Feb. 25) in his native Sinaloa, Mexico. He was 22 years old. "My heart is...

Verizon, Cookman Management Launch Scouting Contest

Wed, 2015-02-25 17:01
Verizon has joined with Los Angeles's Cookman management and Nacional Records in a search for "unsigned músicos" from the Western states. On the...

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 Again; The Weeknd Enters Top 10

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:33
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while The Weeknd's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of...

Brit Awards 2015: And the Winners Are ...

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:00
Who will win big at the Brit Awards? Check back for a full updated winners list throughout the ceremony! 2015 Brit Awards: See All the Photos!

Google Play Wants to Store Your 50,000 Songs

Wed, 2015-02-25 15:58
Here's some good news for those of you with ginormous amounts of music in your digital library. Google Play announced today that users will now be...

Debate Begins Over New Radio Royalty Bill Introduced in Congress

Wed, 2015-02-25 15:50
The emails are flying fast today following the Congressional introduction of the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 24).

Republic Records Taps Patch Culbertson for A&R Director

Wed, 2015-02-25 14:59
Patch Culbertson has been promoted to director of A&R at Republic Records, where he's worked since 2009. Culbertson previously served as the...

SFX Chairman Robert Sillerman Offers Plan to Take Company Private

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:32
SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman has proposed taking the EDM-focused music promotion company private by buying out all of the...

Paul McCartney to Headline Firefly Music Festival -- The Rumors Are True!

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:30
Previously announced Firefly 2015 headliners Kings of Leon and The Killers have some company. Today (Feb. 25), the music festival announced that Paul...