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IMS Engage 2016: Bob Lefsetz, Pete Tong & More Challenge 'EDM Bubble' Narrative (Exclusive Video)

Fri, 2016-04-29 14:58
On April 21, International Music Summit held the fourth edition of IMS Engage, its one-day U.S. offshoot, at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Philip Kives, Genre Compilation and Late Night Pitchman Innovator, Dies Aged 87

Fri, 2016-04-29 14:51
Philip Kives, the founder K-Tel -- once one of the most recognizable brands in the world -- died Wednesday, Apr. 27 in Winnipeg, Canada from natural...

Willie Nelson, Radiohead and More Green Acts Cutting Pollution (and Costs) By Championing Biodiesel on Tour

Fri, 2016-04-29 14:28
Amid rising concern about climate change, top musicians have turned to biodiesel to reduce tour-bus pollution.

Summer's Hottest Tours -- From Beyonce to Adele and Beyond

Fri, 2016-04-29 14:00
In just 15 weeks of the summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the live music business in North America earns almost half of its gross ticket...

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Hits No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart, Followed by 3 Prince Albums

Fri, 2016-04-29 12:56
The sudden release of Beyoncé's Lemonade (Columbia) prevented a possible top 5 Prince takeover on the new U.K. album chart, announced Friday (April...

4 Million Prince Albums & Songs Have Been Sold Following His Death

Fri, 2016-04-29 12:11
Prince’s albums and songs have sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. since his death on April 21, according to Nielsen Music. That sum combines his...

Vevo Gets a Redesign, Ditches Flash Video & Vevo TV

Fri, 2016-04-29 12:10
Vevo has given its desktop experience a new look, with bigger videos and the same kind of recommendations found on its mobile apps. The total UI...

China's Biggest Search Engine Signs Agreement to Tackle Piracy

Fri, 2016-04-29 12:05
China's biggest internet search engine Baidu has pledged to do more to tackle copyright infringement. Earlier this week representatives of Baidu...

Sony's 2016 Financials Show Adele Dependency, Streaming's Ascent

Fri, 2016-04-29 11:10
Sony Corp. has announced its financials for the fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2016. The company saw sales and operating revenue decrease 1.3 percent, to...

Atom Factory CEO/Founder Troy Carter on Rebranding Meghan Trainor and Why the Tech Industry Gets an F in Racial Diversity

Fri, 2016-04-29 11:00
The Culver City office of Atom Factory -- equidistant to both Los Angeles' Silicon Beach and the Hollywood haunts of the Sunset Strip -- is much like...

Amazon Stock Skyrockets on First-Quarter Results

Fri, 2016-04-29 09:27
Amazon shares were trading up more than 11 percent Thursday after the e-commerce company reported strong first-quarter results.  The Seattle-based e-...

Blackbird Presents and Concord Bicycle Music Partner on Three Historic Concert Recordings

Fri, 2016-04-29 05:45
Blackbird Presents and Concord Bicycle Music are joining forces for the multi-format release of three classic concert recordings featuring the music...

'It's a Muscle, Use It': Songwriters Talk Craft at ASCAP Expo

Fri, 2016-04-29 00:49
One of the most popular sessions during the opening day of the 11th annual ASCAP Expo was “We Create Music” on Thursday (April 28).

YouTube Changes Content ID Rules to Allow for Money Collection During Rights Investigations

Thu, 2016-04-28 23:56
Internet video giant YouTube has made a change in its Content ID evaluation process that will benefit creators whose work has been improperly...

Juan Gabriel & Nicky Jam Win Big at 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Thu, 2016-04-28 23:17
Propelled by their global hit “El Perdón,” Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias were the big winners of the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards, collecting...

'Purple Rain' Cinematographer Donald E. Thorin Dies at 81

Thu, 2016-04-28 22:46
Donald E. Thorin, the cinematographer on such films as An Officer and a Gentleman, the Prince starrer Purple Rain and Scent of a Woman, has died. He...

Muse Signs With United Talent Agency for Worldwide Representation: Exclusive

Thu, 2016-04-28 19:30
Muse has signed with UTA for worldwide representation, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have exclusively learned. The British rock trio of Matt...

Ibiza Tourists Will Be Hit With a New Tax This Summer

Thu, 2016-04-28 18:38
If you want to take a pill in Ibiza anytime soon, you'll soon have to pay a new tax to do it. A "Sustainable Tourism Tax" will go into effect July 1...

The Chainsmokers & Daya's 'Down' Moves Up to No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

Thu, 2016-04-28 18:32
The Chainsmokers continue to dominate Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in 2016, rising 2-1 on the May 7-dated list with "Don't Let Me...

Rihanna's 'Needed Me' Jumps to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

Thu, 2016-04-28 17:14
Rihanna rules the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated May 7) as "Needed Me" rockets 44-1 in its fifth chart week to become her third leader...