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Ultra Records Files Copyright Suit Against YouTube Star Michelle Phan

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:23
YouTube beauty sensation Michelle Phan, whose channel boasts more than 6.5 million subscribers, is being sued by Ultra Records and Ultra...

Chart Moves: Tinashe Hits R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10; John Legend, Colbie Caillat Debut Thanks To Videos; Kiesza Climbs

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:45
As previously reported, MAGIC! takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut hit "Rude," dethroning Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli...

How Robin Thicke Went From Hero to Zero -- and How He Could Rebound

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:33
Remember summer 2013, when Robin Thicke, 37, was riding high with “Blurred Lines,” the longest-charting No. 1 of the season? Its accompanying album...

Broadway to Dim Lights for Elaine Stritch

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:04
Broadway marquees will be dimmed in memory of a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress who epitomized New York and the theater world.

Death Grips Post-Mortem: Better to Slash-and-Burn Out Than Fade Away

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:36
When noise collective Death Grips, anchored by drummer Zach Hill and vocalist MC Ride but with an always rotating roster, called it quits —...

Is Pitchfork Fest Cursed? President Chris Kaskie Talks Lineup Setbacks

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:15
Even before Death Grips announced their break up July 2, Pitchfork's ninth annual Music Festival in Chicago had already experienced a few unfortunate...

Teen Metal Band Just Signed to Sony Now Releasing Book

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:12
The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony, plans to release a book next year.

Beyonce Fashion Exhibit to Debut at Rock Hall Museum

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:58
A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers....

'Straight Outta Compton' Studio Distances Itself From Offensive Casting Call

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:42
Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announcement for the film...

Backbeat: Justice Crew, Denis Handlin Celebrate Record-Busting Chart Run

Fri, 2014-07-18 02:56
Australian hip hop/pop outfit Justice Crew recently made chart history with "Que Sera." The song spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA singles chart...

Faith Evans Signs to BMG for Publishing, Artist Services

Fri, 2014-07-18 02:51
R&B Grammy winner Faith Evans has signed a worldwide exclusive publishing and BMG Artist Services deal with BMG Chrysalis U.S. for her first new...

Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours With $78 Million European Jaunt

Thu, 2014-07-17 19:42
The Rolling Stones grab the top slot on the weekly roundup of Hot Tours with box office sales reported from the European leg of the legendary rock...

U.K.'s Music Managers Forum Criticizes Sony/ATV Recent Posture

Thu, 2014-07-17 19:22
Sony/ATV Music Publishing's note to writers, sent last week, re-iterating that it might withdraw completely from the two large performing rights...

Play Store Now Drives Google’s Fastest-Growing Revenue Segment

Thu, 2014-07-17 18:53
Sales of apps and content via the Google Play store are primarily responsible for a half-billion dollar revenue increase year-over-year at Google’s...

Richard Nichols, The Roots' Longtime Manager and Producer, Dies (Updated)

Thu, 2014-07-17 18:41
UPDATE: The Roots have issued the following statement on Nichols' death:

Justin Bieber & One Direction's Zayn Malik Boost Their Friends on Twitter Top Tracks Chart

Thu, 2014-07-17 18:23
Naughty Boy's "Home," featuring Sam Romans, debuts at No. 1 on the Twitter Top Tracks chart following a plug from One Direction's Zayn Malik, who...

Long-Disputed Early Jimi Hendrix Masters to Go to Legacy Recordings

Thu, 2014-07-17 15:30
After decades of litigation a deal has finally been struck between Experience Hendrix LLC, the Hendrix family music company which owns and...

Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:36
From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role...

Elaine Stritch, Salty Broadway Singer-Actress, Dies at 89

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:34
Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at...

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