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Why Bon Jovi Bolted After 32 Years on Mercury Records -- 'Or Whatever They're Called This Week'

Thu, 2015-08-27 10:20
Back in 1977, the Sex Pistols dedicated their raucous kiss-off song "EMI" to the record ­company that dropped them. Graham Parker skewered his...

Apple Partners With Culture Portal Remezcla for Latin Streaming Curation

Thu, 2015-08-27 10:08
Remezcla, a Latin American culture outlet, has signed on with Apple Music to curate the company's Latin content for the company's streaming service...

MTV's Ill-Fated Web Experiment Iggy to Shutter

Thu, 2015-08-27 09:30
MTV has had a tough 2015, enduring dropping ratings, layoffs of more than 200 staffers and the exits of several prominent executives (among them:...

Stocks Break Losing Streak But Media, Entertainment Companies Lag Behind

Thu, 2015-08-27 08:42
Wall Street's six-day losing streak was broken in a big way on Wednesday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 619 points and notched its...

Host of AM Radio's Longest-Running Daily Talk Show To Retire

Thu, 2015-08-27 08:00
In southern New Jersey, he's been known as "Mr. Atlantic City" for nearly six decades, but Pinky Kravitz, who started his broadcasting career in...

Shania Twain's Farewell Tour: $40 Million Grossed, and Counting

Thu, 2015-08-27 00:16
Country superstars Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain head up the list of touring artists on this week’s slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with multi...

Ten Years After Katrina, the Gulf Coast's Music Scene Recovers

Wed, 2015-08-26 20:32
When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast 10 years ago, she inflicted major pain on the touring industry in that region, but a decade later...

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel to Be Honored for LGBT Support at GLSEN's Respect Awards

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:31
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake will take home the Inspiration Award at GLSEN’s Respect Awards, scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Beverly Wilshire in...

Artist Growth Begins Feeding Its Unique Touring Data to Sony

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:58
Sony Music has signed onto Artist Growth's novel approach to data that fills a void in the music industry. Artist Growth is a cloud-based tool for...

Russia's Proposed 'Patriotic' Media Group Met With Sharp Dissent From Current Employees

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:58
Employees of Russian Media Group (RMG) are protesting a takeover by Goskontsert, a deal that would lead to the creation of a "patriotic media group...

Late Rapper Chinx Debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:40
Rapper Chinx notches a No. 2 entrance on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (dated Sept. 5) with his posthumous debut studio set, Welcome to JFK (15,000...

Social Norms They Are a-Changin': New Pew Report Looks at the 'Always On' Life

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:18
Kids these days. A new study finds that young adults are generally more tolerant than their elders of whipping out mobile phones in certain social...

Nashville Notes: Paisley & Paslay Set College Campus Tour; Josh Abbott Goes Indie; Townsquare Makes Moves

Wed, 2015-08-26 12:30
Here is your weekly roundup of goings on -- artist signings, staffing moves, good news and more -- in the wide world of country music.NEWS &...

Elvis Presley Nets 53rd Top 40 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:45
Elvis Presley earns his 53rd top 40 album on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Sept. 5) as the new compilation Elvis Forever debuts at No. 11. The set...

Maddie & Tae's Trend-Bucking Debut Praised By Lee Ann Womack, Scott Borchetta

Wed, 2015-08-26 10:56
The first line in Maddie & Tae's debut album, "Rain, you ain't gonna slow me down," speaks volumes about what listeners will hear in the course...

Frankie Ballard Lands His Third Straight No. 1 Hit; Elvis Presley Album Has Big Debut

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:31
Frankie Ballard might have just set a new bar for having a good day. On Dec. 4, 2012 Ballard recorded "Helluva Life," "Sunshine & Whiskey" and "...

Calvin Harris Tops Forbes' Highest Paid DJs List

Wed, 2015-08-26 01:53
Calvin Harris is the undisputed King of EDM, according to Forbes’ latest report on electronic music’s big earners. The Scottish producer and disc...

Jeff Walker, Nashville Business Leader, Dies at 65

Tue, 2015-08-25 20:10
The Nashville music industry is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved figures, Jeff Walker, who passed away suddenly on Monday. He was...

Nicholas Hoult Is Deadly Serious About Britpop and Hit Records in New 'Kill Your Friends' Trailer

Tue, 2015-08-25 14:26
Here’s your first look at Nicholas Hoult as a deranged A&R man in the feature film adaptation of Kill Your Friends, John Niven’s cult novel set...

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