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BBC Owns Digital Listening as Audience Hits Record High

Thu, 2016-02-04 16:37
The latest audience figures from official U.K. measuring body RAJAR brought mixed results for BBC’s radio stations.  On the one hand, specialist...

Wiz Khalifa Teams With RiverRock Cannabis for New Product Line

Thu, 2016-02-04 16:35
Wiz Khalifa is taking his weed business to a new high. The Pittsburgh rapper announced his new partnership with Colorado-based company RiverRock...

Zayn & Drake Headed for Top 10 Debuts on Hot 100

Thu, 2016-02-04 16:00
Justin Bieber just made headlines by replacing himself atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13), with "Love Yourself" dethroning "Sorry," but a...

Reddit Users Put Epic CEO L.A. Reid in a Death Grip

Thu, 2016-02-04 15:20
Reddit users bombarded veteran music exec Antonio "L.A." Reid with questions about noise group Death Grips on Wednesday during a frustrating-for-all...

Publishers Quarterly Q4: Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Is Tops, Sony/ATV Rules for the 14th Straight Quarter

Thu, 2016-02-04 14:04
It's getting more than a little predictable: For the 14th consecutive quarter, Sony/ATV was the top-ranked music publisher among the top 100 radio...

Wall Street Reacts Negatively to Philippe Dauman Being Named Chairman of Viacom

Thu, 2016-02-04 13:39
While Viacom board members were huddling in New York choosing a new executive chairman to replace the ailing Sumner Redstone, the beaten down shares...

Viacom Names CEO Philippe Dauman Executive Chairman

Thu, 2016-02-04 13:32
Viacom on Thursday named a new executive chairman to replace Sumner Redstone: president and CEO Philippe Dauman. He takes on the added title, while...

With New Spotify Partnership, Can Annotation Website Genius Finally Take on the World?

Thu, 2016-02-04 13:00
On a cold Friday in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus, the Genius offices are packed with hundreds of ­journalists and industry friends as ­rapper...

Warner Music Group CEO: 'We Will Share' With Artists Any Proceeds from Sale of Our Stake in a Streaming Service

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:50
Warner Music Group revealed Thursday it will share with artists any proceeds from the sale of Warner's equity in a music streaming company. Warner...

'California Dreamin' Hits No. 1 After 50 Years, Thanks to Dance Remix

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:47
A half-century after its original run, an iconic composition crowns a Billboard chart for the first time.

Locarno Festival to Honor Composer Howard Shore With Vision Award

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:42
The 69th Locarno Film Festival will honor Canadian composer and conductor Howard Shore with its Vision Award, which puts the spotlight on someone who...

Steve Angello Arrives on Top Dance/Electronic Albums With 'Youth'

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:36
Steve Angello begins at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Feb. 13) with his debut solo set, Wild Youth, which starts with...

Apple to Appeal $625 Million 'Patent Troll' Settlement

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:14
A Texas jury decided on Wednesday that Apple must pay $625.6 million for violating several patents held by VirnetX, a company known for collecting...

Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs, Ties for Sixth-Most No. 1s All-Time

Thu, 2016-02-04 11:02
When you think of the most accomplished acts in the history of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, make sure you include Cage the Elephant.

Warner Music Group Earnings Improvement Driven by Streaming Gains

Thu, 2016-02-04 10:51
Warner Music Group reported Thursday morning its revenue grew 2.4 percent to $849 million in the first fiscal quarter ending December 1. Operating...

ASCAP Hires Paul Rourke as New CFO, EVP

Thu, 2016-02-04 09:56
ASCAP has announced the appointment of former Viacom executive Paul Rourke as the organization's new executive vice president and CFO. Rourke will...

Kesha's Mom, Manager Win Dismissal of Dr. Luke Claims

Thu, 2016-02-04 00:45
Pop star Kesha Rose Sebert and songwriter-producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) are still in the heat of battle over her claims that he raped her, and...

Rihanna's 'Anti' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Wed, 2016-02-03 21:27
Rihanna is aiming to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Anti, according to industry forecasters. The set could earn upward...

Ken-Y's Solo Debut Hits No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Albums

Wed, 2016-02-03 20:22
Ken-Y’s solo debut album, The King of Romance, opens atop the Latin Rhythm Albums chart (dated Feb. 13), selling 1,000 copies of the digital-only...

G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha Top Rap Songs Chart

Wed, 2016-02-03 19:59
Rapper G-Eazy scores his first No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs with “Me, Myself & I,” with Bebe Rexha (chart dated Feb. 13). In doing so, he also bumps...