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Hastings Entertainment Shutting Down All Stores for Liquidation

Thu, 2016-07-21 19:49
In what some fans of bricks and mortar retail are calling a sad day for the industry, Hastings Entertainment's 123 stores will be shut down as a...

Chevelle Earns Second No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart

Thu, 2016-07-21 18:11
Chevelle crowns Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart (dated July 30), as The North Corridor, the band's eighth studio album, debuts at No. 1 with 31,000...

Calvin Harris & Rihanna Rule Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'This Is What You Came For'

Thu, 2016-07-21 18:03
Calvin Harris collects his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated July 30), as "This Is What You Came For," featuring...

A Disney Soundtrack That Borrows From Argentine Rockers Hits No. 1 in Spain

Thu, 2016-07-21 17:42
The Soy Luna soundtrack album had its worldwide release before the Latin American Disney Channel hit teen show had its premiere this past March. In...

Pandora Posts Widened Losses in Second Quarter Amidst Acquisition Rumors

Thu, 2016-07-21 17:15
Another quarter, another loss for Pandora, the pioneering digital radio company founded sixteen years ago.

Island Records CEO David Massey on Mentoring Nick Jonas & Repping Demi Lovato: 'They Come From Very Different Places But Are Equally Brilliant'

Thu, 2016-07-21 16:35
Today, David Massey is the president and CEO of Island Records. He's also one of the masterminds behind Safehouse Records, the still-young label...

Nielsen's Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Twenty One Pilots Dominate Rock With 'Blurryface'

Thu, 2016-07-21 16:30
On Nielsen’s 2016 mid-year rock charts, there’s Twenty One Pilots… and then there’s everyone else. The rock act has by far the most popular rock...

Nielsen's Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett & Sam Hunt Dominate Country

Thu, 2016-07-21 16:30
Two of 2015’s biggest breakout stars, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt, dominate Nielsen’s 2016 mid-year country music charts.

Nielsen's Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Chainsmokers Command Dance/Electronic Music

Thu, 2016-07-21 16:30
The Chainsmokers crowd Nielsen Music’s 2016 mid-year dance/electronic charts, thanks to the success of the duo’s Bouquet album and the hit songs “Don...

Nielsen's Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias & Romeo Santos Lead Latin Music

Thu, 2016-07-21 14:37
Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias’ monster hit “El Perdon” rules as the most streamed Latin song of the first half of 2016, according to Nielsen Music....

Nielsen's Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Drake, Beyonce & Rihanna Rule R&B/Hip-Hop

Thu, 2016-07-21 14:16
Drake, Beyonce and Rihanna ruled R&B and hip-hop music in the first half of 2016, according to Nielsen Music. The trio sees their respective...

Blink-182's Back on Top, 98 Degrees Is Hot Again: Behind the Booming Business of '90s Nostalgia

Thu, 2016-07-21 14:11
In late 2015, Salt-N-Pepa, still riding a wave of renewed ­attention thanks to a popular 2014 TV ad for Geico car insurance, agreed to do a few dates...

Liam Payne Announces Solo Deal With Capitol Records UK

Thu, 2016-07-21 13:55
One Direction’s Liam Payne has signed a solo deal with Capitol Records UK and will soon be entering the studio to record his first album. The 22-year...

Russian Social Network VKontakte Working With Majors to Prep Subscription Music Service

Thu, 2016-07-21 12:40
With licensing agreements with all three major labels finally in hand, Russia’s largest social network, VKontakte, has plans to unveil a paid...

Bruce Springsteen Manager Jon Landau Talks 'The River' Tour, Forthcoming 'Expansive' Solo Album

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:32
“This is a 67-year-old guy that’s out there doing the best shows of his life,” says longtime Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Landau, “and people are...

Mid-Year Touring Update: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Beyoncé and The Rolling Stones Soar

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:32
In the face of security concerns and an uncertain global economy, the touring business is showing resilience and, despite a few rough spots in the...

Legal Roundup: Led Zeppelin's Legal Fees; Whitney Houston's Emmy

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:03
Led Zeppelin won its copyright fight in June when a jury found "Stairway to Heaven" was not substantially similar to a song it had been accused of...

Canada's SOCAN Acquires Digital Rights Firm Audiam

Thu, 2016-07-21 08:00
In a move that further enhances its capabilities to maximize digital revenues for its members while seemingly taking another step into the United...

Bill Cosby Files Latest Bid to Question Accuser Before Trial

Thu, 2016-07-21 04:59
Bill Cosby is again fighting for the chance to question his accuser in court before his sexual-assault case goes to trial near Philadelphia. Cosby's...