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Pink Martini Drummer Derek Rieth Dies of Suicide

Sat, 2014-08-23 09:00
Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland, Ore., band Pink Martini has been found dead. A police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State...

Capitol's Steve Barnett, Manager Troy Carter, UMG's Jeff Harleston Get Into ALS Ice Bucket Act

Fri, 2014-08-22 21:34
As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to snowball in virality at a furious rate, the music industry is getting into the act, with Republic...

Google & Apple Show Strong Potential for Digital Music Apps in New comScore Mobile Report

Fri, 2014-08-22 20:20
If the future of digital music will be shaped by mobile usage, the U.S. market could have few winners and many losers.

Motley Crue Tribute Set for Rocking Debut on Billboard 200

Fri, 2014-08-22 19:39
Paging all "Girls, Girls, Girls!" The new Motley Crue tribute album is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Vince Neil Talks Motley...

Robin Williams Remembered on the Billboard Charts

Fri, 2014-08-22 18:51
Fans of the late Robin Williams propel the actor/comedian back onto Billboard's charts, as a number of the entertainer's recordings impact our...

'Bogie and Bacall' Song Sales Up 625% After Lauren Bacall's Death

Fri, 2014-08-22 18:24
The death of screen legend Lauren Bacall on Aug. 12 stirred a big sales gain for an obscure song this past week, as Bertie Higgins' "Key Largo"...

MTV Preps Live VMA Ads With Usher, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora & More

Fri, 2014-08-22 18:14
The ratings of MTV's Video Music Awards hinge so much year-over-year on zeitgeisty, unpredictable moments, it's often hard to forecast what will be...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Idol' Hits New Low

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:30
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, selling 93,000 copies...

Pay for YouTube? Challenges Ahead for Google's Next Music Subscription Service

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:24
Ever since news broke in October that YouTube was planning a subscription service, people have been asking how YouTube would get people to pay to...

2014 Is the Best Year for Stadium Concerts in 20 Years

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:22
Jason Aldean says that when his team first broached the idea of adding stadiums to his tour route in 2013, “I thought they were just talking shit. We...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Clean Bandit Continues U.S. Invasion With 'Rather Be'

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:05
As previously reported, MAGIC! tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week with "Rude" and Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea boast a whopping three...

Hot Tours: Paul McCartney Is No. 1 With Sold Out U.S. Tour

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:58
Paul McCartney earns the No. 1 slot on the weekly Hot Tours tally based on ticket sales reported from his recent trek through U.S. cities during July...

Tamia Signs With Def Jam Ahead of New Album

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:42
Grammy-nominated singer Tamia has signed with Def Jam Recordings, signaling her return to the major label ranks. Her first album for the label -- and...

The Gaslight Anthem Lights Up Top Rock Albums

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:25
The Gaslight Anthem's Get Hurt debuts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 33,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan....

Plan B Joins Foxes, Olly Murs on U.K.-Wide Industry Program 'The Big Music Project'

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:47
Brit Award-winning British soul singer and rapper Plan B has signed on as a Youth Ambassador for U.K. educational initiative The Big Music Project, a...

James Blake Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

Fri, 2014-08-22 09:33
James Blake premiered a new song on Thursday night (Aug. 21) during his BBC Radio 1 residency. The track, with its robot vocal elements and Tom...

Met Opera Reaches Labor Agreements With Remaining Unions

Fri, 2014-08-22 04:52
The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about...

'Motown The Musical' to Take a Break From Broadway

Fri, 2014-08-22 02:15
"Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway. Producers said Friday the $18 million show will play its final performance at the Lunt Fontanne...

Tickets Selling Fast for Willie Nelson & Neil Young's Pipeline Protest Concert

Thu, 2014-08-21 23:16
Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have...

Step Inside Bristol's Newly-Opened Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Thu, 2014-08-21 19:34
Long before Nashville became established as a recording center for country music, there were a few historic sessions that took place outside of Music...

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