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Ron Fair Exits Virgin Records

Mon, 2014-10-20 21:01
Veteran music executive Ron Fair has left Capitol Music Group, Billboard has learned.

Ringo Starr to Star in 2015 Skechers Ads

Mon, 2014-10-20 19:58
Ringo Starr and Skechers announced a new partnership Monday that will have the former Beatles drummer appearing in the footwear company's global...

Jhené Aiko Says Staff Member's Assualt Caused Her to Miss Def Jam's 30th Anniversary Concert

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:57
As Def Jam celebrated its 30-year anniversary Thursday with a massive Barclays Center blowout featuring performances by Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous...

Apple Beats Wall St. on Q3 Earnings, iTunes Revenue Up

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:59
Apple beat expectations by reporting Monday that it earned $1.42 per share in its fiscal fiscal fourth-quarter on revenue of $42 billion. Wall Street...

Exclusive: 'Guardians' Soundtrack To Be Released On Cassette Tape

Mon, 2014-10-20 14:05
The biggest mix tape of the year will soon be available to buy on cassette tape. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack will be...

Ticketmaster vs. Stubhub: Who’s Winning the Resale Battle?

Mon, 2014-10-20 14:00
While 2013 was the year that Ticketmaster and StubHub battled each other in state legislatures over resale laws, 2014 has seen them face off with...

Winner of Univision's 'Va Por Ti' Will Get a Deal with Warner, Label Announces

Mon, 2014-10-20 13:45
Warner Music will offer a recording deal to the winner of Univision Network reality show Va Por Ti (This One’s for You). The winner of the Sunday...

Iggy Pop Disses U2: ‘Giving Away Music Before It Can Flop’

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:46
Add Iggy Pop’s name to the list of those not impressed with U2’s latest attempt to change the world.

How Morrissey and Harvest Records Unraveled

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:02
When Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett announced on Jan. 15 that Morrissey had signed with CMG's Harvest Records, he praised the artist...

Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:52
The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer...

Pandora Tests Its 'Sponsored Listening' Ad Format With Fox, Sony Playstation

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:51
Pandora's new ad product, dubbed Sponsored Listening, lets you skip audio promos for an hour if you click on a video ad. The music service is beta...

Spotify Announces Family Pricing Plan

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:22
Sharing is caring, unless you're talking about Spotify. The streaming music giant has announced a new subscription that makes it easier for the whole...

Pitbull to Host the 2014 American Music Awards

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:00
Pitbull will make his presence felt at the American Music Awards, again. The high-profile rapper will host the Nov. 23 ceremony, and he’ll perform a...

CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:27
Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative ...

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit

Mon, 2014-10-20 05:38
Led Zeppelin is stuck in Pennsylvania at the moment, forced to confront claims the band stole its biggest hit "Stairway to Heaven" from Randy Craig...

Ella Henderson Opens at the Top in U.K. with 'Chapter One'

Mon, 2014-10-20 05:24
Ella Henderson, who finished sixth in the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, made a triumphant start to her album career in the U.K. yesterday (...

Universal Music Mulling Action Against American Airlines Over In-Flight Music

Mon, 2014-10-20 03:48
American Airlines is buckling up to defend a copyright lawsuit that could come as soon as next month from Universal Music Group. On Friday, attorneys...

Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Perform at Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:48
The second annual La Musa Awards presented by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame was an eminently musical and emotional affair whose elegant...

Lorde's 'Royals' Gets Banned in San Francisco for World Series

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:05
Lorde's not getting any love from San Francisco right now. As the city's Giants head into the World Series against the Kansas City Royals, the singer...

Watch: LeBron James Backed by Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ in Powerful New Beats by Dre Ad

Sun, 2014-10-19 14:13
Basketball star LeBron James’ return to Cleveland is celebrated in the latest Beats by Dre commercial, which features Hozier’s hit single “Take Me to...