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Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 1.25 Million in Debut Week

Fri, 2014-10-31 21:26
Taylor Swift's unstoppable new album, 1989, may sell 1.25 million copies in its first week, so suggest industry forecasters. The album could even...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:28
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records...

Ian Fraser, Famed Composer for TV and Film, Dies at 81

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:38
Ian Fraser, whose 11 Emmy Awards and 32 nominations for outstanding music direction made him the most honored composer/conductor in the history of...

Jian Ghomeshi Dropped By The Agency Group

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:21
Toronto-based The Agency Group released a statement today that it is no longer the agent of representation for Jian Ghomeshi. Nine women have come...

Aretha Franklin Earns Her Highest-Charting Album Since 1985

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:16
Aretha Franklin scores her highest-charting album since 1985 with the arrival of Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The new covers effort...

How the Upcoming Change in Digital Royalty Rates Will Alter How We All Listen

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:54
It's not hyperbole to say the future of digital music in the U.S. -- or at least a great part of it -- rides on the outcome of the webcasting royalty...

Billboard/THR Conference Panel to Address 'Blurred Line' Between Film & TV Music

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:26
For decades, composers needed to pick their medium: film or television. Today, in many ways, the independent film and high-end TV composer...

Calvin Harris Sets Dance/Electronic Chart Records

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:10
Calvin Harris becomes the first act to place three songs simultaneously in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, as "Outside," featuring Ellie...

New Signings: Jackie Boyz Team with Razor & Tie, Son Lux to Glassnote, OWSLA Grabs Carmada and More

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:39
A look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking...

Executive Turntable: Apollo Theater Appoints Pharrell, NAB Ups Curtis LeGeyt, Rich Christina at Sony/ATV and More

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:07
-- APA promoted Joshua Rittenhouse to agent in their concerts division in Beverly Hills, while also developing the agency’s Urban roster. Rittenhouse...

Will Fox Score Another 'Glee' With 'Dynasty'-Style Hip-Hop Soap Opera 'Empire'?

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:01
"Once I picked my mouth up off the floor, the idea of doing originals was intriguing," says Geoff Bywater, head of music at Fox Television. He's...

Bob Dylan Releasing Frank Sinatra Covers Album 'Shadows In the Night' in 2015

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:22
There's already plenty of "new" Bob Dylan releases at hand -- a six-disc set of Basement Tapes recordings hits Nov. 4 and the star-studded Lost on...

The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:11
Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executiveHeld since: 2002Age: 46Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy...

The 'Open Internet' May End Up a Semi-Open Internet

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:18
The FCC is reportedly closing in on an unsurprisingly convoluted solution to its 'Open Internet' proceedings around how to treat broadband data...

The Elaborate High-Security Tactics Behind Taylor Swift's Album Release

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:39
The prerelease security plan around Taylor Swift's 1989 was not a complete success -- the album leaked three days before its Oct. 27 street date --...

Beats President Nabs the Most Expensive House in Silver Lake, Warner Music Exec Ditches the Upper E. Side

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:35
Nothing beats a futuristic hilltop home overlooking canyons, mountains and the bright lights of Los Angeles. At least that was the case for Beats...

Juan Luis Guerra Goes to No. 1 on Tropical Airplay Chart

Thu, 2014-10-30 22:05
Juan Luis Guerra notches his 11th No. 1 hit on Tropical Airplay as "Tus Besos" (Capitol Latin/Universal Music Latin Entertainment) steps 2-1. The doo...

Iggy Azalea's 'SNL' Appearance Generates Big Social Chart Gains

Thu, 2014-10-30 21:21
Iggy Azalea makes notable social gains on Billboard's charts after her appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 25), on which she debuted two...

Annie Lennox 'Thrilled and Delighted' to Have No. 1 Jazz Album

Thu, 2014-10-30 19:59
Annie Lennox lands her first No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart, as her new release, Nostalgia, grabs the top slot. The set -- which features...

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