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Kiss' Gene Simmons Gets Into the Horror Movie Business With WWE

6 hours 10 min ago
Kiss's Gene Simmons is getting into the horror movie business, partnering with WWE Studios on a three-picture co-production deal under the banner...

Charlie Hall, Longtime RCA Records Marketing Executive, Dead at 88

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:35
Charlie Hall, a 30-year veteran for RCA Records who retired in 1986, died on March 4, 2015 in his John Creeks, Ga. home. He was 88. A World War II...

Kendrick Lamar Heading for Second Week at No. 1

Thu, 2015-03-26 19:40
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly appears set for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the rapper’s earlier-than-expected album...

Exclusive: AmEx Becomes Coachella's First Official Credit Card as Brands Prep Record Sponsorship Activity

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:49
Coachella may still gross more money than any other U.S. festival -- $78.3 million in 2014 alone, according to Billboard BoxScore -- but since its...

Chris Janson's 'Boat' Launches on Hot Country Songs, With Pushes From Bobby Bones & Toby Keith

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:23
Independent singer/songwriter Chris Janson made a splash on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Buy Me a Boat" set sail at No. 33, thanks to a...

ASCAP Announces New Board of Directors

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:05
The results are in and ASCAP members have voted to return nearly all of the performance-rights organization's board of directors.

Does Kendrick Lamar Actually Sell Better in L.A.?

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:00
On wax and in interviews, Kendrick Lamar -- who sits atop the Billboard 200 with To Pimp a Butterfly this week -- reps his hometown of Compton (and...

Modest Mouse Debuts With No. 1 Rock Album; Hozier Ties Record

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:58
Modest Mouse's first album in eight years, Strangers to Ourselves, starts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard...

Polar Music Prize Coming to NYC to Talk Sweden's Impact on Music

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:47
Where would music be without Max Martin, Spotify or (shudder) ABBA? The Polar Music Prize has organized a special event in New York City to discuss...

Kendrick Lamar Blasts 82-1 on Billboard Artist 100, Dethroning Taylor Swift

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:31
Kendrick Lamar has made the biggest vault to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 since the list launched eight months ago, rocketing 82-1 for his first...

Miriam Bienstock: Atantic's Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald Honor 'Fierce' Label Co-Founder

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:31
Following the passing last week of Atlantic Records co-founder Miriam Bienstock, label group CEO Craig Kallman and COO Julie Greenwald have sent out...

Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Trek Tops Hot Tours Tally

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:30
Ariana Grande owns the top ranking on the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with $7.2 million in ticket sales from her Honeymoon tour which...

Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' Tops Hot Rap Songs Chart

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:19
Fetty Wap rises 2-1 to crown Hot Rap Songs (dated April 4) with “Trap Queen,” earning the rapper his first chart-topper and ending Pitbull and Ne-Yo'...

Open Letter From Songwriters: Dear American Music Publishing Community, Let's Talk

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:50
The following is an open letter from numerous songwriter and composer guilds around the globe regarding the ongoing debate on publishing rights. To...

Why Zayn Malik's Departure From One Direction Won't Hurt Band's Music Sales

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:17
The departure of Zayn Malik from One Direction may affect touring numbers, but it probably won't have much impact on recorded music sales. That's...

New Signings: Paradigm Picks Up E-40, Warner Signs Ben Lee, Agency Group Inks Sum 41

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:50
Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies,...

Beatport Launches Free Streaming Music App for Mobile

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:04
Beatport, the one-stop music store and streaming service for DJs and EDM junkies, has released the company's first-ever mobile app for iOS and...

Talent Competition App Chosen Lets Users Sing, Judge & Do Karaoke

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:00
If you've always wanted to be on The Voice or The X Factor but never quite made it to the front of the audition line, there's no better time than now...

Former Beats Music CEO Looks to 'Game-ify Music Consumption' With Chosen Mobile App

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:05
Tech startup specialist David Hyman, who sold MOG to Dr. Dre's Beats for $10-15 million in 2012 and was CEO of Beats Music and Gracenote, announced...

Former Disco Promoter & BMG Distribution Manager Fred Love Dies at 85

Thu, 2015-03-26 09:34
Fred Love, an early promoter of disco and former BMG Distribution branch manager, died of cancer on March 22 in Lawrenceville, Ga. He was 85.

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