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European Commission Seeks Solutions for YouTube Value Gap

Sat, 2016-08-27 14:08
Plans for user-generated platforms like YouTube and DailyMotion to require licenses or sign-up to revenue sharing deals with rights holders are...

Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Poised for Big Billboard 200 Debut, But 'Endless' Will Be Absent -- Here's Why

Sat, 2016-08-27 13:15
Frank Ocean set the industry on its ear by releasing two separate albums within 48 hours last week: Endless, the "visual album" released on the night...

Publishing Exec Martin Bandier on the Coming Day of Reckoning for Songwriters

Fri, 2016-08-26 13:41
On Aug. 4, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had decided against changing the consent decrees that regulate ASCAP and BMI, and that...

Richard Branson Gets Nasty Shiner in Virgin Islands Bicycle Crash

Fri, 2016-08-26 12:54
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson says he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands....

Legal Roundup: Chris Brown's Assault Lawsuit; 'Sugar Man' Folk Singer in Old Contract Dispute

Fri, 2016-08-26 12:06
Chris Brown is fighting to keep defamation claims out of his legal fight with ex-manager Mike G, claiming he was never served with the new version of...

Prince's Estate Weighs Deals With Publishers, PROs for Artist's Lucrative Catalog

Fri, 2016-08-26 11:30
With Charles Koppelman and Londell McMillan now ensconced as the musical advisers to Bremer Trust, the temporary administrator of the Prince estate,...

Housefires & Hillsong Highlight Christian Album Chart Debuts

Fri, 2016-08-26 10:31
Housefires lll, the third album from worship group Housefires, arrives at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Sept. 3), selling 6,...

Guess and Republic Records Partner on 'Artist Discovery' Platform Guess Music

Fri, 2016-08-26 10:30
Guess is walking the catwalk with Republic Records for the launch of a new joint-project, Guess Music. 

Sean Paul Signs To Island Records, Talks Shakira and David Guetta Collaboration: Exclusive Q&A

Fri, 2016-08-26 09:44
Fresh from helping Sia land her first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Cheap Thrills,” Dancehall star Sean Paul has inked a global deal with...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Stranger Things' Soundtrack Makes Strong Debut

Fri, 2016-08-26 06:22
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Sept. 3), the Suicide Squad soundtrack held firm at No.

Coldplay's 'Head Full of Dreams' Tour: $144 Million Earned (So Far)

Fri, 2016-08-26 05:31
Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour has grossed $144.3 million (so far!) according to data reported to Billboard Boxscore. That sizable sum is for...

Herb Alpert Gives $10.1 Million to Los Angeles Community College

Fri, 2016-08-26 04:43
This week, Herb Alpert is in Hollywood's Capitol Studios with an orchestra, cutting his first Christmas album in 48 years. But it's really Christmas...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Daya's 'Sit Still, Look Pretty' Hits Top 40

Thu, 2016-08-25 23:09
As previously reported, EDM duo The Chainsmokers and featured alt-pop singer-songwriter Halsey crown the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 3), as "...

Shawn Mendes Keeps Getting 'Better' on Hot 100

Thu, 2016-08-25 22:59
Shawn Mendes moves from No. 14 to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 3) with "Treat You Better." The lead single from his album Illuminate...

Drake & Rihanna's 'Too Good' Hits New Heights on Hot 100

Thu, 2016-08-25 22:43
Drake ascends from No. 17 to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 3) with "Too Good," featuring Rihanna.

Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales Resigns

Thu, 2016-08-25 21:53
Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales has left the Sean Combs-owned company, Billboard has confirmed. In the interim, COO Derek Ferguson will take charge as a...

VIXX Return to Social 50 Chart With 'Fantasy' Comeback

Thu, 2016-08-25 20:26
CL isn't the only Korean act that had U.S. fans engaged this week. VIXX notch another week on Billboard's Social 50 chart, jumping from No. 46 to No...

Dolly Parton Aiming for Her First No. 1 in 25 Years on Top Country Albums Chart

Thu, 2016-08-25 20:14
Dolly Parton is poised to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with her latest release, Pure & Simple, according to industry...

Hans Zimmer Wins Copyright Lawsuit & An Apology

Thu, 2016-08-25 20:11
Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case -- he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he...

Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Set for Third-Biggest Debut of 2016

Thu, 2016-08-25 19:36
Frank Ocean is already on his way to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Blonde, and now industry forecasters say it will do so...

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