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'X Factor' Winner Ben Haenow Grabs Christmas No. 1 in U.K.

4 hours 27 min ago
British singer Ben Haenow, who won the 11th series of “The X Factor” Dec. 14, has landed the U.K.’s coveted Christmas No. 1 spot with his debut...

'School of Rock' Graduates to Broadway

8 hours 24 min ago
In the words of Dewey Finn: "God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass."

Live Nation Completes Deal for C3 Presents

8 hours 50 min ago
Live Nation Entertainment has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in C3 Presents in a blockbuster deal that combines the might of the...

German-Language Pop Legend Udo Juergens Dies at 80

Sun, 2014-12-21 23:06
Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning...

Gloria Trevi Signs with BMI

Sun, 2014-12-21 18:37
Mexican diva Gloria Trevi has signed with BMI for representation of the public performances of her music catalog, Billboard has learned. Moving...

Op-Ed: Steve Wariner on Why Dottie West Should Be a Country Music Hall of Fame Member

Sun, 2014-12-21 13:30
Over the past year, The 615 has offered opinions concerning who the next members of the Country Music Hall of Fame should be.

Sony Hack Was Not All That Sophisticated, Cybersecurity Experts Say

Sun, 2014-12-21 11:30
The Sony hack is a hydra-headed monster of a story, emerging from the sea late last month to descend on Los Angeles before going on to smash across...

Sugarland, Live Nation Settle With State Fair Victims

Sat, 2014-12-20 14:20
Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: J. Cole's Trio of No. 1 Albums Puts Him in Elite Hip-Hop Company

Fri, 2014-12-19 22:49
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at No. 1, his third consecutive album to reach the top slot (his...

INgrooves Founder & CEO Robb McDaniels Resigns

Fri, 2014-12-19 19:35
INgrooves founder and CEO Robb McDaniels has resigned from the company he founded and guided since 2001. He will remain on the company's board of...

Lucian Grainge's End-of-Year Memo to Employees: 'It's No Longer Enough to Outperform'

Fri, 2014-12-19 19:23
Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group and one of the most powerful members of the music industry, today sent employees a holiday...

Can The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' Top the U.K.'s Cherished Christmas Charts?

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:38
Following the U.K.'s Official Charts inclusion of digital streaming this year, the new accounting is causing some shake-ups this holiday season. Now...

Here's What the 2014 Holiday Music Sales Spike Looks Like

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:28
Every holiday season, the debate begins in earnest: When is it okay to start listening to seasonal music? Some say Christmas music isn't kosher...

Pandora Gets Creative Again: Company Sues The Turtles Over First Amendment Rights

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:08
In the latest turn of events around The Turtles' crusade to collect on royalties for songs recorded prior to 1972, Pandora has filed an anti-SLAPP (...

Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Fri, 2014-12-19 17:31
Taylor Swift's 1989 is heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album may sell over 340,000 copies in the...

Taylor Swift's Birthday Boosts Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

Fri, 2014-12-19 16:24
It pays to have famous friends -- or, in Taylor Swift’s case, friends with large online followings who will tweet about attending your 25th birthday...

'Salad Days,' Comprehensive Doc on Washington, D.C.'s Hardcore Scene, Gets a Hometown Premiere

Fri, 2014-12-19 14:08
A long-awaited documentary on the influential 80s D.C. hardcore scene Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C., makes its hometown premiere...

Sony Hack: FBI Confirms North Korea Is 'Responsible For These Actions'

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:49
On Friday morning, the FBI officially accused North Korea of the devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which began shortly before...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Sam Smith Brings 'Merry Little Christmas' to Chart for First Time

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:15
As previously reported, Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, while Ed Sheeran scores his highest-charting hit...

Ennio Morricone Regrets Not Writing Music for Clint Eastwood

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:35
Celebrated Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has revealed that he regrets turning down the chance of writing music for Clint Eastwood.

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