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Drake's 'Views' Is the First Album to Reach 1 Billion Streams on Apple Music

Mon, 2016-09-26 20:53
Drake's Views is the first album to reach 1 billion streams on Apple Music. Drake's 'Views' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart for 13th Week

Touring Ramones Artifacts at the Grammy Museum -- with Seymour Stein and Linda Ramone

Mon, 2016-09-26 17:39
On the surface, Seymour Stein and the former Linda Marie Daniele [aka Linda Ramone] would seem to have little in common beyond their thick, outer-...

Eurovision Organizers Face Backlash Over Choice of Venue for 2017 Opening Ceremony

Mon, 2016-09-26 15:14
Last week, Ukraine said the opening ceremony of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest would be held in the Saint Sophia complex, a well-known religious...

Rdio's Bankruptcy: Inside a Failing Music Streaming Service

Mon, 2016-09-26 14:52
This article takes a close look at story of how Pandora came to buy Rdio, and the characters involved. Billboard has also taken a close look at the...

Rdio's Bankruptcy: A Labyrinth of Financial Winners, Losers and Lawsuits Both Threatened and Real

Mon, 2016-09-26 14:46
This article takes a close look at the financial winners of losers of Rdio's bankruptcy, which was imposed on the company as a condition of Pandora's...

The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week & D.R.A.M.'s 'Broccoli' Hits Top 10

Mon, 2016-09-26 14:30
The Chainsmokers top the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 8) for a sixth week with "Closer," featuring Halsey. Meanwhile, D.R.A.M. hits the top 10 with...

Making Music With Their Friends: 'Forever Country' Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

Mon, 2016-09-26 14:30
"Forever Country," the all-star ode to country's past, present and future, and billed as by Artists of Then, Now & Forever, blasts in at No. 1 on...

Savages' Fay Milton on Her Climate Change Docu-Series & Why Trump Supporters Are Not 'The Enemy'

Mon, 2016-09-26 13:42
If only we could find a way to harness the unbridled power of U.K. post-punkers Savages into an energy source. It would be a lot cleaner than coal (...

Major Record Labels Sue Over Ripping Audio Tracks from YouTube Videos

Mon, 2016-09-26 13:19
Universal, Warner Bros, Sony and other big record labels are suing the operators of, a service that allows its users to rip the audio...

Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Among Country Acts Who Take Business Beyond Music

Mon, 2016-09-26 13:13
Musicians view the years they spend in the honky-tonks as paying their dues for the music business. As it turns out, all that very specific training...

Instagram Now Has Over Half a Million Advertisers

Mon, 2016-09-26 11:57
Instagram has announced that more than 500,000 businesses are now using the photo and video-sharing social network to advertise with the help of its...

Female Composers in Games Industry See Gender-Based Pay Penalty, New Study Finds

Mon, 2016-09-26 10:35
As GameSoundCon, the annual conference for game music composers, is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Los Angeles, the profession finds itself in...

Drake's 'Views' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart for 13th Week

Sun, 2016-09-25 20:20
Drake’s Views jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rising 2-1, and notches its 13th nonconsecutive week in the penthouse. Views’...

Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner Selling 49% Stake to Singapore Billionaire's Son

Sun, 2016-09-25 19:40
Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is selling 49 percent of the magazine to BandLab, a digital music company owned by the son of an Asian billionaire...

T Bone Burnett Goes on Anti-Free Streaming Warpath at Americana Fest Panel

Sun, 2016-09-25 14:22
If T Bone Burnett’s message in his two fiery speaking appearances at the Americana Music Festival & Conference this week could be summed up in...

Executive Turntable: New Hires at Universal Music Group, ASCAP, Warner Music Nashville & More

Sat, 2016-09-24 12:30
-- Richard Carrick has been named Chair of Berklee's Composition Department. Carrick, a 2015-2016 Guggenheim Fellow, has taught composition courses...

Snapchat Unveils Smart Sunglasses, Rebrands as Snap Inc.

Sat, 2016-09-24 10:42
Snapchat's past might be all about the ephemeral, but its future is apparently the physical.

13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: The Weeknd Debuts at No. 1 & More

Fri, 2016-09-23 21:23
As The Chainsmokers continually sit atop the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit "Closer" featuring Halsey, Twenty One Pilots soar to No. 5 on the...

TMZ Beats Jared Leto's Lawsuit Over Taylor Swift Curse Video

Fri, 2016-09-23 19:57
TMZ and parent company Warner Bros. have prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Jared Leto over a video the actor/musician contended was stolen.

LP's 'Lost on You' Finds Unexpected Success in Greece, Launching a European Hit

Fri, 2016-09-23 19:25
On Thursday (Sept. 22), L.A.-by-way-of-New York singer-songwriter Laura Pergolizzi, 35 -- better known as LP -- was awarded a platinum sales plaque...