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Placido Domingo to Close-Out London's iTunes Festival

11 hours 12 min ago
Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London. The famed Spanish tenor will perform Sept. 30 at the Roundhouse -...

Royal Blood, Lilly Wood Top U.K. Charts

12 hours 55 min ago
English rock duo Royal Blood sold nearly 66,000 units to debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 31) with their self-titled Warner Bros./...

Kate Bush Sets U.K. Chart Record

13 hours 57 min ago
Kate Bush has chalked up another record by becoming the first female in history to land eight albums simultaneously in the top 40 of the U.K’s...

Rodriguez Lands Three Albums On Australian Sales Chart

16 hours 21 min ago
Sixto Rodriguez has three albums in the top 30 of this week’s Australian sales chart, fuelled by the announcement of his upcoming national tour and...

Electric Zoo Evacuated Due to Storm Threat, Final Day Canceled

Sun, 2014-08-31 17:10
The Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has been cut short on its final day and fans are being evacuated due to extreme weather...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

Fri, 2014-08-29 20:45
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood arrived at No. 1, giving the hip-hop star his first chart leader after two...

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

Fri, 2014-08-29 20:14
The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for...

Brad Paisley & Kem Set For Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

Fri, 2014-08-29 18:33
Country star Brad Paisley is set to collect his ninth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, Moonshine in the Trunk, is aiming...

Netflix-Comcast Battle Shows Net Neutrality Has Real Consequences

Fri, 2014-08-29 16:42
The case of Netflix vs. Comcast is a lesson on the real-world implications of network neutrality. The term "network neutrality," a principle that all...

The MusicCares Challenge Emerges to Benefit Artists (and Show Off Great Music)

Fri, 2014-08-29 16:08
Last Saturday Tom DeSavia, head of creative services at Songs Music Publishing, was sick of the naysaying from detractors of the now-ubiquitous Ice...

Emerging U.K. Artist Kwabs Talks Twitter, Music & More (Q&A)

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:20
With his unmistakable sound, Ghana-born, Camberwell (London)-based Kwabena Adjepong, better known as Kwabs, stood out on the Billboard + Twitter...

Electric Zoo Festival Tightens Security

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:06
Heightened security is in place for a New York City music festival where two people died last year. Electric Zoo Festival Makes Anti-Drug PSA

CeeLo Green Enters No Contest Plea in Drug Case

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:09
CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.

Who Wants to Buy Seattle Club Chop Suey? It's a Steal

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:15
Chop Suey, a funky lounge and music venue in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, is up for sale after rent in the stand-alone building rose too high...

2014 VMAs Cause Early Sales Gains for Beyonce, Nicki Minaj & More

Fri, 2014-08-29 12:59
The annual MTV Video Music Awards can always be counted on to encourage big gains for the artists that perform on the show. The 2014 edition of the...

One Direction Where We Are Tour Breaks $200 Million in Sales

Fri, 2014-08-29 12:53
One Direction is the first touring artist in 2014 to break the $200 million ticket sales barrier based on revenue reported this week from the...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

Fri, 2014-08-29 12:29
As previously reported, Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki Minaj pounces 39-2 with "Anaconda." Who...

Ace Frehley: Chart 'Invader' As New Album Rules Rock Charts

Fri, 2014-08-29 11:20
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley nets his highest-charting album ever on the Billboard 200, and his first top 10, as Space Invader debuts at No. 9...

U.K. Group Rallies Musicians, Writers and Performers to Fight Government Cuts

Fri, 2014-08-29 10:28
Newly formed U.K. protest group Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity are calling on musicians, writers, artists and performers to voice their...

Bertelsmann Reports First Half Profits, Sets Sights and Pins Hopes on Chinese Entrance

Fri, 2014-08-29 10:27
The German media group Bertelsmann has high hopes for investments in the Chinese music market, and optimism fueled by the successes of its music...