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How Jacob Collier is Blowing Minds With Help From YouTube & Quincy Jones

Fri, 2016-07-01 20:05
Jacob Collier is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist wunderkind from London whose break out performance last week at Los Angeles' cavernous YouTube...

Danny Davis, Veteran Music Executive, Dies at 87

Fri, 2016-07-01 17:05
Danny Davis, a promotion executive at Motown, Phil Spector's Philles Records and Neil Bogart's Casablanca Records during his career, died June 22 in...

Drake's 'One Dance' Becomes Longest-Running U.K. No. 1 Single in 22 Years

Fri, 2016-07-01 14:44
Drake's "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, has started a 12th week atop the U.K. singles chart to become the...

Publishing Briefs: Atlas Music Acquires Al Jackson Trust, Low Country Sound Teams with Nashville Songwriters

Fri, 2016-07-01 11:36
Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. Atlas Music Publishing has acquired the music interests of the Al...

Lawyer Who Sued Led Zeppelin Suspended From Practicing Law

Thu, 2016-06-30 22:15
The attorney who flouted courtroom protocol during the "Stairway to Heaven" copyright trial has been suspended from practicing law.   Francis Malofiy...

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z's Tidal: Report

Thu, 2016-06-30 20:40
Apple is holding early talks about acquiring Jay Z's music streaming service, Tidal, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Documents Filed by Some Prince Claimants Will Become Public

Thu, 2016-06-30 20:29
A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings about Prince's estate will allow documents filed by some claimants to become public.

Spotify Claims Apple Is Keeping an Update Out of Its App Store

Thu, 2016-06-30 19:34
Spotify claims Apple is being uncompetitive by blocking a new version of its iPhone app from the App Store. In a letter sent to Apple's top lawyer...

YouTube Reveals the Most Popular Fourth of July Songs

Thu, 2016-06-30 18:45
According to YouTube data, the Fourth of July brings out the patriot, country lover and Katy Perry fanatic in all of us. An analysis of YouTube data...

Executive Turntable: Moves at BMI, Sony Music, and More

Thu, 2016-06-30 14:41
-- Gramophone Media has appointed Michael Whalen as COO. Previously, he won two Emmy Awards as a composer and created music for 19 feature films, as...

YouTube's Chief Product Officer Makes the Case for a 'Value Shift' Towards Music: Op-Ed

Thu, 2016-06-30 13:44
Neal Mohan is Chief Product Officer at YouTube. He is responsible for YouTube products and user experience on all platforms and devices globally....

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital Raises $10 Million

Thu, 2016-06-30 12:55
Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital on Wednesday announced that it has raised $10 million in a Series B financing led by Third Wave Digital Partners,...

Adele's '25' Heading Back to Top 10 on Billboard 200 After Streaming Debut

Thu, 2016-06-30 12:20
Adele’s 25 is headed back to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, following the set’s arrival on streaming services. The album made its...

Charlie Puth Signs Managment Deal with Ron Laffitte and Maverick

Thu, 2016-06-30 12:18
Grammy-nominated singer Charlie Puth has signed with Ron Laffitte at the Maverick management consortium, a rep for the singer confirmed.

'Straight Outta Compton' Lawsuit Survives Because of One Implication About Former N.W.A Manager

Thu, 2016-06-30 11:54
Jerry Heller, former manager of N.W.A, is able to move to the next round in a defamation lawsuit over Universal's Straight Outta Compton, the...

Apple's Patent for Remotely Disabling Phone Cameras Has a Range of (Other) Applications

Thu, 2016-06-30 11:20
Apple this week won approval for a patent it filed in 2011 covering a technology to remotely block cell phones from taking pictures or videos.

1,000 Artists Including Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran Write Letter to European Leaders Over YouTube

Thu, 2016-06-30 11:08
More than 1,000 artists have signed a letter echoing calls for Europe’s leaders to address the value gap that exists between digital music...

Rob Wasserman, Bassist Who Played with Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and Bob Weir, Dies at 64

Thu, 2016-06-30 02:39
Rob Wasserman, the versatile, Grammy-winning bassist, composer and producer who worked with an impressive array of artists, from Lou Reed, Rickie Lee...

Department Of Justice To Deny Consent Decree Amendment

Thu, 2016-06-30 00:15
The U.S. Department of Justice struck a major blow Wednesday to U.S. music publishers and performing rights organizations.