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Judge Explains Why Pandora Must Pay 2.5 Percent of Revenue to BMI

8 hours 23 min ago
U.S. District Judge Judge Louis Stanton has unsealed a ruling explaining the basis for why he decided that Pandora, a digital radio service, must pay...

Michael Jackson's Former Home, Neverland Ranch, for Sale at $100M

Thu, 2015-05-28 21:51
Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100...

Billboard Launches 'Billboard Radio China,' Asia's First Billboard-Branded Internet Radio Station

Thu, 2015-05-28 21:33
Billboard has launched Billboard Radio China, Asia's first Billboard-branded internet radio station. The new venture is in partnership with media and...

Shazam's New Visual Recognition Capabilities Could Change the Way Labels Promote Albums

Thu, 2015-05-28 19:45
A little camera icon appeared on the Shazam app today and it means big things for the New York City mobile company. Now, the company's 100 million ...

The Roots, Billie Holiday & More Among 2015 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame Honorees

Thu, 2015-05-28 18:58
The Roots will be among the 2015 honorees added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame.

Beyoncé Doubles Up in Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:53
It’s a one-two punch from Beyoncé on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated June 6, as the superstar claims supporting credit on the survey's...

'World-Class Creeps,' Stormtroopers and Clueless Moms: When the Audience Becomes the Show

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:20
People go to concerts to see the performers, of course, but watching the audience can often be every bit as entertaining. For the stars looking out...

Faith No More Returns With No. 1 Album, Brandon Flowers Debuts

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:48
Faith No More launches at No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart, as Sol Invictus starts with 31,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The title...

Brantley Gilbert Returns to No. 1, Luke Bryan Moves On 'Up'

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:20
Brantley Gilbert bounds 22-1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (dated June 6) with Just as I Am following the set's first-anniversary rerelease...

Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Music Signs Krept and Konan, Walk the Moon

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:48
-- Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK have signed British duo Krept and Konan to a worldwide deal. On July 6, the duo will issue in the U.K., their debut...

When 'Bad' Is Good: The 11 Hot 100 No. 1s with 'Bad' in Their Titles

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:46
Sometimes it's good to be "bad."

Modern Sky Grows Strawberry Festival Around China Despite Beijing Cancellation

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:20
Modern Sky Entertainment is one of the key indie music companies in China and it's taking a 360-degree role in building up the industry. Founded by...

SoundCloud CEO Confident Premium Service Will Launch This Year, Warns Against Killing Freemium

Thu, 2015-05-28 14:28
Despite a few hurdles still in front of them, SoundCloud's plan to launch a premium subscription service in 2015 is still a go, according to founder...

Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy on 'Motown the Musical' and the Label's Evolving Legacy

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:40
When Motown the Musical -- which grossed over $115 million during its two-year run on Broadway, beginning in March, 2013 -- wraps its six-week run at...

Alejandro Fernandez and Universal Partner in Management & Booking Company

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:30
Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez has partnered with his label, Universal Music Group, to launch a management and booking company.  The new...

Taylor Swift Notches Six Months at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:30
Taylor Swift makes it an even six months at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 6), as she rules the list for a 26th week, bolstered by the...

Apple Bests Google for World's Most Valuable Brand

Thu, 2015-05-28 11:28
After duking it out with Google for the top spot in recent years, Apple again has the most valuable business moniker in the world, according to...

Latin Players: Meet Miguel Piedra & David Naranjo of Rock Orange

Thu, 2015-05-28 11:00
When you walk into the main conference room of the Rock Orange headquarters in Miami, the phrase “Dream even bigger” on the wall stares back at you....

YouTube Is Worth $70 Billion On Its Own, Says BoA Analysts

Thu, 2015-05-28 09:38
"YouTube is a big asset that warrants a big valuation," says Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post in a paper shared with Bloomberg this...

'We Have Reached a Sweet Spot': Fun Fun Fun Fest Founders Talk 10 Year Anniversary, Announce 2015 Lineup

Thu, 2015-05-28 09:20
Eventually, every punk rocker grows up: tastes mature, interests shift, priorities change. But they remain nostalgic for the now-defunct bands of...

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