Sam Smith performs on the BBC Radio 1 stage at T in The Park

Value of U.K. Music Industry Grows to £3.8 Billion

The total economic value of the U.K. music industry in 2013 grew 9 percent year-on-year to £3.8 billion ($6.2 billion), up from £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) the previous year, according to a comprehensive new report published by umbrella trade organization UK Music.
Eminem Sues New Zealand Political Party Over 'Lose Yourself'

Eminem Sues New Zealand Political Party Over 'Lose Yourself'

Eminem and his publishing company have filed a copyright infringement suit against the National Party in New Zealand after current prime minister John Key used the rapper's hit "Lose Yourself" in a reelection campaign ad without permission
J Alvarez, Conjunto Primavera & Noel Torres Among Latin Grammy Street Party Performers

J Alvarez, Conjunto Primavera & Noel Torres Among Latin Grammy Street Party Performers

Regional Mexican and urban acts will dominate the 2014 Latin Grammy street party concerts, which kick off Oct. 5 in Chicago's Plaza Garibaldi. Artists confirmed to perform during the series, which will be played in five cities, include Conjunto Primavera, J Alvarez, J Balvin, Los Rieleros del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Noel Torres and Voz de Mando.
T.I.'s Wife Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Possession

VH1 Orders 'T.I. & Tiny' Spinoff

Following the success of docuseries T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, the Viacom-owned cable network is moving forward with a spinoff centered on T.I.'s better half, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and her outrageous best friend and hairstylist Shekinah Jo.
Before Stage Fall, August Alsina Commands Crowd in NYC

Before Stage Fall, August Alsina Commands Crowd in NYC

Before he fainted and fell of the stage last night, August Alsina commanded the crowd during a sold out show at New York's Irving Plaza. Taking the stage in a hooded cape and sunglasses and working with an enthusiastic, cheerfully noisy band, he showed himself as one of the top R&B singers working right now.
Martina & La Peligrosa

Bogota Music Market: 5 to Watch

At the recent Bogota Music Market (BOmm), which took place Sept. 11 and 12 in Colombia's capital, some 16 acts performed for an audience of nearly 1,000 artists, managers, promoters and buyers from around the world. In the past two years -- since veteran music executive Fernan Martinez took over production – BOmm has evolved from being merely a Colombian music conference to an international market for artists eager to showcase their music beyond Colombia's borders.

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