Taylor Swift, 2014.

BMI's Revenue Collections Grow to $977 Million, Royalty Distributions to $840 Million

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) saw revenue collections grow to $977 million in the past fiscal year, up 3.5 percent from the $944 million it gathered the year previously. Meanwhile royalty distributions to publishers and songwriters grew 3.2 percent to $840 million from $814 million for the prior year ending June 30, 2013.
Jason Aldean, 2014

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Things That Piss Off Jason Aldean

With "Burnin' It Down" sitting pretty atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and his sixth album, 'Old Boots, New Dirt,' coming out Oct. 7, life is pretty good for Jason Aldean. But that doesn't mean the country star isn't as fired up as ever.
Jhene Aiko Shines at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Jhene Aiko Shines at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Jhene Aiko crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her first full-length set Souled Out, selling 70,000 units in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B songstress emerged in 2013 on the chart with Sail Out, a seven-song EP that debuted at No. 2 (with 34,000 copies). On Hot R&B Songs, the new album's "The Pressure" climbs 25-23 in its second week. It rises to 528,000 U.S. streams (a 177 percent jump, according to Nielsen BDS), with Spotify logging 50 percent of overall clicks.