1. Amber Rose Hired Me for Butt Injections, Black Madam Testifies

    February 27, 2015 4:04 PM EST Gothic hip-hop artist, on trial for the death of a London breakdancer, claims Kanye West dropped Rose off at an appointment. A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London breakdancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday (Feb. 27), claiming…

  2. Korn's Original Drummer Sues Band for Breach of Partnership Agreement

    February 27, 2015 11:37 AM EST Korn 's original drummer David Silveria -- who helped found the pioneering nu-metal band back in 1993 -- is suing the current iteration of Korn for an alleged breach of their partnership agreement. Silveria announced he was taking a "temporary hiatus" from Korn in 2006.…

  3. Zedd, Selena Gomez Launch in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart's Top 10

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  4. 'Motown 25' Revisited: 10 Things to Know About the 1983 TV Special

    February 27, 2015 9:00 AM EST The special will re-air Saturday on PBS stations as part of a national pledge drive. The special that introduced TV viewers to Michael Jackson 's moonwalk and the Temptations and Four Tops ' vocal battle will air on 300 PBS stations on Saturday as part of a national pledge drive.…

  5. Long-Serving Universal Digital Exec David Ring Exits

    February 27, 2015 8:18 AM EST Universal Music Group's veteran digital exec David Ring is out at the music major just days after his boss Rob Wells exited. Ring was, until recently, executive vp of business development & affairs at UMG. Way back in 2005, he was promoted from vp to senior vp of business affairs and…

  6. Madonna Hacker Indicted in Israel

    February 27, 2015 4:10 AM EST The Israeli arrested on suspicion of hacking into Madonna 's computer and leaking unreleased music has been formally indicted. Five weeks after his arrest in Tel Aviv, 39-year-old Adi Lederman, who three years ago auditioned for Israel's then leading TV singing competition, Kochav…

  7. Tanya Tucker, Jim Ed Brown & More Country Stars Rub Elbows With Radio Execs at Legendary Lunch

    February 26, 2015 7:50 PM EST Wednesday's Legendary Lunch -- one of the events that helped kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar -- definitely brought out the star power of Music City. The event brought many veteran performers with their peers at radio for a lunch at the Palm in downtown Nashville, and between the…

  8. Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Eric Church Debut New Music at UMG Nashville's Country Radio Seminar Showcase

    February 26, 2015 6:18 PM EST What's country music going to sound like for the rest of 2015? Universal Music Nashville's sixth annual showcase at the Country Radio Seminar, held Feb. 26 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, gave a pretty convincing indication that the genre could be moving away from "bro…

  9. Jonathan Groff to Star in 'Hamilton'

    February 26, 2015 4:09 PM EST Hamilton has found its King George. Jonathan Groff will step into the key supporting role in Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly acclaimed bio-musical about immigrant founding father Alexander Hamilton, beginning performances on March 3. Jonathan Groff Q&A: On 'Looking' Season 2, &…

  10. Billboard's Charts Department Responds to New Global Street Date

    February 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST Now that the major record labels have officially announced that they are moving to a Friday release day, the time for debating the logistics behind what the move could entail is over -- it's time to make some decisions. Industry Sets Friday as Global Record Release Day With the move to a…

  11. John Legend, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas Lead 'Finding Neverland' Compilation

    February 26, 2015 12:47 PM EST 
John Legend , Rita Ora , Nick Jonas and  Glee star Matthew Morrison will contribute performances Finding Neverland (Songs From The Musical) , a compilation due April 21 to accompany the Broadway debut of Finding Neverland on April 15. Featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow ( Take That )…

  12. Will Smith Takes 'Awkward' Question from Jazzy Jeff, Performs 'Summertime' On 'Jimmy Kimmel': Watch

    February 26, 2015 6:17 AM EST Will Smith is making a music comeback and there's no way he's keeping it a secret. The Hollywood star dropped in on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new film, Focus . But, naturally, he used the occasion to bust out a rap out his classic  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince track …

  13. Cliff Richard Sexual Assault Probe Has Expanded

    February 25, 2015 8:07 PM EST A police investigation of veteran pop star Cliff Richard relating to claims of sexual assault has "increased significantly in size," a British lawmaker said Wednesday (Feb. 25). Police said in August they questioned the 74-year-old singer and searched a house belonging to him after…

  14. Rising French DJ Worakls Offers a Deep Dive Into Melodic Techno

    February 25, 2015 4:39 PM EST The producer's latest EP, out now on Hungry Music, serves up serious techno with a light touch. The French electronic musician Worakls (pronounced "warrackles") made waves last fall when he performed live at ADE's Pleinvrees and StrafWerks showcase in October and then, two…

  15. How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive

    February 25, 2015 11:27 AM EST How 'Harry Potter' made the long-running series possible. You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying , replaced with editorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at…

  16. 'Hamilton' Plans Swift Move to Broadway

    February 25, 2015 2:27 AM EST The founding fathers will be rapping on Broadway this summer. After opening on Feb. 17 to some of the strongest New York reviews in years for a new musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton will move directly from its off-Broadway world premiere at the Public Theater to Broadway's…

  17. Bobby Emmons, Country Studio Musician & Songwriter, Dead at 72

    February 24, 2015 7:59 PM EST County musician and songwriter Bobby Emmons, who wrote hits for Waylon Jennings and George Strait and played on more than 100 chart hits as a session musician, has died. Emmons passed away Monday in a Nashville hospital, while being treated for an undisclosed illness, the Memphis…

  18. 7 Best Lyrics From Chris Brown & Tyga's 'Fan of a Fan' Album

    February 24, 2015 4:26 PM EST Chris Brown and Tyga released their collaborative album Fan of a Fan on Tuesday (Feb. 24). Fan of a Fan is the two artists' attempt to prove they're racking up more studio time than controversial headlines (hi, Drake ), except they miss the mark. Their 2010 Fan of a Fan mixtape --…

  19. Will.i.am, Rudimental To Join Music-Centric MMIX At Mobile World Congress

    February 24, 2015 9:54 AM EST Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- the largest gathering of mobile-marketing professionals, with 72,000 attendees in 2014 alone -- is taking a musical approach to this year's confab. Beginning March 2, branding agency Momentum Worldwide and the GSMA (Groupe Special Mobile Association)…

  20. Meet Haley Georgia, the Former 'American Idol' Hopeful Bringing Country in the Key of Kesha to Nashville

    February 23, 2015 6:16 PM EST Haley Georgia is well aware that an artist's debut single is her first chance to establish an identifiable brand. It's her prerogative if she'd rather use that opportunity to stir up questions. Questions like, "Did she really just say that?" In the first few lines of …

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