1. Pandora Founder's Vacation Home Riles Neighbors, Tree Lovers

    November 12, 2014 11:43 AM EST Some West Marin County residents are singing the blues over Pandora founder Tim Westergren 's plans for a sprawling vacation retreat on the wooded site of a former monastery near the town of Inverness, population 1,300. The Marin Independent Journal reports that Westergren has proposed…

  2. 'Into the Woods': Original Broadway Cast Reunites With No Mention of the Movie

    November 11, 2014 3:15 PM EST Woe is the superfan when the mainstream comes calling. We’re looking at you, pre-HBO Game of Thrones cosplayers, dance music fans before EDM, and anyone who wore neoprene prior to the Alexander Wang for H&M collection. Such exposure was imminent for the community theater hoofers and…

  3. Executive Turntable: Def Jam Promotes Rob Caiaffa, Sony Music Nashville Appoints Fount Lynch, 'El Gato' to WRMA in Miami

    November 11, 2014 12:51 PM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Def Jam, Sony Music Nashville, MSG and many more. -- Def Jam Recordings promoted Rob Caiaffa to vice president, marketing. Caiaffa previously served as senior director, marketing & development. -- Sony Music Nashville…

  4. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT SINGLES BE FROM 1989 ? This mailbag&…

  5. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  6. Pharrell, John Mayer & More Salute Bill Clinton's Love of Jazz in L.A.

    November 10, 2014 3:37 PM EST Former president received the Thelonious Monk Institute's Maria Fisher Founder's Award on Sunday. Herbie Hancock , Kevin Spacey , Quincy Jones and a litany of major jazz musicians saluted President Bill Clinton on Sunday at L.A.'s Dolby Theater for his efforts in using jazz…

  7. Rolling Stones Face Insurance Investigation Following L'Wren Scott's Death

    November 10, 2014 8:45 AM EST Insurance underwriters involved in a legal battle with the Rolling Stones over a $12.7 million claim have won permission to seek evidence in Utah about the mental health of Mick Jagger's girlfriend before she took her life in March. A federal judge in Utah last month allowed the 12…

  8. Here's What Harry Styles Had to Say on Taylor Swift Writing About Their Relationship...

    November 09, 2014 8:29 PM EST Throughout Taylor Swift 's chart-topping career, it's no secret the country-turned-pop darling hasn't any hesitation in mining her past relationships for gold . But we don't always get to hear what her exes have to say about that.  On Sunday Swift's most notable…

  9. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jerry Lee Lewis Returns

    November 07, 2014 5:45 PM EST Also: Ryan Adams' four-song 7-inch vinyl EP debuts. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift dominated the tally, as her new 1989 album crashed in at No. 1. It sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Roadmap to Taylor Swift…

  10. Neil Young Bassist Rick Rosas Dead

    November 07, 2014 4:35 PM EST Longtime Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas has passed away at age 65, according to several sources . Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina first posted the news on his Facebook page, followed by Neil Young's unofficial fan page Thrasher's Wheat . Rosas cause of death is not yet known. …

  11. Top Studio Execs Talk the 'Frozen' Effect, New Films, Breaking Into the Biz at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    November 07, 2014 8:04 AM EST "To our left is Danielle Diego , EVP of Music at 20th Century Fox, and this is Mitchell Leib ; he is known as Frozen ." Laughter kicked off the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's high-powered discussion as Billboard's Phil Gallo introduced the Keynote Roundtable…

  12. New 'Into The Woods' Trailer Features Lots of Singing by Meryl Streep -- Finally!

    November 06, 2014 10:04 AM EST Happy now and happy hence and happy ever after! Fans' wishes have finally been granted! The new, full-length trailer for Into the Woods , the movie musical based on the beloved Stephen Sondheim Broadway show, has finally arrived. And unlike the first teaser , this clip gives fans a…

  13. Howard Shore, Billboard/THR Maestro Award Honoree, Talks Legendary Film Scores (and Naps)

    November 06, 2014 6:31 AM EST To hear Maestro Award winner Howard Shore tell it at the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, you might think he was the inspiration behind the film Forrest Gump  -- which is surprisingly not among the 80-plus films he's scored. Shore, who spoke at the…

  14. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 05, 2014 2:40 PM EST Plus, four more songs debut from her new No. 1 Billboard 200 album '1989,' including 'Blank Space,' which enters atop Digital Songs. Taylor Swift -mania extends to the Billboard Hot 100, where "Shake It Off" rebounds 2-1 for a third total week on top . The…

  15. Taylor Swift Collects Fourth No. 1 Album, 'Now 52' Debuts at No. 2

    November 05, 2014 11:35 AM EST As reported earlier , Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the largest sales week in over 12 years. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest week for any album since…

  16. Exclusive Premiere: Deadmau5's 'Maths' (Botnek Remix)

    November 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST It's been five years since deadmau5 's  Random Album Title  album catapulted him to the forefront of the EDM world, a spot he's maintained thanks to his innovative releases and unfiltered public persona. To celebrate his career, Ultra Music is releasing a double-disc…

  17. Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham's Top 5 Besties Moments

    November 01, 2014 8:55 PM EDT Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham are kind of like you and your best friend. They praise each other and, of course, make sure to post their awesome hangout sessions to social media. If you need any more proof that the 1989 singer and the Girls  creator have the most fun when they get together,…

  18. Taylor Swift's '1989' Is 'Fierce and Funny,' Says BFF Lena Dunham

    November 01, 2014 5:34 PM EDT Lena Dunham is a Swiftie to the end. The Girls creator recently opened up about her fandom for her bestie, Taylor Swift , just as the singer celebrates her new album,  1989 . "I've been obsessed with Taylor Swift since her first song," she told BBC Radio 6 Music, NME reports.…

  19. Joel Whitburn, Chart Historian: On Books, Music & the 'Weekly Thrill' of Billboard (Exclusive Q&A)

    November 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT For nearly a half-century, Whitburn and his company, Record Research, have joined Billboard as the most prominent trackers of the hits. Certain names are synonymous with Billboard charts. Elvis. The Beatles. Elton. Madonna. Mariah. More recently, Rihanna, Gaga, Adele, Katy and Taylor. …

  20. Details on the (Literally) Explosive Set of Calvin Harris' 'Open Wide' Video & More Insider Scoop

    October 31, 2014 3:22 PM EDT GBV Broke Up: Have A Beer   Guided By Voices fans bereft over its abrupt September breakup can soon drown their sorrows in a beer inspired by the Robert Pollard-led indie band and the 20th anniversary of its classic 1994 album Bee Thousand . On Nov. 17,  Delaware microbrewer Dogfish Head…

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