1. BMG Purchases Union Square Music

    November 06, 2014 12:37 PM EST BMG has acquired U.K. record label Union Square Music as well as that company's music publishing arms, Union Square Music Publishing and USM Songs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Union Square (founded in 1999) is a leading label in the U.K., releasing about 150 artist and…

  2. Exclusive: Buena Vista Social Club Outtakes Album Set for Early 2015

    November 06, 2014 11:00 AM EST New set will include a trove of previously unreleased tracks from the 1997 Cuban music phenomenon. A new album of previously unreleased music recorded in Havana by Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa and other artists who participated in the Buena Vista Social Club sessions is…

  3. Report: Is This the Possible iCloud Security Glitch That Led to Celebgate?

    September 24, 2014 10:23 AM EDT A London-based software developer claims to have discovered a security glitch in Apple's sign-in systems that may have been used to access data on users' iCloud accounts. The Daily Dot obtained emails between Ibrahim Balic and Apple, dated as early as March 2014, in which he…

  4. Celebrate Brooklyn! Sets 2014 Season: Nick Cave, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek + More

    April 30, 2014 12:17 PM EDT St. Vincent, Amos Lee and Shovel & Rope will also play free shows in Brooklyn's Prospect Park; Ticketed dates include The National, Neutral Milk Hotel Amos Lee, Nickel Creek and St. Vincent are among the headliners announced this morning for the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts…

  5. Dido Reminisces on 'Greatest Hits,' Teaming with Eminem for 'Stan'

    November 15, 2013 10:56 AM EST Career-spanning collection due months after 'Girl Who Got Away' album. Best-of albums can be simple victory laps, but they're also a great time for personal reflection. For British adult-pop singer Dido, her upcoming "Greatest Hits" compilation has provided a…

  6. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  7. Tegan and Sara, Metric Make the Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 16, 2013 12:12 PM EDT The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year. The announcement was made at a media event at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, by…

  8. Defected Taps Disclosure for Ibiza Launch

    July 15, 2013 1:37 PM EDT After a recent rebranding, the legendary UK house label looks to the future. In a genre constantly defined by what’s new and next, 15 years is a considerable milestone for a record label, and it takes more than just releasing records to reach it. Vaunted U.K. label Defected knows this…

  9. Sensation Lineup: Fedde le Grand, Danny Tenaglia Coming to Brooklyn

    September 19, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Three months after tickets went on sale and the Saturday night show sold out within hours, Sensation -- the Dutch dance party hitting North America for the first time at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, October 26-27 -- will announce its official lineup today, listed in full, and in order…

  10. Axl Rose Not Attending Guns N' Roses' Rock Hall Induction

    April 11, 2012 5:55 PM EDT GN'R Singer Pens Open Letter To Explain 'Personal' Decision Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Guns N' Roses this Saturday …

  11. Jessie J Tops MOBOs With Four Awards

    October 05, 2011 11:40 PM EDT The MOBO awards made it clear they know who Jessie J is. The pop newcomer won Best Album for her debut album, "Who You Are," as well as Best Song ("Do It Like a Dude"), Best Newcomer and Best UK Act. "Wow. I did not expect to win that at all," she said while…

  12. Guns N' Roses Plot First U.S. Tour in 5 Years

    September 21, 2011 11:33 AM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Center Arena, and then wind through markets small …

  13. Exclusive: Backstage With J. Cole

    September 16, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 'Till Sept. 20, J. Cole is dropping footage to count down to the release of his debut album, " Cole World: The Sideline Story " (Sept. 27). In the exclusive clip shared with Billboard.com's The Juice, J. Cole takes us backstage at this summer's second annual OVO…

  14. Kim Kardashian's Sweaty 'Jam (Turn It Up)' Video: Watch a Clip

    August 30, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Remember when Kim Kardashian debuted her synthesized club track "Jam (Turn It Up)" back in March, along with a promise that a music video was on the horizon? Six long, anticipation-filled months later, a portion of that video has finally leaked to the masses. In the clip, the…

  15. Malaysian Islamists Object to Adam Lambert Concert

    October 11, 2010 5:14 PM EDT Malaysia's Islamist opposition party on Monday demanded that authorities cancel a planned concert by Adam Lambert that they say is promoting "gay culture" in the mainly Muslim country. The Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has also threatened to call "as many of its…

  16. The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, "One Day in Brooklyn"

    October 16, 2009 12:19 PM EDT The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey started out 15 years ago as an upstart electric jazz ensemble that blended jam band, funk, rock and avant sensibilities. Now, the group has matured into one of the finest and most exciting jazz groups around. Morphing from a trio to a quartet on its latest EP, …

  17. Detroit's Movement 2009 Festival Lineup Expands

    March 25, 2009 8:28 AM EDT Glitch Mob, Anthony Rother, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among the more than two dozen more performers named for Movement 2009, the annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD…

  20. Billboard Bits: DNC Music, Buena Vista Social Club, Wii

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to unite for the cause and perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in support of presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to unite for the cause and perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in…

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