1. Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

    November 21, 2014 1:57 PM EST It's an interesting time in country music. The format's biggest-selling star of the last decade, Taylor Swift (25 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), has departed for pop music with her latest album, 1989 . Meanwhile, Garth Brooks , who has sold more albums than…

  2. 'I Only Blame Myself': Is Reclusive R&B Singer Jeremih Holding Back His Own Career?

    November 21, 2014 12:30 PM EST Fifty-two different songs have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. Only one of them doesn't have an official music video: Jeremih 's "Don't Tell 'Em." "I blame myself," the singer says, sitting on the rooftop of West Hollywood hotel…

  3. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title? (Updated)

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST Last year, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that still the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard…

  4. 'Glee' Final Season to Bow in January in New Time Slot

    November 20, 2014 8:50 PM EST The series will return with a two-hour bow for a 13-episode run. Fox has set the return for the sixth and final season of Glee . The Ryan Murphy - Brad Falchuk Fox musical will return Friday, Jan. 9, with a two-hour premiere starting at 8 p.m. before moving to its standard home on Fridays…

  5. Why Irving Azoff's New Company Has (Some) Leverage Over YouTube

    November 20, 2014 1:32 PM EST Irving Azoff took to Twitter Wednesday to repeat previously stated contentions that YouTube lacks licenses from Global Music Rights, the performing rights organization created by Azoff's joint venture with Madison Square Garden Entertainment. The legendary artist manager and former…

  6. YouTube Music Awards Returning in March

    November 20, 2014 10:17 AM EST After taking a breather this calendar year, the YouTube Music Awards are returning in 2015. YouTube announced on Thursday that the sophomore edition of the awards will take place in March, and will incorporate fans in creating new video collaborations between top artists and directors.  The…

  7. Billboard 200 Makeover: Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales

    November 19, 2014 8:00 PM EST Ariana Grande among artists likely to benefit from the change; revamped chart will debut online Dec. 4 & in Dec. 13 issue. The Billboard 200 albums chart will premiere its biggest upgrade in more than 23 years, transforming from a pure sales-based ranking to one measuring multi-metric…

  8. U.S. Government Seeks to Keep Megaupload Money Because Kim Dotcom Is a 'Fugitive'

    November 19, 2014 7:05 PM EST Prosecutors argue that criminal defendants who won't willingly give themselves up shouldn't be allowed to use the resources of the court. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice told a Virginia federal judge that Kim Dotcom and cohorts have no business challenging the seizure…

  9. Ticketfly Launches Mobile Tool for Promoters

    November 18, 2014 5:36 PM EST Ticketfly is trying to make life easier for promoters that use its ticketing platform. Its new Ticketfly Pulse product is a mobile tool that gives easy access to real-time event stats, allowing promoters to quickly see an event's total tickets sold, tickets sold that day, the number of…

  10. Justin Timberlake a 'Bandwagon' Memphis Grizzlies Fan? Not So Much

    November 18, 2014 4:54 PM EST Sometimes, it seems like Twitter was invented for calling people out, but if you're going to put someone on blast, try to at least be right -- especially if that someone has 37 million followers. Watch Justin Timberlake's 'Not a Bad Thing' Video It all started Monday,…

  11. Tracy Morgan Still Recovering From Brain Injury

    November 18, 2014 3:43 PM EST Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday (Nov. 18).   Benedict Morelli said the former Saturday…

  12. New Study from Pandora Touts the 'Pandora Effect' on Music Sales

    November 18, 2014 10:17 AM EST A study performed earlier this year by Pandora found that its spins have a positive effect on music sales. For new music, the average positive effect was a 2.31-percent increase in sales of track-equivalent albums, a metric that counts 10 tracks as one album. For catalog songs, the average…

  13. Mad Decent Boat Party Highlights: Skrillex's Surprise, Dillion Francis' Alter Ego & More

    November 17, 2014 6:00 PM EST Ever since HARD's Holy Ship! set a lofty standard for dance music cruises, few have succeeded in meeting it. However, Diplo 's label Mad Decent has the star power and curatorial credibility necessary to field a serious contender. Fans from across the globe clamored aboard the…

  14. Don Omar Domestic Violence Charges Dropped

    November 17, 2014 3:42 PM EST Domestic violence charges have been dropped against Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar . He was charged in September with two counts of abuse, two counts of threatening a person and gun violations. Police say his 26-year-old girlfriend told investigators he hit her and threatened her…

  15. Meet Descemer Bueno, the Talent Behind Enrique Iglesias' Smash Hit 'Bailando'

    November 17, 2014 12:15 PM EST If you’ve been on the planet this year, there’s a good chance you’ve heard “Bailando,” the Enrique Iglesias smash featuring Descemer Bueno, who wrote the song with Iglesias. But if you don’t live in Miami, where Bueno resides, or Havana, where the Cuban singer/songwriter frequently…

  16. Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours, Grossing $23.6 Million (And Counting...) Down Under

    November 16, 2014 11:07 AM EST The Rolling Stones land on the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list below) after a four-month break from the road. The act takes the No. 1 slot with ticket sales reported from the first three cities on the 14 On Fire tour’s final leg, a trek through Australia and New Zealand. The Oceania run…

  17. Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Seeks Delay of Case

    November 15, 2014 12:28 PM EST The truck driver charged in a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed another man filed a request Friday (Nov. 14) to delay a federal lawsuit while his criminal case proceeds in state court. Tracy Morgan: 'Walmart Is Blaming Me for an Accident They…

  18. Exclusive Sneak Peek From The Rolling Stones' $10,000 Photo Book

    November 14, 2014 5:10 PM EST The Rolling Stones are not just the world's greatest rock 'n, roll band, they also are its most well-documented. That's not just a mattter of longevity (52 years and counting). The Stones recognized the power of the camera right from the start: the U.K. cover of their…

  19. SFX Revenue Nearly Doubles on Strength of Festival Season

    November 14, 2014 12:26 PM EST With festival season in full swing, and with additional acquisitions to bolster its numbers, EDM-focused promoter SFX Entertainment is showing signs of financial life. In the third quarter, the company's revenue increased 194.5 percent to $143.5 million, with about 80 percent coming…

  20. 'Fifty Shades of Grey': 5 'Beyonce' Songs That Should Be In The Film

    November 14, 2014 9:50 AM EST Put on your Freakum Dress and just imagine it. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99" LatentStyleCount="276"> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal…

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