1. CMA Songwriters Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    November 04, 2014 5:30 PM EST Nashville has always been known as a songwriter's town, and that perception has been bolstered in the past decade by the increasing success of the CMA Songwriters Series. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary this year by expanding into television and drawing standing-room-only…

  2. Sam Smith Leads 2015 People's Choice Awards Nominees

    November 04, 2014 5:23 PM EST Sam Smith , along with actress Shailene Woodley , are the leading nominees for the 2015 People's Choice Awards, with four nods apiece. Nominees in 58 categories were announced Tuesday (Nov. 4) in Los Angeles. Smith is nominated for male artist, breakthrough artist, favorite song for …

  3. Album Review: Calvin Harris' 'Motion' Plays It Safe With Radio-Ready Cuts and It-Girl Guest Stars

    November 04, 2014 3:22 PM EST Somewhere along the line, "EDM" became a dirty word. What began as an umbrella term for the new wave of electronic dance music now carries the weight of the genre's oft-criticized commercialization. If a dance track features a pop vocalist singing a melodic hook, it's…

  4. Freddie Gibbs Reportedly the Target of Brooklyn Shooting

    November 04, 2014 2:52 PM EST Freddie Gibbs was the target for a shooting that took place outside of Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on early Tuesday, Nov. 4. The gunman ran up to a black GMC Denali, which Gibbs and camp sat in, and shot inside, according to the New York Post . Gibbs and his crew were parked at…

  5. Secret Prince Show Rumored for Toronto Tonight

    November 04, 2014 1:49 PM EST Update : Live Nation says it " can confirm that Prince will not be performing at Massey Hall tonight." Fans and music business types started lining up early Tuesday morning outside Toronto's Massey Hall for a rumored concert tonight by Prince and the metal barricades put out…

  6. Praise Lorde! Chvrches Releases 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Track 'Dead Air'

    November 04, 2014 12:54 PM EST It's time to head to Chvrches and give praise to Lorde : Lauren Mayberry & Co's new song from the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack is here! "Dead Air" finds Chvrches in familiar territory, full of chirpy synths and a heartfelt, understated…

  7. Album Review: Neil Young’s Vulnerable ‘Storytone’ Sings About Love -- and Saving the Environment

    November 04, 2014 11:59 AM EST Few singers play vulnerability better than Neil Young . It's the most affecting trait of this collection of a dozen songs, presented in two separate versions: one set gussied up in formal wear, and the other kicking back in shorts and T-shirts on the back porch. Not that the section…

  8. Sam Hunt First Rookie Since Florida Georgia Line to Top Country Airplay Chart

    November 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST The newcomer's 'Leave the Night On' rises 2-1. Plus, moves for Big & Rich and Tim McGraw. Sam Hunt becomes the first act in almost two years to reach No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart with a debut single, as "Leave the Night On" rises 2-1. No…

  9. Seether, Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    November 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Because "it's fun to tour with your friends," according to Seether bassist Dale Stewart, his band and Papa Roach will start 2015 with a co-headlining tour that begins Jan. 9 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla., and wraps up Feb. 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino's The…

  10. Chris Brown Goes Off on 'The Real' Hosts Adrienne Bailon & Tamar Braxton

    November 03, 2014 8:47 PM EST Chris Brown wasn't very happy with the hosts of Fox daytime talk show The Real  Monday and let them know about it. After the five-piece all-female host panel discussed what to do when your friend is dating a guy who's no good for her, speaking specifically about Chris Brown…

  11. Chart Highlights: Tove Lo's 'Habits' Hits No. 1 'High' on Pop Songs

    November 03, 2014 5:35 PM EST 'Habits (Stay High)' is the seventh Pop Songs leader by a rookie this year. Plus, Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' debuts and Imagine Dragons fire back with 'I Bet My Life.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  12. Foo Fighters Bring Guests, Massive Set to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

    November 03, 2014 4:38 PM EST "It's not often I come to a gig and kick off my shoes," Dave Grohl told the crowd on Friday night as he began his three-hour parade across the Ryman stage, barefoot and sporting black-metal style corpse paint in honor of All Hallow's Eve. As far as events go, this was…

  13. The Top 10 Performances at Voodoo Fest

    November 03, 2014 3:31 PM EST There's nothing like dancing next to a head-banging, red-eyed black unicorn in a fog while Slayer plays "Raining Blood" to celebrate Halloween in New Orleans. Add in a dose of Outkast , Rebirth Brass Band and Zedd , and you have the ingredients for an eclectic, bizarre and…

  14. Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Video Co-Star Jasmine V Talks Solo Career, Working With Kendrick Lamar

    November 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST From: San Jose, Calif. Age: 20 Origin: A child actress with appearances on My Wife and Kids and That's So Raven , Jasmine Villegas signed with Damon Dash at age 12 before inking a deal with Sony, and then Interscope in 2013. "I was signed three times and was really discouraged…

  15. Ty Dolla $ign Brings His Carefree Party to New York City: Live Review

    November 03, 2014 2:29 PM EST The west coast has dominated the sound of rap and R&B in the last year and a half, largely due to two figures: DJ Mustard and his friend and occasional collaborator Ty Dolla $ign . Mustard makes the beats, and Ty Dolla, who performed at Irving Plaza in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 2,…

  16. Corner Office: ABC's Music Chief Dawn Soler on 'Nashville,' the Songs Behind 'Scandal,' and Making the Move From Movies to TV

    November 03, 2014 2:15 PM EST Burbank is a long way from Music City, but lots of things in Dawn Soler 's office show a love for Nashville, both the city and the TV show that has been in her care since its debut three seasons ago. She was the music supervisor for the first two episodes of Nashville before handing…

  17. Bob Lefsetz & Scott Cohen Rail on Music Tech in Spain: 'You're a Zit on the Ass of the Business'

    November 03, 2014 2:00 PM EST "If you really care that much about music, make a f-----g band, make a hit record. Otherwise you're a zit on the ass of the business." Bob Lefsetz took aim at music start-ups, among other targets, when he brought his irascible industry analyst act to the BIME Pro conference…

  18. Taylor Swift Catalog Removed From Spotify

    November 03, 2014 11:04 AM EST Two days before Taylor Swift is predicted to shatter this year's first-week sales record , Big Machine Label Group has pulled the star's catalog from streaming service Spotify, prompting the company to take the unprecedented move of appealing to her (very large, sleeve-mounted)…

  19. Taylor Swift Announces '1989' World Tour Dates

    November 03, 2014 9:18 AM EST It's official: Fans will be able to shake it off with Taylor Swift all through 2015. The singer officially announced a 1989 World Tour Monday morning (Nov. 3), writing on Twitter , "So yeah, #The1989WorldTour is happening!! Go to http://TaylorSwift.com  for details. I CANNOT WAIT!…

  20. Tom Sneddon, Former Michael Jackson Prosecutor, Dead at 73

    November 02, 2014 5:46 PM EST Tom Sneddon , the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and was disparaged in one of the pop star's songs, has died. Sneddon died Saturday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a battle with cancer, said Patrick McKinley , a…

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