1. Pitbull & Ne-Yo Enter Hot 100 Top 10; Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars No. 1 Again

    March 04, 2015 4:59 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a ninth week, helping parent label RCA to a record-tying multi-format domination, while Pitbull & Ne-Yo's 'Time of Our Lives' (also on RCA) lifts 11-10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the…

  2. Brantley Gilbert on Touring Overseas & 'Moving' Reaction to 'One Hell of an Amen'

    March 02, 2015 3:17 PM EST Brantley Gilbert is definitely used to throwing a "Small Town Throwdown," but now he's taking his party overseas. Gilbert opened up a brief international leg of his tour this past Saturday in Oslo, Norway, as part of the Country 2 Country festival, and he'll play Stockholm…

  3. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  4. ISIS Reportedly Photographed Burning Drums

    February 21, 2015 5:24 PM EST According to a report released this week, ISIS in Libya have reportedly released photos of members burning musical instruments. The photos, posted on The Daily Mail on Feb. 18, show masked ISIL members holding weapons, looking on as piles of drums burn in front of them. The instruments were…

  5. Boogaloo Film 'We Like It Like That' Salutes the Sound That 'Saved Latin Music in New York'

    February 19, 2015 4:29 PM EST Documentary premieres at SXSW in March. For We Like It Like That , a new documentary premiering at SXSW that vividly tells the story of the rise and fall of boogaloo, director Mathew Ramirez Warren uses vintage footage, album covers and concert posters to create a film that brings the New…

  6. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  7. Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'

    February 18, 2015 11:28 AM EST Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow 's Andrew Wyatt , Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah…

  8. Chris Brown & Trey Songz Bring 'Between the Sheets' Show to Brooklyn: Live Review

    February 17, 2015 3:10 PM EST After NBA's All-Star Weekend subsided, Chris Brown and Trey Songz held court at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for their fourth show on the joint Between the Sheets tour Monday night. The 26-date gig was postponed last month after a judge ordered Brown to complete 1,000 hours of…

  9. Kid Rock on His Upcoming $20 Concert Tour: 'I Feel Like I'll Be Able to Ride This Into the Sunset'

    February 17, 2015 2:53 PM EST Kid Rock is holding to the low-dough ticket scheme he launched with 2013's $20 Best Night Ever Tour as he prepares to hit the road in support of his upcoming album,  First Kiss . Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band open up June 24 in Hartford, Conn., with a 36-date U.S. tour that…

  10. Cypress Hill's B Real Talks Opening His Medical-Marijuana Dispensary, New All-Star 'Mixtape' and 'Ultimate Stoner Lineup'

    February 17, 2015 2:34 PM EST Cypress Hill 's B Real (whose real name is Louis Freese) has fame and money, but he still needed a lot of luck for his next business venture outside of music: a medical marijuana dispensary in Southern California's Orange County. The musician-actor-TV entrepreneur was one of six out…

  11. Russia's Vkontakte Takes Baby Steps Toward Copyright Respect

    February 16, 2015 3:12 PM EST The Russian social network VKontakte, a local Facebook equivalent that has an outsized and international reputation for piracy, has begun taking steps toward legitimate operation and as the Russian streaming market is in its formative stages and has room for bigger players. Last week,…

  12. Super Junior Member & 'Wednesday Dining' Host Heechul Reveals Favorite Korean Food

    February 12, 2015 6:45 PM EST Like most K-pop singers, Heechul's star power extends further than the stage. The Super Junior member recently joined new Korean food talk show Wednesday Dining   that is a TV dream for foreign foodies. The program explores renowned restaurants, exquisite cuisine and unique recipes of…

  13. Spanish Recording Industry Has First Gain in Music Sales in Over a Decade

    February 10, 2015 12:04 PM EST Spending rises to 149.9 million euros in a market ruled by “the absolute domination of music in Spanish.” Spain has achieved its first year-over-year gain in music sales in more than a decade. In 2014, consumer spending on recorded music reached 149.9 million euros, according to a report…

  14. Former Rapper Named ISIS Terrorist By U.S. State Department

    February 10, 2015 11:52 AM EST A 39-year-old German convict and former rapper who appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video holding a severed head was designated by the State Department on Monday as a global terrorist, part of a crackdown on foreign members of the extremist group. Denis Cuspert joined the Islamic State…

  15. CISAC 2015 Global Collections Report: Royalties Remain Stable At $8.8 Billion

    February 10, 2015 4:00 AM EST Royalties collected by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) on behalf of songwriters, composers and creators worldwide totalled €7.8 billion ($8.8 billion) in 2013, according to the organization's 2015 Global Collections Report, published today …

  16. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  17. Ask Billboard: Can Kanye, Rihanna & Paul Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100?

    February 01, 2015 9:15 AM EST Will 'FourFiveSeconds' clock in atop the Hot 100? Plus, another new McCartney achievement & more everlasting, if not high-charting, hits. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  18. Viacom Net Earnings Drop 9 Percent, U.S. Ad Sales Fall

    January 29, 2015 9:18 AM EST Viacom, led by CEO  Philippe Dauman , on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter financials affected by currency fluctuations and ratings challenges. Net earnings of $500 million for the latest quarter compared with $547 million in the year-ago period, down 9 percent. Amid continued stock…

  19. With Real Internet Banned, Everyday Cubans Make Their Own Covert Network

    January 27, 2015 9:05 AM EST Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet…

  20. Russia's Touring Industry Suffers Under Weight of Sanctions, Crumbling Ruble

    January 26, 2015 2:30 PM EST As Russia's economy sinks deeper into recession and the ruble keeps falling against the US dollar and the Euro, the country's touring industry is set to shrink, with promoters focused on lower-tier artists likely to be hit especially hard. Russia's touring industry grew from …

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