1. Music Industry Sues Chrysler, Mitsubishi Over In-Car Recording Devices

    December 03, 2014 11:55 AM EST In the U.K, several trade orgs join forces in a dispute over private copying levies. A dispute over private copying levies is heating up on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., the Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies (AARC) recently served legal papers to FIAT-owned car…

  2. Run the Jewels Releases Flashy Video for 'Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)'

    December 03, 2014 11:40 AM EST Killer Mike has been politically active lately, penning op-eds on the use of rap lyrics in trial and speaking about the grand jury verdict in the Ferguson case. Somehow he's also found time to keep releasing videos for his rap duo with El-P , Run The Jewels . The latest, for "Oh…

  3. Jared Leto to Play Batman Villain The Joker in Upcoming 'Suicide Squad' Film

    December 03, 2014 9:50 AM EST Will Smith set to play Batman foe Deadshot. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne…

  4. U2 Announces 'Innocence + Experience' Tour

    December 03, 2014 9:00 AM EST After months of speculation, Billboard has learned that U2 will announce 44 shows in 19 cities from its upcoming arena tour today, the U2 Innocence + Experience Tour 2015, beginning in May. The first shows will be May 14-15 in Vancouver, B.C., with the first leg to include 22 initial shows…

  5. Ed Sheeran is Spotify's Most-Streamed Act for 2014

    December 03, 2014 4:26 AM EST British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the year's most streamed artist on Spotify, while Eminem tops the list in the United States. Spotify announced its top streaming artists, albums and songs of 2014 on Wednesday. Pharrell's ubiquitous "Happy" was the most…

  6. Watch Mary J. Blige's Violent Video for 'Whole Damn Year'

    December 02, 2014 3:44 PM EST Mary J. Blige 's new album, The London Sessions , is notable for its uptempo tracks, which are produced and written with the help of artists like Disclosure and Sam Smith . But one of the album's strongest songs is a classic Blige ballad, "Whole Damn Year." The singer…

  7. Backstreet Boys Documentary Coming in January

    December 02, 2014 3:30 PM EST Backstreet's back, alright! The Backstreet Boys documentary,  Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of , will hit U.S. theaters and VOD on Jan. 30 before London's More2Screen rolls it out worldwide on Feb. 26, according to Deadline . The film will make its…

  8. 2014: The Year in...Beyonce's Instagram

    December 02, 2014 3:30 PM EST Put on your Freakum Dress and celebrate Bey in 2014 For Beyonce , 2014 will mark the time where her public and private lives permenently merged. Going into 2014 she'd just dropped what was widely considered some of her best work yet. How to top that? She went on two tours, dealt with…

  9. Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol'

    December 02, 2014 5:42 AM EST Adam Lambert will kick off 2015 in a big way. The American Idol season-eight runner-up will join Queen in London for an exclusive concert airing live on BBC One. The intimate show will take place at Central Hall Westminster (capacity: 2,000) near the iconic Big Ben clock-tower and serve as…

  10. Holiday 'Gif' Guide: 44 Gifts for Music Lovers

    December 01, 2014 3:30 PM EST Happy holidays! Can't figure out what to buy as gifts for the music lovers in your lives? Check out our handy guide below for some helpful tips! Apparel From head to toe (and hats to socks), clothes seem like a necessity for holiday gift-giving. But why not throw some pop in your…

  11. Exclusive Premiere: Destructo ft. Problem, 'Dare You 2 Move' (Jack Beats Remix)

    December 01, 2014 1:35 PM EST Gary Richards sure knows how to pick them. Known for the curatorial expertise that built his HARD brand into a dance event institution, Richards is just as discerning when donning his Destructo artist alias. A week after releasing his well-received West Coast EP on Insomniac/Interscope, he&…

  12. Taylor Swift Hangs Out With Lily Aldridge Ahead of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    December 01, 2014 10:20 AM EST If one becomes a Victoria's Secret model by osmosis, Taylor Swift is well on her way to walking the runway. The singer Instagrammed a sweet picture of herself hugging  Lily Aldridge  and the model's "rock hard abs." It's just one of many photos of the group hanging…

  13. Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Take 'Waitress' Job

    December 01, 2014 1:41 AM EST Jessie Mueller , the fast-rising Broadway star who won a lead actress Tony Award this year for the title role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical , may be turning her talents from songwriting to baked goods. According to an unconfirmed report in The New York Times , Mueller has identified…

  14. Jennifer Lawrence's ‘The Hanging Tree’ Nabs Top 20 Debuts in U.K., Australia

    November 30, 2014 11:15 PM EST Jennifer Lawrence : Oscar-winner, philanthropist and now top-20 pop star. The actress’ recording of "The Hanging Tree" has landed at No. 14 on the  Official U.K. Singles Chart , published Sunday, and it's new at No. 12 on ARIA's Australian Top 50 Singles Chart . The song…

  15. One Direction Look Adorable Announcing More Tour Dates

    November 29, 2014 8:35 PM EST Don't worry Directioners in the U.K. and Ireland. One Direction have announced they will be coming to a city near you in 2015. In the video announcement posted on Saturday (Nov. 29), the five guys shared the big news that they will take their On The Road Again trek to that part of the…

  16. Exclusive Premiere: Max Cooper's 'Origins' (David August Remix)

    November 28, 2014 6:00 PM EST When London artist Max Cooper compiled his holiday wish list, David August 's name sat right at the top. "He is probably the best musician in house music for me," says Cooper. "His work has always stood out." It's not difficult to see why. With mesmerizing…

  17. 'The Wall' Turns 35: Roger Waters Revisits Pink Floyd's Enduring Rock Opus

    November 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Pink Floyd ’s The Wall -- a dark and enduring rock masterpiece that deals with personal alienation juxtaposed against a backdrop of war and government corruption -- has been presented in many formats over the years. First came the 1979 double album (co-produced by Bob Ezrin) that spent 15…

  18. U.K. Vinyl Sales Cross 1 Million Sales Barrier for First Time In Almost 20 Years

    November 28, 2014 10:22 AM EST Vinyl sales continue their ascent, thanks to assists from David Bowie and Pink Floyd. New releases by David Bowie and Pink Floyd have helped push vinyl sales in the United Kingdom over the 1 million mark for the first time since the mid-nineties, according to Official Charts Company data,…

  19. Motley Crue's Final Tour Rolls On

    November 26, 2014 7:20 PM EST Mötley Crüe takes the No. 1 slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) with $5.1 million in sales reported from its Final Tour that wrapped for the year in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 22. The tour launched on July 2 with Alice Cooper and the Raskins onboard as special guests for a…

  20. Reggae Pioneer Miss Pat Chin of VP Records Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S.

    November 26, 2014 1:09 PM EST When Patricia Chin , cofounder of Queens, N.Y.-based reggae indie VP Records, ponders the changes in the music industry since she started out six decades ago, she exudes a spirited resiliency that is inextricably linked to VP's survival for nearly 60 years in a competitive…

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