1. The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

    November 12, 2014 3:59 PM EST Who should replace Randy Jackson next year? The season 8 runner-up. American Idol fans probably never imagined a day when Randy Jackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season 14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned…

  2. Skylar Grey on Nicki Minaj Collaboration 'Bed Of Lies': 'It's a Nice Contrast to Her Other Singles'

    November 11, 2014 5:25 PM EST Skylar Grey is understandably exhausted. She is sitting at LAX after a ten-hour flight, waiting to go home following four whirlwind days in Glasgow bookended by her surprise appearance with MTV EMAs host Nicki Minaj . The two debuted Minaj’s new single, “ Bed Of Lies .” No stranger to…

  3. Carmen Electra Returns To Music: ‘I’m Learning So Much’

    November 10, 2014 5:27 PM EST After working with producer Bill Hamel on the single “I Like It Loud” in late 2012, Carmen Electra has returned with a new dance cut, “Around The World,” that the model/actress hopes will spark a prolonged musical run in the EDM world after originally being discovered as a singer in the…

  4. Fergie's 'L.A. Love (La La)' Video Has Chelsea Handler, Hilary Swank & More Bizarre Cameos

    November 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST Fergie 's second solo album doesn't drop until 2015, but the video for lead single "L.A. Love (La La)" is here! And it features a slew of entirely unexpected cameos. As Fergie rolls around California in her double-decker, Day of the Dead-themed party bus, she's…

  5. It-Girl Video Director Hannah Lux Davis Dishes on Working With Miley, Drake and Ariana Grande

    November 10, 2014 2:55 PM EST You may not know her name, but Hannah Lux Davis is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand music video directors. Fresh off her visuals for Ariana Grande and The Weeknd 's "Love Me Harder," the 28-year-old explains what it's like to work with some of pop's…

  6. Fergie: ‘I’m Sassy, But Not a Slut’

    November 10, 2014 2:06 PM EST It's been eight years since Fergie 's last solo album, The Dutchess . As much as the pop landscape has changed in that time, the now-wife of actor Josh Duhamel and mother of 14-month-old Axl is back on the Hot 100 with "L.A. Love (La La)," the first single off her…

  7. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  8. Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group Is Joining Forces With L.A. Reid (Thanks to Michael Jackson)

    November 07, 2014 5:00 PM EST After nearly a decade at universal's Interscope, hitmaker Timbaland has jumped ship to Sony, entering into a joint venture with Epic Records for his Mosley Music Group. The MMG label, which officially came under the Universal umbrella in 2006, counts among its top sellers the group…

  9. Code Picks of the Week: Alesso, Pusha T, Shift K3Y

    November 07, 2014 3:34 PM EST Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Alesso ft. Tove Lo, "Heroes" (Amtrac Remix) [Alefune] The Kentucky producer pitches down Lo's vocals and delivers a…

  10. Why Reddit to Richard Branson Are Betting Big on Crowdfunding

    November 07, 2014 3:00 PM EST This September, when rap super duo Run the Jewels announced preorder sales for their second album, RTJ2 , Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P included a few playfully absurd special options on RTJ’s website. In addition to the $1 million "Retirement Plan"…

  11. Taylor Swift Re-Ups With BMI for Representation

    November 07, 2014 2:08 PM EST Taylor Swift , who's riding a career-high sales record with 1.29 million units scanned for 1989 in its debut week, has re-upped with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) to represent her for public performance licensing and royalties collections. "We are honored that Taylor has chosen to…

  12. Hear the Full Version of Future & Drake's 'Never Satisfied'

    November 07, 2014 10:28 AM EST The track was cut short on Future's album because Drake didn't like his verse. When Future 's highly anticipated Honest album hit stores in the spring, one of the biggest collaborations -- between Drake and Future -- was strangely cut short, fading out before the two minute…

  13. 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…

  14. CMA Awards 2014: Carrie Underwood Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump

    November 05, 2014 8:33 PM EST Carrie Underwood is pulling triple duty at the CMA Awards -- as host, nominee and mommy-to-be! The singer, who is up for three awards, showed off her growing bump. CMA Awards 2014: Winners | Photos | Live Blog During her opening monologue with co-host Brad Paisley , she even made a joke…

  15. Listen to Kurt Cobain's Unearthed 'Montage of Heck' Mixtape

    November 03, 2014 9:43 PM EST A mixtape Kurt Cobain created in 1988 has been given some new life online, offering fans another glimpse into the Nirvana frontman's psyche with a strange but enjoyable collection of music and sounds.  Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It&…

  16. Ian Fraser, Famed Composer for TV and Film, Dies at 81

    October 31, 2014 5:38 PM EDT He won 11 Emmys from 32 nominations and collaborated often with Julie Andrews. Ian Fraser , whose 11 Emmy Awards and 32 nominations for outstanding music direction made him the most honored composer/conductor in the history of television, has died. He was 81. The British native, who was…

  17. Jian Ghomeshi Dropped By The Agency Group

    October 31, 2014 5:21 PM EDT Toronto-based The Agency Group released a statement Friday (Oct. 31) that it is no longer the agent of representation for Jian Ghomeshi . Nine women have come forward to major Canadian media outlets with firsthand accounts of being victimized by the former CBC radio host, including getting…

  18. Taylor Swift or Run The Jewels? Take Our Impossible Lyrics Quiz!

    October 31, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Which of these lyrics are from "1989," and which are from "Run The Jewels 2"? The correct answers may (probably not) shock you! In the past week, two fiercely loved full-lengths fell into the laps of music listeners, as Taylor Swift ’s 1989 and Run The Jewels ’ Run The…

  19. Gloriana Had No 'Trouble' Picking a Feisty Lead Single

    October 30, 2014 10:01 PM EDT Warning: Don't mess around with Gloriana 's Rachel Reinert. On the trio's explosive new single "Trouble" -- which she co-wrote with fellow member Mike Gossin (as well as Ross Copperman and Jon Nite) and sings -- she gets a chance to express a little bit of angst…

  20. Annie Lennox 'Thrilled and Delighted' to Have No. 1 Jazz Album

    October 30, 2014 7:59 PM EDT Annie Lennox lands her first No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart, as her new release, Nostalgia , grabs the top slot. The set -- which features interpretations of such tunes as "Summertime," "I Put a Spell On You," "Strange Fruit" and "Memphis in June…

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