1. British Lawmaker Publishes Detailed Report on Copyright Education

    October 10, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Mike Weatherley , the British Prime Minister's adviser on intellectual property, has published a comprehensive report on promoting copyright education and awareness. Entitled "Copyright Education and Awareness," the 29-page paper outlines eight recommendations that Weatherley…

  2. New Signings: Kobalt Signs Pitbull, Orchard Adds Donna Summer, Blue Note Nabs Jamie Cullum

    October 10, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Olivia Holt , the star of Disney Channel's I Didn't Do It , joins the roster of…

  3. Last.fm Posts Further Loss as Revenues Slide

    October 10, 2014 9:40 AM EDT Last.fm recorded a loss of £2.1 million ($3.4 million) in 2013, as revenues slumped by more than 20 percent year-on-year from £6.4 million ($10.3 million) to £4.9 million ($7.9 million). In line with the fall in sales, staff numbers at the CBS-owned, London-based company fell from 61 to 35…

  4. Why 1996 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 09, 2014 10:45 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992 ,  1993 ,  1994  and  1995 . Now it's time for 1996 and 1997 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE When critics go about naming the best…

  5. ASCAP Honors Ellie Goulding, UMPG at 34th Annual Awards

    October 09, 2014 10:29 AM EDT At ASCAP's (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 34th annual awards in London last night, pop singer/songwriters Alex Clare and Jim Duguid were named Songwriters of the Year for their hit song “Too Close,” recorded by Clare. Meanwhile, Ellie Goulding 's "…

  6. 'The Endless River' Will Be Pink Floyd's Final Album

    October 09, 2014 7:59 AM EDT We've known about Pink Floyd's The Endless River -- the band's first record since 1994's The Division Bell -- since summertime . The 18-song double-album is assembled from the Division Bell sessions and will land on Nov. 10 . What's new, though, is the concrete…

  7. Live Nation vs. Nederlander/AEG: Who Will Win Tomorrow's Greek Theatre Bid?

    October 08, 2014 6:38 PM EDT Expect no love to be lost Thursday between the world's largest promoters Live Nation and the combined team of Nederlander/AEG Live when the Los Angeles Department of Recreations and Parks is set to endorse one or the other in a fierce bidding war to manage the city's iconic Greek…

  8. Spotify U.K. Sees Big Jump in Revenue

    October 08, 2014 2:44 PM EDT The U.K. arm of Spotify grew its revenues by over 40% in 2013, entering profitability for the first time.   According to the company’s latest set of financial results, published by Companies House, year-on-year revenues grew from £92.6 million ($147 million) in 2012 to £131.4 million ($210…

  9. Former Executive at 'American Idol' Parent Facing Jail for Fraud

    October 08, 2014 8:30 AM EDT A former senior executive at the TV production company behind American Idol and The X-Factor is facing a jail sentence for fraud. Ian Ousey pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court to stealing almost £225,000 ($360,000) from London-based production company FremantleMedia, which…

  10. Patti Smith Planning World Tour for 'Horses' 40th Anniversary

    October 07, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Patti Smith is making some special plans to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of her beloved 1975 debut, Horses .  New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet The punk icon told Rolling Stone she will be playing the album in full, saying, "I'm going to be happy to celebrate…

  11. Why 1992 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for 1992 and 1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE In 1992, BMG and Columbia's music subscriptions were still in full…

  12. 1980s White Rap Pioneers 3rd Bass Reveal the Stories Behind Their Music -- From Gang Hits to Beef With the Beastie Boys

    October 06, 2014 4:27 PM EDT When New York duo 3rd Bass -- MC Serch (real name Michael Berrin) and Prime Minister Pete Nice (born Peter Nash), now both 47 -- burst onto the scene in 1989 with the single "Steppin' to the A.M.," they were a revelation to the public. Serch's first single, "Melissa…

  13. Paul Revere & the Raiders' Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    October 05, 2014 2:57 PM EDT Paul Revere, the leader and organist of Paul Revere & the Raiders , died at his home in Idaho on Saturday (Oct. 4). He was 76. Paul Revere Dies at 76 During the Raiders’ career, which started in 1963 with a cover of Richard Berry’s “Louie, Louie,” the band tallied 11 top 20 hits --…

  14. Paul Revere, Leader and Organist of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Dies at 76

    October 05, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Paul Revere, the longtime leader and organist of Paul Revere & the Raiders , died at his home in Idaho on Saturday (Oct. 4). He was 76. Paul Revere & the Raiders' Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits The popular classic rock band revealed the sad news in a lengthy letter on its…

  15. Aphex Twin, Erasure Return to Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 2:10 PM EDT After nearly a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin returns with its first full-length album since 2001, Syro . The album debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week…

  16. Details on One Direction's Secret Financial Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer

    October 03, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Welcome to the new (boy band) sharing economy. When One Direction ­members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne tweeted at fellow boy banders 5 Seconds of Summer back in February, announcing to their millions of followers that the Aussie pop-rockers had a new single out, casual observers may have…

  17. Exclusive: Ex-New Order Bassist Peter Hook Dissects Frontman Bernard Sumner’s Autobiography

    October 03, 2014 6:00 AM EDT "Book stores won’t know whether to file it under fantasy or tragedy." It’s no secret that there is love lost between estranged Joy Division and New Order founding members Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner . Ever since it was announced in a 2007 radio interview with Hook that New Order…

  18. Aphex Twin May or May Not Believe 9/11 Was an Inside Job

    October 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Richard James released his first album as Aphex Twin in over a decade last month. Syro was a surprise, but what's even more shocking is this -- the press-shy James allowed himself to be interviewed in the most recent issue of the U.K. music magazine Q. Obviously, he had some…

  19. Billboard and CLIO Music's Top Commercials Powered by Shazam

    October 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT For the 55 th annual CLIO Awards honoring creativity in advertising, Billboard and Shazam teamed up to create three charts that honor the best uses of music in advertising over the past year.  Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales, airplay and streaming tracked by Nielsen…

  20. Boyz II Men Takes Out Top Casino Award

    October 02, 2014 4:10 AM EDT Boyz II Men has been named the musical artist of the year at the Casino Entertainment Awards. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony Wednesday night. It was part of the week's G2E Global Gaming Expo for the casino industry. Boyz II Men Talk Incredible 1994 Run: 'A Lot…

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