1. Deadmau5 Says Archenemy Disney Wanted His Help on 'Fantasia' Anniversary

    October 14, 2014 4:23 PM EDT On Monday, Deadmau5 raised new sound and fury at the U.S. Trademark Office over Disney's attempt to oppose his mark consisting of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. The new papers speak among other things, about what Disney has in…

  2. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  3. Ford Aims to Put Brakes on Music Industry Lawsuit

    October 14, 2014 9:41 AM EDT This year, about 17 million automobiles will be sold in the United States. Some of these cars allow drivers to store personal music collections, and the record industry wants to do something about this fact. In July, the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies brought a lawsuit against…

  4. Primus' Les Claypool Explains Band's Trip to the 'Chocolate Factory'

    October 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT As a kid, Primus ' Les Claypool became enamored with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder . Four decades later, that childhood fandom has turned into Primus and the Chocolate Factory, the first album in 19 years from the band's seminal lineup: Claypool,…

  5. 'The Voice' Recap: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Tackle Their First Battles

    October 14, 2014 2:52 AM EDT The battles began on The Voice on Monday, with guest mentors Stevie Nicks in tow to help Adam Levine , Little Big Town joining with Blake Shelton , Alicia Keys stepping in alongside Pharrell Williams , and husband Gavin Rossdale accompanying Gwen Stefani . NBC Reality Chief Touts '…

  6. Australia’s Music Retailers Assn Backs Friday Release Date: ‘It Makes Sense’

    October 14, 2014 1:31 AM EDT Australia’s entertainment retail trade association has weighed in on the debate surrounding the IFPI-sanctioned global release date. Friday, according to the Australian Music Retailers Association (AMRA), is good for business. And the Aussies have history on the subject. In the U.K., the…

  7. Iggy Azalea to Snoop Dogg Over Rude Instagram Post: 'I'm Disappointed You'd Be Such an Ass'

    October 13, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Iggy Azalea laid into Snoop Dogg online Monday after the legendary "Doggystyle" rapper posted an insulting meme of her on his Instagram account a few days before.  Iggy Azalea Explains Paparazzi Freakout: 'I Don't Hate All Paps' See Snoop's post here, which is…

  8. ‘Somebody Loves You’ Singer Betty Who on Britney, Not Being Able to Be a 'Bitch’ and Writing Off Bad Relationships

    October 13, 2014 5:41 PM EDT Everything about Betty Who is outsized. Standing 6-foot-1 with a tuft of platinum blonde hair, the 22-year old Australian freshman’s bold look is matched by her glittery synth-pop anthems. The singer, born Jessica Newham and now based in New York, broke out when her single “Somebody Loves…

  9. Is the Party Over for the Sunset Strip's Rock 'n' Roll Scene?

    October 13, 2014 5:00 PM EDT As luxury hotels threaten to displace fans and bands, delivering the boulevard's biggest facelift since 70s rock made way for hair metal, is the party over for LA's sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll epicenter? Rock 'n' roll's most famous street is receiving a…

  10. Chris Brown & Beyonce Lead Soul Train Award Nominations

    October 13, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Team Breezy will be very happy about this. Chris Brown leads with seven nominations for the 2014 Soul Train Awards. Brown is followed by six nods for Beyonce and five for Pharrell . Hosted by Wendy Williams , this year’s show will take place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 7 and…

  11. 1990s Poll: What Was The Best Musical Year of the Decade?

    October 13, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Vote now to tell us which year from the 1990s contained the most essential music! Last week, Billboard.com dove deep into the 1990s to analyze the various minutiae of one of the most colorful decades ever in pop music history. Ten different writers made arguments as to why each year of…

  12. Taylor Swift: 'I Don't Know If I'll Have Kids'

    October 13, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Taylor Swift is opening up about just about everything in the lead-up to 1989' s release later this month. The latest? She's looking gorgeous on the cover of  In Style .  In the accompanying article, the crazy-accomplished 24-year-old tells the magazine that she's not sure…

  13. Spotify's Artist Outreach Mission Leaves Some Wanting More

    October 13, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Spotify had a rough couple of days last week. Besides Jimmy Buffett's petition for  more money, less problems  and the ill fate of their  #thatsongwhen campaign , the streaming service's artist-only streaming sessions with the Music Managers' Forum the Future Artists…

  14. Iggy Azalea Explains Paparazzi Freakout: 'I Don't Hate All Paps'

    October 13, 2014 10:40 AM EDT After she was caught on camera getting into a fight with a paparazzo at a California grocery store,  Iggy Azalea   is defending herself on Instagram. In a video that hit the Internet late last week, Azalea seemingly attempts to ram the photographer with a grocery cart. She also tells him, …

  15. Corner Office: Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Label's Future, Kanye West's 'Incredible' New Album and Why Justin Bieber Isn't Overexposed

    October 13, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin , Russell Simmons , Lyor Cohen , Jay Z , L.A. Reid ...Def Jam has seen a succession of iconic leaders during its 30 years, and on April 1, Steve Bartels found himself next in line. And while his sleek corner office in the Midtown Manhattan building of Universal Music Group (UMG)…

  16. Latest 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Ditches Theme Song for Cat Stevens

    October 13, 2014 8:56 AM EDT The 26th season of The Simpsons is under way, and its credits-closing couch gag has been making headlines. After a prolonged, abstract, almost sci-fi version of the mainstay scene on the Sept. 28 premiere, Sunday night's "Super Franchise Me" kept things fresh with a little…

  17. Iggy Azalea Will Debut New Single 'Beg For It' on 'SNL'

    October 13, 2014 7:06 AM EDT As we predicted just before Saturday Night Live 's 40th season kicked off three weekends ago, Iggy Azalea is set to make her first appearance at Studio 8H on Oct. 25, the night Jim Carrey returns as host. It'll be more than a regular musical guest spot, though, as Iggy will debut…

  18. Lucinda Williams Honors Ailing Dad By Putting Music to His Poem

    October 12, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Lucinda Williams says that during a recent visit her father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, calmly told her that Alzheimer's disease had robbed him of his ability to write poetry. Her 84-year-old father's increased frailty lent new urgency to Williams' effort to pay tribute…

  19. Kiss’ Gene Simmons Slams Coddling TV Talent Show Judges at MIPCOM

    October 12, 2014 3:37 PM EDT "You can't sugarcoat shit, pardon me" Gene Simmons is not one to sugarcoat his opinions. Kiss' Gene Simmons Gets Behind New 'Coliseum' Reality TV Format Precious TV singing-competition show judges who coddle pop-star wannabes, rather than be brutally honest…

  20. Ask Billboard: Baseball Hits, Gwen Stefani's Delay & Demi Lovato's Best-Selling Songs

    October 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 HIT RUNS AND ERAS Hi Gary…

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