1. The Llamas-on-the-Loose Playlist You've Been Waiting For

    February 26, 2015 5:34 PM EST All movies need a soundtrack. And according to our Twitter feed, it seemed the most-watched movie today was a livestream of two llamas rampaging through the streets of Phoenix. They galloped across streets and sidewalks, darted through traffic, dodged dozens of Phoenix sheriffs for what…

  2. YouTube Reportedly Still Unprofitable, Even With 1 Billion Monthly Users

    February 26, 2015 2:09 PM EST How does a video streaming service with one billion active users per month and $4 billion in revenue not turn a profit? Ask YouTube, which couldn't break free from breaking even in 2014, according to a new report. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Google's video unit posted …

  3. FCC Votes to Preserve Open, Neutral Internet

    February 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Following a protracted debate that drew millions of public comments, a White House endorsement and some GOP opposition, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday (Feb. 26) to enforce proposed rules that protect the agnostic treatment of data over the high-speed Internet. The…

  4. Steve Bug Talks Poker Flat's 15th Anniversary, Blasts Digital Era: 'A Lot of Good Music Gets Forgotten'

    February 25, 2015 6:22 PM EST Steve Bug has never been one to mince words. Pioneering and ever opinionated, the German artist founded Poker Flat Recordings in 1999 and steered it to become one of house music's most respected underground imprints. His edgy yet accessible hit "Loverboy" set the tone for the…

  5. Kim Kardashian, North West Involved in Car Accident: Report

    February 21, 2015 4:37 PM EST Kim Kardashian and North West were in a car accident in Montana on Feb. 21. They were in a car with Kim's sisters, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner , when the incident occurred. Khloe was driving at the time. According to a report, a semi-tuck caused snow to hit their car's window.…

  6. 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…

  7. Is Tumblr Cracking Down Harder on Copyright Infringement By Users?

    February 18, 2015 9:28 AM EST Tumblr appears to be taking a harder stance against content infringement by its users. The popular blogging platform has reportedly been enforcing a "three strikes" policy and terminating some users' accounts. In another move, Tumblr is blocking uploads of copyrighted songs and…

  8. RCA's John Fleckenstein on the Shifting Record Business, D'Angelo's Mysterious Release

    February 17, 2015 3:41 PM EST John Fleckenstein hasn't just been around the block -- he's been around the world (and yes, that's also a reference to Daft Punk , whose Random Access Memories he marketed to international success). The executive vice president of RCA Records came into his new position from…

  9. Festivals Get Their Own App Construction Kit With 'Golive'

    February 17, 2015 8:24 AM EST As music festivals have grown in popularity, so to have websites and mobile apps that allow attendees to better manage the festival-going experience. Fans expect music and information about participating artists, festival maps and online calendars. But how can smaller festivals provide…

  10. Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' & 14 Other Unexpected Album Releases

    February 13, 2015 11:40 AM EST From David Bowie to Beyonce, see who else dropped LPs without a ton of warning. Over the past half-decade, artists have dropped full-lengths with zero, or very little, advance notice, shocking their fans and setting forth some unexpected listening delights. Check out 15 instances of…

  11. Dance Site Do Androids Dance to Merge with Complex

    February 12, 2015 4:53 PM EST "EDM has cross-pollinated with hip hop," said Rich Antoniello, CEO and co-founder of Complex Media, which owns Do Androids Dance. "It's a lifestyle topic now." The EDM blog Do Androids Dance today  announced that it will shut down after two years. Facebook and Twitter…

  12. Bobbi Kristina Brown in a Car Crash Before Hospitalization

    February 12, 2015 2:38 PM EST Police reports obtained by The Associated Press show that Whitney Houston 's daughter was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people days before she was hospitalized. Police in Roswell, Ga., say Bobbi Kristina Brown was driving a Jeep Liberty on Jan. 27 when she lost…

  13. Behind the Scenes of the Political Frenzy Surrounding The Greek Theatre

    February 10, 2015 4:25 PM EST This past Oct. 23, packed hearings, held by L.A.'s Department of Recreation and Parks at the city's Friendship Auditorium, were anything but friendly. Before the commission were two proposals, put forth by world's two largest promotion companies: Live Nation, and a joint…

  14. Grammy Week Dispatch: Don Was' Star Turn with Al Pacino; Us The Duo on A&R; Midem at Soho House

    February 07, 2015 12:17 PM EST Grammy Week in Los Angeles would seem to resemble nothing so much as a fancier middle-aged SXSW. While there are dozens of worthy music events and hundreds of powerful music execs, it is only but a fraction the size of Austin's annual confab and of course far more spread out. Grammys…

  15. Justin Timberlake's Birthday Baby News Leads to Social 50 Gain

    February 06, 2015 4:20 PM EST Justin Timberlake had a notable week on the Social 50 chart, jumping into the top 10 after moving 14-4, reaching his highest peak on the chart since October 2013. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram.…

  16. Pandora Stock Loses Fifth of Value After Thursday Earnings Call

    February 06, 2015 4:19 PM EST Pandora's disappointing fourth quarter revenue and guidance has led to a major fall on Wall Street. Pandora shares were down 17.3 percent to $15.23 late Friday afternoon after falling as far as $14.62. Trading volume of 31.4 million shares was 5.4 times the stock's daily average of…

  17. Lucian Grainge Honored at Billboard Power 100 Party

    February 06, 2015 1:45 PM EST Billboard's Power 100 fete literally stalled traffic last evening (Feb. 5) on Beverly Hills' Canon Drive as honorees and invited guests made their way into Bouchon for the third annual party saluting the music industry's top decision-makers. Topping the Power 100 this year:…

  18. Bonobo, Animal Collective, Polica, and Others Ride DJ Sets to 'Success'

    February 05, 2015 11:38 AM EST Who needs instruments anyway? In certain internet circles, few things elicit as much of a mixed reaction as the announcement of an artist's DJ tour. "END ALL 'DJ SETS'!!!!!!!!!!!! Who goes to these events? It's like going to see your favorite sports team, play their…

  19. Suge Knight: A Timeline of His Legal Troubles

    January 30, 2015 2:50 PM EST Suge Knight was reportedly involved in a deadly hit-and run on Thursday, Jan. 29. According to reports, Knight reversed his car and hit two bystanders -- actor Terry Carter, 55, who died shortly after and actor Cle Sloan, 51, who was injured. Knight turned himself in to the LAPD Friday…

  20. Suge Knight Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

    January 30, 2015 8:51 AM EST Suge Knight has been arrested for murder in connection with the fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles. Knight was arrested at approximately 3 a.m. local time Friday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced, and is being held on $2 million bail at the downtown Los…

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