1. New Report Looks at U.S. Streaming, Finds Pandora the Clear Leader

    March 05, 2015 2:09 PM EST Apple's overhaul of Beats Music, whatever that might entail, will have to pull the on-demand subscription service out of America's music-streaming basement. "The Infinite Dial 2015" report from Edison Research and Triton Digital shows Apple's Beats Music ranks last in…

  2. Eric Paslay Says Radio Success Helped Him 'Upgrade to Soup & Get Off the Ramen!'

    February 26, 2015 8:27 PM EST In recalling his first radio tour from 2011, Eric Paslay admitted that he was just a little bit nervous. "I would go in and play at what I would call the cubicles. I always thought that if the song sounded great in here, it would sound even better on the radio. Everyone told me that you…

  3. John Fullbright, Twin Peaks on New Music Seminar's 'Artist on the Verge' Class of 2015

    February 23, 2015 3:11 PM EST New Music Seminar has unveiled its Artist on the Verge class of 2015, a list of the top 100 indie artists about to break. The artists were hand-selected by an A&R committee comprised of NMS partners, talent scouts, buyers, booking agents, tastemakers and other industry experts. Each…

  4. 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…

  5. Bayside Takes On 'Bullsh-t' Warped Tour Bands in 'Dancing Like An Idiot' Lyric Video Premiere

    February 17, 2015 11:20 AM EST The brand new song from 'Cult White Edition' laments, "You're basically One Direction if they all had throat tattoos." Bayside is about to embark on a tour to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Frontman Anthony Raneri has played plenty of Warped Tours in his time, and…

  6. Neil Diamond Adding 'Melody Road' Songs to Tour -- But 'Sweet Caroline' Isn't Going Anywhere

    February 13, 2015 5:35 PM EST Neil Diamond promises that even though he's promoting a new album -- last year's Melody Road -- fans can still count on hearing the old favorites when he hits the road Feb. 27 in Allentown, Pa. "There's always a lot of songs in a show people know," Diamond told…

  7. Producer Sergio George to be Honored at BMI Latin Awards

    February 10, 2015 10:58 AM EST Top Latin songwriters and publishers to be announced at Miami Beach ceremony. Sergio George, the producer whose recordings with Marc Anthony , the Salsa Giants, Prince Royce and many other artists have revolutionized the sound of tropical music, will be honored with the BMI President's…

  8. Neil Young Calls Vinyl Comeback a 'Fashion Statement' Amidst High-Quality Audio Quest

    February 03, 2015 5:09 PM EST As we've pointed out, there's a lack of scientific consensus that even the most trained ears are capable of appreciating the kind of hi-res digital audio found on pricey players like Neil Young 's Pono. Young begs to differ, obviously, and has spent a considerable amount of…

  9. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  10. Jack Johnson, Other Acoustic Pop Singers Find Home on Pandora... When Will AC Radio Catch Up?

    January 29, 2015 1:09 PM EST It is well established that even when broadcast radio's listeners go looking for music on other platforms, they often search out the same mainstream formats they hear on FM. "All-'80s" is one exception , but that format differs mostly in its parameters; the songs played…

  11. 'The Three Little Migos': A Classic Children's Story Retold With Rap Lyrics

    January 23, 2015 12:46 PM EST From Slick Rick 's funky fables to The Notorious B.I.G. 's underworld novellas, hip-hop is home to some of the greatest stories ever told. Narration is a core element of the art form, a necessity for rap purists. For Danny Brown , it's a skill he's taking off the beat.…

  12. Former AEG Live Touring Exec Rob Hallett Unveils 'Disruptive' New Venture

    January 22, 2015 12:41 PM EST Rob Hallett , former president of international touring at AEG Live, has revealed details of his music business venture, entitled Robomagic. A press release describes the London-based company as being a "new disruptive business model on the existing landscape of [the] traditional music…

  13. Publishing Briefs: Anjali Malhotra Southward to Lead YouTube's Relationships With U.S. Publishers

    January 22, 2015 4:34 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  The Nettwerk Music Group continues to assert itself in the music publishing space: it has acquired the catalog of Robot  Of the Century Music , the publishing catalog formed by Roadrunner…

  14. Bill Cosby Show Disrupted By Chanters: 'We Believe The Women'

    January 10, 2015 10:46 AM EST Around 30 female protesters disrupted Bill Cosby 's stand-up comedy show in Hamilton, Ontario Friday night (Jan. 9), yelling "We believe the women." Report: Bill Cosby Jokes About Rape Allegations During Show The Hollywood Reporter witnessed as the comedian grimly attempted…

  15. Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the Industry's Streaming Standoff and Guiding Gaga

    January 09, 2015 1:04 PM EST While most music attorneys are thought to be hipper than their buttoned-up colleagues in corporate law or litigation, you'd be hard-pressed to find one with the cool cred of 58-year-old Grubman Shire & Meiselas partner Kenny Meiselas. From the way he landed his first major client…

  16. 'High-Definition' Music Explained: Can You Really Tell the Difference?

    January 07, 2015 11:47 AM EST Delusion? Bliss? Waste of money? Sound investment? A look at what exactly high-definition audio is, and whether it matters. In the past 48 hours, a story has trickled out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that has many internet pundits asking: "what is Sony thinking?"…

  17. BottleRock 2015 Lineup: No Doubt, Imagine Dragons & Robert Plant Headlining

    January 06, 2015 6:50 PM EST The "bottle" part of Napa Valley's BottleRock festival is the flowing wine and beer, and now we know more about the "rock" portion: Imagine Dragons , No Doubt and Robert Plant will headline the three-day fest May 29-31. Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed: AC/DC, Drake …

  18. Lana Del Rey Q&A: On 'Big Eyes' & Her Upcoming 'Honeymoon' Album

    January 06, 2015 3:35 PM EST Lana Del Rey has nine songs and a cover ready for her 'Ultraviolence' follow-up. Lana Del Rey has nine songs written for her next album, titled Honeymoon -- four of which "the production is perfect; I'm looking for a few more songs to tie everything together" -…

  19. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  20. ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Mourned by the Music Community

    January 04, 2015 11:20 AM EST The music community is mourning the loss of veteran ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who died on Sunday (Jan. 4) at the age of 49. Scott, a longtime anchor for the network's SportsCenter , had been fighting cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, according to the Associated Press .…

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