The prerelease security plan around Taylor Swift's 1989 was not a complete success, but it may have been the most elaborate, at least for an album that more than a few people knew existed (see the gold standard in album security, aka Beyoncé).
Iggy Azalea makes notable social gains on Billboard’s charts after her appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 25), on which she debuted two new songs, "Beg for It" (featuring MØ) and "Iggy SZN."
Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world: Sony/ATV Signs Tegan and Sara and partners with Calvin Love on his Fly Eye record label; ole taps $50 million credit line and picks up duo Joey + Rory.
After more than a year in the works, Spain passed on Thursday its Intellectual Property Law, with its hotly debated, so-called Google tax that allows for fines on aggregators that show snippets of content without paying for it.
Lawyers for Sarah Jones' family are dropping Gregg Allman, 'Midnight Rider' executive producer Michael Lehman and the unfinished film's distributor Open Road Films from the civil lawsuit stemming from Jones' on-set death.