Live Nation Revenue Down 1 Percent in Second Quarter

Live Nation revenue declined 1 percent in the second quarter, the company announced Thursday, giving the world's largest concert promoter and ticket seller a rare -- but not unexpected -- hiccup during a period of health in the live event business.

Rob Guthrie Upped to Operations Head at SONGS Music Publishing

Rob Guthrie has been promoted to Head of Operations at SONGS Music Publishing, it was announced by company CEO Matt Pincus. Guthrie has been upped from his former role as head of copyright and royalty at SONGS, where he has worked since 2007.
Nicki Minaj, Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014

Nicki Minaj Snakes Up Chart With Racy 'Anaconda' Cover

Nicki Minaj once again ascends to the upper ranks of the Social 50 chart, rising 42-11 after debuting the provocative art for her new single, "Anaconda," on Instagram, where she has more than 6.7 million followers.
Bleachers, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Bleachers Sit Comfortably Atop Alternative Songs

As Bleachers rise 2-1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart with "I Wanna Get Better," frontman Jack Antonoff becomes the latest artist to top the chart with more than one group. He previously led as part of Fun. with "We Are Young" and "Some Nights" in 2012.
Ne-Yo: Ex-Manager Owes Me $8M

Ne-Yo: Ex-Manager Owes Me $8M

Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager. The Daily News reports that the R&B singer-songwriter has sued onetime manager and confidant Kevin Foster in Manhattan federal court.
Billy Joel Hits Hot Tours Home Run on Ballpark Run

Billy Joel Hits Hot Tours Home Run on Ballpark Run

Billy Joel makes his second appearance of the summer at No. 1 on the weekly listing of Hot Tours, with sales reported from his third sold-out concert at a Major League Baseball stadium. He leads this week's slate of performers with a $4.2 million gross from his performance on July 26 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Makes Record Vault to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

After debuting last week based solely on two days of airplay, Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" soars 42-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, claiming his ninth No. 1 and the biggest leap to the summit in the list's history.