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Jay-Z is hardly the artist known for his stunts on Twitter, but on July 8 took the Internet for a ride with a surprise Q&A, answering questions from fans and driving overall awareness for his then soon-to-debut Magna Carta... Holy Grail.
After mounting criticism in recent months, the anti-piracy experiment has been dumped and will be replaced with a system of automatic fines, according to an official government report.
Universal Music Group announced a worldwide deal with singer/songwriter Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame. Knopfler will release his forthcoming album, Privateering, his first double album of new music, on UMG's Verve Records on Sept. 10.
Kristin Whittlesey, a spokeswoman at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music where Foglesong had been a faculty member since 1991, said Foglesong died Tuesday morning.
Sunita Kaur has joined Spotify as the company's director for Asia. For the past three years, Kaur worked for Facebook and led the social network's expansion into the region.
Pandora’s listener hours dropped to 1.25 billion in June from 1.35 billion in May. A decline in listening doesn't happen often, but it doesn't necessarily signal problems for either Pandora or Internet radio in general.
Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik and Will Smith are among wealthy investors in online shopping site, The Fancy.
When asked by a fan during a Twitter Q&A why the track 'Open Letter' was left off the album, he replied that the track would be on the vinyl edition of the album, which would be "handled" by Jack White.
Country Music Association board president Ed Hardy is to oversee day-to-day running of the organisation as a search begins to find a replacement for former CEO Steve Moore.
The veteran songwriter and producer, who most recently has topped the charts alongside Daft Punk with 'Get Lucky', recently revealed that he has a number of old Chic songs he discovered and that he is hoping to finish work on them before releasing them to the public.
Whether viewers were revelling in their laddish audacity or fuming about the objectification of women, the clips led to a frenzy of social media debates, news bulletins and views. Ever since Billboard announced that it would take paid-for streams into account when compiling its Hot 100 chart, online videos have become an increasingly vital tool for artists operating in the US market.
The rapper politely requested that any website who had been hosting the unapproved and unfinished version should take it down, pleading, "Allow me and Nick to give the world what we've been losing sleep over."
"I don't know if the Food Network is the right home for me," said Bronson. "But yeah, I'm working on a cooking show. I can't really speak on the details, but we're having talks."
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