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As a member of the cast of Fox's "Glee" – and a key one at that – Cory Monteith helped set one of the Billboard Hot 100's most vaunted records. As the "Glee" cast tallied an immense 206 Hot 100 entries since the series' 2009 premiere, the troupe set the record for the most appearances, by far, in the chart's nearly 55-year history.
AT&T just got itself into the music subscription business. The company announced Friday it has purchased Leap Wireless, owner of Cricket Wireless, for $1.19 billion in cash. Including debt, the deal is worth about $4 billion.
In a string of tweets today from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich, both members of the group Atoms For Peace, the two revealed that this year’s Atoms For Peace album AMOK as well as Yorke’s solo album The Eraser and Godrich’s band Ultraista's self-titled album have been removed from the streaming service.
In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich (@nigelgod) called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.
Jay-Z landed his first solo No. 1 album on the U.K. charts yesterday (July 14) as Magna Carta Holy Grail (Roc Nation/Universal) debuted at the top. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, climbed back 2-1 for a fourth aggregate week at the singles summit.
Norway is one of those countries often held up as example of streaming potential. It's no wonder why: streaming revenues carried the country's recorded music market to a 7% gain in 2012 and are the driving force behind a 17% gain in the first half of 2013.
Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has established his own label imprint group, Louder Than Life, with Sony Music, Billboard has learned exclusively. It’s the latest move by a high-profile producer/songwriter to help drive major-label A&R strategy.
Last night, Nigel Godrich and Thom Yorke pulled their band Atoms for Peace’s albums from Spotify and strongly criticised the streaming music service. This morning, Spotify has responded.
Sony/ATV has signed a publishing deal with Charli XCX who features on Icona Pop's UK chart-topper "I Love It."
Live Nation believes that its $100m investment in Ticketmaster's tech over the next three years will result in "substantial" market share gains in secondary ticketing - as it spends big in its "arms race" against automated, ticket-snaffling bots.
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter after shooting dead the unarmed 17-year-old, but his lawyers successfully argued that he acted in self-defence and he was acquitted yesterday.
A Los Angeles judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit aimed at rave promoters initiated by groups within city government. In late 2011, the Coliseum Commission sued Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella (the man behind Electric Daisy Carnival) and Go Ventures main brain Reza Gerami (Together as One) for civil conspiracy, fraud, unfair business practices, and shady accounting.
The attack happened at about 9pm while headline acts Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z were performing in front of tens of thousands of people.
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