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DAVID BOWIE, DISCLOSURE, BASTILLE UP FOR BRIT AWARDS

Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits.
Billboard.biz


SUPER BOWL MUSIC MANIA: BILLBOARD'S GUIDE TO NYC-AREA CONCERTS

Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as artists, corporate sponsors and media companies prep what will surely be the biggest flurry of pre-Super Bowl concert activity in NFL history.
Billboard.biz


NEW YEAR'S EVE PROGRAMS YIELD BIG GAINS ON SOCIAL 50 CHART

New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.
Billboard.biz


FRANCE'S TV WATCHDOG SLAPS LATE-NIGHT RULE ON MILEY CYRUS, BRITNEY SPEARS VIDEOS

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears are too racy for daytime French TV.
Billboard.biz


HOW ONE DIRECTION GOT BACK TO POP RADIO'S TOP 10

'Story of My Life' becomes the boy band's first Pop Songs top 10 since its debut hit 'What Makes You Beautiful' six singles ago. Programmers share insights as to why 'Story' has soared.
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FCC'S NEW CHAIRMAN TOUTS NEW NET NEUTRALITY RULES AT CES

Newly appointed FCC chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his approach to internet regulation in a speech during the Consumer Electronics Show currently underway in Las Vegas, as Variety's David S. Cohen reported yesterday evening.
Billboard.biz


BILLBOARD AND CLIOS LAUNCH REVAMPED LATIN MUSIC AND MARKETING AWARDS

As part of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference’s 25th anniversary celebration, Billboard has partnered with the CLIOs to expand its annual Latin Music & Marketing Awards, with entries officially opening today.
Billboard.biz


RIHANNA WOULDN'T LET 'GIRLS' USE HER SONG FOR ICONA POP'S 'I LOVE IT' SCENE (REPORT)

Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" was music supervisor Manish Raval's previous choice, but the singer's team wouldn't let the HBO show use her song. "They didn't give a reason, we didn’t ask for a reason," Raval says in an interview with Radio.com. "So I can't speculate as to why, but you know, it's a happy accident. She said no and we happened to find the Icona Pop song."
THR


AMAZON SHOULD OFFER A MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE

AmazonMP3 is the second-largest digital music store after Apple's iTunes. With music streaming growing in popularity and halting download revenue, perhaps Amazon should consider offering a music streaming service just as Apple has done.
The Motley Fool


POLL: ARE RECORD LABELS TO BLAME FOR LACK OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC REACHING THE MAINSTREAM?

2013 ended with execs expressing concern over the lack of new artists reaching the mainstream and not one artist album featured in the Top 20 selling entertainment releases of last year.
Music Week


7 FACTS FOR THE IPHONE'S 7TH BIRTHDAY

Several releases later, Apple has shipped more than 420 million units of its signature smartphone, as of September 2013. The iPhone sells so well that it makes up 53% of Apple's overall revenue.
Mashable


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