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CHILDISH GAMBINO SLAMS LABEL: 'SOMEONE BUY ME OUT OF THIS CONTRACT'

Soon after releasing the video for his latest "Because The Internet" single, "Sweatpants," Gambino took to Twitter to express his frustration with the label, which he's worked with for two albums to date ("Camp" and "Because The Internet").
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MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOTHER TOLD TO PAY AEG'S COURT COSTS

Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday.
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BIEBER, BEYONCE, PHARRELL: COACHELLA GOES POP

Pop music was engrained into the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival lineup, arguably more than ever before. Ellie Goulding, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster The People, Bastille, Aloe Blacc, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Capital Cities…
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JOHN LUTHER ADAMS AMONG PULITZER WINNERS

The Alaskan composer’s winning work was described by judges as “a haunting orchestral work that suggests a relentless tidal surge, evoking thoughts of melting polar ice and rising sea levels.”
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ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCE ITINERARY, EXTRA DATES FOR AUSTRALASIA TOUR

The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap things up Nov. 22 at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
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'MUSIC DOES NOT DIE': DAVID BISBAL TALKS NEW MUSIC, BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

On a recent morning, Bisbal spoke to Billboard about launching his new world tour in Argentina, the album "Tú y Yo" and being part of the 25th anniversary concert of the Billboard Latin Music Awards in which he will co-headline with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi.
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DESPITE LAST-MINUTE OFFER BY RELATIVITY, MAKER STUDIOS SAYS DISNEY DEAL ALREADY APPROVED

It was reported earlier today the Ryan Kavanaugh-led Relativity Media was looking to outbid Disney for the YouTube network, but Maker Studios says it is still going with Disney.
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SPOTIFY RELEASES STUDY ON MUSIC LISTENING HABITS AT WORK

Overall, they found that about two-thirds (61%) of the people they surveyed listened to something at their desks, and that it made them happier and more productive.
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SMASHING PUMPKINS SIGN WITH BMG CHRYSALIS FOR ARTIST SERVICES

Billy Corgan’s rotating group of musicians have signed a worldwide exclusive Artist Services Deal with BMG Chrysalis U.S. to release the band’s next two albums, "Monuments to an Elegy" and "Day for Night", in 2015. The first single is expected at the end of this year.
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FORMER INGENIOUS CEO LAUNCHES FUND FOR DISRUPTIVE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

The former CEO of media and entertainment investment firm Ingenious Ventures, Patrick Bradley, has announced a new fund called Station 12. The new organisation will invest in ‘disruptive’ media, entertainment and media-technology companies.
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PROFESSOR GREEN POSTPONES UK TOUR FOLLOWING 'TURBULENT' YEAR

Rapper says: 'I got hit by a car, got married and then had my life turned upside down by an entirely unfounded arrest.'
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APPLE'S ITUNES RADIO POPS UP IN ECUADOR, SUGGESTS TESTING IN LATIN AMERICAN MARKET

Apple may be testing a rollout of iTunes Radio services in Latin America as reports on Monday note the feature is up and running in at least one country in the region.
Apple Insider


EVEN IN TEXAS, THEY DON'T TAKE KINDLY TO TED NUGENT'S POLITICAL RHETORIC

The Longview News-Journal dug deep into the Nugent story and found that the decision to go after the singer for their festival started in January and by early-February they were in formal negotiations. The paper was able to obtain over 250 pages of e-mails over the situation and the way it played out looks like a matter of really bad timing.
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