1. Own a Piece of Madonna at the World's Largest Madge Auction

    October 17, 2014 10:01 AM EDT Calling all material girls! Want a piece of Madonna 's material world? Next month, more than 130 of the pop legend's personal and professional items are up for grabs -- the largest ­collection of her memorabilia to hit the market -- as ...

  2. Wiz Khalifa Talks Style, Purple Hair & The Influence of 'Weed Culture'

    October 17, 2014 10:01 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa is in the midst of a metamorphosis. In addition to the release of his fifth studio album, Blacc Hollywood , the rapper born Cameron Jibril Thomaz is juggling an acting career (the sequel to Mac and Devin Go to High School with Snoop ...

  3. Backstage Pass/ Pepe Aguilar, 'MTV Unplugged'

    October 17, 2014 10:01 AM EDT MTV goes south of the border as the ­regional Mexican star cuts first '­Unplugged' set with ranchera ­flavor. Tattoos creep up and down Pepe Aguilar 's forearms. On the left, in hues of gray and black: the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mex ...

  4. Rewinding the Charts: 29 Years Ago A-Ha Made It to the Top Through MTV

    October 17, 2014 10:01 AM EDT In 1985, MTV, already known for making stars of such visually driven music acts as Duran Duran and Madonna, added another notch to its belt: A-ha's ascension to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The Norwegian trio -- Magne Furuholmen, Morte ...

  5. Is Grooveshark Dead in the Water?

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT A ruling in favor of Universal music may be the death knell for the defiant streaming service. On Sept. 30, Grooveshark seemed all but sunk when a Manhattan court ruled in favor of Universal Music Group (UMG), which first sued the music streamin ...

  6. Corner Office: Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The DJ-turned-exec on the label's 30th anniversary, Kanye West's new album and why Justin Bieber isn't overexposed. Rick Rubin , Russell Simmons , Lyor Cohen , Jay Z , L.A. Reid ...Def Jam has seen a succession of iconic leaders d ...

  7. The App Whisperer: Eytan Oren Plays Matchmaker for Bands & Brands

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Ever since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, messenger apps have led the tech conversation. In helming One Direction 's Midnight Memories release in partnership with Kik (95 million users) and Ariana Grande 's My Everything a ...

  8. From CDs to Cult Classics: Shout Factory Picks Up Rights to a Hollywood Library

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Three of the architects of the reissue business, with skills honed from decades spent at Rhino Records, are diving deep into another realm of nostalgia: cult TV shows and films. Shout Factory, which CEO Richard Foos , COO Bob Emmer and president ...

  9. Gary Numan Goes for Second Stab at Scoring With John Bergin's 'From Inside'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The "Cars" singer goes "grander." Gary Numan has gone from "Cars" to trains, scoring John Bergin's From Inside film about a young pregnant woman traveling through a post-apocalyptic landscape by rail. The 2012 ...

  10. Noted Music Business Events: October 2 - October 8, 2014

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT October 2 ASAP Rocky signed with William Morris Endeavor. The rapper's sophomore album is expected in early 2015. October 3 Rob Skipper , guitarist and founding member of The Holloways , died of unknown causes. He was 28. Kevin Metheny , ra ...

  11. Musician Birthdays: October 14 - October 18

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Oct. 14 Usher (36)  Natalie Maines (40) Oct. 15 Keyshia Cole (33) Ginuwine (44) Oct. 16 John Mayer (37) Wendy Wilson (45) Flea (52) Bob Weir (67) Oct. 17 Wyclef Jean (45) Eminem (42) Ziggy Marley (46) Oct. 18 Ne-Yo (32) Chuck Berry (88) News Mag ...

  12. 7 Days on the Scene: The Friars Foundation Gala, New York on October 7, 2014

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT "There are lots of bad movies left to make," quipped Robert De Niro while accepting the Friars Club Icon Award for Entertainment at a gala held in the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom.  And with prior recipients including only Dou ...

  13. 7 Days on the Scene: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin on October 3-5, 2014

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT "The last time i played here was about 20 years ago," said Beck , who kicked off this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival at the annual pre-party held at Stubb's Bar-B-Q on Oct. 3. But after launching into songs includin ...

  14. Nas' 'Illmatic' Documentary Impresses Critics as Rapper Moves On

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT "I don't listen to 'Illmatic.'" Aging gracefully in hip-hop isn't easy. Year after year, old rappers, old sounds, old styles are swept under the rug in favor of the new and youthful. Which is partly what makes the l ...

  15. 5 Reasons Betty Who Rocks

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Why everyone (even Katy Perry) loves the "Somebody Loves You" singer. Everything about Betty Who is outsized. Standing 6-foot-1 with a tuft of platinum blonde hair, the 22-year-old Australian freshman's bold look is matched by her ...

  16. Jessie J Is Ready for Stardom in the States With 'Sweet Talker' After Career & Health Issues

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT After health issues and career stumbles, Jessie J is ready for stardom in the States (just don't ask about her personal life). Jessie J is trying something new: not oversharing. On the phone from Hong Kong, where she recently wrapped a seri ...

  17. Leighton Meester Departs From Pop With 'Hearstrings' Album

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT After a run as a TV teen queen and a brush with pop fame, Leighton Meester is giving fans something new to gossip about: her debut album. Fresh off her role in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, which wrapped in July, the 28-year-old is releasing Hear ...

  18. Rormix: An App for Finding New Stars

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The endless glut of music videos on YouTube, whether by superstars or bedroom talents with big hopes, can make the prospect of uncovering the next Justin Bieber seem like an increasingly rare feat. But music fans craving something new can turn t ...

  19. Exodus Goods: New Orleans' Chic New Shop Where Solange Shops & Works

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT When the Saint Records owner and fashion maven moved from Brooklyn to NOLA in 2013, she infused her vibrant style into the neighborhood shop. The vinyl copies of Solange Knowles ' Saint Heron compilation album, which sit near neon-accented ...

  20. Scott Lipps' Manhattan Apartment: Drummer-Turned-Agent Finds His 'Oasis'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT When Scott Lipps isn't at work with supermodels, he's rehearsing the drums for Courtney Love in his downtown apartment. Before Scott Lipps became president of One Management -- a modeling and branding agency where he oversees the caree ...

  21. Scott Lips' Top 3 Must-Follow People Online

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT 1. @barristart This barrista, Michael Breach, draws people's faces in coffee. He has done cool ones of Rihanna , Joan Rivers , Harry Potter...and me." 2. @steveaoki "I love what Steve Aoki does. I've actually taken part in hi ...

  22. Album Review: Hozier, 'Hozier'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT "Raise 'em on rhythm and blues," sings Hozier on "Jackie and Wilson," named after the pioneering soul singer. Throughout his eponymous debut LP, the Irish singer-songwriter knits those two musical touchstones back togeth ...

  23. Nerding Out With...You+Me

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Alecia Moore began 2014 at an all-time high. As Pink , her 2012 album The Truth About Love had just been certified double-platinum, its accompanying tour grossing more than $150 million. But rather than go even bigger for her next act, Moore, 35 ...

  24. Film Review: 'One Chance'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The true story of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts' rise from a cellphone-selling ugly duckling to an aria-singing swan puts Hollywood's best screenwriters to shame. So, it's no surprise someone would try to capture Pot ...

  25. Album Review: Broods, 'Evergreen'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Calling New Zealand home, making darkly swirling alternative music and recording exclusively with producer Joel Little (who helmed the entirety of Lorde's debut, Pure Heroine ) has understandably earned Broods a slew of comparisons to a cer ...

  26. Album Review: Milky Chance, 'Sadnecessary'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT German duo Milky Chance doesn't feel like a band as much as it does a hybridization of aesthetics that have recently experienced minor pop success -- the craggy vocals of Aloe Blacc, the globally minded guitar filigrees and spare arrangemen ...

  27. Album Review: Nico & Vinz, 'Black Star Elephant'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Would you be wrong for thinking that Nico & Vinz could be some­thing for real? Yup. The Norwegian duo may have boasted one of the songs of the summer in "Am I Wrong," but on its debut album, Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery prove the c ...

  28. Album Review: Jason Aldean, 'Old Boots, New Dirt'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT People in Jason Aldean 's camp have been hinting for months that he's a new man, after a highly publicized divorce and his relationship with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr (who he was photographed kiss­ing while still ma ...

  29. Backstage Pass / Def Jam 30th Anniversary: The Sound of 'Culture, Art and Lifestyle'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Hitmakers from YG to Iggy Azalea carry on Def Jam's cutting-edge legacy. "Def Jam forever," LL Cool J declared while hosting the 56th annual Grammy Awards in January, reminding the audience that 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of ...

  30. Backstage Pass / Latin Grammy Nominees

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Latin Grammy nominations missed Romeo Santos' best-selling album, while Calle 13 leads the pack. The Latin Grammy is an award that prides itself on rewarding artistic merit over commercial success. It's an approach that has long lent i ...

  31. Backstage Pass / Latin Grammy Nominees: New Artist Nominees Hail From Around the Latin World

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The field of best new artist nominees at the Latin Grammy Awards has traditionally shown great geographic diversity. This year is no exception, with artists hailing from throughout the Latin world. Here are the nominees listed by the country whe ...

  32. Backstage Pass / Latin Grammy Nominees: Producer of the Year Nominees Explore Latin's Many Genres

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Rafa Arcaute The 10-time Latin Grammy winner was nominated this year for his work with newcomer Daniela Spalla, alt stalwarts Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas and singer-songwriter Noel Schajris. A producer, says Arcaute, serves as "the ...

  33. Chart Numbers: Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Jimmy Fallon has conquered late-night TV, and now the Tonight Show host has his sights set on the Billboard Hot 100. His new novelty single, "Ew!," featuring Will.i.am , premiered Oct. 6 on the program, with Fallon encouraging fans to ...

  34. Tomorrow's Hits: Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz's 'Prayer in C'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT THE POWER OF 'PRAYER' French duo Lilly Wood and German DJ Robin Schulz 's hypnotic "Prayer in C" (RRP) begins its U.S. rise after topping charts in 15 countries, including the U.K. singles list for two weeks in September ...

  35. Tomorrow's Hits: Logic, 'Driving Ms. Daisy'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT 'DRIVING' FORCE Def Jam's Logic launches at No. 16 on Rap Digital Songs with "Driving Ms. Daisy," featuring Childish Gambino (13,000 sold in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan). Logic, 24, is prepping his m ...

  36. Tomorrow's Hits: Kelsea Ballerini, 'Love Me Like You Mean It'

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT 'MEAN' GIRL Kelsea Ballerini bows at No. 60 on Country Airplay with her uptempo, take-charge anthem "Love Me Like You Mean It." The Knoxville, Tenn., native moved to Nashville at age 15 in hopes of attracting a publishing and ...

  37. Charts: Adele's '21' Hits a New High: 11 Million Copies Sold

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Adele 's 21 continues to make history. The diva's mega-selling second studio album, released in 2011, has now surpassed the 11 million sales mark in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The XL/Columbia Records release is ...

  38. Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago R.E.M. Had a 'Monster' Smash

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT On Oct. 15, 1994, the Athens, Ga., band scored its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, and its only record to soar straight to the top of the chart. As alternative rock became mainstream in the early to mid-1990s, (thanks to grunge acts lik ...

  39. One Direction's Secret Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Documents show Harry Styles and Co. are financial stakeholders in the Aussie newcomers in a win-win partnership. When One Direction  ­members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne tweeted that fellow boy band 5 Seconds of Summer had a new single out in ...

  40. The Over/Under: Lady Gaga

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga 's tweets help push Tony Bennett collabo Cheek to Cheek past Kenny Chesney to top the Billboard 200. News Magazine ...

  41. The Over/Under: Maroon 5

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Anti-sexual assault organization RAINN slams Maroon 5 's bloody "Animals" video starring Adam Levine as a "stalker's fantasy." News Magazine ...

  42. The Over/Under: Guy Oseary & U2

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Guy Oseary and U2 ensure Grammy eligibility for Songs of Innocence by quietly releasing vinyl on deadline day, Sept. 30. News Magazine ...

  43. Tom Yorke Pioneers New Album Model By Selling 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' Through BitTorrent

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke is trying to change the music business -- again. On Sept. 26, the singer from Radiohead -- a group that revolutionized direct-to-fan digital sales with its pay-what-you-want In Rainbows LP in 2007 -- released his second solo album thr ...

  44. Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow Lead the Coming Covers-Album Crush

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT On deck for the fourth quarter: a virtual avalanche of all-covers albums. From the divas ( Aretha Franklin ,  Annie Lennox , Bette Midler  and just-released LPs by  Barbara Streisand and  Lady Gaga ) to the showmen ( Barry Manilow 's My Dre ...

  45. The Diva Parade: 5 2014 Cover Albums From Soaring Sirens

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox, Nostalgia Out on vinyl now (CD and digital on Oct. 21), it's the four-time Grammy winner's first non-Christmas release since 2007's Songs of Mass Destruction . Barbra Streisand, Partners With Michael Buble, Stevie Wo ...

  46. Touring Profit Margins Slide

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The costs of touring have skyrocketed during the last 20 years, cutting into profit margins. Although Eric Mayers , tour manager for My Morning Jacket and other artists, says costs eat up less of an act's gross as venue size increases, many ...

  47. Sports Arenas Dumping Gary Glitter's 'Rock and Roll Part 2' in Child-Sex Offenses Accusations

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Something was missing when the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators played their first home game of the 2014-2015 season on Sept. 25: Gary Glitter . Previously, each time the team scored a goal, the Bridgestone Arena played a snippe ...

  48. Corner Office: Yancey Strickler, CEO of Kickstarter

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The crowdfunding pioneer on workplace transparency, "broken promises" and YouTube's prospects for a fan-sourced venture. When Kickstarter moved into Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood in January, renovating a former pencil fa ...

  49. MTV's Archival Dig Strikes Gold With 'REMTV' Box Set

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The channel gets serious about its vault. As Youtube Has exploded into a vintage video destination, MTV has been digging slowly through its vast vault, uncovering footage that has been buried for decades. On Nov. 24, Rhino will release the first ...

  50. Us the Duo's Vine Videos Lead to Label Deal, Film & Road Tour With Oprah

    October 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT A song by husband-and-wife team Us the Duo is featured twice in the Fox animated feature The Book of Life : Placido Domingo sings "No Matter Where You Are" with Zoe Saldana , and it's reprised over the end credits. The placement i ...

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