1. Swedish Music Festival Cancels 2018 Event After Sexual Abuse

    July 02, 2017 3:48 PM EDT A large music festival in Sweden that has seen performances by artists such as Kanye West, Robbie Williams and Iron Maiden has called off next year's event after several reports of sexual abuse. The Bravalla festival in Norrkoping, southern ...

  2. Karoondinha Festival Ticket Refunds Coming From Eventbrite

    July 01, 2017 2:43 PM EDT Three-day festival was called off because of poor ticket sales and high expenses. Eventbrite has issued refunds for Karoondinha, the canceled three-day festival headlined by John Legend , Chance the Rapper and Odesza, which was scheduled at a wild ...

  3. Huka Entertainment Loses Two Warped Tour Dates to Cancelation

    July 01, 2017 11:12 AM EDT Ticketfly moves to cover refunds as Huka scrambles to stay afloat. Huka Entertainment was forced to cancel its July 4 Warped Tour show in Wilmington, N.C., the latest in a string of setbacks for the independent concert promoter in an increasingly ...

  4. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Lorde & Rihanna Roar With New Releases

    July 01, 2017 9:00 AM EDT "Despacito," by  Luis Fonsi  and  Daddy Yankee  and featuring  Justin Bieber , earns a seventh week atop the  Billboard Hot 100 , while  Lorde 's sophomore LP  Melodrama  launches as her first topper on the  Billboard 200 . (Meanwhi ...

  5. Fyre Festival Founder Arrested, Charged With Wire Fraud

    July 01, 2017 1:24 AM EDT Billy MacFarland, 25, Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was arrested Friday in New York and charged with wire fraud after allegedly defrauding investors, the Department of Justice said in a release. The arrest c ...

  6. Warner/Chappell Says EMI Is Underpaying Royalties in New Lawsuit

    June 30, 2017 8:57 PM EDT The 20th Century Fox film music catalogue is at the center of the royalties row. The latest music industry royalties dispute pits two of the industries preeminent publishers against one another, as Warner/Chappell is suing EMI for allegedly only p ...

  7. Adele Cancels Weekend Wembley Shows Due to Damaged Vocal Cords

    June 30, 2017 8:34 PM EDT "To say I'm heart broken would be a complete understatement." Adele has canceled her concerts planned for Saturday and Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, England, due to damaged vocal cords.  The singer made the announcement Frida ...

  8. DJ Snake Announces Summer 2017 World Tour

    June 30, 2017 5:24 PM EDT The trek spans 39 dates with festival appearances at Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and more. DJ Snake is taking his talents around the globe with the announcement of his summer world tour. The French DJ and producer is not wasting any t ...

  9. Geri Allen, Jazz Educator & Pianist, Dies at 60

    June 30, 2017 5:10 PM EDT She passed from complications of cancer on June 27 in Philadelphia. Geri Allen , director of jazz studies at the University of Pittsburgh and a noted pianist and composer in her own right, died June 27 from complications of cancer in Philadelphia. ...

  10. Zeds Dead Announces Deadbeats North American Tour, Launch Sirius XM Radio Show

    June 30, 2017 4:51 PM EDT "We're bringing in a TON of BASS." Zeds Dead 's Deadbeats label will be hitting the road this year for its first ever official tour. The string of dates will land the imprint in markets all across North America with some specia ...

  11. Hang Tight: JAY-Z's '4:44' Will Be Released on Apple Music, Physically

    June 30, 2017 4:22 PM EDT A source confirmed that the new album will be added to Apple Music and iTunes next week. Tidal exclusives don't always stay that way. And that looks like the case with the boss' new album as well. Less than 24 hours after JAY-Z 's 1 ...

  12. Teragram Ballroom Launching New L.A. Arts District Venue The Moroccan Lounge

    June 30, 2017 2:19 PM EDT Duncan Smith, Scott Simoneux and Johnny Beach will oversee the new venue's talent buying. The principal owners of the L.A. venue the Teragram Ballroom today announced their latest endeavor to expand further into the L.A. music scene with the ...

  13. BTS, EXO and GOT7 Reign as Tumblr's Most Popular K-Pop Acts of 2017 So Far: Exclusive

    June 30, 2017 1:05 PM EDT Tumblr users love K-pop and this year they've been particularly obsessed with sharing gifs of BTS , EXO and GOT7 . Billboard can exclusively reveal 2017's most popular artists on the micro-blogging platform so far with the Top Social Art ...

  14. Mark Ronson Angered Over JAY-Z's Exclusive-to-Tidal '4:44' Album Release

    June 30, 2017 1:00 PM EDT Mark Ronson  is not a happy customer of  JAY-Z 's streaming service Tidal after learning that the rapper's new album,  4:44 , is only available to those with Tidal accounts established  prior  to June 26. "I signed up for Tidal sole ...

  15. Ukraine Facing 'Substantial Fine' for Barring Eurovision's Russian Entrant

    June 30, 2017 12:35 PM EDT Ukraine is facing a fine over barring the Russian participant in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Yulia Samoilova , from entering the country as well as organizational miscues tied to last month's contest. "The organization of t ...

  16. JAY-Z Calls Out Prince's Former Lawyer on '4:44' Track 'Caught Their Eyes'

    June 30, 2017 11:38 AM EDT In “Caught Their Eyes,” one of the tracks on JAY-Z ’s new album, 4:44 , the rapper calls out a figure now at the center of controversy surrounding the Prince estate: Prince’s former attorney and former estate advisor L. Londell McMillan. McMillan, ...

  17. A Very Country Fourth: Little Big Town, Lady A and (Yup!) Lee Greenwood to Perform Around the U.S.

    June 30, 2017 11:03 AM EDT With the U.S. sharply divided between red and blue political affiliations, a raft of country artists hope to provide a little red, white and blue unity with their participation in Fourth of July activities. Brad Paisley , Kellie Pickler and Lady A ...

  18. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 2Pac Returns to Top 40 After More Than 10 Years

    June 30, 2017 10:44 AM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated July 8), Lorde claimed her first No. 1 with her second-full length effort, Melodrama . The set earned 109,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 22 according to Nielsen Music, of which 82 ...

  19. Executive Turntable: Ashley Calhoun Elevated at Pulse, Plus Moves at Nettwerk and Sony Music Nashville

    June 30, 2017 9:55 AM EDT Pulse Music Group  bumps up  Ashley Calhoun from senior director to vice president of A&R. Calhoun, who has also served as creative director at Rondor Music Publishing , will build new initiatives in urban music and label services for Pulse cl ...

  20. Katy Perry Plots 2018 Tour of Australia

    June 30, 2017 5:49 AM EDT KatyCats, stand to attention: Katy Perry is coming to Australia.  Just days after dropping a big hint on Australian radio, the U.S. pop singer confirmed her Witness: The Tour will return Down Under next July and August for seven dates in support o ...

  21. Kelan Phil Cohran, Spiritual and Experimental Jazz Icon, Dead at 90

    June 29, 2017 11:21 PM EDT Chicago-based trumpeter/cornetist, composer, and spiritual-jazz innovator Kelan Phil Cohran (often billed as Philip Cohran) is dead at the age of 90, The Chicago Tribune reports. Cohran was known for his work for co-founding the influential avant- ...

  22. Paul McCartney Reaches Settlement With Sony/ATV in Beatles Rights Dispute

    June 29, 2017 9:39 PM EDT The fight that was poised to be a landmark music battle has ended in a draw. Sir Paul McCartney and Sony/ATV have reached a deal in their duel over The Beatles song rights, settling a case that had the potential to rock the music industry to its c ...

  23. 'GLOW' Music Supervisor Bruce Gilbert on Wrestling Show's Nostalgic Sound: 'It Was Like an '80s Dance Party'

    June 29, 2017 8:21 PM EDT Some of the biggest hits on GLOW -- Netflix’s new series about professional female wrestlers -- aren't on the mat. Instead, they’re part of the delicious soundtrack to the series set in 1985. From Scandal ’s defiant “Warrior” to Journey ’s “S ...

  24. Gloria Trevi to Take TV Azteca to Court After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Exclusive Interview

    June 29, 2017 6:51 PM EDT "I want a public apology," Trevi tells Billboard. It took Gloria Trevi eight years to get her day in court. But on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that she can move forward with her defamation case against Mexican media giant TV Azt ...

  25. How Jared Leto Plans to Capture 'A Day in the Life of America' in New Documentary

    June 29, 2017 6:20 PM EDT Jared Leto  formed a connection to National Geographic as a kid, since his mother subscribed. He remembers the 1986 book  A Day in the Life, in which hundreds of photographers around America shot photos from a single day. "I was always inspir ...

  26. Come a Little Closer: Ten Hours With Dierks Bentley on Tour

    June 29, 2017 6:09 PM EDT When you're an artist whose been touring for 12 years, one would think that constantly being on the road gets old and shows begin to feel the same every night. But Dierks Bentley  would argue otherwise.  The 41-year-old singer is currently on ...

  27. Dierks Bentley Leads Country-Filled Hot Tours Roundup

    June 29, 2017 3:21 PM EDT Sam Hunt, Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill join Bentley in the Hot Tours top 10. Dierks Bentley heads up the latest recap of Hot Tours (see list below) with $13 million in ticket sales reported from his current headlining trek through ...

  28. Andrew Wyatt on Producing Lorde, Writing With Liam Gallagher & What's Next for Miike Snow

    June 29, 2017 2:33 PM EDT When Lorde unveiled her highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama , its credits boasted an impressive production roster showcasing a who’s who of both close collaborators (Jack Antonoff) and rising stars (Frank Dukes). Also among them, credited ...

  29. Warner Bros. Hires Chris Atlas and Mark Flaherty to Senior Marketing Roles

    June 29, 2017 1:00 PM EDT Warner Music snags a pair of Universal veterans: Atlas from Def Jam and Flaherty from Interscope. A pair of prominent marketing executives from Universal Music are headed to a rival. Warner Bros. Records announced on Thursday that it has hired lon ...

  30. Canada 150: Celine Dion & Shania Twain Lead Nielsen Music Canada's Top Canadian Artists Chart

    June 29, 2017 1:00 PM EDT In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday — Billboard's top Canadian artists, albums and songs in the Nielsen Music Canada era The official 150 th birthday of Canada — commemorating  confederation — is this Saturday, July 1,  known as Ca ...

  31. Twickets Launches in North America

    June 29, 2017 12:58 PM EDT A fan-to-fan ticket exchange that helps concert and sports fans in England trade tickets at face value is coming to the U.S. Company founder Richard Davies announced today that he's launching Twickets  USA, a face-value ticket resale platform ...

  32. Sony Music To Open Vinyl Pressing Plant in Japan

    June 29, 2017 12:07 PM EDT The company stopped its in-house vinyl production in 1989. Sony Music today (June 29), announced plans to open a pressing plant in Japan as soon as March 2018. Sony stopped its in-house vinyl production in 1989, relying on outsourcing to focus on ...

  33. Oceanic Global Unveils Ibiza Festival to Save the Seas With Solomun & More

    June 29, 2017 11:30 AM EDT Ibiza is a global destination for dance music lovers the world over, and much of its fabled glory is owed to its beautiful locale. The Spanish island sits among the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and if you want those waters to st ...

  34. One Direction Joins The Beatles & More Groups With Four Members With Solo Top 40 Hot 100 Hits

    June 29, 2017 11:24 AM EDT Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" joins prior top 40 entrants by Zayn, Niall Horan & Harry Styles. On this week's  Billboard Hot 100  chart (dated July 8),  Liam Payne  becomes the fourth member of  One Direction  to notch a t ...

  35. Treasure Island Festival Taking a Year Off

    June 29, 2017 11:08 AM EDT The well-curated, indie-leaning San Francisco music festival Treasure Island celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, but  The San Francisco Chronicle  reports that the fest will be taking its 11th year off and returning in 2018 in a new locatio ...

  36. Eventbrite Sends Refund Info to Karoondinha Attendees

    June 29, 2017 9:50 AM EDT Are you one of the few thousand people who bought tickets to the canceled festival? Expect refund instructions soon. Eventbrite emailed Karoondinha ticket holders Wednesday, notifying them the three-day festival would not be taking place July 21-2 ...

  37. Republic Records Promotes Marisa Bianco to VP of Media

    June 29, 2017 9:15 AM EDT Marisa Bianco has been promoted to vice president of media at Republic Records, it was announced Thursday by label group president Charlie Walk and senior vp of media Joseph Carozza. Bianco joined Republic in 2014 as a senior director, and has ove ...

  38. Rock Hall to Open 'Power of Rock' Exhibit

    June 29, 2017 3:14 AM EDT Rock 'n' roll fans can get a taste of what it's like to be a star inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beginning this weekend. The museum is opening an exhibit called "Power of Rock," featuring film clips, laser ligh ...

  39. Lady Gaga Surprises Students as Substitute Teacher, Launches New Campaign to Support Schools

    June 28, 2017 7:59 PM EDT The pop star is partnering with Staples to raise funds for her Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org. Lady Gaga is probably the last person any middle schooler would expect to see walk through their classroom door, let alone act as substit ...

  40. Recording Academy's Angela Jollivette Launches Moonbaby Media

    June 28, 2017 7:52 PM EDT TV’s ‘Greenleaf’ is the music supervision company’s first client Angela Jollivette , formerly senior project manager with The Recording Academy/Grammy Awards department, has launched the music supervision/production company Moonbaby Media. Via the ...

  41. Gary DeCarlo, Singer Behind Steam's 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,' Dies at 75

    June 28, 2017 7:06 PM EDT Tho he sang the song, he was largely unrecognized throughout the hit's success. Gary DeCarlo, who sang and co-wrote the 1969 hit "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," has died from cancer. He was 75. DeCarlo's friend Pat Horgan ann ...

  42. Karoondinha Tickets Will Be Honored by Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival

    June 28, 2017 6:13 PM EDT The Deep Roots Mountain Revival festival in Masontown, West Virginia, announced Wednesday (June 28) it will honor all tickets sold for Pennsylvania’s Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival, which was canceled Tuesday due to poor advance ticket sale ...

  43. Metro Boomin Launches Boominati Worldwide Label, Joins Bryson Tiller on Set It Off Tour

    June 28, 2017 3:30 PM EDT On the heels of unveiling his solo debut single “No Complaints” featuring Offset and Drake , in-demand producer Metro Boomin is launching his Boominati Worldwide label in partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music Group. “No Complaints” ...

  44. Canada's Supreme Court Deals Blow to Google, Win For Music

    June 28, 2017 3:19 PM EDT The music industry scored a big victory in its fight against piracy after the Supreme Court of Canada ordered Google to remove illegal sites from its search engine’s results worldwide. Though the years-long legal between Google and Canadian tech c ...

  45. iHeartMedia Inks Deal to Integrate Audio Into Layer3 TV Service: Exclusive

    June 28, 2017 3:09 PM EDT iHeartMedia will integrate its digital radio and on-demand streaming products into Layer3 TV's television service, Billboard has learned. The new partnership will go live today, with iHeart included as an app within Layer3's "homepa ...

  46. Small-Town Festival on a Bonnaroo Budget: Why Karoondinha Failed

    June 28, 2017 2:58 PM EDT Organizers spent thousands on consultants, branding and artist guarantees for a festival that never came close to ticket sales projections. Siblings Kaleena and Paul Rallis knew they had to spend big to properly brand and market Karoondinha , a fi ...

  47. SeatGeek Partners With Eventbrite to Enhance Its Concert Selection

    June 28, 2017 2:27 PM EDT Users of the ticketing marketplace SeatGeek will start noticing a wider selection of events to choose from beginning today, thanks to a new distribution partnership with Eventbrite, the ticketing and event technology platform. The new integration ...

  48. How the $31 Billion Athleisure Industry Influenced Music's Newest Tour Merch for Good

    June 28, 2017 2:12 PM EDT Leggings, the elastic waist and spandex-centric pants. All were once relegated to the gym, yoga studio or spin class, but have stretched to encompass a whole new audience: concert goers. Bands and artists like Phantogram , Linkin Park , Zedd , Sla ...

  49. Edgar Wright & Paul Williams In Conversation: Their Friendship, Working on 'Baby Driver' & Funeral Songs

    June 28, 2017 1:47 PM EDT There's a decent chance you're familiar with Paul Williams, but there's no chance you don't know his work. From pop staples like "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "An Old Fashioned Love Song," to movie anthems li ...

  50. Pandora Interim CEO on Spotify: 'We Don't Need to Go Into Hand-to-Hand Combat'

    June 28, 2017 12:32 PM EDT Two days after Pandora Media founder and CEO Tim Westergren said he will step down amid a management shake-up , interim CEO Naveen Chopra on Wednesday assured investors the online radio pioneer can withstand competition from on-demand music stream ...

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