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  1. Apple Said To Be Without Key Music Deals Weeks Ahead of Rumored Streaming Service Launch

    May 05, 2015 1:40 PM EDT A June launch of Apple's new subscription service is going down to the wire. Industry sources say Apple does not have the necessary licensing deals a month before the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that will take place in San Francisco ...

  2. Solos Under Siege: Country Radio Combats 'Bored' Listeners By Cutting Guitar Parts

    May 05, 2015 1:31 PM EDT The guitar is such an iconic logo for country music that when the Nashville Sounds AAA baseball team moved to a new stadium this year, designers made a point to incorporate a guitar-shaped scoreboard similar to one that became a talking point for ...

  3. Nashville Briefs: Florida Georgia Line Creates Publishing Company; Thirty Tigers Finds Love and Theft; iHeart Goes Country in Des Moines

    May 05, 2015 12:28 PM EDT Billboard's Tom Roland rounds-up all the big moves and shakes happening in Nashville and the wide world of country music radio.   Florida Georgia Line  established its own publishing company, Tree Vibez Music . Principals  Tyler Hubbard  and  ...

  4. Britney Spears Extends Las Vegas Residency Despite Injury

    May 05, 2015 11:21 AM EDT Britney Spears is staying put in Las Vegas.  The singer announced on  The Ellen DeGeneres Show  on Tuesday that she's extending her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for three more months, despite recently suffering an inj ...

  5. Wilco Joins Pilgrimage Festival Line-up (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2015 10:00 AM EDT As a member of Better Than Ezra , Kevin Griffin is well aware of both how crowded the festival market is and the long odds of success for new events. “Like restaurants, most festivals fail, whether a musician is involved with it or a team of profe ...

  6. BandPage Partners With StubHub to Place Additional Offers in Search Results

    May 05, 2015 9:43 AM EDT BandPage, the platform that aims to be a one-stop destination for artists' web presences that has raised $27.6 million in funding to date , has announced StubHub as its newest partner this morning. The partnership will allow the insertion of ...

  7. Pandora's Radio Station Gets FCC Approval

    May 05, 2015 8:54 AM EDT Pandora can now start playing music -- on the FM dial. Broadcast approval for Rapid City, South Dakota's KXMZ, which Pandora purchased for $600,000 in the summer of 2013 was finally given the green light by the FCC last night. The license und ...

  8. FKA Twigs, Run the Jewels, Beggars Group Lead Libera Awards Nominations

    May 05, 2015 8:00 AM EDT FKA Twigs , Run the Jewels and Aphex Twin are among the leading nominees for this year's 4th Annual Libera Awards, nicknamed the LIBBYs, a celebration of the independent music scene that caps A2IM's Indie Week conference held next month ...

  9. 'Doctor Zhivago' Musical to Close on Broadway

    May 05, 2015 1:45 AM EDT The critically panned Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago  is closing. Producers said Monday night the epic tale of five intertwined lovers set during the final days of Czarist Russia and the 1917 Revolution will close on May 10. The musical was direc ...

  10. First Artists Partners Leaving to Form New Agency, Fortress Talent Management

    May 04, 2015 9:19 PM EDT Robert Messinger, a partner and owner at First Artists Management, the music agency representing such Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning composers as Mychael Danna ( Life of Pi ), Howard Shore ( The Hobbit ), Gustavo Santaolalla ( Brokeback Mountain ...

  11. T-Wayne Talks Signing to 300 Entertainment, 'Nasty Freestyle' & Viral Success

    May 04, 2015 4:53 PM EDT For rapper T-Wayne , the Internet has been a giving meal ticket. The Texas native, who has steadily released music videos and dance clips to his YouTube page on a nearly weekly basis over the past seven years, uploaded the audio track for his brea ...

  12. Watch Justin Timberlake Play a Lime (Yes, a Lime) in a Tequila Commercial

    May 04, 2015 4:03 PM EDT Justin Timberlake just started promoting Sauza tequila, after selling his own 901 tequila brand to the company last year. Now, he's appearing in Sauza 901 Tequila ads -- only, an appearance from Timberlake as Timberlake was apparently not suf ...

  13. David Fincher's 1980s Music Video Comedy Nabs HBO Series Order

    May 04, 2015 2:58 PM EDT David Fincher is joining the power showrunner ranks. The two-time Oscar nominee ( The Social Network, Benjamin Button ) has landed a series order for his 1980s music video comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. HBO declined comment. Set in 19 ...

  14. Inside the New Royalty Split for 'Uptown Funk': Who Gets Paid What

    May 04, 2015 1:02 PM EDT Songwriting credits for "Uptown Funk!" went to four people initially: Ronson, Mars, Phillip Martin Lawrence and Jeffrey Bhasker . However, before the song was even released it had gained two more: Nicholas Williams (AKA Trinidad James ) ...

  15. 'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson Parts Ways With Interscope, Takes Label to Task

    May 04, 2015 11:00 AM EDT With his time as the reigning American Idol almost over, season 13 champ Caleb Johnson has a lot on his plate, including his first tour as a solo headliner, a new music video for his song “Fighting Gravity,” a sophomore album in the works and a se ...

  16. Spotify Reportedly Secures Goldman Sachs Funding Amidst Rumors of Apple Offensive

    May 04, 2015 10:50 AM EDT Reports of a massive injection of funding for Spotify have been bubbling up since January , the latest in a report from CNBC Friday night (the second of its kind ) saying that the company had closed on a large round from Goldman Sachs, the Wall St ...

  17. Executive POV: Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman/CEO Mike Dungan on Breaking Kacey Musgraves, the Future of Bro Country and How Much a Hit Costs Now

    May 04, 2015 8:27 AM EDT On April 19, the Academy of Country Music Awards drew more than 70,000 fans to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and 15.8 million viewers ­(according to Nielsen) to its CBS telecast thanks to ­superstars like Taylor Swift , Blake Shelton , Luk ...

  18. Kraftwerk Announce Fall North American Tour

    May 04, 2015 8:00 AM EDT After taking their talents to North America last spring, German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk are coming back for more. The group today (May 4) announced a new 12-date tour, bringing their immersive 3-D stage show to less frequented markets like P ...

  19. Blur's 'The Magic Whip' Cracks U.K. No. 1

    May 04, 2015 6:06 AM EDT Blur’s eighth studio album  The Magic Whip  (Parlophone/Warner Music) h as become their  sixth to reach No. 1 in the U.K .  Meanwhile, Jamaican pop-reggae artist OMI   has climbed 2-1 on the singles chart with the Felix Jaehn remix of “Cheerleader ...

  20. Elton John Adds Australia To His 'All The Hits' Global Tour

    May 04, 2015 3:03 AM EDT Elton John has extended his worldwide tour to include a stretch of winery and arena dates across Australia. The Australia leg to Elton’s All The Hits Tour will start Dec. 5 at the Hope Estate winery, then he'll visit Brisbane, Melbourne, Geel ...

  21. 'Blurred Lines' Judge Asked to Grant New Trial

    May 03, 2015 1:42 PM EDT The newest stage of the copyright battle over "Blurred Lines" has commenced with new motions being presented on Friday (May 1) in a fight that resulted in a $7.4 million jury verdict this past March. U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt ha ...

  22. SurveyMonkey CEO and Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Dies Suddenly at Age 47

    May 02, 2015 4:44 PM EDT Dave Goldberg, the CEO of SurveryMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died on Friday night. He was 47. In a post on Saturday morning, Dave's brother Robert Goldberg informed Facebook followers of the news. "It's with ...

  23. Bill Withers Talks 'Blurred Lines' Verdict, Kardashian Family & More at ASCAP Expo

    May 02, 2015 12:07 PM EDT The sound bites flew fast and furious during ASCAP Expo's rollicking "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)" master class session featuring Bill Withers on Friday (May 1). The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree kept intervi ...

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