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  1. Judge Won't Force Twitter to Reveal Anonymous Trolls

    March 04, 2015 4:32 PM EST Who is the anonymous person tweeting that Music Group Macao CEO Uli Behringer engages with prostitutes and evades taxes?  The company which supplies audio equipment including loudspeakers, amplifiers and mixers is no closer to finding out after a ...

  2. Fuse Media Announces Launch of FM, New Music-Focused Network

    March 04, 2015 2:21 PM EST The company behind the Fuse and NUVOtv networks will launch in the fall a new network, to be called FM, with music at its core and a focus on up-and-coming, young talent. Programming will be announced at a later date. Fuse Media announced the new ...

  3. David Geffen Hall Coming to Lincoln Center Following $100 Million Donation

    March 04, 2015 1:50 PM EST Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building -- long known as Avery Fisher Hall -- will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September, Li ...

  4. Berklee Valencia to Host Women's Empower Symposium

    March 04, 2015 12:55 PM EST Berklee will host a Women's Empower Symposium at the music college's campus in Valencia, Spain on March 27. The event, spearheaded by a group of Master's students at the school, is designed to present female industry role models to ...

  5. Apple Addresses Concerns Over iTunes Store Changes

    March 04, 2015 12:05 PM EST Indie labels have nothing to worry about when it comes to their musics' presence inside the revamped iTunes store. That information, from iTunes, comes in response to indie labels initially voicing concern over some of the changes that began ...

  6. Amanda Palmer Fans Pledge More Than $14,000 Per 'Thing' She Creates

    March 04, 2015 12:00 PM EST Brace yourself for plenty of new songs, videos, stories, whatever from Amanda Palmer . The former Dresden Dolls vocalist, who raised $1.2 million in 2012 using Kickstarter, has discovered a way to get paid handsomely each time she hits "publi ...

  7. Smash Mouth Inks Publishing Deal With Spirit Music

    March 04, 2015 11:30 AM EST Spirit Music Group has signed rock group  Smash Mouth  to an exclusive global publishing administration deal for their entire catalog, which includes such songs as "All Star," "Walkin' On The Sun" and "Then The Mornin ...

  8. Big Sean Scores His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    March 04, 2015 11:00 AM EST Rapper Big Sean scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Dark Sky Paradise bounds in atop the tally. The artist's third album was released through G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records on Feb. 24 and moved 173,000 units in the week ...

  9. Steven Storch Joins Reservoir Media Management as CFO

    March 04, 2015 11:00 AM EST Veteran music industry financial executive Steven Storch , who has made his mark at Sony/ATV and Imagem among other stops in his career, is joining indie music publisher Reservoir Media Management as CFO. In his new position alongside Reservoir Me ...

  10. Shania Twain Announces First North American Tour In Over a Decade

    March 04, 2015 10:25 AM EST For the first time in over a decade, Shania Twain is hitting the road in North America. Following her two-year Las Vegas stint , the country-pop queen will embark upon the 48-date Rock This Country Tour (although the tour will actually rock two ...

  11. Aspiro Shareholders Consider Rejecting Jay Z's $56 Million Bid

    March 04, 2015 10:24 AM EST Swedish financial paper Dagens Industri reports that the minority shareholders of Aspiro AB -- the streaming company Jay Z recently bid $56 million on , via Shawn Carter Enterprises subsidiary Project Panther Bidco -- are preparing to reject his ...

  12. Apple and Google Plan Fixes for 'FREAK Attack' Flaw That Leaves Devices Vulnerable

    March 04, 2015 9:04 AM EST Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence so far that any hackers have expl ...

  13. Exclusive: Raphael Saadiq, Lee Fields & More Offer Music History Lesson With E&J's Generations of Soul

    March 04, 2015 9:00 AM EST Paralleling its long-running heritage with R&B's own storied legacy, E&J Brandy has cast musicians Raphael Saadiq , BJ the Chicago Kid and Lee Fields as the stars of its Generations of Soul campaign. Launching Wednesday (March 4) and ...

  14. Sony to Launch Virtual-Reality Headset in 2016

    March 04, 2015 8:36 AM EST Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year. The gaming and electronics company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference that its VR system nicknamed Project Morpheus will debut in the first ha ...

  15. Remi's 'Raw X Infinity' Wins the Australian Music Prize

    March 04, 2015 4:41 AM EST Remi Kolawole  has won the 10th annual Australian Music Prize.  The 23-year-old hip-hop artist's album Raw X Infinity was declared the winner at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday, where he beat out eight other shortlisted albums and a longlis ...

  16. Rolf Harris Stripped of CBE

    March 04, 2015 1:05 AM EST Disgraced Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has now been stripped of the CBE he was awarded by the Queen. Harris, a convicted pedophile, had his royal honor annulled on Tuesday at the behest of the Queen Elizabeth II. The Western Australia-born r ...

  17. Simon Rattle Appointed Music Director of London Symphony Orchestra

    March 03, 2015 11:36 PM EST Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London e ...

  18. Warner Music Group Promotes Stu Bergen, Mike Jbara

    March 03, 2015 11:11 PM EST The Warner Music Group is making a change in the reporting structure for one part of the company, while moving another veteran executive into a new top infrastructure position. Stu Bergen , WMG's International Recorded Music president, who a ...

  19. Apollo Theater to Honor Billie Holiday on Her 100th Birthday

    March 03, 2015 10:42 PM EST The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday . The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia and died in 1959 in New York City at age 44. Audra McDonald Re ...

  20. Chrissie Hynde's 'Intimate,' 'Bittersweet' Memoir Coming in September

    March 03, 2015 9:52 PM EST Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that the Pretenders singer was working on an "an incredibly frank" memoir that will come out Sept. 8. The book is currentl ...

  21. Ex-Power 106 DJ Big Boy Given Green Light to Be on Air for iHeartMedia

    March 03, 2015 8:42 PM EST In Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday (March 3), Emmis Radio was denied a preliminary injunction to bar longtime KPWR (Power 106) morning personality Kurt "Big Boy" Alexander from joining crosstown rival iHeartMedia's KRRL ...

  22. Freeplay Music Files Counterclaim Against Machinima, Collective Digital Studios

    March 03, 2015 6:30 PM EST Last month, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima sued Freeplay Music for allegedly engaging them in a "bait-and-switch" scheme, offering them free usage of songs from their library and then asking them to pay for them. Now, Freeplay M ...

  23. 'Boogie Nights' Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

    March 03, 2015 3:42 PM EST Universal Music Enterprises is continuing its rollout of soundtracks on vinyl with the March 10 release of a O Brother, Where Art Thou? picture disc, the film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors and Silence of the Lambs . The five-month rollout o ...

  24. Blake Shelton Extends Streak on Country Airplay Chart to 14 Straight No. 1s

    March 03, 2015 3:41 PM EST Blake Shelton extends the longest active No. 1 streak on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (counting only non-seasonal, promoted singles), as "Lonely Tonight," featuring Ashley Monroe , becomes his 14th consecutive leader, stepping ...

  25. A Fine Frenzy's Alison Sudol Digs into a Major Acting Gig, Talks Balancing Her Two Careers

    March 03, 2015 2:46 PM EST Alison Sudol , 30, who has recorded three albums as A Fine Frenzy and has a new music project due this year, makes her highest-profile appearance as an actor in USA network's 10-episode series Dig. Sudol, whose pink-dyed hair and tattooed nec ...

  26. The Pop Group Debuts New Songs Live in Tokyo

    March 03, 2015 2:39 PM EST Groundbreaking late '70s/early '80s British post-punk outfit The Pop Group debuted live performances of its first new songs in 35 years at Liquid Room in Tokyo's Ebisu district. The tracks come from the band's new album, Citize ...

  27. 'Blurred Lines' Trial Reveals Robin Thicke, Pharrell Made Over $5 Million From Disputed Song

    March 03, 2015 2:05 PM EST As the "Blurred Lines" trial resumed, jurors got an inside peak at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke , Pharrell Williams and T.I. . Both sides agree with an accounting statement that attributes $16,675,690 in pro ...

  28. Bigger iPhones Help Apple Edge Samsung in Global Smartphone Sales

    March 03, 2015 12:27 PM EST The bigger the better when it comes to smartphones. Huge fourth-quarter sales for Apple's large-screen iPhone 6 line helped the company over-take rival Samsung in the market for the first time since 2011, as reported by TechCrunch , from rese ...

  29. Jesse Edwards & Rahim Wright Launch 740 Project; Announce Wiz Khalifa & Future SXSW Show

    March 03, 2015 12:24 PM EST As music mini-scenes seeminly appear out of nowhere and are reblogged into the ether hours later, maintaining relevancy in today's tech-culture tornado seems like an impossible task. So it's surprising that, at a time when everyone' ...

  30. Guest Post: Without Transparency in Music, Artists, Fans and Services Will Lose

    March 03, 2015 11:55 AM EST Imagine you went to your ATM and tried to take out $60 dollars. The machine makes you wait for a half hour then spits out 40 dollars and no receipt. You don't know where the extra money went, why it took so long or what's left in your ac ...

  31. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tencent's Ma Huatang Make Forbes' Annual Richest List

    March 03, 2015 10:17 AM EST Forbes has released its annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people , with Bill Gates yet again topping the list at a whopping net worth of $79.2 billion. Due to the now-inextricable relationship between technology and music, more billion ...

  32. Kelly Clarkson Shares Dates for 2015 Piece By Piece Tour

    March 03, 2015 10:00 AM EST On the release date of her sixth studio album Piece By Piece , Kelly Clarkson is sharing the dates for her extensive tour of North America in 2015. The Piece By Piece tour boasts 36 dates and features special guests Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson. ...

  33. From Bro to Blah: Is Country Radio's Shift in Younger Listeners a Crisis or a Driver?

    March 03, 2015 9:10 AM EST There was a significant moment at the "State of the Music" panel at last week's Country Radio Seminar when WXTU Philadelphia PD Shelly Easton declared that she was not ready for country radio's 18-34 success of recent years to ...

  34. ASCAP Reports 6% Gain in Revenue, Cracks $1 Billion Milestone

    March 03, 2015 6:00 AM EST ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, last year posted a 6% increase in revenue to a tick over $1 billion, up from the $944.4 million it collected in 2013. The performance right organization says it has become the first ...

  35. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction Among Nominees for Radio Disney Music Awards 2015

    March 02, 2015 11:30 PM EST Taylor Swift , Nick Jonas , Ariana Grande , Ed Sheeran , Pharrell Williams and One Direction are among this year's nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards. The announcement was made Monday during the Disney Channel Presents the 2015 R ...

  36. Classical Composer Ezra Laderman Dies at 90

    March 02, 2015 11:14 PM EST Ezra Laderman , a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90. The Yale School of Music, where Laderman was dean from 1989 to 1995, announced his death on its ...

  37. Troy Carter's Atom Factory Debuts News Vertical Smashd

    March 02, 2015 6:44 PM EST Troy Carter has already successfully tackled artist management , tech start-ups and even his own bottled water . But for his next act, Carter's Atom Factory is venturing into perhaps its trickiest territory yet: business journalism. Smashd. ...

  38. Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been 'Poisoned' By 'Blurred Lines' Trial Testimony

    March 02, 2015 6:36 PM EST As the Blurred Lines trial enters its second week, attorneys for Marvin Gaye 's children are seeking relief from what they argue are prejudicial statements from the Robin Thicke side that have already "poisoned, perhaps irreparably" ...

  39. Artists To Celebrate Legacy of Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival

    March 02, 2015 4:03 PM EST The legacy of the late Pete Seeger -- as a musician, social activist and environmentalist -- will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks , Neko Case , Guster, ...

  40. Music Industry Converges on D.C. as Consent Decree Review and Negotiations Ramp Up

    March 02, 2015 3:43 PM EST The consent decrees that govern how the two largest U.S. performing rights organization interact with music users will be the focus of a lot of attention in Washington D.C. over the next two weeks. The consent decrees -- which have been in effect ...

  41. Tumblr IRL Heads to SXSW, Teaming Musicians Like Twin Shadow, Courtney Barnett with Visual Artists

    March 02, 2015 3:40 PM EST During SXSW's Music Week, between Mar. 18-21, Tumblr will take up residence at the Ironwood Hall in Austin, Texas as it brings its ongoing Tumblr IRL music and art series to the festival for the very first time. Tumblr IRL SXSW poster. Courte ...

  42. Sony/ATV Appoints Rick Krim to Run West Coast A&R

    March 02, 2015 1:57 PM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has tapped entertainment industry veteran Rick Krim to lead the company's A&R operations in Los Angeles. Krim's official title is co-president, U.S., and he'll work alongside NYC-based Danny Strick on a ...

  43. Staples Center Premium Seating Revenue Exceeds $100 Million This Season

    March 02, 2015 1:10 PM EST The Los Angeles Lakers may be having a crappy season, but things couldn't be better for the owners of the Staples Center. Revenue from premium seating inside the downtown arena has surpassed $100 million this season, the most in the building& ...

  44. Mysteryland Reveals Phase One Lineup: Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, Joris Voorn & More

    March 02, 2015 1:01 PM EST On Monday (March 2), Mysteryland announced the first phase of its 2015 lineup, bringing an eclectic group of artists together for the Dutch festival's 2015 edition. Announced artists include main stage staples like Martin Garrix , Dillon Fran ...

  45. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces First-Ever Induction Sponsor

    March 02, 2015 12:50 PM EST As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame readies the 30 th anniversary of its annual Induction Ceremony, to be held April 18 at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, the organization will also host another milestone this year -- its first corporate spons ...

  46. WMG Promotes James Steven to Executive VP of Communications & Marketing

    March 02, 2015 12:08 PM EST James Steven has been promoted to executive vice president of communications and marketing at Warner Music Group. In his new role, effective immediately, Steven will lead WMG's worldwide communications and corporate marketing functions, deali ...

  47. Why Must Country Singles Be 'Worked' By Labels to Be Played on Commercial Radio?

    March 02, 2015 11:02 AM EST When Brandy Clark teamed up with Dwight Yoakam on the Feb. 7 Grammy Awards to perform her album track "Hold My Hand," it was a revelatory moment for many in country radio. Based on the chatter on social media that night, many programmers ...

  48. Million-Dollar Grateful Dead Ticket a Reseller Tactic

    March 02, 2015 10:09 AM EST While the $1 million dollar-plus asking price for a three-day pass to the Grateful Dead's sold-out Fare Thee Well concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field is attracting a lot of attention, StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman tells Billboard that ...

  49. Republic Records Teams With IM Global to Produce Music-Driven Films

    March 02, 2015 9:59 AM EST Republic Records and independent film and television studio   IM Global have announced a multi-picture co-financing and co-production relationship for a series of music-driven titles. The movies will be supported by soundtracks, music videos and f ...

  50. Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus & More Among 2015 YouTube Music Awards Honorees

    March 02, 2015 9:10 AM EST Come this March, the 2015 YouTube Music Awards will honor artists in a whole new way. For this year's event, the YouTube Music Awards picked 50 winners based on views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Ariana Grande , Beyon ...

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