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  1. Apple's Streaming Service: Everything We Know So Far

    April 21, 2015 2:40 PM EDT Nearly a year after announcing its purchase of Beats -- both its successful premium headphones division and its nascent-at-the-time, now-hibernating streaming service -- for $3 billion, Apple is inching closer and closer to unveiling its much-anti ...

  2. Why Are Soundtracks Suddenly Back? Because They're Better Than Ever

    April 21, 2015 11:45 AM EDT The Furious 7 soundtrack drove to the top of last week's Billboard 200 albums chart , as the compilation bumped up 2-1 in its fourth week of release and moved 111,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 12. The sales surge makes s ...

  3. Bernard Stollman, Founder of ESP-Disk Label, Dies at 85

    April 21, 2015 11:18 AM EDT Bernard Stollman, founder of the New York independent jazz and alternative music label ESP-Disk, died Sunday night after a prolonged battle with colon cancer that had spread to his spine. He was 85.  ESP-Disk, which Stollman started in 1964, was f ...

  4. Guvera Claims 10 Million Users Worldwide

    April 21, 2015 10:42 AM EDT Australia-based music streaming service Guvera has announced it has reached 10 million users worldwide. In a statement, the company said its user base has skyrocketed from 1.5 million users in October thanks to a steady flow of over 35,000 new use ...

  5. Lucian Grainge, Ari Emanuel, Peter Chernin to Host Technology Innovators Forum

    April 21, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge tops the bill at the Technology Innovators Forum (TIF) to be held in Los Angeles on April 28 and 29. Grainge joins co-hosts Ari Emanuel , co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, veteran movie ...

  6. Guest Post: Publishing Trade Association Responds to Roger Faxon, Saying 'Pandora Exploits Songwriters'

    April 21, 2015 8:01 AM EDT Like many in the music biz,  David Israelite was surprised to learn of  Roger Faxon' s decision to join the board of directors at Pandora . In this open letter exclusively published by Billboard,  Israelite shares his thoughts on how it might ...

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