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  1. Yelawolf Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 24, 2015 8:20 PM EDT Yelawolf is aiming to debut in the top 10 of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart with his second studio album, Love Story . Industry sources forecast the set -- which was released April 21 -- to start with perhaps 50,000 units earned in the wee ...

  2. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Little Big Town Returns to Top 20 in 'Girl Crush' Rush

    April 24, 2015 6:00 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated May 2 ), Shawn Mendes debuted at No. 1 with his first full-length album, Handwritten . The set, released April 14 on Island Records, moved 119,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 19 (accordi ...

  3. Universal Music Group Announces Dismantling of Distribution Company, Executive Shuffles

    April 24, 2015 5:48 PM EDT The Universal Music Group has updated its U.S. structure, dropping the Universal Music Group Distribution name and folding that business into separate commercial enterprise functions within the company. The move follows the retirement of longtime ...

  4. Zayn Malik Selfie With Bollywood Star Sets India Retweet Record

    April 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT Former One Direction member Zayn Malik and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan have set a Twitter record in India. A selfie taken by Khan with Malik at last week's Asian Awards in London has become the top retweet of all time in terms of messa ...

  5. After Antitrust Rumors, European Union Mulls Special Regulator for Internet Companies

    April 24, 2015 3:36 PM EDT As it gears up to probe Google's search practices , the European Union is now considering whether to launch a new regulator to oversee the biggest digital firms operating on the continent, including Google, Facebook and Amazon. The Wall Stree ...

  6. Copyright Extension in Canada Generating a Familiar Controversy

    April 24, 2015 3:22 PM EDT Leonard Cohen 's a fan. So is Bruce Cockburn and Randy "Taking Care of Business" Bachmann. So why has the Canadian government's surprise move to extend the length of copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 70 years come under ...

  7. Drake's 'My Side' Starts in Top 10 on Twitter Top Tracks

    April 24, 2015 3:10 PM EDT Drake earns his sixth top 10 hit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with “My Side,” which arrives at No. 9. The rapper announced the song as a bonus inclusion on the April 21 physical release of his latest album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Lat ...

  8. Exclusive: Bolstering Massive EDM Strategy, T-Mobile Debuts Above & Beyond Video Series

    April 24, 2015 3:09 PM EDT James Grant , CEO of Involved Management, has been approached many times over the years by various brands wanting to get involved with his biggest client, arena-filling dance trio Above and Beyond . But it wasn’t until a January 2014 tweet  from J ...

  9. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Lead New Programming From Revolt TV

    April 24, 2015 2:23 PM EDT Update, Apr. 24, 5:56PM: Sean Combs announced at the event that he will be starring in a yet-to-be-announced show. Recent Roc Nation signee Vic Mensa was the surprise musical guest.  On Friday (April 24), Revolt will host a 2016 summit in New York ...

  10. Upfront Funk: Will This Year's 'NewFronts' Bring Record Ad Dollars Into Music Industry?

    April 24, 2015 2:00 PM EDT When TV's "upfront" advertising marketplace dropped 6 percent to $18.1 billion in 2014 -- the first year-over-year decline since 2009 -- several factors were to blame. Time-shifted viewing has consistently risen (40 percent of all U ...

  11. Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' Debuts at No. 1

    April 24, 2015 1:50 PM EDT Tyler, The Creator takes the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Cherry Bomb enters with 51,000 first week sales, according to Nielsen Music (in the week ending April 19). It’s the rapper’s second chart-topper after Goblin started at the t ...

  12. You Can't Buy Music in Mexico Without Paying Carlos Slim Domit, Son of the $77.1 Billion Man

    April 24, 2015 1:22 PM EDT The heir to the second-biggest fortune in the world listens to AC/DC in his car and used to DJ at an Acapulco dance club. That's part of the ­everyman charm exuded by business scion Car­los Slim Domit, the son of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim He ...

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