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  1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's '1989' Hits 4 Million in U.S. Sales

    January 23, 2015 9:35 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart , Meghan Trainor 's Title zoomed in to the No. 1 slot, moving 238,000 overall units in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. It was one of three arrivals in the top 10, which also boas ...

  2. Joey Bada$$ Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2015 7:28 PM EST The Billboard 200 albums chart could welcome four top 10 debuts next week, as the tally continues to wake from its usual post-Christmas slump. Fall Out Boy is on course for its third No. 1 album with American Beauty/American Psycho , while new s ...

  3. Shazam Looking to Increase Users by 500%

    January 23, 2015 7:15 PM EST Shazam wants a five-fold increase in monthly mobile users. Already a must-have app for identifying songs, Shazam is betting different types of identification, and new markets, will help it reach that goal. "We announced [in August] we passe ...

  4. Former Rebecca Black Manager Charged With Violating Talent Scam Prevention Act

    January 23, 2015 4:31 PM EST A veteran music manager was charged with four counts of violating the Talent Scam Prevention Act, according to city attorney Mike Feuer at a press conference in L.A. on Friday (Jan. 23). Over the years, Baum has managed acts such as Paula Abdul ...

  5. Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

    January 23, 2015 3:30 PM EST Maroon 5 's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks , giving the band its second No. 1 debut, after "Maps" last June. With the song's arrival, they become only the second act to notch multiple ...

  6. Pras of the Fugees on 'Sweet Micky' Doc, Getting Diaper-Clad Pop Star Elected President of Haiti

    January 23, 2015 3:20 PM EST "It's just so ridiculous, it's just one of the most ridiculous stories ever," says Pras Michel the former Fugee about his new documentary Sweet Micky for President , which makes its festival premiere this Saturday (Jan. 24) ...

  7. Indie Musician Outlines 'Demanding' Contract with YouTube's Music Service

    January 23, 2015 2:36 PM EST Updated: 3:08PM ET, Jan. 23. YouTube has a "demanding" contract for independent musicians, according to a blog post by musician Zoë Keating , a frequent chronicler of her experiences with the digital music business. The five-year contr ...

  8. Black Keys Cancel European Tour Over Over Patrick Carney's Injury

    January 23, 2015 12:50 PM EST The European leg of the Black Keys ' Turn Blue world tour will not be happening. For those who have been following the band closely, though, this shouldn't come as a surprise. Drummer Patrick Carney dislocated his shoulder earlier this ...

  9. Association of Independent Music Publishers Names New Board of Directors

    January 23, 2015 12:47 PM EST The Association of Independent Music Publishers has announced a new slate of board members for the 2015-2016 term. Members of the AIMP, a trade group focused on educating publishers about industry trends, voted to fill officer positions on the n ...

  10. NOFX's Fat Mike Is Doing a Punk Rock Musical

    January 23, 2015 12:33 PM EST First Green Day's American Idiot , now NOFX's Fat Mike is getting in on the punk rock musical. Today the bassist announced Home Street Home , a new musical theater collaboration with Tony Award winner Jeff Marx (Avenue Q ), and AVN Awa ...

  11. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite for Final Shows

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST A 50th-anniversary stadium run With phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is a dream come true for fans and a potential windfall for the iconic band, the promoter and the city of Chicago. In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio ...

  12. The Over/Under: Antonio "L.A." Reid

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Epic's Antonio "L.A." Reid sees his faith in Meghan Trainor pay off with an expected No. 1 debut for her Title LP. News Magazine 1422680400 ...

  13. The Over/Under: Mike Huckabee

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Republican Mike Huckabee reprimands the Obamas for enabling their daughters' Beyoncé fandom. News Magazine 1422680400 ...

  14. The Over/Under: Alexandre Desplat

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Alexandre Desplat lands Oscar noms for two scores: The Imitation Game and Grand Budapest Hotel . News Magazine 1422680400 ...

  15. The Gas-Price Bounce Means Big Savings for Tours of All Sizes

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST The cost of fuel has been dropping since June 2014, and by Jan. 12 reached a five-year low of $2.14 -- great news for the live-music industry, where the average savings for a 30-date tour add up fast. Small Club Tour: $1,800 (average 12,000 mile ...

  16. L.A.'s Crowded Concert Scene Is About to Get More Crowded

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Plans to open two new live-music facilities in Los Angeles could make the city's competitive venue market even more intense. Stan Kroenke, owner of the NFL's St. Louis Rams, plans to include a 6,000-capacity venue as part of his propos ...

  17. Has Panama Become the Next Hotspot for Dance Music Festivals?

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST EDM treks south. As North America began to launch more EDM festivals than it could support, organizers cast their eyes toward Latin America as an affordable destination for top DJs and brightly clad fans. First came Mexico: The BPM Festival, whi ...

  18. Corner Office: Jordan Feldstein, Founder of Career Artist Management

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Nearly a year after his dust-up at the Clive Davis party, the Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke manager makes amends: "I was arrogant." Jordan Feldstein's industry bona fides date back to childhood. Long before Maroon 5's Adam Levine ...

  19. Anatomy of a Signing: Adam Lambert & Warner Bros.

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST When Adam Lambert first worked with Swedish songwriter-producers Max Martin and Shellback in 2009, months after his American Idol near-win, the collaboration yielded two hits, "Whataya Want From Me," which reached No. 10 on the Billboa ...

  20. 'Girls' Goes for 'Big Changes': Music Supervior Manish Raval on 3 Exclusives By Grimes, St. Vincent & More

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST What's in store for season four of HBO's Girls ? "Big changes for the characters," says music supervisor Manish Raval (the show premiered Jan. 11). In addition to Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath leaving New York for grad sc ...

  21. Composers: In Fashion at Publishing Houses

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Brands look to move-music pros to score ads and trailers. Atticus Ross, 47, Trent Reznor's collaborator on such films as Gone Girl and The Social Network (for which they won an Oscar in 2011), has signed with Downtown Music Publishing, join ...

  22. Noted Music Business Events: January 8 - 14, 2015

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Jan. 8 Acclaimed gospel artist Andrae Crouch, who directed the choirs featured on Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" and Madonna's "Like a Prayer," died in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. A ...

  23. 7 Days on the Scene: 72nd Annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, Jan. 12, 2015

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST The Golden Globes are a night that mostly ­honors the biggest names in TV and film, but from Prince and Jennifer Lopez to 50 Cent, there was no shortage of musical star power at The Beverly Hilton, where all of the awards-related festivities too ...

  24. Sleater-Kinney's First Album in 10 Years: 'Portlandia''s Best-Kept Secret

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Carrie Brownstein's Emmy-nominated IFC show is great -- but her reunited rock band Sleater-Kinney's first new album in 10 years may be even better. We were a moving train -- we just pressed 'pause,' " says Sleater-Kinney ...

  25. Lupe Fiasco's Got a Brand New Bag on 'Tetsuo & Youth'

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST The rapper says he's past his peak, but doesn't seem to mind. Why? He's too busy painting. Lupe Fiasco thinks his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth (Jan. 20), represents the end of an era. In addition to being his last album ...

  26. Muzik: Headphones That Tweet?

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Move over, Apple Watch: Meet Muzik, billed as the first smart, connected headphones (muzikofficial.com, $299), and featuring an array of futuristic goodies. A single touch to one of the headset's customizable buttons, each linked to the Muz ...

  27. Overheard: Dave Grohl, Slash, Tegan & Sara

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Grohl-ing Older With Slash Slash says Dave Grohl's 46th birthday celebration at the Los Angeles Forum was "one of the coolest ... I've witnessed in my time" -- and the former Guns 'N Roses guitarist almost missed it. Sla ...

  28. Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in New Book: 'I'm the Last Link'

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST Plenty has been said about The Ramones through the years, both from within and outside the band. Now Marky Ramone, 58, the group's second drummer and only non-founder inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is taking his turn in Punk ...

  29. Artist on the Verge: Kwabs

    January 23, 2015 12:15 PM EST From: London age 24 Soundalikes: Kwabs' windowpane-rattling baritone has drawn comparisons to Seal and Aloe Blacc, but it's his ability to traipse across genres (wine-soaked R&B, stomping retro-pop) that distinguishes him. Kick-Sta ...

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