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  1. Rick James Estate's Class-Action Suit Against Universal: An Entertainment Attorney Weighs In

    April 08, 2011 11:24 AM EDT The Rick James estate filed a class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group and it's raising expectations that more artists may enter the license-vs.-sale battle over digital downloads. But the clock could be ticking for heritage artists ...

  2. Rick James' Estate Files Class Action Suit Against UMG In Wake of Eminem Verdict

    April 04, 2011 1:03 PM EDT The legal dispute over digital royalties between Universal Music Group and a production company representing Eminem -- and what that verdict could mean for the music industry -- just got a whole lot more complicated. The estate of the late funkmei ...

  3. Rebecca Black Still Has Social (50) Status

    March 31, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Rebecca Black and her out-of-nowhere viral hit "Friday" continue to make waves on Billboard's charts this week. While Black herself slides 9-12 on the Social 50 tally -- the single rises 57-38 on the Digital Songs chart with 50,000 ...

  4. Rebecca Black Scores Highest Debut Ever on Social 50 Chart

    March 24, 2011 11:41 AM EDT The Social 50 chart welcomes its highest debut ever, as Rebecca Black arrives at No. 9 thanks to the enormous social media buzz she's generated over the past week. In short order, her much-maligned "Friday" clip went from over 2 mil ...

  5. Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case

    March 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Universal Music Group regarding how much it pays artists for digital music sales. UMG is appealing a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last year, which stated that the label ...

  6. Grammy Critic Steve Stoute, Grammy Chief Neil Portnow Issue Joint Statement Pledging To Help Awards 'Evolve'

    March 03, 2011 5:43 PM EST Nearly two weeks after longtime marketing and music executive Steve Stoute took out a full-page ad in the New York Times criticizing the Grammy Awards for a "show [that] has become a series of hypocrisies and contradictions," he and Neil ...

  7. Adele Rallies on Social 50; Bieber Still No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:50 AM EST While most of the Social 50 chart is rather sleepy this week -- there are
only four re-entries and zero debuts -- the most exciting news comes from the woman who just debuted at No. 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart: Adele. She vaults 37-23 on ...

  8. Eminem Overtakes Michael Jackson As Most 'Liked' Artist On Facebook

    March 01, 2011 3:34 PM EST After surpassing Lady Gaga last week as the most 'liked' living artist on Facebook, Eminem has overtaken Michael Jackson to claim sole ownership of the most 'liked' artist on Facebook -- period. The rapper born Marshall Mathers ...

  9. Justin Bieber Retakes Social 50 Chart Crown; Jessie J, Radiohead Debut

    February 24, 2011 6:11 PM EST U.K. pop sensation Jessie J (above) debuts along with Radiohead on this week's Social 50 Lady Gaga may retain the throne on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Born This Way," but she slips from the top slot on the Social 50 t ...

  10. Eminem Overtakes Lady Gaga As Most 'Liked' Living Artist On Facebook

    February 24, 2011 12:26 PM EST Eminem It's official -- Eminem is the most 'liked' living artist on Facebook. The Detroit rapper overtook Lady Gaga this week for the distinction, currently coming in at over 28,883,000 'likes' as opposed to Gaga's 28 ...

  11. Music Industry Responds to Steve Stoute's NYT Ad Critical of Grammys

    February 23, 2011 7:28 AM EST Steve Stoute's open letter attacking the Grammy Awards took five days for him to write but had music industry pundits debating within hours of its publication -- and even several days later. Here, a few reactions to his New York Times missive ...

  12. Eminem Reaches 1 Billion YouTube Views

    February 22, 2011 1:48 PM EST Eminem has reached a rather unique milestone becoming only the third person ever to have more than one billion views on YouTube, according to famecount.com. As of Monday, Feb. 21, Eminem had 1,000,163,659 YouTube views. The rapper joins an elite c ...

  13. Grammys, NARAS Slammed By Marketing Exec Steve Stoute In Open Letter

    February 20, 2011 6:33 PM EST Longtime marketing/music exec and hip-hop insider Steve Stoute slammed the Grammys in a full page advertisement appearing in the Styles section of Sunday's New York Times. In it, he criticizes the Grammys, the show's parent organization ...

  14. Arcade Fire's Label Publicist Christina Rentz's Grammy Diary: Winning the Big One, Giggling at Barry Manilow

    February 16, 2011 11:59 AM EST Merge Records' Christina Rentz, driving, and Jamie Beck, foreground, in their red Mustang convertible with noticeable post-Grammy victory glows. (Photo: valet at the Petit Hermitage Hotel, L.A.) What do you do when your band wins an Album of ...

  15. Web Trends: Watch Gaga's March of the Egg, Hear Cut Copy's Latest Mix, Bonnaroo Line-up

    February 15, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 1. Bonnaroo The Tennessee music festival has announced its 2011 lineup, with Eminem and Arcade Fire among the headliners. 2. Bonnaroo Lineup The Tennessee music festival has announced its 2011 lineup, with Eminem and Arcade Fire amo ...

  16. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners At 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:30 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year for "The Suburbs." The eight-member ensemble ...

  17. Eminem, Brisk Tea Announce Shady Records Partnership

    February 11, 2011 4:57 PM EST If you happened to catch Eminem and Brisk Ice Tea's Super Bowl advertisement last weekend (below), and enjoyed seeing an aggravated Slim Shady rendered in miniature claymation ranting for 30 seconds straight, you're in luck: There's ...

  18. Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Slash Dominate Super Bowl Tweets, 4,000 Per Second

    February 10, 2011 4:38 PM EST It's no surprise that the Super Bowl generated no shortage of Tweets during what turned out to be the most-watched television event ever. But what is surprising is what Twitter users talked about. According to information revealed on its blog ...

  19. Bob Dylan to Play Grammys, Dr. Dre To Perform With Eminem

    February 10, 2011 9:04 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Gra ...

  20. Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters to Headline Lollapalooza 2011

    February 09, 2011 2:04 PM EST Eminem, Muse, and Foo Fighters will be rocking Chicago's Grant Park this summer as three of the headliners at Lollapalooza 2011, which will take place Aug. 5-7. The news was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, and although festival promote ...

  21. 'Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey' Exhibit Kicks Off Grammy Week 2011 -- Check Out Photos!

    February 09, 2011 11:48 AM EST "Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey," a combination book launch and exhibit premiere at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum, kicked off Grammy Week 2011 on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The interactive exhibit features the exclusive content of ARIA ...

  22. Eminem 'Thrilled' By Super Bowl Ad, 'Focused' On Grammys, Says Manager

    February 08, 2011 9:53 AM EST Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg says he and the rapper are both overwhelmed by the rapturous response to the two-minute Chrysler 200 ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV telecast. Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Centr ...

  23. Amazon Tweets Super Bowl Music Links to Spur Sales

    February 07, 2011 12:58 PM EST Much has been written about how music appearing in Super Bowl ads or performed during the Super Bowl Halftime Show receive sales spikes as a result of the massive exposure -- particularly via digital downloads. Amazon.com, still struggling to comp ...

  24. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 07, 2011 7:15 AM EST The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Beliebers across the cou ...

  25. Musicians & Video Games: A Perfect Marriage

    February 01, 2011 7:52 AM EST The biggest music party of 2010 wasn't at Coachella and didn't have anything to do with the Grammy Awards. It was barely advertised and not open to the public. Still, it packed L.A.'s Staples Center last June with a headlining set b ...

  26. Eminem To Star In Lipton Brisk Claymation Super Bowl Ad

    January 31, 2011 9:43 AM EST Before he performs and vies for 10 trophies at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, Eminem -- or at least his Claymation likeness -- will appear in a Super Bowl commercial for Lipton Brisk iced tea. According to the New York Post, the over-$1 million spo ...

  27. Akon Signs With CAA

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum-selling artist Akon has signed with CAA for worldwide representation in all areas, including touring, merchandise, and endorsements. The artist has sold over nine millions albums worldwide and founded two record labels which launche ...

  28. Eminen & Dr. Dre's 'Up In Smoke' DVD Named In Michigan Supreme Court Right To Privacy Case

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hip-Hop Star Dr. Dre is on the docket at the Michigan Supreme Court though neither will be there. The court plans to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by a Detroit councilman and others who say they were illegally videotaped backstage at a 200 ...

  29. A Canoodling Justin Bieber Bullets to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart; Snoop's 'Wet' Rise; Christina Grimmie YouTube Phenom

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Was it the online chatter about the photos of Justin Bieber canoodling with Selena Gomez that propelled the former to No. 1 this week on the Social 50 chart? Or was it news of his "Vanity Fair" cover story -- complete with a glossy photo ...

  30. Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire Set to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Eminem, the Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Cee Lo Green and Katy Perry will perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, it was announced Thursday (Jan. 13). Eminem, who leads the 53rd annual awards with 10 nominations and has 11 wins a ...

  31. Eminem Signs Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse to Shady Label

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST After months of speculation, Eminem's Shady Records finally announced the signing of Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf on Tuesday (Jan. 11). The label head and his new signees appear on the cover of the March issue of XXL, and Rapradar.com has a sn ...

  32. Eminem Eyeing Another Movie Role in Fox Crime Thriller

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nine years after making his film debut in "8 Mile," Eminem could be returning to the big screen. The rapper plans to star in a crime thriller, "Random Acts of Violence," for 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has confirme ...

  33. Katy Perry, Eminem Win Big at People's Choice Awards

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST On the same day that his album "Recovery" was named 2010's best-selling LP, Eminem topped the music categories at the 2011 People's Choice Awards, earning four trophies during the ceremony Wednesday night (Jan. 5). While the ra ...

  34. Rap, Non-Traditional Retail Are Bright Spots in Glum 2010 Year-End Numbers

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST While there was plenty of dispiriting news in Nielsen SoundScan's year-end numbers for 2010 , there were a couple of bright spots: For one, rap music made a big comeback last year, driven by the top-selling album of the year, Eminem's &q ...

  35. Eminem, Taylor Swift Rule Digital Charts for 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem might not be the most tech-savvy dude in the business, but he reigned over the U.S. digital charts in 2010. Not only was he the top-selling artist for overall streams -- his songs last year generated 94 million streams, according to Nielsen ...

  36. Eminem, Katy Perry Are 2010's Top Sellers

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem's comeback reached another landmark today, as his "Recovery" LP was officially confirmed as the United States' best-selling album of 2010, with 3.42 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The MC had previou ...

  37. Will Supreme Court Hear Eminem Royalties Case?

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group, Aftermath Records and Interscope Records have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a Ninth Circuit ruling over royalties owed on Eminem music. The case concerns whether the defendant record labels owe F.B.T. Prods, the outfit ...

  38. Eminem Lands First Movie Role in 8 Years with 'Southpaw'

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eight years after earning raves in acting debut "8 Mile," Eminem is set to return to the screen in another redemptive drama. DreamWorks has acquired the rights to "Southpaw," a boxing movie starring the rapper as a welterweight ...

  39. 'Bed Intruder Song,' Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Top YouTube's Most Watched Videos of 2010

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube released its list of most watched videos for 2010, with the "Bed Intruder Song" topping the list of all videos worldwide, and Justin Bieber's "Baby" (feat. Ludacris) taking the top music video honors. "Baby&qu ...

  40. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber walked away with the American Music Awards artist of the year trophy, becoming the youngest person in the history of the of the event to win the award. The Canadian heartthrob chose to share the spotlight with his "mentor, best ...

  41. Dr. Dre Premieres 'Kush,' First Official 'Detox' Song

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST After years of delays, Dr. Dre has finally released an official song from his third album, "Detox." "Kush," the rapper's hard-hitting collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Akon, is now streaming at Dre's website and will ...

  42. Beatles Arrival at iTunes Prompts Mixed Web Reaction

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST It wasn’t exactly an appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” but the Beatles’ debut at iTunes made waves on Tuesday. The news brought out commentary all across the Internet, much of it negative. Many people dismissed the value of adding vintage -- a ...

  43. Take That Scores Huge U.K. Sales

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That's new album "Progress" (Polydor) moved more than 235,000 copies on its first day on sale (Nov. 15) in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The OCC said it was the biggest day one sale since Oasis's &quo ...

  44. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  45. Web Trends: David Cassidy, Lil Wayne, Kenny Chesney and more

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 4. David Cassidy Cassidy has been arrested for a DUI. 6. Lil Wayne out of jail Lil Wayne was released from prison today (Nov. 4). (Also trending at #17, 18 and 19) 14. Kenny Chesney Kenny Chesney announced a 9-date stadi ...

  46. Albums That Sold 1 Million Copies in One Week

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" sold a whopping 1,047,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the newest entry on the list of albums to crack a million sold in a debut week. Click through for all 16. 16. Lil Wayne 'Tha Ca ...

  47. Taylor Swift's 'Speak' Sizzles In Million-Plus Debut

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a predicted million sold in its first week—to be more precise: 1,047,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . And we've got oodles of fun facts about Swift& ...

  48. Bieber, Ke$ha, Katy Perry to Perform at American Music Awards

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A newlywed, a teen heartthrob and a glittery pop star are set to take the stage at the 38th annual American Music Awards. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will make their debuts on the AMAs next month, producers said Wednesday. All three are mu ...

  49. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Set For Monster Sales

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though we've yet to unveil whether Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" or Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" has won the battle for the No. 1 crown on this week's Billboard 200 chart, we're already ...

  50. Lawsuit: Whitley Family Members Seek Unpaid Royalties From Sony

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lorrie Morgan, the widow of late country artist Keith Whitley, and their children, have filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment, claiming that the major label has underpaid Whitley royalties by $1 million. Most of the underpaid royalties appea ...

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