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  1. U.S.-Based Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda Raises Funds on Kickstarter to Record Debut Album

    July 21, 2014 11:55 AM EDT When Acrassicauda drummer Marwan Hussein found out on July 9 that his heavy-metal band had successfully raised $37,383 via Kickstarter to record its first full-length album, he says his reaction was elation tempered by “a sense of guilt.”   The el ...

  2. Sam Smith's Spotify Gamble: Did It Pay Off?

    July 21, 2014 11:26 AM EDT A version of this article first appeared in the July 25th issue of Billboard Magazine . Sam Smith lost a battle but not the war. In an effort to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the buzzing Brit's first full-length album, "In the L ...

  3. Tomorrowland's Brazil Expansion Confirmed for May 2015 (Video)

    July 21, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Tomorrowland, the Belgian electronic music festival that expanded last year to Atlanta in the U.S., is officially heading to South America. Confirming earlier reports , Tomorrowland Brasil will take place May 1-3, 2015 in Itu, Brazil, outside of S ...

  4. Becky G Added to People en Espanol Festival Lineup

    July 21, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Becky G is the latest addition to the lineup for the annual People en Español Festival, taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention center in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 30 and 31. Becky G will perform as part of the “Chicas Poderosas” (Powerful ...

  5. Weinstein Co. Teams With Yahoo to Stream Simon Cowell's Film on Opera Singer

    July 21, 2014 9:19 AM EDT In a bold move, The Weinstein Co. and Yahoo are teaming to make the Simon Cowell-produced film "One Chance" available for streaming this fall on Yahoo Screen 10 days before it begins rolling out in theaters. The British independent film, ...

  6. Chris Murphy's MRM Signs Film Composer & Songwriter Bryce Jacobs

    July 21, 2014 6:24 AM EDT Hollywood film composer and songwriter Bryce Jacobs is the first global signing to Chris Murphy’s new enterprise, Murphy Rights Management (MRM). Jacobs joins MRM as a songwriter and producer for key new, unannounced projects. His existing catalog ...

  7. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Continues Streak Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    July 21, 2014 4:47 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s “X” (Asylum/Warner Music) started a fourth week at the top yesterday (July 20) to become the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K.’s artist album chart. Manchester four-piece Rixton went straight to the singles summit with “Me ...

  8. Maroon 5, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer to Headline iTunes Festival in London

    July 21, 2014 2:30 AM EDT The iTunes festival returns to London this fall with Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris and Chrissie Hynde scheduled to perform at the Roundhouse in Camden. Over 60 acts w ...

  9. The Hotel Dylan Opens for Business in Woodstock

    July 21, 2014 1:52 AM EDT There's The Hotel California and The Morrison Hotel, and now there's The Hotel Dylan, according to a report in No Depression . The Woodstock, N.Y., lodging is the brainchild of Paul Covello, who bought the defunct restaurant The Black B ...

  10. Kim Dotcom's Baboom Music Service Names Tony Smith CFO

    July 20, 2014 3:34 PM EDT Baboom, a new online music streaming service associated with Internet mogul and Mega founder Kim Dotcom, has tapped music business veteran Tony Smith as chief financial officer. Kim Dotcom's Baboom Music Service Seeks Funding in Australia Bab ...

  11. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka, now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their en ...

  12. Judge Orders James Brown Documents Made Public

    July 20, 2014 1:47 PM EDT A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown. Docs on James Brown, Bjork Added to Tribeca Film Festival Lineup James ...

  13. Pemberton Music Festival: Police Investigating Suspicious Death of Young Man (Updated)

    July 20, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Homicide cops in Pemberton, British Columbia, are investigating the death of a young man who died at the Pemberton Music Festival on Friday. The victim, identified as 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath, was discovered near a row of portable toilets on F ...

  14. Chart Moves: Neil Diamond's 52nd Hit Album Debuts, 16-Year-Old Jacob Whitesides Makes Top 40 Bow

    July 19, 2014 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, singer/songwriter Sia claimed her first No. 1 album , as "1000 Forms of Fear" debuted in the top slot. It sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- Sia&# ...

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