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  1. Australia's Recorded Music Market Reports Growth in 2016, Streaming Revenue Soars

    March 28, 2017 10:24 PM EDT Australia’s record business is on the upswing. Fueled by a surging streaming music sector, the recorded music market enjoyed a 5.5% bump in revenue to A$352.2 million ($269 million) in 2016, according to wholesale trade figures published Wednesday ...

  2. Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' Recording Console Sells for $1.8M

    March 28, 2017 9:49 PM EDT The recording console used to record Pink Floyd ’s 1972 classic Dark Side of the Moon has just sold at auction for $1,807,500, Reverb reports. The 40-channel EMI TG12345 MK IV was custom-built by EMI engineers for the legendary Abbey Road Studios, ...

  3. Facebook Adds New Camera and Snapchat-Like Features

    March 28, 2017 8:54 PM EDT Facebook may be following in the footsteps of one of its competitors as it today introduced a new camera which will give users more options to share and enhance photos and videos. It will be rolling out the new feature on iOS and Android over the ...

  4. Chuck Berry Bows at No. 13 on Social 50 Chart After Death

    March 28, 2017 5:05 PM EDT Chuck Berry makes his maiden appearance on Billboard ’s Social 50 chart dated April 8 following the rock ’n’ roll legend’s death on March 18. The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound, and ranks the most po ...

  5. LCD Soundsystem Announces 5-Show Run to Open New Brooklyn Steel Venue

    March 28, 2017 3:52 PM EDT The back-from-the-dead version of  LCD Soundsystem will play the first shows at Brooklyn Steel, an 1,800-capacity-venue on the east side of the borough’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Just unveiled this afternoon (March 28), the opening run manages t ...

  6. Monsta X Scores First No. 1 on World Albums Chart With 'Beautiful' LP

    March 28, 2017 3:29 PM EDT Monsta X  marks the top spot by sending their first full-length album and its lead single to new heights on multiple Billboard charts this week.  The hip-hop-focused boy band see their  The Clan, Pt. 2.5 [Beautiful]  full-length debut at No. 1 on ...

  7. Ultra Music Festival Arrests and Medical Calls Continue to Decline in 2017: Report

    March 28, 2017 2:57 PM EDT This year’s Ultra Music Festival in downtown Miami saw an almost 50% drop in arrests from the previous year, a number that has been steadily decreasing since 2013, as reported by the Miami Herald . Over the course of the 3-day festival, only 35 ar ...

  8. Drake Sets Streaming Songs Chart Record With 'More Life' Tracks

    March 28, 2017 2:44 PM EDT As Drake's More Life blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, he also sets a new record on the 50-position Streaming Songs chart dated April 8: the hip-hop star places 21 tracks on the tally, besting his own record for the most c ...

  9. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 'Girl' Marks Couple's Highest Airplay Debut as a Duo

    March 28, 2017 1:48 PM EDT "Speak to a Girl," the new single from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill , marks the married superstars' highest debut as a duo on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as the song enters the list (dated April 8) at No. 19 with 12.7 mill ...

  10. Sunset Music Festival May 2017 Reveals Lineup With Major Lazer, Above & Beyond, RL Grime, Zeds Dead and More

    March 28, 2017 1:46 PM EDT Coming up on its sixth edition, it's fair to call Sunset Music Festival a staple of the Tampa, Fl. dance music scene. The two-day event returns to the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, and the lineup is st ...

  11. Scooter Braun's SB Projects Announces New Hires

    March 28, 2017 1:05 PM EDT Scooter Braun 's SB Projects has announced a series of new appointments and promotions at the music, technology, philanthropy, television and film company. Ben Sheehan joins SB Projects as vice president of digital content. Previously, Sheeha ...

  12. Carrie Underwood Signs Global Deal With UMG's Capitol Nashville

    March 28, 2017 12:22 PM EDT After a 12-year partnership with Sony Music's Arista Nashville imprint, Carrie Underwood has signed a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music Group. Announced today (March 28), the seven-time Grammy winner will team up with Capitol Rec ...

  13. Lil Wayne Launches Young Money Radio

    March 28, 2017 12:19 PM EDT Despite his legal woes with Birdman, Lil Wayne will be staying busy on the airwaves. The rap mogul announced on Twitter (March 27) that he has partnered up with digital radio network, Dash Radio, to launch Young Money Radio.  For the March 28 epis ...

  14. Khalid's 'Location': Producer Syk Sense Tells the Story Behind the Texas Teen's Breakout Hit

    March 28, 2017 12:14 PM EDT “That record… My goodness.” That’s how producer Josh Scruggs, better known by his production moniker Syk Sense, describes the breakout success of “Location.” Crafted by Scruggs alongside credited co-producers Tunji Ige, Smash David, and Taz Taylor ...

  15. Master P to Film 'King of the South' Biopic This Summer

    March 28, 2017 11:24 AM EDT This summer,  Master P  hopes to join the likes of The Notorious B.I.G. , Tupac Shakur, and N.W.A . on the list of rap artists with their own biopics. Titled King of the South , Master P will tell his life story dating back to his childhood in New ...

  16. The Vape Rebelution: Reggae Band Customizes New Weed Strains for Vape Pens

    March 28, 2017 11:22 AM EDT Unlike some of their spliff-smoking reggae brethren, Rebelution prefer to vape. “It’s a lot easier to talk and to sing after using the vape pens, as opposed to flowers,” says the Grammy-nominated band’s lead singer, Eric Rachmany. With this in min ...

  17. Kodak Black Settles Lawsuit With Former Record Label: Report

    March 28, 2017 11:13 AM EDT Kodak Black has reached a lawsuit settlement with his former label, reports Bossip .  Last December, the "Tunnel Vision" rapper was embroiled in a messy lawsuit involving his former Florida-based record label over a breach in his contrac ...

  18. Warner Music Launches Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label Run Out Groove: Exclusive

    March 28, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is officially unveiling its new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label: Run Out Groove . The label’s forward-thinking format calls upon fans each month to determine which of three records -- either previously unreleased, out of pri ...

  19. Lady Gaga's Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 28, 2017 10:42 AM EDT Lady Gaga arrived on the pop circuit in 2008 with her breakout hit "Just Dance." Since then, she's proved that she more than belongs within the lineage of female pop idols with singles "Poker Face," "Bad Romance" ...

  20. BMG Revenue Up Double Digits in 2016, Thanks to Streaming, Global Deals, Portfolio Adds

    March 28, 2017 10:26 AM EDT German media conglomerate Bertelsmann announced its financial results for 2016 on Tuesday, touting bumps in operating earnings and sustained growth in publishing and recorded music. Last year, overall revenues remained virtually unchanged at 17 bi ...

  21. Nick Lowe, Ani DiFranco, Talib Kweli to Perform at A2IM's Libera Awards: Exclusive

    March 28, 2017 9:01 AM EDT Nick Lowe , Ani DiFranco and Talib Kweli will perform at the 2017 American Association of Independent Music's (A2IM) Libera Awards to be held June 8 at New York City's PlayStation Theater. Ted Leo will host the sixth annual event which w ...

  22. Kobalt's AWAL Releases New App That Simplifies Streaming Data for Artists

    March 28, 2017 9:00 AM EDT Kelsey Byrne , better known as Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Vérité , has come a long way since her days as a waitress at the Applebee's in Manhattan's Times Square. But though she's built up a team around her in the last few yea ...

  23. Songwriters Hall: Caroline Bienstock to Receive Abe Olman Publisher Award

    March 28, 2017 8:07 AM EDT Caroline Bienstock , the president and CEO of independent publisher Carlin America, has been selected to receive the prestigious Abe Olman Publisher Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony, slated for June 15 in New York ...

  24. Tony Terran, Trumpet Player in Desi Arnaz's Orchestra on 'I Love Lucy,' Dies at 90

    March 28, 2017 4:33 AM EDT Trumpeter Tony Terran , the last surviving member of the Desi Arnaz orchestra seen and heard on the fabled CBS sitcom I Love Lucy , has died. He was 90. Terran, a renowned studio session player who also worked on Carol Burnett's long-running ...

  25. Ed Sheeran Leads Take That in Race for U.K. Albums Chart Title

    March 28, 2017 2:51 AM EDT Drake couldn’t usurp Ed Sheeran , and early indications suggest Take That won’t have enough to snatch the U.K. albums chart title. On the midweek chart, Sheeran’s Divide (Asylum) holds at No. 1, though Take That’s Wonderland (Polydor) has done typ ...

  26. Promoter Arrested After Shooting Involving Fetty Wap

    March 28, 2017 1:16 AM EDT A hip-hop promoter was charged on Monday with pistol-whipping someone during an altercation that included a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his hometown that left three people wounded, authorities said. The shooting happened outside a ...

  27. Allan Weiss, Writer on Six Elvis Presley Movies, Dies at 90

    March 27, 2017 11:49 PM EDT Screenwriter Allan Weiss, who was on hand to witness Elvis Presley's first Hollywood screen test and worked on six of the singer's movies in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Weiss died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mission Viejo, Cali ...

  28. Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ For Sale Again

    March 27, 2017 8:53 PM EDT Maxwell's, the iconic venue and bar in Hoboken, New Jersey, is back on the market. Less than three years after being sold to new owners Evan Dean and Pete Carr in 2014, the restaurant is listed online with an asking price of $1.3 million, a s ...

  29. Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in Capitol Records Vs Vimeo Copyright Dispute

    March 27, 2017 6:42 PM EDT The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists. The justice ...

  30. Prince's NPG Records Vs. Tidal Lawsuit Considers Equity Ownership

    March 27, 2017 2:43 PM EDT In advance of a pretrial conference, the administrators of Prince 's estate and the parent company of the Tidal streaming service have outlined the copyright dispute for the judge with new court papers signaling how the late artist's equ ...

  31. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Tops Hot 100; Drake Debuts Two in Top 10

    March 27, 2017 2:06 PM EDT Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 8) for a ninth week. Meanwhile, Drake debuts two songs in the Hot 100's top 10, "Passionfruit" and "Portland" (the latter featuring ...

  32. Drake Breaks Hot 100 Records: Most Hits Among Solo Artists & Most Simultaneously Charted Songs

    March 27, 2017 2:03 PM EDT As Drake 's new album More Life blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated April 8), the hip-hop superstar smashes records on the Billboard Hot 100 . Most notably, with all 22 tracks from the set, as well as two others, on the Hot 100 at ...

  33. Pharrell Williams' Life Story to Be Adapted for Fox Musical

    March 27, 2017 1:50 PM EDT Fox has won a hot pitch for a musical inspired by Pharrell Williams . The project, called Atlantis , is a musical that is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story (with a music element) inspired by Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach. P ...

  34. Stalemate Over Russian Singer Picked for Ukraine-Hosted Eurovision Contest

    March 27, 2017 12:13 PM EDT A stalemate over Russia's participation in this year's Eurovision song contest continues as the organizer, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), is trying to broker a compromise solution. The EBU's suggestion that Russian participa ...

  35. Rep Sheet Roundup: Lorde Signs With PMK*BNC

    March 27, 2017 11:26 AM EDT Lorde has signed with publicity firm PMK*BNC's music department. Earlier this month the Grammy winner released " Green Light ," the lead single for her much-anticipated sophomore album, which is due this summer. Lorde's seven-t ...

  36. Adele At Final 25 Show: 'I Don't Know If I Will Ever Tour Again'

    March 27, 2017 11:20 AM EDT Adele doesn’t need to tour. By sales alone, she is the biggest pop star in the world several times over right now; money is not an issue for her. And she also has kids, and well-documented issues with stage-fright, and plenty of other reasons to s ...

  37. Chuck Berry's Back in the Top 40 of Billboard 200 Albums Chart for First Time in More Than 40 Years

    March 27, 2017 11:13 AM EDT The late Chuck Berry ranks in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time in more than 40 years, as the rock and roll legend, who died on March 18, debuts at No. 33 on the April 8-dated list with the greatest hits compilation T ...

  38. BMI Responds to RMLC's Bill Velez: Sorry, PROs Will Not 'Inevitably' Violate Anti-Trust Laws

    March 27, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Using an open letter by Motown legend Stevie Wonder as a springboard, former PRO employee-turned Radio Music License Committee executive director Bill Velez submitted an editorial to  Billboard  recently to express his own take on music licensing. ...

  39. Executive Turntable: New Moves at Sony/ATV, Warner Music, Vimeo & More

    March 27, 2017 10:45 AM EDT --  Kieron Donoghue  will head  Artists To Watch Records , a newly formed company launched by Warner Music UK.  -- Proper Music Group appoints Jon Higgs as the Head of Operations.  -- Sony/ATV promotes Guy Moot from President of European Creative ...

  40. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Say It's 'Game On!' for ACM Awards

    March 27, 2017 10:15 AM EDT By the time the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs April 2 on CBS, ­returning co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will have their routines down pat. “I’m excited to come back for my fifth year as a co-host,” says Bryan, before goo ...

  41. Spotify Acquires Content Discovery App MightyTV, Taps Founder as VP Technology

    March 27, 2017 10:04 AM EDT Spotify has acqui-hired the team from MightyTV, an NYC-based startup that combines machine learning with personalized picks to create movie and TV streaming watchlists for users of its app. As part of the move, MightyTV's founder and CEO Bria ...

  42. Mariah Carey's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 27, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Billboard  takes a look at megastar  Mariah Carey 's biggest  Billboard Hot 100  hits in honor of her birthday (March 27). With 18 No. 1s on the Hot 100, Carey holds the record for the most leaders of any solo artist, second overall only to  ...

  43. Ed Sheeran Completes Another Chart Double Down Under

    March 27, 2017 4:28 AM EDT Ed Sheeran maintains his tight grip on Australia’s charts as the Englishman logs an 11th consecutive week atop the national singles survey and a third week at No. 1 on the albums tally.  Sheeran has 10 tracks in the top 50 of the ARIA Singles Char ...

  44. Archie Roach to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    March 27, 2017 1:52 AM EDT Singer, songwriter, storyteller and activist Archie Roach is this year’s recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The prestigious honor will be presented at the 2017 APRA Music Awards, to be held April 3 at t ...

  45. Drake's 'More Life' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 & Sets Streaming Record

    March 26, 2017 3:00 PM EDT Drake scores his seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and sets a new streaming record, as his More Life set bows atop the tally dated April 8. The effort, which was released on March 18, earned 505,000 equivalent album units in the week ...

  46. Ultra Music Festival Announces Australian Expansion at UMF Miami 2017

    March 26, 2017 2:44 PM EDT Watch out, ya wallabies, Ultra Music Festival is coming to Australia. The international music festival brand announced its latest international destination via a total Main Stage takeover at its flagship Miami event. This marks Ultra's fifth ...

  47. Snoop Dogg to Induct Tupac Shakur Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    March 26, 2017 2:04 PM EDT Snoop Dogg will induct his late friend and Death Row labelmate Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the ceremony on April 7 in Brooklyn, Rolling Stone reports . Shakur is the sixth rap act to enter the storied institution. He fo ...

  48. Aerosmith's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 26, 2017 9:00 AM EDT In honor of  Aerosmith  frontman  Steven Tyler 's birthday (March 26),  Billboard  takes a look at the legendary rock band's biggest hits on the  Billboard Hot 100 . The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (inducted in 2001) have notched 21 Hot ...

  49. Aretha Franklin's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 25, 2017 11:00 AM EDT As the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 1987), and an  Icon honoree  at  Billboard 's 2014 Women in Music celebration,  Aretha Franklin  is a revered living legend and one of the most prolific singers of our ...

  50. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Remembering Chuck Berry's Biggest Hits

    March 25, 2017 9:00 AM EDT For a second consecutive week, Ed Sheeran completes the trifecta on Billboard 's three signature charts (dated April 1): His album ÷ ( Divide) earns its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 ; his smash single "Shape of You" log ...

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