Lollapalooza

  1. Lady Gaga's Dalai Lama Meeting Generates Backlash in China

    June 28, 2016 4:54 AM EDT Lady Gaga sat down with the Dalai Lama on Sunday to discuss love, compassion and the ills of the world. The 20-minute meeting, which took place after the Tibetan spiritual leader's appearance at the 84th annual Conference of Mayors in Indiana ...

  2. BMG Pacts With Roger Waters to Represent His Pink Floyd Catalog

    June 28, 2016 4:00 AM EDT BMG has signed a long-term publishing administration deal with Roger Waters to represent his share of the Pink Floyd catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and at press time BMG hadn't responded to an inquiry about what territories are ...

  3. Adele Set to Dominate U.K. Albums Chart Following Glastonbury Festival Performance

    June 28, 2016 1:21 AM EDT Adele’s triumphant performance at a wet, muddy Glastonbury Festival should have a warm afterglow for the singer.  The British superstar’s headline-grabbing session on stage could result in another stint at No. 1 as her three albums enjoy explosive ...

  4. BET's Debra Lee on Keeping Beyonce's Secret, Jesse Williams' Big Moment, Those Prince Tributes & More

    June 27, 2016 8:30 PM EDT The 16th annual BET Awards delivered its fair share of Twitter-worthy moments Sunday night, from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar ’s powerful “Freedom” statement and emotion-packed Prince tributes to Grey’s Anatomy actor/activist Jesse Williams bringing ...

  5. Michael Wolff on Brexit: Why 'Stupid' Beat 'Smart' Media (and How Trump Benefits)

    June 27, 2016 6:29 PM EDT A principal reaction to the Brexit vote for people in London and in other parts of the Anglo-metropolitan world (e.g., the eastern U.S., Los Angeles and the Bay Area) was shock and disgust that so many people think so differently from the way they ...

  6. BPI's Chief Executive Geoff Taylor Addresses the Negatives, and Possible Positives, of Brexit

    June 27, 2016 5:38 PM EDT As the fallout from the United Kingdom’s historic decision to leave the European Union continues to be felt around the world -- today, sterling plunged to a 31-year low against the dollar and ratings agency S&P downgraded the U.K.’s credit rat ...

  7. Google Licenses LyricFind for Search Results

    June 27, 2016 5:16 PM EDT Starting today, music publishers and songwriters will have a brand new source of revenue.  Google has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Toronto-based LyricFind to display song lyrics in its search results, both companies announced today. A q ...

  8. Baltimore Rapper Tyriece 'Lor Scoota' Watson Fatally Shot

    June 27, 2016 4:22 PM EDT Baltimore police say local rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who was known as "Lor Scoota," has been fatally shot. Police said in a statement that witnesses reported that 23-year-old Watson was driving when an unknown suspect stepped into th ...

  9. Fifth Harmony's Road From Opening Act to South American Arena Headliners

    June 27, 2016 4:13 PM EDT Fifth Harmony , out on their first major South American tour, hit a small snafu Sunday when their Buenos Aires, Argentina, venue Luna Park canceled the group’s show 24 hours before curtain time. Show promoter MOVE Concerts quickly regrouped and mo ...

  10. 'Happy Birthday to You' Is One Step Closer to Being in the Public Domain

    June 27, 2016 2:47 PM EDT Very soon filmmakers shooting birthday scenes and waiters helping families celebrate at restaurants won't have to choose between paying a license fee to sing "Happy Birthday" or creating an alternative celebratory tune — one of the ...

  11. Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown Over Club Shooting

    June 27, 2016 2:45 PM EDT Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accu ...

  12. EU Regulators Near Decision on Sony/ATV's Jackson Buyout

    June 27, 2016 2:39 PM EDT Sony/ATV Music’s rivals have aired concerns with European regulators about the publishing giant’s move to acquire the Michael Jackson estate’s portion of the joint venture. EU antitrust officials have a provisional deadline of Aug. 1 to decide whe ...

  13. Uber Pairs With Pandora to Give Drivers Ad-Free Radio

    June 27, 2016 2:37 PM EDT The half-million Uber drivers actively working in the U.S. now have one less app to fiddle with. Uber’s driver app has just been updated to integrate streaming radio Pandora, giving chauffeurs easy access to their favorite stations.  The companies ...

  14. Drake's 'One Dance' No. 1 on Hot 100; Twenty One Pilots 'Ride' to Top 10

    June 27, 2016 2:10 PM EDT Drake rules the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 9) for a seventh nonconsecutive week with "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla. Plus, Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna, reaches the top five, mar ...

  15. Change Agent: WME's Samantha Kirby Yoh on 2 Chainz's Fashion Turn and Leveraging Synergy

    June 27, 2016 1:15 PM EDT Billboard's Change Agent column looks at music agents who not only drive the live performance industry, but also transcend traditional confines with innovative initiatives aimed at extending and broadening an artist's reach. "What&# ...

  16. Prince Estate: Judge Sets Two-Week Deadline for Genetic Protocol Decision

    June 27, 2016 12:45 PM EDT At a hearing in suburban Minneapolis this morning, attorneys representing Prince's siblings urged a Minnesota state judge to quickly approve a proposed procedure for demonstrating if a blood relationship to the late pop superstar exists. But ...

  17. Spotify Survey: People Hate Mondays, Music Is Coffee, Sex Is Less Helpful

    June 27, 2016 10:48 AM EDT Spotify's automated Discover Weekly playlists are a hit -- over 5 billion songs streamed since mid-2015 -- so now the streamer has commissioned an online survey to find out just how important music can be to people as they lurch-and-whine int ...

  18. BET Awards: The Complete Winners List

    June 27, 2016 1:24 AM EDT The BET Award were handed out Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show, which honors artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories, also featured tributes to Prince by a slew of artists, including Jennifer Hudson and Stev ...

  19. Drake's 'Views' Spends Eighth Week in a Row at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 26, 2016 3:00 PM EDT Drake ’s Views continues to reign atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the set spends an eighth consecutive week at No. 1. The album debuted in the penthouse, and has yet to depart the No. 1 slot. In the week ending June 23, it earned another 124,000 ...

  20. Minnesota Judge to Hold 2nd Hearing in Prince Estate Case

    June 26, 2016 11:57 AM EDT The Prince estate case is headed back to a Minnesota courtroom. A judge will hold a hearing in suburban Minneapolis on Monday (June 27) regarding the procedures for determining who stands to inherit part of the rock superstar's fortune. Princ ...

  21. John Legend Theater in Ohio District Nears Completion

    June 26, 2016 11:48 AM EDT An Ohio school district is nearing completion on its newly renovated John Legend Theater, and officials are trying to determine how it will be shared with the community. Watch Mariah Carey Serenade John Legend With 'Touch My Body' at Las ...

  22. Drake's 'One Dance' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Single in U.K.'s Digital Era

    June 25, 2016 11:41 AM EDT Drake has secured an 11th week atop the U.K. singles chart with “One Dance” (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, to become the market's longest-running No. 1 single of the digital era. Radiohead 's A Moon Shaped ...

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