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  1. Executive Grammy Picks: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta

    January 23, 2014 4:30 PM EST Scott Borchetta, Big Machine CEO, on AMAs, Taylor Swift's New Songs, 'Nashville's Surprise Success Abroad (Video) Biz Poll Results: Your 2014 Grammy Picks Grammy Week 2014: Wall-to-Wall Coverage Billboard reached out to various mus ...

  2. Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Jay Z & Beyonce: Retailers Predict This Year’s Grammys Bump

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST With the GRAMMYs coming up this Sunday, industry prognosticators are laying down their bets on who could be the big sales winners at the show. The industry consensus appears to be that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde have the best chance to ...

  3. Biz Poll Results: Your 2014 Grammy Picks

    January 23, 2014 1:40 PM EST We asked you to give us your picks for the four biggest Grammy Awards categories: Best New Artist, Album, Record and Song. The results are in, here is who you predicted will win on Sunday: Keep track of all of our Grammy coverage here .  Album of ...

  4. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  5. The Grammy's Social Plan: Share The Love, Says the Recording Academy's CMO (Q&A)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST In many ways, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral bus video (above) embodies what the Recording Academy wants to achieve with its social media campaign this year -- shareability. Regardless of whether the people in the video were actors or gen ...

  6. Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Sign Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Josh Homme, Flume & More

    January 15, 2014 9:15 AM EST Just in time for awards season, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has signed a collection of Grammy and Brit Award nominees for collection of their neighbouring rights income.   Kobalt Music Group today announced its neighbouring rights division has sign ...

  7. Pepsi Premieres Best New Artist Video Series Starring 2014 Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist’s first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five nomine ...

  8. Billy Joel Added to Lineup For 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 23, 2013 9:00 AM EST Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel’s concert at Broo ...

  9. Grammy Noms Reflect Recording Academy’s Newfound Love for Popular Music (Analysis)

    December 06, 2013 11:30 PM EST Culturally resonant singles received their due in the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards as songs and artists that dominated radio airplay, streaming and social media were represented in the four major categories.   Grammy Awards 2014 ...

  10. Robin Thicke, Avicii, Lorde Top Shazam's Most Tagged Songs of 2013

    December 03, 2013 3:45 AM EST Music tagging service Shazam has released its 2013 year in review, revealing the top "Shazamed" songs and artists. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” tops Shazam's worldwide and U.S. tally. The song was "tagged" (identified so ...

  11. Behind The Data: YouTube Music Awards – Did They Make The Right Nominations?

    November 02, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The moment is fast approaching, when video-streaming platform YouTube will go the way of television networks and music associations alike, and launch their very own awards show. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze On This Sunday's Ina ...

  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Gay Equality Anthem 'Same Love' Hits Top 20 on Billboard Hot 100

    July 03, 2013 6:04 PM EDT Song gains in sales, airplay and streams following U.S. Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage issues Following the United States Supreme Court rulings on two separate gay marriage issues (June 26), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' gay equality ...

  13. Chart Moves: Selena Gomez 'Get's First Hot Digital Songs Top 10; Arianna Drives Onto Hot 100; Florida Georgia Line Dominates Country Airplay

    May 10, 2013 3:47 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) follows their "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) to the top, making the ...

  14. Alabama Shakes, M83 Lead A2IM’s Libera Awards Nominations

    April 25, 2013 6:51 PM EDT Alabama Shakes, M83 and BOY are among the breakout indie artists of 2012 nominated for this year's Libera Awards . A2IM, the American Association for Independent Music, recently announced the full slate of nominees, which include both artis ...

  15. Business Matters: Lack of Hits Not Behind 2013's Track Sales Decline

    April 05, 2013 3:14 PM EDT US digital track sales were down 1% in the first quarter, but a lack of hits wasn't the problem. Current tracks were up 3% and the top 10 tracks were also up 3% while catalog tracks were down 4% through March 31st, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' Named 2012's Biggest Hit in Australian Poll

    January 28, 2013 1:01 PM EST It’s official. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was the biggest hit with Australian youths last year. On Australia Day, the global smash took out the Australian state-funded network Triple J’s Hottest 100 list, now regarded as the bigges ...

  17. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  18. Is L.A. Reid Looking to Sign Macklemore to Epic Records?

    November 05, 2012 2:05 PM EST Hours after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid was on a plane to Montana to catch the rappers' show. Is the music industry veteran and & ...

  19. Alternative Distribution Alliance Scores New Clients, Exec

    October 18, 2012 3:21 PM EDT Alternative Distribution Alliance has picked up some new distribution clients and hired a new senior executive. The company is on an upswing after seeing its U.S. album plus track-equivalent market share drop from 4.43% at the end of 2010 to 4.09% ...

  20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200, Mumford Holds at No. 1

    October 17, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for either artist. ...

  21. Barbra Streisand Set For 32nd Top 10 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    October 12, 2012 8:56 PM EDT Diva Barbra Streisand is set to capture her 32nd top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The entertainer's new album, "Release Me," may sell 40,000 copies by Oct. 14, according to industry forecasters. The Columbia Record ...

  22. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Heading for Big Billboard 200 Debut Next Week

    October 10, 2012 8:26 PM EDT Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are headed for the biggest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The duo's new set, "The Heist," is aiming to start with more than 65,000 sold by the end of the tracking ...

  23. Macklemore: A Hip-Hop Duo's Come-Up

    October 10, 2012 6:56 AM EDT After building a base on the back of a steady touring schedule and heavy online engagement, independent hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis deliver debut. Seattle rapper Macklemore has finally arrived. After releasing his debut EP, "Open ...