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  1. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  2. Morning Fix: Eminem, Rihanna Top Hot 100; Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love' Debuts; Google Squashes Rap Genius' Backlink Scheme; 'Beyonce' Pirated 240K (Report)

    December 27, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EMINEM, RIHANNA TOP HOT 100; BEYONCE'S 'DRUNK IN LOVE' DEBUTS Eminem and featured artist Rihanna notch a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," whi ...

  3. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compila ...

  4. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Soul Legend Syl Johnson Over Uncleared Sample (Listen)

    October 18, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  5. Kanye West and Jay-Z Sued for Allegedly Sampling Syl Johnson

    October 17, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  6. How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

    August 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in est ...

  7. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen To Be Honored at ASCAP Film and TV Music Awards

    June 02, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Composers Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen will be honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 26th annual Film and Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles June 23. In a statement ASCAP P ...

  8. @ASCAP Expo: Music History 101 With Quincy Jones, Ludacris

    April 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was music history personified as Quincy Jones shared his career insights with rapper Ludacris during the “I Create Music” interview at the ASCAP Expo (April 23). The audience in the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel’s packed Grand Ballroom remained r ...

  9. Beacon Theatre To Undergo $15 Million Restoration

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has announced plans to invest $15 million into restoring the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The restoration project will span about six months, with plans to re-open the 2,800-seat venue in February 200 ...

  10. 'Mamma Mia!' Sparks Aussie ABBA Revival

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Abba are in the money money money on Australia's sales charts. In the wake of the Australian theatrical release of "Mamma Mia!", no less than ten Abba titles have made impressions on this week's Motorola Australian Record Indus ...

  11. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners, with five and four awards, respectively. —An ebullient Herbie Hancock was thrille ...

  12. IFPI Wins Moscow Piracy Court Case

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, following a court ruling in Moscow today (July 13). The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, follo ...

  13. IFPI Wins Moscow Piracy Court Case

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, following a court ruling in Moscow today (July 13). The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, follo ...

  14. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer, which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of c LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  15. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it ...

  16. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Russobit-Soft piracy claims rejected. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. On behalf of a number of leading record companies, ...