Silver Clef Awards

  1. OMI's 'Cheerleader' No. 1 on Hot 100 for Fourth Week

    August 03, 2015 3:38 PM EDT Just like a cheerleader atop a pyramid, OMI 's "Cheerleader" stands highest above all other songs, leading the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The reggae/pop smash holds off "Can't Feel My Face," by Hot 100 Music ...

  2. Jill Scott Scores Her Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    August 03, 2015 1:20 PM EDT Jill Scott celebrates her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her latest effort, Woman , debuts atop the list. The set starts at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 15 with 62,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 30, a ...

  3. Live Nation Launches German Arm, Appoints Respected Promoter Marek Lieberberg to Lead

    August 03, 2015 12:21 PM EDT In a major European expansion, Live Nation Entertainment has formed Live Nation Concerts Germany in partnership with leading German promoter Marek Lieberberg to promote concerts and festivals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland beginning Jan. 1, 2 ...

  4. Rolling Stone Looks Within for New Managing Editor

    August 03, 2015 12:07 PM EDT Men's Journal editor Jason Fine is the new managing editor of Rolling Stone, it was announced Monday. Fine will replace Will Dana , who spent 19 years at the magazine before it was revealed last week  that he is leaving this Friday. Fine was ...

  5. Muzooka Wants to Be the Professional's Music Receptacle

    August 03, 2015 11:12 AM EDT A music industry professional's inbox is a mish-mash of web links and email attachments. CDs wrapped in biographies only add to the chaos. But one startup is aiming to make this discovery process easier for both professionals and artists -- w ...

  6. Candy Brand Sour Patch Kids Providing a Free Home-Away-From Home for Emerging Artists

    August 03, 2015 10:45 AM EDT "I spend half of my time on the road in hotel rooms -- The Patch in Austin was a good break from that," says singer-songwriter Zella Day. "It was quiet, with all of the ‘at home’ luxuries one could ­possibly need." For up-and- ...

  7. Executives Keep Shuffling at Tidal, Roc Nation

    August 03, 2015 10:41 AM EDT The wheels keep turning at Jay Z’s Tidal and Roc Nation, with news of a handful of recent departures at the companies. Tidal’s svp of artist and label relations Zena Burns left the streaming service in June after a brief, two-month stint. On  Link ...

  8. One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' Smashes Spotify Record for One-Day Streams

    August 03, 2015 9:38 AM EDT One Direction has set a new Spotify record for one-day streams. The group’s first Zayn-less song , "Drag Me Down," was played 4.75 million times global on Friday July 31, breaking a milestone previously set by Wiz Khalifa ’s "See Yo ...

  9. Newly Formed Barbès Agency to Rep Border-Blurring Artists

    August 03, 2015 4:54 AM EDT The small Brooklyn club Barbès has been identified over more than a decade with a kind of unclassifiable cosmopolitan cool, presenting artists who “like blurring borders and mixing influences.” Music by acts including Chile’s Chico Trujillo , Colo ...

  10. Travi$ Scott Was Arrested After Encouraging Lollapalooza Crowd to Jump Barricades

    August 02, 2015 11:13 PM EDT Chicago officials say rapper Travi$ Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades during his performance at Lollapalooza . The rapper, whose real name is Jacques Webster, was arrested Saturday o ...

  11. AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads Not Guilty to Breaching Detention Rules

    August 02, 2015 10:48 PM EDT AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded not guilty to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol. A New Zealand judge allowed Rudd to remain in home confinement on bail pending a November hearing on the possible breach. The ...

  12. Clay Aiken on Donald Trump's Run for President: 'Anybody Who Discounts Him Is Shortsighted'

    August 02, 2015 4:55 PM EDT Donald Trump ’s run for President has been making headlines, but former political candidate and Apprentice star Clay Aiken says don’t count him out yet. 'American Idol' Clay Aiken Looks for the Next Idol in Philadelphia “Anybody who disc ...

  13. Lollapalooza Evacuates Due to Storm Threat

    August 02, 2015 4:18 PM EDT Update:  At 3:23  pm, Lollapalooza tweeted  that the gates would reopen at 3:30 pm, music would resume at 4 pm, and none of the acts will be cancelled.  Lollapalooza was forced to evacuate on Sunday (August 2) due to a severe storm threat. The fes ...

  14. Two Women Die at Hard Summer Festival 2015 of Suspected Overdoses

    August 02, 2015 3:32 PM EDT Two women who attended this weekend's Hard Summer Music Festival in Pomona, Calif., have died of suspected overdoses, KTLA5 reports . The attendees, ages 18 and 19, were taken to a hospital Saturday, Aug. 1, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles ...

  15. Cilla Black, British Singer and TV Host, Dies at 72

    August 02, 2015 10:58 AM EDT Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black , a product of Beatles -era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72. Music Stars Mourn Death of Cilla Black on Social Media Spanish police said ...

  16. Rapper Redway Killed in Car Crash in Toronto

    August 01, 2015 6:19 PM EDT Shane Redway has died after being involved in a car crash in Toronto. The rapper’s representatives at Champ Management have confirmed his death to local media outlets, and friends in the music industry -- including Drake -- have paid tribute to th ...

  17. Lawsuit Seeking Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos Tossed by Judge

    August 01, 2015 1:47 PM EDT A judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking the release of graphic photos and records from Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death scene. Kurt Cobain's Family Wants Death-Scene Photos Kept Sealed The Seattle Times reports that King County Supe ...

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