Splendour in the Grass

  1. Step Inside Bristol's Newly-Opened Birthplace of Country Music Museum

    August 21, 2014 7:34 PM EDT Long before Nashville became established as a recording center for country music, there were a few historic sessions that took place outside of Music City. Perhaps the most important took place about 300 miles to the east in Bristol, TN. Bristol i ...

  2. Super Bowl Halftime Pay-to-Play Reports: Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich Weighs In

    August 21, 2014 6:56 PM EDT The NFL is making headlines this week for supposed pay-to-play negotiations with finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show , reported to involve Katy Perry , Coldplay and Rihanna . Executives familiar with plans tell Billboard that the initi ...

  3. Big 'Break': Ariana Grande Gets First No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

    August 21, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Ariana Grande earns her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Break Free," featuring Zedd , flies to the top (3-1). It's also the first No. 1 for Zedd, who reached No. 2 with his smashes "Clarity ...

  4. SoundExchange Royalty Payouts Rise Again, Is Poised for Another Record Year

    August 21, 2014 5:24 PM EDT SoundExchange paid out $161 million to performing artists and rights holders in the second quarter, an 8-percent increase from the same period last year. The number of royalty recipients -- both performing artists and record labels -- increased 34 ...

  5. Island Records Promotes Steve Yegelwel to SVP

    August 21, 2014 4:29 PM EDT Island Records has promoted veteran A&R man Steve Yegelwel to senior vp at the Universal Music Group imprint. According to a news release, Yegelwel will be involved in running the label's A&R department and will work closely with exec ...

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