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  1. Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman' Leads Tight Race for U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2016 3:17 AM EDT Ariana Grande is battling it out with Richard Ashcroft in a tight race for the U.K. albums chart crown. Grande’s third album Dangerous Woman  (Republic) is at No. 1 on the midweek chart, just 100 sales ahead of Ashcroft’s These People ( Righteous ...

  2. Viagogo and StubHub Among Secondary Ticketing Sites Found To Be Breaking U.K. Law

    May 24, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Some of the U.K.’s biggest secondary ticketing sites, including Viagogo, StubHub and Seatwave, are routinely breaking the law regarding the resale of music and entertainment tickets, according to Which?, an independent consumer research organizati ...

  3. Rammstein & Marilyn Manson to Headline New Maximus Festival in South America

    May 23, 2016 7:26 PM EDT Barely one week after the announcement of OzzFest/KnotFest with headliners  Black Sabbath  and Slipknot , Move Concerts announced a new heavy metal fest in Latin America. The Maximus Festival will take place September 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and S ...

  4. Chance the Rapper's Chart Debut Is the Latest Streaming Milestone in a Year Full of Them

    May 23, 2016 3:58 PM EDT Chance the Rapper 's new release,  Coloring Book , debuted May 13 as a streaming-only exclusive on Apple Music without a retail or download option. That rollout strategy set the young Chicago MC on the way to chart history: with its No. 8 deb ...

  5. Andrés Castro Renews Contract With Sony/ATV: Exclusive

    May 23, 2016 3:44 PM EDT Songwriter producer Andrés Castro, who in the past year has co-written many of Carlos Vives’ greatest hits, has renewed his contract with Sony/ATV’s Latin division. Under the new deal, Castro and his publishing company, Baluarte, will continue to ...

  6. Facebook Acquires Virtual Reality Audio Company Two Big Ears, Releases Free App

    May 23, 2016 3:22 PM EDT Facebook has acquired the spacial audio technology company Two Big Ears, makers of the virtual reality audio app Spacial Workstation, and has released the tool for free to anyone who wants it. According to the announcement, the software -- renamed ...

  7. Moogfest: Techno-Optimism and the Wide, Wide World of Weird Music

    May 23, 2016 2:28 PM EDT A barefooted and smiling older man appeared stage right with a classical guitar. Singing a song in Catalan, he coolly moved up and down the aisles, presenting his feet to various audience members as, leaning so hard he nearly tumbled over. Then he ...

  8. Drake Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 With 'One Dance'

    May 23, 2016 2:20 PM EDT Drake tallies a second nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 4) with "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla), which rebounds 2-1. The song returns to the top after Justin Timberlake soared in at No. 1 last week with ...

  9. How Japanese Phenoms Babymetal Were Made in Pop's Image

    May 23, 2016 1:25 PM EDT The rare rare Japanese act crack the Billboard 200's top 40 is Babymetal, a trio of ­teenage girls who sing sugary pop melodies over head-banging, guitar-­shredding heavy metal, which landed at No. 39 on the chart dated April 23. The creation ...

  10. Michael Lombardo on Leaving HBO, 'Vinyl' Regrets: 'I Put My Heart Into This Stuff'

    May 23, 2016 1:00 PM EDT It's such a tradition in Hollywood that it borders on cliche: A top executive comes to the end of his or her run and, in exchange for stepping down, is given an in-name-only producing deal that neither the executive nor his or her (former) em ...

  11. Philippe Dauman Files Lawsuit Challenging Removal From Sumner Redstone Trust

    May 23, 2016 11:58 AM EDT The fight over the future of Viacom is again escalating on Monday as chief executive  Philippe Dauman and George Abrams have together filed a lawsuit challenging their removal from the Sumner Redstone National Amusements Trust. A complaint has bee ...

  12. Fifth Harmony's 'Work From Home' Tops Pop Songs Chart

    May 23, 2016 11:30 AM EDT Fifth Harmony scores its first No. 1 on Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated June 4), as "Work From Home" surges 4-1. Featured artist Ty Dolla $ign likewise earns his first leader on the list. The group and the rapper/s ...

  13. Spotify Matches Apple Music's Family Plan Price

    May 23, 2016 11:11 AM EDT First Apple Music did it, then Google Play, and now, Spotify has upgraded its family plan to allow up six people to have premium accounts for $14.99 a month. It's a potentially steep price cut for existing Spotify families, who previously onl ...

  14. CBS Formatting James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' for International Buyers

    May 23, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Carpool Karaoke is poised to become an international sensation. Ahead of the L.A. Screenings, CBS Studios International and The Late Late Show producer Fulwell 73 are making James Corden's viral singing segment available as a format to intern ...

  15. Dan Nevin Leaving CEO Post at AIR, Australia's Indie Trade Body

    May 23, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Dan Nevin has announced his resignation as CEO of Australia’s independent music labels trade body AIR. Nevin cited an opportunity to move to the U.K. as the reason for his exit, which will become official on June 15. "I'm grateful for th ...

  16. J-Pop Idol Mayu Tomita Stabbed by Fan in Tokyo

    May 23, 2016 1:49 AM EDT Twenty year old J-Pop star Mayu Tomita was brutally stabbed by a knife-wielding assailant at a fan even in Koganei, Tokyo on Saturday. The idol, who rose to fame as part of the Fuji TV online series and recording group Secret Girls, was reportedly ...

  17. Drake, Keith Urban Continue to Rule Australia's Charts

    May 23, 2016 12:19 AM EDT Drake’s “One Dance” (Republic/Universal) is the best-selling song on the ARIA Singles Chart for a third week while Keith Urban’s Riptide (Capitol/EMI) enters a second week at No. 1 on the national albums chart.  Drake’s gold-certified hit is joine ...

  18. Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' is First Streaming-Exclusive Album to Chart on Billboard 200

    May 22, 2016 4:28 PM EDT Chance the Rapper ’s Coloring Book debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the first streaming-exclusive set to reach the list. Chance The Rapper Illustrates His Journey Through Adulting & the Rap Game on 'Colorin ...

  19. Drake Scores Double No. 1s Again on U.K. Charts With 'Views' and 'One Dance'

    May 21, 2016 12:06 PM EDT Two weeks after Drake scored a double No. 1 on the U.K. sales charts, the Toronto rapper has done it again. As his “One Dance” (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal) single, featuring Wizkid & Kyla, starts a sixth week at the singles summit, Officia ...

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