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  1. Adam Levine Reveals He's Playing the Oscars

    January 26, 2015 1:18 PM EST For those who just can't get enough Adam Levine on their TV sets, Feb. 22 is looking to be a very good day -- the Voice coach just revealed he's performing at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. So...I'll be singing at the #OSCARS !!! ...

  2. Spirit Music Group Inks Deal to Manage Henry Mancini Catalog

    January 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Spirit Music Group has cut a deal to serve as North American administrator for the Henry Mancini catalog, which includes such classics as "Moon River," "Charade" and the iconic themes for the Pink Panther  films and the  Pete ...

  3. SFX Shakes Things Up at Executive Level

    January 26, 2015 12:34 PM EST SFX Entertainment announced late last week a restructuring of its staff that brings Greg Consiglio over as president and COO of the company. Consiglio holds the same titles at the SFX-owned marketing and rewards platform Viggle, where he will re ...

  4. Production Platform Splice Moves Towards Leveling the Music Creation Playing Field

    January 26, 2015 12:25 PM EST Cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform Splice is working towards becoming the glue which holds together a new framework of music creation and distribution. On Thursday, Jan. 22, the New York-based company announced several new fea ...

  5. Sam Smith Adds Tom Petty to Songwriting Credits on Hit 'Stay With Me'

    January 26, 2015 11:29 AM EST Tom Petty and his collaborator Jeff Lynne may be raking in a few more -- highly debated -- dollars from a new songwriting credit on Sam Smith 's hit "Stay With Me." The addition of Thomas Earl Petty and Jeff Lynne's names to ...

  6. Amazon Dominates, HMV Improves in UK Fourth-Quarter Music Sales

    January 26, 2015 10:58 AM EST Amazon was a dominant force for physical music, games and video sales in the U.K. during the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas. The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel finds that the online retailer controlled 25.6 percent of the overall entertain ...

  7. Cuban Reggaetón Singer Who Fled U.S. Flaunts Bling, Gets Arrested in Havana

    January 26, 2015 10:56 AM EST Gilberto Martinez Suarez , a Cuban reggaetón singer who calls himself Gilbert Man , posted on his Facebook page that he was "Doing everything possible to take Cuban music to another level." Now, he might have to do it from a prison ce ...

  8. A$AP Rocky's 'Dope' Film Sparks Bidding War at Sundance

    January 26, 2015 10:36 AM EST Filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa's urban coming-of-age dramedy Dope (featuring A$AP Rocky ) is on the verge of landing a U.S. home with Open Road (U.S.) and Sony (international) after sparking an all-night bidding war at the Sundance Film Festival , ...

  9. PRS for Music Foundation & Deezer Tap Artists for Momentum Funding

    January 26, 2015 9:46 AM EST PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Deezer have announced the latest round of artists to receive Momentum Music funding. The ten acts include Adult Jazz , Arrows of Love , Jessica Agombar , Lonelady , Matt Woods , MONEY , Night Wo ...

  10. Exclusive: Imagine Dragons, Southwest Prep In-Flight Concert & Intimate Club Tour

    January 26, 2015 9:00 AM EST Imagine Dragons' second album may be titled Smoke + Mirrors (due Feb. 17 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), but an intimate new mini-tour sponsored by Southwest Airlines should help minimize the band's mystique. Beginning Feb. 3, fans can e ...

  11. Doobie Brothers to Receive Top Music Biz Award

    January 26, 2015 5:42 AM EST As the Music Business Assn. gears up for its annual convention, which will be held May 12-May 14 in Nashville , it has announced a bunch of awards to be presented there. First off, the Doobie Brothers will be presented with the organization' ...

  12. Chet Faker Wins Triple J's Hottest 100 Poll

    January 26, 2015 5:19 AM EST Chet Faker has bagged one of the grandest prizes of all by taking out Triple J's Hottest 100 poll, the biggest fan-voted competition of its kind.  The Melbourne-based electro-soul artist's "Talk Is Cheap" came in at No. 1 on ...

  13. Mark Ronson Completes Chart Double in U.K.

    January 26, 2015 4:20 AM EST Mark Ronson scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts, published last night (Jan. 25) by the Official Charts Company. As his "Uptown Funk" single, (Columbia/Sony), featuring Bruno Mars , started a fifth consecutive and sixth ...

  14. Alan Menken Joins Creative Team for Broadway-Bound Roy Rogers Musical

    January 25, 2015 11:38 PM EST A top-tier creative team is saddling up for the new bio-musical Happy Trails: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in Song & Story , based on one of vintage Hollywood's most iconic couples and a unique part of A ...

  15. Bob Dylan Giving AARP Magazine Subscribers Free Copy of Latest Album

    January 25, 2015 10:37 PM EST One of the caveats attached by Bob Dylan to his one and only interview in support of new album Shadows in the Night was that 50,000 copies of the album, out Feb. 3, be freely distributed. And so, next week, that number of randomly chosen AARP Th ...

  16. Lenny Kravitz Presents SAG Award to 'Orange Is the New Black' Cast

    January 25, 2015 8:28 PM EST Rocker/actor/sunglasses devotee Lenny Kravitz stopped by the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Hunger Games regular presented the award for Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Comedy Series to Ora ...

  17. Pandora Shares Surge on Positive Market Research Report

    January 25, 2015 3:24 PM EST A new market research report claims advertisers expect to buy more advertisements on Pandora. Pandora shares closed up 10.4 percent to $17.57 after an OTR Global report said 17 advertising agencies expected to increase their advertising spending ...

  18. 'Deadheads' Ask to Camp Out During Band's Chicago Concerts

    January 24, 2015 3:53 PM EST Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago's Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another question. Grateful Dead Reunion Q&A: Bob Weir & Trey ...

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