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  1. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Vow to Combat Online Hate Speech in Europe

    May 31, 2016 12:54 PM EDT Internet and social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft on Tuesday pledged to combat online hate speech in Europe as the European Union's European Commission unveiled a new code of conduct in Brussels designed ...

  2. Drake's 'One Dance' Holds Atop Hot 100, Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman' Returns to Top 10

    May 31, 2016 12:25 PM EDT Drake dominates the  Billboard Hot 100  (dated June 11) for a third nonconsecutive week with "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla), which also takes over at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart. Plus,  Ariana Grande 's "Dangerous W ...

  3. Manhattan Venue Santos Party House Shuts Down Unexpectedly

    May 31, 2016 12:06 PM EDT Another New York City music venues is in the headlines this week, with news coming out over Memorial Day that Santos Party House in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood has shut down, effective immediately. DNAInfo   notes that the club hosted ...

  4. Molly Neuman, Kickstarter's First Head of Music, Explains the Company's Approach to the Industry

    May 31, 2016 11:54 AM EDT Neuman, the former drummer of foundational riot grrl band Bratmobile and a co-owner of the now-defunct but highly influential Bay Area label Lookout! Records, departed her most recent role, as interim head and vice-president of the American Associ ...

  5. Myspace Confirms Hack of User Data

    May 31, 2016 11:00 AM EDT "Shortly before the Memorial Day weekend, we became aware that stolen Myspace user login data was being made available in an online hacker forum. The data stolen included user login data from a portion of accounts that were created prior to J ...

  6. German Supreme Court Backs Sampling in Kraftwerk Case

    May 31, 2016 9:48 AM EDT A long-running legal dispute over a two-second sequence of a Kraftwerk song has ruled in favour of the hip-hop producer who sampled the track.  The court case concerns a short drum sequence contained within Kraftwerk’s 1977 song "Metall auf M ...

  7. Elton John Doesn't See Vladimir Putin, Hopes For Future Meeting

    May 31, 2016 1:59 AM EDT Elton John regrets he didn't get to meet President Vladimir Putin during his current trip to Moscow, but says he's looking forward to meeting the Russian leader in the future to discuss LGBT issues. Performing Monday before an enthusiast ...

  8. Wildfire Near Sasquatch! Music Festival Venue Prompts Evacuations Nearby

    May 30, 2016 11:32 AM EDT Grant County officials are asking everyone to leave the area of a wildfire burning just east of the Columbia River within three miles of the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash. There are few homes in the area of the fire near Old Vantage Highway a ...

  9. Ariana Grande, Drake Rule Australia's Charts

    May 30, 2016 2:33 AM EDT Ariana Grande is the new queen of Australia’s albums chart while Drake  retains control of the market’s singles chart for a fourth week. Grande's third album Dangerous Woman  (Universal) starts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart  to become t ...

  10. Pandora Stock Rises on Merger Rumors

    May 29, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Shares of Pandora Radio rose 2 percent on Friday and are now up 32 percent in the past three weeks as rumors swirl that the streaming-music firm is on the auction block. Pandora is popular, with 100 million unique listeners each month, but it is l ...

  11. Ticketing Execs and Others React to U.K. Secondary Ticketing Review

    May 28, 2016 1:40 PM EDT After months of consultation, behind-the-scenes lobbying and a high-profile Mumford & Sons -backed petition calling for tougher sanctions on the secondary ticketing market, Thursday (May 26) saw the long-awaited publication of a British govern ...

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