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  1. Irving Azoff, MSG Plan Music-Only Las Vegas Arena

    May 25, 2016 8:00 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company and Irving Azoff , chairman/CEO of Azoff Madison Square Garden Entertainment, the team behind the return to glory of the Forum in Los Angeles, have partnered with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to bring a new 17,500-capaci ...

  2. Alliance Entertainment Corp. to Acquire Direct Shot CD Operation

    May 25, 2016 5:36 AM EDT As part of its deal to acquire ANconnect, the CD rack jobbing operation that services Walmart and Best Buy, from Anderson Merchandisers, Alliance Entertainment Corp. has also agreed to acquire the Direct Shot CD operation too. Terms of that deal w ...

  3. Warner Music U.K. Launches Creative Content Division The Firepit

    May 25, 2016 5:01 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. on Wednesday launched The Firepit, a creative content division, "innovation center" and recording studio supporting the music giant’s artists, labels and partners, based at its London headquarters. The move is part of t ...

  4. Bill Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial in Sex Case

    May 25, 2016 3:56 AM EDT Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing. The defense Tuesday attacked the consistency of Andrea C ...

  5. 'The Voice' Season 10: And the Winner Is...

    May 24, 2016 11:38 PM EDT After re-airing last night’s performances, The Voice kicked off the real second half of season 10’s live finale. Tonight, Carson Daly announced which artist and coach won season 10. But with the finale slated for two hours, the episode was more ab ...

  6. Kanye West Sued by Hungarian Musician Over 'New Slaves' Sample

    May 24, 2016 10:36 PM EDT Kanye West is being sued in New York City by a Hungarian musician who says West sampled his song without permission. Gabor Presser says West's 2013 album Yeezus  contains a song called "New Slaves" that sampled a song Presser wrote ...

  7. Apple Developing Siri Speaker to Compete With Amazon Echo: Report

    May 24, 2016 8:40 PM EDT Apple is reportedly developing its own Siri-based home speaker that will rival Amazon's Echo and Google's upcoming Home.  Voice Tech, Long in Development, Is Coming Together All at Once According to The Information , the new device will ...

  8. Led Zeppelin Says 'Stairway to Heaven' Adversary Is Trying to Taint the Jury Pool

    May 24, 2016 7:45 PM EDT Jimmy Page and Robert Plant do indeed plan on showing up to a trial beginning June 14 that will explore whether Led Zeppelin copied the 1968 instrumental "Taurus" to create the iconic song "Stairway to Heaven." And attorneys fo ...

  9. Sofia Reyes Joins Campaign Dedicated to Helping Young Latino Musicians

    May 24, 2016 7:23 PM EDT Sofía Reyes is joining forces with Honey Bunches of Oats to launch a campaign dedicated to help the next generation of Latin musicians. The initiative, called "Voces con dedicación" (Voices with dedication) will award $10,000 to five you ...

  10. Neil Young OK With Donald Trump Using His Music, But He's Still Backing Bernie Sanders

    May 24, 2016 5:39 PM EDT Neil Young might be opposed to much of what Donald Trump represents, but he’s no longer against the Republican front-runner using his music on the campaign trail.  The about-face comes almost a year after Trump inspired Young's ire by blastin ...

  11. Ariana Grande vs. Drake for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    May 24, 2016 5:29 PM EDT Ariana Grande and Drake are vying for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest that Grande’s new Dangerous Woman , which was released on May 20 through Republic Records, could ...

  12. David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick's Lawsuits Against Spotify Get Combined

    May 24, 2016 3:57 PM EDT In December and January, Spotify was hit with back-to-back lawsuits from David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick -- both professors and artists -- who sought class action certification over royalties they allege have gone unpaid to songwriters by the wor ...

  13. Prince Estate Claimants Object to Undergoing Genetic Testing

    May 24, 2016 3:14 PM EDT Two people claiming to be heirs of Prince 's estate are objecting to having to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to the musician. Brianna Nelson and Jeannine Halloran, on behalf of her minor daughter, have filed estate ...

  14. Australian Rights Holders, ISPs Shelve Anti-Piracy Scheme

    May 24, 2016 2:55 PM EDT Rights holders and ISPs in Australia have quietly shelved a plan to monitor and notify repeat copyright infringers, citing issues on how to pay for it. In a letter to the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) last month, John Stanton ...

  15. Snapchat Raises Yet Another (Huge) Funding Round

    May 24, 2016 2:47 PM EDT Snapchat's (perceived) value continues to balloon. Citing sources close to the deal, TechCrunch reports that the company is negotiating a $200 million funding round -- less than three months after raising $175 from Fidelity . The round puts i ...

  16. Sony Full-Year Forecast Down Following Japanese Earthquakes

    May 24, 2016 1:43 PM EDT Sony Corp. forecast profits of $732 million (¥80 billion) for the financial year to March 2017 on Tuesday in Tokyo, the announcement delayed by the earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, last month, which damaged two of its factories. Sales are predicted ...

  17. Spotify's Financials: Losses Slow, Revenues Jump, Company Generates Over Half of All Streaming Royalties

    May 24, 2016 1:02 PM EDT In its annual financial filing to Luxembourg's business oversight body, the Registre de commerce et des societes, it generated €1.945 billion in total revenue, and saw €2.129 billion (about $2.3 billion) go out, for about €184 million in loss ...

  18. Facebook Changes 'Trending Topics' Feature to Counter Bias Charge

    May 24, 2016 12:51 PM EDT Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. Facebo ...

  19. eBay Buys Spain's Ticketbis, Giving StubHub More International Turf

    May 24, 2016 12:04 PM EDT StubHub just widened its reach following parent company eBay’s acquisition of Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 territories throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Already the world’s largest secondary ...

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