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  1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Luke Bryan's 'Party' Now His Biggest-Selling Album Ever

    May 01, 2015 8:44 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 chart ( dated May 9 ), rock band Alabama Shakes scored its first No. 1 album as Sound & Color arrived in the top slot. The set, released on ATO Records, moved 97,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 2 ...

  2. Duck, Duck, Close: 'Duck Dynasty' Musical Ending May 17 in Las Vegas

    May 01, 2015 8:38 PM EDT A flying duck in West Monroe, Louisiana, might have a longer life than the Duck Commander Musical, which debuted in Las Vegas two weeks ago. A spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the 90-minute Broadway-style musical that told the story of the Louisi ...

  3. Warner/Chappell's Jon Platt Looks Back Ahead of SESAC Pop Music Awards 'Visionary' Honor

    May 01, 2015 8:18 PM EDT At this year's SESAC Pop Music Awards that's being held Monday at the New York Public Library in Manhattan, Warner/Chappell North America president Jon Platt who will receive the performance rights organization's "Visionary A ...

  4. Josh Groban's 'Stages' Set for Top Five Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 01, 2015 7:55 PM EDT Josh Groban is heading for his eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release Stages . Industry forecasters say the album -- which was released April 28 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records -- could move upward of 130,000 equivalen ...

  5. 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards Most-Watched Ever

    May 01, 2015 7:50 PM EDT Anchored by once-in-a-lifetime performances and multiple premieres and unique collaborations, the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm delivered its most-watched broadcast in history, with 2.9 million viewers, according to Nie ...

  6. FKA Twigs, Arthur Russell Tribute Lead Red Bull Music Academy's NY Celebration of the Underground

    May 01, 2015 6:26 PM EDT Debuting Friday (May 1) in its third year, the 30-day New York edition of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival  reads like a who’s who of different underground eras. Seemingly no genre is untouched, from '60s avant garde classical (“A Conversa ...

  7. Hollywood Reportedly Gives Piracy Sites 24 Hours to Shut Down (Or Else)

    May 01, 2015 3:39 PM EDT The Hollywood trade group that lobbies for major movie studios has reportedly begun sending letters to European piracy sites, ordering them to shut down in a day's time or face… something. The Motion Picture Association of America's Euro ...

  8. What Live Nation's Bonnaroo Buy Means for Indie Festivals

    May 01, 2015 3:35 PM EDT The large festival business, once an opportunity for entrepreneurs to enter the game, has become increasingly devoid of independent players as as the live music business shifts to tours bankrolled by global promoters.   Live Nation’s acquisition ...

  9. Little Big Town to Perform 'Girl Crush' With Faith Hill at Billboard Music Awards

    May 01, 2015 2:50 PM EDT Looks like we've found out who Little Big Town 's "Girl Crush" is. The band will perform the Hot Country Songs chart-topping single with Faith Hill at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17. Billboard Music Awards 2015: A ...

  10. Vevo Introduces New CEO, New Shows, and a New TV-Like Ratings Measurements

    May 01, 2015 2:46 PM EDT At Vevo's newfront presentation, which took place last night at New York City's Spring Studios, the company announced a new round of programming and formally  introduced  new CEO, Erik Huggers . And, in a key moment for advertisers, the ...

  11. Killer Mike Baltimore Op-Ed: 'I've Watched Geraldo Rivera and Wolf Blitzer Pander to the Audiences of Oppression'

    May 01, 2015 2:40 PM EDT Atlanta hip-hop veteran Killer Mike (real name: Michael Render ) is a member of Run the Jewels and a solo artist whose outspoken social commentary led to his lecture on race relations at MIT on April 24, and an invitation from Arianna Huffington t ...

  12. Requiem for a Grooveshark: How Did It Last So Long?

    May 01, 2015 2:17 PM EDT A streaming service is not a streaming service. Grooveshark, the notoriously unrepentant music streaming service that ceased operations yesterday (Apr. 30), had for years survived legal attacks by major music companies. In the end, a settlement wi ...

  13. Pop Radio's Most Powerful: Booking Jingle Ball, Schmoozing With U2 and Breaking One Direction

    May 01, 2015 1:01 PM EDT . JOHN IVEY, 56 SENIOR VP, iHEARTMEDIA; PROGRAM DIRECTOR, KIIS LOS ANGELES Ivey wields significant clout over America’s pop music tastes, at both the local and national levels. He programs market leader KIIS Los Angeles, but also oversees top 40 ...

  14. The Billboard Cover Story: ASAP Rocky -- How He Stormed Sundance

    May 01, 2015 12:02 PM EDT "This was going to be a really small indie film," says ASAP Rocky of Dope , the "it" movie from this year's Sundance Film Festival. "I didn't think it would be this successful." In the comedy -- which Open R ...

  15. The Over/Under: Kanye West

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT Kanye West's tolerant take on Bruce Jenner's gender transition, revealed during the athlete's 20/20 special, draws raves. News Magazine Magazine 1431144000 ...

  16. The Over/Under: Waka Flocka Flame

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT Waka Flocka Flame's momager is accused of fraud for trying to escape a $501,000 judgment by changing her company's name. News Magazine Magazine 1431144000 ...

  17. The Over/Under: Irving Azoff

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT Manager Irving Azoff signs Bon Jovi -- the man and the band -- for representation in all areas, according to sources. News Magazine Magazine 1431144000 ...

  18. Clash of the Dance Titans: Gary Richards vs. Pasquale Rotella

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT The twin towers of EDM have been rivals for years. Now, a legal battle over the Electric Daisy Carnival brings a new low. When dance-music promoter Hard Events revealed the lineup for its annual ­Hard Summer music festival on April 22, the tastema ...

  19. The Many Fathers of 'Uptown Funk!'

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT The Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars chart-topper gains five co-writers, after a claim by The Gap Band's publisher. Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!" -- the Bruno Mars-featuring hit that recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks -- o ...

  20. Killer Mike Guest Column: 'My Magic Night as Baltimore Burned'

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT A rapper hits the White House Correspondents' Association dinner as a guest of Arianna Huffington, and reveals why he now regrets meeting CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Atlanta hip-hop veteran Killer Mike (real name: Michael Render) is a member of ...

  21. Live Nation Buys Into Bonnaroo, Doubles Down on Festivals

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT The live-music business shifts from independent players to global promoters as multi-day events boom. The largest independent music festival in the United States is off the market. Bonnaroo, which Live Nation acquired from AC Entertainment and Sup ...

  22. Corner Office: Mike Dungan, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT The head of Nashville's top label on breaking Kacey Musgraves, the future of bro country and how much a hit costs these days. On April 19, the Academy of Country Music Awards drew more than 70,000 fans to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, ...

  23. First Look of Jared Paul's Faculty Productions: 'The Four Seasons of Rehearsal Space'

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT Jared Paul's Faculty Productions opens up an all-in-one business in the heart of Hollywood in a factory once owned by Howard Hughes. "The Four Seasons of rehearsal spaces" is what longtime Live Nation executive Jared Paul was going ...

  24. Noted Music Business Events: April 23-April 30, 2015

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT April 23 Left Hand and The Lipstick Melodies musician Alan Wass, also a frequent collaborator of The Libertines, died after suffering a heart attack in a London hospital. Waas had been on life support since February after falling through a glass p ...

  25. Musician Birthdays: May 3-9

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT May 3 Paul Banks (37) May 4 Lance Bass (36) Mike Dirnt (43) Sharon Jones (59) Jackie Jackson (64) May 5 Chris Brown (26) Craig David (34) Adele (27) May 6 Bob Seger (70) May 8 Enrique Iglesias (40) Philip Bailey (64) Peter Gill (76) May 9 Andrew W ...

  26. 7 Days on the Scene: New Orleans Jazz Fest, Weekend One in New Orleans, April 24-26, 2015

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT "The record company says, 'You only do old songs.' That's because I don't like the new ones," cracked Tony Bennett during a ­headlining set with partner-in-swing Lady Gaga at the two-­weekend Jazz & Heritage Festi ...

  27. 7 Days on the Scene: Light Up the Blues in Los Angeles, April 25, 2015

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT There was a bevy A-lister friends there to crank up the fun -- Christina Applegate, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Jack Black and Brad Pitt to name a few -- but for Stephen Stills, the third annual Light Up the Blues benefit ­concert made for a poignant ...

  28. Alesso: The Emo Prince of EDM

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia protege Alesso is trying to bring Nirvana-style lyricism to dance music. "Kurt wrote about misery and heartbreak. Why can't I?" There are certain cliches that come with being a globe-trotting EDM star, and at thi ...

  29. Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Details New 'Wiser, Sadder' Project With Miley Cyrus

    May 01, 2015 12:01 PM EDT Early in 2014, Miley Cyrus tweeted a birthday shout-out to Flaming Lips ­frontman Wayne Coyne, a favorite of hers since the Hannah Montana days. He sent her his number in response, kicking off one of the most surprising musical friendships in rece ...

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