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  1. Ex-CAA Nashville Boss Scott Clayton Joins WME: Exclusive

    November 20, 2017 12:30 PM EST Former Co-Head of Music Joins Creative Artist Agency's Biggest Rival Powerful agent Scott Clayton has stunned Music City, resigning from a leadership post at Creative Artist Agency to accept a position as partner and co-head of WME's  Na ...

  2. Cinematic's Jonny Shipes, Van Dyke Music's Hovain Hylton Launch Left Right Management: Exclusive

    November 20, 2017 12:06 PM EST Cinematic Music Group founder Jonny Shipes and Hovain Hylton of Van Dyke Music Group have teamed up to launch a new hybrid label/management company called Left Right Management, Billboard has learned. The company will focus on both up-and-coming a ...

  3. Yandex.Music Streaming Service Becomes Russia's Top Non-Game App

    November 20, 2017 12:06 PM EST The mobile app of a leading Russian music streaming service, Yandex.Music, has landed the country's biggest non-game mobile app in revenue, based on sales in App Store and Google Play, according to a recent report by App Annie. App Annie woul ...

  4. Robyn, Nina Persson of The Cardigans Sign Open Letter Alleging Widespread Sexual Harassment in Sweden's Music Industry

    November 20, 2017 10:31 AM EST Just shy of 2,000 women working in the Swedish music business, from internationally known artists to managers to CEOs, have signed an open letter alleging widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the Scandinavian country, and calling for major ch ...

  5. Stevie Wonder Adds Pharrell, Dave Matthews, Tony Bennett to House Full of Toys Concert

    November 20, 2017 10:00 AM EST <a href="/music/Stevie-Wonder">Stevie Wonder</a> has announced the lineup for this year's 21st Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 10. Joining Wonder this year is " Ris ...

  6. Taylor Swift Debuts on Pop Songs Chart With 'End Game' & Country Airplay With 'New Year's Day'

    November 20, 2017 9:50 AM EST Swift scales Pop Songs with two songs, as "…Ready for It?" continues its rise, while landing her first Country Airplay entry since 2014. Taylor Swift adds a pair of Billboard radio airplay chart hits from her new album, Reputation . The ...

  7. Imagine Dragons 'Thunder' Rolls to No. 1 on Pop Songs Chart

    November 20, 2017 9:38 AM EST The band leads the list for a second time, following "Demons" in 2013. Imagine Dragons earn their second No. 1 on Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Thunder" rises 3-1 on the tally dated Dec. 2. The band previ ...

  8. Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

    November 20, 2017 5:37 AM EST It’s the best-selling album of the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation  (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion of Australia’s chart .  Reputation , the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s si ...

  9. Nick Cave Plays Israel in 'Principled Stand' Against Boycotters

    November 20, 2017 4:00 AM EST Nick Cave , the dark poet of rock, on Sunday (Nov. 19) accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a “principled stand” by performing in the country. The Australian artist, known for music that can ...

  10. Jeffrey Tambor Says He's Leaving 'Transparent' Amid Harassment Claims

    November 20, 2017 2:53 AM EST Following a wave of sexual harassment allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor, the actor has exited Amazon Studios' critically acclaimed comedy Transparent.  "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privilege ...

  11. Charles Manson, Infamous Cult Leader, Dies at 83

    November 20, 2017 12:42 AM EST Charles Manson, the sinister ringleader behind the grisly 1969 killing spree that took the life of young actress Sharon Tate and six others, died Sunday (Nov. 19). He was 83. Manson died at Bakersfield hospital in California, Tate's sister De ...

  12. AMAs 2017: Bruno Mars Has Gold-Plated Night with 7 Awards

    November 19, 2017 11:48 PM EST Sunday night's (Nov. 19) show ended with an uplifting medley from Lifetime award-winner Diana Ross. Sunday night's (Nov. 19) 2017 American Music Awards were packed with more than a dozen amazing performances, but after all the confetti h ...

  13. Scott Clayton Exits Creative Artists Agency Nashville: Exclusive

    November 19, 2017 2:20 PM EST Co-head of CAA's Nashville office expected to announce new job in coming days. Scott Clayton, one of five co-heads of music at Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office has resigned from his position, Billboard has learned. Clayton reps ...

  14. Mel Tillis, Longtime Country Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 85

    November 19, 2017 12:09 PM EST Mel Tillis , a Florida native who defined the word e”ntertainer” in the field of country music, died Sunday (Nov. 19) after a long illness in a Florida hospital. He was 85. One of the most colorful personalities the music business has ever seen, t ...

  15. Widow of Grateful Dead's Longtime Lawyer Auctions Rare Items

    November 19, 2017 11:41 AM EST The widow of the Grateful Dead ’s longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and Jesse Kant’s memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band’s late leader, Jerr ...

  16. David Cassidy Hospitalized for Multiple Organ Failure

    November 18, 2017 3:48 PM EST David Cassidy , the actor known for playing Keith on The Partridge Family , was hospitalized for multiple organ failure and is in critical condition, a rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday (Nov. 18). The actor has been in the hospit ...

  17. Diddy, DJ Khaled Join Panel of Fox Singing Show 'The Four'

    November 18, 2017 3:23 PM EST With little more than a month to go before the launch of its new singing competition, Fox has cast some familiar talent for The Four . The network announced Friday that the series' panel will include Sean "Diddy" Combs , DJ Khaled , ...

  18. Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dies at 64

    November 18, 2017 10:42 AM EST Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ″Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturda ...

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