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  1. Bruce Springsteen & Louis C.K. to Headline NYC's Stand Up for Heroes

    September 16, 2014 7:51 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen , Louis C.K. , John Mulaney , John Oliver and Brian Williams will headline the eighth edition of Stand Up for Heroes, being held Nov. 5 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New Yor ...

  2. Google Chromecast Adds iHeartRadio, Disney, Twitch Apps

    September 16, 2014 6:03 PM EDT Google's Chromecast is beefing up its streaming media offerings with the addition of several new apps.    The dongle, which is plugged into an HDTV to equip it for streaming video, now has three Disney apps including WATCH Disney and WATCH Di ...

  3. Is Another Tech Bubble Forming Around Music Streaming?

    September 16, 2014 5:41 PM EDT Some of the most well known venture capitalists have sounded an alarm over the state of startups in the United States. Put simply, they think startups' burn rate -- the amount of cash used in excess of cash received -- points to a high level ...

  4. Exclusive: Danny Goldberg and Gary Belz Open Gold Village Entertainment Nashville

    September 16, 2014 5:25 PM EDT Danny Goldberg , the well-known artist manager who represented Nirvana and led the Mercury Music Group in the mid-'90s, has announced his plans to expand his New York-based Gold Village Entertainment to Nashville, in partnership with Gary Bel ...

  5. Value of U.K. Music Industry Grows to £3.8 Billion

    September 16, 2014 4:57 PM EDT The total economic value of the U.K. music industry in 2013 grew 9 percent year-on-year to £3.8 billion ($6.2 billion), up from £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) the previous year, according to a comprehensive new report published by umbrella trade orga ...

  6. Italian Singer Ligabue Sets First U.S. Tour

    September 16, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Italian superstar Ligabue will embark on the first U.S. tour of his 25-year career with a performance Oct. 19 at Terminal 5 in New York. The tour is to promote his 10th studio album, Mondovisione , which was No. 1 on Italy’s albums chart for nine ...

  7. Eminem Sues New Zealand Political Party Over 'Lose Yourself'

    September 16, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Eminem is getting political. The rapper and his publishing company have filed a copyright infringement suit against the National Party in New Zealand after current prime minister John Key used the rapper's hit "Lose Yourself" in a r ...

  8. VH1 Orders 'T.I. & Tiny' Spinoff

    September 16, 2014 4:12 PM EDT VH1's bet is anything but "tiny." Following the success of docuseries T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle , the Viacom-owned cable network is moving forward with a spinoff centered on T.I. 's better half,  Tameka "Tiny" ...

  9. Rihanna Song Pulled From Thursday Night Football For Good

    September 16, 2014 3:58 PM EDT UPDATE: Roc Nation released a statement to Billboard on Tuesday indicating that "Run This Town" was pulled by the label, not by CBS. "Due to the misuse and misrepresentation of Rihanna's name and participation in connection to ...

  10. Bogota Music Market: 5 to Watch

    September 16, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Colombia is bursting at the seams with music. Bogota Music Market Highlights Burgeoning Colombian Music Scene At the recent Bogota Music Market (BOmm), which took place Sept. 11 and 12 in Colombia's capital, some 16 acts performed for an audi ...

  11. Exclusive: Wolfgang Gartner Returns to His Roots on New Single 'Unholy,' Talks Formulaic EDM Scene

    September 16, 2014 3:14 PM EDT Before Wolfgang Gartner ascended to the forefront of electro house, he made deep and soulful club cuts as Joey Youngman . Now he’s returning to those roots. Fed up with formulaic, festival-driven nature of dance music’s present, Gartner’s has refo ...

  12. Jay Z Wants Lawsuit Over Alleged One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town

    September 16, 2014 1:18 PM EDT Jay Z and Rihanna 's hit song "Run This Town" is in the news again, but this time it doesn't involve Rihanna saying "f-ck you" to a major TV network . As the singer unleashes her fury to CBS for pulling the song from ...

  13. Guest Post: 'Just Trust Us' Is Not Good Enough for Songwriters

    September 16, 2014 1:10 PM EDT The following is in response to an editorial published by Billboard last week , in which the National Music Publishers Association's David Israelite criticized the Futue of Music Coalition's stances regarding the ongoing debate around th ...

  14. Bob Geldof, Eddie Izzard Plead for Scotland to Remain Part of U.K.

    September 16, 2014 12:23 PM EDT Music star Bob Geldof and comedian Eddie Izzard were among those who attended a London rally organized Monday by the "Let's Stay Together" campaign, which is urging Scotland to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Scottish voters wi ...

  15. Whitney Houston's First-Ever Live Album Coming Soon

    September 16, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Whitney Houston 's longtime friend and producer, Clive Davis , announced on Tuesday on Today that Legacy Records will release the late singer's first live album, Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, by the end of 2014. " ...

  16. 'Reduces Music to Spam': U.K. Retailers Slam U2 iTunes Giveaway

    September 16, 2014 11:07 AM EDT If bricks-and-mortar retailers were already feeling put out by U2 ’s ground-breaking decision to give away their new studio album Songs of Innocence to 500 million iTunes customers last week, their mood is not likely to improve in the light of fig ...

  17. Exclusive: ACME Creative Group Launches With the Fall, Swans, Bad Brains Vinyl Reissues

    September 16, 2014 9:56 AM EDT The ACME Creative Group , helmed by veteran music executive Jeff Bowers and TV On The Radio co-founder and producer Dave Sitek , officially launches today. Among the independent vinyl manufacturer, design and development company's first contr ...

  18. Clear Channel Changes Name to iHeartMedia

    September 16, 2014 9:34 AM EDT Clear Channel is now iHeartMedia. The multi-platform media company announced on Tuesday (Sept. 16) that it has changed names to reflect the growth and influence of the iHeart brands. The San Antonio-based company's holdings of ad-supported an ...

  19. Exclusive: Snoop Dogg, Common, DJ Mustard, YG Among Performers Set For BET Hip Hop Awards

    September 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT With his return engagement as host of BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 announced earlier, Snoop Dogg is now also set to perform. He will be joined by a high-wattage confirmed performer lineup that includes Common , Birdman , DJ Premier , DJ Mustard , Rich ...

  20. Katy Perry Lands Seven Nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Katy Perry leads the way for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. Though the pop superstar can expect some stiff competition on the night from the likes of Ariana Grande (with six nominations), 5 Seconds of Summer and ...

  21. Carole King Bio-Musical 'Beautiful' a Bona Fide Broadway Hit

    September 15, 2014 11:46 PM EDT Chalk up another victory for the Baby Boomers on Broadway. Following stellar business for Motown: The Musical the previous season, and the ongoing traction of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons story, Jersey Boys , which is still doing solid b ...

  22. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert Timed to the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 , a r ...

  23. Robin Thicke Responds to 'Blurred Lines' Deposition

    September 15, 2014 9:00 PM EDT Since The Hollywood Reporter made public Robin Thicke 's deposition in an ongoing "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, much of the focus has been on the singer's admission of drug use over the past year. In a statement to Billboard, Thicke ...

  24. The Doors' Self-Produced Documentary 'Feast of Friends' Finally Getting Release

    September 15, 2014 8:36 PM EDT The Doors ' long lost self-produced documentary, Feast of Friends , will be seeing a proper releases more than four decades after its creation.  The 1968 film has been previously only available to fans as poor-quality bootlegs, but now it has ...

  25. Apple: U2 Album Accessed by 33 Million Users

    September 15, 2014 7:07 PM EDT Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2 's free album. Exclusive: Guy Oseary on U2's $100M Deal With Apple The company issued a statement Monday (Sept. 15) from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usa ...

  26. Kiss Raises $1M for Oregon Military Museum

    September 15, 2014 6:43 PM EDT The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum. Kiss' Gene Simmons Gets Behind New 'Coliseum' Reality TV Format The Oregonian reports the $2,500-a-ticket ...

  27. Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Heads South as Jack White, Gary Clark Jr. & Delta Rae Rock in Raleigh

    September 15, 2014 6:33 PM EDT Farm Aid, the annual benefit concert to support America's family farmers, headed south this year, drawing 20,000 fans to the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, and the move shaped both the music and the message of the ev ...

  28. Phil Collins to Headline Miami Benefit Concert, His First Show in 4 Years

    September 15, 2014 6:05 PM EDT In December, Phil Collins will perform as part of his first bona fide concert in four years at the Fillmore Miami Beach to benefit his Little Dreams Foundation. Adele, Phil Collins Working on New Music Together Collins will headline the Dec. 6 gal ...

  29. IFPI Holds Conference on Global Friday Street Date While U.S. Opposition Mounts

    September 15, 2014 6:04 PM EDT While the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is moving ahead with plans to establish a global new release street date that would see all new releases coming out on Friday, U.S. opposition to moving it from the long-establ ...

  30. Raw Power’s Craig Jennings and Matt Ash on U.S. Expansion, Growing Business in the Face of Falling Sales

    September 15, 2014 4:55 PM EDT Formed in 2006 by music industry veteran Craig Jennings alongside Iron Maiden ’s long-term manager Rod Smallwood and fellow Sanctuary Group founder Andy Taylor , U.K.-based management company Raw Power Management has enjoyed a bumper few years. In ...

  31. Inside Pentatonix, 'Pitch Perfect' and the Pop-Culture Phenomenon of A Cappella Music

    September 15, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Alongside needle-moving, genre-defying priority releases on the RCA Records slate -- Sia 's 1000 Forms of Fear and "Weird Al" Yankovic 's Mandatory Fun among them -- is the new album by Pentatonix , highlighting one of the old ...

  32. Apple Gets Record 4M iPhone 6 Orders on First Day

    September 15, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday (Sept. 15). iPhone 6: What Do Katy Perry, Sam Smith & More Artists Think? The iPhone 6 and iPh ...

  33. Apple Shows You How to Remove That Free U2 Album

    September 15, 2014 3:27 PM EDT It’s a beautiful day for iTunes users who were upset to find a U2 album in their library last week. Apple has launched a one-click support website allowing dissatisfied users to permanently remove U2’s Songs of Innocence less than a week after the ...

  34. Bogota Music Market Highlights New Platforms, Burgeoning Colombian Music Scene

    September 15, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Salsa laced with rap, rock-edged blues, Andean countryside music played with drums and electric guitars, a symphony orchestra, and a singer of folk/rock fusion whose moves overshadow Shakira 's. It was an eclectic group of performers who took ...

  35. iHeartRadio Fest Preview: Producers Discuss Whether EDM Will Get Its Own Weekend

    September 15, 2014 12:56 PM EDT Note: This article was conducted prior to Clear Channel's corporate renaming to iHeartMedia , which was announced earlier today (Sept. 16). It's less than 10 days until the fourth iHeartRadio Festival hits the MGM Grand Garden Arena in L ...

  36. Watch Tim Cook Talk Beats Music, Apple Watch & Steve Jobs' Untouched Office on 'Charlie Rose'

    September 15, 2014 12:49 PM EDT Following the unveiling of the new Apple Watch , CEO Tim Cook sat down with Charlie Rose on his PBS talk show last week for a wide-ranging discussion about the company's newest gadget, plus the state of television and why he green lit the pur ...

  37. Kendrick Lamar, Linkin Park Back New Turnstile App: Exclusive

    September 15, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the latest artist to back Turnstile -- a new mobile app that allows attendees at music concerts, sports games and other live events to gain exclusive content, including videos, contests, merchandise and other goodies -- Billboard ...

  38. Robin Thicke Admits Drug Abuse, Lying to Media in Wild 'Blurred Lines' Deposition

    September 15, 2014 12:26 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," the pop hit that has quickly become one of the most fascinating and controversial songs of the young century, has now spawned even more to discuss thanks to the appearance of absolutely bizarre depositions given by the s ...

  39. Microsoft Buys Mojang, Company Behind Massive 'Minecraft'

    September 15, 2014 11:32 AM EDT Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones. The technology company said it will buy Stockholm ...

  40. Kim Dotcom, Pushing His 'Internet Mana' Party, Brings Snowden But Lacks Bombshell at 'Moment of Truth'

    September 15, 2014 11:16 AM EDT Kim Dotcom , founder of the shuttered MegaUpload and (currently) still-extant Mega file hosting services, assembled Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for his hyped "Moment of Truth" event on Monday, where a discussion about government ma ...

  41. Frank Ocean Signs to New Management With Three Six Zero

    September 15, 2014 10:55 AM EDT As Frank Ocean gears up for the follow-up to Channel Orange , his 2012 major-label debut -- which has sold 621,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and took home a 2013 Grammy for best urban contemporary album -- he has made a key change beh ...

  42. KISS' Gene Simmons Gets Behind New 'Coliseum' Reality TV Format

    September 15, 2014 6:09 AM EDT KISS star Gene Simmons is headed to MIPCOM to launch his new reality format show Coliseum . Created by Simmons and Chris Philip , CEO of Sierra/Engine Television, Coliseum challenges contestants to form rock bands with a winning musical voice and ...

  43. New Zealand Underground Icon Peter Gutteridge Dies

    September 15, 2014 5:58 AM EDT Peter Gutteridge , a singer and multi-intrumentalist who was a founding member of New Zealand indie bands the Clean, the Chills and the Great Unwashed and is synonymous with the influential Kiwi label they were signed to, Flying Nun, died Monday m ...

  44. Calvin Harris, Sam Smith Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    September 15, 2014 5:00 AM EDT Calvin Harris landed his fifth U.K. No. 1 single as a solo artist in five years as “Blame” (Columbia/Sony), featuring John Newman , debuted at the top yesterday (Sept. 14). Sam Smith’s   In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal) continues to lead t ...

  45. U2 Posts Making-Of Video for 'Songs of Innocence'

    September 14, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Just two days after millions around the world woke up to find they were suddenly the owner of U2’s latest album -- whether they liked it or not -- the globe-straddling humanitarian rockers have now released a making-of video. In a Twitter message ...

  46. Frank Ocean's Dad Sues Russell Simmons for $142 Million: Report

    September 14, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Frank Ocean 's father is suing hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons for calling him a deadbeat dad, requesting $142 million in damages.  Frank Ocean Nabs Three Six Zero's Mark Gillespie as Manager Ahead of New Album Ocean's dad, Calvin Coo ...

  47. Lady Gaga Arrives in Israel Ending Concert Cancellation Curse

    September 14, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Following a violent summer that resulted in multiple concert cancellations, it took Lady Gaga to sing a new tune in Israel. Israel Conflict Turns a Promising Touring Summer Grim, to the Tune of $20 Million With the likes of Neil Young & Crazy ...

  48. Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled in London

    September 14, 2014 10:51 AM EDT Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. Mitch Winehouse to Release 'But Beautiful': 'The Album That Amy He ...

  49. Pharrell Invites Swedish Feminist Leader on Stage Ahead of General Election

    September 14, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election. Pharrell Overtakes Robin Thicke for Most Downloaded Track Ever in U.K. At the end of his show Saturday (Sept. 13), Ph ...

  50. Tom Skeeter, Sound City Studios Owner, Dies

    September 13, 2014 9:20 PM EDT Tom Skeeter, a longtime music industry insider and owner of the legendary Sound City Studios, has died, Billboard has confirmed. A cause of death was not revealed at press time. "We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week. Grateful our Sou ...

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