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  1. Future's 'HNDRXX' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 27, 2017 11:04 PM EST As previously reported, Future is aiming for a historic feat: back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his new HNDRXX set is likely to replace his own-self titled release atop the tally next week. Industry forecasters sugges ...

  2. Eric Miller, Jazz Producer and Record Executive, Dies at 75

    February 27, 2017 10:59 PM EST Eric Miller, a longtime A&R executive and jazz producer, died Saturday (Feb. 24) of an apparent heart attack at his Los Angeles home, his daughter Julie said. He was 75. Miller was a close friend and protege of Norman Granz, the founder of Ver ...

  3. Sony/ATV, EMI Beat Dru Hill's Royalties Lawsuit

    February 27, 2017 8:02 PM EST Music publishers are clear of a royalties lawsuit filed by the members of popular 1990s  R&B group Dru Hill after a New York federal judge on Friday dismissed with prejudice the claims against them. Mark Andrews, James Green and Larry Anthony ...

  4. Oscars Push 200%-Plus Sales Gain for Justin Timberlake, 'La La Land' Songs & More

    February 27, 2017 5:35 PM EST Sunday's 89th annual Academy Awards provided an immediate burst of sales for songs performed on the ABC broadcast, according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, the songs garnered a 206 percent gain in download sales in the United States on the d ...

  5. Pandora Names New CFO: Naveen Chopra

    February 27, 2017 4:52 PM EST Pandora Media today announced the appointment of Naveen Chopra as the Company’s chief financial officer, effective Feb. 28, 2017. The company’s previous CFO, Mike Herring, had announced he was stepping away from that role late last year and will c ...

  6. Country Radio Seminar's 'Lunch With Legends' Brings Programmers & Stars Together: 'So Much Talent, So Many Hits, So Much History'

    February 27, 2017 4:25 PM EST Last week’s Country Radio Seminar brought out the star power, with many of the top artists in the format making appearances, including Keith Urban and  Zac Brown Band . But it wasn’t just today's superstars who made appearances at the event: ...

  7. Millions in Unpaid YouTube Royalties Up for Grabs

    February 27, 2017 3:09 PM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has alerted its members that they have a three-month window to make a claim to receive their portion of the millions of dollars of unpaid YouTube royalties generated in the U ...

  8. Car in Which Tupac Shakur Was Shot Is Selling for $1.5 Million

    February 27, 2017 2:30 PM EST The car in which rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot is for sale, with an asking price of $1.5 million. California memorabilia dealer Moments in Time has listed the 1996 BMW 750iL that once belonged to Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight  on ...

  9. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Leads Hot 100 for Fifth Week

    February 27, 2017 1:52 PM EST Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 11) for a fifth total week. Meanwhile, Bruno Mars ' "That's What I Like" hits the top five and The Chainsmokers ' "Paris" retur ...

  10. Steven Curtis Chapman Launches Management Company: Exclusive

    February 27, 2017 1:30 PM EST Grammy winning Christian music veteran Steven Curtis Chapman is launching a new management company, Billboard has learned exclusively. Chapman is partnering with artist manager Mark Mattingly to introduce The Stable Collective, an entertainment-ba ...

  11. Why Indie Artists Can't Afford to Skip Streaming: Guest Post

    February 27, 2017 12:42 PM EST Tracy Maddux is the CEO of CD Baby, a digital distributor that works closely with independent musicians to get their work on platforms like iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music, among others. It was a watershed year for the half-million or so artists a ...

  12. A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, LCD Soundsystem Headlining Pitchfork Festival

    February 27, 2017 12:33 PM EST A Tribe Called Quest , Solange and LCD Soundsystem will headline this summer's 12th annual Pitchfork Music Festival July 14-16 at Chicago’s Union Park. The festival also announced what they are calling a "special collaboration" with ...

  13. Sony Music's Kevin Kelleher Elevated to Chief Operating Officer

    February 27, 2017 12:04 PM EST Kevin Kelleher will become chief operating officer of Sony Music Entertainment on April 1, reporting to Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer . The nearly 25-year Sony Music veteran currently is executive vp/CFO. Kelleher has been an integral decision maker ...

  14. Prince Royce Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 27, 2017 11:49 AM EST Prince Royce is hitting the road this summer for his FiveWorld Tour. The artist's U.S. summer tour dates were announced today (Feb. 27), just three days after the chart-topper dropped his fifth studio album titled Five  -- which includes coll ...

  15. Little Big Town Welcomes Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Andra Day to Ryman Residency Opener

    February 27, 2017 11:49 AM EST If you want to know where to find a superstar country act holding down a lengthy residency, you know where to go: Las Vegas. But someone had the crazy idea to book one of the genre’s leading lights for an extended stay in — of all places! — Nashvi ...

  16. Sunrise Records Taking Over Dozens of Closed HMV Stores Across Canada

    February 27, 2017 11:26 AM EST Canadian music retailer Sunrise Records has plans to take over the majority of former HMV locations, which went into receivership last month. The chain, which has 10 stores in Ontario, has signed leases on more than 70 of the brick and mortar stor ...

  17. Questlove & Black Thought Talk Roots Picnic's 10th Anniversary, Eclectic Lineup

    February 27, 2017 10:56 AM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Roots Picnic , a festival curated by the Philadelphia collective and their longtime manager, Shawn Gee, headliners Pharrell , Lil Wayne and Solange will take over the City of Brotherly Love. After launching ...

  18. Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, Thievery Corp To Play SXSW D.C. Showcase: Exclusive

    February 27, 2017 10:00 AM EST DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Eyrkah Badu ), Wu-Tang Clan and Thievery Corporation , as well as iconic DC go-go bands Rare Essence and the Backyard Band, are among nearly two dozen musicians who will represent Washington, D.C. at this year's ...

  19. Dubset Announces $4 Million Funding Round

    February 27, 2017 9:37 AM EST Dubset Media is getting an injection of funds as it attempts to solve one of dance music's most frustrating issues. The company, led by CEO Stephen White , announced this morning (Feb. 27) it had completed a $4 million round of Series A fundi ...

  20. Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Apple, Buying 120 Million Shares in 2017

    February 27, 2017 9:12 AM EST Warren Buffett says he's investing heavily in Apple, believing that once consumers begin using the company's products they aren't likely to stop. The billionaire investor said on CNBC Monday that Berkshire Hathaway now holds about 1 ...

  21. Did Lorde Tease Her New Single in New Zealand Ad? Watch

    February 27, 2017 8:53 AM EST Lorde is definitely getting ready to be back in our lives. In addition to booking a gig on the March 11 Saturday Night Live , the "Royals" singer appeared to debut a taste of new music on Sunday night (Feb. 26) in an ad that ran in her n ...

  22. Judge Tosses Song-Stealing Suit Against Real-Life 'Glee' Show Choir

    February 27, 2017 4:31 AM EST The boosters club of the high school show choir that's widely considered the inspiration for Glee's fictional New Directions isn't liable if the group used music without properly licensing it, according to a California federal judge ...

  23. Oscars Accountants Apologize for Snafu, Vow to 'Investigate How This Could Have Happened'

    February 27, 2017 3:54 AM EST Was it the Bonnie and Clyde presenter team's fault? A case of the envelopes getting mixed up backstage? Let the finger-pointing begin. After a stunning and surreal mistake that may be the worst Academy Awards telecast flub in history, the acc ...

  24. Plastics Artist and Major Force Co-Creator Toshio Nakanishi Dies at 61

    February 27, 2017 3:28 AM EST Pioneering Japanese musician, label owner and designer Toshio Nakanishi has died at the age of 61. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last September. Nakanishi was the frontman and driving force for the late '70s and early '80s new ...

  25. Ed Sheeran Scores Rare Trifecta on Australia's Singles Chart

    February 27, 2017 2:16 AM EST Ed Sheeran scoops a rare trifecta on Australia’s singles chart this week, while homegrown roots act Busby Marou leads the national albums chart for the first time.    For the successive frame, Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” (Asylum/Warner Music) is No. ...

  26. Oscars 2017: See the Full Winners List

    February 26, 2017 8:30 PM EST Who won big at the 89th annual Academy Awards? Find all the 2017 Oscar winners below: [readmore:7702145] Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea WINNER: Moonlight Directing ...

  27. Jack White Celebrates Opening of Third Man Pressing Plant in Detroit

    February 25, 2017 11:52 AM EST An ebullient Jack White raised a plastic champagne flute on Friday night (Feb. 24) at his Third Man Records store in Detroit, toasting the opening of the Third Man's Pressing plant with a large crowd of invited guests. "Thank you all for ...

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